Saturday Fun

Hello again, since my last post we have been really working on getting outside but also finishing decorating our house. Saturday was one of the first sunny days we had here in a what felt like weeks so we spent it the best way we knew how, outside.

First we slept in, which was fantastic. We then left and went for a long walk to a different part of town to have a few drinks and explore around. We then finished, walked back, and went to a few stores to get some finishing pieces for our apartment. We still have one corner to work on but so far I’m in love!

( Jacket- NorthFace / Shirt- Zara / Jeans- Zara / Boots- Blundstone / Bag- Steve Madden )

This outfit was cozy and comfortable and perfect for the day. I did make the mistake of trying to break in new shoes prior to putting on these boots that now my ankles are not happy with me. Overall, it was a super comfortable outfit for a chilly, sunny day. Most of these items I purchased on sale or at an outlet, so I recommend doing so before paying full price.

With the Black Friday coming up this week and everyone feeling the pressure to purchase gifts for everyone they know, please remember that the best gift is your health and happiness. Don’t feel pressured to purchase outside of your means just to keep up. Let’s be grateful this season for what we all still have not what we want.

My Favorites/Gift Ideas

Now that Halloween is over, I feel now is the time to start sharing all of my favorites and possible ideas for gifts for that special lady in your life. (That may be yourself, and I’m all for that).

Some items in the list are things I have now, I’ve had in the past, or I really want but have tried on in person. First up, are my fashion favs!

  1. Chelsea Platform Doc Martens– My all time favorite boot, they are so comfortable and durable. Something about them makes me feel powerful and confident. They are pricey however they are worth every penny, they will last for years. Tip: If you’re a student you get 20% off!
  2. Black Adidas beanie– I actually just purchased this yesterday and I feel like I haven’t taken it off since. It is so warm and comfortable. I feel like some beanies can feel heavy and constricting, not this one! I got mine from Marshall’s at half the price they normally are, so def check there first if it’s on your list.
  3. Marc Jacobs Crossbody– I’ve had a few Marc Jacobs bags in the past and this is one that I REALLY want. Like the others it’s simplistic, edgy, and great quality. (ON SALE- 30% off right now!)
  4. A Classic Black Blazer– I love them. Something about the sophisticated look of them to dress up any outfit will always be a fav. Tip: Buy them a little oversized over some leggings with boots. SO cute!
  5. Spanx Faux Leather leggings– These are so good. They hug you so well that you feel like strutting everywhere you go. They look chic and edgy but are oh so comfy! I had a pair that was sadly too small, but I am looking to buy a pair again! Tip: Size up, they do run small. I’m 5′ and I fit the petite.
  6. A good pair of black skinny jeans– My favorite jeans currently are either Levi’s or Abercrombie however once we get down to Seattle where the closest Madewell is I will be trying out their jeans! I could order online, but I do want to see about sizing, who knows maybe I’ll just go for it ūüėČ
  7. Black croc leather phone case– I just purchased mine on Etsy and I am in love! I will link the direct store I purchased from, the quality is great and it shipped fast. They also offer a personalization! I got my initials in gold on the case, so cute!
  8. Zara satin tank– One of my favorite purchases from Zara. It is lightweight but elegant. It dresses up a cute pair of jeans with some mules and maybe a blazer. Tip: Size up if you want more of a loose fit, mine is pretty tight, runs small.
  9. Steve Madden Snakeskin mules– These are on my want list! I’ve tried them on and I love them so much I just have yet to actually purchase. They are fantastic quality and so comfortable. I would recommend sizing up a half size, they run a little small. I linked similar to the ones I want.
  10. A classic white button up– I purchased mine from H&M, you can get a nice one anywhere however I wanted something on the cheaper side because I didn’t know at the time how much I would wear it. I love it so much, it is such a staple in my closet. It makes any outfit a little more sophisticated and sexy. I usually pair it over the Zara tank.
  1. Bumble and Bumble Dry Oil spray– I got this stuff last time I got my hair done because my frizz was out of control, I love it so much! It smells amazing and it’s nice and light. I have fine hair, but a lot of it so regular oil weighs me down and gets too greasy.
  2. Marc Jacobs Decadence perfume– I just got this perfume yesterday after searching for the perfect scent and I am so in love with it. It is a deeper more seductive scent rather than the light florals I usually reach for, it is by far my fav. Plus the packaging is beautiful. Tip: it’s 15% off right now!
  3. Boar Bristle brush– This brush is great for detangling without pain, it is apparently great for breakage and frizz. So far I love mine.
  4. Ouai Leave in Conditioner– This makes my hair so soft, because I have a ton of fine hair they tangle oh so easily so a good leave in is necessary. This really helps detangle and smooth out my hair.
  5. Hempz Body Wash– The white peach and peony scent is wonderfully refreshing. It smells amazing and the formula is nice and moisturizing. It’s on the pricier side however if you can find a good sale they’re worth it.
  6. Benefit Cheek Stars Palette– I’ve tried the Hoola Bronzer and Dandelion Blush before and loved them, this palette is on my want list.
  7. Charlotte Tillbury Legendary Lashes– I love this mascara. The brush is the perfect shape for lengthening lashes without clumping them. The formula is long lasting and makes your eyelashes look long and elegant.
  8. Nars Lipstick– I got the shade Anita, this lipstick is beautiful, from it’s packaging to it’s formula. The packaging is black and sleek and edgy with a magnetic assisted closure. The color is a beautiful mix of pinks and reds.
  9. Tula skincare set– I have tried a few products from Tula previously but recently ordered this set as I am in need of a new skincare routine. This set is on a great sale and is too good to pass up.
  10. Drybar Liquid Glass shampoo & conditioner– One word for these, LOVE. The scent is subtle and beautiful and the sleek, shine that it gives my hair is fabulous. This is my first time purchasing high end shampoo and conditioner and all I can say is.. why did I wait so long?
  11. Morphe Eyebrow pencil– This is so cheap but great quality. I got the second lightest shade because I like my eyebrows darker. Highly recommend.
  12. Hot Tools 1.25″ barrel curling iron– This curling iron does a great job, it isn’t the quality of the higher end more expensive ones, however for the price it is a great iron. Eventually I will invest in a higher end one, but this iron has lasted me a long time and given me well over what I paid.
  13. Morphe Liquid Lipstick– I was a little unsure when I saw that this lipstick is only $10, but when I put it on I was in disbelief. It is light and moisturizing. My lips didn’t flake like they do with some liquid lipsticks, it has that barely there feel.
  14. Chanel Chance perfume– This perfume is a staple of mine, it is on the lighter more floral side but I’ve had it for a while and love it.

