DIY Halloween Costumes


How adorable is this popcorn costume?? Have you seen Studio DIY’s collection of DIY costumes? It’s pretty much her fall goal to create as many adorable costumes as she can each year — and she’s on point, per usual! We’ve been girl crushing pretty hard on her creative ideas… especially because most of them are food related! Here are some of our favorites from past & present:






Your Wish Come True




Ice Cream Cone


Lisa Frank Unicorn






Apple of My Eye






Fries Before Guys



Happy Weekend!

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So sadly Joaquin has rained out our plans to go on a hike in New Hampshire this weekend, but we’re still looking forward to a weekend of cozying up on these chilly days. We’re thinking the three b’s — blankies, baking, and beers. Hope you all have an equally relaxing next couple of days!

rkv // How to get out of any kind of rut

cct // It makes me so sad to see how differently people treat physical illness vs. mental illness – this breakdown shows it perfectly. (Also the illustrations are gorgeously quirky — love them!)

rkv // Time to switch up those nail colors for fall

cct // *Swoon* 23 Reasons Why “The Princess Bride” Is The Most Important Movie In Your Life

rkv // I want to be a bronde

cct // Laundry tips and tricks from Rachel Zoe? Ok!

rkv // Tonight is looking like a lazy night in for my roommates and myself, and this mulled cider looks like it will fit right in

cct // Gotta love a good colored trim

Sweet Beats // September 2015

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So I don’t know how things are around your neck of the woods, but Bean Town is pouring, and it ain’t stopping any time soon. Sadly it seems like this may put a hiccup in our plans to go on a girl’s weekend hike in NH, so we’re currently trying to schedule other activities. Hopefully we can find some goodies! In the mean time, while I’m cooped up in my office, I’ve crafted a mellow rainy day playlist to pass the hours.

Click here for a Spotify playlist

september 2015

living proof // gregory alan isakov

arizona // ed masuga

meet me in the woods // lord huron

big time nashville // shakey graves

timothy // tallest man on earth

fire and the flood // vance joy

crystals // of monsters and men

ashamed // dear tick

from eden // hozier

fire // jake bug

the mountain // heartless bastards

afterglow // jose gonzales

skin & bones // quiet life

wildest dreams // ryan adams

shake // the head and the heart

real desire // dan auerbach


Travel Diary // Vermont, Year 2


Around this same time last year, Curtis and I went to visit my aunt and cousin in Vermont, and fell in love with it! We had our next visit planned for this year (2 weekends ago) and unfortunately due to some annoying car issues, Curtis couldn’t come. I did however go with my mom and grandparents which was equally as lovely. Once again we stayed at my aunt’s in-laws vacation house in town that was just perfect for us – a kitchen, a place to hang, and a gorgeous view! (Seriously though, isn’t that view great?!)

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We explored Middlebury for a bit, took lots of walks, and relaxed a bunch – aka perfect fall weekend!

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We also got a tour of my aunt’s garden (both vegetables and flowers), and it was gorgeous!


And lastly we popped over to the Woodchuck Cider House again, and had an awesome time with the self guided tour and samplings. YUM!

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How’s your fall going? We’re always looking for cute New England day trips – what is your favorite spot to travel to this time of year?

Happy Weekend!

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Guys, this week! It felt long, but also extremely quick at the same time – how does that even happen?! No complains anymore, because it’s Friday (yay!). We’re chillin, chillin this weekend and couldn’t be happier. The following weekend, us G&M ladies plus Reg’s roomies are heading up to New Hampshire for a little hiking, leaf peeping and r&r, aka perfection. Now that it’s officially fall we’re happy – crisp air, leggings, apple pie, you know, fall things. Have a great weekend! xo

cct // My wanderlust is in full force these days! How many of the 100 of the Most Beautiful Unesco World Heritage Sites have you been to?!  I’ve been to 13 but plan on seeing a lot more before I’m through!

rkv // While summer will surely be missed, we can’t help but love fall in New England. But if you’re on the struggle bus, here are 4 ways to embrace autumn

cct // Welllll, so these are pretty harsh, but unsurprisingly very true ha. While they might not all apply to me personally, I’ve seen most of the 19 Signs You’re A Superior Asshole From The Northeast in the wild.

rkv // Last year we did a tutorial for an easy little updo, and today I found this equally easy half-up version!

cct // Our friend Gabe made us a delicious turkey & broccoli greens (similar to kale) risotto a few weeks ago and I’m hook on finding other amazing sounding risotto recipes. Doesn’t this Tuscan Kale and Pumpkin Seed Risotto from Cupcakes & Cashmere sound like perfection?

rkv // The other day my roommate gave me some pieces of a caramel apple, and it was incredible — I had forgotten how delicious they are! If you’re in the mood for some nostalgia, here’s an easy recipe

cct // Us girls gotta get over our insecurities!

rkv // Because let’s be real, we all want to look a little cooler — 8 ways to dress like a New Yorker

Embracing Alone Time

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After reading a recent post from Julia of Lemon Stripes about the importance of down time, we too thought it was a great topic to talk about. And with chillier weather comes semi hibernation mode (before turning into full hibernation mode), and while it might seem a little boring at first, taking time for yourself is super important. Here are our ways of taking time for ourselves…

01. Creating to-do lists
Oh I know, sooo relaxing right?! It might seem daunting at first, but 2 of my favorite feelings come after getting my life in order – 1. the gratifying feeling of getting organized and being in control of your situation & 2. the inspiration that comes from making plans and putting ideas on paper. Make separate lists so things don’t become too overwhelming. Think day-to-day todo, long term goals and aspirational projects. It will recharge your feeling of self.

