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Beijos Summer Beach Giveaway

If you haven’t been able to tell….. We love Summer & we love doing giveaways!!!

If you recall our post a few weeks ago with Glitter Guide, we styled the perfect Summer beach day with your girl squad, and this weekend we are giving a few of those fun products away!!  Take a look here…
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For this giveaway you can win….

Shop Bando Summer Beach Bag/Cooler, iPhone Case, Twist Scarf Headband & Sunglass Strap

Of One Sea Paddle Ball Set

Gunn & Swain Beach Blanket

Sun Bum Sunscreens

Flash Tattoos

& Swell Water Bottle

This giveaway is worth $300!!  We basically have you all set for Summer with this one!!  To enter head on over to our Instagram!!!  Contest begins today and we announce the winner Sunday night!!

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By on July 16, 2015 in GIVEAWAY, SUMMER

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Indigo Baby Boy Shower

We recently styled the sweetest baby boy shower for the sweetest couple!

The Mama to be wanted to keep things simple and clean with lots of greenery, we loved sourcing lots of fun pieces from our friends at Borrowed Blu and working with the ladies at Bloom Babes to create the perfect tablescape!

All photos by the lovely Annie Vovan

AnnieVovanPhotography_BabyRobertson-034 Each place setting had a welcome message for the new baby created by Prim & Pixie.  We wanted a bit of a modern bohemian design of indigo colors to welcome this baby boy.  They definitely nailed it and we love the design they created!  We used different textures like woods, brass and denim to dress each place setting up!

AnnieVovanPhotography_BabyRobertson-026 AnnieVovanPhotography_BabyRobertson-032 We love playing with glassware and for this one we went with a blue and smokey grey color from Borrowed Blu… We love how they look mixed together!!

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By on July 13, 2015 in BABY SHOWER, CELEBRATIONS, STYLED BY BEIJOS, TABLESCAPES

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Beijos Picks – Summer Style + Accessories

With so much fashion talk this week we thought we would let you in on a secret…

We love accessories!!

Bags, jewelry, sunglasses, clutches, you name it!!!  One thing us Beijos girls can all agree on is that accessories can really make the outfit!

We decided to take a trip to one of our favorite local boutiques, The Hidden Jewel in Costa Mesa, CA, to see what they had to offer this Summer as far as accessories and we definitely weren’t disappointed!!

All Photos by the Amazing Megan Welker

We took one outfit – a go to for us in the summer – a cute black top with some denim cut offs and matched it with a few of our favorite accessory finds…

We are pretty obsessed with the clear sunglass trend out right now and these Psychedelic Solution Sunnies caught our eye – pun intended ;)

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We wore them with this adorable hat by Janessa Leone, we are so in love with all of her beautiful creations… Who doesn’t need a hat during the Summer to keep the sun out of their eyes?  Sun protection and looking cute all at once, that’s a win/win my friends!!

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We then topped off the look with some turquoise jewelry by St. Eve Jewlery… There is just something about turquoise in the Summer that makes us swoon… Side note, the owner of St. Eve Jewlery is Lisa who is the sister of the co-owner of The Hidden Jewel, Lauren!  What an amazing sister duo!!  Love them both!!

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Another fun jewelry option we fell in love with were these fun bracelets by Vanessa Mooney!  Summer is all about fun pops of color and not taking anything to serious, just adding these little gems onto your ensemble can really add that little something special!

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As far as bags go… Well what can I say, I’m a bag whore, so I kind of went crazy… But these are all just so so good!!

I’ll be dreaming and wishing for this first little number from one of our all time favorites… Cleobella!  Nate, if you’re reading, you know what to get me for Christmas – and by Christmas I mean now ;)  That buttery tan color is everything and add that fringe?!  It’s like this bag was made for us!

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For something fun & different we love this boho cross body bag by Stela 9… It is so fresh with the white but so unexpected with the rad gold detailing!  We love this bag for casual daytime fun or a night out!

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And never forget about the Cleobella clutch, a definite Beijos staple!!  For Summer we love the idea of a fun and bright color!!! Just like a Summer sunset…

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And what about a kimono as an accessory!?!?!  Hey why not!!  It adds on to every outfit if you ask us! And this fun & tropical print kimono by Stillwater is perfect for a Summer night!

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Cheers to a stylish Summer!

XO!

