November 30, 2015 |

Our Favorite Cyber Monday Sales

We can’t believe it’s already the last day of November. We just put our Christmas decorations up and are in full holiday mode. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas and Cyber Monday sales from around the web, to get you started on your holiday shopping. Cozy slippers (for him and her), sweaters, and small accessories are always some of our go-to gifts.

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J.CREW: 40% off + FREE Shipping with orders $50+ | Use code: HOLIDAY

NORDSTROM: up to 50% off  + free shipping and returns | No code needed

URBAN OUTFITTERS: $15 off $75 or $50 off $150 | No code needed

MADEWELL: 25% off your entire purchase | Use code: SHOPATWORK

H&M: up to 30% off + free shipping | additional 40% off all sale items | No code needed

WEST ELM: Buy More Save More: 10% off $100+ | 15% off $250+ | 20% off $500+ | 25% off $1000+

GAP: 50%-70% off everything | Use code: BESTCYBER

REVOLVE: up to 85% off + 20% off all sale | Use code: CYBER50

SHOPBOP: Up to 25% off site wide | Use code: GOBIG15

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 25% off all sale items + free shipping | Use code: XTRAGOOD

Happy shopping!

November 28, 2015 |

Warm Holidays with Gap + Bombas

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His: shirt and jeans c/o Gap | socks c/o Bombas
Hers: turtleneck and jeans c/o Gap | plaid cape c/o American Eagle | socks c/o Bombas

With the holidays right around the corner, Black Friday sales extended, twinkling lights everywhere, and gift giving on everyone’s mind, it’s easy to get caught up in the season.  This year we’re excited to have teamed up with Gap and Bombas socks for a very special way to give back, which is what the holidays are truly all about.  Gap and Bombas created an exclusive collection of socks to help raise awareness for one of the most requested items in homeless shelters: socks. For every pair of Gap and/or Bombas socks purchased, Gap donated a pair to those in need. The goal this holiday season was to give away one million pairs of socks! They were able to reach the goal today!  We’ll definitely be sneaking a pair of these into each of our family members’ stockings this year. :)

(PS: Take 50% off everything on today with the code: EXTENDED.)

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November 27, 2015 |

Black Friday Sales: Gift Favorites

New Darlings - Christmas DecorationsWe hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving with their family and friends. We had a great holiday celebrating with some friends at our place, eating a lot of turkey, and ending off the night roasting marshmallows around a fire pit in our yard.

Today we are decorating around the house and skipping the lines in the stores, doing a little Black Friday shopping online. :) Below is a round up of some of our favorite sales that are happening this weekend, along with some favorite gift ideas!

30% off salesweaters | 25% off beddingrecord players from $80

30% off select clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches | Use code: 30BLACKFRI

 40% off + FREE Shipping with orders $50+ | Use code: SHOPGIFTS

up to 50% off  + free shipping and returns | No code needed

25% off your entire purchase | Use code: CALMDOWN

$20 sweaters + 35% off your whole purchase | Use code: HAPPY

Buy More Save More: 10% off $100+ | 15% off $250+ | 20% off $500+ | 25% off $1000+

Up to 60% off

Other noteworthy sales, listed in alphabetical order:

ANTHROPOLOGIE25% off everything | Use Code: SHOPTOIT
BLOOMINGDALES: up to 50% off + free shipping | No code needed
CRATE AND BARREL:  15% off + free shipping | Use code: SAVE15
FOREVER 21: up to 70% off + free shipping | No code needed
FREE PEOPLE: 50% off most-loved styles  | No code needed
J.CREW FACTORY: 50% off everything + flannels for $29.95 and free shipping | Use code: SHOPGIFTS
MACY*S: 25% off designer handbags, 60% off select women’s coats, 50% off women’s sweaters, 70% off memory foam pillow & toppers | No code needed
SHOPBOP: save 15% on $250+, save 20% on $500+, save 25% on $1,000+ | Use code: GOBIG15
TARGET: 20% off toys, 50% off trees, 30% off furniture + decor, 40% off sweaters

November 19, 2015 |


New Darlings - Milkbraids
You guys have been so sweet on instagram about different hairstyles I do, so I thought it was finally time I shared a little tutorial on one of my favorite (and easiest) hairstyles.  With the holidays right around the corner, we all could use a quick hairdo to get us out the door faster, while still looking pulled together.  I used to be intimidated by this hairstyle, but it has definitely become a go-to and is perfect for “second-day” hair. There’s a lot of hair tutorials floating around the internet, but I thought I’d share the approach that works best for me, and hopefully some of you as well. :)


What you’ll need: elastic hair ties, bobby pins, hair spray

Step 1: Separate your hair into two equal sections. I like to just do this with my fingers verses a comb, to avoid a harsh looking part.

Step 2: Start to braid your hair loosely and secure with a small elastic tie.  I like to put the hair in front my ear and start the braid pretty low down.  I’ve found that if you start too high up and braid too tightly, it makes the next few steps a bit harder.

Step 3: Repeat the braid on the other side and pull out strands/whispy pieces to frame your face (if desired).  This gives the style an overall softer look.  I find it easier to pull out these little pieces early on, rather than when everything is already bobbi-pinned.

Step 4: Once both sides are braided, lightly pull them apart starting at the top, working your way down.  This creates fuller looking braids.

