We wish we had this dress for stage. It's quite the perfect cocktail attire wear. Of course we forgot to ask her where she got it. Not the greatest move on our part. But regardless, it's quite pretty.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Hummer Tour
(yes, that's right. over rocks)
that is not a road.
(those are tire marks)
(you can't quite tell)
(but the incline in this next picture is almost completely vertical)
Sister's cute outfit
Sperry: the way to go
The Grotto Concert
The River Trip (to the Grotto)
Ok So I'm not going to lie. I packed horribly for this trip to Moab. Here I thought I was doing so well too! I realized I had nothing other than my jean cut offs (how did this happen?) and a white pair of shorts for multiple occasions. I thought I dressed well for one of the evening concerts (in a theater), but when I showed up, I realized I was OVERLY dressed...it's MOAB gosh dang it (one day we'll have to show you what I wore though...it was very much inspired by Dolce and Gabbana...but I digress). Back to the jean cut offs...they were definitely getting old by the end of the trip. On the early, cold (let's don't forget that) - morning of the hummer tour I asked my sister what she was wearing, "jeans." My text back to her consisted of "good gosh I didn't even bring any long pants!" So she ended up looking all cute and I looked like I only brought one pair of pants (which was pretty close to being accurate). OK and then there was the fedora. I knew we'd be doing crazy things and instead of just pinning my hair back, I decided "hey! the hat will just cover the mess." I ended up at the Grotto concert (a REALLY cool natural amphitheater on the Colorado river) wearin' my trusty hat. Well, after the concert it was time for...you guessed it, pictures. Not just any pictures either; pictures with notable people (like Leonard Bernstein's daughter, the heads of Steinway and Sons, the founders of the Moab Music festival, and a particular shot with Juilliard musicians that was supposedly getting sent to the heads of The Juilliard School). And guess what...I frantically pulled off my hat, got right in my sister's face and said..."hair?" Her reply face said it all. The hat went back on. And so, there is a cute little fedora that made it into every more official picture that day. So it pains me to include more pictures of jean cut offs and fedoras, but alas, it was the Moab uniform.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
OK so we kinda like this dress. We saw it on the Christian Dior Couture runway for the Fall collection, but couldn't include it here because the top was so sheer. But now Julianne Moore has taken it on and we're excited we can post about it. The nice thing about this dress is that most that are more covered in front and have long sleeves like this are usually completely backless. This however covers all around, which is pretty unheard of in the design world (one of the rules of thumb is if you're covered in one area, you're uncovered in another). But we have to admit we don't think it photographed as well as it looked as she moved in it on stage. Are we off of our rockers in liking it? What do you guys think?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
You saw us post about Rochas Resort and now you get to see how the final dress (here) was obviously a direct inspiration to this look of ours. We loved the cream t-shirt under the black that we couldn't wait to recreate it ourselves. Although we think this works best with strapless dresses, we created our look with a black tube top, black full skirt and cream t-shirt (if you're using a tube top, like we did, make sure whatever is on bottom matches the top so it looks like one complete dress). So many modest dressers pair their tank tops and spaghetti strap dresses with t-shirts underneath, and we have to admit we don't really love the look. But somehow we think the strapless dress with the t-shirt works well (we also LOVE using sweetheart necklines). We've seen it done multiple places over the last few seasons with dresses similar to Rochas. We'll give you an example with this dress from Temperley London. You can totally recreate the idea with this awesome peplum dress paired with this ivory t-shirt. Think of the possibilities! Here are the specifics of our look: J. Crew belt, Tiffany chain bracelet, H&M skirt (older), Shade tee, Michael Kors shoes, and Aldo bag.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Melody is on her way to NYC and whilst in the midst of packing, remembered her friend (you know who you are :) tell her that she should do a post on how to pack. Although I'm packing a bit more on this trip (3 weeks is a while to be out) I noticed as I was almost done that I was following my own advice..."everything HAS to go with everything." I gave myself a little more time to prepare for this one since I'm away for so long. But you'll see in a post soon how badly I did packing for a trip to Moab last week and I was not going to let that happen again. Yep, we don't always get it right. But this time around I hope I did well, because that's a long time to be out with a poorly planned wardrobe.
