ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT. Vans Old Skool sneakers are having a huge moment right now. They’re all over Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. Which brings to light the very fact that we’ve been wearing Old Skool sneakers obsessively for WEEKS now.
Here are some of our favorite Vans Old Skool sneakers 😉
Maybe we’ll see you at FYF Fest?!? PLEASE?! WE NEED FRIENDS.
Alert the people of the world, EVERYONE, we’re heading to Outside Lands with PayPal (with a giveaway at the bottom of this post… AHHH).
It’s our first time attending Outside Lands this weekend. Commence disinterested “oh wow”s and “OMG, really?”s. It’s really not an interesting fact — a ‘first time at any festival,’ even our grandmas go to festivals… — just an easy way to proceed into talking about something WAY more exciting…
CLOTHES. CLOTHES. WHAT WE’RE WEARING. yes. CLOTHES.
For our looks, Brock went 70s and Chris went “I want to look like a surfer-bro-skater-bro-dude who’s lost in the 80s and loves his Woodstock Charlie Brown socks.” Exactly that.
The reason? To coordinate with PayPal‘s vintage arcade tent, aptly called The Arcade Powered by PayPal, and filled with classic and nostalgic arcade games like Pac-Man, Galaga, Pinball, Wack-A-Mole and even DDR.
(a.k.a. the perfect excuse for us to spend all of our moneys!). Make sure to stop by and use #paypalit on any social posts at the PayPal x Outside Lands experience, so we can check out your pics 😀 😀
GIVEAWAY TIME: We’re giving away one (1) 3-day Outside Lands General Admissions pass to a lucky reader. AHHH.
The rules are as easy as pizza:
Comment below by 9pm PST on Thursday, 8/4/2016, with your name, Instagram handle and your favorite type of pizza + arcade game.
Comment on this Instagram photo of ours with three pink heart emojis 💕💕💕 to let us know you commented on this post.
Eat four (4) hot dogs in 30 seconds.
Kidding about #3!
You’re done! If you left a comment that is. YAY!
How to win? We’ll choose one (1) winner by Friday, 8/5/2016, at 9am PST and will notify the winner via a comment back on this post and our Instagram. Hurray!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, FELIX! (and yay for everyone loving pizza! The world is good).
Disclaimer: Must be 18 or older to participate in giveaway. This is for one (1) 3-Day General Admission wristband to Outside Lands. Winner is responsible for own transportation and accommodations, so please participate only if you’re able to pick up your wristband in San Francisco on Friday, 8/5/2016. Winner will be selected randomly and notified by Friday, 8/5/2016.
Also subtitled COLLAB TO KNOW: AMPERSAND x ALLBIRDS, if we’re being specific, specifically, you know? So specific.
Considering that our closet is currently overflowing with shoes (read: we’re not complaining), shoes hold a special place in our hearts. Alas, hundreds of shoes OR NOT, you won’t find us wearing shoes we can’t rave about. WHY WEAR SHOES IF YOU ONLY JUST ‘LIKE’ THEM? Wasteful. WASTEFUL.
…in addition to other pivotal lifestyle choices such as pizza for breakfast and going on shopping sprees every day because “we deserve to.” All very important.
BUT, back to quality fabric — albeit, NOT just 100% cotton.
When it comes to our style, we focus on fit and fabric. Our best friend Anna Wintour will cringe when she hears us say, we want our style to be defined as, “OMG, they look so comfy!” because, you know, we’re sure she believes pain is beauty… we’re best friends, so we’re pretty sure she’d think that.
NEVERTHELESS, we’ve spent the past two years alone, searching for quality, well-made basics (especially tees). TWO. YEARS.
We’ve been avid Express customers through the years, specifically preferring their tees over other retailers, and so when Express reached out to us to partner up for the launch of their Summer 2016 One Eleven collection, we figured it was time to share our opinion: we prefer the quality of One Eleven basics (tees and henleys).
Here are our top favs from the collection:
The reason: the fabric.
Were we to provide equivalents in softness to Express’ One Eleven tees + henleys, we’d come up with: kittens, puppies, the Snuggle bear, and freshly cleaned, 600-count Egyptian cotton sheets from the Ritz Carlton. SO SOFT. We rest our case.
For styling purposes with One Eleven tees — like the double-knit raglan tee Brock’s wearing in this post — we opt for a semi-tuck in either the front or the back, paired with light-wash jeans; makes a “basic” a little less basic… basically, you know? For One Eleven henleys — like the color block henley Chris is wearing in this post— no tuck needed 😛
Let it be known, a balanced diet consists of the 5 Essential Food Groups: pizza, chicken strips, ranch, french fries, and cheesecake. Throw in a menu item called Buffalo Blasts (chicken, cheese, and buffalo sauce all stuffed in a wonton wrapper and fried until crisp) and we’re officially living our best life.
But, back to our obsession.
We’ve been addicted to The Cheesecake Factory (separately, and then together when we met 5 years ago) for what seems like over a decade now.
The history of it all sounds like a modern romance:
Consider us the next E.L. James, á la 50 Shades of Cheesecake, which actually sounds like a phenomenal cookbook, thank you very much. But, for the two of us, it’s even more personal given that we went on one of our first few dates together at The Cheesecake Factory in Union Square, San Francisco, in August 2011. Which brings us to this very EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT…
And just in time for NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY and the launch of their newest cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cheesecake Topped with Hazelnut Crunch and Nutella® (… the fact that there’s an entire day dedicated to cheesecake lovers of all kinds makes this an incredible world we live in).
If you follow us on Snapchat, you’ll have seen that we had the entire Cheesecake Factory all to ourselves on Monday — a.k.a. heaven truly is a place on Earth. We ran around the restaurant, eating our body weights in pizza, orange chicken and cheesecake, all in preparation for tomorrow…