Fashion

Bags for Beach Babes

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A few of our key necessities for summer include: a cute bikini, a big soft towel, sunscreen, sand, water, waves, sun, and of course, a cute beach tote to carry all of our goodies in. A couple things we keep in mind when choosing the perfect bag for summer are durability (it has to be […]


Amuse Society: Essental Attire for a Beach Lovin’ Babe

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Because most of our days are spent in search of either waves or a piece of sand on which to spread a beach towel and get some sun, a closet full of boho/beachy clothing is essential.  The Amuse Society, a clothing brand that stole our hearts immediately when they used the words “Beach Vida Bling” […]


Stone Cold Fox Spring 2016

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Ready, set, shop.  Stone Cold Fox, always one of our favorites and always on point, has done it yet again in their new Spring 2016 Lookbook.  It is filled with lace, stunning prints, and gorgeous pops of rich color that are perfect for spring.  Sophistication meets sexy with a slight nod to the 70’s in this fun […]


Chloe Oliver: 70’s Style With a 2016 Twist

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Chloe Oliver, a hip LA based label, was created by two mid-western gals living their dreams as a design team in California.  Not only is their story and vision an inspiration to us, their entire line is a trove of inspiration for any lady who is looking for the perfect mixture of timeless classic, trendy chic, […]


Surf Angel Kim Mayer

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  For the final installment of our Santa Cruz Surf Angel series we give you the one and only Kim Mayer.  Kim was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California.  This little lady spends her days traveling around the world’s coasts in search of good waves and adventure, and working to create and promote sustainable […]


Boys + Arrows

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Yes we know it is January but when you find the perfect bikinis you have to share them. Boys and Arrows has amazing prints that are perfect for your winter tropical vacation. We are truly inspired by the skull bikini set and seriously can’t wait to add this to our collection.


Surf Angel Grace Gooch

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Grace Gooch, the next in our our Surf Angel series, was raised here in Santa Cruz, California.  Grace is one of the most beautiful souls both in and out of the water. With an elegant surf style and her radiant smile, she spreads her light and brings a neccasary balance to the lineup.  This mother […]


Over the Moon for Over the Knee

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Here is some inspiration for the hottest (not to mention warmest) trend this winter: sexy, sky-high boots.  These are a few of our favorite looks and ways to wear these babies.  We have included a few do’s and don’ts at the end to help keep your boots walking on the right tracks.      There […]


Cleobella

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“Cleobella is a free-spirited Bohemian Goddess. Her style and sensibility is effortless. She is a lover of life, nature, people and adventure. Cleobella is confident, beautiful and inspiring.”  -from Cleobella.com This playful yet sophisticated brand founded in Bali, is inspired by the “enormous love, tradition, and simplicity” of the Indonesian culture and people.  Working with local artisans […]


BnB’s Top 10 Holiday Gift Picks

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We are firm believers that the best gift you could give someone you love is something that you would actually want yourself.  That said, here are a few awesome gift ideas that we wouldn’t mind finding under our own Christmas tree this year.  Let the giving begin!   Freshwater Pearl Seaweed Bangles from Wings Hawaii: […]


Surf Angel Shay Cruz

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We would like to introduce to you our dear friend Shayleen Cruz as the next in the Surf Angel series. Shay was raised in the heart of the Pleasure Point community. A mother, nurse, and surfer, Shay is a staple in the line up. You can usually find her sitting out the back with boys catching […]


Fashion Finds for Winter

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Santa Cruz is known for its schizophrenic weather, one day it is a balmy 75 degrees and the next a chilly 45 degrees, but finally those warm days have all but vanished.  Now that the days and nights are downright cold and El Nino is looming in the future, I am noticing that my winter wardrobe […]


Surf Angel Tessa Timmons

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The next surfer in our Surf Angel series is our good friend Tessa Timmons.  An all around water lover, Tessa started surfing at the age of 13 in her home town of San Diego.  “I remember my first surfboard I found in a dumpster at La Jolla Shores. I took it home and had my […]


Understated Leather

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Dear Leather and Fringe, you make my heart sing with joy. The Bondi Local collection from Understated Leather is nothing short of stunning.  The combination of boho fringe, bombshell patent, and metal glam lends a welcome and fresh new twist to the tired old standard leather coat.  With fall in full swing and winter looming on […]


Surf Angel Camila Gerard

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                                  For the next installment of our Surf Angel series, we would like to introduce Camila Gerard.  Camila grew up participating in the Santa Cruz Junior Life Guard program at Blacks Beach, and attributes her ease in the ocean […]


The Jet Set Diaries

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Summer is officially over for most of us, but that doesn’t mean that our wanderlust has been quenched.  We are still itching to take off and explore, surf, and soak up some September sunshine.  We are longing to pack our bags full of amazing goodies from the label The Jet set Diaries.  Designed for the […]


Ghetto By The Sea: Summer 2015 Lookbook from Stone Cold Fox

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Here is a little bit of eye candy from Stone Cold Fox, one of our favorite designers here at Blocks-n-Bling.  This summer line has a ton of sass, plenty of glamour, and is seriously sexy.  We are loving the sixties vibe with the striped pants,floral shorts, and the classic summery whites are absolutely to die for!


Sahara Ray Swim

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We are seriously girl crushing on Sahara Ray and her smokin’ hot new swim line.  Sahara Ray Swim’s summer line of swim suits  is a perfect medley of pieces that are smolderingly sexy and uniquely edgy, yet graceful and elegant.  Originally from our hometown of Santa Cruz, Sahara Ray is a true fashion princess.  It […]


Surf Angel Carly Wilson

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  Next in our Surf Angel series is 22 year old Carly Wilson.  Born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA, she currently lives on the north shore of Oahu. Carly’s new home in Hawai’i has “drawn me even closer to exploring the ocean and surfing challenging waves.”  Currently finishing up school at University of Hawaii […]


Kaila Pearson Surf Angel-3

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Kaila Pearson is the third in our Surf Angel series. The 22 yr old was born and raised  on the west side of Santa Cruz, and daughter to legendary surfboard shaper Bob Pearson.  Kaila has amazing energy that lights up a room and has a bright future ahead of her. The Clothing was graciously provided […]


Higher Shelf

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Introducing our dear friend/designer Devon Pagaduan, and his clothing line. HIGHER SHELF ( higher self ) We love clothes, diversity and the FREEDOM to choose. We have a PASSION for creating. We understand that everything we do has a ripple effect. Our actions, intent and even thoughts can shape the world around us.  So we understand […]


Kaila Surf Angel-3

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Behind the Scenes look at the photo shoot with Surf Angel Kaila Pearson.


Ashley Held Surf Angel Part-2

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Local Santa Cruz surfer girl Ashley Held is the second in our Surf Angel Series.  With a shelf full of first place trophies, this 17 year old’s future is looking as bright as the California sun.  Ashley has been racking up the wins up and down the pacific coast, including her latest victory during a big swell […]


Surf Angel Ashley

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This is a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot with surfer Ashley Held for the Surf Angel Series.