Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bands We Love: The Head and the Heart

Posted by The E on June 29, 2012

Head and the Heart

We loved seeing The Head and the Heart at Coachella Music Festival, it was unlike anything we ever imagined. Not only did their music make us want to stand up and dance around, but it also touched our hearts and minds. Originally from Seattle, they optimize the indie/folk genre while also appealing to rock/pop aesthetics. A band made up of five talented guys, it was their one girl, Charity Rose Thielen, stole the show for us.  We haven’t stopped listening to “Lost In My Mind” and “Sounds Like Hallelujah”. Look into tour and concert dates on The Head and the Heart’s website and Facebook; we would love for you to be able to experience them in person! We hope you find that their songs are the perfect summer melody like we have!


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Who's Got The Habit: Jessica Alba

Posted by The E on June 28, 2012

Jessica Alba in Almas 2

Looking red hot in our Almas Hi Rise Zip Skinny jeans in Acid Red, Jessica Alba was seen wearing HABITUAL while leaving The Honest Company offices yesterday in Santa Monica. Jessica wore her Almas Hi Rise Zip Skinny jeans with a light, breezy button up blouse and chunky tan heels. Jessica has definitely made HABITUAL jeans a habit, as she was already spotted wearing our Alice Skinny jeans in Sahara, Alice Skinny coated jeans in Taj Mahal and Harrison Bell Bottom Flares this year!

Where to find your own pair:

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Made in the USA: Thalia Shorts

Posted by The E on June 27, 2012

4th of July in Thalia Shorts

The Fourth of July, one of our favorite holidays, is just around the corner and it’s the perfect excuse to buy a new ensemble in honor of the USA. Whether you’re taking a long weekend or just enjoying the mid-week break, we put together four stylin’ outfits with our Thalia shorts to keep you cool for that hot summer day, with just enough patriotic flair. And although you won’t actually be wearing an American flag (we hope), but an outfit that emulates it, we are proud to say that you’ll be wearing a product that is 100% Made in the USA.

So if you plan on spending your day at the beach or at a friend’s BBQ, pull off a casual yet chic day look with the Thalia short in Zen, a comfy “subtle nod to the flag” star-printed tank, paired with your trusty red TOMS and a floppy straw hat to keep your face safe from a long day in the sun. If you plan on heading to an evening party, pair our Thalia Zen shorts with a loose striped blouse, natural colored wedges and a nautical bracelet by another Made in the U.S.A. brand, Kiel James Patrick.

Our Thalia short in Rustic Pink has just enough dose of red to add a pop of color to any Independence Day outfit. Pair them with a navy blue striped sweater by The Row (Made in the USA), nude gladiator sandals and Shwood sunglasses (Made in the USA) for a sophisticated nautical look. If you plan to spend your evening watching the fireworks under the stars, the peplum top is definitely on trend right now and an easy evening transition with the Rustic Pink short. Grab a pair of blue wedges and a statement necklace to add to the festive look.

Shorts: Thalia Short in Zen (top) and Rustic Pink (bottom)
Top Left: Wildfox tank / Target straw hat / TOMS
Top Right: Rory Beca blouse / Bettye Mueller espadrille / Kiel James Patrick bracelet
Bottom Left: Shwood sunglasses / Pour La Victoire sandals / The Row sweater
Bottom Right: TopShop peplum top / Aldo wedges / T-Shirt necklace by urbancreatures

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LA Summer Sample Sale – Thursday, June 28

Posted by The E on June 25, 2012

Summer Sample Sale

We are having our summer sample sale THIS Thursday, June 28 with +Beryll from 10AM – 6PM at 908 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica. If you plan on stopping by, please RSVP to

Hope to see you all there!

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Boxed Water

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Boxed Water

Next to our Hello Kitty wine and Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke, sits a milk carton box filled with water on our desk. Why is our milk carton box filled with water?

It’s called Boxed Water. Boxed Water is in part a sustainable water company, part art project, and part philanthropic project. This innovative and creative concept came from a simple idea, bottled water brand that would be kinder to the environment while also giving back. Not only is this product aesthetically appealing with its fabulous packaging; 76% of each box is made from a renewable resource, trees. If all that wasn’t enough, the company donates 10% of their profit to world water relief foundations, and another 10% to reforestation foundations.

The idea for this milk carton style water “bottle” was born in April of 2008 and was on shelves for the first time in 2009 in the company’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since then, Boxed Water has been growing and now can be found in over 150 stores or restaurants in California alone.

We feel good knowing that when we drink their water “bottle,” we are also helping to plant trees and protecting our forests one sip at a time. Sounds like a great new habit for us! :)

boxed water

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Quote of the Day

Posted by The E on June 22, 2012

Decide that you want it...

Have a great weekend! And for those who were wondering what the mysterious single shot we posted on Tuesday was…it’s a shot we took from the side Spaceship Earth at Epcot!

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Tar & Roses

Posted by The E on June 21, 2012


Just opened this year, Tar & Roses brings an element, we feel, the West Side of LA had been missing – a spot where you can enjoy the tastiest and unique foods in great company. Santa Monica-native Andrew Kirschner is the new Chef and Owner of the new small-plates spot conveniently located on 6th & Santa Monica. We recently just visited the restaurant ourselves and were blown away. This unconventional restaurant is a hit for their unexpected combinations of foods and unique flavors. Start with their unique take of popcorn at the bar. This organic popcorn is mixed with a smoky and spicy mix of bacon, brown sugar and  chili. The LA Times described it as “a bowl of Cracker Jack with chewy cubes of bacon instead of peanuts.” And if you are still feeling like stepping outside the box for dinner, we highly recommend ordering the Wood Roasted English Peas with a side Charred Octopus. Or if you go the more conventional route, try the Grilled Asparagus and a Hanger Steak. Make sure to take a peek at the dessert menu too, you won’t want to pass up the Affogato!

No matter what item you choose off the menu you will not be disappointed. Considering the quality and the amount of food we ate, we felt the prices were quite modest. And we especially got a kick at the end of our night, when we received our bill. We were handed a manila envelope with “The Damage” stamped on the front – talk about a fun finale to an amazing night of food. Tar & Roses is a must for the next time you want a trendy yet comfortable night on the town, but don’t just take it from us, go experience it for yourself!

The Damage

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Single Shot: Guess What This Is?

Posted by The E on June 19, 2012

Guess What This Is?

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Made in the USA: Kiel James Patrick

Posted by The E on June 18, 2012

Kiel James Patrick

As we get closer to the 4th of July and begin to think about barbeques, pool parties and boating, there is one brand that is synonymous with all things sunny and summer – Kiel James Patrick.

Inspired by his passion for finding age-old, quality American made goods in vintage clothing stores, antique shops and friends’ attics, Kiel James Patrick began to create hand-made bracelets and belts, and eventually other clothing goods. What started as just a hobby, Kiel’s passion grew into a business based on sophisticated New England design.

Kiel’s commitment and belief in American made goods shows through in his dedication to support local businesses by ensuring that from the buttons to each individual stitch, event “KJP” product is completely made in the USA. We admire that Kiel’s products are real pieces of craftsmanship.

The New England and preppy style of KJP brings back memories of long summer days on the beach in Cape Cod with friends and Arnold Palmers in hand (and if you haven’t experienced this yet, you should!). Kiel James Patrick products can all be found on his website.

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More Behind the Scenes: Photo Shoot

Posted by The E on June 15, 2012

Behind the Scenes of Photo Shoot

We promised that we’d share more photos from our latest photo shoot. What do you think ? We can’t wait to share even more with you!

Happy Friday and Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dads!

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