Month: December 2013

Out with the old, in with the new!

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Emilee:

Top: Old (Similar)

Skirt: Forever21

Heels: TJ Maxx(old) LOVE these!

Lips: Lady Danger

I am considering this for a possible New Year’s Eve outfit. I actually do not own an article of clothing that is all glitter or sequins…YET. I think this leopard skirt which is totally affordable could  pair with almost any color of top! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE leopard print.

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Amanda:

Dress: GAP-I couldn’t find it online, but this one is super cute!

Sweater: Old (Similar)

Necklace: J. Crew(Old) (Similar)

Boots: Bakers(Old, LOVE these)

After having Libbey, I love leggings even more than before! It can be hard to feel put together and be running around and taking care of not only myself and a baby. It is well worth it though! I am pretty excited to dress up tonight and go to a wedding. We will probably post our outfits tomorrow from tonight!

I also want to start marking the milestone’s of miss Libbey or just her “new” things in general. This week she started laughing 🙂

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We hope everyone has a fabulous New Year’s Eve and bring on 2014!

XO, Amanda & Emilee

Polka-dots & Prints

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Amanda:

Sweater: Forever21(Size large)

Scarf: Forever21(Similar)

Socks: H&M (Similar)

Boots: Steve Madden (Similar)

Lips: Saint Germain

Me and JD introduced Libbey to a couple more of our friends from college today! It was nice to stay home and hang out. I chose to wear the polka-dot sweater because its warm and cozy for this chilly Illinois weather. Cute and comfy:)

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(I thought this last picture was a real looker) OH GOD

Emilee:

Top: Old Navy (Similar)

Vest: Forever21 

Jacket: Old (Similar)

Boots: Steve Madden (Similar)

Scarf: Apricot Lane (Similar)

Lips: Lady Danger

I had a pretty laid back Monday with only two weeks left until it is back to school for me:( Only one more semester until I graduate! Thank the LAAAWD! It is nice to take it easy though and hang out with my family and less worries. I mean really life is good.

We hope everyone had a good Monday!

 

 

 

XO, Amanda & Emilee

 

Pleasantly Pink

We went shopping and both us showed up wearing our new pink Hunter wellies. We both had styled our outfits differently though. It kind of felt like back in the day when our mom dressed us up in matching clothes constantly. I don’t hate it.

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Amanda: Top: JC Penney, Vest: Aeropostale(Similar), Boots: Nordstrom, Locket: Things Remembered

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Emilee: Only had a picture that was posted from instagram. I wore a navy button-up with white polka dots, a jean jacket, a sparkly necklace from brina box, pink hunter wellies, and off-white corduroy pants!

Overall it was a successful day with our mom and miss Libbey. We got a few decorations for our friends we are throwing showers for. It seems everyone our age are now getting married and having babies, too exciting!

XO, Amanda & Emilee

Holiday Festivities

We have had a wonderful holiday season thus far. It was Libbey’s first Christmas which was exciting for us all! We had quite a few places to go from family to family to family. SO BUSY.

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We didn’t get any good photos of this outfit, but Libbey’s face is too priceless not to post!

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Top: J.Crew Factory, Pants: Target(Clearance section), Shoes: Daily Look, Necklace: Old(Love this one)

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Christmas Day!

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Sweater: Gap(Similar), Vest: Aeropostale(Similar), Button Up: TJ Maxx(Similar), Necklace:Target, Lipstick: All Fired Up

 

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Libbey’s hat she got from her cousin Aimee ($5 on Etsy) TOO CUTE! Her outfit is from Zulily!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season:)

 

XO, Amanda & Emilee

It’s Christmas Time….

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(Amanda)- We had family pictures last week so JD(my husband) snapped a quick photo of what I wore.

Sweater-Target(Similar), Necklace-The Limited(Old-LOVE this one), Blouse-Forever21(Old-Similar), Pants-The Limited(Last year-Similar), Boots-Target(Old-Similar)

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(Emilee)- In love with this outfit! It is put together, but also comfortable!

I actually did not do anything that day, but HAD to wear my new necklace because its B-E-A-utiful!

