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If you’ve been following my Instagram all summer, then you know these laser-cut Vince Camuto heels have been pretty much the only thing that I’ve been wearing with almost all of my outfits. I remember walking through Nordstrom the first time I saw these and doing a double take. I know what you’re thinking… “Laser-cut? Don’t you think those will be going out of style?” Well, maybe! But they are SO comfortable and they’re beautiful and I can wear them to work and to events and weddings and feel awesome in them. In fact, I wore them to both weddings that I attended this year and am planning to wear them along with my holiday party outfit too. For me, Vince Camuto is kind of a new brand, but one that I’ve been shopping a lot lately. We now have four pairs of shoes, a purse, and show no signs of slowing down.

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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: Gelesia’s Wedding

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Dress – ASTR / Shoes – Vince Camuto / Choker – Free People

It was in the last couple of years that I decided for my girlfriends’ weddings, I wanted to wear an outfit that not only fit in well with the venue and the theme, but also resembled a little bit of their own style as well. We were in beautiful Ojai for Gelesia’s wedding and being that she is my most fashionable friend, the bar was HIGH. I knew I wanted something that would be a maxi for her big day, but it couldn’t be shapeless because like myself, G also prefers form fitting (as you may have noticed from her wedding dress) I had gone to Nordstrom one day looking for a dress and we were lucky to have found something in just that one shopping trip. I worked with someone there who promptly grabbed pieces off the racks for me and set me up in a room to try everything on. Most of the pieces ended up gravitating towards ASTR so it’s not surprising that we ended up with this. The dress ended up being less than $100 – perfect for what I was looking for. We used the Free People choker we had worn for the holiday party and these Vince Camuto shoes that both Mandi and I own, but that she recommended were great for weddings.

I’ll admit that I was a little bit hesitant about the print initially. Big, bold flowers aren’t really my thing, but it was a great fit and really great for the location.

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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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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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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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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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Zuhair Murad

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

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J. Crew Discontinues Bridal Collection

We’re a little bit sad to have to share that J. Crew had decided to shut down its bridal collection for good. Full disclosure – I have never had an experience with their bridal collection the way that we talked about BHLDN or the way we had our visit with the Nordstrom Wedding Suite, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t know about it. One of my coworkers actually purchased her gown from J. Crew and altered it into one beautiful piece. J. Crew represented the classic kind of bride so we’re very sad to see it go. It’s no secret that sales at J. Crew have been declining, but it sounds that the shutdown for their bridal collection has also almost been a long time coming with prices for wedding gowns being slashed up to 70%.

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Proud Owner: Triangl Bikini

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It’s no secret that we love an occasional shopping trip, but swimsuit purchases? Those don’t happen very often. Why? Because you never really needed to in Seattle and in California? Well, I’m perfectly fine with the ones I brought with me from Seattle. However, this was a special occasion. I was headed to Palm Springs for the first time for Mandi’s bachelorette and I thought that I might spoil myself a little bit. Spoil doesn’t mean splurge though!

See, I’ve always been on the fence about Triangl bikinis. Everyone has them. Everyone makes knockoffs of them. Is it just one of those fads that’s going to go out of style? I was going through my Instagram feed before the trip when I saw one from their collection that stopped me dead in my tracks. It was super chic and BLACK! It wasn’t in any funky color pairing that I thought I would get tired of. So we stepped outside of our comfort zone not once, but twice because I had to purchase this online. We rarely ever buy things online, but also when you’re buying a swimsuit, you’d rather try it on in person.

So when the package arrived, I was elated to find that everything was fitting me perfectly in all the right places. How was that even possible?! And because it’s in black, it’s super slimming. The material might throw you off though because it’s a rubberized feel, but it actually is much cooler than it sounds! I give this swimsuit 9/10! I probably won’t need another one for awhile nor will I need to purchase another Triangl one, but this one can be my go-to for the next couple of years.

In case you’re wondering, here it is for purchase.

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