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

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

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

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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Knit³

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Jacket: Free People | Sweater (long): FANG | Sweater (under): Gap | Jeans: American Eagle | Boots: c/o Wet Seal | Beanie: Krochet Kids

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Sub-freezing temperatures and unpredictable snow showers this week have been anything but cute. The streets were full of marshmallow coats, waterproof gloves and (perhaps the ugliest of all) snow boots. I seriously struggle with dressing practically for the weather in winter, partly because I never change out the clothing in my closet. As a result, even in the winter I have a swimsuit drawer and a tank top drawer. To be completely honest, I’ve been borrowing a lot from my mom’s closet to stay warm in this weather because none of my clothes pass the 2˚ windchill test. Both of these nude sweaters are from my mom’s closet (thanks mom!!) and they definitely did the trick under this Free People jacket. This jacket is totally not my style but with the rough edges of the sleeves rolled up and paired with my leather boots it was just right.

I’ve recently been addicted to Poshmark. I am a total clothing hoarder (yep, I still have galaxy leggings and Victoria’s Secret PINK dolman shirts from circa 2010 taking up space in my closet) but this past week I’ve been clearing out a lot. All you have to do is take pictures of the clothes and accessories you want to sell, put a price on it and upload it to the Poshmark app. It’s literally so easy. While I’ve loved this jacket for the short time that I’ve had it, it’s time for it to be loved by someone else. So if you’re interested, stop over to my Poshmark closet and put in an offer!! (Also if you want to sell your own stuff on Poshmark, when you sign up use code BMIXF and you can get a $5 credit!) And no, in no way is this a promotion of any sort, I’m genuinely obsessed. Who doesn’t like making money and finding great deals on clothes? Nobody.

SOTD: “Gratisfaction” by The Strokes. This song is on an 8tracks playlist that I’ve been listening to approximately three times a day and it’s so catchy.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Honey I’m Good

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Top: thrifted | Jacket: Forever 21 | Dress (worn as skirt): Brandy Melville | Scarf: Urban Outfitters | Boots: Old Navy

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

I have never been a cold temperature girl but this weekend has solidified my hatred of winter. I have officially decided I only enjoy winter when there are snow flurries during history class. That’s it. It’s also extremely difficult to dress practically and still look good in the winter. I layered up like a mad woman and traded my tights for thick leggings and socks but I still was cold. This scarf was my only savior during this shoot but having a warm neck didn’t magically make my whole body warm, too. I give a lot of credit to all the people at New York Fashion Week this week who still manage to look good in this weather. They all deserve awards or cookies or medals or something. So, ahem, Mother Nature? You can make the temperatures warmer now. It’s time. Even 35° would be great.

SOTD: “Honey I’m Good” by Andy Grammer. Let’s all jam to this song and pretend we’re good and not freezing.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Mom Jeans and Stripy Things

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Jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters | Sweater: H&M | Boots: c/o Wet Seal | Phone Case: Etsy

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

There is seriously nothing better than something you buy on sale online fitting perfectly when it arrives at your door. I have been on the hunt for affordable high waisted boyfriend jeans for what feels like years so when I saw these on sale for just $20 on Urban Outfitters’ website I had to take the risk and order them. When I say these jeans are more comfortable than my favorite high waisted jeggings I mean it; there’s just something about the high rise boyfriend jean combination that is heavenly. I paired these BDG “mom jeans” with my favorite striped sweater (because the best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time) and my new “liquid metal” phone case from Etsy.

SOTD: “The Wire” by HAIM has been on repeat for the past two weeks. It’s such a catchy song and I’m absolutely obsessed.

Peace n Blessings

Megan