Our Favorite Sandals!

Well June is flying by and just yesterday it occurred to me to finally buy some new sandals. And there are so many cute ones out there, darlings! We love ourselves a good wedge or pretty flat…

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1. The cute cork panel is adorable with the stripes!
Nautical Wedge Sandals :: Forever 21

2. Add a few inches to your height in style!
Notch Strappy Heeled Sandals :: Topshop

3. These bright whites paired with some red and blue makes the ultimate July fourth ensemble.
New Look Peep Toe Sandals :: ASOS

4. These would be great and comfy to rock at an all day summer festival.
Black Swish Strap Sandals :: Dorothy Perkins

5. These can go with everything, all summer long!
City Classified Ashley Wedge Sandals :: Lulu’s

6. Nothing better than a red, woven flat sandal for work or for play!
Holdin’ My Breath Sandals :: Seychelles

7. A statement sandal adds a splash of fun.
Cabana Band Wedge :: Modcloth

8. Scour vintage stores, goodwill or etsy for some rad 70s wedges.
Vintage 1970s Peep Toe Wedges :: GirlLeastLikely via Etsy

9. Perfect for an evening stroll.
Swedish Hasbeens :: Urban Outfitters

Happy Sunday!

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Win a $50 ASOS Gift Card! Meow! (Closed)

So today is national Hug a Kitty Day, and we’re celebrating by throwing a super fun giveaway with ASOS! Think of it as us hugging you, little kitties: one lucky mouser will win a $50 ASOS gift card! All you have to do is comment below and you’re entered! Winner will be picked on Monday, June 9th (randomly, of course!) Time to start daydreaming how you’ll spend that sweet money by shopping now!

And if you aren’t familiar with ASOS, they are a lovely shop filled to the brim with the most darling… well… everything! I think the thing that strikes me the most is they have a huge selection for all kinds of body types, whether you’re pregnant or petite or curvy or tall or… you get the idea. We went through and picked out our favorite dresses from their shop, and (BONUS!) all these lovely little numbers are under $50(ish).

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1.  ASOS Midi Bandeau Sun Dress

2. Lira Tank Dress with Cat Print

3.  ASOS Curve Swing Dress in Festival Print

4. Glamorous Petite Shift Dress with Contrast Collar

5. ASOS Skater Dress in Acid Wash

6. River Island Chelsea Girl Midi Dress

7. John Zack Shift Dress in Polka Dot

8. ASOS Skater Dress in Texture with Bow Front

9. ASOS Body Con Dress in Mystical Cat Print

 

Which one will you buy when you win?

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Update 6/9/14 Thanks everyone for entering! We chose a winner via the Random Number Generator:

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Congrats to Cristina! I’ll email you details!

April favorites!

Ignoring the fact that it snowed this week, it’s spring! And with spring comes a new wardrobe, right?! Jessi and I have handpicked our dream spring outfits, our wallets notwithstanding.

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JESSI

1. Off-set a crop top with a high waist.
Strumming by the Sound skirt :: Modcloth

2. This necklace compliments the crop top beautifully.
Brass Fringe Necklace :: Beachbonesjewelry via Etsy

3. Such a bold statement for a tiny top!
Trina Turk Patterned Crop Top :: Lord & Taylor

4. This woven clutch reminds me of a picnic basket. I only wish I could fit a whole picnic inside!
Havana Clutch :: J. Crew

5. I’m a sucker for sturdy, faux vintage heels!
Sadie Heel :: American Apparel

 

MARLENA

1. Kitties, I’ve been crushing so HARD on the entire summer collection by Lazy Oaf. This one just screams spring and I want it on right now.
You Pick Cactus Gap Dress :: ASOS

2. I found my denim vest at Target and I want to wear it every day. Now I want this darker wash one too!
Parker Distressed Denim Vest :: Ruche

3. Hello $3 earrings!
Geo Girl Hoops :: Forever 21

4. The geometric pattern = must-have
Aleo Duo bag :: Need Supply

5. Aldo always kills it in the oxford shoe department.
Platek Oxfords :: ALDO

Happy April and happy spring!

 

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Favorites: Podcasts!

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Fun fact: Jessi and I love podcasts! Jessi told me about them eons ago and I finally listened to her and I’m so glad I did! So today we are bringing you our favorites that we listen to, and if you know what’s good for you, you will start listening to them too! All you have to do is search for the podcast names in iTunes, click subscribe, and you’re well on your way to being a happier person. You’re welcome!

