Friday, September 28, 2012

Fab Finds

The Glitterati always get their hands on a J.Crew sale whenever the opportunity arises! Right now you can get 25% off and free shipping on your in-store or online order of $150 or more. Use code STYLE25 and go crazy. We have been keeping our eyes on the fall colors, textures and patterns that J.Crew certainly knows how to do well. Hurry though, the sale ends on Sunday.

*These opinions are our own and we are promoting these items because we truly are just J.Crew fanatics.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Nautical

[ Nordstrom Shirt, Forever 21 Skirt, Leather Jacket (from TJ Maxx) (similar), J.Crew Necklace Wedges & Ankle Socks, Butter by London "Chimney Sweep" ]

I don't know if it's just because I practically lived in dance tights more than regular clothes, but I definitely never rush the "tights" look in the fall. Gotta love the bare legs (with still that glimpse of a summer tan) and some ankle booties. A pair of anklet tights are perfect for keeping your toes warm and adding some fun to your outfit.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fashion Police

[ Shades of Blue ]

[ Citrus ]

[ Criss Cross ]

[ Lots of Sparkle ]
* all photos from E! Online

Award season is upon us! These Sunday nights are great for cozying up with popcorn, watching the red carpet, and realizing you don't watch as many award worthy shows as you probably should. The Emmy's on Sunday had some great dresses and it's always great to see the celebs out of character. What trends and dresses did you take note of?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Classics

[ GAP Jeans & Cardigan, J. Crew T-Shirt, Necklace & Tote Bag, 
Tory Burch Flats, Burberry Eyeglasses, Revlon "Raspberry Freeze" Lipstick ] 

The first full weekend of fall called for some classic pieces: ballet flats, cozy cardigans, darker lips, and a suede tote.  As much as I love the summer weather I am very excited for the fall trends and to start layering again (the simple pleasures in life)! Hope you all enjoyed the weekend as much as I did and drank lots of pumpkin spice coffee. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Daytime Sparkle

[ Forever 21 Blazer & Top, J.Crew Jeans, Simply Vera Wang Heels (similar), Chan Luu Bracelet, Michael Kors Watch ]

Whoever said sparkle is just for nighttime is just so wrong! Usually I keep the accessories minimal and a light washed pair of jeans make it even more casual, but it makes it so easy to go from day to night. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fab Finds

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Fall arrives this weekend so we thought it was appropriate to show some fall colors, patterns, and textures that we've been keeping our eyes on, especially those foxes and anything "oxblood". Enjoy your first fall weekend with some layers and outdoor activities!

xoxo, A&A

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Southwest & Chambray

[ Old Navy Shirt (similar), Forever 21 Skirt (similar), Lucky Brand Boots
J. Crew Brompton Hobo, Kendra Scott Earrings ]

In honor of last Friday's Fab Finds I decided that my favorite Southwest print skirt needed to make it's transition to fall.  I paired it with a loose fitting Chambray shirt and some boots.  I was really trying to make it until Friday before breaking out my fall/winter boots but the boots were necessary for this outfit. How are you guys wearing Southwest prints?!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tough n' Sweet

[ Tobi Blouse & Heels, Madewell Jeans, J.Crew Belt & Bracelet, Necklace (made by my mom) ]

Leather accents and cap toe pumps are just some of the up and coming trends for the fall. One of my rules of thumb is that with "trendy" items, I try to keep it cute and cheap. I want to be able to get good use out of these items and I know I certainly will this season! I also keep gravitating toward this necklace that my mom made (and will be putting up on her Etsy shop shortly), which was inspired by this necklace.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


[ Olive and Oak Blouse (similar), American Eagle Boyfriend Jeans (similar), 
J. Crew Necklace & Belt, Chinese Laundry Mary Jane Pumps ]

We all know I love my boyfriend jeans but lately I've been obsessing over sheer tops too.  Not just any sheer tops but 3/4 or long sleeved ones that are making my wardrobe transition to fall a hundred times easier.  They are still lightweight enough that I am never warm, while the long sleeves negate the need for a jacket when I'm out on chilly nights (yes, it's dropped to the 50's already)! This top can be dressed up or down and the nude color makes it versatile enough to pair with lots of different bottoms.  Needless to say, I am obsessed. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bubbles & Patterns

[ Madewell Top, J.Crew Skirt & Necklace (other colors on sale), Tory Burch Flats, Chan Luu Bracelet ]

I have to admit that there are always times when I get stressed out about what to wear and end up staring into my closet forever. Work events are always tricky especially when you know half the crowd will be more casual and the other half will be all dolled up. So I figured a pencil skirt is always a safe bet and my new sock bun friend always makes me feel more dressed up.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fab Finds

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Fab Finds goes south today because Southwestern prints are the trend to keep this fall. The prints are so geometric and colorful, they will really add some fun to your wardrobe! If you aren't feeling daring enough to don the "Apache Leggings", then start with a tank or a cute pair of flats. One thing we do know is that you won't have a hard time finding southwestern patterns out there.

