We are sisters that grew up in different decades with completely different personal styles, but we both enjoy finding a bargain and having fun with fashion. We don’t spend lots of time and money on clothing, but we like to work with what we have, be creative, and share style ideas and tips.
ANNOUNCEMENT! ANNOUNCEMENT! Our blog will now be featuring Twin Bro and Twin Sis(our youngest siblings, who - you guessed it, also happen to be twins.) Little Sis and I are happy to have them aboard.
As I'm sure you've all seen in practically every clothing store everywhere, Aztec prints are in. We think that these colorful, geometric prints are a fun break from the organic floral prints that have been in style forever. We each grabbed are favorite Aztec printed piece from our closets, and created a couple of different ways to wear each.
We'll start with Twin Sis, who chose a solid black and white geometric printed skirt (from Tilly's), a simple white tee, and black Toms. With her second look, she added a cozy gray cardigan. For her third, she threw on a maroon scarf (Forever 21); the perfect pop of fall color to compliment her black and white outfit.
Twin Bro got in on the Aztec action too. He proves that dudes can pull of the popular geometric print with an Aztec tee (American Eagle) and colored skinny jeans.
Little Sis also wore a fall-colored geometric tee. She changed it up from urban casual with black skinny jeans and sneakers to more of an organic "hippy chic" look with a flowy skirt and sandals. She added her favorite earth-toned jewelry to compliment the look. The top is from Wet Seal ($8).
I have a favorite Aztec print dress that is sooooo comfortable, cool, and easy to wear. It's pretty much my favorite. I found it at Ross for $10 (talk about a steal.) I went for a casual date night look with a cropped black jacket and black wedges for the first look. The second look is simple and summery with a floral necklace and sandals, and I added boots and a denim over-shirt for cooler weather. Versatility is always good.
I found this cute Aztec print Toms tutorial on Fun & Oblivious. All you need is a Sharpie and white canvas shoes. Love it.
And here are some super cute geometric print items that I found online. Click on photos for purchasing info.
Big Sis: Last
weekend we embarked upon an annual journey; a journey into the depths of superb geekiness that is Phoenix Comicon. This year was just as marvelous as in years
past, and in some ways, even more so. For three whole days we were fully immersed
in fandom (the best kind) and we wanted to share some images from our
journey into the con. On top of enjoying the uber-creative cosplay, we met
author Patrick Rothfuss (and had him sign a copy of “The Name of the Wind”
while I suffered from fandom-induced butterflies), went to some enjoyable
panels, won a Doctor Who fashion show, danced our pants off at a Minecraft party, and met some fantastic people.
This year, we decided that the whole family would cosplay
Doctor Who characters (since the Doctor and his companions frequently grace our
boob tube). The husband went as Cyber Freddie Mercury (no, Freddie didn't die, he
was just upgraded), I went as his mortal enemy, a dalek, and the kids were the
T.A.R.D.I.S, the 11th Doctor, and the 14th Doctor
(basically a future Doctor.) Little Sis was Clara (from Doctor Who) and Nacho
from Nacho Libre the next day. Our other siblings were Brutus from the cult
classic “Gentlemen Broncos” and a powerful lady Jedi. Fun was had by all.
Leave a comment if you have any questions or if you are in one of these photos. Thanks to all who made this weekend of geekery so much fun!