PINspiration Friday

PINspiration Friday

Rachel’s Picks

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I picked these three pins for my top pins of the week because they are all such great fall outfits! 1) I love this look with button up top under the sweater! Also you can’t go wrong with Tory Burch shoes. 2) I really like how long this white top is and the deep V. The monogram necklace is a little large for in my opinion, but overall such a cute outfit! 3) The color of this sweater is so pretty. I also wish I had this necklace! I love the length of it and the layers to it!

Michelle’s Picks

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1) I’ve haven’t had a fall jacket in a long time, but I absolutely love everything about this one!  It’s seriously perfect!!! I really like the colors and the plaid lining.  Basically I need to see if I can find this jacket so I can buy it! 2) With fall coming, it’s about that time to start breaking out the scarves!  I love wearing scarves during fall and winter.  I really like the colors and look of this blanket scarf.  It looks so cozy! 3) Another thing that I love, are spirit jerseys and spirit jersey type shirts.  I definitely wouldn’t mind adding a monogram one to my ever growing collection!

Have a great weekend!

-Michelle & Rachel

PINspiration Friday

PINsperation Friday

Rachel’s Picks

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I love all these dresses! With school out and warmer weather finally here I am breaking out my dresses for the summer! Dresses are definitely my weakness and I would love to have any of these three in my closet! The colors are all perfect for the summer months. The first dress would be great for a night out with the friends. The second two would be good for a wedding or a special occasion!

Michelle’s Pick

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1) I love everything about this picture because it screams summer and it’s almost summer vacation for me (5 more school days)!  2) This quote made me laugh when I stumbled upon it on Pinterest this week and I just really enjoy it because it’s so true  3) This is another outfit that I think would be perfect for work.  I like the pop of color with the cardigan.

-Michelle & Rachel

Packing Fashionably & Efficiently For A Trip Abroad!

Coming up I have a 15 day study aboard trip where I will be going to Spain and France. One of the biggest stresses of going abroad can be packing for your trip.  However, this is my 6th time going abroad so I have picked up some tips & tricks to make it as easy as possible!

Baggage

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Since I am only going to be going for 15 days, I am bringing a large suitcase to check, my Vera Bradley Weekender for my carry-on, and my Longchamp bag for my personal item to keep under the seat ahead of me. Depending on how long you are going, you might be able to get by with a little less or you might have to bring another suitcase. I definitely could get by with bringing a smaller suitcase to check.  However, I want to make sure I have room to buy things while I am abroad.

When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, I encourage you to buy one in person so you can “test it out” and see if you like it. When buying a suitcase, make sure you have an idea of the size you are looking for. This is especially important if you are buying a carry-on suitcase since there are size restrictions.  I got mine at TJ Maxx and it’s a Swiss Gear suitcase. TJ Maxx is a great place to get a suitcase because they have some great brands at a discounted price. I don’t think it’s worth it to get expensive suitcases when it comes to checked bags since sometimes they can get beat up when getting loaded/unloaded.

When it comes to what style of bag you get, it’s up to you! I like the fabric suitcases over hard cases because I feel like I can’t fit as much into the hard cases. I also prefer the four wheel suitcases. I think it makes it easier to get around the airport with them. Make sure when you are looking at suitcases to check out the wheel and see if they all roll properly.

Important Must Haves

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When you decide to go abroad make sure the first thing you do is GET A PASSPORT! If you already have a passport make sure you check the expiration date to see if it will be good throughout your trip. While abroad you will usually have your passport on you at all times. Because of this, I like to have a cute passport holder. I use to have a cheap one from Target but just upgraded to a Kate Spade one thanks to my mom! You don’t have to get a passport holder. I just think it makes it easier to keep track of your passport by adding some color to it.

Another important thing to know when going abroad is what type of currency do they use. Since I am going to Spain and France I had to get Euros to bring along. I suggest getting some before you leave at a bank.  However you can also exchange money to the correct currency when you get there. Make sure to call your debit/credit card company before leaving and let them know how long you will be gone, along with what countries you are planning on going to. If you don’t do this the debit/credit card company might think that your card is stolen and shut off your card making it so you can’t use it. It is also suggested to bring a copy of your passport with you in case you lose yours to help with the process of getting a new one abroad. I also think it doesn’t hurt to leave one back home with someone as well. I also like to bring with me a copy of my itinerary if you have one, along with all of the hotels you are staying at  with phone numbers and addresses.

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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

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.

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 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.

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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!

-Rachel

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