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 

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Valentine/Galentine Cards

We love how holidays have pretty much just become an ode to specialty cards with adorable puns on them, and Valentine’s Day seems to be at the top of that pack.

The holiday has become less about buying each other fancy-shmancy gifts, and more about who can find the funnier food, Netflix, or animal-related card, that somehow also has to do with love. And you know what? We don’t hate it.


 

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Images 1-7 via Paper Source, 8-11 via HelloLucky, 12 via Triangle Trees, 13-14 via Amy Heitman, 15 via Urban Outfitters


 

 

Babes for Bernie

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While we don’t usually get political here on the blog, my highly anticipated “Babes for Bernie” sweatshirt came in late this week and I was super excited about it! I had stumbled upon Print Liberation awhile back and had been waiting to buy something good, and when I saw this sweatshirt I knew it was time. It’s cozy, cute & let’s people know where I’m at this election season. If you’re not a Bernie fan, you can grab a Hillary top, or if you’re not into politics, feel tree to grab one of my favorite shirts – more pizza & more whiskey 🙂


Outfit: Anorak, Target (similar), Babes for Bernie Sweatshirt, Jeans, Gap (similar), Sunnies, Urban Outfitters (similar), New Balance Sneakers, DSW (similar – actually, I really want these!), Purse, thrifted/vintage


 

Happy Weekend

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This week was certainly a doozy. Between dinners, holiday shopping, and wrapping up the craziness at work before vacation, we certainly have been keeping ourselves busy. But, there’s always time to surf the web for entertaining links! Hope you all have wonderful weekends, see you on Monday!


cct // Did you guys watch Masters of None? Here are 5 awesome food related things he gets so right.

rkv // Forever finding our way out of the conversational awkward pause

cct // Did you guys see this story on Tracey Norman, a transgender model in the 60s and 70s? Such an inspirational but sad story.

rkv // Have you guys ever smelled these candles? I purchased the Spruce one for our office yankee swap, and it was a big hit.

cct // This make up tho – dang!

rkv // The lightsaber workout

cct // Stocking stuffers, yankee swaps, coworker gifts – this list of Fabulous Gifts Under $25 is much appreciated

rkv // Shut. The. Front. Door. (Such a sucker for celeb gossip)


Boho Picnic

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I’m on a plane to LAX for my Designer Vaca trip in Palm Springs!! SO excited! Keep an eye out on my instagram for pics from PS & Joshua Tree 🙂

Anyway, so when my friend Brittany and I were browsing Brimfield this year, we stumbled upon one of the most beautiful tents we’d seen all day – a floor to ceiling, wall to wall tent full of Kantha quilts. The price was right and we both found throws we fell in love with. The company is String Theory, and they had the most gorgeous blankets we had ever seen! (Ps they sell to Anthropologie to resell!). We each bought one and started day dreaming about how we wanted to use them – at home, for picnics, at the beach, on our beds, etc. and since the weather has been perfectly fall these past few weeks we figured it was time to give picnic-ing with our new blankets a try!

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On Christa: Gingham Top (Target, similar), Jeans (similar), Clogs, Hat (Vintage, similar)
On Brittany: Hat (Yellow 108), Sweater (similar), Jeans (Urban Outfitters), Clogs


 

Floatin’ Around

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This hot hot weather has got us dreaming of being near water, and what better way to cool down than in the pool with some amazing floaties! So these quirky floaties have been “floating around” the internet all summer (get it??), but incase you missed them, take a look…

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And if you already have something to float on but want some adorable pool float decor, check out these flamingo drink holders, drink preserver floating cup holders, and inflatable ice cream cones!


Flamingo Pool Float
Pretzel Pool Float 

Pizza Pool Float 
Doughnut Pool Float
Swan Pool Float
Watermelon Pool Float
Jousting Pool Float Game
Hotdog Joust Pool Float Game


PS — these may or may not all be from Urban Outfitters 🙂


 

Music Festival Packing List

Reg and I went to Bonnaroo a few times in college and boy did we wish we had some guidance that first year! Between the extreme Tennessee heat, the all-night galavanting, and the 16 hour road trip… music festivals can do a number on ya. That being said, having a well stocked bag can make all the difference!

01. Sun Protection

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You’re going to want to get some sun (and we don’t blame you — I could totally use some rays right about now), but that pesky heat wears you out. It’s inevitable that you’ll get a little color, but be prepared for HOURS in the sun. This gal above has it all right — layers, a hat & a water bottle.


Straw Sunhat // Sunglasses // Sweat-Proof SPF


02. Daily Gear

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You might be able to run back and forth to your tent or car, but you’re not going to want to — so pack a cute and useful bag. Don’t let it get too heavy, but make sure you have your essentials  – wallet, camera, phone, external battery charger, snacks & water bottle, and something to sit on to you’re not on itchy grass all day. Check out Lauren Conrad’s Festival Bag from last year.


Turkish Towel // Bag // Water Bottle // Phone Charger // Snacks // Camera


03. Beauty

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Pretty hippie hair and festivals sort of come hand-in-hand. But to be totally honest, you won’t be showering nearly as often as you’re used to. It helps to be prepared with handy toiletries to help you feel glow-y, not smelly. On the plus side, dirty hair usually makes cool braided styles much more easily!


Dry Shampoo (this brand comes in different hair colors!) // Head Bands // Mattifying Moisturizer // Water-Proof Mascara // Yes to Cucumbers Face Towels // Bobby Pins


04. Trendy Clothing

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These days music festivals are almost more about the fashion than the music! Standard outfit rules just don’t apply here, and it’s the only time where it feels totally appropriate to wear fringe, a flower crown, and those random metallic tattoos you bought on Etsy one night. Feel free to get a little weird!


Bathing Suit // Flouncy Skirt // Rain Boots //  Lacy Bralette // Strappy Sandals // Tunic Dress // Denim Shorts // Temporary Metallic Tattoos //



05. The Real Clothes

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You know what most people don’t tell you about when it comes to camping? It’s FREEZING at night! So here you are packed for your cute sunny outfits, and all of a sudden you’re scrambling for appropriate sleepwear. You can still look good while being comfy, ladies — we live at the perfect time where it’s acceptable to go out in joggers and slouchy graphic sweatshirts — so use that! You’re going to be tired, hung over, deydrated and wishing for anything but your shortest jorts pretty fast. It’s going to feel amazing to pull those leggings on. Before you leave, mentally put together some outfits revolving around your comfiest joggers, so you know exactly how to dress down.


 Cozy Sweatshirt // Joggers // All-Purpose Leggings // Slouchy Tee // Chunky socks // Breathable Sports Bra // More Undies Than You Think You Need // Lightweight Sneakers // Rain Boots // Rain Jacket


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


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!

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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!

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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

 

Love Want Need // Lipstick & Headbands

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Now that we’re all (hopefully) getting a little summer color/glow on our faces, we usually feel the need to wear a little less make up – and doesn’t it feel good! But there are still days we want to add a little flair without going overboard, and the perfect way to do that is to get your hair out of your face & sass up those lips. Go easy on the eye make up and accessories, and you’ll feel fresh and ready to go. We’re loving these bright lip colors paired with headbands — go casual, hip, or glam.

Love // Twisted Headwrap // Pink Moisturizing Gloss

Want // Metallic & Suede Headband // Poppy Lip & Cheek Oil

Need // Eyelet Headband // Hibiscus Colour Balm