Thursday, January 31, 2013

UGG SNOW BOOTS - The Adirondack Boot

Plaid Coat and Ugg Adirondack Boot
Ugg Adirondack Snow Boots
Zara Plaid Coat

Ugg Adirondack Snow Boots

So did you ever wonder what was in the Nordstrom bag from Christmas on our Instagram? It was these absolutely fantastic Ugg boots. Melody has worn the Adirondack boot almost EVERY day in Utah as of late. She can't go anywhere without them because she will absolutely die from the treacherous snow and ice. These boots have gotten Melody through it all. Being fur-lined with leather uppers and a Gortex sole (being a hiker, Melody knows how important this is), these things will definitely make it to Yellowstone next winter. Although right now they're getting her through the city winter, they've also already made in into her snowshoeing shoes. All in all, you guys should really look into these. She's been trying to sell all of her friends and family on them. Also, it's an extra highlight that after she bought them she realized they were Kristen Stewart's (or rather, Bella Swan's) choice of boot in the Twilight movies.  Not that her style was amazing in those movies, but it's still kinda cool. Oh and lastly, she's wearing a Zara Plaid coat to top it off.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


 Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab
 Rose Byrne in Valentino
 Jenna Fischer in Jenny Packham
Busy Phillips in Gabriela Cadena

You know it's award season when red carpet evening wear starts gracing our blog more and more. Do you guys remember the Valentino Dress Rose Byrne is wearing up top? You probably remember us loving it here. However, we're kind of thinking we like the Golden Globes dresses better....

Monday, January 28, 2013


Motorcycle jacket and blue maxi skirt
Motorcycle jacket and blue maxi skirt
Motorcycle jacket and blue maxi skirt

Some people may think Melody is crazy for picking this look for her traveling outfit, but there is a reason behind it. The downside of skinny jeans, is that they are not the most comfortable things to sit in for hours upon hours on an airplane. So when Melody came across this skirt (similar here), she was pretty excited. She loved how long it was since so many maxi skirts seem to feel a bit short. She paired the look with her beige, super comfy cashmere sweater, the grey motorcycle jacket you've seen myriads of times and navy chain bag. It was 10 degrees that day and the cashmere/jacket combo worked. Of course she wasn't walking around a big city. That's when everything changes.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Military Jacket with Fur Collar
Military Jacket wit Fur Collar
Military jacket with Fur Collar

By the end of this season you will have seen Melody's fur collar with almost every jacket or coat in her closet. Why does she love it so much? Because it changes the look of her fall jackets and makes them more wintry. Put a warm sweater underneath and things are gettin' pretty toasty even though it's freezing outside. Also, make sure you have a really warm pair of tights in your arsenal. Bare legs in the winter is absolutely painful when wearing skirts. We suggest something like these or these. Or how about fleece lined tights? Don't mind if we do. Our tights are SUPER warm and almost feel like leggings, which makes wearing a skirt in the winter nice. Also don't forget about a good tweed skirt! This one is awesome and totally on sale. We suggest you get one since it's a really classic piece that will NEVER go out of style. The one Melody is wearing is from H&M and going on almost 10 years!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


You guys were right! We missed one! Although the back was a little low, this Zac Posen dress was quite amazing. We're wishing we had performed on his runway this year so he could gift us this dream of a dress. Oh well. Having any Posen evening wear in the closet is seriously out of this world.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Belted Plaid Coat

Belted Plaid Coat

This is a thrifted coat that you might remember and that you'll probably see again soon. Once winter ends up hitting you start seeing our coats multiple times. That's why we're kind of obsessed with outerwear. It's the one thing you end up wearing EVERYDAY. So we're big advocates of thrifted pieces (so you don't end up breaking the bank). We're also huge advocates of putting really big sweaters under jackets which we'll be showing more of soon (to help break up wearing your warmer coats daily). This particular piece we've been loving belted.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Michelle Dockery in Alexander Vauthier
Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan
Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham (maternity gown)

Wow, we've both been super busy that we somehow actually MISSED the Golden Globes (it's been a while since that happened).  But here are some of the most beautiful gowns of the night, in our opinion. Michelle Dockery up top is absolutely stunning. We're not quite sure if there is a nude lining underneath the bodice, but we sure are hoping there is, because we just love the look and cut of that dress. Did we miss any others that you guys liked?

