Monday, May 6, 2013

The good the bad and the um WTF its the Met Ball??- Met Ball "Punk Chaos to Couture"

Ok a few things (disclaimers) before we begin....

1.  The hardest thing to do is dress up a pregnant body for a night out let alone a black tie affair and super let alone the METBALL so we do us...we've been there

2.  Just because you are wearing a rad/famous/expensive designer dress...doesn't mean you are event your stylist or grab a new pair of balls

3.  You are not at the Oscars, Emmys or a movie are at the MET BALL thrown by VOGUE MAGAZINE (UM ANNA WINTOUR ANYONE??) and the COSTUME INSTITUTE... meaning costume...dress up...Anna..Vogue...every girls dream!!!!!

Whew... and now we can begin...Let's start with the bad news first.

When we say bad we don't mean ladies who took a chance and it just didn't pan out because if you took a chance at the Met Ball good for you...that's exactly what you should have done and we are sorry it didn't go as you planned it to go.

We are talking about the girls who just forgot where they were going or were too scared to try...

Emma Roberts- Huh???  You are young, cute and "hip"  Por Que??

Heidi- Heidi?  The oscars in 2005 called and they want their odd satin dress back

Beyonce- Oh no you don't BeyBey...NO you don't!  You may not wear brocade and leather a'la 1992 with brocade thighhighs a'la 2010 and think you own the you may not.  Oh and we LOVE her so we must be right

Now for the Kates-

Kate Upton- WTF?  Much MUCHO

Kate Beckinsale- Maybe you didn't see the invite but it is the MetBall...thrown by Vogue and the Costume Institute asking for Couture Punk...not a boring Emmys dress with boring shoes

Katie Holmes- See Kate Upton

Now for the horrible news.. Kim...Kim...Kim... we are so so so sorry!  We are here to help.  We know how literally exruciating it is to dress a big ol pregnant body.  It aint fun!

But PLEASE for the love of fashion, style and Vogue...FIRE. YOUR. STYLISTS.  So far this whole pregnancy you have really gone array...

no need to wear maternity but you are insanely famous and wealthy you can have anything you want and desire..why did you desire this 80's grammy's couch fabric mess for the Punk- Chaos to Couture Gala?   It doesn't even hug your gorgeous belly correctly!

Ok that is off our for the good news!  Congrats gorgeous gals who gave a rats tush where they were going...who threw caution to the wind and said "WTF!  I'm here, I'm famous, and gosh darn it I'm gonna have a blast"

First up is our friend and lover Gwen... Gwen..bless you lover lips..bless you.  You nailed it back and forth and side to side.  Its perfection..through and through..
A.  Its F**KING Margiela!!!
B.  Its perfect for the Met Ball and for you
C.  Amazing...jealousy style amazing

Rooney!  We love it..thank you for not wearing black!  You look amazing!

Except 1 teeny tiny thing...those shoes... hmmmm lets rethink them...

And now for the models...ugh yup they do look amazing in EVERYTHING but these did it and did it just Goldilocks



Ps MAJOR girlcrush going on with you...shhhhh


PS All pics lovingly "borrowed" from Just Jared thanks!!!

Who were your faves?  Not so faves?

Feel free to send this to everyone you know and don't cuz Things We Heart is comin back baybay...

xoxo things we heart

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Love them, or leave them alone...

Chances are if you are anywhere around my age, give or take a few years you once owned a pair of overalls.  OK, Ok, chances are if you are anywhere around my age you owned a pair of Cross x Color overalls. 

Don't judge, I looked fly. 

You may have been dreaming of being T-Boz from TLC or maybe you were dreaming of being David Silver's date to the prom on 90210... He could really dance you guys! 

Whatever you were doing with your overalls you were looking fresh and feeling really good about yourself. 

Guess what? They are back! Well, maybe for some of us they never left, and maybe for some of YOU they will never come back. 

But for the overall lovers out there, it has never been easier to find a amazing pair then it is right now. Trust me we look every spring & summer! 

Here are some of the cutest girls sporting the overall look with confidence and style. 

Alexa Chung = legs for days

Kate Moss- Our high Queen

Yummy street style 

Sophisticated lady. 

Oh Man Repeller, we heart you so. 


