Stealing Saturday: Fall Trends

September 20, 2014

This Saturday we’re stealing from the runway. You want to wear what’s trendy, but you don’t always know how to incorporate these high fashion looks into your own wardrobe, right? To solve this problem, we’ve searched through all of Pinterest for the best inspiration. We present to you: Fall Trends for 2014

DRESSES WITH PANTS: 

dress over pants (elle)

You heard us, not leggings, but pants. You are dressing up your jeans, but dressing down your dress. Reverse psychology meets fashion. We love it.

If you feel like dressing up your jeans, classic heels (or booties!) are perfect to complete your look. You’ll look fabulous at the office, but you don’t have to sit like a lady during those long meetings. Have we convinced you that you need a basic black tee shirt dress? Find one  here.

dress over pants (pin)

 

WESTERN:

western (elle)

The cowboys clearly knew what they were doing.

Bad hair days? Haven’t washed your hair in a while? Don’t be ashamed, it happens to the best of us. Hats are perfect, and not only are they reserved for the summer, but you can find some amazing hats for the fall. The perfect hat? Here’s one. We love this look because you look so put together, but all you did was throw on a cute cardigan and your fancy western hat.

We totally support not washing your hair. Wanna learn how to wash your hair less? Want to go a week without washing your hair? Check out this blog post we did.

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FUR:

fur (elle)

It seemed like everyone was digging fur last fall/winter. Well, fur is totally back this season, and we couldn’t be happier.

And here’s another way to make yourself look more put together than you are. Throw on your husband, boyfriend, brother, or Dad’s old flannel plus some fur. How fancy is fur? (Faux fur, of course!) It’s sure to make you look amazing. Here’s a darling vest.

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SNEAKERS:

sneakers (elle)

Thank the fashion Gods, because comfort is obviously key this fall.

We love that you can wear an outfit you planned for hours and curled hair, but throwing on some sneakers won’t ruin your look. In fact, it will only make you look better. Here’s some awesome kicks.

sneakers (pin)

TURTLENECKS:

turtlenecks (elle)

But not the turtlenecks from your family portraits….

Fabulous ones, like this one. We promise you’ll be thrilled with a turtleneck. It’s getting cold outside, and sometimes you get scarf hair. You know, like hat hair? Scarves always make your neck sweaty if you’re wearing your hair down. And you always wonder, should I tuck my hair in the scarf? Or leave it out awkwardly? Well don’t worry about it, you can just wear a turtleneck to stay warm.

turtlenecks (pin)

There you have it! What are your favorite trends for the fall season?

 

Runway Pictures from Elle.com

The Rest of the pictures from our Fall Pinterest Board

Best of Netflix

September 16, 2014

We all love binge watching Netflix, am I right? But sometimes you don’t know what to watch! And let’s be honest, there’s some interesting options on there. We have found the best movies and shows and they’re all family appropriate. Let us know what we missed in the comments!

Let’s start with the ones that you probably haven’t seen.

-Robot and Frank- This indie film is a must watch. Quirky and adorable.

-Hugo- Now you’ve probably heard of this one, but have you seen it? Absolutely darling.

-Shrek the Musical- A LR employee who is a theatre junky recommends this one.

-Madeline- We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all- We love EACH OTHER! Sound familiar?

Now the one’s you’ve heard of a million times, the classics. We all love a good Disney movie, but all of our Disney movies are cassettes, and who knows where our VCR went? Netflix has some great Disney classics.

-The Emperors New Groove- This movie is absolutely hilarious, and will cheer the whole family up.

-Tarzan (our FAVORITE)- Such a classic. You really cannot go wrong with this movie.

-James and the Giant Peach- A lot of folks haven’t seen this one, but you should! It is absolutely darling. Read the book by Roald Dahl, too.

-Dumbo- Duh :) 

-Old Yeller- Does just hearing the name make you feel young again?

-Mulan- Girl power!

-Aristocats- Everybody wants to be a cat.

-Freaky Friday- This movie is hilarious, and is perfect for a family with teenagers.

-101 Dalmatians- A classic for our dog loving families, couples, or friends.

-The Parent Trap- We’re gonna go ahead and name this the best movie on here.

Let’s move onto TV shows. When you don’t have enough time for a movie night.

-Malcom in the Middle- We’re embarrassed that we haven’t watched this beloved classic until this week. It is so heartwarming and hilarious.

-The Dick Van Dyke Show- Another heartwarming classic. Watch this with hot chocolate and a fuzzy blanket, the black and white makes everything cozier.

