Secret Summer Spots: Insanely Good Ice Cream Shops.

17 Jul

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Not to brag, but one of the beautiful things about being in Southern California is that it’s pretty much ice cream weather all the time.

But as the summer really sizzles, a scoop or three of artisnal ice cream from a few amazing local shops is as essential to the season as denim cut offs and a dance-able play list.

Since we’re experts in all three of the aforementioned areas, allow us to share a well-curated list of must-visit ice cream spots around town.

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Cocktail Hour: The SLS Hotel does a Sexy Summer Cocktail.

10 Jul

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While there may not be actual scientific proof that cocktails taste better during the summer, we’re pretty sure most people would agree when the theory is proposed.

Happy hour, after a long day stuck in the office, is especially rewarding and we find the Jasmine Margarita at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to be the perfect start to a sexy, after-work-unwind session.

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The Jasmine Margarita is bright, refreshing and beautiful to look at. We recommend drinking it rather than just gazing at it, but like many of the concoctions the SLS Hotel whips up, this one is pretty and tasty.SLS Hotel

Make your next happy hour at The SLS or try whipping up the Jasmine Margarita yourself for an at-home cocktail affair with friends.

 

The Jasmine Margarita at The Bazaar at The SLS Hotel.

1 12oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila

12oz Pom Concentrate

12oz Fresh Lime Juice

12oz Fresh Lemon Juice

12oz Simple Syrup

 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish half the rim of glass with Sal de Gusano and drop 4 – 5 pomegranate seeds onto the top of the drink.

The Getaway Bag: Your Most Versatile Day to Night Vacation Wardrobe.

1 Jul
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Ever wish you just had a weekender bag packed with the most stylish getaway gear, in your car and ready to go?

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It’s not that complicated when you’ve got the right pieces to take you from day to night, Friday to Monday, with ease.

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We recommend starting with denim. For the girls: pack your favorite 7 For All Mankind denim cut offs – the foundation of any summer wardrobe and the perfect piece to dress up or down with a pair of jeweled flat sandals for night or some easy flip flops for day.

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Throw in a drapey tank top that can be tied up as a mid-riff baring essential or tucked in and layered with a chic moto jacket in the evening.

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For the guys: You shouldn’t be leaving the house without a denim jacket anyway, so count that in. A versatile white t-shirt is also a must and pairs well with 7 For all Mankind Indigo striped shorts for a crisp look that works anytime and most anywhere.

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Ladies are always allowed a bit more room when it comes to packing; so don’t neglect your key beauty items.

A pop of pink gloss will brighten up a daytime look and a pair of dramatic sunglasses will stylishly punctuate your getaway gear.

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Carry a back up bag (preferably a chic leopard clutch) for nights out or day trips where all you need is your phone, a camera and a little cash to get you to your next destination.




24/7 Beauty: Safe Sun Worshiping Made Chic

25 Jun
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Whether you’re a year round sun worshiper or only expose yourself to rays during the summer, it’s super important to protect your skin and hair in order to avoid later damage. 

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Cocktail Hour: Pain Free Paradise in St. John

19 Jun
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We love summer for the longer, light filled days and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants sizzling nights. The season is perfect for denim driven dressing accompanied by a delicious warm weather drink.
That’s why all summer long, we’re bringing you Cocktail Hour, a list of our favorite libations tried, tested and often shaken by some very experienced experts from the hottest hotels around the country. 
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To kick off Cocktail Hour, we decided to start with something strong, fruity and undeniably summery. Behold the aptly titled “Pain Killer” from the Caneel Bay Resort in St. John.
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It tastes even more amazing than it looks and includes all those smooth and fruity flavors you crave when dreaming about an exotic vacation.
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself at Caneel Bay this summer, don’t miss the Pain Killer. For those of us doing more of a tropical inspired “staycation”, try making your own at home by combining Cruzan dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and orange juice over ice and then top it with a little dusting of nutmeg.
 
There is more than one way to get away this summer and these flavors are sure to transport you to a tropical locale in no time. 

Celebrate the Days & Nights of Summer with 7 For All Mankind.

12 Jun

D&N_Summer-02Summer is the season of brilliant sun, endless days and weekend getaways, which are all intrinsic aspects of 7 For All Mankind’s southern California roots. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to kick it off with several months full of inspiring, warm weather ideas that are sure to help you experience your most memorable and fashionable summer yet.

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Diving into the season, the Denim Dossier will be serving up the best in summer style suggestions, long weekend activities, drool worthy cocktail and food ideas, road trip worthy play lists and warm weather beauty ideas to work into your regular routine.

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Make sure to check back here often for can’t-miss posts featuring covetable clothes, adventurous ideas and inspiring stories from your favorite taste-makers and style stars.

Plus! Our amazing SEMI-ANNUAL SALE full of must-have items is in full swing! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on key items up to 50% off that will take you through the next few months of work and play. PLUS, you can save up to $150 with our Summer Savings Bonus.

Cheers to a stylish summer. We can’t wait to spend it with you!

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Keeping it Cool in Black

29 May

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It’s a well-known sartorial and scientific fact: Darker colors absorb more heat. But that will not stop us from sporting chic black pieces this summer, because a sleek and understated all-black ensemble looks fresh, modern and quite frankly, cool enough to beat the heat.