02. Going to the movies alone
The feeling of total control over what you see, when and where you see it is a very under rated alone time activity. Sure you could pull up something good up on Netflix, but you should really think about treating yo self once in awhile to a good old fashioned movie date. Maybe even preceded or followed up with some dinner or ice cream ;).

03. Experimenting with a new hobby (even if you’re slightly embarrassed)
This is the time to take those risks! Even if you feel a little self conscious, we can almost guarantee that no one is watching or judging! Usually people are too wrapped up in their own insecurities to even notice. Give that hot-yoga class a try, sign up for a 5K, give a new art or craft a shot (jewelry making, painting, photography, music), try cooking or baking something you’ve never made before, whatever strikes your interest. It’s okay to feel challenged, it’ll make you feel that much more accomplished afterward.

04. Pamper yourself
This can be a little tough, because sometimes we feel like we may not deserve to spoil ourselves, but trust us, you do! You work hard, and it’s alright to do something small for yourself to make you feel your best. Don’t get all crazy and max out your credit card or anything — everything in moderation! If you’ve been saving and eyeing that pair of shoes for like two years, get the shoes! This can even be smaller things like getting your nails done, a fresh hair cut, an amazing smelling face-mask, whatever brings you into your element and makes you feel as wonderful as you are.

05. Quiet time
We all struggle with this one, and we’ve all heard it before — turn off the tv, phone, iPad, computer, any and everything with a screen. It’s so important for our personal well being to give ourselves at least an hour to get away from the technology and consumes our daily lives, and just chill, man. This may make us feel a little anxious at first, but that’s to be expected — you’re basically going through withdrawal. Unwind with a book or magazine, straighten up your apartment, use it as a time to decompress and do something just for yourself.


{Almost} Fall Beauty Trends

Guys, 2 days from now it will officially be fall! Now that things are cooling off a bit and our faces won’t be melting off, it’s a perfect time to get a little funky with fun trends in the beauty department. Some big things we’re loving at the moment  —sharp cat eyes, smudged smokey shadows, vampy lips, rose-y cheeks & puckers, minimal nail art, romantic updos, fringy bangs with piece-y ends, braids galore, and balayage highlights.

What’re you all feeling at the moment??

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Happy Weekend!

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Hello dearies — what’s everyone up to this weekend? Christa and I have been feeling pretty tangled in a million different webs these days, and can’t help but look forward to catching on up doing things that settle us back into ourselves. I personally would love to go to yoga and perhaps bake something, two things that always help me in feeling centered and grounded. Hope you all have beautiful weekends, see you on Monday!

cct // We as bloggers really know this is true about Instagram & photography in general, but it’s always nice to remind ourselves that there are some days that you can fake it, and some days that it’s ok that you can’t (let’s just live in the moment a little more, right?).

rkv // The upcoming sweater weather also calls for a new fall book list, yay!

cct // I’m traveling to California for 6 days in early October and encountering 2 extremes – blog hang out at the Ace Hotel, and hiking in Joshua Tree – so I am welcoming these tips & tricks on packing a suitcase well. Btw, I’m only taking a carry on rolling suitcase and a tote – eek!

rkv // Oh right, Halloween is also around the corner, and this is adorable

cct // I’m always interested in seeing how other bloggers do their hair! I’ve been eying a curling wand vs a clamping curling iron, and I think it’s time! Also the tip of adding a little pomade to your ends is genius.

rkv // Picnic season ain’t over, and I love this DIY

cct // Yeah girl, yeah – why perfect abs aren’t me

rkv // Emily Henderson’s home line from Target has finally been released, and it’s everything I dreamed it would be :)

Boyfriend Jeans


When I was in Boston for Labor Day weekend, we decided we would take a break from blogging for a second and just spend the weekend hangin out…then the 1st thing we did was shoot an outfit post, ha. BUT it was our only “official” blog thing for the weekend, and it was nice to just chill.

*So funny story about this top. I got it at Goodwill probably 5 years ago (?), and at least once a year I throw it in my “give back to goodwill” pile, and somehow it finds it’s way back into my closet! Right now I’m obsessed with it once again, but we’ll see how long that lasts…!

H&M Top (old)
Lucky Brand Boyfriend Jeans 
Cole Haan Sunnies
Banana Republic Skull Necklace
Old Navy Purse
Sam Edelman Sandals


Etsy Round Up // Vol 19

Guys, this weekend *almost* felt like fall, and I was SO into it! I am also so into the fact that my trip out to Palm Springs & Joshua Tree in happening in less than a month! I’ll be out there for a fantastic design conference (Designer Vaca), and a get away with Curtis, hence all of the cactus and desert vibes happening below. Hope you don’t mine :)

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Like I said, desert vibes (insert cactus emoji and smiley with sunnies)

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I have a thing for coasters, I’m not sure why – but either way, these are gorgeous!


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