Are there any favorites you have that you’re excited to gift?

Halloween-fits

It is now the Monday after Halloween, I hope everyone has recovered well if you went out and if you didn’t I hope you still had the best time. We started out the Saturday drinking mimosas at the house getting ready for a fun adventure day ahead.

First we went to Bellewood Farms & Distillery, we drank homemade cider cocktails and walked around there pumpkins (or lack there of) and corn fields. We walked through the apple trees and had the best time.

The weather was absolutely perfect, cool enough to wear a sweater yet warm enough to not need a jacket. This outfit is full of staples for me, I just purchased this sweater in the last month but everything else I’ve had for months to years. The sweater is from Lucky Brand, it is cozy and I sized up to make it a little more oversized and comfortable. (linked a similar sweater) The jeans are from Abercrombie & Fitch, I’ve had them for over 2 years now and they are so comfortable and fit so well. (linked similar jeans, and they’re on SALE right now!) These boots are also my fav, I got them for activities like this, they handle muddy and wet patches well and stay looking cute and comfy. (linked similar in black)

After the farm we enjoyed a nice drink at a local brewery then went out with some friends for Halloween, we went to dinner then we went axe throwing which was so fun! My husband surprised me Friday with halloween costumes that he picked out special. We went out as Avocado Toast, I was the avo, he was the toast. I was going to post a picture here however technology isn’t on my side right now, so if you want to see it check out the picutre on my instagram!

What did you do for Halloween? Did you dress up?

Date Day Out

Hello friends! Life has been so busy lately, between work, school, and trying to have a personal life, I’m finally able to get back on here and share a few of my staples as of late.

I’m loving these black chelsea platform boots from Dr. Marten’s. They are so comfortable and so versatile and go well with nearly every outfit.

As you (maybe) saw in one of my previous posts I mentioned this corduroy jacket from Zara (similar linked), and I am still so in love with it. This top is actually a black bodysuit that I got on sale at Forever 21. I dont usually shop there (it’s honestly a little overwhelming lol) but I found this gem and have worn it over 10 times in under a month. Worth it!

