Style

Summer Whites

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Outfit Details:

Dress Olivia Culpo x Le Tote | Heels JustFab (similar) | Ring Vintage | Purse Danielle Nicole | Lipstick  Maybelline New York in Voyager

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While summer is coming to a close, our love for white's and summer brights are not fading anytime soon. Last weekend Ivy put on this pretty lace number for a day of hanging out with family and friends at our house. This dress is prefect for formal occasions like baby showers and graduation parties but just throw on a black leather jacket and this classic dress turns edgy! We're not a fan of rules, so wearing white after Labor Day is just our type of rebellion!

Join JustFab now and enjoy $15 off your first purchase!

xxx Ivy & Eve

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A Desert Retreat

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Eve's Outfit Details:

Dress & Hat Just Fab | Sandals Sam & Libby for Target (sold out) | Necklace Stella & Dot (sold out) | Bracelet Maria Shireen | Clutch Imoshion | Sunglasses Zenni Optical

A month ago we took a quick weekend trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. We had never been, and were excited to travel somewhere unfamiliar and sunny. California is sunny, don't get us wrong. But on the Monterey Peninsula (where we live) the average temperature is about 65 degrees year-round. So to us, Arizona was going to be REALLY hot. Eve brought along her new adorable dress from Just Fab and paired it with her trusty Sam & Libby sandals from Target we have featured in several other posts. She also brought along her new hat from Just Fab Hello Sunshine - perfect for keeping the sun out of her face. But our favorite accessory was the Imoshion lemon pattern clutch. The perfect size for fitting all the essentials for warm weather i.e. sunglasses, extra sunscreen, lip gloss, phone, and a large wallet. 

xxx Ivy & Eve

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Top 5 Subscription Boxes For 2017

In today's world, you can basically order anything online, without the hassle of having to get out of bed, put on makeup, and drive. Let's be real, we are lazier shoppers today than we were just a few years ago. Something that hasn't changed over the years though is the joy and excitement of getting a package in the mail! That's why we think subscription box services are so awesome!! Over the years, we have joined numerous services (some we have been subscribers for years). We've put together our top 5 subscription box services for 2017.

Hope you enjoy!!

xxx Ivy & Eve

  1. Frisky Britches - For just $14 a month, you receive two adorable and comfy undies right to your door! They have three different subscription options; "The Kitten" which includes two cheeky undies, "The Kitty" one cheeky and one thong, and "The Kougar" two thongs. We also love the brands they use like Honeydew and René Rofé. This is a great option for those of you who hate going to Victoria's Secret or just love having new cute undies. 
  2. FabFitFun - A quarterly subscription box FULL of the seasons' most coveted products. Each box is worth over $200 and filled with loads of full sized products ranging from fashion, jewelry, fitness, and more! Quarterly subscriptions cost $49.99.  We recommend purchasing the yearly subscription for $179.99 which allows you to customize your boxes and get first access to add-ons and other fun goodies! 
  3. Ipsy - For only $10 a month you get a cute makeup pouch with a unique design each month full of cosmetics! We love Ipsy and have been using it for over 5 years now. Ipsy wins over other makeup subscription services like Birchbox (we tried this one before we found Ipsy) because Ipsy sends you full-size products, brushes, and more. No more tiny samples you can only use once and have to toss. We honestly rarely buy makeup anymore because Ipsy sends us such great products catered to our taste. The longer you are a subscriber and the more reviews you do the better the staff can match products to you each month.  If you are interested in trying a free month email us! **Limited availability
  4. Winc - Wine every month?! Yes, please! We started using Winc about a year ago and it's been fun trying out their wines each month. Winc is awesome because it has a large variety of wines from all over the world, it's really affordable (most wines are $13!) and their labels, designed just for them, are super trendy. You can also purchase as little as 3 wines per shipment or skip a month if needed.  Here is a more in-depth review of Winc we did last year. Email us to receive 3 free bottles of wine! ** Limited quantity available, use our link below for $13 towards your first bottle: https://www.winc.com/hi/iqabcrvz0wi
  5. Bouqs - Who doesn't love fresh bouquets delivered to their door or office? Bouqs delivered farm-fresh, custom cut floral arrangements to your door. You can choose from several different bouquets and decide how often you want them- from every week to quarterly. Shipments cost from $40-70 depending on the bouquet size and the more often you have them delivered, the better the deal (from 10-25% off!). Make everyone in your office think you have a secret admirer! We won't tell! ;)

