I was recently flipping through an old InStyle magzine & reading my favorite section, Ask Rachel. I noticed these cool earrings from a site called at a mere $30. Being the bargain shopper I am, I had to check it out. Turns out the website is a jewelry collection created by Kate Bosworth & Cher. Registration is SUPER easy and a 10-question quiz follows to find your best suited pieces. And get this - each piece is only $30.00! It's really cool and I'm a little obsessed now, I have to admit. I guess I've been living under a rock because I'm sure this has been advertised like crazy & I've just missed it all.
If you want to sign up, contact us for a referral thing & we get credits!

Princess Catherine

As Kate Middleton becomes Duchess of Cambridge, or Princess Kate, the rest of the world looks on in envy, wondering how we can become the next married-in member of the royal family (Prnce Harry, anyone?). For the  years she has been in the press as the girlfriend of William, I've always admired Kate's style. She carries herself with this poise and class unlike any other. She reminds me of a modern day Audrey Hepburn with a princess title. Her style is no different from her media image: classy, timeless, and elegant.

In true royal fashion, Kate wears gorgeous hair pieces. Her hats, similar to some of Diana's, tie together many of her looks.

Kate's dresses are to die for. She seems to be found of the designer Issa, a London-based company. I believe the light blue dress on the far right is an Issa piece. Even in "fun" going out pieces, Kate sticks to a classic and simple palette and doesn't over do it with accessories.

Despite her royal title, Kate can still look like the girl she used to be before St. Andrews and a celebrity status. In her street style, Kate is often spotted in riding boots, jeans, a jacket, and a tote in hand.

As much as I hate to admit it, Catherine Middleton is fit to be princess. She's an incredible inspiration, both for her style and her poise. It's safe to say, there is plenty more Kate Middleton to come.

(Sorry for not posting for so long, things have been crazy for the both of us!)


Trending: Feather Hair Extentions

Feather hair extensions seem to be popping up quite a bit. Originally in the western half of the country, these Ke$ha-inspired hair pieces have made their way to The Dash. Our friend had gone to Texas & gotten one done. After receiving compliments and needing to raise money for a trip, she started doing them at a $10 rate.

I got one done a few weeks ago! Mine is a green feather, a zebra-striped feather, and a green zebra-like feather. Pictures are below. Excuse the horrendous quality, I apologize in advance. For anyone wanting to get one done themselves, you can buy kits online or just buy rooster feathers & jewelry beads. Clamp the feather into your hair using a small jewelry bead at the top. They last for a few weeks or up to a month. For a less permanent look, clip-in feather extensions (upper middle) are available, too.


Skins Uk Style Inspiration

After missing the MTV premiere last Monday of Skins, I (Sydney) decided to watch the UK version on Netflix instead. Not only have I now gotten all my friends, including Sofia, hooked, but it's 1000x better than the American version, as most originals are. Aside from the storyline obsession, Sofia pointed out the amazing wardrobe of Cassie, the blonde troubled teenage soul. Her clothes are very free-spirited, but come tied together with one great piece, like the gold oxford-like shoes she wore in episode 5, volume 1. Her wardrobe includes long skirts, funky knee-socks, and simple shifts and are "granny style" in the best way. Needless to say, Cassie's closet is just one other thing keeping us hooked.

                                                                     Love, S&S

Schooled In Style: Elizabeth

Name: Elizabeth Eppley
Year, age: Sophmore, 16
Interests: Dancing & all forms of art

What inspires you: Movies & magazines, but mostly I
come up with it myself.
Where do you shop: Everywhere, my parents closet
Favorite designers: Marc Jacobs, Jeffery Campbell,
Alexander McQueen, Betsey Johnson, Lilly Pulitzer
Celebrity muses: Leighton Meester, Miranda Kerr,
Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox
Favorite trend: The slouchy sweater

Golden Globes

The Golden Globes aired this past Sunday, the 16th, and with them came stars and starlets dressed in red carpet hits and misses. While I'm aware the main part of the Golden Globes is the actual winning of awards, I'm much more interested in what celebrities wore this year and what trends have hit the red carpet. (Although I was super excited to find out that Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her performance in Black Swan, and Glee won Best Comedy or Musical TV Show!) For those of you who missed the awards on Sunday, here our some of our favorite trends and best dressed actresses. Some other trends included For a full list, go to, or

Pale Pink
(from left) Lea Michelle, Sandra Bullock, Megan Fox, Scarlett Johansson

Dark Green
Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elisabeth Moss

 Sparkling White
Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez

Emma Stone (newly blonde!), Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Long Sleeves
Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Leighton Meester

Glee Stars
I have to give a special shout out to all the Glee stars; it was an especially good night for them, both because of the win, and fashion wise. Every actor and actress on the show looked stunning.
Lea Michelle, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron

Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, Heather Morrison

Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet

Love, S&S 

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Hey guys, it's Sydney. I feel like I've been gone for a lifetime, but I guess in actuality it was only a week. Time flies, I suppose. I was back in Key West attending my abuela's funeral - sad for the obvious, but glad to have been able to go & honor her the way she would have wanted. Having a Key West native father, I can't say I've ever really been to the tourist attractions down there, but I do love that little rock. While there, I definitely took advantage of the perfect weather (70s with a sea breeze). Some of my adventures & favorite places are photo-documented below. It's been a crazy new year with a rough start - hopefully it'll pick up soon! I hope you all are doing well! Stay tuned for more posts to come.



Hey you guys, it's Sofia. I've recently gotten into lookbook again (i was obsessed over the summer, but I only posted one look.) Anyway, from time to time I'll be posting new looks & sharing them on the blog. Please hype! If you have a facebook, you can hype them, which basically gives me more credit on the site.

Aspiring Photographer, Ashland Kittrell

Believe it or not, in our small podunk town, we have a huge arts community. Maybe going to an arts school, we see more of it, but it seems like everyone is somehow immersed. Ashland Kittrell, a nearly 18-year-old aspiring photographer, is no exception to this. 
At a young age, the only child remembers looking through family photos and finding herself enthralled. "I just had such a fascination with pictures and how they worked," Kittrell says. "I think I have just always had a love for pictures themselves and not just taking them." 

The photographer herself, Ashland Kittrell
 With her Nikon D5000, she now enjoys taking candid, fashion, & sports photography, though she doesn't confine herself to set genres. Ashland likes to stick to "natural" people shots, keeping computer manipulation to a minimum, unless she has a certain idea in her head that she just has to achieve.
As for inspiration, Ashland says props are a must. She says that the same prop can be moved & manipulated but will yield completely different results. Dominic Gray, another local photographer, is one of Ashland's favorites but also someone she hopes to collaborate with in the future.
Kittrell also enjoys film & uses her Nikon FG or Canon AE-1 to do so.
With her parents 100% behind her, Ashland hopes to become a photographer for Vogue, "or someone big like that!"

So there you go, art is everywhere and often unexpected.  If you're interested in photography, fashion, design, or really any kind of art, email us your work for the blog! That's all for today... keep your eyes out for more local artists.

                                                                                    Love, S&S

PLL Pictures

So putting up these pictures took longer than we had planned, especially because it's exam time! Unfortunately, the only ones we could put up are mine (Sofia) because Sydney had a family emergency and had to go to Florida for a while. Regardless, here they are!

Hanna Marin

Spencer Hastings

Aria Montgomery

Emily Fields

Sorry for the bad photography on Emily's, my brother did that one. Overall, I think Pretty Little Liars week was a success. Can't wait for Gossip Girl week!

                                                                  Love, S&S