Yep, this is a men's red buffalo plaid sweatshirt (SUPER comfy and SUPER warm). Melody paired it under her thinner blue plaid H&M coat and topped it off with her fur ear flap hat (where she cannot remember for the life of her where she got it) and Ray Ban glasses. And there you go! An easier winter go-to outfit for you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year you guys! With all the holiday loveliness we forgot about you for a minute. But here's a taste of what Desirae will be wearing on New Year's Eve (well if she feels up for it). We thought this was a great balance of sweet, with the lace, and edgy, with the leather. And ultimately it reminds us of this dress from Zara that we both about died over. Desirae's dress is H&M, jacket is Zara and shoes will be highlighted soon with another look. But until then, just suffice it to know that we LOVE them.
Although this look is a bit short, we couldn't resist how cute she looks. It's also inspiration in color. (We'll have to try the nude with grey combo soon.) It also led us into finding more about the designer, who we are loving at the moment. We'll definitely show you more looks of his in the future. Until then, enjoy!
So you saw us post about the Valentino Spring 2013 collection here. Now you get to see the look that inspired this post. The actual Valentino blouse is sold here, but we'd rather spend that amount in different areas of life. So we created our own blouse with a white button down, black high neck sheer blouse and black fitted tee underneath. If you're a bit of a seamstress you could always take an old white button down and cut the collar and cuffs. We just liked our blouse and white button down too much to do that to them :(. Anyway, we put it together with our black chiffon skirt (similar here) and called it our Valentino.
(By the way, there are always nicer, pricier version of items that are similar to ours. We don't know about you guys, but we're always looking for a deal. Let us know if you'd like us only to put the nicer stuff, or do you guys even look at the links? Just trying to gauge the quality of what you all would like, because it's really much easier to find the more expensive items.)
We were both asked from a friend the other day about a pair of Vince Camuto boots she had bought but had no idea how to style (found here). We thought for a bit and realized that they were a bit difficult to style. On top of it, she specifically said she didn't want to look like "a cougar." After this statement we had a break through. We thought, "think Zina," or Urban Outfitters. A "cougar" (lol) would pair those boots with bedazzled jeans and big flashy jewelry (think housewives of orange county). Zina and Urban Outfitters would pair them with skinny jeans and more boho pieces like the images above (Zina is bottom right, all the rest are Urban Outfitters).
So we're thinking of having fashion advice be a more regular segment on this site. What do you guys think? If you're confused as to how to style a recent purchase, older item in your closet, or vintage find, send us a picture at Desiandmel at gmail dot com. We'll put together a little mock-up for you and feature it on the blog!
Let's have some fun!
When Ugg emailed us about their new boot featuring the Hoka technology (a rolled toe and heel technology) we had to check it out. This is the Celiste boot (you can find the collection and this particular boot here). We decided to go for a little winter hike in them and we must admit they are pretty dang cool. They're surprisingly light for being a pretty hefty boot. By the way, this is not your typical UGG boot, people. These things would get you through some pretty crazy winter weather (including in cities). We're definitely gonna be breaking them out again for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival coming up. We're also so happy with their comfort that we bought another UGG boot that we can't wait to show you guys. So step away from the wellies (not much grip can get crazy in the snow) and get yourself a good winter boot. I'm itching to get these things to Yellowstone in the winter (yep, that's Melody's winter trip for next year). (Also... wishing Desirae was there to tie my scarf. I'm so bad at tying scarves. Also wish it had a bit of color like this.)
Stay tuned for the Mara Modest Dress giveaway winner! Sorry we're slow, we'll be announcing it tomorrow....(drum rolllll)
All right you lovely people. The Mara Modest dress giveaway is finally ending on Monday. And in honor of the giveaway, we have put together one last post to inspire you to enter the "name it to win it" contest. We showed you the Burberry inspiration and now we're showing you that it can actually be your holiday go-to look. We were thinking we should take our own advice and go ahead and put together the outfit we thought up for the Mara dress. Of course we did wonder if you really could take a white and more springy eyelet dress into the winter season. The conclusion is, 'yes,' we think you can. So don't hold back! Now's your last chance to win the Mara dress (we think it's cuter than ours pictured since we love the 3/4 length sleeves). So follow the instructions and enter here. And can you believe the holidays are so close? We're in awe....
Here is what Desirae wore to her baby shower while she was in town. A fairly simple look to put together, with this similar top, similar jacket, and Zara pants (still sold here) throw on a good low heel and your ready to go out looking maternity chic!
Lovely ladies! You know how we posted about the absolutely gorgeous Valentino studded pumps here? We had such issues trying to find a shoe on the less expensive end to post about. But today we're looking at miss Sasha's blog, and we're thinking, 'hey! those look so similar to the Valentino pump!' But to our dismay they are sold out everywhere online. EXCEPT Amazon. Lovely ladies, if you want the perfect holiday shoe, the Valentino pump is it. But if you want the same look for a fraction of the cost, this shoe is the one.
We have no idea where this image came from (dang it pinterest!), but we fell in love with the look. We will definitely try pairing our bulky sweaters with more beautiful summer/spring scarves. We love the combo, especially with the warmer colored bag. Very chic....
Time to take our stripes into the colder weather. Although this was taken on a warmer day (man our december has been mild) we've been wearing our jackets with thicker sweaters underneath and have been staying totally warm. So take your summer stripes, pair with blazers and ankle booties and you're set! Blazer and jeans are Zara, striped sweater is Forever 21.
Let's keep the fur going this week (hehe). Here's a look from our archives, and yet it is still very much on trend. By the way, we're having a hectic week over here so we apologize for the more random posts. We will hopefully be back to our normal selves by Monday. So until then, hope your chrsitmas decorating is going splendidly (ours is not...neither of us have done anything. We are Grinches this year....).
We must warn you, as you saw yesterday with the Derek Lam looks, the fur collar is about to get out of hand on these pages. Melody may be a tiny bit obsessive as of late. We talked about the emergence of the fur collar and "snood" last year, and we're so happy to feature the idea more this year. Wondering where to get something like this? Try here or here. Put on any jacket or coat and you're rockin what MANY fashionistas are at the moment....
OH! And don't forget about the Modest Mara giveaway. Your chances of winning are pretty good, so be sure and enter. The winner will be decided Monday the 15th!