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Trend Thursday: Laid Back Style

With cooler weather on the horizon, we can all admit that we have those days where we just feel like throwing on a sweater and some sneakers. Some of us have more of those days than others but we’re not judging. We’re actually big fans of what we like to call “Laid Back Style” and we’ve been seeing more and more Hunts started for cozy chic looks! This style is casual, comfortable and always cute! So embrace the laid back vibe with an oversized sweater, some sneaks and giant top knot. We promise you’ll love this look ;)

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#Homecoming Trends

Getting ready for homecoming might be more fun than the dance itself! We’re calling out the best homecoming dress trends we’ve spotted on The Hunt to get you ready for the big night!

Sequins

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Halter

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Sweetheart neckline

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Skater Skirt

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Tulle

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Which look will you wear? Tell us in the comments! 

To complete your look check out these Hunts to perfect that hairstyle you’ve been practicing. What look will you go for? Messy side-swept fishtail braid, glam beach waves, elegant up-do or a sleek ponytail. 

Hidden Gems: Alexandra of Ohh So Naughty

Meet Alexandra of Ohh So Naughty blog! Her style is the perfect mix of edgy and feminine and we are looooving her blog. From OOTDs to red carpet trends, Alexandra covers just about everything fashion related on her blog! Get to know her below!

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Q: Where do you get your style inspiration? 

A: My style inspiration comes from my travels around the world and each culture I have visited. If you walked into my closet you would see a hodge podge of different fashion items. I pick up a few things from every country and city I visit. It makes my style more unique and it gives each look a different personality.

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Q: What advice do you have for someone interested in starting a fashion/beauty/lifestyle blog?

 A: If you are starting a blog to make money, you are starting one for the wrong reason. When I started my blog, I had a business mindset, which is great, but I lost my passion for my blog along the way. Start one because you genuinely want to. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made; I have used my blog to collaborate with brands and as a portfolio for companies who are looking to hire me.

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Q: What’s one fashion “rule” you swear by?

A: Dress for your own body type. Not every trend is flattering.

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Q: Besides yours of course, do you have a favorite fashion blog you follow?

A: Yes! Peace Love Shea is my favorite fashion blogger and she always has been. She sets herself apart from the rest and I identify with her style the most. I also love her “girl next door” personality… she does a really good job showcasing that persona through her photos. She’s just the best!

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Q: How would you describe your personal style?

A: Eclectic. My style varies on where I am in the world and whom I want to be when I wake up in the morning. Fashion can create different personas. I love it. 

Follow Alexandra’s blog at ohhsonaughty.com!

Award Style File: VMAs 2014

Last night’s VMAs was filled with amazing performances (HELLO BEYONCE) and a lot of interesting ensembles. We called out all of our fave trends from last night’s red carpet and started 6 Hunts asking YOU to Hunt down items that belong to that trend. Solve these Hunts and you could win 1 of 6 pairs of Frends headphones! AMAZE right? So put your stylist hat on and solve some Hunts! We’ll be announcing winners Tuesday at 5pm PST! Here are just a few of our fave trends and looks from last night. 

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Leather: Ariana and Miley looked luxe in all black leather outfits! We’re loving Miley’s high waisted trousers with a mini crop! 

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Crop Tops: Becky G. and Sara Hyland rocked two very cute but very different crop tops! The crop top and skirt trend is SO perf for so many different occasions. 

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Red Gowns: Demi Lovato is STUNNING in her all red dress and Rita Ora looks seriously sexy in her strappy red number. 

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Sparkles and Cutouts: Both J-Lo and Iggy Azalea wore sparkly silver gowns with gorgeous cutouts and we are LOVING cutouts. 

Don’t forget to solve some of the VMAs trends Hunts so you can win the CUTEST pair of Frends headphones!

The Hunt and The City: Hayes Valley

As some of you may know, The Hunt HQ is located in the wonderful city of San Francisco! We love our city and think it’s time to show you the hidden gems within the many neighborhoods that make up the crazy, fun, unique city of San Francisco. Today, we’ll take you on an adventure through the fashionable streets of Hayes Valley.

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This neighborhood is famous for its many boutiques. A Hunt HQ fave for jewelry is Azil Boutique. From simple, everyday studs to the boldest statement necklace, all of your jewelry desires will be fulfilled in this chic little shop.

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Next, we arrive at Azalea, the perfect shop to find all things necessary for a killer #ootd. Their styles range from boho to girly to edgy to preppy… they literally have it all.  FYI, you just can’t just window shop in here. You’ll always walk out with something! 

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This adorable little boutique is full of fun little things. Need some new throw pillows? Check! Need some cute invites for your next event? Check! Need some new decor for room or a random kind of vintage-y dress or… well, you get it. This is your one-stop shop for that random item you didn’t know you needed until you saw it. 

