Tanger Outlets with StyleWatch

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For those who follow our Snapchat and Instagram, you already know the damage we did at the Tanger Outlets in Long Island. We were set out with a task by StyleWatch magazine to spend $250 in two hours. We’d never been to the outlets before, so this shopping scavenger hunt was a blast. First, we popped into BCBG. We fell in love with pieces right of the bat, but didn’t want to bite the bullet all too soon. We headed for Starbucks to really get our minds in gear. We then perused Banana Republic, Coach, Kate Spade, and Sunglass Hut.

Next up was Saks Off Fifth, which was h-u-g-e. With the coffee pumping through our veins, we swiftly navigated the handbags and shoes. I fell in love with a crisp white leather tote bag. I snagged it, and we hustled back to BCBG. We hit the jackpot. Emily got a stylish top, romper, and mules, and I picked up this gorgeous maxi and some skyscraper heels. Shout out to our best friend and menswear blogger, Christian Blanchet, for looking sharp in his J. Crew sear sucker suit. If you’re looking for the perfect day adventure, head to the Tanger Outlets. Enjoy the outdoors, indulge in the amazing deals, and relax with dinner and a movie at the cinema!

xx, Abigail

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Romper, Lily White. Sunnies, Chloe. Heels, Miss Sixty.

It is finally warm enough to go to Coney Island, one of Abigail and I’s favorite places! It’s like a nightmare, mixed with an amusement park, mixed with a beach… so basically Heaven. After a long subway ride there we guzzled down the jug of mimosas we packed, sat on the beach and watched the waves (so romantic….)

Rompers are always a great idea especially in olive green for the Spring! Also, these sunglasses were a gift from my dearest friend Lindsay for my birthday. She works for this awesome company Marchon Eyewear, which you should all check out if you’re as obsessed with sunnies as I am! Their selection is *100 emoji*

Stay updated on our snapchat because my mom (or as we say in Boston, my “ma”) is coming to visit. You’ll thank me later.

Xx, Emily

Design Your Own Bra with Impish Lee

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GUYS (I’m referring to women, but this feels more attention-grabbing), it’s finally Spring weather. For us, this means our New Years Resolutions are finally just starting. I’m sorry, but I’m not going to be my sexiest most confident self when it’s -15 degrees. Forget about Valentine’s Day, now’s the time to bust out (no pun intended) your best bras and undies.

If you’ve been having trouble finding the perfect set, we have the ANSWER! Ladies, meet Impish Lee, the lingerie brand that let’s you design your own intimates. Emily and I are constantly on the hunt for anything jewel tone and velvet, and voila, here was our opportunity to bring them together.

We’d also like to mention that this company was founded by sisters, which technically we are not, but if you know our shattered vodka bottle story… we are illegitimate blood sisters. Shout out to the beautiful duo Noelle Lee Ventresca and Kali Taylor Ventresca for creating the interactive intimates experience we’ve all been dreaming of.

xx, Abigail

Our first visit to Philadelphia!

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For Emily’s birthday I decided to take her out of NYC for a couple days, and into a city we’ve strangely never stepped foot in, Philadelphia! We’ve been dying to go for a couple years now, and we picked a perfect sunny weekend to do so. We were warmly welcomed at The Loews Hotel, always a favorite of ours. Their beds… I can’t even explain. We took in the stunning views from our window (said to be some of the best in the city), and headed out for an afternoon of wandering. The big birthday surprise was a visit to the Edgar Allan Poe house. Emily is a huge Poe fan, as indicates her favorite tattoo. We had some amazing meals, explorations, and most of all enjoyed visiting our designer friends, Nino Brand and Commonwealth Proper. Philly, we will be back again this Summer to continue our love for you! Thank you to Visit Philly for hooking us up with great swag, and a VIP experience.

xx, Abigail

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Abigail – Thriftwares. Emily – White dress, Free People. Bordeaux dress, Reformation.

If you were wondering… yes, we did tell everyone we were taking band photos. (Abigail-vocals, Emily-keyboards, Christian on….. tambourine.) Spent the weekend wandering through the woods feeling wonderfully whimsical with our Chuck Taylor wearing bestie, Christian!

After watching First Aid Kits beautiful bohemian music videos, on repeat, we felt inspired to get a little more flowy with our dresses and hair, and get a little lost in the woods.

Most importantly, what do you all think the name of our band should be?

