Wednesday, September 19, 2018

DATE NIGHT PLANS FOR FALL


It's my favorite time of year and the perfect season for cozy date nights!  Whether we're staying in or going out, J and I love Fall weather and are always intentional about taking full advantage of it.  With that said, I thought I would share a few of our favorite Fall date nights with you!

- BABY, LET'S STAY HOME.
The older I get, the more this kind of night means so much to me.  Put on a pot of chili or your favorite soup, open that bottle of red wine you've been holding onto, and turn the record player on as loud as it will go.  Sometimes a Friday night dance party in the kitchen with the windows open and the cool breeze blowing through the house is nothing short of absolute perfection.

- HAPPY HOUR TURNED DATE NIGHT
A lot of times, we love seeing our friends for date night, but also want to spend a little one-on-one time together.  To us, the best of both worlds is having a HH drink with friends (in or out) and then heading to a late dinner just the two of us.  Two birds, one stone.

- SET UP CAMP SOMEWHERE NEW.
No, I don't mean actual camping because I would never do that (no, seriously), but sometimes just switching up your usual plans can turn into such a fun date night.  J and I often grab take out on our way home and sometimes it's fun to just throw a blanket in the car and take it to the park, rather than your living room in front of the TV.  In Greenville, we have a beautiful river downtown and we love to dine outside by the water on a cool night - even if it is take out.  Little things in life.

- GET OUTTA TOWN.
By far one of my favorites, but can take a little more planning than the others.  However, never underestimate the power of a good road trip!  There's something about changing your scenery for a few days and getting away from your day-to-day tasks that instantly reconnects you.  Charleston is always our home away from home and such an easy getaway spot for us, but we also love heading to the mountains this time of year.  Our anniversary is in October and for years, we used to always go to Nashville to celebrate.  It's one of our favorite cities, beautiful in the Fall, and totally fulfilled our hearts.  The last few years, we always planned something bigger + better (we thought) that was so fun, don't get me wrong, but this year -we're going back to our roots and celebrating in Nashville again.  Wherever you decide to get outta town - plan a couple of weekend trips this Fall.  I promise it will be so good for your souls!

- VINEYARD HOP.
A little north from Greenville, we have quite a few vineyards.  It's such a fun day date to head to the mountains and stop at our favorite vineyards.  Beautiful views, cool air, red wine, and a bomb cheese board - what could be better?  We love grabbing a few friends, all riding up together, and living our best lives with a day of no plans.

Whether it's at home, down the street, or in another city, there's just something about cooler weather that makes date night so magical.  What are your favorite Fall plans?

Thanks so much for stopping by, X.
M E G

Friday, September 14, 2018

THE ONE PRODUCT THAT HAS TOTALLY CHANGED MY BROWS


For the last 3 months or so, I've been using a new product that has TOTALLY changed my brows.  Not only have I noticed, but my family + friends, as well as YOU GUYS, too!  My inbox, direct messages, and comments have been filled with the question 'what are you using on your brows lately??'  I posted about the serum a few months ago and I'm back to officially share the results with two words -

IT'S AMAZING.

This serum (link HERE) is a game changer.  Here's what I've learned since using the product:

-I apply the serum to my brows each night after my skincare routine and before bed.  (I brush my brows up with a spool prior to applying.)  It only needs a couple of minutes to dry and doesn't leave any greasy or weird residue behind.  I wouldn't apply the serum in the mornings simply because I'm not sure how it would react to sun exposure.  It may not cause any side effects, but I simply incorporated it into my nighttime routine and that worked really well for me.

-After the first month or so, I could tell a major difference in the growth of my brows.  The hairs were thicker, longer, and in the best way - wilder.  After month two, and definitely three, I saw the most growth.  I stopped waxing, started tweezing, and trimmed every 2-3 weeks. (Again, after brushing upwards.)

-Be intentional about where you apply it.  Wherever you brush the serum on - hair is going to grow there so make sure your motions are consistent and in the shape you're trying to achieve.  For my brows, I wanted them to be thicker underneath and fill in in a few bald spots, as well as make my "tails" longer on each side.  It didn't take long to notice an entirely new line of hairs growing exactly where I wanted them to.

-On that note, you may have a couple to a few weeks where you think you need to tweeze simply because you're not used to seeing hair in that area.  For about a month, I had to get used to small hairs filling in and looking a bit out of place, but I promise - if you leave them alone and continue to apply the serum each night, they will fill in perfectly.  Three months later, I've achieved exactly what I wanted, although it took that long for it to look like those hairs have always been there. 

The serum is a bit on the pricer side, but if you're wanting fuller, thicker brows - it's without a doubt worth every penny.  I just ordered my second tube and I'm going to keep it up!  (Sidenote, I'm not sure what the guidelines are for using this product if you are pregnant.  If you are, please read more about the specifics before ordering!!)

If you order + try the serum - let me know what you think!  
Hope you all have a beautiful weekend - cheers, babes!

