Sports Gear

November 11, 2013

When Molly and I moved into our apartment, we realized that we lived just minutes from a Pure Barre Studio. I was feeling as if I was in a total slump with my workouts and have known Barre to be a great workout especially for “big booty” girls like ourselves. Shortly after school started, I started taking up regular Barre classes and am now obsessed. The workout is right up my alley – not too much cardio, the class goes by fast, and you feel sore which assures me that it must be working. Once Molly left her day job, she…

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When Molly and I moved into our apartment, we realized that we lived just minutes from a Pure Barre Studio. I was feeling as if I was in a total slump with my workouts and have known Barre to be a great workout especially for “big booty” girls like ourselves. Shortly after school started, I started taking up regular Barre classes and am now obsessed. The workout is right up my alley – not too much cardio, the class goes by fast, and you feel sore which assures me that it must be working. Once Molly left her day job, she jumped on the Pure Barre bandwagon with me and were now both regulars. Last week I went 7 days (!!), which is a personal record for me. I can tell you right now that never in my life have I enjoyed a workout so much that I wanted to go every day of the week, including weekends.

With as much as we have been working out, its safe to say that I have exercise apparel on the brain. Especially since I only do laundry every two weeks (if I’m lucky). I definitely own enough workout tops (these tops by Gwyneth are our new personal favorites – love the longer length since we’re so tall!) to get me through my usual two weeks before laundry, but pants are where I am lacking. Anthropologie recently added a slew of workout gear and I can’t get enough of their cool printed pants. Some of the pants they have are by a brand called Onzie that makes SO many cool patterns. Definitely adding those to the top of my workout wear wish list!

C9 by Champion Sports Bra // Diamond Burst Crop Leggings // Ballet Grip Socks // Adidas by Stella McCartney Climalite Top // Adidas Fast Gradient Jacket // GapFit Printed Running Shorts // MZ Wallace Quilted Tote // Madewell x FairEnds Hat // Nike Sweatshirt // Neon Shoe Laces // Old Navy Active Capri Pants // Naked Sports Bra // Athleta Sharkbite Hoodie // BKR Water Bottles // New Balance Sneakers // Old Navy Active Running Top // Emi Jay Headbands // J.Crew Hair Ties

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Love for Fall Colors

November 4, 2013

Strangely, this is one of the first years that I can remember where it kind of feels like we are experiencing a fall. Dallas is known for somewhat of a lack of seasons – meaning it often seems to go from being hot to cold with no middle ground. We don’t get much of the changing leaves like we grew up with which is definitely a funny feeling. Growing up we lived in older neighborhoods with huge trees which meant huge piles of leaves each fall. And of course, weekend chores of having to help rake the yard for hours.…

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Strangely, this is one of the first years that I can remember where it kind of feels like we are experiencing a fall. Dallas is known for somewhat of a lack of seasons – meaning it often seems to go from being hot to cold with no middle ground. We don’t get much of the changing leaves like we grew up with which is definitely a funny feeling. Growing up we lived in older neighborhoods with huge trees which meant huge piles of leaves each fall. And of course, weekend chores of having to help rake the yard for hours. Woof. Despite the lack of many color-changing trees, our mornings have been crisp and the days have too. You definitely need a sweater and I have stopped wearing open toe shoes except for when I am going to Barre class. Hooray for fall! I think that I will finally unpack my winter wear and pack up my summer wear. Enjoy the roundup of some of our favorite fall-colored pieces. We’re living in navy, emerald and olive greens, and warm oxblood and plum colors and loving every minute of it.

DVF Murphy Dress // OTTE Ny Alexis Hat // YSL Glossy Stain #3 // Anthropologie Alesund Cowl // Gigi New York iPad Case // Joie Lexington Bootie Heels // Mark & Graham Italian Leather Opera Gloves // NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Dark Rite // Yosi Samra Croc Embossed Ballerinas // essie ‘After School Boy Blazer’ Polish // J.Crew Plaid Shirt // J.Crew Toothpick Jeans in Velvet Dot // Madewell x Sessùn Gaia Pullover Sweater // Sam Edelman Felicia Flat // Clare Vivier Simple Haircalf Tote in Tan // OTTE NY Peggy Dress // Lulu Frost Tessa Earrings // C. Wonder Faux Fur Clutch

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Feeling Spooky?

