Like Real People Do

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Dress: Brandy Melville | Sweater: c/o Wet Seal | Shoes: c/o Wet Seal

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

 

If you couldn’t tell from the overwhelming presence of black and white in this post, I have found my new favorite color combination. It’s just so crisp and simple (and it makes print mixing oh so easy). Speaking of favorites, this dress and braided hair-do are also up there on my list of newfound obsessions. The tent dress is the most comfortable thing I have EVER owned, and has easily transitioned from a shopping bag into my wardrobe. And these braids? I get major intergalactic space-chic/three year old/Miley Cyrus vibes from the pigtail dutch braids, and I am in total love.

This weekend was quite cold, and coming from a warm blooded, “it’s never too cold to wear a crop top” kind of gal, that’s saying something. I guess I just wasn’t expecting to be wearing a sweater in September. It was perfect sweater weather, though, so I thought I would act like real people do and put on a sweater in the cold weather (and how cute is this asymmetric printed one from Wet Seal?).

Song of the day:  “Like Real People Do” by Hozier is quite possibly the most relaxing song I have ever heard. It is perfect for stress relieving and studying (and just listening to for good vibes).

 

Peace n Blessings

Megan

NYFW

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Dress: Forever 21 | Socks: Urban Outfitters | Boots: c/o Wet Seal | Bag: E.B. Barret Boutique | Necklace: a gift! | Bracelet: Italy

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

 

New York Fashion Week

It’s that time of year again. The time where the most fashionable people gather in a different place every year to appreciate everything the most talented designers (and street style mavens) have to offer. I was lucky enough to again be a part of the NYFW scene. I attended the August Getty Atelier show last night. I knew that his vibe was edgy and young so I went to town tearing apart my closet to pull together this look. The semi-sheer semi-cutout top of this dress usually calls for a black tank underneath, but following the edgy vibes of Getty’s designs and the budding street trend, I wore a black bralette to let the cutouts show. I reused my prom clutch which screams “look at me” and paired my favorite leather booties with socks (a total Megan staple).

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The show was fantastic. The designs were definitely edgy, but not overwhelmingly so. There were daring mini dresses with delicate metallic designs and pastel flowing dresses with major cutouts. It was a refreshing mix of vibes, colors and styles and I cannot wait to see what August Getty designs next!

 

Until next season NYFW…

Peace n Blessings

Megan

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Top: Nordstrom BP, Lush | Jeans: American Eagle | Sandals: Marshalls | Bracelet: Italy | Earrings: Claire’s

 

Happy birthday to you, you are turning TWO, happy birthday Tunes & Tunics, happy birthday to you! 

It’s absolutely crazy to think that two years ago today I sat down to write my first post on Tunes & Tunics. It feels like it was only yesterday that I came up with the name whilst walking back from Pilates class. I have no idea where it came from, but I’m glad it has taken me thus far. Tunes & Tunics has become a part of my life in a way I never thought it would, or even could, have. I want to thank everybody who reads this post and everyone who has ever come across my blog for taking the time to read my rambles.

This special occasion called for a few of my favorite things. High waisted jeans (that are not only super high waisted, but comfortable), a periwinkle top and a bracelet from Italia. This summer could be easily categorized as a periwinkle/cornflower blue filled summer. Every time I went shopping, or even shopped online, I found myself picking out everything and anything in a calming shade of blue. Socks, a dress, this top, even a scrunchie.

 

Playlist of the Day: and a very special playlist at that. All of my favorites in one playlist.

 

Thanks again to all of you amazing folks, you’re the best.

Peace n Blessings

Megan xxx

 

One Direction | Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee

My life is about to (and already kind of has) become all about college. Last spring break was all about California college visits, my summer was about the essay and starting applications and last week was about Nashville. I visited a school in Nashville and it was possibly the shortest trip of my life, but it was just enough time to get a feel for the city. And what better way to get a feel for Music City than to attend a concert?

This was my fifth One Direction concert and my fourth time seeing 5 Seconds of Summer live. Absolutely absurd, I know, but these concerts have never disappointed. There is something indescribably magnetic about going to a One Direction concert. People dance in their seats, sing along to their favorite songs, meet up with old and new friends, and for some, attending a One Direction concert is a dream come true. While my dream has come true five times over, I still relish every single second of every concert. And let me tell you, there is nothing more exhilarating than being a part of a stadium of 60,000 fans singing (or should I say screaming) along to “Little Things”.

Here are my favorite songs from the concert-

“Disconnected” – 5 Seconds of Summer (a last minute add on to their set)

“Voodoo Doll” – 5 Seconds of Summer

“Better Than Words” – One Direction (quite possibly my favorite from the entire concert because of how much fun the boys had whilst singing it and the sick graphics on the screens of the set)

“Through The Dark” – One Direction

“Diana” – One Direction

“Half A Heart” – One Direction (even though it wasn’t actually sung at the concert, it is by far the best song on Midnight Memories and is worth mentioning)

 

Overall, the Nashville stop of the WWA tour definitely is up there on the charts of my favorite concerts. It was a lot of fun exploring Music City and going to a new venue for an amazing concert! To see what I wore and video clips from the concert, watch this!