Bonus: Sprezzabox - This box is the perfect subscription box for any stylish guy- or one who needs a little help in the style department. Each month, you receive 5-6 handpicked men's fashion and lifestyle items for just $28. Boxes almost always include a tie, socks, and pocket square as well as 1-2 other style items and 1-2 lifestyle/hygiene product. If you think subscription boxes are just for ladies, we promise your guy won't be disappointed! We have given these subscriptions as gifts to several of our favorite guys and they have loved them! 

Frisky Britches 

Frisky Britches 

Previous FabFitFun box!

Previous FabFitFun box!

One of our Past Glam Bag from Ipsy! Full-size lipstick, nail polish, perfume roller, concealer, and a half size eyeliner.

One of our Past Glam Bag from Ipsy! Full-size lipstick, nail polish, perfume roller, concealer, and a half size eyeliner.

One of the wines we received from Winc. Don't you love the label?! 

One of the wines we received from Winc. Don't you love the label?! 

Image source:  Bouqs

Image source: Bouqs

Image source:  Bouqs

Image source: Bouqs

Some Sprezzabox goodies including a tie, pocket square, cigar cutter, pin, and socks. 

Some Sprezzabox goodies including a tie, pocket square, cigar cutter, pin, and socks. 

Lazy Morning Rituals With Splendies

Working five days a week leaves little time to enjoy your mornings. When we get to relax and take our time in the morning there are a few "rituals" we like to include....

  • Stretch! We rarely stretch in the mornings, our alarm goes off, and we reluctantly crawl out of bed. Stretching first thing before getting out of bed feels so good!
  • Good vibes. If you still need to set an alarm, set one on your phone that reminds you to enjoy and appreciate all you have. Ivy's alarm has hers say "Thank you for today" to remind her to be thankful.
  • Go electronics free. We are on our phones, computers, or watching TV so often at home. Take time to wake up without checking these things- maybe read a book, newspaper or magazine- you'll have time to catch up later.
  • Play some soft music or open a window and listen to the birds outside. 
  • Enjoy coffee. This goes for tea as well, but take a moment to enjoy it not gulp it down and rush out the door.
  • Appreciate that you are in no rush, and that you can be lazy and not get dressed right away-relax in your undies! 

Splendies is a monthly underwear subscription service. For only $13.99, you get three adorable undies each month! The service is totally catered to your taste, you can request certain kinds of underwear or ask for it to be a surprise! The quality is great and they have a huge selection of sizes. We love getting new undies every month. What girl doesn't?!

xxx Ivy & Eve

Thank you Splendies for partnering with us on this post!

Imoshion Satchel Purse

Outfit Details:

Turtleneck Target | Jeans ASOS | Necklace Gorjana | Satchel Purse Imoshion

 

Recently we went wine tasting at Niner Wine Estates in Paso Robles on our way to a weekend in Cambria (more on that later). Eve carried all of her daytime essentials in this amazing Imoshion satchel. We love the roominess of the bag while it doesn't look overly large. The fun and lively interior pattern is an added bonus that makes us smile each time we open the purse to grab something. We love the neutral diagonal stripes that make this bag go with just about everything! Did we mention that all of Imoshion accessories are cruelty free, vegan leather? What's not to love? Snag this bag and many more awesome accessories for under $45 on their website! In case you missed it, check out a post on another adorable Imoshion bag here!

xxx Ivy & Eve

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Lip Color Review

Lipstick is a girls best friend (OK maybe second to champagne). It can transform any look in just seconds! When we were younger we shied away from them because they seemed like an "old person" beauty essential, but now we realized how amazing they are (our grandmas were smart)! The only problem we continually run into with lipstick is having to reapply it after eating, drinking, and basically breathing. Lipstick just hasn't ever held up to our standards, until now.

