#StarsAndStripesAndMapleSyrup | Concert Post

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know that I am a concert junkie. Even more than a concert junkie, I am a boyband concert junkie. One Direction, Hollywood Ending, even Big Time Rush. Concerts are my jam.

Last night, I attended the 5 Seconds of Summer concert with Jackson Guthy (my prom date) as the opening act. 5SOS (pronounced  five sauce), aussie boyband of four, has been climbing the charts with the recent release of their EP, “She Looks So Perfect”. I met these lovely lads last summer at their first headlining show in New York and I was even happier to be a part of their second. 

The concert started off with Jackson Guthy, singer-songwriter prom date extraordinaire. This is the third time I’ve seen Jack live (and the second at Best Buy Theater) and he just gets better and better, and so does his music. One of my absolute favorites (apart from his new single “Young & Single”, of course) was “Legacy”. Hopefully I’ll get act together and post a video on my youtube channel with clips from the concert and this song, and I know the “junior year” excuse is getting old, but it’s junior year… Anyways, great show Jack, you never disappoint.

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Next came the Aussies, 5SOS. Playing a mix of covers (like “What I Like About You” and “Teenage Dream”) and original music, these boys put on quite the show. Their first headlining show in New York was an acoustic set, so I never really heard all of their music live. The whole waiting-in-line-for-two-hours-to-get-a-good-spot thing didn’t work out so well so my friends and I ended up in the back, but it is still one of my favorite concerts to date. Everyone was enjoying themselves and everyone was having a good time (even the parents in the back with us). My favorite songs of the set were “Disconnected” and “Heartache On The Big Screen”, available on their new EP. My words of wisdom: the next time they come to your area, do everything in your power to see them. It’s so worth it.

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I also met up with Jackson and his friend Ray (who doesn’t really understand the whole “blog” thing) after the show! See you guys in 41 days…

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And s/o to my friends Sophia, Leah and Rachel who put up with me the whole night, y’all rock, never change.

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Peace n Blessings

Megan

Easter

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Shorts: Keene LA | Top: Nine West | Jacket: Zara | Sandals: Dolce Vita

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

I always take Easter as an opportunity to channel my old preppy self. The phase ended when I entered a Catholic School were polos were mandatory… (and yes, I used to wear them every day to public school by c h o i c e). So yes, pastels and sandals were perfect for mass and late lunch with the fam. I hope you all had a lovely Easter/normal Sunday.

Side note: it’s weird to think that only a few posts ago I sported these shorts because I wear so many other things that don’t make it to the blog (mostly v-necks and jean shorts, but still).

p.s.s go vote for my friend’s friend who is in the final running for the Best Summer Job (aka a Jack Wills Seasonnaire). Go vote Margaux Will !!

 

Peace n Blessings

Megan

Just Right

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Top: Brandy Melville | Skirt: Marshalls | Sweater: c/o Wet Seal | Boots: c/o Wet Seal

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

I guess you could say I’ve been living in this sweater and these booties the past few weeks. This spring-ish weather calls for a sweater (almost) every day and these cutout booties give my outfits just enough edge to go around. This skirt, though, is something a little out of my comfort zone. As a girl with a long torso, I live (and NEED to live) in high waisted everything, so usually, drop-waists are a no-no. But the crop top/floral drop-waist/sweater/booties combination was JUST right (and perfect for a girls night out).

And p.s. can we talk about this borderline stalker photo my friend took from my bedroom window of my sister taking photos for my blog? Now I understand what people think when they drive by our house and stare…

 

Peace n Blessings

Megan

She Was Number One

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Top: Urban Outfitters | Shorts: Keene LA | Jacket: Forever 21 | Shoes: Vans

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

When I saw that I was the number ONE blogger of the day (for three days straight) on Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click I could not contain my excitement. I also couldn’t stop thinking about that one Spongebob episode about the drink cup hat with a #1 on it… “He was number one!”. Knowing I was number one put me in a sporty mood. Whenever I think of winning something or being number one I think of sports competitions and games; this sporty influence fits in perfectly with this spring’s athletic trend. Trust me, you won’t be seeing me sporting Nike mid-calves with heels any time soon, but my Varsity jacket will be making more appearances. Don’t forget to vote for me and bring me back to the top 100!

Song of the day: “La Da Dee” by Cody Simpson

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Peace n Blessings

Megan

Guest Post: Festival Inspired

I know what you’re thinking… that’s not Megan! And yes, you’re right. I teamed up with Madison Martine for a festival inspired guest post. I found her on Teen Vogue’s fashion click and instantly started following her blog. She has a unique laid-back personal style (and an awesome youtube channel), so make sure you go check her out!
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Happy Friday! Since Coachella starts this weekend we thought it would be perfect to do festival inspired looks! When I think of festival outfits, I automatically think of crop tops, high waisted shorts, and a bohemian style sweater! I personally love the festival style, and I wish I was going to Coachella! Maybe next year! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I hope you come check out my blog! Thank you Megan for having me on your blog!
xo,
Madison Martine
My Outfit Details:
Sweater: Aeropostale
Crop Top: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: American Apparel
Shoes: Converse
Necklace: Stella & Dot

PreProm

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Top: Gap | Sweater: c/o Wet Seal (similar) | Shorts: Keene LA | Shoes: c/o Wet Seal (similar) | Bag: Forever 21

(Photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Prom is one of those events that goes on and on and on… (As well as Ring Day… BUT CAN WE ALL APPRECIATE MY RING). I mean, there is pre-prom, the drive to prom, the actual prom, after prom; it’s basically never ending. While I have 61 days to go until my prom, my friend Julia’s prom was last night! I went to pre-prom aka a picture extravaganza and was officially put in charge of her phone. Boy did I take a lot of pictures (including a selfie or two). I got to test out my new polaroid and break in these gorgeous shorts. As you know by now, high waisted/printed anything with pockets are my weakness, and these fit all of my needs. I guess it’s another sign that LA is the place to be for college.

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Peace n blessings

Megan

Ring-Day Eve

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Pants: Brandy Melville | Top: Urban Outfitters | Wedges: Tommy Hilfiger | Bag: Grandma’s dress-up bin

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

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If you went/go to an all girls school you know there are traditions upon traditions. Ring day is possibly the only thing Juniors look forward to at my school. In the midst of crunch time for AP classes and the start of the third (and final) trimester of school, we girls get a whole day to ourselves. It is a day filled with class bonding, speeches, and, most importantly, our senior class rings. Engraved with our graduation year and our initials, these rings will keep us girls in each others’ minds as we set off in different paths for college. But for now, we have these lovely ring warmers and lots (and lots) of food.

Cheers to the class of ’15 (and a special nod to those who asked if this outfit would be on T&T).

Song of the day: “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors, quite appropriate if I do say so myself.

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Peace n Blessings

Megan