This bag is one of my all time favorite finds! It is a vintage Gucci Boston bag and I love it so much (here is a similar one linked). It’s big enough that it holds everything I could need, but it also comes with a crossbody strap to help go hands free on shopping trips. The jeans are Levi jeans that I found at TJ Maxx as a lucky find and have worn them so frequently. Unfortunately I can’t link them as they are past season, but any light wash Levi jeans can be a great replacement for this outfit.

I couldn’t help but share my delicious matcha latte and GF coffee cake that I also ordered on our day date! It was at the cutest coffee shop which was the place pictured in my “We Moved” post. I love the vibe and how light and open the shop is and it’s the best place to get work done!

What’s your favorite outfit pairing? Do you have any staples that you cannot live without?

Relaxed Outfit on a Budget

Hey ladies! It’s so good to be here writing again after taking time off. I know life is still crazy but doing little things everyday that you love will help you hold your sanity. Yesterday my husband and I went to a delicious taco spot and placed a to go order. We stopped at the beach and ate it whilst sitting in the back of our car and drinking a delicious beer. It’s all in the little things. We walked on the beach and talked and it was one of the best days we’ve had during this quarantine. The outfit I wore yesterday was one of¬† the most comfortable I own and all of it was either on clearance or thrifted.

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These jeans are my absolute favorite! The fit is amazing and they’re very unique. They’re the Levi 721 High Rise Skinny jeans. I scored mine at TJ Maxx for $20 which was one of my best finds, however they have cute ones on the website too! The sweater was a stellar thrift store find. It is a warm navy blue knit sweater by Kendra Scott. When I found it, it was much larger than I would normally purchase and it had shoulder pads.. not a fan. But I saw potential. So I bought it for $3, washed it, ripped out the shoulder pads, and gave it a nice crop. Unfortunately I can’t link it, but go to your local thrift store and use your imagination for something cute like this.

*Side note: The extremely adorable corduroy scrunchie I have on my wrist  is one of the many I have purchased from a cute site called ShopPosey. She is a small business (love them) and works so hard to make quality extremely cute scrunchies.

The shoes I’m wearing are just classic cream slip on vans. I purchased them a few years ago and they are one of my favs. I purchased them on sale, but dont know if they’re running anymore sales or have them in stock.

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Corduroy is back!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous day, I’m at the coffee shop, taking a break from being home to write this post!

My absolute favorite 90’s trend is back — Corduroy. If you don’t like it, totally cool, it’s definitely not for everyone, but I love it. I remember growing up I had a really cute pair of black corduroy overalls that I would wear ALLL the time.

I always love a good corduroy piece of clothing, but I’m also jumping on the corduroy crossbody/tote train. They are so adorable and flow with any outfit you wear.

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(Jeans: American Eagle // Sweatshirt: HM // Jacket: Zara (similar and ON SALE) // Shoes: Vans // Crossbody: Madewell // Sunglasses: Amazon )

This is such a good outfit. We went for breakfast out of town after our yoga class and this was the go to. It was comfortable, warm enough, and the layers weren’t super annoying like they generally can be. This cross body is so good. It’s so soft and versatile and goes with everything. It holds all of the necessities but isn’t too bulky, it’s great quality and def worth the price. I would have preferred to wear some type of combat boot with this outfit, so if you have some, go for it. I unfortunately haven’t purchased a pair yet so I stuck with the classic slip on sneakers.

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Relaxed cozy outfit

Hey ladies! Happy New Year! I hope you are cuddled up watching movies and eating allll the sugar cookies with the ones you love. I’m currently wishing I was at a coffee shop with my man reading a book (Super Attractor by Gabrielle Burnstein/check it out!!) but instead I’m spending the hour I have writing a blog post before getting ready for work.

Honestly around the holidays when all I want to do is relax and eat, I want an outfit that’s cute, but not uncomfortable.

Trust me, I’m a girl who would LOVE to get decked out in sparkles and sequins for the holidays, but we just don’t celebrate like that.

Today’s outfit is a pair of my fav leggings, a cozy henley, a jean jacket, and some cute UGG boots. Bloggers who dress up and have huge families are seriously goals, but this blogger is not that which I think relates more to you guys anyways!

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(Jacket: Levi’s // Leggings: Fabletics // Henley: Aerie (Similar) // Bag: Madewell // Socks: Madewell // Boots: UGG // Necklace: The Styled Collection )

I got these UGGS on sale at an outlet mall for more than 50% off, so if you want to save your pennies, shop there first. I got the henley secondhand for about $5, and the jean jacket at TJ Maxx for $40. The bag is my favorite though, Lu bought me it for Christmas and I die every time I look at it and feel how soft the suede is. He also got me the cute leopard socks, LOVE. Most of what I buy is on sale or second hand, I prefer to buy this way to, again, save my pennies and to be more ethical with my second hand finds.

