Sesame Street: Mannequin Challenge

Tommy has been trying to convince me for the last week that the Mannequin Challenges are really cool. I’ve watched more than several by now, but this is probably my favorite so far and even then I’m not blown away by it. I just think there was so much work that went into that made it awesome plus – who doesn’t love Sesame Street?

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How We Holiday Party in 2016

Topshop Floral Jacquard Plunge Minidress – $140

How did we get to almost December already?! Today, I ventured out on my first shopping trip in a very long time to look for my holiday party dress. I know, I know, I can already hear some of you saying, “What? You didn’t buy this in the summertime like you did that one year?” No, I didn’t. This year, I really wanted to wear a two piece for my holiday party look – I wanted a golden shimmery skirt and a crop top of some kind – but tasteful. I headed to Nordstrom today and tried on 3 beautiful dresses (I’ll post them if I can find them online) AND that crop top / skirt combo that in my head, I thought I would love so much. We left for home empty handed, but that’s okay – we still have time and I know many of you are still looking for options as well so let’s start the search together. :)

Continue to follow us on Instagram Stories as we continue hunting for the dress we’ll be wearing to our company’s holiday party!

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Nike’s “Triple Black” Flyknit Racer

*swoon*

On this Thanksgiving, I am very grateful that my brother instilled in me a love for shoes – sneakers in particular. Is it too early for us to begin crafting up our Christmas wish list? This may be at the top! They’ll sit nicely next to my Oreo Flyknit Racers that I got from Kevin LAST Christmas!

Nike unveiled their “Triple Black” flyknit racer and it is so beautiful. These will be on sale starting November 30th… leaves me enough time for them to get under our family Christmas tree…

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Cover of the Day

We’ve always loved Sarah Hyland and now we think we love her even more with this cover of “Closer” originally by The Chainsmokers and Halsey. In this cover, Sarah performs alongside Boyce Avenue.

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A Girl’s First Romper

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Romper – Urban Outfitters / Belt – Mom’s / Shoes – Birkenstocks

For years, we avoided buying a romper. Why would I want to wear a piece that makes me feel even more childlike?! Well, an opportunity came for me earlier this year in which I was attending my first bachelorette party and the theme for one of the nights called for something in floral. Everyone knows that I’ve got this thing about being photographed in an “event” piece more than once so of course we went out on the hunt for something new and floral. I liked this romper from the minute I stepped into it. When photographed from the front, it kind of looks like a dress. Plus, the material is soft and comfortable to wear for any spring/summer day or night. The cut in the front is a little bit unique though and I still haven’t decided if I’m into it or not, but luckily, it’s not something I have to pull out that often. Also, when wearing this romper, it’s got a deep cut in the front so I always have to make sure to use a safety pin because we’re in our mid-20’s and we’re just a little bit too old to still be having wardrobe malfunctions. To give this romper more shape, I used a very old belt that I “borrowed” from my mom several years ago to hold it all together. Also contrary to what I believed, this romper makes me look sort of the opposite of child, right? My legs do NOT look like this IRL.

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Airbnb Launches Trips

Airbnb made a major announcement today at the company’s annual conference, Airbnb Open, in Los Angeles. In addition to already allowing their users to book rooms and homes from other hosts, Airbnb is highlighting a new feature that lets guests plan their trip as an entire experience. It’s interesting because the way in which they described it really resonated with me. I don’t often plan many trips unless they have a purpose – party, event, visiting, etc. and when I begin to think about a trip that I could take for myself that is fun, it sort of stresses me out! Where would I go? What would I do that allows me to have the entire experience and isn’t completely touristy and you know, *basic?* Their new feature was designed exactly for people that have the same travel anxieties as I do. With Airbnb trips, which will launch in 50+ cities next year, you can filter through activities that you want to include on your trip either as a one-time thing or several activities that can last a few days – also called “immersions.” Basically, you’d be allowed to pick and choose from different experiences to create a travel schedule for yourself.

“If you want to have an amazing trip, you end up basically on a research project,” says CEO Brian Chesky, who announced the news onstage today at the company’s annual Airbnb Open conference in Los Angeles. Still, he adds, “you’re in line, you’re lonely, you’re outside, and you’re doing things locals never do.” Airbnb Trips is a way around that, Chesky says. “if you have a passion, an interest, or a hobby, you can share your community with other sin the world.” Airbnb is starting with 12 cities, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Paris. The goal is to launch Trips in more than 50 cities by next year.

