Unexpected Holiday Dressing

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 I don’t opt for a dress unless completely necessary. With the countless trends right now – the jumper, pencil skirts, crop tops, tuxedo ensembles – why not style something differently for the next party or upcoming event. For this Holiday season I wanted to try something a little more unexpected. For my hubbies Holiday party, I took my favorite camel sweater and softened the look by pairing it with a white pencil skirt, favorite jewels and classic pumps.

I felt comfortable and relaxed the entire night with out feeling like I could not eat or drink a thing. And most importantly, not once was I nervous that there would be another girl showing up in the same look as mine! (more…)

What Our Guys Really Want

If you are like us and have been completely stumped when trying to think of worth-while holiday gifts for the special men in your lives, well join the club. Year after year we have struggled to come up with gift ideas that our husbands would actually be excited about, sometimes we succeed and other times we fail miserably. So this year we cut out the guess work and went straight to the source. We asked our husbands to assist us in creating a guide to help our fellow clueless female shoppers find the perfect holiday gift for their men. Here are their picks that they guarantee will bring you gift giving success:

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1. Redwing Boots, 2. Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones, 3. Guide To Urban Moonshining Book, 4. Shinola Watch, 5. SOL Survival Kit, 6. Mens Leather Briefcase, 7. Coolest Cooler, 8. Ragg Wool Cap, 9. Big Spur Feather Bowtie. (more…)

How To Survive Winter In DC, In Style

Winter in DC can be rough. Living in a cold climate like ours, you have two choices. Hibernate in your home for the winter (which is sometimes an attractive option) or bundle up and go on with life as usual. We have to admit, we do a little of both when the frigid air moves in but like most people we can’t slow down or stop working just because it’s cold outside.

The struggle is real when dressing for the cold weather in a city like ours. There are endless events to attend and to dress for, we are talking: work receptions, happy hours, sporting games, the list goes on and on. And wearing the same old same sweater and parka combo can get pretty mundane and leaves us not only feeling depressed about the bone chilling weather that we are enduring but also with our wardrobes. We have been there, we can sympathize but this year we are making an effort to change it up, to not let winter get the best of us and our wardrobes. Scroll down for a few of our tips on how we survive winter in DC.

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Want the Ultimate Closet?

DSC_1799If you know me at all, you know that Intermix in Georgetown is my first and usually always my last stop to shop. They have it all, from designer pieces to new and up and coming vendors. Whether you are shopping for a cocktail of formal event or just looking to chill at home with some comfy, cool sweats. Intermix has that and everything in between. They help create and perfect the ultimate closet. (more…)

Guide To Cyber Monday Success

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1. Bauble Bar: Headphones $140 / 20% off  2. Intermix: Hat $138 /20% off Sitwide and Extra 30% off Sale  3. J.Crew: Vest $59.00 / 30% Off  4. ASOS: Scarf $24 / 30% off  5. C.Wonder: Pouch $34.80 / 30% off  6. West Elm: Book Ends $37 / 25% off  7. Kate Spade Saturday: Satchel $135 / 30% off  8. Piperlime: Booties $66.59 / 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns  9. Banana Republic: Sweater Dress $90 / 40% off  10. Nasty Gal: Polaroid Camera $70 / 30% off

Cyber Monday really should be a national holiday, I mean who is really going to be getting much work done with the entire internet on sale?! If you have any sort of smart device, then you are bound to find some amazing deals on Monday, even Amazon is on sale. We have rounded up a few of our favorite sale picks to create our Guide To Cyber Monday Success. All of the items pictured are on super sale for Cyber Monday and are perfect for holiday gifts or even if you are in the mood to spoil yourself a bit (we won’t tell). Click each brandname to shop the specific item and then navigate throughout the site to shop the rest of the sale. Happy Shopping!

xoxo

Sarah and Michelle

Black Friday: 23 Sales You Won’t Want To Miss

The largest shopping weekend of the year is finally upon us and we have the inside scoop on 23 Black Friday sales you won’t want to miss. If you are ballsy enough to brave the Black Friday crowds this year, then more power to you but we have sales that you don’t even have to leave your couch for! Check out our line up below, click the brand to shop each sale and the picture to shop the featured look. Happy Holiday Shopping!

Alice + Olivia // 25% off sitewide + free shipping // DATE: 11.26-12.01

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Alternative Apparel // 30% off sitewide // DATE: 11.27-11.30 // CODE: THANKFUL

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Thanksgiving: Trimming The Fat But Not The Fun

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 5.37.17 PMThanksgiving is a special day of the year when we gather together with family and close friends to celebrate each other and all that we are thankful for. It’s our family traditions that make this time of year so nostalgic and memorable. Grandma making her entrance with pecan pie in hand, Mom in the kitchen putting together her infamous creamy and buttery mashed potatoes, the nephews and nieces gathered around the table decorating Aunt Peggy’s sugar cookies. These are just a few of the family traditions that I look forward to each year that bring joy to my heart. The unfortunate part is that most of these also make my belly too full to enjoy the rest of the evening. I feel like a stuffed turkey myself! (more…)

PJs For The It Girl On Your List

Ollie_Shrimp_2014_11 copyAnyone else out there pretty much living in their pjs now that the temps have dropped? Hopefully we aren’t the only ones out there trading normal clothing for a more relaxed and comfy feel. And just because we have opted for wearing pajamas more then usual doesn’t mean its ok to completely let ourselves go. We don’t think our husbands would be too thrilled if we were constantly hanging around in our old high school gym sweats day after day. And although the model pictured above looks totes adorbs, we most likely won’t be dressing like this at home either.

But luxe pjs are most definitely on our xmas lists this year and when we introduced to the Shrimps line by Avenue 32, we knew we had to spread the word. These pjs are a fashion insider’s favorite, designed to flatter and are adorned with delicate yet playful hand-drawn shrimps in a heart shaped pattern.

Hannah Weiland is the designer and visionary behind the Shrimps collection that has teamed up with pajama line, Poplin, for this collaboration resulting in the cutest crustacean covered pjs yet. These quirky silk pajamas have certainly made a splash on the London socialite scene and are quickly gaining popularity around the world. You know when Vogue is talking about it, it must be big.  They are super luxe and perfect for the girl on your x-mas list that has it all, we can guarantee she doesn’t have these!

We are not only just loving these pjs by the London-based designer, we also can’t get enough of her newly launched faux-fur line and are dying to get our hands on one of her beautiful pieces. With a background in History of Art and a diploma in textile design from the London College of Fashion, Hannah takes her inspiration from modern art and the playful engagement with pattern and texture. Using carefully sourced fabrics that emphasise color, Shrimps has created a range of beautifully crafted pieces, perfect for the forward-thinking customer.

So if you will be hibernating for the winter like we will be and plan on spending more time than usual in your pjs, then we suggest you look into upgrading your loungewear game by adding a silky pair by Shrimps to your wardrobe.

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