April 18, 2014

Limited Bag -- Anthropologie Dress -- Zero UV Sunglasses -- Zara sandals

As the Dalai Lama says, "The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently."

Here is to new growth, happiness, and hope - this springtime and every time.

x Kell


April 15, 2014

Preggers Tee and Mini Bow Earrings c/o ILY Couture -- H&M Maternity Pants -- Zara flats

Just to eliminate even the slightest shadow of a doubt that anyone could possibly have- I am very, very preggers. This cheeky t-shirt has been one of the easiest and cutest things for me to throw on in these final weeks of pregnancy, and because I'm in the final stretch it's also nice to fully embrace the status! I'm also in love with my new mini bow earrings; they're unique and unfussy, which is perfect for the late stages of pregnancy and entering new-mom territory. We had my baby shower last weekend (you can check out some photos on Instagram, if you'd like!) and it was awesome to celebrate our new baby with close friends and family. These next few weeks will be spent building furniture, washing all the adorable baby clothes and linens, and playing the waiting game for this junior Stylesmith to make her big debut!

x Steph

pink blush

February 19, 2014

Pink Blush Maternity Crochet Sleeve Top c/o -- ASOS Black Maternity Skinny Jeans -- Restricted Footwear Wyatt Booties c/o

It's no secret that black is the most slimming color- and while it's impossible to look "slim" when you're 6 months pregnant, the color black will, at the very least, succeed in making you feel put-together and sophisticated.  This is what I wore to grab montaditos (tasty Spanish tapas sandwiches) with Kelley and her boyfriend last week.   My new Pink Blush Maternity top has all of the right details: the ruching along the mid-section is flattering and, of course, accommodating for the baby, and the mesh cut-out details on the arm keep the shirt interesting and feminine.  Before I was pregnant, I liked looser fitting tops, but surprisingly I've gravitated towards more body-con silhouettes during my pregnancy. Guess I just like to show off my bump!

x Steph

Pink Blush Maternity is an on-trend maternity boutique that is graciously offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Stylesmiths reader!  Contest ends at midnight next Wednesday, February 26th!

The giveaway has ended.  Congrats to our winner! We'll be contacting you via email shortly. :)

pebbled print

February 10, 2014

Isabel Marant x HM dress -- Restricted Shoes Western booties -- Zara bag

These photos were taken on a grey winter day that happened to be warmer and nicer than the typical polar vortex weather.  In honor of the temporarily balmy temperatures, I decided to break out my Isabel Marant X H&M dress, with the twirl-happy floaty hem, and the comfiest and cutest booties I could find, c/o Restricted Shoes!  I honestly did not know what I was missing until these shoes arrived - they've filled a niche void in my shoe closet (ie the extremely comfy, cute, cold-weather appropriate, easy-to-walk in space) and I would not trade them for most anything. 

Our readers can use the code "Stylesmiths30" to get 30% off full priced items at Restricted Shoes until the end of February!  Here and here are some of my other favorites.

Getting a little bored of the east coast dreariness - so decided to book a Valentine's trip to San Francisco!  See you soon Bay Area :).

x Kell

girls rock

January 23, 2014

1. Rebecca Minkoff Silk Dress // 2. Alice + Olivia Haircalf Clutch// 3. Stuart Weitzman Over-the-Knee Boots // 4. DVF Flirty Clutch // 5. Issa Silk Mini Dress // 6. WAYF Chiffon Wrap Blouse // 7. J Brand Moto Jeans // 8. Lux Revival X Urban Renewal Necklace// 9. Sam Edelman Booties // 10. Iro Yumi Blouse // 11. Joie Etienne Blouse // 12. Blu Moon Tie Dye Dress // 13. TopShop Engraved Disc Bracelet

Music has always been a big part of our lives- between the two of us we've played the piano, violin, cello, clarinet, flute, bass guitar- we also do a mean two-part harmony of "Edelweiss" and recently rocked it out in live-band karaoke with the Harikaraoke Band at The Hamilton. ;) We love live music and going to concerts- Kelley even flew to Iceland a few years ago for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival! Basically, we heart music, and we were super stoked when D.C. Music Download reached out to us to put together some concert outfit inspo for their upcoming Two Year Anniversary Show featuring some amazing DC-grown music talent! In case you live in the district, here are the concert deets:

Who's playing: Drop Electric (headliners), Young Rapids, The Sea Life, The Raised By Wolves, and DJ Ryan Ulbrich
When: Jan 25th 2014. Doors open 8PM.
Where: 9:30 Club
Invite your friends here.

Even more awesome: a portion of the ticket sales goes to benefit Girls Rock! DC- a summer camp that aims to bring out confidence and creativity in young girls through music education.

Philanthropy. Live music by DC's best. MC-ed by comedian Jamel Johnson. It's a complete win-win Saturday night here. Don't know what to wear? Hope our Winter Concert Style collage (along with the help of Charlotte, Kate, and Miranda) gives you a little bit of inspiration! :)

x Steph + Kell