December 19, 2014 |

A Gift for the Hostess

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The holiday rush is in full effect!  With gifts for your significant other wrapped and ready under the tree, holiday cards mailed out and stockings hung, sometimes it can be all too easy to forget a hostess gift `till the last minute.  Finding a hostess gift can sometimes be a challenge, but it’s a really sweet way of showing gratitude.  A lot goes into hosting a holiday or even the smallest of gatherings, so it’s always nice to show up with a little something to say “thank you” with.  Here are some our favorite ideas for the “hostess with the mostess”!

December 10, 2014 |

`Tis the Season!

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We have definitely been getting in the Christmas spirit around here; decorating every corner of our apartment, playing holiday music daily and watching our favorite Christmas movies.  Over the weekend we finally started a bit of Christmas shopping for our family and friends.  We may have picked up a thing or two for ourselves as well. Shh! ;)  When it comes to shopping for each other, we have that down pat, but sometimes we have trouble figuring out what to buy for our loved ones during the holiday season.  Luckily, Nordstrom has some great gift guides on their site to help!  Below you can find some goodies that will be filling our silver boxes this holiday (and they’re all under $50)!

His: Topman sweater, Nordstrom button-down, Levi’s jeans, The Rail scarf
Hers: Free People dress, Donna Karan tights, Mac lip color in “Russian Red”

Get the look:

Gift ideas under $50:

December 8, 2014 |

Moonage Holiday Food Drive

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Our friends, Kelli and Tyler recently opened their own gallery space, Moonage, here in Tempe, AZ.  It’s been a dream of theirs to own their own shop and create a place for local artists to display and sell their work. Yesterday we finally had the chance to check out the finished space and take a few photos, of course! They have such an array of art pieces, from amazing paintings & prints to the cutest little terrariums and unique jewelry pieces.  We had so much fun trying on all the pieces and chatting with Kelli and Tyler about their new venture!  They are so dedicated to bringing the local art community together and that is definitely something we can get behind.  Oh, and if you love David Bowie as much as we do, you’ll definitely need to check out their amazing selection of Bowie paintings!

We’re happy to announce that on Sunday, December 14th, we will be hosting a holiday fundraiser at Moonage from 1-4pm. When Kelli and Tyler asked if we would like to host an event at their new space, we immediately began talking about a holiday fundraiser. It is something we have always been passionate about and are so excited to finally see it all come together.

We have teamed up with Tempe Community Action Food Bank to spread some holiday cheer.  There will be local artist giveaways, food and entertainment, all celebrating and giving back to the community.  Bring 5 canned and/or non-perishable food items to be entered in raffles with some amazing giveaways by featured artists!  Please spread the word, bring a friend and help brighten some hearts this holiday season!  For more info & to RSVP to the event, click here and follow along with Moonage on instagram.

Moonage is located at 1020 S. Mill Ave Suite C in Tempe, AZ 85281

His: button-down c/o Everlane, Levi’s jeans, Bed Stu shoes
Hers: tee and scarf c/o Everlane, UO high waisted jeans (on sale!), boots c/o Lulu*s, watch c/o Daniel Wellington, cuff c/o Tiffany Kunz, Mac lip color in “Russian Red”

Thank you so much to Natalie Allen, for snapping these great photos!

November 28, 2014 |

His + Hers Gift Guide

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Neither of us have actually ever been Black Friday shopping.  The lines and the rush are a bit much for us especially after the big meal on Thanksgiving.  However, we are all about online shopping from the comfort of our home, with a cup of tea in hand and cozy slippers on.  Here are some of our favorites for him and her this holiday season, along with some of the sales we’ll be checking out this weekend.

Nordstrom: Additional 20% off select items

J.Crew: 30% off full priced items. Use code: HOLIDAY

Free People: Up to 50% off select items

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase. Use code: GIFTON

Gap: 50% off everything! Use code: BLKFRIDAY

Urban Outfitters: Additional 25% off sale items

ASOS: 30% off. Use code: TGIBF

West Elm: Up to 25% off your entire purchase + 70% off clearance

ShopBop: Up to 25% off your entire order. Use code: GOBIG14

November 26, 2014 |

I Got This Feelin’

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When we first met in October of 2004 in New York, we connected so deeply on trips to the local park, taking silly photos of each other, and enjoying the smell of the cold, autumn air.  When the weather finally cools down here in Phoenix, we feel so thankful to be able to continue our old traditions.  With the temperatures ranging from the 40’s to 70’s, we love to get up early, bust out our sweater collection, and spend as much time outside as we possibly can.

Over the weekend, we did just that!  We packed a small breakfast, brought along our ukulele and polaroid camera and just enjoyed a calm morning.  It’s moments like these that we treasure, and with Thanksgiving just a few days away, we’ve been reflecting a lot on what we have to be thankful for.  We have such a supportive family, talented group of friends and a sweet little home that we couldn’t be more thrilled with.  Some days can seem like a roller coaster, but it’s nice to always have one another to lean on and cuddle with at the end of a long day.

In the spirit of giving and the holidays, we’d like to put a little spotlight on Sackcloth & Ashes.  If you don’t already recognize the name, Sackcloth & Ashes is a blanket company created by Bob Dalton, that is dedicated to giving back to the community.  For every blanket that you purchase, they donate a blanket to your local homeless shelter.  Definitely check them out, and help give back during this holiday season.

