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Festival Frenzy


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‘Tis the season for crop tops and flower crowns! Festival season is upon us and we are more than ready for you, Coachella. Although there are many different ways you can strut your style around those huge grassy plains, we have put together a collection of our favorite festival looks. Mixing and matching pieces from nectarclothing.com, as well as pieces currently in stores, we wanted to show ya’ll how to look your best without looking too much like a festival noob, or over doing it like those diehard fashionistas out there. These looks are for the sweet Nectar girl who enjoys music, and who enjoys this trendsetting time of year for fashion. From classy babe to boyfriend chic, we’ve got a style for you that is sure to fulfill that festival fashion craving.

 

 Classy Maxi

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Surrounded by thousands of people in 100 degree weather, things are bound to get a little sweaty and sticky. Tight clothing can get real uncomfortable, real fast. With that being said, a maxi skirt is always a good idea if you want to feel as airy and free as possible. With a maxi skirt, there are no worries about your skirt riding up and revealing too much while you’re dancing the day away. It’s just enough coverage with the perfect amount of class. For this look, we styled our Lolita Maxi skirt with one of our simple black knit tops. We tied the right side of the top into a knot to add a breezy and distinct little touch. Now, let’s talk shoes. We’ve heard a wide range of opinions regarding wearing heels/wedges/platforms to music festivals. Some really advise against it and some are strong supporters of this voguish fad. Here at Nectar, we are supporters! As long as the shoes you pick seem comfortable enough to you, don’t hesitate to rock those babies to complete your look! Like they say, do you boo boo.

The Break Down:

Lolita Maxi Skirt- $44.00 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/the-lolita-maxi-skirt/)

Black knit top- $23.50 (In stores while supplies last)

Platform shoes- $24.50 (In stores while supplies last)

Hat- $15.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Necklace- $14.99 (In stores while supplies last)

 

Flatform Fashion

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Feeling a bit bold this festival season? If that’s the case, then this look is the one for you! As we mentioned before, wearing anything other than flats is totally fine as long as the shoes you choose will keep you happy and smiling all night long. We revolved this outfit around our comfy fitting Usual Suspect Flatforms, which are available online. These buckled shoes will undeniably be the statement piece of any outfit. We chose to style them with a pair of high waisted shorts to elongate the legs, a bright knit bralette top, and a killer kimono to finish it off. This outfit is for the chick looking to stand out, in the best possible ways.

The Break Down:

Flatforms- $39.99 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/usual-suspect-flatform-white/)

Coral Knit Bralette- $25.50 (In stores while supplies last)

Kimono- $38.99 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/born-to-run-kimono-blue/)

Shorts- $36.00 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/damsel-cuffed-high-waist-shorts/)

Glasses- $12.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Necklace- $14.99 (In stores while supplies last)

 

Daisy Duke Babe

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This look is definitely in our top faves. Doesn’t it just scream adorable?! This outfit goes to show that a little off the shoulder action and a pop of yellow can go a long way. We love this outfit because it’s cute, and functional! This top has a built in bra that won’t have you worrying about your goodies while you’re twirling around listening to your favorite band. And as for bottoms, well, Levi shorts are always a good call. We accessorized with a headband and a statement necklace to complete this simple, yet stylish look.

The Break Down:

Yellow top- $28.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Levi shorts-$38.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Flats- $20.00 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/isla-cut-out-flat-loafer/)

Headband- $11.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Desert Rose Necklace- $15.00 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/desert-rose-necklace/)

 

Boyfriend Chic

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We know what you’re thinking. Jeans for a music festival? No way! They’re way too hot and restricting! We agree, the wrong jeans can restrict you in a lot of ways- especially at a music festival. Luckily, we found a pair that is perfect for this kind of occasion. These hole-y boyfriend jeans are another option so you won’t have to limit yourself to shorts or skirts this season. With enough holes for breathing room, and a loose, comfortable fit, these jeans will become your favorite pair within seconds of trying them on. Because boyfriend jeans don’t tend to tighten around the waist and give off those unwanted love handles we all dread, we styled them with a knit crop top to show off that belly you’ve been working hard for! We also added a bright and breezy kimono- just in case you are feeling a little vulnerable. We also decided on a flower crown and a fringe backpack to complete this casual and cute look.

