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BeachRiot Spring 2017

Bloom Top and Bouquet Bottom – $84/$76

Is it ever too early to start thinking about swimsuit season? I know we’re still deep into winter, but what about Spring Break and that random beach getaway that you might start planning for February? I may not have any need for a new swimsuit for an upcoming trip just yet, but this spring collection from BeachRiot has me excited! How gorgeous are these suits? I’ve outlined just a few of my favorites!

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A Little Mess of Things

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Top – Brandy Melville / Shorts – Aritzia / Shoes – Vince Camuto / Choker – Gift

I’ve had my eye on the lobby of this building for quite some time. Every time I walked by it, I wanted a chance to go in, but I was pretty scared cause there’s always someone at the front desk. On this one day, Elynn and I noticed that it was golden hour (prime time for photos) and no one was stationed at the front. Granted, it was after 5PM that day so maybe that person just went home, but that was our way in. The funny thing is, walking by it was just a “want” for me. When I got in though? It was even more glorious than I had imagined! Will you just take a look at this piece? I don’t even know what companies are in this building. Do they even know how #blessed they are to have this with them? Why isn’t everyone taking a photo of/with this? We were so slow taking photos because I just couldn’t stop gawking at it, but of course, we had to be fast just in case you know… doorman came back.

Outfit details: I really like this. We’ve got a neutral – black – neutral – black theme going on and that always goes over well. These shorts are kind of funny though because they remind me of wearing an adult diaper. No offense Aritzia. It’s the best wannabe adult diaper I’ve ever worn. Every summer, the only shorts that I ever see are these teensy tiny denim ones and this summer, I just wanted something different. These are so comfortable and chic.

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Amazing, right?

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Backside

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This SAD bear!

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Wedding Mondays

We haven’t been to an international wedding yet, but I got a whole lot of life ahead of me and I’m willing to bet that one of my friends will be having a wedding abroad at some point. Last week, I watched this one from Tiffany and PJ in Morocco and it would have been impossible for us to NOT fall in love with it. Inspired by Arabian Nights, this wedding took place in a beautiful desert setting with the most gorgeous backdrop. The bride is a fashion stylist in real life so her impeccable taste is sprinkled all OVER this wedding.

To view the entire feature, click here for Green Wedding Shoes!

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A Collection Part 46

I always seem to have the most time to blog around the holidays, but it just so happens that I like being able to post for “A Collection” during this time too. We last did this post about 6 months ago so all of today’s photos are ones that I’ve been collecting and saving since then. Here’s hoping that these photographs tickle you, inspire you, or spark some kind of emotion within you the same way they do to us. Happy New Year! We’re excited for you 2017.

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Beauty for Breakfast Returns

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We had announced that we were taking a break from Beauty for Breakfast on Yow Yow! not too long ago, but we’re taking it back! I’ve been doing a lot of work on my Instagram lately both with my feed and stories, but we’ve missed writing more detailed reviews on Yow Yow! which we can’t always do on Instagram. In 2016, I’ve had a lot of fun playing with and experimenting with different beauty products and I think that sort of began when we decided to adopt a “facial for every season” regime.

Our favorite so far? Every kind of mask, but especially the sheet ones that make us look like Kevin Bacon in Hollow Man. I was just coming back from a busy fall travel season for my job and my face felt like it been wrecked. When I travel, I can’t always bring all of the products that I would use on any normal day and rely more heavily than I would like on hotel products. We all know that that’s sort of a gamble! Waiting for me at the office when I returned was this amazing package from Alison Brod Marketing + Communications filled with all of the goodies you see above. It’s been a couple of months and we’re still trucking through them, but loving every second of it. There’s a mixture of items in this bunch including, lipstick, lotion, fragrance, masks, moisturizer, etc. and it’s been keeping us busy. To revive Beauty for Breakfast posts, we’ll be including reviews shortly on all of the items we’ve been trying.

Thank you so much to Alison Brod M + C for helping us get our beauty routine back on track!

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The Ladies of The Bachelor – Bridal Photoshoot

With the premiere of The Bachelor returning to ABC tomorrow, it only seemed fitting that we would share this photoshoot that the ladies of The Bachelor did in bridal wear from November. No, we haven’t been saving it for this timely moment, but were behind on posts and wanted to save it for a later date. Now, it’s just coincidence! The women looked lovely in neutral shades and we’ve gotta say – we actually appreciate these looks more than the ones they’ve worn on the show because they sometimes are full of glitter and sequins. Here’s hoping that all these beautiful ladies find their prince charming eventually (and hopefully off screen!)

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Nike’s Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mid in Dark Green

This is a very long name for a sneaker. When I saw these on Hypebeast today, I couldn’t take my eyes off of them! For one, we’ve been obsessed with our Oreo Flyknits since the day that we got them and we’d take them in every color and style if we could! We feel very drawn to the dark green though because you know…northwest, but also how good does this look against the leather? It’s the perfect combination of soft and delicate with something that’s a little bit more rough around the edges. We’ll take one pair of these, please! Now… to come up with $185.00.

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Our Favorite Looks of 2016

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Tank top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Chambray shirt – Madewell / Skirt – Brandy Melville

It’s way more fun to share your 12 favorite outfits from the year instead of the ones that just flopped, right?! We don’t always get it right, but luckily the shame of an outfit gone wrong usually only lasts a day. #blessed that my coworkers are always there to give me that immediate feedback. On the upside, I love the outfits that I’ve selected as my favorites for the year. We love that some of these outfits are ones that we’ve worn more than once and have recycled with other items from our closet to make them more versatile. And if there’s one thing that we appreciate more this year in these outfits than the ones we ended up hating – it’s that “less really is more.” Thanks Ma.

