Emmy Gowns for Under 5 feet:

Award season among us requires an intense look into the wardrobes of TV’s best.

Dressing for any occasion is difficult, but when you are under 5 feet this is a treacherous task. Everyone is in heels so even that doesn’t give you a leg up. Gowns can drown you. Overtake your body. The heavy nature of many dresses become a work out to put on and drag around. The easy way out is to wear a cocktail dress the falls above the knee, but we shouldn’t disregard all floor length gowns due to the fear they will make us look shorter than our already short self.

The gowns on these ladies would look great on any petite girl. So take notes ladies…

Kerry Washington looked scandalous in this orange slit dress. I usually don’t care for her outfits, but this number was sleek, sexy and vibrant. The slit shows leg, which makes you appear taller.

*A short girl’s version of the Angelina.

Sarah Hyland’s Christian Siriano gown has a crop top that flatters her small figure. The break in fabric is fitting for the small body and is perfect for a young stylish girl in her 20’s like us.

Kaley Cuoco rocked a pixie and strapless gown. Ignore the awkward face in the photo and she looks amazing. The short hair and exposed shoulder elongate her upper torso. The peplum is very flattering on small short girls as well. 

Hayden Panettiere is a fellow short sister hitting the 5 foot mark. Lorena Sarbu’s gown glitters to the floor and couldn’t be more of a perfect choice for the soon to be mom. The deep V-Neck line shows enough skin, while still covering up her body respectfully.

Next time your in the fitting room of Nordstrom’s crying while your cheap CVS mascara drips down your cheeks, remember the gowns these ladies wore on the Emmy carpet. If they can do it so can you.

Love,

A&E

Images via Getty.

Seductive:

Not too long ago, Target informed it’s shoppers that Altuzarra would be the next designer to create a collection for Target stores. The preview showed a lace mask and not much else.

Until yesterday that is all we knew. 

The collection, debuting on September 14th in stores, is all for the confident & sexy woman. 

It’s actually the best collection we have seen yet. 

The satin cami set, with mask included, is perfect for role playing with Christian Grey or to add a little spice to your nightime pajamas. 

We drooled over the ruby red velvet blazer and matching tuxedo pant. This would look good paired together or mismatched with jeans and a white tank. 

For the short sisters out there, we recommend you keep your eye out for the croc effect belt and over the knee boot. The belt will synch your waist, flattering your small figure and the boots…well besides functioning as a weapon and they kicking a**.

Love,

A&E

 

Decode This:
Putting on makeup can be hard sometimes. Your cat eye wings never come out perfectly even, you get lipstick on your tooth, and that new hair product you were told to try doesn’t seem to be working. 
However, sometimes all you need to remember are the simple tricks that will help you get by and make your life easier.
Here are some of our makeup tricks to decode and try for yourself:
1. Perfect your cupid’s bow by drawing an “X” on your upper lip first as a guideline. Will Make putting lipstick on that much easier. 
(Also to make sure lipstick does not get on your teeth, after applying insert your index finger in the middle of your mouth, press your lips down around it making an o with your lips, and pull your finger back out-doesn’t make smudges or teeth marks)
2. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.
3. Cover your eyelid with white liner to make any eyeshadow shade pop. 
4. Draw your cat eye first, and then fill in the open space for a perfect winged liner application every single time. 
5. Use a spoon to create the perfect winged liner.
6. Draw a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of your eye, and then blend it for an instantly smoky effect.
7. Use that same spoon to avoid mascara marks on your upper eye lid.
8. Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula to re-wet it again.  
9. Hit your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to heat it up so your lashes curl easier. 
10. Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean bobby pin.
11. Dust on translucent powder in between coating on mascara to plump up your lashes.
12. For long-lasting lip color, swipe on your shade, lay a tissue over your mouth, and then dust translucent powder over it to set the color.
13. Mix loose pigments with a salve or petroleum jelly to make your own custom lip gloss. 
14. Conceal dark circles and puffy eyes the right way by creating a triangle with your cover-up.
15. Map the contours of your face with a gel eyebrow pencil, since it’s easier to apply precisely and blend in.
16. Make contouring look more natural by using a pencil, pen, or makeup brush handle as your guide to finding exactly where your cheekbone is.
17. Blot your face in a pinch with a clean toilet seat cover—-weird but effective if your in a pinch and using your office bathroom…preferably not public ones (you don’t know where they have been)
Love,
A&E

