Black and White

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Short Sleeve Blouse / Booties / Fedora / Studded Cutoffs / Sunglasses

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Street Style: Flower Child

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Still looking for a Vday outfit?? Here’s some inspo to help you get the job done! Halfsies intern is killing it in ALL floral, from head to toe. Talk floral earrings, floral print dress, and floral detailed shoes. Somehow, it’s not overdone and seems super classic and put together! We love this look!

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Glasses / Dress / Earrings / Shoes / Bag

Valentine’s Day Picks

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Just sharing a few of my favorite things! From fun(ny) underwear to cozy festive sweaters and the best beauty picks, there’s a little somptin for everyone! Best gift ideas? This clutch and this Tory Burch FitBit!

Click to shop!

Earrings // ChargeCase // Perfume // Candle // FitBit // Glasses // Clutch // Undies // Vernis // Blush // Bracelet // Lipstick // Sweater

DIY Coconut Scrub

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Why not start the new year with your brightest, freshest face? Along with the rest of the world, I have fallen in L O V E with the magical qualities of coconut oil! It’s super soft and nourishing and is a cheap, easy, natural fix for dry skin & damaged hair. Recently, I’ve been using coconut oil as a bi-weekly facial scrub. The results have been outstanding!! By mixing coconut oil with salt, I’ve seen my complexion even out and have eliminated the dry patches that used to drive me nuts! There are tons of options out there for purchase that combine the nutrient-rich qualities of coconut oil with the exfoliating element of a salt scrub, but why BUY when you can DIY? This option is beyond simple, and is super effective!

This is what you’ll need:
♥1/4 part pink himalayan salt (ideally… but table salt works just fine!)
♥1 part coconut oil at room temp

〉〉Just mix the salt with the coconut oil until evenly distributed & store in a cute, air-tight container! Use twice weekly by applying to your face and body in slow, circular motions. Wash off with warm water and love the results!

No time? Click to buy the pre-made formulas below!

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What are your New Year’s beauty fixes?? Share below!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

It’s is that time of year again! Whether you are toughing out the madness with the other Black Friday shoppers, or taking the restful route through online shopping, but still in the “what should i get them?” zone, you’ve come to the perfect place! Below are Holiday Gift Guides for Her and Him – helping to make your buying decisions a little less stressful this holiday season! Enjoy!

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1. Taylor Swift Inspired Song Lyric Candle, $17, NandNDesigns
2. Best Bitches Handstamped Friendship Bracelets, $20, RadLion
3. Pile Jacket With Sequins, $79.95, H&M
4. Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Album, $15.99, Target
5. ArdaMarie Jewelry, Costs Vary, ArdaMarie
6. Tannery LA Bags, Costs Vary, Tannery LA
7. On The Rocks Be Legendary Lipgloss Set, $20, Smashbox
8. Sogno Bello Coin Necklace, $49, Urban Outfitters
9. ‘Yes Please’ by Amy Poehler, $17.65, Barnes & Nobles

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1. CPO Russo Quilted Shirt Jacket, $99, Urban Outfitters
2. ‘Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People’ by Matt Hoyle, Amazon
3. Derek Jeter Candle Yankees MLB, $17, NandNDesigns
4. Karsoni Foosball Table, $99, Fab
5. FujiFilm X UO Custom Colored Mini 8 Instax Camera , $100, Urban Outfitters
6. Herschel Supply Co. Little America Weather Backpack, $99, Urban Outfitters
7. Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer-Making Kit, $40, Anthropologie
8. Nixon Time Teller P Watch, $60, Urban Outfitters
9. Dollar Shave Club Membership, Costs Vary, Dollar Shave Club

On the Road: Wanderlust

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Wanderlust (n): a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

Often times, people associate travel as a form of escape – those who like to travel, are essentially running away from something. As Halfsies, we feel that those who have a strong desire to travel or explore, are not running away, but searching for something. Quite possibly searching for themselves. I guess our entire life is based on little moments of self-identity, but travel and exploration can really uncover a side of ourselves or the world, that we never knew existed.

Grab some friends, clothes, a camera, and jump in the car. You never know what you will find.

On our road trip to Mammoth, we were lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful scenery – fields, open roads, ranches, and abandoned churches and buildings. We captured these graceful and alluring places, Halfsies Style…which is a photoshoot, obviously!

Take a glimpse into our spontaneous ‘On the Road: Wanderlust’ photoshoot. See how you can encompass summer pieces into fall outfits, with the use of flannels, cut-offs, denim jackets, sun hats, florals, maxis, boots, and fringe! You will also be exposed to our favorite term, “shoulder it”. Enjoy!


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London’s Look (London, Like the City): Urban Outfitters Flannel  /  F21 Cut-Offs / Tilly’s Felt Fedora
Get the Look:  Flannel Shirt; Denim Cut-Offs; Felt Fedora 

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Eryn’s Look: Free People Cardigan / Mossimo Lace Dress / Mossimo Felt Fedora / Steve Madden Boots
Get the Look: Long Cardigan; White Lace Dress; Felt FedoraKnee High Boots

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Larissa’s Look: Flannel (from Paris) / American Vintage Fringe Top / Thrift Cut-Offs  / Menatonka Boots
Get the Look: Fringe Crop Top; Cut-Off Shorts; Flannel Shirt; Necklace; Fringe Boots

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Eryn’s Look: Free People Star Slip /  Jeffrey Campbell Rumble Boot
Larissa’s Look: Everly Maxi Dress / Free People Necklace
London’s Look: Free People Lavina Midi Dress / Free People Feather Necklace / Mossimo Fringe Boots
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Click here to see more photos from our Wanderlust shoot!