X.
M E G

*NOT SPONSORED, JUST IN LOVE.*

Monday, September 10, 2018

PULLING OUT THE LEATHER


Tee: YSL {also love this + this} | Pants: Anine Bing {this year's version - obsessed, also have/love these!} | Handbag: Chanel | Shoes: Christian Louboutin {similar here} | Sunglasses: Gucci | Rings: Anine Bing + Mejuri | Necklace: Vintage Chanel

By now, most of you know that I pretty much live in either work out clothes or distressed denim and a tank, BUT, sometimes I like to switch it up for a fun girls night.  I'm fully aware this outfit is full of investment pieces - it's not every day that I reach for the all of the most expensive pieces in my closet and create an outfit from them, but this one just seemed to pull together perfectly and I couldn't pass it up.  Actually, to be completely honest, I wanted these leggings so badly for months and couldn't quite pull the trigger, but waited for them to go on sale earlier this year and snagged them for a third of the cost!  (You all know that Anine Bing is one of my favorite designers and I've learned she has two-three major sales a year.  Most pieces I can easily justify because I wear them so often, but some of the more trendy pieces or leathers, I'll wait on.  I'll be sure to keep you posted on when the next one is!!)  I've been waiting for months to pull them out and a seventy-something degree night was about as good as it's gettin' here in the south for a while! 

Whether you go the high-end, investment piece route or not, this look is so easy to recreate.  I wear leggings constantly in the cooler months - chic tees, transition to light layers, transition to chunky sweaters.  In my opinion, you need three BLACK pairs - one light-weight pair (mine have stirrups and I loooove them), one fleece-lined pair, and one leather pair.  Covers all your basis, but I must say, the leather is just so freaking chic - I love it!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  As I'm sure you saw on instagram stories, we were coupon' it again all weekend trying to finish it before we get a few days of bad weather.  Actually, as we speak - J and his dad are out there going strong.  I sorta kinda definitely made this whole coop idea come to life and I'm pretty sure they're out there wishing they never agreed to this madness. Haha, BUT we are going to have six HAPPY chicks really soon!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, X.
M E G

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

TEN THINGS YOU NEED FOR FALL


Cozy Sweater - in my opinion, you only need about 4-5 great ones and this camel knit is a MUST have!
Cookbook - we (and by we, I mean J, cooked out of this last night and LOVED it.  Have a feeling it's going to be our new go-to for cooler weather!
Wine Glasses - cool weather calls for red wine.  And upping your glass game is always fun!
Doormat - perfect time of year to spruce up your front porch for morning coffee + happy hours!
Candle - need I say more?  One hundred percent a must!
Booties - Whether it's with denim or a leather skirt, a new pair of booties for the season is bound to put you in the Fall spirit!  I love this fun, tortoise pair.
Face Mask - preparing your skin for dry weather is a must and this jet lag mask is my absolute favorite.  I've been using it 3-4 times a week and can tell such a difference.  I also just purchased their newest mask, the overtime, and I'm waiting patiently for it to arrive!
Blanket - whether you're tailgating, picnic-ing, or having happy hour in the backyard, a good throw is a necessity. 
Birchwood - if you're like us and don't have a working fireplace in your living room, fill it with these birchwood logs.  It adds so much charm + instantly makes your space cozy!
Record Player - there's nothing better than entertaining friends + family while playing a few of your favorite vinyl's in the background.  Our record player is one of our favorite things in our home!
Soup Ladle - 'tis the season for crockpot dinners and soups!  Crockpots aren't always the prettiest, but you can pull out a fun ladle to serve with!

What are your favorite Fall must-haves?  Happy September and thanks so much for stopping by!  X.
M E G

Saturday, September 1, 2018

S E P H O R A S A L E


This weekend, Sephora is having one of their biggest sales of the entire year!  The beauty insider event (through Monday the 3rd) is determined upon how often you shop and the discount you receive  based on your 'insider level' - simply log into your Sephora account to determine which level you are!

INSIDER - 10% OFF / YESINSIDER
VIB - 15% OFF / YESVIB
ROUGE - 20% OFF / YESROUGE

Here is a list of my favorite products I use on a daily basis and can't live without - all included in the sale!  These brands are hardly EVER on sale, so it's the perfect time of year to shop + stock up!


La Mer Renewal Oil

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

OUAI Wave Spray








L'OCCITANE Almond Bath Oil

What are your favorites you're stocking up on during the sale?  I'd love to know!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy Labor Day Weekend!!  Rabbi X.
M E G

Friday, August 31, 2018

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALES


CHEERS TO THE LONG WEEKEND!

Here are the sales you need to know about, must shop, and don't want to miss -

CLUB MONACO / 25% OFF your purchase with code FALL18

J. CREW / 40% OFF your purchase with code BIGSALE

LEVI'S / 30% OFF denim + free shipping with code SAVE30

MARYSIA / 30% OFF

SEPHORA / beauty insider event

SOLID + STRIPED / 30% OFF everything with code LDW30

RE/DONE / all shorts are 30% OFF

Have a beautiful weekend, friends!  X.
M E G

THE LOVELY COOP

Happy Friday, friends -

I hope you all had a great week!  Our was pretty busy for the most part, so I'm really excited for a three day weekend.  On that note, we're officially starting the project of building our new chicken coop this weekend!!  And by we, I mean J and his dad.  Don't get me wrong - I've had a hand in the entire process so far and will continue to...all while serving drinks, trying to be their right-hand woman, and helping in any way I can!  But for the most part, they'll be the ones hard at work.

I'm so excited to create a bigger, better, SAFER, and prettier space for our babes!  It's going to take a bit to perfect, but it's going to be so beautiful.  We've already tweaked the above mock-up just a bit, but I'll be sharing the BTS with you all weekend on stories, so be sure to follow along!

Can't wait to show you the finished, LOVELY COOP!

Hope you all have a beautiful weekend - X.
M E G
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