1 Item, 3 Ways // Winter Boots

While it might not be snowing at the moment (we heard you Punxsutawney Phil — early, rainy spring coming soon…), the dirty and muddy streets are by no means clear of wintery-mix slush. We want to protect our favorite leather booties and suede flats as long as possible, so stylish and functioning winter boots are a must in New England.

Christa received a pair of Sorel Joan of Arctic boots for Christmas and fell in love! And the Sorel boot collection is no joke! We pretty much want a style for every wintery condition.

We thought we’d dress up some winter boots…Hartford & Boston style – out on the town, on the commute, and daytime weekend in the snow – in these multipurpose Sorel Slimboot Lace-Ups.


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Look One – Out with Friends
Chicwish Grey Jacket
H&M Back Lace Peplum Top
Zara Jeans

Nordstrom Scarf
Asos Tote


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Look Two – Weekend Wear
Dorothy Perkins Poncho Sweater
North Face Beanie
H&M Tee Shirt
JCrew Chunky Socks
Carbon38 Solow Leggings


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Look Three – The Commuter
H&M Gray Beanie
Dorothy Perkins Tote
Dorothy Perkins Blouse
Topshop Skinny Slacks
JCrew Factory Flats (to throw in your bag!)
 LL Bean Coat



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Copy Cat

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Yayyyy it’s crazy cropped high-waisted patterned pant season! Get wild, ladies. Bust out those ankles and make those weird trousers that you’ve always loved work. The above look is great because it combines the comfort of a flouncy chambray with the a little bit of edge through the funky pants and height in the shoes. The trees are blooming, and so is our love of a swanky pants.


JCrew Factory Chambray
Forever 21 Jeweled Necklace
Target Cateye Sunnies
Fossil Drawstring Satchel
JCrew Factory Trousers
Franco Sarto Wedges



Happy Weekend!

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Ohh yes it’s here, the day we’ve we 9-5ers have all been waiting for. Was anyone else having a tough time waking up this week? We felt like each and every morning we were hitting the snooze button like, 47 times. Speaking of which, has anyone ever wondered why the iPhone’s snooze button is set for 9 minutes? I’ve heard it’s an homage to history. Anyways, hope you all have a wonderful couple of days off, and don’t forget to change your clocks forward!

cct // A cute & realistic way to look like a JCrew Model

rkv // Some more great career advice from the ladies at Cupcakes & Cashmere

cct // Apps, apps, apps – we’re always looking for the good ones! Here’s a good round up by Designlovefest

rkv // I try to be pretty good about keeping my cool, but sometimes I just can’t help it! Here’s a little tip on how to quickly stop yourself from crying. The image they paired with it cracked me up.

cct // It’s Girl Scout cookie season, what are you drinkin with yours?

rkv // How to get those cool-chick waves all the celebs seem to be sporting, with a flat iron

cct // I’m all about tips & tricks on improving Instagram pics, and this is a pretty great breakdown!

rkv // Because when I hear “weekend” I instantly think “eggs” — 8 great breakfast sandwich recipes

For Your Valentines & Galentines

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February is here, and it’s time to start planning those little somethings for whoever it may be in your life. We’ve curated a few pieces that we think could be a perfect thoughtful trinket to let that person know they’re in your heart and mind – be it guy or gal!


Valentine
Red Velvet Pancake Mix
Timex Watch
Talisker
JCrew Factory Gingham Shirt
Garden State Vinyl
iPhone 6 Armband

Galentine
Ban.do Heart Weekender
JCrew Factory Drop Earrings
Tocca Roller Perfume
West Elm Heart-Dot Mug
Ban.do Drink Sleeve
“You Had Me at Merlot” Sweatshirt
Abercrombie & Fitch Sleep Shorts


Gift Guide for Dads

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Oh, Dads. How they love their snacks and fine leather goods. Picking things for them can sometimes be a challenge, because they’re really good at the whole “wow, this is great!” and then never ever use it routine. When it comes to your Pop, you sort of need to channel into their psyche. Sounds absurd, but hey, it works. You gotta think about what they do, when they do it, and their level of commitment to such hobbies (something tells me that most guys aren’t too intense about their skin care routine, and likely won’t be using that men’s Clarisonic). Hence we have lots of gifts involving good eats, cool gear, and leisurely activities.

