Magical Pink Wall

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Happy hump day, friends! We’re trying to brighten up this gloomy day with fun walls! If you’re in the Hartford area, you should check out these cheery murals (on the side of the road on Pope Park Highway) – there are green, purple and blue ones too!

With the weather finally cooling down, it was the perfect day to break out the clogs and a long cozy sweater. To be honest, this outfit is pretty much my uniform in the fall! I love classic neutrals with some gold jewelry and a fun shoe.

I was most excited about my DIY necklace though! I grabbed some thin leather from Michaels and tied myself a little chocker. Thinking about doing a DIY post with a couple variations of what you can do with the leather strips! Stay tuned!


Gap Sweater (similar) // Gap Belt (similar) // American Eagle Jeans // White Tank from Marshalls (similar) // Lotta from Stockholm Clogs // Vintage Purse (similar) // Madewell Cuff // Urban Outfitters Sunnies 

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Copy Cat

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Summer is officially here, people! We’ve had some ups and downs with the weather, but I think we’re finally feelin the heat. With this summer weather upon us, we’re starting to shape up our summer wardrobe. We’re always looking to other stylish bloggers for their warm weather looks (one of our favorite pinterest boards is our summer style board), and the ladies over at A Piece of Toast know how to style summer heat far better than us (Texas heat is not joke!). We’re all about rocking a good bandana and jean jacket, and this unique layered look is perfect for the indoor/outdoor struggles of the office. Happy copying 🙂


Our take:
Aviators
Bandana
A-Line Dress
Rose Gold Sandals
Pink Cross-Body Purse

Bangles 


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Babes for Bernie

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While we don’t usually get political here on the blog, my highly anticipated “Babes for Bernie” sweatshirt came in late this week and I was super excited about it! I had stumbled upon Print Liberation awhile back and had been waiting to buy something good, and when I saw this sweatshirt I knew it was time. It’s cozy, cute & let’s people know where I’m at this election season. If you’re not a Bernie fan, you can grab a Hillary top, or if you’re not into politics, feel tree to grab one of my favorite shirts – more pizza & more whiskey 🙂


Outfit: Anorak, Target (similar), Babes for Bernie Sweatshirt, Jeans, Gap (similar), Sunnies, Urban Outfitters (similar), New Balance Sneakers, DSW (similar – actually, I really want these!), Purse, thrifted/vintage


 

Boho Picnic

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I’m on a plane to LAX for my Designer Vaca trip in Palm Springs!! SO excited! Keep an eye out on my instagram for pics from PS & Joshua Tree 🙂

Anyway, so when my friend Brittany and I were browsing Brimfield this year, we stumbled upon one of the most beautiful tents we’d seen all day – a floor to ceiling, wall to wall tent full of Kantha quilts. The price was right and we both found throws we fell in love with. The company is String Theory, and they had the most gorgeous blankets we had ever seen! (Ps they sell to Anthropologie to resell!). We each bought one and started day dreaming about how we wanted to use them – at home, for picnics, at the beach, on our beds, etc. and since the weather has been perfectly fall these past few weeks we figured it was time to give picnic-ing with our new blankets a try!

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On Christa: Gingham Top (Target, similar), Jeans (similar), Clogs, Hat (Vintage, similar)
On Brittany: Hat (Yellow 108), Sweater (similar), Jeans (Urban Outfitters), Clogs


 

Summer-End Sales

Pretty much the only thing okay about summer ending, is the fact that every store puts all of their summer goodies on super sale. We’re personally big fans of stocking up on items at the end of the season, because by the time you pull it out for next year, it’s like new! Check out some of our favorite items form around the web:

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JCrew Factory // Extra 30% off (almost) everything, including clearance. Use code TIMETOSHOP. Also loving this, this & this.

Featured above: Pleated Wrap Skirt // Floral Tank // Yellow D’orsays // Jumpsuit


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Gap // Card members earn $25 in rewards for every $50 spent, plus tons of items on clearance

Featured above: Floral dress // Cinch-waist tank // One-piece // Leather sandals


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Loft // Extra 40% off of sale styles

Featured above: Romper // Abstract shorts // Pencil skirt 


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Asos // Up to 70% off Final Clearance & free shipping both ways for orders over $40

Featured above: Striped cropped cami // Rounded sunnies // Straw hat // Peach satchel


Great Barrington Stroll

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Curtis, our friends Lauren & Drew, and I took a lovely day trip this past Friday to Great Barrington, Mass. It was a nice sunny day where we walked up and down the main stretch, checking out local shops, grabbing treats, coffee and lunch.

