Get The Look

 

For this shoot we wanted to accomplish clean lines with a classic yet fiery makeup look, so we styled our model, Kayla, using some  of our spring favorites.

1. Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette $26

2. Finders Keepers Continuum Midi Dress $155

3. Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss $5.99

4. Washed Ashore Sunset Choker $148

5. Garnier Sleek & Shine Zero Smoothing Light Spray,

Frizz Guard Anti-Frizz Dry Spray & Smooth Air Dry Anti-Frizz Cream

“Blue dress. Red lips. Classic with a twist.”

Photography, Styling, HMU by: Jaye&Dri

Model: Kayla Morales

Baby It’s Gold Outside

Tis the season for metallics!  In our household, they have always been a holiday staple. Although, if we are honest, both of us have a slightly unhealthy year round obsession with all things gold. Needless to say, when we spotted this beautiful luggage from iFLY it was no exception.

Its striking appearance makes it undoubtedly stylish but even more so opulent. Nothing says luxury, sophistication and elegance like gold….3 things that usually come with a high price. Luckily, iFLY believes that “great luggage shouldn’t cost more than your airfare”. After all, who doesn’t like to travel luxuriously while still managing to save a few dollars?

Not only is their luggage trendy, it is resistant. When it comes to luggage, style is nothing without durability. Recently, we took our Fibertech – Rose Gold  and Fibertech – Gold sets along with us as we journeyed from Atlanta, GA to Los Angeles, CA. Surprisingly, they made it from one coast to the next, through multiple baggage handlers and the frenzy at LAX all while obtaining no bumps or bruises. We were impressed! It’s safe to say our iFLY luggage will be with us on trips to come because we know that with it, there is a guarantee that each experience will be golden!

 

Photography by: Brandon Geer

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Fly Feet

Comfy or trendy shoes for flight?
What if you didn’t have to choose?

Ever felt like you had to decide between looking fab or feeling fab? Glancing back on my high school days, I remember purchasing some of the most uncomfortable shoes to pair with my trendy apparel just because I thought  they were extremely cute. I actually developed literal blisters on my pinky toes just to rock a pair of clear jelly 90’s inspired heels. Everything from that day is so vivid. I remember my exact outfit, the perfume that I was wearing, my hairstyle, but, most of all, how far I’d walked in those God forbidden heels. I’ve since learned quite a bit from my adolescence and I now focus on comfort and sensibility in addition to jaw dropping style.

These sleek black Nike Tanjuns are the perfect balance of fashion forward and feel good footwear and I’ll be rocking them until they fall apart.

They are the perfect fit for my photography/stylist lifestyle and can be paired with pretty much anything. I actually rocked them almost my entire trip to Cali and paired them with non traditional fuzzy sweaters and fur coats. It’s safe to say that I’ve found a new sneaker fav.

This collaboration with Famous Footwear meant more than just taking cool kicks for a spin, it meant being able to #stepforward and share my story.

As I wear these, I will be reminded to be brave, positively influential and courageous in hopes to inspire someone else to #stepforward and begin their journey doing something that ignites their flame.

xoxo,

Jaye

Thank you to Famous Footwear for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

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From Dark to Light: Living Space Decor

Hi guys! Long time no see! A lot has changed within the past few weeks. Our website has received a facelift, we’ve revamped our brand and we have also given our home a fresh new feel. Because of all of the changes, we wanted to invite you into our home to chat a bit and to check out how we added some casual character to our living space.

After living with dark colored everything for so long, we decided to take a walk on the light side and brighten up our space a bit. If we’re honest, we were actually quite anxious to try something new. Luckily our preferences are quite similar as it relates to furniture so agreeing that we would lighten up the space came easily. However, our idea of which accent pieces are best can sometimes fall on completely different ends of the spectrum, but somehow, we easily agreed that adding these special pieces from Birdie Boutique would give our space the charm and warmth that we so desired.

Their cotton throw and bistro pillow added much needed contrast to our light furniture. The striped designs effortlessly mended with the other prints in the room and gave us that stylish edge we were looking for.

Cotton Throw – $40.00: Birdie Boutique

Bistro Pillow – $42.00: Birdie Boutique

The Hollywood Hotel: Luxury & Leisure

Hubert de Givenchy once said “Luxury is in each detail.” That is not only certain for great clothing but also for the crème de la crème of hotels. This truth became reality as we explored between the walls of what we would like to consider to be a Hollywood treasure.

Just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown L.A, tucked away in East Hollywood lives The Hollywood Hotel. Its’ contemporary, cosmopolitan, and luxurious atmosphere embodies everything that one would desire when looking for the perfect getaway.

Two of our favorite features were the courtyard and pool area, both beautifully designed for maximum relaxation. As we approached the pool area we were greeted by a host of various tropical plants which set the tone for the oasis inside. Surrounding the swimming pool was a blanket of perfectly manicured green, decorated with some of the most trendy chairs that if captured and posted on Instagram would turn any feed into one that is aesthetically pleasing.

During our stay we spent much of our time in the courtyard, which to our enjoyment was a picturesque Mediterranean retreat. The space was filled with quaint corners occupied by tables for two that were adorned with vibrant succulents. Stretching the rest of the quarter was cozy furniture and a gorgeous bar aligned with customized Hollywood Hotel seating where complimentary drinks and appetizers were served daily. As if that was not enough, lights streamed from the top of the courtyard creating a whole different world as night fell.