Let us introduce you to Maybelline Super Stay 24. Although it isn't in the standard lipstick tube, it truly is a lipstick in color and look. We were skeptical when we first bought the shade Always Blazing lip color but we were soon amazed by its performance. Simply apply the color to your lips as you would a lipgloss, let it dry (2-4 minutes) and then apply the moisturizing balm on top. We love the ultra-conditioning balm because it keeps your lips moisturized and happy. On an average day we only apply it once in the morning before work and by dinner it's still on and as good as when we first applied it. We wear Maybelline Super Stay 24 to almost every wine event we go to because we seriously don't need to reapply even if it's a 4 hour party with food and LOTS of vino. For the days we wear it from dawn to dusk though we will only reapply one time after dinner if needed (by reapply, we mean just a small touch up). Maybelline was not kidding when they said it feels just-applied after eating 300 cupcake bites, 120 coffee sips, and 99 kisses. The only bummer is most of the colors have an added shimmer (sometimes nice but we are more into matte lips). We have found three that are matte and mentioned them in our color review below. 

xxx Ivy & Eve

Colors we have tested:

  • Perpetual Plum- The color is pretty similar to the online photo, however the shimmer does not show up as intensely once applied. This color ended up being the most popular in our family, we both have one and we bought our Mom one too. It's the perfect color to accentuate your lips without making it look like you tried too hard. 
  • Always Blazing- This is Ivy's favorite of them all. Unlike the photo online it is a bright red color and has no sparkle to it at all. If Ivy is wearing red lipstick in our style posts its most likely this color. See here, here, here, and here and the photo below.
  • Keep Up The Flame- This is also a very red lipstick. It is a little richer (darker red) in color then always blazing and also is matte looking. Perfect for fall and winter looks or a night out! This is Eve's go-to red lip. 
  • Constant Toast- This color goes on much more translucent then we expected. We thought our lips were going to look like the ice princess lips, but the color was very light pink with quite a bit of shimmer. Although the color was fine on us (our skin is so pale!) we wouldn't recommend this for tanner people it may actually make you look like the ice princess, if your into that totes get it!
  • On And On Orchid- We like this color because it's a bubble gum pink perfect to wear everyday, and it is also matte not shimmery at all. 
Ivy wearing Always Blazing!

Ivy wearing Always Blazing!

With the right lipstick you can conquer anything!

Looking Fierce in the City

One thing we love about going to San Francisco is that while daytime fashion tends to be pretty casual and practical, at night you can dress up and go out on the town! Ivy wore her new favorite body-con dress to happy hour and into the night while Eve wore her go-to cute yet casual tunic dress during the day. Can you tell we both LOVE grey? This year, we found an amazing online boutique called Stay Fierce Boutique. It is based in North Carolina and all of its products are under $35 and they have great dresses for any occasion! If you missed our last post featuring a Stay Fierce dress, find it here. We had such a fun time running around the city in our Stay Fierce Boutique dresses. Use our promo code IVYEVE15 at checkout for an additional 15% off your purchase through the end of the year!! 

xxx Ivy & Eve

Ivy's Outfit Details:

Dress Stay Fierce Boutique | Heels H&M sold out (similar) | Faux Fur Coat Missguided 

Eve's Outfit Details:

Tunic Dress Stay Fierce Boutique | Leggings J. Crew | Boots River Island sold out (similar) | Necklace Pacific Gypsea

Everyday Cabin Style

Outfit Details:

Sweater Le Tote | Pants Sanctuary | Boots L.L. Bean Boot | Hat ále by Alessandra | Bag THEIT

When Ivy was in Montana a few weeks ago, she spent most of her time hiking, writing, and taking photographs. She packed cozy, warm, and wearable pieces for hiking up mountains and brought along her trusty THEIT Colt camera bag for her walks and trips into town. Luckily the daytime temps were warm (50's-60's) so she had plenty of room in her suitcase to bring home yummy Montana huckleberry jam, and mug candles! 

xxx Ivy & Eve

 

Fashion in the Forest

Eve's Outfit Details:

Boots Steve Madden | Jeans Vero Moda | Sweater Forever 21 | Monogrammed Purse Mark And Graham (currently only $69.99!)