MARLENA

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Totally Laime
Cutie pie Elizabeth Laime hosts this weekly podcast usually with her husband Andy and a fun comedian every week. It includes a fun game called “Totally/Lame Rapid Fire” which is also fun to play with your friends! Bonus: they have two other solid podcasts, Totally Married and Totally Mommy, where they answer listener questions about anything from dating a stripper to circumcision.
Fav episodes: Doug Mand, Gillian Vigman, and Dave Holmes

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Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia
I found out about these two girls randomly (or not randomly at all?) through their show on the Cooking Channel, Trippin’ Out with Alie and Georgia. Girl crush commenced and then I found out they have a fun podcast too, slumber party style! They are super funny and I find I always learn something when I listen. Bonus: they like to talk about midnight snacks, one of my favorite questions of all time!
Fav episodes: Randy Liedtke, Joselyn Hughes, Joy the Baker

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Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast
This high-energy podcast can be bizarre in both good and bad ways. I find that I will binge listen a few days in a row, and then go a couple of weeks before I listen again. Host Scott Aukerman is absolutely hilarious and I catch myself saying things he says all the time. He also has Paul F. Tompkins on a lot, and simply put: they are just really funny together. I will admit it took me a few listens to start appreciating it, because they always have a “guest” on that is a comedian doing a character. Depending on who the character is can either make or break the show, but I have to say it usually makes it!
Fav episodes: Amy Poehler, Bob Odenkirk & the Birthday Boys, Ben Schwartz

JESSI

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I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman
This podcast is different than most others since Ms. Kirkman flies totally solo for every podcast. This is hard to pull off but she is so captivating and funny that it doesn’t take long to get used to. She talks about everything from current events to music to weird encounters from her life. She even dips her toe into the pool of her personal life and tells stories that are often poignant and make the podcast so very worth it. She’s a funny, super smart lady and I look forward to new episodes from her every week!
Fav episodes: I’m a Wanderer…I go round round around, Headphones Healing, Feel the Love Buzz

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This Feels Terrible
Erin McGathy hosts this candid and heartfelt podcast about love sex and romance. Each week she welcomes a guest (typically from the LA comedy community) to share tales of heartbreak and woe. It’s funny and relatable and basically like listening to advice from your older sister. My only complaint is that the podcast isn’t updated regularly, which means I can’t consistently get my fix. But, if you’re just starting out there are plenty to get caught up on, and the episodes are always worth the wait!
Fav episodes: Kimberly Hall, Duncan Trussell, Dan Harmon

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How Did This Get Made
This podcast examines some of the very worst movies ever made! Hosted by Paul Sheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas, it’s full of comedy and sometimes even compassion for the best of the worst movies of our time. Bonus if you’re able to watch the movie they discuss before listening to the podcast, but they are entertaining enough on their own that its not totally necessary. Super fun and Funny!
Fav episodes: The Room, Birdemic, From Justin to Kelly

Podcast tip! One of our favorite things to do is to find a good guest and then listen to random podcasts they’ve been on. Some fun guests (and hosts are good too!) we’ve stalked in the past: Natasha Legerro, Jenny Slate, Casey Wilson, Chris Gethard. Elizabeth Laime, Erin McGathy, Melissa Stephens, Jen Kirkman, June Diane Raphael, Ken Marino, Emily Gordon, and Jenny Mollen. Whew! You have a lot of listening to do!

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Favorites: Valentine’s Day!

We admit it: we love Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re married to your husband or to your cat, it’s time to celebrate looooooove. We’ve picked out some fun items to wear, to eat, and to give this week. xoxo

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1. Two hearts are better than one.
Heart Charms Necklace :: Forever 21

2. This is adorable on so many levels!
MinkPink Marie Sweater :: NastyGal

3. Chocolates are so passé! Send your love some macarons from your local bakery or make these! You won’t be sorry.
Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Macarons :: Sweet Treats Baking Blog

4. Guarantee yourself flowers on the big day with this cute cut-out dress.
Floral Tulip Back Dress :: Forever 21

5. Hearts come in all colors.
Look Into Your Heart Bag :: Modcloth

6. Share some tea with your lover, your BFF or even have a tea party with your imaginary friend!
Sweetly Sipping Tea Set :: Modcloth

7. The most subtle way to celebrate V-Day? Heart nails!
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Nail Polish :: Encore Nail Polish via Etsy

8. You’re never too old to give valentines to your friends! It’s always fun to scour vintage stores for old-timey valentines or visit Etsy for super cute and original valentines from the heart. (p.s. these are printable for procrastinators!)
Printable Valentine’s Day Card Beatles Quote :: AllTheBestQuotes via Etsy

9. Don these fire engine red booties and spark some love.
BC Footwear Cinnamon Schnapps Booties :: Modcloth

Happy Valentine’s Day! We ❤ you.

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Favorites: GIRLS on HBO!

