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October 11th, 2013 | By | 826 Comments

DIY: Leather Envelope Clutch

A solid leather envelope comes to the style-rescue in almost any situation (excluding mailing out your Christmas cards that is). A small one is a great business card holder or phone case, and a larger one is a perfect around town bag for when lugging a tote- worth of accessories isn’t ideal. A larger one would be a perfect computer sleeve (gift idea gold). So keep this DIY handy for the holiday season ahead. Maybe even Pin It for later. Read on for the how to…
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October 10th, 2013 | By | 694 Comments

New at SWELL: Pura Vida Bracelets

Something worth throwing an (ice cream) arm party for…Pura Via Bracelets have arrived at SWELL!
These unique handmade bracelets do more than just sit there and look pretty (although they do a great job at that), the Pura Vida fully provides jobs for over 40+ Costa Ricans that we have taken out of poverty and provided full time jobs. Pretty sweet if you ask us. And because Pura Vida believes so strongly in giving back to the oceans that give us so much, for every Pura Vida Bracelet sold, they donate 1% back to The Surfrider Foundation through 1% for the Planet. Pura Vida!

Get the Goods (while doing good): Pura Vida Bracelets

WATCH IT: The Story Behind the String… (more…)

October 9th, 2013 | By | 108 Comments

The Denim Fit Guide

Finding the perfect-fitting pair of denim, that squeezes you in where you want them to, but not where you don’t, is almost always a chore. So the team here at SWELL has done all of the pulling, squeezing, sucking in while hoping…you get it…we tried on a few of our favorite pairs of denim, so you don’t have to. Read on for our favorite fits for different body types…

October 7th, 2013 | By | 730 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Take some free diving lessons. Or at least get some practice in – simply working on holding your breath and getting out in the water counts as practice. The more you work on improving your free diving skills, the more time you’ll have underwater. The more time you have underwater, the better your chances are of getting the perfect photograph.

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