2016 Gift Guides // The Minimalist

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First off – we hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving, ours were wonderful 🙂

And secondly, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we’re jumping right to Christmas! While we still can’t believe the holiday season is actually upon us, we can’t pretend it isn’t happening anymore…time is ticking!

We’re starting with the minimalist gift guide – for that person in your life that wants, simple, meaningful, thoughtful gifts that err on the side of handmade, sustainably produced and/or detail oriented. The minimalist doesn’t want much, but they want quality items that they can rely on. Be willing to spend a little more on the minimalist in your life for a piece they will cherish.


1. Wall Clock
2. Pendant Necklace
3. Beanie
4. Turtleneck Sweater
5. Tote Bag
6. Porcelain Travel Mug 
7. Jewelry Stand
8. Copper Book Ends
9. Sea Salt Soap
10. Wool Socks


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 

Springy Outfits for Winter Weather

Guys, what is this weather?? This snow is really throwing us for a loop, but we’re still thinking Spring – outfit wise. Keep warm with pastel outerwear, or stay springy underneath your big puffy coat (we’ve moved on to floral and aren’t giving it up!)

Pastel Woolens:
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Coat
Necklace
Infinity Scarf
Clutch
Jeans
Boots 


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Don’t let a little winter weather bum you out – keep wearing what you’re wearing and just bundle up a little tighter for the chilly temps. Rock the floral 70s silhouettes – even with a little snow on the ground.

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Earrings
Blouse
Jeans
Tote
Booties


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Loving Now // Backpacks

Backpacks have come a long way since the middle school days when we lugged around 30 lbs of textbooks in camo-printed monogrammed monstrosities. These days they’re sleek, elegant, and simply put, we want one…

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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!

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G&M will be reunited this Sunday to see Cheerleader (check out their band profile here), and we’re pretty pumped to meet up with a bunch of friends to cheer them on (ha, get it?). Christa will be visiting her brother at Roger Williams for family weekend, and Reg is going to be having a weekend of hostessing, with her old college from coming to visit on Saturday, and then Christa on Sunday and Monday. We’ll be wandering the streets of Boston on Monday, camera in hand – so hopefully we’ll have a post soon of our galavanting!

cct // Madewell’s sweater tips are much needed for this chilly sweater weather

rkv // Such a pretty Halloween face makeup idea!

cct // So I know that I just mentioned that it’s sweater weather, but I stumbled upon this drink and it’s beautiful and delicious looking, so I kind of want to make it now…

rkv // I’ve been super into watching scary things these days, so I was pretty pumped to see this list of the “25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining

cct // I always wondered how people had such smooth looking faces back then! 

rkv // I’m a bit of an antsy person, so this list of ways to prep before public speaking

cct // I went to buy a ring on etsy the other day and I realized I didn’t exactly know what size that finger was (not one of my usual ring fingers I guess), and I remembered that Catbird has an amazing ring sizing cheat sheet that every girl should have!

rkv // The best way to store your salad greens so they keep longer

1 Item, 3 Ways // Leather Jacket

 

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01.  Felt Hat // Graphic Tank // Suede Flats // Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

02. Merlot Flowy Tank // Skinnies //  Leather Booties // Crossbody Bag //

03. Long Pendant Necklace // Two-Toned Belt // Leopard Print Dress // D’orsay Sandals

 

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

 

Quick trip to Kansas

This post is a bit of a jumble of pictures from my recent long weekend trip to Kansas. You’ll see outfit pics, family pics, landscape pics…you name it! I go to Kansas every so often to visit my grandparents and other family and I always forget how much I love it until I’m there— from the perfectly picturesque evenings with beautiful sunsets and fireflies, to riding bikes around town, and stopping by the corn fields to see how the crops are doing. We took a gorgeous bike ride in the evening on Saturday and took some pictures around town and outfit pics of Nick and myself (we ran out of time to finish mine!), here they are…

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Hoping those storm clouds were going to move in the other direction – and they did!

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My 2 quick pics haha. We ran into family so we didn’t get a chance to finish before it got too dark out, but that’s ok!

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My aunt’s dog Piper, so cute and so sweet!

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My grandparent’s cat Mr. Picton (aka Lord Picton)

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Into town and then back into the country for this gorgeous sunset (#nofilter)

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Nick’s Outfit // Old Navy Tshirt (old, similar) // Gap Jeans // Ray Ban Aviators (Hand-me-down from our Uncle Phil) // LL Bean Moccs // Timex Watch

My Outfit // Gap Tee // Forever 21 Floral Shorts // Madewell Bracelet  // Brandy Melville Necklace (old, similar)

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