Mint Tee Easter Treat

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Happy Easter!

We are excited for a day full of brunches, Cadbury eggs, and most importantly, Easter sales! We snapped this shot of us wearing our Mint tees last Sunday before our final day of Coachella. It’s no secret how much we love the unique design and comfy material of our Mint tees (see past reviews here & here). We’ve worn them all year long, dressed up and down, making them a staple in each of our wardrobes.

And until the end of today (4/20), you can add a Mint piece to your own closets while the entire Mint Clothing site is 30% off! Talk about a real Easter treat. Just enter the code “Easter30” at checkout.

Sarah (left) is wearing the Polka Dot Bikini Girl tee and Emmy (right) is wearing the Mermaid tee.

Have a Happy Easter!

Xx, E & S

Coachella Diaries: Day 2


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We hope you guys enjoyed our post from Day 1! We were slow to get out of bed the following day due to our aching backs and feet, so we started with an early breakfast at a cute French bakery and a little dip in the neighborhood pool. The weather was significantly cooler than Day 1, and there was a wind advisory, so we packed our scarves just in case. Little did we know that we would be attending #Dustchella several hours later (more on that below).

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Outfit Details

Sarah (top): Brixton Messer Hat in Black, Ray-Ban Aviators, Asos top, Urban Outfitters shorts, Vans sneakers (old, similar here), Kai Luxe MERMAID necklace, Lightning Bolt necklace
Emmy (bottom): Handmade flower crown, Urban Outfitters sunglasses, Urban Outfitters dress, Seychelles boots, Long Lost Jewelry Love Spike necklace, Vanessa Mooney Pretty Girls necklace

 

Sarah mixed a fun sneaker with edgy high-waisted shorts and a black fedora style hat, and Emmy dressed down her feminine frock with playful cut-out booties. We also kept our accessories simple, but wanted something extra special to stand out in the desert. Enter Flash Tattoos. These metallic, jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos are the perfect way to layer on the bling without worrying about bulk or heat. We bought the Zahra pack for the festival. You can see them featured on Emmy’s shoulder blade in the bottom left frame of the Outfit collage and Sarah’s wrist in her close-up picture on the Top collage. Definitely a must for any accessories lover!

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Who We Saw

We were pretty accustomed to the layout of the grounds by Day 2, so we were ready for another day jam-packed with bands. We started off with a mellow set from the crazy-talented City and Colour, and kept our spots for the highly-anticipated set from Kid Cudi, which did not disappoint! We took a few breaks for food and water, and then came back for the Foster the People set, which is one of our favorite bands to see live. Then, we ran over to catch the end of Sleigh Bells set before Pharrell. We’re sure you read about all of the craziness that happened with his 5 GUEST PERFORMERS: Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Diplo, Snoop Dogg, AND Gwen Stefani! Due to the winds, they had to keep many of the jumbo screens lowered, which was a bummer because there were so many celebrities in one place. We have no idea what Pharrell will have in store for Weekend 2, so you have to go see him, Kid Cudi, and Foster the People in your Day 2 events. 

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#Dustchella

One thing we did not foresee in our Coachella packing list was a bandanna. In the Day 1 EDM tents, we saw plenty of people with bandanas covering their faces, and we just figured they were making a fashion statement. Once we started having coughing fits, we realized that all of the jumping and dancing in one area creates a mini dust storm. So, for Day 2, we packed our scarf and bandanna planning to only use them in a tight-packed crowd. But the wind was so strong throughout the grounds, that there was dust flying all over our faces and into our eyes, nose, and mouth. Regular festival-goers said wind that strong was rare, but we ended up walking around looking like the picture above regardless. By the time we got a good look at each other in regular light, our faces were shaded by the light brown dust. Nothing another long shower couldn’t fix! But another tip would be to definitely pack a bandanna in your day bag – you never know how quickly the weather will change.

Check back tomorrow for our final day details!

Xx, E & S

Coachella Diaries: Day 1

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We’re really starting to feel the tinge from our post-Coachella blues. Three days of nothing but music, peace signs, and palm trees can really transport you to a vacation-like mindset. The best part about today was getting to upload 500+ of the pictures taken over the weekend and relive all of the fun through these snapshots in time. Since this was our first Coachella, we wanted to overview each day’s details, fashions, and performers to not only help us for next year, but to also give some insight to the Weekend 2 attendees! Day 1 was the longest, but it was also Emmy’s birthday, which made the day that much more special. It was also a scorcher in terms of weather, but the clouds and light breeze made for a perfect evening full of amazing acts!  Continue reading

Leather is Better

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 Coachella isn’t just for the boho-vintage-hippie-flowery kings and queens. We’re talking about one of the biggest music festivals on the West Coast! With performances from HAIM, Queens of the Stone Age, Foster the People, Bastille, and CHVRCHES in the line-up, you need an outfit that will play up your inner rock groupee. This mix of summer leather pieces lend an edgy, sexy vibe to a flowy maxi skirt, or highlight a bold print for an all-out rocker look.

What are your favorite summer leather pieces?

Xx, E

Boho Bottoms

 

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What better way to frolic around the festival grounds than in these beautiful bohemian bottoms? I love keeping my tops simple (a.k.a. a solid bikini/crop top), so I really want to have a fun print in a maxi skirt or pant to stand out. All of these printshave a tribal-floral feel going on, which make for the perfect festival fashions. Plus, I can wear any of these pieces well into summer with a lacy tank or graphic tee.

