FASHION

February 17, 2017 |

A Windy Day in NYC

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With a new year, comes a new perspective. Something we both decided we really wanted to be conscious of this year is sharing more of those “in-between” moments here on the blog. We chatted a bit about it as far as our home renovation and projects go, but the same goes for fashion and our everyday outfits. Here’s a look at an outfit I wore yesterday for meetings in the city and then lunch and shopping with friends. It was sooo much colder than I remembered NY winters to be, but a few layers kept me warm while running in and out of cabs. READ MORE

February 16, 2017 |

Spring-like Florals

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Greetings from New York! We’re back on the east coast, spending time with family and friends in some chilly weather. We took the red eye, which is never a fun flight and arrived early yesterday morning, so we’ve just been taking it easy, adjusting to the time difference, and getting some bonding time in with our nephews. We’re heading into the city for some fun today, but here’s a look at some photos we shot before leaving Phoenix. I haven’t worn a heavy print like this in a while (as I’ve been pretty partial to neutrals lately), but I couldn’t pass up this pretty feminine blouse. Blush pink is one of my favorites, and the soft florals with all black felt like the perfect mix for these early Spring-like days in Phoenix. READ MORE

February 8, 2017 |

Jo Malone London

You guys have most likely heard about Jo Malone London…the company is one of those cult beauty (and home) favorites and we were so excited to visit their location here in Phoenix for the first time the other day. We’ve never been ones for big Valentine’s Day celebrations or gifts (last year we got our baking on!) and with one of our goals for the new year being to experience more together, an afternoon at the Jo Malone London Biltmore Fashion Park boutique was perfect. Now, you may think that sounds silly, because it’s pretty obvious we do spend a lot of our time together, but towards the end of the holiday season we realized just how little time we devote to trying new things together for date nights, weekend outings, or even just a different restaurant. Hey, we all fall into our routines, right? So we decided that it would be fun to each pick one new thing to do every month together. A trip to the Jo Malone London boutique, complete with hand massages and learning about their fragrances felt like the ultimate indulgence for a pre-Valentine’s Day outing together. READ MORE

February 1, 2017 |

Ruffles + Print

It felt like we were getting a dose of east coast weather for a few days there and this coat, has become my go to for the chillier evenings here in Phoenix. It’s such a classic shape, which I feel like Sézane is quickly becoming known for. I paired it with one of their printed blouses, a tight ballerina-esque bun, and some comfy heelsREAD MORE

December 15, 2016 |

Holiday Looks with Hearts On Fire

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We’re excited to partner with Hearts On Fire this season and share a holiday party look for him and her. Although we won’t be throwing our own holiday party this year (it just felt a little too crazy with the move), we’re looking forward to attending some get togethers with friends, doing our best Jingle Bell Rock karaoke, and sneaking a kiss under the mistletoe. 😉

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December 4, 2016 |

Brands We Love: Sézane

New Darlings - Minimal Classic FashionSézane sweater and shoes | Madewell denim | Coach bag | Esteé Lauder lipstick in “Defiant Coral”
New Darlings - Minimal Classic Fashion

A few months back I came across the French fashion brand, Sézane. I guess I was in a bit of style rut, and their clean, classic pieces really spoke to me. I say this often, but I feel like we’re always going through our closets and donating items we no longer use, sharing with family and friends, and minimizing what we actually hold on to. When moving into this house, we knew we weren’t going to have a lot of closet space. Most (if not all) homes from the 30’s didn’t have big closets, it was just a different way of living, so were really selective about what items we packed up to bring to the new place.

Sézane’s pieces are some of my favorite because of their versatility.  They feel timeless, and it’s really refreshing to see classic, modest pieces that are cut so well and so flattering.

Here are a few of my currents favorites below. I’ve been wearing the Valentina strapped pumps every chance I get lately. 🙂

What are some of your favorite fashion brands?

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More posts ft. Sézane:
What’s Your Casual? | Channeling Autumn | Fall Boots with Clarks
12 Years Together

November 30, 2016 |

What’s Your Casual?

