Thursday, January 31, 2013

Teach For America



[ J.Crew Jeans, T-Shirt, Blazer, Vest, Glittens
Brompton Mini-Hobo, Flats (similar), Ray-Ban Aviators ]

Some of you may know that when I'm not blogging, I can often be found working in schools.  I recently finished the first portion of a graduate program in Education and will hopefully be teaching high school full time in the fall!  When J.Crew came out with this amazing Teach For America tee I had to have it.  For those of you who may not know, Teach For America is a non-profit organization aiming to eliminate educational inequity; they do so by placing recent college graduates and other professionals to teach for at least 2 years in low-income cities throughout the United States (learn more here!).  The t-shirt is just $32.50 at jcrew.com and 100% of the proceeds are donated to Teach For America; toss one in your shopping cart and remember that it's for a good cause! 





Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Country Girls


Ashley [ J.Crew Sweater, Pixie Pant, Nordstrom Scarf, Lucky Brand Boots ]
Ally [ J.Crew Shirt (other colors), Vest, Scarf & Belt, J Brand Jeans, Lucky Brand Boots ]

The Glitterati embraced the boonies of Rhode Island on Sunday for an early dinner (which turned into a normal dinner due to an extensive wait) at one of our guilty-pleasure, favorite restaurants. Yes, the only menu options are rolls, salad, fries, shells with sauce, and chicken. It comes all at once and it keeps on coming after that... but it is more than delicious! Needless to say, we had to take advantage of a photo op.





Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Simple Stripes



[ J. Crew Factory Shirt, J. Crew Necklace &  Brompton Mini-Hobo,
Forever 21 Jeans, Style & Co Boots (similar) ]

If you can't tell that I am freezing in these photos, I am.  The wind was blowing like crazy and all I wanted to do was bundle back up in my winter parka but I didn't want to hide this top!  After eyeing it on the J.Crew Factory website for a few weeks, I picked it up on super sale at my local outlet shortly after Christmas. Unfortunately, it's not longer available but knowing J.Crew something similar will pop up soon, maybe in a summer combination?  One can dream...




Monday, January 28, 2013

Revenge


With Revenge on hiatus until February 10th we are missing out on our weekly dose of Emily Thorne's antics.  Along with missing out on her path to revenge, we are missing out on seeing her and the rest of the impeccably dressed cast's wardrobes. Emily and Victoria are both notorious for wearing beautiful, simple dresses that we, too, wish we could frolic around the Hampton's in all day. Instead we'll have to settle for emulating Revenge at the office or maybe a summer wedding and research has led us to ASOS.com for a plethora of Revenge-like dresses, shop away! 


Revenge 2013
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Fab Finds


1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower just released on DVD this week
2. A mug full of your favorite warm drink - cocoa, coffee, or tea
3. Flannel PJ's, we like this pair from J.Crew
4. UGG Slippers to keep your feet warm
5. A warm blanket to cozy up with
6. A good book, we recommend Gone Girl

Here in Massachusetts, we are heading into a weekend where the temperature might reach 25 degrees if we are lucky.  To combat this cold front, we will be spending as much time indoors as possible; above we have included a few necessary items for a cozy weekend by the fire. Stay warm friends!

Happy Friday! xoxo, A & A 


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Casual Weekend


[ Madewell Chambray, J.Crew Vest & Bag, StyleMint Leggings, Steve Madden Boots ]

If I'm not in yoga pants and a zip-up hoodie on the weekends, then I'm definitely in something still casual, like this. Summer and winter both have their own ideal casual options and the leggings/vest combo is definitely my go-to for the winter months. Plus I just love to see people's reactions to these crazy leggings when I'm out running my errands.




Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Warm


[ J.Crew Shirt, Pants, Necklace, Forever 21 Faux Fur Vest (similar), 
Michael Kors Watch, Lucky Brand Boots, NYX Lip Cream "Monte Carlo" ]

The title of this post certainly doesn't refer to the weather we are having here in Massachusetts right now, but to the colors of my shirt and necklace.  The red, pink, and orange remind me of a summer sunset; just some wishful thinking while we deal with record cold temperature this week.  Brrr! 







Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Glitterati Birthday



Back, L to R: Sarah, Shannon, Kayla, Nate, Michelle, Mike, Brittany, Rachel, Jill, Stu
Front, L to R: Amy, Kathryn, Ashley, Ally, Shannon 

Wednesday is Ashley's birthday so we celebrated over the weekend with some amazing friends and our favorite, hibachi! Scroll through for some fun photos! 


Glitterati! 




Silly faces! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mini-Stars


Photo from Refinery29.com

A friend came across this post on Refinery 29's site a few days ago and we decided to share it for those of you who haven't seen it.  It's uncanny how much these kids look like the real deals!  Hopefully most of you are enjoying your day off and perhaps watching some of the Inauguration, Happy Monday!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fab Finds

Fab Finds: Twenty Things


Well we made it to Friday everyone. A great way to wind down from a crazy week is to do some harmless online shopping... and if it turns into purchasing and not just browsing, then we promise we won't tell anyone! Enjoy these fun picks that we wanted to share with you and have a great weekend.

xoxo, A&A

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Like a Blur


[ J.Crew Pants, Shirt (in plain white here), Necklace & Bag, Leifsdottir Sweater, Sorel Boots ]

I always thought college seemed to fly by but for some reason time flies even faster post graduation. It's a constant battle between trying to fit in everything possible or taking advantage of down time to have a moment of non-productivity. Lately, I have been enjoying going through old photo albums and catching up on mindless reading.





Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Black & White



We noticed a simple and refreshing trend at the Golden Globes last Sunday of classic black and variations of white. With very minimal jewelry and simple hair styles, these dresses all have their own oomph to make these ladies stand out. Of course, it's always nice when award season comes around... it's like the girlier version of football playoffs. Who was on your best dressed list?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Summer in Winter


[ J.Crew Vest, Wedges & Clutch (similar), Madewell Blouse, Bar III Skirt (similar), Target Necklace ]

A lot of these items I wore mostly in the spring/summer/fall months but with the warm weather visiting us for a short time I took advantage of it. I can pretty much pair this faux fur vest with just about anything in my closet to make me look more wintery and feel like a hibernating bear.



Monday, January 14, 2013

Cape Cod


[ GAP Jeans, Forever 21 Blazer (similar), J. Crew Tee & Scarf
Chinese Laundry Pumps, Juicy Couture Hoops, Michael Kors Bracelet, ] 

Cape Cod or "The Cape" as I often call it is quite possibly one of my favorite places.  I've made frequent trips to the Cape with family and friends my whole life; some trips last a mere 24 hours while others have lasted up to three straight weeks!  For those of you who have been to the Cape, you know there are great shops, amazing restaurants, and beautiful beaches; when J.Crew debuted this scarf depicting a map of Cape Cod, I just knew I had to have it.  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! 






(I spend most of my time around Great Island, located at the NW point of the compass!)


Friday, January 11, 2013

Fab Finds



Okay, we know it's only January 11th but now that the holidays are over and stores have switched over to showcasing spring looks, we can't help but daydream about warmer weather.  With warmer weather comes the beach, summer, and nautical inspired looks, all of which we love.  Above are some pieces that are both winter and spring appropriate to help bridge that seasonal gap; think anchors, knots, stripes, and bright colors! 

Happy Friday! xoxo A & A

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I Really Love My...


[ J.Crew Top & Turtleneck, J Brand Jeans, Steve Madden Boots, Stella & Dot Earrings ]

... J Brand jeans that I picked up a few weeks ago. I've worn them recently on the blog here and here and just can't stop wearing them. I love finding such versatile pieces that I know will last and are worth the purchase.





Wednesday, January 9, 2013

White Out


[ Polo Ralph Lauren Oxford, J.Crew Toothpick Cords, Chinese Laundry Pumps
Echo Snood (similar), Michael Kors Watch, Sephora Hair Tie ]

About one month ago I was enamored with winter whites, posting a casual winter white look here in Off White.  Judging by this post, I am still just as into winter whites; this time I'm using the same pants (J.Crew cream colored Toothpick Cord) to create a more formal look. On top of my love of these pants is my firm belief that you can never, ever go wrong with a crisp white oxford. Furthermore, Ally and I both wore bright colored pieces this week (here and here) and white items are certainly another way to go when breaking away from the dark clothing we associate with winter. 




 

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