Bohemian Style, the Apartment 34 Way

It seem like every summer “bohemian style” makes its triumphant return. Certainly, summer is the season to play things a little bit more loose and easy, but rocking festival-inspired wear doesn’t mean your booty has to hang out of your shorts or you need to look like you’re still trying to relive Woodstock. We decided to take the idea of Bohemian style and put the Apartment 34 stamp on it. You might call it “sophisticated bohemian.” We call it a look you could take from the amphitheater into the office!

Here’s our inspiration:

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There are few keys to putting sophisticated twist on the bohemian aesthetic. The first is to keep your lines clean. I’m particularly head over heels for the jumpsuit this summer. It’s playful, but when properly accessorized, can still be totally professional.

Where you can really turn up the bohemian dial is with the details. Think mirrored sunglasses, tassel necklaces, stacked bangles and a funky backpack instead of a conservative tote! Thankfully, Nordstrom Rack just launched its online shop, so we can pick up a seasonal piece {or twelve!} without breaking the bank!

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While we all know The Rack is the place to go for the ultimate designer finds, there are SO many reasons to love the new NordstromRack.com. One, they offer free shipping on orders over $100. Two, you can return items to any Nordstrom Rack retail location – no racing to the post office neccessary. And what I think is the coolest – you can also shop using the Nordstrom Rack App – while you’re in line at the post office! I don’t know about you but I’ve become a major power phone-shopper so a Rack App is music to my mobile-loving ears. No more wondering if that perfect Manolo might have been available in a size 10 at my local store.

Oh and a little birdie also told me that NordstromRack.com is offering flash sales every week on Monday and Thursday at 8 a.m. PT. Sales are limited-time and quantity – so you’re going to want to be lightening fast on that one. Feel free to share this with your deal-seeking friends and followers {or keep that little nugget to yourself}!

Here’s to budget and trend-savvy summer style!! Be sure to stop by my Instagram feed today – I’ll be revealing the result of my latest Nordstrom Rack treasure hunt!

And to truly appreciate why The Rack has long been one of my best kept sartorial secrets CLICK HERE.

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Get Your Shop On:

> Alternative Apparel Jumpsuit
> Isaac Mizrahi Sunglasses
> Deux Lux Backpack
> Rachel Zoe Tassel Wrap Necklace
> Rose Gold + Druzy Cuff
> Gorjana Gold Bracelet
> Charles David Laser Cut Bootie
> Tassel Infinity Scarf

images via herenordstrom rack, here, here and here

This post is a paid partnership with Nordstrom Rack. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34′s doors open!

Stock Up with Crazy Good 4th of July Sales!

Fourth of July weekend is always so fun – everyone brings out the star-spangled-banner-stops to celebrate the birth of our nation. But just because it’s pretty ‘ol miss America’s birthday doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t celebrate with her. And what better way to do that {besides bbq’s and booze!} than to buy yourself a prezie!

It would be a national catastrophe to let these amazing deals go down in history as un-shopped. Everythign is 30-50% off people! We’ve decided to avert such a crisis by helping our country out, one fashionable American at a time. We’ve shopped the web for you- hunting down the best sales – and here’s what we are ob-sessed with:

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We’re not going to lie, we want it ALL. Like, really. We did manage to whittle our list down to a highly curated collection – nothing but the best of the best. There’s really no true favorite here, but if we’re talking best deals- it just might have to be: boots. It sounds far off, but summer is the time to buy boots- all of the classics {like these APC’s!} are at the lowest prices you’ll find them all year. So what are you waiting for, stock up now! We might just beat you to the last pair.

Thanks, ‘Murica. — Bianca

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GET YOUR SHOP ON:
> Givenchy Silk Organza Sweatshirt 
> APC Zip Booties
> Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel {on sale for $218!}
> Moto Rip Jeans {only $50!}
> Chloe Diamond Cotton Shirt 
> Giles Silk Illustration Scarf {only $57!}
> Freda Salvador Wit Loafer 

Everything You Need to Host A Summer Getaway

The heart of summer is upon us and all we can think about is how to get ourselves outside as much as possible!! In search for a break from the popular day trip to wine country and in an attempt to completely unplug for the long holiday weekend, why not host the 4th at a cabin with fram-ily?

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First you need a great rental. Something like Sarah Sherman Samuel’s would do, but since no cabin comes close to her modern beaut, let’s just imagine you find something with a vast deck, equipped with a fram-ily style table and a killer view. I mean, that’s easy, right??

The truly hard part is figuring out what to wear! Summer in the woods is usually hot and often crazy humid, but can also be chilly in the evening {especially when Karl the Fog is on duty}. So it’s all about light layers. And since this is likely a trip with some of your chicest friends, no hiking boots or cargo shorts will be allowed!

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get the look: Dolman T-Shirt in Stone // Asos Straw Hat // Bamboo Blend Parka // Desert Clouds Scarf // Hello Sunshine iPhone Case // Taupe Peep-Toe Bootie

Hopefully, you’ll see a lot of the sun {so don’t be shy and say hello with this selfie-ready phone case!}. This pocket-enhanced bamboo-blend jacket, layered over a relaxed tee, will protect you against the strong rays as well as keep you warm as the sun sets. We love that it gives you “cargo” without giving you CARGO. And let’s talk about how perfectly these low-heeled booties match the jacket- talk about layering staples!

No need to worry about the humidity effecting your locks. Top off your look with a laid-back straw Havana hat that’ll tame that frizz and still give you the “I just got out of bed” look. Matched with a picturesque and adventurous scarf, you’ll be taking a break from everything but style!

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Besides enjoying the outdoors and lookin’ good doing it, there isn’t much more to worry about…than what to eat and drink of course! These Lamb Burgers served on Pita with Mint Feta Pesto are sure to feed hungry guests who have been on the lake all day. Talk about an upgrade on that plain ole’ hamburger!

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get your shop on: Ornamental Paddle // Bamboo Picnic Tublers // Compostable Bamboo Plates // Enamel Servers // West Elm Bowl // Bamboo Basket-Tray // Petrified Wood Coasters // Rebecca Atwood Pillow // Hand-Sculpted Resin Champagne Bucket 

In our dream cabin, the party is only as good as its details. So deck out that gorgeous farm table with inky tones to play off the deep blue of the high mountain lake water. Use organic shapes as your homage to nature and of course, cabin-inspired tableware will be your final touch. It’s important to keep the bubbly ice cold {especially when you’re under the sun!}, and this simple yet stylish champagne bucket does the trick!

Remember: the most important part of any getaway is to enjoy the time with your loved ones. Even when you’re back to your regular routine, you’ll be talking about all of those fun moments you shared over a glass {or three!} of wine. We can’t wait for fun under the memories to begin!

Where would you go for the perfect getaway this summer? Let us know! — Bianca

image 1 via Smitten Studio // 2 via Taste Williams Sonoma