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Right when we arrived we popped into One Mercantile – a dream shop for Lauren & myself. It had letterpressed cards, screen printed napkins, beautiful coffee table books, handmade soaps and much more. We both left with a couple items (we couldn’t help ourselves!) Next we browsed around Rubiner’s – a cheesemonger & grocer shop which not only had delicious cheese, but was a stunningly beautiful space. Attached to the back and owned by the same people was Rubi’s, a cafe where we grabbed some drinks and treats. Everyone was extremely happy with their warm drinks and we wandered around a little more until lunch at Baba Louie’s. This pizza place was perfection – I got the Dolce Vita pie – which was tomato sauce, wilted spinach, fresh mozzarella, california figs, gorgonzola, prosciutto and parmesan topped with infused rosemary oil (YUM). Lastly we poked around a couple other shops (Twigs was another favorite) and settled on some homemade ice cream at SoCo Creamery. It was a lovely little trip, and only about an hour and a half from Hartford – definitely doing it again!


My Outfit:
Gap Army Jacket, similar
Old Navy Sweater
H&M Floral Scarf
American Eagle Jeans
Old Navy Flats
Vintage Coach Purse, similar
Cole Haan Sunnies, Nordstrom Rack, similar


 

Put a Scarf on It, Part Une

Hey all, and welcome to our first official post of the new year! Hope you all had a splendid couple of days off, and feeling alive and ready to rock 2015’s world.

Two weekends back, Christa threw her annual holiday pot-luck, which we always make a dressy occasion (because, why not?). The day of, we were sort of on a roll. Somehow we had managed to get two post photo-shoots done, the house tidied, and meals started, all before 3:00. At this point we figured hey, we’re getting dressed up anyways, might as well get some outfit shots out of it!

And since no New England winter look is complete without a scarf, here is our tribute.

(By the way, I swear I smile more than this… I was just trying to channel my inner Tyra with my “smeyes.”)

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Cable Knit Cowl Scarf (Gap)
Floral Blouse (Loft, similar)
Chiffon Pleated Skirt (Loft, similar)
Ankle Booties (Madewell, similar)
Necklace (Madewell, similar)
Initial Stud Earrings (Kate Spade Saturday)
Wristlet (Baggu)


Happy Weekend (& Happy New Year!)

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How was your NYE and New Year’s Day? We still can’t believe it’s 2015 – crazy! And what a year it has been! We are so thankful for a wonderful FULL year of blogging in 2014, and are very excited to see what our new adventures, projects and encounters will be in 2015, both for the blog and personally. Cheers to the future! xo G&M

rkv // A non-terrifying detox juice to kickoff 2015

cct // With New Year’s resolutions becoming the focal point of the week, make sure to be kind to yourself while setting goals for the upcoming year

rkv // We love ourselves a good craft — DIY statement wall using paint pens

cct // It’s that time of year again – the time when we all go, “shit I should have been going to the gym all year long…”. Now don’t all go running (ha, yeah right) to the gym now, you know how packed it is. BUT you can at least take advantage to all of the workout gear sales! H&M is ramping up their collection, and I know Gap has some major discounts happening.

rkv // Apartment Therapy’s best advice for a healthier, happier, stress free home 

cct // I finally saw Wild this weekend! I read the book last year and was really excited to finally see it. I am even more excited to report back that I loved it! Also, the soundtrack is pretty awesome.

rkv // Tasty homemade red pepper hummus 

cct // Curtis and I are on the hunt for a new apartment, and this apartment on The Everygirl spoke to me – so beautiful! Have you checked out apartment tours on The Evergirl? They’re pretty amazing – here, here & here are a couple other favorites of mine! Get inspired this new year!

*PS – #fbf to last year’s New Years Resolution post! We’re stickin with those general resolutions, because they’re great things to strive for in life – New Years resolutions or not!

For The Guy in Your Life Gift Guide

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Alright people, the days are counting down, and if you’re celebrating Hanukkah, then you’re already well submerged in that holiday cheer. So let’s bust through these last few work days, and pick out a gift or two that you know the dude in your life will love. These choices should all be easy to find, and hopefully won’t involve any expedited 2-day shipping charges!

Gap Fair Isle Scarf // Crate & Barrel Decanter // Old Navy Vest // Stolen Riches Shoe Laces // JCrew Factory Umbrella // Old Navy Backpack // Kindle // Jambox Mini Speaker // JCrew Factory Tie Travel Case

Sibling Gift Guide

Sorry for the radio silence on Friday! It was a busy week followed by an even busier weekend – Christa’s 25th birthday! Reg came to Hartford for a weekend of delicious food, great holiday shopping, and a fun b-day bash! But we’re back in holiday mode- gifts have got to be bought, shipped and wrapped in less than 2 weeks (eek!). So we preset to you the sibling gift guide…

First up – gifts for your brother!

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Herschel Duffle // H&M Decorative Box // JCrew Factory Key Ring Bottle Opener // Columbia Records Coffee Table Book // Simply Great Beard Oil // Print Liberation “More Pizza” Tee // Jack Spade Retro Clock // Smart Wool Socks 

And don’t forget your sister!

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Martha Stewart’s “One Pot” Cookbook // Flannel Pajama Set // Fresh Sugar Gift Set // Asos Watch // Origins Candle Set // Smashbox Eyeliner Set // Gap Fair Isle Sweater