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Happy first day of summer! Here’s to hot nights, beach waves, tan lines, and sun-soaking style.

Photo credit: Georges Dambier

Happy first day of summer! Here’s to hot nights, beach waves, tan lines, and sun-soaking style.

Photo credit: Georges Dambier


Spotlight: Topanga Canyon // Topanga Collection 



Named for: A picturesque sanctuary of canyons, winding roads, and bohemian vibes
Loved for: 2-way stretch, breathability, and fashion-meets-function style 



From the breathtaking mountain views to the surfer-yoga-hippie culture, Topanga Canyon is its own world. It doesn’t quite feel like LA yet it’s close enough for us to visit when we need a break from the noise. Here’s our ideal ibyc staycation: 



10am: Head to Inn of the Seventh Ray for brunch and get zen in their outdoor patio over the best Belgian Waffles you’ve ever had (promise); be sure to take a walk to explore all the nooks and crannies on the lush property 



12pm: Make the scenic drive through the canyon to Topanga Beach. We insist you roll down the windows, blast some Neil Young, and feel the harvest moon vibes 



12:30pm: Grab your Mexican blanket and sprawl out on beautiful Topanga beach - a favorite surf spot and the first beach marking the entrance to the 27 miles of Malibu ahead



3pm: Time to get active… in our activewear of course! We suggest the Topanga Racerback Tank in blue for a pop of color and our beloved Topanga Leggings. Take the Eagle Rock hiking trail from Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park – panoramic views and just hard enough to forgive the Belgian Waffle moment earlier. 



6pm: You absolutely cannot miss the Full Moon Horseback Rides that the The Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch offer. A guided 90 minute ride starting at dusk, as you soak in the evening air and search for shooting stars – need we say more?
Spotlight: Topanga Canyon // Topanga Collection 
Named for: A picturesque sanctuary of canyons, winding roads, and bohemian vibes
Loved for: 2-way stretch, breathability, and fashion-meets-function style 
From the breathtaking mountain views to the surfer-yoga-hippie culture, Topanga Canyon is its own world. It doesn’t quite feel like LA yet it’s close enough for us to visit when we need a break from the noise. Here’s our ideal ibyc staycation: 
10am: Head to Inn of the Seventh Ray for brunch and get zen in their outdoor patio over the best Belgian Waffles you’ve ever had (promise); be sure to take a walk to explore all the nooks and crannies on the lush property 
12pm: Make the scenic drive through the canyon to Topanga Beach. We insist you roll down the windows, blast some Neil Young, and feel the harvest moon vibes 
12:30pm: Grab your Mexican blanket and sprawl out on beautiful Topanga beach - a favorite surf spot and the first beach marking the entrance to the 27 miles of Malibu ahead
3pm: Time to get active… in our activewear of course! We suggest the Topanga Racerback Tank in blue for a pop of color and our beloved Topanga Leggings. Take the Eagle Rock hiking trail from Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park – panoramic views and just hard enough to forgive the Belgian Waffle moment earlier. 
6pm: You absolutely cannot miss the Full Moon Horseback Rides that the The Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch offer. A guided 90 minute ride starting at dusk, as you soak in the evening air and search for shooting stars – need we say more?
The new look for summer?Ladylike with a twist. Forget prime and proper and put your best foot forward. We guarantee it’ll be love at first step. Get the LookShoeMint Classic PumpShoeMint Kody Flat


The new look for summer?
Ladylike with a twist. Forget prime and proper and put your best foot forward. We guarantee it’ll be love at first step.