 

Peace n Blessings

Megan

Ugly Heart

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Dress: Oasap | Sweater: H&M | Boots: c/o Wet Seal | Ear Cuff: Claire’s

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Home

Back to reality (whoop there goes gravity). Man does it stink being home. This summer has been a traveling summer for me, going from Italy with school to Hollywood with Jackson to Vermont with my second family to Tennessee with my mom for college visits, with another college trip on the horizon. I’ve been away way more than I’ve been home this summer, and while home is much more boring than any of the amazing places I have been this summer, it’s nice to have my own space again… and my closet. It’s great to not be living out of a trunk/suitcase.

Yesterday I took full advantage of my closet (and I needed to) because I had my first Nordstrom BP Fashion Board meeting! Seven other girls and boys and I met to learn about BP, the Fashion Board and our upcoming projects! It was so much fun and I can’t wait to go to my next meeting next month. This is what I wore to that meeting, which is a total mix of my travels this summer. I fell back in love with these Wet Seal boots after my trip to Nashville and this sweater came home with me from California. This dress, however, I ordered online before my month at camp and I was more than excited to come home to it!

Song of the Day: “Ugly Heart” by G.R.L. – I return from camp every summer with a list of new songs to get, which in my mind are hit summer songs. But non-camp-goers, whom have access to the radio and iTunes every day, have a different set of hit summer songs which are actually known by more than me and my cabin. This song is one of those songs. I jammed to it way more than I should have at camp and came home expecting everyone to know it, which of course they didn’t. It’s still summer and there’s time for this song to become your summer song, too.

Peace n Blessings

Megan

Makeup by One Direction


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When I found out One Direction was coming out with a makeup line I laughed a little bit. These guys have done everything! Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a fan before they released anything across the Atlantic Ocean, but they’ve blown up so much it’s hard to think of them as my little secret anymore. But a makeup line? I did not expect much other than bright makeup embellished with as many 1D logos as space permits. But, being the die-hard fan that I am, I had to try it.

With three makeup sets being released, each one is named after and inspired by each of their albums, Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories. I was pleasantly surprised when the first makeup set of the collection arrived at my doorstep. While the Up All Night makeup tin has a removable cover adorned with the boys’ faces, the inside of the tin is face and (basically) logo free. The set includes fun and bright pieces, mirroring the vibe of their first album, which has bubblegum pop and summery songs. There is a lively eye shadow palette, fun stencils to decorate the tin, blue chubby eyeliner, pink lipstick, bright lip-gloss, turquoise shiny nail polish and black mascara. The makeup is packaged nicely, too. There are subtle One Direction logos on each of the products, but from afar you cannot tell, which is nice for non-superfans and general makeup enthusiasts.

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While all of the packaging quickly earned an A from me, I did not expect much of the makeup itself until I tried it. The pigment of the eye shadow and the “Stand Up” eyeliner are surprisingly high quality, and there is a good variety of colors if blues are not your go-to shades (I stuck with the blush pink “More Than This”, the taupe “Gotta Be You” and the lightest shade of blue “Save You Tonight”). The “Little Black Dress” mascara is also unexpectedly high quality. It does not clump at all and it has officially replaced my Benefit mascara. I love the “Na Na Na” nail polish, too; it’s not too thick or thin and it has the perfect amount of shine.

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I sported my Up All Night look to the One Direction Where We Are tour stop in Nashville! Stay tuned for a concert post and a get ready with me video!

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Go get your hands on your very own Makeup by One Direction set; I can’t wait to try out the rest of them!

Makeup by One Direction US Release Dates:

Macy’s – August 11th

Stage Stores – August 25th

Dillards – August 25th

Beauty Brands – August 25th

Lord and Taylor – August 25th

International dates – TBD

 

This product was given to me for a review, but all opinions are my own.

Peace n Blessings

Megan

Kiwi Night

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Jumpsuit: Forever 21 | Necklace: Kiwi Disc and St. Christopher’s Medal

(photography by Kathryn McSherry and Zoe McPheron)

Colchester, VT

You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to write about the silver disk that graces my neck every day. As you should know by now, I spent the last three and a half weeks at my sleep away camp, Camp Dudley at Kiniya. This silver disk, known as a Kiwi disc, is something awarded to someone at the end of their fourth summer at camp. While there is a legend about a Kiwi bird and something about four years and its home, none of us Kiniya girls really know it at all (or know if it’s even true). Anyways, Kiwi day has been a longstanding Kiniya tradition and is something all of us look forward to. Thanksgiving dinner followed by the presentation of the disks and topped off with candles on the water and a dance, Kiwi day is one of the best of each session.

On my recent trip to California, I picked up this jumpsuit in, none other than, Forever 21. I honestly first picked it off the rack because it was on sale and because it looked crazy, but the longer I wore it in the dressing room, the more I fell in love. While it probably wasn’t the best thing to wear whilst putting candles on the water, it screamed “me”, and if I’ve learned anything from camp, it’s to be me. 

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Peace n Blessings

Megan