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Hot Hot Summer

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Hat – Nordstrom / Top – Urban Outfitters / Shorts – Aritiza / Sneakers – Converse

When it’s summer in the Bay Area, walk breaks from work are absolutely necessary. Even with so few pieces, we were melting in this heat. I don’t particularly love this look at all, but I was in love with this tank top when I discovered it one day after popping into Urban Outfitters. As a coincidence though, this shade of pink and black were my two favorite colors in middle school so this is somewhat nostalgic. I don’t actually think that the hat and the Converse sneakers are a good match, but we tried!

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Special Guest: Cone

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Top and Bralette – Aritzia / Pants – Uniqlo / Heels – Vince Camuto

We’re in love with this outfit. This tank top is perfect for any hot summer day/night and a must-have for date nights out. I love wearing these heels because you can dress them up or down. I’ve worn them for formal events, but also on a casual work day and they never seem out of place. These pants with the heels also make the outfit look more put together too. This top though is seriously one of my favorites. It’s extremely delicate and pretty and the detailing on it is something that I obsess over. RIP to this parking lot that I used to take all my photos in. They destroyed it to build a building structure of some sort here.

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The Closet: December 2016

Robin Slingback Heel – $59

We are accessory heavy in this edition of The Closet! In 2016, we discovered a newfound love for chokers and caps and while some fashion blogs have cited these trends as “already over,” I’m going to keep on trucking along with them. That is… at least until the chokers get too loose and the caps can no longer sufficiently cover my bad hair days. I was going to let this post marinate for a couple of days longer so that we could include more goods, but I think this is a good place to stop. One reason is because I like the trend I’m seeing in the items listed here – a throwback to something kind of retro and classic. Everything is so delicate, pretty, a little pink and a little sparkly that these just make the perfect set as is.

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Watermelon Colored Walls

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Shorts – Forever21 / Top – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom / Birkenstocks

We will probably never ever wear this outfit again. Every now and then I’ll pull something out of my closet to create an experimental outfit or to try and wear a piece that we can photograph with. That piece happened to be these shorts. They’re just made out of cloth really and are a black base with an off-white floral pattern over it. I wanted so badly to make these work, but I remember feeling pretty uncomfortable in these on my shopping trip. There’s nothing wrong with them! I’ve just sort of outgrown this look. In a previous time, I would’ve rocked these without any problem. In 2016, I’m just an awkward turtle.

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The Bride By Sarah Seven Romantics Collection

We have four weddings already to attend in 2017. I remember when I made this bold statement: I’m never going to pass up any wedding that I get invited to. And there was Mandi next to me saying, “Just you wait and see…!” And it’s true; I declined an invitation recently for a wedding I thought I’d be attending and it broke my heart. The number count is high though and that along with what I think will be 2.5 bachelorette parties, the anxiety of wedding season is VERY real! But that’s not what this post is about. In fact, this post is taking away my anxiety because we get to look at very pretty things – this collection by Sarah Seven that we have fallen in love with.

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How to Ring in 2017 or More Importantly… What You’ll Wear

Rachel Zoe satin-trimmed corded lace jumpsuit$495 $347

We always write this post a little bit late don’t we? Last year, I wrote it the day after Christmas and today I’m starting it at the end of Christmas Day. The reason why is usually because we don’t have time or we put off doing it, but my rationale is that New Years plans always happen last minute! Unless you’ve planned a trip around it or have some kind of occasion, most people have no idea what they’re doing for New Year’s Eve – myself included. Every. Single. Year. Last year, I ended up going out on Capitol Hill with my cousins and having a pretty entertaining night, but this year? We’re still not sure. I brought my trusty long-sleeved Aritiza dress back home with me though for this specific outing. You know… just in case! I’m sharing with you all some of my favorite looks to end the year, but it’s likely you may not be able to purchase these and get them delivered on time so look to these as inspiration instead!

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Chambray x White Denim

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Chambray top – Aritzia / White denim – Gap

We’re not big on denim in general so the fact that we’re wearing white denim pants and a chambray shirt (sometimes mistaken for denim) is a big deal. I actually love this outfit because it’s completely out of the norm for what I would normally wear. We took this photo this past summer so it’s been awhile since I last saw it and I almost didn’t recognize myself. It’s California for sure, but would a transplant from the Pacific Northwest wear this kind of getup? I’m not so sure! It’s not featured prominently in these photos, but I’m also wearing a choker that is the same shade of my tank top underneath, which was a gift from my friend Nicole. The lace patterned tank below is also from Aritzia and was necessary to wear with this given how much the chambray is a deep-v! I’m grateful to work at a company that allows us to wear whatever we like, but I don’t want to ever run into any unfortunate circumstances so when possible, I lean towards the safe side.

A lot of what I wear comes from Aritzia. It’s no secret that they are my favorite store to shop at, but I must admit – not everything is an easy buy. I was very much on the fence about this top for a very long time and needed some convincing from some of my favorite salespeople at the shop in Santa Clara. I worried about how often I would wear it and what kinds of bottoms it would go with especially because it’s quite boxy in the middle. Happy to declare that we pretty much wore it all summer long. :)

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look at how my nails are Barbie pink!

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