October 28, 2013

Spooookkyyy. Halloween week is upon us and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday-inspired pieces for those of you thinking about getting last-minute festive Halloween items. Last year, I bought a black blouse with skulls on it that has become the perfect piece to wear for the holiday, but also on a normal day, too. Many of these things will still be cute/cool to use and have after October 31st is long gone. This year, we will be spending the evening at Amy’s house helping her pass out candy to trick-or-treaters and I’m pretty excited to dress up and…

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Spooookkyyy. Halloween week is upon us and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday-inspired pieces for those of you thinking about getting last-minute festive Halloween items. Last year, I bought a black blouse with skulls on it that has become the perfect piece to wear for the holiday, but also on a normal day, too. Many of these things will still be cute/cool to use and have after October 31st is long gone. This year, we will be spending the evening at Amy’s house helping her pass out candy to trick-or-treaters and I’m pretty excited to dress up and see kids in costumes (haven’t seen live Halloween action in years!). Living in an apartment, this is something that we sadly miss out on, so it will be so fun to participate at Amy’s! Enjoy the creepy + cute round-up and get your goods before those trick-or-treaters come a knocking…

Markus Lupfer Cat Face T-Shirt // Charlotte Olympia Fang Clutch // Jacquie Aiche Cat Ear Ring // Bear Mask // Tarot Card Deck // Marble Skull Cheese Board // Crew Cuts Crown Headband // She Inside Black Embroidered Cat Sweater // Surprise Gift Balls // Kate Spade Cat Burglar Hat // Vanessa Arizaga Carbon Copy Skull Bracelet // House of Harlow Spider Web Loafers // Spider Pearl Ring // Quilted Batwing Clutch // Marbled Leather Cat Coasters // West Elm Engraved Moscow Mule Mug // Zoe Karssen Bat Tee // Kenzo Eye Embroidered Pouch // Charlotte Olympia Trick or Treat Slippers // Deborah Lippmann Glitter Polish // Delfina Delettrez Aouch Finger Earring

(Grace Coddington Costume via Oh Happy Day)

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Pink Power

October 21, 2013

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we decided to make todays round up of all things pink.  A cause that is very near and dear to our hearts, and probably to many of yours too, it is amazing to see the way people come together for a cause like this one.  Just this past weekend, Dallas had their annual Susan G. Komen race for the cure and I can’t help but smile when I see tough football players on TV sporting pink socks, shoes, you name it.   Throughout the month of October (and the rest of the year too), there are many ways to…

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With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we decided to make todays round up of all things pink.  A cause that is very near and dear to our hearts, and probably to many of yours too, it is amazing to see the way people come together for a cause like this one.  Just this past weekend, Dallas had their annual Susan G. Komen race for the cure and I can’t help but smile when I see tough football players on TV sporting pink socks, shoes, you name it.   Throughout the month of October (and the rest of the year too), there are many ways to donate and remember this cause.  Of the pink pretties above, the pink dots indicate that some of the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research.  I love seeing how various brands do something special to commemorate this month.

Ray-Ban Aviator with Polarized Pink Lenses // Missoni Home Pillow // Butter London Polish // kate spade SATURDAY Leather Skirt // Sophie Anderson Hermana Stripe Shoulder Bag // Valentino Rockstud Heels // Nest ‘Passion’ Candle // Chan Luu Bracelet // Michael Michael Kors Mini Dress // Nike Free Flyknit // Honeydew x Madewell Lace Bralette // Kate Spade Claremont Drive Marcella // Coach ‘Andee’ Watch // Bobbi Brown Blush // AERIN Rose Lip Conditioner // Moncler Peplum Coat

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Leather Lovers

October 14, 2013

Tis the season for lottsa leather. Whether you prefer the real deal or opt for faux or vegan, it’s hard to pass up the sleek texture and cool vibe leather brings to separates and accessories. Not sure where to start? Invest in a leather jacket and go from there…the price tags vary but when you buy great pieces in cuts that will flatter and withstand the test of time, it’s worth it! Our gal Mary is a leather fanatic so we’re always looking to her for inspiration on how to style and mix the material (: VacaValentine Leather Kangaroo Desk…

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Tis the season for lottsa leather. Whether you prefer the real deal or opt for faux or vegan, it’s hard to pass up the sleek texture and cool vibe leather brings to separates and accessories. Not sure where to start? Invest in a leather jacket and go from there…the price tags vary but when you buy great pieces in cuts that will flatter and withstand the test of time, it’s worth it! Our gal Mary is a leather fanatic so we’re always looking to her for inspiration on how to style and mix the material (:

VacaValentine Leather Kangaroo Desk Accessory // Madewell Scallop Leather Peplum Top // Tory Burch Parkan Backpack // Balenciaga Le Dix Leather Cuff // J.Crew Leather-Sleeve Stripe Top // Daniel Wellington Watch // DKNY Leather-Paneled Leggings // Nest Two O’clock Italian Leather Candle // ASOS Hologram iPhone Sleeve // Marie Turnor Stud Lunch Clutch // New Balance 410 Sneakers // Thakoon Addition Leather Asymmetrical Tee // Smythson ‘Smile’ Notebook // Loeffler Randall Erika Ankle Strap Flat // J.Crew Factory Pleated Leather Skirt // Tibi Leather Asymmetrical Wrap Dress

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