BRAND FEATURE: CROSLEY

Vintage never sounded so good.

Crosley first started out manufacturing radios in the 1920s and now in 2014 Crosley Radio continues to expand its product line creating vintage-inspired electronics incorporating the latest technologies such as iPod docks, Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities.

Transport and listen to the soundtrack of your life with rich warm sounding vinyl and Crosley’s epic fully transportable turntables.

With cute retro styling and at an affordable price Crosley turntables are perfect for the beginner audiophile.

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Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable

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Crosley Ranchero MP3 Player + Radio

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Crosley Collegiate Portbale USB Turntable

Some of our favorite vinyl records on SurfStitch. We also asked around the office for staff opinions on what records just sound better on vinyl.

  • Hotel California – The Eagles
  • The Wall – Pink Floyd
  • Naturally – JJ Cale
  • Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin
  • Blue – Joni Mitchell
  • Mezzanine – Massive Attack

LPs

 The Beatles – Abbey Road | The Natinal – High Violet | Rodriguez – Searching for Sugarman | Tame Impala – Innerspeaker | Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio | Bon Iver – Bon Iver | Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros | Haim – Days Are Gone | Cat Power – Moon Pix

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WOMENS TREND: BRALETTE + TOPS

7b55f5257ad017b3228d06ffb520b5d7Once upon a time a visible bra would have been looked at as taboo, tacky and completely unnecessary. However these days the more lace shown the better. Feminine, sexy and versatile lace bralettes are made to be shown under a loose singlet or sheer shirt. Pretty lingerie is the perfect option when the weather is so hot outside you want to wear as little as possible or when you are feeling a little bit confident and want to show a touch of sexiness. Seen in numerous street style blogs this is a trend that will continue into the cooler months peeking through a loose knitted jumper or shirt.464872b825d9f812ba742f1f8dc77ea3 img7017aBright-Bralette-Cosabella-N d2e13f0612d65001bab2e531f06b422f Love a lace bra:Lace

Cheap Monday Shape Lace Bra: Pink | Purple | Black White-On-White-Oracle-Fox144c5a2526d51b228d4114fd6d163ba8

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What to wear:Tops

Cheap Monday Morgan XL Tank | Billabong Sea Through Me Top | First Base Sheer Teejak

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Add a sexy sheer: Sheer

 

First Base Sports Bra | Cheap Monday Mesh Mini Triangle Bra | First Base Peek A Boo

Images: thetrendwhisper, oraclefox, harperandharley, fashiontoast, pinterest

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ITEMS OF THE WEEK: SLOUCHY

76efc67fd63aaafc5bee228e76cb8106There’s no better feeling than slouching around on the weekend or after work in your comfiest outfit. After a long day, have a hot shower and slip into a pair of soft pants and an oversized jumper. The best thing about this look is that if you need to run out last minute it’s acceptable to wear in public as it’s not your trackies and uggs.b82475762ce397c23114a11ce3bba0d273a35dd0db7440936fafd46370730d4d55ec5fd232bb5325eee815469493b1e6

These L’America pants are as comfy as your track pants but are on trend with a drop crotch pant and side pockets. Lounge around the house in a basic tee or throw on a stripe top and your birkenstocks for an early coffee date on a Saturday morning. LA4FP100LIGH-L`AMERICA-4

 L’America Lounge Pants | L’America On Safari Tee

5f1df6fd46ce1b0e6af54ec4ced2f712fce95d7fae2c09b6fd906f71ac93f1bdWhether you’re throwing these on after the gym or to get up for an early surf check these Stussy track pants are what you need all winter long. Wear with a tee when the sun is warm or throw on a hoodie and sunnies for casual cool. ST045604BLK-STUSSY-4

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Images: Pinterest

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CAPTAIN FIN CO // VANS

With the likes of Dane Reynolds, Noa Deane, Tanner Gudauskas and many more, Captain Fin Co. is a steezy, eclectic, new age take on the classic fin. Jazzy prints, bold colours and contemporary art designs make this brand a mind blowing colour force to be reckoned with. If you’re looking to stand out in the line up, you’re on the right track.

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If you’re into carving concrete lines and mongo footing down Santa Monica boulevard (or probably just your local neighbourhood) , hitting the slopes or getting real in the surf, Vans has you sorted. Vans have been creating sticky soles and effortless sports attire since March 16th, 1966. Like a wine, getting better with age, they continue to be the forefront of the skate, surf and snow industry with their classic style and simplistic vibes.

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Sometimes it takes two to tango, so Vans and Captain fin co, have done just that and teamed up to create one of the freshest surf/skate collaborations we have seen yet. Check out the Captain Fin Co twist on a classic Vans tee, here. And not to mention, the ultra lightweight, durable Vans/Captain fin co. Costa Mesa Sneaker.. perfect for those arvo sessions in the bowl.

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SPORTS LUXE, SPLASH OF PRINT AND PLAIN, SIMPLE BIKINIS

As you have probably gathered from Instagram, various fashion blogs and the other 1269 social media avenues you find yourself timelessly lost in, sports luxe is trending just about everywhere. Much like its timeless, simplistic friend by the name of Plain. Whether it be an over sized jersey, a basic tee, leather drop-crutch pant and now, wait for it, SWIMWEAR.

Don’t worry you don’t have to be Venus Williams to pull of the sports luxe vibe and you most certainly don’t have to feel like a wallflower wearing a plain swimsuit either. Bold colours, mesh panels, intricate cut out designs and a splash of print are on the top of our hit list for this season.

