Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Life Goal: Rory Gilmore's Reading Challenge

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If I had a Harry Potter-style patronus, it would take the shape of Rory Gilmore. That might be the nerdiest statement ever written, but it's true. She's driven, quick-witted, and never leaves home without a book. If you're not familiar with our favorite Gilmore Girl, I highly suggest you get your priorities straight and plant yourself on the sofa for the next 2-3 weeks to marathon one of the best-written TV shows of all time. And if you are familiar with the show, then you know why I'm so excited about the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

It's a list of every book Rory read or mentioned throughout the entire series, and it's 339 books long. The author, Patrick Lenton, estimates that it would take a little over 2 years to complete the challenge (assuming one book every two weeks). I have no plans for the next two years... I might as well give it a shot! Take a look at the challenge and let me know how many you've read, where I should start, and if you think I'm crazy for even considering it. I'll check in periodically and let you know how it goes.

What's on your reading list?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dress of Green Gables

Confession. I haven't actually watched Anne of Green Gables (I'll get on it soon, I swear!) But I'm plenty familiar with the sweeping shots of young Anne meandering through various picturesque countryside scenery. And I believe there's some bit about her red hair and the nickname Carrots. That's enough for me to feel like Anne's kindred spirit in this floral frock. Isn't it just the most romantic outfit?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Outfit Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition is a word that we throw around a lot lately. It seems that we can't see a frilly, feminine top without pairing it with an edgy, leather skirt. It's like our M.O. (which stands for Modus Operandi, or "mode of operation" in Latin. Now you know.)

So when we saw this top at fellow local Blogger Dina's amazing vintage event at our favorite boutique, NOTO, this outfit was naturally our first instinct.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Exploring at Home

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We spent a few rainy days exploring our little city, and we'd love to share a few photos with you.

PS. This instagram picture pretty much sums it up. <3 <3 <3

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Chats for Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers

Hey guys! We've decided to do a small series on a few of the blogging tools we've found most helpful in our brief-but-wondrous adventure into the blogosphere. So we're here on an early Sunday morning with coffee in hand to talk about Twitter. Pre-blog, I had a rocky relationship with everyone's favorite social steam-engine. But I've since seen the light, and let me tell you: if you're a blogger/brand and you're not on twitter, you're doing it wrong. Plain and simple.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekend Things

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We're planning a last minute camping trip (location yet to be decided even though we leave in a few hours... oops.) so we're going to leave you with a few fun links from around the web. Enjoy!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open to the public. What are your favorite picks? I think I'm a little disappointed this year.

Did you see Lindsay's guest post at Clear The Way? It's pretty great!

Love the international parenting series at Cup of Jo. I don't have kids, but learning about different cultures is so neat!

The 8 bestselling lipsticks (and how they'll look on you).

I've been dreaming about this destination lately. Who wants to come with?

The first female ninja warrior is my new role model

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rebel Girl & Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna is one of my heroes. Not only is she a fearless musician with the best high-pony in the neighborhood, but she's also an outspoken feminist who helped get the 3rd (?) wave of the feminism movement going in the 90's with her brand of riot grrrl music. Kathleen is most well known for Bikini Kill, but is also famous for her bands Le Tigre and The Julia Ruin.

I have been a fan girl for awhile and almost named Olivia Cat-leen Hanna! I also performed in a cover band show with some friends a few year ago. When putting together this outfit I was thrilled when I realized who it reminded me of. Obviously I had to copy her signature ponytail to complete the look. All of the pieces in this outfit are thrifted. However, the back patch came from a shirt that belonged to one of my cousins when we were younger. It's Brandon and Dylan from 90210!

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