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Adrienne

    Dressed: On the Go

    October 15, 2017

    If you’ve been following our Instagram, you may have noticed that we’ve been taking a lot of weekend trips; Adrienne most recently went to Calistoga while Mary Ann was out in LA. It’s such a nice way to unwind from the work week, and take the opportunity to explore new places without venturing too far from home.

    We wanted to show how we pack for these weekend trips. We like to travel light, but we also don’t want to sacrifice style. Over the years, we’ve learned how to consolidate into the essential pieces we know would work well based on our destination.

    First, it’s important to look at your own closet and find the key items you reach for over and over again. Our wardrobes are filled with neutrals and basics, but we always include pops of color or accessories to keep the outfit interesting. By keeping the clothing in the more neutral territory, the possibilities to mix and match are endless.

    We always make sure to pack a pair of black jeans and a white shirt or two as. We don’t pack a lot of jewelry, but we think it’s nice to have one or two statement pieces like a necklace, earrings, and a watch. While Mary Ann doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, she always makes sure she has a hat. Adrienne’s go-to accessory is sunglasses. 

    We also want to have clothing that can easily transition from day to night or can be pieced together with different items for a whole new look. The Everlane Slip Dress can be worn over a white t-shirt with boots during the day, and dressed up with a leather jacket and heels for a night out. You can also wear a sweater over the dress and sneakers for a day roaming through the city. 

    What are some of your packing essentials? Let us know in the comments below!

    Beauty: Fenty x Rihanna

    September 16, 2017

    Rihanna, is there anything you can’t do?

    Full disclosure, I wasn’t anticipating the Fenty beauty new line. I had made the decision months ago that I wasn’t buying anymore makeup since I have enough makeup that would last me a lifetime. I also had my routine down pat which included a highlighter that I like, what more did I need?

    Oh how badly I was mistaken. During my birthday weekend extravaganza, Mary Ann had told me she ordered the Match Stix trio from Fenty Beauty on Sephora’s website. I immediately went on and was attracted to the pretty millenium pink packaging. Then she told me it was magnetic. “MAGNETIC YOU SAY??! We went to the nearest Sephora to check it out.

    It was a Saturday morning at Sephora and it was unusually packed. The Fenty Beauty display had a large gathering of women testing all the products especially the highlighters. My curiosity grew even more.

    Look at that gorgeous golden glow

    Mary Ann picked up the Killawatt freestyle highlighter in Trophy Wifea deep gold glitter not for the faint of heart. She wanted something – in her words, hella extra.

    I got a different Killawatt freestyle highlighter in mean money/ hu$tla baby. It’s a duo highlighter with soft champagne sheen and and the latter a deeper champagne highlight with a microfine gold glitter.

    When we got back to the Airbnb, I was excited to try my new makeup for dinner. Putting on the highlighter was like buttah. My face looked so glowy and it made my skin glow from within.

    The highlight was soft and just felt so ‘effin good.The texture is so creamy and it glides on your face and it doesn’t settle into pores like highlighters can do. Mean money by itself was a pretty, subtle sheen that gave my face this candlelit glow. When I popped hu$tla baby over mean money, it was OVER. I was singing, “b*tch better have my money, ohh na na na.”

    Rihanna created a line that was meant to be inclusive with 40 different foundation shades, one universal lip color, and bold shimmer sticks with rich pigmented colors unique colors like purples, peaches and yellows.

    Fenty Beauty is changing the game. We’ll be posting our own looks soon (we’re waiting for Mary Ann’s matchstix trio to come in), so keep coming by to see how we wear Fenty Beauty.

    All images from: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

    Dressed: White Rabbit

    September 6, 2017

    We’ve focused a lot on sustainable fashion highlighting brands that are changing the game in the industry. We wanted to push that thought further and look into the clothing we (often) keep hidden from the world…our underthings!

     White Rabbit caught our attention as their values align with our desire to have fewer but better things. As we continue to discuss and evolve our styles and closets, we started to feel the same way about our underwear drawer.

    The bras and panties are of high quality bamboo and rayon which leaves less of a carbon footprint in comparison to fast fashion products.The conscious design of the bra is apparent and their use of high quality sustainably sourced fabrics is impressive. We did our research and found that White Rabbit’s price points are affordable and comparable to the big brand companies. 

