• Pink Three Ways

    This is Elise.

    Let's talk about pink for a minute. SORRY TO BE SO CLICHE GEEEZZZZ. But, we're really going to get into it here. I've heard a lot of names for shades of pink thrown around in 2016 (hence forth to be known as the Pink Year) so let's define our terms. Today we're sticking with mostly (according to this chart I found on a reliable interwebz site called Google) with salmon, coral, peach, and rosewood - with maybe crepe? Second dress down is a little hard to pin point. SO YOU TELL ME! 

    Add lots of rich orangey-browns and nudes and we're off to the races. 

    All photos by Kate; make sure to check out her blog for HER take on pink 3 ways!


    Salmon Banana Republic slip dress, vintage jacket, Madewell earrings, peach Lou & Grey tee (similar here). 

    Flamingo Madewell sunglasses, crepe thrifted dress, um... rouge COS socks, thrifted boots. 

    Flamingo Madewell sunglasses, lemonade thrifted turtleneck tank (worn underneath), rosewood Forever21 sweater (similar here), thrifted jeans, rose H&M flats, handmade earrings (DIY coming soon...). 

  • Pickwick Vintage Show

    This is Katie and Elise. 

    Oh, guys. We found the mecca of all things vintage; it's called the Pickwick Vintage Show. It’s one thing to find a cute lil’ vintage store with some 60’s shifts, 80’s heals, and a handful of turquoise, but it’s a whole other animal finding an entire convention center chalk full of beaded gowns from the 20’s, abstract Comme des Garçons blouses from the 80’s, and real Japanese denim jackets from the 70’s. It was the real deal. Yes, the prices were also “real”, however, these are items you don’t stumble upon even once a year, so it’s well worth shelling out a few extra bucks. And there were plenty of items that weren’t investment-piece-prices too! But if you’re looking for something to really spice up your wardrobe - this place is it. 

    I (Katie) came away with a quilted jacket for hubs, a navy cotton jacket, some tiny adorable mittens (for Wyatt) and a new silk scarf. 

    I (Elise) scored a weird Japanese “SPORTS” jacket. Lol. 

    Kate joined us too and found this DOPE Navajo pillow covering for only $10! That might have been the steal of the day. 

    The people watching here was next level. Major shout-out to the over 50’s. There were some seriously stylish ladies here!

    Katie in scarf heaven. 

  • Elise's Home: Fall Decor

    This is Elise.

    I struggle with fall, you know? Fall is hot in California, but everyone is over summer, so I feel like I need to acknowledge the season in some way (other than wearing sweaters, because no). I'm not a huge fan of fall decor in general (too many yellows and oranges), and my husband won't let me turn our apartment into a haunted mansion (not sure why), so what choice do I have??? 

    In my mind the answer was wheat stalks for some reason. Aparently these are harder to come by in bulk than you might think, then OH WAIT HERE COMES GOODWILL. Found a dank 80's clay vase with like 50 stalks of wheat in it and got it all for $1.99. Donated the vase back to Goodwill, and divied up the bunch into like 5 different arrangements. The Dollar Store provided me with cattails and red berries, then I painted lil' faces on lil' white pumpkins from the dollar section at Target and BOOM. I'm set. 

    But oh wait, I forgot about this pile of red and white fall leaves I made for some reason, HM, I guess I'll use little sticky dots and Anthro-out my mirror. Ok, all done. 

    Albus isn't impressed by fall either. But the groomer did give him a seasonal bandana so that helps the apartment look more autumnal. Really taking one for the team there, buddy. 

  • Dinner No. 2

    This is Katie and Elise.

    These dinners are quickly becoming our new favorite obsession. Our dear friend and collaborator, Kate is leading us straight into a cult and we're not even mad. She is our ring-leader and is turning this whole creatives dinner into a full blown "thing". 

    Today she launched the official website and Instagram (@createdinners)! Check out Create Dinners to find out how to get involved, start your own, or just enjoy lovely pictures from our last two dinners. 

    For Dinner No. 2, we went with a country/southern theme for the menu and decor. Check out this full guest list to meet all the amazing women who attended and contributed every element of this dinner; from the embroidered napkins, to the table itself. You can also find a couple of recipes from our awesome chef, Kylie Mazon!

    Let's just walk through from the beginning, shall we? Started off with some delicious appetizers, drinks and conversation. 

    Then we moved on to crafts! We planned a practical but delicious DIY for our girls: custom scents! 

    We all sat around and mixed a host of essential oils together to make our own pocket perfume; one of our favorite combos of the night was eucalyptus, ceder wood, and orange blossom...delicious. 

    To make your own, we've included a quick toutorial!

    1. Begin by filling the bottle about 2/3 full of distilled water.

    2. Then carefully select your scent combo. We suggest using no more than 3 scents together, but out of the 6 or 7 scents we had, there really were no bad combinations! 

    3. Once you’ve selected which scents you want to use, add about 15-20 of each scent. You can add more or less to your preference. 

    4. Add a decorative leaf or flower for style points. Cap your bottle and add a label for even more flare.

    And there you have it! Needless to say we all smelled pretty bomb the rest of the evening. 

    Once we had finished crafting and chatting, dinner was served!

    Obviously there was a very seriously story being told here. L.....o......l.

    We've already locked in a date for Dinner No. 3, and we can't wait!

  • Weekend of Joy and Bliss

    This is Katie and Elise. 

    This summer was crazy. Back in July we literally escaped to one of our favorite places. Palm Springs.

    Here we are running around in the desert.