Friday, October 23, 2015

A Good Month For Us

Looked back to the last three years of posting, and we have consistently posted in this week of October.  This isn't the year to break that streak, and we are so happy that we got to see each other (and post!) three times this week, especially after an inexcusable, like, two month lapse.  Hehe, oops.

Karen says...

I really like this outfit, it's easy to wear, is clean, and basically the ideal business casual Friday situation.  I wish I had the ease to just dress like this naturally, but I actually had to think about it a little.  My go-to uniform, as you, dear reader, may have observed, is like some short flouncy skirt, some four-inch heels, and a camisole of some sort.  Then maybe a cardigan or blazer.  But an outfit like this pretty much works for anything - work and play, all year round, any part of the world.

Shirt: Maison Scotch (here's Madewell's perfect chambray shirt)
Sweater: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied 
Heels: Zara (will always obsess over these)
Bag: Forever 21 (bucket bags forever!)

Paloma says...

It's a three-fer!! Karen and I decided today that we are in a new era of blogging... going to try to get back to the old days when we got together at least twice a week for a photo. As Karen mentioned, its so fun to go back through our archives and see what we posted over the years.  In fact, I noticed that a little over a year ago we posted from this same spot (albeit from the other side of the huge post), and I was even wearing the same jeans. But I don't even want to talk about what I wore two years ago today because holy moly that is not. cute. Of course, I think Karen looks positively adorable! 

Shirt: Banana Republic (alternative)
Sweater: Forever 21 (similar)
Jeans: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Shoes: Charles David
Bag: Madewell

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Feels Like Fall

Actually, it doesn't.  It's still 75 degrees out.

Paloma says...

I look easy-breezy in this picture, but the reality is I felt kinda tired and bleh today.  The good news, though? I can fit into this skirt again for the first time in a whole year! Huzzah! I have finally gotten serious about exercise (yoga and running are my jam), and also stopped eating like my children (pizza/nuggets/french fries, oh my), and the result is that I have all these clothes that I can fit into again - its like getting a whole new wardrobe! 

Shirt: The Limited (exact in other colors)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: JustFab (alternative)
Bag: Madewell

Karen says...

I only went to New York for, like, three days, but it got me very motivated to wear all my slacks.  I was telling Paloma today (TWO hangouts in one week, thank you very much!) that I am currently very motivated to wear pants, going through these long neglected treasures because they evoke autumn in New York.  I'm sure it will only take another day or so for me to go back to my flouncy skirt wearing ways.

Also, we talked about how I've been doing a shopping freeze (gasp!) and have to dig deep into my closet to really wear everything.  It takes diligence and discipline.  But, if I keep at it, maybe I can buy less of the fast fashion and more of the couture.  I HOPE SO.

Shirt: ASTR (I like this too)
Pants: DWP (cargo version)
Heels: Kenneth Cole (love these too)
Bag: Forever 21 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Slacker Bloggers

Today we grabbed lunch just to scold each other on how badly we're maintaining our blog and IG pursuits.  The lapse is inexcusable!

Lunch today was at RiceBar, and we caught up about life and the weekend over bowls of chicken tinola.

Karen says...

I just got back from another New York weekend, which was a fashion fantasy for the eyes as I saw fall fashions lining the streets.  It was reportedly the first cold weekend and boy, am I glad that I got to see it.  It is proof positive that most things you see on Pinterest originate in the streets of New York, particularly around SoHo where we had been staying at the NOMO.  I spent the weekend layering different kinds of black, and I guess it bled over into the 75-degree LA workweek.

Lotsa layers here.

Cardigan: Barneys New York (like this)
Layered Tank: Zara (similar)
Skirt: S.Y.L.K. (here's one shorter and cheaper)
Heels: The Limited (but love these)
Bag: Forever 21 (would love Madewell's)

Paloma says...

OK, I am not even going to make excuses for my lack of blogging because its just more of the same. What's important is we blogged. And hopefully will do it again. If we can get up to twice a week I will be happy!

Always so good to see my beloved Karen, and as always felt like there were too many things to discuss and too little time. Guess we need to lunch more often!

Top: The Limited (alternative)
Cardigan: Martin + Osa (R.I.P.) (alternative)
Skirt: J.Crew (alternative)
Shoes: Charles David
Bag:The Limited (alternative)