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LULU’S X O’NEILL BEACH BOUND CONTEST

LULUS X ONEILL BEACH BOUND CONTEST

O’Neill Women’s and Lulu*s have joined forces to give you a chance to win the hottest spring break styles through the BEACH BOUND INSTAGRAM CONTEST! 

THREE LUCKY WINNERS WILL EACH GET A $100 GIFT CARD TO Lulus.com AND THIS O’NEILL SPRING BREAK OUTFIT:
- O’Neill Jardin Bikini (bandeau top and multi tab-side bottoms)
- O’Neill Bianca Cover Up

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE A PHOTO SHOWING US YOUR SPRING BREAK STYLE!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

CONTEST DATES: MARCH 24 – APRIL 4

HOW TO ENTER:
1. FOLLOW @LULUS AND @ONEILLWOMENS ON INSTAGRAM.

2. UPLOAD AN ORIGINAL PIC OF YOUR SPRING BREAK STYLE TO INSTAGRAM

3. TAG @LULUS AND @ONEILLWOMENS & INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #LULUSXONEILL

 Good luck!!! 

Mar.24.2014    CONTESTS · FASHION · NEWS    2 Comments

FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST-HAVE STYLES

FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLES

Music Festival season is in FULL SWING, with SXSW going on this weekend and Coachella less than a month away! And the best part about going to a festival (besides the music — duh) is the FASHION! We’ve you covered with all the perfect boho styles on our FESTIVAL SHOP to make you set the scene & turn heads.

With so many cute styles, it’s hard to pick favorites — check out a few of our HOT PICKS to help you get started:

FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLES

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FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLESFESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLES   ROLAND SHORTS

 

FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLES

FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLESFESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLES  JADEN ROMPER 

 

SHOP ALL FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS:

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FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLES     FESTIVAL VIBES: MUST HAVE STYLES

 

Mar.14.2014    FASHION · NEWS    Comment

FINAL #TODAYISPERFECT CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS

This week’s #TodayIsPerfect contest winner is…. a tie!

Congrats to Emily and Riley!

FINAL #TODAYISPERFECT CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS
Emily’s Winning Photo

Our first winner is Emily Watson, a down-to-earth 22-year old art and nature lover from Renton, Washington! She’s currently in college and holds many interests but her dream job is to be a photographer, as her favorite way to connect with nature is through her lense!

When we asked Emily what her perfect day is, she said “My idea of perfection will always lie within the boundaries of nature.  Humans aren’t perfect, and that is what makes our lives so wonderful and beautiful.  When in nature, a peace wells up inside me that nothing else could replace.  There is nothing more perfect to me than being in the mountains, or by the sea, or deep within a forest”.

If Emily wins the #TodayIsPerfect contest, she plans on making her day perfect by buying her dream camera so she can pursue her dreams.

Congrats Emily, and best of luck in the finals!

FINAL #TODAYISPERFECT CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS
Our second semifinalist this week is Riley Capritto!

She’s a 17 year-old high school student from Ventura, California! Riley loves to go to the beach (as you can see in her submission!) and write stories in her free time. She hopes to take this a step further and hopefully become a writer or editor for a magazine someday! But for now, you can find her at the beach, or as she calls it, her second home, her “escape from reality”.

When asked what her favorite quote is, she said “They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” Well, you’ve laughed your way into the finals!

Can’t wait to see you in the finals, Riley! Good luck!! FINAL #TODAYISPERFECT CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS

Mar.14.2014    CONTESTS · EVENTS · NEWS    1 Comment

Keeping It Local: Coachella SoCal Band Must-Sees

With all the hype of Coachella and SXSW clouding our minds, we can’t forget about our local bands! Our little headquarters is based here in Orange County, California, and boy oh boy do we have our pick of new local bands. Burger Records, based in Fullerton, California has been warming our hearts by signing new Indie bands into business straight out of the OC. With their “trashy punk with a bubblegum streak” sound combining 60s psychedelia and 90s garage rock, how could they not rock?

Burger Records have another tradition besides bringing great bands to power: BURGERAMA. That’s an annual two-day music festival held at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California, on March 22nd and 23rd this year featuring dozens of bands they’ve signed. Though 2014 only marks the third year Burgerama has been in play, it’s a fresh start to something great. Some of the bands playing include The Growlers, Mac Demarco, The Black Lips, FIDLAR, The Allah Las, Tijuana Panthers, and many, many more. And hey, if these names are new to you, this only gives you a chance to immerse yourself in the SoCal greatness. Here’s a little bit about a couple of the headlining bands and a playlist to get you vibin’.

