Hello you beautiful people, we have missed you! Today’s post is all about winter wedding guest attire. I have been to my fair share of weddings but up until now, all of them were in the summer. This year that is not the case, and I was genuinely curious as to what exactly I was going to wear to the occasion. I rummaged through my closet multiple times before I channeled my inner Grinch and thought to myself “that’s it I’m not going”, but quickly decided this wasn’t possible and to quit being so dramatic. So, I spent a lot of time this month looking for that perfect wedding guest dress that is also suitable for this season. I came across so many great options and thought it would be great to share with you all. After all, I know I’m not the only one who has spoken the words “I have nothing to wear”, am I right?

Pretty in Pleats

I’ll admit this one is a little pricy, but look at those pretty pleats! This dress is perfect for a winter wedding from the color to the sleeves. A pair of statement earrings is all you’ll need, I promise. Throw on some strappy heels and you’re ready to go! This dress is also great for other occasions so you’ll get some bang for your buck.

Subtle Ruffles

I mean, who doesn’t love a good ruffled detail? This high neck sheath dress is great for those who want a more subtle look. It comes in two colors, the classic black and mauve. This dress is the perfect mix of style and sophistication.

Velvet & Lace

 Velvet & lace make a killer combo if you as me! Don’t believe me? Just take a look at this LBD, and I’m sure you’ll agree. I love the scalloped trim on the sleeves and how it shows the perfect amount of skin. You can also ditch the belt if that’s not your style.

Mad for Metallic

Perfect for the girl who likes to stand out in a subtle way. I’m not the biggest fan of metallic, but I know a pretty dress when I see one, and I mean just look at that color! Oh, and did I mention you can rent this bad boy for just $45 from Rent the Runway? I rest my case.

 

Leave a comment and let us know which of these 4 fabulous dresses you would wear to a winter wedding! I for one just cannot decide.

Xoxo,

Steph & Melina

 

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If you’re reading this, hopefully it means our last post was helpful and you came back for some more affordable gift ideas. This time, for that guy in your life that seems to have it all. Fear not friends, we got you covered. We have compiled a list of #twosenseapproved gift ideas for anyone from your brother to your significant other (under $100 of course).

1. Amazon Echo Dot

Is it just me or does Amazon make all your dreams come true? The Amazon Echo Dot literally does it all for half the price of the original Echo. It plays music, controls lights, and can even call an Uber for you just to name a few. This is the perfect all-in-one gift for the tech-savvy guy.

2. Stan Smith Adidas Sneakers

A classic shoe that he’ll definitely wear over and over again. After I get a pair for him I might have to grab a pair for me too! We know boys can sometimes have trouble dressing themselves but at least he won’t have to worry about what shoes to wear since these pretty much go with anything and everything.

3. Patagonia Pullover

Another cold weather staple that never goes out of style. These come in a few different styles and an assortment of different colors. He’ll be thanking you for this when that unbearable windchill hits (we’re all waiting for it up here).

4. Scotch Rocks

Fact: nobody likes a watered down drink.These rocks keep your drink cold without slowly watering it down. Perfect for the guy who enjoys a good Bourbon every now and again!

5. Monogrammed Tumbler

For drinking the occasional Bourbon of course! Need I go on?

6. Overnight Bag

Nobody thinks they need a weekend travel bag, until they need a weekend travel bag. This is the next best thing to stuffing an old Jansport backpack for a weekend getaway, so give the gift of hassle free packing this season!

7. Travel Case

Guys definitely don’t have nearly as many items as girls do when it comes to packing, but that doesn’t mean these travel cases won’t come in handy for them. He can keep those bare necessities organized and won’t have to worry about losing them.

8. Beard Kit

Beards are pretty much everything right now and with a great beard, comes great responsibility! Keeping that facial hair in check is a major key. Other dudes are gonna be envious that they weren’t gifted this awesome kit.

Wrap up these gifts, top it off with a bow, and you’re good to go! What gift ideas do you have for a guy that seems to have it all? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo,

Steph & Melina

 

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Happy December fam! I can’t believe Christmas is creeping up around the corner- feels like we just started 2016 yesterday. Before we get started I’d like to take a poll- ever have that one friend that pretty much has everything and you never know what to buy them? Did you raise your hand? Perfect, you’re in the right place. Today we’re bringing you the ultimate gift guide for the girl who has it all! The best part: these are all under $100 and #TheTwoSenseApproved.

1. Throw Blanket

The perfect gift for the gal that’s always chilly. Bonus points for the initial lettering!

2. Polaroid Camera

These are SO fun for parties or other gatherings. Don’t forget the film! P.S. these are $10 cheaper at Target!

3. Beanie

A winter essential especially if you live in Upstate, NY or New England. Winter hasn’t even begun for us yet and we need to take the necessary precautions.

4. Leopard Clutch

This is an exact dupe for the Claire V. leopard clutch that costs over $200! This one only costs a mere $35- while you’re grabbing one for your leopard obsessed pal grab one for yourself too.

5. Credit Card Holder

These are great to throw in your clutch with some cash, your ID and credit cards. Very essential for holiday parties and NYE!

