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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.

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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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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: 

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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.

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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!

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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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Guide to shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary SALE

July 14, 2017
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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!

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Star Spangled! July 4th Fashion Guide

June 21, 2017
4th of July Fashion Ideas

Asking yourself what to wear for 4th of July this year? That’s probably a no as it seems faaaar away-but it’s not! Where is this year going?!

July 4th is one of our favorite holidays! It’s during Summertime, filled with fun, pools, and cocktails. And it’s an excuse to dress festively in some red, white, and blue.

We rounded up some of our favorite picks for the holiday! A lot of them are currently on SALE and will come in time for you to style them on for the 4th! Whether you’re hanging by the pool, attending a BBQ, or just chilling at home-we have a ton of great, affordable options.

PS: Check out our looks from last year’s 4th here!

 

Thanks for reading!

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Mother’s Day GIFT Guide featuring L’Occitane

May 7, 2017

We always love finding the perfect gift for our Mom on Mother’s Day. Sometimes it can be hard to be creative when you feel like you’ve done so many of the standard, typical gifts.

So this year we thought to ourselves, what’s something that our Mom never takes the time to do for herself? And we figured it out-RELAX!!

L’Occitane is a brand that is always synonymous with luxury. From their amazing fragrances to spa night necessities, we figured how could we go wrong gifting our Mom one of their gift sets.

We chose the Lavender set because we knew this scent would allow her to relax and unwind. It comes packaged so beautifully {no gift wrap needed!} and with the perfect products for Mom’s spa night in.

Lavender Foaming Bath

Mom can run a relaxing bath with this amazing foaming bath. It smells sooo good.

Lavender Perfumed Satchet & Bonne Mère Lavender Soap

Could this soap be any prettier?! It cleanses without drying and leaves skin so soft.

Lavender Hand Cream

I have always loved L’Occitane hand cream. It is so incredibly moisturizing without leaving hands feeling oily.

Lavender Scented Candle

The perfect finishing touch to this set is the candle. Light it while enjoying a relaxing bath!

Mom’s deserve a relaxing day, which they often don’t get the chance to do. We can’t wait to gift this set to our Mom on Mother’s Day!!

L’Occitane has tons of other Mother’s Day gift options and are offering Free Shipping!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there!

This post was sponsored by L’Occitane but all opinions are our own.

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[ZARA] sale PICKS

January 20, 2017

It’s that time again-ZARA is having a sale! So you know we had to share our sale picks because ZARA is definitely an ultimate favorite store to shop for us.

We always find so many amazing pieces there and it’s even that much better when they’re on SALE!!

So here it goes, our top picks of this season’s ZARA sale:


       

    

  

   

  

 

Let us know if you pick anything up!

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{HOSTING} Golden Globes Party Edition

January 5, 2017

Who will be best dressed this year?!

Now that the new year is here, award season is fast approaching. In our household it has always been a tradition to watch the award shows with our mom.

We would always get excited to see all of the fashion on the red carpet and see the who’s who of Hollywood at these events.

For us the Golden Globes and the Oscars are always the main events of award show season. Because Sunday is the Golden Globes and Jimmy Fallon is hosting {love him!} we thought it be fun to share some hosting tips for your own Golden Globes party!

WHAT TO DO

How cute are these fun Bingo cards?! Print some out for your guests while you watch the show and see who’s first to get 5 in a row! {Could also be a fun drinking game!}

Print out ballots for your guests to complete prior to the show and reveal who the winner is at the end of the night!

WHAT TO EAT & DRINK

I love the idea of a popcorn bar!

What better snack is there to celebrate movies & TV with than popcorn?!

Supply your guests with sweet and savory toppings ranging from parmesan cheese to Rasinets!

BRIT + CO has a great tutorial for setting up your popcorn station!

As you know we are champagne and prosecco lovers so how could we host a Golden Globes shindig without a little champs!

I found this golden cocktail recipe on A Beautiful Mess and knew it would be perfect for the night!

It combines prosecco and grapefruit juice. Just add a little edible gold glitter or sprinkles to the rim to add the Golden Globes touch!

WHAT TO WEAR

Now you could totally go all out and have your guests come as their favorite celeb or come all dressed up in a gorg Golden Globes worthy gown, buuuut in my opinion I’m all about watching in comfort.

Loving all of these adorable PJ options!

   

Can’t wait to watch the Globes Sunday with some delicious popcorn & cocktails!

Happy Watching!

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We’re 99% sure we’re GILMORE GIRLS

November 20, 2016

With the Gilmore Girls revival almost here {yay!!!} we thought we’d share our top 10 favorite episodes.

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Now we are die-hard GG fans and watched it back when it was on the WB, got all the DVD sets {ohhh the days before Netflix} and still watch reruns religiously. So when they announced a revival we pretty much went crazy!

Black Friday this year will definitely be replaced by Gilmore Friday and we can’t wait. We’ll be counting down with our favorite episodes, and of course some pizza, Chinese food, Twizzlers, Mallomars, really any and all junk food.

Here is an amazing recipe for Patty’s Founders Day punch- because is it really a Gilmore Girls party without it?!

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Buy Tee’s Gilmore Girls T-Shirt here!

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Buy Girls of Gilmore Girls T-Shirt here!

{photo credit goes out to our Dad for being a good sport and playing photog for the day!}

Our Top 10 Episodes are….

10. Korean Thanksgiving

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Let’s play {HALLOWEEN} dress up

October 16, 2016

Halloween is quickly approaching so we wanted to share two easy and affordable costume ideas that would be perfect for any Halloween party or event!

We followed some easy Youtube tutorials and pictures from Pinterest and came up with some fun and spooky looks!

{Zombie}

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This makeup was super easy to recreate. I followed this picture for some zombie inspiration.

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This sweater from SheIn is the perfect distressed piece to look zombie chic. And it is sooo unbelievably comfy & affordable! I paired it with some distressed jeans and black ankle boots.

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{Little Red Riding Hood}

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Tee followed this Youtube tutorial and it turned out great! She wore some black leggings and a black tunic tank from her closet along with some black riding boots.

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She ordered this red cape on Amazon which completed the look!

We can’t wait to see everyone’s Halloween costumes! Hope you enjoyed our easy and affordable looks!

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STARS & S T R I P E S [dressing for the 4th]

June 29, 2016

June is seriously flying by!

The fact that the 4th of July is already fast approaching means Summer needs to sloooow down! Last year on the Fourth we celebrated in the Smokey Mountains which was so much fun!

This year we don’t have any fun road trips planned, but I know we will celebrate and of course, dress for the occasion.

We created some fun looks for the 4th and linked a bunch of fun options down below as well!

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Jeans: J Crew

Striped Flats: Marshalls

Purse: Michael Kors

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