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student life: spring nails

Beach City Life Style - student life: spring nails

Our Mira Costa High School student contributor Aili David, wanted to share some nail art that's happening around their HS campus. Since spring has finally settled in, she thought it would be the perfect time to show off the transition from dark reds, purples, and pinks to more colorful, bright polishes seen on some students' fingers and toes! 


Written by Aili David- Mira Costa student and writer for Mustang Morning News Read more about student life: spring nails


Beach City Life Style - waverly

Some shopping experiences are like being in your most stylish friend's closet and wanting everything they have. That is what it's like shopping at Waverly Boutique in Manhattan Beach. Owner Marissa Marsh is just like that most stylish girlfriend only she selects everything for the boutique, and perusing all her great finds you feel like you've hit the jackpot. From season to season, Marissa scours showrooms to bring to the shop the latest and greatest of what's out there straight to Waverly. From great jewelry, to hats, to bags, to shoes, dresses, and separates you'll find what you need for every occasion. Before the summer weather hits, Marissa has her eye on pieces to bring to her customers that will fit for a day at the beach, a festival weekend, or a cruise in the Mediterranean. Her keen eye has her on the lookout constantly for the next season's inspirational pieces. Read more about waverly

spring florals

Beach City Life Style - spring florals

Here at BCLS, we couldn’t be happier that spring has finally arrived. Though, we didn’t experience much of a winter around these parts, it still feels refreshing to usher in a new season that includes warmer temperatures and longer days. To help set the mood, we rounded up some pretty florals - a few you can wear on your person and a few that can serve as meaningful accents. We hope you enjoy, especially those who are still experiencing very cool temperatures. Read more about spring florals

Spring Time with Beyond Yoga

Beach City Life Style - Spring Time with Beyond Yoga

Happy Spring everyone!  There's no better time than the first day of spring to consider doing what's good for your body. BEYOND YOGA gave us a sneak peek of their spring/summer 2014 collection of yoga-inspired workout and lifestyle clothes. BEYOND YOGA is ideal for modern living, from carpool to class, from lounging to lunch. BEYOND YOGA means comfort, support and style and believes that confidence is not a size, but a state of mind.
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Karma Clothing

Beach City Life Style - Karma Clothing


Donnelle Weaver owner of Karma Clothing Boutique has given the idea of resale clothing a complete makeover. Not only is the shop beautifully merchandised and filled with so many great things, but a percentage of all the items sold go to a charity of your choosing. It’s the perfect way to mix the concept of giving back, and the need  to purge our closets, but it’s also a charming place to shop and find great fashion without breaking the bank.

shop talk: a jewelry crush

Beach City Life Style - a jewelry crush

We recently came across this fabulous line of jewelry created by Jennifer FitzPatrick of A Jewelry Crush. The elements she uses are close to our hearts because they are a perfect fit for beach life and warm climates styled with the perfect summer frocks. Jennifer creates all the unique pieces using wonderful gemstones, turquoise, gold and rose gold. Each design is original and beautifully crafted inspired by her love of travel, nature, art, color and texture. Jennifer admits she wanted to create jewelry that she would wear, " Simple, elegant and easy-to-wear jewelry  for the everyday woman."   Read more about shop talk: a jewelry crush

Bikinis, Covers, and Bettinis

Beach City Life Style - Bikinis, Covers, and Bettinis

Bikinis are the talk of the nation as of late with the presentation of the 50th anniversary SI cover. We couldn't let the opportunity pass without mentioning that the winning cover shot has one of the models (Chrissy Teigen) wearing our friend Bettina's creation! We featured Bettinis Bikinis here a couple years ago and they still remain a best selling swimsuit line. We're so proud of South Bay local, Bettina Bell, and all her success!



{SI cover shot by James Macari for Sports Illustrated/photo used w/out permission} Read more about Bikinis, Covers, and Bettinis

last minute Valentine's Day gifts

Beach City Life Style - last minute Valentine's Day gifts

For last minute Valentine's gifts we teamed up with The South Bay Galleria to make it easy for you to find all the best gifts for your sweetheart! A little something red or sparkly goes a long way!

Find what your looking for here!


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Style Mode: Valentine's Date

Beach City Life Style - Style Mode: Valentine's Date

Whatever your style, whatever your Valentine's Day plans are wearing a little "Valentine Red" is an easy thing to do. If you want to take it to the next level and go all out for a "date night" look, we love the idea of something with a little lace, a neutral color that shows of your pops of red, and a great heel that flatters, whether you're wearing a short jumper (this one is from The Stylist LA!), or  a great pair of jeans. 

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top 5 beachy knits

Beach City Life Style - top 5 beachy knits

Living at the beach this time of year calls for having a great sweater to throw on for early morning or late afternoon walks. We're lucky enough that a coat is not needed in January around these parts, but a chunky cozy knit is just perfect. Our favorite knits are those with a little pattern, cardigan style, long in length, and just easy enough to throw on with whatever you're wearing.  Read more about top 5 beachy knits