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Say goodbye to summer: a labor of lovely style

Labor day is quickly approaching, so naturally it’s important to say goodbye to summer in style. And it’s even more important to look better than your friends, because why not? So raid your closet for your favorite white pieces and let’s mix and match with stars and stripes!

The White Party
The famous white party. I’ve got a love-hate relationship with you. Because on the one hand, who doesn’t want to show off their hard-earned summer glow? I mean nothing makes tanned skin sparkle better than a crisp white outfit. But on the other hand, to quote Carrie Bradshaw, “I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.” I just won’t. But for one day a year, you have to suck it up. And by suck it up, I mean look absolutely fabulous in newly bleached white skinnys and a blouse or in that perfectly form-fitting LWD (little white dress). Regardless, two very important tips: know your venue and know how-white the party is. After all, you definitely don’t want to rock your stilettos in the sand or hit the club in Birkenstocks (even if they did make a comeback this summer). And you definitely don’t want to show up with colored shoes or handbag if there’s a strict all-white policy. 

Here are some examples of flawlessly executed white ensembles.
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The Beach Party
When a long beautiful day at the beach turns into a bonfire with s’mores and fun drinks. There really is no better way to bid summer adieu. Soak up those last seconds of sun in a casual and comfortable, but also cool outfit. Don’t worry about wearing all white. It definitely will still look great, but why not mix in some nautical colors and patterns? Maybe a long sleeve cover-up or a sarong? And definitely consider how chilly it will get once sun sets. Just because you’re throwing on a sweatshirt, doesn’t mean it can’t be fun and flirty.

Here are some day-to-night beach party looks we love.
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The Barbecue
A classic barbecue. The last chance for some juicy burgers and hotdogs on the back patio with sweet summer salads on the side. I’m salivating just thinking about it. This category deserves the most thought. Because after a day of relaxing, you probably should dress up a little bit. Then again, it’s not a lavish party, so you definitely don’t want to come dressed like its the Emmys. It’s always a good idea to mix dressier pieces with casual ones, so that your outfit works in a variety of scenarios. Think maxi dress/skirt with flat sandals or denim cutoffs with wedges or a statement necklace. Maybe throw on some lipstick? It is evening after all. 

Here are some great barbecue options, that are can be easily dressed up or down.image

What will you be wearing this Labor day?

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Fall into fabulous fashion

With a new season around the corner, it’s time to hit the mall or your favorite online shops to stock up on the best of fall fashion! As I write this, I’m daydreaming of over-the-knee boots, oversized cozy knit sweaters, endless infinity scarves, and everything else in between. But before you break the bank buying every thing in sight, I wanted to give the run down on the essentials to get you through the season. You know, so you still have a little money left for fall fun like football games and apple picking!

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Leather jacket: The tried and true leather jacket is back this season with an edgy twist. So if you haven’t explored the magic that is leather jackets, why not tap into this season’s hot trend: biker leather. And we’re loving the Biker Jacket from H&M. The dramatic collar and double breasted zipper gives the classic look a much needed update. Wear this with jeans and a t-shirt for that rocker glam look, or pair it with a little dress and booties for a more feminine feel.

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Boyfriend jean: For several seasons now the boyfriend jean has been competing with the skinny jean as the all-star denim cut. This season boyfriend jeans take the forefront as the must-have for work and play. While we’re all toned up from a fabulous summer, it’s time to give those gams a break and treat yourself to worn in boyfriend jeans. Afraid of looking too sloppy during the work-week? We’ve got you covered. Try Madewell’s Slim Boy Jean. Now you can have comfort and ease with a t-shirt and flats or dress them up with pumps and a blouse. They’re the perfect solution to a quick day-to-night quick fix makeover.

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Statement necklace: Your tan may fade, but there’s no need to lose your summer sparkle. Statement necklace sparkle, that is. You might need to put your lucite and neon jewels away, but chunky metals and neutrals are ready to take their reign. Right now we’re obsessing over Bauble Bar’s Chapman Cone Bib. The chunky metal chains give that cool vibe without taking away from your burgundy pout. Dress up your LBD with this bib and sky-high heals, or for a more casual look, pair it with your favorite white tee and boyfriend jeans. If you’re going to make a statement, it might as well be a cool statement.

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Trapeze bag: We’ve been salivating over Celine handbags for quite some time. And during that time we’ve also come to terms that its definitely out of our price range. (Hopefully only for now!) So what do you do when trapeze bags are all the rage? It’s simple, head over to eBags and check out Rebecca Minkoff’s Bowery version. Now you can indulge in the trend and feel a lot less guilty. We’re super into the charcoal color this season. It feels less harsh should you pair it with a black leather jacket. And this way, if the trend moves into spring (fingers crossed,) the charcoal will still feel seasonally appropriate. Oh and it’s also just a cool neutral color.