On top of all of that, The Hollywood Hotel fulfilled our usual checklist. The staff was kind, the rooms were cozy, and the complimentary breakfast was one to remember. Needless to say, we greatly enjoyed our stay. We’ll see you soon!

xoxo,

Jaye & Dri

Let’s Get Skintimate

If loving our skin is wrong, we don’t wanna be right. However, we all know it can be hard to love our skin when it is not at its best. Although this is true, we shouldn’t wait until our skin fits our ideals of perfection to show it some affection. After all, how can you get the skin you desire without first treating it well? 

Lately, we have been loving ours by incorporating more natural products into our skin care regimen. One brand that has changed how we treat our skin is Dua Body. Their brand’s mission revolves around inspiring self-love and self-care, and their products reflect just that. They are 100% natural and do not contain any synthetics, parabens, artificial colors, chemicals, perfumes, or any other toxic ingredients.

Some of our favorite Dua Body products are the hydrating face mist (Sweet Feelings), honey face mask (Oh Honey), and nourishing face oil (Heroine). All of their products leave your skin feeling clean and looking amazing. They are extremely hydrating and give you that perfect glow. What more can one ask for?

Loving your skin should not be stressful. Just take small steps. Add natural products into your regimen, drink a little more water everyday, try to get a few more minutes of sleep. Eventually your skin will love you back.

 

Featured Products found at: https://www.duabody.com/

Photography by: Jaye&Dri

 

How To Take Boss Travel Photos

You don’t have to have thousands of dollars worth of photography equipment to nail great travel blog photos, all you need is a beautiful location, a cell phone, or a camera, and an idea of the kind of photos you’d like to capture. It is beneficial to keep in mind people, places, & things. Remembering this will aide you in rendering a variety of alluring travel photography that you will want to share with everyone.

One way in which we love to achieve interesting photos is by experimenting with different perspectives. Overhead and aerial views are some of our favorites. Although these can be difficult to render without a drone, do not be discouraged if you do not have one. It is very possible to still get great photos from above. Find a safe high point and go for it! Many hotels and restaurants have rooftop lounges which are perfect places for taking ideal overhead shots.

Additional pro tips:
•Get closer to your subject
•Keep lighting in mind
•Consider the time of day
•fill in the frame of your photo
•move around
•take advantage of zoom
•plan what you want to capture

 

Photography by: Jaye&Dri

 

Letting It All Go

Have you ever just wanted to let it all go? I mean REALLY let it all go. No distractions, no stress, & minimal responsibilities! Sounds merely impossible right? Our thoughts exactly until we identified the source of our stressors & distractions…being glued to our laptops and cellular devices in efforts to stay abreast with social media. So what do we do now? Simple. Get out of town and detach ourselves from our devices for a few days. For us, this means picking up our camera, leaving unnecessary electronics behind and limiting our cell phone use to 30 minutes or less per day when we are away to relax. We also try to choose travel locations that promote creative thinking and inspire us produce even better content when we arrive home. We hope that this inspires you to get away and relax the right way.

Photography by: Jaye&Dri

A Tropical Winter

Who doesn’t want the best of both worlds? When you’re torn between two things that you love equally the same it’s alright to fold (in some instances). Like “cake or ice cream”, “salty or sweet”….”black or brown accessories”. Why must we choose just one? Our case is a bit unique, but all the same. With winter in full effect wilting away the last of color, we just couldn’t part ways with the feeling that we gathered from sunny tropical environments, nor did we want to overshadow the sentiment of warmth and coziness that the winter months bring. Reminiscing upon our recent tropical excursion, the two of us sat perplexed as to how we could possibly embody the feeling we gathered while laying under the palms without sacrificing our tightly clasped hot cocoa moments tucked under our fairy lights and Christmas tree.

It didn’t take long before boredom struck and we took to Instagram to visit a few of our favorite fashion accounts. Nearly an hour later (give or take a few, because who’s counting?) Our thumbs had gotten a phenomenal workout and we finally had a brilliant idea. We’d decided to interlink the two through fashion. Bingo! Coupling chunky cable knit cardigans and turtle necked sweaters with warm peachy colors, hues of blues and greens seemed to be the perfect solution to our little dilemma. We hope that you enjoy this pairing as much as we enjoyed styling it.

Photography by: Jaye&Dri

Turtleneck: Forever21 // Cable knit cardigan: Dezzal

 

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Fashionably Fed

I think it’s safe to say that we are in no way, shape, or form food bloggers. In fact, when it comes to using technical food terms we are well versed in “yummy”, “that hit the spot”, and “more please”. Does that mean we can’t have a good time in the kitchen? Negative. The two of us have always bonded over food and fashion, so much so that it’s now practically impossible to separate the two. Gotta have a good snack while styling, or a “yummy” meal after a long day of shoots, and of course while in the kitchen, we can’t leave the food hanging. We enjoy pairing bright colors with beautiful textures! Because if we are honest, what plate looks good without a sense of style? Smell what we’re cooking up here? Eggs are literally the easiest thing to perfect and vegetables are already beyond fabulous. Perfect pair right? Right! This hearty dish took us right under 15 minutes to make. Not to mention clean up was trouble free!

We know you’re probably thinking “What’s for dessert?”. Chill, we got you! We’d be nuts to exclude the cutest and simplest dessert on the planet. If you want the burst of flavor that you would receive from a fat slice of apple pie minus the lingering guilt, this lil’ apple treat is for you.

Sliced Granny Smith apples baked with greek yogurt topped with cinnamon, raisins, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

We hope that these easy recipes leave you saying “yummy” “that hit the spot” and most importantly “more please”!

Photography by: Jaye&Dri