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Behind the Scenes: Costa Rica Spring Shoot Day 4

We continue our sneak peek series on our spring shoot in Costa Rica with Day 4 around Manuel Antonio. We shot around Hotel Costa Verde , the main beach in Manuel Antonio and even found some really quaint cobblestone streets that made for some really cool shots.

Check back next week for the final day of shooting. Here’s a hint: We’re on a boat!

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Behind the Scenes: Costa Rica Spring Shoot Day 3

Day 3 of our Costa Rica spring shoot was a little more on the glamorous side. We did our swim editorial shoot at Los Altos, a posh high-rise beach resort and condos in Manuel Antonio. Their fabulous infinity pool overlooking the ocean served as the perfect backdrop.

We also went to Mango Moon, a quaint boutique hotel nestled in the beach town of Quepos.

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Behind the Scenes: Costa Rica Spring Shoot Day 2

On day 2 of our spring shoot, we headed to the beaches of beautiful Manuel Antonio in Puerto Quepos. Our first location was a little bit of a hike, but it was well worth it. The payoff was this gorgeous secluded beach at the end of the trail called Playa Biesanz. It was so peaceful and we highly recommend it for a nice morning hike and even a beachside jog along the lovely cove.

We then headed out to the main beach which is a bit more of a tourist spot. The streets are lined with lots of shops, restaurants and bars, making Manuel Antionio Beach the perfect spot to spend an entire day. You can even learn how to surf with one of the many surf instructors lining the beach.

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To top it all off, the sunsets on this side of Costa Rica are definitely picture perfect!

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Behind the Scenes: Costa Rica Spring Shoot Day 1

For day one of our Costa Rica shoot, we took to Escazu, a province in the capital city of San Jose. This town is filled with so much charm and the people are so friendly and warm. It made for a wonderful day of shooting lifestyle and flat shots for spring.

We found some really cool street scenes, an old church in the middle of town, and best of all, a view to die for on top of a hill overlooking San Jose. There’s a quaint, rustic restaurant up there called Tiquicia. If you’re ever in San Jose, this place is a must stop. They have THE most amazing tilapia we have ever had as well as other traditional Costa Rican dishes that are absolutely delicious. And the view…well, it speaks for itself!

 Check out some highlights from day 1:

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Weekly Trends Feature: Nudes, Glitter & Plaid

Each week in our Shop By pages, we feature some of our favorite trends to keep you in the know during your shopping experience. This week, our featured trends, nudes, glitter and plaid, are very different from each other yet each is a must-have in its own right. 

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Nudes: We love all the chic and subdued shades out there right now. The trick to wearing nude shades is to complement your skin tone. Fair-skinned girls should opt for more rose or pink-toned nudes. Medium-skinned ladies, go for nudes with gold undertones. Dark or olive skin looks amazing against bronze-nude tones.

Glitter: You know the saying, too much of a good thing is NOT a good thing? The same goes for glitter. To look tastefully chic, keep your glitter item to a single item, whether it’s the focal point (like the dress featured above), or a sparkling accent (like a glitter shoe or clutch). It’s important to not go overboard with this trend.

Plaid: Now for the fellas! Plaid has always been our favorite go-to print for guys. It’s easy to wear, and you can wear it either on your top, bottom or as a cool trim or accent. Want a more fun way to wear plaid? Try wearing a plaid blazer to a daytime party or wedding to keep things interesting!

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Street Style: SoHo- NYC Fashion Week

Our style editing team was in NYC for Fashion Week and decided to do a little bit of people watching in SoHo. They saw so many stylish guys and girls walking around, they decided it would be fun to do a little “street style” action!

Check out a few well-dressed examples our stylists ran into around SoHo:

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Selena: She pulls off the wide leg trouser so perfectly! Very Euro-chic.

Lauren T: Lauren works for Nicole Miller, so it’s no surprise that she pulls off such effortless style.

Erin M: This London resident looks fabulous in her chic neutral palette.

Colin R: Cardigans and scarves are always a great style staple for men!

Tremell H: The classic pea coat looks unexpectedly cool mixed with a Nordic-print sweater and funky denim.

Marc A: His classic-with-a-twist take on the trench is just so cool!

Jack and Valerie: This stylish couple looks perfectly pulled together in clean classics.