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DIY // Embroidered Patch Denim Jacket

October 16, 2017
embroidered denim jacket

Denim jackets are a wardrobe staple for us. They can be dressed up or down and come in so many different colors and styles.

The patch denim jacket has been popping up everywhere, from reaaally expensive versions (YSL has one for $1,250) to basic trendy versions you can find at Forever 21. Now back in High School I loved patches. When a pair of my favorite jeans started to have tears and rips, I threw on some vintage patches to solve the issues. My favorite part about adding patches or pins to a piece of denim is that it can totally be personal to you.

I like that brands are coming out with affordable versions of the patch denim jacket, but I feel like the fun of having a jacket like this is to make it personalized.

denim jacket

I scored this denim jacket from Forever 21 during one of their flash sales. It is aaaamazing quality, was $8, and is a men’s xs so it fits a little bigger which I love. There were already patches on it (two-thirds of which I hated) and a cute embroidered detail at the back. I figured I could easily remove the disliked patches and personalize it with my own finds! I left the rose patch and cut the other two off the jacket.

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Autumn Inspired // Moscow Mule

October 12, 2017

Fun, festive drinks are right up our alley and with Moscow Mules being one of our signature summer bevs we had to put a Fall twist on it. Last year we made a festive fizz that was so tasty!

This drink is so delicious and easy to recreate! It would be perfect for any Fall festivities, Halloween parties, or just chilling on the couch watching Hocus Pocus (can I get a hallelujah that Halloween movie marathons are back?!) .

all ingredients

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

ice

4 oz of vodka (this is totally up to your personal preference of drink strength)

1/4 cup cranberry juice

1/2 cup sparkling apple cider

ginger beer

apple (sliced for garnish)

ice only

STEPS

Fill two large glasses with ice (I used copper mugs, but anything will work)

Add 2 oz of vodka to each glass (adjust to taste)

Divide the 1/4 cup of cranberry juice between the two glasses.

Add 1/4 a cup of sparkling cider to each glass.

Fill the cup the rest of the way with ginger beer.

Stir gently to combine and garnish with sliced apples.

add vodka

apple cider open

adding cider

adding ginger beer

shot of drinks

Serve & Enjoy!

Let us know if you try this Autumn inspired recipe out!

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Beauty

Kopari // Five Products I’ve Been Using Non Stop

October 10, 2017
skincare products

I love skincare products. As I get older I almost feel like I have to make up for every bad skin decisions I made in the past. Why didn’t I listen when my parents told me to lather on the sunscreen?! I digress. When you find a skincare product that works for you, you latch on to it for dear life- this is exactly what I did when I first used Kopari’s coconut melt.

Now I was like many others out there who might be thinking-what’s the difference between this coconut oil and the coconut oil I grab off the grocery shelf at Target? The quality of this coconut oil is aaamazing. Long story short not all coconut oils are created equal. But you can read more about that here!

The following five products have been dominating my skincare game! With the weather starting to get cooler and drier, I know that I don’t have to worry about staying hydrated and glowy and Fall & Winter long.

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Shopping for {affordable} Disney looks

October 5, 2017
disney looks

Now if you know us at all you know we are mildly Disney obsessed. Living in Florida we’ve been venturing to Disney World ever since we can remember. Our family would take us on Summer vacays there and we just continued the trend through adulthood {do we reaaally feel like adults though?!} Read our last two Disney posts here and here!

When we go to Disney we definitely love to dress the part! It’s just that much more fun showing up to Magic Kingdom in Minnie ears and cute festive tops isn’t it? Because we love keeping our looks affordable we wanted to share with you our top places to find Disney looks. If you have a Disney trip coming up soon {Food & Wine runs through November 13th!} or if you are like us and love incorporating a bit of Disney in your everyday life we have the pieces for you!

Forever 21

Uniqlo

Urban Outfitters

Kate Spade

Cotton On

 disney     disney t           

Hot Topic

disney t shirt

Oh Yeah Apparel

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We love how there are so many cute Disney pieces out there now! Especially ones that have just a touch of Disney magic to them-it’s so easy to incorporate those pieces into your everyday life.

