Fall Fashion Trends of 2017

The Fall season entails Fall fashion! Sweaters, leggings, boots, + beanies are our go-to outfit choices, however, fashion trends change every year. Fashion Week 2017 in New York City was a success this year (as always). We picked a few of our favorite fall fashion trends this year that were street casual + more our style. Here are our fall fashion trends fall 2017 season.

Fall Fashion Trend #1: Florals

Bringing spring back with a twist.

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Fall Fashion Trend #2: Leather Pants

Bad ass.

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Fall Fashion Trend #3: Hot Mess

Mix + match, with a little structure.

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Fall Fashion Trend #4: Deconstruction

Symmetry is overrated.

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Fall Fashion Trend #5: Over-sized Sweaters

You already know.

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**All images belong to New York Fall Fashion Week 2017, we do not own anything.**

 

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Buns + Curls 

Our hair journeys have been fun + terrifying. Throughout the years of lots of trial + error, we have come across some of our favorite hairstyles that we resort to on the daily. What are some of your go-to hairstyles?

These are curls from a straightener. We love our CHI hair straighteners that have a curved edge to create these easy loose curls so quickly!


These curls are created from our NuMe Magic curling wands in the size 32 mm. This tool gets the job done and the curls stay all day!


Our next hairstyle is the half up, half down style. This can be achieved by pulling up just the top half of the hair into an elastic band. Its great because it gives you that hair down look but with your hair out of your face.


This style is one of our favorites. We call it the braided headband. We take two chunks of hair on each side of our head + braid them to the end of the strand. We criss cross them in the back to over lap + pin them with either bobby pins or a clip! Easy!


Our next go to is the famous top knot. Just place a messy bun on top of your head + you’re good to go! We like to let some loose pieces out in the front to create an even messier look.


The loose bun is a stylish + easy look for us! We like to keep our side braids in (braided headband) and create a messy bun at the nape of the neck. Also, pulling some front pieces out makes it more of a relaxed look.

Those are some of our favorite hairstyles! If you would like to see step by step on how to achieve these looks, please comment below or email us at beccaandlizblog@gmail.com!! Let us know your favorite hairstyles!

Good Shoes Take You To Good Places

Oh my gosh, shoes. We love shopping for new shoes, but there are only a few that we usually grab for “everyday” wear. Below are a few of our favorite shoes and why we typically gravitate towards them!

FC553C87-813A-45E7-A46A-4DCB5D7F6AFD.jpgThese Forever 21 suede sandals are my absolute “go-to” shoe. I wear these almost every single day during the spring, summer and early fall. Here in AZ, we can get away with wearing summer clothes for 7 months out of the year, so these bad boys complete those mixed season outfits with a breeze!

CD62E0AE-A74B-49AE-899F-04CFB279E274.jpgThese brown chunky heel booties are also from Forever 21 (inexpensive, comfortable, + cute). I usually pair these up with leggings or jeans in the winter (end of December, beginning of January) when it starts actually getting chilly outside. I like these specific booties because they are a shorter heel, so they’re easy to walk in, and the brown color contrasts my blue denim and black leggings perfectly!

170E45F2-9BFA-4C04-B85B-9E8234ACB628.jpgI do not deviate from Nike. All our lives, we’ve played in Nike gear, and now it not the time to switch things up. I have MANY Nike running shoes, but these black Freerun 5.0s are the newest addition to my collection, and I’m newly obsessed with them!

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These open-toed booties give any outfit that wow factor. Becca bought me these booties from Windsor Fashions for Christmas last year. We love the scrunched/relaxed look the top gives + the wood detail on the heel. The open-toe feature gives this heel a summer vibe while the bootie is essentially a fall statement. Ultimately, this bootie is versatile for many seasons! 

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Something cute + comfortable. Our readers know comfort is what we strive for, and these cute nautical themed wedges are the definition of comfort. This heel has only a 1.5 inch wedge heel, which gives us a polished look without the addition of height. The beautiful twist bow detail on the top shows off our girly side with blue stripes on top of a cream fabric. The simple narrow ankle strap keeps the wedge heel in place + gives us that confidence of comfort + stability!

