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.
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!
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!
The transition from Winter to Spring has been quite fast here in California! It is going to be almost 75 degrees this weekend! We don’t know about you, but we aren’t ready to give up our Winter style yet. Here is how we both (yes we both own the exact same outfit) like to throw in a little new Spring with our Winter favorites.
It is all really around the striped shift dress. You all know we love a good stripe! Even though you can wear this piece all year round, we are feeling it is very Spring forward right now. Mix in a utility jacket, which is also great all year round, and you have little coverage for the cold nights. I wear this utility jacket with so many different outfits- it is a staple for any wardrobe. Check out the ones at Aritzia for a variety of options.
It’s no secret that 2014 was the Year of the Booty- from J.Lo and Kim K. to Nicki and Beyonce, this year everyone was screaming baby got back! We’re sharing some of our favorite Booty exercises that you can do in your living room (although these pictures were taken outside for the benefit of lighting) in a half hour.We both are always on the go- like many of our readers. It is sometimes incredibly hard to fit a workout in. With this simple, weightless exercises your booty will be in shape in no time.
Make sure you are sitting backwards and your back is straight.
Check point: knees & shins should be parallel- check to see you can see your toes.
Extend left leg & right arm and then release. Proceed with opposite next (right leg, left arm)
Check point: Keep abs in tight and head up
Single Leg Squat
Bend one leg in squat position and extend other as seen below
Check Point: Don’t over extend front leg, keep back straight
Check point: Knee should never be over front toe. Keep Parallel to ground
Working out is always easier when you have a friend to keep you motivated!
Other exercises: Burpees, Hip Raises, Squat Kickbacks
Best Booty Playlist:
Left, Right: YG// AYO: Chris Brown & Tyga// Practice: Drake// Only: Nicki Minaj etc.// a$$: Big Sean// Baby Got Back: Sir Mix a Lot//Up Down: T-pain// Otis: Jay-Z & Kanye// Feeling Myself: Nicki & Beyonce// Flawless Remix: Beyonce// Beg For it: Iggy// Diva: Beyonce// Rihanna: Pour it up
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.