Kitchen Trickin’

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Let’s just get one thing straight, the cooking channel would loathe us entirely. Emily burns her grilled cheese until they look like asphalt, and I can’t even make “EASY” mac-n-cheese. So much smoke… so many fire alarms. (If hot men are reading this, we promise we’ll still wear aprons and make cocktails.)

It’s pretty obvious that if a section of a Manhattan apartment isn’t maximized for its original purpose, then it will morph into something else… most notably, a closet. We’ve had our fair share of closet take overs in the past (handbags on the living room wall, shoes on bookshelves), and now our closets are invaded the kitchen.

Thankfully we have the Seamless app, so we can decorate our kitchen how Carrie Bradshaw would: necklaces swinging from refrigerator magnets, shoes lining any surface we can find, and lastly, nail polish in the fridge. Seems nuts, but at least we’re not storing anything in the dishwasher – that gets used. Does anyone else have crazy fashion storage concepts? I wonder how Martha Stewart stored her belongings in prison…

In homage to our takeout obsession, we’ve thought about some of our favorite kitchen hacks – meaning, creative ways to use our kitchen for anything but cooking — and want to see some of yours! Head to the Seamless #TapTapTakeout Contest to learn how to enter for the chance to win $500 in Seamless dollars!

Seamless. Food as easy as tap tap takeout.

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Seamless via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Seamless.”

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Emotional Rescue

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Today’s Drink:

“Emotional Rescue”
(Tito’s vodka, aperol, St. Germaine, lemon juice, & angostura bitters.)

Dream Baby – 162 Ave B

Bartender – Alvy

I absolutely love this cocktail! It was sweet, and refreshing. Essentially the perfect drink to give you that delicious start to a night out after a long day at work. Dream Baby has a great atmosphere for the post 9-5. Especially if there is a co-worker you’ve been eyeing… lots of comfy booths and dark corners for canoodling ;)

#Thirstday

STL

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IMG_0554Emily – Top, Alice + Olivia. Skirt, Reformation. Booties, Aldo. Bag, Etienne Aigner. Sunnies, Dharma Co.

Abigail – Leather vest, Topshop. Jeans, J Brand. Scarf, H&M. Heels, Aldo. Bag, Milly.

This building had an old timey castle in the woods vibe going on, so I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to snap some OOTDs. It is probably one of the last times I can wear this Alice + Olivia stripped crop without a jacket, or as last winter would have had it at this time of the year, a snowsuit! I kept everything else simple with this busy striped top. Black and white is my fashionable version of mac & cheese. It’s comfortable and I can’t get enough.

Abigail was smart and decided to layer. (Truth be told it was way too cold for me to just wear a tee.) Regardless, she also kept it simple with black layers, but added a ferocious fringe scarf to the ensemble. I want to take this time to thank H&M for adding these little metal discs to this scarf because it kept the one year old completely entertained on our flight to St. Louis.

Xx, Emily

 

St. Louis

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Last week we had the honor of being special guests at St. Louis Fashion Week. The wonderful people of ALIVE Mag showed us just how fashionable STL is, and made us feel right at home during our first visit to Missouri. We’d also like to thank Explore St. Louis for an extremely fun party bus tour of the city. From gardens, to landmarks, to shops and undeniable food and drinks, we’re now absolutely sure we’ll go back to STL soon. So glad we got to see some Fall foliage, some cute zoo animals, and some incredible Halloween decorations.

#SchoolStyleSweeps

 

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What an incredible week we had at St. Louis Fashion Week! There were so many lust-worthy looks that came down the runway. We loved perusing the designer market for fresh faced designers, and found some incredible pieces i.e. that crown though. Here are a few of our stand out pieces and looks from the week. We want to thank Alive Mag for sending us to St. Louis and taking such great care of us!

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Union Statoin STL

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Emily – Shirt, Zara. Pants, J Brand. Handbag, Etienne Aigner. Heels, Dolce Vita.
Abigail – Jacket, vintage. Romper, Topshop. Handbag, Foley & Corinna. Heels, Preen x Aldo.

Okay, so we forgot to take outfit pics when the sun was still up because we were so consumed by our first few hours in St. Louis. This clearly resulted in 11pm hotel shots such as Emily being a bombshell in the hallways, and me… well, me being a hot mess in the hotel room. We’re onto day two at St. Louis Fashion Week, so definitely check back for our round-up post. Things we love about STL: a plethora of outdoor fountains, spaciousness, a free zoo, Panera originated here, and there’s so much more to learn.

xx, Abigail

Calmer Than Chamomile

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Today’s Drink:

“Calmer Than Chamomile”
(Peru’s best pisco expertly shaken with chamomile grappa enhanced by fresh lemon juice, honey, and bitters.)

Bartender: British guy

(Cloudbar –  218 West 50th Street)

If it’s got chamomile in it, it must be good for you… right? That’s what I’m going with at least. We don’t normally head up to the Times Square area, but we’re glad we ended up at Cloudbar, found within the CitizenM Hotel. It has a spectacular view right above all the craziness on the streets. The honey in the drink made it super smooth. We can definitely say it went down easy!

#THIRSTDAY

Sun Soaking

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Emily – Top, Brandy Melville. Jeans, One Teaspoon. Jacket, LF stores. Bag, Foley & Corinna. Heels, Dolce Vita. Sunnies, Dharma Co.
Abigail – Vest & tank, Urban Outfitters. Jeans, Raven Denim. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff. Sandals, Jeffrey Campbell. Watch, Mondaine. Sunnies, Tom Ford.

Today we were in search of sunny spots to soak up some last quality Vitamin D. We happened upon this barn-like wall, and kind of wished we were in a field or on a hay-ride. Still aiming to go apple-picking before it’s too late! Also strolled by one of the gardens in our neighborhood and posed in front of the vivacious vines. Emily was sporting a “boyfriend” style in her simple tee and baggy jeans. I’m holding on to the all white trend, but luckily it’s not going anywhere any time soon!

xx, Abigail

Warm Wishes

WanderLust Girls Fur picks

 

Unfortunately, Winter is fast approaching. I know, I know we’re just beginning Fall! However, due to last years horrid Winter, everyone should start preparing. Abigail and I are known for NEVER dressing for the weather i.e. wearing tiny thin leather jackets in a polar vortex. Not this year, we’re stocking up on anything warm and practical. Lusting over these ML fur coats. The company is based in Denver since 1951… so they are trusted cold experts!

I’ve been searching for the past couple of years for the best fur coat with a hood and I think I’ve finally found it. I’m also loving the top left how it falls at the waist! Do I even dare get started on those colors? Oxblood, and midnight blue are everything! Which is your favorite winter style?

Xx,

Emily