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These booties are great to spice up any outfit. The comfortable heel is perfect for tall girls like us to add a little bit of height without going overboard. The lace up detail is what caught our eye for this pair. It gives an interesting look + adds more creativity to the original bootie. Also, there’s that open toe again! We love to give some breathing room for our little toes, so open-toed shoes are a great option for us.

We would love to hear about your favorite shoes you tend to grab out of your shoe collection! Leave a comment below!

Outfits for Any Occasion 

We are busy people! Creating an unique + completely different outfit for every event can be exhausting + stressful. We’ve all been there when we are about to go out + we destroy our closets for the perfect outfit! Here’s a detailed list + description of some of our simple, yet stylish outfits that can be put together, dressed up, or dressed down for any occasion!

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Outfit #1

 

This outfit is affordable + stylish! The top is a cool gray color with long sleeves cuffed at the wrist. The dolphin curve at the hem makes the top elongated while creating a flattering shape purchased from Forever 21 in a size medium. These H&M skinny jeans are a perfect hue to match with this top. They are a cool blue color with slight light shading at the thigh. The sandals (Target size 11) are a perfect lift without me looking like an Amazon woman. The strap detail covers most of the foot, which is more flattering for our taste. These pieces put together create an easy but cute look. This outfit can be worn at the office, to a party, or even out running errands.

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Outfit #2

 

This outfit is leading us into fall season! Our readers already know our obsession with black + white stripes, but this dress is amazing. Not only do we love the pattern but the material is extremely soft + stretchy + fits in all the right places. There’s that dolphin hem again. The long curve gives a sexy but classy edge. This dress was purchased from Windsor in a size small. The shoes (Target size 11) are generic black booties but give a casual look. The fun idea about this look is it can be worn for every weather season. Just by changing the vest or shoes you move into a new time. This particular look is more for fall, but adding leggings and a puffy jacket with boots, enter a winter look, or sliding on some flip flops for summer. We love having a go-to for every time of the year.

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Outfit #3

 

I wear this outfit probably two times a week. It is the most simple + comfortable outfit while being the cutest. The black high-waisted skirt from Windsor (size small) is our dream skirt. It is light + flowy + a perfect length for us tall girls. The top is a perfect pair with this skirt. It is a high neck crop top from Pac Sun (size small) with a strap design in the back. The detail in the top creates a more spontaneous look + the color is a unique taupe hue. Pair the outfit with simple flip flops to keep it casual.

These outfits are some of our favorites + our most versatile. (You know how we like versatile pieces). Tell us + send us a picture of your favorite go-to pieces for any occasion!

Keeping It Casual: College Outfits

A new fall semester of college is so exciting because of the new campus, new roommates, new classes, new profs, new homework, new tests, new papers, new projects…Let’s face it, college has its good + bad moments.

It’s all fun + games, until we have to pull an all-nighter for that research project due the next morning. And those 8am accounting classes are sometimes a struggle to get through, especially when you aren’t comfortable + self-assured, because you’re wearing your old black sweatpants + hair in a messy bun. Don’t get us wrong, we are all about the “ we woke up like this” look. However, sometimes we want to look a little more put together, without sacrificing our comfort.

Below are some outfits we suggest to feel relaxed, yet confident to get through those econ + biology lectures.

 

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Jeans: H&M | Top: Forever 21 | Sandals: Forever 21

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Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters | Top: American Eagle Outfitters | Sandals: Charlotte Russe | Bag: Forever 21

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Dress: Creations on Mill Ave | Sandals: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe |

Bag: Forever 21

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Shorts: TOBI | Top: Forever 21 | Sandals: Forever 21

 

 

Let’s Get Purse-onal

I used to not carry purses, but lately (now that we are transitioning into real grown-ups), I need to carry a lot of crap around. So feel free to learn a little more about me through the things I carry on the daily.