Have you been watching the latest season of GIRLS? Well we here at HPK love it and so far it’s been SOOO good! These 4 girls have such different styles, we decided to pick out an outfit for each one. Who are you most like style-wise? We are both a mix between Hannah and Shosh (just no velour track suits for us!).

hannah

1. Rock these whistle earrings like Hannah on her 25th birthday.
Swim Whistle Earrings :: Sports Collection Jewelry

2. Hanna loves to rock a crop top!
Cooperative Boxy Cropped Tank Top :: Urban Outfitters

3. Is it something you’d wear when you were 10? Then Hannah would too.
Vintage Parrot Barrette :: Rosebud Cottage via Etsy

4. Running around Brooklyn requires comfortable footwear
Frye Heather Huarache :: Pink Mascara

5. Nothing says party for a night out with your bestie like power clashing
Band of Gypsies Breezy Lounge Short :: Urban Outfitters

marnie

1. Marnie’s polished look wouldn’t be complete without some sort of a trench coat
Mauro Grifoni Coat :: YOOX.com

2. Marnie may be a total mess this season but no one can keep up perfect appearances like her!
Favorite Bodycon Dress :: Forever21

3. She’s the master of accessorizing simply to let her crazy shine through
On a Grand Scale Necklace :: Modcloth

4. Marnie can definitely have an edge, and she has to pick herself up somehow after crying into her Rainbow Brite bed sheets over Charlie
My Delicious Misty Black Lace-Up Peep Toe Heels :: Lulu’s

5. A pop of pattern to round out her look!
Style & Co. Gia Clutch :: Macy’s

jessa

1. Something tells me Jessa would be able to procure this almost $300 scarf relatively easy, despite her lack of income at the moment.
Athena Procopiou Scarf :: Net-a-Porter

2. Statement earrings are a must!
Read leaf earrings :: Gypsy Moon Designs via Etsy

3. The more layers, the better
Hilltrop Retreat Cardigan :: Modcloth

4. Out little Bohemian wild card loves to rock a maxi
One Teaspoon Aztec Minky Maxi Dress :: SWELL

5. Jessa just needs a big fat braid in her hair and her look is complete
Dirty Laundry Preview Combat Boots :: Lulu’s

shoshanna

1. Shosh is the quintessential girly girl when it comes to style
Quilted Metal Clutch :: Nasty Gal

2. Is there a bow on it? Then it’s probably Shoshanna’s!
Elastic Striped Bow Belt :: Kate Spade

3. It’s easy to imagine Shosh singing to Maroon 5 while wearing different shades of pink
City Dreaming Top :: Modcloth

4. A dainty, short lace skirt is all you need
Evenings in Madrid Lace Skirt :: Ruche

5. Giant Prada sunglasses are a staple in Ms. Shapiro’s closet
Baroque Prada Sunglasses :: Nordstrom

6. Rounding out the look are these amazing floral heels.
Ted Baker floral heel :: Zappos

Happy Season 3!

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Favorite Fall Booties

Nothing says autumn like short booties. Wellllll except pumpkins. You’ll see by our picks we love the stacked heel, but we also do love a pretty wedge and cool flat booties. Kitties, there are so many options when picking, it was so fun to find these! Pretty colors, fun heels, and even booties decked out in tapestry… check ’em out:
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1. A cut out bootie isn’t too practical for rainy days, but it sure is cute!
New Look Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots :: ASOS

2. Another cut out bootie, this one complete with a little tassel tail
Steve Madden Cinch Burgundy Booties :: Lulu’s

3. These tapestry boots are super crazy (in a good way). We’re envisioning them with stripes…..
Restricted Tapestry Bootie :: DSW

4. A classic lace-up boot with a little vintage feel.
Lace-up Chunky Heel Bootie :: Charlotte Russe

5. These fun booties have a flash of metallic on the heel.
BC Footwear Eager Beaver Metallic Booties :: Francesca’s

6. These ladies are a little crazy, perfect for a night out.
High Voltage Faux Leather Booties :: Forever21

7. Check out the subtle triangle pattern on these wedge booties.
I’m Down with that Bootie :: Modcloth

8. Nothing makes me feel fancy the way a gold tipped boot does. Nothing!
Kimchi Blue Metal Toe Lace-up Boot :: Urban Outfitters

9. You can wear these cuffed down or pulled up. Genius!
Business as Usual :: Seychelles

10. I’m not always a fan of studs but these have won me over. Plus, bonus kitty detail on the ankle!
Studded Ankle Boots :: YesStyle

11. Love these buckles
Kai Ankle Boots :: Sole Society

12. Kitties, these boots are not just red, they are OXBLOOD. Rad, no?!
Shoe Cult Wander Boot :: NastyGal

13. The small patterned cutout pattern is all over the place, and these are so cute with the light pink color.
Rose Labyrinth Booties :: Ruche

Hope this has inspired you for fall!

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