Minty Jungle American Muse Summer Lookbook 2015

Are you guys ready for the hot summer days ahead!? The air is filled with sunshine, warm weather, and adventure. We’ve got the perfect summer outfits for you guys to battle these exciting days while staying fabulous and fun! Our summer arrivals include boho-chic finds, matching sets, fringe, crochet, and ruffles just to name a few details. Peep our American Muse Summer 2015 lookbook here! Or SHOP NOW! ;)

 

Minty Muse: Essy Noir

Our girl Estelle, better known as @essynoir, has done it again! With this chick’s cool and impeccable style, she features our Origami Mami Velcro Skort!

Essy, who often travels from LA to Tokyo, is one of our dear beloved Minty Muses. Check out her full post HERE along with the rest of her blog to find out more about this super kawaii babe!

 

 

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Cozy Cat Collection

Greetings to all our Minty Muses out there! Our Cozy Cat collection has finally dropped! Check out our newest LOOKBOOK along with our fave styles!

Our Cozy Cat campaign was inspired by those lazy Sunday feels that we know everyone can relate to– ESPECIALLY during the holiday season! And since we know how it feels, we wanted to gather all of the winter season’s fashion MUST-HAVES just for you. We included everything from fuzzy sweaters to velvet joggers! Surely all you crazies have a wild weekend, and by the end of it, you just wanna throw on your favorite knitted pullover and do nothing but lounge, read, and eat all day long. And yup, you guessed it! That’s what Cozy Cat is all about. You don’t want to miss out on our furry sweaters, silky slips, and velvet variety! Yum, right??

Shop the collection HERE!

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Photographer: Roxy Rodriguez (@rocksea)
Model: Alysia Brunst (@alysiabrunst)
Styling: Pauline Hofilena (@hofilena.p)

Becky G For Kode Magazine

One of our fave Minty Muses out there was just featured in Kode Magazine sporting some Minty Jungle threads! Of course it was the one and only Becky G! This young celeb is definitely on the rise with her quirky street style and fun musical sound. We’re def proud to see her rock some of our favorite pieces!

Check out this edgy urban spread styled by the incredibly talented Joey Thao.

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Sparkly Sport Cropped Tee in Gold

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Top 10 Ways To Help Your Monday Blues Melt Away…

I don’t know about you guys, but the struggle is real with the Monday Blues here in the Minty Jungle. Surely most of you out there can relate to this statement every F@#$% Monday…

Well, the tribe may have a few legit solutions for you to fix that salty start of the week. Although some of them seem a bit crazy (like seriously :/) we decided to try them ourselves, so WTH you guys should too!

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1.Coffee in small frequent doses …Duh! Coffee has been the waking up solution for years now, however apparently they are even better ways on how to get the best and most energy from coffee! Ding ding ding! Score! And here is how: Lifehacker.com did an interview with neuroscientist Chris Chatham were he says small and frequent doses will improve your mental and physical performance rather than large doses. So basically one cup per hour would be a good start instead of a whole thermos!

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2.The B Vitamins: Evidently we all need to take our daily dose of vitamins, however they are certain vitamins for the B vitamins serve specifically the purpose of boosting your energy, and more specifically B12. This particular B vitamin will turn your carbs into the glucose that your body uses to keep you more awake and alert.

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3.Bite a Lemon! Sounds crazy, but the sourness in this citric will give you a slap in the face, instantly waking you up and sending signals to all of your body to shake off the feeling

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4.Walk Around: Ok, I know all of us are going to need this one at some point! Studies (and myself) have found that changing your physiology such as your postures or the ways you use your body, will also make your mood change! Apparently they are certain things to improve certain moods according to www.positivityblog.com if you force a smile for about 60 seconds you will actually feel happier, if you wann feel more confident stand up and walk around for a few minutes.

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5.Listen and/or watch inspirational stuff! Maybe some of you peeps are newspaper readers which is cool, however you are constantly bombarding your brain with negative things of what is happening in the world, instead of doing that, fuel up your thought and visual content with things that inspire or things you love!…maybe traveling, food, fashion, and/or cute little animals!

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6.Sun: This is probably the craziest thing i’ve ever heard, however, it does work! Whenever you are at work, at school or just at home feeling lethargic, open a window or open the door and step outside to absorb some sunlight, like a plant LOL.. literally

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7.Music, or more specifically fast tempo music: this might sound a bit cheesy, however upbeat and fast  music will send more signals of alertness to your brain! and besides music is the solution to everything!

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8.Smelling salts: WTF? yes yes I know…. this keeps getting weirder and weirder however, bet you didn’t know this: A while ago police officers would make drunk people sniff salts to wake them up! Now a days, if you sniff a little salt its guaranteed to wake you up, however to this with care, too much sniffing salt can damage your sinuses and even cause brain damage! Yowza!

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9.Exercise ! yes this is one of the oldest tricks to wake you up. I personally dont love it however if you are upt for it a 20 minute jog in the morning will give you the perfect boost you need in the morning ! … until 4 pm when you will crash.

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10.Chocolate yum… yes and this is true, chocolate makes you release endorphins which actually help improve your mood and it also makes you add inches to your waist LOL however, it is an excellent way to improve your temper! For better results try dark chocolates or fusions, my personal favorite, dark chocolate with orange peel!

 

How to Spot a #MintyMuse in the Wild

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There is this cute little coffee shop that I like to frequent on my way into work (The Minty Jungle) off of Spring St. and 4th in downtown. I have been coming to this place for about six months now and have been noticing this stylish barista bae that always serves up my cappuccino with some cute foam art.  Each time I went in there, I would  notice how spot on her outfits were and how she so effortlessly mixed and matched her fashion.  One day it was a rocker chic outfit with a twist of preppy, the next it was hentai-kawaii infused with innocent office lady, and so on and so on.

On one particular day, it seemed like she hadn’t slept all night (probably due to the Disclosure show the night before) and came in with what appeared to be a plaid bathrobe matched with some track pants that she amazingly and effortlessly pulled off like a page ripped out of the latest Nylon Japan Magazine!  “This is the last straw!”, I thought to myself.  I must investigate what powers this creature possessed that gave her this incredible ability to take any fashion pallet and create outfits that were fresh and wild, but most importantly HERS!  So thus, I began my documentation and study of this newly found species.  As I would sit in the coffee shop, I would feign as if I was checking my Instagram feed, when in fact (like a slick stalker), I would be secretly snapping shots of her epic outfits.  To take things to a more disturbing level, I began to post these pics and hashtag what naturally came to mind… #MintyMuse.

Yes, my precious #MintyMuse! What turned out to be a simple observational study quickly became my casually insane obsession. As I would dissect her outfits, I would see clothes and accessories that related to my personal style and began to infuse some ideas into my own wardrobe. “This is fun stuff! This couldn’t be the only #MintyMuse out there”, I thought, “There must be more!”.  So this is where I ask all of my fellow fashion obsessed style seekers out there for a little help. I am putting a bounty out for these stylish baes. Keep your eyes peeled for more #MintyMuses roaming around out in the wild.  These fashion chameleons are everywhere but you must look carefully at the outfits and they will emerge out of the foggy mist of the urban landscape.  When you spot one, quickly snap a shot and hashtag #MintyMuse…you will be properly rewarded!

Stay tuned for more bounty rewards…