minted. valley.

it's wednesday, right!? this week is going by quickly and slowly all at the same time...how does that happen? clearly we've both going casual casual this week and we're just fine with that. on our blogging hiatus we discovered the wonders of not putting on make-up everyday and it might take us a little time to get back into the full swing of things. patience?

cake & valley.

top: jcrew {similar option in a solid}, jeans: paige, scarf: vintage, shoes: franco sarto via DSW, lipstick: sephora.


minted. cake.

and we're back again today . . .  can you believe it? we hardly can so we wouldn't be surprised if you doubted us too! today we're sharing with a you simple summer look- it's not our most profound fashion work but hey we're just getting back into the swing of things so cut us a break; without further ado we'll let cake's look take it away & happy tuesday.


cake & valley.

top: free people {similar here & here}, jeans: paige, shoes: sperry top-sider, scarf: zara {similar here}, hair tie: j.crew, tired eyes & pale skin: georgina :)


summer 2014. cake & valley.

it already feels like summer is over and it's not even the middle of august yet . . . why is that? maybe it's because we blissfully spent the last few months traveling around the midwest together, countless walks on the beaches of lake michigan happened, hours spent eating at the family dinner table together, and lots of warm evenings watching little georgi giggle until she got so excited she cried are all over.  we're now slowly working our way back into our fall schedules. valley's gearing up for her busy travel season & the academic school year is kicking off and cake is settling in for soccer season, early bedtimes with a five month old and trying to figure out what's next. oh boy . . .  life just keeps chugging forward but before we let go of the summer's warm haze we'd like to share a few snippets of our summer 2014.

maybe we can squeeze a few more weeks out of summer . . . .
and it feels great to be back in great wide world of blogging.
see ya tomorrow.


cake & valley.


twenty-one. cake.

loved this shirt from the minute we saw it- basically it says cake & valley just minus the -ke & -lley! HA! it's also going to be perfect from spring into summer, just imagine it over a great swimsuit or paired with white linen pants & a panama hat! sigh- when is the warm weather going to be here for good?


cake & valley

top: j.crew, jeans: asos {similar here}, shoes: j.crew, tank top: wet seal, jacket: free people, bag: burberry, scarf: street vendo {similar here}


twenty-one. valley.

it's wednesday & time for another post :) finally, right?!?!?!
hope you're all enjoying some beautiful weather, staying safe from all the bad storms, and taking in every moment because spring has finally arrived!!! make it a good one today!


cake & valley.

top: old navy, jeans: j brand, jacket: j.crew, shoes: target {similar here}, scarf: zara {similar here}, bag: phillip lim x target {similar herehere}, sunglasses: prada.


rocking it. cake.

t-shirt: j.crew, sweater: j.crew, jeans: current elliot, shoes: sperry, bag: burberry, hair thing: anthropologie, pink necklace: alexis bittar, cross necklace: jennifer zeuner.


rocking it. valley.

short and sweet. rocking it on a thursday. hopefully its beautiful weather where you are.

cake & valley

sweater: j.crew, jeans: j.crew, bag: philip lim x target, sunglasses: ray-ban, shoes: madewell, earrings: gift from when our sister traveled to china


turning the paige. cake.

here's cake's first look post baby, isn't she rocking it?!?!? she's styling the same pair of jeans valley has on in the previous post- she's paired them with a felt fedora & otk boots. the perfect mommy on the go look :) hope you're all having a good weekend. we're enjoying derby parties & one snuggly baby.
see you next week with some more looks!


cake & valley.

top: hatch, tank: wet seal, jeans: paige {same style, different color here}, boots: stuart weitzman, blazer: target, hat: anthropologie {last seen here, new version here}, bag: burberry.


turning the paige. valley.

and just like that we're back!!!! today & tomorrow both of us are styling the same pair of paige denim jeans. ironically we both picked white tops, boots, and some great accessories!!! just check out valley's gorgeous orange scarf paired with stunning cobalt blue stud earrings! it's all in the details!!
oh it feels so good to be back. enjoy.


cake & valley.

jeans: paige {same style, different color here}, top: bb dakota, jacket: isaac mizrahi for target {circa 2005, similar here}, booties: target, scarf: tj maxx {similar here}, earrings: target, sunglasses: balmain, bag: philip lim x target {lust worthy version here}


introducing . . . .

it's with great pleasure we introduce you to the newest cake & valley family member {and mr. coffee's family too} our little cupcake georgina lea riley. she arrived four weeks ago today. on that day the world spun a little faster & slower all at the same time, our hearts grew a little {okay, a lot} bigger, and everything felt right. eventually {ie in the next few weeks} we'll post some of little georgi's newborn photos, do a recap of maternity style, share cake's top must haves for a new mom . . . . etc; however for today just enjoy the pictures and few fun facts about our georgina.


cake & valley.

1. she's named after her maternal grandfather {george} & paternal grandmother {lea}
2. she spends 90% of her days in her jammies
3. she loves to see the new hampshire sunrises
4. she doesn't like doggie kisses yet and is startled when they sneeze on her
5. she has some serious checks; she gets those from both mom & dad
6. she farts so loud she has woken herself & the dogs up
7. she has some serious lung power & stamina - it's heartbreaking to see these in action together
8. she likes to "jog" with dad from one side of the house to the other
9. she's gotten gifts from across the world- california to azerbaijan {yup that's a place, google it}
10. she sneezes 2 and half times in a row
11. she's perfect <3

personalized onsie by courtney bock designs {more pictures to come on the blog soon!}

 one big yawn for such a little girl- mr coffee compared it to looking down a whale's mouth! ha!

she clearly didn't want any more pictures taken.

daddy & his little girl.

just like mommy she has to have one leg out when sleeping.

our one eared sleepy little easter lamb.

 morning snuggles make those sleepless nights soooooooo worth it.
for more georgi pictures just check out our instagram account!