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New Year, New Shoes

New year, new you. Err… I mean, new shoes! 

2019 is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off a new year than with some fresh footwear? Here are some of our top picks to help you put your best foot forward in 2019!

Vianna

We’re massive fans of this Western inspired bootie. Partner them with your favorite pair of denim and a leather jacket for a look that’s easy and effortless this January.

Koto SHR

We’re heading into the most rainy part of the year, so it’s essential that you have the gear to keep you cozy and warm while the weather outside is dismal. Koto SHR is a water-resistant shearling lined sneaker that will keep you both comfortable and dry at the same time.

Rider

Rider is hands down one of our favorite pairs of boots this season. Chunky, yet on-trend, Rider is the kind of boot that can go with everything in your closet. Whether you pair them with leggings or your trusted pair of skinny jeans, round out the look with a vintage tee and oversized sweater.

Batik

We’re ALL about adding a little bit of height to your every day look, which is why Batik is a no-brainer when it comes to ankle booties. A low profile silhouette with a wedge heel to give your outfit a boost, Batik can easily be worn day or night in 2019.

Playwire

The weather may be gloomy, but that doesn’t mean your outfit has to be. Enter Playwire: a metallic take on our favorite Play sneaker, which will help you stand out from the crowd. Pair with an all black ensemble to really let your shoes do the talking.

Mondo

Mondo is easily one of our favorite sneakers for day-to-day running around, so it’s no surprise that these made our list of must-haves for the new year. Both comfortable and functional, these are a stylish additional to any girl’s wardrobe.

Viejo

A high boot is essential for any cold weather season, and Viejo is a spectacular choice for any look. Highly reviewed by everyone who wears it, Viejo will help you ride into the warmer months with ease.

Marley

Marley will forever be our go-to sneaker, and we are obsessed with this winter floral pattern for the season. The weather outside may be dreary, but that doesn’t mean your outfit needs to be!

Which new shoe is your favorite! Let us know by tagging us on Instagram!

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Blowfish Malibu Style We Can’t Get Enough Of!

New year, fresh looks. Inspiring style brought to you by some of our favorite Blowfish Malibu babes. 

The majority of us use a new year to reflect on the past. Some people may choose to create resolutions and set goals, while others may use this time to simply be inspired.  A new year presents us a clean slate and in turn gives us hope for the future. Out with the old, in with the new, right? These newly set intentions and thoughts weave through various parts of our lives;  from health and wellness, to financial resolutions, travel goals, and style. Because we are fashion-obsessed (duh), this week we’re looking for inspiring, new ways to update our wardrobe for the new year. With every new season, we rely on some of our favorite Blowfish Malibu babes who rock their looks (and their Blowfish Malibu kicks) to encourage fun change.

This means we’re headed to IG to hunt down fresh looks to inspire and revamp our style.

Find inspiration below!

Love Island’s adorable @lauraloucrane is rocking her Ralo boot, available at Office Shoes in Europe. We love how she paired these boots with a leather jacket and vintage tee.

@theangelajones lovessss her Mondo sneakers and wears them while running around Los Angeles any chance she gets. We are totally feeling the camo jacket paired with denim cut-offs. Plus, that high ponytail is killing it.

We don’t think we’ll ever get over the Bungalow sandal (a year-round favorite, if you ask us!), and @lularoeashelymickelson is rocking hers like summer never ended! PS. how amazing is that floral duster!?

@ashleerosehartley is one of the cutest girls on the ‘gram. It’s no surprise we can’t get over how well she styled one of our classic styles: Balla.

We’ve got a massive crush on @jeskenyon and can’t get over how well she styled our beloved Play sneaker. Can we get this outfit for ourselves, ASAP? LOVE the long sweater and sneaker combo.

Comfort + casual + effortless + modern = the perfect look. We love how @jasinez paired her adorable grey slip-on’s with cute denim trousers and an on-trend mustard sweater!

@theclumsytraveler is a great friend to the brand, and she effortlessly rocks our favorite shoes throughout the year. Check her out on the Santa Monica pier in a pair of on-trend neutral booties! They look perfect with her cuffed boyfriend jeans and casual, yet feminine, white tee.

@vanessa_la_blanche is making us feel “50 shades of jealous” with this fresh, winter-approved ensemble. We need grey booties ASAP.

We don’t know what we love more: @jeskenyon in her comfy Play sneakers this season or that yummy latte she’s drinking!

Feeling inspired? Which looks would you rock this year?

