month of outfits - august.

Oh, August, how I love thee!  Summer, is my very favourite time of year and yet, it always goes by so quickly.  C'est la vie, I guess....if I could slow down time, I would, but that doesn't seem to be an option.

Anyway, here's a look back at some of my outfits from August.






xo, Megan

mad for plaid.

I've always been a fan of plaid for Fall/Winter....and this year is no exception!  
Here's a look at some of my faves...

mad for plaid.

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middle row
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bottom row
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xo, Megan

stripes.


There's six of us in my immediate family.  And all of our birthdays run from April to August (four of which are in July and August).  So Spring/Summer always make for very busy months for us as the family birthday parties never seem to end.  

My mom's birthday just happens to be today....and it's the last one for the year.   I always think of hers as the grand finale of birthdays.  

And, let me just tell you, this lady deserves to have the grand finale.  She's kind, generous, loving, funny, goofy, patient....and between us four kids we've tested her patience to the extreme. 

Happy birthday mom - you deserve much more than just the grand finale of birthdays!


[outfit details]
Dress: Urban Outfitters (old) / Jean Jacket: H&M / Sandals: Sam Edelman / 
Bag: Fossil (similar) / Watch: Nixon (old) / Necklace: Street (similar) / 
Earrings: Blue Ruby (designer: Tashi) / Sunglasses: Raybans


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xo, Megan

love.


Today I've got love, life, happiness, family, sun, fun and hawaii on the brain.

Not sure if it's the winding down days of summer or the fact that we're nearing September - the month, last year, that literally changed my life for the better - or that it's the 22nd today (more details on that significant number in a short while) but whatever it is, I'm excited for life.

Life has taken so many crazy turns in the past year.  And, seriously, a year ago if you had told me that I would be so happy and carefree this time next year, I would have told you, you were crazy.  It's just that at that moment, life would have had to have turned a complete 360 in order for me to feel like I was living again.  I was so, so unhappy with everything that was happening in my life this time last year.  I seriously felt like my life was literally unraveling before my eyes.  I was having a hard time grasping onto something to get back on track. 

It wasn't until October of last year that I suddenly began to feel me again.  I began to feel that life was good.  That I had a purpose for living.  And that purpose was in the form of two human beings.  I never knew that you could love so fast and so hard for a set of humans (and by set of humans, I mean that special man and his son).  They have been the best thing for me and the best thing that has ever happened to me.  

It's funny how life just feels better when there's love all around.  It doesn't matter if there are troubling times, frustrating moments, or times that seem rough.  Because, well, that's life.  But when there's love, then all those tough times, seem worth it.

We should really just do all things with love. Because, well, life's just better that way.

We're going to Hawaii in October - me, him, his son, and our families - and you know what, we're going to spend two weeks celebrating life.  Celebrating love.  Celebrating family.  Because, really, all those things are the best.

I'm so very, VERY excited for October and Hawaii and life in generally that I could just burst.  But I won't, cause that wouldn't be good.  But, seriously, can somebody please tell me how I got so lucky?!

xo, Megan

blush.


Oh these shorts.

I bought these and a floral patterned pair at the beginning of the summer and, boy, have I gotten my wear out of them.  Price per wear - it was definitely worth it.  They're just perfectly simple, comfy, loose, flowy and that subtle acid wash, just perfect.

Anyway, I digress....


[outfit details]
Shorts: Brandy Melville / Tee: H&M / Bag: Spank Clothing (old) / 
Sandals: Sam Edelman via The Bay / Sunglasses: Rayban / Necklace: Street (cute options: 12)


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xo, Megan

backpacks.

So it seems that backpacks are making a come back.  All of a sudden, you don't need to be  a student to rock one.

So whether your headed back to school this Fall or simply want to keep up with the trends, here's a look at some of the my favourites backpacks for Fall.

backpacks.

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middle row
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bottom row
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xo, Megan

white out.


I have this tank in black and just love it.  It was the perfect layering tank in the Fall/Winter and now that weather is warm, it's been great to pair with shorts.  So it was a no brainer to get the white version as well - and I love it!  This baby is definitely coming with me to Hawaii!


[outfit details]
Shorts: Gap (similar) / Tank: Express / Sandals: Steve Madden (old) / Bag: Kate Spade (here) /
Necklace (long): Noul / Watch: Fossil




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xo, Megan