Friday, August 31, 2012

THE PEAKS...and the pits.

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Time Flies:
Having such a good time with some funny people all day long really makes the day go by faster. -Rebecca
Four Day Weekend!:
Love that my job gave us an extra day off of work for the Labor Day holiday. Here's to more beach time! - Andrea

...and the pits.
Falling on Deaf Ears:
-Asking for something then getting a completely different answer which leads to your mood being completely irritated for the rest of the day. -Rebecca
It's a mystery:
When you have a situation where you can't find out "why" and you don't know how it got to that point. - Andrea 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nicole Richie for Macys

Nicole Richie's line for Macy's is slated to hit stores on September 12th. Being such a big fan of her House of Harlow line, I am very excited for its arrival. A lot of the pieces I have seen so far all contain a little bit of 70's which is Nicole's trademark look. Check out the rest of the collection here.

*All images via

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fashion Night Out 2012

Image via Fashion Night Out
Fashion Night Out is back again for one night only, September 6! Get ready to shop until you drop, or at least window shop! If you are not familiar with this event then you really must live under a unfashionable rock! Just kidding! Anyways, Fashion Night Out is an annual worldwide shopping event where participating retailers open their doors from 6:00pm to 11:00pm for shoppers to buy, view designers new collections and to enjoy the nights special events. This global event was created by Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour in 2009, as a way to not only enjoy fashion but to promote retailers and to stimulate the economy with consumer spending. I can't think of a better night than to spend it shopping and enjoying all things fashion! There are several events happening here in LA on Rodeo Drive, Robertson Blvd, Santa Monica etc with special appearances by designers and celebrities, musical events and even festival attractions depending on the location. I really can't wait to experience it myself and to do a little shopping! Check out Fashion Night Out's official website here for more information on the nights events.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grilled Artichokes

This past weekend, I was craving artichokes so I decided to whip up a batch. Having never cooked them, I scoured for the perfect recipe. One that was easy and fast, my motto when cooking in the summertime. I came across this recipe and got to work. Seriously, I had no idea that artichokes were so easy to cook! For an evening of sitting outside, enjoying others company, these are perfect to munch on.

P.S. Sorry for not having any pictures of my own, I didn't have my camera handy.

Image via foodformyfamily.

Image via foodformyfamily.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday Funday

Sunday are usually not a Funday for me, it symbolizes the end of the weekend and the beginning of another week but this Sunday was actually a FunDay. I spent the day with three of my favorite people in the world; my sister, my nephew and niece. We started out the day with a delicious brunch outside at Studio Cafe(Jinky's) , their food is so good and we sat outside on their patio which was perfect since it wasn't too hot out. After our brunch, we moved on to do a little shopping at Soto, a great boutique on Ventura Blvd. After our retail therapy ended, we needed a break so we walked over to this great little cafe/market called Sweet Butter to take a break to enjoy some iced tea, lemonade and a couple of pastries. It ended up being a really fun day with family, kind of wish my Monday were like my Sunday but there's always next week. Happy Monday Everyone!


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Friday, August 24, 2012

THE PEAKS...and the pits.

Are you ready...
...for some football? Here's to cheering on my little brother at his football games! Can't believe he is on varsity already. - Andrea
Unplanned Weekend-
1st weekend in several weeks where my schedule is clear to do what I want and I wouldn't want it any other way. Time for some me time! -Rebecca
 ...and the pits.
Sound the Alarm:
This one goes out to my guy, Alex, who hasn't grasped the concept of an alarm. If it goes on at 5am, just wake up and turn it off because I don't like to wake up at 5am. Ha! - Andrea
Try Again!
Buying a shirt in the wrong size then going to exchange it only to realize it's the wrong size again, back to the store for a 3rd time. Fun times! -Rebecca

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Table Topics

Image via Table Topics
Ever have those moments where you run out of things to talk about when your with friends, family, co-workers or at any types of gatherings? Like all you hear are crickets sometimes. I know I've had a few of those moments here and there. It's not a bad thing or doesn't mean your boring, we all have moments where we just get in a different zone and need a little inspiration for topics. So a few weeks ago, out of nowhere I found this Table Topics Cube filled with cards each with a topic written one them. Some cards have topics such as "If you could redo any moment what would it be?" or "what would you rather have intelligence or common sense". It's not only fun to think of an answer but also hearing what others have to say. Table Topics also has other topics for Teens, Couples or for the Girls Night Out so check them out. 


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Emerald City

Hi guys! I am really loving this emerald color for fall. It's so rich and luxurious. Below are some awesome items I wrangled up in this color. Click the decription below to find out where they are from.

P.S. Can you tell I am O-V-E-R this heat? Boots...tights...jackets....I want colder weather now!

Necklace, Boots, Jacket, Dress, Nail Polish (Target available late August. Image via, Pants

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fall Nails

Image via Fashionista

With Fall fast approaching, not only is it time to start adjusting your wardrobe but I always think changing your nail polish color is a must with the changing season. I like to wear colors to blend with the season so for example for summer it's all about bright and bold colors for me. Now for fall and winter I like to bring the color tones down to more warm and darker colors. So with Fall coming soon, all the major nail polish companies are showcasing their new fall color collections. I'm seeing lots of jewel tones, metallic, dark goth colors and some special effect colors. I definitely already know which ones I'm going to wear. Check out the rest of the collections on Fashionista.

Image via Fashionista
China Glaze
Image via Fashionista
Image via Fashionista

Monday, August 20, 2012

To Spend or to Save?

