June Favorites!

It’s time for our monthly style-up and this June it just makes sense we’re both gravitating towards oranges and reds with the heat, right? We’re also loving the geometric trend, from a cute shapely dress (I went there) from Modcloth to cut-out oxfords from Urban.

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Marlena’s Outfit:

1. These earrings are perfect to dress up any outfit.
Finchittida Cut-Out Earrings :: ASOS

2. I love this flattering pattern and it’s such a nice, cool dress for the heat.
New Theory Tube Skater Dress :: Sway Chic

3. The little arrows on this belt are too cute.
Arrowcut Skinny Belt :: Madewell

4. This yellow floral bag is reminiscent of a vintage carpet bag, but way cuter than the one I used to own!
Opportunity to Pop Bag :: Modcloth

5. See: the cut-out squares will keep your feet nice and cool despite not wearing sandals. Right?
Cooperative Lattice Lace-up Flat :: Urban Outfitters

Jessi’s Outfit:

1. Yes, I know it’s summer, but you never know when a summer thunderstorm will hit. OR use this beauty to shield yourself from the blistering sun.
When It Rains It Paws Umbrella :: Modcloth

2. This geometric darling caught my eye instantly and I have to admit I already snagged it from Modcloth! And believe me, it’s just as cute in person.
Summertime Spirit Dress :: Modcloth

3. If I had a billion extra dollars to spend I’d drop some money on this bracelet real quick!
BoyNCY Thorn Cuff Bracelet :: Urban Outfitters

4. I’m a sucker for a brown bag, and the gold trim really sets this apart from the rest!
Tan Gold Rim Saddle Bag :: A|Wear

5. I saw these puppies on a lovely lady in downtown Des Moines and was inspired to look them up online. Very classic and practical for summer!
Charla Black Wedges :: Zappos

Hope your weekend is a blast!
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Favorites: Summer Shoes!

It’s June! Time for sandals and fun flats, yeah? Well we’ve rounded up some beauties for you!

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Love this neutral to add a boost of cute to a casual summer ensemble:
1. Razie Sandal :: Sosie

These shoes may look like they’re made for older ladies but trust me, once you slip them on you won’t want to take them off. Ever. So super comfy and perfect to pair with a retro sun dress:
2. Worishofer :: Zappos

These lovely purple suede flats are a cute take on the classic mary janes:
3. ASOS Longing Flats :: ASOS

It’s after Memorial Day, so you can wear these white beauties with pride:
4. Meadow Walk Pointed Flat :: Ruche

Pair these pretties with something neon for bright summer contrast:
5. Kork-Ease Myrna Sandal :: Urban Outfitters

These are such a cute every day flat:
6. Twist Family Robinson Sandal :: Modcloth

Pretty purrrrfect for a backyard BBQ:
7. City Classified Evelyn Tan Strappy :: Lulu’s

You can dress these down with some cute shorts or dress them up with a pretty floral dress:
8. Taipa :: Aldo

It’s never too early to start planning your Fourth of July ensemble, right?
9. Poetry and Pose Flat :: Modcloth

A great woven shoe just screams summer, don’t ya think?
10. Leather Bow-Accent Huaraches :: Forever 21

Ohhhh we’re a sucker for that t-strap:
11. Field Day Flat :: Nasty Gal

The colors in this sandal are perfect for summer:
12. Flip the Switch :: Seychelles

For when you want to hit up the pool in style:
13. Bamboo Dalinda 15 Sea Green Sandals :: Lulu’s

Maybe not the most comfy in the bunch, but these floral wedges are positively fetching:
14. Floral Fabric X-Front Wedges :: Charlotte Russe

Hope you’ve found some inspiration among our picks! Which is your favorite?

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Favorites: Decorate Your Head!

Our Favorites series this week is all about adorning your head. Whether it’s the perfect sun hat or a special little jeweled clip, we have our top ten picks for the season!

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Totally adorable to wear to a summer wedding! (Wanna make your own? Check out our Floral Headpiece DIY!)
1. Take Me to the Trellis Headband :: Modcloth

Pin your bangs back during a bike ride with this cute head wrap.
2. Chevron Headwrap :: Raydiant Apparel via Etsy

Be the belle of the beach in this giant sun hat!
3. Multi-color Summer Floppy Hat :: American Apparel

Hide your face from the sun during a picnic or leisurely walk.
4. San Diego Hat Company Sun Hat :: Urban Outfitters

Get your Minnie Mouse on with these cuties!
5. Polka Dot Hair Clips :: Forever 21

Dazzle at a party with this 20s-inspired headband.