Get the Look
ShoeMint Classic Pump
ShoeMint Kody Flat

We’re excited to share a special collection from our ShoeMint co-founders, Rachel Bilson & Nicole Chavez. Their designs for June have us obsessed and wanting more! Lucky for us, they’ll release new collections every month featuring their signature style and design aesthetic, plus tons of style tips and insight into their exclusive designs.
Check out their June collection here.
P.S. There’s a pair shown above that’s coming very, very soon. Can you guess which style? Stay tuned!
We’re excited to share a special collection from our ShoeMint co-founders, Rachel Bilson & Nicole Chavez. Their designs for June have us obsessed and wanting more! Lucky for us, they’ll release new collections every month featuring their signature style and design aesthetic, plus tons of style tips and insight into their exclusive designs.
Check out their June collection here.
P.S. There’s a pair shown above that’s coming very, very soon. Can you guess which style? Stay tuned!
With designs like these, it’s no surprise we’re congratulating our Mint advisors Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for winning Accessories Designers of the Year at the CFDA Awards last night.
Photo Credit: Getty Images

With designs like these, it’s no surprise we’re congratulating our Mint advisors Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for winning Accessories Designers of the Year at the CFDA Awards last night.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

The ultimate underpinning: La Jolla Collection
Cut from sheer, ultra fine mesh and trimmed with leopard lace, this collection is the perfect way to play up your inner-wear this season.


The ultimate underpinning: La Jolla Collection

Cut from sheer, ultra fine mesh and trimmed with leopard lace, this collection is the perfect way to play up your inner-wear this season.

Ready, Set, Summer: Chic Summer Hairstyles

SUMMER’S MANE EVENT

PONY UP: Give the standby style an effortless twist. Simply part hair at the base of the elastic and pull through.

BEACH BRAID: Transform plaits into slinky waves post-beach with a leave-in conditioner.

UPDATED UPDO: Add instant polish to your go-to bun with a silk scarf.

Ready, Set, Summer: Chic Summer Hairstyles

SUMMER’S MANE EVENT

PONY UP: Give the standby style an effortless twist. Simply part hair at the base of the elastic and pull through.

BEACH BRAID: Transform plaits into slinky waves post-beach with a leave-in conditioner.

UPDATED UPDO: Add instant polish to your go-to bun with a silk scarf.

You loved it, we brought it back! Browse through some of our classic pieces and favorite styles from years past.

You loved it, we brought it back! Browse through some of our classic pieces and favorite styles from years past.



Ready, Set, Summer: Get Perfect Skin
 

Skin malaise is never fun, especially in that Spring–Summer transition when everyone’s skin seems to go haywire. 
Peep our tips ’n tricks to get Summer ready skin:



Redness/Rosacea: Whether it’s allergies, stress, or your skin just getting used to the stronger sun rays, we swear by Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer. The feverfew is key in soothing irritated skin AND it has SPF so it’s perfect for every day use. 



Dry Skin: Coconut oil is a great age-old dry skin fix. If you’re acne prone, stick to under the eyes/cheekbones where you are less likely to break out. Also – much of the moisture in our skin is sucked out overnight. Keep a humidifier in your room and leave it on throughout the night!



Dull Skin: Slough off dead winter skin with a handful of brown sugar and coconut oil. Add a couple drops of vanilla for a spa-like experience. Mix the ingredients in the shower and tackle the usual suspects – elbows, knees, feet. Don’t forget your lips, but go easy as that area is sensitive! 


Photo credit: http://www.thenovicechefblog.com
Ready, Set, Summer: Get Perfect Skin
 
Skin malaise is never fun, especially in that Spring–Summer transition when everyone’s skin seems to go haywire. 

Peep our tips ’n tricks to get Summer ready skin:
Redness/Rosacea: Whether it’s allergies, stress, or your skin just getting used to the stronger sun rays, we swear by Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer. The feverfew is key in soothing irritated skin AND it has SPF so it’s perfect for every day use. 
Dry Skin: Coconut oil is a great age-old dry skin fix. If you’re acne prone, stick to under the eyes/cheekbones where you are less likely to break out. Also – much of the moisture in our skin is sucked out overnight. Keep a humidifier in your room and leave it on throughout the night!
Dull Skin: Slough off dead winter skin with a handful of brown sugar and coconut oil. Add a couple drops of vanilla for a spa-like experience. Mix the ingredients in the shower and tackle the usual suspects – elbows, knees, feet. Don’t forget your lips, but go easy as that area is sensitive! 

Photo credit: http://www.thenovicechefblog.com