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The STITCH: Fashion Inspiration

Fashion is everywhere I go.  I am constantly inspired by the people, and trends, and styles I come across. I attend Cal State Fullerton (Go Titans!) and it’s amazing how many different styles I see walking the campus. The other day, before heading to class, I stopped and talked to two lovely ladies with style all their own. Check out what inspires these girls!

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Deanna Hampton

Inspiration: bums, grandparents, and Lucille Ball

Style: Comfy, Vintage, Thrifty

Fashion Must Haves: Boy T-shirts

“Active has cool different types of t-shirts that have awesome graphics.”

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Cassandra Ontiveros

Inspiration: Online websites and blogs

Style: Simple, Dark, Funky

Fashion Must Haves: High waisted Levi shorts, black sweaters, white tanks.

“Active has a great collection of Obey product and TOMS Shoes. They also have a good variety of men’s t-shirts that I love to cut into my own.”

These ladies definitely represent the “Active girl” and it just shows that Active has something for everyone. Stop into the Active store nearest you and check out all of the new Spring styles.

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The STITCH: Exploring Seattle

A few weeks ago I took a trip up to Seattle, WA to visit one of my best friends, Cambria. It was my first time there, so she wanted to show me all that the city has to offer…which is a lot!

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Cambria, our friend Trina, and I spent a lot of time shopping in the city! We stumbled upon a Crossroads Trading Co., which is a place where you can buy, sell & trade clothes, shoes, and accessories. They had a bunch of cute stuff!!

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There are so many great places to eat in Seattle, and we ate at a lot of them during our trip.  My favorite was a vegan bistro in Capitol Hill called Plum. I had a delicious salad along with French pressed coffee…It was the best coffee I’ve ever tasted!

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On one of our last days in Seattle, we ventured downtown to Pike Place Market . It is one of the oldest, continually operating farmers markets in the U.S.!  They have tons of cool knick-knacks, great food, beautiful jewelry, and many talented street performers. Cambria and I decided to play a few songs at one of the stations at the market. It was a lot of fun, and the people there were super friendly.

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Cambria has an amazing view of the city. Her apartment building used to be a Wonder Bread Factory. They still have the original sign!

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Overall it was a great trip with my best friends and I can’t wait to go back and visit again for round two of Seattle fun!

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The STITCH: The Melrose Trading Post

Every Sunday the Fairfax Flea Market is held at Fairfax High on Melrose Ave. I try to make it out to the great mix of antiques, and rare seen vendors as much as I can! This past Sunday I really scored and walked out with a vintage YSL purse for $20, a 1980’s Minolta camera for $35 (totally works), a Leadbelly vinyl for $5, and some cut off shorts for $6!! Talk about a steal. The flea market has a great variety of vintage furniture, clothing, antiques, collectibles, and all around fun. I prefer the Melrose Trading Post because the crowds are never big, it is a woping $2 to get in, and the vendors are sure to deliver. Next time your in the LA area on a Sunday morning stop by Fairfax High and check out the great deals the Melrose Trading Post has to offer!

But most of all I love finding diamonds in the rough (especially shoes) at the Melrose Trading post and pairing them with new Fall pieces from Active . Check out how I wear them all together!  And stop by Active for new Fall arrivals from brands like Obey, Volcom, RVCA, and more!

Timing Sweater (Left), Lucy Love Blouse (Top Right), Obey Strap Purse (Bottom Right).
Timing Sweater (Left), Lucy Love Blouse (Top Right), Obey Strap Purse (Bottom Right).
vintage dresses for great prices!
vintage dresses for great prices!
Where I found the old Minolta
Where I found the old Minolta
Great old vinyls, some of my favorite finds
Great old vinyls, some of my favorite finds

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A vintage armoire set up
A vintage armoire set up

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The STITCH: Quiksilver Women’s new line, now available at Active

Quiksilver has launched a new line specifically for the young and modern girl. Their inspiration for Autumn 2011 is  “The Life……..Sun. Surf. Boys. Love. Fun.”  I think we all hope for this in life!

The line is so refreshing! It offers something new and exciting. Every piece is special and with great detail at an affordable price, all while maintaining the Quiksilver quality and image.

Shop the line at the following Active locationsSan Dimas, Riverside, Long Beach, Temecula, Orange

Have fun shopping, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

– Brandi

Check out some of my favorite pieces that are available in stores now…

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I just love the Vintage Swan Quiksilver graphic top. This is an actual vintage Quiksilver logo the used for men’s apparel years and years ago. So cool!

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The STITCH: Cayucos Thrifting

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip up the coast to a small beach town called Cayucos. I stumbled upon some of the most amazing thrift stores I have ever seen, with nick-nacks and antiques and collectables that blew my mind! It also happened to be the fourth of July so the American bled city had red, white, and blue on every street corner. My recommendation is, if you are looking for some good thrifting and a great little beach town with lots of character head up north to Cayucos, CA.

Rich Man Poor Man
Rich Man Poor Man

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The record collection was unreal!
The record collection was unreal!

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Big boots
Big boots
Vintage cameras are my favorite to hunt for.
Vintage cameras are my favorite to hunt for.
My best purchase of the trip, an old original cow's skull.
My best purchase of the trip, an old original cow's skull.

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