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June 29th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

A Slice Of Life | Buckled Sandals Guest Series by Stephanie Schechter

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You see them everywhere, on groms, moms, and the dude next door who makes his own granola — yes that’s right; I’m talking about buckle sandals. They’re back and more stylish than ever. Lucky for us, SWELL keeps it groovy with options for all sorts of buckle aficionados. Enjoy this summery style with cutoffs, rompers, maxis, and more… These comfy cuties go with everything!

My pick are these BC Behind the Scenes Buckle Sandals, because their supportive structure allows me to take them on adventures, while their cute cutouts add some spice to any outfit.

Pictured: BC Sandals | Child of Wild Flash Tattoos
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June 28th, 2014 | By | 5 Comments

SeaMade: Bikini Review | Lolli Swim A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison, with swimsuit review by Shelby Ling

Lolli Bikini Chris Grant
Did you know that looking super cute while surfing is one of the best distraction tactics in order to get waves from agro dudes? Well now you do. Should be common sense but hey, some of sladies (ladies who slide) are so focused on their surfing assets they won’t even consider tapping into their natural assets to score some waves. As much as surfing should do the talking and prove set wave worth, a little decorative accessory, like say- a bow on your butt, doesn’t hurt either.

Which is why I recruited my stylin’ friend, Shelby Ling, to test out this adorable Lolli Swim bikini. Upon first look at the suit she was a little shocked by the bow but I told her, “Just think of your beautifully bowed butt’s presence as a present to the lineup!” And that it was.

So we headed out with Chris Grant and friends for a fun Beacons evening sesh and the Lolli suit proved its worth as Shelby got all the best south peak waves of the evening. (more…)

June 27th, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

DIY: Wood Block Printing

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We love a solid essential. But sometimes, just sometimes, essentials need a little bit of customization. And as much as we love a good puffy painting party, raised smiley sunshine faces and stick figure kitty cats might not be the ideal match for every kit.
Our two favorite options: Screen Printing or Wood Block Printing. Screen printing will give you a much cleaner result, but the process it a bit more involved. Wood block printing is a bit rougher, and involves a bit more work on your end, but you will not need to order a screen.
For the former, read our DIY Screen Printing Tutorial
And for the latter, read on… (more…)

June 26th, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Girls Gone Glamping 10 Essentials for Luxury Camping

glamping-stylePictured above: RVCA Jacket | Element Tank | Daisy Shorts | Billabong Backpack | Roxy Boots

Does an alfresco happy hour count as being “outdoorsy” in your book?
Whether you’re a seasoned s’mores maker or novice in the world of Nalgene bottles and pitching tents, setting up a plush campsite is something we can all appreciate from time to time. It’s about loving being outdoors…and loving being comfortable whilst outdoors.

More of the roughing it type? Feel free to choose your own adventure:
Malibu Camping with the CityWild Crew
North County San Diego Camping
Top CA Surf Campgrounds
Big Sur Camping
Joshua Tree Camping and Climbing
Hollister Ranch Road Trip
North LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara Camping

Ready to get glamping? Read on for tips + 10 essentials…

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