Easy, Breezy

DSCN1973DSCN1975DSCN1985DSCN1987IMG_2643In the heat of summer there’s only one way to keep it cool when you can’t get to the beach… sundresses!

I’ve always had the hardest time finding cute summer frocks on a budget of a full-time student, part-time ice cream scooper, but the sale rack has always been my best friend. This dress is breezy take on the ever-popular swing dress which I really feel can compliment every body type. I was wary to try one on at first because I was convinced I would look like a was wearing a sac, but now, as much as I shouldn’t admit this, I have at least three hanging in my closet (or lying across my bed, take your pick).

The small, receptive pattern of this American Eagle dress instantly drew my attention. I felt that because of the high, halter neck I felt accessories should be kept to a minimal so I attempted to enhance the boho-vibe with an old pair of gold leaf earrings and my favorite Alex and Ani bangles.

Summer is a season to go bolder and play with colors so I thought, why not take a risk and live colorfully?

(Fun fact: Live colorfully is also the slogan of one of my favorite brands – and the designer of my purse seen in my last postKate Spade.)

Hopefully you’re not all boiling in this July scorcher, and yes, my makeup and hair both melted shortly after these photos were taken!

 

Until next time!

xo,

Megan

 

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Dress – American Eagle

Sandals – Jack Rogers

Bandeau – Aerie by American Eagle

Earrings – Claire’s

Bangles – Alex and Ani

 

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All That Glitters…

IMG_2272DSCN1748DSCN1744DSCN1770DSCN177713332944_10209908218886431_1828305311065170076_n13346788_10209908221006484_1449231853067684637_nDSCN1741So yes… it’s been a full week since my first blog post and I wish I could have posted sooner, but my photographer (my amazing sister Erin) is still in school. I have been wracking my brain trying to decide what to post and it hit me: who doesn’t love sparkles? And by sparkles I mean sequins, and by sequins I mean prom dresses.

Yup, I went to senior prom a little more than a week ago and it was absolutely amazing accept for the disappointing fact that I only took two photos of just myself in my dress. Luckily I happen to really like those two photos, but my advice to anyone out there is to make sure you take photos of yourself or else you will definitely be sad as you scroll through your camera roll the next morning with makeup streaked across your face.

Shopping for a senior prom dress can really seem like a disaster waiting to happen, but I couldn’t of been happier with the dress I ended up with. My mom had dragged me to our local bridal/prom store one freezing and dreary Saturday in January and I was certainly not in a shopping mood, which you’ll learn is a rarity. After trying on dresses I had seen in the window months before, nothing was looking the way I wanted it to and I was ready to head out and go to bed if I’m being honest.

Just as I am grabbing my purse and walking to the door, the owner of the store runs down the steps, a bronze and silver sequin gown shining over her arm. She insisted that I try it on, and thank goodness I did. The dress coordinated perfectly with my pale skin and red hair, and luckily my mom was in a great mood and quickly sealed the deal on that purchase.

Come prom night, with my hair curled and my makeup freshly applied (by myself, might I add) I couldn’t be happier with the way each sequin glinted in the sunlight and, more importantly, the lights of the dance floor. Senior prom is one of very few times in your life where you get to feel like a movie star… Enjoy every minute of it, because it will be over faster than you read this post. 🙂

xo,

Megan

 

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Dress – La Femme

Shoes – Off Broadway

 

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