Friday, November 30, 2012


Hiking wear

Hiking wear

Hiking wear

REI Hiking boots

Hiking wear

kid's winter wear

About a month ago, Melody, her husband and some family decided to brave the cold and go camping in the mountains. It was 70 degrees in the valley that day which spurred the insanity. Of course in the mountains it was not 70 degrees. At night it was even further from that. So here Melody is the morning after a VERY cold night (to which this little guy up top couldn't take it anymore and had to go home at about 2 a.m.). This is the hair she woke up with, so what you see is what you get. It doesn't look it, but she is wearing 3 layers of thermals under her leggings. Her hiking boots you've heard her talk about before, and have A LOT of wear (they're from REI here). The glasses are a lot of fun and are Quetee (and DEFINITELY hard to find, but perfect for hiking). Never again will we go camping so late in the season, but it was definitely beautiful.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

STREET STYLE - Subtle leopard with leather

This lady knows how to dress for her age. Who says you have to dress matronly when you've reached a certain time in life? She knows how to spruce up her wardrobe without looking like she's trying to be 20. We loved the subtle leopard print (it doesn't scream I'M LEOPARD) with the little leather jacket. We say way to go. We all could take some cues.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This particular swing coat is older from Zara but you can get a pretty cool green military inspired one at Topshop right now here.  We're not gonna lie, you may have seen this coat on these pages already. It keeps popping up in different combinations once the colder weather sets in. And since this silhouette isn't going anywhere (the Sartorialist makes note of it here, but with skirts and here's another look), we decided to keep breaking it out. So pardon the repetition!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Need ideas for holiday wear? Here's a lovely lady we found on the street (evidently we weren't the only ones noticing her look...[NY Mag did too here]). We've been eyeing the fabulous Valentino studded pumps for a while and when we saw her sporting them, they were oh so beautiful to behold in real life (you can buy those lovely things here, if you're ready to pay a bit for them)  Want a similar look for cheaper? Check out this dress here; pair with some shoes like this plus a leopard clutch, and you're ready to step into the holidays!

Also, we've extended the Mara Modest giveaway, so keep an eye out for the winner....

Friday, November 23, 2012


woman of the hour
autumn baby shower table
autumn baby shower cake

the happy couple
baby shower caramel apples (baby in the 'big apple')
inside joke
bird sweater

autumn baby shower

autumn baby shower

Since Desirae is getting ready to have her little girl in the "big apple" we decided her shower would be based around "baby in the big apple." We wish you could've seen Desirae's whole outfit better, but we'll just have to show you what she was wearing later. Also we're absolutely loving our friend Liz in the bird sweater near the bottom. VERY cool. Hope you enjoy a little peek into our lives this week!

Also remember to enter the Mara Modest Dress giveaway! We're closing the giveaway on Monday so don't forget! 

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving from our archives! 
Here's wishing you a warm and cozy holiday.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Here's a cool mixture of east meets west. The structured jacket and long skirt have quite the kimono feel (along with the choice of up-do). But the brown accessories break all of that up a bit. We also happen to think that jacket is pretty cool. It reminds us of Miranda Kerr and her Dries Van Noten jacket. Want something similar? Although it's not exactly the same, Gap has a pretty good look right now. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


black leather jacket with black combo boots
black leather jacket maternity
black leather jacket, black combo boots, maternity look

This is a look definitely inspired by all of the fall runway lines. There was so much black and use of leather (think Calvin Klein) that how could one not take note? So here's what's going on here...Desirae is wearing black leggings, a black tent dress, leather moto jacket and combo boots. We are LOVING this similar black swing dress from Asos here and for $26, they've got us sold (plus the white collar is pretty dang awesome). Throw on a leather jacket and some combo boots and go out on the town funeral style!

Monday, November 19, 2012


white 3/4 sleeve dress
Unsure how to wear this look in the winter? Here's how...

white dress black tights

The key to this white dress is BLACK TIGHTS and awesome black shoes. Throw in a black studded clutch, some black leather cording tied in a bow (sold here or at craft stores), and you're totally rocking Burberry up top. 

