Summer in Gingham Dresses

We wore these cute gingham summer dresses from Revolve to The Del Coronado during a day at the beach. These dresses are perfect for any Summer day, we got so many compliments while wearing them around the Hotel. We love how the ruffles and bright colors create the perfect little dresses for our beach shoot!

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Photography: Erin Wiese

xx M&M

Resort-Wear at The Del

Getting to stay the weekend at The Del Coronado was so much fun for us! Ever since we were little girls, we have wanted to stay at this Historic Hotel. We set up a photoshoot because we knew we wanted to capture the beauty of the Hotel and our cute Summer lounge-wear outfits from Revolve. We love coordinating our outfits when we are on vacation of any sort. Although this particular weekend was a stay-cation for us, The Del is one of our favorite places to go!

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2019 Spring Fashion Trends

We had the privilege to work on a special project with Fashion Valley Mall and Simon Malls to showcase our view on this year’s Spring trends and fashion.

As most of our followers know, we love Spring colors and florals, thus, we went shopping to find them! For this project, the main stores that we shopped at were: ZARA, Free People, Forever 21, and Nordstrom. We love pastels, fun prints & florals, and trendy accessories. For accessories, we are really loving headbands, clips, & all hair accessories as well as anything straw- straw bags, straw hats, straw heels!

We hope you love our take on Spring Trends, enjoy shopping with the links below!

Photography: Erin Wiese

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Crisp Whites for Spring & Summer

We love wearing crisp whites for the Spring and Summer seasons! Although cotton is our favorite lately, we just love wearing bright whites. These outfits give us the perfect warm-weather vibes. Pairing white tops, shorts, skirts or dresses with denim or any other color immediately gives your outfit a Summer feel.

We hope you love our styled looks! Shop them below!

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How to: Monochromatic Layered Looks

Lately, we love layering similar-colored pieces to create monochromatic looks. To us, this adds a really chic look to our outfits. We achieve this look either: when the fabrics are different, but in the same shade, or by just layering the same fabrics but in different shades of the same color.

For example, the photo shoot below, for both looks, we layered all Forever 21 pieces. The orange look is layered with the same shade and color but with different fabrics. Usually, with a monochromatic look, we style with mainly neutral shoes, bags, and hair accessories.

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Sheer and Flowy Fabrics for Spring

With our campaign for Forever 21, we chose all things pastel, sheer, and flowy to make beautiful Spring content! While coordinating our outfits, we wanted our looks to be chic and trendy while still staying true to that Spring-feel. Simply adding light layers with pastels and fun accessories completed our looks for this campaign. Sheer fabrics gives a sense of effortlessness to an outfit. Kimonos and dusters are the perfect layering pieces for transitioning to warmer weather. Shop our looks with the links below!

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How to Layer With Multiple Textures in an Outfit

We love creating depth to an outfit by layering pieces with different textures. Whether it be texture from the fabric, print, or amount of layers, an outfit can be completely transformed. We’ve listed a few go-to outfit ideas that we typically wear:

1.) Slip dress/skirt paired with a chunky knit

2.) Belt a sweater dress

3.) Maxi dress/skirt & sweater with boots

4.) Tights with any dress/skirt & sweater

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Holiday Outfit Inspo

The Holiday Season is here and we want to share a few of our favorite ways to dress for any Holiday event!

We typically will wear Jewel-tone colors mixed with metallics in order to create a festive-feel to our looks. Since we normally wear skirts and dresses, we like to style our dresses with fun shoes, purses, and hair accessories. It’s so fun to add accessories to create that more layered, holiday feel. We hope these simple-yet-applicable tips are helpful for you al!

Shop our Holiday  dresses - both by TopShop.

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xx M&M

Our Favorite Fall Trends

We feel that the Fall season here in Southern California can at times be tricky to dress for, while still being comfortable. Sometimes it can be warm for the majority of the Fall Season, thus, creating Fall-themed outfits can be a little complicated.

One of our tricks, is just to wear a Summer dress and add a sweater with booties to create the perfect outfit! The color of the outfit can also help to make it look more weather-appropriate. Whether it be jewel-tones or just an overall darker color-scheme, these are a couple ways to warm up your look without actually putting on layers. Sometimes we wish that this Season had more cool and crisp days, but we still love the season!

Our dresses are from Shop Tobi and everything else is linked on our Instagram!

These photos are all taken by Rose from My One Sweet Rose Photography. As you all know by now, she is one of our favorite photographers and we love shooting with her whenever she is in town. Having an amazing photographer can make all the difference in a shoot. When creativity and skill are involved, amazing things happen!

