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

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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! 

Vintage Lace + Teal Pencil Skirt = A Perfect Lady…

December 6, 2012

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We are excited to bring you a new edition of “Wear It Two Ways” for the week! Today I’m wearing a gorgeous black lace top from the fabulous Sugarlips Apparel.  As soon as this arrived in the mail, I couldn’t wait to style it! The lace provides a touch of class without feeling too stuffy.  I knew that my new teal pencil skirt from Loft would be the perfect thing to pair with it. The patent bow belt and large stone necklace provided an extra girly feel to the outfit.  Add a black suit jacket, and I’m ready to go for a day of meetings at work.  Pull out a black clutch with some extra wrist bling, and I’m all set for a holiday event.  As you know, L and I love anytime we can make our closet items mix and match for endless outfits - and this top definitely fits the bill!

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. They strive for each buyer to be 100% pleased with every purchase.  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. You’ll love how easy it is to wear and how many items it will go with in your closet!

Have a wonderful day!


  • Top, c/o Sugarlips Apparel
  • Skirt, Loft
  • Shoes, Gianni Bini via Dillards
  • Belt, Forever 21
  • Necklace and ring, The Limited
  • Sunglasses, Fossil
  • Nails, Essie in Clambake

A Lady-Like Day With W: The Perfect Little Black Dress

December 3, 2012

Hello Lovely Readers~

Today’s featured item is a dress that I’ve been so excited to show off on the blog! We’d like to thank eShakti for graciously sending us this dress (along with L’s spirited polka dot dress) for styling and review. Just like L, I was able to pick out the dress of my choice, plus submit specific choices on the garment for customization such as hem length. How great is that? It’s like having a custom dress tailor made for you without the steep price tag and in half the time! We could get used to this special treatment very quickly. 

eShakti is an online clothing store that “believes that all women have the right to wear affordable fashion that is made for them and makes them look their absolute best.” We couldn’t agree more! We found eShakti’s website very easy to use and were impressed with the design, quality and wide array of skirt, top and dress options available.  

Upon receiving this very classic, feminine A-line shirt dress, I knew it would be perfect paired with my chunky pearl bauble necklace and my favorite redish pink lipstick. I loved how comfy this dress was and that it is machine washable. It really is something you can wear year round as it’s perfect to pair with hose and a cardi or sweater once the temps drop.  Tune back into the blog next week to see how I style this dress for a dinner party!  Also, eShakti is running a great promotion for new customers right now. Sign up your email today and receive $25 towards your purchase! You can visit this fresh concept custom clothing store here.  I will echo L’s comment that we are so glad we found this online retailer and have definitely added it to our favorites list!


  • Dress, c/o eShakti
  • Jacket, Loft (old)
  • Shoes, Enzo Angiolini
  • Necklace and ring, The Limited
  • Sunglasses, Fossil
  • Bracelet, J. Crew Factory