6. Feather Your Cap Headband :: ModclothTime to snazzy up your bun or ponytail with these cute patterned ties.
7. Bun Wire Ties :: Free People

Love this bold color!
8. Echo Braided Floppy Hat :: Asos

This crazy pattern is sublime.
9. Cult Gaia Munchies Headwrap :: Urban Outfitters

A darling bejeweled bobby pin to add some flare.
10. Crystal Crush Bobbi :: Ban.do

Have a lovely week, and go put something on your head!
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May Favorites!

This week Jessi and I each picked out a fun outfit from head to toe perfect for May, a little springy and a little summery!

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Marlena’s Picks

1. I love the cool shape and the pretty neutral color.
Loud and Clear Shades :: Nasty Gal

2. This button down is effortless, comfy, and pretty.
Floral Minuet Button-up :: Ruche

3. Faux suede and studs add that little bit of edge. And they are under $4!
Studded Bow Hairpins :: Forever 21

4. I’m loving all things high-waisted, and tucking that button down in these cute shorts would show off the darling buttons.
BDG High-rise Sailor Short :: Urban Outfitters

5. Love this cute little arrow/chevron ring. And again, it’s under $4!
Cutout Arrow Ring :: Forever 21

6. I love the color and how architectural this bag is.
Tailored Tara Purse :: Tailor & Stylist

7. This striped wedge would go with about a million things in my closet!
Seaside Snack Wedge :: Modcloth

Jessi’s Picks

1. This striped beauty will keep the sun off your face and you’ll look cute to boot!
Wide Brimmed Paper Floppy Hat :: French Collection

2. Top off your summer look with some shades that’ll make your outfit all American for the best summer ever!
Polka Dot Nerd Sunglasses with Bow :: SugarRush Collections via Etsy

3. I don’t wear much white but this dress is tooooo cute to say no to!
Cooperative Scalloped Peplum Dress :: Urban Outfitters

4. Who doesn’t love a bow belt?
Red-Orange Adorable Bow Belt :: Pree Brulee

5. This vintage bag is so versatile and pretty!
Woven Leather Bag :: Factory Handbook via Etsy

6. If it’s not too too hot out I love to rock some boots with a dress, skirt or shorts. And these are perforated which makes them perfect!
Knock at the Door Boots :: Seychelles Footwear

Have a great week pretty kitties!

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Favorites: Zooey Deschanel

Tomorrow we’ll see the newest release from She & Him, titled Volume 3, (go buy it!) and at Here, Pretty Kitty we’re pumped! We already have our tickets to see them play this summer, and what better way to show our excitement than to showcase some Zooey D inspired fashion?

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What a lovely ensemble!
1. En Route Necktie Blouse :: Ruche
2. Miami Gardens Printed Skirt :: Francesca’s

Zooey loves a sweetheart neckline!
3. Just Like Stroll Times Dress :: Modcloth

Zooey is a known fan of Dear Creatures, as are we! You can find Dear Creatures locally at Vitae Design Collective in downtown Des Moines!
4. Seberg Dress :: Dear Creatures

Both on screen and off she is a master of the shorts + tights combo.
5. MiH Scalloped Shorts :: Net-A-Porter
6. Spanx Sheer Polka Dot Tights :: Saks Fifth Avenue

These oxfords are such a pretty hue, and the lace detail is a nice bonus!
7. Sheer Lace Inset Nubuck Oxford :: Charlotte Russe

We can see Zooey pairing this cardi with all sorts of stuff!
8. Pleated Rosebud Cardigan :: Anthropologie

Like this classic striped boatneck tee for example?
9. Boatneck Striped Top :: Forever 21

Everyone knows brunettes with bangs look irresistable in nautical numbers like these!
10. Cute Clipper Dress :: Modcloth
11. Reef Me Breathless Dress :: Modcloth

Have a lovely week!

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Super Sunday Favorites: Swimsuits & Sunnies

It was absolutely gorgeous out today, and it’s making us excited for summer days poolside, reading trashy novels and working up the courage to jump off the high dive. Do you have your swimsuit yet? Check out our picks, matched with the perfect sunnies!

