Happy Weekend

HappyWeekend-Easter.jpg
{img via}


Hello loves, we hope your Good Friday is off to a good start! Any fun plans for Easter? I’m off to New Hampshire & Reg is hanging with her ladies. My cousin Rachel pinned these eggs and we’re obsessed with them! I think we’ll be giving them a try this weekend 🙂 Are there any other awesome Easter DIYs you guys are planning on getting into? We’re still in love with our post from last year! Enjoy the holiday and have a wonderful weekend! xo


rkv // I finally bought myself an adult bedframe (in beige)

cct // I might need to stop by Sephora soon… these 5 Products I Can’t Live Without look pretty fine

rkv // Can this quiz guess your age and income based on the apps on your phone?

cct // My 3 favorite words: dream bedroom & budget 🙂

rkv // How to make just about anybody like you

cct // Making Real Friendships on the Internet 

rkv // 2015 interior design trends that will reinvent themselves in 2016

Loving Now // Current Favorite Products

AztecClayMask
Aztec Clay Cleansing Mask — I had seen a couple posts around the web about this mask and decided it was worth trying out, $8 come on! It’s been really fun! Curtis and I have used it a couple times now and it makes your feels unbelievably soft and smooth after. To be honest I haven’t seen much deep pore cleansing, but I don’t use it that often so I can’t be sure. I’m going to keep using it and see what else it has to offer!


TrilogyFaceLotionTrilogy Balancing Face Lotion — a close friend of mine who worked at Whole Foods got lots of beauty samples and would pass them my way once in awhile. This was one of them, and I’m obsessed! It smells great, feels great and has a non-greasy lightweight feel. I’m going to see how it transitions into winter, but I think it should be good!


kate2Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Lotion — This stuff has got some serious drying power. My skin was freaking out a little this past summer, and I was in need of something to clear me up quickly. I’ve never found a fast acting spot treatment that I’ve liked so much. The only down side is that it has a very strong alcohol-y aroma, and leaves a not-so-pretty pile of pink goop on your face, so it’s definitely a night treatment.


AndalouAndalou Naturals Lavender Thyme Body Lotion — Another Whole Foods find that I am so happy about! I have very dry skin and do not do enough to keep it happy. This lotion smells wonderful and goes on super well. I try to lather up as much as possible with this stuff!


sephora2Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer — I’m a big concealer person. Christa and I always discuss the one makeup item we can’t leave the house without, and this guy is definitely mine. It blends in perfectly, and covers anything from big fatty blemishes, to old scarring. But for me, the real trick for natural-looking concealer, is a good blending brush.


stives
St. Ives Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub — I have pretty sensitive skin and don’t usually do too well with drug-store brand products, but this stuff has worked really well for me for the past year. The tiny little microbeads do an awesome job of sloughing off dry skin, but it’s gentle enough that my face doesn’t have a freak-out. The best thing? It’s only around $7!


Any fave products you guys are using right now? Let us know!

Back To School

BackToSchool

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


 

Summer Wedding Wear

Tomorrow, I am going to 2 weddings in 1 day (!!!). I am so excited to celebrate these wonderful couples and get our dance moves on. One perk of 2 events in 1 day is that I only had to buy 1 dress, ha. Luckily the vibes of the wedding are very similar – one is in a flower garden and the other is at a winery. Summer weddings can span many different occasions though – destination, black tie, cabin, etc., but we’ve got you covered for any weddings you might be attending in the last couple weeks of summer…

4Weddings_GardenParty


Garden Party // You don’t need to go overboard with your dress because the location is going to be so colorful and beautiful! Accessorize with natural, soft colors with a fun pop every now and then. *Bonus points for bringing the adorable pastel instant camera to capture the moment!

Instax // Necklace // Clutch // Dress // Heels 


 

4Weddings_BlackTie


Black Tie // Summer Black Tie’s are still a thing! And it’s a great place to break out your beloved black jumpsuit and metallic accessories. Think dramatic makeup and sassy dance moves (the jumpsuit & chunky heels will help with the later).

Necklace // Eyeliner // Jumpsuit // Purse // Mules 


4weddings_farm

Farm House // Rustic settings call for a bouncy flirty fit ‘n flare dress, and a little pop of an unexpected color. This ochre color is a little quirky, and you can pair it easily with pretty much any neutral palette, making it easy to accessorize.

Drop-earrings // Dress // Bracelet // Clutch // Flats


 

 

4weddings_beach

Beach Wedding //  Summer ain’t over yet, and the beach weddings can easily last through September. For this scene, thing light, flowy, and ethereal — this baby blue dress has a gorgeous neckline, which you can show off through some long drop earrings. Pair it with light colored accessories to fit the easy breezy vibe.

Dress // Rings // Earrings // Clutch // Sandals


 

 

For Your Valentines & Galentines

gm_VDay_Guy gm_VDay_Gals

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


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!

BrotherGiftGuide_Holiday2014

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!

sister

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

 

Summer Nail Color Crushes

GM_SummerNails

Now that we’re finally getting a little glow to our skin, we aren’t quite as shy to show off some loud colors. Summer is our favorite time to flaunt those brights we’ve been eyeing, so show your hands some love and get playful with your color choices!

From top right, clockwise: Loreal in Tangerine Crush // Formula X in Phenomena //  Julep in Alma // Butter London in Fiver // Essie in Geranium // Essie in Urban Jungle

Copy Cat

gm_copycat

We love having fun with mixing prints, graphics, and colors, and since spring/summer is the perfect time to do so, we decided to steal this chick’s look, because we’re simply diggin’ it. The light cotton tee and the strappy sandals will keep you cool as the temps rise, but the pencil silhouette creates a sophistication. Pair it off with some diva sunnies, plus a bag and watch that pop, and you’re ready to rock. But to be honest, we’ve never tried this hair texturizer before — but the packaging was too cute to pass up!

JCrew Factory tank // Warby Parker sunnies // Zara pencil skirt // Drybar Hair Spritzer // Fossil boyfriend watch // Urban Outfitter sandals // Forever 21 crossbody bag

Love Want Need // Clog Sandals & Bright Toes

lovewantneed_clogs&toes

We’ve become big fans of the clog trend round these parts. A coworker and I were joking the other day about how when we first saw this style around, we couldn’t help but think “orthopedic.” However, in the last couple of months retailers have done a really great job with making this style more trendy and “70s/European,” and less “granny gone wild.” To keep this style fresh, funky, and modern, pair it with a contrasting bright toe polish. This duo would look adorbz with some skinny ankle jeans or a knee-length A-line.

Have you guys been noticing any big trends these days? Fill us in!

Love // Shoe Mint “Natalia” & Butter London “Fiver”

Want // Madden Girl “Cindiee” & Formula X “Here Comes the Sun”

Need // Shoe Mint “Leighton” & Essie “Under Where?”

 

– – – – –

rkv

Copy Cat

gm_copycat_

When we came across this image, we found it perfect to replicate since it can so easily transition from the office hours to happy hour. So now that things have officially warmed up in the New England, we’ve been flashing our ankles like crazy, and poppy red stilettos are a perfectly saucy way to do so. Keep the heat turned up with a bright lip, but tone it down with some jeans and a flowy blouse, plus neutral accessories.

Hope you’re all having a great start to your week!

Zara blouse // Forever 21 bag // H&M belt // Tarte lip stain // H&M jeans // JCrew pumps

{Image via}