What We Wore: Mixed Prints

mixed prints | Two Take on Style

mixed prints | Two Take on Style

mixed prints | Two Take on Style

On Kate: Loft Outlet shirt (similar), Loft skirt (similar), H&M flats (similar), World Market earrings

mixed prints | Two Take on Style
mixed prints | Two Take on Style

On Jeanne:  Ann Taylor sleeveless trench (similar), Ann Taylor skirt (similar), Forever 21 shirt (similar), Jeffrey Campbell shoes (similar), old earrings (similar)

mixed prints | Two Take on Style

Mixing patterns has never been difficult for us; its almost second nature!  Jeanne’s pretty matchy matchy about it as we’ve seen, while Kate’s approach is much more free-spirited.  We both like pattern matching because it makes our wardrobe pieces go even further!

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Color of the Week: Coral

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We love so many different colors and, of course, spring is when we see a riot of color in fashion.  So we’re going to celebrate a fabulous spring/summer color every week!

Today’s color is coral - a hue that is flattering on practically everyone.  Brunettes with darker skin? Check. Fair skinned redheads? Check. Blondes with pale skin? check!

Coral reminds many of us of island sunsets and other tropical delights.  And coral is everywhere — in tops, bottoms, dresses, jewelry, scarves, lipstick, nail polish and even sandals.  Look at some of these beautiful examples:

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The only challenge with coral is its many different shades — running from the palest blush shade to a deeper orange/pink tone.

Coral can be the star of the show or a great pop of color Here are some ideas for how to wear it:

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Ways we’ve worn coral:

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What We Wore: Pencil Skirts

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On Kate: Old Navy top (similar), Target skirt (similar), necklace via Little White Fashion Truck (similar), ModCloth shoes

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Kate says: In my business casual office, I love pairing a pencil skirt with a casual tee – it’s the perfect mix of dressy and casual. This just shows how versatile pencil skirts can be. They work for corporate offices, business casual offices or even on the weekends with a tee and sneakers!

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On Jeanne:  J. Crew skirt (similar), J. Crew sweater (similar), Old Navy blouse (similar), Anthropologie necklace (similar), Via Spiga shoes (similar), Michael Kors watch

pencil skirts | Two Take on Style

Jeanne says:  Oh, the beauty of a great pencil skirt.  I always feel instantly grown up when I put one on.  Dark pencil skirts are a great item for transitioning to spring.  It is not quite time for pastels and sandals and exactly the time for mixing light and dark.  Kate’s outfit is a perfect example of that.

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What We Wore: Great Dresses

great dresses | Two Take on Style

great dresses | Two Take on Style

great dresses | Two Take on Style

On Jeanne:  Cynthia Steffe dress (similar), old belt c/o Saks (similar), Pour La Victoire boots (similar), Metropolitan Museum bracelet (similar), C. Wonder bracelet (similar), Michael Kors watch, Alexis Bittar earrings (similar)

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Jeanne says:  I love this dress.  It works for all seasons (at least in CA) and requires almost no thought.  Isn’t this why dresses are so fabulous?  Forget fussing with tops, bottoms, and layers!  Just put on a dress!  I am proud to say that I gave Kate her little dress for Christmas and it looks wonderful on her.  She throws on a long pendant necklace and a pair of flats and she is ready.  Great look, Kate!

great dresses | Two Take on Style

On Kate: J.Crew dress (similar with more sizes), J.Crew Factory necklace (similar), Old Navy flats (similar)

great dresses | Two Take on Style

Kate says: This dress is truly great — one of those dress you barely even need to accessorize because it has so much personality on it’s own. It’s impossible to get a good photo of the tweed but it is so pretty: maroon and yellow with metallic bits. It’s definitely worth having a few great dresses in your closet — dresses that you get excited to put on and that are truly effortless.

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What We Want Wednesday

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Jeanne says: First, let me update you on my hunt for the perfect midi length shirt dress. The Asos dress I ordered didn’t work — too sheer and too fragile.  Now I’ve found another dress on sale at Urban Outfitters.  It is not white, but could be just as fresh and summery looking. Fingers crossed (at least the price is right!).

My next quest is for flat white shoes for summer. I want either a pointy loafer-like flat or an actual pair of loafers. In my dreams, I’d buy a pair of Tod’s or Gucci’s. I can see these with boyfriend jeans and work-appropriate trousers.

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These might be impractical but would be a fresh new look for me.

Here are a few white loafers I am considering:

Will I buy? Well, I’m going to try the Topshop and Misguided versions and I’ll let you know how they work out!

Kate says: An update on my search for leopard flats — Mom got this cute Vince Camuto pair for me for my birthday, and I think I like them. Check out the cute heel detail!

Now I’m on the hunt for a new lace top. Right now I have a peplum version, but it’s a little short on me. I’d like to find a new white lace top that is versatile and feminine – and not too expensive.

