Boyfriend Jeans

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When I was in Boston for Labor Day weekend, we decided we would take a break from blogging for a second and just spend the weekend hangin out…then the 1st thing we did was shoot an outfit post, ha. BUT it was our only “official” blog thing for the weekend, and it was nice to just chill.

*So funny story about this top. I got it at Goodwill probably 5 years ago (?), and at least once a year I throw it in my “give back to goodwill” pile, and somehow it finds it’s way back into my closet! Right now I’m obsessed with it once again, but we’ll see how long that lasts…!


H&M Top (old)
Lucky Brand Boyfriend Jeans 
Cole Haan Sunnies
Banana Republic Skull Necklace
Old Navy Purse
Sam Edelman Sandals


 

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Happy Weekend!

Guys, it’s Fridayyy! This week went by surprisingly fast actually and we’re definitely ok with that. We both have busy and fun weekends ahead of us – Reg will be in NYC visiting old friends, and Christa will be poking around NH and Mass, stopping in Portsmouth & Rockport. We’ll be trying to get some profesh photos with our nice cameras, but in the mean time, keep an eye out on our instagram!

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cct // Have you guys seen the ESPN Body Issue covers? Damn! Here are my 2 fav so far – Amanda Bingson & Ali Krieger

rkv // I have yet to have a beach day this summer, and am getting very antsy! Especially after looking at these best beaches in America… and now I want to go to Michigan! Also while you’re at it — how to turn your local beach into the South of France

cct // Travel’s Best Summer Foods 2015, yes please! Also my friend Manny‘s photo is the one shown for Bar Taco!

rkv // Uhhh this chick’s snapchats are insane!

cct // Ideas to Steal from 10 Clever Small Space Entryways

rkv // Since I’m a complete sucker for mind-mushing celebrity related anything, I always appreciate a good “before they were stars”

cct // I got a pair of mirrored sunnies from Old Navy the other day (love them!), and I am just obsessed! I’m especially loving the pink mirrored color, and I’m seeing it everywhere. Pink rocks!

rkv // Yummmm easy itsy bitsy lobster rolls

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



1 Item 3 Ways // Hooded Trench

Oh April, why are you so glum? Just a grey, wet, mess of a month you are! There’s pretty much only two things to get us through this limbo, and it’s the prospect of long summer days on the horizon and cute gear to help us through the New England downpours. That’s when the classic trench coat comes in. (*oh, and flowers – we’re cool with April showers if it brings May flowers)

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Look One
H&M Peach Handbag
Zara Floral Blouse
H&M Skinnies
Bella-Vita Rain Booties


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Look Two
Forever 21 Stone Necklace
H&M Narrow Belt
Asos Punch-Out Clutch
H&M Tunic Dress

Fitzwell Lago Riding Boot


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Look Three
H&M Striped Boatneck Top
J.Crew Factory Ponte Skirt
New Balance Floral Sneakers
Sam Edelman Beaded Tote
Warby Parker Banks Sunnies


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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

Copy Cat

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As we begin our gradual transition into fall (le sigh), our wardrobe must do the same. An easy way to do so is by adding some structure to your ensemble, yet continuing to show off that tan you’ve worked so hard for. Shorts and a blazer are a great way to do this, and the look can easily transition from day to night with a simple swap of the shoes. Shout out to Gal Meets Glam for inspiring us with this killer look!

Blazer // Sunnies // Patterned Shorts // Blousy Tank // White Loafers

Love Want Need // Patio Chair & Cocktail Glass

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For us, summer time means a whole lot of what we like to call mega porch hang. Coined in the summer of 2013, the verb involves the act of lounging on a porch, patio, lawn, beach, etc, indefinitely. Often associated with hotdogs, cocktails, and sunglasses, mega porch hanging has become a fan favorite amongst millennials alike.

In order to achieve this high-level of lounging properly, one must do so in style. Thank goodness for retailers who help us so greatly with our endeavors!

LoveChair // Glass

Want Chair // Glass

NeedChair // Glass

 

Madewell Spring 2014

As a part-time Madewell employee for the last 2 1/2 years, I figured it was about time I did a little feature on them! This company is truly a great one to work for – not only is it a beautiful brand aesthetically, but the environment is equally charming. When you’re in the store and we ask if we can help you find anything, we genuinely mean it. We want to help you find something trendy and comfortable, to make you look like the Parisian goddess we all long to be.

If you haven’t checked out their 2014 spring line yet, check out some of my favorite items for the collection below:

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Party Pants

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Forever 21 Pants // Madewell Ampersand Tee, last season (similar) // H&M Army Jacket, old (similar), MIA Scalloped Flats (also here) // The Sak Leather Bag from Marshalls (not available online, similar) // Ray Ban Youngster Sunnies // Bauble Bar Studded Bangle

Happy Monday, and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! I didn’t get a chance to photograph my Easter outfit, but Reg was able to document this look after our delicious brunch last weekend (Reg’s outfit here). I was so excited to finally start wearing these pants – I got them back in January and are a tad too lightweight for winter weather – and they’re pretty much my new fav! While they’re comfy like pajamas, I can’t help but feel extremely dressed up when I wear them! They give me the casual chic look that is pretty much my favorite look of all time. I hope one of these days I can get the courage (and prepare my feet) to wear some cute pumps with this for an even more glammed out look. *PS – It was crazy windy, so don’t mind the wild hair!

xo Christa

 

The Jumpsuit

I finally did it, I found a jumpsuit. After a long and arduous search, this black little number feels just right. With temps in the 60s yesterday (finally!), I was able to frolic around town feeling like I was wearing pajamas, yet looking like I read a fashion magazine from time to time. Christa and I decided to take advantage of our girls weekend in Hartford by shooting some pics of my fun new onesie. Now I just need to find some kind of heel so I can wear in out on the weekend. I’m thinking wedges…any suggestions?

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Forever 21 jumpsuit (similar) // Ray Ban sunnies // JCrew flats (similar) // Vintage Banana Republic bag (similar) // Madewell necklace (similar), bracelet & rings (similar)

Hope you all are having lovely starts to your weeks!

xo, Reg