The History of Jazz book // Trapper Hat // Wireless Bike Meter // Williams-Sonoma Popcorn Kit // Classic Timex Watch // Dartboard // Leather Travel Tag  // Harry & David Dip Samplers // Key Chain

 

“For yah Motha” Gift Guide

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Moms can be a little tough to buy for, because anything they want/need tends to be a new kitchen appliance or cashmere, which can definitely burn a hole in your wallet. While we REALLY wish we could buy it for them, more often than not we just can’t quite tackle it on your own. Our families often go in on group gifts for when Mom wants something pricey, but if you’re looking to get her something meaningful just from you (and with a smaller price tag), we have some ideas! Our go-tos usually include cozy knits, kitchen items, and pretty everyday accessories:

Knit Infinity Scarf // Candle Holder // Salad Utensils // Small Gold Hoops // Cutting Board // Card Holder // Seasonal Produce Calendar // Glass Tea Infuser // Everyday Tote

Happy Weekend!

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G&M is reuniting this weekend in Boston for some quality girl time, and we’re pretty pumped. We have all sorts of things planned, so hopefully you can read about it all soon!

cct // J.Crew Factory has 40%-60% off all items right now, online and in stores! I would say start checking out items for gifts, but I’m more about grabbing myself a few things…oops! I’m thinkin this, this & this.

rkv // Homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese just never gets old

cct // Our good friend and fellow blogger, Lauren, has been killing it on The Kitchn recently with her DIY projects! Check out how to make this beautiful dip dyed table cloth & beeswax candles.

rkv // 30 very real struggles for curly haired girls

cct // You know we’re all about the bourbon drinks, and this Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour sounds amazing

rkv // Christa and I clearly have one thing on our minds today… because this Thanksgiving cocktail sounds positively divine

cct // I’m at a desk all day, and I can definitely feel it in my back – these 6 desk stretches are perfect for a little pick-me-up

rkv // I found A Cup of Jo’s take on “age ain’t nothing but a number” and “you love who you love” wildly adorable and relatable.

Iphone Cases

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While we anxiously await the new iphone, there are still a few of us who can’t afford to immediately jump on the preorder wagon. In the mean time, we’ll be doing just fine with our 5’s & 5C’s, fancied up with some fun cases like these…

wooden star chart // classic leopard // sleek marble skin // lace white overlay // pansies print // graphic triangles

Weekend Wander

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Happy Tuesday, friends! We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend doin whatever you were doin! I had a lovely leisurely weekend walk over to Elizabeth Park on Saturday afternoon with Curtis. We had not a plan in the world and decided to grab a frisbee, some snacks, and walked over to the park. Our favorite part about living in the West End of Hartford is being in walking distance to some of our favorite restaurants and bars, but especially our short distance to Elizabeth Park. We grabbed some coffee and iced tea from Tisane’s, and then headed over. We were pleasantly surprised that the Rose Garden had a 2nd wave of blooms that happen this time of year, so we wandered around looking at all of the roses, herb gardens and wild flowers.

ray-ban sunnies // old navy tank top // jcrew necklace, old // gap jeans // jcrew factory belt // vintage coach purse // target sandals // envirosax resuable bag

1 Item, 3 Ways // The Oxford

As open-toed shoe season draws near to a close, we can begin to embrace in the beauty of a good oxford. This versatile little staple has stood the test of time, and has quite literally been around for centuries. Let’s get all 18th century chic, shall we?

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With a dress or skirt… ring // necklace // dress // tote // oxfords

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With a good pair of shorts… shorts // white tank // blazer // crossbody bag // readers // oxfords

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With some jeans or slacks… boyfriend jeans // nude blowsy top // panama hat // long necklace // clutch // oxfords