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Suburbia

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Shorts and Sweater – Brandy Melville / Booties – Vince Camuto

I have this thing where I love booties, but always feel like it’s an interesting item to wear because of how weird I feel with the leg to foot ratio. It isn’t easy for us! Sometimes I wonder if it makes me look shorter or if it makes me seem too clunky. This time, we just went for it. Vince Camuto in the last year has not disappointed me with regards to shoes. I feel like these days, I’m exclusively Vince Camuto. They’re super comfy, stylish, and affordable. Here, you’re catching a glimpse of my “nude” socks from Uniqlo. I love these, but always lose them somehow in my dryer. They’re great for shoes that cut off at the ankle, booties, and my sneakers. I think they’re mostly so you can appear like you’re going sock- less, but aren’t really.

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Tan Times

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Top – Brandy Melville / Pants – Gap / Belt – Madewell / Wedges – Vince Camuto

The California sun has been good to us! This was taken last summer, but look how tan we are! It was starting to feel a lot more like this this past weekend and I think it’s just the beginning. This wall in Mountain View always makes us look good and catches the light in a really pretty way every time. It’s nice to be able to wear a tank top and jeans every once in awhile, but I wanted to take this look up a notch by wearing my favorite summer white denim. It’s not an easy wear though because wearing them means you are putting your pants at risk. For this shot below, I even brought a napkin with me so that I could sit on it and not have my bum on the actual cement. Readers, how do you style your white denim and what tricks do you have to keep them white?!

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Forward

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Top – Brandy Melville / Skort – Aritzia / Shoes – Vince Camuto

RIP to my beloved parking lot that they are now turning into yet another building in downtown Mountain View. I never saw more than a handful of cars parked here and I’m not sure why people would need to use it except for the church on Sundays, but this was such a great place for our shoots – golden hour especially! It was large so there was always a new corner for us to discover and in the evenings when the sun would go down, the light would cast a shadow on different parts of the lot. Depending on the time of day, the end result could look pretty different. Earlier in 2016, we mentioned that we were having a complete black and white phase. I love pairing these two simple colors together because it always adds up to a pretty no-fuss, effortless look. From afar, it’s basic. It’s a black sleeveless top and a white bottom, but the fact that it’s a skort adds a little more flair to it. We paired this with our favorite lace up Vince Camuto heels.

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A Geometric Mall

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Dress – Aritzia / Shoes – Vince Camuto

We don’t know where this stance even came from because we’ve never done anything like it before! We’re excited to post this photo because of what’s coming next! I went to the Stanford Shopping Center after work one day because after seeing a top on Instagram over the weekend, I decided that I absolutely needed to have it. Lucky for me, it was in stock at Brandy Melville. You know how sometimes you see something online or on someone else and it looks great, but on you, it kind of flops? We had one of those moments. But then we also rejected that idea in our heads and just went for it! I was headed to LA the following weekend and having a white off-the-shoulder top was everything to us. The Stanford Shopping Center is a basic outdoor mall, but it has some good gems for where you can photograph. Since I was wearing all black, I needed a neutral background, but these geometric planters were just enough to make it a little extra. Next up? Our trip to LA – this was one of my favorite trips this year, but mostly because we got to take a lot of beautiful shots around the city.

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Saucy in Santa Cruz

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Top – Brandy Melville / Shorts – Aritzia / Sunglasses – Kate Spade / Scarf – Forever 21 / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

Who dis?! We find out that we’re spending a day in Santa Cruz and of course we turned this into a whole outfit thing. In case any of you are wondering, Santa Cruz doesn’t exactly fit that bohemian vibe that we’re attempting here, but that didn’t matter to us, clearly. Over the summer, some of the employees at work wanted to treat our interns out to a fun afternoon in Santa Cruz. I hadn’t been back since winter 2012 so I was pretty excited to spend a hot summer day there. And okay, it’s no Disney Land, but the rides aren’t bad. More importantly, have we mentioned how much we LOVE Skeeball?!

I wasn’t planning on beaching while in Santa Cruz, but this was the perfect outfit for everything else we did that day. Aside from the fact… that we had to take our scarf off during the rollercoaster and my booties got sand in them. Other than that – 100%! I actually haven’t worn this scarf since I had been back in Seattle and even then I had just worn it pretty simply around my neck. Draping it like this was more fun!

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The Every Girl

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Sweater and Shorts – Brandy Melville / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

When I was younger, I was very proud to be a girly girl. I liked wearing dresses and skirts and not getting dirty. I didn’t care if I could hang with the boys because I had my girls. However, as we’ve aged and we’ve experienced a little bit more life, our views have sort of shifted. I’m still wearing dresses and skirts, but we don’t mind if there’s an edge to us. See how these are booties and not your predictable wedges? This isn’t the greatest example, but even as I get older, I’m trying to see how I can incorporate more masculine items into my wardrobe or even my home. Yes, someday I will have to share a home with my husband and it’d be nice if it were a reflection of the both of us. :) Also, you may not know this unless you follow me on Instagram, but I also love shopping at men’s boutiques. There aren’t always items tailored to me, but I like styling my guy friends and picking out things for them and getting inspiration from other products.