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Embellished flats: We’re all about a great bootie, but sometimes your feet need a break. So that’s where flats come in. And while multi-pattern and textured upgrades to the classic Vans sneakers are rampant, those don’t always cut it for work or for a nice meal with friends. Cue the embellished flats! We’re all about classic loafers, but why not give a little glam to your feet. Disperse the love why don’t you? Right now we’re loving the Report Simka flat from Piperlime. The pointed-toe and short heal give a sense of sophistication. And that ankle strap definitely gives off that dainty and delicate feel that every girl should want when discussing ankles. (If that’s ever even a discussion?) But what we really love is the gold plating on the heal. It gives just enough attention and sparkle without overpowering the rest of the outfit. It’s also still simple enough to wear multiple times as a seasonal staple with other bedazzled accessories. It’s a fun pop. Rock this shoe with cropped boyfriends or skinnies, or pair it with a little skirt or dress. With this shoe, the options are endless!

These five pieces are sure to amp up any of your wardrobe basics. How will you incorporate them into your style?

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Bye, bye birthdays

As promised, we’re here to report that we’ve made a few more changes. And we’d like to share them with you. You may notice the new sleek and simplified look of the app containing two tabs: Discover and Wallet. These two views provide everything you would want and need from Wrapp: a list of offers to claim or give, and a place to store the offers you’ve claimed. No need to fuss with accidentally clicking the News or Friends view when treating yourself to offers to the places you love to shop.

And as far as birthday’s are concerned, Facebook has got you covered. Now you can receive those pesky push notifications from them and let us send you messages about things you want to know, like great offers and new brands.  So, if you turned off our push notifications because you got tired of all your friends birthdays, it’s time to switch them back on. Change your settings now so you don’t miss out on that next great offer. Hint: go to your Wallet, hit “About” and then “Settings”.

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Discover your favorites!

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Our Wrapp-stars have been working tirelessly to help you Discover fabulous brands. And even better, this is just the beginning of new features we’re sending your way! As we adjust back-end codes (yawn) and update the look of Wrapp, we’ll keep you updated along the way.  

On a daily basis there’s so much to do and so little time. And we want to help you make the most of it!

We understand the importance of receiving recommendations and advice from friends by word-of-mouth, rather than from marketers and cheesey advertisements. Let’s face it, not all brands and offers are right for you. Just as not all offers appeal to every member of the Wrapp staff. But by bringing you the Discover view, we can suggest offers to brands you love, without the hassle of searching through offers that you might not like.

Now you won’t have to wait for friends to share an offer, but rather you can explore it for yourself. And who knows, maybe you’ll be the trendsetter of the group finding that spectacular brand that you must share with your friends. Maybe you’ll like it so much that you’ll want to shout it from your social media platform rooftops, figuratively speaking. But even with offers designed with you in mind, you’ll still have access to offers that you might not want… you know, just in case you do want them after all.

 

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We’ve got that summertime sadness

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It’s finally August, and although Fall is quickly approaching, we can’t help but savor the last few weeks of summer. It’s such a bittersweet time; Fall fashion starts to hit the stores and we anticipate toasty dates with pumpkin spice lattes and the changing Fall foliage, while also holding on to long summer beach days that turn into magical summer nights. 

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This week, many of us at Wrapp are looking forward to the Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. This 3-day music, food, and art festival perfectly encompasses our mixed emotions about August. While we hope for continued warm and sunny days, we ultimately know we’ll we rocking jeans, and (hopefully cute) booties with some trendy long-sleeve and scarf combinations.  A far cry from the dress code at last weekend’s Lollapalozza in Chicago, IL. So while this obviously won’t be our first choice for summer attire, it’s hard to stay mad when we know what performances are in store. What could be better than Kanye West, Tom Petty, and the Killers mixed with tasty treats and craft brews?

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But with music festival season coming to a close, we’d love to know what you’ve been jamming to all summer long. Have you travelled for the best bands in the world or simply enjoyed your favorites on the boom box by the pool?

As the days start getting shorter, we can only reminisce about the fabulous summer fun we’ve had while also looking forward to whats in store. That being said, this month expect to hear more about Back-to-School essentials and how to look your best (and be the best guest) for Labor Day festivities.

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Sweet summer surprises

We know it’s not always easy to get away, so this summer we’re taking a look back at our favorite adventures and vacations. And we’d love for you to join us!

Each Tuesday we’ll be posting pics from Wrapp staffers’ favorite vacations with #TMBTwrapp – and you should too! Starting tomorrow (July 29), you can post your pics directly to our Facebook page or post on your Instagram using @wrappcorp and #TMBTwrapp.