Decode This:

Putting on makeup can be hard sometimes. Your cat eye wings never come out perfectly even, you get lipstick on your tooth, and that new hair product you were told to try doesn’t seem to be working.

However, sometimes all you need to remember are the simple tricks that will help you get by and make your life easier.

Here are some of our makeup tricks to decode and try for yourself:

1. Perfect your cupid’s bow by drawing an “X” on your upper lip first as a guideline. Will Make putting lipstick on that much easier.

(Also to make sure lipstick does not get on your teeth, after applying insert your index finger in the middle of your mouth, press your lips down around it making an o with your lips, and pull your finger back out-doesn’t make smudges or teeth marks)

2. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.

3. Cover your eyelid with white liner to make any eyeshadow shade pop.

4. Draw your cat eye first, and then fill in the open space for a perfect winged liner application every single time.

5. Use a spoon to create the perfect winged liner.

6. Draw a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of your eye, and then blend it for an instantly smoky effect.

7. Use that same spoon to avoid mascara marks on your upper eye lid.

8. Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula to re-wet it again. 

9. Hit your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to heat it up so your lashes curl easier.

10. Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean bobby pin.

11. Dust on translucent powder in between coating on mascara to plump up your lashes.

12. For long-lasting lip color, swipe on your shade, lay a tissue over your mouth, and then dust translucent powder over it to set the color.

13. Mix loose pigments with a salve or petroleum jelly to make your own custom lip gloss.

14. Conceal dark circles and puffy eyes the right way by creating a triangle with your cover-up.

15. Map the contours of your face with a gel eyebrow pencil, since it’s easier to apply precisely and blend in.

16. Make contouring look more natural by using a pencil, pen, or makeup brush handle as your guide to finding exactly where your cheekbone is.

17. Blot your face in a pinch with a clean toilet seat cover—-weird but effective if your in a pinch and using your office bathroom…preferably not public ones (you don’t know where they have been)

Love,

A&E

Give Me A Ring:

Who said that rings just had to be pretty. According to NY Magazine, rings can also be functional too.

This special ring created by iPhone addicted ladies everywhere lets you know when you are getting a phone call or text message. Designer and creator of this ring Christina Mercando was too busy for her family to reach her, until now.

So no need to keep your phone on the table and interrupting your dinner date or family event. You can keep your phone nicely tucked away in your clutch or pocket and just wait for you ring to light up or buzz to let you know when someone is calling you or sending you a text message or even when someone likes your Instagram. Ringly, an $145 ring that comes in multiple great colors that you can design the details you want for each alert within the Ringly phone app so you’ll know who’s calling by the color or buzz on your ring.

As if technology these days was not cool enough already, they are bringing in the rings to do the dirty work. We will be walking this ring down the isle and into our shopping cart.

Love,

A&E

Right On The Dot:
When it comes to short sisters like us, one thing we fear is too many patterns. Polka dots, stripes, zig zags, you name it, it is hard for someone who is already short to master all of these styles. But one style we have been working on is polka dots.
The simplicity of the dots is something that makes it easy to pair with other clothes without overwhelming our bodies. Due to the fact that us short sisters are already short as they come, the last thing we want to do is make ourselves shorter.
For rocking the polka dot trend you have to think less is more. The smaller the polka dots like shown in the pants above, the less it will overwhelm your body. We are also curvy so picking colors that smooth out our curves rather than burst them are key. Think more on darker colors like blacks, maroons, and navy. Although we wish we could rock these bright yellow pants, yellows, whites, and oranges are too bright for such vibrant small girls like us.
Try your own polka dots out for yourself!
Love,
A&E

Right On The Dot:

When it comes to short sisters like us, one thing we fear is too many patterns. Polka dots, stripes, zig zags, you name it, it is hard for someone who is already short to master all of these styles. But one style we have been working on is polka dots.

