Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekend Window Shopping: Red Pants.

Marianne's cute new red Gap jeans has made me want to keep an eye out for cute pair of red pants or jeans for my own self.  Here's what I found:

Animal Husband...ry.

A: It's Friday. Go.

M: Sigh.

A: Imagine that he is about to make you a gin and tonic.

M: My poor mind can't take it.

A: Also, I just found two more "hot British men" Tumblrs and they're all 99% Cumberbatch.

M: Ew. No.

A: Oh, I don't know. I'd hit that:

M: I think he is a lot of good things but hot is not among them. Besides all I see is this now:

A: Why are you so mean?

M: That remind me of this, which never fails to make me laugh:

A: Hahaahaaaaa. Oh man. That is amazing.

M: I feel that I've perhaps taken us off track.

A: Ahem:

M: Aaaaaaah, there we are.

A: And:

M: Haaaaaa. Go home, Idris. You're drunk.

A: Hmm:

M: Hee, I don't really have a comeback. I love him.

A: Amen.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Frye Emma Hammered Stud Flat.

Once upon a time I had a pair of Frye Emma flats that I bought deeply discounted at Nordstrom a half size smaller than what I wear. (Yeah, don't do this.) I eventually gave them to Marianne because she is actually a 7 1/2 and she has worn them happily ever since. I still want them, though, oh yes I do. And you guys, has them right now more than half off retail. Ooooh:

I am beautiful.

So crazy cute. They also have the Frye Carson ballet flat marked way, way down and those are NICE. Ugh, so many good shoes. 

We should TOTALLY have a style blog.

When Adrien was in town last week we thought it was high time to get some new photos of us together to use for bloggy purposes. Unfortunately we are...not very good at this.Things start out fine...


Then we get it back together.

I am basically impossible.

Note from Adrien: Marianne threatened to bite me if I didn't try her fancy all-day Stila lipstick (which I'm wearing above in case you weren't all, "DAMN. THOSE ARE SOME RED LIPS.") Even though it's fairly advanced and you have to work fast, this stuff is bombproof once it's on. It does not move and the color, Fiery, is amazing.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014



M: "They won't necessarily flatter your body." SOLD!


M: I love a high waisted jean! They can be comfortable and flattering and oh my gooooooood don't wear these!

A: I just don't think the person who wrote this article actually knows what "mom jeans" are.

M: Frankly I am a little offended. Both as a mom and as a human being with working eyeballs.

A: I just avoid anything with pleats, elastic or long-bottom potential. They are never okay.

M: Pretty sure you can buy pants that fit that description at Urban Outfitters OH LOOKEE THERE.

A: And this pair? That are just outright called Mom Jeans?

No no no
M: Longest. Product. Name. Ever. Coincidentally, also longest zipper.

A: What do you think the rise is on those? 14"? 42"?

M: I think that's an accurate range.

A: I just can't. I can't. I CANNOT.

M: There there. No one is going to make you wear the horrible jeans. *pats head*

A: You might. You might make me wear them.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Adrien: Blousy.

I'm back from Knoxville! Marianne and I did some shopping while I was visiting and one of the things I bought was this Olive & Oak print blouse, which is the kind of thing I always wish I have in the springtime but can never seem to find. I bought it at TJ Maxx and it doesn't look like it's available online, but it reminded me of a similar gorgeous Vince blouse. I love a good blousy print top, yes I do. Like this one. And this one. I'm stopping now, sorry. 

I'm wearing it with my Gap tuxedo jacket (this one looks great) and red cords I bought at Anthropologie a while back. (These AGs look similar and are on sale!) It's hard to see, but I'm also wearing my favorite House of Harlow necklace. It's a little crater ball locket. So pointless. So me. 

This is what the blouse looks like all by itself and oh my God, I am freezing in this photo.  I'm thinking (IF IT'S EVER WARM AGAIN) I'll have to wear heels on it's own. It's pretty shapeless, but that's never stopped me. 

My boots are, of course, my beloved Loeffler Randall Matilde. My bag is Andrea Brueckner via eBay, my answer to the Mulberry Bayswater.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Throne of Lies.

M: My friend Briana pointed out that this list has some TERRIBLE products on it and asked us to recommend alternatives. How can we resist?

A: Okay, FIRST OF ALL, I take issue with their misleading use of the word "classic." Also, GODDAMN GREAT LASH.

M: GREAT LASH. And Jean Nate!

A: This would never have happened during the Kim France years. NEVER. I mean...Head & Shoulders? Really.

M: Moving on to THIS bullshit.


A: I don't. Understand.

M: It's a beauty...pillowcase.

A: I want my pillowcases to be embedded with wine. Is that a thing?

M: I always knew you were brilliant.

A: Think about the time it would save!

M: Oh! But Briana wanted actual good drugstore recommendations in place of the stupid ones. I for one am still 100% loving the ridiculous butterfly mascara.

L'Oreal at ShopStyle

A: I still love Maybelline The Colossal mascara. I haven't found anything that works better. And I swear by Aveeno body lotion. It's the best-best.

Maybelline at ShopStyle

M: My drugstore lotion of choice will forever be Curel Itch Defense.

A: I do like your fancy butterfly mascara, although the cost of hiring a makeup artist to do my left eye kind of negates the low cost.

M: I have been using it for weeks and still smear it across my left cheekbone half the time. But I tried a new mascara! This wild flame out whatever nonsense. The brush is huge and formula very dry. If you can manage to get it on without stabbing yourself with the toilet brush sized wand, it's pretty good.