Hi everyone! Welcome back, I hope your weekend was fantastic. This weekend Rebecca and I changed up the blog a bit. We really liked the idea of having a plain blank canvas so that our posts are easily readable. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts. Now back to business :)

While surfing the Nordstrom website the other day, I came across this dress and remembered that I had seen something just like that at Target, this one. Yes, the Target version has short capped sleeves, but they are almost identical. This just proves you don't have to spend a lot of dough to look get the look you are going for. I think this dress is adorable and would be even cuter with a skinny belt added to the waist. Would you spend or save?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

On vacation...

Image via Outside.In

Since school is almost back in session, Our Mismatched Life is taking a mini vacation this week. We figured since everyone else was squeezing in some last minute vacations before summer is over why shouldn't we take a break too. So while we enjoy some fun in the sun during our week of relaxation we hope you enjoy reading our past blogs. We will be back refreshed on Monday! Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week.

-Andrea & Rebecca

Friday, August 10, 2012

THE PEAKS...and the pits

Excited to spend some time at a local hotel for the day. Nothing like pretending you are on a vacation :) - Andrea
Helping hand:
Having great friends around to give you a hand when you need it. -Rebecca

...and the pits.
Summer Blues:
Ummmm....excuse me but when did LA decide to pretend its Cancun?! Its way too hot to do anything outdoors. Well, not unless there is a pool present. - Andrea
All thumbs!:
Getting so distracted while closing my car door that I forgot to take my thumb with me and crushed it with the door! OUCH! A swollen and purple thumb is not a cute look. -Rebecca

Thursday, August 9, 2012

September is near!

If you're my friend on facebook, you might have noticed that I posted about the below Vogue cover.  September is almost here and I can't wait! September brings all the lovely magazines and also New York Fashion week. Here's to stalking all the fashion show coverage and doing nothing else! Ok, I think I just used up all my allotted exclamation points :(

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fan it out

It has seriously been so hot over these past few days and it seems to only be getting hotter by the hour. Even at night when it's supposed to cool down I feel like it only gets slightly cooler which is really uncomfortable when you're trying to relax. To make these warm days and nights somewhat bearably cooler I've started using an old fashioned hand fan. It's working really well and helps cool you down so you don't melt completely in this heat. I also have a special fondness for fans since my mom used to collect them. I have many memories of her carrying one with her wherever she went so I definitely enjoy the chance to reminisce as I use one. She really collected some beautiful fans and below are a couple of my favorites along with a special one I received as a gift from my BFF on a trip to Japan. Another great thing about fans is they also serve as a great decorative piece, I have some displayed in vases and spread out showing the great designs.


Left to Right: Handpaint floral fan from my mom's collection,
gift from BFF from Japan and another fan from my mom's collection

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

H&M Accessories Fall 2012

The heatwave we're currently experiencing on the west coast has got me thinking of the cooler months already and most importantly, what I'll be wearing. Check out the super cute accessories that H&M has to offer for Fall. That emerald green bag has my name all over it!

All images via H&M.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bringing it Home from H&M

H&M Homeware via Fashionista

Well this is definitely some good news, H&M just announced they will be bringing their Homeware line to the US in 2013. I am a huge H&M shopper so I can't wait until we can get a hold of their Homeware collection. It's only available in Europe at the moment so the anticipation for it to arrive here in the states will be a bit tough but I'm sure well worth it. H&M Homeware will cover all rooms in a household from the kitchen, bedroom to bathrooms at affordable prices just like their clothing. They will also have some unique decorative pieces for your bedroom, living room and for kids rooms. Another plus is their Homeware will be added to their clothing stores so you can shop for an outfit and a new set of towels or sheets in one visit. It doesn't get better than a one stop shop at H&M. We can catch a glimpse of their collections on their European site (here) and let me tell you it's definitely cute. I can't wait until it becomes available here. Check out the article from Fashionista here.


Friday, August 3, 2012

THE PEAKS and the pits

Image Via Our Mismatched Life
Lunch Time, Fun Time!:
Having a quick lunch with my BFF during a work day was a good break from a busy day! -Rebecca
Long Weekend:
Taking some time off from work to just hang out and relax. - Andrea

...and the pits.
Inside Out:
Going thru the entire day then getting home to realize my shirt was inside out, thank goodness the shirt was black so I felt a bit less embarrassed. -Rebecca
Poor Thing:
Having to see little Luna in pain after her spay surgery :( - Andrea

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Popsicle Overload

Image via Vogue

Okay I know we have covered this topic of Popsicle's already but I came across this article on VOGUE called "Ice, Ice Baby: Summer's Best Frozen Treats and just had to share it." The article is about making homemade Popsicle's with a little history on the topic along with 10 great recipes. I've been on this Popsicle making kick throughout the whole summer it's become sort of my Sunday project to make a new set of Popsicle's. Enjoying one a few times a week after a long day makes for a great treat plus it's fresh and healthier than going to get a creamy ice cream filled with a crazy amount of sugar. Another plus it's a really cheap treat to make from home. Anyways, this article includes some very different and unique recipes that sound delicious. I'm going to try the "Pomegranate", "Fudge Pop" and the "Strawberry Ice", they all sound so good so who knows I may end up making all of them. Got any good Popsicle recipes? 


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Games

You're watching, right? Check out these very emotional photos that have been captured throughout the games so far. To read the captions and see more, check them out here. As I get teary-eyed watching these games, I can't imagine what the competitors are going through. All of the competitors are so strong and commit so much of their time in making sure they show the best that they can at the games. Enjoy :)

'cause he is hot and he can. Image via Getty.