The simplicity of the dots is something that makes it easy to pair with other clothes without overwhelming our bodies. Due to the fact that us short sisters are already short as they come, the last thing we want to do is make ourselves shorter.

For rocking the polka dot trend you have to think less is more. The smaller the polka dots like shown in the pants above, the less it will overwhelm your body. We are also curvy so picking colors that smooth out our curves rather than burst them are key. Think more on darker colors like blacks, maroons, and navy. Although we wish we could rock these bright yellow pants, yellows, whites, and oranges are too bright for such vibrant small girls like us.

Try your own polka dots out for yourself!

Love,

A&E

Rope Me In:

With the summer coming to an end soon it is hard to say goodbye to some of our favorite summer trends.

Big floppy hats, sandals, and cute little sundresses that make you swoon are ones that we will miss the most. But who says you have to get rid of every summer trend for the fall!

One of our favorite trends of the summer that is still adding dimension to your outfits for the fall is the rope bracelet trends. The trends of sailor knots and rope friendship bracelets will be taken to a new level of awesome.

Here are some of our favorite rope bracelet trends, diy’s, and companies you should check out to build your fall accessories closet.

Stacking Bracelets

The Ropes Maine Rope Bracelets

DIY Rope Necklace-Anthropologie

Bauble Bar Bel Air Chord Hinge Cuff

KJP Archer Collection

Love,

A&E

Pixie Fairy:

If you are anything like us short sisters, you are currently obsessed with the new TV show Candidly Nicole starring Nicole Richie in all her glory.

A short sister like ourselves, Nicole Richie is the cool chick from the block that doesn’t care what other people think about her. Her pixie purple hair, killer outfits, and outrageous sense of humor is what makes us love her.

Girls like us who wear heels to look taller, can’t quite fit the soul cycle peddles, and are tired of talking to people’s nipples as Nicole likes to say, we definitely have to stick together! She is our favorite short sister girl of the month!

"The world just makes more sense with black framed glasses" Well said!

Love,

A&E

The End Of A Track Suit Era:
As some of you may have heard, Juicy Couture is shutting it’s doors to all stores in the USA. This means those Juicy tracksuits you hate to love are going to cease to exist except for in department stores, so get them while you still can!!
The brand is loved by all middle schoolers trying to be cool by wearing full velour track suits to mom’s like Regina George’s in Mean Girls that just want to be seen as the fab girl that everyone loves.
These track suits although made fun of sometimes were the comfiest outfits we have owned as short sisters. We did not have to even hem them too much so they still looked normal on us short sisters. They were the perfect outfit to MCAS and SAT testing and even early morning roll out of bed to class or the dining hall at college.
These track suits have seen the best and the worst of our lives. The 6th grade boyfriends, the A on our math test, the food fight in the cafeteria, being sent home because having juicy written on your butt was inappropriate (bet you can’t guess which short sister this happened to) and even the last day of high school ever.
We will forever miss the track suit era, and whoever wants to make a better one has some big shoes to fill.
We will miss you Juicy. RIP track suits.
Love,
A&E

The End Of A Track Suit Era:

As some of you may have heard, Juicy Couture is shutting it’s doors to all stores in the USA. This means those Juicy tracksuits you hate to love are going to cease to exist except for in department stores, so get them while you still can!!

The brand is loved by all middle schoolers trying to be cool by wearing full velour track suits to mom’s like Regina George’s in Mean Girls that just want to be seen as the fab girl that everyone loves.

