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Best Pair of Black Denim Under $100

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Black denim is always in constant rotation for me. I love how a pair of black skinnies can be dressed up or down and styled so many different ways. I am so confident in these jeans (c/o) that I have deemed them the best pair of black denim under $100. They fit like a dream, are so comfortable, have the perfectly placed knee slits, are ankle length, and can be worn with all shoe types from sneaks to heels. Abercrombie is the company responsible for making these amazing jeans and the price point is truly incredible. Check them out if you are in the market for a new pair of black denim and below is style inspo! xo

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Our Staple Grocery Lists

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We are so excited for this post! Today Lauren and I are sharing our grocery lists- items that are staples inside our refrigerators, freezers, and kitchen cabinets. The items on our lists consist of things that we are constantly buying and buying again. We are very passionate about fueling our bodies with good-for-you ingredients so that we feel our best from the inside out, and the below items definitely do that for us! These are just the basic, regular items we are always buying, but of course there are specific things we need when it comes to trying new recipes and preparing certain meals. I personally do a lot of shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joes, and Erewhon is Lo’s grocery store home. The Thrive Market is another great resource! Take a look at the lists below and get Lo’s outfit deets & links at the bottom. We would love to hear your grocery staples in the comment section, too! xo

 

LO’S LIST

Organic bananas

Frozen organic blueberries

Organic kale

Organic mixed greens

Sprouts

Organic veggies – broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, peppers

Fermented cabbage

Organic sweet potatoes

Avocado

Lots of organic lemons!

Organic heirloom tomato

Mung bean chips

Salsa

Homemade bone broth

Grass fed and hormone free ground turkey

Organic and hormone free chicken tenders

Wild salmon

Coconut oil

Olive oil

Minced garlic

Fresh flowers

Forbidden rice

MELISSA’S LIST

Oranges

Avocado

Organic Spinach

Organic Kale

Hummus

Organic Cucumber

Organic asparagus (or brussels)

Brown Rice

Rice crackers

Almond Butter

Bananas

Frozen wild organic blueberries

Frozen Peas

Multigrain english muffins

Organic chicken

Wild Salmon

Organic Eggs

Wild canned salmon

Almond milk

OneCoffee pods

Rishi ginger turmeric tea

OUTFIT DETAILS:

SUNNIES (c/o) | JACKET (c/o) | BANDANA (similar) | DENIM (c/o) | TEE | BOOTS (c/o)

images by felicia lasala 

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Spring Style Report

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The upcoming season always makes us eager to gather style inspiration and make a list of things that would make smart additions to our wardrobe. Below is our spring style report- a mood board of lifestyle images that have us ready for the next season. From a cool jumpsuit with a cardigan draped over the shoulder, to light denim, bold stripes and more. We are really into the casual, sporty meets chic, and effortlessly cool vibe for spring. Scroll down for the imagery inspiration and find links at the bottom. XO [feature image via a&f]

1 // Abercrombie & Fitch

2 // Levi’s

3 // Anthropologie

4 // Anthropologie

5 // Rag & Bone

6 // Elizabeth & James

+ more spring things that we love:

Why We Love Everlane Shoes

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Today we are sharing why we love Everlane shoes. We knew that we liked them, but now that Lauren and I each own a few pairs and have worn them many times, we are completely sold. Everlane shoes are responsibly made, thoughtfully designed, and made out of high quality leather. They are also extremely practical, versatile, stylish, and comfortable. Comfort is so important when it comes to shoes. Long gone are the days of sacrificing comfort for style. We want a stylish shoe, but comfort is #1. Comfortable shoes allow us the freedom to enjoy long days, go exploring, travel well, be pain-free, and so much more. In addition, we are big believers in investing in quality shoes, rather than buying a lot of not-so-great shoes. Everlane fits the bill for quality shoes that will last. Below are a few of our favorite Everlane shoe styles.

Why We Love Everlane Shoes | Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Click to shop our favorite Everlane shoe styles:

Save More, Spend Less

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*all images by felicia lasala*

THE OUTFIT : sweatshirt (c/o) | denim (c/o) | sunnies | sneaks

Following up on our thoughts for the new year post from Tuesday, I want to chat a little bit more about saving more and spending less. Anyone else making this a priority in 2017? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below. Saving money is a hard thing, as needs and wants are real. However, this year I am making it my heart’s mission to resist most wants and stay strictly to the need list when making purchases. Working in the fashion industry is a major blessing and I am so thankful for what I do, but it does make the desire for new sartorial items quite strong. This year, I want to be more aware and conscious of the desire to shop, and have the control to reel it in when necessary. Something that I *try* to always keep in mind is this: appreciate more, accumulate less. I plan to write this down and repeat it on the regular, when something new catches my eye that I don’t actually need / xx meliss

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Practicing Patience

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Yesterday we shared a post on thoughts for the new year and one of those things was practicing patience. Something I have been praying for a lot lately is patience. Having patience, showing and feeling patience, and giving patience has always been a struggle for me. However, I completely realize the importance of it and lately I have been craving it hard, and seeking it wholeheartedly. Most of all, I want to be patient in faith, as I wait on God’s timing. His timing is by far the best, but my head sometimes does not always get this memo. My heart does though, because His timing is what my soul needs and wants. Sometimes I loose sight of the big picture, and get so caught up in my “plan” and what and when I think things need to happen. Instead, I want to be much more intentional in putting my “plans” on the backburner, and wait patiently for Him and His plan. It’s laughable how much better His plan is for me, compared to mine! I am making 2017 the year of patience and I hope you will join me, if patience is something that you want more of as well / xx meliss

 

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*images: felicia lasala*

THE OUTFIT: trench (c/o) | sweater (c/o) | denim (c/o) | booties | sunnies

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