stripes.


Don't you find this time of year to be hard to dress for.  Because I commute to work I still need to dress for those cool mornings but then come the afternoon I find myself warm.  On this particular day, I was tossing the idea around of wearing no tights but I just couldn't bring myself not to yet.  There's still plenty of time for that.


[outfit details]
Dress: Old Navy / Booties: Target (similar) / Necklace: Aldo / Watch: Target / Bag: Louis Vuitton 


And truth be told, my inspiration for this outfit came from Pinterest.  I even wore a jean jacket with this look - I just failed to take pics with said jacket.  Plus, as I mentioned above, the weather is making tights still a necessity in the mornings.  But other than that, I love the color palette and easy vibe of the inspired look.


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xo, Megan

27th birthday.

Another year older, another year wiser.

Isn't that what they say?

It's hard to believe that I am entering my late twenties.  Late twenties, people. How'd that happen?!

So much has happened in this past year that part of me feels well beyond my years but, on the other hand, I still feel so young at heart.  It's hard to explain, you know.  Especially when you go through something that most 26 year olds don't go through.  You have no choice but to grow up.


My 26th year was filled with many growing experiences that helped me learn exactly what I want in life.  I had lots of big changes over the past year - some good, some bad.  And while, I wouldn't call 26 my best year yet, I certainly wouldn't change it.  It's because of that difficult 26th year that I'm going full force into my 27th year a better me.  Plain and simple.

I have a feeling this next year is going to be a good one.  And I can't wait to see what it has in store for me.

xo, Megan

a yellow birthday.

Whether you're a fan of electric, neon yellow or tend to gravitate towards a more mellow, softer yellow, you're in luck because whatever shade of yellow suites your fancy, it's one of the hottest trends of the moment.

Here are a few yellow accessorizing options.  It's an easy way to spruce up those basic pieces of clothing in your closet (ie: t-shirts and jeans).

electric yellow.

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Wishing that special boy in my life, my love, the very happiest of birthdays!  

You really are the sunshine of my little world and 
you make everyday seem that much brighter.

xoxoxoxo
to the moon and back.

xo, Megan

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leather jacket.


You know when you have an item in your closet that is one of your favourites - that you couldn't fathom parting with? That you pretty much wear on a weekly, if not daily basis?  Well, for me, that's my leather jacket.  I've had him for a couple of years and have used it so much that the left underarm seam is starting to rip.  I've been on the hunt for a replacement but, really, I just can't find one that even comes close to my beloved Express one.  My next thought is to have this one fixed at a seamstress because, really, I can't see life without him. ;)



[outfit details]
Jacket: Express (old) / Tee: Forever 21 (old) / Pants: Old Navy / Flats: H&M /
Watch: Target / Bracelet: Stella & Dot / Necklace: Stella & Dot / Bag: Kate Spade


can you tell it was windy that day? ;)

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xo, Megan

a mismatched shoe story.


Hopefully this little shoe story will brighten up your Monday.....

Last Thursday morning started out like any other day.  I was on my way to work with a hot cup of coffee in hand and donning a cute Spring outfit.  I take a commuter train to work each day and, that day, was like any other.  I boarded the train, sat in my usual seat and got comfy for my 35 minute ride.  Right before we hit the very first stop after my own, I decided to put my purse on the floor at my feet (it is important to note that I never but my purse at my feet. Like never.) When I glanced down at my feet a second time, I was stunned to see two different shoes on my feet.  

Yes, you heard me correct. 

I had two different shoes on my feet.

Seriously.

I instantly panicked and had a number of thoughts rush through my head.  How many people saw me with two different shoes on?!  I can't go all day with two different shoes on my feet!  I have a meeting today and can't walk into the meeting with two different shoes on my feet! If I get off the train now who will come rescue me?!

In those panic stricken moments, I decided it was best to get off the train and figure it out from there.  
After a few phone calls, my brother came to my rescue.  He drove me back to my car and I proceeded to drive myself home to switch shoes.  I was hoping that I could make the next train that was arriving half an hour later, but, the whole process took way longer than I had anticipated.  So, my only option was to take the very last train (which put me an hour late). 

On a side note, when I called my boyfriend to see if he could come get me I told him my problem and then proceeded to say "I know you probably don't think it's that big of a deal but I can't go all day with mismatched shoes!"  His response, "Ummmmm....hello!  It is a big deal.  You have a fashion blog for goodness sake"!  And that is the very reason why I love him.  
So back to the story....

It is now 8am and at that point in the morning, my coffee was now frozen (remember, it's been ready since about 6:45am) as was my body temperature because I had only worn a Spring coat and, obviously, had not anticipated sitting outside for so long waiting to be rescued from my mismatched shoe nightmare!

I boarded the train, for a second time that morning anticipating the 35 minute ride.  Well, wouldn't you know it, but two stops away from my own stop, the doors wouldn't shut.  And we literally sat at that station with the doors wide open (remember, I'm already freezing (and coffee deprived)) for about 25 minutes while the conductors tried to fix those darn doors.

So to sum up, what usually is a 50 minute commute turned into a two hour and 40 minute commute all because I was half asleep when I picked my shoes that morning.

Needless to say, I doubled checked my shoe choice Friday morning.

And that, my friends, is a true story.

xo, Megan

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the denim jacket.

One item you should most definitely add to your closet for this Spring and Summer is a denim jacket.

You won't be disappointed.  Promise.

I have two - one from American Eagle and one from Forever 21 and literally, they are about all I wear in the Spring and Summer months.  They are the perfect layering piece to bring for those cooler nights or in the mornings on the commute to work.  They're also perfect for a casual, weekend look too.  Great to dress up or dress down.

Anyway, I digress, here's my top picks for this season.

the denim jacket.
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xo, Megan

colorful.


Spring graced us with her presence a few weeks ago and then last Sunday the sun was shining bright so I couldn't help but dress as colorfully as I could.

I'm so happy Spring is finally here - it's nice to know those endless days of rain are hopefully behind us.

 

[outfit details]
Jeans: American Eagle / Shirt: J. Crew (similar) / Vest: Forever 21 (similar) / 
Scarf: Anthropologie (similar) / Flats: Aldo / Watch: Target / Bracelet: Stella & Dot /
Necklace: Stella & Dot / Bag: Kate Spade


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xo, Megan