Alexa Chung again, the poster girl for overalls. 

Here are a few of our favorite styles from this Spring. 

Sexy, Sexy little overall mini dress that will look amazing with your (fake) tan legs.  
Thank you Top Shop for all that you do. 

Can't get enough of this lose little romper from ASOS

You need these Elizabeth & James overalls SUPER bad, but you also need to super wait until we get our first. Thanks. 

Whatever you do though, please resist all temptation to wear your overalls like this. 
Some things deserve to be left in the past, like your cringe worthy high school boyfriends and this look. 

XOXO- Things We heart

Friday, February 22, 2013

clutter to clear in 2.5 flat - take that spring cleaning

So something happens with me every few months (ok, ok every 6 months) where i feel crazy...nutso...out of control messy and disorganized.  I then proceed to rip things apart...almost finish organizing...move on to the next and never really feel 100%. 

 It was at an exact moment like this a couple of weeks ago where i decided "enough is enough!" and said..."WTF... I'm a MOM!"  
(i love to use that statement to put my life in control-ish and feel powerful..whether or not it works is another story but it does help me spank myself into a tiny submission)

SO this is really at 2 parter...yay lucky YOU!  Part uno is the simple makeover part...and part deux is the fun part...the PRODUCTS!  
supply house

Sharing a medicine cabinet in a 1925 spanish house is never easy...(although I have to admit is it fun to squeeze each others tushies when we both grab stuff at the same time) and it gets over loaded with products, tools, products and tools.  

So I took the mess by the balls and got to work...

It all started with my love of contact paper... its a weird love but I love it.  I'm constantly dreaming up new fun patterns and colors wishing others would too and one day I came across this cute turquoise chevron number from Macbeth Shelf Liner... 

 So it quest for a better organized house... yup its a full house quest.  Watch out clutter...your F'd! 

Cleaning up a medicine cabinet or drawer is a super easy way to kick start your spring cleaning.  Here is all it takes- 
- cute contact paper
- pencil to mark paper for scoring and cutting
- a razor and/or scissors 
- a box for trash
- a box for giveaways
- a couple of hours...think of it as meditation

 The process-  take out all of the products one by one and sort
- toss
-give away 

(the storm before the calm)

I cut the contact paper after measuring out strips that fit inside the cabinet perfectly.  If you are unsure of your skills you can cut the paper a little larger and use your razor (carefully!) to cut the overhang after you stick the paper.

So embarrassing... such a mess!!!  Poor products...they deserve so much more :) 

Ahhhhh peace restored

Now it is your turn...take on a small project.  Clean, toss and organize the poop out of it!  Got get em...

need inspiration?  go here for organizing porn!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Coco Bunny!!!

Wow...wooow....wowza!  You are 2!  What in the world is going on?  

Ummmm Father Time...could you just hold on a quick second?   Just like a teeny tiny moment so we can catch an extra kiss, snuggle, giggle or tear?    You move so fast it's hard to breathe sometimes for fear we will miss something.   The only solace I have in your rapid pace is the lesson I continually hold on tight to the gorgeous and precious moments we are lucky enough to capture.

Dear Perfectly Perfect...sweetest of sweet, cutest of all that is cute and raddest of rad Coco Reese Lakshmi Kanal,

I can not believe it has been 2 years,  730 days, 17520 hours and 1051200 minutes since you "popped" into our lives and changed them forever and ever and ever and ever (and the lives of everyone you have touched or will touch in the amazing years you are about to live).

It seems like last night that your daddy and I held you and kissed you for the first time.  Like 2 hours ago that we took you on your first tour of your new home all swaddled up while we shook with fear and held you feeling like we won the best lottery in the world.  We fell madly in love with you that day, 2 years ago, and keep falling deeper and deeper and crazier in love with you every day that passes.  You absolutely are the sweetest thing.

I am so proud to be your mommy, your friend, your partner in crime and guide in this journey.  I am so happy you chose US to be your parents.  We are honored, humbled, and ecstatic to call you our bunny baby.  You make us laugh every day with your goofiness and jokes,  cry when we look into your gorgeous eyes that glisten and sparkle and melt when we hold your hand or snuggle you in our arms.

