Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Eyelet

ReadyTwoWear: Zara embroidered off-the-shoulder dressReadyTwoWear: Schiffli embroidery dressReadyTwoWear: Eyelet embroidered off the shoulder dressReadyTwoWear: How to belt a summer dressReadyTwoWear: Belted embroidered sundress On Mallory: Zara off-the-shoulder dress with schiffli embroidery (sold out, bought during Zara sale), Vintage Coach classic mini backpack, Celine Caty Sunglasses, c/o SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Filigree Tassel Drop Earrings, Zara block heel sandals (old, similar linked below).

Photos by Rene

The Zara sale is no-joke. I nabbed this dress for under $20! When it arrived though, I noticed the sleeves did not look like the website. The sleeves on my dress were sewn incorrectly. The cuff was sewn in the wrong spot so the sleeves actually bloused over the cuffs and hiding the scallops. I still really liked the embroidery, and it was sold out so I wouldn't be able to exchange.  To make it work, I ended up pulling the fabric up and tucking the excess into the top to make the sleeves less voluminous (and also shorter). The top elastic is very tight, so the sleeves actually stay tucked in without sewing no-problem.

I guess you get what you pay for...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hydrangeas

ReadyTwoWear: Ruffle Crop TopReadyTwoWear: Styling CulottesReadyTwoWear: Ruffle top and wide leg crop pants On Mallory: Mango ruffle crop top (old), Ann Taylor wide leg crop (old), Soko Double Dash Choker, Zara block heel sandals (old)

Photos by Rene

Remixing some old favorites.. these culottes from Ann Taylor are still my go-tos for when jeans are too casual. As an added bonus, they also feel like pajamas!

See how else I have worn these pants:
Culottes
Lilu
Legion

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Weekend

ReadyTwoWear: Asymmetrical Ruffle Off-The-Shoulder TopReadyTwoWear: Fourth of July Outfit IdeaReadyTwoWear: Off-the-shoulder ruffle top

ReadyTwoWear: Self Portrait inspired ruffle top
ReadyTwoWear: One shoulder ruffle top

On Mal: Bardot Ruffle and Frill Shirt (and more affordable option here), thrifted high-waisted shorts and basket, H&M espadrilles (old), c/o Baublebar Sugarfix Choker

I found this basket years ago in a Carmel thrift shop for $1.  I thought it was cute, but possibly a bit too picnic-baskety so have been using it to store my sewing supplies. Now that basket bags are back in a big way, I decided to dump all my supplies out of it and try using it as a purse, for fashion.

That being said, I kinda get why this wasn't originally intended as a purse. The handle placement on the top of the basket means that you cannot just easily get into the basket (you have to hold it from the bottom or put it down).  TBH I will probably still use it every so often, just not for times I know I'll be out and about for too long.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yerba Buena

On Mal: c/o Tobi Crop Top (old, similar below), H&M Fray Hem Skirt and Lace Up Flats (also old), Gucci GG Marmont bag 

 Photos by Rene

Ok so apparently...I no longer know how to smile in photos??  Whenever I take blog photos, I try to do a slight smile, but then when I see the photos I look like this.  I think when Whit and I got to take photos together, it felt more natural...we are usually laughing anyway!  Now that she has been super busy working (although we are going to finally hang out again this weekend!!!), we have been taking more photos separately.  Smiling just feels so unnatural when you are taking photos alone :/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

INSPO // Gingham


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Since we have been wearing and style-stalking gingham so much lately (as you can see from recent posts), we thought we might as well do a whole inspo/shopping post.  There are so many ways to wear it....skirt, crop top, playsuit...it all looks cute! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Actual Pockets with Filson

ReadyTwoWear: Filson Libby Bomber Jacket ReadyTwoWear: How to style a bomber jacket On Mal: c/o Filson Libby Bomber, Forever 21 Lace Crop Top (old), c/o Furla Mini Metropolis, Gap Wide Leg Crop Jeans, Ralph Lauren Collection Platform Espadrilles (old), Mango Tear Earrings,  Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses
Photos by Rene

I have been aware of Filson for a while because my brother Tyler is a devotee (he cannot say enough about their canvas bags and backpacks). I was not aware they had a women's clothing line that launched in 2016.

Filson is a very function-driven brand, making all-weather, quality pieces (I mean...they were founded in 1897 as a "complete outfitter for miners, prospectors,  and lumbermen").  You can definitely see their roots in the styles they offer.  Oh...also, they offer a Filson LIFETIME guarantee, so you can feel confident about your purchase.

I selected the Libby Bomber  because bombers are timeless (or at the very least they always come back into style). It is a lighter jacket that is perfect for spring/summer over a top, but is also roomy enough to fit a sweater underneath for chillier months. But honestly, one of the main reasons I really like this jacket...it has SO many pockets. It is a big pet peeve of mine (and most women) that women's clothes often have tiny or non-functional pockets.  This jacket has two front button-closure pockets (as you can see), and behind those are hand pockets (with a liner to keep your hands warm!) and INSIDE the jacket there is another zip pocket.  I have worn this jacket out and FORGONE A PURSE. Incredible. It was nice to experience some male fashion privilege.

Friday, June 9, 2017

INSPO // Ruffles

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Ruffles are still going strong, and we are here for it.  Ruffles just feel so airy for summer and can add some ~flair~ without adding weight.

See how we wear ruffles:
Cold Shoulder
Flutter Sleeves
Ruffled Lace
Wine Country Getaway
Denim Ruffles