L’s Festive Look of the Day: Strips of Licorice Top

December 17, 2012

imageimageimageimageimageimageHello Lovely Readers~

This weekend I got the chance to wear an adorably chic outfit featuring a gorgeous red and black top from our new favorite online retailer: Sugarlips. Two of our go-to colors are red and black, so when we stumbled upon this feminine blouse with lace detailing, we knew it would be just perfect to add into our wardrobe mix. With today’s look, I wanted to add a bit of a glamour dare: shorts with tights! My sister W never thought I could pull off this look when I sent her a text about my latest outfit ensemble idea.  But admittedly, she was pleasantly surprised when reviewing the film after our photo session.  I think the polka-dot tights add just the right touch of playfulness to keep this look from getting too risque.  I continued the layering trend with a black fur collared vest and my new black bow and rhinestone combo necklace (gotta love the prices of the newly revised J.Crew Factory website!!).  And of course, my trusty black wedges provided just enough height to lengthen the look.

Don’t forget to check out the Sugarlips “Strips of Licorice Blouse”. W will be styling it for us later this week, so come back to check out how she adds her spin to this timeless wardrobe piece.

Have a wonderful day!


  • Top, c/o Sugarlips Apparel
  • Shorts, The Limited
  • Vest, Gap 
  • Shoes, Enzo Angiolini
  • Tights, The Limited
  • Necklace, J. Crew Factory
  • Bracelet, The Limited (may still be in stores)
  • Watch, DKNY
  • Sunglasses, Fossil

L’s Lace and Lemon Lime Look of the Day!

December 14, 2012

imageimageimageimageimageimageHello Lovely Readers~

Today I’m wearing a gorgeous black lace top from the fabulous Sugarlips Apparel, as seen on W last week. We love how the lace provides a touch of class without feeling too stuffy. After W paired it with her teal pencil skirt from Loft, I wanted to try a more modern look. I found these lime jeans on clearance at Limited about two weeks ago, and with my friends and family coupon they came to $5! I’m really loving the lace and neon trend at the moment… what do you readers think?

As we mentioned in our last post, if you are new to this brand, you must check them out! They have such fun and affordable pieces to spruce up any girl’s wardrobe.  Sugarlips also provides free shipping (gotta love that!) and a 365 day return policy. It doesn’t get much better than great mix and match items featured at an affordable price, backed by amazing customer service! 

Don’t forget to check out the Sugarlips  “Some Sort of Magic” top. W loves the top so much that she even wore it for our 30th birthday party last weekend!  Reaching for a particular clothing items several times in a span of a week or two is a great sign you made an excellent purchase for your wardrobe! 

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful day!


  • Top, c/o Sugarlips Apparel
  • Pants, The Limited
  • Shoes, Candies via Kohl’s (old)
  • Bag, Coach “Rory”
  • Necklace and scarf, The Limited

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for our fabulous Stella&Dot earring giveaway

A Stella&Dot Birthday Giveaway! {closed}

December 11, 2012

imageHello Lovely Readers~

Today kicks off a fabulous week of giveaways to celebrate our 30th birthday! We loved these beautiful Stella&Dot Serenity Stone earrings from Star Stylist Sara Michael so much that she has graciously offered one of our readers the opportunity to win their own pair! They are so easy to style and the raspberry color is a gorgeous way to add a pop of color to any outfit. Valued at $34, they have hand cut stones set in shiny 12k gold plated hammered brass bezel.

The giveaway is open from today, December 11th until Sunday, December 17th. 

Entry rules are as follows:

Must be 18 to enter, and have a US mailing address. Once a winner is chosen at random, they will have 48 hours to respond to our email. Any questions, please email us at thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com.

A Birthday Celebration: L & W’s 30th!

December 10, 2012

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageHello Lovely Readers~

Today is officially our 30th birthday! We are so thankful for our wonderful friends and family and an amazing weekend full of celebrating together! We are truly blessed by all those around us.  We are so excited to see what great things the 30s will hold for us!

While we are on the topic of exciting news, we are thrilled to announce our newest blog sponsor: Bella Rose Bridal and Formal! We had such fun picking out dresses from the gorgeous selection at Bella Rose for our birthday photo shoot. These amazing polka dot and floral gowns are available at this local boutique. They carry a wide array of wedding dress designers, from Maggie Sottero and Mori Lee, to David Tutera for Mon Cheri. Formal occasion gown designers include Mori Lee: Paparazzi and Faviana, as well as Maggie Sottero: Flirt and Forever Yours. 

Bella Rose wants every bride’s shopping experience to be exciting and memorable. Their goal is to provide impeccable service and selection at the best value to earn your recommendation to your friends and family. L actually purchased her own wedding gown at this boutique, and was beyond pleased with the selection and overall experience.  We highly recommend Bella Rose for all of your bridal, bridal party and formal dress needs. For more information, visit Bella Rose on facebook

We also want to thank the amazing Brett Heidebrecht Photography for today’s featured photos.  It was such a pleasure to shoot with this talented photographer.  Make sure to check out his creative portfolio and gorgeous portraits here.

Thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes on our blog, facebook, and instragram! We so enjoy hearing from all our readers! 

~ L&W

Happy Birthday L&W!!

December 8, 2012

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageHello Lovely Readers~

We wanted to take a minute to share that this weekend we are celebrating our 30th birthday!! Our actual birthday is Monday, but we are super excited for this weekend’s festivities with friends and family. We also want to thank the amazing Brett Heidebrecht Photography for today’s featured photos. Make sure to tune back in on Monday for a post featuring Bella Rose Bridal and Formal (hint, we will be wearing more polka dots and jewels!).  We will also be starting a week long of fantastic giveaways to celebrate our birthday, so make sure to check out our site each day for a new fab item!  

  • Dresses, The Limited
  • Belts, Forever 21
  • Necklace, The Limited
  • Shoes, Enzo Angiolini

~ L&W 

P.S. What do these ladies want for their birthday? We’d love for our wonderful readers to share our blog with others that would enjoy following along with our daily outfit styling ideas, beauty reviews and tips!