The location of this shoot was in Rancho Santa Fe, where they have the cutest restaurants and architecture. The plants, lights, and ambiance of this little town always amazes us. We hope you love these photos as much as we do!

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xx M&M

Fall Season Nordstrom Sale!

As most of you know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is currently going on!

We have been shopping at Nordstrom since high school, and these annual sales for the upcoming season is always so fun! Thinking about the next season and the newest trends and colors of Fall time is always fun for us.

We collaborated with Nordstrom and DREAMERS by Debut with these cute transitional sweaters for Fall. We've had these sweaters for a couple months now and we absolutely love them! These colors- white and raspberry, are perfect for late Summer and early Fall days and nights. They are so cozy, we recommend getting them asap, shop these are more currently at Nordstrom!

Be sure to enter our giveaway here!

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xx M&M

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Please enter our exciting Nordstrom Giveaway! Press here to enter the Giveaway!

We love being able to wear  both designer brands and trendy fashion brands interchangeably. For this particular shoot, Meredith is wearing a Missoni dress while Marissa is wearing a ZARA maxi dress. Although they are both chevron print, they are at completely different price points.  We really love that we found the perfect Italian-ambiance location to shoot these looks! The lighting was so beautiful against the tall trees which gave the most magical effect to our photos!

For us, Italy is where we would like to travel to next! Although we were in Florence, Italy for one day while on a cruise, we want to explore all the other beautiful cities Italy has to offer. This photoshoot with these dresses and prints really gave us the yearing to want to travel. Hopefully one day we will be able to travel to this amazing country! 

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xx M&M

Florals on Cooper St.

These dresses from Cooper St., are amazing! We love the fun colors and patterns of their clothes- which can be found at Nordstrom in-store and online. The dresses that we chose are so unique, flattering, and perfect for springtime! Australian brands have always been a favorite for us. Ever since we were in College Undergrad, we have been online shopping at Australian brands like: PepperMayo and SaboSkirt. We love the way Australian clothes seem to have a unique look to them that is a little bit different from American brands.

Since it is still spring, we love pairing bright dresses and prints with fun heels and accessories. Since both patterns and colors in these dresses are so vibrant, we chose to pair them with coordinating heels and clutches. The feminine ruffles on both dresses also add something special to these particular dresses.

Shop Cooper St., for all your spring and wedding season needs! We know you will love this company as much as we do!

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xx M&M

What to Wear For a Spring Day in SoCal!

Getting Spring-ready isn't too hard..at least for us SoCal residents. All you really need is to style a mixture of your Summer and Fall clothes. We're talking: floral & citrus prints, wrap dresses, straw bags, bright pumps, and flowy maxi dresses & sets.

It can sometimes be chilly during Spring, so any light or cozy sweater paired with a cute, Summer dress can make for the perfect outfit. We also love wearing chunky knits paired with a skirt or maxi dress to give our outfits versatility for any type of weather. Although we are not as much denim girls as we are dress girls, our go-to is always a cute top or blouse. This way, your jeans can instantly be dressed up or down depending on the accessories and shoes that you pair with the outfit.

For shoes, we always go for sandals, flats, espadrilles, or some cute sneakers to pair with our Spring outfits. Check out our Instagram to see how we've styled so many Spring looks that follow these tips!

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xx M&M

What to Wear For the Holiday Season?

We absolutely love this magical, festive, and romantic season for so many reasons! We love how there is so much to be thankful of, and with all the decorations, music, and ambiance of the holiday season, we can be daily reminded. The yummy treats, family time, special events, and mindset makes us so happy!

But since we are a fashion/Lifestyle Blog, we thought we could share with you all some of our favorite and easy ways to brighten and accessorize your wardrobe for this time of the year. Just by adding some tights and a headband to your outfit creates a feeling that you put a lot of thought into your look. It can be as simple as just wearing a dress with a little shimmer or shine as well. To dress down a textured dress, just add a chunky-knitted sweater or cardigan, and you will instantly have a look that you will love!

Another tip we use so much, is our hair. If we have a more simple outfit on, we like to dress-up our hair. Weather it be a fun braid, bouncy curls, or even just a cute hair accessory, our entire look can be transformed!

Below, we have listed a few ideas to keep in mind while picking out an outfit:

Chunky Sweaters

Over-the-Knee Boots

Metallic Dresses

Hair Accessories

Sparkles

Jewel-Toned Colors

Fun Tights

Cute Hair-Do's

These particular dresses are from Solaris Style, the lilac, floral dress and metallic, fuchsia dress are so fun and perfect for any Holiday event!