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How’s everyone’s week going? We are still buried in boxes over here, but are excited to share some photos we snapped last weekend along with another one of our favorite local spots: Desoto Central Market. We don’t visit as often as we may like, but stopped in recently and now we can’t get enough of their avocado toast and warm drinks on the chilly mornings we’ve been having. We were so excited to see the market decked out with all their holiday decor, lights strung everywhere, a twinkling tree by the window and the cutest wreath above the coffee bar.

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His: Levi’s jacket | Urban Outfitters shirt | ASOS jeans | Hush Puppies boots
Hers: Yellow 108 hat | COH jeans | Hush Puppies boots | Coach bag | Sezané sweater

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We kept things casual in denim and matching boots from Hush Puppies. It feels like we always indulge in adding a few new things to our wardrobes during the colder months.  Not sure about you guys, but we’re definitely more partial to fall/winter style. Hush Puppies is a company that has been very familiar to me growing up. My mom would always surprise me and my sisters with a new pair of Mary-Janes for the holidays (paired with tights and matching dresses of course), so it’s fun to rediscover a brand later in life and see how styles have evolved. Our casual style is a mix of classic and comfort.  Jeans with a bit of stretch, cozy knits, and a classic denim jacket have been our autumn favorites these days. It’s always nice to complete a look with a pair of quality boots. The Roland Jester for him and Melodi Langdon for her, were so comfy for running errands afterwards and making a dent in some of our holiday shopping.

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What’s your casual or go-to uniform for running around town? Share them with us below!

November 20, 2016 |

Channeling Autumn in Teva Boots

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We keep saying, “It definitely was chillier this time last year”. In all honesty, we’re not sure about that, but it really would be great if autumn made an appearance around these parts. We do get lucky with the evenings, being able to embrace boots and long sleeves for a casual dinner date together or late night stroll with Henry before bedtime.

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Hers: Sézane blouse and bag | Madewell jeans | Teva boots

We recently partnered with Teva to style a few looks featuring their boots for fall. We used to think Teva was only for sandals (see some of our favorite socks and sandals looks here), but they have so many other great styles too. We love the Foxy ankle boots and Durban Tall (both in black) for a date night out with skinnies, a feminine blouse for her, and collared shirt for him.

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These looks were perfect for our dinner date on Friday. We went to our favorite pizza place downtown, Pizzeria Bianco. We always enjoy ourselves so much there…they have a beautiful patio with little lights strung overhead and the best Margherita pie, which always hits the spot after a long week.

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We’ve also had camping on our minds as of late. Maybe it’s our love for the outdoors and brisk weather, but we can’t stop talking about it. Our friends found this awesome new app Turo, which is like Airbnb but for cars. We’ve been eyeing a vintage VW van that would be perfect to pack up with blankets, backpacks, and our cameras, have everyone pile in and hit the road in.

New Darlings - Teva Boots - Fall Camping StyleNew Darlings - Teva Boots - Fall Camping StyleThe Arrowood Lux Sneakers (his and hers) are great paired with a flannel, and jacket or vest, with a backpack full of your camping essentials. They are so comfy and we have a feeling we’ll be lacing these up for our next hike up North.

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Photos by Willow Greene.
This post was made in partnership with Teva. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog.

November 18, 2016 |

Portland Travel Video

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On our last day in Portland we woke up early, grabbed breakfast at the beautiful and delicious Maurice café, and strolled through the colorful leaf lined streets before heading to the airport. We really wish we had more time there with all the amazing  people we met, but it just gives us another reason to visit again real soon. Take a peek below at the video we made from our time there with all the awesome makers. We also managed to snag a few clips of our friend Vincent, who is usually behind the camera. 😉 We love creating these videos to look back on and to share with you all — let us know what you’d like to see more of in the comments and be sure to subscribe to see what’s next!

New Darlings - Portland in the Fall - Fashion Inspiration and Travel VlogBridge and Burn button down and overshirt | ASOS jeans | Tretorn boots | Timex watch
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Don’t forget to enter a huge PDX giveaway with all the local makers featured in the video, here.

