Monday, March 31, 2014

Dream Item of the Day



I've already shared my all-consuming obsession with the Opening Ceremony & Magritte collection that will drop this May. Today, I bring you these. They are both Birkenstock and Magritte-printed. Therefore, they are completely and utterly necessary in my spring wardrobe. Come, embrace the 'stocks with this eye-catching pair.

Friday, March 28, 2014

What We're Wearing March 28th, 2014


Today I'm wearing Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rosé Kiss. I got it for free in my CEW goody bag, just another reason that's my favorite event. I love the slim, tiny, tin packaging it comes in. It smells like a raspberry smoothie. 



If you don't like sweet scents, this is not for you. This product leaves my lips extremely moisturized, but, be aware, it has a very light pink color. When you wear it alone, make sure you only use a tiny bit; unless you like the pink-frosted lip-look. It's great on top of lipstick to lighten the color.


Perfectly Glossed Kisses,

Sutton





I love the kinds of necklaces you can never take off: light, minimalist and dainty so they go with everything and you barely feel them there. But I also like them to have a little edge or flavor. I’ve recently added this scrimshaw charm necklace to the rotation. I’m in love with it because while I know it’s something a tourist can pick up in a gift shop in Newport, it has this rustic nautical vibe to me. It’s a little storied, romantic and tough that way, and it’s just the right amount of tacky with its gift-shop aspect. Scrimshaw, in case you didn’t know, is scrollwork, engravings or carvings on whale bones and/or teeth. And that’s definitely a cool part of it, too, no?
 
This is one I'm wearing (except mine is rectangular) and actually is from the same store I got mine from:

 

You can also get non-ship-related charms, which I think I need to start investing in, too. Like, this pineapple - I mean, just look at this pineapple. Too cute for words. 
                                                          
                                                              


Handbags and Hugs,

Astor

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wardrobe Staples Two Ways for Spring with Zappos



Spring is coming, we promise! Getting your closet in gear for the warmer weather is always exciting, and even more so after this brutal winter. As if it couldn’t get any better, we partnered with Zappos to show you just how fresh you can make your spring wardrobe. We have three style staples here that are so perennially chic, that you’d get tons of use out of. And since you’ll want to wear these all the time, we wanted to show you how versatile they are. No matter what your style is, you can work and re-work these items to make them look brand new every time. What better way to show you than for Sutton and I to give you our own personal takes on each item? With her uptown look and my downtown style, we couldn’t be more like night and day, and yet we both love these essentials and want to wear them ever day.





Whatever your day-to-day (and night) look is, you can’t not have a great pair of black pumps. We both love this pair from Pour La Victoire – they’re comfortable, honest. I’m not a heels-wearer, so I’d tell you. But even I felt like I could walk for miles in these, thanks to the platform and soft inside. 

Here’s how I’d wear these:

 Worn with Moschino Cheap & Chic dress.


And here’s Sutton’s take:

Worn with Theory tank and Marc by Marc Jacobs skinny pants.






The D’Orsay flat trend is sticking around, which is good news – they’re classic yet cool and easy to wear with anything. I never found a pair I loved last year, so I was thrilled to find these. Both Sutton and I loved how comfortable, versatile and chic these were. 

I used them as a muted anchor piece to a bold outfit:

 Worn with H&M jacket, Missoni dress and vintage necklace.


And Sutton let them play against a polished, safari-meets-city ensemble:

 Worn with Lafayette 148 shirt and Citizens of Humanity jeans.







I love MINKPINK, because they make dresses like this. This is the kind of dress I literally live in all spring and summer. I’m obsessed with its airy, gauzy fabric and its effortlessly flattering, flowing dropped-waist silhouette. Its print seals its status as a downtown take on bohemian cool. Sutton loved it just as much, and saw how she could dress it up.


Here’s my casual approach:



Worn with American Apparel sandals.


And here’s Sutton’s snazzed up look:

Worn with Aldo heels. 

 


Handbags and Hugs,

Astor