Author: Bethany Struble

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Kylie at Piha Beach

One of our first sunsets in Auckland

Auckland from the Sky Tower

Kite Kite falls

My life has drastically changed in the past few months. I’ve totally neglected this blog since I started daily vlogging on YouTube and I want to change that! I’ve moved to one of the most beautiful places on earth and its time to share that on my blog not just on my instagram.

I’ve shot plenty of blog posts since moving to New Zealand, but haven’t found the time or motivation to get it done and posted. Hopefully this new year I can get my act together and actually be a blogger again. Who knows.. I don’t want to put a lot of pressure on myself. I wanna take this blog back old school and just post what I want. I don’t want to be forcing out outfit posts and crap I don’t love but I’m just posting because I “have to” post.

I may or may not leave again for months (don’t take it personal) but this is a space that I own, and with instagram steadily dying, I’m glad I still have my tired old website to come back to.

Hope you guys are still around!

Love you all. xo

Vera Wang Embrace

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I’ve partnered with Vera Wang Fragrances to bring you this video about embracing the little things. Reading a book, swinging on swings, and taking a walk every once in a while are things that my daughter Kylie taught me to embrace and love. It’s our special time together. This fragrance by Vera Wang is soft and floral with marigold and gardenia. Personally, gardenia always reminds me of summer as a kid. My mom had them planted in our garden. I hope this video inspires you to embrace the little things and cherish loved ones. Thank you to Vera Wang Fragrances.

Fest

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Some of the best festival advice I can give you is to have a scarf handy and wear comfortable/ durable shoes.

The scarf doubles as sun protection and also a dust filter and comfortable shoes are meant for obvious reasons.

I’ve teamed up with Teva to bring you some festival inspiration for the upcoming “Hangout Fest” this weekend

or any festival in your area. Hope this brings a little inspiration. Don’t forget your spf! Love you all. Shop the shoes HERE.

Bella

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I had such a fun time hosting the Bella Dahl event at Bloomingdales. If you don’t know already, Bella Dahl clothing is made right here in Los Angeles and they feature some of the

softest clothes I’ve ever felt!

I definitely encourage you to check them out and feel their denim tops. Check their website here.

Thanks for those of you who came out! We had a great time. As always, check out my vlogging channel where I show my daily life!

It’s Festival Season

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As I’m sure you all know from your instagram feeds, Coachella is this weekend! I had an awesome time shopping at the Beverly Center to put this look together for you guys! Festival style to me is just taking your personal style and just adding a little something extra. Keeping in mind that the desert is a HOT place, I styled this breezy blouse with a more structured (but still extremely comfortable) skirt. I’ve been going to Coachella for 6 years now and comfort is key. I hop from the festival to the fashion parties on weekend 1 so I need to be wearing something chic but also something I can dance in. The Beverly Center has an awesome mix of high and low which is why it’s the perfect place to shop for the festival. My shoes and choker are from Forever 21. You are going to wear your shoes out so I’d opt for a not-so-expensive pair. The skirt is Sandro and the blouse is from Club Monaco. My bag is a vintage coach, however I was eyeing some of the gorgeous new bags at the Coach store at the Beverly Center. Adding a scarf to your bag adds just a little bit of color and it also doubles as a wind shield for when the wind chucks sand at you at the end of the festival. I promise it happens every time. I hope you guys like this look! I really had a fun time putting it together. A big thanks to the Beverly Center for sponsoring!

Back To It

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[su_column size=”3/4″]Hello again! I’m back after a much needed break. Hopefully will be posting regularly now! Hope I haven’t lost ya!

This is from a while back when I stayed in a gorgeous cabin somewhere in the mountains for my mom’s birthday.

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Romper: Lucy Paris 

Hat: Similar

The Gift Guide 2015

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I’ve put together a gift guide featuring products I’ve tried and tested and LOVE. Hope you find some inspiration. The guide is sorted under where to buy.

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THE MIA PROJECT

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1. Arrowhead Necklace

2. Primrose Beach Waves sea salt spray

3. Marble & Milkweed camellia blossom tea

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MADEWELL

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1. Sunnies

2. Classic Charades in a box

3. Amber Fig candle

4. Leather passport and card holder

5. Madewell Warm Weather Gift Box

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MISCELANEOUS

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1. Dogeared necklace

2. Freshen Up First Aid Beauty set

3. Peony Petals candle

4. Dogeared Karma earrings

5. Lippy Butter London liquid lipsticks

6. Small gold pouch

7. Weekly pocket planner

8. Sephora by OPI nail polish

9. C. Booth Dry Oil Mist

10. Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom

Dressing For The Holidays

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[su_column size=”3/4″]Keeping things modest for some family parties in a mid-length leather skirt and a sweater. This sweater is the softest thing I own. I’ll admit, I’ve worn it almost every day this week. I think this outfit is perfect for those holiday family parties. Grandma will have nothing to complain about.

 

[/su_column] Sweater: Brochu Walker

Skirt: Vintage (similar)

Shoes: Shoe Dazzle