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This look is 100% fun in the sun! You may not even want to get this beauty wet, but you’ll look amazing in it when you finally jump off that high board. Just don’t forget to remove your sunglasses!
1. Zinke Starboard One Piece With Removable Peplum (!!!) :: Bloomingdale’s
2. Retro Shape Sunglasses with Bows and Bunny Ears :: Accent Fashion Accessories

Of course we love this look: it not only has bold stripes, but also a giant bow! Pair with these bright shades for perfection under the sun.
3. Lolli Big Bow One-Piece Swimsuit :: Urban Outfitters
4. Here Comes the Fun Sunglasses :: Modcloth

Scare everyone away with this suit so you can have the pool all to yourself!
5. Tiger Print Swimsuit :: Zara
6. Gypsy Shades :: Nasty Gal

Pairing this floral suit with these polka dotted sunglasses is not only on trend, it’s totally cute!
7. Zimmermann Brightside Floating Swimsuit :: Anthropologie
8. Dolly Polka Dot Sunglasses :: Ruche

We are loving these retro-inspired high-waisted bottoms, and these wood veneer sunglasses are so unique and fun!
9. Polka Dot Underwire Swimsuit :: J.Crew
10. Tiny Miner Wood Veneer Sunglasses :: Tumbleweeds Handcraft via Etsy

Color block + cutout, chevron print + mint. Winning!
11. Mint Green Block Cut-out Swimsuit :: River Island
12. Dizzy Shades :: Nasty Gal

Have a lovely rest of your Sunday! xx

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Super Sunday Favorites: Empire Records

April is the beloved month of Rex Manning Day! Even though it’s officially April 8th, we’re still celebrating. This past weekend we headed to one of our favorite local bars (the Mews) for a celebration of Rex Manning Day, featuring bands covering the 90s (including Jessi’s beau!). So FUN! Highlights of our night included the Saved By the Bell theme song, Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” and Jessi rapping Salt N’ Peppa.

Anyway, we had Empire Records on the brain and were inspired to come up with some new picks themed around the movie. Enjoy!

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1. This black cat tank has the perfect record store vibe. Metal cat muscle tee :: Forever 21

2. Shock me shock me shock me with these purple boots! Steve Madden Troopa Boots :: Zappos

3. Go ahead, try and seduce Sexy Rexy like Corey tried to in this little red number. ASOS Boudoir Mesh Trim Bra :: ASOS

4. Deb approved. BDG Embellished Utility Vest :: Urban Outfitters

5. This high-low skirt has the perfect amount of sex appeal. Floral Lace High Low Skirt :: Forever 21

6. A pill box to keep your stash of speed, of course! Vintage Pill Box Holder :: Rose Petal Resources via Etsy

7. It just wouldn’t be a day at the Empire without a plaid short skirt. 90s High-waisted Plaid Skirt :: Musky Mink via Etsy

8. Pleated skirts are a must! Pins and Needles Box Pleat Skirt :: Urban Outfitters

9. A bit rocker and a bit feminine: so Corey! Gypsy Junkies Liberty Neon Sequin Shorts :: Lulu’s

10. Crop tops are back and they are a perfect way to show your inner record store girl. Influence Stone Honeycomb Knit Crop Jumper :: New Look

11. Complete your look with this Marc Sucks button! 1″ Empire Records Button :: Push Buttons via Etsy

Rap… metal… rap… metal… and Whitney Houston,

J&M

Super Saturday Favorites: Cutout Dresses

Happy Saturday!

Cutout dresses are super springy and super adorable. Whether the cutout is featured on the back, front, or sleeves: we’re in. Let’s do this. We also chose some cute little accessories to match up with these little numbers. And here’s our roundup:

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Keep finding your inner sailor by adding a navy belt to this adorable bow-backed dress.
1. Fine and Candy Dress :: Modcloth
2. Woodland Skinny Belt :: Ruche

The cute piping and embroidered dots are so lovely, and matched up with these heart sunglasses the outfit is top notch!
3. Montreal I Hoped For Dress :: Modcloth
4. Hear of Glass Sunglasses :: Fred Flare

Show off that back, girly! What a nice dress for a day of hanging out in the sun. Don’t forget that hat!
5. Blue Dot Open Backed Dress :: Dorothy Perkins
6. Go With the Ebb and Flow Hat :: Modcloth