Xx, Emily

Our Picks: Natural Beauty Products

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Black is White Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste by Curaprox

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse by dpHue

Roes Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist by Herbivore

African Black Soap Bar by Shea Moisture

Coco Coffee Exfoliating Body Scrub by Pure + Pretty

Brightening Face Mask by Pure + Pretty

Coco Rose Lip Conditioner by Herbivore

If you haven’t been keeping up to date we made a trip to LA in mid February! While there we stayed with our dearest bestie from back home Emma. She’s a guru when it comes to natural beauty products, so we thought we would test out everything she has been using lately. Most of these products have less than 10 ingredients! The best part is, you will actually know what those ingredients are.

If you are ever in a store and can’t tell how “good” a product actually is there is a great app called ThinkDirty. You can scan the item and it will give it a natural ranking and list all of the great stuff in there!

Definitely check out these out for yourself and let us know what you think! We are hooked!

Xx, Emily

P.S. Highly, highly recommend the charcoal toothpaste. We both can already see it whitening our teeth. Hope you can too :)

Heels on The High Line

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Top, French Connection. Overalls, Zara. Heels, Aldo. Sunnies, Banana Republic.

This morning we had to speak to a wonderful group of college students near The High Line. So, we decided we would bask in the sun for a little (maybe should have stayed in it a bit longer… looking somewhat ghostly these days) and take some snaps of our looks. A bit disappointed that the flowers haven’t bloomed yet, but I saw some buds! So there is hope :)

I feel like a mash up of Olivia Palermo and Taylor Momsen in this outfit… which I love. It’s girly, but a bit edgy. For some reason I love the feeling of wearing heels on The High Line. It makes me feel like I’m in the olden days…. please don’t ask me why because I don’t know at all. Anywho, I got this top yesterday from French Connection and I think it’ll be my go to this Summer. I’m loving the off-the-shoulder look for this upcoming season! I threw on a choker because, it’s my Birthday on Friday and I feel like I’m getting old. This choker brings me back to my youth #nostalgia.

Next up, a visit to The Lowline. Has anyone been yet? It looks incredible! Stay tuned…

Xx, Emily

P.S. Follow me on snapchat for behind the scenes from today’s shoot and events tonight! (username: WanderLust-Girl)

Been Skirting Around the Midi Skirt For Too Long

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Sweater, Brandy Melville. Skirt, Molly Bracken. Heels, Jessica Simpson. Sunnies, Dharma Co. Clutch, Street Level.

Okay, here’s my somewhat brave leap into the midi skirt lifestyle. I’ve been turned off by their a-little-too-feminine and mature appearance, which might indicate that I’m not at all feminine and immature. Let’s just rephrase… I don’t like to come across too conservative (‘cus we all know my personality doesn’t reflect that.) My general style is jeans and a tee shirt, not because I’m lazy, but because that’s what I feel most myself in. However, I’ve been growing very weary of this combo, and oh so tempted by the lure of the midi skirt.

I wanted to find a way to make the midi skirt less so office attire, more so street style. I love the floral appliqués that almost look like polka dots, and especially how the sheer overlay extends longer at the bottom. This way I feel like I am not cutting off my legs. I bared a little bit of skin in this cropped sweater to amp up the youthful edge of the look. After that was the addition of a sassy stiletto, and some burgundy pops of color with a clutch and matte lipstick. I’m thinking I will test out some more midi skirts, so stay tuned for my styling solutions to avoid looking like a 50’s housewife. No offense Betty Draper.

xx, Abigail

Brunching Season

Brunching season is upon us. The weather is getting warmer, which means restaurant windows are open, patios are busy, and maybe the best type of brunch style is acceptable again, a picnic! The first 70degree day that we had, Abigail and I packed a big bag and put on our brunch looks and headed to theLong Island City waterfront. It’s one of our favorite spots to sit, relax, and take in our beautiful city. (If you haven’t been there the skyline is impeccable.)

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We packed all the brunch essentials including pancakes, fruit, doughnuts, champagne, and a Viniq Glow Bellini cocktail! Viniq Glow is the newest flavor offering in the Viniq portfolio, now available nation wide this Spring! Enjoyed best by mixing with bubbly, we love how the peachy Glow flavor complimented the strawberries on our pancakes. The perfect shimmery cocktail pairing. Create your own Glow Bellini at home with your girlfriends, all you need is your favorite Champagne and Viniq Glow.

Make sure to check out BringtheShimmer.com for more cocktail recipes, inspiration and images of women who shimmer. Share how you and your girlfriends are shimmering this spring with#bring the shimmer to see your photo on Viniq.com alongside ours!Show us how you plan to brunch this season!

Xx, Emily

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