BACK TO BUSINESS

This past few weeks have been nothing short of hectic. If you guys follow us on our other social media sites then you know that we lost one of our close friends to gun violence. Estephan (Stephy) was more like family and had so much going for himself and getting adjusted to him not being here physically is hard. As much as we want to lay around, skip class and pretty much avoid any amount of responsibility, we couldn't. One, if the homie Stephy was here he wouldn't allow us to fall apart, in fact, he was the one that held us together. Two, Stephy never complained and just got things done regardless of what was going on. Knowing how hard he worked through school and work, is actually more motivating and hopefully will give us the strength to push through.

Even though we would rather stay in bed and watch Bob's Burgers, we somehow found ourselves blogging and it actually helped. During times like this it's important to continue to do things you enjoy and that make you happy, and for us blogging is one of those things. After everything that's happened, we concluded that it's okay to take a small break in order to get yourself together mentally, spiritually and physically. It sucks, but as much as we want the world to pause just for a few hours, it's not. Whether we like it or not, the world keeps going and it's our choice to walk around like zombies or to find the strength to make it through such a hard time. Stephy isn't here physically, but the memories we have together lasts a life time and what we do from now on will be for him.

Christal's Look: 1.) Mesh top from Forever21, 2.) Bandeau from Forever21, 3.) Skirt from Zara, 4.) Boots from Asos

Christina's Style: 1.) Top from Forever21, 2.) Pants from Asos 3.) Shoes from H&M 

XOXO,

Christal & Christina

FALL AGAIN

*Summer’s Over Interlude by Drake plays quietly in the background*. Today is September 23, making yesterday officially the first day of fall. It is time to pull out the scary movies and anything pumpkin spice flavored. Fall is by far the best season and there is absolutely no debate about it. The weather is never too hot or too cold, but always just right, making it perfect to pretty much throw on anything long and oversized. If you ever find yourself not knowing what to wear this fall start with any type of cardigan or sweater, preferably oversized or long. This can be a chunky cardigan, longline blazer or jacket. Our cardigan and blazer aren’t super thick, but it's light enough to layer without drowning in them. Incorporating blacks and olive greens was a must because what is fall without black and olive green?  In the midst of picking out an outfit this fall, consider your fall colors: olive green, burgundy, black, grey, mustard yellow, brown, red and burnt orange. 

As for shoes, almost every shoe we own is a black boot with a chunky heel, which works out because that is what we'll be wearing throughout fall and winter. A platform shoe is important for the fall for many reasons. One, the perfect platform boot will make your outfit a tad more dramatic, without necessarily over doing it (hence Christina's clear heeled boots). Two, the weather grows a little more cooler, so a closed toe shoe would be a better option instead of sandals. And three, not only do you grow two or three inches, but a platform shoe will always be fashion forward. 

XOXO,

Christal & Christina

SUNDAYS

Sunday has always been our favorite day out of the week. Everything that is usually chaotic during the week is suddenly very calm. Mostly everyone is chillin in their house, so the freeways and streets are clear of traffic and people are super nice on Sunday's compared to any other day. With Sunday being so close to Monday, it is easy to understand why it's some people's least favorite day. Because let’s be honest, reality hits us every Sunday evening with the though returning to work the next day. Reality really hits us hard when we haven't touched any of your assignments, even if it's all due at 11:59pm that night. Yes, the week unfortunately restarts, but if you primarily focus on Sunday and Sunday only, you'll begin to notice that the day is slowed down for us to enjoy. 

Between school and work, its impossible to get anything blog related accomplished since our schedules always collide. But since we always have Sunday's off, it only makes sense to dedicate them to blogging content for the rest of the week. This week’s blog post is a little different. We usually post pictures of our outfits, but instead, we decided to get up close and personal with some portrait shots. 

XOXO,

Christal & Christina

WINTER LOOKS

The desert setting and exposure may give off the impression that it is extremely hot outside, but in reality, it was way colder than we are use to. In our opinion, it never gets unbearably cold outside, but we were visiting our dad and where he lives, it was ridiculously cold. Our room is actually the coldest in the house, and getting out of bed to do blog our outfits almost didn't happen. 

Christina: Today was the perfect day to pull my favorite poncho and knee high boots out of my closet and layer it with my longline bomber jacket. It is pretty much resembles a blanket, so whenever I wear it during the winter or even fall, I know it will undoubtedly keep me warm. The boots I am wearing is also a winter essential because it covers up majority of my leg and also allows me to wear a dress without being extremely cold. 

Christal: I couldn't wait to wear my new black overalls that I got for Christmas. I have always wanted a pair of black overalls but most of them were a bit on the expensive side. These overalls have definitely become a favorite piece in my closet. Overalls are so easy! I think thats why I love them so much. If I am feeling lazy I can easily pair them with an oversized shirt or hoodie.  These overalls were purchased at GAP and I believe they were purchased while they were on sale! I of course wanted to wear an all black outfit because all black looks good in any season, pairing it with a matching black denim jacket from GAP as well.

Christal's Look: 1.) Overalls from GAP, 2.) Jacket from GAP, 3.) Black shirt from American Apparel, 4. Sneakers from Vans 

Christina's Style: 1.) Poncho from Asos, 2.) Longline blazer from Forever21, 3.) Dress from Forever21, 4.) Knee high boots from Public Desire

XOXO,

Christal & Christina