Lastly, I didn't realize that I was going for a military green, navy, white, grey and maroon combo here (yes, the pic quality is not great, but those are the colors). I ended up with 3 pairs of pants (this is a little over kill, I can get away with two) one pair of shorts (didn't need them, but wanted to bring), one skirt, 1 tiny wispy dress (perfect for travel and dressier occasions) 7 tops (overkill, I've gotten away with 5 for 2 week trips, but I'm hoping to shoot some blog while I'm away...plus this is 3 weeks), 1 small sweater, 1 jacket, 1 pair of heels, 1 flat sandal and 1 pair of closed toe flats (come rain or shine I hope I'm ready!). Seems like a lot, but it all fits in my carry-on sized luggage (eh hem...it might not be able to be brought carry-on since it's extended, but oh well.) I'll let you know how I did by the end of it all....
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A suburbia park day calls for some preppy clothes (we thinks). How about a cable knit sweater over some denim? And we all know how khaki automatically seems to make most anything just a tad bit more prep. Hair's a mess, but it's all right, it's just the park. Sweater and shirt are thrifted, skirt is H&M, boat shoes Forever 21, glasses Topshop, and Target bag. We think it's about time to start breaking out the lighter sweaters again....
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Beckett and Robb
We have to admit that we think the most talented designer of the night was Mitch Harris of Aven Clothing, a line of edgier clothing for children. Although we've been seeing Prada and Chanel sporting children's collections, we haven't been terribly enthusiastic of designer clothing for children, since it seems a bit over the top in our eyes. But out of all of the designers of the evening Harris seems to have a pretty clear direction for his brand (and thank goodness the prices don't reflect the typical designer brands). And seriously, We would totally wear what that little blond girl up top is wearing. The other photos were the better looks from different designers featured. And there you have it! Utah hoping to have a place in the design world. What do you all think?
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
So you've seen a little bit of the Fashion Night Out SLC event held this past weekend in the form of some street style we shot, but now you get to see what we were wearing. Melody decided to go on trend from the fall runways by wearing navy with a a peplum. We talked about how we were inspired by the Valentino navy seen here and the peplum look seen here, and now you get to see the finished look. Although this appears to be one complete dress, it has two different elements. The underneath layer is a blue vintage sheath dress, while the over zipper peplum jacket is from Forever 21's past higher end line (which seems to have disappeared ). We finished the look with Nine West heels, H&M clutch and Forever 21 bangles.
Monday, September 17, 2012
In Prabal Gurung
In Jenny Packham
In Jenny Packham
In Alexander McQueen
In Alexander McQueen
In Temperley London
In Beulah London
Well, did you get them all? We figured we'd take a break from fashion week to give you the goings on of Kate Middleton (which by the way is still going). She's on an extensive tour of southeast Asia as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. And every look of hers has been oh so nice. She has very distinctly chosen designers and designs that reflect the atmosphere she is in. For instance, it's no mistake that she chose Singapore born Prabal Gurung and Singapore designer Raoul to wear while visiting that particular country. We also think her loose reference to tropical prints has been nice. We have to admit that we are very disappointed in the paparazzi after last week's messes with photos that should have NEVER been shot in the first place. It is all too reminiscent of the last People's Princess. However, we think it very cool that the news broke while she was visiting a mosque in Kuala Lumpar. We further think it amazing that she's wearing a new brand called Beulah London that has much of its proceeds go towards sex trafficking. Way to go Kate. Being a good example even if it is just a coincidence. And what a wonderful brand too! We highly suggest you check them out HERE. It's quite refreshing that most of the dresses cover quite a bit.
So there you have it! A week in the life of Kate.
So there you have it! A week in the life of Kate.