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Blondie

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Top – Brandy Melville / Shorts – Aritzia / Booties – Munro via Nordstrom / Scarf – J. Crew

Someone once commented that they thought the backdrop that I selected for this photo was really tacky. I actually love it! It’s outside of a movie theater and it’s a little bit different, but it’s so fun. I had just gotten back from Seattle after dyeing my hair even more blonde; we almost didn’t recognize ourselves. Seriously, who is this girl? It’s funny to see how my style has evolved over the last 3 years since moving to California because this isn’t normally an outfit we’d wear in Seattle – not even if we were just visiting. I don’t know if it was the outfit itself or moreso the blonde hair, but we felt confident. It’s 6 months later and after returning back home to Seattle again, we decided not to color our hair. We’re actually letting it grow out so that we can get the blonde out for good, but I’ll always appreciate this time in my life – in my 20’s where we just wanted to try something new. I don’t know how and I can’t put it into words, but this blonde hair changed me in the last 6 months.

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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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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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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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Kinda Cold Sorta Warm

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Top – Aritzia /Skirt – Brandy Melville / Cardigan – Oak + Fort / Wallet – Kate Spade

If I could describe my style in one outfit, THIS would be one of them. We’ve had a lot of fun with this Brandy Melville skirt this year and I loved this pairing with a burnt corduroy and a classic white piece. I think the outfits that I wear that typically go over well are ones that have a balance of a structured piece and one that’s a little bit more fun and out there. I remember when I first bought this Aritzia blouse, I was very worried about how low cut it might be and was worried that we’d have a problem with my undergarment showing, but it actually hits at exactly the right spot. And what do you do when you need a cover up? Just throw one of your many cardigans over it!

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Sundays in Hayes

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Hat – Nordstrom / Top – Brandy Melville / Shorts – Forever21 / Purse – Vince Camuto / Shoes – Keds / Sunglasses – Kate Spade

If I’m remembering this weekend correctly, this was the time when Mandi and I checked out the market down in Hayes Valley where a bunch of local artists and vendors were selling their merch. I don’t remember us finding anything that we fell in love with, but we did sniff through a lot of candles and spent some time getting inspiration for any ideas that might fit her wedding at the time or just for things we wanted in our own lives. It happened to be very sunny in San Francisco that day and if you’re from the area, you know SF doesn’t usually get a true summer. We were very lucky! The top and shorts are something that I would normally wear around the house, but the Keds made it look more playful. However, I didn’t want to look like I was in middle school with this look so I threw on my everyday purse and this hat that I love from Nordstrom for a little edge.

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Ojai Adventuring

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Dress – Brandy Melville / Sandals – Qupid via Moorea Seal / Purse – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Kate Spade

We really love weddings. We also really love weddings that happen to be at a destination because it always allows us to explore another place that we’e never been to! Exploring Ojai with Erika was so much fun. What a cute little town! The morning/afternoon before a wedding, I usually like to take it pretty easy – that goes for both makeup and the outfit. The morning of, I tossed on my favorite casual black dress from Brandy, my sandals, and my purse. Since it was such a nice day, I felt weird wearing all black so I tied on a red bandana that has been my favorite accessory for the spring/summer season. In the photo, it looks a little funny, but I promise it looks so much better in person!

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What We Wore: Our Birthday

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Top and Skirt – Brandy Melville / Cardigan – Oak + Fort

… 5 months ago! You know how sometimes you have your outfits that are your favorites and you just can’t go a week without wearing it? That was this one. So this is a great look for spring and maybe for fall, but I haven’t worn this ensemble all summer for pretty obvious reasons – that sweater gets me H O T! So do those boots so we’re going to reserve this for mid-to-late September. As most of you know, every year celebrating my birthday is kind of our thing and it’s totally when I’m at my happiest! (for the most part at least – I can remember one sad birthday to date) These photos that Sandy took of me this day are pretty joyous though. :)

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We Is A 90’s Chick

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Cord Skirt – Brandy Melville / Top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Chambray Shirt – Madewell

When I first took this photo and put on this outfit, I remember thinking that this was SO 90’s. It’s not, really – it’s just cause I’m a little bit more frumpier looking and wearing a chambray shirt over an outfit that usually puts more put together. I actually liked down playing this though – or as my intern calls it “low-keying” it. I’m still trying to figure it out. Sometimes it gets pretty chilly in the office so a sweater, cover-up, or a blanket is necessary. Usually a long-sleeved shirt will do. I like this because of how casual it is; I can wear it to work, I can wear it running errands or even just a weekend out. This photo is kind of funny too because we NO longer go to this boba shop. RIP. There’s a new place in town and it’s called Teaspoon.

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