September 28, 2014

Kira's Obsessed: Backpacks

Obsessed: Backpacks

I'm not sure what it is about backpacks but they have always had a special place in my heart. Sure purses and clutches and satchels are great but a backpack I will always find cuter, more interesting and far more useful. 

To express both my love and obsession for these fine carryalls I have written this post, found the most beautiful assortment of packs and am so excited to shop for the next one to add to my collection. While I will happily take any of the bags above, I'm looking for something a little sleeker, something more grown up and perhaps work appropriate. For now this lovely polyvore will serve as both dream and inspiration. 

Happy Monday!


September 26, 2014

Fashion Fridays: Fall Accessories

Fall is officially here! Time for scarves, pumpkins, Halloween, boots, sweaters, falling leaves, and everything in between! There is something about the fall air that brings a new life into things.
Ashley's favorite author F. Scott Fitzgerald once said "Life starts over when it gets crisp in the fall" and we are truly feeling that way right now.

This weekend Ashley is headed to a family wedding, Kira is spending time with her Mama and on Sunday we are super blogging, look for some fabulous new posts coming up soon!

Following Ashley's cold weather wants from last week, we put together a list of our favorite fall accessories.

Fall Accessories

1. A good cream knit scarf can keep you warm and can go with everything

2. Plaid can add a fun print to any black outfit

3. Any sort of animal print is great for fall, Ashley is loving this leopard print scarf

4. This gold leaf necklace brings a little fall with you wherever you go

5. Loving this wide-brimmed hat for any cold day!

6. Beanies are perfect for a bad hair day or too add a little something extra to any fit

7. Black boots are a must for any fall outfit, we are loving the quilted detail on these

8. These taupe booties look super comfy and stylish 

9. You can never have enough black flats, these would look great with skinny jeans and a sweater or a dress and tights.


September 24, 2014

Interweb Goodies

Another week, another set of great links from around the web! Happy Hump Day!

Who doesn't want better skin? No one.  So unless you're no one check out these skincare mistakes you may be making and how to correct them

As the weather turns colder, the boots begin to come out! Make sure you know how to care for yours, check out these boot tips to keep yours in tip-top shape

Check out the humanitarian side of fashion and accessories with this great article on Lauren Conrad's the Little Market

The office can quickly become the land of drab and dull, check out these great pieces and accessories that will help you bring some life & color back into the workplace 

Many of us spend far too much time sitting and most of that time probably with poor posture. Here's a few exercises you can easily do that can ease your back and help improve your posture!


September 21, 2014

A mini world inside a globe

Recently I took a class on how to build your own terrariums. I have always loved the look of them and think they are a great way to add some color and texture into a space. The globes are modern but with the natural colors of the succulents, I think it just looks so cool.

I took the class with my friend, Amy, and we trekked our way out to the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco. The class was taught by Bradi of Sunshine and Succulents, who teaches workshops, classes, and team-building events. If you are interested in succulents or terrariums at all please contact her - she is great!

The class covered everything, how to take care of succulents, how to create your own terrarium, and some fun facts about succulents - like how if you have a leaf from a healthy succulent that has fallen off (or cut) from a plant, a whole new succulent can grow! I had no idea, they are so fascinating.

Now onto our terrariums, we first picked out our succulents and planted them, making sure that they had enough space to grow and plant roots. Brandi was great at giving us step-by-step instructions and reasoning behind all of the steps.

We then decorated it with sand, rocks, and moss.

And voila!

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on how to make your own!


September 19, 2014

Fashion Fridays: Ashley Cold Weather List

Hello there! It's Friday!!

We are both having a chill/running around weekend. We are spending tonight in with some friends catching up on our lives and doing the fun weekend duties (running errands/family fun/cleaning) during the rest of the weekend!

Well Thursday night Ashley was just up online online window shopping - you know that thing when you are on different sites and add things to your bag without ever buying them! The best/most fun way to plan out your dream wardrobe. Well after a lot of looking, Ashley narrowed down her list to the top 5 iteams for the cold weather that is headed our way! We think it is a great idea to look at your closet before each season and really think to yourself "What do I really want/need to piece together the outfits that I want to wear" Here are Ashley's picks to add to her wardrobe!

