posted on October 02, 2012 by
Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce a fabulous new guest blogger, Jess. Jess and I go back to 2005 when we met while working at the same design firm. (The same one where I met Stacey!) She now lives across the country, and I am so excited to finally see her again when I head to Vegas to see Green Day. Thanks for the awesome post, Jess. I’m so lucky to have such talented, girly contributors!
The leaves are starting to change and the scent of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air… Whoo hoo! Unfortunately that usually means my workouts are being replaced with spiked hot chocolate and homemade macaroni & cheese. In order to keep my comfort food cravings at bay, I needed to peruse the latest fall workout gear! I consider incentive a necessity when it comes to exercise (especially running) so I’ve come up with a collection of cold weather workout wear to keep me (and hopefully you!) going through the winter months.
posted on September 24, 2012 by
I was excited for this years Emmy Awards. (I just realized I never covered the Emmys last year! Oops.) I was really hoping Downton Abbey would sweep the awards, and even though it didn’t, I was happy to see Maggie Smith! I am also happy that Homeland won the awards for Best Drama as well as Best Lead Actor and Actress. We finally got around to watching the first season and I’m totally obsessed!!! It’s an amazing show. But, back to the fashion. Here are some of my favorite looks and trends on the red carpet. Who’s on your best dressed list?
1. Rays of sunshine.
Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan
Julianne Moore in Christian Dior
Claire Danes in Lanvin
Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier
Move over, Tangerine Tango! Yellow can be such a hard color to wear, but these ladies pull it off. I couldn’t wait to see what Claire Danes on the red carpet, and I just love the way her dress shows off her baby belly. Adorbs. (Stay tuned for my girl crush post on her.) I also love Leslie Mann’s turquoise accents. And although Julie ripped off Paula Patton’s Golden Globes look, she totally worked it.
posted on September 14, 2012 by
Blog Swapping Series, Part 7: The blog swapping with the ladies over at A Good Hostess continues. They will be bringing you their obsessions and we’ll be discussing our hostessing skills. Check out my post, where I discuss the books I read when I’m not reading erotic fiction.
Between the two of us, Ash has always been the more adventurous dresser. I have never been one for weird fabrics, strange cuts and obscenely bright colors. If an outfit feels like it needs to be checked on or maintained while you’re wearing it then I’m not a fan. I put clothes on and simply expect them to be there until the day is done. Well… depending on how much wine is involved I suppose.
Now as to what I do actually like. It can be gathered onto a nice, short list that is the most preppy thing ever to be seen. Stripes, cropped pants, ballet flats, tweed jackets, sheath dresses etc. The key words are nautical and equestrian. I have some fail safes for finding clothing but then I discovered a new one. Jack Wills.
We all know I could have been sold entirely based on the navy/pink stripe combo, where as Ash has a love for everything with the Union Jack. If there’s one thing the British can be counted on for, its classic and preppy. Not to mention how can you not love the pretentiousness of a brand that refers to themselves as University Outfitters. It makes me want to put on riding boots and head to St. Andrews for extremely overpriced fish’n'chips.
posted on September 10, 2012 by
Hey girly football fans! (I know there are a lot of you, myself included!) The season is officially underway, so it’s time to start showing some team spirit! My hometown team is the Baltimore Ravens but since I live in Connecticut (where you have Jets, Giants and Patriots fans), there is no Ravens gear to be found. And although I have plenty of purple, I don’t actually have any team clothing or accessories. Except for one pair of Ravens polka dot PJ bottoms which I love, but I don’t think I want to wear to a game or to a bar. And I find that in general, team gear for women is not all that cute or flattering. That’s why I love the PINK NFL Collection from Victoria’s Secret.
They have so many cute items for all 32 NFL teams, from shorts and hoodies to tees and undies. The images I’m showing are for the Ravens, so don’t hate on me if they’re not your team! (It’s also a happy coincidence that their team purple matches the blog!) And don’t forget they also have a Collegiate Collection to show off your school pride and team spirit! So, ladies, who’s your team?
posted on September 07, 2012 by
A little background we posted in Part 1: We were thrilled when we were invited to be a part of the Fearless Fashion campaign sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Palladium. (Bonus: You can enter to win Palladium jewelry valued at $1500!) You know we LOVE shoes and jewelry, and Cosmo is like our Bible, so of course we wanted to participate! The challenge was to style a fabulous and fearless outfit around shoes from Crocs and Two Lips. We had no idea they’d actually send them to us, which was a great surprise! So we both put together outfits (well, digital outfits) inspired by two very different pairs of shoes.
My outfits usually revolve around a pair of shoes, and I was beyond excited to make one around these Two Lips heels! My inspiration is work, I like to keep my clothes simple and classic and the colors in these heels make the perfect pop of color. Add in some cute earrings and a fun cocktail ring (who says they just have to be for nights out?!) and this outfit is meeting ready.
posted on September 06, 2012 by
We were thrilled when we were invited to be a part of the Fearless Fashion campaign, sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Palladium. (Bonus: You can enter to win Palladium jewelry valued at $1500!) You know we LOVE shoes and jewelry, and Cosmo is like our Bible, so of course we wanted to participate! The challenge was to style a fabulous and fearless outfit around shoes from Crocs and Two Lips. We had no idea they’d actually send them to us, which was a great surprise! So Sara and I both put together outfits (well, digital outfits) inspired by two very different pairs of shoes.
Meet my muse: a funky pair of Super Molded Flats from Crocs. As you can see in the photo, I think my outfit may have been inspired by my new Flor purchase! It’s a color-houndstooth-purple-pattern explosion! Shocking combo for me, don’t you think?
posted on August 24, 2012 by
I’m excited for today’s installment of Catalog Obsessions. I LOVE getting my Boden catalog in the mail! If you’ve never heard of them or ordered from them before, their clothes are fun, fashionable and flattering, with a distinctly British flair. They have so many fabulous items and this was the first catalog I received that made me excited for fall, and not as sad that summer is coming to an end. I’m looking forward to tweeds and boots, tights, chunky sweaters and hats. And I’m happy to see that stripes and polka dots continue into the Autumn! Here are some of my faves from their most recent catalog. Any else love Boden??
posted on August 16, 2012 by
I tend to wear bracelets more in the summer than in the winter, since they always seem to snag my long-sleeved shirts. But I’m loving all the big, bold and blingy bracelets (how’s that alliteration?!) that are super trendy right now! They are a simple accessory that can make a bold statement! Here are some of my faves.
posted on August 07, 2012 by
I have a bit of a Saturday morning ritual. I sit down with my cup of coffee and go through what feels like hundreds of catalogs that have collected throughout the week. I usually rip out pages of things I want to go check out, or write a post about, or just dream about. But usually none of that happensand the catalogs end up in the recycling. But it’s time to put that ritual to use use and finally get the blog posts up!
So, introducing Catalog Obsessions. As a compliment to our Obsession Collections, we’ll create groupings of all the things we love from various stores latest collections. First up: J.Crew August 2012. Otherwise known as: Polka Dots and Graphic Patterns and Bright Colors, August 2012. (This is in addition to the colorful tech I shared yesterday that I found in the same catalog.) Enjoy!
posted on July 24, 2012 by
Totally dropped the ball on announcing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Sorry! Luckily the sale is on until August 6th, so there’s plenty of time to save on some fab items for next season.
Nordstrom made a list of their 10 Most Wanted trends, so I’ve pulled a few of my favorites items from each category to share. Enjoy!
1. Colorful Coats
I love outerwear and a colorful coat is great way to add a pop of color to cool days.