Ivy's Outfit Details:

Boots Steve Madden sold out (similar here)| Pants Sanctuary | Sweater Lumiere Le Tote | Necklace Kate Spade | Bracelet Kate Spade | Purse Under One Sky Le Tote

For Eve's birthday, we decided to spend the afternoon in Pebble Beach, CA. We headed to one of our favorite local places to grab a glass of bubbly and a bite to eat: The Bench. This place is great for any casual afternoon or evening drink. Sit at the communal outdoor fire pits and enjoy the view of the coastline and the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach golf course!

We ordered a butternut squash flatbread, macaroni and cheese, and some portobello mushroom fries (which were all delicious!). After indulging, we took a short drive along Pebble Beach's famous 17 mile drive. While driving, we found a cool looking stand of forest off the side of the road. So we decided take a look around the trees. We loved the way our outfits blended in with the colors of the forest. 

xxx Ivy & Eve

A Trip to The Pumpkin Patch

Outfit Details:

Plaid Shirt Target | Jeans Uniqlo | Vest Le Tote | Chelsea Boots ASOS | Cascade Earrings Kate Spade | Clutch Imoshion

Visiting a pumpkin patch in October is one of our favorite things to do. One of our favorite places to visit is Earthbound Farm's Farm Stand which has pumpkins in every color, shape, and size imaginable! We like visiting this market and cafe all year round, but we love it during the fall when they fill the grounds with pretty pumpkins, corn stalks, and other autumnal decorations. Ivy wore a warm quilted vest, and plaid shirt for this trip. She paired it with this super cute clutch from one of our new favorite brands, Imoshion. We love this brand because we are big animal lovers and Imoshion only features vegan leather bags. Although its not real leather its almost identical in look and feel! We also love that all their bags have pretty fabric lining and tons of pockets to stash our lipsitck, glasses, and other goodies. Did we mention that all of their bags are less than $50?!?! Definitely keep this brand on your radar! Previously, we have shared some of their other great bags here, and here, and here

xxx Ivy & Eve

FabFitFun Subscription Box Review + $10 Coupon

FabFitFun is a quarterly shipped subscription box filled with the season's hottest beauty, wellness, fitness, and fashion products. Each box costs $49.99 and is packed with the season's hottest products (worth AT LEAST $100). Eve has subscribed to this box for a year now and each season, the boxes keep getting better and better! 

What we love about FabFitFun boxes is that you get a little bit of everything you would want/need for the season ahead. We love that the boxes ship just as the season starts so you have 3 whole months to enjoy them before the weather changes. For winter, each box had a pair of cozy fingerless gloves. Spring had an amazing contouring kit. Summer came with a beach tote to cary your summer essentials. 

We think the Fall 2016 box was the best yet! The first thing we noticed when we opened the box was that it was PACKED! Usually you get a lot of items in each box but this box was bulging and had extra tape to keep the box shut. Once we opened it, we were instantly in the fall spirit! 

We have broken the box down into separate categories: Style, Beauty, Fitness, Lifestyle, and Extras. 

Style:

We LOVE ModCloth. They have such great quality, slightly quirky clothing (think Anthropologie's hip younger sister). We were very happy to receive this blanket scarf in our box. We see us wearing it with pretty much everything this season. Plus, it is so big, it can double as a pretty airplane/travel blanket!

Mod Cloth Loch and Scarf in Taupe Plaid (one of 4 colors) worth $34. 

Beauty: 

This box was heavy on the beauty products. We especially LOVE the nude eyeshadow palette. The colors are beautiful and the shadows are super blendable.

Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette worth $50.

Spongellé Bulgarian Rose Limited Edition Buffer worth $16. 