LOS GROWLERS

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Dear Lordy if you haven’t heard The Growlers yet you are missing out. Based in Costa Mesa, California, these guys rose from the ashes of psychedelic rock in 2006. With a little bit of The Doors-y vibes and rad effects, they’ve created their own sound; as they’ve named it: Beach Goth. Besides the members being total cuties (lead singer Brooks Nielsen deserves to be on the cover of every high school girl’s binder), they also have major talent and will make you feel things you’ve never felt before. They’ve released three albums: Are you in Or Out, Hot Tropics, and Hung at Heart. We advise you to check them out.

MAC DEMARCO

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Alright Mac Demarco is the cutest man on the planet, let’s just get that out of the way. Though he’s based in Montreal, Canada, he still has those Southern California vibes that made Burger Records sign him. He describes his music as “jizz jazz”, and often makes lewd jokes with his audience while on stage and dresses up in drag! Despite him being a silly dude, he’s got a great sound, playing the guitar he bought when he was 16 and a bunch of crazy pedals that give him such a unique sound.

ALLAH-LAS

Keeping It Local: Coachella SoCal Band Must Sees

Based out of Los Angeles, these guys met while working at the infamous Amoeba Records in LA. This indie rock band is bringing back the 60s vibes, the lead singer giving us a little bit of modern Bob Dylan and their instruments a little bit of the Turtles. In a modern way, of course.

Playlist:

Sea Lion Goth Blues- The Growlers

Tony’s Song- Tijuana Panthers

Let my Baby Stay- Mac Demarco

Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)- Allah-Las

Sad Tomorrow- The Muffs

Bad Kids- Black Lips

Acid Rain- The Growlers

Lovers Lane- Hunx and his Punx

Salad Days- Mac Demarco

Mar.14.2014    EVENTS · NEWS    Comment

CONGRATS ANNA: THIS WEEK’S #TODAYISPERFECT SEMIFINALIST

CONGRATS ANNA: THIS WEEKS #TODAYISPERFECT SEMIFINALIST

A huge congratulations to Anna Pederson, this week’s #TodayIsPerfect contest winner!

Anna is a 17 year old high school student from San Luis Obispo, CA. Her absolute favorite past time is painting at the beach, as it serves as a form of meditation for her to pour our her thoughts and emotions onto a canvas. She also loves to take photos with her Minolta camera, as well as singing, swimming, Bikram yoga, playing volleyball and meditating. It’s safe to say that Anna is an old soul, full of introspection and peace.

Next year, Anna will be attending a 4 year university — but doesn’t know which one yet. She plans to major in either Biology or Environmental Sciences and hopes to spend the future incorporating science with travel and the arts to make an impact on this world.

When we asked her about her winning photo and her idea of what “Today Is Perfect” means to her, she told us:

“For me, the sun serves as my guide. No matter the day, it is somewhere in the sky to symbolize the endless shining positivity present in each and every moment. The clouds may block it at times, but it always has the power to peak through at the right moment, to turn a darkened situation to light. The energy radiating through this photo matches the energy in my soul; the feeling of happiness when you have satisfied your hunger for the beach, the fresh air and the unknown adventure that could await you at any moment. As some anonymous wise human once said, “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions,” and with that a perfect day is formed.”

Anna has won an O’Neill prize pack and featured here on our blog and our social media channels. She will compete against the 8 other semifinalists next week to win the grand prize of the ULTIMATE perfect day! Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Congrats again, Anna! XOX

Mar.7.2014    CONTESTS · NEWS    Comment

IT’S A TIE: 2ND #TODAYISPERFECT WEEK 5 SEMIFINALIST

ITS A TIE: 2ND #TODAYISPERFECT WEEK 5 SEMIFINALIST

The photo entries keep coming in, and we continue to be amazed at the gorgeous submissions you are all sharing with us! Last week, we picked 2 winners and called it a tie… Tessa Barton is one of our semifinalist winners who will go on to compete in the finals round for a chance to win her ultimate perfect day.

Tessa is a 22 year old artist from Salt Lake City, who recently received her BOFA fine arts degree from University of Utah. A true artist through and through, Tessa started her own photography business, and also plays in a band called Luna Lune.

She’s an adventurer who enjoys all sorts of activities, from hiking to boating to camping. She told us, “I am lucky to live in a place with such diverse weather and nature that allows me to take on so many hobbies!”

