Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bestie Fashion Hour: Summer Concert Style

Hey we're back with another round of Bestie Fashion Hour and this time were dressing for a summer concert! The key to dressing for summer concerts is to where a minimal amount of clothing while also looking cool. 

I'm just going to point out that Miss Mel pretended to hate Miss Heather's wolf shirt. Look who's loving it now! hehe

I don't know what it is about summer concerts but Miss Mel and I have agreed they're just about the most fun you'll ever have. Maybe it has something to do with the fact  that we just absolutely love being outdoors and live music, but really who doesn't like that? 

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bestie Fashion Hour: Picnic Style

As we mentioned last week Miss Mel and Miss Heather got to spend a whole week together and out of that time together we had some great brain storming sessions! We decided to start a new trend for the blog we like to call "Bestie Fashion Hour". To be honest we got the idea from one of our favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, where they do a segment called Sister Style. Basically we wanted to share our closets with you guys, plus we just really love dressing up for any occasion! This week's outfits were styled around what we would wear to a picnic!

During Miss Mel's stay at my place we spent the majority of time outside so it was only fitting we start off with our picnic styles! 

Another huge inspiration for our picnic style would be a tradition Miss Mel and I started two years ago in St. Louis. The Missouri Botanical Garden throws free concerts every Wednesday of the summer. We basically went to every one and had a blast every time!  We can't wait to start up the tradition again this summer! What are some of your guys favorite picnic times?

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Read this book!

Have you read Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)? If you haven't, go pick it up now! 
 It's the perfect summer read and if you're anything like me, you'll text your best friend all the funny lines from the book. I promise it's not annoying! Miss Heather totally loves when I do that...I think. hehe
In my opinion, this review from The New York Times is the reason you should go out and buy the book right now! "She's like Tina Fey's cool little sister. Or perhaps...the next Nora Ephron."
 For those who don't know who Mindy Kaling is, she was a writer, producer and played Kelly Kapoor on The Office and is currently on her own show The Mindy Project on Fox.

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather

Saturday, June 1, 2013

DIY: Braided Headband

Yay! We have another DIY to share with you!
Miss Heather and I made braided headbands for St.Patrick's day and I wanted to make one that was, well, not themed. I created this braided headband in less than 10 minutes and I can't wait to wear it all summer long!

 Miss Heather took this photo of me wearing my new braided headband!

three different strands of thin fabric, trim, ribbon, etc. of different textures
hot glue gun

 Step One: Gather all of your supplies and unravel your three strands of material. I chose not to cut my material until I was completely finished braiding because whenever I braid something, I always end up using more fabric than I had originally thought. This way, I wouldn't have to deal with having a finished product that was too short. 
Step Two: Tie all three strands together with a knot, leaving about an inch at the end, and tape it to a hard surface. 

Step Three: Braid all three strands together and periodically measure your headband by wrapping it around your head.
Step Four: Once you've braided enough that your headband will fit around your head, tie another knot and leave about an inch of material at the end.
*another option would be to use clear elastic hair ties at the ends instead of having two knots*

Step Five: Grab your hot glue gun and place a dab of glue onto each strand to prevent them from fraying. 

And you're done!
I chose to wear my braided headband on top of my head and tying it a knot in the back. 
Another option would be to tie each end onto an elastic hairband and wear it like a typical headband under your hair OR to be really trendy, you could wear it directly across your forehead and tie it in the back. The possibilities are endless and I can't wait to make more!

-Miss Mel and Miss Heather