Aug 31, 2011

an afternoon at the park

Besides going out to a birthday dinner, we also had a birthday lunch that we attended this weekend. The lunch was held at a park and since it was a hot weekend we definitely dressed to get through the heat.

anisa is wearing a L.A. Angels baseball tee, Forever 21 high-waisted shorts, vintage Dooney and Bourke bag, M.I.A. flats
arnab is wearing a Urban Outfitters shirt, Billabong hat, Levi's shorts, and Vans

We also went and watched The Help and we loved it! It was funny and sweet and sad and wonderful. If you haven't gone to see it and are wondering if you should, you should. :)

Have a happy Wednesday! 

Aug 30, 2011

hey mama, don't want no drama

I wore this outfit to a lovely friend's birthday dinner this past weekend. It is still pretty hot, even at night, so I vetoed my previous idea of wearing jeans and instead choose a breezy shirt and these suede shorts that I love and wear everywhere and for all occasions.

arnab actually did not wear this outfit to dinner, I forget the reason why... (haha) Anyway I would like to bring attention to arnab's bow tie. arnab cut and sewed fabric to make this bow tie and then spent a while learning how to tie it properly. I think this was a successful project, don't you?

is wearing a Sanctuary shirt, Silence and Noise suede shorts, Banana Republic clutch, and Michael Kors heels
arnab is wearing a Ralph Lauren shirt, d.i.y. bow tie, Levi's corduroy shorts, and Alfani boots

 Our post title is a lyric from Mat Kearney's "Hey Mama."
Have a happy Tuesday! 

Hype Anisa!

Hype arnab!

Aug 29, 2011

eat your heart out: spinach, mushroom, and chicken lasagna!

 Spinach, Mushroom, and Chicken Lasagna

I'm a huge fan of lasagna. It may be the only dish that I can eat melted cheese in (don't ask.) arnab makes really good lasagna and is always a hit when he makes them for parties. A couple of years back he decided to put a spin on lasagna and made a spinach and mushroom one, and it was wonderful. A couple of days back he decided to make the same lasagna but this time he added some chicken to the mix. I definitely ate too much that night... :)  



1. 12 lasagna noodles
2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
3. 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
4. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
5. 1 onion, diced
6. 2 cups fresh, chopped spinach
7. 1 cup grated cheese (your favorite kind)
8. 1 teaspoon salt
9. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
10. 1 teaspoon dried basil11. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper12. 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup13. 2 legs and 2 thighs of chicken


    1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2.    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3.    Place the chicken in a saucer. Fill the saucer with water up to around half the chicken's height and let it boil till the chicken is cooked. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
    4.    In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook mushrooms, onions, and garlic in olive oil until onions are tender. Add the cream of mushroom soup.
    5.    Boil spinach for 5 minutes. Drain, then squeeze out excess liquid.
    6.    Remove the cooked chicken from the heat and shred the chicken.
    7.    Lay 4 lasagna noodles in bottom of a 12x20 inch baking dish. Spread one third of the shredded chicken over the noodles. On top of that add 1/3 of the mushroom mixture, followed by 1/3 of the spinach. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese on top. Repeat layering 2 times.
    8.    Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour. Cool 15 minutes before serving. 

Happy eating!!

Aug 28, 2011

10 things!

Hi all!

We hope everyone in the east coast is doing well whilst Hurricane Irene moves by and we hope everyone over here on the west coast does well through this horrible heat we've been feeling!

anisa's 5 things!
I'm thinking of getting new glasses so I've been looking around. So far Ray-Ban's Clubmaster is my favorite style but I've yet to actually try them on, I'm hoping that when I am able to do so, that they're the right fit for me. Here is the Clubmaster and some of my other eye-wear choices:

Ray-Ban: Clubmaster


Ray-Ban: Original Wayfarer

Warby Parker: Beckett

Warby Parker: Thatcher

Definitely check out the Warby Parker website, they have an awesome collection of eye glasses, and for a pretty good price. If I don't get Ray-Ban's Clubmaster I am definitely leaning towards
Warby Parker's Beckett.

arnab's 5 things!

As usual, we've linked our pictures, either to the store we found them at, or to the website we found them at, so if you want anymore information on anything, click the pictures!

Aug 26, 2011

stripes! (one by one, baby, here they come) (the end has no end)

So arnab and I thought it would be cool if we dedicated one of our look posts a week to a specific theme. We are hoping that it will be interesting, fun, and a bit challenging (especially when we start repeating themes.) 
This week we choose stripes!
(I love stripes!)

Stripes are fantastically awesome because they come in all types of sizes, colors, and in all articles of clothing.

arnab is wearing an Urban Outfitters shirt, Diesel Black and Gold pants, a vintage Moschino necklace, and Calvin Klein boots
anisa is wearing an H&M shirt, Free People high-waisted flared jeans, vintage necklace, vintage bag, and Calvin Klein heels

Have a happy Friday! 

Hype Anisa!

Aug 25, 2011



music is a major part of our lives
not in the sense that we play it, but that we appreciate it, greatly
i find it to be very inspiring, and relaxing
in fact, i have music playing all the time, even while i'm reading

anyway, this post isn't about music really
but rather concert posters
concert posters have gorgeous artwork, really great stuff
so i thought i'd share a few of my favorite posters with you guys

This poster is designed by El Jefe Desisn

This poster is designed by Jason Munn

This poster is designed by Travis Bone

This poster is designed by Monkey Ink Design
(i actually own this one and it looks great
i'd really like to own the others as well though)


Aug 24, 2011

tickle me pink

It's been pretty hot here and in times like this we think it's best to stay indoors for most of the day. 
When we do venture out it's all about skirts, dresses, shorts, and tanks.
How do you guys beat the heat?

is wearing a vintage dress, vintage belt, mom's Style & Co. wedges
arnab is wearing an Urban Outfitters tank, Goorin Bros. hat, Betsey Johnson necklace, B. Scott pants, Calvin Klein loafers

 Our post title is a song by Johnny Flynn.
Have a happy Wednesday! 

Hype arnab!

Aug 23, 2011

i stand corrected

Hi all! 
I'm wearing my trusty polka dot skirt. I wear it everywhere and for every occasion. I will mourn on the day I can no longer wear it. 

The pin on my skirt was a gift from my best friend, pretty, yes?

I have two of these vintage Dooney and Bourke bags, one green, one blue, though there are other differences. The strap is adjustable so I assigned the green one to be a cross body bag and the blue to be a regular shoulder bag. They are very reliable.

arnab is wearing a vest that our mom made. We both love the pattern; its neutral and bold all at once.

arnab is also wearing a white shirt that was gifted to him by one of our lovely friends. I'm only mentioning this because you do not know how often he or I look through our closet's for a plain white tee. For some reason we just don't own that many. Thankfully arnab has this one and he puts it to good use.

anisa is wearing an Alternative Apparel shirt, vintage skirt, vintage pin, and vintage Dooney and Bourke bag
arnab is wearing a Nepalese vest, H&M shirt, Levi's 511, and Alfani boots

 Our post title is a song by Vampire Weekend.
Have a happy Tuesday!

Hype Anisa!

Hype arnab!