4 Ways to Style Kimonos

During hot weather, it can be easy to step into a routine of throwing on a simple tshirt and shorts. It can be difficult to come up with new outfits or ways to liven up your summer wardrobe.

That’s where kimonos come in! They come in expressive prints and can range in lengths. Kimonos are the perfect way to add some flair to your everyday outfit, not to mention they look great flowing in the wind while you’re walking. Kimonos are a timeless and ageless look that suit all body types.

We’ve showcased some different ways to style a kimono. Pick your favorite or give them all a try!

*Our locations carry other styles and prints not on our website.

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Denim Floral Kimono – Throw a kimono over a pair of cutoff shorts and a tank. It’s a comfortable way to look cute while taking a walk at the beach or running errands.

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Fringe Trim Printed Kimono – Grabbing some lunch with the girls? Adding a flowy kimono to a pair of cuffed jeans and a tank will look effortless and stylish! Dress it up with a pair of your favorite chunky heels!

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Burgundy Floral Chiffon Kimono – If you want to dress-down your favorite little black dress, try adding a printed kimono and some jewelry. Kimono’s are also great because they’re lightweight and easy to pack away in your bag for when you’re transitioning from afternoon to night.

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Navy Medallion Pool Kimono – For the ultimate boho-babe look, pair our longer kimonos with a maxi dress or maxi skirt! They’re great for backyard parties or just a casual day with friends.

Let us know how you like to style your kimonos by tagging us in your photos on Instagram- @daisyshoppe!

OC Fair Style

Last week a few of us ventured over to the Orange County fair and had so much fun! We put our cutest summer outfits on, drank yummy drinks, ate yummy yet horrible food, and enjoyed the people watching.

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Print Crossover Romper, Light Denim Jacket, Pin Set

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Have you been to the fair yet?? What’s your favorite part?

Recipe: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Balls!

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Craving something yummy? We’re going to share a family recipe from the ladies of Daisy Shoppe! A special plus is that these yummy treats are gluten-free. If you love peanut butter just as much as we do, then you’re going to love these!

Are we making your mouth water yet? Follow these steps below to create some goodness of your own!

Outside Chocolate Shell-
In a double broiler, mix:
-Two 4oz large milk chocolate Hershey’s bars
-6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1/2 bar of Gulf Wax

On the lowest heat stir until melted.

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Inside Filling- 

-2 cups of creamy peanut butter
-3 cups of Cocoa Pebbles
(*If you want more crunch, substitute this ingredient for Cocoa Krispies. However, this alternative is not gluten free.)
-1lb of powdered sugar
-1 stick of room temperature butter

Mix with hands and roll into balls.

Dip the filling into the chocolate and place on a cookie sheet.

Refrigerate for  30 minutes prior to eating.

Remember to store them in the fridge after eating to keep them fresh!

Now that you have your peanut butter balls ready, serve them on our scalloped candy dishes by Mud Pie. These dishes are perfecting for displaying your kitchen creations and completing your table layout. They’re ideal for entertaining or merely for your own enjoyment!

Happy baking!

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What to Wear on a Road Trip

So many of us travel during the summer, and road trips are an easy way to go some place new without spending too much money or time. We love just taking a weekend off and driving up the coast, to the mountains, or even the desert (when it’s not too hot!).

When you go on a road trip, you’ll probably stop off at different places to eat & explore, so you want to look cute, but still feel comfy while sitting in the car for hours. Sometimes it can be hard to put together a comfy outfit that doesn’t include yoga pants & a sports bra, so we thought we would show you a few ideas of what you can wear!

#1: Flared Pants & Graphic Tee

Swap out those yoga leggings for some fun printed flared pants! These tie dye ones are so cute and feel just like pajamas or yoga pants.Throw on a graphic tee to complete the look!

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#2: Maxi Skirt & Cute Tank

Just like the flared pants, these maxi skirts are so comfy and we are always getting new ones in different prints & colors. Just throw on a cute tank and you’re good to go!

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#3: Flowy Dress & Lace Bralette

This is perhaps our favorite outfit out of the three because it’s so easy! You can basically wear any flowy dress and feel comfy & cool while sitting in the car for hours. Plus, you’ll look exceptionally cute and photo-ready when you get out of the car to explore!

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What do you like to wear when you go on road trips?

What’s in Our Bag?