-Dr Who- A show with a strong fan base. Like this show and you instantly have friends all over the world to fangirl over.

A wonderful way to remember the life of actor Robin Williams is to watch his greatest movies. We recommend:

-Hook- A take on Peter Pan, this one is probably our favorite of William’s.

-Flubber- A darling movie sure to make the little ones laugh. Family movie night or for the kids you’re babysitting!

-Jumanji- This movie was so intriguing when we were young, can’t wait to watch it again!

You either love documentaries or you haven’t seen a good one yet. Here’s some good ones:

-Journey to Fearless- This Taylor Swift documentary is saved for your girls night.

-Animal Odd Couples- Do you want to watch 53 minutes of Cute Overload? Watch this interesting and adorable documentary.

-Feeding Time- Another adorable one, basically watching cute animals eat.

-Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey- Learn about the hand behind Sesame Street’s Elmo. Plus it’s narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.

 

 

 

Weekly Faves

September 13, 2014

We want to mix it up over here, so we decided to feature the best stuff we have seen on the internet this week! Check it out.

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Looking for something nice to do? We challenged you to an Act of Kindness on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. (follow us!)

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What do you think about the new iPhone? We’ll admit we are kind of killing for the gold one.

We found the PERFECT manicure tutorial!

We pinned this and we’re still not over how perfect it is.

week faves

Our Rosette One-Shoulder + Seaweed Basic Bottoms? Obsessed.

Need coverup ideas? Check here!

Next drugstore purchase will be L’oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow. We’ve heard amazing things about it!

Also we’re craving candy corn. That’s all.

A Quote for Every Problem

September 9, 2014

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Having a rainy day? We get it. No matter what, sometimes things in life that we can’t control bring us down. But we’ve got some encouraging words for you.

When you’re doubting yourself:

doubtful

When you feel inadequate:

feel ineadequate

When you need inspiration to spread love:

spread love

When others life’s seem better than yours: (darn you social media!)

others lifes look better

When you’re stressed about the little stuff:

stress

 

When you need to make a big life decision:

life decisions

When you need to be humbled:

need humbling

When you need a laugh:

laugh

(all images can be found on our pinterest.)

 

Stealing Saturday

September 6, 2014

Have you missed this feature?! Well it’s back. Obsessed with this street look from our Pinterest (follow us!). Here’s how you can wear it!

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The ABC’s of Coconut Oil

September 3, 2014

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Coconut Oil is so trendy right now, it’s almost overwhelming. But this stuff really rocks. Besides smelling amazing, here’s some ways to use it using every letter of the alphabet.

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Acne- Putting oil on your oily skin?! Doesn’t sound right does it? But it really does great things for the skin. Still skeptical? Read more here.

Baking- You can even put this stuff in your cookies. Like these.

Cuticle CareI always massage this stuff onto my cuticles before I paint my nails.

Drinks- My favorite thing is to add a teaspoon or so of coconut oil into my hot chocolate. To avoid it sitting on the top of your drink, use a fork to whisk the drink.

Eyelashes- With a q-tip rub some coconut oil on your lashes line like eyeliner. This won’t always make them grow, but it makes great lash conditioner.

Flyaway’s- No one has hair that will lay flat how they like. Use a bit of coconut oil to smooth those flyaways.

Grilled Cheese- Instead of using butter to make your bread crispy, spread some coconut oil on it!

Hair- You can rub this all over your whole head for 20 minutes, then wash your hair, for a nice hair mask. Or you can add it to the ends of freshly washed hair, or to your ends daily.(just don’t use too much to avoid oily hair.)

Infant Rash Cream- This will make your babies bottom as smooth as a babies bottom.

Joint Pain- Rubbing this on your joints can soothe pain.

Kissing- You can use this as chapstick! ;)

Lotion- This stuff will smooth your skin better than lotion. (use less than you would if you were using lotion though.) I use it on my elbows and knees.

Massage Oil- Make your massage have a tropical aroma.

Natural Bug Repellent- DIY + All Natural? We’ll take it.

Oral Health- Have you heard of Oil Pulling?

Perfume- I always put this on my wrists before perfume. Not only do I choose scents that compliment each other (so they smell amazing), the oil helps trap the scent of the perfume, so the it lasts longer!

Question Life- Rub this on your temples to soothe and promote deep thinking.

Razor Burn- Any irritated skin left from shaving can be soothed with a bit of coconut oil. To make it even better combine it with lemon essential oil.

