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August is coming to an end this week and soon the weather will start to cool down and fall will arrive. Where we are it’s too hot to even start thinking about a fall wardrobe so we like to take advantage of this time before the seasons change and wear some of our favorite summer trends and staple items.

1. Tropical prints: These colorful prints are summery and fun and will always remind us of our favorite tropical get away. They can be worn during colder months with tights and a darker palette.

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2. Sea-inspired fashion: We could live at the beach and love fashions that reminds us of the sea. More ideas on how to wear sea-inspired and nautical fashion here.

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3. Gladiator sandals: The gladiators in their many versions have ruled the sandals scene in the past several summer seasons. Both practical and chic for the hot and humid summer months, our prediction is that the gladiators are not going anywhere anytime soon!

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4. Cropped tops: While this is a trend that isn’t for everyone and isn’t so easily wearable, we absolutely love it for day and night. The crop top can go retro and romantic with a high-waisted midi skirt or sleek chic with wide legged trousers. Our little bit of advice is: don’t show your belly button and don’t wear the crop top with anything tight on bottom; no one wants to look like a 90’s teeny bopper!

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5. Oversized, colorful jewelry: The fashion world has been taken over by lavish statement making jewelry. Our favorite designer is Liat Ginzburg; she makes unique one of a kind creations that can go with anything from jeans and a T-shirt to cocktail dresses.

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6. Fancy slipper flats: The pointy slipper flats are so elegant and sexy that we would wear them for evening as well!

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Rony wore a backless cropped top with tropical print high waisted shorts, Liat Ginzburg necklace, yellow clutch, and pointy-toed slipper flats.

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Vera wore a tropical flower print dress with a thin plaited belt, seashells necklace, and metallic gladiator sandals.

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As much as we love the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s no better surprise than finding a gorgeous garden with a fish pond to get away to! This little urban jungle not far from our offices  allows us to get away for a bit and take a break from our busy schedules.

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Photos taken at Kiryat Sefer Garden, Tel Aviv.

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Have a wonderful last week of August everyone!
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V & R

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We may not be professional photographers but we are pretty proud of our photography skills! Here we will share with you some of our favorite photos from our instagram page, many of which were taken on the locations of our fashion photoshoots!

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Our pick of the week is a photo we took while visiting Tel Aviv’s Museum of Art’s new addition which was designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen. Pictured is the intriguing interior space and play on light the architect created. We love how the concrete structure appears to be paper origami!

This museum was the location of our photoshoot for the post Shades of Gray.

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Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo
V&R

Hello fellow busy fashionistas of the world!

Our favorite kind of fashion consists of clothes that are not only chic but also comfortable and wearable; Clothes that are flattering without having to skip a meal and practical throughout a busy day. We introduce the item of the season: The slouchy trousers!

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These pants meet all the aforementioned categories and also come in gorgeous prints you can mix and match for a unique look. These are great pants to transition into fall season with: Practical and breathable.

Vera wore colorful flower print trousers with a white T-Shirt, studded moccasins, piled silver necklaces and geometric drop earrings.

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**Styling Tip** Casual Fridays at the office are a great opportunity to wear your favorite comfortable T-Shirts and flats!

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Rony wore black and white print trousers, embroidered peplum top, multicolored satchel, peach slingbacks, and a rope and beads necklace.

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**Styling Tip** Just because you’re stuck in an office all day doesn’t mean your outfit should be boring. Another way of spicing things up is with your nail polish! Rony chose attention-grabbing bright blue!

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Since these trousers are loose and oversized, we recommend wearing something more form fitting on top, for a slim look.

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Startup Nation
Israel is known worldwide for its success in high-tech development and business. The country is ranked 3rd in the region and 38th worldwide on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, as well as in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America. That’s quite impressive for a country with a population of 8 million!

The Israeli economy was ranked as the world’s most durable economy in the face of crises, and was also ranked first in the rate of research and development center investments. Israel is well known for its innovation and development of cutting-edge technologies. For example, it is a leading country in the development of solar energy and water conservation. Some Israeli startups invented products that billions worldwide can’t live without. Case in point: Waze, the GPS application that has become a household name.

What this means for local architects like us is that more and more office towers are getting built to house all those creative minds. Innovation is apparent in the architecture as well: modern high-technology designed, ecological buildings are being built all over the city.
Photos taken at Millenium Building Plaza, Tel Aviv.

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More comfortable trousers for the office here. And here.

We would love to see how you put together an innovative office outfit! Share your ideas with us on our facebook page, twitter, or on instagram!