We hope these Holiday tips help you as you prepare for this festive season!

xx M&M

 

Mozart's Requiem

Experiencing Mozart's Requiem was so amazing for us! We have become big fans of classical music since attending the San Diego Symphony, and this concert was spectacular. The symphony and chorale were both unbelievable to listen to, we felt we were in a dream the whole way through. The Requiem is famous for Mozart’s powerful and moving choral tapestry and dark sonorities.

Attending this concert during the holidays made it so fun, because we went to dinner before and made a whole night out of it! We dressed up with heels and leather jackets to complete our holiday-inspired looks. These particular outfits were just a mix of items from our closets and all have previously been blogged about and posted on our Instagram this year.

We hope you too get to experience a symphony concert for yourself!

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xx M&M

Fall Leaves at Golden Hour

We woke up at 5:00 AM in order to shoot these Chicwish looks during morning, golden hour. These similar outfits are styled differently because of the colors and booties, but they are both great on their own too! We love the black and orange blouses because of the bird print and bubble sleeves with long tassel ties. The black and burgundy pleather mini skirts are a cute A-Line fit and a super comfortable, soft fabric.  

It's always amazing to see the Autumn golden light peek through the fall trees. While shooting these looks, we had fun trying to capture action shots that showcased both the golden light and the textures of these looks. We hope you love them as much as we do!

xx M&M

The Ruffle Shuffle

These Chicwish, double-layered ruffle blouse are the perfect top to wear for any occasion. Not only are the bright white and mauve colors really gorgeous, but the chiffon fabric makes them feel and look so delicate.Our jeans are from FashioNova and we love them because they are so comfortable! The soft fabric, length, and high-waisted aspects of these jeans create perfection for us.

These going-out looks make the perfect outfits for going out to dinner during the fall season. We really like how versatile both our tops and jeans are, because we like to style them differently. Although we do not wear jeans too often, we are pretty particular with which ones we wear. Because we are fairly tall with an athletic build, it is hard for us to find jeans that fit right, thus, we usually opt for a dress. After shooting these looks, we went out to dinner with our family and had the most delicious meal. We hope you like these looks as much as we do!

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xx M&M

Blank Spaces!

Collaborating with amazing photographer, Rosalinda, from My One Sweet Rose Photography, is always a treat for us! For this shoot, we incorporated one of our { as much again } pieces. We absolutely love how these photos turned out because of the neutral affect they have. Since { as much again } is a very feminine label, the over-exposed, natural light look is absolutely perfect! We decided that the arch ways by the amphitheater at Balboa Park was the perfect place.

The shorter dress is from ZARA while the longer, tan slip dress is from our collection. This particular piece was layered under a fringed skirt for the FWSD16 Runway Show. We hope you all love these photos as much as we do!

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xx M&M

Are Co-Ord "Sets" this Year's Must-Have?

Each year in fashion, there is a new trend that everyone wears. For us, this years' seems to be sets (or two-pieced outfits). The reason sets are so trendy, is because when wearing a set, they look and seem like you are wearing a dress. It's crazy to now see a "tab" on online stores' websites where you can shop for only co-ord sets now. The reason a set is different than wearing a dress, is because with a set, the top and skirt match. The fabric, print, and color matches, rather than the top and skirt being completely different components in your wardrobe.

For the transition into the Fall/Winter seasons, we've seen sets that use a blazer as the top with matching shorts/skirt for the bottom garment. Being in SoCal, we can get away with wearing the crop top and skirt sets pretty much year-round, but styled with a sweater or jacket. A set can be worn many ways by taking just the crop top and wearing it with jeans as well to create a different look.

These sets are both from Dishee Fashion and we love them! We love how both have a different print, yellow gingham and polka dots which are both great for transitioning into Fall. Shop these looks and more with the links above.

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xx M&M

 

Shore Love These Maxis

Spending time in La Jolla, San Diego, is one of our favorite things to do year-round. If you watch our InstaStories, you know that this particular day, we made reservations to have dinner by the ocean at The Crab Catcher. Since we got to the restaurant early, we took photos wearing these amazing dresses from Blush Elegance where we were overlooking the ocean. We had an amazing 180 degree view of the La Jolla Ocean during our dinner experience.

The maxi dresses that we wore to dinner were perfect for the occasion. The pink maxi skirt and off-the-shoulder crop top has a bird of paradise print that we love because it is so summery and romantic feeling. The tiered, printed maxi dress has multiple-colored palm leaves covering the entire dress that blows beautifully in the wind.

Overall, it was a wonderful night in an amazing place. Shop these dresses and other beautiful pieces using the links above!

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xx M&M