Sautéing- I am obsessed with sautéing. All you have to do is use a tiny scoop of coconut oil and a low heat pan, letting it melt completely to cover the pan. Then add some chopped veggies until they brown. Then add some salt and pepper. I would suggest broccoli, cabbage, onions, zucchinis, brussel sprouts, or carrots.

Tanning- Rub this stuff on while at the beach. Wear some sunscreen too though.

Up Your Cholesterol- Read more here.

Vinaigrette- YUM!

Weight Loss- More info here.

Xtra Virgin- This is the type you wanna buy.

Younger Skin- Seriously.

Zuccini Bread- We already talked about baking, but come on this looks amazing.

 

 

The Best Books in the Universe

August 29, 2014

 

Thanks for the input ladies! We present to you… the best books in the world! Get reading. Xoxo

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  • Unbroken- Laura Hillenbrand
  • East of Eden- Steinbeck
  • The Giver-Lois Lowry
  • The Secret Journal of Brett Colton- Kay Lynn Mangum
  • Divergent Series- Veronica Roth
  • Tuck Everlasting- Natalie Babbitt
  • The Help- Kathryn Stockett
  • Harry Potter Series- J.K. Rowling
  • Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas
  • Simple Devotion- Samuel Bentley and Micah Wood
  • These is My Words- Nancy Turner
  • The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern
  • Redeeming Love- Francine Rivers
  • Peace Like a River- Leif Enger
  • The Choice- Nicolas Sparks
  • Dear John- Nicolas Sparks
  • The Fault in Our Stars- John Green
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
  • Kate’s Song- Jennifer Beckstrand
  • The Selection Series- Kiera Cass
  • The Outsiders- S.E. Hinton
  • Parkland- Vincent Bugliosi
  • My Life Next Door-Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
  • Cinder- Marissa Meyer
  • Cold Blood- Truman Capote
  • To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
  • Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
  • Theif of Time- Terry Pratchett
  • Picture of Dorian Grey- Oscar Wilde
  • Warriors Don’t Cry- Melba Pattillo
  • Longing for Home- Sarah M. Eden
  • Gone With the Wind- Margaret Mitchell
  • Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
  • Unbroken- Laura Hillenbrand
  • Time Travelers Wife- Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Book Theif- Markus Zusak
  • Flowers in the Attic- V.C. Andrews
  • Little Women-Louisa May Alcott
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy- J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Paper Towns- John Green
  • Goose Girl- Shannon Hale
  • Edenbrooke- Julianne Donaldson
  • Ellaminnowpea and The Historian- Mark Dunn
  • Star Girl- Jerry Spinelli
  • Maniac Magee- Jerry Spinelli
  • Hattie Big Sky- Kirby Larson
  • Blackmoore- Julianne Donaldson T
  • The Infernal Devices Books-Cassandra Clare
  • I’ll Be There- Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Book of Broken Hearts- Sarah Ockler
  • The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
  • Semiprecious- D. Anne Love
  • Flipped- Wendelin Van Draanen
  • The Series of Unfortunate Events- Lemony Snickett

Wednes-DIY: Make Your New Tee Vintage

August 26, 2014

There’s literally nothing better than a cool, perfectly worn in vintage tee. But not all of our parents saved theirs, and buying a perfect vintage tee can be pricey! We took this into our own hands and after some research, we found the easiest way to do this.

Bucket of water (enough to cover tee) + half cup of Salt  x Three Days = Perfect Vintage Tee

(okay to wash in the machine after this.)vintage DIY-01

The tee we chose:

tee 1

Here’s a close up after the process. You can see how the fabric looks soft, worn out, and there are those perfect little balls of fabric that complete the look.

tee 2

Your parents will laugh and might tell you to stop dressing like they did when they were teens ;)

tee 3

 

Happy DIY-ing! Xoxo

Anatomy of a Suit

August 24, 2014

We are seriously loving this suit. How could you not? The color is so bright, oh, and it’s reversible.

Anatomy of a Swimsuit: Reversible Flamingo Tankini Top

Stealing Saturday

August 23, 2014

We love when we find an inspiring outfit. We saw this one on Pinterest and had to have it. But we clicked on the link, and couldn’t find the original source! But not to worry, we can recreate the look. (For an amazing price, too!)

L4L #3

 

Shop the look: Sunnies, Tee, Bag, Jeans (on sale!), Shoes

And here’s a killer curls tutorial here. Xoxo