June 21, 2017 |

Our Beach Favorites 2017


It feels funny to do a “beach favorites” post when there isn’t a beach within 200 miles of us, but hey, we have pools. Ha! This weekend we have some family coming to town and because it’s a bit too hot to sightsee, we’ll probably be hanging around the pool as much as we can.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite beach essentials from around the web.  Hope you guys are enjoying these (official) first days of summer.  Where are some of your favorite beaches around the country?  We’d love to add one to our list of “places to visit” this summer.


May 10, 2017 |

Our Favorite: Travel Sneakers

New Darlings Our Favorite Travel Shoes

Aritzia coat | Madewell scarf | Topshop jeans | Gucci bag | Everlane sneakers

We have never been big sneaker people, but once we began planning for this Scandinavian cruise with Princess, and looking at the itinerary (seven cities in eleven days), we knew we’d need some comfy walking shoes. Some of the excursions begin at 7am and continue well into the evening, so heels and structured boots didn’t seem like the smartest choice. We packed a little smarter for this trip, and know that a few of our favorites below will definitely be making it into our suitcase again for our next adventure!

Click “Read more” to see some of our favorite travel sneakers that will keep your feet happy, and not compromise on style. READ MORE

July 29, 2016 |

An Ode to Summer Denim

New Darlings - Summer DenimCurator tee (similar) | Urban Outfitters jeans

I think I might have found my go-to pair of jeans for the summer. Yes, its already almost August so maybe I’m a bit late, and its pretty hot to even be thinking of denim, but I love a good pair of jeans no matter the season.  One of the biggest things I realized when moving from the east to west (it seems I’m noticing more and more differences lately, especially in fashion) is the dark to light tones in dressing.  East coast is all about dark moody tones, and lots of black (which I do love), but there’s something so calming and youthful about the lighter tones that seem to fill everyone’s wardrobes in Arizona and California.  I can’t help but think of the calming vibes of the desert, and fashion in the 70s with relaxed makeup looks and undone hair.  There’s something that really draws me in about the whole aesthetic, yet goes against everything I knew about getting dressed and “putting yourself together” for the day. I’m trying to find a nice balance lately. I’ve been loving lighter denim these days, along with a looser fit, which has been really nice for the warmer weather. I put together a few favorites from around the web (with all budgets in mind), that can go great with a basic tank or tee. Check them out below:

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July 22, 2016 |

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale around the web and it’s easy to see why. Today the sale opened to the public and a few items we had our eyes on have already sold out. Every year when the sale rolls around we like to pick up a few essentials we’re running out of…mostly beauty and grooming items like beauty blenders, perfumecologne, etc…  It’s also a great time to save on some bigger ticket items like boots and denim. Here’s some of our favorite #Nsale picks for him & her:









May 16, 2016 |

Favorite Home Interior Books

New Darlings Home Decor

We’re constantly on the hunt for new home decor books. They’re some of our favorite books to flip through when needing some inspiration and to read with a cup of tea in hand, sleepy-eyed in the morning. Our love for interior design is something that just continues to grow over time. We’re always finding ourselves walking into restaurants or shops, admiring the architecture and/or design process, how clothing or items are merchandised, how windows and furniture is placed, and thinking of ways to recreate and reinvent those looks in our own home. It’s something we just instantly gravitate towards. Add in some interior “before and afters” to the mix and that’s a whole other level of excitement! Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite home decor books that we find ourselves reaching for quite often…

[Click through to see some of our favorites]

Follow along with us on Pinterest for more home inspiration.

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April 5, 2016 |

April Must Haves

New Darlings - April Must Haves

Every month there are a few items we find ourselves reaching for over and over again.  Here are some light weight fabrics, easy shoes, and some beauty + home products we’ve been loving lately…


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December 17, 2015 |

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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. 🙂


-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.
-Extra film for your polaroid camera.


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.


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. 🙂
-Matching beanies.

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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 8, 2015 |

November Must Haves: Mad for Plaid

New Darlings - Plaid Favorites
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:

October 12, 2015 |

October Must Haves: Autumn Favorites

FALL FAVORITES 2015Today is our first day home in a few weeks. We’ve been road tripping and flying out to different cities exploring and taking in all the local beauty.  Being in cities like Nashville, TN and Grand Rapids, MI got us so excited for fall and cooler temperatures.  Although it is still in the 90s, even pushing 100 degrees here in Arizona, we’re still trying to embrace autumn.  Here are some things we’re loving for the season:

Tall, short, ankle, lace-up…there are so many to choose from! These lace-up styles, for him and her, from CAT Footwear were perfect for exploring Grand Rapids this past weekend.  You also can’t go wrong with a classic ankle boot.

It’s no secret we love plaid around here. Everything from plaid scarves, to flannels, to pjs…we’re all about it. Some favorites this season are from Madewell (Use code: HIGHFALL for 30% off) and J.Crew (Use code: WEEKEND for 30-40% off).  They have some awesome flannels for men and women.  They are a little pricier than others that you can find, but the quality can’t be beat.  We always love pulling these out of the back of our closet around this time of the year.

We’ve been traveling quite a bit lately, so a good carry-all bag is a must.  We picked up this Herschel bag recently from Urban Outfitters, which can hold quite a bit.  We were able to fit in three pairs of boots, two jackets and several outfits for our trip over the weekend. (Can’t wait to share some photos from the trip soon!)

When fall rolls around, it’s always fun to experiment with some darker lip shades.  Some current favorites this month are: Nars lip pencil in “Cruella” and Mac lipstick in “Diva”.

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