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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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-CLOSET CLEANOUT-

June 15, 2016

With this summer season upon us, Kat and I thought it was time to empty out our closets since they are literally at their breaking point haha.  We both consider ourselves clothes hoarders and try to do a clean out at least twice a year.  Since my shelf literally came out of the wall due to all the items I stacked up in my closet, I figured now was the time to do a reorganization.

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\\ Mother’s Day //

May 6, 2016

Celebrating our moms or even the motherly figures in our lives, is really special to Kat and I.  And of course the go-to gift is the bouquet of flowers and a card, but with all that moms do, it is nice to treat them to some special but affordable gifts!

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We’ve got the [ B L U E S ]

April 19, 2016

Soooo, even though this was unplanned haha, Kat and I somehow managed to both feature something blue in our outfits!  It works out well because we both absolutely love all shades of blue, and it is the perfect color for these warmer months!

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Kat loves wearing dresses any chance she gets, so for this outfit she is wearing a summer styled dress she bought on sale from Cotton On!

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It is super light, almost a terrycloth material which makes it perfect for this warm weather!

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For some added detail, there is a lace up feature on the front.  And of course some necessary accessories were in order!

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Kat’s fav footwear this season are the lace up sandals! They were a perfect touch for this summer look.

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My pop of blue came from a tank I found on clearance at Marshalls!  As soon as I saw this color with the detailing I couldn’t pass it up!

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I always loved blue and black together, especially a bright blue, so I paired it with some distressed black jeans from Saks off 5th.

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The cutouts for the design pattern as well as the keyhole on the back made this shirt worth every penny!

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I chose to pair it with some taupe, suede wedges to keep the outfit a bit more dressy!

Here are some similar picks as above!

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 Please share with us some of your favorite shades of blue!

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The Current [ 5 ] Favorites

March 18, 2016

We thought it would be fun to start a new series on the blog discussing our five current FAVORITE items. It doesn’t have to be fashion or beauty related, but can range from food to music to anything really.

I love seeing what other people are loving at the moment because we love trying out different products, food, and fashion trends!

So here it goes, each of our Current [5] Favorites:

[ TEE ]

1. Cookie Dough Cafe

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Sooo, this was on Shark Tank and became super popular because it is absolutely delicious!!!  It is called The Cookie Dough Cafe and is just cookie dough simply meant to be eaten with a spoon-not baked.  I cannot stop eating it!  I bought it at The Fresh Market and decided to try the Monster and Oreo flavors both of which are so yummy!

2. Backpack Purses

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I really fell in love with the idea of backpack purses especially after they became super trendy in Hollywood.  I never loved carrying a purse, especially when shopping, so being able to be super stylish and carry tons of stuff while not even realizing I have a purse, made me really love this idea of getting a backpack purse!  Aldo has some cute styles for reasonable prices!!

3. ColourPop Lippie Stix

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Kat is the one that has been using Colour Pop lip sticks and is loving them!  I never typically wear anything but lip gloss, but because she was raving about this brand, I thought I’d give it a try!  This is a nude color called Aquarius and it is stunning and goes with everything!

4. Distressed Denim

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Lately, I really just can’t get enough of distressed jeans especially black ones!  Of course I always make sure they’re high-waisted because that’s more comfy!  I just think the rips keep you in style but still can look nice if there aren’t too many rips and tears!  Asos has a wide variety of colors in distressed denim for reasonable prices!

5. Goombay Smash {Drink}

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With the warmer months coming, I really love a nice tropical drink- that’s strong of course haha.  Bahama Breeze actually makes this drink but you can make it at home and it tastes just as good!  It’s a mix of coconut rum, spiced rum, apricot brandy, and orange and pineapple juice.  My mouth is watering as i’m typing this- yes it’s that good!

[ KAT ]

1. Lace-Up Sandals

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Last year I kept eyeing the Steve Madden Werkit sandals, but could not get myself to spend $60 on a flat sandal.

This year I jumped on the trend before the warm weather hit to find some super affordable and cute lace-up options. Both of these pairs are from Charlotte Russe and I am obsessssed with them. They are comfy and exactly what I wanted at a fraction of the price.

2. Western Accents

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I’ve been loving how Western style pieces are coming into play. I can’t wait to pair some of these options with some denim shorts and relaxed T’s or tank tops for Spring & Summer.

3. Daily Planner

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I’ve been loving using my planner this year. I know that does not sound like a  super exciting favorite, but every year I buy a planner in January and then pretty much lose it around this time of year.

This year I’ve been tracking my workout goals, blog goals, any events I have coming up and I swear I feel more organized and put together. Andddd I write with my favorite colored pens, so that just makes life that much prettier.

4. Multigrain Tortilla Chips

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Now food is always a favorite of mine, but since I’ve been trying to be healthier this year I am always on the look out for a healthier version of things that I love. Tortilla chips are probably my favorite chip and even though these are Multigrain and made with brown rice, flax, are gluten free, and every other healthy adjectives I could use they are sooooo good. Just add some mango salsa and I’m in heaven.

5. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

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Now I used to suck at moisturizing my skin, mainly because I am super oily and felt like I didn’t need to. Obviously I was wrong haha and I was just making my skin produce more oil.

I love this gel because it absorbs so quickly but still keeps my skin soft and moisturized. I put it on underneath my makeup and I’m good to go!


Let us know some of your current favorites! We love trying new products, food, and trends!

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