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Here are some I’m looking at:

What are you on the hunt for?

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Lately, On Instagram

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We’re checking in again with our latest and greatest outfits from Instagram!

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J.Crew sweater (similar color), Ann Taylor Outlet skirt (similar), Bauble Bar necklace, Banana Republic flats (similar)

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J. Crew pants (similar), Loft blouse (similar), J. Crew Factory sweater, J. Crew earrings (similar), Jeffrey Campbell shoes (similar)

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H&M jacket (similar), Banana Republic top (similar), Levi’s jeans, Gap Outlet shoes (similar)

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Thinkmink dress (similar), Banana Republic blouse, Hue tights, Joe’s Jeans shoes (similar)

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Puella sweater via Golden Tote (similar), Levi’s jeans, similar scarf (similar), Forever 21 necklace (similar), Steve Madden booties (similar)

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Asos skirt (similar), J. Crew sweater (similar), J. Crew Collection blouse (similar), Madewell shoes (similar), J. Crew earrings (similar)

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Joe Fresh dress (similar), Loehmann’s cardigan (similar), Loft Outlet necklace (similar), Old Navy flats (similar)

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Cynthia Steffe dress (similar), Theory jacket (similar), old belt (similar), Pour La Victoire boots (similar), Hue tights

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What We Want Wednesday

We’re starting a new series called “What We Want Wednesday“, to share with you guys the items we’ve got our eye on and the thought process behind whether to press the “BUY” button!

Kate says: What I’ve been thinking about buying lately is a suede skirt. The first challenge will be finding one that looks decent but is affordable. Here are some options I’m looking at:

The other challenge? How to style it without looking straight out of the 70s. 70s style may be in this spring… but it’s really not for me. So I think I’d keep it simple with solid, modern tops like seen here:

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So the verdict? I think I’ll wait. I haven’t quite found a skirt long enough for work (like the pencil version above) — and honestly, it just doesn’t make sense for me to invest in something I can’t wear to work. So I’ll keep my eye out for a longer A-line or pencil skirt.

Jeanne says:  Ah, a little suede skirt; I had one in a peach color in college (sigh).  What I want today is a white shirtdress.  In fact, I bought one at Gap at the end of last summer and I couldn’t convince myself to keep it.  So now my desire is even more intense.  The trick is to find one that is chic AND long enough AND doesn’t cost too much.  Here are a few that meet my criteria:

No doubt there will be more of these appearing as we get closer to summer, but my verdict is to buy now!  I’m voting for the ASOS dress (in white!) which I can belt, dress up or down and even wear as a long duster.  Here are some cute styling ideas for my future dress!

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What do you have your eye on?

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What We Wore: Skinny Black Pants

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On Jeanne: Mango shirt (similar), Club Monaco sweater (similar), Loft pants (similar), Nina Originals shoes, Stella & Dot earrings (similar), Forever 21 bracelet (similar), Michael Kors watch

black skinnies | Two Take on Style

Jeanne says: Yes, we wear a lot of skinny black pants.  But can you blame us? Skinny black pants are classics now and I hope they never go out of style! They are incredibly versatile. Both Kate and I are showing more casual looks; Kate pairs her pants with a simple lace blouse and sweater and looks darling.

black skinnies | Two Take on Style

On Kate: Banana Republic sweater (similar), Apt 9 top (similar), DL1961 jeans, Steve Madden booties (similar), Bauble Bar necklace (similar)

black skinnies | Two Take on Style

Kate says: I wear my black skinny jeans like others would wear black trousers — in my more casual office, this works perfectly. I like to dress them up with a bit with a blouse or blazer. Here my lacy blouse is a perfect contrast to a chunky cardigan. Mom makes her black skinnies so chic with a simple color scheme and by playing with proportion.

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What We Wore: Short Sleeved Sweaters

short sleeved sweater | Two Take on Style

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On Kate: J.Crew sweatshirt (similar), J.Crew turtleneck (similar), Old Navy pants (similar), Steve Madden booties (similar)

short sleeved sweater | Two Take on Style

Kate says: I’m showing the cooler weather variation on short sleeved sweaters here! This little short sleeved sweatshirt is a nice layer during cooler months — it’s very versatile over a turtleneck, collared shirt or even dress. Mom is showing the warmer weather version; I love pieces like this that can carry you through all seasons.

short sleeved sweater | Two Take on Style

On Jeanne:  Target sweater, Loft pants (similar), H&M scarf (similar), Nina Originals booties, Tory Burch bracelet (similar), Fossil watch (similar), old earrings (similar)

short sleeved sweater | Two Take on Style

Jeanne says: Unfortunately my pictures don’t show the color of these maroon pants, but oh well.  The subject today is short-sleeved sweaters — a particular favorite of mine when I can find them.  They are great for this time of year — in between seasons — and they even look great as Kate is wearing hers, with a long-sleeved top underneath.

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