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July 3rd, 2013 | By | 809 Comments

Brand Spotlight: Boys + Arrows Interview & SWELL Selects with Boys + Arrows Designer, Meagan Scott

Not only do we heart Boys + Arrows outlaw/hippie-chic bikinis, but after chatting with Boys + Arrows designer, Meagan Scott (half of the sister-duo behind the free-spirited brand) we most-definitely would love to chill with her poolside and/or tag along on any of her crazy adventures around the world. We would wholeheartedly explore untamed jungles or kick back on deserted beaches with this chica, espesh when the must-haves in her beach bag include an endless supply of music and margarita ingredients. Who could ask for a better partner-in-crime than one that would also bring an endless supply of killer bikinis?! After reading the Q&A below, you’ll see why we want Meagan as a friend of our very own… (more…)

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July 2nd, 2013 | By | 48 Comments

Brand Spotlight: Lovers + Friends

Currently loving: Lovers + Friends.
New to SWELL, Lovers + Friends is made for the fun-seeker, the adventurous, and for the girl who knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to wear it. For the girl with the work hard-play harder mindset. Its strong aesthetic is made up of equal parts aloha, edge, pretty, playful, wild and whimsy. In short, it’s a collection for the open & style-minded. Born in LA, the collection walks the line between bohemian and polished, transitioning from Santa Monica to the downtown scene seamlessly.
Check out our buyer’s picks from the Summer ’13 Collection: Lovers + Friends

Read on for who’s wearing it, notes from L+F Designer, plus learn how you can score a L+F tank…. (more…)

July 1st, 2013 | By | 4,600 Comments

SWELL Eats: Broccoli Slaw

Forth of July is just about here and I’m sure many of you will celebrate with a 4th of July BBQ or two. One of my fav things to bring to group events or barbeques is something that may sound kinda weird at first…Broccoli Slaw. Yes, I’m talking about cole slaw made with (gasp) broccoli! Now let me tell you, this not your grandma’s coleslaw, drenched in nasty mayo and who knows what! This slaw is much healthier and it’s so yummy that it doesn’t even taste like broccoli. Added bonus: This coleslaw is super quick to prepare and you can easily find all of the ingredients at most supermarkets. So go ahead, try this recipe, and impress all your friends with this yummy, healthy twist on coleslaw. Happy 4th! Here is how you make it: (more…)

June 30th, 2013 | By | 61 Comments

Quit Your Day Job. Element x Jac Vanek Collection


Jac Vanek X Element Collection: Part I

Quit Your Day Job. The tagline of the first of 4 collaboration collections from Element and Jac Vanek speaks to its adventurous, carefree, and free-thinking essence. The collection is about letting go of fear, it’s about following your passions and chasing your goals.
Read on for more about the collection + watch it + wear it… (more…)