Each week we will #regram our favorites and after our final week of posting (Aug 26) we’ll award our three favorites $50 to Amazon!

Not a traveller? No worries, we’ll have another contest with other great prizes coming soon!

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American Eagle’s newest fan

One of the plusses of working for Wrapp (and there are many, trust me) is that I am exposed to a variety of brands, both new and familiar to me. As the person that curates the app and puts events live, I am privy to knowing exactly when great offers are available for you. Pretty sweet gig. And while we have people testing to make sure the codes work before we set brands live, my colleague convinced me that we should test them for ourselves. We’re really dedicated to your shopping cause, and ours too! 

I have to be honest though, prior to today I was not an American Eagle Outfitters shopper. I had no aversion to the brand, I just felt I missed the boat. When I was younger there weren’t stores nearby to shop at, and as I got older, I felt too old. (I’m only 24 and can bet that I’m being dramatic.)

However, who am I to turn down shopping? Especially during lunch. On a gorgeous day. 

With our gifts of $10 off $30 in our mobile wallets, we moseyed over to American Eagle Outfitters. And was my mind blown! I wasn’t expecting to find things that would suit my style, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. I could not believe the selection of tank tops and shoes that were beckoning me in.  Rack after rack I wanted to buy buy buy! I even texted my mother to tell her how great the selection was. (And I’m pretty particular, so that’s a high compliment.)


Trying to be an adult and save money is quite difficult, especially with so many choices of cute things to buy. But I could not leave empty-handed so I opted for a super soft “HOMIE” tank top and crop-top tank. 

So while my goal was to shop for work, I ended up also finding a new brand that I like. Good for me, bad for my wallet. C’est la vie!

Can’t wait to wear these gems to work tomorrow.

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Donuts on donuts on donuts

It’s National Donut Day and we’re going crazy in the office. What better way to kick off the weekend than to stuff our faces in the Friday show-and-tell meeting than with donuts!? While we could take the easy way out and get free donuts at all of the cliche chain shops we decided to go big, and get the best there is, in San Francisco that is. 

Enter Dynamo Donuts. Yessss!

Thank you for enriching our lives with donuty goodness. Your unique combinations of bacon and sugar or chocolate and rosewater have sufficiently hit the spot and made our all-day wait worth it. It’s almost as if they were crafted especially for us. And seeing the joyful effect you’ve had on the entire Wrapp team, it’s safe to say we wish every day was Donut Day.

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A winning Mother’s day gift

Mother’s day is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, it’s the perfect time to get the perfect gift while also one-upping my siblings as the favorite child. I know I’m actually my dad’s favorite, not my mom’s, but hey it’s always a goal worth fighting for. Like my mom always says: we play to win.

This year is the first year I’m living too far from home to give a gift in person, or for me to show up as the surprise present. (I’ve done that before, it’s definitely a great gift to keep in your back pocket.) That being said, I definitely needed to be creative.

So what do you get your mom when she has basically every material item she’d already want, but you’re also too poor to send her on relaxing vacation? Simple, go for the sentimental gifts.

Living in San Francisco actually made my life super easy being that every block in my neighborhood has stores with cute chotchkies that have sweet sayings and home accessories. Knowing that my mom is big on black, white, and charcoal, I decided on charcoal wood plank with with a quote sure to melt hearts (and most likely make my grandma cry on the spot). The next best thing to having you for a mom is knowing my children will have you for a grandma. I mean seriously, cue the waterworks. Side note: I’m not pregnant, in fact, I don’t even have a boyfriend, but it’s still sweet.

I also picked up a black and white picture frame and then printed a picture of my sister, mom and me to put in it. It’s really more my taste than hers, the pattern at least, but the colors work at home or her office, so it’s pretty versatile.

Feeling inspired by the Oreos-Skype commercial, while also still feeling like I needed to do more, I was pleasantly surprised to find Julep and Par Avion Tea gifts available in the app. Growing up my mom and I used to have a weekly Sunday evening date to drink tea and give ourselves manicures. (Well really it was a date for her to give me a manicure.) And with her newfound interest in Skype since I moved, combining the two activities seems like a match made in heaven. Using Wrapp allowed me to give my mom a variety of things that I know she will love, and I can feel guilt free about my shopping spree!



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Heartbleed and your security

As you may have heard from other sources, a security flaw in the OpenSSL software, named Heartbleed was discovered and published earlier this week. At Wrapp we take the security of your information very seriously and we immediately updated our systems to ensure that your information is safe. As part of this, we’ve logged out all of our users. The only thing you have to do is to open Wrapp and log in with Facebook again. If you log into Wrapp via email, we recommend you change your password, not just on Wrapp, but on other services as well.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at support@wrapp.com

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