The Break Down:

Boyfriend Jeans- $36.50 (In stores while supplies last)

Kimono- $34.99 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/olive-rouge-kimono/)

Knit crop top- $27.50 (In stores while supplies last)

Flats- $17.50 (In stores while supplies last)

Belt- $11.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Fringe backpack- $52.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Flower crown- $12.99 (In stores while supplies last)

 

Desert Diva

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This outfit is so fun and flirty, it might just be our favorite of them all! These stylish swing shorts are flattering in every way possible. With a cute little daisy print and flowy fit, they are the epitome of what festival fashion is all about. It’s about being cute, but also comfortable enough to dance freely. We styled the shorts with a crochet top, straw hat, and fringe bag to add that finishing chic touch. To get the ultimate festival vibe, we included a gold body chain that rests comfortably on the hips.

The Break Down:

Shorts- $26.99 ( http://www.nectarclothing.com/sweet-spot-swing-shorts/)

Crochet top- $28.50 (In stores while supplies last)

Sandals- $28.99 (http://www.nectarclothing.com/urban-explorer-sandal-chestnut/)

Body chain- $14.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Fringe bag- $43.99 (In stores while supplies last)

Hat- $15.99 (In stores while supplies last)

 

 

Good luck and happy shopping, Nectarines!

 

Xo

Krystal

 

 




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Lacey is the New Black


As hotter weather approaches, we all know the craving to wear free flowing clothes increases. Bralettes and bandeaus act as perfect little additions to any outfit that requires a little cover up. Although there are many different types of bralettes and bandeaus, we chose some of our favorites to write about- and they all happen to be lacey. Lacey is the new black after all, isn’t it?

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The first style of bandeau is this flower lace bandeau. This piece is a twist on a normal solid bandeau and can be styled with any low-cut top to cover up that unwanted cleavage. The delicate detail of this bandeau adds a romantic feel to any outfit. A lace bandeau is definitely a closet essential. And they’re inexpensive! These ones specifically are 6.99 each.

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This lace bralette an absolute favorite of all the Nectar girls. It has so much lace detail and fabric that this bralette could be worn both as an under garment or by itself as a crop-top with a pair of high waisted shorts. This bralette’s stretch knit fabric allows for the perfect amount of breathing room. To add to the comfortability factor of this bralette, it has straps for added support. This piece will be your go-to underwear this season, we promise! This bralette retails at 18.99, and is worth every penny.
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Whether it be the razor back cut or the floral lace detail, this next bralette is one of our best sellers! There is so much to love about this bralette, we had to include it as one of our absolute favorites. This bralette features an elastic band and a razorback design to allow for more support and help you find your most comfortable fit. Wear it under your favorite sheer blouse to add a bit of femme detail to your outfit. This style of bralettes range from 14.99-18.99.

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So whether you’re looking to cover up some revealing skin or spice up your outfit with something unique, these bralettes/ bandeaus will do just the trick! Wear them under your favorite backless dress or that sheer blouse you’ve been hiding in your closet. This piece will surely become one of your everyday essentials. But remember to go lacey or go home ;)

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XO

Krystal

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Springing Into Spring- BTS


Spring is almost here and we could not be any more excited- our spring collection is one of our best yet! We have so much spring product, we decided to leak it out in three separate parts. The first part of our spring collection was launched this past Saturday to celebrate Nectar turning 7! It’s so wonderful to see all of our hard work finally paying off to bring our customers unique, new product, online. We cant help but boast about some of the people who helped make the first spring photo shoot absolutely AMAZING. Five women. Four weeks of planning. Three locations. And one photo shoot later. We are beyond grateful to have the opportunity to work with such talented young people <3

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Jenny Megenney was the brilliant, free lance photographer behind this shoot. At only twenty one years old and filled with such talent and creativity, Jenny helped make our dream for this shoot come alive! There is nothing more exciting than working with a person who is passionate about what they do in life. Jenny’s passion for photography and love for people made us feel at ease trusting her with our vision for this shoot. Not only did she make us feel comfortable trusting her, but she made the model feel comfortable as well! This was our first time working with Jenny Megenney, but it certainly wont be the last. It was an honor to work with such a kind-hearted, skilled photographer. If you want to know more about Jenny and the work she does, here is a link to her website:  http://www.jennymegenneyphotography.com/

