Holiday Beauty Gift Sets & GIVEAWAY!

Last week we shared with you some of our favorite Christmas gifts we received this year.  We got some awesome beauty gift sets as well that we wanted to share with you.  We decided it would be best to make a separate video of these so we could talk about them a little more!  Watch the video below to see what gift sets we received, as well as to find out information on our FIRST giveaway we’re doing right here on the blog and on YouTube!

Giveaway 1:

Head to our YouTube channel to enter:

Giveaway 2:

Below you can enter to win the Sephora Star Performers gift set (you can enter up to 6 times)! You have until 11:00 pm on 1/10/15 to enter. Good luck!

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Ringin’ in the New Year!

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year.  We know we did!  This is one of the first New Years Eve’s that we have spent apart.  Rachel spent New Years Eve with her boyfriend at his sister’s New Years Eve party.  She had a great time celebrating her first New Years being 21!  Here’s what Rachel wore:

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Michelle spent the evening with her boyfriend as well.  They went out to a nice dinner and then went back to Michelle’s house to watch the ball drop and ring in the New Year! Here’s what Michelle wore:

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Now that it’s officially 2015, we thought we would share some of our New Year’s Resolutions with you!

Rachel’s Resolutions

  • Have a “get to” instead of a “have to” attitude
  • Get toned and eat out less
  • Study more leading up to exams instead of cramming the night before
  • Travel

Michelle’s Resolutions

  • Go back to school for my master’s degree
  • Workout more and get toned (as in defined abs, firm butt, and toned legs)
  • Travel out of the country at least once
  • Cook homemade meals at least 3 times a week

We’re really excited to take our blog to the next level in 2015.  Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far!  Comment below and let us know what you did for New Years Eve and/or your 2015 resolutions.

-Michelle & Rachel

What We Got For Christmas 2014

With the holiday season wrapping up, we thought it would be fun to share with you some of our favorite gifts we received this Christmas.  Watch our video below to see the gifts and what we had to say about them!

We hope you enjoyed this video!  Maybe you found something that you want that you could buy with Christmas gift cards and/or money.  We would love to know what your favorite gifts are that you got this holiday season.  Leave us a comment below letting us know what they are!

-Michelle & Rachel

Holiday Lookbook!

With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m sure like us you’re starting to think about what you should wear for your upcoming holiday parties and family get together. We’ve put together five different looks ranging from comfy and casual to classy and dressy. We hope these looks will give you ideas for what you can wear for your upcoming holiday festivities!

Look #1


Red Dress Boutique Black Piko Top | UOI Boutique Leggings | Red Dress Boutique Necklace | Dillard’s Boots

This look would be great for a longer day with family since it’s super comfortable and festive, yet you look dressy and put together.

Look #2


Red Dress Boutique Sweater  | American Eagle Jeggings | J Crew Factory Necklace | Express Booties

This outfit is great for a casual day with the cozy sweater, yet is dressier with the statement necklace and booties.

Look #3


Express Shirt | Express Leather Skirt | Express Wedges | Dry Goods Scarf

This is a fun outfit that you can play around with. You can either add a scarf to make it a little more festive and casual or you can add a necklace to dress it up and keep it classy.

Look #4


Express Dress | White House Black Market Shoes | Buckle Necklace | Chanel Earrings

This is a classic red dress for the holiday season that you could wear to a holiday party or a more formal event.

Look #5


Francesca’s Dress | Dillard’s Shoes

This dress is also great for a more formal event. This is a great dress for you if you’re trying to avoid the typical holiday colors.

For those of you who still don’t know what you’re wearing for your upcoming holiday festivities and events, we hope this post gave you some inspiration and helped you out!  If you would like to see more “look book” style posts for certain occasions, holidays, or seasons, let us know by commenting below!

Happy Holidays!

-Michelle & Rachel

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Outfits of the Week: Work Edition

As a teacher who loves fashion, I’m always trying to dress nicely for work while making sure I include my style in each outfit.  I thought I would share with you a look into a week’s worth of typical work outfits for me.  If you’re a working lady, hopefully these outfits will give you some inspiration.  If you don’t work, I hope they are still able to give you some inspiration for outfit ideas.  Now let’s get into the outfits!

