Friday, May 19, 2017

Vivace Microneedling Experience with Blackhawk Plastic Surgery

Photos by Rene
Note: I received Vivace Microneedling courtesy of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. All opinions are my own.

As I have mentioned before, I have long struggled with my skin. You can read about my journey to clear-ish skin here.  Now that my skin is mostly under control, I am more focused on my acne scarring.  To be fair, I got away fairly easy...I don't have deep pitting, but I do have some texture on my cheeks as a reminder of my former acne. After a skincare consultation with a very knowledgeable nurse at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, she suggested Vivace Microneedling to help with the scarring. Because my texture is fairly mild, microneedling is a gentler alternative to laser resurfacing.  

Click through to get the nitty-gritty on the procedure...and to see some not-too-flattering-but-very-informative-photos on how it works and the results!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Springtime Casual with SKYE Footwear

ReadyTwoWear: All white casual spring outfitReadyTwoWear: Skye Footwear PowllReadyTwoWear: How to style high top sneakersReadyTwoWear: Lace ruffle sleeve top
On Mallory: c/o SKYE Footwear Powll, c/o Banana Republic lace top (old, similar below),  J.Crew Toothpick jeans, c/o Furla Mini Metropolis,  Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses, NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic

Photos by Rene

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming (Rene is back from Cuba!).

I have had these sneakers for about a month now, so I can actually report about how they are holding up and how comfy they are. I am not one to be super careful about my sneakers, so I was pretty worried about keeping these pale sneakers clean.  So far, they are still looking new, although you can see a couple dirty marks on the stretch upper.  Comfort-wise, these have gotten more comfortable the more I wear them.  When I first got them, the left sneaker elastic loops felt a little tight (although the right shoe was fine).  I think they have loosened a bit, because both sides are now the perfect fit.  One thing I will say, is that with the design of this style (high sides, like a chukka), they can be hard to get definitely have to use the back heel loop!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sale Stalker // Mother's Day

Thanks to Mother's Day,  there is a ton of sales happening right now.  Grab something for Mom (and for yourself)! Shop our favorite sale picks below:

J.Crew: Extra 30% off sale with code SHOPSALE, Extra 50% off final sale!

Target: 20% off accessories and jewelry:

Forever21: Up to 70% off:

Saks Off Fifth: Extra 20% off with code GETITNOW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

INSPO // Basket Bags

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We've been a bit MIA...we know.  A couple of factors here, the biggest being that our photographer Rene has been in Cuba (!!!).  According to our Instagram feed, everyone is going to Cuba these days. Jealous.

Being inundated with everyone's beautiful Cuba photos, we have been daydreaming about vacations (and vacation-dressing). How cute are these lightweight straw and wicker bags?  Lightweight, so perfect for walking around all day when exploring a new city!  Especially love how Blaire manages to dress her's up and down..makes the Cult Gaia seem more practical for the price.

Shop our favorite bags below:

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fray-Hem Crop Chinos

ReadyTwoWear: Off-The-Shoulder Top, Wide Leg Crop PantsReadyTwoWear: Bay Area Fashion Blogger
ReadyTwoWear: Spring style Zara off-the-shoulder top
ReadyTwoWear: Celine Caty Cat Eye Sunglasses, Off-the-shoulder top
ReadyTwoWear: Fram Hem Wide Leg Pants, Satin Bow Flats

Photos by Ty

Full disclosure, I had to hem these chinos.  I am 5'3" (in the morning), so cropped pants are generally full-length on me.  I liked the fray hem of this pair, so it was actually quite easy to fix...just a strait seam and some hand-fraying. 

On another note, the sizing at GAP has been driving me crazy.  The sizes run way bigger than they used to. There is no other store on the planet where I wear a 00.  There are plenty of people who are more petite than I am, so apparently they cannot shop there anymore.  Plus, it makes it difficult to ever shop online, since the sizing seems to change every season!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

INSPO // White Details

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We can't be the only ones looking forward to warmer weather, right?  We have had some beautiful days in the bay, but they have been interspersed with rain.

We have been known to prefer the layer-worthy weather of fall and winter, but that's cancelled. Let's move on to light layers and sun, please!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tassel Maxi Dress

ReadyTwoWear: Tassel hem maxi dress
ReadyTwoWear - Boho tassel dress
ReadyTwoWear - How to style a maxi dress

 On Mal: Moulinette Soeurs Ebroidered Medallion Maxi Dress (old/sold out but similar below), c/o Soko Double Dash Choker, Celine Caty Sunglasses, H&M Espadrilles (old, similar below)

Photos by Rene

I bought this dress the beginning of winter when it went on sale, and have been waiting for the sun to come out.  It is finally here...but the long wait also means it is very much sold out..sorry!  

Anyone who is petite knows how hard it is to find a maxi dress.  This one is actually supposed to be ankle-skimming according to the product images, so it is just ~barely~ short enough.  Even so, I keep stepping on the tassels...check out all the missing tassels on the hem!