First off, my bag is from JustFab.com. I fell into their sales trap around Christmas time last year, and bought way too many shoes and accessories. But I love this bag because it has a faux leather exterior and a suede-like fabric inside, the color is my version of “bright”, so it makes me feel a little bold (even though it’s such a mundane shade), and of course, who doesn’t love oversized tote bags? File_004(1)Now to the good stuff…

What’s in Becca’s bag?

  1. Willard’s Keys. I can’t go far without my truck’s keys. Yes, my truck’s name is Willard, WIlly for short. And yes, he is named after the famous whale.
  2. My Work Keys. I have to carry my work keys because I am always the first one in the office every day (I get out earlier though).
  3. Michael Kors Wallet. Derek got me this wallet a few years ago, and I have managed to keep it clean and to not lose it. He got it from Nordstroms.
  4. iPhone. I’m sure everyone knows that this item is a piece of the holy grail. I don’t go anywhere without this. Mostly because it has all my random notes + embarrassing screenshots on it. (Not pictured)
  5. Black + Gold Journal. I recently just got this journal from Joann’s, and I am excited to use and carry this around with me to be able to write down my thoughts or doodle when I am bored.
  6. Pens + Pencils. Everyone is always looking for a pen, so I carry a few.  
  7. Sunnies. I have gone through so many sunglasses in my days. So you’ll probably see new pairs every now and then, because I either break or lose them. These rose gold aviators are from Urban Outfitters.

I realize that I really do not have very exciting or interesting pieces, but it is amazing to see the things that I carry around all day , every day to help my day go smoother + organized.

What do your purse items say about your daily tasks?

 

Our Classic Blouse

We are all about the leggings with t-shirt look but sometimes we attend functions that require us to be a little dressier (or just when we feel like it) which is why we love this basic yet fun + affordable blouse. This blouse is as versatile as they come, which is what we love!

Living in California for the summer, I come across crisp chill mornings that turn into blazing hot afternoons, then the day returns to a quiet cool evening. So, naturally, I change my outfit three times just to keep up with the weather. However, this blouse is so light and airy that I can comfortably wear it throughout the day + dress it up for a night out.

This blouse was purchased from H&M for $24.99.

img_1915-1For a business casual look, we paired the blouse with a black pencil skirt + comfortable flats or black booties for some flair. Add some tasteful jewelry, such as small pendant necklace or delicate pearls. This top completely tucked into the skirt accentuates the waist + creates an hourglass figure.

For a casual yet classic look, we paired the blouse with a dark wash jean + strappy sandals or wedge heels. Add some long chunky necklaces to balance the texture + make a statement. To design a more polished look, tucking in only the front of the blouse will give the blouse more shape + look more fluttering.

img_1923-1.jpgFor the ultimate casual look, we paired the blouse with denim shorts + some black booties. For an even more casual look, pair it with simple sandals. Add any fun statement jewelry, but maybe stay away from the pearls for this get up. To add more of a summer appearance, roll up the sleeves + unbutton the last pair of buttons + tie the two pieces of fabric into a loose knot.

We hope these quick easy styling tips help to create new ideas on how to wear our favorite black + cream stripe blouse. Let us know in the comments of your favorite staple piece of the summer!

Our “Can’t Live Without” Makeup Products

Any girl has her way of doing things. A routine getting ready every morning + getting ready for bed at night. Certain things that work and some things that don’t. Our routines change quite a bit, but there are some favorites that we simply don’t change. Here’s our top 5 makeup products we use on the daily!

Our “Can’t Live Without” Makeup Products:

  1. Foundation— struggling with troubled skin our entire life, foundation is a must for us to cover our imperfections + discoloration. We love our Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC15. We apply it with a damp makeup sponge for an even application. We’ve been using this product for almost 3 years now, and We are still so obsessed with it!

