Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day!!!

Today is the first official day of summer aka National Wear Your Lilly Day for all you Lilly lovers out there!  Since we love Lilly Pulitzer and summer, we decided to do an impromptu photo shoot to show off what we’re wearing for this special day.  Now that we’re finally having some warm weather, we can’t wait to wear all of our favorite Lilly Pulitzer clothes all summer long!

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Packing Fashionably & Efficiently For A Trip Abroad!

Coming up I have a 15 day study aboard trip where I will be going to Spain and France. One of the biggest stresses of going abroad can be packing for your trip.  However, this is my 6th time going abroad so I have picked up some tips & tricks to make it as easy as possible!

Baggage

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Since I am only going to be going for 15 days, I am bringing a large suitcase to check, my Vera Bradley Weekender for my carry-on, and my Longchamp bag for my personal item to keep under the seat ahead of me. Depending on how long you are going, you might be able to get by with a little less or you might have to bring another suitcase. I definitely could get by with bringing a smaller suitcase to check.  However, I want to make sure I have room to buy things while I am abroad.

When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, I encourage you to buy one in person so you can “test it out” and see if you like it. When buying a suitcase, make sure you have an idea of the size you are looking for. This is especially important if you are buying a carry-on suitcase since there are size restrictions.  I got mine at TJ Maxx and it’s a Swiss Gear suitcase. TJ Maxx is a great place to get a suitcase because they have some great brands at a discounted price. I don’t think it’s worth it to get expensive suitcases when it comes to checked bags since sometimes they can get beat up when getting loaded/unloaded.

When it comes to what style of bag you get, it’s up to you! I like the fabric suitcases over hard cases because I feel like I can’t fit as much into the hard cases. I also prefer the four wheel suitcases. I think it makes it easier to get around the airport with them. Make sure when you are looking at suitcases to check out the wheel and see if they all roll properly.

Important Must Haves

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When you decide to go abroad make sure the first thing you do is GET A PASSPORT! If you already have a passport make sure you check the expiration date to see if it will be good throughout your trip. While abroad you will usually have your passport on you at all times. Because of this, I like to have a cute passport holder. I use to have a cheap one from Target but just upgraded to a Kate Spade one thanks to my mom! You don’t have to get a passport holder. I just think it makes it easier to keep track of your passport by adding some color to it.

Another important thing to know when going abroad is what type of currency do they use. Since I am going to Spain and France I had to get Euros to bring along. I suggest getting some before you leave at a bank.  However you can also exchange money to the correct currency when you get there. Make sure to call your debit/credit card company before leaving and let them know how long you will be gone, along with what countries you are planning on going to. If you don’t do this the debit/credit card company might think that your card is stolen and shut off your card making it so you can’t use it. It is also suggested to bring a copy of your passport with you in case you lose yours to help with the process of getting a new one abroad. I also think it doesn’t hurt to leave one back home with someone as well. I also like to bring with me a copy of my itinerary if you have one, along with all of the hotels you are staying at  with phone numbers and addresses.

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What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Outfit

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J Crew Top | J Crew necklace | Fossil Watch | American Eagle Jeggings | Steve Madden Flats | Louis Vuitton Purse

I wanted an outfit for today that was dressy enough for going out for supper yet not too much for going to a movie. I decided on my white chambray tunic from J. Crew paired with a statement necklace and jeggings. I also added my royal blue Steve Madden flats to add some color to the look. I thought this was simple enough for the movies yet still had a little pop to make it nice enough for going out to eat.

Michelle’s Outfit

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UOI Boutique Short sleeve top| Target sweater| American Eagle jeggings| Red Dress Boutique booties| Red Dress Boutique necklace| TJ Maxx crossbody purse|

Like Rachel, I also wanted an outfit that was comfortable yet dressy for going to a movie and out to eat.  It was another chilly Tuesday, so I decided to wear a lightweight sweater.  The short sleeve top I’m wearing is so comfortable that I have it in two other colors. I  really like that it’s a longer length as well.  I, of course, finished off my look with one of my favorite statement necklace and a pair of booties.

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-Michelle & Rachel

What We Wore Wednesday (Featuring Rocksbox)

Rachel’s Outfit

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Outfit details: J Crew Top | American Eagle capris | Jack Roger Sandals

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Jewelry details: Margaret Elizabeth Teardrop Bangle | Charlene K Triangle Double Drop Earrings in 14KT Gold plate

Last week it was cold and rainy most days and this week it finally warmed up! To celebrate the warmer weather being back I wanted to pick an outfit that included a bright spring color. I decided to go with one of my favorite new pieces, a minty blue scalloped top from J Crew. I love this top because even though it’s simple the bottom still make it fun! Since it was warm outside but still not hot enough for shorts I went with one of my go to capris from American Eagle.

