Culottes

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Top: Urban Outfitters | Pants: Urban Outfitters (on sale here) | Kicks: Converse

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

I will be the first to admit that ever since I saw Danielle of  WeWoreWhat rocking culottes early last spring I laughed. I thought they were just about the ugliest thing and that they would never catch on. While I was surfing the interwebs last weekend I came across an Urban Outfitters sale. There must be something about Urban Outfitters sales because every time there is one I seem to buy a new wardrobe. It’s like magic. This sale was no different and I was only $10 away from free shipping (and we all know how that ends)…  If it had not been for the absence of the actual word “culotte” in the description of the pants, the impeccable styling in the photos and the help I got on twitter, I probably would have steered absolutely clear from the pants. But here they are, not only in my possession, but also on the blog (gasp!!). They are hands down the most comfortable pants I’ve ever worn, and they can easily be dressed up with espadrilles or dressed down with kicks. So to the culottes of the world, I’m sorry I ever doubted you. You deserve lots of love.

SOTD: “Renegades” by X Ambassadors is one of the catchiest songs I’ve ever heard. It’s been on repeat (literally) for the past week or so and is perfect for homework or procrastination.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Nochella

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Bag: somewhere in Venice, Italy | Jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters | Boots: c/o Wet Seal (similar) | Top: Brandy Melville via Poshmark | Sunnies: H&M (similar) | Headscarf: c/o ASOS (here)

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

not Indio, New York

Nothing compares to Coachella. I mean where else do people strut their best festival gear, munch on insane food, and jam to three straight days of incredible music among stars and nobodies? Nowhere, that’s where. I’ve had a major case of nochella-itis for the past two weeks, which was partly because I was stuck at home sick wanting to be anywhere else and partly because why wouldn’t you have nochella-itis – it’s Coachella. After scrolling through what seemed like an entire Instagram feed of people soaking in the Indio sun, I decided to put together a blog of what I would have worn to Coachella.

Boots (or sneakers) of some sort are necessary – the ground tends to be quite dusty in Indio and you don’t want a sandal dirt(tan)line… gross. I went with my trusty Wet Seal boots which are airy enough and comfortable for a whole day of walking, standing and dancing. As a New Yorker it’s hard to imagine anything warmer than 60˚, so I went with ripped mom jeans. If I was in southern California for the actual event, I probably would have gone with something more flowy such as shorts or a sun dress. I wore my new favorite top, a knit halter from Brandy Melville that I scored on Poshmark (yes, I’m still obsessed). I topped it all off with these insane  H&M sun sunglasses, a sun and moon printed headscarf and my favorite map backpack. Hopefully next year there will be an actual Coachella post (or three)… fingers crossed!!

Music: I’ve been listening to this playlist over and over again, so I hope it cures some of your nochella-itis, too.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Flare

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Jeans: BDG via Poshmark | Chambray Shirt: Bass | Top (over): H&M | Top (under): LF | Shoes: Sperry Topsider

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Boy has it been a while… I would like to officially bash the fluids in my bronchial tubes for blocking my airways for a good week – you’re the worst. The past two weeks have been filled with coughs, naps, books about fashion and fascism, cold medicine, doctors visits, home improvement TV shows, and nebulizers. It sounds entertaining but it was oh-so monotonous. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to have woken up from a full night’s sleep this morning and was even more excited to leave my house.

I’ve talked about Poshmark before but nothing does it justice. It’s utterly addicting in a good way – there’s nothing wrong with selling clothes, making space in your closet and making money! While I sell a lot more than I buy, I have purchased a few gems on the app, including these BDG flare jeans. Not only are they totally on trend but they’re comfortable – they’re pull on!! Like what?!? The last time I can remember wearing flare jeans was in middle school, in sixth grade to be exact. They were uber faded and were always paired with coral tennis shoes. TBH it makes me sick to my stomach. While the dark wash could really be paired with anything, I reached for my new wedges and a chambray shirt. To keep it simple, I layered two white tops underneath and left the chambray button down unbuttoned.

I promise I’ll keep up the blog game for the rest of the school year – I promise.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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All Good Things Must Come To An End

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(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Hilton Head, South Carolina

All good things must come to an end: a quote thrown around to make someone feel better about a bad/sad situation. A good thing: something good ie. spring break or One Direction.

This week has been filled with great tragedy. Not only did I fly home from vacation to a fresh snow-covered New York last weekend, but yesterday One Direction announced that Zayn Malik has left the band. As a die-hard fan since 2011, I did not take this news lightly. I never wanted to think about the band breaking up because I didn’t believe that it would ever happen. Yes, I know, they’re not breaking up, but to me, One Direction has five members, not four. Hearing about Zayn’s departure from the band surprised me but his reason for leaving did not. Zayn was clear; “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight“. The band has not had a proper break in over five years. They’ve been recording and touring and appearing on television programs and promoting products simultaneously and non-stop since 2010. So I hereby declare, as a fan of One Direction and a lover of Zayn Malik, regardless of how upset I am about Zayn’s departure from the band, I support Zayn and his choice to take care of himself and take a well deserved break. While I wish it did not have to come down to this, I wish Zayn the best and I support his decision 100%.

