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MCLV x A by Anubha | Mandarin Collar

Welcome the fourth, and sadly final, post of the Spring/Summer jacket round-up from A by Anubha. In case you missed them, here are the first three posts:

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The ‘Bandha-gala’ – Or Mandarin style collar – Is traditionally found in male clothing, but here we see a beautiful example of translating that masculine sartorial characteristic into a chic womenswear piece.

Combined with the cropped length and bold colorblocking, the ensuing garment is ultra feminine.

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Pearl Aqua with Off-White Yoke and Sleeves – A by Anubha

Cropped Skinny Jeans – Paige Denim

Milano Stitch Pocket Pullover – Banana Republic

Nude Irenee Ankle Strap Heels – Steve Madden

Round White Sunglasses – Jeepers Peepers

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Mandarin Collar Jacket Coat Outerwear A by Anubha Indian San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

I’m a huge fan of trying on different collar styles – From Peter Pan to Mandarin, it’s always fun to mix things up.

In my opinion they’re an easy way to give your look punctuation and more than a little polish.

Do YOU have a favorite collar style?

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 | Beauty Picks & Accessories

With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale winding down and some of my favorites picks for women, men, and kids starting to fly off the site, it seemed like an opportune time to share my ultimate beauty picks and accessories before they’re gone.

Jewelry and skin care and makeup – Oh my!

Skin Care & Makeup:

 

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Handbags & Accessories:

Don’t forget to check out my clothing and activewear picks here!

What’s in YOUR Nordstrom basket this year?

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 | Shopping Time

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is something that I quite literally mark on the calendar each year. I start adding items to my basket towards the end of Spring to cover all of my Summer picks.

You know, to make sure that I don’t forget anything…

I just feel like there are SO MANY things to shop for this time of year. Outfits for weddings and vacation and weekends away. Plus gifts for showers and hosts and events. And I also love this sale because it’s the perfect time to drag the boys in your life who refuse to shop down to Nordstrom to get it all out-of-the-way in a single trip. Hopefully you can get them through the sale before the tears start. {Yes, I’m talking about grown men.}

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{Inflatable Pineapple Drink Holder Pool Float // Slant Collections Set of 2 Stemless Wine Glasses // Clinique Big Genius Little Genius Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream Duo // Tucker + Tate Blanket Sleeper}

Here are some of my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for the ladies – From wardrobe essentials and Summer pieces to accessories and shoes.

Clothing:

Activewear:

Accessories:

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{Zella Live In Slim Fit Leggings //  Wayf Winning Hand Bell Sleeve Top // Nike Free Run Distance 2 Running Shoe // Halogen Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress}

What’s on YOUR Nordstrom Anniversary Sale list for this season?

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Skin Care Junkie | Alaska Glacier Mud Masque

Welcome back my lovely skin care junkies!

I was especially excited to try the Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Mud Masque from Alaska Glacial Mud Co., via Musely for two reasons.

First, I adore mud-based masks. They’re great for reducing redness and helping brighten tired, fatigued skin. Plus, it is scented Lavender Peppermint, and I live for anything mint/peppermint/wintergreen scented. It’s such a relaxing and rejuvenating scent for me that I think I may be predisposed to love mint products.

Second, this is a great brand that supports an amazing cause. Not only are the ingredients wild and organic, the masque has no synthetic additives, and was not tested on animals. Not enough for you? 10% of profits go to wilderness preservation, habitat restoration, environmental defense and education in the Copper River Watershed.

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Application – A smooth, easy application using the brush. I covered the relevant areas in a thin layer and made dinner while I waited for the drying to occur.

Immediate Results – My usual redness around the nose and forehead were definitely toned down after washing off the mask. Overall, my skin looked much more refreshed than I was feeling.

Thoughts – I really enjoyed this mask and have been using it weekly since my inaugural trial. It’s a good addition to my skin care routine since my face can look a little dull by the end of the week.

Do YOU like mud masques?

Note: This blog post was sponsored by Musely, however my opinions are my own.

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Celebrating the 4th of July | Fashion, Food & Fitness

While I know that Summer has already officially started, most years celebrating the 4th of July weekend usually feels like the first true weekend of Summer.

So how will I be celebrating? The same way as last year – Getting out of the city and enjoying sunshine, water, great food, and friends.

Fashion:

Check out everything that I’m taking away with me this weekend here. Lots of maxi dresses, swimsuits, and even some fun straw hats.

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Food:

This weekend is all about BBQ and giant, colorful veggie dishes. With farmers markets and roadside fruit stands on the way out-of-town, we’ll be all stocked up on fresh produce for healthy, satiating meals.

I also brought protein bars and hearty oats to supplement my main whole food-based meals. Plus I love packing my protein powder in little BlenderBottle GoStak Jars.

Fitness:

I love getting out of the city to take advantage of clean air and trails. This is especially important during this trip since I’m finally starting to think about the San Francisco Half Marathon that I’m signed up to run in late July.

You can find all of my favorite Summer running tips here and all of my go-to running gear here. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

How are YOU celebrating the 4th of July this year?

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