Monday, January 25

Facts about Cats

5 facts about L:
1. At 10, she sent Bill Clinton a letter and a drawing of Melissa Joan Hart.
2. She is currently obsessed with the colors mustard and mint.
3. Had a giant crush on the boy in Muppet Treasure Island.
4. Being an army brat, she attended 10 schools before junior high.
5. Thinks your shoes are cute :)

5 facts about J:
1. He pours milk before cereal.
2. Plays the guitar, ukulele, piano, clarinet and sings!
3. Has worn size 13 shoes since he 13-years-old.
4. He is currently loving the new Beach House album.
5. Attends the same University that he was born in.

Saturday, January 23

the lookout

On Elle: Trench: thrifted, Button up: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Thermal tights: gift, Shoes: Zappos

If you can't tell already we love to thrift shop, well by we I suppose it's mostly just me (hard to find small men's clothes). I grew up with a wonderful mother who knew it was a waste to constantly buy us brand new clothes and decided to let us discover the joy of always having something unique. It is something about the thrill of the hunt and the excitement you get when you find an item that you know you will adore for years on end.

I had that spark of excitement when I went to the local Value Village. Finally! The perfect trench I'd been dreaming of. $34? Ouch, I'm so cheap. Instead, I decided to wait it out until the little purple tag attached to it would be 50% off. Five weeks later of questioning if it would still be there I woke up early and found my lovely hidden amongst the others then promptly purchased it giddy with excitement. Sometimes good things come to those who wait.

On Jay: Hat: H&M, Peacoat: Old Navy, Tie: thrifted, Tie clip: inherited, Button up: H&M, Vest: Urban, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Urban

Friday, January 22

we wear

On Elle: cardigan: f21, top: thrifted, belt: thrifted, denim: H&M, socks: AA, shoes: urban
On Jay: hat: urban, button up: H&M, cardigan: H&M, denim: H&M, shoes: urban

Once upon a warm summer's day we chose to wander round the streets. It was then we chanced to see the making of a pornographic film atop the balcony above this very garage. Upon crossing the street to confirm our suspicions we saw a number of camera men scurrying around the disrobed professionals. Surely it was a good day. -J

Tuesday, January 12

elle wears

Just wandering through the lovely park. It has been almost 2 months since we had frolicked about Volunteer park; freezing weather doesn't motivate us very well. We also made a new discovery! For some reason we have remained completely oblivious to this tree of love, despite how it is not hidden in any way. We searched for young lovers with our initials but it looks like we will have to add J + L ourselves someday.

Coat: Anthropologie, Dress: JCrew, Thermal Tights: gift, Shoes: thrifted

I love the watermelon ric-rack trim on the inside of my jacket (Christmas money thank you!) and how the pattern plays opposite to my dress. JCrew, you make such lovely comfortable day dresses. I do not, however, want to pay almost $100 or more to wear them. Please change these prices ASAP. Love, Elle. Luckily I scored this one for 30 on sale last year.

The horses of a different color

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3! Animated stop motion save-the-date here we come!

And for the record: cutting all of those was beastly.