Love Want Need // Bomber Jackets & Headphones

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With those chilly autumn days on the horizon, we’ve been ogling the fall layers and colors we’re anticipating wearing once the crazy New England humidity ends. We love the street-style look of a bomber jacket with some chunky headphones — the combo just makes us want to strut down the sidewalk looking fly as a mofo, listening to the BeeGees and pretending that we’re cooler than we actually are 🙂


Love
Sony Headphones // H&M Bomber

Want
Taylor Frends Headphones // River Island Satin Bomber

Need 
Yenona Wireless Headphones // Chloe & Katie Printed Bomber


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Happy Weekend!

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Hola, loves! It’s Friday again, how wonderful is that?? We’re definitely ready for some weekend hang time after a bit of a stressful week. It’s looking like a weekend of family time for each of us, with Christa having visiting relatives from Cali, and Reg seeing her rents for lunch and putzing in the North End on Saturday.

What’re you all up to? Hope it’s a good one, see ya on Monday!


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rkv // Hoops are coming back and I’m digging these dainty little dudes

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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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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



Copy Cat

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Little Miss Liz over at Sequins & Stripes totally feels our pain when it comes to living in cold and windy cities. We love checking out her posts for winter outfit inspiration, because she’s out of Chicago, where things ain’t warm this time of year! (We’re looking at you, SoCal bloggers…)

We’re in love with this look for it’s simplicity and versatility — I mean how many times do you think she’s worn each and every item in that outfit? We’re gonna guess a bagillion.  They’re all wardrobe staples that can be mixed up with other ensembles endlessly, which we totally appreciate when these winters feel like they may last forever.

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Our Take:

Mini Satchel
Cable Knit Sweater
Shaping Jeans
Black Pea-Coat
Geo-Print Scarf
Suede Booties


Love Want Need // Cross Body Bags & Blanket Scarves

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Blanket scarves are definitely having a moment right now. And why shouldn’t they? I think we can all agree that when we leave the house and it’s in the 30s, feeling like you’re wrapped up in a giant blankie brings a tremendous amount of comfort. The key to not looking like Lenny Kravtiz when you wear this style, is to know your limits. Keep proportions, fabric, and texture in mind. Don’t forget that it is in fact a scarf, you are in public, and not on your couch watching Netflix. To balance it out, pair it with a petite cross-body and skinnies, to keep your frame looking lean and polished.


Love
Forever 21 Cross Body // Zara Double Sided Check & Striped Scarf 

Want
Old Navy Cross Body // BP. Geometic Scarf

Need
Sole Society Cross Body // BP. Woven Stripe Scarf


 

Happy Weekend!

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Hey dolls — whatchya all up to this weekend? My house is gonna be a little on the quiet side this weekend, with one of my roommates out of town. I also have my first big hair chop in years coming up tomorrow. I’m freakin’ out a little, but looking forward to a fresh change. I’m also hoping to get in a thorough apartment clean AND a d.i.y. — this is probably all far too ambitious for two days, but we’ll see how it goes! Christa will be bouncing all around as well, with a friend’s birthday bonfire celebration, checking out Hartford’s Open Studios, and a swanky new cocktail bar that opened up, Little River Restoratives.

Hope you all have a nice weekend, see you on Monday!


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cct// Doesn’t this Rosemary Citrus Ginger Cranberry Sauce sound so interesting??

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Back To School

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While we’re very happy to not be returning to school, there is something about the “back to school” shopping buzz that doesn’t really go away! With tax free week a few weeks ago, the stores switching over to their Fall looks, and the weather getting a little cooler (or it was…curse you Sept heat wave!), we want all of the things. The fun part about back to school shopping is that it’s not just clothes, or supplies – it’s both! Agendas, cute staplers and notepads for the office, unique sweaters and trendy flats for Fall, and a great useful bag full of goodies for your everyday look – happy adult back to school shopping to us!


Zara Kimono
Ban.do 17 Month Agenda
Topshop Lace Up Flats 
Moglea Notepad
Nake Berkus Stapler
Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick
Nate Berkus File Organizer
Herschel Hanson Backpack


 

Love Want Need // Espadrilles & Totes

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Happy Monday, all! Hope you all had pleasant weekends! This past Saturday was my birthday, so Christa and her boyfriend came to pay me a visit in Boston. The weather turned out to be much nicer than we anticipated, so we got to go on some nice long walks. It got me thinking about how day-trip season is upon us — pleasant afternoons filled with slow strolls in destination towns, checking out local shops and markets. Days like those call for lightweight comfy shoes and easy carry-all totes for your finds along the way, with canvas being the perfect material for both! Check out some of our finds:


Love
Target Cap Toe Espadrille
Tri-Coastal Watermelon Tote

Want
Soludos Classic Espadrille
Dogeared Random Crap Tote

Need
JCrew Factory Geo-Print Espadrille
Becksondergaard Agave Tote


Graduation Outfits

No, neither of us are graduating – but you probably know a few cousins, siblings or significant others who are. This upcoming weekend in Rhode Island, Christa’s brother is graduation from Roger Williams with a degree in Architecture (yay!), and she, Curtis, her parents, and both sets of grandparents will be there to celebrate. We’ve already had to deal with the graduation dress fiasco (what to wear??), but realizing that she’ll be in almost as many pictures as the graduate, the question about what to wear has come up again.

The biggest problem is weather. You never know what you’re going to get in New England in the beginning of May. Christa’s graduation was outdoors and POURING rain, while Regina’s was a nice day, but inside. Nick’s will be outdoors under a tent, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for that the mid 70’s party cloudy forecast that we saw today. We’re breaking down a couple Graduation activity outfits for you — the actual ceremony, the afterparty and Sunday brunch with the fam — but feel free to mix and match if one outfit seems more appropriate for your event. And most importantly, layer up, fuel up (pack extra snacks and water), and sunscreen up if you’re outside, because you’re going to be there for awhile!

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Straw Hat 
Mirrored Sunnies
Gold Bangle
Scarf Print Dress
Yes Way Róse Tote
Sandal Wedges


02. The After Party

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Patterend Jumpsuit
Statement Necklace
Purple Suede Crossbody
Cocktail Ring
T-Strap Sandals


03. Sunday Brunch with the Fam

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Chambray Top
Sunnies
Cargo Skirt
Metallic Leather Clutch
Strappy Slip Ons