Hi Everyone, Happy Tuesday!
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.
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Shearling is this Fall and Winter’s hot new trend and we are ALL about it. Shearling is a great addition to your jackets, vests, boots and even some accessories such as headbands and ear muffs. We love that Shearling gives outerwear a rugged and outdoors feel. It truly is the perfect addition to any winter accessory (not to mention it is totally and completely warm).
We also love the Shearling looks stunning on everything- literally everything. A little pop on your favorite pair or booties, or an outer trim detail on a bag o, Shearling is the perfect fur addition to all your warmer wear pieces. Of all the wonderful Shearling pieces, coats have to be our absolute favorite- from a moto leather jacket with Shearling trim or a simple denim jacket with a chic Shearling collar, they are the perfect investment piece for winter (um, we know what’s on our Christmas List)!
We can’t get enough of this fun trend- share with us some of your favorite Shearling items below!
PS. We both love animals (like a lot, have you seen how many pics we post of dogs on instagram?!?) so we encourage you to buy vegan when you can!
XO & Happy Hump Day- Lauren & Danielle
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
Red October, WAiSTEDD
I have to say, for the longest time I wanted a pair of Red Octobers. I was willing to spend whatever for them. Alas, my bank account has not gotten any bigger nor have my other responsibilities gotten any smaller so I still do not have the Red Octobers. Luckily for me, however, I found these amazing Supras for the time being (I’m totally obsessed with a red shoe- such a pop. Even cooler that this is a sneaker!)
This look is one of my favorite casual looks to wear- ripped denim, sneakers, a flannel and gold jewelry. I’m not sure why- but I am always drawn to this type of an edgier look which is very much inspired by the street style of last year. I am such a sneaker Fein (which many of you probably don’t know because I wear heels so often in our posts) and its great to play around with different casual looks and feel edgy. Lauren and I are so experimental in our fashion sense and love to play around with different looks- this was definitely one of those times. This isn’t a look I would wear all the time, but it’s fun to try on different looks that represent different facets of your personality (currently blasting Drake… hmmm…). We always. always. try and have fun with fashion- never take it too seriously! I mean really though, who wants to look the same all the time…..
Enjoy your week everyone!!
Want Danielle’s look? Top: Madewell// Jeans: Hudson// Sneakers: Supra// Flannel: Thrifted// Jewelry: H&M (Hoops), Brandy Melville (Body Chain)
Okay, we cannot be the only women completely and utterly obsessed with Diane Von Furstenburg’s Spring 2015 runway collection. I mean seriously, does DVF ever make a wrong piece? I think what we love so much about her clothes is that she knows how to make a woman feel fabulous. When we started our blog (wow, almost a year ago?!?) we really wanted women to understand the power of an outfit and feel confident in expressing herself through what she wears in the morning. DVF is one of the few designers who we feel like completely embodies empowering women through clothes. She is a woman of grace, of drive, of passion and that exudes through her classic designs and impeccable tailoring. In essence, she is such an inspiration to us not only because of her talent to make auhmazzziing clothes but in her commitment to making women feel beautiful. Although the focus of this post really is on her Spring 2015 collection, Dian is seriously a freaking boss- the ultimate idol for us in the fashion industry.
5 quotes that made us fall in love with DVF:
1. “Women inspire me & I design to inspire women”
2. “I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be”
3. “The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”
4. “Life is very short. Insecurity is a waste of time.”
5. “Generosity is the best investment”
Okay okay- back to this collection. We love the simple femininity displayed throughout the collection- the prints, the shapes, the colors just scream spring to us and we love it. Not to mention so many of the styles are flattering to all shapes and sizes- which we absolutely love. This collection is not just a beautiful work of art that we look at and never buy- this is totally wearable and practical. The dresses are great for work or a date- we always love versatility.
Although her pieces are quite expensive, these are pieces that will be in your closet for a lifetime. Truly classics. Be sure to check out all our favorite looks below and let us know which one you love best!
Have a great week!!