2. Setting Powder—leaving only foundation on our oily skins will only make it look wet + sticky. Not to mention, without some setting powder, the foundation will move around all day. We both love to use Mac Mineralized Skin Finish-Natural in the shade Light. We absolutely love this product! Being so pale to begin with, we had trouble finding the right color match. But this product is a perfect shade and keeps our foundation in place all day.img_1626

3. Brow Pomade— grooming brows to perfection completes the face entirely. We can’t stress enough how important eyebrows are. We’re not saying drawing thick black eyebrows are going to help you. But simply filling in sparse places in your brows and finishing it off with a clear brow gel is going to make a world of difference. The product we use is amazing! It’s the Anastisa Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in the color Light Brown. This product is absolutely stunning and easy to apply with an angled eyeliner brush.  

img_16274. Mascara— make your eyelashes look flawless! Simply placing one coat of mascara on your upper and lower lashes are going to make your eyes pop! As Shelly would say in House Bunny, “the eyes are the nipples of the face”. Adding mascara to your lashes will make you look more awake and flawless. We use Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in blackest black.

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5. Bronzer— being as pale as we are, bronzer is a product we love to use to deepen our faces and add some dimension and color back into our skin. Placing foundation and powder on our face can make us look all one color and pretty unnatural.  Bronzer gives us the life back into our face. We place it in the hollows of our cheeks, our necks + a little bit on our foreheads. The product we love to use is Elf Studio Contouring Blush + Bronzing Powder. This product is awesome because it is super pigmented and super cheap! Only $4!

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What are some of your “can’t live without” makeup products? Tell us in the comments below!

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xoxo

The Challenge of Finding Styles for Tall Women

We know the struggle of walking into a department store + searching through the thousands of clothing choices, however, nothing will fit you. Becca + I have unique body shapes. We both are slender but were blessed with wide hips and big booties. And if we weren’t blessed enough, we are also 6 foot tall. It seems rare for a clothing designer to make affordable, yet cute clothes for tall women, but when it does happen, they are known to be too wide for our slender figures, or really pricey. The challenge growing up was real. However, we developed some tips + tricks to share with you on how we try to find the perfect fitting wardrobe!

Tip #1: Try EVERYTHING on! We know the process is a pain in the ass, but it will be worth it. Every designer is different so various sizes and cuts might fit better or worse. If anything, I take the same shirt in all sizes with me to the dressing room. The dressing room clerk isn’t always happy about it, but oh well.

Tip #2: Buy versatile/functional pieces. This becomes important when also trying to save $$. Looking for key pieces that can be used for multiple styles. For instance, a bodycon dress can also be used as a top tucked into a skirt. Or a jacket being used as a cardigan. Also a trick of ours is buying versatile pieces in neutral colors (white, black, gray, cream) so they can go with many outfits.

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Tip #3: Create a new style out of it. Our biggest thing that we learned is to accept the fact that most pants are not going to fit our desired length. I am comfortable in a 36 inch inseam and Becca in a 35 inch inseam. Our tip when buying jeans, particularly skinny jeans, is to roll up the bottom once or twice, and viola! New cropped jeans. This can be done with maxi skirts as well. Tie a mini knot on the bottom of one side of the skirt and now you have a stylish new look.

Tip #4: Sometimes going bigger is better. If your body shape is similar to ours, then you know that most items aren’t long enough. A tip is to order a size bigger and go get it tailored at a seamstress. We know this may sound bizarre, however, if it’s a piece you know you love + would keep for some time it sounds worth it to us. A customized piece is necessary in every wardrobe.

Tip #5: Use the resource of Internet. Buying clothes online might sound risky, but it is a great alternative to going to department stores. You have such a wider range to choose from because most stores put everything they have online. It is way more convenient to shop online these days. A tip of ours is to read the stores return policy before clicking confirm cart. Most are pretty lenient about returning unwanted/unworn items directly to the store or back through the mail. This way you can try on each piece in the comfort of your own home and take back the items that you don’t want.


Tip #6: Don’t give up. You were gifted with beautiful bodies, embrace it! Growing up, we resented our height, now we fully accept the challenge + learned to love it. As frustrating as it can be, never lose hope of finding those perfect pieces. They are out there and waiting for you!

Some of our favorite stores to shop at: The Windsor Store, Alloy.com, Nordstrom, Lulus.