Baking, Shopping, & Eating

With Rachel being home for Easter weekend, we were able to spend the whole day together on Friday.  We both love baking, so we started off our morning by baking some donuts.  We tried out two donut recipes from Sally’s Baking Addiction.  You can find the chocolate donut recipe here and the funfetti donut recipe here.

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We had a lot of fun making these donuts and they were quite simple to make!  Our favorite were the chocolate glazed donuts.   We think the funfetti donuts would be better with less sprinkles in the batter.

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After baking and breakfast, we planned on going shopping and out for lunch.  Here are our outfits from the day!

Michelle’s OOTD

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|Francesca’s top| Loft outfit (?) scarf| American Eagle jeggings| Red Dress Boutique booties|

Rachel’s OOTD

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|Express tank top| J.Crew Factory necklace| American Eagle jeggings| TJ Maxx flats|

We headed to our local mall first for a little shopping.  American had BOGO so we couldn’t resist buying a few clothing items from there.  Michelle with being her indecisive self  decided to buy a new dress for Easter from Francesca’s.  We also made a stop at TJ maxx.  We each got a new small cross body purse.  Rachel stocked up on one of our favorite Dry Shampoos and Michelle bought an artificial flower arrangement.

For lunch we went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Loop.  Instead of ordering entrees, we decided to share some appetizers.  We went with chicken tenders, cheese curds and wings!  They were all very delicious.  Our favorite is definitely the cheese curds because they are served with siracha ketchup, which makes them so much better!  Needless to say, we were very full afterwards.

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We’ve really been enjoying our weekend together!  It’s our last time together until Rachel is done with school for the year.  We can’t wait to spend the summer together! Keep an eye out for our Easter post tomorrow!

-Michelle & Rachel

Winter Fashion Staple: The Puffer Vest

One of our favorite winter go to’s is a puffer vest. A puffer vest is a great way to not only keep you warm on those cold winter days but also adds a nice little flare to your outfit! We have styled the puffer vest in 6 different ways to help give you inspiration to style yours.

Since the herringbone vest is so popular we decided to do two different looks with it.

Look #1 Michelle paired hers with a buffalo check shirt. This vest looks great with a lot of different patterns besides just buffalo check you can also pair it with polka a dots and stripes to name a few.
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J Crew Vest | Dry Goods Button Up | American Eagle Jeggings | Dillards Boots

Look #2 Rachel dressed hers vest up with a coral J Crew button up and some pearls.

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J Crew Vest | J Crew Button Up | American Eagle Jeggings | TOMS Wedges

Look #3 With this vest being a very neutral color Michelle decided to add a fun lightweight sweat underneath.

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J Crew Vest | J Crew Sweater | American Eagle Jeggings | Red Dress Boots

Look #4 Rachel brightened up her navy vest with a fun colored check shirt. The best part about this vest is that it is 100% reversible. The other side is fun with a navy and white polk-a-dot pattern.
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Banana Republic Vest | American Eagle Button Up | American Eagle Jegging

Look #5 First off we love that Lilly has puffer vest with a pop of their signature Lilly pattern on the inside. This vest looks great with paired with a bright colored shirt. We think it would also look good with a Lilly pattern shirt as well.
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Lilly Pulitzer Vest | Ivy & Leo Shirt | American Eagle Jeggings

Look #6 With a louder pattern vest Rachel wanted to keep her shirt more simple with just a cream color. She also added her signature gold monogram which is always a nice touch with a vest.

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J Crew Vest | GAP Shirt | American Eagle Jeggings

As you can see from our 6 looks that we put together when we wear puffer vests we almost always wear statement necklaces, monograms, and or boots to complete our outfits. We can’t wait to show you how you can transition your puffer vest for the upcoming spring season! Be on the lookout for that blog post in about a month or so. In the mean time, leave us a comment below with your favorite way to style your puffer vest in the winter.

We hope you have a fabulous weekend,

-Michelle & Rachel