Monday, February 17, 2014

Sun Soaked Getaway

We're the last person that should tell you how to pack for vacation.

We can advise you on what would be stylish in a specific locale, what to wear for dinner, what to bring for the beach, etc. But, when it comes to fitting it all into some svelt looking piece of roller luggage, we're at a loss.

Somehow we always over pack. Especially for those trips where all we ever wear is our bathing suit, mostly because we HATE being hot. The night before we've assumed the position. Agonizing over what we can take out, while huffing and puffing, straddling aforementioned roller luggage... just ... zip...ugh!

We did a bit better this time as we headed off to sunny Mexico, but our luggage is still bursting at the seams.

So what essentials did we take? The hat (Target), dress ( Rory Becca from BOP - shopbop's brick and mortar store) and sandals ( Madewell). Plus a few more dresses and the bathing suit (duh).













































And, since our tresses and skin suffer from being a wee bit too dry, a few goodies to help keep hydrated and fight the frizzies.
















































While we may have struggled,  having a few choices for dinner never hurt a gal. And,  if we only ever really wear our bathing suit that's ok... because with this view, well.... that's all it really requires.

























Monday, February 10, 2014

Big Coats

Big coats are happening people.  And by coats, we mean everything from the traditional ( as in,what one would picture as outwear) to sweater-like-robe concoctions. We don't mean the functionally warm, but outwardly implying "caterpillar puffer," of which we've been donning all too often here in the Midwest.

We mean REAL, fabulous coats.

But, I digress.

Spotted everywhere during the last few days of NYFW14;  from "street style" ( those girls who look effortlessly cool with big coats draped around their shoulders, as if they are actually walking somewhere and not posing for the cameras. If we could be as cool as them, we would) to the runways, to AYR's line, it's like they are everywhere.

Robe coats, blanket coats, whatever...  we want one.

Street Style: 









On the Runway:


Creatures of the Wind, Houghton, Altuzarra, Richard Chai ,Love and Harbison


The Row


Christopher Raeburn, Eudon Choi, Tommy Hilfiger



DKNY

Coats people. Coats. 



Thursday, February 6, 2014

NYFY14

So, yeah. New York Fashion Week started today. And, guess what? We're not there.

Not like we'd expect to be there or anything, buuuuut, if we were going, what, just what in the world would we pack?  We have problems over-stuffing our bags for a ho hum weekend back up in the Twin Cities, so this would present quite a challenge.

But a challenge we do like to take on.

If, we were so lucky to be in attendance and a part of such magical artistry and creativity, here are a few choice essential items.  Pieces that are classy, yet with an edge



  1. Some sort of geometric necklace
  2. Fabulous and colorful, yet ladylike tote
  3. Specs
  4. A red lip ( for those days when we don't really care to do anything else to our face or hair)
  5. Gorgeous, Ginormous thrifted fur coat. We don't have one yet, but we're on the lookout!
  6. Distressed denim
  7. Boots. For some reason, these oxblood colored one's are speaking to us
  8. A nice cozy scarf
  9. Smart t's

For all you lovely ladies who are there, enjoy!




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Introducing AYR Denim, Clothing Company

What happens when you combine the glorious-ness that is JCREW,  Madewell and Calvin?

AYR.

Only the most perfect fitting denim and new effortlessly chic casual line. Owned by Men's staple Bonobos, the website launched today with well tailored and classic pieces, making The Guide of what to invest in for years to come.

Just begging to be incorporated into our uniform,  the debut line ( with 75 pieces) delivers on denim with a variety of washes and cuts, called “the skinny,” “the ciggy,” and “the micro-flare," not to mention all the crepe silk shirt, tee, tank and blazer goodness.

The hunt for our spring wardrobe just might be over. Definitely pieces we'd snag for NYFW... oh yeah, we're not going. Nvrmd.

This Robe. The Robe. 

The Robe. AYR


Love this Cami!


The "Ciggy"


Oh, and don't forget to enter our CoverGirl Giveaway!



Sunday, February 2, 2014

CoverGirl's new bombshell collection: review and giveaway!

We were so excited when CoverGirl and Walmart asked us to try out CoverGirl's new Bombshell Collection, and show you guys how we might create our own bombshell look!

Growing up with CoverGirl as our first foray into the world of mascara, we couldn't have asked for a better new wand... or rather cool 2-step wand to try out!

We must note: mad props to all those YouTube video make-up stars. Ceating a great video tutorial is all kinds of crazy hard... especially when technology doesn't cooperate! So, hopefully you like what we put together!

Check out how we work the following (c/o CoverGirl and Walmart):
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast™ Mascara. This entirely new mascara features a first-of-its-kind Boost System that has two brushes and two formulas for MEGA VOLUME and DRAMATIC INTENSITY. Super fun! We went with Very Black. But it also comes in Black, Black/Brown and Brown.

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow by LashBlast. The Shine Shadows feature reflective pigments that play with light to bring dimension to any look. Our favorite shades were the Gold Goddess and Copper Fling, but there are four-more fabulous, blendable and super creamy shades: Ice Queen, Platinum Card, Color Me Money and Ooh La Lilac.

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner. This precision felt tip pen, with a smooth formula,  glides on for a little or a lot of deep, dark sexy. It's great for experimenting with a cat eye. We went with Pitch Black Passion, but it also comes in Chocolate Kiss
Check it out!




We are also pleased to announce  that we're giving a $100 Walmart Giftcard* away, so one of our lucky readers can snag some awesome CoverGirl beauty swag and build up their beauty bar! Seriously all kinds of goodness at walmart.com too!

To enter for your chance to win, simply follow these easy steps:

- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter
- Leave a comment below telling us your must-have product from the collection - in your comment be sure to tell us your Facebook/Twitter username/handle.

Good luck! And, we will draw a winner at random and announce the winner on Feb 9th!**


*Walmart gift card and information have been provided by CoverGirl.
** Winner must be in the United States





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