Retro Vibes

We absolutely love these looks from Chicwish. The A-Line skirts are so flattering on every figure and the preppy, yet retro theme of these outfits is so fun for Springtime. Shooting again at the U.S. Grant Hotel, the penthouse suite had the perfect décor while the warm tones of the room really compliment our outfits. We will definitely be wearing these skirts all year-long, because they are the perfect colors, length, and the belt creates an amazing silhouette. The ZARA pumps are a great height because they can be worn all day and for any occasion.

xx M&M

Romping Around

Wearing these beautiful, white and black chiffon rompers for our shoot at the U.S. Grant Hotel, we love the way these photos turned out! Alongside fellow blogger, Katherine, we got to go to the penthouse suite and shoot in what once was the Radio room for the entire hotel back in the 1960s. We love that these neutral, ruffled rompers perfectly matched this room's elegance and quirkiness!

These rompers can easily be taken from a day-to-night look, because they are so versatile in the colors, length, and silhouette. Shop these rompers with the links above, you won't regret it!

xx M&M

Two-Year Blogiversary

It was our Insta-Blog's two-year anniversary a couple weeks ago, so we wanted to write a little bit about why we started! As we have stated in the About section of our blog, one of our most asked questions (besides the perpetual twin questions) is about our clothes and where we like to shop. During our college undergrad years, we were asked by classmates and other random students to start a blog featuring our "daily outfits." Our daily outfit posts have turned into so much more today. We now feature campaigns with styled photoshoots, beauty posts, our fitness regimen, along with our ootd (outfits of the day).

Almost every single day, we get Instagram DM's asking about how we style our hair, which restaurant or store we were at, etc. Being able to interact with our followers and having them be inspired by us never gets old. We love being able to collaborate with companies, create content, and style our outfits to how we would wear them in actuality.

Watching our blog grow and meeting so many new people and fashion influencers who inspire us every day has been amazing! Since we were little girls, fashion has always been a passion of ours. not only do we like to wear and promote other company's clothes, but we have been motivated to create our own clothing label, { as much again }. 

Being here in beautiful Boise, ID for a week and being with our newborn baby niece, has been incredible. We have loved every moment spending time with our niece, nephew and family. We took some photos lounging in these cute and comfy LuLu's dresses because they have just perfectly matched our mood these last few days.

xx M&M

 

All Wrapped Up

The owners of two San Diego storefronts, Mimi & Red, are "old friends, like sisters," who love helping someone find that special something to brighten their day. We love their motto and mission to make everyday life a little more beautiful.

When we saw these coordinating wrap-dresses at the store, we fell in love! Like DVF says, wrap dresses are one of the most flattering silhouettes a woman can wear. Wearing these dresses to dinner in La Jolla, right by the ocean, was the perfect outfit choice. We strongly encourage you to visit their stores or even shop online for the newest and cutest clothes on the market!

xx M&M

Bohemian Rays and a Maxi Craze

We love maxi dresses, especially these beautiful bohemian LuLu's ones, because they are so easy to put on and instantly make us feel great! Maxis are a staple for us pretty much year-round, because of the many ways they can be styled.

Celebrating Easter day with our family, we went to one of our favorite restaurants where we enjoyed a three-course meal. We knew these dresses were a hit after receiving several compliments from people wanting to know where they were from. Although they are different shades of white, these dresses are each gorgeous and perfect for springtime. The all white maxi dress has flowing boho sleeves with tasseled ties, while the flowered maxi dress has beautiful ruffles along the bottom. We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter day spent with family and friends!

xx M&M

A Weekend Picnic!

We planned a mini picnic to go along with the theme of these gorgeous, springy rompers from Necessary Clothing. Lately, this weather has been the most perfect picnicking weather, so we decided to document our day! We went to Kit Carson Park and wore this white, tasseled romper and pink, butterfly romper, that are the most beautiful rompers we have ever worn. We love clothes that have something unexpected, and these rompers do just that. Shop these and more with the links above, happy shopping!

xx M&M

Springtime Maxis

We have always loved Springtime because of all the blooming flowers and beautiful colors of nature everywhere. These TRN Maxi dresses give us that same feeling of 'Spring in the air' when we look at them. Their bright colors, prints, and flowy fabric are perfect for any Spring day. The designer behind the brand derived her designs from a California lifestyle heritage, along with her experience styling celebrities and doing philanthropic work. We love that this brand is all about taking California customs and culture and reincorporating them into a new, modern conception.

We shot these looks at Ocean Beach, San Diego, where we could capture the perfect SoCal vibe that we love and completely represents the brand. The green printed maxi has a beautiful leafed print with high, flowing slits up the dress. The pink maxi is the most beautiful color with long flowing sleeves. These maxis are the perfect dresses to wear to almost any occasion!