*IMG_5674.jpgToday’s post is all about the essentials! There are certain must-haves every girl carries throughout her day to day life, and these are our list of favorites!

Shopping Canvas Tote – First off, the bag! We love our pink canvas tote which reads, “I have been shopping my entire life and I still have nothing to wear”. A struggle almost every girl understands! It’s the perfect size tote to carry around our essentials.

Peach Blossom iPhone Case – Something we cannot live without is our phone. Rifle Paper Co. has a super girly case available in two floral patterns. The clear case shows off the color of your iPhone 6/6s or 6 plus. It also has a bumper in the front which is helpful in case you ever drop your phone.

Tassel Keychain – Another must is our keys! To add some flare to our common house and car keys, we’ve added a fun tassel keychain. It’s available in a few colors-so pick one that shows off your individual style! But of course, we went with the pink!

Cosmetic Bag – Our cosmetic bag is important to carry all our fave lipsticks and mascaras. Especially on a hot summer day, touch-ups are vital. Carry it in your bag or on its own (because it’s that cute!).

Round Sunglasses – Sunglasses are also very important  on a sunny day. Not only do they protect your eyes, but they’re stylish and match with everything!

Bando Agenda Planner – For keeping up with our crazy schedules, from coffee dates to hair appointments, we like to carry our Bando agenda. This 17-month agenda book comes with stickers to mark important dates and fun artwork for each individual month.

Let’s Do This! Notepad – Sometimes, there are things we need to quickly jot down, like a phone number or an Instagram handle! For those times when we need to leave a little note, we carry our Rifle Paper Co. notepad. The checklist is adorned with a cute floral pattern that says, “Let’s Do This!”

Bando Water Bottle – It’s important to stay hydrated. To thirst our quench, we keep our beverage of choice in the Bando water bottle. It reads, “After this, we’re getting pizza”. Our favorite food-Yum!!

And that’s it! Our Daisy Shoppe must-haves all contained in the cutest little tote. What’s in your bag?

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Here Comes the Fun in OC

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Are you looking for something fun and refreshing to do this summer? Our Daisy Shoppe stores are located in three very family-oriented cities: Mission Viejo, Brea, and San Clemente.

After shopping at our store and picking up some fun goodies and trendy clothes, you can venture to some exciting & nearby events happening throughout the summer. Don’t forget to use your ban.do agenda to keep track of all the fun you’ll have!

Mission Viejo

On July 9th, the OC Swing Machine will be at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center to perform swing dancing styles from the 1930’s. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are $10.

On Friday, July 15th, also at the community and senior center, “Shrek the Musical Jr.” will be performed. It is hosted by the Out of the Box Learning & Arts Summer Theatre Camp and tickets are free!

At Saddleback College, Shakespeare by the Sea will be showcasing two free plays, “Othello” and “Cymbeline” on July 16th and 17th.

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Family films in the park are continuing starting July 8th and every Friday until July 29. The outdoor projector at Arovista Park Amphitheater will be showing “The Sandlot”, “Cars”, “Inside Out”, and “Zootopia”.

In addition, every Wednesday from now until July 27th, free concerts will be held adjacent to the Brea Plunge. Swimming will also be available at the Plunge for only $2.

San Clemente

Every other Thursday from July 7th until August 4th, there will be a concert on the beach at pier 7. The show starts at 6pm and is free!

San Gorgonio Park will be hosting a concert and the Disney movie, Nemo on August 19th. The concert starts at 6pm and the movie is at 7:30pm.

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Don’t forget to pick up a ban.do agenda to plan all the fun! They come in three fun designs: two small sizes, ideal for packing in your beach tote or purse, and two larger sizes with a spiral, which are ideal for keeping on your desk! These 17-month agendas are all available in stores now!

Shop Agendas & Desk Accessories

13 Summer Looks // Part 4

Now in stores is our June calendar of events, along with 13 Summer looks and where to wear them! Throughout the past week, we’ve been sharing and talking about each one of them here on our blog! See Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.

On a Beach Vacay

If you’re going on a tropical beach vacay, you need a comfy dress that you can easily slip on over your swimsuit, but that can still be dressed up for dinner! This bright royal blue dress is perfect for just that.

Royal Blue Ribbed Dress (available at San Clemente), Necklace (available in stores)

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On a Sunset Stroll

During the summer, sunset strolls are a frequent habit here in SoCal, especially on the beach! This multi-way maxi dress (also available in indigo tie dye) would be perfect for grabbing dinner, and then heading down to the beach to watch the sunset!

