Monday, December 30, 2013

Kiss Me Now: Best Movie Kisses of All Time

In honor of all impending New Year's kisses tomorrow night, here are 9 of our favorite movie kisses of all time, in no particular order. We'll save the 10th spot for your New Year's kiss. Here's to hoping that when the clock strikes midnight, your kisses are as hot as these, although hopefully they come with less of the drama.  Smooch on! Muah!

1.

Movie: When Harry Met Sally
Kissers: Meg Ryan & Billy Crystal
Background: Harry (Crystal) realizes he loves his best friend Sally (Ryan) and hunts her down to kiss her on New Year's Eve!

2.

Movie: Abandon
Kissers:  Charlie Hunnam & Katie Holmes
Background: Virginal Katie (Holmes) is seduced by charismatic & genius director, Embry (Hunnam).  One of them may or may not end up being a crazy stalker, but this first kiss is a work of art.

3.



Movie: Atonement
Kissers:  Keira Knightley & James McAvoy
Background: Separated by class, childhood friends Robbie (McAvoy) and Cecilia (Knightley) recognize their reciprocal love for each other after Robbie accidentally sends Cecilia a provocative love note.  However, this library scene sets the stage for the heartbreaking turmoil in the rest of the movie when Cecilia's sister sees & misinterprets their love.

4.


Movie: The Notebook
Kissers: Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams 
Background: If you don't know what The Notebook is about, you've been living under a rock.

5.



Movie: Dirty Dancing
Kissers:  Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey
Background: Innocent Baby (Grey) falls in love with a jaded dance instructor (Johnny) & they dance their way to a first kiss and much more...

6.


Movie: Jerry Maguire
Kissers:  Tom Cruise & Renee Zellweger
Background: Jerry (Cruise) realizes his success means nothing if he cannot share it with his wife Dorothy (Renee).  So he interrupts her divorced women meet-up group and utters these famous words "You complete me."  To which she utters back, equally as famous, "You had me at hello."

7.


Movie: Match Point
Kissers:  Scarlett Johansson & Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Background: Though both are with other people, Chris (Rhys Meyers) runs into the rain to pursue emotional Nola (Johansson).  Spoiler Alert: Unfortunately, one of these two may or not kill the other one at the end of the movie.

8.


Movie: Jane Eyre
Kissers:  Michael Fassbender & Mia Wasikowska
Background: Jane (Wasikowska) is heartbroken because she thinks Mr. Rochester is about to marry someone else.  But Mr. Rochester wants Jane as a wife instead of a Governess.

9.


Movie: Cold Mountain
Kissers: Jude Law & Nicole Kidman
Background: Moments before leaving to fight in the Civil War, Inman (Law) kisses Ada (Kidman) for the first time.  This one fleeting kiss sustains their passion and fuels them for the rest of the movie.

Get it gurl.

There is still time if you hurry to get the perfect champagne-clinking-kiss-me-now New Year's Eve dress! Here are some of our favorites, all under $200.  Get it gurl. Get it.



1. Fringe Dress, Guess, $69

2. Sequin & Velvet Dress, Topshop, $130

3. Sequin Tee Dress, Urban Outfitters, $149

4. Patmore Dress, Anthropologie, $178

5. Sequin Dress, Nasty Gal, $118

6. Ruby Sequin Dress, Nasty Gal, $128

7. Lace Sheath Dress, Anthropologie, $119.95

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Vintage Inspiration: Brigitte Bardot Hair

'Tis the season for romance and big romantic hair.  When it comes to sex kitten, high voltage hair, no one has ever done it better than 60's icon and French film actress, Brigitte Bardot.  When down, her hair was most often in big soft curls that bounced in voluminous perfection.  Bardot was also famous for pulling her hair half-back with a small or large bouffant in the front and accessorizing her half-ponytail with a sweet bow, ribbon, or sporty headband.  Below we have a selection of Bardot's most iconic come hither hair looks.  Scroll further down for some of the best Bardot hair tutorials we could find. We guarantee you'll have a happy new year if you don this sultry look.