Let us know your favorite places to shop for Disney goods! We’re always on the hunt for that new new!

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Fall Transitional Looks {featuring Groopdealz}

September 5, 2017
casual looks

Once Summer starts to come to an end Fall inspiration is everywhere! Regardless of the weather staying humid and hot, our minds start to wander to cute scarves and long sleeve tops. We always love buying clothes before the season starts, you can get the best deals and just save the pieces for a bit before wearing them!

As you know we love affordability so partnering with Groopdealz was the perfect match. Groopdealz is a daily boutique deal website, featuring amazing deals in Fashion, Home Decor, Jewelry and Kids. Everyday they feature 150-400+ new deals that are up to 92% off!

We stocked up on some super cute pieces for Fall and some pieces that we could start wearing now!

BASEBALL T’S & MONOGRAM HATS

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Styling Stripes [day & night]

August 13, 2017
styling stripes for day and night

We love a good classic print and for us stripes are a staple. A timeless style for all ages. We often hear people say ‘I can’t wear stripes-they’re unflattering!’ to which we say YESSSS YOU CAN and no they’re not!

Often times people misjudge that the stripes themselves are unflattering, when really it is the cut of the top, dress, or pants. Stripes have come a long way from the basic striped T. There are so many gorgeous pieces out there featuring the classic print and we’re styling two of them for day and night.

DAY

Striped T

day look

Tee loved the style of this cute v neck T! Instead of basic black and white stripes, it has the cutest reverse striped detail on the sleeves and back. It is also super flattering on and only $5!! I mean $5?!

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J’aime Montréal {Travel Guide}

July 31, 2017
downtown view

Montreal was so beautiful I honestly can’t say it enough! We travelled there for David’s birthday because it is his favorite city-I had never been. He had been quite a few times and always talked about how gorgeous and fun Montreal was {so true!} so I couldn’t wait to go and explore!

Even though David had visited a few times before most of the places we explored he’d never been. It’s just a testament to how much there is to see. Even in the 4 days we were there we didn’t hit everything we wanted to, but that just means we’ll definitely be returning!

So here is our guide to Eats & Drinks, Things to Do, and What to Wear Montreal edition!

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What did we BUY? [Nordstrom Anniversary Sale]

July 19, 2017

Now that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about to be LIVE for everyone [yaaaayy!] we wanted to show you some of the pieces we bought and highly recommend. Along with some of the pieces we’ll still be picking up for ourselves and as gifts for others!

Here is our first post with all of the sale details you need to know.

During the Early Access part of the sale items were selling out fast! Like we said before if you keep checking back sizes will start to restock and items will come back. That’s what I’m doing for these Adidas cuties! Fingers crossed they come back in stock in my size because everywhere else is selling them for full price.

Here are the items we bought during Early Access and highly recommend: 

jeans try on jacket and jeans

I’m in love with this jacket! Definitely an amazing deal and I was sold on the gold hardware immediately. I’m wearing a medium and it fits perfectly with enough room for a sweater underneath.

The jeans are also a great buy! They are under $60 and I love the dark denim with slight distressing. They claim to be mid-rise but I feel they are definitely a higher rise which I looooove.

topshopjeans

back of jeans

I honestly feel that no girl can ever have too many jeans.  I love TopShop so these super distressed jeans caught my eye on the Nordstrom Sale!  As soon as I got them, I immediately fell in love.  I love that they are distressed all over-not just the knee area, they are high waisted, and real thick denim with the right amount of stretch!

dark denim

side of jeans

Like I said jeans, jeans, and more JEANS!!  Seriously, I wear jeans EVERY single day (even to work), so having several quality options (without rips/distress) is super important.  BLANKNYC makes super nice, not too pricey, quality denim.  These jeans are dark wash (not too dark where they look like a jegging) but can be dressed up or down.  They are skinny fit and touch right below the ankle with the perfect amount of stretch!  The tag says mid-rise butttt they feel more like high rise.  Definitely worth every penny!

leggings lookNow I was always doubtful of these leggings because even on sale they are a little pricey for me {$35.90}. I’m normally a Marshalls girl for leggings but the reviews were always sooo amazing. I have to say I really like them! They are super high waisted and flattering and don’t ride down which is a definite bonus.