Multi-Way Maxi Dress (also available in indigo tie dye), Denim Jacket

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Which one of these looks is your fave? Share with us in the comments below!

13 Summer Looks // Part 3

Now in stores is our June calendar of events, along with 13 Summer looks and where to wear them! Throughout the next couple weeks, we’re going to share and talk about each one of them here on our blog!

To the Farmers Market

Why wear yoga leggings and a baggy t-shirt to the farmers market on Saturday morning when you can wear a cute & comfy romper like this?! Throw on a denim jacket if your Saturday morning is having a case of June gloom, and you’re bound to be the most stylish girl there.

Frill Bottom Romper (available at San Clemente), Distressed Denim Jacket (available at San Clemente), Sunglasses & Necklace (available in stores)

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For Brunch with Friends

The weekend was made for brunch and so was this adorable floral dress! The white fern leaf print makes it springy and relaxed, but the ruffle off the shoulder top adds a little girliness and sass! Complete the look with a wide brim sun straw hat and some wedges.

Fern Leaf Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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For a Backyard BBQ

Summer is filled with casual dinners and backyard BBQs, and this casual look is perfect for just that! This super flowy off-the-shoulder top is a must-have for warm summer days, and the crochet shorts add a little texture and boho vibes!

White Off-the-Shoulder Smocked Top (also available in grey), Crochet Denim Shorts (available at San Clemente)

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On Date Night

Whether you’re on your first date, going out with your boyfriend of many years, or just grabbing dinner with your husband, this is the perfect casual date night look. It’s great for any activity from dinner and a movie, to bowling and mini golf.

Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top (available at San Clemente), Distressed Jeans (available in stores)

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Which one of these looks is your fave? Share with us in the comments below!

13 Summer Looks // Part 2

Now in stores is our June calendar of events, along with 13 Summer looks and where to wear them! Throughout the next couple weeks, we’re going to share and talk about each one of them here on our blog!

For Your Wedding Shower

Are you a bride-to-be? This gorgeous white lace off-the-shoulder dress would be perfect for your Wedding/Bridal Shower!

Off-the-Shoulder Crochet Tutu Dress, Crystal Statement Necklace (available in stores)

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For Girls’ Night Out

This Little Black Romper is the perfect alternative to a Little Black Dress! It’ll be easy to get your groove on for a girls’ night out on the town, and the open back is the perfect amount of sexy.

Open Back Halter Romper, Crystal Statement Necklace (available in stores)

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For a Birthday Celebration

Celebrating your birthday this summer? This hot pink A-line dress will keep all the attention on you for your special day!

Fuchsia Key Hole A-Line Dress, Tiny Pineapple Necklace

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For a Fancy Dinner

Heading to a nice dinner with your husband, family, or friends? This gorgeous rose silonette dress (that also comes in black) would be perfect! Just add some heels, a necklace, and cutch!

White Rose Silonette Dress

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Which one of these looks is your fave? Share with us in the comments below!

13 Summer Looks // Part 1

Now in stores is our June calendar of events, along with 13 Summer looks and where to wear them! Throughout the next couple weeks, we’re going to share and talk about each one of them here on our blog!

On a Roadtrip

Wear this comfy casual look while driving up the sunny coast of California, or while heading east to the dry desert. It’s comfy enough to wear for hours in the car, but still cute for stopping at scenic spots for pictures!

Tie Dye Tank (available at San Clemente), Navy Linen Shorts (available at San Clemente), Sunglasses (available in stores)

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To an Outdoor Music Festival

It’s music festival season, which means the more boho the better. We layered a lace bralette under this flowy printed dress that would look beautiful blowing in the warm desert wind. Don’t forget to accessorize with sunnies and lots of jewelry!

Paisley Print Dress, Lace Bralette (available in stores), Sunglasses (available in stores)

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To the Beach

When heading to the beach, you want to wear something that’s lightweight and easy to throw on over your swimsuit. It gets pretty hot sitting on the sand, so a lightweight graphic tank like this mermaid one is perfect!

Mermaid Hair & Salty Air Tank (available at San Clemente), Navy Linen Shorts (available at San Clemente), Sunglasses (available in stores), Anchor Tote Bag

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Which one of these looks is your fave? Share with us in the comments below!