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What’s a photo shoot without hair and makeup, right? We had the incredible opportunity of getting to work with one of the most talented cosmetologists in Redlands. Alexis Alvino-Wray, who is the junior creative director and co owner of The Rose of Sharon Salon, gifted us with her expertise in hair and makeup for the photo shoot. Comb in one hand and pink lipstick in the other, Alexis was more prepared than we could have ever imagined and we are so grateful for it. Styling hair and makeup is already difficult as it is, but we found that styling hair and makeup on the go is even harder! Alexis made it look easy and had our model shining in no time. With hair in place and makeup being touched up every few minutes, Alexis did an amazing job at keeping our model looking fresh and beautiful at all times. We are so thankful for her styling skills and eccentric personality that kept us smiling throughout the shoot. <3 http://www.rossalon.com/

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These are just a couple of the five women that made this whole spring shoot successful. Special shout out to our lovely model, Emily Bergmann, for having such natural talent when placed in front of the camera. Another shoutout to our Nectar wardrobe stylists for putting together all of the fabulous outfits. We couldn’t have done it without you all! Now, lets spring into spring! <3 <3 <3

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Xoxo

Krystal

 

 

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Simple and Sweet


With Valentines Day around the corner, every girls quest for the perfect date night outfit has begun. We all know finding an outfit for every day of the week is hard enough as it is, but finding an outfit for V-Day can definitely be a struggle. While trying to decide on an outfit to wear for this special day, a thought came to mind. Do men even care about the time and effort women put into picking outfits? Do they even care about womens fashion at all? We wanted to know the answers to these questions, because on this one day, looking good for your man is high on the priority list. That’s why we decided to take it to the streets and ask men about their thoughts on womens fashion.  Whatever your plans may be, we got you covered on outfit tips and no-go’s.

 

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After asking around, we received insightful feedback on the styles men love to see on their woman, and things they absolutely can not stand. Out of around fifty men, more than half said they absolutely love the way sun dresses look. As Atmosphere would say, “every woman looks better in a sundress.” While sundresses are a highly loved style, high waisted anything and boyfriend jeans are definitely disliked by a good handful of the male population. The majority of men also wanted to emphasize that “simplicity is key.” As women, we sometimes feel the need to overdo our outfits when guys, on the other hand, are creatures of simplicity. If you want to please your man,  a sundress and a pair of cute little studded earrings will go a long way. I put together some outfit ideas that will have you adjusting your date night style from fancy and sexy to classy and simple. Not only can these looks be achieved easily, but they are a lot more comfortable than the skin tight dresses we’re normally used to for a night out.

 

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The first outfit is a pretty little sundress with a fun baroque, floral pattern. I styled this dress with a pair of white flats to add to the feminine, cute-sy vibe. This outfit would be perfect for a fun picnic in the park or a romantic ice cream trip to the nearest A La Minute artisan ice cream parlor.

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This next outfit is a simple ¾ sleeve black crop top styled with blue jean shorts. Because the clothing items in this outfit are pretty plain, I added a layered necklace and gold bracelets to give it a classier look. The pointed flats also add to the sophisticated feel. An outfit such as this would be your best bet for going out to sushi then catching a flick at the local Krikorian afterward.

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The last outfit I chose was inspired by a response from one man in specific. He said, “I do enjoy going out to fancy dinners and such, but when a woman looks ready for an adventure, or to jump on the back of my motorcycle, I think that’s super attractive.” This outfit is cute yet versatile enough to be an outfit ready for adventure. This outfit is ideal for any occasion—from walking alongside the water of Newport to endless rounds of miniature golf at Fiesta Village; you’d be able to do it all. A lightweight flannel with a pair of white jeans, a black belt, and black sandals make for a go-to adventure time outfit—just be careful where you sit!

 

Good luck Nectarines! <3

 

Xoxo Krystal

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Marsala Love


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Pantone’s color of the year for 2015 is a beautiful wine shade that is bound to bring warmth to your eyes.. and closet. It is a color that does not fail to flatter almost any skin tone and any hair hue. Marsala is an easy color to style and incorporate into all of your outfits for this year. Whether it be a simple ring or a shade of marsala lipstick, this color is bold enough to stand out yet subtle enough to blend in. Check out the ways we played with this lovely Marsala color here at Nectar. We definitely foresee this color becoming a huge phenomenon this year, so get with it and get toned! (with shades of marsala, of course.) marsala4KO3A2239.CR2KO3A2225.CR2KO3A2253.CR2KO3A2288.CR2KO3A2273.CR2