Banquet

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Top: Urban Outfitters | Skirt: Missguided via. Poshmark | Shoes: Birkenstock

(photography by Zoe McPheron)

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If I could wear this skirt every day of the rest of my life, I would, so there was absolutely no question of whether it would be coming to camp with me or not. It’s perfect for intergalactic extravaganzas, dress up council rings and when banquet rolled around, I figured it was perfect for that, too. I bought this lace top on one of my days off in Burlington on a super-super sale (which should be no surprise because when do I ever pay full price for something). I thought the lace / metallic / Birkenstock combination was just ridiculously campy enough that it worked, and the tee-pee in our twilight meadow was just calling my name as a backdrop for this post. I also want to give a shoutout to my JL and my Aide (Brigid and Hannah) for helping me through first session and for awkwardly asking if they could be on the blog- here you guys go!!!

Tunes:

Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne – this one is on my “wake up” playlist and it does the trick every time.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Kiwi

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Dress: Marshalls

(photography by Zoe McPheron)

Kiwi Night

One of my favorite things about camp is the view from the water. Seeing the mountains right against the lake and the sunset behind all of that is just incredible. I can’t get enough of the sun setting o’er the mountains and if I could watch the horizon from camp every day of my life, I would. Kiwi night is my favorite night at camp because we get to spend time on the waterfront, sending candles out on the water at sunset. The whole night is so beautiful. It’s also one of the two nights we get dressed up at camp, next to final banquet. I’m not sure why I gravitated towards a maxi dress, because it was a million degrees and we spend a great deal of time wading in the water on kiwi night, but I did and it happened. I love the top with the Aztec pattern and the lace up back. I’m loving camp and can’t wait to start the second session!

Tunes: “Reflections” MisterWives- it’s just so catchy, and it’s been on repeat at camp. I love love love it. 

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Midi

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Top: Urban Outfitters | Skirt: c/o ASOS | Shoes: Birkenstocks | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters

(photography by Zoe McPheron)

I’m not going to lie, I hated this skirt when it arrived at my doorstep (aka in my cabin at camp). It was too printed, too intense, too layered, too everything. There was so much going on and I was absolutely intimidated. Yes, I was intimidated by a skirt. I wanted to show off my new Birks and be all Burlington-cool, so I just wung (winged?) it. I went from hating this skirt to loving it, and I can’t wait to wear it again when I have full access to my closet, as opposed to only being able to choose from things I could fit in a trunk. Midi skirts are surprisingly versatile. They can be granola-esque, with Birks and a crop top, or they can be normal looking or even dressed up. Also, this particular midi skirt is quite easy to wear. It’s comfortable and stretchy, and the colors of the print are neutral enough to go with other colors yet bright enough to be enough on their own. I also love the modified chevron-esque print, it’s so great.

You should all check out other amazing ASOS Midi Skirts, I know I definitely will be ordering some more! They have such a wide variety of lengths, patterns and shapes, you are sure to find something to match your own style. You can even find one that will match with your Birkenstocks!

Also, shout out to Zoe M-P for forcing me to try this skirt on and pushing me to buy Birkenstocks. They both rock, and she does too. She rocks so much she made the blog. Ten points for Zoe.

SOTD: “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd. It’s so ridiculous yet so catchy at the same time I can’t tell if I love it or I hate it. As of right now, I love it, but this is definitely subject to change.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Mt. Philo

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Top: Nordstrom | Sweater: Kerisma | Shorts: Romwe | Shoes: Vans | Raincoat: Amazon

(Photography by Zoe McPheron)

