Tell Me I'm Your National Anthem

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
— Albert Camus

Not feelin' the love this 4th? Don't worry we got you... 

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O yeah, all right
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl
— Tom Petty & The HeartBreakers
 Always some Tom Selleck, for good measure.           

 Always some Tom Selleck, for good measure.           

 

·Pineapple Caipirinha·

2 oz Cachaca

2 tbs Brown Sugar

5 Mint Leaves

3 Pineapples, sliced

2 Jalapenos, round sliced with core removed

2 Lime Wedges

 

Muddle Lime, Mint, Pineapple, Jalapeno and Brown Sugar in cocktail shaker. Add Ice and Cachaca. Shake vigorously and pour into glass! CHEERS!

 

 

 

 ·Chanty's Potato Salad Recipe·

2 LBS OF CHOPPED YUKON GOLD POTATOES (BOILED TIL SLIGHTLY TENDER)

RED ONION, CELERY, RED BELL PEPPER (ABOUT 1/2 CUP EACH)

1/2 CUP VEGENAISE (ADD MORE AS NEEDED)

1-3 TBS YELLOW MUSTARD

A DASH OF WHITE VINEGAR. 

SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

CHILL UNTIL READY TO SERVE

Live,
travel,
adventure,
bless,
and don’t be sorry.
— Jack Kerouac

Be Cool, Be Kind, Be Cruel·Less. Be safe kids! - Chantel & Tiffany Shea

Posted on July 2, 2014 .

The Endless Summer

In the spirit of the never ending sunshine we have experienced here in Southern California, we thought we would show off the super fun photo shoot we did with our very talented friend, Matt Morgan, last summer. 

The two girls grew up at the edge of the ocean and knew it was paradise, and better than Eden, which was only a garden.
— Eve Babitz
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
— Jim Morrison
I wish I wasn’t a girl who needed so much but a little free creature that slept in deserts and ran on clouds and lived on lilies.
— Francesca Lia Block
Whether you’re throwing up or breaking up, you want your girlfriend right there! I don’t trust women who don’t go to their girlfriends.
— Drew Barrymore

To see more of Matt's work click here.

Posted on April 8, 2014 .

Cruel·Less Crushin' : Shoe Edition

It's a shoe party! We love shoes and we're pretty sure you do too. These are just a few of the ones we've been drooling over lately...

Nicora Johns ZA ZA Handmade Booties

Nicora Johns ZA ZA Handmade Booties

VANS ASPCA Edition Slip Ons

VANS ASPCA Edition Slip Ons

Nicora Johns Priscilla Platform

Nicora Johns Priscilla Platform

T U K Emerald Green Velvet Creepers

T U K Emerald Green Velvet Creepers

Forever 21 Favorite Woven Booties

Forever 21 Favorite Woven Booties

GOOD GUYS Abbey Navy  

GOOD GUYS Abbey Navy

 

ZARA Sandal with Ankle Strap

ZARA Sandal with Ankle Strap

ZARA TRF Wraparound Sandal

ZARA TRF Wraparound Sandal

Shoe Cult Flawless Heel

Shoe Cult Flawless Heel

Stella McCartney Faux Leather Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals

Stella McCartney Faux Leather Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals

They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.
— Imelda Marcos
Posted on March 20, 2014 .

EL-OH-VEE-EEE

Love it or hate it, it's that time of year again!  Valentine's day can just as easily be a fun night out with a girlfriend as it can be a night to get dolled up and have a romantic date with your better half! 

If you're not into dealing with the hustle and bustle of a night on the town, a day in the park can be just as fun! Pack up a snack and a bottle of wine, lay out a blanket, and bring out the tunes! Here's a friendly suggestion from our favorite V-days past:

Avocado Chocolate Mousse:

  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup organic unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to blender or food processor and blend until smooth! Top with your favorite fruit, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut! Don't forget the wine! We adore the yellowtail red wines, especially the cabernet sauvignon.

NEED A LITTLE MORE INSPO? May we present you with...the Cruel·Less Summer Valentine Vision Board:

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
— Oscar Wilde


Posted on February 13, 2014 .

Cruel·Less Crushin'

Chanty's Crushin' Hard On

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse

ALMONDS!!

ALMONDS!!

Tiff's Totally Crushin' On

“...choose to believe in your own myth 
your own glamour 
your own spell 
a young woman who does this 
(even if she is just pretending) 
has everything....” 
― Francesca Lia BlockHow to (Un)cage a Girl

Posted on January 15, 2014 .

Duck! Here comes another year!

Staying In With Friends

Tiffany: Dress- Forever 21 / Shoes- Converse 

Chantel: Dress- TopShop / Flannel- Vintage / Shoes- Converse

Crashing A House Party

Tiffany: Shirt- Vintage / Skirt- Leith / Shoes- Forever 21

Chantel: Tank- American Apparel / Kimono- Forever 21 / Pants, Shoes, Beanie- Target

Planning For A Night Out

Tiffany: Dress- Luna B/ Shoes- Forever21

Chantel: Dress- Nasty Gal / Shoes- Qupid

Tonight’s December thirty-first, something is about to burst. The clock is crouching, dark and small, Like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year!
— Ogden Nash
Posted on December 31, 2013 .

Inspiration: Holiday Hooligans

Whether you're watching the ball drop at home with friends, counting down with a glass of champagne at a party, or waiting for that epic kiss at midnight in the city, Cruel·Less Summer's got your back.

We're totally diggin' all things glitter for ringing in the new year!! It's perfect in the hair or dusted across the face. And who doesn't love a good top knot? Half up or all up, it's super versatile and crazy adorable.

Here's some hair and makeup inspo that we've been loving for our mellow and rowdy nights alike...

 

 

If staying in is your thing, why not get down with some popcorn and a good movie? Here are our picks:

And if going out's your plan for the evening, don't forget the champagne! A few of our friendly favs are:

·Korbel Natural

·Wilson Creek Almond Champagne

·Gruet Rose

·Domaine Ste Michelle

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"So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 
― Neil Gaiman 

CHEERS TO 2014!

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Posted on December 28, 2013 .