When we asked her to tell us more about her photo and her idea of “Today Is Perfect”, she tells her story like a poet:

Serendipity, finding something good without looking for it. 

The ocean itself is not big enough to swallow my thirst for adventure and imagination. I hear the intoxicating lyrics scream from the sun as my skin absorbs the earths natural energy. 

The possibilities of my day seem endless, the sun only belongs to this day, I am reminded that I get to create my life. My mind stretched as wide as the ocean, I swim and swim and never stop. I am reminded that today is perfect because, I am alive, I am determined, I will create to destroy, destroy to create, and the world sits in the palm of my hands. Today is perfect because I have my mind and with that, there is bliss. 

Tessa’s ultimate perfect day would most certainly involve adventure — traveling and/or trying something new.

Congratulations, Tessa! Wishing you the best of luck in the finals round <3

Don’t miss your chance to enter! Learn more or submit an entry at: www.oneillclothing.com/todayisperfect

Feb.28.2014    CONTESTS · NEWS    Comment

#TodayIsPerfect Week 5 Semifinalist Winner

#TodayIsPerfect Week 5 Semifinalist Winner

Thanks to the overwhelming response you all have had to our #TodayIsPerfect photo contest, we’ve received thousands of outstanding entries!! Last week, we had to declare a tie & chose 2 SEMIFINALIST winners for Week 5! One of these winners is Christina Pretty-Moon Panther, a 24 year old college student from Los Angeles.

Getting to know Christine, she told us that her soul is most satisfied by adventures both big and small. She told us, “I love marveling at the world around me through running, hiking, and traveling. Photography is a passion of mine as it allows me to capture a glimpse of a story forever but also share it in the hopes of inspiring other women (young and old) to venture out of their daily lives with an open heart to see and experience the wonders of the world.” She’s become an all around water woman, and she feels most at home in the ocean.

Her Native American roots have made her aspire to pursue a degree in Educational Leadership and hopes to start a scholarship foundation one day.

When asked to describe her winning photo, she said:

“Shakas Up!I LOVE giving myself fully to the adventure of each day! This day led me to the sea! To be STILL and MARVEL!  To ENJOY the simple life of the sand, sun, and surf! To BASK in the BEAUTY of the day and LIFE that surrounded me!”

Her ultimate perfect day would be to travel to Thailand, where she’d volunteer at the orphanage, eat local food, see exotic animals, and go free diving in the ocean.

Good luck in the finals, Christine! And congratulations on being a semifinalist.

For YOUR chance to win, go to: www.oneillclothing.com/todayisperfect

Feb.28.2014    CONTESTS · NEWS    Comment

Styled by Fashionlush: How To Wear It

Fashion & DIY blogger Erica Stolman from Fashionlush.com knows ALL about style. Trust us. Her personal style is somewhere between the runway and the sand. See how she styles our favorite Spring O’Neill pieces to create unique and fashion-forward looks:

Styled by Fashionlush: How To Wear It

Glam Grunge:: Pair the Bobby sweater w/ a cool belt & some vintage denim shorts for that “I just threw that on” kinda look. Throw on a chunky necklace for an added bit of glam flair & you are good to go.

 

 Styled by Fashionlush: How To Wear It

Boho Babe:: Get that flawless beachy look with the adorable and flowy Candice kimono & a fun jumpsuit. Mix & match prints for an unexpected, yet chic, touch to your total look.

 

 Styled by Fashionlush: How To Wear It
Gypsy Traveler:: Let out your inner free spirit with the Journey dress. It’s henna inspired print looks perfect with vintage accessories & a long floor duster cardigan. Paired with some beachy waves, & you are ready for nomadic adventure or just a trip to the store.

 

Get to know Erica! Head over to blog to learn more about this style guru: www.Fashionlush.com

Feb.25.2014    FASHION · NEWS    Comment

ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR O’NEILL

ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL

Art and fashion go hand-in-hand. That’s one of the reasons why we LOVE collaborating with artist Leah Duncan on key pieces each season.

Check out the beautiful pieces from our Spring 2014 collection, available now at oneillclothing.com!

ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL    ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL    ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL

LEAH DRESS                                         DUNCAN TANK                                 RYDER BACKPACK

 

LEAH’S PRINTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN OUR SWIM COLLECTION!
CHECK OUT THE SEASCAPE BIKINI

ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL

 TAKE A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE LEAH’S STUDIO….

ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL

ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL

ART IN BLOOM: LEAH DUNCAN FOR ONEILL

Feb.24.2014    FASHION · NEWS    Comment