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By on July 8, 2015 in BEIJOS PICKS, FASHION, SHOPPING, STYLE

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Vintage Shopping with Splendid Rags

We recently got the pleasure of catching up with one of our favorite blogger babes, Leslie of Splendid Rags!  We are lucky enough to count Leslie as one of our friends and we have admired her fabulous style for quite some time now… She has the innate ability to match vintage pieces with today’s fashions seamlessly and we can’t get enough of her fun and bright style, I mean the prints she pairs are so on point!!  You MUST run to her Instagram and peek at all the loveliness, we’ve truly never seen a feed quite so fun!  Not only that but Leslie is such a genuine and kind gal, a true gem!  We decided to meet up with her at one of her go to vintage shops, Elsewhere Vintage at the Orange Circle in Orange, CA to see just how she does it!!

All Photos by the charming Megan Welker

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meganwelker-SplendidBeijos-18 Tell us a little bit about Splendid Rags and you…
My name is Leslie Schneider. I live in Orange County, California where I have been working as a stylist for the past four years. I have many passions but one of them includes creating fun and interesting outfits! Splendid Rags is essentially an extension of my creativity and travels.

How and when did your love for vintage clothing begin?
It started when I was REALLY young. I have early childhood memories of dressing-up in oversized vintage dresses and heels pretending I was some sort of dancing queen… which according to home videos it’s completely accurate (chuckling). My mom is also a big influence when it comes to fashion. She passed down her love/knowledge of vintage onto me and now my childhood dress up closet is my ACTUAL closet!
 What do you look for when you are shopping vintage?
I never look for anything super specific. Just pieces that are eye catching or really unique.

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Where are your favorite go to spots for vintage shopping?

Of course “Elsewhere Vintage” in Orange, California is always on my list- an adorible, well-curated shop that’s well worth the visit. I also am a HUGE fan of flea market shopping. Flea Markets can provide a HUGE assortment of vintage vendors all in one space (woo-hoo)! My local Goodwill or thrift shop will occasionally have a good vintage find or two. And if I’m getting the vintage craving in the middle of the night… I hit-up the “vintage” section of etsy.com.

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We love your style and love how you mix different prints and use such fun vibrant colors, what are some of your favorite tricks for styling?

I tend to build an outfit around that “stand out” piece. If it’s a vibrant statement necklace I’ll build around it by wearing other articles of clothing that compliment the necklace. if it’s an outrageous pair of printed pants, I’ll throw on other prints or neutrals that enhance the style pant. There aren’t any rules to styling (although others may disagree), I usually style what compliments the body and personality of the individual.

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Madewell and J.Crew has always been a “good go” to of mine. These brands have clean and minimal designs that are easy to mix with the outragous and vibrant vintage pieces in my closet. I appreciate a timeless modern brand.

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Gah! This is so difficult to answer! I have SO MANY favorites for different reasons- my mind is going crazy right now! But if I MUST choose one it would be… a small red leather purse with a long strap my dad brought back for me from Germany when I was four years old. It’s from the 80’s so “vintage” might be debatable but it’s vintage to me.To this day it remains a proud piece in my closet and my favorite childhood memory. I wore it then and I wear it now. meganwelker-SplendidBeijos-89 What’s next for Splendid Rags?

       So many exciting projects are currently at work with Splendid Rags! I’ve been very lucky and blessed to meet and work with amazing brands and other influencers. My goal is to continue pursuing creative challenges and experience as much life as I possible can- always seeking adventure. :)
Thanks for letting us tag along Leslie!!

xoxo!!

 

 

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By on July 7, 2015 in FASHION, SHOPPING, STYLE, VINTAGE

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Eats – Ice Cream Berry Pops

4th of July Berry Pops
meganwelker-beijos-4thofjuly-14 With the 4th of July holiday upon us we thought we would end the week with a little something sweet!

These Ice Cream & Berry Pops are easy and sure to be a hit with your littles!

Photos by Megan Welker

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Ice Cream

Strawberries

Blueberries

Graham Crackers

You’ll also need...

Popsicle Sticks

Dixie Cups

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Take a Dixie Cup and fill 1/4 of the way with Ice Cream, then fill a bit with crushed Graham Crackers.

Fill the rest with Ice Cream and stick Berries in it so they show out the end.  For these I used Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberries & Blueberries so I could have the Red, White & Blue!

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Stick the popsicle sticks in the bottom of the cups, the graham crackers will help hold the pops together…

Freeze them, I left them over night, then cut & peel the Dixie Cups off and voila!

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They are super cute, a little messy and oh so yummy!!

Our beijinhos approve!!!

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Have a happy & safe 4th everyone!!

XO!

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By on July 2, 2015 in FOOD, HOLIDAYS, RECIPES

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