March 26, 2015

We're Obsessed: 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack

The past Valentines Day we went and saw 50 Shades of Grey with one of our friends. We were super excited - Ashley has read the books and Kira had been avoiding all of the trailers to go in completely unknowing of what was going to happen.

We had some wine beforehand - and got some at the theater (seriously if you are in the Bay Area go to the El Cerrito movie theater, it's great). We wore different shades of grey and got settled in for the film. 

We both really liked it and one thing that made it even better was the great soundtrack! We love it. The Weeknd croons, Ellie Golding kills it, and Beyonce is of course flawless!

Take a listen below and become just as obsessed as we are! 




A&K

March 25, 2015

Interweb Goodies

Spring is here! Let's Spring clean!



Lucky brings us two great articles to help you get that closet conquered, Check them out here & here!

Elle also dishes out some great tips on how to get your closet ready for new Spring styles

Now that your closet is tackled, here is how you can get the rest of your house in order.

This article will give you a checklist and a plan for every area of your home

Not so amped to clean, check out some of these great apps to get you motivated!

Go forth and clean!


-A&K

March 20, 2015

Fashion Fridays: Ashley's Spring Fashion Buys

Ashley's Spring Fashion



Happy First Day of Spring!! Something about Spring makes me want to go through my closet and really decide want I want my look to be for these upcoming warm months. I recently took a look at my closet and decided what I want to completely update my wardrobe! 

- Floral printed pants - perfect for work or the weekends, paired with a basic white button up or t-shirt
- Statement earrings - I think they would be great to pair with a more basic outfit to glam up my look
- Black maxi dress - I have a black maxi dress that I love, but I think it's time to update it
- Floral romper - I'm loving the idea of a light weight floral print romper for parties and brunches
- Simple grey dress - Perfect for running errands on the weekends with a pair of sandals
- Nude envelope clutch - Great for have for going out with friends
- Simple rings - I don't want my jewelry to be too fussy in Spring and Summer, simplicity is key
- Light sunglasses - These would add a touch of glam whenever I put them on
- Striped Espadrilles with laces - Super specific but I think they would be great for day trips!

What's on your Spring Fashion list? 

-A

March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Ashley's Ireland Adventure

The summer before my Senior year of college I studied abroad in Rome. It was a glorious summer and I cherished every minute of it. You can read all about it here! While Italy truly captured my heart, I also spent some time in Ireland and Scotland before stating my program. Every year around this time, because of St. Patrick's Day I become incredibly nostalgic about Ireland and the time I spent there getting back to my family roots!


 

Exploring Malahide just outside of Dublin

Castles were the norm in Ireland, so gorgeous!


Malahide also had beautiful beaches, who would have thought?

Spending time on Howth, a small fishing village

A trip to Ireland is never complete without a lot of Guinness and Jameson, I was able to take a tour of the Jameson distillery and became an official Jameson taste tester!

 
Spent a lot of time wandering around Dublin, where I stayed, and found beautiful old churches!

 
Exploring the countryside with my person! 

 
The Cliffs of Moher were a dream - and so windy!

 
 Beauty scenes were around every corner! 

If you are ever given the opportunity to go to Ireland - do it!! It is a beautiful country filled with friendly people! Dublin was a fun city with great nightlife - Temple Bar is just as cool as it sounds! Take advantage of day trips while you are there, it was a great way for us to see all that it has to offer! 

My Top Things To Do: 

1. Have a Guinness everywhere and anywhere! 
2. Take a day trip through the countryside
3. Spend a day wandering around Dublin - you never know what you might find. Old churches, street performers, delicious food! 
4. Talk to people - everyone is so nice in Ireland, you will meet many new friends!
5. Go to The Confession Box on Marlborough Street. We went on our last night in Dublin and let me tell you - it was an experience. It was filled with there little old men who go to drink there every night. They were so friendly and loved to talk. It was one of the funniest nights of my life! 
-A

March 18, 2015

Interweb Goodies

Another Wednesday, another round up of fab links!


Check out this epic reading list! Ashley and I definitely have plans to tackle this list together!

Nobody likes stress yet everyone experiences it. Check out these great tips on how to destress hour by hour!

Everyone also likes to be HAPPY too! Here are 5 easy habits to get you feeling happy!

Kira has recently become obsessed with broad city and you should too! Watch full episodes and clips here!!!

I had no idea what this link was at first when Ashley suggested it, but it quickly became apparent! She recently fell in love with Andrew J. West at Walker Stalker Con when we met him - he was so nice!! You can check out our post about that here.

This link however will take you to his gorgeous wedding. These photos really are stunning as is the bride and groom!

Enjoy your Wednesdays

-A&K

March 12, 2015

Fashion Friday meets Amazing Apps: Poshmark




Today your in luck because this post is basically a 2 for 1 deal! 1 amazing app which doubles as a great fashion find.

I have been on Poshmark for the last couple of months and I love it. I am a huge fan of thrift stores and other second hand & consignment shops. What I don't love is when I try to resell my clothes and get very little back. This is what brought me to Poshmark and my experience there so far is keeping me!


The app allows you to be in control of your listing and the price! Its as easy as taking pictures of your items, describing them and setting a price. The app is very much community based. Its fairly easy to grow your followers and you are able to share other shoppers items in order to show your love and be a good posh friend.


I highly recommend checking out the app for both buying and selling! There is everything from fast fashion items on the super cheap to great designer finds. Here are some tips I've picked up using the app!

Buying:

  • Not ready to pull the trigger? Like the item and it will be saved in your profile. This way you can easily check back on the item and you'll be notified when the price drops!
  • Bargain! Price to high? Make an offer, but don't lowball
Selling
  • Better pictures = better sales
  • Think about your pricing! Would you rebuy your item at that price? Is the condition of your item worthy of that price? Be fair. 
  • Interact with those interested in your items!
  • Bundle items for buyers and you both save!
  • Share items to Posh parties in order to get to buyers looking for that particular brand/style
Have fun and enjoy! You can check out my closet here!

-K



White Elephant Sale

White Elephant Sale you say, what is that? 


To put it shortly it is the biggest rummage sale/ thrift store you've ever seen! It is pretty incredible. Every year during the first weekend in March the Oakland Museum's Women's Board hosts the sale as a fundraiser for the museum. thousands of people show up at this huge warehouse in Oakland and thrift until they can no more. 





Ashley and I went on Sunday. It is busy and hectic and I can't imagine what Saturday looked like. The amount of stuff is incredible! Saturday may have the better items but the great thing about Sunday is nearly everything is half off!


You may be wondering what all this stuff is, well they have a little bit of everything. Clothing, accessories, kitchen items, crafting supplies, art, furniture, books and all organized into different shopping sections. The sale is overwhelming but they do a fantastic job organizing the event. Which is not so surprising when you realize the board has been putting on the sale for over 50 years! Go Women's Board!


The sale was very cool to check out and I had been wanting to go for years. If your in the Bay next March I suggest you check it out! 

-K