Happy Monday!

Hi Lovelies!!

I am back from New York City, and let me tell you…it was absolutely amazing! Unfortunately, I exerted myself so much that I am now sick:( I don’t have a whole lot for y’all today, because I spent all night last night resting and watching Breaking Bad. We are on season 2 and have no idea what happens, so please don’t spoil it for me if you watched the episode last night! lol!

Anyways, NYC was a blast and I cannot wait to share all of the details with you. Here are a few of my instagram pictures to hold you over until tomorrow!

Statue of Liberty

NEw York City

42nd Street

Hope you all have a great Monday!

Until tomorrow…

xox Megan

What I Miss About Michigan: Fall

Hi Lovelies!

It is almost October, and in most places fall is in full swing. Well, not in Texas. Don’t get me wrong, it has been chilly a few mornings, and the temperature has gone down drastically over the past week. We are no longer in the 100’s……but we are staying steady in the high 80’s low 90’s. It is beautiful and I love it. There is absolutely no way I would go back to the freezing days for 5 months straight, or the constantly gloomy clouds, no sir! Though, I have to say, other than the obvious (my family and friends and those beautiful lakes) there is only one other thing I really miss about Michigan…Fall. Everyone up north is Instagraming pictures of fall leaves and cider mill trips and I’ll just come right out and say it, I’m jealous! We do eventually get fall her in Texas….it comes around December and lasts for about 2 weeks (which is perfect). Now, I know when we have our fall I will be SO grateful that I am not in 2 feet of snow, but my favorite holiday is coming soon and I want fall now. It can go back to 80 right after Halloween:) Too bad that’s not how it works….

Reasons I Miss Fall

Reasons I Miss Fall:

1. The cider mills. If you have never been to one, you need to go. If you think that you can get good cider at the grocery store, then you are sadly mistaken. Cider mill cider and donuts are the best, no one can ever convince me otherwise.

2. That fall smell in the air. We have this, but it’s only in the mornings when the temperature is low enough. I’m not really sure how to even explain this one, it’s just the smell of fall and it is wonderful! Thankfully, I have Sophie and she needs to go on a walk each morning, otherwise I wouldn’t get to experience this 10 minute whiff of fresh fall air.

3. The actual need to wear fall clothes. Not feeling as though you are going to sweat to death when you do wear fall clothes would be great. I leave the house in the brisk morning all ready for fall, and by the time I leave it is 85 degrees and I am swimming in a pool of sweat in my boots. Yuck.

4. For some reason pumpkin spice/flavored anything just tastes better when the weather is chilly. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin everything! It is absolutely everywhere and it just doesn’t feel right to me. <sigh>

5. Leaves changing. They change here in Texas….they just wait until we get our only hard freeze, in January. I guess I’m just impatient.

Things I don’t miss about fall

1. Those frigid days where you think, ummmm why is it winter already, it’s only October? I do not miss these days. I love 80 degrees and sunny. As much as we Texans complain about the heat, we wouldn’t trade it for snow any day. You don’t have to shovel heat.

2. The fact that it means winter is coming. Winter is my worst enemy. That is all.

3. Knowing that it won’t be nice again until April…maybe even May. I remember those days in April where you are just praying that it will reach 50 degrees…I don’t miss those days.

Well, I guess it’s a good thing our trip to NYC is in the fall…I get to have a mini fall this year! Hope everyone has a great weekend! I will be back next week, ready to show you all about my trip!

Until next time…

xox Megan

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5 Boots You Need This Fall

Hi Lovelies!

I’m in New York City! Yay! Now, don’t you worry your pretty little heads…I am not blogging on my vacation, I planned ahead! Surprise surprise, it’s definitely not like me to plan things in advance…I’m not OCD at all…. Well, anyways, you all have to be sure to follow me on Instagram so that you can see my adventures in real time! For now, I will leave you with my boot wishlist. Here you have it, 5 pairs of boots that I (and you) need this fall:

5 Boots

  1. Studded Combat Boots– These ones are so cute! I have never really been a combat boot girl, but I want to try and venture out of my comfort zone this fall. I think these are an adorable way to do so:)
  2. Cowboy Boots– I already have a pair, but I need new ones. Mine are getting worn out…the soles are even beginning to fall off!
  3. Riding Boots– I wear my current riding boots all the time. Unfortunately, they have hot glue and super glue holding them together. Apparently I wear my boots hard…lol.
  4. High Heeled Booties– I want some with bows! That’s really all I have to say about that:)
  5. Flat Booties– These, in grey! They would be so cute with some black leggings and a long tunic. Definitely need!