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For our fellow foodies out there, the perfect place to stop for lunch or a midday snack is Arlequin Cafe. Their specialties are artisanal sandwiches, salads, beverages and desserts. Yum! With the adorable back patio, great eats, and free wifi, it’s the perfect place to spend a lazy post-shopping spree afternoon reading a book or surfing the web.

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Itching to satisfy that sweet tooth? We know the perfect little shoppe! Miette has the best of the best Macarons, French candies, German chocolate, Macarons, Cupcakes!! Macarons!!! (we LOVE our macarons here at The Hunt HQ) Miette is where you want to go when you’re in the mood to Treat. Yo. Self.

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Shout-out to the 21+! After a long day of walking and carrying heavy, heavy bags full of goodies, we know exactly what you want; an ice cold beer (or wine if you’re oh so fancy). The Hayes Valley Beirgarten is a great way to spend the evening. Try a new beer, make a new friend, and enjoy the many colorful and unique peeps that surround you. Pro Tip: If you’re trying to decide whether or not to order the pretzels…. just order the pretzels. They are SO. GOOD. 

Trend Thursday: Prep School Style

Preppy style used to make people think of blazers, trousers and flats. SNOOZE. Thanks to some top notch fashion bloggers and Spencer Hastings (PLL, duh) we’re starting to see a LOT of Hunts for preppy duds and we’re kind of loving them all. There’s something about a button up paired with a flirty skater skirt that just speaks to us. 

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Follow our Prep School Style board on Pinterest for more things prep!

BeautyCon LA

Can BeautyCon be like, every weekend? We had SO much fun at BeautyCon LA that we’re starting to feel a little sad because it’s all over. It was a blast meeting some of our gorgeous Gems and chatting about The Hunt! We also got to meet and catch up with some of our fave YouTubers and celebs! Check out our recap below and follow these lovely Gems on The Hunt! 

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(Amaze photo courtesy of thestylisthandbook.com)

The Hunt’s booth/lounge. We gave out candy and totes to everyone who took a pic with our chalkboard signs!

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Our BFFs Tanner Zagarino and Natalie Tasha!

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The fabulous Jeannie Mai

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Our BAE Eva!!

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Amy of Karmin! She’s such a Gem :)

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Christine of Kkarmalove who gives us outfit envy ALL the time!

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A few of our faves, Miss Molly Anne and Kenzie Elizabeth!

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Just a few Gems who came by our booth to hang out and take pics! We loved meeting you all <3 

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We absolutely can’t wait until next year’s BeautyCon!

How-To: Survive Sorority Rush

Here you are just days away from sorority recruitment. You’ve planned out all of your outfits (with the help of our Sorority Style Guide and of course The Hunt app), come up with some go-to facts about yourself, and you’re ready to take on sorority world! Before the events get started, we have some survival tips that will make you the most prepared girl in your rush group by far.

1. Pack a mini emergency kit

Keep in mind, some houses don’t allow you to bring purses inside, but there will always be a place to put your bag. Definitely bring one filled with these essential items: mini deodorant, oil blotting sheets, bobby pins, lip gloss, band-aids, roller ball perfume, and mints. We also think it’s SO important to bring an extra pair of shoes (flats or sandals) that you can throw on when your feet are just killing you in between events at houses (this is also where the band-aids really come in handy!). Major pro-tip: bring safety pins. Trust us when we say you never know when a total wardrobe malfunction may occur, and safety pins can seriously save the day. Want to be extra prepared? Check out all of these great Hunts started for emergency kits.

2. Drink Hot water with lemon, honey and ginger at the end of the day

After a day spent talking constantly and loudly (have you ever spent hours trying to hold a conversation in a room with at least 50+ girls in it?!), your voice will be totally shot. Even if it feels fine after day one, it will not be fine by day three, trust us. Do yourself a major favor and buy some fresh lemons, honey, and a little bit of ginger. Mix those ingredients with some hot water and you’re set. This concoction will soothe your throat and keep your voice in tip top shape to hold endless conversations with your potential future sisters.

3. Be yourself and trust the system!

These girls genuinely want to get to know you, so tell them who you are! Talk about the activities you love to do, TV shows you’re addicted to, apps you can’t live without (like The Hunt, duh) and all of the fun things you did over the summer. They can tell when you’re faking it, so be genuine and let them know the real you that they will absolutely adore. Biggest piece of advice: don’t freak out if you don’t get a call back to a house you thought was perfect. These girls are looking out for your best interest and they can tell if you won’t get the best experience possible by being a member of their house. There’s a house out there for everyone, so trust the system and walk into every house or event with an open mind!
 

Now you’re officially prepared to survive Sorority Rush. Good luck Gems!