Which prints will you be rocking this festival season?

Xx, S

Sweet Links

It’s the first rainy day in Southern California since I can’t even remember. Even though the traffic was abysmal and my shoes were soggy, I was contented after taking frequent work breaks to wander outside and experience the scent of fresh rain. And some of those breaks also involved checking in on the latest web content (Pinterest counts, right?). I could browse blogs and online window-shop for days, so I figured I would make my lazy day link love contagious and share my finds from today:

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[1] 20 Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: I still haven’t bought a pumpkin for Fall, and knowing my carving skills will never be like this, I think I can manage an awesome henna pumpkin.

[2] Amy Soderlind Guest Posts: She’s the new West Coast writer for Free People (hi, dream job?) so I figured I needed to double-check those credentials. Verdict? Rad.

[3] Dove Beauty Sketches: A seriously insightful video from Dove about the way women perceive themselves. And to see how guys would react in the same scenario, check out the parody here.

[4] Planet Blue: a.k.a. California cool girl overload. A website full of amazing fashions from the most of-the-moment West coast/Boho babe designers, and their lookbooks and blog are the icing on the fabulous cake.

[5] 36 Things You Never Realized Everyone Else Does Too: I can always count on BuzzFeed for a good laugh, plus you will find yourself shouting “ME TOO” after almost all of these.

Happy surfing!

Xx, E

Busy as ‘B’s

So, the balancing act between being studious bloggers and studious working professionals/students is proving to be easier said than done. Sarah and I had a serious blogger brainstorm yesterday to conjure up a week’s worth of great blogging content, and we were stuck on a single letter: B.

Jokingly, this is the part where we would say “the posts for this week are sponsored by the letter B”. Thanks, Big Bird. (ah, more B’s!)

We will bring you a post every day this week about our favorite things beginning with ‘B’. I’m sure you could guess a few just by knowing us, but you’ll have to check back every day this week to see what we have in store.

Since it’s Monday, what better way to begin than with a list of my favorite bloggers?

With a community of millions, I’m lucky to have access to the stories and styles of countless inspirational bloggers. I chose a few of my many, many favorites to give you a taste of my go-to tastemakers.

Most Enviable Insta-Style: Aimee Song {@songofstyle} // Blog: www.songofstyle.com

With over one million Instagram followers, Aimee is obviously doing something right. I know I was checking my feed every second during NYFW to get a glimpse of which front row she would be seated in next, and what fabulous outfit she would wear there.

What I love most about Aimee: her airport style photos and her goofy candids with her equally-as-chic sister, Dani {right}.

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Best “Sister” Blog: The Sisters in the City // www.thesistersinthecity.com

Even though they are sister-in-laws, Sisters in the City is a great collaborative blog celebrating a shared love of fashion. Corbynn and Allison are two fabulous ladies with their own distinctive styles, one embodies the classic look of the city while the other embraces the laid-back lifestyle of Hawaii. I am equally envious of both of their styles!

What I love most about SITC: They host tons of amazing giveaways and their reunion post in Hawaii was adorable!

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Favorite Brand Blog: Bldg 25 (Free People) // blog.freepeople.com

Free People has such a great social media presence that I find myself clicking through any kind of link they throw my way – contests, DIYs, fashion snaps, everything. Yes, I love their clothes (and I still can’t figure out how they layer a gajillion pieces for flawless outfit), but I admire how they flesh out their brand in their lifestyle blog. From legwarmers to DIY hair masks, I can’t get enough from their plethora of posts.

What I love most about Bldg 25: Sneak peeks of their upcoming catalogs and real-life office style snaps from their HQ.

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Super Cali-licious Blogger: Sincerely, Jules // www.sincerelyjules.com

Although there are many bloggers that call California home, the one that stands out as the epitome of West Coast cool is Julie Sarinana, or Jules. She finds a way to mix unique pieces into effortless ensembles, usually involving a graphic tee or a killer pair of Converse sneakers. And she is one of the few fashion bloggers that can also add designer to her resume, with an amazing line of statement tees sold on both her website and through collaborations (like her recent G.I. Jules x Revolve Clothing collection).

What I love most about Sincerely, Jules: The personal touches, like posing in front of her favorite LA spots, makes her blog so down-to-earth, and I love that she shares her love of statement tees by designing for the masses.

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My “Dream Closet” Style Pick: Gal Meets Glam // www.galmeetsglam.com

I wish I had every single item in Julia Engel’s closet. Even though I admire all of these big name bloggers I mentioned above, I actually want to cultivate a style profile similar to Gal Meets Glam. She is the “I-want-to-dress-like-this-when-I-grow-up” pick. Focusing on style and beauty, Julia’s blog gives glimpses into her chic San Franciscan lifestyle. When she’s not jet setting to NYFW, she’s vacationing in Hawaii or decorating her super chic pad or putting together a new beauty look.

What I love most about Gal Meets Glam: Well, everything. I could click through her pages for days. And, she keeps a running “Julia’s Picks” wishlist in the sidebar of her website, which makes her style that much more irresistible.

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Hope I inspired some new bookmarks for you guys. See you tomorrow with a new ‘B’ blog post from Sarah!

Xx, E