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Sweater-Target(I got this in the kids section in an extra large, I couldn’t find it online, but it is still in stores), Top-Forever21(Just bought, but can’t find online, Similar), Pants-American Eagle, Boots-(Old, Similar), Necklace-Brina Box

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Top- LOFT, Pants-Express, Shoes-Old(Similar) Pearl Necklace-Old(Similar), Bow necklace and bracelet-Forever 21(bought last year, but LOVE this one)

Amanda-I wore this last night for our family(husband,brother, and sister(Emilee)) Christmas picture! Our first picture with our baby girl, Libbey Jane!

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Thank you for reading!

XO, Amanda & Emilee

Current Beauty Favorites

Hello, hello!

We love seeing products women love and to try them out ourselves! We both are trying to get more into skincare as we both progress through our twenties and our skin is starting to change.

Here are just a few of our favorite things right now!

LorealYouthCode

(Excuse the messy cap) LOVE this serum!

Not only does it smell good on your skin, it has so many benefits! It claims to reduce the look of fine lines, pores, and makes your skin a softer texture. Personally, there wasn’t a difference in fine lines, but any old dark spots from acne did seem to go away after a few weeks! It is almost worth it to keep using it just for the AMAZING smell. I find it a bit pricey for only seeing slight benefits (24.99 at Walgreens), but it is worth it just for how much it evened out the pigment on our faces!

Loreal Youth Code Texture Perfector

JosieArganOil

THIS IS ALSO AMAZING!!!! The two of us have different skin types. I(Emilee) has very dry skin especially during the colder months while Amanda has oily skin and either skin type can use this! Josie Maran Argan Oil is excellent for dry skin though. It can be used as a moisturizer, on the under eye, on cuticles, and in your hair! It instantly makes everything soft and smooth and well, just beautiful!

The lid on this broke, thankfully it was almost out, but it was a great find! (There is also a light version for those who are scared and have oily skin)

Jose Maran Argan Oil This is the smallest size .5oz, which was around $14.00!

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This clinique moisturizer is also great for dry skin! It is thicker than most moisturizers, but helps with anyone who has dry patches on their skin/face!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

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For anyone who has dark under eye circles are just on a day when you don’t get enough sleep, this product is also pretty darn amazing.

It is a light reflecting eye cream which almost gives off a little sheen underneath your eye!

Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream

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Highlighters a definitely a makeup favorite! This liquid highlight from Benefit is very precise and gives a great amount of highlight on the cheekbone. I think it also has a decent price for how long this will last you!

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Also for anyone who has dry skin, this finishing spray is a blessing! It gives off a nice, natural, dewy finish.

NYX Dewy Finish

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For foundation we either use a beauty blender which gives a very natural finish or a Sigma F80Flat top kabuki brush. Sigma has great makeup brushes and there has not been any problems with this brush thus far and you’re also getting a lot of bang for your buck! It makes the face look FLAWLESS!

Sigma F80

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Urban Decay Vice2

Last, but certainly not least, the beautiful Urban Decay Vice 2 pallet! IN LOVE! So many fun colors for the holidays and extremely pigmented. It is also limited edition so go get your hands on this before they run out:)

Hope you enjoyed some favorites and thank you for reading!

XO, Amanda & Emilee

Holiday Decor..

WE LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Decorating for the holidays completely changes the look of your house and helps bring out a new environment. We thought we would post some pictures of Amanda’s holiday decor in her house right now!

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Part of the dining room.

The believe sign is old and we can’t remember where it is from, but the little houses are from TJ Maxx!

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Another part of the dining room (the house is basically a giant cupcake)

The vases and joy sign are from TJ Maxx and the ornaments are from hobby.

The sticks in the vases were hand made from when Amanda got married as part of her decor.

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The stockings were handmade by our mom (she’s the best)

The wreath is from Hobby Lobby, the garland is from Jeffrey Allans and so is the sparkly deer!

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The trees are from Jeffrey Allans and the nativity scene was from our grandma who gives one to each grandchild when they get married:)

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Second year the Christmas tree has been up:)

The tree is from Jeffrey Allan’s-got a deal right after Christmas!

The ornaments are mostly from Jeffrey Allan’s and Hobby Lobby! The lollipops on top are from Von Maur!

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The house is also from TJ Maxx! They’re still there!!!

Usually when we decorate from Christmas we wear crazy socks and reindeer ears and listen to the Elf soundtrack. It’s defintely something we always look foward too~

XO, Amanda & Emilee