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

Valentine’s Day Playlists For Every Type Of Celebration

If you’re a music freak enthusiast like me, you basically have a playlist for every day of the year. But while the amount of playlists on my iTunes sidebar is quite concerning, I’m not going to stop making them any time soon. With Valentine’s Day almost a week away, it’s the perfect time to start pulling out some love themed playlists. I’ve whipped up four Valentine’s Day playlists for every type of Valentine’s Day celebration, so if you’re on the hunt for some VDay tunes, keep reading!

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This first playlist is a mix of upbeat and feel-good love songs. Ariana Grande, Weezer, Meghan Trainor, Maroon 5 – you name it, this playlist’s got it. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day party or even just singing in the shower (and don’t deny that you sing in the shower because we all know you do).

This playlist is for all you folks who are suckers for good ol’ sappy love songs. Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson, Birdy, and basically every acoustic artist ever are all together in one playlist; grab some Ben & Jerry’s because you’re in for a master mix of gut-wrenchingly sappy songs.

If you and your gal pals find yourselves (or choose to be) alone on this overrated holiday, this is the perfect playlist for you. Celebrating “Galentine’s Day” has become more popular over the past few years and honestly, I love it. There is nothing better than having a night out, or in, with your girls. Put this on and blast the volume for a no-fail Galentine’s Day celebration.

For some reason, some people break up with their significant others on (or very close to) Valentine’s Day. I personally just don’t understand, but I’ve seen it happen and it’s not pretty. If you’ve been broken up with definitely check out this playlist; it’s full of “I don’t need you”-esque songs and it’s sure to make you feel 110% better. Who needs significant others when you have music?

Have a good and musically filled Valentine’s Day everyone!

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Back On Board

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Dress: Forever 21 | Boots: Sam Edelman

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

I have a problem with buying (and wearing) seasonally inappropriate clothing. Whilst being as touristy as possible in Times Square yesterday, I stopped into Forever 21 to take a break from the 9° wind chills. I perused the winter coats and the plethora of sweaters- items that would be perfectly appropriate- but what did I walk out with? This dress: a cutout back, baby doll, printed, summer dress. Oh, I also have that “I must wear everything I buy the minute that I buy it” syndrome, which is particularly difficult with my rose-summer-colored glasses problem too. All I can say is that it’s good that I’ve come back on board with turtle necks. I would definitely have frostbite if I was still as anti-turtleneck as I have been for the past 16+ years.

SOTD: “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor. Seriously, go listen to this song. I get 50’s vibes and Sam Smith love song vibes from this song all at the same time, not to mention that John Legend features on the track. It’s a song made in heaven.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Hot & Cold

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Jeans: American Eagle | Sweater (under): Pac Sun | Cardigan: Katie Todd |  Headband: Jack Wills | Shoes: c/o Wet Seal

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

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Sure, snow is pretty to look at. It’s peaceful when the flurries are carried by the wind, up and down and around in circles. It’s quiet. I like looking at snow. Being in the snow, however, is a bit of a different story. I’ve never liked feeling cold and I have never liked wearing winter coats; that’s not a good mix of preferences if you ask me. I don’t own winter boots or rain boots (or any kind of practical shoes for that matter) so walking around in the snow requires slow steps and serious skill. So when it snows, I am far from prepared. It’s too bad that walking around in footie-pajamas all day is looked down upon…

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“Santa Barbara” by Nick Jonas. This song, available solely on Nick’s full album (which is terrific by the way), sums up everything I need in my life right now. It’s calm – who doesn’t need something calming to listen to? It’s warm hot – Santa Barbara just screams warmth. It’s steady – it’s perfect for putting on repeat for hours on end during study sessions. I’ve been there and done that more than a few times this week. Check out this acoustic version.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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ASOS

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Skirt: c/o ASOS | Top: c/o ASOS | Headband: c/o ASOS | Necklace: gifted (thanks Aunt Chris!)