Mullein & Sparrow French Lavender Body Oil worth $18.

Skin Laundry Restoring Night Face Serum worth $50. 

The BrowGal Clear Eyebrow Gel worth $20.

Fitness: 

These socks are perfect for yoga. Our feet are always slipping and sliding on our mats so these are a perfect solution!

ToeSox Half Toe Ankle Grip Socks in Fuschia worth $15. 

Lifestyle: 

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. We aren't super into them (we have a hard time coloring inside the lines!) but this would make a cute little gift for one of our more "mindful" besties. The tumbler however, is Eve's new favorite morning accessory. She fills it with her favorite Iced Coffee and heads to work every morning.

FabFitFun Coloring Book and Pencils worth $16.

The Created Co. Tumbler (one of 2 options) worth $19.

Extras: 

Each box comes with a few sponsored bonus items. This season, the samples are really great. Most of the time you get tiny one use makeup samples or coupons but this time, We got two travel sized items! We love Secret deodorants and this one is extra long lasting (48 hours). The wipes are perfect for keeping in your car to clean your hands/etc. on the go (as well as using them for the more obvious reasons). 

Secret Outlast XTEND Clear Gel Deodorant .5oz.

Cottonelle Fresh Care Wipes 42 count. with two coupons.

The total worth for this box was $238! 

 We totally recommend the FabFitFun subscription box because it has a bit of everything a girl wants for such a great price point. It ships 4 times a year too so it really feels like a treat when you get it in the mail. We already bought a few extras to give as gifts.

If you would like to try FabFitFun, use this code http://xo.fff.me/elM_B for $10 off your first box (that means ALL of this for only $39.99). 

xxx Ivy & Eve

Joyce Winery Party Outfits

Ivy's Outfit Details:

Top New Look | Overalls Primark  (similar here)| Shoes H&M

Eve's Outfit Details:

Top Oysho | Jeans Uniqlo | Necklace Jason's Art Gallery | Bag Louis Vuitton | Shoes Target Sam & Libby

A few weeks back we attended the Joyce Vineyard Winery Party. Some of you asked for style details so here it is! This was a daytime event we went for California casual looks, but since the winery tends to stay cool we wore jeans to keep us a tad bit warmer than your usual summer cut offs (which would equally go well with both of these tops).

xxx Ivy & Eve

I Scream, You Scream, We ALL Scream for Ice Cream Patterned Clutches!

Outfit Details:

Dress Octavia Le Tote | Sandals Target | Clutch Imoshion Le Tote | Necklace (similar) | Ice Cream Halo Top

Theres almost nothing that Ivy loves more then ice cream (ok, obviously champagne), or really anything with cream involved. When we saw this cute clutch on Le Tote we had to get it! The print is so fun and gets us in the summer mood. Ivy paired it with this olive green dress so that the clutch really "popped". It put us both in the mood for some ice cream...

We recently tried out a new ice cream brand called Halo Top. We are obsessed with their chocolate and strawberry flavors. The chocolate tastes like an extra creamy fudgsicle and the strawberry was super yummy too. Halo Top is a "healthy" ice cream - low in sugar, carbs, and calories, and packed with protein! One pint of this stuff is only around 250 calories so you wont feel guilty for finishing the whole thing! Ivy wants to try the mint chip flavor next, while Eve has her sights set on birthday cake! 

xxx Ivy & Eve

Living Like a Wildflower

Outfit Details:

Dress Forever 21 (not online similar here and here) | Booties Steve Madden | Bracelets assortment from Macys (similar here and here

This time each year, the lupin flowers are in full bloom. The wildflower blooms depend on how much rainfall we get every winter. This winter was supposedly El Niño. We did receive more rain then recent years but not as much as we had expected. With the extra rainfall we knew the wildflowers were going to be bursting this year! We decided to take a drive in Ivy's GMC truck and visit them over the weekend. The photos don't do them justice! The soft smell wafts fragrantly through the hills and valleys. We wish we could bottle it up in a perfume! Ivy was waiting to wear this dress for a trip to the beach but couldn't wait any longer. The fabric is light enough to be a beach coverup though it can easily be dressed up for more formal occasion. 

xxx Ivy & Eve

Warm Weather Wish List!

