July 28, 2014 |

Summer Mood

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July 25, 2014 |

Happy Friday!


Happy Friday everyone!  It’s been a busy week over here.  We’re really looking forward to winding down this weekend.  We’re so excited to share our Style File feature with SOCA Clothing.  Check out their blog for a fun Q+A we did.  We spoke about everything from how we met to favorite beauty products and recipes!

We’re kicking off the weekend with a fun instagram takeover with SOCA Clothing.  Follow along with @socaclothing to see what we’re up to today!  SOCA Clothing is currently having a huge 20%-40% off sale.  Use the coupon code “SOCAXNEWDARLINGS” at checkout for free shipping!

Hers: Free People top (sleeveless & dress version), Free People necklace – no longer available (similar here and here), Henschel hat (similar), Tiffany & Co. bangle, bracelet and ring c/o Tiffany Kunz, Free People midi ring.

July 20, 2014 |

NYC Pt. II: Niki Csányi

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It still amazes us how powerful this blogging and Instagram community is, and how grateful we are to meet the people we do every day. We are always so inspired by the talent and friendships we have made in such a short time, and couldn’t be more thankful.  While we were in New York, we were lucky enough to shoot with two wonderful ladies [see pt. I here].  Niki Csànyi is a remarkably talented and beautiful new friend.  We had so much fun exploring the city and getting to know more about her.  Thank you Niki for capturing these sweet moments.

His: H&M blazer, J.Crew button down (similar), Levi’s jeans, Bed Stu Baker shoes
Hers: Free People dress (similar), Urban Outfitters necklace, Jeffrey Campbell shoes (similar)

Photos by: Niki Csànyi

July 16, 2014 |

NYC Pt. I: Whitney Hayes

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We met in SoHo at this awesome little coffee shop/board shop called Saturdays Surf NYC.  If you walk through to the back, you can sit out on the deck and enjoy their beautiful garden.  To our surprise, Whitney introduced us to the lovely, Niki Csanyi, who came along to shoot some photos around the city as well.  It was so fun for us to see the same moments captured through two different perspectives and styles. Stay tuned for part II of this shoot!

His: H&M blazer, J.Crew button down (similar), Levi’s jeans, Bed Stu Baker shoes
Hers: Free People dress (similar), Urban Outfitters necklace, Jeffrey Campbell shoes (similar)

Photos by: Whitney Hayes

July 13, 2014 |

Lunch Date

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IMG_0394 copyIMG_0490 copyA few weeks ago, we met up with the very talented Mary Claire.  She shot a few photos of us at this sweet little restaurant in Phoenix called Pane Bianco.  The rustic decor was amazing, almost as good as the smell of fresh bread that takes over when you step inside. We’ve never been there before, so it was the perfect way to spend the morning.  It was seriously delicious, and something we recommend to anyone who is passing through Phoenix.

His: Banana Republic Factory button-down (similar), Levi’s jeans, Bed Stu Baker shoes
Hers: Free People tank, Koral jeans (similar), Free People necklace, Target hat (similar), Jeffrey Campbell shoes (similar)

Photos by: Mary Claire Cook

July 9, 2014 |

Back home

IMG_2064-1-2IMG_1980-3IMG_1959-1IMG_1950-1-2IMG_2300-5Last week we headed back to Long Island for the first time in a year.  We had so many plans…people we wanted to see, food we wanted to eat (that we can’t seem to find in AZ), and places we wanted to visit. One of our must-go-to places was a little park not too far from where we used to live. It’s where we went on our first dates together, shared stories, laughed and, where we got engaged.  We were happy to see the park didn’t change a bit and were so glad we were able to spend the afternoon reminiscing.  It will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Hers: Dress c/o Pepa Loves, Urban Outfitters hat (similar), J.Crew bag (similar here and here), Steve Madden wedges (similar here and here), Free People jewelry

July 6, 2014 |

And the winner is…


We wanted to wrap up our week with Minnetonka with these photos taken at one of our favorite places in Phoenix.  Moving to a new state means that you need to find new “spots” and meaningful locations.  When we first came to South Mountain, we knew we had found something special.  We had an amazing time watching the sun set over the valley.  We can’t believe this new city of ours comes with so much eye candy!  We want to thank Jaci Marie Smith for working with us on these beautiful images, and Minnetonka for this dream of a collaboration.  Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, shared and retweeted, and for all the kind words that we truly enjoyed reading!

The winners of the giveaway are:

Susan P. & Julianne Vasquez

Congratulations!  You will both be receiving emails shortly with more information.  We hope to see some Minnetonka Moccs in your future photos!

His: Banana Republic Factory button-down, Levi’s jeans, Timex watch, Boots ℅ Minnetonka Moccasin
Hers: Free People blouse (similar), shorts & necklace, Target hat (similar), Boots ℅ Minnetonka Moccasin

July 2, 2014 |

Dancing in the Desert – Minnetonka Pt. II


Summer is officially here!  Phoenix temperatures have been hitting triple digits, but that hasn’t stopped us from enjoying the sunshine. We continued our Minnetonka adventure with a little dancing in the desert.  The Classic Fringe Boot and Chukka Boot are the perfect pairs for some fancy foot work…so comfy!

Be sure to enter our giveaway for your favorite pair of Minnetonkas!  If you haven’t already entered on the previous post, leave a comment below telling us which pair you would choose.  You can find all giveaway details here.  Two winners will be announced on Sunday, July 6th.

His: Levi’s button down (similar), CPO Provisions chinos (similar), Chukka boots c/o Minnetonka Moccasin, Timex watch
Hers: Free People dress, Anthropologie hat (similar), Urban Outfitters necklace, Fringe boots c/o Minnetonka Moccasin

Photos by: Jaci Marie Smith

June 29, 2014 |

Welcome + Minnetonka Giveaway






After months of planning, designing and collaborating, we are happy to share and welcome you to NewDarlings.com!  When we moved to Arizona last July, we turned to Instagram to share our new adventure with our family and friends. We were overwhelmed with the love and support we received in such a short time.  Many of you have become our new friends and partners and for that we couldn’t be more grateful.

We’re so happy to share our blog with you and give you a peek into our daily lives. Take a look around, follow along, and share your thoughts.  There are so many good things to come!

We are extremely excited to kick things off with our recent collaboration with Minnetonka.  We had a blast styling these beautiful, handmade moccasins with our picnic in the desert.  Minnetonka has generously offered to gift two lucky winners their choice of any pair of moccasins from the Minnetonka Moccasin website.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: To enter you must be a resident of the U.S.  Leave a comment below with your email and which pair of moccasins you would choose. Additional entries will go to those who share on other social media outlets.  Voting officially ends on Saturday, July 5th and the winner will be announced on Sunday, July 6th. Good luck!

His: Banana Republic button-down, Levi’s jeans, shoes c/o Minnetonka Moccasins, Ray-Ban sunglasses
Hers: Free People tank, Gap jeans, shoes c/o Minnetonka Moccasins, Free People sunglasses

Photographs taken by: Jaci Marie Smith


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