Steps 5 and 6: Wrap around one braid at a time, pulling it up from your ear and then around the crown of your head.  Where the braids lay will be different for each person depending on the length of their hair.  I like to pull mine over and rest them right above where my bangs start on top of my head.  I’ve seen other people do this a little more forward on their forehead, too. Once you get it in position, pin with bobby pins.

Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 with your other braid, wrapping it toward the front of your head.  Don’t forget to tuck in the ends (where your elastic ties show) under your other braid.

Step 8: Add a little hair spray and you’re ready to go!

Hope this was helpful! Please let us know if there’s anything else/other styles you’d like to see. :)

You can see some other hair and beauty posts here:
Hair Essentials | Skin Care Essentials | Braid Inspiration

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November 17, 2015 |


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We headed to one of our favorite coffee shops the other day for a little afternoon pick-me-up.  We got the usual, green tea and a latte, plus this pretty amazing Nutella pastry. Oh man, we’ve been on a Nutella kick lately. Rob tried Nutella for the first time this week and has been seeking it out everywhere we go. Haha. It was such a pretty day out, so we brought our treats outside and sat on the patio.  It was a bit windy, but we’ve been embracing every chance we get to be outside lately, layered up in flannels, scarves, and fall accessories.

We usually keep things pretty simple when it comes to accessorizing.  Neither of us have ever been ones for flashy jewelry or super bold prints.  Classic pieces that can transition into our everyday wardrobe, as well as be dressed up for a fun date night or holiday party are our favorite.  Lately we’ve been loving styles from Cluse watches.  They focus on simplicity and the beauty of minimalism which we’re huge fans of.  I remember a few years back when big chunky jewelry was really popular (maybe it still is?) and everyone was stacking up their bracelets and watches.  It never really appealed to me.  I like the idea that simple doesn’t have to be plain or boring. Kind of a “less is more” approach. :)

Check out their site to see some more of their styles.  For the most part their watches are unisex, so you can share with your significant other, which is always a plus for us when shopping. :)

His: Urban Outfitters shirt | jeans c/o Dstld Denim
Hers: Madewell shirt | scarf c/o Everlane | watch c/o Cluse | Estee Lauder lipstick in “Defiant Coral”

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This post was made in partnership with Cluse Watches. Thank you for supporting the companies that help support this blog.

November 12, 2015 |



West Elm chair, desk, lamp (old — similar here and here) | etsy prints: Bearded Man print by depeapa
Coney Island print by SophieBlackall  | cb2 clock

The next room we’re looking to tackle around here is our office/guest room. We’re thinking of replacing the futon/sleeper sofa, getting a new bookshelf, and maybe a little area rug.  Here are some favorites office furniture pieces, along with some fun desk accessories for your work space.


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November 9, 2015 |

Coffee Dates

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In the two years we have lived in Phoenix, it feels like it is constantly evolving.  New places are popping up all over the place and the best thing about it…they are good!  Back in April, Desoto Central Market opened it’s doors and we find ourselves there quite often.  They have a little bit of everything, so it doesn’t ever matter what time of day it is…we always find something!

Our go-to is usually some Tea & Toast and then a little outdoor time on their awesome patio. Yay for November in Phoenix!

Happy Monday everyone! :)

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His: button down and jeans c/o Gap | Clarks boots (similar here and here) | Garrett Leight sunglasses c/o Framed Ewe
Hers: sweater and jeans c/o Gap | Nisolo shoes (similar here and here) | Target hat (similar here and here) | watch c/o Daniel Wellington | Madewell bag (old — similar here and here)

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November 8, 2015 |

November Must Haves: Mad for Plaid

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Every year around this time plaid seems to take over our closets and home. We love it…everything from flannels to dresses to blankets and pajamas. Something about this print always feels festive.

Here are some of our favorites:

November 6, 2015 |

Denim Denim Denim

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jeans, shirt, bootsbag c/o Madewell | Urban Outfitters sweater (older style — similar here and here)
Estee Lauder lipstick in “Defiant Coral”

Happy Friday! Somehow this week has turned out to be way busier than we planned, but it’s the weekend so we can’t complain.  We’re looking forward to seeing the Rangers vs. Coyotes play on Saturday for our first hockey game of the season.  When we lived in New York, we used to buy from a season ticket holder and split the hockey season with him, which was so fun.  It will be great to experience a little bit of that fall tradition here in Arizona.  It’s been unusually chilly here these last few days, so sweaters and hockey are just what we need to embrace the change in seasons.

We snapped a few photos the other day on our way to meet friends for dinner.  It was actually cold enough to layer up in true fall fashion, with some classic denim and brown accents.  It’s no secret one of my go-to shops is Madewell. Their denim is some of my favorite (high rise please!) and I love how they’re always giving back with their national denim recycling drive, turning old denim into housing insulation through Habitat for Humanity. The denim truck is heading to LA for the first weekend of November, but you can donate jeans all year round! If you bring in an old pair of jeans to recycle at your local store, you’ll get $20 off a new pair…pretty awesome, right? Their goal this year is to collect 40,000 pairs of jeans! We cleaned out our closet and brought a few pairs in. We couldn’t resist picking up a few goodies while we were there.  Bags, boots & sweaters are currently 20% off.  (Use code: “FALLREVAMP” for online.)

Their denim recycling drive got us thinking about the holidays and ways we could give back.  Each year we like to try to give back and/or participate in a charity event.  In years past we’ve participated in Adopt-A-Family, collected food for our local food bank, and contributed to Toys for Tots.  We’re still thinking of something special for this holiday season.  What are some of your favorite ways to be charitable during the holidays? Please share them with us! :)

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