Monday’s Outfit

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White sweater: Target
Khaki Jeggings: American Eagle
Brown Tank Top: The Buckle
Blanket Scarf: Etsy
Brown Boots: Hope’s Boutquie

Tuesday’s Outfit

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Tan Sweater: Target
Red Jeggings: American Eagle
Black Booties: Express

Wednesday’s Outfit

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Red Sweater: Red Dress Boutique
Black Jeggings: American Eagle
Scarf: UOI Boutique
Black Boots: Dillard’s

Thursday’s Outfit

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Grey Dress: Target
Purple Tights: Target
Black Boots: Dillard’s
Necklace: The Buckle

Friday’s Outfit

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Gingham Shirt: J Crew Factory
Quilted Puffer Vest: J Crew Factory
Jeggings: American Eagle
Brown Boots: Famous Footwear

If you would like to see more of these outfits of the week posts from me or Rachel, please comment below and let us know!


Comfy & Cute- The Perfect Finals Week Attire!

We all know that finals week can be stressful and overwhelming. You study for countless hours, drink way too much coffee, and maybe have a meltdown or two over how these exams are either going to make or break your final grade. When taking  a final exam you want to be comfortable, especially when you are only running on a few hours of sleep because of some late night cramming.  Nevertheless, just because you want to dress comfy doesn’t mean you can’t still look cute!

This semester for finals week I only had exams on two days so I put together two outfits that are simple, comfy, and perfect for rocking those finals!  My first outfit is a cozy sweater, yoga pants, boots, and a monogram necklace. I went with this look because I was able to dress up my yoga pants with one of my favorite sweaters from The Rage. I also didn’t want to go crazy on accessories for this outfit.   I wanted it to be simple so I went with my classic gold monogrammed necklace. I decided on my Hunter rain boots to complete this look because what makes going to take your first final worse? Rain.


 The Rage Sweater | PINK Yoga Pants | Hunter Rain Boots | Monogrammed Necklace (Similar)

My second outfit is a little dressier but still equally as comfortable. For this outfit I went with an oversized cardigan, simple black top, jeans, riding boots, and a necklace. I love this outfit because it makes it look like I put effort into my outfit while still feeling comfortable enough to sit through taking finals.


Target Cardigan | Express Black Top (Similar) | Buckle Jeans (Similar) | Dillards Ridding Boots

I hope these outfits give you inspiration for how to pull off the comfy, yet cute and put together look for your finals or your next exam!


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Friday’s Shopping Haul

I spent my Friday afternoon eating and shopping in Des Moines with one of my best friends. I had been looking forward to this girls day for awhile and wanted to make sure I looked my best. Nothing bugs me more than having to wear a coat while out shopping so I decided to do a fun preppy layered outfit.



J. Crew Sweater | Old Navy Button Up (Similar) | Buckle Jeans (Similar) | UrbanOutfitters Boot

Socks (Similar) | Famous Footwear Boots (Similar) | J. Crew Necklace 

We started off our outing by eating at a downtown restaurant called Buzzard Billy’s. It’s one of my favorite places to eat downtown, second to Zombie Burgers. After we finished eating we headed to West Des Moines to go shopping at Jordan Creek Town Center. It’s one of my favorite places to go shopping because they have a great selection of stores and a mix of high and low end fashion.

We shopped around at several different stores, but the ones that I found the most success at were J. Crew and Ann Taylor. Both stores were having some great deals that I couldn’t resist! J. Crew had the deal of 25% off a $100 purchase or 35% off a $150 purchase. Of course I had to spend enough to get the discount. Then Ann Taylor had an additional 40% off sale items and select dresses for $29.88.

At Ann Taylor I couldn’t resist the dress deal and ended up walking out of the store with three dresses. My favorite part of all the dresses that I got from Ann Taylor are the leather detailing. I’ve been wanting to get more leather in my wardrobe with it being so in style right now and I was lucky enough to be able to find some great dresses with it.

J. Crew had such a great selection that it was hard for me to limit myself on what I should buy! I ended up picking a cream colored dress that I fell in love with as soon as I put it on, along with a simpler top with lace detailing at the bottom to dress it up more.

Needless to say it was a successful shopping trip and I can’t wait to wear my new clothes!


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Thanksgiving OOTD

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We can’t believe the holiday season is already upon us.  Today we kicked off the holiday festivities by celebrating Thanksgiving with our immediate family!  We enjoyed a day filled with lots of food, good company, and of course a little wine as well.

Thanksgiving Out of the Day Details:

Rachel (on left)

  • Dress: Red Dress Boutique
  • Sweater: Red Dress Boutique
  • Tights: Target
  • Booties: TOMS

Michelle (on right)

  • Black Piko Tunic: Red Dress Boutique
  • Sweater: Red Dress Boutique
  • Tights: Express
  • Booties: Express
  • Necklace: Red Dress Boutique

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones!

Michelle & Rachel

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