October 30, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - Our fave Halloween Costumes

Today, Throwback Thursday is in full effect! We are taking a look back at some of our favorite Halloween costumes from the past, take a look and gather some inspiration if you haven't picked out your costume yet!

"Pink Ladies" 

A fortune teller/gypsy is easy with a flowy skirt, scarves, and boho jewlery!

Ashley was "North West" last year! 

Tina Belcher, North West, Pineapple, Katniss Everdeen, and Rosie The Riveter!

Kira had so much fun as Tina last year! 

Kira as Super South Africa!!

Super South Africa and Ke$ha

Barbie Girl!

Lumberjack is so fun and easy!!

Ashley and Amy were a cat and crazy cat lady one year (yes that is Ashley's face on a cat's body)

Kira and her friends as the cast of Napoleon Dynamite

Ashley loved her flapper costume!

Silver and Gold!! 

Hope you enjoyed a trip down memory lane with us and maybe got inspired for future costumes! Whatever you dress up as remember to have fun!


October 28, 2014

Interweb Goodies: Halloween Edition

Only 2 more days until Halloween! Are your costumes together?? Here are some great finds from around the web!

Ashley is loving these 4 festive garlands that are easy to make!

Some last minute costume ideas from Lauren Conrad - also make sure to check out her mermaid costume!

Frozen characters are going to be huge this Halloween, these hockey players took it a step further

We love Project Runway, we love Heidi! She is truly is the queen of Halloween, take a look back at her flawless costumes

Some decor inspiration from Cupcakes and Cashmere will get any house party in the Halloween spirit!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more Halloween fun!

- A&K

October 27, 2014

Halloween Stereotype

Happy Halloween Week!

I am a lover of all things Halloween related; costumes, carmel apples, decorations, candy! But seriously one of my favorite things about Halloween is Hocus Pocus!! If you haven't watched it yet , you must! It's been on TV a ton this week so I'm sure you can catch it!

I found myself relaxing on my couch, watching the movie and enjoying some Halloween treats, so it is safe to say I was a Halloween stereotype. But seriously who can dislike a Bette Midler musical number? And SJP?! Perfection!

We have some great Halloween posts coming up this week; Halloween Interweb Goodies, our favorite past-Halloween costumes, and a very special Fashion Icon costume inspiration for Fashion Friday!


October 24, 2014

Fashion Fridays: My Favorite Men's Fashion Blogs

I like keeping up with men's fashion for many reasons. I mean just look at this first picture, it should really speak for itself. But besides beautiful men, I also like to see what the men are up to and seek inspiration from them. Now more than ever I see men and women's fashion becoming less separate and the gender lines becoming more blurred. I love it. I love a menswear inspired look with touches of femininity. Here are some of my fave male fashion bloggers, Enjoy!

I AM GALLA: Beautiful man, Beautiful photos, Beautiful outfits. For a daily dose of this dapper dude, his Instagram is beautiful too

Cup of Couple: I came across this amazing couple a little while ago. They are aesthetically perfect. They do great lay outs of clothes and objects that often include their adorable dog! They live in Madrid and sometimes they post pictures of places I was able to visit last year so its a nice little reminder of my trip.

DapperLou:  Another great, visually and stylistically stunning blog is Dapper Lou. He has a great style and a great Instagram account, which is where I first discovered him. You may recognize him from his recent work with Banana Republic!

Closet Freaks: This is one of my newest finds in the mens department. I would probably dress most like Anthony out of the men featured today. If I was given the chance to steal his closet I probably would. He is very clean cut and modern but never boring, he makes great color and pattern choices. 

Who are some of your fave male bloggers?


October 23, 2014

Oregon Eats - Elk Horn Brewery

Image via Elk Horn Brewery Facebook

While I was in Eugene last weekend I really wanted to visit some of their best local spots. I was hoping to get to a few new restaurants, try some local brews, and really get a feel for the city.

One place that did not disappoint was Elk Horn Brewery.

I had driven past it a couple of times on my way to campus, it is on a busy corner, has an eye-catching sign, and a great patio. I instantly knew I wanted to go.

Saturday night after the big Oregon vs. Washington football game we were starving and ready to chill for a bit. We thought that Elk Horn would be the perfect spot - and boy were we right!
House made cider! 

The ambiance there is great, energetic staff greet you and are super knowledgeable about the beers on tap. They have a wide range for any drinker, I ended up with their house made crisp apple cider. I was also able to taste a couple of their other drinks too and they all were great.

Excuse my brother on the left! Just had to get an interior shot! 

They have some standing tables and big TVs to watch while you wait to be seated. There is a lot to look at, animals on the walls, the cooks in the kitchen (the kitchen reminded me of one at summer camp, super open and industrial), and these fabulous antler chandeliers.
Fantastic menu! 

Seriously how good does this Chicken and Waffles look?

Once we got our table on the patio (that had a fire pit and Edison light bulbs  running in the trees (adorbs).  The menu looked so good we didn't know what to order,  everything looked great! My mom and I decided to ditch our diet and we ordered the jalapeƱo hushpuppies and pork skins, both choices were great! Pork skins were nice and crunchy and the hushpuppies  were extremely flavorful.

If you ever find yourself in Eugene, Oregon please go to Elk Horn! They have only been open for a couple of months and would love the support!


October 22, 2014

Interweb Goodies: A tribute to Oscar de la Renta

 Image via Vogue.com

Fashion lost one of it's most loved designers this past Monday. Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82. He had been battling cancer for the past couple of years. Today we honor this amazing man with some links that honor him and his fashion designs.

A touching story by good friend Anna Wintour

A look back at Carrie Bradshaw's gift from the Russian 

Tribute from even the youngest fashion designer

Bloggers have found inspiration in his designs for years, one blogger's words on his passing

A look back of some of his most glamorous red carpet designs.


October 21, 2014

A quick trip to Oregon

This past weekend I made my way up to Eugene, Oregon to visit my brother at college. He just started his Freshmen year at The University of Oregon, so my Mom, Grandma, and I decided to go up for Family Weekend.

We started the weekend with a quick trip to Starbucks for Pumpkin Spice Lattes of course, and then hit the road.

I have never been to Oregon before and the drive was gorgeous. So many trees, tons of farmland, and cute quaint towns.

We arrived in Eugene Friday night and headed downtown to grab a bite to eat. We ended up at The Davis, which is a chic restaurant with an extensive menu and great drinks. Seriously, everything on the menu looked amazing.

We walked down the street to Voodoo Doughnuts. This was one of my "must dos" while I was up there. It started in Portland and then expanded to a second location in Eugene. Its been made famous by appearing on various shows such as; No Reservations, Bizarre Foods, and Portlandia. I got the classic maple bacon bar which was just as good as it sounds

The gorgeous campus

My brother gave us a quick tour of campus on Saturday which was beautiful. It finally felt like fall. Colors changing on the trees, old brick buildings, and lots or families out walking their dogs!

The Willamette River that runs through Eugene

The rest of the weekend was spent at the University of Oregon football game, shopping (hello no sales tax!) and relaxing with the family!

I headed back to The Bay on Sunday night via Amtrack.  Traveling by train was so old-school and leading up to it I totally romanticized it. It wasn't terrible but it definitely wasn't glamorous. Reminds me of the Sex and the City episode where Carrie and Samantha take the "deluxe sleeper" train across the country! It was an experience, that's for sure!