6. Monogrammed Wine Glass

Honestly, throwing a monogram or initials on something instantly makes it special. They also have a red wine glass if your GF prefers Pinot Noir to Pinto Grigio.

7. Slippers

The most expensive item on the list but guaranteed to put a smile on her face. It’s like walking on two fluffy pillows all day long.

8. Brush Set

Naturally, we had to throw in a gift for the beauty lover. This 3 piece face brush set from Sigma would be the perfect addition to any girl’s makeup brush collection. Comes with 3 brushes for powder, contouring, and blush. What more could you ask for?

That’s a wrap guys! Do you have any gift ideas for the girl who has it all? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Holidays xoxo,

Steph and Melina

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Happy Friday fam! With fall well underway, we wanted to roundup some of our favorite fall/winter essentials. We had our first snowfall in Upstate NY this week, so what better time than to make sure we’re prepared for the colder months.

Melina and I love fall fashion, it’s definitely our favorite season for clothes. Anything that involves layering and big scarves you can count me in for. Here are 5 of our must have fall items this season:

Blanket Scarves

This is pretty much a given but also a complete necessity if you live in Upstate NY or the New England area.  You can wear and style these in so many different ways, which is why we knew it had to be on our list. You can throw one on when you feel your outfit needs that extra something or if you’re just plain cold (confession: I actually wear mine as a blanket sometimes). I recently ordered this scarf from Asos and I’m in love! So cozy.

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Is it actually a fall essentials list without a classic boot on there? We didn’t think so. Chelsea boots are simple yet classic which make them the perfect item to add to your closet this season whether you’re dressing up or going for a more casual look. It may take a few trips to the mall to find the perfect pair but, trust us, it is definitely worth the hunt. These are my favorite wear to work boots and are slowly becoming a real wardrobe MVP of mine.39074489_023_f

Utility Jacket

Is it really fall if you don’t have one of these? I scored this amazing Free People one from Lord and Taylor (on sale of course) and I’ve been wearing it non stop ever since. This is the perfect transition piece when it’s too chilly to go without a jacket but you’re still not ready to put on that winter coat. We are definitely no strangers to the cold but let’s be honest, nobody is ever ready for that.screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-8-40-47-am

Dark Nail Polish

Is it just us or is it something about fresh perfectly polished nails that makes you feel like you have your life together? Your fall outfit isn’t complete without a dark mani (in our opinion). Think deep reds and purples dark enough to make you think it’s black. Make a serious statement in our go-to shade, Wicked by Essie. Something about a dark manicure makes you feel like you can take over the world.

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Cute PJ Set

We know, it sucks you can’t sleep with your window open bringing in that warm summer breeze at night. But like everyone always says, you have to look on the bright side and that means a cute new pair of PJs to accommodate the colder days ahead of us. So, shut that window and bring out those warm fuzzy blankets and cozy up people! A few of our favorite sets can be found herehere aaaand here.

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We hope this list made you a little less depressed about the colder weather and a lot more excited about killing the fall fashion game.

xoxo,

Steph & Melina

 

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spiritedWhat’s up people?? Long time no chat! I know, we’re bad blog moms. What better time to make our grand re-entrance than Halloween! The most stressful, yet fun and Instagramable time of the year where you can be whatever your little heart desires. Since most of you reading this probably don’t have a costume yet, here are some last-minute ideas that are cute and not horribly basic:

Magician

I am OBSESSED with the movie Now You See Me. If you haven’t seen it yet, please return to this post when you’re done. The wardrobe in that movie is my inspiration for this costume. It’s chic, fitted, and all black which is a plus. My vision is your favorite black jeans, boots, black tank/ body suit, and bomber jacket (so in right now)/ leather jacket. Then all you need is some white gloves, hat, and a wand. If you want to throw a little Two Sense touch, grab a fake bow tie from Party City. Abracadabra betch.

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Party Animal

We’re all about the puns. This one might be a spin on being a cat but hey, whatever you got to do to show people that you tried. If you want to be cute and chic, grab your fur vest and cat ears, draw some whiskers, and carry around a bottle of bubbly all night. Or, if you want to be silly, grab one of those classic party hats from the dollar store. Boom, you’re hilarious. And don’t forget the leopard!

Skull

A great alternative to actually buying a costume is painting your face. Tons of my favorite Youtubers have put up tutorials this season on how to draw a skull and it’s surprisingly easier than it looks! I love this one and this one. I’d go all black and chic for this look. People would never know you didn’t buy a costume! And it gives you a chance to show off your inner Picasso.

Mary Poppins

God bless LC and her creativity. I know she did this a few years back and it’s seriously genius. All you need is a black flowy skirt, white button down, red bow tie, umbrella, and a black hat. Skip the tights if you’re feeling scandalous.

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Unicorn

This costume requires a ton of highlight, glitter, and pastel colors. Start with some pink and blue glitter for the eyes, then dust your favorite highlighter on your cheeks. When you think you’re done add some more. Top it off with a pastel purple/pink lip gloss like this one from Revlon. Here’s a cute, inexpensive unicorn horn from Party City to finish off the look. Break out that white sundress from summer  for the rest of your outfit because screw the white after Labor Day rule. You’re a unicorn and unicorns make their own rules!

What are you being for Halloween this year? Any ideas we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Steph and Melina

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