Monday, July 9, 2012


Oh my goodness you guys, we are absolutely in LOVE with this company. Eshakti is simply genius. Remember how we told you we were getting ready to promote a company in this post (inspired by the Jil Sander mustard dress)? Well here it is. They contacted us a while back about possibly featuring one of their dresses, and reluctantly we went to the site to check it out. It's been a while since we were pleasantly surprised to find an awesome idea and company take off. So here's the thing... you can take any dress on the site (this is the one we picked) and even if it's sleeveless, short, or lower cut in the picture, you can modify it with multiple types of sleeves, lengths, necklines etc. So pretty much you can modify ANY dress on the site to fit your needs. The greatest part about it, is that there are quite a few cute dresses to choose from. It definitely got us pumped to order ours. We must admit we were a tiny bit skeptical how it would turn out (since the dress was definitely cute on its own), but when it arrived we now think our dress (with sleeves) is maybe even cuter than the one pictured! Let's just say that we whole-heartedly stand behind this company. What a great concept.

One great thing is that this dress can be dressed up or down. We decided to dress it down here.  Remember what we were saying about dressing down looks in the Valentino Resort post? Well here's an example of this. You can achieve it by pairing with flats, fedoras and casual bags.

P.S. We have been wanting a mustard dress for a LONG time. We almost bought this one from Zara last year, then decided on one from Ebay that we lost in bidding. Eventually we kinda gave up...until now! And of course we're so excited to pair this with jackets and sweaters come fall like this.

Friday, July 6, 2012


OK first off, thank you EVERYONE for the comments on the post below. We're incredibly sorry to put "Anonymous" on the spot, and I hope you know that we weren't offended by the comment at all. We really were just wondering if more people felt the same since it changed the 'look' and 'feel' of the blog when we increased our posts. We enjoy hearing all of your feedback and actually would love it more often! It definitely helps us shape the blog. So here's some of our thoughts on what was said: we would LOVE to give you more street style posts, but seeing as though we are musicians first and foremost, it's just physically impossible to give you nicer pictures every day of what we're wearing. We could snap crazy phone pics of ourselves, but that seems weird to us. Maybe things will change in the future and we'll be able to give you more street style (even from others on the street), but with both of us on separate coasts, we're just glad we can continue as we are. So when we can, we will give you more. Oh and don't think any of your comments are for naught. We definitely hear you!
   Lastly, this top! The first image is from Zina at Fashion Vibe and although we haven't been crazy about the patterned pants taking off lately, we are crazy about the peplum top! The second is from Blair at Atlantic-Pacific. And you know what's awesome, evidently it's from H&M! WE MUST FIND IT! We're both on some self-imposed budgeting right now so we're trying to figure out how to get around this at the moment...hmmm. But we can't help thinking how great this top will look with these pants to create this type of look. Wish us luck! 
   Oh, and thanks again!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


OK guys we need your input majorly. We read this comment the other day below the Giambattista Valli post and wondered if the vast majority felt the same...

"Hi, I just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog so much more when you show real, every day fashion, like you used to do a lot more when the blog first started. The dresses above have absolutely no relevance whatsoever for the every day woman who is looking for day to day inspiration. You have shown so many fashion/Hollywood awards shows in the last few months that I'm beginning to wonder what the purpose of the blog is. I'm afraid it is no longer meeting my interests or needs. I just thought I'd throw this out there and request you to go back to your origins. Both of you ladies are so beautiful and stylish, and I just love it when you put your own outfits together. Thank you for your consideration."

