Swimsuit season is just around the corner and Revolve’s latest 5×5 Swim Project has gotten us excited for it all week. The project highlights five different swimsuit brands paired with five top influencers as part of the collaboration. If you follow Revolve’s Instagram then you may have been seeing the swimsuits modeled all week on location in beautiful Jamaica. We’re actually headed to Palm Springs this weekend for the long weekend and seeing these swimsuits makes us wish we had a couple of these earlier!
Photos by Revolve. To view the entire collection and to purchase, click here!
Hat + Leggings – Aritzia / Vest – Uniqlo / Socks – SmartWool / Uggs
I love Mandi and Eric because they are such a fun and adventurous couple. It seems like every weekend they’re always having these outings together and they never really mind to have me third wheel. Of course, the feeling is mutual because they’re my favorite couple to third wheel anyways! Back in December after Thanksgiving weekend, the three of us drove to Little Hills Christmas Farm and picked out their 3rd Christmas Tree since living in the Bay Area. They encouraged me to get one for my little home too, but I was having fun just enjoying the ride over with them! Also, it’s a great excuse to dress up like we’re back in the Pacific Northwest again. Throughout the year, it’s very rare for anyone to see me out dressed like this unless it’s for an occasion (like this one!) because as you know we get a little bit fancier for work. I know Uggs are like totally OUT, but whatever, they’re still super comfy, ok? This Christmas tree farm outfit seems much more reasonable than the one I wore two years ago, wouldn’t you agree?
We like our mainstream songs too. ;)
Ever since Kevin re-ignited my obsession with sneakers by getting me my pair of Oreos for Christmas, all I’ve been thinking about is buying more and more sneakers. It’s an expensive hobby to have, but it’s a fun one. Way back when, I cared about having a nice pair of sneakers just for gym class, but these days there are so many more uses for them. I like seeing how I can dress them up or down with different outfits, plus the Oreos I have (which I have not shared on the blog yet!) are the most comfortable pair of shoes that I own. So lightweight – stylish and chic.
I came across these one-line drawings the other day from the illustrators of Differantly Studios and had to share them. A lot of sneaker designs these days can be quite intricate which I do find intriguing, but these illustrations bring back the simplicity that can sometimes be lost. It’s cool to see how even though these drawings are minimalistic, you can still tell exactly what they are.
Check out the rest of them here!
2/3 songs that Nick has been releasing have been so great! We can’t wait to see what the new album has in store for us. Deemed the “most personal song” that he’s ever written, we can’t help but have all these questions about “Chainsaw.” Was this song about Olivia Culpo? Most likely. Why did they break up? What went down? Will they ever get back together? Hopefully we’ll have answers in the next couple of months!
Instagram revealed their new look a couple of days ago and I wanted to give myself a some days to play around with the new app before I made up my mind about it. Instagram is probably my most favorite app that I use these days and it’s already been a year since we started changing directions in the way we took photos, but we’re loving every little bit of it.
Here’s what I love about the new changes:
Here’s what I miss about the old app:
We’re not one of those people that says that we hate it and want it to go back already to the old version. It’s funny to me how there are always those people that say that every time. Some people just can’t handle change…
You can read more about the change here.
Blouse – Aritzia / Denim – Forever21 / Hat – Nordstrom
When I got up this morning, I knew I had wanted to channel Rumi Neely – my first and favorite fashion blogger ever. The thing that we loved about Rumi is that she never overdid it. In fact, living in LA, it felt like she was always wearing minimal clothing. These days, she’s definitely wearing less and that’s not the look that we’re going for exactly, but we still want to be minimalist. She keeps it simple with black and white pieces and while my own pieces have more fabric than hers, we still felt like we were close to mirroring her look! On this day, Sep and I took an extended walk around the neighborhood and I remember not being able to get enough of this cute little house in Mountain View and then getting tired from walking and taking a seat on some steps.
I’ve been listening to this song obsessively for the last week or so now and it’s so good. I find myself repeating it over and over again and even dreaming up choreography in my head for it – none that we can attempt right now because we’re sick and kind of weak, but when we’re all better this is one that we can’t wait to try out.
Something kind of caught my eye with this trailer and it might be because it eerily reminded me of Gone Girl in some way or that it was another thriller which we seem to love. It’s not Ben Affleck though cause like meh. Here’s a synopsis below that I did not write.
The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow and directed by Gavin O’Connor.
Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
One of my favorite albums turned 10 years old this week and to be honest, I can’t even remember the first time I heard this or if there was a specific person that introduced this to me. It’s 2016 so in 2006, I was over Myspace, way into Facebook, and starting to read more blogs. “Double Pump” was a 1:45 long track, but it was enough to get me hooked. It was all I had heard without hearing anything else and it’s just a mashup of beats and not any real vocals until…Madonna comes in at 1:02.
We discovered the full album shortly after. It became a part of my studying routine to be listening to Girl Talk as I was studying – which is crazy by the way, but I figured at the time that it was much better and safer than taking adderall – which I didn’t need by the way.
I ended up seeing Girl Talk in concert 4 times, attempting to get on stage the 2nd time, and actually getting on stage and dancing in front of the crowd the 3rd and 4th time. I was feeling pretty nostalgic the other day so without even knowing it was the 10 year anniversary, I threw Night Ripper on in Spotify and started bopping along while getting down to some serious emails.
I really love this article that Stereogum wrote to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Night Ripper and one of my favorite albums ever. It’s true, Greg Gillis isn’t the first to do this and he’s not the last, but he’s so good at what he does. I’m still trying to figure it out. And sure, some people have gotten close – I booked a mashup artist that I liked once for a show and they did a phenomenal job, but that’s also cause I just couldn’t afford Greg at the time. I still prefer Girl Talk over The Hood Internet and Super Mash Bros. Greg is still touring and if you haven’t seen him live yet, you gotta. You’ll never experience anything quite like it.
Who: Bella Hadid
Wearing: Roberto Cavalli
Where: “Cafe Society” Premiere
We probably won’t be keeping up with this and doing multiple posts, but it did make sense to share some photos of some of our current favorite looks – just to give you a little snapshot! If you like what you see, well, then you – personally can continue following up with it. :)
We don’t know what all this drama is about with her and Orlando Bloom, but it just sounds so juicy! But actually her shoot for Marie Claire is fabulous and we couldn’t not share. All of these pieces are amazing and she looks great. Whatever this drama is that she has with Orlando, we’re just happy to see her making a comeback and ditching the Biebs (hopefully for good this time!)
If you’ve been following Yow Yow! for awhile then you know I’m a huge fan of girl anthems and this jam by Ella Mai is probably my favorite in 2016. I think I like it because the lyrics cut deep, but the background beat of the music is so poppy and cute that it’s kind of all a disguise. Had someone the other day tell me that I was throwing shade at them – but for real –
THIS is the shade that you were looking for.