The October Style Guide

October 13th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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It’s boho or bust this season. We’re wrapping up our year-round essentials with lightweight layers in statement prints. Sweater season, here we come. Swap out warm summer tones for the new neutrals: taupe, grey and shades of rose. Then finish it off with go-everywhere ankle boots.
Ready for some fresh inspiration? Click to view your official OCTOBER STYLE GUIDE

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A Slice of Life | Concho Crazy

October 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Growing up, I always admired my mom’s fun collections of clothing from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. She told me she was holding onto all the items because the trends would roll back around, and I could be retro-chic. Sure enough, all of the vintage pieces fit into modern day styles. Starting in high school, I would wear her weird/cool stuff everywhere, and since her name is Janet, we call them Jan-Me-Downs! My favorite Jan-Me-Down is a black concho hat from the late 1980s. (more…)

Saturday Salute | 20 Minute Stair Workout

October 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Take the Stairs.
Break up the monotony of your average jaunt by adding in sets of stair sprints. You’ll  get a more dynamic workout, access different muscles, plus, sometimes you’ll grab some killer views from the top.
Need a bit more structure? Say, something that only eats up 20 minutes of your time? Read on for a quick stair workout for the short on time…
(Pictured: Hurley Activewear) (more…)

DIY: Mason Jar Koozie

October 10th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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The positive of using a mason jar as a mug: you can add a lid and boom, to-go cup. The negative: zero molten hot liquid to metacarpal protection. The solution: no, it’s not going out and buying a gadget to add a handle to your jar (put your money towards something better, say, a new pair of winter boots).  Our solution: a fresh pair of socks. Rather, a single sock. Start with a clean one. Maybe one who has lost its partner. Better yet, a fresh pair. Best yet, this palm tree pair from Stance. Clip off the bottom of the sock, or fold the excess under for a less permanent solution.
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Pictured: Stance Palm Tree Socks