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Red Pants, Chambray Shirt

Red pants and chambray shirt Red pants with chambray

Chambray and Turquoise

Chambray with Teal

Pants: New York and Company
Chambray Shirt: Target
Tank top: Forever 21
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Watch: Charming Charlie
Flats: Payless Shoes

Hi Lovelies!

I love this. I love this because it is SO simple and SO comfy, yet that necklace just makes it something special. That is the joy of a statement necklace…you don’t need patterned jeans or neon colors to make your outfit pop. And I would have to say that this outfit POPS!

I know I am going to make all you ladies jealous when I once again tell you that this necklace is one of my bargain finds. It was all of $1 at Charming Charlie. I know, don’t even get me started! Every once in a great while they have a clearance sale where everything is 5 for $5…yeah….$1 jewelery. I keep my eye on their emails and will FOR SURE let y’all know if they have one anytime soon. Usually it’s 3 or 4 times per year and let me tell you, I go crazy!

Now, don’t mind the hair constantly being up lately, y’all must realize it is in the triple digits here. It’s hot. Hair down=bad idea for Megan who has 10 feet of it. I love my hair, but when its 103 degrees and it’s sticking to the back of my neck/in my sweaty face/making me all hot, sometimes I just want to chop it all off. Then I think rationally and realize that every time I cut my hair even 3 inches I get all sad and depressed that it’s gone. So, the hair stays…it’s just going to be up for the next 2 months:)

Well, that’s really all I have for today. I am getting SUPER pumped about the Texas Style Council Convention this weekend…it’s going to be such a blast! I am SO excited to meet some bloggers and learn millions of new things that I can bring back to you guys:) Are you going?

xox Megan

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Happy Birthday Little Miss Sophie!

Hello There!

Today is a very special day, my little fur baby’s birthday! Disclaimer: If you don’t like puppies or just don’t care, I would turn back now…you are about to see an obnoxious amount of pictures of the cutest puppy in the world….mine:) And back to the post…

I cannot believe that my little baby girl is already 3 years old. Thankfully King Charles Spaniels are perpetual puppies and they never look like fully grown doggies. This is the first picture I ever saw of my little baby, that is her on the left<3

Puppys 1st picture

This is Sophie after tearing up one of her toys and spewing stuffing all over the living room. How could you ever get mad at that little face?

Cutest puppy

And of course, what is cuter than a sleeping puppy? That’s right, nothing.

Sleepy puppy

Here she is getting rough and wild with her toys. Yes, that is a pig without a nose.

Cavalier makes a mess

And just giving the camera that look. And by that look I mean the one I can say no to…oh you know, never.

Sophers

This next one is mostly to show you just how small she really was when we brought her home. She was a 3 pound ball of spunk and stole my heart the moment I saw her.

Tiny Cavalier

These are all terrible pictures of me, but let’s be realistic no one is looking at me when shes around…

SophieandMeg

Sophie loves to dress up for the holidays, even if she does look as though she is being beaten. Note: Sophie is the most spoiled dog in the entire world, this look is purely for dramatic effect:)

Cavalier in a Santa Suit

My sister is the Momma to Sophie’s brother, Riley. They had an entire year to play together in Michigan before we moved down to Austin. Riley is obsessed with Sophie. No really, to this day if they mention her name he runs to the window and looks for her. Cue the Awwwwwwwwww.

SophieandRiley

And here is our happy little family, The Todd’s

Happy Little Family

Well, there you have it. My tribute to my little baby girl. Little Miss Sophernugget, you have changed my life in more ways than you will ever know. You are my little ray of sunshine and because of you I will never feel lonely.

Something to note: As I write this post I have a snoring puppy laying on my head and kicking me in the neck. She is taking up the entire pillow and will most likely stay that way all night, because, really, who wants to make her uncomfortable?

Until tomorrow!

xox Megan

Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaway!

Hello Lovelies!
Happy Monday! I hope everybody’s weekends were as relaxing as mine was. Wes and I relaxed most of the weekend, it was awesome. We had dinner with some friends Saturday night and then they came over and watched a movie with us. Yesterday we went for a hike in the green belt, cleaned, and made some homemade chicken pot pies! Yum!
Today, just to make your Monday a little better, I have teamed up with 24 fabulous bloggers to bring you a Sizzlin Summer Giveaway where not one, but TWO lucky readers will have the chance to each win a $250 VISA GIFT CARD to purchase whatever their little heart desires! To enter, simply follow the steps in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!
xox Megan

The First Anniversary Outfit

Hello Lovelies!
Wes and I’s first wedding anniversary is coming up on August 10th! Yay for one whole, amazing year of marriage!I cannot believe it has already been a whole year….it seems like last week. We have learned so much from each other and I can only speak for myself, but I love him more and more every day.
….and enough with the cheesy, lovey talk. We’ll save that for our actual anniversary:) haha! Anyways, the weekend of August 10th just so happened to ALSO be the only weekend of the entire fall that my sister and her kids could fly down to Texas to celebrate my parents 30th anniversary. Their anniversary isn’t until October, but they wanted to throw a big party and have everyone be able to come. So, on our anniversary we will be going with the whole family to a fancy restaurant in Dallas that my parents love. This is fine with Wes and I, because it means we get to have a beautiful and FREE meal on our anniversary. Maybe we’ll do something romantic and alone during the day:)
But on to important details…this means that I need to pick out a really cute outfit, because there will undoubtedly be a huge photo session with the family since we are all photo obsessed. Now, my mom wants for us to wear “neutral” colors or white, and I figured since it’s the first anniversary of wearing a big white dress, I should wear a white dress again! Right? Right! So, I have 2 options in my closet right now….this white maxi dress below (the details in this picture are awful, on the real thing there are sheer cut outs on the sides by your rib cage and it is much cuter in person) or a 3/4 length sleeve white, lace dress similar to the one below. So I want you all to help me pick a dress and accessorize! What do you think of the options I picked out? Which one would you wear?