We are digging the front triangle cutout, and this one is such a pretty color. Put a patterned bow in your hair and you’re all set.
7. Sleeveless Cutout Dress :: Forever 21
8. California Select Original Bow Hair Clip :: American Apparel

It’s a HEART. C’mon, of course we love it. Did you see the heart cutout on Project Runway? Loved it there, too.
9. Heart Cutout Back Dress :: Urban Outfitters
10. Florence Cross Body Bag :: Fred Flare

That subtle cut-out sleeve and that crazy print deserve this gorgeous wedge.
11. Cut Out Sleeve Dress :: ASOS
12. Common Ground Wedge :: Seychelles

Hope you found some inspiration with all these cutout dresses! Have a lovely weekend, J&M

Psssst… did you see Jessi’s cutout dress from about a week ago? Too cute!

Super Sunday Favorites: 90210 Beverly Hills

The 90s were awesome (duh) and one of the best products of the 90s was 90210: Beverly Hills. The cat fights (Brenda’s bitch face was monumental!), the sex (or lack thereof DONNA), the break-ups (who is dating Dylan this week?), the bizarre plot lines (uh oh, Kelly is in a cult), and of course: the fashion! We recommend wearing the 90s trend by getting inspired by our favorite ladies. Whether it’s lace, sheer, or floral, those girls were not afraid to wear anything, even if it was too small or too big. Here are our picks for Brenda, Donna, Kelly and our favorite pyromaniac/drug pusher, Emily Valentine:

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Brenda

Nothing reminds us of Brenda more than the classic swimsuit top with denim. Don the dress and choker for a date night with your Dylan!
UO Flower Power Bikini :: Urban Outfitters
Secret Blossom Printed Dress :: Ruche
Mock Pocket Skinny Jeans :: Forever 21
Lacquered Triangle Choker :: Forever 21

Donna

Donna had a knack for the crop top and you’re in luck: they’re baaaack! We vote pairing them with this updated take on overalls and this floral baseball cap, OR take that floral look head to toe with matching shorts.
Hot Kiss Overalls :: Charlotte Russe
ASOS Bra Top with Gingham Print :: ASOS
Kimchi Blue Pinup Bustier Top :: Urban Outfitters
Kimchi Blue Molly Jacquard Shorts :: Urban Outfitters
Floral Brim Baseball Cap :: Charlotte Russe

Emily Valentine

Emily had the cool rocker chick down. Embrace the look with these perfect picks!
Black and white stripe shirt :: Dorothy Perkins
Urban Renewal Boyfriend Denim Short :: Urban Outfitters
Sun-dipped Wayfarers :: Anthropologie
Dr. Martens Triumph 1914 Floral Boot :: Urban Outfitters

Kelly

Kelly loved A) looking as sexy as possible and B) looking as old as she possibly could. This means a lot of doily and lace shirts and the grown-up giant blazers! And you can’t forget that scrunchie.
Pins and Needles Daisy Lace Swing Tank Top :: Urban Outfitters
Black Spot Longline Blazer :: Dorothy Perkins
Cotton Scrunchie :: American Apparel
Off-the-Shoulder and Wiser Beige Lace Bodysuit :: Lulu’s

Have a lovely week! J&M

Super Saturday Favorites: Floral + Denim

Happy weekend! We’re getting excited for everything Spring: 60 degree weather, rain showers, eating chocolate bunnies, and of course: flowers! Take a look at our take on a denim + floral mash-up and get inspired for the beautiful season coming our way.

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A bold floral printed blazer contrasts against a subtle pair of mint jeans.
1. Tropical Floral Blazer :: Forever 21
2. BDG Twin Mid-Rise Jean in Eggshell Blue :: Urban Outfitters

Feminine canvas oxfords and this collared denim dress create a relaxed and fresh outfit for the season.
3. Splendid Nickerie Oxfords :: Shopbop
4. Lena Denim Dress :: Modcloth

A flowy chiffon blouse mixed with this denim bow skirt is super sweet!
5. Floral Minuet Button Up :: Ruche
6. Swing the Blues Skirt :: Modcloth

Denim AND Floral combine for the ultimate pair of jeans!
7. Floral Print Skinny Jeans :: Forever 21

Toughen up these darling scallop shorts with this bright denim moto jacket.
8. Pretty Floral Shorts :: Lulu’s
9. Steve Madden Colored Denim Moto Jacket :: Nordstrom

Hope you’re having a fun-filled weekend! J&M