GIFT GUIDES

February 6, 2017 |

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017

How sweet is this old photograph of Rob’s grandparents? It’s from their dating days back in Cuba. The joy on their faces is enough to make even a stranger feel love and when we asked his grandpa to send over a few old photos (to have in our home), this one immediately brought a smile to our faces. It’s photos like these that remind us why we love documenting everything so much. It’s so special to have these memories to look back on and share years down the road. Can’t wait to have this framed, along with a few others. ūüôā

With¬†Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d share a few fun gift ideas that¬†would be perfect for any guy or gal in your life. ūüôā

FOR HIM:

 

FOR HER:

December 17, 2016 |

Holiday Gift Guide: The Go-Getter

Each season we try to start a littler earlier with checking a few gifts off our shopping list and every year we fall victim to the same go-to gifts for our loved ones. We’ve been trying to think outside the box a little bit and find some useful and fun gifts those close to us. We’ll be sharing a series of gift guides over the next few weeks and thought we’d kick things off with some gift ideas for the “go-getter” in your life. Think: the one who loves being outdoors, into music and all the new gadgets, the one who’s always ready for anything, the adventurer.

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December 9, 2016 |

Holiday Gift Guide for Him with UGG

New Darlings - Holiday Gift Ideas for Him with UGGLast night we drove back from Joshua tree (that place was such a dream!), picked up a pizza to-go on the way home, curled up, and watched The Santa Clause by the tree. As much as we look forward to Christmas day, the build up and little traditions carried out during the holiday season is our favorite. The music, movies, gift giving…just call us Clark Griswold. We love it all!

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December 7, 2016 |

Cluse for the Holidays

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It feels SO¬†good to have the house decorated for the holidays. At first it felt a little silly busting out the holiday decorations as quickly as we did, but with designs and decor up in the air for most of the rooms in the house (we can’t wait to mix things up a bit), it’s been nice having¬†a room that feels somewhat complete. When we take everything down in January, it’s going to be a sad day in this bare living room, but¬†that’s a ways away. For now, we’ve been enjoying trimming the tree and adding little holiday touches here and there. Picking up some fresh garland for the mantle and the¬†archways makes everything feel so cozy. A few of you guys asked on instagram if we made it — I wish! We picked it up from a local nursery: Berridge Nursery in Phoenix. If you’re in the area, definitely check them out. It’s where we get most of our house plants too.¬† READ MORE

December 23, 2015 |

Our Holiday Survival Kit

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The holidays are the most wonderful time of year…there’s no denying that, but they can also be the craziest time¬†of year. ¬†Luckily we haven’t had anyone setting the christmas tree on fire or electricuting the cat, like the Griswolds in¬†National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, but from last minute gifts to preparing a big meal, it’s definitely easy to get overwhelmed. We recently put together a little holiday survival kit with Hanes, to get you through this busy season, stay relaxed and prepped for all the holiday parties.¬†Hanes-NewDarlings-Holiday Survival Kit

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FOR HER

Mini Baby Powder:¬†Baby powder is such a great multi-purpose beauty product. ¬†It’s obviously nice for after showers and baths, but its perfect¬†to freshen up your hair and skin¬†too. ¬†Kind of like a dry shampoo and shine powder in one. Plus it smells great.

Red Lipstick: Mac’s “Russian Red” and Kat Von D’s “Outlaw”¬†are great festive shades that¬†last all day.

Tights: Black¬†tights¬†and a printed¬†dress is always a fool-proof¬†holiday look. ¬†Around this time of year, you can’t go wrong with sheer styles to¬†complete an outfit;¬†these¬†from Hanes are a long time favorite.

NuMe Curling Wand: The best curling wand, hands down.  The largest barrel is great for creating, soft, loose curls with big volume.

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FOR HIM

Cologne: Some favorites that are always on rotation are Commodity Goods’ Wool¬†scent and “L’Homme” by YSL.

Watch: Be on time for all the holiday parties with a classic time piece. The Metropolitan from Timex is pretty cool. It has¬†built in bluetooth, calories and steps trackers, and also syncs to your phone. ¬†We’ve been having fun playing around with it.

Comb:¬†Always keep your hair in place with a good quality comb. ¬†There are so many beautifully crafted ones that fit in your pocket, while you’re on the go. We have a few of these Kent combs that have lasted for years.

Festive PJs:¬†Comfy PJs to curl up by the fire with while watching a holiday movie and a hot cocoa in hand is the best. ¬†You really can’t go wrong with anything plaid this time of year.

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His: shirt and jacket c/o Bridge and Burn | jeans c/o Dstld Denim | Clarks boots | watch c/o Timex
Hers: Free People dress | leather jacket c/o Black Swan | tights c/o Hanes | Madewell boots | Kat Von D lip color¬†in “Outlaw”

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Thank you to Hanes for kindly sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are our own.

December 17, 2015 |

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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We both shared the same tradition as¬†kids…opening up our stockings last to see a little surprise on Christmas morning. One thing we always wait til the last minute for around the holidays are stocking stuffers. ¬†Sometimes we end up throwing in a few candy canes, a gift card or two, and some chocolates. ¬†While those all are fun treats, we wanted to come up with¬†some stocking stuffer ideas that were a bit¬†more¬†useful and thoughtful¬†this year. ¬†¬†Here are some of our favorite¬†gift ideas, all small enough to fit in a holiday stocking, while still making a big impact. ūüôā

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FOR HIM
-Skincare: This Beard Grooming Kit has all the essentials: little trimmers, beard oil, scissors, and balm.
-Books: We love Humans of New York and 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Socks to keep warm.
Candles: This one smells like christmas trees.
Sunglasses
-Extra film for your polaroid camera.

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FOR HER
Tall socks to stay cozy.
-A big mug for some hot cocoa.
-Pretty lingerie sets.  This Calvin Klein one is comfy and still looks cute too.
-Skincare: Love this clay mask to use after a warm bath.
-Speaking of baths, bath salts are always a good go-to!
-Delicate hair pins and necklaces.

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FOR BOTH TO SHARE
Ornaments: We just picked this one that holds a polaroid picture with the year on it.
Polaroid film smartphone printer: This thing is too fun. There have been so many times we’ve forgotten our polaroid camera, and wished we had the physical photo to display in our home and for memories. ¬†This printer connects to your phone over wifi and prints photos from your camera roll in polaroid form.
-Camera/phone accessories: like this fish eye lens and portable charger.
-Bring the outdoors in with this miniature bonsai tree kit.
-Holiday decor: Love this snow globe picture frame as a gift or to decorate in your home with a family photo.
-More candles…because you really can never have too many and P.F. Candle Co’s Teakwood and Tobacco¬†scent is so good. ūüôā
-Matching beanies.

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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+
Use code: MOREISMORE

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 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. ūüôā Below is a round up of some of our favorite sales that are happening this weekend, along with some favorite gift ideas!

URBAN OUTFITTERS
30% off sale + sweaters | 25% off bedding | record players from $80

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

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


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


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


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


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

H&M
Up to 60% off

Other noteworthy sales, listed in alphabetical order:

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 25% 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

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! ūüėČ ¬†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”

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Gift ideas under $50:

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