To complete my outfit I went with my white Jack Roger sandals. My bracelet and earrings are both from Rocksbox. I don’t wear a ton of bracelets since I usually have my Fitbit on but I love this Margaret Elizabeth bangle and I’m excited to be able to style it a few more times before having to send it back.  My earrings are Charlene K and the were my favorite piece I received in my Rocksbox. They are so lightweight and I love that they can go with so many different style of outfits.

Michelle’s Outfit

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Outfit details: Francesca’s Collection Top | Target pants | Target sandals

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Jewelry details: Kendra Scott Alex Earring in Colbalt Cat’s Eye | Gorjana Bali Tube Small V Necklace

Until Summer vacation hits,  these posts will be featuring my outfits I wear for work. I had been waiting for a nice spring day to wear my new Francesca’s top that I got earlier this spring and yesterday ended up being a good day for it.  I also thought this top went perfectly with the Kendra Scott earrings.  I then decided to pair this top with one of my favorite pair of dress pants to wear when it’s warmer.  I got these black pants from Target a few years ago and they are so comfortable!  I really like how they fit.  I wish I would’v gotten a few more pairs in black.

I finished off my outfit with some new black sandals that I also got from Target.  I believe these sandals were only around $16 and they had them in multiple colors.  The earrings and necklace I’m wearing are both from my Rocksbox.  I really like the Kendra Scott earrings and the color of them.  However, I will be sending them back since I don’t know if I would get enough use out of them.  When I originally saw the necklace in its packaging I didn’t think it looked like something I would like, but I was pleasantly surprised when I put it on.  I absolutely love it and I’m debating about whether or not I should keep it!

If you’re interested in trying Rocksbox, we have a code for you that will get you your first box free!  This is a great deal since Rocksbox is $19 a month.    Use code: 2classysistersxoxo.  For those who don’t know what Rocksbox is and how it works, here a quick run down.  Rocksbox is a subscription box.  Once you have signed up, you get three pieces of designer jewelry in each box you receive to wear on loan.  The jewelry is picked for you based on a style survery you take and the items you add to your wishlist.   After you have worn the jewelry as much as you want, you then return the three pieces of jewelry anytime to receive three new items.  If you fall in love with any of the pieces, you can buy any of them from your Rocksbox set.

-Michelle & Rachel

What We Wore Wednesday

For this “What We WoreWednesday” post Rachel will be sharing her outfit!

Rachel’s Outfit

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| Loft Top | Loft Skirt | J Crew Necklace | Talaria Flats | Tory Burch Bracelet |

Yesterday was a perfect spring day! We had sunny warm weather so I decided to break out a fun, bright skirt outfit.

I bought my top and skirt while I was in New York City and have been looking for the perfect opportunity to break it out and yesterday was definitely that day! I love the unique color of this skirt, as well as the length. I decided to pair it with a statement necklace from J. Crew to give the top part of my outfit a little pop. I knew I would be doing a lot of running around yesterday, since I had a lot going on, so I picked my comfy Talaria flats to complete my outfit!

I hope you have a great day!

-Rachel

Baking, Shopping, & Eating

With Rachel being home for Easter weekend, we were able to spend the whole day together on Friday.  We both love baking, so we started off our morning by baking some donuts.  We tried out two donut recipes from Sally’s Baking Addiction.  You can find the chocolate donut recipe here and the funfetti donut recipe here.

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We had a lot of fun making these donuts and they were quite simple to make!  Our favorite were the chocolate glazed donuts.   We think the funfetti donuts would be better with less sprinkles in the batter.

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After baking and breakfast, we planned on going shopping and out for lunch.  Here are our outfits from the day!

Michelle’s OOTD

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|Francesca’s top| Loft outfit (?) scarf| American Eagle jeggings| Red Dress Boutique booties|

Rachel’s OOTD

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|Express tank top| J.Crew Factory necklace| American Eagle jeggings| TJ Maxx flats|

We headed to our local mall first for a little shopping.  American had BOGO so we couldn’t resist buying a few clothing items from there.  Michelle with being her indecisive self  decided to buy a new dress for Easter from Francesca’s.  We also made a stop at TJ maxx.  We each got a new small cross body purse.  Rachel stocked up on one of our favorite Dry Shampoos and Michelle bought an artificial flower arrangement.

