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Dress: Vintage | Headband: Forever 21 | Shoes: Chinese Laundry

(photography by Leah Collier)

Ah, that time of year again. I never thought much of the annual father daughter dance, but this year I truly cherished my last Bows and Bow Ties with my dad. This year’s Gatsby theme was just the cherry on top. The Seniors were graced with sequin and feather headpieces and everyone got glitzed up for the night. My vintage dress (with the to die for open back) went perfectly with my new Gatsby-esque headband. The night just left me wanting more: more dancing, more Gatsby themed anything, and more time with my father.

My homie Ray and his friends released a new song “More” and I haven’t stopped listening (or dancing) to it! It’s utterly contagious, and I promise you’ll be dancing in t-.05 seconds.

Peace n Blessings

Megan

Night Changes

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Top: LF | Sweater: H&M | Jacket: Forever 21 | Jeans: American Eagle | Shoes: Old Navy

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

Does it ever drive you crazy, just how fast the night (the weather, the color of the leaves, and your favorite song) changes? If you’re confused, you obviously haven’t pre-ordered One Direction’s album Four that’s dropping tomorrow. If you’re not into the whole album buying thing, go pick up Night Changes, their most recent single (and currently number two on the charts) right now. The song has beach boys vibes and features strong instrumentals and harmonies, not to mention killer lyrics. The bubblegum pop boys in color coordinating outfits are gone. This album is more folky/rock/instrumental than One Direction has ever been before, and it is attracting all sorts of attention.

Speaking of changes, this whole fall changing to winter thing is all too much and all too early. Yes, I do love the red leaves of my neighbors’ tree, but having to layer up is not my cup of tea. On the other hand, my new leather jacket is surely helping me through the thirty degree afternoons. With my short hair I am still getting used to, this leather jacket adds an extra punch of edge. For now, I can handle the cold with just my jacket. I’m just glad it’s not snowing… yet.

Song of the Day: “Night Changes” – One Direction. Seriously. It’s fantastic.

Peace n Blessings

Meg

All About It

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Flannel: Vermont Flannel Company | Skirt: Urban Outfitters | Kicks: Converse

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

If you couldn’t tell, I chopped off nine inches of my hair. Nine inches. I remember setting a goal in seventh grade to grow my hair to my waist and never cut it until it was past that. But look at me now; I have a lob, and I’m all about it. While at first I was afraid that this lob would make me look childish, it actually made me look older. Having mature hair is fun because it allows you to be mature or still be a kid (hence the mini pigtails). It also makes me feel super edgy. My long(er) hair was more boho and was almost always braided, but having a short choppy ‘do is new territory.

I’m also all about this flannel-wrap-shirt thing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not something you can roll out of bed and create, it takes practice. But it’s an oh-so-cool way to wear a flannel without layering it or looking like a lumberjack. And adding onto my long list of “all about it”‘s,  I have found myself fooling around with collages again. I’m thinking of making it a once a post deal… thoughts?

Song of the Day  (it if wasn’t obvious): “All About It” by Hoodie Allen ft. Ed Sheeran

Peace n Blessings

Meg

So Long

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Dress: Urban Outfitters | Choker: Artichokerzz | Jacket: thrifted | Socks: Forever 21 | Boots: c/o Wet Seal

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

 

This is literally a post about my favorite things. My thrifted jean jacket is the best thing I have ever purchased from a very sketchy thrift store in Vermont; I bought this dress in London at Urban Outfitters, even though I could have gotten it in New York; these boots remind me of NYFW; and “So Long” is my current jam.

My homie Ray Nowak has been working like a maniac on music with his new group Dropout. The trio call themselves singers, songwriters, producers, musicians and (sometimes) rappers. Their goal is to fill the niche that Sweedish House Mafia left with a repertoire of upbeat, chill and heavy dance music. “So Long” was only released last Monday and has already made a splash in the music world. Go take a listen for yourself!

Peace n Blessings

Meg

Atlas Hands

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Top: Eddie Bauer | Sweater: Pacsun | Shorts: Threadsence | Boots: c/o Wet Seal

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

If you couldn’t tell from my lack of posts (again), I have been very very busy. With college applications due in less than a week and school work piling it up, it is safe to say T&T has sadly taken the back seat. After locking myself in my room to do work yesterday, I experimented with background music to accompany my supplement writing and came across “Atlas Hands” by Benjamin Francis Leftwich. At a very quiet volume level and on repeat for approximately five hours (119 plays to be exact), I have come to love this song and its calming qualities. (It also inspired my amateur photoshop atlas/globe hands photo… I tried).

After the announcement of One Direction’s On The Road Again Tour, the idea of college truly settled in my mind. I have no idea where I will be in a year, so I can’t buy tickets for the tour. Weird. Like really weird. And along with the whole college thing, my shorts are called “Study Abroad” shorts. Even more weird. It’s also weird because I’m wearing shorts and it is very cold outside…

Peace n (weird?) Blessings

Megan

Dreaming

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Coat: Anthropologie | Top: Mine | Jeans: American Eagle | Shoes: Old Navy

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

For the past two weeks I have been banished to the darkest room in my house to recover from my third concussion, hence the lack of social media activity and lack of posts last weekend. While my screen time is still limited, I am slowly getting back to school and life.

Life outside of my bedroom has been cold (the weather, I mean). The weather has reminded me why I am really not a coat person. I hate winter coats, especially marshmallow puffy ones. While this coat will not suffice for a New York winter, it is a perfect break from flannels in this fall weather. The colors also make me think of summer which I miss way too much.

p.s. Sorry that this post is so rambly… I’ll blame it on my concussion while I can…

Song of the Day: “Dreaming” by Smallpools. This song came up on a random playlist on 8tracks and I knew all the words. I have no idea where I heard it before, probably a movie or a commercial, but I am so enjoying having it back in my life.

Peace n Blessings

Megan

If You’re Wondering

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Top: Urban Outfitters | Skirt: Hollister | Jacket: thrifted | Boots: Old Navy | Necklace: (top) DIY (bottom) gift

(photography by Kathryn McSherry)

 

I’ve been stuck in a rut of work and the only flotation device rescuing me has been the “90s” and “2000’s Throwback” tags on 8tracks. When I tell you it’s all I’ve been listening to, I mean its ALL I’ve been listening to. The playlists are absolutely golden. They all include Aly & AJ, Gwen Stefani and some good ‘ole Weezer. Songs like “Beverly Hills” and “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” have resurfaced in my recently played playlists on iTunes. The whole throwback vibe has made me gravitate toward my choker and my thrifted jean jacket lately, and I’m definitely not complaining.

Song of the Day: just in case you’re wondering… “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” by Weezer. And yes, I know, this isn’t really considered a “throwback” of sorts, seeing as it was released in 2009, but hey, I was 12. 6th grade is quite a throwback.

 

Peace n Blessings

Megan