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xoxo
V & R

We caught up with this gorgeous mother of three while she was shopping on trendy Shenkin Street.
Who: Smadar, Software Engineer

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Wore: Little Black Dress, JUD leather and rope bag, black wide brimmed hat from Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market (Check out our version here), Pandora pearl and diamond ring, purple watch, and oversized red sunglasses from New York.

For Smadar, day to day fashion is all about comfort and practicality. She is not concerned with keeping up with the latest trends; what’s important to her is class and chic!

Who will be our next Street Style Star??
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V&R

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Tel Aviv has a growing number of boutique hotels, each one with its own unique style and chic version of urban accommodation. We had the great privilege of staying at one of the city’s coolest new boutique hotels – Artplus Tel Aviv.

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This hotel was named 2013 top Israel hotels by Traveler’s Choice, and rightfully so. It is located on Ben Yehuda street in central Tel Aviv, a two minute walk from Tel Aviv’s famous strip of Mediterranean shoreline.

We have both visited big cities around the world, whether in the US, Europe, Canada, or South America (not to mention that Vera grew up in St. Petersburg and Rony in Boston), and we often feel that we’ve seen it all – all the hotels are the same with their own little twists here and there, there’s rarely a surprise. Artplus, however, is a breath of fresh air in what seems a jaded sector of architecture and design.

The main façade of the hotel, on busy Ben Yehuda street, is a gentle and understated play on glass, shading, and graphic art. It is a modern take on Tel Aviv’s famous Bauhaus architecture that immediately, although very subtly, draws attention and lures visitors.

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This hotel celebrates art and design on every level. The lobby holds a gorgeous library filled with art and design books and is of course decorated with fantastic pieces of furniture.

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Each floor of the hotel is painted and decorated by a different local artist, which places the hotel perfectly in its surroundings – a beautiful take on street art, except the art now becomes part of the interior design. The hotel also hosts exhibit openings for young and upcoming artists.

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A wood mural by artist Nivi Alroy decorates some of the hotel’s walls.

The rooms are absolutely lovely, and besides vast windows and clean minimalistic design, each have unique dramatic lighting fixtures. The hotel offers a great breakfast with a surprising amount of choice, which one can enjoy indoors or in a beautiful garden.

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Another one of the hotel’s main pluses is that the beach is just a minute walk away!

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For more on Tel Aviv’s Artplus hotel visit the website.

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xoxo
V&R

Summertime is here! The perfect time to go sailing and spend as much time by the pool or at the beach as possible! Us working girls don’t always have the kind of time to sunbathe all day so what’s better than wearing the perfect summer dress to make you feel like you are at sea?!
Nautical-inspired clothing is the kind of the trend that comes back every summer season and leaves us feeling like the coolest skipper in town!

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Sailboats on the beautiful Mediterranean at Gordon beach, Tel Aviv. 

Rony wore a wave print T Shirt dress with a striped quilt bag, rope and gold necklace, patterned and studded cuffs and cage high heeled sandals.

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Vera wore a cut-out striped dress with a rope belt, layered charm necklace, gold plate necklace and vintage cat heel sandals.

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The great thing about these dresses is that they could be worn with heels to a party on a yacht or can be worn over a bikini for the hottest look at the beach. All it takes is the right shoes and accessories!

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Photos taken at Cinematec Tel Aviv.
Check out what we get up to this summer on our facebook page, twitter and instagram!
Have a lovely summer!

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xoxo
V & R

Sheer clothing is so hot right now! What we love about this trend is how versatile it is: it can have a romantic, delicate look, it can go more sexy and bold and it can also be totally right as office wear! It’s all a matter of layering the fabric and putting together the outfit.

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Vera wore a dotted sheer fuchsia blouse over a camisole with sheer overlay shorts, strappy wedges, and a gold and lavender rope necklace.

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Rony wore a sheer patterned button down blouse with a blue high waisted skirt, leopard print high heeled mary janes, multicolored drop necklace, ear cuff earrings and big cocktail rings.

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Both of us rocked one of our favorite hot accessories of the moment – the see through clutch. Vera chose a neon yellow version and Rony a clear one.

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The funnest thing about summer is that you can get away with wearing and mixing almost any colors! If you’re not comfortable with wearing bright colors in your clothes, incorporate them into your accessories as we did: Vera’s purple necklace and neon yellow purse and Rony’s multicolored necklace and bright orange ring.

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One rule of thumb we always like to follow is to either reveal on the upper body or to reveal on the lower body, never both. With this trend we feel it is especially true, so that the outfit doesn’t become too over the top. And if you decide to go bold and show some skin, don’t forget to wear your best under garments!

More ideas on how to wear sheer pieces here!

Photos taken at Green Gallery, Shfayim.

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So what’s your favorite sheer piece of clothing? Connect with us on facebooktwitter, and instagram!

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xoxo
V & R

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