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.




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!


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!

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PM

Becks and Laura

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. 

IMG_0690IMG_0684 IMG_0686IMG_07501

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

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMBecks and Laura

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!

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.




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. 


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

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMBecks and Laura


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.


becksA bold leather and velvet draped reindeer woman.



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.

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 :)  


Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMLaura and Becks

Where In the World: Igloo Edition

Monday Brights

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


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

IMG_9843    IMG_0683IMG_0643

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!

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PM Laura

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! 

IMG_0716  IMG_0706IMG_0703

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! 

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMbecks

White Wash

Wedding Bells

This is what all weddings look like right?


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? 

large (6) c4c6f724a4d6b027c8eaee710c3566a95699ade715b947eb4f10fd7f834e52bb Paolo-Sebastian-SS-Couture-2014-15-5tumblr_lxburw9nPQ1r01mvpo1_500 1b5afa5afab966011dce7b8672ee5ca4

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!

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMBecks 

Wedding Bells

Travel: Big Sur Road Trip

IMG_0342IMG_0387  IMG_0454
This weekend I traveled up the coast a few hours to Big Sur for a weekend of camping, hiking- and let’s be honest: s’mores eating.  Our trip included four tents, three (adorably color coordinated black and white) dogs, two nights of laughter and starry skies, and one fabulously successful proposal!

Our time was rather limited so we had to make the most of it. Here are a few of my recommendations for a weekend adventure in Big Sur.

  • Visit: McWay Falls (pictured above.) It’s an iconic view of the Big Sur coast- don’t miss the beautiful blue water and jagged coast line- it’s what your Instagram has been missing!
  • Stay: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.  We spent two nights in the south campground here and it was absolutely lovely.  Shady and quiet, this park offers a ton of camp sites, a few great trails to explore, and a nice lodge if you need to escape from nature for a quick cup of coffee
  • Explore: Jade Cove Beach. This stop on Highway One offers stunning mountain and sea views and a chance to hunt for jade on the rocky beaches.  Apparently most of the green colored rocks are actually serpentine, not real jade, but a girl can dream right? Pictured in the second set of pictures below- P.S. my nail color here is Essie’s Carry On and it has been my go to this Fall!

Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset  IMG_0511




Here are a few of my camping essentials.  After all, what is an adventure without the right outfit? 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Plaid Shirt: JCrew; Scarf: Madewell; Boots: Asos; Jacket: Patagonia; Denim: Gap; Hat: Wool and the Gang via Madewell; Lips: Vaseline Rosy Lips (loving this right now for a tiny pop of color!); Backpack: Herschel






Sundress Denial


Dress: Forever21, Shoes: Mossimo, Scarf: Turkish streetcart

I’m playing around with the idea that if I pair a scarf with my favorite sundress it can pretend it’s a fall outfit. It’s November and 80 degrees out so I’m trying to stay true to my love of fall fashion without dying of heat. I’m normally not crazy about floral prints but I love how graphic this one is, and honestly anytime there is an interesting back I’m sold! I may or may not have gotten several comments about the shortness of this dress, but sometimes you just have to be bold and hope for the best! (i.e. no wind)

IMG_0640  IMG_0643

So what do you think, does this pass as fall or should I fly back to flannel? 

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMBecks

Sundress Denial

Ace of Lace

I used to think the only appropriate time for sneakers was never.  Man was I wrong.  Lately I have been daydreaming of the bold design, fun colors, and- let’s face it- comfort that really only seem appropriate in an old fashioned lace up shoe situation.

sneaker_skirt  coat_sneakers  scarf_sneakers  bikes_sneaks

I don’t know guys maybe I’ve been sucked in by these enviable adorable street style images (P.S. click through for links!), or maybe working at an active wear brand is getting into my head, but I’m starting to rethink my footwear game.  Especially after I saw that Mary Katrantzou is collaborating with Adidas on a collection of fresh sportswear and shoes, out this month.  Christmas present anyone?

BLOG_diptych-2  B26678
Mary Katrantzou for Adidas via

Check out a few of my other picks for fun kicks below! I’d love to pair any of these with black jeans or an oversize dress and then hop on my bike and zip off to work (in semi-appropriate style!)
via Adidas, Nike, Converse, and New Balance

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


So what do you think about this track shoe trend?  Love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments!

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMxoxo Laura


Ace of Lace