His: CPO button-down, Urban Outfitters cardigan (similar), Levi’s jeans, watch c/o Arvowear, backpack c/o Jesslyn Blake, J.Crew boots
Hers: cardigan c/o Urban Outfitters, Anthopologie tee, jeans c/o LuLu*s, Target hat (similar here and here), Urban Outfitters boots and necklace, Mac lipstick in “Capricious”
More: Urban Outfitters candleblanket c/o Sackcloth & Ashes, Luna ukulele, Instax camera c/o Urban Outfitters

Photos by: Natalie Allen

November 23, 2014 |


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Lately, we’ve been all about cozy days spent inside, cuddled up under our favorite blankets together.  Here are some comfy items we’re loving right now.  Follow along with us on Pinterest for some more mood boards and his & hers items we’re currently swooning over.

November 19, 2014 |

A Tuesday Date


Weekends off together are ideal, but sometimes having a random Tuesday off is a really fun treat.  The weather in Phoenix has been great as of late.  Chilly mornings and extremely comfortable afternoons remind us why it’s so great to live here.  Any time we have the chance, we head to the downtown area and explore.  We started off the morning by wandering around some of our favorite shops.  We couldn’t help but swoon over some of the holiday decor that already seems to be adorning shop windows.  Lately we can’t stop talking about Christmas and decorating our tree!  We’re definitely trying to hold out `till Thanksgiving night to transform our apartment into a winter wonderland!

Later in the day, we headed to our favorite hair stylist, Nate Champion at Kustumz Hairshop, for a little trim.  Bangs in your eyes and an unruly beard aren’t the most desirable, when it comes to hair.  (Ironically, we took these photos before our haircuts. Go figure!)  We ended the day by catching a showing of Gone Girl at our local theater.  We recently finished reading the book and had to check out the film.  About a month ago, we started a little book club of sorts, between just the two of us, where we mostly read on our lunch breaks at work and then later excitedly report back to each other to see what chapter the other one is up to.  (“Did you get up to the part where she…?”  “Can you believe….?!”)  It felt good to not have an agenda for the day, split a large popcorn and just spend an afternoon being silly together.  Who knew Tuesdays could be so fun?

His: Levi’s denim jacket, CPO button down (now on sale!), Levi’s jeans, watch c/o Arvowear, boots c/o Minnetonka
Hers: Target hat (similar), button down, boots and purse c/o LuLu*s, Urban Outfitters jeans and necklace, watch c/o Daniel Wellington, cuff c/o Tiffany Kunz

November 13, 2014 |

Flagstaff, AZ

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Every few months we get the itch to drive up north to Flagstaff, AZ.  We love waking up while it’s still dark, taking our coffee and tea to go, and making playlists for our two hour drive up from Phoenix.  Everything about the drive gets us excited; the views, feeling the temperature drop, and the fun conversations we always seem to have.  When we arrive, we always take a minute to just breathe the air and enjoy the brisk breeze.  This was our first autumn trip up to Flagstaff, so we just stood in awe and got all giddy by the colorful leaves all over the streets.  There was a fall festival going on, so we really were able to soak in all the fall spirit!  We walked around downtown for hours, grabbed a bite to eat, and met a sweet older couple, who recommended some great spots for future hikes!  On our way back home, we couldn’t help but stop at this beautiful wooded area we spotted from the road.  We pulled over, and spent an hour or two exploring the beauty around us.  We sometimes feel like we’re gypping ourselves, as we have taken quite a few trips up north since living here and there are so many other places to see, but we can’t help it!  Flagstaff, we love you.

His: CPO button down, Levi’s jeans (similar), J.Crew Chukka boots, watch c/o Arvowear
Hers: dress c/o Larmoni, Free People sunnies (similar here and here), knee highs and boots c/o Muk Luks, bag c/o Savoir Faire, Anthropologie necklace (similar), cuff c/o Tiffany Kunz, Dior lip gloss in “Bed of Roses”

November 10, 2014 |

Bringing It All Back Home

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It’s been a long time since we’ve just hung around the apartment on the weekend.  Lately we have been running from one thing to the next and while we take pride in staying organized and focused on future projects, we’re learning it’s important to remind ourselves to slow down a bit.  We’re constantly jotting things down in our planner and making to-do lists.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed with day to day activities, especially with the holidays right around the corner.  This weekend we tried to completely unwind.  We checked out from the outside world and social media and just tried to take it easy.  We slept in, ate cake for breakfast, and stayed in our pajamas `till noon!  We cozied up under warm blankets and danced to our favorite records.  We had originally planned to take a little weekend trip out west, but sometimes it’s nice to just to hunker down at home and recharge for the week ahead!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

His: J.Crew tee, Levi’s jeans, socks c/o Muk Luks
Hers: tee ℅ LuLu*s, socks c/o Muk Luks, Free People shorts
Home: Ikea blanket, pillows here and here, West Elm desk, lamp and chair, CB2 sofa

November 5, 2014 |

UO Fall Fashion Event

We are so excited to be hosting Urban Outfitters‘ Fall Fashion Event, Thursday November 6th!  We’ve had so much fun over the last few weeks, planning and organizing the event with the amazing UO team!  We’ll be styling some of our fall favorites for men and women.  Just like any good party, there will be drinks and treats, along with some fun raffles and giveaways!  So come hang out with us, bring a friend, it will definitely be a fun time!

Time: 5-8pm
Location: Urban Outfitters – Scottsdale Fashion Square
7135 E. Cambelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ

You can RSVP to the event, here.

His: CPO button down 1, button down 2, Koto jacket, Levi’s jeans, J.Crew chukka boots, watch c/o Arvowear
Hers: Urban Outfitters dress, sweater (all sweaters are 25% off right now!), kimono, boots, bag, hat 1, hat 2, jewelry c/o Tiffany Kunz

Video by: Mark Gabriel
Styling by: Sarah Murzyn

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