Tutorials







If you want to try hot rollers to further add voltage to the look, here is a basic tutorial:



If you prefer step-by-step picture directions, check out the two links below.

Guide to Brigitte Bardot Bow Look

11 Ways to Wear a Hair Bow (without looking like a five year old)


Finally, if you're the type that worries about being on trend, according to Cosmopolitan UK, bows and retro curls are part of the huge hair trends for 2014.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Get out of town.

Wherever you go this holiday season, travel safely, but most importantly travel stylishly.  Here we paired a pop-of-color casual pants, with some basic black essentials, a statement necklace, and some chic ankle boots.  Now let's blow this popsicle stand and get out of town.  
1. Lace Top, Free People, $78
2. Crystal Candy Necklace, J.Crew Factory, $31
3. Travel tote, Michael Kors, $298
4. Turquoise Pants, Anthropologie, $118
5. Ankle Boot, Urban Outfitters, $59

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Diagram of a Dress: Celebrity Inspiration.

We often look to the stars for dress inspiration.  While we do not have the necessary funds to rock these particular frocks, we can always take lessons from the stars' style choices.  Below we've diagrammed our favorite parts of their outfits.  Make sure to take notes!


Willa Holland teaches us that a nude colored dress can be made more tasteful with aptly-placed glitter.  The beige/pink undertone with silver sequins makes the dress both soft and sexy. Her capped sleeves and soft curls further add to the glamour.  To her right, Kirsten Dunst floats in an easy breezy polka dot dress.  The playful sleeves add to the sweetness of the look and we love how it lightly flairs at the bottom.


Adriana Lima jolts viewers with a deep coral-pink strapless stunner.  The color brightens up winter days and the coordinating shoes show us that matching is once again cool.  The angular bust and mix of textures add more voltage to an already amped dress.  Next to Lima, the always fashionable Leigh Lezark mixes a lux dark jacket, with a soft pink dress. Love the contrast of light & dark.  Also, the coat looks so soft!


Elizabeth Olsen gives us a master's lesson on layering.  We want to follow her lead and pair a chunky textured sweater with a flowy black dress and hot leather tights.  To Olsens' right, Amy Adams dons a body-hugging black dress.  The long sleeves and long-length add to the sleekness of the style.  We also love the hint of lace at the bustline. Va-va- voltage!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Look-at-me Lace.

Blake Lively wowed this week in NYC in a gorgeous Marchesa black lace dress. While Lively's glamour is hard to live up to, we went on the hunt for black lace dresses that could turn heads. These dresses, while not quite the Marchesa perfection, are certainly worthy of stares.  Plus they won't break the bank (ranging from $30 to less than $200).






Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meet me under the Mistletoe.

We were inspired by this Topshop LBD to create a come hither party look.  If you already have an LBD that you love, dress it up with some of these gold and shimmery accessories or these sparkly heels.  We can't promise he'll be a good kisser, but we can promise you won't be under the mistletoe alone wearing this outfit...


5. Envelope Clutch, Kate Spade Saturday, $80
6. Kitten Heels, Anthropologie, $70
7. Foil Dot Heels, Madewell, $158 (but now take 30% off)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sweat it out.

Nothing is more comfortable than slipping into a sweatshirt and sweatpants after a long day. But this year our trusty sweatshirts are breaking free from sweatpants and getting a taste for luxury.  Jewels, sequins, and beads galore! Sweatshirts are making a statement: Wear them day or night with jeans or a skirt, they no longer want to be reserved for just low-key snuggling. 


1. Anthropologie, $118
2. Old Navy, $16.97
3. ASOS, $60.80
4. ASOS, $122.50
5. Victoria's Secret, $38
6. Urban Outfitters, $79

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Let it Snow.

Our favorite vintage fashionistas show us not to be afraid of a little snow.  From Hepburn to Monroe, these girls made bundling up look oh so glamorous.  Below check out our favorite winter fashions, from faux fur trimmed hoodies to fur cossacks to warm handknit sweaters. Being cold, never looked so hot.



