Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

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


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 […]

Surf Angel Kim Mayer


  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


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 […]



“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 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 […]

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 […]

Surf Angel Camila Gerard


                                  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


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


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


  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


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


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


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

Surf Angel Candra Jordan-Part 1

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At any surf spot in Santa Cruz on any given day you can find a handful of ripping surfers, but witnessing someone with true grace and style is still a rarity.  We love to watch surfers who make it look easy and effortless.  Surf Angels is a ten part series featuring some of our local […]

Surf Angel


Here is a behind the scenes look at our photo shoot with surfer Candra Jordan.  Candra’s clothing and accessories are courtesy of Zen Island Santa Cruz.  



How does Byron Bay do it?  There are so many amazing labels coming out of this little Aussi town!  One of our newly found favorites is Amilita, a truly luscious gem of a clothing line. We are completely in love with the rocker-bohemian vibe and the seductive prints, lace, and knits.

Spell and the Gypsy Collective: Pure Desert Magic


White Dunes, Gypsy Hues… Once again Spell and the Gypsy Collective, the designing sisters from Byron Bay, have created a breathtaking and gorgeous collection for summer. Light and breezy with a chic boho vibe, this collection inspires the free spirit in me and has me dreaming about traveling the world clad in lace, a stack […]



Hello Spring! LA based clothing line LUSH is oh so fabulous. Inspired by the free spirited boho babe there is lots to love about this Spring 2014 collection.  The romantic lace details, fringed kimonos, and a blend of floral, tribal, and geometric prints have us excited for those clear and breezy days of spring.

Somedays Lovin


We are loving Somedays Lovin, a clothing line based in New South Whales, Australia.  With an effortless mix of girly patterns and bold colors, Designer Jaye Leigo beautifully captures Aussie bohemian chic.  The clothes are a welcome breath of fresh air during this warm California winter.  This quote from Somedays Lovin pretty much sums it up… “WAITIN’ FOR THE NIGHT […]

Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2013


The Dolce and Gabbana Fall-Winter 2013 runway show in Milan has to be one of the most stunningly beautiful and romantic displays of couture I have seen. Inspired by golden mosaics of Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale, this entire show is a regal and glittering kaleidoscope of beauty. I have to admit, watching the models sweep […]

For Love and Lemons


The new Holiday 13′ collection from For Love and Lemons is inspiring and beautiful. I am really in love with the darkness of this collection! Perfectly combining lace and knits making me truly want everything for my closet.