If you click the link up there, you'll see that a dress like this would cost you some bigger bucks. But this white 3/4 sleeve dress - and key to this look - is going to be given (say what?) to one of you. All you have to do is NAME IT TO WIN IT!  You'll be lookin' super sweet this holiday in white (skip all the black evening wear).

Mara Modest Clothing, who has some awesome things on their site is giving away this dress to the lucky lady who has the best name for it. 


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We'll announce the best name and winner next Monday on our blog (12/15)


Friday, November 16, 2012


Just in cased you missed it
(Eh hem...can we say a healthly dose of military?)

Thursday, November 15, 2012


biker jacket and tweed

biker jacket and tweed

Melody chose to showcase her thrifted tweed pants here. She found these and semi-freaked out that the pockets were leather trimmed! She fell in love immediately. Then after she put together this look, she saw that H&M put together a very similar look. Melody decided against the rounded white collar in this particular shot since she had already showcased it in another look, but believe us, all these elements had been worn a few times on tour before we made the H&M connection. We shouldn't care, but it's a happy accident that somehow makes you feel validated in your fashion choices :).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RAWARDS - Salt Lake City

Come out tomorrow for one of the biggest nights of art in Salt lake City! The RAW organization (a national arts organization dedicated to finding up and coming artists on a grass roots level) is having their annual RAWards tomorrow at 7pm. There you will be able to vote live for the best in film, visual artists, performing artists, clothing and accessories designers, hair and make-up artists, musicians and photographers in the state. All the while, you get quite the event - runway shows, bands, gallery strolls etc. Those that win will go on to compete on the national level held in L.A. in January. Come show your support not only for the artists, but for the state of Utah by helping us send the best of the best the state has to offer. If you come, one of us will be judging so keep an eye out.... Hope to see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


maternity fashion
turtleneck and necklaces
bow pumps
turtleneck and necklace

Desirae's maternity look today was very much inspired by an article she saw in Vogue showing fashionistas sporting turtlenecks with layers of necklaces. The rest of the look was formed in hues of grey with a loose fit turtleneck on top and skinnies on bottom. We know snow has set in for a lot of the country, but these bow tipped pumps are Zara (from a previous season). We can find LouboutinsLanvins or Valentinos that look similar to these all day, but as far as a lower price point shoe, this is the closest we could get. The jacket is also from a previous season, but we know there is one that looks very similar at H&M right now. 

Also as a side note... for all you ladies going through the maternity fashion dilemma, here is a great article we found about Rachel Zoe's awesome maternity style. She gives some REALLY great tips on how to stay stylish while pregnant. Here's an extended version that abcnews picked up. Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2012


white on white

With all the snow around the country we figured we'd give you some white. There's a part of us that just wants to reach out and give this girl a hug. Doesn't she look so soft? Well, all but the large chain necklaces and bracelets that really give the overall look some edge. By the way, who ever said you can't wear white after labor day?

Friday, November 9, 2012


Leather and graphic

An awesome combo here. It definitely catches your eye, but doesn't scream at you (like so many people try to do at fashion week).  We like the simplicity of the pieces, but find the pop of the graphic pulls this look out of the norm. Add a coat like this and your ready for some cold weather wear.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Burberry Prorsum Resort inspired
Burberry Prorsum Resort inspired

Burberry Prorsum Resort inspired

Burberry Prorsum Resort inspired

You don't really think of Chicago as having beaches, but of course yes... yes, it does. On one of our off days during tour we decided to venture out of our cozy abode and go down to one of my brother's favorite spots in the city at sunset. He says "this is where I come to throw rocks and think things over." Evidently he's not the only one mesmerized by the rocks (see the 'cairn' or stack of rocks above). But we have to agree, this is quite the spot to see the city.

The outfit Melody wore was one she was excited about. This is the jacket she had to buy because it looked so similar to something from the Burberry Prorsum lines. Actually this whole outfit was inspired (and just maybe an out-right copy) of this look from the Resort 2013 collection.  Yep, some people really like Burberry over here. Jacket is H&M (in stores now), Pants are from H&M but older (similar here and here), striped tee is H&M (you must buy this similar one now) and bag is from a store called Taipan.