Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fit + Flare.

There is something so feminine about a fit and flare skirt or dress. 
I used to stay away from them, thinking I would definitely look like a cupcake if I were to wear one. 
But a dress from J.Crew Factory changed my mind. 
This one to be exact:
Looks simple enough, right? 
I dressed it up with a gold skinny belt and received numerous compliments. The perfect dress to wear to work (not too short or revealing), and then out to happy hour with your girls (add fun accessories + switch those work wedges out for some stilettos). 

Below are some inspiration photos that show you how you can achieve different looks with fit and flare!

And some of my favorite fit and flare picks that are available to purchase:
alice + olivia Fila Flare Box Pleat Dress // alice + olivia Perry Short Sleeve Flare Dress

Milly Graphic Jacquard Flare Dress // H&M Jersey Dress

Parker Naima Dress // alice + olivia Hilta Beaded Flare Dress

Steal vs. Splurge
H&M $29.95 vs. French Connection $98

H&M Circular Skirt

What do y'all think? 
Are you into the fit and flare?
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Weekend {80's Party, Baby Shower Supper Club + Birthday Celebration}

Although this weekend, we were constantly covered in pollen, we had great weather and pollen is just a sign that Spring is here! 

This weekend, we encountered our first garden fail. In typical Megan fashion, I thought the landscape place closed at 2pm on Saturday..we pull up at 1:30pm with the trailer hooked up to the truck and the gates are closed. Sign says they close at 12pm. Woops. 

So instead, my mom and I went on a hunt for 80's gear for a surprise birthday party that Cameron and I attended that night, while Cameron did yard work. Goodwill definitely came through for my outfit, but I was disappointed in their men's 80's attire. Come on, Goodwill, update your inventory already! {joking}

Here's what we wore:

It was a blast!


Sunday we had another jam-packed day. 
First up was a supper club get-together to celebrate Baby Mac, who will be making an appearance next month! It was held at a beautiful home on Johns Island that is located on Bohicket Creek. The food, weather, and the company were all perfect. 
They are not finding out the sex of the baby!
The girls
My love
Dallas was so cute when he was playing with Lane!

From Johns Island, we headed to Summerville (felt like Thanksgiving or Christmas all over again with all of the driving back and forth), to celebrate my Grandma's birthday!
See all of the pollen on the table? It had been wiped down probably only 2 hours prior to this picture. 
My sister and I were on the same wavelength that day and bought the same card. You should have seen my face when Grandma Anna was reading the card out loud, knowing that it wasn't my card that she was reading. 

We stuffed ourselves to the brim with salad, grilled chicken, cheesy potatoes, zucchini boats, and chocolate cake. Got home and watched two episodes of Breaking Bad, then it was off to dreamland. 

Hope everyone has a great week! 
I have a feeling mine is going to be very interesting...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Five.

I bought Cameron and I the Couple's Q&A A Day book as a late Valentine's present and I (I think he, too) have been loving it! It's a 3 year journal that asks you a question each day. Both of you have a space to answer the questions that range from "when is the last time you had takeout" to "I feel protective of you when _____." It's something I look forward to each day because it brings up questions that we normally wouldn't ask each other, and I love reading his answers. 
You can find the book here on Anthropologie, and also on Amazon and Ebay!

Charleston Fashion Week has been going on this week until tomorrow. I decided to volunteer this year for the first time and I had a blast Tuesday night! I acted as an usher, showing people where their seats were, and got to watch the whole runway show for free! Definitely something I will do again next year. 

Wednesday night, the Art Institute of Charleston had their own runway show. My next door neighbor happens to be a student there and had two dresses in the show! (The first dress you see below is her's!) She had been working so hard on her designs and I was so, so proud of her! 

Lilly Pulitzer, Macy's and Estee Lauder have teamed up together to help you find the perfect foundation and perfect skincare products that work best for your specific skin through their new online tools.

Once you find that perfect foundation or skincare product, make a purchase of just $35 from the Macy's website (Ebates users get 6% cash back!) and you will receive the one-of-a-kind Lilly Pulitzer make-up bag seen below, and a 7-piece make-up set! You can even choose between subtle and bold for your make-up colors. 
You must hurry though, as this offer only lasts until March 23rd!
To learn more, go here

Our garden is finally coming together!
We unloaded 1.5 tons (3,000 lbs) of compost into our raised garden beds last weekend, and this weekend we'll mix it with some topsoil. I ordered about 25 different seeds last week that should be arriving today. I will start some inside and go ahead and plant some outside. We're so excited to have fresh veggies, fruit, and herbs right in our backyards!

Our one year anniversary is next weekend!! That is so crazy to me! 
We're taking a mini vacay to Hilton Head and I am so excited to get away for a few days!

Happy Friday everyone! 
Hope you're all having beautiful weather like we are here in Charleston! :)

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Day of Spring!

Hallelujah! Now bring on the weather to match!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Greek Quinoa Salad.

This isn't exactly a recipe that's new or innovative, but if you still haven't hopped aboard the quinoa train yet, this is your chance to do so. It is so good and I am literally counting down the hours until lunch when it's time to eat this! I made a big batch of it for Cameron and I to eat throughout the week.

Greek Quinoa Salad
Recipe and photo found here.

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 and 1/2 tsp. Knorr tomato bouillon, optional but recommended!
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup black olives (or sub kalamata olives)
1 ripe medium avocado
1 cup cucumber, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese


1/4 + 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt, or to taste preference
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Check out Chelsea's Messy Apron for the rest of the recipe!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

J.Crew 40% Off Final Sale.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Can you believe I forgot to wear green today? I'm going to have to hide from all of the pinchers. 

I was going to do a quick weekend recap today, but this sale popped up in my inbox and it was too good not to share. Using code EXTRA40, you get an extra 40% (some even 50%) off of J.Crew's final sale items! There are some serious steals going on for the next 48 hours. 

As always, don't forget to go through Ebates and get 3% cash back on your purchase!
Windowpane Floral Silk Top
$88  $52.80
Everly Calf Hair Pumps
$249 $149.40
Aggie Ankle Boots
50% off with code EXTRA40!
$189.99 $94.99

Lace-Trim Swiss-Dot Top
50% off with code EXTRA40!
$69.99 $34.99
Emma Leather Ballet Flats
$89.99 $53.99

Lace-Stripe Tunic
$89.99 $53.99

Cafe Capri in Polka Dot Jacquard
$79.99 $47.99

Open Link Necklace
$99.99 $59.99

Silk Racer Tank in Antique Floral
50% off with code EXTRA 40!
$79.99 $39.99
Geometry Earrings
$59.99 $35.99

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Joss & Main.

 Although I get the Joss & Main daily emails, I don't actually look through them every day. Between too many junk emails, and not really being in the market for a specific item, they sadly get deleted too frequently. But today is a quiet day of no plans, so I actually have time to look through the website and fall back in love with it.

Click here for your invite and to get in on all of the prettiness!

Here are some of my current favorites:
Brooklyn Bench
3-Piece Aria Seagrass Basket Set

Claire Rug
Crystal Lake Coat Rack
Marla Rug in Blue
Asteria Trinket Box

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beach Date.

Yesterday, as I was driving home from work and talking to Cameron on the phone, we decided to forgo our original dinner plans and drive to the beach to enjoy the nice weather since the rest of the week was looking pretty nasty. 

I was already on my way to Publix so I picked up a sub and some chips for a picnic style dinner. 

It was so nice to do something different and spontaneous after work, instead of our normal routine! 


This guy had a blast.

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