Sister Style: Weekend Rituals

Emma from A Beautiful Mess Ombre hair X-men tshirts Pink bucket bag Emma from A Beautiful Mess Black tights with shortsSo here’s a random weekend ritual Trey and I have; probably around once a month or more, we’ll find ourselves having a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. We’ll make pancakes and veggie sausages, and then go watch a few episodes of the old X-Men cartoon that we both used to love as kids. Yes, we are both in our thirties. 😉

I think it kind of start when I bought this protein pancake mix I saw at the store. I’m a mostly stick to the list kind of grocery shopper, but I do pick up something random that looks fun now and again. It’s usually a weird ingredient or spice, but something about this protein pancake mix just seemed fun to me. Trey likes to make pancakes just like his dad used to; it must be made on a griddle and you have to brush a little melted butter over each pancake while they are still warm. I have no objections to this. We added in veggie sausages to the ritual and have now made it all our own.

Why we started watching old X-Men episodes along with this at-home breakfast ritual is still a little bit of a mystery to me. But I can’t lie, I love it! I’ve always LOVED the X-Men. My favorites are probably Rogue and Wolverine, but in part because Hugh Jackman is totally my celebrity crush. And that has nothing to do with the old cartoons. Just more random facts for you today. But, this whole thing inspired me to find and buy an X-Men tee so I could sport my love of all things X-Men around town and not just at home. Ha!

X-men tees Emma from A Beautiful Mess Tiki tattoo Tights with shortsEmma’s Wearing: X-Men tee/eBay, Shorts/Free People via Staxx, Jacket/Express (similar), Boots/ TJ Maxx, Tights/Target, Sunnies/Moorea Seal, Purse/Oui Fresh.

What about you, sister? What weekend rituals are you enjoying lately?

As much as I appreciate a spontaneous schedule, rituals really are one of the best things in life. We have a bunch, and lately weekends have been such a great time for us to recharge. On Friday night we have a happy hour tradition with one of our best friends. It involves cheese fries and signals the start of the weekend. Haha! We keep to it religiously.

On Saturdays and Sundays, we have have a few things we like to do—we go to our favorite brunch spot, we sometimes visit the farmer’s market, and we try at least one new restaurant in town. 🙂 It’s my favorite! Even when we both don’t love the restaurant, it’s still so good to try something new on a regular basis. And we kind of get to pretend to be food critics together (laughable since I just admitted above that we have a weekly cheese fry ritual). It’s so much fun.

Elsie’s wearing: Dress/Vintage from Whurl, Bag/ Ceri Hoover, Sunnies/ Moorea Seal, Shoes/Target, Hat/ModCloth (similar).

We have decided to pause Sister Style for the time being and try out some other creative ideas. We’ll be starting some new fashion and style-based features for you over the next couple weeks! I’m sure we will eventually do some more Sister Styles, but at the moment, we are both in need of a fresh challenge and some new inspiration.

XX Emma + Elsie

Credits//Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Janae Hardy and Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
  • You and your sister are so cool. I bet you always have fun shopping together and sharing your thoughts about style and fashion. By the way, you both rock in your outfits. You are truly great!

  • love your outfit! Continue the great work!

  • The best spring outfits! I love that vintage vibe on the first outfit!!!


  • Emma i particularly love your outfit! That pink neon bag is incredibly pretty!!! Plus you look so awesome in these short shorts! 😉
    xo – Melodie

  • X-men is the B.E.S.T! Love the Sister Style, but amped to see what you else you ladies have in mind!

  • Wow! You’re pulling off that orange so well, Elsie! You look fabulous!

  • Oh the old X-men cartoon! I loved it as child, and still love X-men (and marvel) Up to this day. Also, I’m living for your outfit Emma!

  • Always love seeing your faces every now and then! You both emit such happiness – it’s infectious!

  • My husband and I have started making homemade breakfast together on the weekend too, and I’m loving this new tradition! For us it’s pancakes with fresh berries and syrup, over-easy eggs, and bacon. Elsie, love your routine of trying a new restaurant each weekend. I’ve been trying to get in the habit of exploring more parts of LA, and that sounds like a great way to do it!

    Can’t wait to see what y’all have in store for style posts! <3

  • I’ll miss Sister Styles, but I do understand your decision. Cannot wait for all the new ideas to come to life! 🙂

  • Love your shirt Emma, it’s super cool!

  • Oh- I’m kinda sad. I LOVE these posts, but I’m excited for the new creative idea y’all are going to share. Can’t wait to see what’s in store.

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one who still loves Xmen! Love to see the two different looks you guys have, they always compliment each other so nicely. The feminine flowy maxi and casual laid back tee, I need both!

  • Love Sister Style, but also super excited to see the other things y’all are bringing into the blog!

    Making sunday breakfast is definitely one of our favorite weekend past-times! Just taking it slow! Also, love the idea of trying a new restaurant each weekend! I’ve lived in L.A. for two years now, and still feel like there’s so much we haven’t tried, cause we stick to a lot of the same spots! Def going to try to branch out more!

    A Whimsy Wonderland

  • I’m excited to see what you guys do next 🙂 I like the chatty part of Sister Style and of course the looks, but I’m always up for something new! I really love how you talk about rituals and traditions. They’re important to me on a deeper level, and something I’ve been thinking and reading about a lot lately. I have kids but we do surprisingly few traditions, although they IMMEDIATELY latch onto something new like that. I want to grow in doing things like that to shape us as a family and create fun memories. Movie night is the new favorite 😉

  • Oh my gosh, Emma! We are so lucky that we got the apex of superhero cartoons! X-Men, Batman, and Superman cartoons from our era were the best! I feel like they weren’t written with a kiddy voice, they were written for the enthusiast teen/adult and rewatching them now, the stuff that went over my head now makes sense. I also pull out the old TMNT and Animaniacs/Pinky and the Brain stuff too. No one is too old for good cartoons!

    I love the tights with shorts combo. I don’t like showing a lot of leg so this is a great way to rock short shorts and look edgy.

    Elsie, I love that you wear bright colors so well! It makes me feel like abandoning my 50% black closet and inviting in more color. <3

    • OMG I had forgotten about Pinky and the Brain-those were always hilarious!

  • Sounds like a great ritual! My family and I make it a point to go shopping together once a week…it’s a tradition I cherish 🙂

  • I like that you guys have rituals that remind you of childhood. Nothing wrong with that. And definitely nothing wrong with pancakes!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Emma I am a tshirt girl so I highly appreciate new ways to style them aside from just jeans so this look is super cute and my husband and I randomly watch old episodes of Yu-gi-oh on the weekends with breakfast too! ? so good. Both looks are so cute!

    • YES! Yu-gi-oh, I used to watch that with my little brother all the time. 🙂

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