We have made it a point to keep most topics on this blog lighthearted and aimed at defining/refining one’s own personal style, but today we are going to take a little side-step. A dear friend of ours, Laura, from college adopted the most beautiful baby girl about a year ago. After Isla was placed with Laura and her family, someone decided to contest the adoption (trying to undo the adoption).
Next week, Laura and her family will go to court to fight to keep Isla in her home and as a part of their family. When they started the adoption process, they financially prepared themselves for the cost of adopting a child with no contention; however the costs of these proceedings have reached far beyond what they had planned.
We know everyone is strapped for cash these days, but any donation amount is greatly appreciated and will help keep together this sweet family together. #keepislahome
For more information or to donate you can go here, http://www.youcaring.com/adoption-fundraiser/help-keep-isla-home-/78142
Melissa & Jessica
Whew it is Friday and…. IT’S BEAUTIFUL OUT! Any fun weekend plans? I am finally trying Granville Moores and am super stoked! But more because I get to hang out with this girl.
How funny is this If Disney Princesses had Instagram? It is bad that I didn’t know one of them (getting old). Need to step my princess game up.
Get ready for another awesome Target collab! Philip Lim’s collection for Target has been released, but alas does not go on sale until September 15th. What do you think? Will it be worth the mob at the stores or frantically buying everything online? I think so…
My favorite outfit to wear to work has been a nice shift dress. How amazing is this one from Anthropologie.
I have a friend who has the blue one and I am pretty sure I need it too and everything else from Anthro.
You know that I am excited for fall and so happy that leather will still be a wardrobe staple.
Looking to continue the healthy week habits into the weekend? Have you tried my favorite Green Juice Recipe? Will have a new one to share next week! My husband and me have been lean, mean, juicing machines!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
You know you are officially starting to get old when your friends start having babies. I am actually very excited for this time in our lives, but it is because I can’t get enough of all the cute baby pics taking over my news feed.
A big discussion that I have had among friends is that we do not want to lose our fashion sense when we start having babies – MOM JEANS. I do not have any kids at the moment, but I hope that I will continue to try to look put myself together (ask me in a few years).
Today I would like to share some inspiration of hot moms. This is another title that my friends and me would like to have. All of the lovely mothers below certainly are at an advantage, but a lot of their looks can be easily replicated even with 3 hours of sleep. Dry shampoo is your friend.
Kate Middleton always looks amazing. A good lesson from her is to wear some quick and easy, like a dress. Something flowy that you can pull over your head and be dressed in seconds.
Here goes our segment on model moms. Their kids may dress better than the average person, but look how easy their look is to re-create?! A maxi skirt, tank, glasses, and hat..DONE.
Carrying a cute diaper bag is a must have for fashionable mommas. Who says it has to be covered with animals or flower print, try this black leather or color blocked one.
Jessica and I have decided to take a week vacation from blogging, but don’t worry we will be back next week! XOXO
If you need some good reading check out some of our previous posts!
Feed Me: Tex-Mex Qunioa,Greek Yogurt Pancakes, Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos, Green Juice, Summer Succotash, Lemony Chicken with Orzo,
Threads: JCrew Fall 2013, Graphic Tees, Cobalt & Tangerine, Drop it like it’s hot, Summer Neutrals, Beach Bags
Various and Sundry Things: Belize Recap, Jessica’s Birthday Surprise, 5-Tips Dining Out on a Diet, Blake Lively’s Hair
Dwellings: Greek Key, Striped Walls, Closet Covet, Cow Hide Rugs, Shabby Chic, Light, Do it With Copper,
Lately I have been on a quinoa bender, and by lately I mean the past 6 months; but don’t worry I found another great recipe using said ingredient. If you are a fiend like me, or if you like to dabble in quinoa you should check it out.
If I ever stumble upon a site that is solely dedicated to before and after design/decoration/DIY, there is a solid chance that you won’t find me for days. I will be in curled up in front of my computer, having my mind blown. Luckily I only stumbled upon two this week, here and here (yeah I know, it is the same site-whatevs).
Historical heatwave?No problem, beat the heat with one of these delicious beverages!
Speaking of heat, this is HAPPENING!
And finally, if you haven’t seen this, turn of the volume and be prepared to hit repeat.
Happy Friday everyone!
So it is Monday, which means I am a still experiencing some leftover lag from the weekend. Due to my current state of slow-mo I am going to make today’s post short and sweet. It seems with the advent of Pinterest that home remedies have come back into the spot light. So today I am going to share a few life hacks that I think are super useful. Just click on the links for the instructions.
:Breaking in new shoes:
:Remove yellow armpit stains:
We are slowly starting to get back into the swing of things here in NYC after our Belizean vacation, but a huge part of me still wants to back on the shores of Ambergyis Caye. So I will have to substitute looking at images from the trip instead of physically being there (sad face). I do want to get you a quick and dirty recap of our itinerary….Belize City-> Caye Caulker->Ambergyis Caye->Belize City-> NYC. During our stay in Ambergyis Caye we took a day trip to Lamanai, which has the highest Mayan temple in all of Belize, and also had the opportunity to go scuba Hol-Chan barrier reef as well as Shark Ray Alley. Here is pictorial recap of our adventures….
Just your everyday Spider Monkey hanging from a tree. NBD.
On our way to see the first temple…our guide was nice enough to stop and tell us about all the medicinal trees, while the mosquitos had lunch.
Temple numero dos, The High Temple (the blue dot is a person).
View from the top.
View of Jaguar Temple from the Royal Quarters.
Snorkeling at Hol-Chan
Then to Shark Ray Alley
Leaving San Pedro to head back home
Happy 4th of July to all of our readers! We hope you have a fabulous day celebrating with friends and family. We are taking a few days off for the holiday weekend, but will be back on Monday! Where are you watching the fire works tonight?
It is just one of those days. I had my whole post ready to go. All I needed to add was the recipe and I left it at home….
On a better note Happy Birthday to Jessica! She is celebrating from Belize and hopefully she will fill us in on the details of her trip when she returns.
1. The image above of is of Belize, which is where I will blissfully be one week from yesterday!
2. This picture is just of many stunning images from Shannon Kirsten photography, you should probably just check out her print shop on Etsy.
3. Speaking of the endless hole that is Etsy, check out Leeanne Marshall’s (Project Runway’s season 5 winner) shop. It is chalk full of stunning etherial wedding gowns… only if you…you know…you are in the market.
4. Have you seen Stephen Colbert’s tribute to his late mother? (Hint: don’t watch this in any sort of public setting. Waterworks, people, endless waterworks.) But seriously, it couldn’t have been more eloquent.
5. Do you ever find yourself thinking you wish you could just snap your hands and dinner would magically cook itself? Well this doesn’t really do that for you, but it kind of blows your mind as to what you can cook in a crockpot. That lemon poppy cake is sooo happening. I will devour it along with the remainder of the red velvet let over from my birthday, oh and any other cake you put in front of my face. Just to be clear.
What sort of shenanigans do you have going on this weekend?