Betches Love Fall

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It’s officially here. Pumpkin spice everything season!
AKA a common/basic girl’s dream. AKA Fall. And betches looove Fall.

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1. DO Pumpkin Errrthang
Pumpkin spice lattes (PSL), pumpkin ale, pumpkin picking, carving, etc. Pumpkins are a staple of the season and we recommend taking full advantage of it. If you’re not into pumpkins, the only other acceptable replacements are apples, but both are tasty and are perfect in baking traditional spiced treats.

2. DO Plan Activities 
Apple or pumpkin picking are perfect for a cute day-date, a get together with friends or a day of laid back family fun. We’re firm in our belief that you’re NEVER too old for these activities and you should make a whole day of it. For us, living on Long Island means driving out east to stop at a few farms where we can pick our pumpkins and taste some delicious baked goodies or roasted sweet corn dripping in butter. We might even take it up a notch and cruise through the North Fork for a pit stop at a winery/vineyard! ;).

3. DO Dress for Success
Sweaters, scarves, boots. We LOVE Fall Fashion. How do we incorporate our favorite Fall pieces to work, you ask? Layering is key, whether dressing for the workplace or just keeping it casual. Don’t be afraid to layer cute sweaters with flannels, with denim — with really anything. If you’re going to work, you can mix and match flannels and sweaters with leather pencil skirts and boots. And don’t forget those leg warmers!

4. DO Halloween 
Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like….We’re sure you can finish that quote. “I’m a mouse, Duh!”  But real talk, be original. If you’re still in college, you’re probably going out at least 3 consecutive nights, so don’t be afraid to vary your costumes and get creative! We think scary can be hot too (reference HBO Girls where Lena tries to look “scarily hot slash amazing.”)

HBO Girls

HBO Girls

But if you’re out in the real world like us, it’s officially time to go big or go home! Yes, Halloween can be stressful (Kerry will attest to that, she often considers staying in and giving out candy which sounds pretty good with a Pumpkin Ale..), but if you’re going out for the night, try something completely different — like the party in NYC where they paint your face!

Now, here’s a few Don’ts

1. DON’T go Instagram Crazy
Believe us when we say that we LOVE social media, especially Instagram. But there are abusers out there. Don’t get us wrong, we’ll be the first to shout “YOLO” and tell you not to care about what anyone else thinks about what you post (haters are our motivators!). We get it…you went pumpkin picking and you looked totally cute in that flannel, so obviously you’re going to post it and make all your followers jeal. But when I can tell you your every move that day, you might have overdone it just a little. Besides, lets try to enjoy living in the moment and who we’re with! 🙂 Since everyone believes our generation is incapable of doing so, prove ’em wrong!

2. DON’T overdo Halloween
You do not have to go out every single day. There is no rule about it. None. And FOMO shouldn’t exist quite the way it did in college, so you’ll be just fine.

3. DON’T Wimp Out On Baking
Believe in yourself! This is prime time for baking. There are plenty of ripe pumpkins and apples at your fingertips. Look up a mouth watering recipe on Pinterest, or better yet, spend time with a family member that can pass one along. It’s fun to try something new, even if you do mess up (which we always do!). But fingers crossed that you don’t because those apple crisps are absolutely delicious!

4. DON’T Forget About Football!
Ladies, even if you don’t understand football, it can be fun. Whether you’re attending an NFL game, a college game or a high school game, get into the spirit and tailgate! Besides, it’s an excuse to create a cute outfit with a jersey or throw an effortless get-together with friends at your place to watch the game. So pick a team or a player, and cheer them on!

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Best and Worst of 2014 Met Gala

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As all of you fashionistas know, the other night was the 2014 Met Gala/Ball – whatever you’d like to call it. It was a night for celebs to strut their stuff while taking far out fashion risks. Basically the rules are be funky, and show off your style. Ultimately, it’s just a great opportunity for all of us to decide what was acceptable and what wasn’t. We definitely saw some looks that were funky and risky last night and we loved that! But we feel if you’re gonna go all out, you have to make sure you’re able to pull it off. We wanted to highlight which glam dolls we thought were twenties approved, and which stars didn’t impress us at this year’s Gala.

Let’s start with the best:

Photo from @POPSUGAR Twitter.com

Photo from @POPSUGAR Twitter.com

1. Blake Lively
There’s really not much more to say, when doesn’t she look fabulous? Hair, dress, makeup and all. She looked so elegant and adorable standing next to her hubby, Ryan Reynolds! Well done Blake, you’re definitely Twenties Approved, as usual!

Photo from @harpersbazaarus Twitter.com

Photo from @harpersbazaarus Twitter.com

2. Victoria Beckham
While we were a little disappointed she didn’t throw on a “little black Gucci dress”, there’s no denying that she looks ah-mazing! Dressed in her namesake brand, Victoria pulled off the sleek look by pairing it with white heels and simple – but glamorous – diamond accessories. She looked so perfect we almost didn’t notice that David Beckham was standing at her side…WE SAID ALMOST!

Photo from Twitter.com

Photo from Twitter.com

3. Emma Stone
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star totally rocked the two-piece crop top and skirt look. It wasn’t too revealing and we loved the pink on pink. Obviously we love the look of the effortless but chic braid; it was flawless. Side note: We do also have a braid and fishtail obsession!

Enough complimenting; it’s time for the fun stuff. We’ll be nice and refrain from calling them the worst looks, so we’ll just say which were the most interesting:

Photo from @TheInsider Twitter.com

Photo from @TheInsider Twitter.com

1. Lupita Nyong’o
Ok, so we know its Prada and it’s all high fashion and everything. But it’s called the MET Gala, not the NET Gala. Come on. As if the feathered and jeweled creation really wasn’t enough, the green headband and bag along with the purple hair just really killed it. Sorry Lupita, this one was a miss. Don’t worry, we’re sure you’ll stun us again soon!

Photo from @TheFoxyJurist Twitter.com

Photo from @TheFoxyJurist Twitter.com

2. Katie Holmes
What happened girlfriend?! Forget the dress itself, and the fact that it wasn’t flattering whatsoever, but the color. Why? Maybe it’s because we’re constantly hungry, but we think wearing that yellow on a red carpet only makes us think of one thing…McDonald’s.

Photo from @Zap2it Twitter.com

Photo from @Zap2it Twitter.com

3. Kristen Stewart
UGH. The queen of resting bitch face. The detail on the Chanel dress is amazing, we’ll give her that. However, the overall look just did not come together with that copper-colored hair swept to one side and the mix of feathers on the dress.

 

P.S. Don’t you wish you were in this selfie of lady bosses?
Because we seriously do.
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Blonde Besties on a Mission!

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Hey there! This is our first official blog post so we thought we’d introduce ourselves. We are Kerry and Dana from Long Island, New York and we have been best friends for 8 years. We met when we were freshmen in high school and have been inseparable ever since. We went off to two different colleges, Marist and Hofstra, but we remained closer than ever. Coincidentally, we both decided to major in public relations. Hence the idea for this blog.

Although we are best friends we are not the same person, there are definitely some differences in our style, but we totally rock it. The theme of this blog is to explore our feelings on what’s “in” right now or to share our latest obsessions. We’re passionate about a number of things and couldn’t imagine focusing on just one. From music to hair to fashion, you’ll see it all on this blog. It’s an exciting time in our lives right now as we finish our senior year of college and have to start thinking about the real world—but not just yet. We have always dreamed of working together, so here it goes!

We are so excited about starting this blog and we hope you enjoy it!

Stay tuned to explore with us as our blog develops and our obsessions change and grow with us.

xoxo K & D