Browsing Category

Guides

Guides Style

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.

Continue Reading

Guides Shop

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

disney              

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!

logo

Guides Shop

Latest MARSHALLS Scores

October 3, 2017

We haven’t posted about our Marshall’s finds lately (this doesn’t mean we haven’t shopped there in awhile haha) but we found some amazinggg deals (which is nothing new!) this past weekend!

As most of you know, Marshalls is not the typical store you shop at when you’re in a rush or looking for something VERY specific.  There is always soooo much inventory whether it’s clothes, shoes, household items or even FOOD!  So Kat and I could (and literally do) browse the store for hourssss.  Even if you are looking for a particular item….we always feel it’s worth a stop at Marshalls! Continue Reading

Guides Style

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?!

Continue Reading

Guides Shop

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!

Guides Style

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!

sale dates

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!

Guides Shop

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!

Guides Shop

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.

Guides Style

[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!

Decor Guides

{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!