Posts Tagged With: Winter

Tuesday Shoesday: Polar Vortex Edition!

Guys, it’s cold here. I know  it’s cold EVERYWHERE, but it’s the coldest it’s been in DC in a very long time.  And it’s our first winter in DC that is actually a real winter!

That being said, we’ve obviously got a running wish list of shoes we need to handle these conditions! Here are our dream snow shoes:

E went to school in Rochester, but it’s just not quite the same when you have to trek through slushy city streets and still look presentable when you get into the office. A pair of either of these boots would probably really help with that.

Hunter Boots + Faux Fur Cuff Socks

Faux-Fur-Welly-Socks3

hunter socks

Women’s Bean Boots by L.L. Bean

llbean boots

S actually loves the cold and is far more prone to taking walks and hanging out outside in freezing temperatures (weird, I know!). So obviously a good, sturdy pair of boots is in need for that kind of business!

zara boots

fuzzy boots

Women’s Waterproof Fold-Down Boots by Timberland

timberland

And BONUS: everyone needs to own one of these two scarves because they’re amazzzzing and so warm AND on sale right now:

Soft Printed Scarf from Zara

zara scarf

So many ways to wear it!

me in scarf

S might be a little obsessed with hers

Fauz Fur Snood by ASOS

fur snood

slightly different color but still amazing!

elyse snood

E staying warm in the polar vortex!

What shoes and other accessories do you use to combat snow and bad weather?

xO E&S

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Winter Makeup Shades: Berry

I’ve never really changed my makeup for the season, but this year I was inspired by a certain Indian actress who pulls off winter shades so perfectly I couldn’t help but want to try them out on my own half-Indian skin.

Obviously my inspiration was Mindy Kaling…

mindy

Can I just be her?

I’ve seen her sport the above lip color on her show, The Mindy Project, and I absolutely LOVED the look of it against her dark skin. Now, I’m definitely not as dark as her, but I think the color can be pulled off an any shade if done correctly! In fact, Elyse said she found a berry color she loves for her skin tone, too! So it’s definitely a trend for everyone.

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you may know that I’m obsessed with Sephora Color Lip Last so that was my obvious go-to. Since I’m so comfortable with the brand and product, it made trying such a bold color much less scary, because I knew I liked the way it looked and felt on my lips.

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sporting berry lips & my fav new scarf from Zara!

Mine is a little more subtle, especially with the lighting in this picture, but it is a much deeper red than I’m used to and I’m definitely pleased with the way it looks on! It’s perfect for a night out, or even a day at the office if you keep the rest of your look basic.

After determining I loved the berry lip look, I branched out and purchased a berry blush and, no surprise, I love that too! The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s a cream blush. I have a much harder time putting this stuff on, and definitely prefer powder. The one pictured below is part of the Sephora Collection.

sephora blush

What are your favorite makeup tones & tips for winter?

xO – S

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Color Crush: Oxblood

Can I please just have everything in this color? The name ‘oxblood’ is vague (and slightly scary…) but I see it as somewhere near a deep red / burgundy. Whatever it is, I’m absolutely obsessed with it for the fall and winter seasons. See some of my favorite items in this color below:

Cynthia Rowley Shoulder Bag

oxblood bag

I’m absolutely dying to find this for actual sale somewhere after seeing it on a random website. The color with the gold and tassel accents is everything I’ve been dreaming of in a new bag. You can find me on eBay for the next million years trying to dig this up somewhere.

Chinese Laundry Booties from Piperlime
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Adorable twist on the classic bootie look. I especially love the gold touch on the toe!

Skinny Jeans from ASOS

oxblood pants

Oxblood is the new black. Or at least when it comes to skinny jeans in my book. These are adorable and could go with almost anything, but are way more fun than plain black skinnies. This ASOS pair is pretty cheap, but I also picked up a great pair from Kohl’s earlier this season!

Kozart Necklace from Aldo Shoes

oxblood jewelry

American Rag Jacket from Macy’s

oxblood jacket

How much do I need this adorable thing? So, so much.

& of course…

Oxblood Nails

oxblood nails

Duh. This has been my all-time favorite nail color for a while – classic, sexy, and fun. A great winter alternative to my signature bright red.

Excuse me while I go hit up a mall immediately and buy anything i see in this color. Happy shopping!

xX -S

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PSA: Woodwick Candles

EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THESE THINGS IMMEDIATELY.

We just realized that apparently not everyone knows about the wooden wick candles and felt that it was our responsibility to share this amazing discovery with everyone here. What is more soothing than the light and smell of a lit candle? Oh, just one that also CRACKLES like a real fire.

woodwick

These things have seriously changed my life. I’m pretty picky about candles so I generally stick to a couple of classic, signature scents. But these wooden-wick candles have made me totally throw that out of the window. My personal favorite is “Bonfire Nights” from Nature’s Wick – sold at Target. Nature’s Wick also sells layered candles that include 3 distinctive scents of the season.

bonfire nights

tricolor candle

There is something about the crackle that adds so much to the ambiance and feel of the room that it almost doesn’t even matter what the candle smells like. I practically forced all my friends to buy them at T.J. Maxx in Georgetown and I haven’t heard a complaint or regret from them yet. So get out to a T.J. Maxx or Target right now and get yourself one before it gets too cold to leave the house!

xX E&S

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Fall 2013 Fashion Must Haves…or so we think!

Its that time of year again… or well into it by now.. its FALL! (At least here in DC, where we’re still getting 70 degree weather occasionally)

There are a few key things I’ve been lusting after (and a few purchases I’ve made) recently! What have you been needing in your closet?

1. A Leather Circle Skirt

Do you like?

Available at DKYN

a longer version for the day/winter

2. Booties.. not really a new story here but I wore my first pair out! 

They really come in any heel size, but they’re incredibly comfortable and chic addition to your outfit. The heel fell off of my favorite tan pair:(

3. Chunky Sweaters with Tight Skirts

From H&M

h&m

4. Holiday season dresses.. for work & play

Here are some of my favorites from ASOS

5. Winter Coats.. its getting chilly round here!

via ASOS

Asos

for going out

via JCREW

One of each of the above and I should be set for a bit, don’t you think??

xx E

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