Ashley has been wanting a cape ever since Blair Waldorf wore one on Gossip Girl. This one from Nordstrom is perfectly classic. 

A pair of burgundy or oxblood pants is perfect for fall weather! A pair of flats or booties and an oversized sweater and you are good to go! 

Ashley is loving the idea of dress and skirts for fall and winter. This one is simple and can go with just about anything. A pair of tights and heals for a nice dinner or boots and a jean jacket for shopping with friends! 

These Ralph Lauren scarves just scream fall/winter. We will gladly take one in every color! They can go with anything and can easily brighten up an outfit. 

Ashley is also craving a fun simple sweatshirt! Perfect for nights in with friends or running to a movie!!

What items are on your Fall/Winter wish list? We would love to hear! 


September 17, 2014

Interweb Goodies


Really digging these photos and color inspiration, and now we both really want a disco pineapple. Perhaps this sweet treat can become reality...

I'm sure you have no problems being productive, but just in case you are lacking some inspiration or organization, check out these unique and helpful tips from some of the most productive people on the planet

As Judd Apatow fans and people who already spend copious amounts of time on Netflix, we are happy to hear the two will be joining forces soon!

Kira doesn't even watch scandal and she knows all about Olivia Pope's killer fashion. Ashley is obsessed with the show so obviously she's in the know as well. What we didn't know until recently was that you can soon dress like Ms. Pope, with The Limited upcoming Scandal Collection!


September 14, 2014

Sonoma Weekend

Perfect spot for lunch
You know how there are some weekends that are just so perfect that it's hard to go back to work on Monday... yea that perfectly describes my weekend in Sonoma.

Me and the bride-to-be
I went up to Sonoma for my cousin's bachelorette party with a few or her bridesmaids. We rented a house for the weekend on VRBO. (Seriously, such a nice house and such a great way to book vacations - I love hotels as much as the next girl but if you have a larger group a house is the way to go!) 

We spent Friday night at a fantastic Mexican restaurant in Sonoma Square, enjoying each other's company and some margaritas.

Enjoying a picnic lunch
Domaine Cornearos is a dream!

Saturday we went wine tasting in the area, enjoyed a picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards, and an uh-mazziinnngg champagne tasting at Domaine Cornearos. If you are in the Sonoma/Napa area make sure you check this place out. You will instantly feel super relaxed. 

We went out dancing and drinking Saturday night after a relaxing nap and viewing of She's All That! 

Sonoma Square is where we spent our Sunday. There are many cute shops with a mixture of antiques, local finds, and small boutiques. If you are hungry I suggest you check out the Sonoma Cheese Factory for some delicious eats! 

Lovely Ladies!


September 11, 2014

Fashion Fridays: Tracy

Happy Friday!

This week we are talking to one of Ashley's most fashionable friends from college, Tracy! Ashley and Tracy met in Ashley's Freshmen year of college (Tracy was a Sophomore) and they instantly clicked. Throughout their time in college, they spent endless nights talking about clothes, fashion, and blogging (yes they even had a blog together at one point... please don't look it up as it's kind of embarrassing). They also completed in a Nation-wide Macy's fashion marketing challenge in 2011 in which they came up with a new way to market Macy's clothes to a college generation.Tracy has always had a style of her own - purple hair before it was "cool", menswear tops over strapless dresses to a party, and comfy clothes that look effortlessly chic.

Heading to an "Ugly Sweater Party" (ignore my messy house) via 2010

We had Tracy show us some of her favorite items in her closet and talk to us a little about fashion below!

Franco Sarto ankle boots, Last Chance Phoenix

Men's purple flannel shirt, Uniqlo

Clover Canyon dress (gift from my mother/sister)

Alexander Wang dress, Last Chance Phoenix

Sandals from Zara ($15 on clearance!!)

