October 21, 2014

Follow BKCsquared on Instagram!

We know what you're all thinking... "About time!"
BKC² now has an Instagram! We just got started & hope you all follow along!

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We can't wait to start posting more photos & we love having another way to update you all about new posts.

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October 20, 2014

5 Favorite Oscar de la Renta Red Carpet Looks

When we heard the news that Oscar de la Renta passed away today, we couldn't believe it. While the legendary man was 82 years old, his sophistication, design aesthetic, and eloquence made us believe he would live forever – and he will, in the timelessness of his brand. In celebration of the designer's life and work, we picked five of our favorite red carpet looks of some beautiful actresses wearing, of course, Oscar de la Renta.

Cameron Diaz wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2010 Academy Awards

Freida Pinto wearing Oscar de la Renta at Cannes 2014

Jessica Alba wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2013 Golden Globes

Julie Bowen wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2011 Emmy Awards

Lea Michele wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2011 SAG Awards

While we have never worn (and may never wear) an Oscar de la Renta piece, we will always appreciate not only what he's done for women's fashion but his passion for making women feel beautiful.

"The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness."
- Oscar de la Renta

October 18, 2014

Sister Saturday with Cake & Cupcakes

Today we met up with two of our twin friends at Duff's Cakemix on Melrose & had a blast! 
You have the option of choosing a cake or cupcakes to decorate, then decide which color you'd like your balls of fondant, cups of frosting & sugar sprinkles to be. Since we no longer live together, we opted for cupcakes so we could each take four home!
It's much harder than it looks to be a cake decorating master like Duff Goldman, but we did our best.

Step 1: Roll the fondant.

Step 2: Stencil!

Step 3: Place the fondant on the cupcake.

Step 4: Place the stenciled fondant onto the cupcake.

Step 5: Pipe the buttercream frosting around the edge!

Step 6: Add sugary sprinkles to every cupcake you frosted & smile because you're done!

Have any of you tried cake decorating? 
We had so much fun and love how therapeutic it actually is!

October 13, 2014

Ocean Kayak Adventure

For our birthday this year, two of our best friends (Paige & Taylor) took a note from our Spring/Summer Bucket List & bought us kayak adventures in Marina Del Rey!
We finally went over the weekend & had such a blast – it's an amazing arm (& whole body) workout, while also being fun. We picked out our favorite yachts & even saw a couple of drowsy sea lions relaxing on a boat 6 feet away from us!

We can't wait to go back again soon! 

October 11, 2014

Sunday Inspiration

I have to say, I'm pretty jealous of all the girls across the country posting blogs and Instagrams wearing scarves, rocking their bulky sweaters, and drinking HOT pumpkin spice drinks from Starbucks. 
In LA, the weather still feels very much like summer – so it's hard to choose going to the pumpkin patch over the beach and staying inside by the fire reading a book over kicking my legs in the pool.

Which is why this Sunday, I'm not inspired by fall... yet. 
Instead, I'm inspired by glittering gold, the glint of the sun telling us she will set earlier this season, and the world of golden possibilities.

& to end off with one of our favorite quotes (& because it uses the word "gold"):

              “All that is gold does not glitter,
           Not all those who wander are lost;
     The old that is strong does not wither,
   Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
                                           J.R.R. Tolkien

October 06, 2014

Wildfox Online Sale!

Wildfox Couture is having an online sample sale!
 If only every clothing brand we love did this – it's so much easier than waking up early on a Saturday morning, standing in line, and fighting every other girl that's there for the best (and cheapest!) items. The only problem you'll have to worry about online is refreshing the page until the server finally gives you access to the crowded online marketplace!

I started off by sorting the products by price (low to high) & I'm on the bathing suits ($20/piece) right now waiting for the rest to load. 
Head on over to www.wildfox.com to start refreshing, browsing & buying!

September 27, 2014

Weekend Getaway: Ojai

K's Rebecca Taylor dress & B's Theodosia Jewelry necklace are from Hampden Clothing – mom won Lucky Magazine's #LuckyBreaks contest and let us pick out some designer items using her $3,000 gift card!!

Last weekend we headed to Ojai for a little break from the city. Mom has been talking about the little town for awhile now (Reese Witherspoon has a home there!), so she joined us on our adventure!

 Once we arrived, our first stop was olive oil tasting at Ojai Olive Oil Company. After sampling some amazing olive oils and trying out their face and lip products, we dropped off our weekender bags and headed to downtown Ojai! We explored the shops and art galleries, searched through the humorous and mystery sections of the famous outdoor bookstore Bart's Books, and quenched our thirst by wine tasting at Casa Barranca. For dinner, we enjoyed the gorgeous weather by dining alfresco at Agave Maria's (AMAZING mexican food & margaritas!). 

The next day, we headed to Meditation Mount for some R&R. The view was spectacular & it was surprisingly hard to follow their rule of silence. On our way out of town, we went to lunch at Farmer and the Cook – a delicious vegetarian restaurant featuring organic ingredients harvested from the owner's farm – and then stopped in Malibu on the way home for some gelato at Grom.

We will definitely be going back when we need a break from the city & beach (did I really just say that? Haha).
Where do you like to get away?