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   N.L.P- Neoprene Triangle Top | Acacia Swimwear- Andy Crochet Top | Zulu & Zephyr- Sea Leopard Top

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Stone Fox Swim- Tucker Seperate Pant | Acacia Swimwear- Gili Crochet Pant | Zulu & Zephyr- Sea Leopard High Waisted Pant

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YOU WEAR THE PANTS.

london-fashion-week-firstOne trend that continues to grab attention on the street style blogs is a women that knows how to wear the pants! Sophisticated, effortless and always comfy pants are a great option to add a touch of either glamour or to dress down an outfit. Whether you want to add a wide leg silk pant to add femininity to your outfit or rock it out in some leather pants they remain a strong option when you just don’t feel like being in a skirt. Pants are loose enough to wear through a warm summer and cool enough to add boots in winter. They really are the most versatile piece in your wardrobe and I can’t get enough!faea6307212f4f10e78729ea2008c1a60f0b6e5510fdf4d1715eff91f22fe9a3tumblr_m7037nJPDo1rn956wo1_500T343370DAH-TIGERLILY-4

 

Tigerlily Valerie Pant

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Finders Keepers Daybreak | Volcom St Easton | Tigerlily Samode Pant

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COLOUR STORY: WHITE

White is classic, fresh and clean and continues to be at the forefront of the fashion trends season after season. This season update your whites with denim shorts, overalls and the LWD (little white dress). White is perfect for day or night just translate from your simple basic pieces by adding delicate accessories and a high heel. You’ll be so fresh and so clean all season long!6a0120a8bb16f2970b016766b4aae5970bwhite-fashion-trendsaf7ff6433f3bcd911bc4a89ccea5d008Light Daywear

Stylestalker Stylestalker 8 Tee | Friend of Mine Susie Blue Overalls | Tigerlily Samode Panthead-to-toe-white-look3c3d57d10d2559f3a334265138567db1Bright Basics

Zulu & Zephyr Drifter Mesh Balconette | Minkpink Groupie White Shorts | Billabong Essential Tankerwhite trend 2012571f61cece35e0dfbb872b68230a6b5f3412White for night

Keepsake Another World Dress | Finders Keepers The Someday Jumpsuit | Tigerlily Charlotte Dress

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Images: emme-magazine, foureyesfashion, thefashiontag, feelslikeannaorlova, pinterest

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2014: THE YEAR TO GET ORGANISED

The start of a New Year is a perfect time to get sit down and get organised for the year ahead.

Brighten up your workspace and feel refreshed and organised.

Was your New Year’s resolution to plan a  holiday this year? Then why not work out a budget or plan to save your dollars.

Starting a new creative or business venture? Organising your space is a lovely way to get inspired.

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WILD AND WOLF GEMS SMALL NOTE BOOK – MULTI   |   WILD AND WOLF ORGANISING SMALL NOTE BOOK – MULTI

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Item of the Week: New Year, New Accessories

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I don’t know about you but one of the top things on my resolutions list for 2014 was to invest in some quality and timeless accessories. I seem to always be buying an endless stream of clothes and neglecting the small things that can change one outfit into something else. Sometimes it’s not about the big picture but the small details that count. Got your favourite dress? Pair it with sandals and a cute bag for day or for night add a bold ear cuff and heels. For the guys they can change with shoes, hats and watches. Take your pic and make it your goal this season to have pieces that will last a lifetime.

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 8 Other Reasons Revenge Ear Cuff

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Electric FW02 Stainless Watch

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Recipe: Recovery Juices & Smoothies

There may be a few weary eyes and sore heads hanging around today as the New Years celebrations come to a wind down and the office seems to be nearing closer. There is nothing better than to scare off a hangover and bounce back into it than with a cleansing juice or soothing smoothie. Luckily for me I received a new blender for Christmas so I’ve already been taking mine for a spin (literally) and been blending up those delicious summer fruits. Take a look at a few of my favourites below and fill your body with nutrients to get you feeling your best in 2014!e68f6a0a78ca6d1bcbeb59f8b19e2e9b

THE GREEN JUICE- First recipe is the essential green smoothie and a favourite of health advocate Lorna Jane.-2031387220Blend together 1 apple, 1 lemon, 1/4 cup parsley, 1 cup spinach or kale and add 2 cups of water for blending or leave the water if juicing.

“Nothing beats nourishing first thing in the morning with a zing of lemon and some fresh green apple – now this is my way of waking up.”

 

THE BERRY SMOOTHIE- This next smoothie is a little bit more fun, it’s a delicious non-dairy breakfast smoothie from Body + Soul.25323-1_nBlitz together in a blender 1 banana, handful of almonds, handful of blueberries, handful or organic oats, sprinkle of chia seeds, 1 cup of skim milk and a few ice cubes.

 

THE BANANA SMOOTHIE- This is no ordinary banana smoothie with added nutrients with pineapples and orange it incorporates your favourite summer fruits. From the Edible Perspective._MG_8153Blend up, orange juice (add in depending on how thick you like it), plain yoghurt, 1 banana, 1 pineapple, sprinkle chai seeks, sprinkle maca powder and handful of ice.

 

BOOSTER JUICE: This recipe I got from our lovely friends at Free People. With immune boosters like carrot and ginger this will have you fighting fit in no time.

CARROTJUICE1Simple juice together 1 ginger, 2 oranges and couple of carrots. Add ice and you’re done!

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Enjoy!

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