So here's the thing. Our outfit posts have not changed. We have done 2 posts a week since the beginning of the blog. What has changed, as I'm sure you've all noticed, is that we update the blog daily now. We still have our 2 looks, but have "filled it out" on the other days with modest red carpet, runway and other highlights we see along the way.  These are things we have always kept up with behind the scenes, but we thought you guys would enjoy viewing some of what's behind our style and get more comprehensive coverage of the modest style world along the way. If it's too much we can surely back off and do what we were doing before.  We are totally fine to do that (it's actually much, MUCH easier). But before we do anything we NEED your thoughts. So please comment!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012



HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE! In more ways than one it has been a red 4th. It's hot, half the country's on fire, and politics are heated. So why not celebrate the holiday with some red? And isn't it nice to have Desirae on here again? She's wearing an absolutely lovely ruffled dress she bought from H&M a couple of seasons ago with a pair of Steve Madden shoes we seem to share a lot (that's what sisters are for, right?). The belt is seriously amazing from Forever 21 (quite the steal compared with this one from Neiman's). Actually, now that we think of it, now is a good time to talk about bow belts. Just take one look here, here and here and you'll see what we're getting at. The bow belt was seen all over EVERYTHING to do with Burberry Prorsum for fall. So you know what we're thinking of doing if we can't find a good one? This. And you know how we'll pair it? Right at the top of skirts and belting our coats like so (probably not in such a  bright color, but maybe in a great brown). We can't wait!
(CAUTION: this fashion accessory could go very badly, very fast. Don't forget to keep it classy by staying in classy colors and sizes!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

FALL COUTURE WEEK - Giambattista Valli

Goodness gracious! We just go from one fashion season to another! Well, it's couture week in Paris right now, so we're finally seeing the Fall couture lines. Again, Giambattista Valli showed a beautiful line, and there were a few things that stood out to us. One, try to ignore the butterfly mouths (it's supposed to be all garden-esque, as vogue noted "real butterfly specimens kissed their veiled lips," but all we see is the freaky image from the cover of Silence of the Lambs). We were wondering why we kept viewing this collection in a kind of horror.
       OK so besides this, one thing we keep showing you is how much the peplum has taken over the fall runways. Here it's very exaggerated. But another thing we keep seeing is the enhanced hip silhouette. We're not quite sure if this is going to actually take off in real life, we kind of doubt it will, but still, we keep seeing it. Vogue referred to it seen on the Marc Jacobs Fall runway as "exaggerated bell-shaped skirts," took it a step further and called it the "padded hip" and to "Prepare ourselves." We saw it all over the Chanel resort line recently, which has been taken onto the red carpet by Emma Stone and Diane Kruger (see below). But Michaela Stephens might have summed it up best with her comment on the post below: "Nice dress, but I can't help but wonder just what is in it that makes the hips look so weird." Well Michaela there's definitely boning of some sort in there and we can't help but wonder what will become of it. We'll keep you guys updated if we keep seeing it. It's definitely interesting, because do you guys realize that if this were to take off, we wouldn't have seen this silhouette since Marie Antoinette's day? That's kinda crazy to think. We've seen the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's recreated on the runway, but we haven't seen 1770's :). But regardless, some of these looks are very beautiful (eh hem, not incredibly original since some look a lot like this), but still beautiful.

Monday, July 2, 2012


OK, so we gave you the skinny on leather the other day and its prevalence through the fall runways. Although we're not going hard core with leather here (like was seen by many of the designers) we decided to go more Zara-ish and give you the contrast of hard and soft. We must admit that this dress has been sitting in our "stage clothes" closet for years. It definitely needed to be resurrected since it's such a fun dress to wear - feeling so flowy and warm weather-ish. But it's very tempting for many of us to pair something like this with a cardigan or even by itself (which is totally fine when you want a more formal look), but it goes back to what we were talking about on the Valentino post. Those things would make this look feel pretty dressy (I mean, c'mon, we did initially buy this dress for stage). So here we've shown you kinda how to take a dressy look down to a casual one... it's all in what you pair it with. For instance we wore this out one weekday night to a tulip festival in spring and felt totally comfortable. So the moral is, if you live by the ocean or at a high altitude right now, or come late summer when the night air starts to chill, why not pull on a more casual jacket over your dressier dresses?