Going to a Face to Face show is definitely not your usual concert going experience. Having toured for over 10 years and released an incredible five albums, the band split in September of 2004—and didn’t play again until five years later. The time apart definitely didn’t hurt their ability to put on an amazing live show. Two weeks ago at the Anaheim House of Blues, a diverse mix of young and old came out for their latest west coast event. Now, a neat venue like House of Blues is always a bonus when seeing any show, but considering this crowd was filled with young, new fans and their parents made it especially cool. I watched the show from the side next to a mom and her six-year-old son. The dad was also there, although a little bit closer to the stage, and despite the varied age differences there was no question whether or not everyone was loving the music. I also saw another kids sitting on their dad’s shoulders near the pit, as well as met a Grandma who was stoked to be out of the house and away from her own kids. Along with the difference in ages came a difference in everyone’s style. There were couples rocking rock-a-billy, plenty of RVCA tees, as well as my personal favorite: A guy wearing a black New Kids on the Block t-shirt. From surf to rock-a-billy to ages six to fifty; it shows everyone loves good music.
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Recently my girlfriend and I decided to take a hiking trip up Iron Mountain in San Diego, and I thought what a great time to try out my new Swell Tee, after all I was headed into rugged terrain, hot sun, rattle snake and mountain lion territory. Perfect! So the adventure begins with my Swell Tee and I.
Back again with a brand new edition of Street Style, the Swell team went in search of some killer street steeze: This time on our home turf of San Clemente—because with tasty waves comes tasty duds. The highlight of the highlight-streaked looks came in a statement-making, silhouette-flattering blouse and deathly-hip white accessories to match. With the sun still blazing at a comfy 80 degrees and bikinis still at the tops of our drawers, mixing up some swanky seasonal style while keeping a tasteful dose of ray-loving colors and fabrics isn’t always the easiest task. So bravo to this tragically savvy fashion forecaster for keeping up with the region’s season in such an ease of classy vesture.
What really made our heads turn and cameras flash was the strikingly harmonious menage of a refined and frilled-out blouse, casual daytime denim, and straight from the Haight boots, wallet, and belt. A mix we could only imagine every hipster crying secret tears of joy over. Taking inspiration from a chica with stand-out style (and that says a lot with the oodles of praise-worthy looks here), we recreated this outfit to remind you that cooking up a hot ensemble doesn’t need to cost a load of dough. With the addition of some signature playful and surf-inspired details, you can get this chic and sun-drenched San Clemente look too!
1. Quiksilver Women’s / Lesley Shirt
2. Volcom / Stealth Wallet
3. Madden Girl, by Steve Madden / Jalen Boot
4. Roxy / Nite Owl Jean
5. Volcom / Stealth Belt
Aww, look who the cool kids are claiming! Cosmo Girl.com is featuring our Element Lanya sweater on their Holiday Gift Guide. We’ll be sure to tell Santa to take them off the naughty list.