    We tried the Prince (Ann bralette and Prince Cheeky), and Minetta sets (Minetta balconette and Jane Bikini) – right away, it felt right on our skin. 

    What makes the Ann bralette different from others is that it has adjustable straps. The cups of the bralette also has a mesh lining to provide extra coverage and shape. The lace lining at the bottom provides a beautiful delicate touch. We like how the lace design isn’t throughout the bra, as the smooth cups ensure a clean look underneath even the thinnest of t-shirts.

    The Minetta balconette is sexy and confident while making room for comfort. The balconette provides solid support on the days you don’t need all of the coverage. The Minetta is soft to the touch, and provides a smooth shape under a variety of tops. This is definitely a bra that can be worn through the day and night.

    The Prince Cheeky and Jane Bikini stay in place and feels cool against the skin. We also noticed that it doesn’t show visible seams through our clothes. Overall, both of these sets makes us feel comfortable, sexy and good about the underthings we’re wearing.

    White Rabbit is  made in Mexico City in a women’s only factory! The team made it a point to ensure that workers are paid fair wages, working conditions are safe, and employees have benefits and time off. Moreover, their core focus is to empower women whether it’s the customer buying the product or the woman making it. Mariana Hernandez, co-founder of White Rabbit stated,“We want to change the conversation from underwear being something we use to please men and rather be something that makes us feel comfortable and confident no matter what the day brings.”

    If you’re like us and looking for beautifully designed, sustainable, and woman focused lingerie, White Rabbit is it. Sign up for their email list to get 10% off. We’re huge fans and will continue to support their products. Check them out now!

    Dressed: A Voluminous Fall

    September 4, 2017

     

    How I love fall dressing: the rich jewel tones, luxe fabrics, and the layers, oh the layers!

    Fall is my favorite season to dress up for; with the weather changing and getting colder, clothing gets more dramatic. Because it’s not full on winter yet, it can be fun to play up textures, lengths and silhouette.

    One thing I have been noticing lately in social media and shopping for fall is the extra AF dramatic tops.  It started last season and but has lasted into summer and now into this fall. 

    Tops with voluminous sleeves, ruffles, edgy silhouettes, delicate embroidery, wraparound waists, interesting necklines and sheer fabrics.

    The trend is born from our love of selfies and social media. Selfies reign supreme in social media. With a typical selfie taken from the waist up, it’s no wonder that this trend has been everywhere. Voluminous tops are the perfect way to add drama to your outfit..and your photo.

    With a dramatic top as your focus, everything else should be kept simple to so it doesn’t compete with your top. A good pair of jeans or a fitted skirt is enough to keep the outfit together.

    See a couple more examples of the trend below, and comment what trends you’re excited to see in the fall! – Adrienne

    Shop the tops featured here: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

    Dressed: Fjallraven Kanken

    August 29, 2017

    The pocky was eaten by Mary Ann before the ending of this shoot.

    Mary Ann and I have been talking about getting  Fjallraven kanken bags for the longest time and we each finally snagged one, both with the intention of using them for work.

    I was surprised at the size of the kanken classic. I’m 5’1, and the kanken classic didn’t overwhelm my frame but it still allowed me to fit the essentials and more. I also like the option of using it as a briefcase or a backpack, but I ended up using it as a backpack to keep myself handsfree.

    I dumped the contents of my workbag into my kanken: makeup bag, toner, water bottle, wallet, a book  (if I ever catch myself with some down time), and snacks -all fitting comfortably inside

    The material of the kanken is 100% polyvinyl alcohol, it’s a thicker material and also water repellant. It has a nice weight to it and appears pretty sturdy. Because of the material ,the kanken holds its structure extremely well. 

    Tip: The kanken comes with a 1 inch, black foam pad, that lines the frame of the backpack. Don’t throw it away!!! It helps keep the shape of your kanken, but also helps to protect any electronics you put in the sleeve.

    I’ve been using my kanken for about 3 weeks now,  and I can honestly say it’s the perfect workbag for me. It holds what I need it to; I can pack my stuff, grab it and go and it’s stylish.

    A lot of people ask me where I got the bag and if I recommend it. You don’t even need to give this bag a second thought. This bag has been a staple in Sweden since the ’60s. I read that people still have their kankens when they were children in the 70s, and it’s still as good as it was back then! I think this is the type of bag that will last a lifetime. Just get it, you won’t regret it!

    -Adrienne