TRAVEL DAY ENSEMBLE

TRAVEL IN STYLE!

Okay ladies. If you are anything like us then your house right about now is in disarray , laundry up to the roof, piles of bikinis, maxis, and cover ups everywhere and post-it notes of important toiletries not to forget are scattered all over your desk. You are excited and stressed at the same time about your upcoming holiday getaways and putting lots of time and effort into creating a chic wardrobe for the trip. You are trying on outfits, deciding which wedges look best with the cute little dress you bought and which sarong appropriately covers your problem areas but still looks stylish. Sounds like you? Well, let’s face it girlfriends. We are all alike and we take great care and pride in looking amazing for these well needed trips. And yes half the fun is planning, prepping and buying for these vacays. And while we are so busy and careful to plan just right for our time away, many of us forget about planning the appropriate travel day ensemble. This outfit is just as important and perhaps more important than anything you pack in your suitcase. Just like first impressions in life are everything, we believe that starting your trip off feeling fabulously stylish and super comfy can really set the tone for a great time away. So whether you are traveling by plane, train or automobile this holiday season, take note and get inspired by some pics of celebs who have totally nailed it with their traveling outfit choices.

 

 

 

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

 

As we are busy prepping for our fun TV segment shoot tomorrow, we remember some fashion tips an expert gave us years ago. She had said to keep in mind that dressing for success on TV is very different from what you might wear for other professional settings. TV sets are filled with a lot of competing visuals and distractions, so you need to be careful when choosing your on camera wardrobe. First of all, we all know that the camera can add some pounds and that is the last thing any of us ladies want.  So keep that in mind and choose a slimming sheath dress that hugs close (but not too close) to the body. Or go with a nice top and sleek tailored pants, that can also create a smooth and slim silhouette. Next, you need to pick the appropriate color for the spotlight. We believe that color choice is crucial! It should brighten your skin tone as well as compliment the surrounding set. Solid bright colors like royal blue and poppy red are our two faves. Avoid bold prints and excessive jewelry as they can be distracting and look messy. And finally, make sure your hair, skin and nails are in top notch grooming condition. Dark roots will look even darker on camera and dull skin will look even duller. So now, as we prepare for our day tomorrow, we are keeping these simple tips in mind. And we are all set and action ready for our closeups!

Poppy red with sleek pants are alway chic and sleek!

Cobalt blue sheath dresses look great on every woman!

RESORT!!

It’s countdown time! The holidays are near and then it’s bye bye school & see ya later 9-5 jobs…and hello VACATION! We are dreaming of the sunny getaways we have planned this holiday season but the most fun is the shopping, prepping and packing! Yes, it’s over two weeks away and we have started packing! (Don’t judge us) And guess what? There is a lot of great resort wear out there. Bikinis in beautiful greens and blues, fun beach bags & towels and glamorous flip flops! For fashionistas who love the warm weather, you won’t be disappointed when you check out the fabulous options you have for your beachy adventures. So get to packing and shopping and dreaming. We can hear the waves crashing already…

Shoshanna bikini in beautiful blue!

PilyQ poncho cover up

Valentino flip flop

Trina Turk beach towel.

Ferragamo beach bag

CUTE & COZY CELEB STYLE

We hope you all had a fabulous, festive and fashionable Thanksgiving weekend!!  Check out some of your fave celebs in cute and cozy pics as they celebrate the holidays in style. (And brave the cold temps of the season!) We give these stars a DUO thumbs up!

 

Megan Trainor looking sassy and chic!

Seriously, does it get any hotter than these two? – George and Amal jetting off to somewhere fabulous for Thanksgiving weekend!

Loving the cozy wool hat on the talented Idina Mensel!

Cameron and Benji make cozy look so cool!

Lucy Hale in gorgeous winter white!

 

THANKFUL & CHIC!

Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around a big delicious feast shared with family and friends. And while the recipes, invites and traditions are the main focus for most, fashionistas everywhere also want to look fall festive and chic while chowing down on all the yummy foods. Whether you’re hosting a big family gathering, attending a small low key dinner with friends, or planning a fun getaway, don’t forget to wear a stylish outfit that looks great and has some wiggle room for full bellies!!!! Here are some stylish ideas to inspire you this week!

Chic and casual- Comfy boyfriend jeans and tee, cool accessories and an on trend plaid coat make a complete fall ensemble ideal for a low key holiday dinnner.

2. Ombre faux fur vests are all the rage this season and are a great layering piece for a holiday dinner outfit.

Glam and Gorgeous- a chunky knit dress, interesting outerwear and sleek black boots are great options for the glam girl for a big holiday gathering.

Since some Thanksgiving get-togethers are all about football, why not get in the spirit and wear your fave team apparel!

 

THE STYLE DUO LIST OF ONLINE FAVES!

