Golden

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Top: Hollister | Skirt: Missguided via Poshmark | Jacket: Thrifted | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Lulu*s | Bag: Urban Outfitters via. Poshmark

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

“When will you ever wear a gold faux-leather skirt?” they asked. I didn’t know, but it was $12 and I had to have it. Poshmark can be dangerous like that. I could see myself wearing this skirt out and about in LA with white converse high-tops and a cropped tank or dressing it up with a black cowl neck sweater, tights and booties for the holidays. Apparently I could also see myself wearing it today, a semi-cold Saturday where I had a paper to write and a nap or two to take. I also felt like wearing my prom shoes from last year was a good idea, but all it did was remind me why my feet hurt for approximately 11 days after prom night… ouch.

I’m sorry for not having my stuff together last week – I was going crazy with school ending and work wrapping up, I had negative down time. But any who I’m back and there are a few posts coming this week to make up for it!

SOTD: “Golden” – the Vamps. It’s quite old and I’ve been listening to it for a few months now, but it’s way too catchy not to share. Also the title matched my skirt, and I’m a sucker for when things like that work out.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Froot

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Top: Madewell  | Skirt: ASOS via Poshmark | Sandals: Marshalls | Bag & Sunnies: thrifted

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

While wandering around a little park in my town with my sister/photographer extraordinaire we came across this weeping willow tree. There was a sliver of an opening on the side and and underneath was a mossy, green wonderland. It was the perfect background for my fruity (or should I say frooty) shirt and my new denim skirt. I’m obsessed with the flare at the bottom and the details on the front and sides. It was also perfect for the weather – the denim is really thin and stretchy so it’s really comfortable for humid days and the Madewell top is light and airy.

SOTD: I’ve been a fan of Marina and the Diamonds for as long as I can remember. She was the opening act at my first concert (Katy Perry) and her music has gotten better and better since then. Her newest album FROOT is like Electra Heart on steroids – but a good kind of steroids. The vocals are amazing like always but the lyrics are a million times more amazing. They’re so raw but so real. My favorites off the album are “Froot“, “Blue” and “Forget“. Go listen!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there (especially my mom – you rock). You’re all amazing.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Bloom

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Skirt: Urban Outfitters (available  here) | Top: Forever 21 | Chambray Shirt: Bass | Shoes: c/o Wet Seal (similar here)

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

There are these magnolia trees in my backyard that are green/bare for 48 weeks of the year, but for about 4 weeks their blooms are magnificent. They bloomed almost a month late this year, which was sad, but it has made early May so much happier – especially the mornings. My sister took these photos one morning before I went to school (yes, no more school uniform for me!!!) and the combination of the petals on the ground and the sunlight was A+. I took my second AP exam today, a three hour english exam where I basically wrote for two hours straight, so I’m very surprised that I came home exhausted, wanting to write a blog post. Maybe it’s the freedom from annoying prompts or the lack of time constraints that appealed to me and my basically dead right hand…

Yes, I’m still talking about my Urban Outfitters order from way back when. I loved the tiny print on this skirt. From far away it looks like tiny little polka dots. Maroon and coral is also a great color combo, especially in this pattern. The print is small enough that you could pair it with a big print in neutral colors on top or throw a chambray button down over a white crop top. I’ll definitely be wearing this a lot this spring and summer (and next year in warm and sunny California!!). It’s so easy to throw on and dress up or dress down!

SOTD: I also downloaded a bunch of new music today, but I’ve already l listened to this one 15 times… oops? Do your ears a favor and listen to “Get Out” by Casey Abrams.

Peace n Blessings (and for those of you taking APs I send good vibes your way)

Meg

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Decision Day

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Shirt: ebay | Dress (worn as skirt): Brandy Melville | Hat: USC Bookstore

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Ah, May 1. Decision day, college day, deposit day, whatever you choose to call it: if you are a high school senior you have come to hate love know this date very well. For those of you who who aren’t high school seniors, May first is the day high school seniors officially decide where they will be attending school for the next four years. It is a very exciting day and it gives seniors the perfect excuse to get all decked out in their school gear and colors!

I am absolutely ecstatic to announce that I will be attending the University of Southern California for the next four years! I honestly can’t believe I am going to be living and fighting on** in southern California; I cannot wait. I will be majoring in Business Administration at the Marshall School of Business and I’m so ready to start taking real business classes at such a great University. The spirit of the Trojan Family is absolutely infectious and it’s literally everywhere – even in New York. I am so excited to be starting this new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to see where my education takes me!

**BTW: “Fight On” at USC is a huge deal. No it’s not a peace sign, it’s a V for Victory. And to quote the USC website, “it’s not a number 2 because we’re always number one. It’s hello. It’s goodbye. It’s good luck. It’s a form of communication that every Trojan understands”. Basically it’s a secret handshake, minus the secret part.**

On this fine Decision Day I sported a vintage USC shirt layered over a striped dress. For some reason I can’t seem to pull off the whole t-shirt and jean look… I guess that’s something I’ll have to learn in So-Cal. Colleges must make bank on school gear because it’s expensive. I scored this vintage USC shirt for $5 on ebay (or should I say ebae) and sure it’s not brand new and sure it’s a little small, but it has more character than a shirt with big block letters across the front. This is just a taste of my trojan-ness to come, so if you want to stay up to date with my college happenings make sure you follow along on instagram!

And what would a college post be without a high school musical jump?

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Peace n Blessings (AND FIGHT ON)

Meg

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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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