Charlotte, Vermont: Mt. Philo

I love Vermont in the summertime. Working as a camp counselor is one of the most rewarding jobs and I wouldn’t want to spend eight weeks anywhere else. Earlier this week I had my first day off and it was filled with laser tag, non-camp food and a hike up Mt. Philo. The day was originally supposed to be rainy so I brought my new favorite raincoat along. It’s clear (so you can see my outfit) and I wear it all   the   time. It’s definitely one of the best amazon prime purchases I’ve ever made. The day turned out to be a bit cloudy, but it cleared up and got quite sunny once we reached the top of the “mountain” (it was more like a hill). We ate lunch at the top and hung out for a while. Overall, my first day off was a success. I’m back to normal campy things today and will be on a two day hike starting tomorrow! I’ll continue to be pretty active on my social medias and there will be another post next weekend.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Bric-A-Brac in Burlington

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Top: Romwe | Jeans: American Eagle | Sandals: Marshalls

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

I am obsessed with this top. There’s just something about the longer short sleeves and the bric-a-brac trim on the asymmetrical hem that strums my heart strings. I also love these jeans – I definitely don’t wear them often enough. Seams on jeans make an outfit 100x cooler but 10000000x more uncomfortable. I usually go for my mom jeans or my super high rise jeggings for the comfort factor, but sometimes I make the sacrifice and wear real jeans. #DoItForTheBlog, am I right? Any who, American Eagle has their stuff together with these jeans; they know what they’re doing.

By now I’ve turned 18 and I’ve spent two weeks in the woods of Vermont. Not the actual woods, but you know. I spent half of my summer at camp last year (and blogged from there, too) but this summer I’ll be rocking camp clothes for eight whole weeks. Woo!!!! I’ve stocked up some scheduled posts to keep the blog up and running while I’m up and running around in Vermont, but there will be some new posts up as soon as I can get to it! This post was the last one my sister shot before I headed off for camp without her. This old bust stop on Church Street in Burlington was the perfect spot for a last minute post. I hope you’re all having a great summer, I know I am.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Brick

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Dress: Romwe | Shoes: Converse

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

It’s been a while since the brick wall of my house has made an appearance on the blog – March 30th, 2014 was the last time I made the whole blog photographer thing easy for my sister. It’s also been a while since I’ve sported a ponytail. I loved having short hair for approximately six days, and ever since then I’ve hated it. As a past lover of french pigtail braids and high ponytails, a lob was perhaps the worst possible hairstyle I could have gone with. It’s definitely growing (thank God) but it’s still not long enough for one ponytail, so I’ve resorted to the double ponytail trick. You pull half of your hair into a ponytail higher up on your head and then secure the rest of the hair with another ponytail right underneath. When you look at it from the back, my hair looks so much longer than it actually is, and when you see it from the side it slightly resembles a faux-hawk. This will definitely be my go-to hair style this summer.

Also speaking of go-to’s, if you’re a blogger you know what I mean when I say blogging can be quite awkward. Standing in front of a camera is weird enough, so when other people (passerby’s or worse, family) stop to look, it reaches a whole new level of awkward. When I feel uncomfortable in from to f a camera my go-to pose is a jump or a really awkward contortion of my body, which I guess my father has seen me do before. He wanted to show off his blogging skills, so I let him run wild. The last photo is what happened. Shoutout to the fathers out there (and happy fathers day, dad).

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Palm

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Top: PST Los Angeles via Nordstrom BP | Jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters | Shoes: ASOS | Bag: Madewell via my friend Landy | Sunnies: Street Stand

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

If I could, I would wear this every day. It has the perfect amount of that “this is a casual outfit but it looks uber put together and chic”thing that I know I aim for (and miss) a lot. These flatforms were actually my prom shoes, and not only were they cuter and edgier than your typical prom shoe, but they were also comfortable. I wore them all night – through dancing and everything. I know you’ve seen these mom jeans before, but I can’t stop wearing them. I spent two good years searching for the perfect high waisted boyfriend jeans and I guess I’m still stuck in the honeymoon phase after a few months with these bad boys. I had seen tops with an asymmetrical hem and a slit before from Brandy Melville but I just thought they looked weird. I saw this one on the sale rack at Nordstrom and I laughed until I felt it. It’s like butter. So here it is, in my closet and on the blog. And now for this clutch; It’s my first week of summer and I have been soaking it all in: literally and figuratively. My friend Landy (shoutout to you, Landy) got me this as an early birthday present and I’m utterly obsessed. It just makes me feel happy and calm and excited about next year in palm tree filled LA.