1. Hoodie, Anthropologie, $194
2. Handknit Sweater, J.Crew, $148
3. Pullover, Free People, $128
4. Gloves, Anthropologie, $32
5. Hooded Scarf, Saturday, $80
6. Hearth Hoodie, Anthropologie, $168
7. Fur Cossack Hat, Topshop, $44
8. Faux Fur Loop, Free People, $68

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sienna Miller: Copy Cat or Coincidence?

Not that we're judging, but Sienna Miller's Burberry gown from the 2013 British Fashion Awards seemed ripped right from the scenes of 2007's Atonement.  Was she purposefully giving a nod to the Atonement dress and her former co-star Keira Knightley?  Was it a coincidence? Or did this usually unique fashionista pull a copy cat move?  Also, the high leg slit reminds us of Angelina Jolie's infamous dress.  We love Sienna Miller, but just saying! What do you think?  




Monday, December 2, 2013

Belt it out, honey.

'Tis the season for beautiful glittery belts.  Jazz up your holiday dress and make it look tailor-made for you by cinching in your waist.  Here we belt this red dress with a vintage beaded belt.  Scroll down for our best belt picks.





1. Anthropologie, $48
2. Anthropologie, $48
3. Free People, $138
4. Charming Charlie, $18
5. Madewell, $35

Resort Wear

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday.

We are almost too tired to type from Black Friday mayhem.  Here is some of our loot, now we are going to submerge ourselves under the covers while visions of beautiful clothes dance in our heads...
1. BCBGeneration, $48
2. Anthropologie, $128
3. Free People, $98

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Clutch me closer, pretty darling.

We went on the prowl for nocturnal clutches -- the type that only come out at night paired with a fabulous dress and heels.  Don't attempt to bring them out in the daytime, lest they melt or turn to stone.


1. Mango, $50
2. Shiraleah, $58
3. Topshop, $140
4. Anthropologie, $68
5. Shiraleah, $58
6. Accessorize, $62

Monday, November 25, 2013

Decadent Jewels

Outshine any Christmas tree by decking yourself out in this bling bling. 'Tis the season.

1. Urban Outfitters, $34
2. J.Crew, $108
3. Free People, $68
4. Anthropologie, $58
5. Francesca's, $28
6. J.Crew, $85

Get the Look: Jane Asher

Though Paul McCartney wrote "I'm Looking Through You," about Jane Asher, we choose instead to look at her clothes. And while McCartney ultimately ditched her as his rock & roll muse, she will always be one of our favorite fashion muses.   Here we attempt to give a modern take on her silk tie blouse: ultra-feminine and cute.  Now if only we could find a way to get her hair!



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Weekend Damage

We did something shameful this weekend.  We went out shopping with the intention of starting holiday shopping early, but we only ended up buying things for ourselves.  Here's the damage.  #areweselfish?


1. Urban Outfitters Ankle Boots, $59
2. Madewell Dress, $115
3. U.O. Cocktail Ring, $18
4. Anthropologie Heels, $128

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Get the look: J.Crew Factory

We paired together some new arrivals from J.Crew Factory for a comfy winter look, for a combined total of only $165. This look makes us think of snuggling up under the covers with hot chocolate and a good book.  And when we say with a good book we mean with the TV remote. Happy shopping!






Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dress Like Jane Birkin

 Jane Birkin, English actress and style icon from the swinging 60's, was so admired that Herm├Ęs named his "Birkin bag" in her honor.  Here is our interpretation of just one of her looks. We think it would look oh so glamorous for holiday parties: A lux combo of faux fur and sequins.







Friday, November 15, 2013

Back to Basics

We can't help but stock up on this basic turtleneck from Jcrew Factory.  Not only is it soft and comfortable but you can wear it under a sweater or by itself with a statement necklace like the one  below.  We bought the turtleneck in red currant, black, and navy for all the pairing possibilities!
Crystal Wings Necklace, $44.50

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Kiss of Pink

French Courtship Slip
Dusty Berry
Champagne Lace

Pleated in Pink
 
Pink Lace 
We're feeling pretty in pink today. It's a nice bright reminder of warmer days and  just makes us happy. Lean in close.  Muah!
Vintage Beaded Top
Pink Skater Dress
Crop Dress