Photography: Jessica LeeAnn Walker

xx M&M

Ruffled Layers

These ruffled dresses from Chicwish are perfect for Spring time. The pastel colors of these dresses are so feminine and can be worn so many different ways. We layered them on top of and underneath a blouse, but they would look so cute with a lightweight sweater, or even just on their own.

We shot these looks in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, because we really like the white walls of this building. The details of the dresses really pop when photographed in front of this blank background. The ruffles on both dresses makes the overall look so chic and girly. Shop this white and pink dress or similar styles with these links!

xx M&M

Dress the Population x "Charity Dress"

 Dress the Population, is one of our favorite brands for many reasons. Not only are their dresses beautiful, but they give back. With their motto as "We are not your typical clothing brand, we want to change the world one dress at a time," it is clear they want to make an impact. A dress from their most recent collection, the Heather Midi Dress, is chosen and 50% of its proceeds from their website are donated to The HALO Foundation. We absolutely love companies that think philanthropically and care about others, this is why we want to spread the word!

Shop this dress with the links above, it can be worn and styled so many different ways, it really is one of the most versatile and well-made dresses we own.

Photography by: Jessics LeeAnn

xx M&M

Fedra Boutique and Sun Streaks

The beach is one of our favorite locations to shoot. For us, it will always be a place of relaxation and serenity. Shooting with one of our best friends and best photographers, Jessica LeeAnne, she was able to capture the exact golden-hour ambiance that we love so much!

These amazing outfits from Fedra Boutique stole our hearts the way they photographed with the sun and wind. Fedra sells the most beautiful dresses and summer essentials for any woman. We had a difficult time just choosing the items we did, because they all are so romantic.

 Fedra Boutique  is the perfect place to shop for summer essentials. Since we near the beach, we live in clothes like these because they are perfect to dress-up or down for any occasion. Shop the links to all four of these looks at the end of the post.

xx M&M

Brunch and Booties

A simple, delicious brunch with cute, comfortable booties makes for the perfect morning! Brunching at "Thyme in the Ranch," in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, is always one of our favorite things to do. Not only is this quaint restaurant so adorable, but they have the best food (food meaning pastries) haha! FYI their cinnamon rolls are the best we've ever had!

The weather has been so nice, Spring seems to have come early for us San Diegans! Pulling out our Spring wardrobe includes Spring footwear.  We wore our favorite booties we have ever owned from Donald J. Pliner. Not only do the colors match everything we own, but the heel is the perfect height, and are super comfortable. The natural color and the rose color are so neutral that we have pretty much worn them with everything! We recommend getting these booties to wear everyday for every season.

xx M&M

 

Harry Potter Film Concert Series (San Diego Symphony)

If you know us, then you know we love Harry Potter. We were so excited to be invited to the San Diego Symphony to have a fun-filled night of Harry Potter. It was amazing to hear and watch the music live from the first Harry Potter movie, "The Sorcerer's Stone." The San Diego symphony was so beautiful, we were sitting in the second row right in front of the orchestra where we could easily watch both the symphony and the film being played right before us. The soundtrack was so beautiful and brought back so many good memories of growing up with the Harry Potter series in our lives. We highly recommend seeing this show if you're a Harry Potter fan, or even if you are not, there are so many other wonderful upcoming events at the San Diego Symphony. Being able to watch and listen to such captivating music is always an incredible experience for us that we never forget.

xx M&M

AlbionFit Tropical Escapade!

Every time we put on an AlbionFit swimsuit, we feel like we're about to go on an adventure. Their swimwear is so comfortable, sometimes we like to wear them as part of our outfit. We added these Windsor crop tops over our swimsuits because we love the way they add to the overall ambiance of this shoot. We were shooting in the mist in Del Mar, San Diego, while a storm was brewing. The mystical, tropical background really made these swimsuits pop!

We chose the Laguna Swimsuit and the Waikiki Swimsuit, because they look so cute together and coordinate with the tropical theme of our shoot and location. We really love one-piece swimsuits, not only because they are super on-trend, but because they are so comfortable.

Use our code: { DalyDose } to receive 15% off of anything from their website!

xx M&M

MARGE silk slip dresses

"Founded in 2014 by Kaersten Cooper, MARGE is the first and only luxury clothing and accessories brand exclusively designed for the tall, sophisticated, stylish, modern woman (MargeClothing.com)."

We love that MARGE offers the highest quality clothing, finest materials and fabrics on the market. These silk, midi-slip dresses we are wearing are exquisite for any occasion! We absolutely love the high slits, the way they flow when we walk, and the colors they come in. Shop the Peach and Gray slip dresses with these direct links.