 OR

Anniversary 2
Make sure to stop by next week, because it is going to beHUGE! There will be a surprise GIVEAWAY on Monday, Tuesday is someone VERY special’s birthday, and it is the Texas Style Council Conference next weekend! See you all next week!
xox Megan

Things I Love: Part 5

Things I Love 5

Things I Love:

  1. This is probably the funniest Craigslist Ad I have ever read.
  2. If you know me, you know my love for Texas. This is a twofer though, because the Impeccable Pig is an amazing store too!
  3. I prove to be a nerd every week don’t I? This will for sure be my child’s room if I have a boy:)
  4. This is so beautiful. It fits your Macbook and iPad! I just wish I had money….
  5. This whole royal baby thing. I love Kate Middleton and William, and now I love their baby boy! Oh, this is perfect too.
  6. It would be really cool if some of these packaging ideas caught on. Go Green.
  7. Cutest story. I love dogs, sometimes more than humans<3
  8. At least I’m not doing any of these things during my work out. Yet.
  9. Ummm…will someone PLEASE do this with me? It looks SO fun!
  10. This! I sent in a picture I took at Zilker Park and they picked it to put on their blog yesterday!

xox Megan

Color Crush: Teal And Coral Chevron

Hey There!

I have had a major thing for coral and teal lately. The proof is here, here, here, here, and  here. Yes I know, it’s getting a bit ridiculous, but I just CAN’T get enough of this color combo! I also love the one shoulder look. So many trends in one outfit…ahhh! Alright, well enough about trends and on to the actual outfit…here she goes…

Coral and Teal Chevron Dress

Lacey coral handbag

Coral and teal chevrons on a dress

Coral and teal chevron dressDress: Charming Charlie
Handbag: Charming Charlie
Earrings: Francesca’s
Belt: Target
Bracelets: Charming Charlie
Infinity ring: Charming Charlie
Flats: Payless

As you can probably tell just by browsing my posts, I have a bit of a handbag fetish. I need a new handbag like I need a hole in my head. Yes I sound like my mother, I know! It’s terrible, but it’s true! Anyways, when I saw this coral lace handbag I fell head over heels in love. And you will never guess how much it was. Go on, take a guess? You were probably wrong! I got it for $5. I love clearance…so much. This little handbag fits a surprisingly large amount of stuff, which is awesome because I carry WAY too much with me. There is also a long strap that I have tucked inside so you can wear it either way, because really who wants to carry it around all day? This outfit, overall just rocks if I do say so myself:)

In other news, the gym is going well. It’s funny how after just under 2 weeks of working out I already feel 10 times more confident! This whole working out thing= awesome! I was a little discouraged when I got out of the shower tonight to find that my darling Sophie chewed a hole in my brand new charcoal and coral C9 Target workout pants😦 I literally got them on Sunday and they are ruined…my heart broke just a bit. It’s a good thing she’s the cutest thing I have ever seen, or the wrath of Megan would have been unleashed! And now for the shameless puppy picture…here she is looking all sad that she got scolded when she ruined my pants:

Sophie, Cavalier King Charles

Until next time…

xox Megan

Cowboy Boots Go With Everything

Hey There!

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite dresses and one of my favorite memories. The dress I stumbled upon on accident. I had already picked out what I was wearing for my engagement pictures when I wandered into Forever 21. This dress immediately screamed out my name and forced me to try it on. Needless to say I fell in love and all of my plans for the pictures changed. I found the bracelet that same day and was so excited that the entire outfit just fell together so nicely:)

Now on to the pictures…Wes and I had my sister take some pictures of us at a park around the corner from our wedding venue shortly after we got engaged. They turned out really well and I was totally relieved because it was going to save us a ton of money on engagement pictures. Well, long story short, the pictures got put on to Wes’ computer and then against my advice he deleted them off of the memory card. A few weeks later Wes’ computer was stolen along with our pictures. Megan was not a happy camper. Shortly after, we picked our wedding photographer and found that the package we wanted included engagement photos anyway. Yay! Well, we live in Austin and our wedding and photographer were in Michigan, so these photos were taken two days before we got married. Here they are…the photos AND the dress:

Coral Dress and Boots Engagement Pic

Leg kick Engagement Pic

Holding hands Engagement Pic

 Engagement Pic

Tire swing Engagement Pic

Coral Dress and Boots Engagement PicDress: Forever 21
Boots: Francesca’s Collections
Bracelet: Forever 21
Belt: Delia’s

I love the color, I love the cutout at the top, I love the shape…everything about this dress makes me smile. And let’s be honest…I live in Austin, you can’t get pictures taken without cowboy boots…they go with everything! So, there you have it, a cute dress and a little story about me:)

Until next time!

xox Megan

***All photos in this post were taken by Arising Images– Rochester, Michigan***