Well, there you have it! My boot wish list for Fall 2013!

Until tomorrow…

xox Megan

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What I Wore: On The Plane

Hi Lovelies!

In a few short hours I will be on a plane headed towards New York City! Woohoo! I have traveled a lot in my life and have definitely learned a few things along the way. First, never try to wear heels. I have in fact tried this. In college, I had a long distance relationship for a hot second and thought it was a good idea to “look nice” when I got off the plane. Note, if you want to wear heels, put them on once you get OFF of the plane.

Aztec Print Shirt and Black Leggings

Aztec Print Shirt and Black Leggings

Aztec Print Shirt and Black Leggings

The second thing I have learned: it is always cold on the plane. It doesn’t matter if its 100 degrees outside or 2…it will always be freezing on the plane. They used to give you a free blanket in such situations, but airlines have gotten so cheap you now have to pay for that on top of your $400 flight.

Aztec Print Shirt and Black Leggings

Aztec Print Shirt and Black Leggings

Aztec Print Shirt

The last thing I have learned: Bring a big bag. I don’t know about you, but I always buy too much when I’m no vacation and I never have enough room in my actual suitcase. If you bring a big bag that is half empty on the way there, you can fill it with your purchases on the way back!

Aztec Print Shirt

Aztec Print Shirt and Black Leggings

Aztec Print Shirt and Black LeggingsGet The Look:
Pants: Target
Boots: Charming Charlie
Top: Target
Bag: Sam Moon
Jewelry & Sunglasses: Charming Charlie

This outfit is perfect for a plane ride. It will be very comfortable and warm, the bag is plenty big enough to fit tons of purchases on the way back, and I am wearing my boots so that I don’t have to pack them in my bag:)

Until tomorrow…

xox Megan

PS: Fishtail braid= my new favorite hair style!

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Chambray With Leggings

Hi Lovelies!

This is my absolute favorite scarf, and it was the perfect addition to my comfy Monday outfit. Don’t you just love how one accessory can dress up an otherwise plain outfit? Scarves are the perfect example of this! I don’t have a ton to say today…..I have been really busy getting ready for my trip and trying to get all the work done I can since I’ll be gone for 3 days. So here you have it, today’s outfit:

Chambray with Black Leggings

Chambray with Coral and Teal Scarf

Chambray with Coral and Teal Scarf

Chambray with Coral and Teal Scarf

Chambray with Black Leggings

Chambray with Coral and Teal Scarf

Chambray with Black LeggingsChambray with Black Leggings

Chambray with Black Leggings
Get The Look:
Chambray Top: Target
Pants: Target
Flats: Payless
Scarf & Belt: Charming Charlie
Bag: Bebe
Sunglasses & Jewelery: Charming Charlie

Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram and get live updates from the trip to NYC!

Until tomorrow…

xox Megan

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Packing For My Trip To NYC

Hi Lovelies!

As many of you know, I will be heading off to NYC on Wednesday and I could not be more excited! To make a long story short, my parents wanted to take a trip to NYC and asked if Wes and I wanted to come! Obviously, I couldn’t say no to a trip, especially one to New York…..so I said yes. Unfortunately, Wes had just started a new job and didn’t have much vacation time, so he had to pick between NYC and a trip to Michigan to see his Mom and our friends. Seeing as though he hadn’t seen any of our friends or his mother since our wedding last August, he picked to go to Michigan…you may remember when he went from this post. So, Wes will be watching our little furbaby Sophie while I head to the big city for a long weekend. I really wish he was able to come too, but let’s be honest….now he is a free dog-sitter:)

To say it was a hard task packing a carry on for a trip to New York City would be an understatement. I have been putting together outfits in my head since the moment I bought my ticket. Ok, you caught me, since the moment New York City was suggested by my Mom. These outfits have changed many, many times since then…but they are all finalized and are already packed into my little carry on suitcase. I wanted to have outfits that mix and match a little….you know, just in case I pull a classic Megan and spill something all over myself. Each of my outfits has three different ways to be styled….you can pretty much wear any of the tops with any of the bottoms! What do you think? Do you like my looks?

