Culver City

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Romper: Wet Seal | Sandals: Marshalls | Backpack: Urban Outfitters via. Poshmark | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters

(Photography by Brooke Helstrom)

Culver City

So I arrived in California two weeks ago, ready for the endless sunny days and ecstatic to wear cute summery clothes 24/7. Quickly I learned that I didn’t pack enough suitable clothes for 90+ degree days weeks, and I also didn’t pack enough clothes in general. I was blowing through my flowy shorts and crop tops like nobody’s business, and soon enough I had nothing loose/cool/comfortable enough to wear in this ridiculous California heat. In my two weeks at school so far I’ve learned that rompers are the solution to this heat problem. I bought this romper online from Wet Seal and I’m obsessed. It’s perfect for casual occasions with sandals and backpacks (like so) or dressed up with wedges or booties. It also has pockets. Casual. Love it. Going to wear it every day. Never going to take my hands out of my pockets. Oops. 

Today my floor (BK 3 represENT) traveled on the metro to Culver City to see… wait for it… a production of Harry Potter Hamlet. It was fantastic. We were college kids in a sea of children and umbrellas, but it was fun nonetheless. We grabbed some In-N-Out, went to Trader Joes (bought a succulent for our room (her name is Karl)), and then hopped back on the metro.

Tunes

All Of The People” Panama Wedding is all I can listen to lately. If you walk by my dorm, there’s a 94.78 chance you’ll hear me blasting it.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Reflections

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Romper: Marshalls | Shoes: Birkenstocks

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Burlington, VT

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It’s been exactly a week since I left my home on the shores of Lake Champlain. Since then I’ve been home, I’ve moved to California, and I’ve started college. It’s crazy how the best things in life go by so quickly. I’ve been staring at these photos of Kiwi night for the past two weeks and I have to say they’re some of my favorites. Sunsets, rompers (especially super soft ones on super sale from Marshall’s), and summer sisters – what else could you need? Also I ombréed my hair again! Zoe and I did it together one night off at camp and it was terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I really like how it turned out. Now that I’m looking through these photos I’m realizing that you can’t see it very well at all, but if you’re up to date with me on instagram you’ll see it more often.

Tunes

I know I talked about this one already, but it’s just perfect in describing the past week for me. “Reflections” by MisterWives is just incredible. If you didn’t listen to me last time, do yourself a favor and do it.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Bloom & Grow

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Shorts: Keen LA | Top: c/o ASOS | Shoes: Birkenstock

(photography by Zoe McPheron)

Tunics

This flower strewn pathway is something that catches my eye every time I go to and from camp. On my last day off with Zoe I forced her to drive me up the road and take pictures. It was totally worth it, if you ask me. I’ve been dying to do it all summer. I was unsure about the color of this shirt when I ordered it online, but I’m obsessed with it. It’s the softest thing I’ve ever touched, and comfort comes first (ok, maybe second) when it comes to days off at camp. Speaking of comfort, I haven’t been able to take my Birkenstocks off. They’ve fully broken in and I find myself wearing them for some portion of every day. I wear them with socks sometimes, too. I think my baby blue rubber ducky socks go perfectly. I guess Vermont has officially rubbed off on me. That’s what I get for living here for 9 weeks!

Tunes

This House Is A Hotel” by The Wind And The Wave – This song was used in the play I was a part of at camp and I can’t get over how beautiful it is. I’m staking out some time in my crazy schedule to learn it on guitar, that’s how much I love it.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

La Lune

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Top: Urban Outfitters via. Poshmark | Shorts: thrifted | Shoes: Vans

(photography by Maddie Seibold)

Sam Mazza’s Berry Farm

Berry picking is one of the most relaxing (yet filling) experiences I’ve ever had. When I’m on my days off I eat a ridiculous amount of food (breakfast was pancakes and fruit, then we picked berries, then lunch was a burrito, dinner was asian noodle stir fry and then dessert was more berries). Camp food is great, but its the little things in life like lettuce and fruit that I miss most. So, of course, I loaded up on real people food on my day off. I had been hoping to berry pick for a few weeks and I was so glad I finally got to do it. It’s really hard, figuring out which blueberries are perfectly ripe and digging through the raspberry bushes for bright red fall-off-the-stem berries. It’s also extremely difficult to not eat the berries right of the bushes. I must have payed for as many berries as I ate on off the bushes in the hour or two that I wandered through the berry farm.

Just because I’m at camp now doesn’t mean I’m not still on my Poshmark kick. I got this shirt, which is still available in Urban Outfitters btw, for $12 (as opposed to thirty something). It arrived right at camp in three days and it was in great condition. God, Poshmark rocks. Can you tell I like Poshmark? I also got these shorts at this crazy thrift store, Downtown Threads, in Burlington, VT and I love them way too much. I’m not sure if its the color or the fact that they fit perfectly tight at the waist and perfectly loose everywhere else, but they’re amazing.

Tunes

Little Mix is officially back in my life. “Black Magic” is so catchy and classic LM, it’s another one on my wake-up cabin playlist.

Peace n blessings

Meg

Banquet

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

(photography by Zoe McPheron)

Tunics:

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