We would play playdoh with you until our hair turns grey, our creases turn to wrinkles and bones ache.  We would pull you in your wagon until the sun stopped shining and read to you until the moon gets too tired to glow.  We would buy every clock, watch and timer in the world if we could stop them all just to play with you longer.  But until then we will be so happy just to be a part of every moment we can with you, be present in your presence and enjoy every second we can while the time ticks on.

You are a light, a joy, a goose, a snuggle bunny, peaceful angel baby.  We love you more that words could ever express and you make us happier than we could ever imagine.  You are our heaven, our purpose, our love.

Happy Birthday Coco Bean!!!  Can't wait to spend the next 100 birthdays with you!  (oh yeah...I said it...100 can not get rid of us even if you try...we are yours forever!)


"you are love.  you come from love.  you are made by love" -  H. Khan

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The best of the best...& yes...the worst of the worst...

So we thought "hmmmm let's be edgy...let's write not about the best and not so of the Golden Globes (G2) but of the after parties but after perusing the pics we quickly realized that it would only be a post of the worst because 98% of them were NO all.  

Ssssewwww we are gonna follow the pack (yes, yes we are a day late) and do the G2.  

It truly was a night of fashion fabs...barely any mishaps and when they were it was only because they were boring or not age appropriate..nothing nutso like a Demi Moore biker shorts under a split ball skirt (damn it!...would have been fun to see) 

Because there were sooo many goods we are going to pick our top them beautiful, bold, brazzen or just perfect.

Lucy Liu...fuck yeah.  Thank god for this gorgeous creature.  From the dress to the hair to the make up and jewels (or lack there of) she is perfection.  
On the hanger this Carolina Herrera dress could have looked like a southern belles dream debutante dress (BTW that is not a good thing) but she took a chance and it was worth it.  So futuristic so modern so bold so perfect. 

Jennifer Garner.  Yes!  Ruby red sequin strapless Vivienne Westwood gown?  You had us at Jessica Rabbit!   
The shape, drape, bodice and color were all perfection on you... such a nice way to make us all forget about your "off duty- mom" look of 90s jeans and white sneakers.  Thank you for reminding us of your crazy beauty and grace

Katniss AKA Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture...divine, glam and somehow effortless even though it was a vintage bodice, red satin, chrome belted, strapless ball gown.  You looked gorgeous.  Bravo

And for our #1...the gal that took our breathes away at the exact same moment...Kate Hudson in Alexander Mcqueen.. 

So chic, so glam, so forward yet so 70's.  Bravo your gorgeous hippie...bravo!  You and your team nailed it...jealousy has started.  Crazy style Single White Female style.  

And now for the bad news...sorry but it has to be done.

Dear cutie patootie Taylor Swift...although we are uber mad about your new song (ssshhhh dont tell anyone!) and cant get it out of our heads your dress choice of a maroon satin Donna Karan is all kinds of wrong.  
#1. Satin?   #2.  Tre´bad shape or shall we say dated shape  #3. You are a cute young doesn't mean A. Sequin and tight (your norm) or B. A dress Miranda would have worn for the engagement party for Aiden and Carrie.  

Ummmm Ms. Longoria?  Too much...yup that's it, just TOO TOO much.  Oh that and its dated and not flattering.  Oh and your hair.. 

Halle, Halle, Halle... you have worn this dress 100 too many times.  Yes we too have heard the old adage "if it ain't broke why fix it?" but it is broken.  That time has passed.  
You are one of the sexiest, smartest, most talented out there...take a chance and change it up!  Call our friends Rob and Mariel...they will help.  

Now not to be forgotten 2 honorable mentions...

To the GORGE Rachel Weiss for your super great dress, hair, makeup and your perfect accessory, Daniel Craig...yummmmm

Nicole are always perfection.  Always on par, continually glamorously chic and cute and beautiful.  

 You may have noticed a lack of super models in this post...yes you Miranda and Rosie...but they already have an unfair advantage so we felt it wasn't fair to...well...US!

**All images graciously grabbed from the raddest of the rad who bought them from**

See you soon Things We Heart Luvahs.... next up Medicine Cabinet Redo or Vegan Donuts...really what ever strikes our fancy so who knows :)

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