(photography by Colleen Fink)

When Natalie invited me to team up with her and ASOS for an ASOS Holiday Collection post, I was beyond thrilled. #1 I love Natalie’s blog and I was so excited to be partnering up with her for a fun collaboration, and #2 I love ASOS. I haven’t actually bought a lot from the UK based brand, but I find myself surfing their website for style inspiration all the time. Their models are always dressed to a T, hair and all. After scouring their site for hours upon end and basically picking out eighty possible looks, I chose this bardot neckline top, this marsala (go color of the year!!) scalloped skirt and this headscarf. I originally planned to wear frilly socks and a striped headband with this look, but it reminded me a little too much of my ridiculously preppy days in middle school, so the headband took the back seat. Even without the stripe/scallop combo, I still felt like I needed to edge up my outfit. I threw on some tights, leather boots (because there is nothing less middle school prep than moto boots) and a headscarf with a moon and sun print. This seriously is one of my favorite looks, and not just for around the holidays; I can easily see myself wearing this skirt with a peasant-top in the spring and a chunky sweater in the fall.

Make sure you check out Natalie’s lovely blog and her ASOS Holiday Collection look, it’s adorable and I’m totally obsessed with her velvet/leather combination! (p.s. we picked out very similar looks (off the shoulder, red and black, boots) without even knowing it… so weird!!)natalie

SOTD: you all should go listen to Mat Kearney’s “Heartbeat” - it’s basically all I’ve been listening to lately and ASOS definitely makes my heart beat…

Peace n Blessings

Meg, Natalie & ASOS

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Ath-Leisure In Twenty FIT-teen

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Leggings: MPG | Sweater: Ann Taylor | Shoes: c/o Wet Seal | Bracelet: Lokai

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

2015 has already gained the title of twenty fit-teen. The first two weeks of January have been filled with diet adds on television and folks running to the gym with fitness epiphanies. This does not surprise me one bit; it happens every year. But unlike other years, athletic wear has been infiltrating the fashion scene. This fad “lifestyle” has been dubbed ath-leisure wear. Basically, it’s workout-esque clothing you put on, paired with a cardigan or something leisurely, to look like you’ve just left the gym. I’m not sure how I feel about this whole “let’s pretend we’ve worked out” idea, but designers sure are loving it. Nothing sums up the trend better than the Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration; the mix of spandexes, sweatshirts and mesh was just genius. With Elie Tahari announcing the upcoming release of his own ath-leisure collection and other companies specializing in updated athletic wear, I take back my “this will be a one time thing” prediction from when the AWxHM collab was released.

Not going to lie, I’ve been wearing this all day. It’s comfortable and warm (unlike my last post where I basically got frostbite). And if I really wanted to, I could take off this sweater and workout. I completely understand the mix of athletic clothes and leisure clothes, but I’m not sure it’s a good fit for me. Coming from someone who mixes leisure and fitness more like 75% leisure and 25% fitness (as opposed to 50/50 like ath-leisure calls for), it doesn’t quite make sense for me to lounge around in fitness gear. The idea is great, but I don’t think I’ll be sporting it again anytime soon…. get it? SPORTing it?

Peace n Blessings

Meg

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Page 2 of 365

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Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: PacSun | Shoes: Old Navy

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Page 2. A day spent drinking lots of tea, lounging in my new flannel, and denying the fact that it is still winter. As I walked around Woodbury Commons yesterday, shivering regardless of my four very warm layers, I was completely drawn to this PacSun skirt. While this is not the most weather appropriate outfit, I thought it was a good one to kick off 2015 on the blog. It’s fun and colorful, yet sophisticated at the same time. And can we talk about the sleeves on this top? Bell sleeves never felt, or looked, so good. So here’s to the next 363 days of 2015 – may they be as colorful and sophisticated (and warm?) as this first post of the new year!

Music: We’ve all heard the top 100 songs of the year countdown by now (and if you’re like me, five or six times over), so this is a new top 100 playlist for your ears: the top 100 indie songs of 2014. It’s seriously fantastic. Go listen HERE.

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Peace n Blessings

Meg

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