Who is your favorite fashion icon? 

Huge fan of Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth and the Olsen twins. If they're not considered icons yet, they will be! They always rock the unconventional with a load of class.

Where are your favorite places to shop? 

Last Chance in Phoenix all the way! It's where all the Nordstrom returns get sent and discounted, which is great for a stingy lady like me. Also I enjoy Necessary Clothing online for trendy basics.

How would you define your personal style?

Ever-changing. Right now on my off days, I'd call it tailored hipster I guess? I like wearing skinny cargos and half tucked in shirts to keep my waist small. But I'll throw on a crazy pair of heels. But when I was 18, I loved men-inspired wear for women. Untied ties, button ups, billowy jeans, vintage looking t-shirts.

Any bloggers or Instagramers out there with impeccable fashion that you believe everyone should follow?

Style by Nohea is my favorite. She's very much her own brand (and also AZ based!)

What are some of your current favorite trends?

I love the peeping midriff trend. It's the only 90's throwback I can truly get behind, I just need to get to trying it!

What is your favorite item in your closet?

I wear the crap out of Uniqlo leggings. I wear the "insulated" ones year round and they are endlessly durable.

If money was no object, what is the item that you would love to have?
Let's be real... it would actually be a carbon fiber, tennis ball yellow Mercedes. It's completely electric, no fuel. I saw it on Top Gear. Fashion girls can love cars, too, you know. 

***I only say this because I am THIS close to buying myself a pair of Valentino Rock studs in nude (after lots of saving and fitness motivation)!

Make sure to follow Tracy on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram for more fashion inspiration!


September 10, 2014

Runway Anthems

Have you been watching fashion week? Ashley has been glued to it on her computer. She keeps saying that it's her version of the World Cup. All of the shows have been so fun to watch and it's already getting us excited for Spring Fashion (we know a little premature, but whatever)

Image via Getty Images via CNN

In honor of NYFW we put together a list of the songs that we would strut our stuff down the runway to, with perfect lighting, flawless clothes, and our faves sitting front row...

Ashley's Picks 

"I Just Came To Say Hello" Dragonette

Okay, this beat just makes me want to put on a pair of high heels and strut. I was actually at a fashion show and they used this song and it was used so well.

"Bulletproof" La Roux

I love this song for multiple reasons, well one- it's great and two- it reminds be of being in New York City when I was 19 and this song was my song that trip, ever since then it reminds me of fashion and bad bitches.

"Flashing Lights" Kanye West

The beginning of this song makes me think of what fashion will be like in the future; dark and mysterious(for you Kanye fans to there - you know I'm obvi channeling my inner Kanye) but once the beat drops it feels sexy and glamorous.

Kira's Picks

"Boom Boom Pow Remix" Black Eyed Peas ft. Kid Cudi
I would not normally support the Black Eyed Peas but I do love Kid Cudi and this remix goes hard, especially the opening lines. The line "sexy fuckin killer" could easily get me out on the runway.

"Summer Love/Set The Mood"  Justin Timberlake
I always liked the beat of this song. I always picture myself cruisin down the street windows down loving the beat, or in my alternate model life, I'd be working the runway stomping to the beat.

"Upgrade U" Beyonce ft. Jay Z
The Queen B can always get you pumped but this song in particular has always been one of my faves. Fierce female empowerment leads to a fierce runway walk.

What song would give you that extra pow! to walk down the runway?


Interweb Goodies

So embarrassing but sooo real! Buzzfeed does it again with this hilarious list of things that stressed out every 90's kid, including us!

Check out our blogger pal and former NFL Cheerleader, Danetha breakdown the ways in which you can gain great business tips from the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. 

Pinterest is so much more than recipes and fashion, check out these beautiful boards to help you organized and on your game at work!

Kira has been pining over these pants for months! It may be time to finally pull the trigger and buy them. Men's clothes are so much fun to wear and make your own.

Ashley recent;y read an article about the 5 love languages, you can take a quiz to find out how you communicate in relationships and friendships - it's really cool!