Monday, April 22, 2013

Loose Sweater

This is Melody's new favorite sweater from H&M. Totally in love. (also loving this one from Topshop.) Paired with Zara skinnies and Steve Madden cage heels, it's the perfect slouchy sweater and she can't wait to pair it with skirts. Stay tuned for this soon. Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

T-shirt and Blazer

Desirae chose to pair her Jimi Hendrix tee over a chambray button down, topped off with a corduroy blazer. Want your own Jimi tee? This one is pretty cool which you can pair with this chambray shirt. And there you have it! A casual, comfy look with a dressier edge.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Tuxedo-stripe Pant

Oh the tuxedo striped pant. Melody has fallen in love. We first started seeing this look come down the fall 2012 runways in shows like Phillip Lim. Just the other day we saw these at F21 and loved them. Then we remembered seeing Cara Delevingne and Miranda Kerr sporting similar tuxedo stripe pants. Cara is sporting her Rag and Bone jeans after a runway show here, and Miranda Kerr, here.  Although there's are long gone, you can finally find the knockoffs (as we did) here and here. And what can we say we LOVE. Our new favorite pant. Oh and you've been hearing us talk about big cable knit sweaters. This one is F21, as are the sunglasses. Bag is Aldo.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Erdem Inspired

Melody was influenced by Erdem's Resort collection this year, but upon further reflection, forgot how she was influenced by it. In her head she remembered blue and tighter floral print. So here is some tighter floral print mixed with blue. You can view some of the Erdem collection here and here. We love tight floral prints and will definitely be on the look out for more. We especially loved how Erdem mixed tight prints with other tights prints in the same color family. Very cool. But yes this takes some skill, so we'll just stick to pairing ours with a solid. Blouse, Prabal Gurung for Target, skirt Forever21.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Neutrals

With the onslaught of Spring comes a bit of chilly wind and rain. Although we didn't have rain, we did have some intense wind the day we shot this. These days are exactly when you want a good trench coat. We both own trench coats and we both know that we will be using them for the rest of our lives. When an article of clothing has been classic for so long, you can guess we both will spend a little more money to make sure this piece is in our closets. Our jackets are from Banana Republic and J. Crew (you can find similar here). Although Melody felt a tad guilty one year when her husband gave this to her for christmas (the words, 'oh babes, this is kind of expensive' were some of her first), you can bet she has worn it every spring and fall since she got it. Oh and the rest of the outfit is Zara. Keep the color pallet light and airy and people will feel like Spring just walked through the door.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pleats and Leather

As we've mentioned earlier, we're glad midi skirts are here to stay for a bit. This is a vintage pleated piece that Desirae has chosen to pair with her black leather jacket. The look sort of  reminds us of Zina's chiffon pleats and leather pairing here. So don't be afraid to take the preppy pleat and button down and pair it with some leather to make it more edgy. The prep/edge concept also takes place here with Alexa Chung's look.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Sunday

This is the week of unusuals for the two of us. Desirae was joking when she wore this that she was wearing a  Melody outfit. Why? Because she rarely wears longer pencil skirts. We don't know if there is an exact reason behind this, but she just never does (similarly to Melody never wearing tunics). So here is our week of unusuals. We doubt Desirae will go so prim on Easter Sunday (it's just not really her style), but it doesn't have to stop you all. Victoria's Secret pencil skirt, Forever 21 ombre top, Zara heels and clutch. 

Happy Easter to you all this weekend!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Tunic

This is a bit of a departure for Melody... a tunic. We don't think she has ever worn a tunic on these pages (please correct us if they are we are wrong). But why not? We've made note of wearing longer tops with jackets, creating layering effects, and a tunic is the perfect way to do this. We really think tunic's work best with skinnies on bottom. Pairing tunics with bootleg jeans just makes the look feel heavy. Freshen it up with a nice blazer and we say you've got the layering basics down! Tunic: Target, blazer: Zara, jeans: Urban Outfitters, boots: Nordstrom

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tweed Midi with Denim

tweed midi skirt, corduroy blazer and denim shirt
corduroy blazer with suede elbow patches

navy corduroy blazer
corduroy and denim

navy corduroy blazer
tweed midi skirt, corduroy blazer and denim shirt

Since it's that fickle spring weather where it switches from warm to cold within hours, this was definitely a look that was for the colder end. Desirae thought about pairing the look with bare legs, but since this is how she's been wearing it in cold NYC she decided not to mess with the warmth the boots provide. We saw plenty of tweed and flannel midi-length skirts on Dolce and Gabbana and Prada's runway for fall. So it's safe to say that this length of textile is going strong. Although this skirt here is pencil cut, it's a pretty good price for being designer. On a side note, are you guys interested in an awesome long pencil in blue boucle? Asos has it. You'll be stylin' since bigger sweaters with slim or straight skirts are coming on as a pretty legit trend.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Comfy Outfit (and Shabby Apple giveaway winner)

Here is one of the outfits Melody wore to rehearse all day in this past week. These were long, stressful days, and this outfit cut it. Boyfriend jeans, black flats, loose white tee and Zara elbow patch blazer. Yep this one got the job done.

And finally, the $35 Shabby Apple gift certificate giveaway winner is Kim Carey! Kim, go ahead and send us an email and we'll get you the certificate! Thanks all who entered!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wedding Wear

Black boucle jacket, black pencil skirt, white tee, black flats.

black boucle jacket, white tee

black boucle jacket, white tee, black pencil with flats.

Here is what Melody wore to the wedding she photographed last weekend. Very basic and comfortable, but still fitting for the occasion. It was super warm that day so the jacket was most definitely slung. Flats were a must and bare legs were finally fitting. We're sure you guys all have elements similar to this outfit. So break them out! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Joe Fresh Tee and Sweater Slinging

Sweater Slinging and Joe Fresh

Sweater Slinging and Joe Fresh

Sweater Slinging and Joe Fresh

This reddish tee has been one of our casual go-tos lately.  It has even started to make its way into the suitcase (which is saying a lot...meaning it is the most comfy of the most comfy to make it onto the road with us). Want a top similar (or even better) than ours? Here's what Joe Fresh has cookin' for spring. Also, we've been totally rocking what's being called "coat slinging." We were surprised after sporting it that Vogue wrote a whole article about it here (it's fun to go through the slides of all the fashionistas). Although this is a sweater, Melody wore a jacket slung this past weekend for the wedding she shot (will show you soon). And to tell you the truth, it was nice being neither hot nor cold. Here's to more in-between weather options!