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In My Emails

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One of my favorite things about running Yow Yow! is the variety in the emails that I get to my inbox. I must’ve looked at this one for a few minutes this morning and laughed for a good minute. First off, what?! Ocean Spray considers me an influencer? Secondly, and the most important part here, they want me to enter to win an 8 pack of 60oz Ocean Spray juice that I could literally buy at my grocery store.

I promise you I’m not that in need of juice that badly, but thank you.

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Black + White + Blue

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Top – Aritzia / Skirt – Urban Outfitters / Sneakers – Nike / Sunglasses – Kate Spade

Never in my life did I ever feel daring enough to pull off an outfit like this for a day of Sunday errands and catching up with Mandi. I think on this Sunday morning, Mandi and I were just near her neighborhood grabbing bagels and normally if I’m driving up, I’ll dress pretty casually. But… we had that week where all we wanted to wear was black and white anyways so I thought… why not stay on theme. This black crop top from Aritzia is one of my favorites. I’ll tell you what it is not though – a) easy to put on and b) not wearable with most of my belongings and c) not exactly wearable to work though I have managed to do so. I like this a lot because it’s just not an outfit you would think to pair with sneakers, but I love every single one of these pieces so much – in my head it worked out and in execution, we just didn’t care if it would work out or not, but we did it anyways.

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“Are Print Magazines Dying?”

That was my first thought when I read a headline today that Teen Vogue would be scaling back that issues from monthly to quarterly. Granted, it’s Teen Vogue so it’s not like adult Vogue which would be an even bigger deal, but usually when this happens, it means that it might be on its way to being phased out. I’m not a collector of magazines these days, however, my coworker next to me somehow started receiving a subscription to Teen Vogue in the last year and started passing them over to me. I didn’t know where to put them where I was cleaning my place this weekend so they are in a stack on my bathroom counter for now.

I don’t think I would be surprised if Condé Nast announced that they would be going purely digital within the next year. Should we start taking bets now?

According to a statement from the company, “the new frequency is designed to capture key audience moments relevant to young readers lives,” and the new print edition will debut in spring 2017 as a larger book with a collectible, “keepsake” feel. 

Also the reason why I believe Teen Vogue might be folding is because Lucky saw the same death as well back in 2015 when they scaled back to quarterly and then…well we know what happened after.

Teen Vogue, let’s just do a thank you now – thank you for being the high end print magazine that helped me shape my teenage years and taught me how to use better makeup and to look up to amazing style icons before anyone else during my youth years.

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Would You Eat It?

This is so weird to me. Pringles is coming out with a new line for the holidays that includes “cookie flavored” chips. But, why can’t we just eat cookies without it having to be in chip form? The flavors we have to choose from include: Pecan Pie, Sugar Cookie, and Salted Caramel. I think I am… not rushing to try any one of those! However, I am a fan of the packaging; nice move on coating it with Christmas sweater print. You’ll be able to buy these in your local grocery store soon, but like maybe you’ll just want to buy regular cookies and regular chips instead.

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Another Boba Shot

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Top – Tobi / Skirt – H&M

Is this not the most “California” shot you’ve seen in a while from our blog posts? This is a funny photo to me actually because during this week, I believe we wore 4 different black and white styled outfits. We were having a moment, clearly. I actually haven’t touched this outfit again since this photo was taken. I bought this top as part of a two piece scalloped outfit (top and skirt) for a bachelorette party and I wanted so badly to be able to have another use for it. It’s very clearly not with this skirt though. There are a lot of cute homes near my office so sometimes when we feel like taking a walk, we’ll use of them as a backdrop. I like this because it wasn’t a particularly windy day at all, but my little baby hairs get to be in the spotlight for a minute!

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What We’re Listening to This Weekend:

If I’m going to be working on a Sunday, then a good soundtrack is always necessary. I’m not sure how I decided to bring up Raphael Saadiq’s 2008 album, “The Way I See It,” again, but it’s perfection. Raphael was who I loved before we met Leon, but of course, not forgotten. I think I need this album on vinyl. It is SO smooth to listen to and I think I’ve just realized that I’ve had the album going for a number of occasions, chores, driving up to the city, working on a Sunday, late at night before bed. <3 I’m sure you’ll love it too!

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Zuhair Murad

Because sometimes we go a little weak for the bodycon look.

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