On the other hand, I do not support the end of spring break. My one week in Hilton Head was heavenly (even if I did get sunburned) and this week at home has been great, too. It’s unbelievably difficult for me to retire my sun dresses to my closet after a warm week on the beach and I can’t wait until the weather warms up in New York. I guess it is true that all good things must come to an end…

playlist of the day: for all of you folks recovering from Zayn’s decision, I think this should help.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Sun Shy

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Sweater: thrifted | Skirt: Free People | Sandals: Marshalls | Top: Urban Outfitters

(photography by Kathryn McSherry, sunset photo by me)

Hilton Head, South Carolina

I am a sucker for a good sunset. I know, I know, how cliché. I guess it would be more fitting (and less…basic) to say that I am a sun worshipper in general. I’m always looking up at the sky. I love sunrises, sunsets, clouds – everything about the sky. I usually settle with the telephone wire and tree branch covered sunset back at home, which is just fine, but these past few days in South Carolina have blessed me with to die for sunsets on the water. And these aren’t just your average color-changing-sky sunsets; I’ve literally watched the sun disappear into the abyss three nights in a row. It’s just unreal. This outfit is definitely more colorful than my go-to black/white/blue ensembles. I also can’t remember the last time I wore a denim skirt, or anything embroidered, for that matter. I just could not pass up the opportunity to wear something so bright and summery with such a beautiful background.

sotd: “Sun Shy” by Dresses has been one of my favorite songs lately. It’s very summery and it puts me in a great mood.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Kaleidoscope

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Dress: Lulu*s | Sweater: c/o Wet Seal | Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Hilton Head, South Carolina

I’ve been having a fantastic time in South Carolina. The weather is prime, not too hot and not too cool, the food is impeccable, and the trip has been utterly relaxing. While we’ve been riding our bikes around the whole island to explore, we have this little gazebo/porch right outside of our condo. After taking photos my sister and I explored the inside of the gazebo and came across a promposal – yes, someone had spelled out the word “prom” in flower petals!

I’m pretty sure I bought this dress on Black Friday (or was it Cyber Monday?). It was uber marked down and I had to have it. I’m so glad I bought it way back when because I’m obsessed with it. The low back, the kaleidoscope pattern, the layered top – *insert screaming-face emoji here*.

sotd: an oldie but a goodie, “King Of Anything” by Sara Bareilles.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Spring Break

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Halter Top: Brandy Melville via Poshmark | Jeans: American Eagle | Kimono: Petticoat Alley

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Hilton Head, South Carolina

Ah, spring break. For me, spring break is heavenly. I’m granted two weeks of relaxation to recover from final exams. It can’t get much better than that. My mom, dad, sister and I arrived in South Carolina Saturday night and spent the whole day roaming around Hilton Head on Sunday. We joked at dinner how it felt as though we had been there for three days already. The weather is just perfect. It’s warm and even hot at times, but there’s a constant breeze. It gets chilly enough for a sweater at night but warm enough for a tank and shorts during the day. Oh, and I can’t forget the good. It has been fantastic. Every single meal I have had here so far has been amazing. Granted we’ve only been here for four meals, but still, my stomach has never been so happy.

When I scored this Brandy Melville halter top on Poshmark for 8 dollars I had no idea if I would even like it. It’s made of a light sweater fabric which seems weird for summertime, but it’s absolutely perfect for this in-between weather. Paired with my all-time favorite jeggings (yes, jeggings!) and a long kimono, it was great for watching the sunset on a local dock.

playlist || I curated this spring break playlist, aptly named “Spring Break”, the day that I finished my last final exam. It has been up for five days and close to 1,000 people have listened to it. It looks like we’ve got a master playlist on our hands, folks, so go take a listen for yourself.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Black & Blue

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Shirt: Wet Seal (available HERE!) | Dress (worn as skirt): Brandy Melville Italy | Boots: Sam Edelman

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Today finally felt a little bit like spring; we reached a balmy 38˚ here in New York! I left my jacket at home when my sister and I went out walking to take these photos (which I completely regretted about 2 minutes into our expedition), and while it was windy, the sun was bright and shining. This little taste of warm weather is definitely getting me excited for spring break which starts next weekend! This top just came in the mail from Wet Seal and I could not be happier with it! I have a slight obsession with elephants (and apparently black/white/blue color combinations) so I felt like I needed this top in my closet. The fabric is so comfortable and it is a great transition piece for changing seasons.

SOTD: “Air Balloon” Lily Allen – When I first heard this song it annoyed me but the more it kept appearing on my 8tracks playlists the more I grew to love it. Go take a listen!

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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March Playlist

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If you’re an East-coaster like me, you’re probably sick of the snow. And if you’re not, you’re wrong. I’m done with bundling up and I’m ready for some more pleasant weather. Nothing cheers me up more than music, so I put together an up-beat mix of summery songs that I’ve been listening to lately. “Chivalry Is Dead” has seriously been on repeat for three days in a row… yeah it’s that catchy. Enjoy, folks. Dance your hearts out. xx

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Trainor

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Sweater: Poshmark | Jacket: Forever 21 | Pants: Abercrombie & Fitch | Shoes: c/o Wet Seal

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

I’m not sure what came over me today. Before running out the door to take these photos I had palazzo pants and this sweater on (a total Meg outfit if I do say so myself), but at the last minute I decided to change into something more… sporty? These A&F pants are my designated interview pants and I never thought they would make their way onto the blog, but here they are. I paired them with this new sweater that I got via Poshmark. I bought some new jeans from THIS closet and Jasemine threw in this sweater for free!! It was insanely windy this morning (and now it’s insanely snowy as per usual) so I threw on this varsity jacket.

On another rote, I feel like it’s about time that I talked about Meghan Trainor’s debut album, Title. It is a total feel-good album and I’m genuinely obsessed with the whole thing. My favorite songs include “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” ft. John Legend, “Mr. Almost”, “My Selfish Heart” and “Title”. Warning: these songs are insanely catchy and you will be singing them everywhere you go.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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