Lately, we have been wishing for warmer days. We know living in California doesn't give us many excuses to complain about the weather, but it's been pretty overcast and dreary here recently so it only makes us miss the sun even more! We cannot wait until our first 85 degree day when we can pop a bottle of bubbly and laze around by the pool. In the mean time...

Here are some of our warm weather picks:

Tote Kate Spade | Sunnies ASOS | Bubbles Chandon | Powder blue high-waisted bikini Forever 21 top and bottom | Cover-up Victorias Secret | Sandals Steve Madden | Beach throw Massi | Paris Street Style Coloring Book Anthropologie 

xxx Ivy & Eve

Outfit Details: Pebble Beach Food and Wine

Pebble Beach Food and Wine, is an event to see and be seen. With celebrity chefs and others of the "elite crowd" you want to look your best. The events we attended were during the day, so we wanted to wear something casual yet polished. Check out our outfit details below, and be sure to read our post about the event in Bubbles and Such here!

xxx Ivy & Eve

Eve's Outfit Details:

Jacket Vintage (similar here) | Silk Cami J. Crew | Jeans Hollister |  Shoes Anthropologie (similar here) | Bracelet Banana Republic (similar here

Ivy's Outfit Details:

Skirt Forever 21 (not available online, similar here) | Sweater J. Crew | Necklace Kate Spade | Jacket Forever 21 | Shoes Steve Madden

 

Sunny and 75

Outfit Details:

Dress Forever 21 | Boots Nocona Boots | Necklace Etsy | Rings Jason's Art Gallery | Bracelets Vintage  

When its sunny and 75 out its hard to keep us inside. With the wildflowers starting to bloom, we decided it would be a perfect day to take a walk. Ivy wore a light denim dress, and paired it simply with her cowboy boots. She buys mens boots because the style is less flashy and has a more traditional feel. Ivy added some turquoise jewelry for flair from our favorite jeweler in Austin, Nevada to finish the look! 

xxx Ivy & Eve

Fashion on the Fringe

Outfit Details:

Jeans Hollister | Top Francesca's (in stores only, similar tank top here) | Boots Sam Edelman (sold out similar here) | Bag Madewell (sold out) | Watch Timex  | Necklace Forever 21 (similar) | Bracelet Tribe Alive |  

We spent a day wine tasting in Carmel Valley Village this past weekend. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed lazing in the sunshine, sipping on some of our favorite local vino! The Valley is quite casual so you never feel the need to dress up if you don't want to! Ivy kept it cute and casual in her favorite worn-in jeans with a fun new fringe top. I hope you all got to enjoy a bit of sunshine (or create your own) this weekend!

xxx Ivy & Eve

Weekend Wardrobe

Outfit Details:

Ivy:

Shoes Steve Madden | Pants Cabi (sold out) | T- Shirt Madewell | Tartan Cape from House of Edinburgh (no website, similar here) | Purse Francesca's | Necklace Stella & Dot | Ring OhKuol

Eve:

Anika Flats Banana Republic (sold out online) | Jeans Uniqlo | Sweater Zadig & Voltaire | Bag Kate Spade (sold out) | Glasses Chanel | Bag Poms Francesca's | Necklace Stella & Dot | Watch Kate Spade

We had a lot to do this weekend so we woke up early grabbed some lattes for the road and set off. Ivy tends to dress up on the weekends since her day job requires her to get down and dirty....but seriously she manages a native plant nursery. Eve works in a museum and needs to look polished, so she likes to keep it more casual on the weekends. With all this gloomy weather us Californians have been experiencing, we have been drawn back to our cooler weather wardrobes. Ivy wanted to wear her cape she bought in Edinburgh one last time before the weather warmed. While Eve kept it comfy in her favorite cashmere sweater.

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xxx, Ivy & Eve