These track suits although made fun of sometimes were the comfiest outfits we have owned as short sisters. We did not have to even hem them too much so they still looked normal on us short sisters. They were the perfect outfit to MCAS and SAT testing and even early morning roll out of bed to class or the dining hall at college.

These track suits have seen the best and the worst of our lives. The 6th grade boyfriends, the A on our math test, the food fight in the cafeteria, being sent home because having juicy written on your butt was inappropriate (bet you can’t guess which short sister this happened to) and even the last day of high school ever.

We will forever miss the track suit era, and whoever wants to make a better one has some big shoes to fill.

We will miss you Juicy. RIP track suits.

Love,

A&E

Divide Your Attention:

Ashley Benson, also known as the rock star Hannah in pretty little liars, has a new role. Being the rock star girl for the new line of clothing at H&M called H&M Divided.

What divides this brand from the rest (see what we did there), is the new fun girly feel of Ashley Benson through the style of H&M. Our favorites are the metallic silver mini, you can sit with us shirt, and lips purse seen in Bensons campaign.

H&M’s Divided summer collection, which launched in stores July 3rd, is bursting with solid colors and fabrics, as well as simple chic, structured styles. Divided is the perfect collection for finding summer fashion staples, including crop tops, graphic printed tees, and high-waisted skirts, (Ashley’s favorites from the line!), at great prices. These are all items that you can strut your stuff in for the last month of summer and into the school year.

So get shopping.

Love,

A&E

Mirror Mirror On The Wall:

You know you have definitely had that moment when you wish you had a mirror handy but all you have is your phone. So you pull out your camera on your phone, take a couple selfies, and then fix your makeup according to your pictures.

Don’t act like you haven’t because we all definitely have.

Now you are in luck though because Mia Case has come to the rescue. Mia Case is every commuter, beauty queen, and late for class girl. Mia case is a case that opens up in the back to not only a mirror that you can check our your makeup in, but also has makeup brushes and pads so you can do touch ups right from your phone.

Who needs to bring every brush and makeup everywhere anymore when it can be right inside your phone case? It is a dream come true.

So when you see that cute boy on the way to work or feel like you have something in your teeth after lunch, you can check right away. And we promise we won’t judge.

So check them out today and check your makeup while your at it.

Love,

A&E

Jaw Dropping Beauty:

We casually dream about our future weddings as i’m sure you all do. What the centerpieces will look like, the flowers, the bridesmaids dresses, and even your ring. If you are anything like E, you have had a wedding book made since high school pre Pintrest obsession of course. But if you won the lottery is there a dream dress you would drop the bills on? Most likely yes, and we know which one it would be.


This impossibly and impeccably stunningly beautiful Ralph & Russo dress, which took more than 3,900 hours (more than five months’ worth!) of hand embroidery, required 40 different types of beads and 25 types of Swarovski crystal, Vogue reports. WOW! That is all that needs to be said.

“In couture, the bride is such an important look,” designer Tamara Ralph told the magazine. Obviously this dress was the closing piece of their show so they wanted more emphasis on it, but they really showed their stuff.

We couldn’t love this dress more, and hope that we can afford this one day.

Love,

A&E



Worn Stories: 
Ever had that ONE item in your closet that you could not possibly live without? That shirt, pair of jeans, or even accessory that is clearly worn, torn, and ripped to shreds but you refuse with all your power to get rid of it?
Trust us A & I have definitely been there. Myself in particular. I fall in love with items like a true love story. However instead of my love being Ryan Gosling and not wanting him to leave me, it’s my cries of having to throw out my favorite top shop jeans, which I still continue to wear despite the fact that it has a huge rip on the inner thigh. Ripped jeans are in though so its okay right?
Anyways, this new memoirby Emily Spivak, is a smorgasborg of stories written by different designers, where the designers share their love of their own ripped and torn clothing. Designers such as Cynthia Rowley and Andy Spade confess their problem with throwing away their favorite items in their closets and whether they still wear theirs too. It even includes pictures of their favorite items as well, so you can see the history in every piece. 
This memoir is one that we will definitely be purchasing and adding to our book list. So don’t feel bad about still wearing your free people black long sleeve shirt because it has holes in every spot imaginable. Because even Greta Gerwig does it.
Love,
E

Worn Stories:

Ever had that ONE item in your closet that you could not possibly live without? That shirt, pair of jeans, or even accessory that is clearly worn, torn, and ripped to shreds but you refuse with all your power to get rid of it?

