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 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!
We are always looking for great layering pieces to have in our closet- they make for easy work to night pieces. I purchased this tan sweater from Aritzia about four years ago and it has been one of the best investments! I love the color and the shape. It is perfect in the winter for a great shell and awesome in the summer on a cooler night.
These sweaters are still available at Aritzia– they have a great selection of colors. I’m thinking about buying another, just debating on the color!
One of my favorite Christmas gifts I received this year was this pair of Steve Madden over the knee black suede boots. I fell in love with these when I walked by them at Nordstrom Christmas shopping for my Mom. The texture is fabulous (Suede is one of my favorite textures) and I love that you can fold them down into a shorter boot for a more casual look.
I had always been worried about wearing over the knee boots because of my height. But paired with a shorter skirt or dress it actually lengthens the legs- shorties rejoice!
You can find these over the knee boots here at Nordstrom. Despite the fact these boots are named after Tyga, I still really like them.
We cannot be the only ones that feel like life gets 10x more crazy after Halloween- we’re not sure if it’s the onset of the Holidays or just the fact we are in a coma from all the candy we ate during Halloween, but it’s been nonstop lately. Between work and school Lauren and I have had the most insane couple of weeks! Regardless, we are back from our small hiatus!
Last weekend, my Grandparents celebrated their 60th (yes, wow!) Wedding Anniversary and I wore this great tunic to their party. I love this tunic. Well really, I enjoy tunics in general which is a little ironic considering most tunics are basically a dress on me because I’m so short. This tunic, from Free People, is one of my favorites because it’s so lightweight- which makes it a perfect layering piece for winter and fall. Additionally, it has a great shape and I love the turtleneck detail as well (great neckline for chunky jewelry!).
Have a great week! XO Danielle & Lauren
P.S. It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in California… 🙂
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Tunic: Free People via Nordstrom// Jeans: Hudson// Booties: Dolce Vita//Necklace: Hautelook//
Yesterday, my Family did a Sunday dinner in Santana Row at Foga de Chao which is a Brazilian Steakhouse. I’ve heard so many great things about it and let me tell you it absolutely lived up to its expectation! The waiters bring around huge slabs of all kinds of meat (sounds weird and creepy- it’s totally delicious) and have an amazing salad bar and sides- absolutely a must try! It was so nice to have a Sunday night dinner with my Family- I have been trying to do something fun on Sunday night because I think it helps when gearing up to face another week! Definitely a de-stressor.
For the dinner, I wore a leather mini paired with a flannel and wedge sneakers. Both Lauren and I have been obsessed with leather for quite some time and thankfully for us, it has become such a hot item in the fashion world. Leather is in jackets, pants, skirts, vests, tops- you name it! Now that it’s starting to cool off, it’s the perfect time to either invest in leather pieces or break out the classics you already have in your closet.
I’m absolutely and totally obsessed with this leather mini from Trouve I bought last week at Nordstrom (I think I say that about a lot of clothes, but really this skirt is so bomb)- it has a perfect fit and the drawstring makes it look sporty chic. I love the mini because 1. It’s not too short/ inappropriate so I can wear it to dinner and still feel classy 2. I can dress it down with a casual tank and sneakers for a day off work or when I’m running errands. Leather just brings a total edge to any outfit and is such a fun texture to pair with!
My adorable fam (minus my Dad who was the photographer of the night!)
Want Danielle’s Look?: Flannel: Urban Outfitters// Mini: Trouve via Nordstrom// Bag: Tory Burch// Wedge Sneakers: Steve Madden
A question we get quite frequently is “What are pieces every woman should own in their closet?” One of our first answers is always a Little Black Dress. You simply cannot do wrong with an LBD for any occasion. They are work appropriate, perfect for a date night and excellent for a dinner with Mom and Dad. And LBD is versatile and incredibly classic which is why every woman should absolutely have one, if not two hanging in their closet!
I bought this LBD a few months ago at Aritzia (Wilfred Free) and I have been obsessed with it every since. I wore this on a date night and it was so perfect- especially with my snakeskin Schutz! I love a good LBD with a twist, hence the great back. I love the halter in the front and the simple almost backless part of the dress (LBD in the front, party in the back!) Hope you all Enjoyed your weekend, have a fabulous week!!!
Want Danielle’s Look?: Dress: Aritzia (Wilfred Free)// Shoes: Schutz// Jewelry: Marc by Marc