For lunch we went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Loop.  Instead of ordering entrees, we decided to share some appetizers.  We went with chicken tenders, cheese curds and wings!  They were all very delicious.  Our favorite is definitely the cheese curds because they are served with siracha ketchup, which makes them so much better!  Needless to say, we were very full afterwards.

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We’ve really been enjoying our weekend together!  It’s our last time together until Rachel is done with school for the year.  We can’t wait to spend the summer together! Keep an eye out for our Easter post tomorrow!

-Michelle & Rachel

PINspiration Friday

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Rachel’s Picks

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1) I have been drooling over these Tory Burch sandals! 2) I love the neutral colored sweater with the mint purse for a pop of color! 3) I love how simple and elegant this dress is and the scallops are a plus!

Michelle’s Picks 

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1) If anyone knows where I can get this romper or a similar one, please tell me because I’m dying to have it! 2) I could definitely see myself wearing this outfit to work. 3) I really want a triangl swimsuit. I also just can’t wait to be in my swimsuit somewhere warm this summer sippin’ on a yummy drink!

-Michelle & Rachel

NYC Style: What I’m Wearing (NYC Travel Prep Part 3)

Michelle and I are headed to New York City in just a few days! Below I posted a video that shows what I am planning on wearing while in New York!

I hope you enjoyed the video and we can’t wait to share with you more New York City posts soon!

-Rachel

Valentine’s Day: Get the Look [Featuring Talaria Flats] & Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start planning your Valentine’s Day outfit.  For this blog post we are collaborating with Talaria Flats.  Ingrid from Talaria Flats was nice enough to send us each a pair of these flats to style for Valentine’s Day.  What we love about these flats the most is that they are a purse friendly shoe that make it convenient to change into after a long day/night in heels.  Now let’s get into how we styled these ballet flats!  With all of these looks we show you how you can transition them from beginning of the night to the end of the night with the Talaria Flats.

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Kohl’s Dress |Charming Charlie Statement Necklace| Jessica Simpson Heels| Talaria Flats

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Red Dress Boutique Dresss | Corso Como Heels | Talaria Flats

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Express Dress | J. Crew Necklace | Marley Lilly Clutch | J. Crew Heels | Talaria Flats

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Hope’s Sweater| American Eagle Jeggings| Red Dress Boutique Necklace| Jessica Simpson Heels| Talaria Flats

More Talaria Flats Info:
Price: $38 for a single pair
Website: http://www.shoptalariaflats.com
Color Options: Black, Champagne, & White
*There’s also event boxes (multiple pairs) that you can buy for these flats, which would be great for a Bridal Party or another big event where you’re going to be in heels for a long period of time.

As you can see from the pictures below, Talaria Flats are so easy to keep in your purse for those times when you need to change into a more comfortable pair of shoes.   We really like that these flats truly are comfortable since they have great cushioning for your feet   These shoes can easily fit into smaller purses as well because they are so slim when you fold them up.  How could you not want a pair of these flats when they’re affordable, stylish, and comfortable?!  We know that we want a pair in every color now!

Talaria Flats was also generous enough to let us do a giveaway for you guys!  There will be one winner for this giveaway who will win a FREE pair of Talaria flats in the color of her choice.  To find out the details on  how  you can enter this awesome giveaway, go to our instagram account @2classysisters.

We’re excited for Valentine’s Day next weekend, especially now that we have adorable flats that we can change into if our feet start to hurt!  What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?  What do you plan on wearing?  Let us know in the comments below!

Enjoy your weekend,

-Michelle & Rachel

Winter Wonderland

Yesterday we got 11 inches of snow making my college town turn into a winter wonderland. I wasn’t able to go out and enjoy the snow yesterday since I was basically snowed in, but I was able to shovel my car out today and go explore. I ended up at a park close to campus that looked untouched since the snow had fallen.

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I decided to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and have a little bit of fun while out and about on this snowy day. I couldn’t resist taking some classic snow day pictures!

I had a great time taking pictures on such a perfect winter day! I am glad I decided to go out and enjoy the the winter wonderland instead of staying cuddled up in my bed.

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J Crew Vest | J Crew Button Up | American Eagle Jeggings | Urban Outfitters Boot Socks | Madden Girl Boots | J Crew Necklace

-Rachel