Auteur Ariel

7/31/14

Everyone else is always early

Jeans: Bullhead
Jacket: Wet Seal [similar]
Headband: Claire's
Sandals: c/o Aeropostale [similar]
Necklace: gift from Rachel [similar]

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite shirts from Mindy Mae's Market! If you're friends with me in real life, you know for a fact that I am ALWAYS late to everything and anything (although in my world, everyone else is simply always early). This shirt is basically the story of my life--in fact, I love it so much, I also have it in white (view that post here)! It's a bonus that it's also super comfy and goes with everything. Today I wore it with an outfit meant for a late night summer bonfire! Next time you're running behind schedule, throw this sweet tee on and when you get to your destination, your shirt will do the talking for ya. ;)

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I've been spending the past week up in Seattle visiting Connor's family and it has been amaaaaazing. Seattle/Issaquah has become one of my favorite places and it's been on my "let's move here one day" list for a while now.

The summers here are particularly lovely because it's SO. INSANELY. PRETTY. The green trees + gorgeous lakes + summer sun = paradise. Yes, this is coming from a girl who was raised in Hawaii. You'll probably shake your head when you read this but I actually prefer lakes over the ocean (only when it comes to swimming--I am still obsessed with that ocean air). I think it's the fact that it's fresh water rather than salt water so I don't feel dirty and sticky whenever I come out from swimming. Connor's fam has a boat we take out whenever we visit and it's probably my favorite summer activity to do while up here.


The little lake above is a 5 minute walk from Connor's house.
Yes. I'm jealous too.

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7/30/14

Adventure Time

Top: Truly Madly Deeply c/o thredUP [similar]
Vest: c/o SWELL
Shorts: J. Crew c/o thredUP [similar]
Sandals: c/o Aeropostale [similar]
Bag: c/o Oasap
Necklace: c/o Persun Mall
Sunglasses: c/o zeroUV
Watch: c/o Feral Watches

Hey yoooooo!

Summer time is adventure time (sadly I'm not referring to the TV show)! This is the perfect outfit to wear on those adventures because it's comfy, light, and fun! You can wear it hiking to a waterfall, exploring some caves, or just your every day ordinary adventurous walk to your local shave ice shack. ;)

Today's outfit consists of a couple pieces I got from an online thrift shop called thredUP! I don't know about you, but I love poking around thrift stores and neighborhood consignment shops. There is a thrill that comes with hunting for "hidden gems"-- and even better, finding them! thredUp has thousands of like-new clothing items that are always up to 90% off retail, all year round, making your hunt for those hidden gems that much more affordable and exciting! They've got a great selection of popular brands like J. Crew, Free People, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more!

Below are the hidden gems I found and got from thredUP--I'm so stoked about them, especially the Free People tank top! It's perfect for a summer day at the beach!
thredUP eliminates the stress of deal hunting by offering consistent discounts every day as well as take out the hassle of going to an actual store by allowing you to shop online (for those days you want to stay makeup-less and in your PJs)!

I'd definitely recommend thredUP the next time you want to find some clothes for a steal! 

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Today we are going boating so hip hip hurrayyyyy!!!!! 

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7/29/14

Just Breathe + GIVEAWAY

Kimono: c/o Aeropostale
Top: c/o SWELL
Capris: c/o Bella Ella Boutique
Bracelet: c/o Clair Ashley
Necklace: c/o LuLu*s
Sandals: Target

We all have those days where nothing is going right and we want to scream and break down and just lose it. I have my share of those days and moments and something that always helps is listening to one of my favorite songs: "Breathe (2 AM)" by Anna Nalick. It just reminds me that sometimes bad things happen and all we can do about it is just breathe!

So when I saw this adorable "Just Breathe" wrap bracelet from Clair Ashley, I knew I had to have it! A wearable reminder to keep calm and carry on? Yes please! I think we all need that constant reminder to take a deep breath and allow things to work out on its own and Clair Ashley puts a fashionable twist to that reminder! There are even more of these cute bracelets with different encouraging words and phrases in their shop to choose from! View all of them here!

I've been on the prowl (rawr) for a cute pair of capris for a while so I was stoked when I got these from Bella Ella Boutique! They are so casual, comfy, and versatile so they go with everything! Bella Ella has a collection of super cute capris that come in a variety of colors and styles! These specific style of capris come in a light and dark wash, and they also have capris in mint, coral, light blue and plum! Aside from their capris, Bella Ella also has a great selection of clothing and items. I want to own every single one of their dresses--they're all so chic and trendy!

If you've fallen in love with Bella Ella like I did, today is your lucky day because we are doing a GIVEAWAY!

One lucky person will win an item of their choice from Bella Ella Boutique!

Yep, you read that right, ANY item of your choice!
If I were you, I would start browsing through their store right now to see what you would get if you won!

Here are some items from Bella Ella I would get if I won the giveaway:

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