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. 🙂
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.
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 Jesterfor him and Melodi Langdonfor her, were so comfy for running errands afterwards and making a dent in some of our holiday shopping.
What’s your casual or go-to uniform for running around town? Share them with us below!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
Photos by Willow Greene. This post was made in partnership with Teva. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog.
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!
We found ourselves traveling again quite a bit the last few weeks, and although we enjoy new places and a change in scenery is always a nice refresher, we’re looking forward to staying home with the holidays quickly approaching. We’re still hoping to get into a home of our own for the holiday season, but that’s all still pretty uncertain and we’re trying to take it day by day. Half of our apartment remains in boxes (you can read more about that here, incase you missed it). We probably should have unpacked everything and put things back in order, but I guess you can call it wishful thinking on our part. Regardless of the state this apartment is in, we still want it to feel cozy and embrace the change in seasons.
Although we have moving on our minds, we’re quickly learning we can’t neglect our current space, which we were kind of doing maybe just a little bit. It really affects how we feel when we’re home and to put it simply: we like to be home, whether it’s with friends, with each other, just watching a movie, or curling up with a book in our pjs. We thought we should give our space some TLC, so we gave our bedroom a refresh for fall, with soft mixed patterns, warm textures, and a few twinkling lights from Urban Outfitters. It’s just a few very small additions, but they really make the room feel so inviting. When we were living in NY we had our room lined with a bunch of little white Christmas lights. It was always so calming to turn those on at night or during a cold and rainy winter day. They definitely offered a sense of comfort.
Urban Outfitters candles and mug | Camelback Flowershop cactus and planter
These candles made our room smell like fresh baked cookies and it was glorious! Add some tunes by Iron & Wine, take a few moments to de-stress from whatever may have consumed your thoughts this week, cuddle with your pup and loved one, and you have a recipe for the ultimate Sunday.
A question we get asked a lot is “How has your style changed since moving from New York to Phoenix?” It’s a question we always thought we’d come back with, “It hasn’t!”, but that’s just not true. Phoenix has definitely changed us more than we ever thought it would. Gone are the days where we would wear pants and boots pretty much all year round. Summer in Phoenix is probably as hot as you’d imagine and we’ve definitely added sandals to our every day looks. Teva is a brand who has had a huge influence on our style and as autumn finally starts to have it’s influence on Phoenix, we thought it would be fun do a socks and sandals look. It’s such a fun trend and we’ve collected so many socks over the years that never get seen, tucked away in boots. It was definitely time to show them off. Our Teva Original Universal sandals paired with socks are the perfect companion for a cozy morning at home and our afternoon errands around town. Check out the looks below!
Every year around this time we find ourselves missing the east coast a bit. Fall has always been our favorite time of year…the nights are longer, the air smells fresh and crisp, plus we get to bust out all of our favorite fall threads…in moderation that is. The season here is much milder, so we get to milk layers and bare legs a little longer than the rest of the country during these months. To get ready for the season ahead, we partnered with Clark’s to style some fall boots for him and her a few different ways. We always love the versatility of their styles, wearing them all over town. Our first stop? The pumpkin patch.
We spent one evening recently at Schnept Farms. It’s about an hour or so away from our apartment in Phoenix, but so worth it with a huge pumpkin patch, corn maze, and rides. Let’s not forget the corn succotash and pumpkin pie that we couldn’t leave without. We’re thinking we need to recreate those recipes at home. 😉 We ended off the night strolling through the farm while a live band played in the background. People sang along and little shadows of kids running through the fields under the twinkly lights peeked through every corner. These sort of festivities always stir up a special childhood nostalgia for us. We find ourselves reminiscing about past Halloween costumes, our “best pumpkin carving”, and the leaves crunching under our feet in NY. It’s one of our favorite fall traditions and even though the weather this season hasn’t slightly resembled our falls back east, we enjoy the cool evenings and all the fall fashion that comes along with it.
Classic denim, light layers, and boots: this look is one we always gravitate toward this time of year. It’s simple and easy for those busy days, no matter where you may end up. Something we love about Clark’s boots is that they have a ruggedness to them while still looking polished. The Othea Ruby style is perfect for mixing and matching with dresses or jeans (with a very comfortable heal), and the Sawtel Hi remind us of a winter boat shoe turned boot.
A few weeks back we had the pleasure of partnering with Jaguar on a fun shoot up North, in celebration of their new XE model. We made our way up the winding Arizona state route 89A, through Sedona up to Flagstaff for a day trip where we were surrounded by lush greenery and towering red rocks. We had such a fun time putting our own spin on their cheeky and not too serious approach to style.
About a month ago we had the pleasure of meeting up with photographer Ben Sasso while he was in Arizona. We had been exchanging emails for several months and were excited to finally create something together. We met in Tucson at Mount Lemmon right before sunset, found ourselves climbing over rocks, testing our fear of heights, and laughing the whole way through the windy evening. We normally wouldn’t share so many photos from one photo set, but we had such an amazing time getting to know Ben and the moments that he was able to capture were really special. Not to mention, the tones in his photos are pretty magical. We can’t wait to get one of these printed and hanging in our home one day, hopefully very soon. 🙂
We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: we’re all about versatile wardrobe pieces, especially when transitioning into a new season. We recently teamed up with JCPenney to share looks that can bring you from day to night with their new fall collection. Back in my elementary school days I wore a uniform to school and would always get so excited when the big JCPenney catalog came in. My sisters and I would circle our favorite items, fold the corner of the page down, and share them with our mom. Getting dressed on the weekends or having “dress down day” in school was always something we looked forward to. I couldn’t help but reminisce a bit when putting these looks together. I instantly gravitated towards the Liz Claiborne pieces; they feel so timeless and classic. I often do closet clean outs and always find myself holding on to the essential basics, with clean and minimal designs vs busy patterns. When you begin an outfit with a good base, the possibilities are endless.
A black turtleneck tucked into loose denim has been my favorite everyday look lately. Both pieces have become staples in my wardrobe, along with a great pair of flats that won’t leave your feet aching after running all over town. Throw your hair up in a top-knot, add a bold lip color, and your ready to go!
Okay, so clearly Phoenix is not ready for all these layers yet, but I loved using some of the same pieces from the day time look I sported recently (turtleneck and bag), to create a dressier outfit for a fall/winter date night. One of my favorite ways to change up an outfit is with the addition of a third piece. The third piece is the easiest way to pull a look together and make it feel more complete. This can be anything from a statement necklace, vest, skinny scarf, etc. or in this case the cape. The darker hues and ankle booties reminded me so much of fall style on the east coast: mostly black and pretty sleek.
Here’s a round up of all the pieces for both looks:
We are Robert and Christina: husband and wife, photo takers, adventurers and best friends. We like to laugh too hard, dance all night, and explore together. Here is a little glimpse into our lives in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.