basics.


There are three different types of basics in this particular outfit:

1) black and white - doesn't get much more basic then that.
2) crisp white shirt.
3) black birkenstocks.

For some reason, on this particular day, I was just craving basics all around.  Whether it was the cloudy weather, the craziness of life or my lack of creativeness that day, I think the outfit worked, basics and all.

I also got a bit of a chop on the ole' locks.  And I love it!  Such and easy, effortless and chic haircut!


[outfit details]
Shirt: Gap / Pants: Old Navy / Sandals: Birkenstocks / Bag: Spank Clothing (old) /Watch: Fossil

beach on the brain.

Girls.

I'm going to Hawaii in October and I could not be more excited! And not just me and him but me, him and both of our families are going.  It's going to be one big tropical party for two weeks and, seriously, I cannot wait!

I've been scouring the malls and internet for a few new suits and cover ups - because every girl knows they need at least one new suit for every vacation.  Am I right?

Anyway, here's a few that I've been loving so far.

beach on the brain.
top row
1 / 2 3
bottom row
1 / 2

beach2
top row
1 / 2 3 / 4
bottom row
1 / 2 3

beach 4
top row
1 / 2 / 3 / 4
bottom row
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Happy Friday!

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xo, Megan

aztec.


Oh my gosh. I'm so happy to be off crutches.  If anything, I am so happy to be able to wear clothing that I couldn't wear when I was on crutches.  For instance, my pink Kate Spade purse.  Her name - Mrs. Spade.  And she's beautiful.  And I hated not being able to use her for a good two months.  I mean I could have tried but it would have been rather difficult to hobble around with her and my crutches.  Something had to give - and, unfortunately, she was the one that had to give.


[outfit details]
Shorts: Target / Tank: Express (old) / Sandals: Soda (old) / Bag: Kate Spade (here) /
Watch: Relic (similar option) / Necklace: American Eagle (old) / Sunglasses: American Eagle

 

 
 

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xo, Megan

tropical prints.

I don't know if it's been the warm weather we've been having or the fact that we're in the midst of planning a trip to Hawaii in October, but I've been loving anything and everything tropical.

There's nothing quite like a bold, colorful tropical print to brighten one's mood.  

Here's a few of my at-the-moment-favourites.

tropical prints.
1  / 2 / 3 / 4 /  5 67 / 8 / 9 / 10 

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xo, Megan

romper.


I realized as I was writing this post that everything I'm wearing is either from last summer or even older.  And that makes me happy - don't you just love buying something knowing that you're going to love it for years to come.  It's just a good feeling to know your money is going to go farther than just one season.


[outfit details]
Romper: Forever 21 (last year) (cute option) / Sandals: ? (last year) / 
Fedora: Santa Monica Pier (cute option) / Watch: Relic (old) (similar option) / 
Bag: Kate Spade (here) / Sunglasses: Aldo




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xo, Megan

genie pants.


I'm never quite sure about these pants.  One minute I love them, the next minute, well, I feel a bit like a genie. But, really, I guess there's worse things in life than feeling like a genie.  Hey, they have a drawstring waist so there comfy - I'll take feeling like a genie to be comfy any day of the week ;)


[outfit details]
Pants: Aritzia / Tank: Forever 21 / Denim Jacket: H&M - similar / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / 
Necklace: Noul / Watch: Target / Sandals: Forever 21 / Sunglasses: Sister's sunnies from Forever 21

 
 
 

xo, Megan

timing.

Timing.  It's a funny thing. 

It's one of  those things that we try to have control over constantly.  We time life according to "what is supposed to happen" - like when we're supposed to be finishing university, starting a career, getting married, when we're supposed to start having kids.  Down to what time we should be eating dinner, going to be bed, getting up in the morning.  Life is on a schedule, whether we like it or not.  

However, there are things in life we just don't have control over.   And let me just tell you, I've seen first hand the lack of control we sometimes can have.

You see, I met the most perfect man last year just a few short months after I separated from my first husband.  To say I was not looking for something serious or, really, anything at all is an understatement.  I thought that I was supposed to be single for awhile.  Figure myself out first and really heal from the horrible break up I had just gone through.

And then he showed up.  And my little world was flipped upside down in the most magical way possible.  I quickly learned that I didn't necessarily need time alone to heal.  He was helping me do it in the most amazing way possible.  You see, he had been through a very similar situation a few years before.  And at 26, it's hard to find someone who can relate.  Most of my friends weren't even married, let alone divorced and as much as my parents and family were there to listen they couldn't quite get it - let's face it, my parents have been married for over 30 years.  Divorce wasn't high on their list of expertise.

Not long after we met, I realized that I never wanted to be apart from him.  We just always had fun together.  And I very quickly learned what it was supposed to feel like to really be in the right relationship.  You see, he wanted to be with me as much as I wanted to be with him. 

However, with all the lovely things that were happening in my life, I still had this tiny voice in my head telling me that it's not the right timing - this wasn't supposed to happen to you right now.  You were supposed to have some "me" time before finding the right one.  I also was having a hard time trusting in myself.  I had chosen so horribly the first time that I was having a hard time trusting that this time, I was making the right decision.

So I talked about it - with him, my parents, friends, a counsellor and everyone of them said the same thing - you can't time things because everything in life happens for a reason.  And I truly believe that he came to me right when I needed him most.  He's been there through some of the hardest times in my life and has helped me get to the place I'm at now. It's crazy to think that we fell in love while he helped me heal from my break up.

I seriously, to this day, can't understand how I got so lucky.  He's just simply the best and he's shown me how perfect he'll be as my partner in life.  I couldn't have asked for anything better.  And I truly believe, I was supposed to go through a failed marriage because that failed married brought me to the person I am supposed to be with forever.  And for that, well, I can't be more grateful.

I really just had to learn to trust.

Trust that things will work out the way they're supposed to.
Trust that everything happens for a reason.
Trust that there were reasons God brought the two of us together.
Trust the lessons I learned from my first marriage.
Trust my gut, my feelings, my heart.

Timing. It really is a funny thing.

xo, Megan