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November 16, 2016 |

Portland, OR with Bridge & Burn + a PDX Giveaway

New Darlings - Portland, OR A few years ago, when we were moving from our first apartment here in Phoenix to our second, we put on our matching “Burn” tees and moved our life from one place to another. Shortly after that move, we decided to make our blog a full time commitment and left our traditional jobs for full time photography and marketing. “Burning bridges” is about moving forward, taking chances, and doing something on your own. We made that decision together and now in 2016, we had the opportunity to visit Portland, OR with the brand that celebrates “bridge burners” and inspires us to make bold moves. Bridge & Burn have been friends and partners of ours for years. They make beautifully designed, detailed, and fitted apparel for men and woman. Erik Prowell started the brand in 2010, opened up the Bridge & Burn Flagship store in 2013, and is a great friend and inspiring human being. If you are lucky enough to live in Portland, you definitely need to stop in and say hello to the team at B&B. We were extremely grateful to have the opportunity to visit the store a few weeks ago, tour the city with some of Portland’s finest and get a chance to see the amazing work that these people are doing. Portland_NewDarlingsNew Darlings - Portland, ORPortland_NewDarlings Our trip started at the ACE Hotel where we stayed for a few nights. It’s in a great location with access to some of the best shopping and eating in town. We were definitely spotted walking across the street to have brunch at Maurice’s a couple times in our short stay there. It’s that good! New Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, OR The Bridge & Burn team surprised us with the sweetest gift basket upon arrival with some other great local brands, such as Wood&FaulkJacobsen SaltMinoux Jewelry, and Shwood Eyewear. Everything is locally made, plus the teams behind these brands are equally as kind as they are talented, which made us fall in love with their work and craftsmanship even more. We’ll be giving away a similar gift basket at the end of the post, so don’t forget to enter below. 🙂 Portland_NewDarlingsNew Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, OR Welcome to one of the prettiest workshops and design spaces in Portland: the home of Wood&Faulk and Minoux Jewelry. Matt and Kristen share the bright and open place in PDX, where they create beautiful leather goods and handcrafted jewelry.  We loved learning about their stories and how each of them got started in the industry: Matt being a DIY blogger turned designer and manufacture, and Kristen who has a passion for using recycled metals to create environmentally friendly jewelry. It was crazy to see so much creativity under one roof. New Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, ORPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsWe stopped at the Shwood workshop and got a peek at what happens behind the scenes there with Eric, the founder and designer of the company. He started Shwood Eyewear with a single pair of sunglasses he hand-carved out of a piece of wood, along with lenses he found from a second-hand shop in town. It was really incredible getting a look at the various natural materials they now use in their designs, while still managing to keep a hint of the original design elements. We also had the pleasure of working on a fun little project together: a hatchet, which came in handy for chopping wood for the fire pit at the coast later that night. Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlings Thinking we’ll definitely be stealing a few design tips from Prince Coffee Shop. We loved the rustic style with brass accents. Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlings Dinner on the coast with everyone was truly magical. We couldn’t have thought of a better way to end off the night. Big thanks to Jacobsen Salt and Karl Holl from Let Um Eat for the delicious spread. Tuna tacos and the tastiest toast with pickled onions and hazelnuts definitely hit the spot. Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlings Portland_NewDarlingsnew-darlings-box-insta-03

GIVEAWAY time! So, what’s in the box?
Lovingly Gift Wrapped by Parcel Portland

A new wardrobe from Bridge & Burn
$300 Gift card to use on www.bridgeandburn.com
Limited edition Outsider Wool 5-panel Cap – ($48)
Wool Watch Cap (handcrafted in Nepal for Bridge & Burn) – ($58)
Ragg Wool Fingerless gloves – ($22)

His and her leather handbags from Wood & Faulk
His Carpenter Bag ($250) Hers Leather Slouch Tote ($180)

One of a kind handcrafted jewelry from Minoux
Turquoise Dot Gold Ring  – ($178) Special Edition Gold Bracelet

Sunglasses crafted from nature from Shwood Eyewear
Classic Canby Wooden Sunglasses – ($149)

 A taste of the Pacific Northwest from Jacobsen Salt
A little bit of everything! Infused Salt, Local Bee Honey, Salty Sweets, Seasoning- ($75)
To enter the giveaway, submit your email address into the form below and check out some ways to get addition entries.  The winner will be announced on 11/23.  Good luck!

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Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsBig thanks to our friend Vincent Carabeo for capturing all these moments on our trip. You’re one talented son of a gun. 🙂

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