This time of year it is all about lists. Lists of holiday must haves, (see last week’s blog!), list of presents for the whole family, lists of ingredients for holiday feasts, lists of who has been naughty or nice, etc etc. So for today’s blog we decided to make a list of our fave online websites. And this is especially important right before the holidays when so many of us are shopping online from the comfort of our own homes. And the sales are getting better and better each day! So check out our list and get shopping!!

1. Revolveclothing.com – for fun, on trend clothes that can’t always be found in department stores.

2. Neimanmarcus.com – always a favorite!!

3. Renttherunway.com – if you don’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars on holiday fashions, check out this site where you can rent high end designer duds at a minimal price!

4. dvf.com – for THE BEST wrap dresses!

5. ramybrook.com – for sexy and chic pieces that will make you feel like a million bucks for girls night out!

6. jennifermillerjewelry.com – for cool jewelry that is either fine or faux…really affordable or totally worth the splurge!

7. calypsostbarth.com – beachy and bohemian styles for tropical destinations.

8. jcrew.com – for great basics and (believe it or not) FABULOUS jewelry!

9. blackhalo.com – for the perfect sheath! We love the Jackie O styles!

10. bluefly.com- one of the original online designer discount sites. Super sales!

HOLIDAY MUST HAVES 2014

As we head into holiday season, (how is it almost Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas already?) we have decided to put out a list of our Holiday 2014 MUST HAVES! These items are some of our fave gift giving ideas for this holiday season while others are personal must haves to treat ourselves for being good all year! So check out our list and let us know some of your must haves too!! Enjoy!

HOLIDAY MUST HAVES 2014

1. Jo Malone Candles

2. Saint Laurent Rings

3. Missoni Towels

4. Hermes Enamel Bracelets

5. Mrs. Prindable’s Gourmet Caramel Apples

6. C Wonder Monogrammed Jewelry Box

7. Tory Burch slippers

8. Chanel Glossimer lipglosses

9. Burberry Scarves

10. Rachel Zoe Faux Fur Vests at QVC.com

TWO TRENDS IN ONE!

We love it when fashion geniuses take a couple of cool trends and combine them together to create a single fabulous piece.  Introducing color blocked, and furry outerwear!  We have always been big fans of fur vests and we love rocking color blocked outfits. Now put the two trends together and you have instant glamour!  And we also love it when you can purchase fun trends on a budget.  So whether you are ready to splurge on this exciting new “duo trend’ or save and get one at a really good deal, we encourage you to try it.  After all a duo is always better than one!

 

 

HALLOWEEN DREAMS

Halloween is just a few days away and the energy in all the costume stores, and in all the supermarket candy aisles is as awesome as ever!  There is something so amazing about how this holiday turns us all into little kids.  Candy, costumes, parties and more!  What could be better? Whether you are a girl who always dreamed of being a Knick City Dancer, a lady who rides the trapeze or a Hollywood star this is the day to play dress up and make your fantasies come true even if just for a few hours.
     But here is a thought…what if the Halloween spirit lasted all year long?  What if you got to “dress up” everyday as the person/thing you always wanted to be?  Ok, we are not suggesting you show up at work next week as Hello Kitty but think about the qualities you’d like to possess everyday in your fantasy world.  For example if you always dreamed of being a professional ice-skater, why not dress in bolder colors?  Add shorter skirts with tights to your wardrobe and sign up for a skating lesson or two!  It’s never to late to learn.
     Or maybe your favorite costume growing up always involved a Disney princess.  You can feel like Cinderella everyday by wearing clothes that make you feel beautiful and investing in shoes that make you want to dance the night away.  Think about the little things that make you smile like big bows, red lipstick, sequins, polka dots or feathers and incorporate them into your wardrobes so they don’t feel costumey but instead chic and glamorous.
     Don’t save fakes lashes and fur boas for just one day a year.  Live glamorously all year long!
Check out some of Hollywood’s finest in full on Halloween 2014 looks!

MAD FOR PLAID!

Throwback Plaid Pic! Mad For Plaid during our Tufts University days!

 

PLAID is back in style this Fall season and while we have always been big fans of this often returning trend, we are loving it even more than ever! Plaid’s strong presence in fashion this year is different than seasons past. Not only are plaid prints being shown on shirts, scarves, coats and pajamas, but they are turning up on dresses, shoes and fabulous handbags! While Burberry has kept this trend alive for years and years, many designers have followed suit and embraced this fun style. Whether you’re dressing casual for a fun day with friends, or planning a night out on the town, plaid can be the go to item in your wardrobe. This popular print comes in many shapes, sizes and colors, so it’s time to have fun with this versatile look and get MAD FOR PLAID!!!!

Hugo Boss

MARC by Marc Jacobs

Altuzarra

Manolo Blahnik

Lela Rose