Monday, April 10, 2017

Fray-Hem Crop Chinos

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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

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 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!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Prynt iPhone Printer Review


A while back (like pre-Valentine's Day), we visited the Prynt office and got the super awesome Prynt iPhone printer to try out.  There are other phone printers out there, but the Prynt isn't just a printer (or prynter)...check it out:



Basically,  Prynt is making our Harry Potter dreams come true.  When taking a photo, the app also takes a short 5 second video and makes a boomerang-like animation.  After you print your photo, you can scan it to see it come to life! They have an app where you can share your scans...but don't worry, you can also save your scans to post them on Instagram.

What we like:
  • Easy to use...charge it, load in the photo paper and download the app to get started.
  • You can preview your photo/video before printing, meaning you don't waste a bunch of photo paper if the photo doesn't come out right.
  • There is built-in photo editing to adjust your photo. You can even add text or drawings.
  • You can save drafts...even if you don't have your Prynt attached to your phone.  This is really nice in case you don't feel like carrying your Prynt somewhere. You can use the app to take the photo/video and print it later. You can even combine an existing photo and video from your library to make a Prynt.
  • You can record your scan to create a video, so you can show everyone your moving photos.
What we don't like:
  • The photo quality could be better.  The photos come out a bit grainy when printed (i.e. they don't look like a photo you got printed at a photo center).
  • The machine is a bit bulky...but still way smaller/convenient than our Instax cameras. With the draft feature, this issue is even less important, because you can always leave it at home and print later.
  • The built in editor does not edit the video itself, just the photo.  So, if your video comes out a bit too dark for example, there is no fixing it.
Overall, we love the Prynt. I brought it on my trip to DC/New York and my friends were mesmerized. It was such a fun way to save memories from the trip!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

High Contrast



On Mal: c/o 4th & Reckless Olivia Metallic Heel Mules, H&M Trumpet Sleeve Blouse (old, similar below), Levi's 721 Skinnies, Gucci GG Marmont Small Leather Shoulder Bag (sold out, similar below).

Even after years of blogging, I still don't know all my angles. I tried to take some ~chic~ photos walking naturally up the stairs, but ended up looking like I was flailing about like the dancing tube people that are at car dealerships....alas.

The goal for those failed photos was to show off the unique heel of these 4th & Reckless mules.  Tbh they are slightly too tall for me (I have small feet so the angle gets too extreme with higher heels) but I was surprised how comfortable they were...probably because of the wide heel. I am sure if you have a bigger size than me (I wear a 6), they get even more comfy!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cold Shoulder Ruffles and Block Heel Mules

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On Whit: Asos Ruffle Front Cold Shoulder Top (on sale!), Banana Republic skinnies, Chloe Kurtis Bag, Soko Dash Cuff, c/o 4thandreckless Louisa Circle Buckle Block  Heel Mule Heels, c/o MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Carnivorous

Back when I was ten, I didn't understand why my mom wore block heel mules.  Now I do! 


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

INSPO // Slide Mules

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This isn't exactly *breaking* news, but the mule has been popping up left and right.  Now that they have been around for over a season, more affordable options are hitting stores...so you don't have to drop $700 for some Gucci slide mules.

P.S. I was on Pinterest to find some cute mules...and the search returned actual mules (the horse-donkey hybrid). To be fair, they were cute.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Public Works


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On Mal: Banana Republic Factory Plaid Open Front Sweater (this was way cheaper in-store...I got it for under $25!), Old Navy V Neck Sweater, Seychelles Booties,  Chloe Faye Mini Bracelet Bag

photos by Rene

This is the world's comfiest sweater..its like a blanket cape but better because there are sleeves. Unlike a cape it doesn't slide off the shoulders all the time.

I found it a while back at Banana Factory in Gilroy when they were running extra 50% off the whole store.  It was marked in clearance, so I am a bit surprised I was able to find it still listed online.  They only had a M/L (maybe that is why it was clearance in-store?), but the bigger size definitely amplifies the blanket effect...I am only 5'3" in the morning.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Denim Overall Dress and Chloe Kurtis Bag

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On Whit: H&M Denim Overall Dress (old), Banana Republic striped turtleneck, Loeffler Randall Felix booties, c/o Soko necklace (sold out, cute version here), Chloe Kurtis Shoulder Bag

Omg I made my first big girl purchase! After hours of wasted time on the internet, I settled on this mini Chloe Kurtis shoulder bag.  When looking for the right bag, I wanted 1) something practical for both day and night (this may be more day, but it's black so I think I can make it work!) and 2) a style that would be unique but not too trendy (I'm spending a lot, so it better match my wardrobe).  Other purses at the top of my wishlist were the Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme and Mal's Gucci GG Marmont.

Ultimately I could not get myself to spend so much on a purse, so I got the Kurtis when I saw it at 50% off on Neiman's. I love the gold hardware and the understated design.  


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SF

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Loving how this sweatshirt captures the laidback style of SF!  It's designed by Culk, a local brand that we're excited to see more from.  They sell some really cool SF swag, the opposite of the usual cheesy touristy stuff you'd find at most places.

pssst...take 15% off culk.co with code READYTWOWEAR

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bite Lip Pencil Review

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Influenster sent over the new Bite Lip Pencils for us to try out, and after the last success with the Bite Matte Lip Crayon, we were excited to try these next.

Click through to read our full review!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

INSPO // Unexpected Layers

How to layer a button up top
Layered tube top over white button up
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We are experiencing another wave of rain and cold, so we haven't yet broken out our flimsier wardrobe.  Until then, we are getting some ideas about how to layer them for colder weather (kind of like how Whit wore her Oak + Fort Lace Tank here).

We especially dig the crisp white shirt as a first layer.  It adds some structure to a draped top or crepe dress, and can somehow make a cropped tube top seem almost work-appropriate. We are a bit embarrassed to say that we have yet to find that one perfect button up, but we are on the hunt.  Any suggestions are always appreciated!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Casual Culottes



On Whit: Madewell tank top and culottes (old), McQ crossbody, Forever 21 choker (old), Karen Walker Lunar Flowerpatch Sunglasses, Vince Camuto flats


Finally found a pair of culottes that I don't look too frumpy in!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Neutrals


On Mal: Ann Taylor turtleneck (old, similar linked below), Holding Horses Lace-Up Denim Midi Skirt, c/o Furla Mini Metropolis Crossbody, Karen Walker Moon Disco Sunglasses, Zara Lace Up Flats (old, similar below)

Photos by Rene

A lot of my closet is made up of neutrals...I literally have three similar gray turtleneck sweaters.  It's good to be consistent, right?  It definitely makes throwing together last-minute outfits easy. It also can make things feel a bit monotonous, however.  My go-to winter outfit has been sweater + jeans + boots...so it was nice to mix it up with this lace-up skirt (also worn here).

The small break in the rain today made it feasible to wear something different..finally.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Legion

On Mal: H&M Camel Coat (old, similar below), Ann Taylor Wide Leg Crop Pants (old), Chloé Mini Faye Bracelet Bag, Karen Walker Moon Disco Octagonal Sunglasses, INPINK Saturn Earrings

We felt fancier than usual in this checked coat and these flowy culottes.  We were a bit overdressed for a casual lunch at The House of Pancakes.  Luckily these outfits were pretty forgiving (food-baby wise) because we pigged out on hand-pulled noodles,  green onion pancakes and dumplings.  


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