A Little Sequins Never Hurt Nobody

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Do you have that one article of clothing that you love but feel like you can only wear it on special occasions because it’s “too fancy?”  For me, thats anything in my closet that has sequins.  Sometimes you got to just not care, think too much about it, and make that decision to rock it.  Why not?!  I mean, life’s too short to not look or feel fabulous everyday, right?!  I decided to wear this sequin skirt and dress it down with just a plain ‘ol gray tee from James Perse and black booties from Jeffery Campbell.  It’s the perfect mix of casual/cool and sparkly/fun!

Hope everyone has a fabulous week! XO

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Fabrics I Do Adore

There’s no doubt that my sister and I love to collect any dope, cool, fun fabrics we come across.  My sister likes to make clothes, pillows, and pretty much anything with the fabric we find. RLRB fabric chinese cultural aztec RLRB fabric indigo vintage authentic chinese fabricThe fabric above and below are vintage and from China.  These fabrics are from traditional Chinese dresses.  As you can see from the fabric below, you can tell that this used to be a pleated garment.  To us, sometimes imperfections in some fabrics, are perfection and what makes it unique.  We cannot tell you how much we are obsessed with these finds!aztec fabric handmadeBali fabric RLRBMy loot from my Bali trip.  Since my sister just moved and is re-decorating her space, she’s been in search for unique fabric that she can turn into pillows.  Since I visited a couple fabric stores in Bali, I scored the fabrics above.

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Woodsy- Arrow Theme Baby Shower

Christy: This past weekend we celebrated sister’s baby shower and after all the planning and DIY projects we did, I must say, it was a success!!  Yeah!  Here are some shots of the details that went behind the woodsy/arrow theme baby shower. 
Woodsy arrow themed baby shower invitationLeah:  These arrows were fun to make.  I got dowels and painted them.  I also used printed tape sporadically to add more color and design.  Then I cut two arrows with colored paper and glued them on top – one on each side.  These arrows added a pop of color to the decor.  My sister and I also decided to create our own woodsy baby shower invitation.  We searched all over the web for a design that we liked and fit our theme, but at the end of the day, we decided to design one our own using Photoshop and walaaa!

woodsy theme babys shower DIY cake topper rustic theme smores cupcakes homemade arrows woodsy camping theme dessert tableChristy:  We spent the night before the baby shower getting down in the kitchen.  Meaning, we rolled up our sleeves and baked all these goodies you see in our dessert table.  We made rice crispy treats, nutella croissants, and smores cupcakes   For the smores cupcakes, we also made our own marshmallow-like frosting.  The frosting is really made up of whipped egg whites and sugar.  To tie in our woodsy theme, we also decided to add lil trail mix cups.

woodsy arrows rustic nature theme dessert table diy arrow theme dessert table idea arrow woodsy tribal theme baby showerLeah:  The triangle garlands you see on the left were made up of triangles I cut out from colored paper.  I then randomly placed them together and then sewed them all together.  We hung these triangle garlands all against our white walls to make our space feel more festive.

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Christy:  Our giveaways were Smores packages! I LOVE me some smores, and the fact we were having a woodsy theme party, it was only appropriate to have Smores! It was really fun making these giveaways too.  Overall, I had sooo much fun planning this baby shower for my sister.

Leah: It’s good to be home on the west coast!  We had our baby shower over this past weekend here in So Cal that was hosted by Christy.  She did such a great job with everything.  We decided to go with the woodsy arrow theme.  It was hard trying to choose a theme..thank God for Pinterest!  Living in the midwest, we thought that this theme fit perfectly.

Cozy Maternity

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It’s getting cold here in KC, I miss the 80 degree weather in So Cal in November.  However, I don’t mind wearing this outfit here in the cold.  This sweater is comfy and totally fits my growing belly.  Also, these flat booties are a must because I know I can’t walk around in heels for that long. I don’t like feeling like an eggroll, so the looser the clothes the better.  Just like Monday, I wore this dress I bought a month ago and to my dismay it didn’t fit anymore.  I literally felt like I was suffocating! I felt so tight and uncomfortable the whole day at work. I couldn’t wait to get home and change to my husbands big shirt and sweats.  It’s time to buy more maternity clothes!  I now prefer to wear dresses that are stretchy so that I don’t feel like an eggroll.

MINKPINK – LA LA LAND

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We are excited to share with you all the latest images from MINKPINK’s ad campaign.  MINKPINK launches their stunning new global campaign ‘LA LA LAND‘ featuring world renowned model, Chloe Nogaard!  Isn’t she gorgeous?  For more information and pictures of this babe, visit MINKPINK’s facebook page.  We love Chole’s funky-fun rainbow hair and eccentric style.   These shots were taken in beautiful Venice Beach, CA.   This  LA LA LAND collection is inspired by crazy prints, tribes, surf-punk, and anything fun!  So check out www.minkpink.com for more information and inspiration.

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Styling by: Mark Vassallo + Photography by: Mark Piscitelli