As of late I’ve been so into Free People- I love their brand and how it has such a carefree spirit. I found this maxi on gilt and I’m so glad I decided to purchase it. It has been perfect for spring and will transition great into Summer. My favorite part of this dress is absolutely and obviously the back- I love the openess and simplicity. The layers at the bottom of the dress create such an incredible shape for my shorter frame. My only complaint is that if you are a little bit busty, this type of top can be trouble some- I didn’t find it to be an issue but if you do, it is easy enough to layer with a fun lacy bralette (check out Victoria’s Secret).
Do you ever shop on flash sale websites such as Gilt.com or Hautelook.com? Lauren and I both really like them- I’ve found such amazing products for nearly half the price and it’s fantastic.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful Mommas out there! I hope today you spend the time to thank your Moms for all they have done and continue to do for you! Both Lauren and I are incredibly close to our Moms and we feel so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives- I can’t tell you the amount of times my Mom has been there for me in more ways than one- the times in college I called her crying because I hated my roommate or when I called her before my first job interview asking for advice or how many swim meets she stayed with me ALL DAY and was cheering me on at the end of my lane.
My Mom is so special to me because not only is she there for me all the time, but she really is such an inspiration to me. She is beyond intelligent- starting her own business with my Uncle out of my parents garage. They’ve been in business for over 25 years- I look to her for business advice, for personal advice or just for a good laugh. She worked while both my brother and were growing up and yet she NEVER missed anything- she was at every dance recital, swim meet, baseball game and worked with us on the weekend with whatever school project we needed. She always made us feel special- always. I think back as to how much my Mom really did- and it’s amazing. She is my superhero and I love her beyond what words can express here. I love you Mom!!!
Joan (Lauren’s Mom) is equally as amazing as mine. She too worked while Lauren and her brother were growing up and never missed a beat. I can remember when Laur and I were playing water polo in high school and she never missed a game- always encouraging us to be the best we can. She has been there for Lauren so much in the past few months- we love you Joan!
We feel so grateful to have such amazing women in our lives.
Your Moms are all Superheros- they are. They juggle a million things at once and still make you feel like you are the most important thing in the world. Take the time today to really tell your Mom how much you love her.
These pics are from the girls trips my Mom (plus my cousin and my aunts) take every year- I absolutely love this time I get to spend with them and they are memories I will hold in my heart forever! We’re going again in June 🙂
I think this is the best new combo. Easy, fun, and casual, stripes, sneakers, and chambray can’t be done wrong. Here I paired a striped mini t-shirt dress with a chambray top and my favorite Nike Internationalist sneakers. Tying the chambray top around my waist gives me some curves and breaks up the stripes. This look is great for summer, especially if you want to be comfortable in sneakers!!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, it’s crazy that March is almost over! I wore this great fit and flare dress over the weekend. I bought it from Anthropologie a few years ago and wore it to my college graduation! I actually forgot how cute this dress is on- such a great print and shape. I’ll have to start wearing it more often, especially now that it’s warmer!
Do you ever forget about certain items in your closet? How do you re-wear older pieces in your closet like they are new?
Happy Monday Everyone! Over the weekend, I purchased a new pair of Ray Bans- how perfect are they for Spring & Summer?!? We are loving that the weather is getting warmer!
I love this cotton black dress- I’ve had it for years. It is such a great piece that I can either dress up or dress down. I added this great bandana I purchased from Madewell. It’s such a great thing to add to an outfit for edge or on my purse as an accessory. I really like the camo and bandana together- brings some edge to a typical LBD!
Recently we have been noticing a lot of pastel colors popping up as Spring nears. We have been seeing these colors in tops and bottoms, but also unexpectedly in moto jackets- such a pleasant surprise. We are absolutely WAiSTEDD on these jackets and can’t get enough of them for the upcoming seasons!!!
We are all familiar with the black and grey tones, but we think these pops of colors are fresh and fun for the new season. Whether you want to keep it simple with white (which you can wear year round, especially in winter!) or mix it up with a light pink or blue, all of these jackets will complement your wardrobe. Coming out of Winter we find ourselves sticking to the neutrals in our closets. Pop on one of these jackets over a neutral top and jeans, and you are ready for Spring.
Women are celebrated daily, but today is a special day to recognize all the hard work women around the world have done for gender equality. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (today, March 8th), is “Make It Happen”. Below are both celebrities and women in our lives that we believe are making it happen. All of these women have had a unique impact on our lives and we thank them for all their hard work!
Before her concert started, she showed a video on women’s rights and all the work she has done to promote women’s equality. We aspire to be as powerful and passionate as her. Girls Run the World.
The courage this women has is unparalleled. Standing up for her right to an education has proved to hundreds of other women that they deserve an education and so much more.
Marisa Watts Cozort
This woman has helped us grow and discover our potential over the past 10 years. She is one of the strongest women we know for her perseverance and determination.
HeForShe Campaign. Listen to her speech if you haven’t yet.
Not only does she play one our our favorite powerful women characters on Parks and Rec, she translates this into her daily life. Just read “Yes Please”.
We don’t even know where to start. They have taught us about self-worth and motivated us to be our best. We look up to them and hope to make them proud.
We could keep going, but you get the picture. Tell a woman in your life how special they are today to raise the awareness!