Happy Friday! xoxo, A&A

Thursday, September 13, 2012


[ GAP Sweater & Jeans, J. Crew Booties, Belt (similar) & 
Bracelet (similar), Ray-Ban Aviators ]

It's now the second week of September and the days are starting to get a little bit cooler.  Back on Memorial Day weekend our Fab Finds consisted of some summer to fall transition pieces and today I am wearing some of my personal favorites. This sweater, albeit old, is a trusty stand-by for early fall; it's light enough yet prevents me from needing a jacket just yet! These J. Crew suede peep-toe booties are also necessary along with the rolled up jeans while it's still warm enough.  You must know, as much as I love these pieces, I'm still having a little trouble saying goodbye to summer... 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


[ French Connection Dress (also love this one & this one), Vince Camuto Heels, Cambridge Satchel, DRD Necklace, Chan Luu Bracelet ]

I met up with some school friends for dinner on Saturday night for some delicious Italian in the North End. On our walk back we got stuck in a torrential down pour that soaked us to the bone... resulting in a night of watching Friends reruns (my favorite show of all time). But notice the shoulder pads on the dress? The questionable 80's fad may just be making a comeback!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


[ J. Crew Shirt, Skirt, & Brompton Hobo, Jack Rogers Sandals,
GAP Belt (Vintage, similar), Ray-Ban Aviators ]

I tend to gravitate away from shirts in red-orange hues due to my natural hair color of strawberry blonde but with my lightened hair from the sun I have been wearing this J. Crew tee non-stop.  It's casual but the lace front jazzes it up just enough.  I paired it with a bunch of my favorite items including the Revlon "Tutti Frutti" Lip Butter that matches perfectly!  What colors are you loving lately?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Line-Up

The time has come to prepare for our favorite shows to return. Here are some of the shows that we dedicate of our evening hours to as we recap where we left off. The Fall line-up is a great time to cozy up with yummy candles, yoga pants and buttery popcorn. (Warning: if you aren't caught up, there may be some spoilers below!)

[ New Girl returns Tuesday September 25 @ 8 & 9pm ]

I wish we could say the star of this show was in fact the new girl, Jess, but we all know it's Schmidt.  From the douchebag jar to his kimono and hair "chut-a-ney", Schmidt never fails to entertain.  Season 2 is sure to bring many more absurd Schmidt antics and hopefully a little more romance between Jess and Nick, as awkward as it may be.  
P.S. Betches Love This does absolutely hilarious recaps of each episode, check them out! 

[ Grey's Anatomy returns Thursday September 27 @ 9 pm ]

Grey's Anatomy is returning this fall for a 9th season, which is sure to bring much more drama to our Thursday nights.  As avid fans of LOST we were a little too happy when season 8 ended with a LOST-like plane crash but we are excited to see what the season has in store (and we are praying that McSteamy is still alive)!

[ Dexter returns Sunday September 30 @ 9 pm ]

The ongoing rocky relationship between Dexter and his sister Deb just got rockier. Deb was on her way to profess her love to her adopted brother when she catches him red handed in his unusual, ritualistic hobby.

[ Revenge returns Sunday September 30 @ 9 pm ]

A show with ongoing twists and questions returns for its second season with more on Emily Thorn's plate than she may have bargained for.

[ Hart of Dixie returns Tuesday October 2 @ 8 pm 

Another show returning for it's 2nd season is the CW/s Hart of Dixie, starting the fashionable Rachel Bilson as Zoe Hart.  As a doctor, Zoe uproots her life in NYC to move to Bluebell, Alabama where she deals with southern belles, former NFL  players, and the "boy next door" all while wearing great oufits and even better shoes!   

[ 90210 returns Monday October 8 @ 8 pm ]

The addicting lives of Beverly Hills young generation never seize to fully stun us. To think of our lives as 20-somethings and to think of how Dixon just had a terrible car accident, Naomi broke up Max's wedding (may those little darlings live happily ever after), Silver is trying to have someone's baby, and this crazy girl Vanessa just won't seem to leave... it's certainly not boring in the 90210.

[ Gossip Girl returns Monday October 8 @ 9 pm ]

Let's see. Blair was denied by Chuck after choosing him over her prince, Serena is back on the drug train and heading for self destruction now that her and Blair's friendship is most likely over (at least for now - She leaked Blair's personal diary and even tasted the Gossip Girl lifestyle herself), Lily and Rufus are over, and Dan is off galavanting with Georgina... again. 


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