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Maternity Swing Dress
Maternity Swing Dress
Maternity Swing Dress
Maternity Swing Dress

Here is Desirae's last maternity look. This one reminded us of the 50's/60's swing look that you see Lucile Ball don a lot through her pregnancy on "I love Lucy". We loved the wider tent-like top with the skinny jeans. Although this dress is from H&M a few seasons back, we are loving and here (this last one with a cardie over it). It's weird to think that Desirae's pregnancy is over! Hope you've enjoyed some maternity looks through the past months....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


So Melody took a road trip last week with her husband to Oregon.  Since the Thread Ethic lens has been buried, it was very sad to leave the camera behind. Thank goodness for the camera phone! So they're just pluggin along through this winter wonderland, stopping along the way, when they come to the sign above. We've never seen a horse sign before. We thought it was weird, but we kept going. Seconds after this, we saw a big bunch of horses on the road. Melody thought maybe they were let loose from a ranch nearby, but we were on a wildlife preserve. Then the trusty fellow next to her (yeah, that's a husband) remembers watching a documentary about wild horses in Nevada. Sure enough, we were crossing through NV. No horseshoes on these buddies. These guys were born wild and free. It was AMAZING to come to this realization. Why were they on the road? They were going crazy over the salt put down for the ice. Seriously, one of the coolest moments ever. Oh and lastly, Melody's wearing a plaid coat from a boutique in China, but we are loving this one. And for a higher priced coat, this Burberry one is fantastic. 

Monday, January 14, 2013


Burberry Prorsum inspired

fur collar

Burberry Prorsum inspired

What can we say? We told you we've been very inspired by the many looks from this post. Here we are taking after a specific look from Burberry Prorsum's fall runway again. The jacket and fur collar you've seen us sport before but paired with a t-shirt, longer sheath skirt, grey textured tights and black ankle boots you've got a pretty warm dressy/casual look. Melody wore this to a wedding luncheon the other day and thought it a good outfit for wanting to be dressy, but not overly dressy. We think the Burberry owl sweater is much more fun, but the screen tee will totally suffice. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Zara Military inspiration

Military Jacket, Ripped jeans
Black Military Jacket
Black military jacket, ripped jeans

This look was very much inspired by Zara's November Lookbook. You can see the look that got to us here. Obviously the Zara coat is amazing, but we'll live with our H&M military jacket. And these are the ripped jeans Melody keeps talking about. Should they be retired? Hmmmm....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kate Bosworth - Casual Style

Yep, She's got some pretty cool style going. She definitely has her OWN style which is cool and we totally respect. AND she's not afraid to wear her pieces repeatedly. So, the moral of the story is that we think Kate's pretty cool. Also, totally taking inspiration in the bigger sweater paired with longer skirts....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Downton Abbey - Designer inspiration

We're sure many of you, like us, couldn't wait to view the first episode of Downton Abbey this past Sunday. So in homage to our excitement, we wanted to show you how we weren't the only ones obsessing over it. These are just two of the myriads of designers who took inspiration from ol' Downton in their fall lines in 2012. Up top is a gorgeous red velvet L'Wren Scott dress, and down below is the more structured victorian inspired coats that were seen all over the Louis Vuitton runway.  You have to see the ad here. So much fun to view (although pretty unwearable, sorry guys)! Oh and if you're looking for the PERFECT Downton inspired evening gown, this is the one.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Maternity Shift Dress

Maternity Shift Dress

Maternity Shift Dress

Maternity Shift Dress
Black and Gold Shoes

Here's one of our last Maternity looks for you. Why? Because DESIRAE HAD HER BABY THIS PAST FRIDAY!!! Let's just say she's super excited (and sort of out of it) at the moment. Oh, and Melody has to tell you that the little girl is so beautiful. It makes her very much a gushing aunt. We could go on and on about everything, but we won't kill you with the details. Suffice it to say that all is well.

So, on to the look. This was one of Desirae's go-to dressier maternity looks. And we have to admit that both of us feel very partial to dresses for maternity. We're not gonna lie, skirts just start to look weird since they're either hiked up way high, or pulled down way low. So Desirae stuck to dresses for most of her maternity.  This one just happened to already be in her closet and worked since it was a mod-fit shift dress (want something similar? we are LOVING this one). Ok, so these are the shoes we've been in love with lately. We fell in love because they looked so much like the Fendi shoe we were seeing at the beginning of the season.  And now you can get ours pictured majorly on sale. Quite the steal. We love them. You might also remember us talking about this black and gold shoe all the way back with the look Marion Cotilliard wore? Well now you can also get the beautiful Ralph Lauren heels she wore on sale. We say you should take a look....