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Malibu Mondays with Cori Shearer

Blogger Cori Shearer is smart, selfless, and ambitious. In addition, she is Blowfish Malibu’s babe of the week. Let’s just say we couldn’t be more enamored by her. 

When we say we’re seriously impressed by Cori Shearer, author of the popular blog ‘a la code‘, we’re not kidding. Raised in Pennsylvania and currently living in San Francisco, Cori spends most of her days working in digital tech. In her spare time, she writes her blog as a way to document her experience of being a feminine woman working in a man’s world. We have been in awe of her for awhile, not only because of her perspective and writing, but also because she spends a great deal of her time giving back to her community.

As a small token of our admiration, we sent Cori a pair of Blowfish Malibu ‘Marley’ kicks to add to her shoe collection. “I’m currently loving and wearing the Marley slip-on sneakers. I love that Blowfish Malibu shoes are cute, comfortable, effortless, and many pairs are vegan-friendly,” she says.

We love Marley, too! But, as excited as we are about these sneakers, we’re even more excited to introduce you to Cori. Read on!

How long have you been creating content? What inspires you?

I recently celebrated pressing publish on my first blog post one year ago. I started my blog, a la code, to document my journey as a woman working in tech. My aim was to inspire others in a more accessible and inclusive medium. A la code, the blog’s name,  was inspired by a la mode, which is French for, in the style, and my love for technology. I’ve found that being feminine and working in tech is an evident rarity. I believe these two factors should be mutually inclusive, not exclusive. The concept of tech and who can design, invent, and produce it needs to be thought of as a viable future for all people.

My hope is to spark conversation and help set ablaze a future world in which the percentage of women working in technology today is but a fraction of the women dominating the tech industry tomorrow.

Where are you from and how has that shaped you?

I was, not that long ago, on the receiving end of need as a little girl supported by school lunch and after school programs. It was in those years, growing up somewhere in between central Pennsylvania’s chocolate factories, cheesesteaks, and Amish country, that I realized how, each one of us has the ability and power to influence others positively. Now, as a transplant in San Francisco, when I’m away from the keyboard, I work to empower others to identify and respond to oppression and inequality, to bring about fundamental change in social systems, and to commit to a life-long investment in service and social responsibility.

How would you describe your personal style?

Elevated and comfortable minimalism with pops of color and prints.

Who are your fashion icons? 

Alex Michael May, Nadia Aboulhosn, Gabi Greg, and Elann Zelie.

Name your latest obsession. 

Facial oils.

What creative projects have you been working on that you’re excited about? Can you tell us about them?

I recently worked on a campaign with Aerie as one of their summer #AerieReal ambassadors. If you’re in your local Aerie store, you might see me there! I’m also building out my own branding boutique, Brand New Vous, to help young professionals take control of their personal brand in order to present themselves in a way that inspires, intrigues, and builds confidence in their own abilities.

What’s your philosophy on social media and how do you approach it?

Quality > Quantity and Community and Collaboration > Competition.

Do you have a favorite social media platform?

Instagram.

What’s your dream travel destination?

Currently, Cuba.

When do you feel best about yourself?

When I’m in community with or helping others.

What’s your personal motto?

Every setback is a setup for a comeback.

What advice would you have for someone who’s trying to pursue the same interests as you?

Don’t delay, start today. Fear of failure debilitated me for so long and now that I’ve started, I’ve spent way too much time thinking about where I would be if I would have started sooner.

If you weren’t a content creator, what would you be?

While I love creating content, my true passion is ideating, developing, and bringing consumer-facing digital products to market.

Fill in the blank!

I learn the most from: Meeting new people and trying new things. 

I can’t live without: My passport and my headphones. 

You can find me shopping at: Target #TargetRun, Nordstrom, ASOS, and thrift shops. 

My astrological sign is: I’m a Virgo 

I’m not scared of: The glass ceiling. 

Most people would say I’m: Ambitious

My full time job is: I’m a Product Manager at a tech company by day. 

I’m currently listening to: Cardi B, Becky G, and H.E.R.

My style mantra is: Dress for the person you are today and not for the person you used to be or you wish you were. 

I feel most comfortable in: A sweater, jeans, and booties.

When I woke up today I felt: Grateful and expectant. 

Most people don’t know: I went to a performing arts high school for dance. 

I feel the most free when: I’m traveling somewhere solo or dancing.

 

SOME QUICK LINKS TO DISCOVER MORE OF CORI’S WORK:

Experience Cori’s Instagram and her Facebook!

Get to know Cori better on her Blog, a la code!

Spend some time checking out photographer, Anna Maria Photography!

Thank you, Cori! We’ll catch up with you soon. 

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