I definitely recommend them if you’re an avid leggings wearer like myself!

Here are some items we are definitely still going to purchase:

The anniversary sale runs through August 6th and then prices go up! We definitely recommend shopping items you know you’ll need once the cool weather kicks in. Here in Florida I will not be throwing that leather jacket on for a while haha but I seriously can’t wait to wear it!

If you’re not shopping for yourself there are a few gift items that would be great to pick up for upcoming Holidays, which sounds insane [the holidays?!] but smart haha! 

Here are a few gifties we saw that we’ll definitely be purchasing as well:

We are early gift shoppers-when we see a good deal we buy the item and save it for that special someone. Our Mom’s birthday is in October and we already have her gift haha.

Let us know if you have any questions about the sale or products we’ve purchased/mentioned!

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Summer Style How To // Bralettes

July 17, 2017
All 3 Bralette Looks

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. We received the included bralettes as compensation.

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Bralettes are a staple piece in our wardrobes. They can be styled so many different ways and are super comfortable! Their pretty, delicate details can amp up a normal look while still being functional.


Why do we love bralettes so much?

-they can be worn with low cut tops or dresses

-add a delicate, girly vibe to a look

-they can be shown off in a backless top or dress

-they can be worn under a sheer top

-look great with off the shoulder tops and sweaters

-take the place of an actual bra


Now a lot of ladies have asked us how can a bralette take the place of an actual bra?

If you’re like us, on the smaller chested side of life, a bralette can offer just the right amount of coverage and support. If you are in need of more support we have found so many amazing options at Kohl’s for you!

Their bralette selection is serious!

Keep reading to see how we styled these three neutral bralettes for Summer.

Lace Bralette Lace Bralette Eyelash Lace Bralette

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Guide to shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary SALE

July 14, 2017
anniversary sale logo

So as you know everyone and their mother has been talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale the past couple of weeks.

Toted as the “Superbowl of Shopping” we were always a bit skeptical. Now because Tee and I looove a good deal we are pretty critical on what constitues an amazing sale. We are all about quality over quantity which is why we love shopping Marshalls and TJ Maxx. You aren’t getting cheap or irrelevent brands or styles-you’re scoring nice quality pieces at an amazing price!

Last year was the first year I really shopped the sale and I was pleasantly surprised! There were some really affordable pieces and the items did go back to a higher price point after the sale was over.

One of my favorite pairs of Topshop Jeans were scored during the sale last year and were such an amazing deal!

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A couple of tips I learned from last years sale that may be helpful to you this year:

Tip #1

Keep checking back. If you love something and it sells out quickly there will most likely be more that come in stock or people will return items! I bookmark the page for the item I love and check back a couple times a day.

Tip #2

You can always return! One thing I love about ordering or shopping in Nordstrom is that the return process is so simple. So if you have doubts order the piece and make sure you return it if you don’t love it when it arrives.

Tip #3

Think ahead. Tee and I always shop for Fall and Winter pieces during the Summer regardless of the store. It is seriously the best time to scoop these types of items {cardigans, coats, boots, scarves} up because in a couple of months you’ll need them and they will be double or triple the price.

So don’t fret that you won’t wear it for a little while. Put it in your closet and you’ll be so happy to have the pieces in a couple of months.

Tip #4

Do not buy something just because it is on sale!!!

Now this can be very hard for us to even do but it is important. Just because something is on sale and there is the element of scarcity don’t buy it. Buy pieces you know you’ll wear and love. During sales like this it’s hard not to go crazy with all the hype.

We each rifled through the sale and came up with some of our favorite picks! We will keep them updated based on the changing inventory for you.

Kat’s Picks

Tee’s Picks

 

Let us know what you get!