Consider the 7 For All Mankind black zip skinny jeans with a tissue thin white tank top tucked in. Throw on a pair of simple, on-trend ankle strap high heeled sandals and over-sized gold aviator sunglasses and you’re instantly conjuring up a California cool Angelina Jolie-esque vibe.Summer Black3

The Pieced Jacquard Skinny jeans are a dark pair of pants that provide an excellent anchor to a mostly all-black look. Play up the texture of the pants with a graphic t-shirt and sporty designer sneakers. It’s a street chic look that feels perfect for traipsing around a new city during summer travels.

The sexy allure of an all-black summer look is not strictly for the ladies. Guys can get in on the mysterious and enticing trend too.

For you, this is the opposite of preppy or hippie, but that doesn’t mean you have to fall into metal head or Goth territory. In fact-please don’t.

When it comes to the guys, wearing black this summer means going for faded black or almost black washes that have a sleek-yet-worn in and relaxed feel.

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Pair black shorts, which have a subtle monochromatic print, with a faded black t-shirt and some all-white sneakers to break up the dark hues.

Don’t relegate your darker clothing to colder weather. Stand out from the rest of the beach crowd rocking an understated and all-black ensemble.

All In- Jump Into the Season’s Chicest Trend!

27 May

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Tracing back to its utilitarian roots, the jumpsuit is arguably one of the most functional and practical clothing ideas to ever surface. In recent years, we’ve seen it as much more of a style setting foundation piece, on the likes of Gwen Stefani, Rihanna and Gwyneth Paltrow, and now the jumpsuit is a full force fashion essential.

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This summer, we’re doing our own version, in a soft yet sophisticated dark blue chambray. The cut is part chic tuxedo; part playful and sexy and works with sky-high heels or easy, warm weather flats.

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It’s the perfect piece for traveling and throwing on day or night, due to its versatile nature and no brainer all-in-one quality.gwyn

Play up the deep V cut of the neckline with long layered necklaces for a loose and casual look or go for the drama and don pulled back hair, statement earrings and a bold red lip.

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No matter how you wear it, a jumpsuit always makes a cool style statement, especially for summer.

Kicking Off Summer Style This Memorial Day

20 May

Memorial Day weekend means the unofficial start of summer, ushering in a lighter outlook, longer days and shorter workweeks. How could we possibly not celebrate such an amazing occasion?

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@tuulavintage takes in a summer sunrise

And, of course we feel that anything worth celebrating is worth doing so in style. Whether you have a friend’s BBQ, a romantic beach picnic or just a lazy weekend around the house on the agenda, denim in all forms is the official uniform of this unofficial start of the season.

You can’t beat a pair of denim cut-offs for a hot weekend where you want to look sexy, but also be comfortable and ready for anything. Slip on a pair with an over-sized, white button down shirt, a pair of statement slides and a chic sun hat and you’ll look pulled together, but still totally relaxed.

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@songofstyle proves cut-off’s can be chic

Same goes for a knee length denim skirt. Tuck a fitted tank top into the waistband and throw on a pair of giant tortoise sunglasses for a 70s inspired vibe that always feels summery.

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Classy and Casual Denim Perfection

Guys, anything goes when you have a great pair of shorts and a denim jacket to layer over your t-shirt for when the BBQ moves into the evening. Opt for a pair of all-white sneakers (what better time to break those out) or some classic deck shoes sans socks.

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Next to style, we’re most concerned with the cocktails (or mocktails) and food.

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Mocktail courtesy of @lateafternoon

A Sparkling Gin and Juice just screams Memorial Day weekend as do most things ice, ice cold and served with a red and white striped straw. And a hearty but healthy Bruschetta, topped with juicy and colorful tomatoes, is the perfect snack to balance out all the booziness.

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However you choose to ring in summer this weekend, remember that the season ahead really is the best for new adventures, spontaneous trips and chasing dreams. We’re happy to be able to equip you with the best pieces to take you there in style.

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Summer lovin’ from @lateafternoon

Mother’s Day Done Right

8 May
Listen, breakfast in bed is fine and a brunch and flowers won’t ever be turned down, but what mom really wants is some peace, quiet, and perhaps a new pair of her favorite denim.
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Think outside the box this year and flatter mom with a pair of chic floral jeans that will have her feeling like a kid again. Well, not a kid, but a really, really stylish and put together young lady.
 
To compliment the blue hue of mom’s new denim, gift her a bottle of on-trend turquoise nail lacquer that she can swipe on to get into a summer-y mood. This color from Illamasqua is highly pigmented and extra shiny – for the mom who is fearless and loves to flirt with the latest in fashion and beauty.
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Also, there’s hardly a mom, or woman for that matter, who doesn’t love a really great scented candle. This Jo Malone Sweet Almond and Macaroon scented candle will perk up any room for summer with the light scent of coconut and vanilla.
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And no matter if mom is a fanny pack or tote bag kind of girl, she will most likely appreciate a go everywhere, all occasion leather pouch like this cheeky version that looks like an old Air Mail letter.
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The destination on the pouch reads, “Far Far Away,” which is exactly where mom may want to be on Sunday…at least in her mind.
 
Get mom something she may not spoil herself with. Think denim, decadently scented candles and a destination, “Far Far Away…”
Happy Mother’s Day!
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