Let me know what your favorite go to outfit is to be comfy and cozy!

 

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Sherpa Puffer Outfit Idea

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( Jacket: Vici (similar) / Jeans: American Eagle /  Shirt: TJ maxx find (similar) / Shoes: Vans / Crossbody: Tory Burch (similar)

This outfit is so versatile and great for cooler weather. I have had all of the pieces for at least a year now and LOVE them. I linked similar items since most either are out of season or out of stock.

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(Jacket: Vici (similar) /  Jeans: Abercrombie / Booties: Lucky Brand (similar) / Backpack: Target )

This outfit is everything!! The jeans feel like leggings they are so comfortable. The jacket is so cozy it helps you survive a chilly Seattle night out. The boots I’m wearing are from about 3 seasons ago but I linked equally as cute ones with the same vibe. Love this outfit for everyday style and nights out in the city!

(Also because I know I will get questions this is the styling tool I used for my hair.)

 

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Cool Weather Must Haves

Alright ladies. It’s getting cooler (in some places, sorry to those who live in the south) I know here in WA it is 62 degrees and its almost noon. Oh boy. I had planned a cute crop top outfit with my distressed jeans but then thought…. Meagan, you live your life freezing. Don’t make a bad decision.

So that is what brings me to this post. Jackets are my life. Sweaters, cardigans, jean, rain, whatever kind of warm cover up you can think of, I’m here for it.

With that being said there are SO many options. But my first love will always be my jean jacket. It is so versatile, it’s super casual, but it adds a uniqu-ness to any outfit.

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Jacket: Levi’s¬† /¬† Jeans:¬† American Eagle (similar)¬† /¬† Tee: Garage¬†(similar) /¬† Wallet: Target

Like I had mentioned in a previous post, I RARELY buy anything full price if I can help it. So the Levi’s link is the jacket however I bought mine at TJ Maxx for like $30. Similar with the whole outfit, all was either clearance or sold at their outlet stores.

Let’s talk flannels. They can make an outfit 100x better. They are cozy, versatile, and perfect on a cooler but not cold day. To be honest I rarely buy my own flannels (lol, sorry Lu) but my husband’s flannels make the perfect cozy outfit tie together. They are warm, baggy, and super cute.

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Shoes: Steve Madden  / Jeans: American Eagle  / Flannel: J Crew Factory / Purse: Abercrombie & Fitch

This whole outfit was purchased on a sale of some kind or was gifted! So comfortable and cozy. For cooler weather I would switch out the shoes for some cute boots or booties.

Let me know what your favorite cooler weather must haves are!

 

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My Favorite “throw together” outfits

Hey babes! Happy September! How is it already almost fall?? Before everyone starts throwing around pumpkin spice and everything nice, I wanted to share my favorite everyday quick outfits.

I love these for errand running, coffee dates, and let’s be real, anytime dressing up isn’t required.

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Flannel: JCrew  /  Jeans: American Eagle (similar)  /  Shoes: Steve Madden (ON SALE)  /  Bag: A&F (no longer sold)  /  Undershirt (not seen):  H&M 

The next outfit is SUPER thrown together, actually for a coffee date with a friend this morning. It was unusually sunny and warm today and I am so glad I decided on this tank rather than the long sleeve I was going to wear. My top is no longer sold, but linked is a pretty satin tank. As well as an equally as gorgeous bandeau.

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Tank: A&F  /  Bandeau: Aerie  / Jeans: American Eagle  / Bracelets: Earthbound Trading  / Phone case: Loopy Cases (ON SALE) /

Alright ladies. This next one is a great outfit for transitioning into fall. Not every fall outfit has to involve fall colors, you can dial it down with all back and an accent jacket. Whether the weather is warm or cool you’re prepared! The jacket is kind of pricey if you buy it through the Levi’s website. BUT good news, I found mine at TJ Maxx for like $20! Look around for good deals, you’ll find them!

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Top: American Eagle (ON SALE)¬† /¬† Jacket: Levi’s¬† / Jeans: American Eagle¬† / Shoes: Vans¬† / Hair ties: Invisibobble

These basics are my favorite and great transitions into the fall season. Try them out and let me know how much you love them too!!

 

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