This was a fun shoot where we made the best of the foggy day we were having. Shooting in La Jolla, San Diego, is always so beautiful and fun! After the shoot, we walked over and brunched at the restaurant inside The Valencia Hotel. It's always fun when we can make a day out of a shoot while we are on location.

xx M&M

Birthday Weekend!

Being twins, we have always shared our birthday. People ask us all the time if we like sharing a birthday? And our response is always, "We don't know anything different." Since we share most things, it doesn't seem odd to us that we need to share the limelight for our special day. In fact, we feel that it makes it that much more special to share it with your best friend.

We went to Hollywood, Los Angeles, to celebrate our birthday for the weekend. We've always wanted to visit Harry Potter Land in Universal Studios, so that's what we did! Harry Potter has always been one of our favorite book series, movies, and characters. We had so much fun exploring the theme park and drinking butter beer - which is super yummy!

We wore the cutest outfits for our birthday dinner at a delicious sushi restaurant. We love the way they match one another with the high neckline and short length. Wild Dove, an adorable boutique down in the heart of San Diego, sells the cutest clothes. All of the brands they sell have originated here in California. Shop our looks and check out their website, Wild Dove Boutique.

xx M&M

Chicwish Cozies

We love the quality and trendy clothes that Chicwish always offers. Since San Diego seems to be having a coldish winter, we recently got four sweaters from their online store. We are absolutely in love with them and have been wearing them on repeat! The sweater dresses are the softest fabric and are off-the-shoulder, which we absolutely love. The sweaters are so fun with the reversible twist style that you can wear in the front or in the back. We've styled these sweaters in so many different ways, it's hard to choose our favorite look.

If you sign up for LikeToKnowIt, you can shop these sweaters directly from this link!

Happy Shopping!

Photography: Hannah Swede

xx M&M

A California Winter!

Although we enjoy the changing of seasons, as SoCal natives, we love our sunny, temperate weather all year long. It's amazing how during our overcast, winter months, the beach sunsets always seem exceptional!

These adorable swimsuits can be found at Laposhe Swim. We love the bright colors and the way they are similar but not exactly the same. Last week we went to the beach with our mom to watch the green flash, and not only did all three of us see the flash right before sunset, but we got to capture these amazing shots as well! We love the way the golden light created shadows on our skin with each angle that we made.

xx M&M

 

Work It Out

Based on popular vote, we've decided to outline our workout routine for you all. After finishing up with our Collegiate Track & Field years, we no longer workout every single day, nor have an exact workout routine that is planned out for us. Thus, we have to make due with our memory and rehash what we were taught during our athletic years with our various coaches.

Wearing all Strut-This workout gear in the pictures below, it helps us be more motivated when we wear cute and comfortable active wear while working out! It is good to switch up your workout routine so your muscle memory does not restrict new muscle growth and ability. We try to workout around 2-3 times each week depending on our schedule, but on a typical day, this is our workout routine:

Hill Repeats:

3 sets x 200meters running uphill

1 set x 400meters jog cool-down

Plyo Workout:

3 sets x 10 Squats

2 sets x 20 Jumping Lunges

2 sets x Planks ( Hold for 1+ minute )

1 set x 10 Push-Ups

3 sets x 50 Crunches

We hope this helps you as much as it helps us with our workout goals!

xx M&M

San Diego Symphony

We were so excited to be invited to the San Diego Symphony this year to watch the "Noel Noel" Holiday Concert. It was incredible to see how the San Diego Master Chorale, San Diego Children's Choir, Conductor Sameer Patel, and Vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchell all perform together to create such a magical, holiday performance. We felt so priviledged to get this opportunity to be at such an amazing concert during such a festive time of year.

Listening to the classic Christmas songs along with the special songs that Brian Stokes performed was a unique mix that we enjoyed very much! It would be so fun to make the San Diego Symphony an annual experience.

With the holidays being so close, this concert got us in such a festive spirit! LuLu's dressed us in  head-to-toe velvet for this special evening. The gorgeous, jewel-toned dresses we wore are similar, but not exactly the same. We loved wearing these navy blue, velvet and burgundy, velvet dresses. Our gorgeous shoes, the Meredith Heels that we wore in both colors, along with our velvet clutches in wine and teal perfectly complimented our outfits.

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xx M&M

 

Chicwish

"Chicwish traces its beginnings back to the original idea: wish to cater the young generation with a distinct sense of chic style, while keeping with our great quality and affordability. We appreciate vintage-inspired and handmade collections, while establishing our online store as a mecca for those who with an eye for fun fashion (Chicwish.com),"

We love working with Chicwish because of the variety of clothes they have. For us, we usually try to coordinate our looks, and Chicwish offers most of their clothes in multiple colors which works perfectly for us! We love the looks we chose, the Lace-up Skirt and Ruffled Blouse in different colors, shop the links if you love them too!

xx M&M