A: I don't like a giant mascara brush, I always end up hurting myself.  I've talked about my favorite drugstore hair mask and moisturizer before. I'm boring. What else you got?

M: Oh oh! I have tried an actual new thing that I love! Revlon matte balm stain in Sultry. It is perfect.

Revlon at ShopStyle

A: I can attest that it looks great on you.

M: Why thank you.

A: And now I want it.

M: Of course! That's how this works.

A: You know, like last weekend when I was all, "Hey, can I buy exactly what you're wearing? ALL OF IT?"

M: I take it as a compliment.

A: I'm hiding in your doghouse.

M: Oh dear.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Marianne: Red Jeans!

In this post, I mentioned that I was ordering a criminally cheap and possibly bad idea pair of 1969 Ankle-Zip Legging red jeans from the Gap. With a coupon code (because we never order from the Gap without a coupon code, right?) they were under $20, so even though I was certain they would be tragic I bought them, and....THEY ARE SO CUTE! They seem to float in and out of stock, sadly, but you can check the store or these are awfully similar for $10. These are a bit more but look promising as well.

The reviews all said to size up, so I did, and they are super comfortable but I'd say cut more like a skinny jean than a legging jean. I couldn't wear them with boots but they look great with clogs or these Frye flats. I can't wait to wear them in the spring with sandals. COME ON SPRING.

I bought this top (the Kaveri Henley from anthropologie) for a work thing and it was a total splurge BUT. It is pretty much my favorite thing right now. It's cut so perfectly and it just beyond cute and comfortable. I think I'll wear it to death. If you don't want to drop quite so much this blue patterened top is pretty cute too!

Did I mention the CUTE zippers up the back of the calves? I'm going to wear them unzipped with booties or sandals if this unseasonably warm weather keeps up. Yay, jeans!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads.

Every now and then you throw money at a product that makes a lot of bold claims:

  • Tighter pores!
  • Clearer skin!
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skintone!
  • Leaves skin soft, smooth, firm, and revitalized!

Will it also do my taxes? Take me out for a nice dinner? Scrape ice off my windshield? PROBABLY NOT. But, every now and then you throw money at a product that makes a lot of bold claims and... delivers. Seriously! I'm always surprised because I generally just expect products to disappoint me. Not so with the Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
I still won't scrape your windshield.

Years ago I tried them and remember being really impressed, but for some reason when I ran out I didn't buy more and then I forgot all about them. Lately my skin has been looking it's wintertime worst and until I can find time/funds to schedule a spa peel, I need to do SOMETHING. I was browsing around Sephora's site and stumbled across this package deal and was pretty impressed. For only a few bucks more than the cost of the 60 count pads, I also get a bunch of other PTR products to try. 

The jury is still out on the other products, but I've used the Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads twice and I can SEE a difference. My skin has a bit of a glow and overall just looks...better. Smoother, more hydrated, less fine lines. If you're tempted but the cost seems a bit high, here's a miserly tip - the pads are big enough that you can cut them in half and still get enough product slapped up on your face. That turns your 60 pads into 120. You're welcome. 

So, I bought this kit (ahem, 4% back on eBates) and threw in one of these so I could get free shipping. And don't forget to check the weekly specials page to get a bonus sample thingy! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Buy This (So We Don't Have To): Madewell Etchstamp Quartz Necklace

There are some great sales going on right now but I'm all mehhhh...nooo about them because who wants to buy another goddamn sweater? But, every now and then you find something really cute that has strong spring/summer potential. Like this:

I like it even more on the bust:

Springtime fresh

So good, right? It's the kind of thing that will get you compliments all summer long. It's marked down to $84.99 and you can get an extra 50% off with code XOXO and 3% back with eBates (my referral link) if you so desire.

Winterland Problems.

A: Help me understand this, please:

source: The Sartorialist

M: Well you see, she's...obviously what she's going for is...

It's cold?

A: But, is there no mirror in Winterland?

M: Maybe those are all of her clothes. Like could she BE wearing any more clothes?

A: I just think there are limits to pattern mixing. THERE ARE LIMITS.

M: Bless you for not making fun of my ancient Friends reference. Let's move on as if it never happened.

A: What's "Friends"?

M: shutup

A: Um.

source: The Sartorialist

M: Slanket.

A: What did you call me?

M: Snuggie.

A: Better.

M: Snuggie Bear.

A: Worse.

M: Snugglet.

A: I don't know what that is... but I want one.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Weekend Window Shopping: Be My Black Valentine.

I'm boycotting, y'all. And, as often happens, I'm feeling the urge to buy myself things to make up for it. Things that are neither red nor pink. Things like...

A spring-weight version of my favorite black long-sleeved Road Holland bike jersey:

the Delft

It's seriously cool, right? They do it right over there. And this curvy black compact makes me pretty happy. I don't even need powder, I just like the packaging. Totally legit:

Illamasqua pressed powder

These black coated skinny jeans which are on sale at Madewell:

Madwell skinny skinny coated jeans
(an extra 30% off with code XOXO and 3% back with eBates.) (That's my referral link. XO.)

And this, not because I'd really wear it but because it made me laugh:

F21 Standout Nope Muscle Tee

And okay, fine. These have a red heart but they're otherwise pretty badass:

Comme Des Garçons Play heart print pilmsole 

This bracelet is perfect because, like me, it's sweet but also not:

Kate Spade New York Locked In Leather Bow Bracelet

And this would probably make this the Best Day Ever:

I'm fucking adorable. 

Have a great weekend, everyone!