Three Interchangable OutfitsOutfit #1- Top: TJ Max, Burgundy Denim: H&M, Flats: Payless, Necklace: Sam Moon, Belt: Charming Charlie

Outfit #2- Top: Target, Bottoms: Target, Flats: Payless, Scarf: American Eagle

Outfit #3- Tank top: Target, Denim: H&M, Scarf: Charming Charlie, Sweater: Charming Charlie

The following 2 outfits are for when we go to see Broadway shows. I was in musicals my entire life, so my whole family really got into musicals….yes, even my dad. We hope to see as many as we can while we are there. I also recently found out that Orlando Bloom is in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway….it may be one of the best days ever if I got to meet him….just sayin’. You may recognize this first dress from a post I did not too long ago, here. The second outfit includes a skirt from the Phillip Lim for Target collection. I know, I know, I’m on a spending freeze…but if I didn’t get it, it was going to be gone. It’s the only exception I have made, I promise! I even took something I bought in August back to make up for it! (See how awesome I am at this! lol)

Teal DressDress: Charming Charlie, Flats: Payless, Necklace & Belt: Charming Charlie

Phillip Lim Target Skirt and Collared ShirtTop: Target, Skirt: Phillip Lim for Target, Cardigan: Loft, Flats: Payless

Last, but definitely not least, my outfit for the plane ride home. Always, always plan to wear your biggest shoes on the plane. I have learned this the hard way before, trust me. I always like to be really comfy on the plane too, I just don’t get the people who can wear heels or real jeans for a 4+ hour trip. Jeggings and a comfy long shirt are my thing, still cute but comfy as ever!

Brown Striped Top with DenimJeggings: H&M, Top: Charming Charlie, Belt & Boots: Charming Charlie, Necklace: Claire’s

This is a first for me….planning ahead of time for the exact number of outfits I will need is NOT my thing at all. I like to have choices. I like to pick when I wake up. I like to be able to change my mind. Packing a carry on bag was ROUGH! We’ll see how well this goes…..

Until tomorrow…

xox Megan

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A Vest I Actually Like…

I’m not usually a vest person. In fact, I really don’t like vests, but let me set the scene for you. It’s the first day of my new job, I walk by the front window and see a mannequin wearing this vest.ย  I don’t know why, but I could already picture it in my head with this olive colored shirt I had just gotten at Forever 21. I needed it. I mean, it was my first day of work at a new store. A store that had a VERY different style than the one I had worked at for the previous 10 months. I needed new clothes. I had to fit in with the style of my new store. So, I went inside, worked my first day of training…and proceeded to buy half of the store. Oh, the days of working in retail. I remember getting in a new shipment and making fun of everything in the box….and then owning all of it 2 months later.

Back to the vest…I bought it that first day, and I have worn it in so many ways since, but for today you get the original version. My dainty lace vest paired with boots, jeans, and a plain little t-shirt:

Dainty Lace Vest

As I said earlier, there are so many ways to style this vest, and to be honest it’s weird for me that I started with this one on here. I’m not really a jeans and a t-shirt girl. I love dresses and skirts. I love to dress up. I love feminine outfits. The only really feminine part of this outfit is the dainty lace vest…I guess that’s what makes it ok:)

Olive Shirt and Lace Vest

Olive Shirt and Lace Vest

Olive Shirt and Lace Vest

Olive Shirt and Lace Vest

Olive Shirt and Lace Vest

Olive Shirt and Lace Vest

Olive Shirt and Lace VestGet The Look:
T-shirt: Forever 21
Vest: Delia’s
Denim: TJ Maxx
Boots: Charming Charlie
Necklace, Bracelet, & Watch: Charming Charlie
Headband: Forever 21
Handbag: Alloy

I have seen this vest so many places since I bought it 2 years ago, from TJ Maxx to Nordstrom. I guess it’s one of those things that doesn’t really go out of style. Be sure to check back later this fall for a fun way to wear it with a dress:)

Until next time…

xox Megan

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