wear your white. cake

another l.w.d. to inspire your weekend wear!

growing up, our family life always revolved around a college academic calendar; so, labor day weekend really does feel like our last chance to squeeze in any summer activities. or to wear any of our summer outfits! so, in honor of the last days of summer, and labor day, we needed to wear our white dresses ONE more time. tehehe. while neither of us ever really follow all the fashion rules out there {we mix black, brown, navy....etc} we did want to appropriately dress for the holiday while also giving a fashion nod to the goddess of summer.

we hope this weekend you go out there wearing your white, sipping your summer cocktails, and enjoying your last official days of summer. happy friday and enjoy the long extra long weekend.

xo. cake & valley

ps. bye-bye summer, hello fall!!!!

simple dress & minimal accessories. easy weekend dress code.

purple suede pumps.

love all the different textures.

open back which gives you a great chance to add a p.o.c!!! 

top knot & dark sunglasses.

wear your white.

dress: urban outfitters {similar here}, bralette: urban outfitters, shoes: steve madden, sunglasses: marc by marc jacobs {similar here}.


wear your white. valley.

l.w.d. gotta wear this before labor day weekend hits!

did you see the back too!

fun floral wedges.

great belt & beautiful white on white embroidery.

p.o.c. in pink :)

wear your white.

dress: miguelina {similar here}, belt: anthropologie {similar here}, shoes: target, earrings: francesca's {similar here}, rings: gorjana, sunglasses: chanel.


burger joint. cake.

the look of: onion rings vs. sweet potato fries! HA!

stacked rings & metallic bag.

burger joint.

top: old navy {style still sold in stores, similar on-line style here}, shorts: j brand, bag: botkier {similar style here}, rings: F21 & thrifted, watch: michele, bracelets: chan luu & charming charlie.


burger joint. valley.

wrapping up summer with a pit-stop for a burger.

stacked rings & mixed metal bracelets.

brights and neutrals; working together.

burger joint.

sweater: urban outfitters {last seen here}, tank: wet seal, jeans: siwy {similar here}, bag: deux lux {similar here}, flip-flops: reef, rings: ysl & gorjana, bracelets: charming charlie.



cake. chronicle seven.

both valley & i have alluded to this "big move" i made this past spring but i've never really given many details. welp, as it turns out i'm married to a college coach and last spring he took another job. so, we hiked our little butts, slowly but surely, across the country. the worst part of the move has been adjusting to being far from family {sad face} however, there are tons of up sides to moving. lots of new cute little east coast towns to visit, wearing all my old clothes and somehow feeling like they are "new" because everything & everyone else is new to me, great local restaurants to taste, and of course there is a new team to cheer on.

the season finally started on friday and the team looked great. they won their exhibition game 5-0!!! score {literally}!!!!! i'm going to try and keep a little running recap for each game so that i can update anyone & everyone who is interested!! (maybe a new blog page? thoughts?)

i can't wait until next friday night when the team takes the field again. 
for me it will be the big friday night game, i'll be in my version of a college t-shirt, and i'll be cheering on my man. GO BIG GREEN!!

xo. cake.


valley. volume seven.

this week has been bitter sweet. one of my colleagues had her last day in our office. over the past 2 years i've shared a lot of things with her: our desk space, stress over chinese visas, work coverage for one another, some crazy nights, and lots of fun in the office {and out of the office!} it wont be the same to come into work on monday and not have her there. but life goes on, her wedding will happen, visas will still need to be processed, and i couldn't be happier for her as she starts the next chapter in her life! to celebrate her last day we had an afternoon outing for cookies. hence her departure being bitter sweet. get it? 

i'm so happy for her, but sad to say good bye. i mean no one likes good-byes. with my friend starting a new chapter in her life, i think its only logical that i've began to think about the next chapter in my life. hmmm, thinking...thinking....thinking.....hmmmm.......other than some small blog goals, i don't know my next long life goal. good thing is, i have all weekend to ponder this.  so stay tuned...

in the mean time i'm off to shop at the randolph street market and you can enjoy looking at the photos of our sweet treats from yesterday. when i ate mine it was "bitter-sweet." 

chocolate chip cookie
oreo cookie whoopie pie

frosted sugar cookie* and my friends beautiful engagement ring


half birthday. cake.

obviously, since it's valley's half birthday tomorrow, it's mine too. {twins} in the last six month's i've gone through some of my largest life changes too date. the biggest being my move from the midwest to new hampshire. however, the blog has kept me tied to valley and allowed me to gain so many new friends. the retrospective of my posts from over the last six months reminds me of where i've been and gets me excited for where i'm going. 

so, three {maybe six is more appropriate?} cheers to our six month blogiversary and to making change a positive thing.

have a great weekend. {valley & i plan on it, duh}

xo. cake