Travel Tuesday: Peru!

Today we wanted to journey to Peru, it’s been on both of our bucket lists for such a while. There’s interesting and beautiful scenery there, as well as a rich history of textiles and weaving.

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When I think of Peru I think of bright colored textiles and patterns. Since I don’t usually like patterns, I picked pieces, that were solid but contained patterns through their textures and weaves. It’s all about chunkiness and layering!

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For this trip, I’m drawing inspiration from Peruvian textile traditions (you might have picked up on the fact that we are kind of textile nerds by now I think.) I LOVE pattern and you can bet you would find some in my suitcase. To keep the looks clean though, I would pair pattern heavy pieces with modern shapes that have a bit of that lady-archaeologist flair.

 

What do you think of our choices? And what would you wear on this trip?  Let us know in the comments!

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Travel Tuesday: Peru!

Theme Thursday: Born to Be Wild

 Hey guys! Laura and I both are in possession of these awesome animal shirts so we decided it was time to do a themed animal post. It was such a fun little thing for us to do, and it shows the crazy differences in our east coast/west coast style. I think all of our friends and family thought we were crazed for buying these shirts, but honestly I wear mine all the time. It makes me smile and also makes me feel just a little too cool for school. 

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So what do you think of the animal trend, too wild for you? And what is your favorite animal?!

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Theme Thursday: Born to Be Wild

Travel Time: Scotland for the Holidays

Hi everybody!  Sorry, we have been a bit MIA for the past few days for a long holiday weekend.  Ours was great and we hope yours was lovely as well!  I flew to North Carolina for some family time (my sister turned seventeen on Sunday!) and also got a chance to catch up with some of my best friends from the east coast.  Becka spent some time with her crazy and glam grandmother Omi- who I’m sure will show up on the blog at some point or another- and hosted a dinner party with her boyfriend Kyle.

So it’s Wednesday and that means its time to pack up for a trip around the world! This time we thought we might figure out what to bring along if we were, say, invited on a cozy family getaway to our boyfriend’s Scottish castle.  Like perhaps this one?

Eilean-Donan-CastleOk, so thats Eilean Donan Castle and it’s pretty famous and maybe not open to weekend guests.  But we like to dream big. See our takes below and tell us what you think in the comments!

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For me, I think this weekend would be all about rich colors and ladylike shapes, amped up with a bit of modern flare.  Sweaters and other layering friendly pieces would be a must (castles are drafty you guys!) but above all I’d like to feel sleek, pulled together, confident- and cozy.
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Staying in a castle makes me want to be dark and dramatic. Think tortured princess locked away in a tower with only time to sew fabulous, hate-filled dresses. (side note-this should probably be a movie.) I’m thinking a thick plaited braid like below, some dramatic leather gloves, and a never-ending supply of deteriorating wool sweaters and lace infused gowns. 

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Would you wear any of these to a Scottish Castle? And more importantly what gown would you wear? Let us know!

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Travel Time: Scotland for the Holidays

Where In the World: Igloo Edition

Ok, heres the game: pick your dream place to travel. Literally any place on your bucket list will do. You get to pick outfit inspiration to pack on your trip: a dress for a fancy dinner, a casual outfit to run around in, and some wildcards just for fun. Unlimited budgets and a dream wardrobe for globetrotting.

We play this game on the phone sometimes just for fun and wanted to share it with you all! Both of us definitely have the travel bug, but when funds are lacking it’s fun to plan a little fantasy trip (starting of course, with the style!) We hope to make this a regular series, but here’s the first stop on our little journey.

finlandThis trip is inspired by Beck’s sister’s recent engagement. Her guy proposed at this fabulous igloo hotel in Finland.  Heated individually and made entirely of glass, they are perfect for viewing the northern lights and warming up after long reindeer rides! Click through for each of our takes on the style for this amazing trip.

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becksA bold leather and velvet draped reindeer woman.

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lauraI‘d keep warm with cozy florals. Baby blue overcoat, sparkling embellishment, and layered knits.  My direction is all about the softer side of a snowy day.
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So what do you guys think? What would you wear on a trip to Finland? Also, we wanted to share this adorable picture with you of our happy couple :)  

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Where In the World: Igloo Edition

Monday Brights

You know what’s fun?  Really, really bright shoes.

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Just look down at your feet and… instant mood boost!

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Happy Monday you guys!  I thought this little color burst would be a fun way to start the day.  I wore this look out and about on Sunday but feel like this is a fresh, casual vibe I could rock all week long.  And seeing as its a holiday week, I just might.

I’m looking forward to flying to North Carolina on Thursday morning for a long weekend with my family and a reunion with my darling Becks!  Hope everyone has fun plans for Thanksgiving and, of course, killer outfits to go along :)  Let us know what you think about these crazy shoes and what you are up to this week in the comments!

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Sweatshirt: Patagonia, Truth to Materials Collection; Jeans: Madewell; Hat: Sample Sale; Shoes: H&M; Sunglasses: Target; Bag: Vintage

 

Monday Brights

White Wash

Today I matched this wall.  IMG_0709This sweater is one of my all time favorites. Not only is it warm and cozy and just the right amount of slouchy, but it has a giant cowl that can also be worn off the shoulder if you’re having a Sandy from Grease moment. (see below for styling) I also just added these ankle booties to my rotation. They are suede and the perfect shade of grey which makes me so incredibly happy! 

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Sweater: Apt. 9, Skirt: American Eagle, Boots: Michael Antonio, Glasses: Bershka

So what do you think- cowl or off the shoulder? And should I always match my backdrop? Can’t wait to hear from you! 

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White Wash

Wedding Bells

This is what all weddings look like right?

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Hi friends, hope you’re having such a great week and getting your stretchiest pants prepared for Thanksgiving dinner! The holidays are fast approaching and I am just starting to prepare for all the holiday parties and events to come. One of the events I am most excited about is an upcoming wedding I’m going to with my boy. Weddings might be my all time favorite events to attend, I mean that much happiness and pretty in one night? Call me a hopeless romantic but no matter what I can never seem to fight off happy, embarrassing tears. So of course I started thinking about what I was going to wear about 2 months ago when we RSVP’d yes. (Don’t judge me.) I promised myself I’d wait until at least halfway through November before I started the search: so here we are!

Here are my thoughts:

I definitely want to sew something! I just finished 5 years of fashion design and sewing, so I’d love to make something unique I can tailor to my body type. Normally my style is a little more edgy and body conscious, but with weddings I love something a little softer. I’m thinking the easy elegance of a fuller skirt and am also absolutely in love with deep scoops or squares both in the neckline and back of the dress. It has an easy elegance while still being a little demure. Want to look at some of my inspirations with me before I start sketching? 

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The wedding is only a couple of days after Christmas so I’m thinking I want to use either a navy or deep green fabric. What do you think about the color or silhouettes? Is there a dress you like the most? I can’t wait to keep you updated with my sketches and final project!

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Wedding Bells