SOTD: One I can’t seem to get out of my head since I heard it at Gov Ball, “Money All Around” by HOLYCHILD.

Happy summer!

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Governors Ball 2015

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Top: Kohl’s | Shorts: Romwe | Shoes: Vans | Sunnies: Bass | Backpack: Urban Outfitters via Poshmark

Governors Ball, Randall’s Island

I started my bucket list three and a half years ago when I started my blog, and ever since day one, going to a music festival has been number two on the list. Saturday, I crossed that off my list. I veni, vidi and vici-ed at Governors Ball and I loved every second of it. My friends Leah, Norah and Landy and I started off with HOLYCHILD, the most amazing group in the history of music. They were so fun and energetic and I love that they’ve created a whole new genre (brat pop). We got to meet them after their performance and they were seriously the nicest people. They were so genuinely interested in talking to everyone who came out to get their album signed and were so excited to meet their fans. My favorites from their set include “Money All Around“, “U Make Me Sick”, and “Happy With Me“. Next we headed off to see Marina & The Diamonds who was amazing as always. The crowd by the time she performed was exponentially greater; we went from being front row at HOLYCHILD to being lost in the back in the matter of an hour. After that we wandered around the food trucks and head-bobbed to some Kiesza in the background. Then we sat and listened to Angus & Julia Stone. I didn’t know much of their music, but the vibe was so relaxing and their vocals were so raw. We ended the night (after more food, of course) with Conor Oberst. I had never heard his music before, but my dad and my friend, Landy, were big fans. We left before all the Deadmau5 madness (#1 because 18,000 EDM fans and me and my three friends just don’t mix, and #2 we were graduating the next day) so Conor was the last act we saw. He was so calming yet fun at the same time it was the perfect way to end the night.

Speaking of food, the food was unreal. I had Korean BBQ short rib tacos with red cabbage and parsley for lunch (with a free slurpee sample on the side), I had 16 Handles and I drank milk out of a coconut. There was an entire food truck dedicated to grilled cheeses, and another with just vegan ice cream. Along with the food there were also a bunch of amazing art installments. Gov Ball wasn’t just about the music, it was about the experience. Half of the day was spent solely standing in crowds or sitting in the non-muddy parts of the grass listening to fantastic music, and the other half was filled with food eating, people-watching, art enjoying and picture taking. If you ever get the chance, please please pLeAsE go to Governors Ball! It was an unreal experience and I hope to be back on Randall’s Island next spring.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Senior Prom

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Dress: Etsy | Shoes: ASOS | Necklace: Michael Kors | Earrings: Forever 21 | Ear Cuff: Claire’s

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Oh, prom: the “quintessential event in a high schooler’s life”. A night spent getting all dressed up and dancing in uncomfortable shoes, dresses and suits to hit or miss music. I learned my lesson about prom shoes after last year’s prom… who needs sky-high heels when flatforms exist?! Nobody, that’s who. As for a dress, I bought this dress last year on Etsy and planned on wearing it to my Junior Prom until Teen Vogue stepped in. I still loved it as much as I did last year so I spared myself prom dress drama and wore it to my Senior Prom. My favorite part is definitely the back – I love low backs and this is possibly the most extravagant low backed dress I have ever worn. I also love that it had straps; strapless dresses and dougie-ing just don’t mix.

I loved spending one last night with my senior s15ters and I can’t believe we’re graduating on Sunday! But before then I am headed off to Governor’s Ball for my birthday to cross off number 2 on my bucket list. I also apologize for being MIA on the blog (again), there will be a Gov Ball post up soon and lots of summer posts in the future!

Songs of the Night: Oldies and New-ies — “Come On Eileen” Dexys Midnight Runners, “Ugly Heart” G.R.L. and “Nasty Freestyle” T-Wayne.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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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