Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall is our favorite by far and the most forgiving of all the seasons. With the weather not too hot and not quite too cold, you can practically get away with everything from layering, baring a little skin, sporting an open toe heel, or rocking a thigh high boot.  As the #1 fan of the All Black Everything club, Cari struts a Yves Saint Laurent dress with an added leather tie belt to snatch in the waist line.  We love pulling out this little trick when wearing flowy dresses that do our shape no justice at all. What better way to top the look off than with the signature Alicia Boot by Tony Bianco and the simple Lauren Clutch from Halston Heritage.  Kay makes a statement in a beaded crop top from Zara, copped last season during a cant-miss sale.  The key to the crop is not bare too much skin -- just a sliver around the midsection is plenty.  To keep is classy, Kay wore here BCBG high-waist trousers and the simple black Zara pump that seems to virtually go with absolute everything. 


Kay's Look: Top Zara | Pant BCBG | Pumps Zara

Photography Credit: Dimitri Crowder


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Who says you can't wear white after Labor Day? If you still believe in this myth, it's time to throw it out once and for all.  From season to season, runway show after runway show, countless designers show us that white isn't only approved for those warmer months.  When done right, white is amazingly fresh and crisp when worn when the weather turns a little chilly.  The key to rocking the cool tone in fall and winter is keeping in mind it's all about the fabric.  There's no place for summer's light and airy textiles like linen and seersucker in the cooler months.  Instead, we're pulling out the leather, heavy cottons and polyester for these looks to keep it fall-chic while still rocking white.    

Cari's Look: Jacket  H&M | Tank Old Navy | Shorts Her Kloset | Heels Jimmy Choo | Shades Target

Kay's Look: Jacket H& M | Tank Old Navy | Pants BCBG | Pumps Steve Madden | Shades Target

Photography Credit: Dimitri Crowder


Friday, October 16, 2015

We're simple girls -- we mostly dress in black because it's easy, we drink champagne because it sits well and we love very hard because it feels right.  There is so much beauty in simplicity -- although an acquired taste, for those who embrace the idea that less is more, truly understands the power of minimalism. To get dressed doesn't mean to over dress.  In fact, the most basic and clean looks are actually the most refined and elegant.  Sticking to solids, staple pieces and clean lines helps create a cohesive look without the fuss.  For us, we believe that dressing should be half your audience and half your personal style, that's why we create looks for the simple chic city girl.  

Going for an all black moment is a classic move, and with the simplest color palette of them all, you really can't go wrong here.  For these looks, we started with the "Want to Wear" item first.  With every outfit we identify the item we are most interested in wearing and build the entire look around that piece.  Whether it's a statement jacket, a cool pair of pants, or a funky necklace, the key to simplicity is to identify the primary piece and pair with more basic items to give the look balance, while focusing the attention in one main area.  

So is simplicity the ultimate form of sophistication as quoted by Leonardo da Vinci? To us the answer is absolutely.  So always dress well, but keep it simple.

Kay styles Halston's Enbellished Pocket Satin Tie Pant with a trendy sheer turtleneck for a little sex appeal that's still tasteful.  Finishing off the look, she pairs with patent leather heels from Target and handbag by Louis Vuitton. 

Cari bares a little midriff with this little number for a super comfy chic weekend look.  To give the outfit structure, Cari wears her long-lined blazer from BCBG and throws on a pair of Forever 21 tights to keep it easy.  A good heel always finishes a look just right, so Louboutin was the shoe of choice.

Cari's Look: Jacket  BCBG | Leggings Forever 21 | Heels Christian Louboutin | Handbag YSL

Kay's Look: Top Her Kloset | Pants Halston | Pumps Target | Handbag Louis Vuitton

Photography Credit: Dimitri Crowder