On the Road: Wanderlust

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Wanderlust (n): a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

Often times, people associate travel as a form of escape – those who like to travel, are essentially running away from something. As Halfsies, we feel that those who have a strong desire to travel or explore, are not running away, but searching for something. Quite possibly searching for themselves. I guess our entire life is based on little moments of self-identity, but travel and exploration can really uncover a side of ourselves or the world, that we never knew existed.

Grab some friends, clothes, a camera, and jump in the car. You never know what you will find.

On our road trip to Mammoth, we were lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful scenery – fields, open roads, ranches, and abandoned churches and buildings. We captured these graceful and alluring places, Halfsies Style…which is a photoshoot, obviously!

Take a glimpse into our spontaneous ‘On the Road: Wanderlust’ photoshoot. See how you can encompass summer pieces into fall outfits, with the use of flannels, cut-offs, denim jackets, sun hats, florals, maxis, boots, and fringe! You will also be exposed to our favorite term, “shoulder it”. Enjoy!


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London’s Look (London, Like the City): Urban Outfitters Flannel  /  F21 Cut-Offs / Tilly’s Felt Fedora
Get the Look:  Flannel Shirt; Denim Cut-Offs; Felt Fedora 

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Eryn’s Look: Free People Cardigan / Mossimo Lace Dress / Mossimo Felt Fedora / Steve Madden Boots
Get the Look: Long Cardigan; White Lace Dress; Felt FedoraKnee High Boots

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Larissa’s Look: Flannel (from Paris) / American Vintage Fringe Top / Thrift Cut-Offs  / Menatonka Boots
Get the Look: Fringe Crop Top; Cut-Off Shorts; Flannel Shirt; Necklace; Fringe Boots

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Eryn’s Look: Free People Star Slip /  Jeffrey Campbell Rumble Boot
Larissa’s Look: Everly Maxi Dress / Free People Necklace
London’s Look: Free People Lavina Midi Dress / Free People Feather Necklace / Mossimo Fringe Boots
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Click here to see more photos from our Wanderlust shoot!

Street Style: Fall Dresses

You may recognize this beautiful babe because, wellllllp, who wouldn’t? She’s fabulous and stylish… and she’s one of our very best friends!

She showed up like this for breakfast with the girls, making effortless look unachievable. Either way, this chica is Fall-ready wearing subdued, earthy tones and neutral wedges. The busy pattern and colors of her dress get all the attention, which is why we LOVE the way she kept her accessories and makeup simple! Skinny belt, single watch, & middle part? Check, check, check!

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Beauty Review: Younique

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 8.38.28 PM As you know, we love trying new things – whether it is food, adventures, or styles, we are always open to discovering new opportunities and experiences. Recently, we were lucky enough to try out Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders! Usually, us girls, tend to stick with the makeup products we are more familiar with – fearing that our skin might not react well with something new. But, we were so intrigued with what Younique had to offer, we couldn’t pass it up! It was so much fun being able to experiment with these new products, which are quickly becoming some of our faves!

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The Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes dramatically enhance and magnify the appearance of your own lashes, with the use of Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers. We feel that falsies could often times be uncomfortable and difficult to apply, whereas, the fiber lashes create incredible volume and length to your existing lashes in an easy 4-steps. We were even able to wear the product in the pool, without it running down our face, or creating a heavy raccoon eye!

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To get amazing lashes, follow these steps:
1. Apply a thin coat of your favorite regular mascara on both sets of lashes. Let dry.
2. Then apply an even coat of transplanting gel on lashes.
3. Immediately, before gel has time to dry, apply fibers onto lashes.
4. Lastly, seal the fibers with another coat of transplanting gel.

*When you are done applying the last coat of transplanting gel, feel free to use a mascara comb to get out any clumps.
*To remove, use warm water and facial cleanser.

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We also had the opportunity to try Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder, which are 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders that add a little shimmer and shine to your look. The colors we used were “Sexy”, “Confident”, and “Feisty” — and yes, you end up feeling like all 3 when you are done.

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“Sexy” is a lighter, peachy shimmer, that could be worn as a summer’s day shade or even lightly applied above the cheekbone, creating a beautiful light and glow to the center of the face.
“Feisty” is a silver shimmer that could be worn during the day or evening. It would be lovely by itself or blended in with a darker hue to compliment a smokey eye.
“Confident” is perfect for a night out on the town! The darker shade can be used for a smokey eye, adding a sultry look.

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Now that you are familiar with these awesome products, we recommend that you check out the rest of their beauty line at www.youniqueproducts.com

Let us know what you think!

Skincare Favorite: Boscia Black Mask

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The product: 
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

The purpose: A peel-off mask that serves as an at home brightening treatment

Why I love it: I’m obsessed with this mask for several reasons! First off, it’s jet black and totally awesome for scaring your fam / roomates. It also goes on creamy smooth, cooling your face in a spa-esque manner. The clay composition of the mask is interlaced with antioxidants that literally suck the imperfections from your skin. The mask gets so tight after the 25 minute period that you can’t even smile! My favorite part by far is taking it off though. The mask forms perfectly to your face, and as you peel, you feel dead skin and excess oil being pulled away (hoorah!). Double bonus? The Black Mask is made paraben, sulfate, GMO, & phthalate free!

Be careful… not to apply the mask too close to the thin, sensitive skin around your eyes! The clay really clings to your pores, and that soft skin can hurt while peeling off the mask!

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What is your favorite at home spa treatment or mask?? Comment below!