Trust us A & I have definitely been there. Myself in particular. I fall in love with items like a true love story. However instead of my love being Ryan Gosling and not wanting him to leave me, it’s my cries of having to throw out my favorite top shop jeans, which I still continue to wear despite the fact that it has a huge rip on the inner thigh. Ripped jeans are in though so its okay right?

Anyways, this new memoirby Emily Spivak, is a smorgasborg of stories written by different designers, where the designers share their love of their own ripped and torn clothing. Designers such as Cynthia Rowley and Andy Spade confess their problem with throwing away their favorite items in their closets and whether they still wear theirs too. It even includes pictures of their favorite items as well, so you can see the history in every piece.

This memoir is one that we will definitely be purchasing and adding to our book list. So don’t feel bad about still wearing your free people black long sleeve shirt because it has holes in every spot imaginable. Because even Greta Gerwig does it.

Love,

E

Bad Days:

We all have bad days. We all have bad looks.

Here are a few of mine to make you feel less sh*ttier about yours.

Example 1: Taken in London. I went through a zip up hoodie phase. I guess I thought they were convenient. Truth is these shouldn’t be seen unless you are at home sick or on your way to the gym.

Example 2: Taken at a frat party (theme was America?) White pants don’t looks good on curvy girls. Or short curvy girls. Darker colors lengthen the legs and slim, this does exactly the opposite. I would have been better wearing an American flag.

Example 3: Taken in a dorm room circa 2009. This pretty silk top would have been so much better with jeans and heels than grey leggings and flats. The colors are so similar they wash out my small petite body.

Example 4: Christmas in the Greenberg home. NEVER wear nude. Never. It blends straight into my pale skin and crops my body in half. Nude top. Black bottom. Although the long necklace elongates me and the romper shows off my leg, the black tights don’t help it. Solid effort.

Let’s hope I don’t repeat these mistakes.

Love,

A

Photos found in my dark archive

Falling for Fall:

There is nothing we love more than snuggling up on a couch with a grey lux throw from Restoration Hardware in the fall, peering into the woods of bright orange leaves, except maybe cozying up with the newest issue of Vogue.

She may be Serena to some, but Blake is making a name for her style off of the streets of the Upper East Side. The new issue mirrors the rustic warm style of the items she sells on her newest project’s website Preserve

The pages make you crave sitting by a fire in Vermont with a hot chocolate as you process the questionable Pumpkin soup you have had for the past week straight.

Her loose locks and effortless ensembles are something to be admired and mimicked in the upcoming seasons. 

Love,

A&E

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Fit this into your wardrobe:

The craze of fitness is on the rise. With wearable technology you can not only track your workouts and work harder than ever you can look cute doing it as well.

Wearable technology is a way to track your walking, running, overall fitness, and even sleep patterns depending on which brand you choose. But they can also show your fashionable side. Companies like Nike Fuel Band have the sleek black look while Up by jawbone offers a variety of colors such as this Lemon Lime beauty.

Who said you can’t make something healthy look cute. You can match the bracelets to your outfits so that you don’t have to stop wearing your fit bracelet just because it doesn’t match.

Tory Burch even came out with a fit bracelet and necklace. With gold emblems symbolizing the iconic Tory T, you can rock out and work out in pure style.

Check out some of our favorite fit bands now and take them for a spin.

Tory Burch for FitBit

Nike Fuel Band

Up by Jawbone

* E has an Up By Jawbone in black and loves it!

Love,

A&E