Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving + Gift Giving with Uncommon Goods

Photos by Annie Hall

My brother's girlfriend Annie was shooting some pregnancy photos for my sisters (both are due around Valentine's Day!), so I decided to be an opportunist and get in some outfit photos.
Annie just purchased an amazing new lens and I really love how these turned out.  She also gave a lot of direction, which was a lot more helpful than Ty's directions: "Cross your legs over when you step, but go straight." How????

Let me tell you a funny story about this necklace.  I picked it out solely on the design (I am a big fan of art-deco style jewelry) and of course read nothing of the description.  When it arrived it had instructions on how to open and close it, and I was super confused.  I thought it actually functioned as portable tweezers or something haha. I was wrong...check out the description here.  Makes sense, considering the name :p

While your there, make sure to check out the whole site.  Uncommon Goods is a great place to find unique gifts (it is probably a major source for all those 'GIFT GUIDES FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOP FOR' and '10 CLEVER PRODUCTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED' lists that are always popping up on Buzzfeed.  I especially like that they have bios on the artists for the handmade pieces...makes each piece feel more special. Plus, you can Black Friday shop sans guilt, because even their seasonal workers make 50% above minimum wage.  As a former retail employee, I am definitely on board with that.

P.S. Sisters, I am getting this for you babies. Baby burritos!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GIVEAWAY Naturalizer Shoes of Your Choice! // CLOSED congrats Rondah!

We are super excited to be giving a way a pair of uber-comfy Naturalizer shoes!  Their new collection has boots we love (and we are sure you will love them too).  Check out their website to pick out the pair of shoes you want and enter by following the directions below.

Pssst...take a peek at our Instagram to see how we wore our Naturalizer booties and for more ways to enter!

Giveaway closes 11/25/2015.

Good luck! 
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Berkeley Rose Garden with BB Dakota

On Whit:  c/o BB Dakota Giselle Sweater, Illesteva Boca (similar), Topshop Pineapple Shorts and Lace-up Flats (similar)

Photos by Jen Christo

After complaining about waiting for fall, we are quick to miss the sun we had when we shot these photos.  The weather was so perfect there were two other groups taking photos. 

We have been digging BB Dakota lately, so we were beyond excited when they sent us some of their new Fall pieces.  Mal doesn't normally gravitate towards trapeze dresses, but the bow in the back made this one special...feels a bit 1960s French or something. Oh, and of course in the same day as these photos, Whit managed to snag her sweater (typical).  Luckily, Mal had a snag nab-it handy! 

Sunday, October 25, 2015


 On Mal: Forever 12 Lace-Up Pocket BlouseMerona Felight Fedora Hat in Gray, INPINK Fashion Jewelry Minimalist Cylinder Stud Earrings, Gap 1969 Denim Jacket (Darker color available here), J. Crew Lookout Skinnies, H&M Pointed Loafers

Photos by Rene

Guess where I took these photos...behind a Chevy's.

Probably the nicest 'behind a Chevy's' that I am aware of. It's a very secluded spot to take photos by the water (which you actually can't really see in these photos because of the lighting), as long as you don't mind the Chevy's patrons staring at you from the window. 

Let's talk about the long struggle to get this shirt.  I had pinned this shirt a while back from the Forever website when it was sold out.  I added myself to the waitlist (twice) because every time I got a 'back in stock' notification, it was already sold out by the time I got online...once within 10 minutes after getting the email.  Then it completely disappeared from the website.  So, I did a search on Amazon to see if I could find a similar top.  I found this one here.  I did not, however, realize that it was shipping from China because I am dumb and didn't look at the shipping times on the seller page.  SO after a long wait I did get the shirt and it is pretty much the same quality as I would have expected from Forever 21 (maybe it even came from the same factory??), but the wait time was less than ideal.  I linked the Forever one up top because as soon as I ordered from Amazon it magically reappeared. Of course.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Poncho with Old Navy

On Mal: c/o Old Navy Open-Front Wool Blend Poncho in Forest Green and Grid Scarf, c/o Timex Dress Chronograph (sold out/similar),  Pour La Victoire Elie Mini, J. Crew Factory Skinny Jeans, Zara Pointed Lace-Up Ballerinas and Top with Neckline Detail

Photos by Rene

When I was picking out a color for this poncho, I was vacillating between the black check and this solid green.  As usual, I opted for green (go with what you like, right?).  The problem is, so much of my fall wardrobe is green that it can be hard to build an outfit without looking like a crayon.  Green boots, green jeans, green jackets.  

Having gone with my favorite color though, I have already worn this poncho several times.  It is a perfect layer over a short sleeve top for the current weather, and will be great over sweaters when it gets cooler.  It feels like a blanket with all the fabric...very cozy!

Take a look at all of Old Navy's Ponchos here!