Anguilla Stripes

August 15, 2018

Fun fact: my honeymoon was in Anguilla.

But that's not why I love this Mirth dress (it's named Anguilla). I love it because like many Mirth pieces, it's not season specific. Wearing it now in oven-like temps (how people are doing the whole "fall" dressing thing right now, I have no idea) and I'm def going to laying it up once the cooler weather decides to roll in.

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Beauty

Sun Silk Drops

If you haven’t heard, Dr. Sturm Sun Drops are currently a hot topic in the beauty sphere. And as great as the product claims to be, it sounds like the Coola 360 Sun Silk Drops seem mighttttt be the next best thing. The Coola drops can be used the same way as Sturm’s – mixed into a daily serum/cream or used undiluted – but are about $100 less.

Style

Little Grumps

You don’t have to actively play tennis (which we don’t) to love tennis style. Tory Sport covers all the bases when it comes to beautiful activewear but we really have a crush on their tennis-inspired and -specific pieces. The fun and whimsical “Little Grumps” tennis ball head that adorns so many of the sweaters + sweatshirts are our fave.

Lifestyle

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Exercise Dressing

August 6, 2018

Outdoor Voices nailed the whole skort game (as Sally pointed out in this post) so it was zero surprise when I fell in love with their Exercise Dress. Per all OV pieces, it's made with special tech-sport material and designed for "doing things" (ex: working out, living life, etc.). While it's designed for exercise (it's even included in the name) and even has a built-in leotard liner, I bought it for everyday wear and have been styling it as such. The racer-back definitely gives it a sporty look but unless you profess to all the peeps giving you compliments that it's a "workout" dress, no one would be the wiser.

Navy and black are the classic core colors but OV also has it available in four seasonal hues that are pretty fetching. I have my eyes on the Dahlia pink!

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Lifestyle

Mamas + Babies

We both have a low-key girl crush on photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. American Beauty and Young Hollywood have graced our bookshelves since they published and we just adore Claiborne’s work (especially her celebration of women). In her latest work, Mother and Child, Clairborne “explores what modern motherhood means in the 21st century” with portraits and Q+A’s of 70 families. So stunning…we think it’s her best work yet.

Style

Besos Ring(s)

We’ve lusted after the Hot Lips rings by Solange for what feels like far too long…so maybe the fact that they’re having a trunkshow moment on Moda Operandi (till June 28th) is a secret message that we need to  pull the trigger on getting sister kiss rings? The only issue is how to decide which one. The rings themselves are so iconic (they were launched in 1995!) so it feels like no matter what kiss we choose (glitter! bubble gum! heart!) we can’t really go wrong…

Double Duty

August 1, 2018

It's a dress! It's a nightgown! It's BOTH. As if Sally and I couldn't love Lake Pajamas any more (their pima cotton jammies and robes are our favorites) they went and launched their Cotton Lawn collection this summer...crisp cotton dresses and short sets that can go from bedside to beachside. Making for even more reasons to love Lake and wear their stuffs even more.

We've already put the light and airy pieces to the test and can say that they're perfect for their dual personalities. I love the Surf Ruffle Dress (wearing it here!) worn as a coverup, mini dress, and a nightgown and have been pairing the top from the Surf Ruffle Shorts Set with jeans shorts more often than I've worn it to bed. Considering that it's still hot AF in most parts of the country, I highly recommend getting some Cotton Lawn goodness (including the Surf Summer Dress and Surf Summer Short Set) into your life. Stat.

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Style

Spunky Sunnies

Sunglasses. They’re a blogger’s security blanket (truth) and a year-round staple (more truth). Though we tend to have a uniform when it come to the shades we wear – as seen in this post – we have major hearts for eyes (punny, right?!) when it comes to the playful and embellished sunglasses by Frēda Banana. See all the ridiculously playful and colorful styles here…the brand’s signature faux pearls are the best part!

Style

Dreamy Innika

Innika Choo dresses are what summertime dreams are made of. At least our dreams. Easy, breezy, smocked, embroidered, tiered and more – Innika’s pieces (tops, dresses, skirts, and more) are perfect for warm-weather getaways and just as ideal for those spending the summer months at home and looking to stay cool (like we are!). Lots more on Innika’s site (including stuff for littles) and also here!

Making it Mine all Mine

July 26, 2018

Some pieces are wardrobe staples that are interchangeable and can nearly go with everything. A favorite pair of jeans. A classic heel. A black blazer. A great handbag. But if I'm being honest, I can admit that sometimes even an awesome handbag needs a little spice depending on the season, what it's being worn with, etc. Given my commitment to classic shapes I'm all about committing to a classic bag that has the ability to change its look.

kate spade new york - a looooong time go-to when it comes to accessories that are timeless and built to last - recently introduced their "Make It Mine" products and the concept made complete sense to me. Three handbag silhouettes (camilabyrdie and maddie) that can be instantly changed with various snap-on flaps - making for tons of options when it comes to spicing up a bag without investing in a whole new and possible to share across bag styles (each flap works with all three bag styles!).

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I’ve had my eye out for a small structured handbag and fell for ksny’s byrdie crossbody after seeing it in person. Once I learned that the style was available as a Make It Mine bag I was all too excited to pick out fun flaps that I could swap out for the standard one (which I love, btw) the bag comes. Since I think black bags are ideal for year-round wear I decided the night rose flap was a great way to bring some pattern into the mix (and navy + black is one of my fave color combos!) and couldn’t pass up the shearling flap for some tone-on-tone texture.

Check out this little video to see just how easy it is to snap the flaps in and out. Warning…it’s almost addicting to switch things up once you get started. AND enjoy a special offer when you purchase a Make it Mine byrdie in black (like mine!) with your choice of 3 flaps for $298 with code MAKEITMINE (that’s like getting 4 bags for under $300!!!). All the details right here.

Change is good when it comes to making it mine!

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