Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekend Style

 Tee: Nordstrom | Shorts: Free People {also HERE} | Shoes: Converse | Tote: Cuyana {super similar HERE + HERE} | Watch: MK | Bracelet: Hermès | Sunglasses: Ray Ban {currently price matched & 20% off!} | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lipstick: YSL 'Le Fuchsia' #7

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Most of you know how much I love a simple, casual look and this one is just that.  I just got these cut off denim shorts a few days ago and I've already worn them so much!  Such a staple for Spring/Summer and I love the wash + fit of them.  Plus, this cozy tee is only $32 and comes in 5 different colors!  I love when a top is oversized enough to hang off the shoulder, it's my favorite!

I'm headed out of town today for a quick getaway!  Warm weather, salty air and palm trees - three of the absolute best things in the world!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Pink Pom Poms

 Dress: Tularosa {also love this}| Shoes: Christian Louboitin {super similar HERE} | Clutch: Saint Laurent {similar HERE} | Sunglasses: Cèline | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} | Lips: MAC Liner in 'Oak' + YSL #10

Whew, that was one crazy week!!  Most days, I feel like I'm staring at my computer screen for hours upon end and working like crazy, but this week, I barely picked up my laptop!  Between traveling, meetings, appointments, and getting ready for our home shoot yesterday, it's been a hectic few days!  However - TGIF, right?!  

If you're looking for the perfect dress for transitioning into Spring, look no further.  I love everything about this - the lace detail, the pom poms, the color, everything!  Also, can we talk about how classic a nude pump is?  I love how it elongates your legs and pairs so well with anything in your closet.  Such a classic, investment piece and if you're looking for a comfortable Christian Louboutin, the d'Orsay is the way to go!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  We're laying pretty low the next couple of days and enjoying time with our friends and family before another crazy week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S. - I can't EVEN wait to show you guys the photos from yesterday's shoot!  After eight months of redecorating on the brain, we celebrated that 'sigh of relief' feeling last night at our favorite restaurant with great friends and  a bottle of red wine!  Stay tuned, lovelies and CHEERS! xx.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Perfect Travel Outfit

Knowing what to wear while traveling can sometimes be tough depending on the weather, destination, or time of day, but I've created a fool proof outfit for any of those obstacles.  Your outfit can either slow down the process of running through an airport, or make it way more conveinant.  I've rounded up with six staple pieces that will not only help build your closet, but make traveling a breeze!
1. SKINNY JEANS.  Skinnies are perfect for almost anything, but they're ideal for traveling.  Not quite as casual as leggings, but just as comfortable if you get your hands on the right pair.  Plus, once you arrive to your destination, you can keep them on rotation.  If you're anything like me (i.e. - the post below), you wear white denim year around!
2. CHAMBRAY.  I absolutely love the casual, yet chic look of a boyfriend chambray top.  It pairs perfectly with black or white denim (or regular denim for that matter), and if you're headed somewhere tropical, it can double for a swimsuit cover up.  Being able to roll the sleeves up or down is a necessity depending on the temperature of your flight, and nice for when you arrive to your {hot or cold) destination.  You can also layer this with a white tank underneath for additional warmth, or for stripping off your Chambray layer if your headed to a warm weather getaway. 
3. Layering a SCARF.  Depending on the weather, you can go the travel wrap, cashmere route or the light-weight, patterned route.  Either way, a scarf adds the perfect layer to a travel look.  Since the top two pieces (white denim + chambray) are neutral, you can use this piece to add a pop of color or a fun pattern to your outfit.  Plus, a scarf can always double for a blanket on your flight, and that's a major bonus!
4. SANDALS.  (Or flats/booties, depending on your destination) Although some of my favorite shoes are either lace ups or high heeled, I always steer clear of those while traveling.  While going through TSA, taking your shoes on and off in a busy line of people can be tough.  Having a slip-on sandal or something that's easily buckled is best for getting to your gate quickly and easily.  If you want to wear a heel or lace up shoe, throw a pair of thong sandals into your handbag and change into something a little dressier once you get to your gate.
5. A chic HAT.  Now obviously, if you're traveling to a cold weather destination, you can swap this straw fedora for a wool, floppy hat or a beanie, but either way you'll be glad to have a hat with you!  When I'm packing more than one hat (which I usually am), I always keep a neutral one with me that I think I'll get the most use out of.  Wear it while running through the airport and then toss it on top of your carry on or handbag once you take your seat on the plane.  And if you're headed somewhere warm, try to double your beach hat as something you can also wear with your sundress at night, like the this one!
6. An oversized HANDBAG.  If you're anything like me, when you travel - everything ends up in your handbag.  I find everything from boarding passes and receipts to my bottled water and cliff bar wrapper.  (Sidenote- is anyone else as obsessed with Cliff Bars as I am?!)  Anyway, having a large handbag that can not only fit all of your necessities, but organize them well, is SO helpful.  Simple things like side pockets or a zippered pouch can make your life way easier when digging for something you need on the fly.  And let's be serious, who wouldn't want to travel with this gorg Chloè bag?!

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with investing in classic, staple pieces for your closet and if you can wear them while traveling, that's just the cherry on top!  I hope these tips have been helpful and feel free to leave any questions or comment below! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

White Out + Neutral Accessories

 Top: UO {old, super similar HERE} | Jeans: Current/Elliott {super similar HERE for less than $60!} | Handbag: Prada {also love THIS + THIS (less than $50) for Spring} | Hat: Brixton {on sale for $35, I'm wearing a size Small} | Shoes: Valentino | Necklace: Julie Vos c/o | Watch: MK | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} | Lips: MAC Liner in 'Oak' + YSL #10

 We had the most beautiful weather over the weekend!  And if you can't tell from my posts the last few weeks, I'm SO ready for Spring.  So I did it - I broke all the rules and pulled out the white on white early this year.  I love, love, love an all white look, but especially when neutral accessories are involved.  I just got this hat last week and I've already worn it 3 times!  I mean, anything to not have to wash your hair, am I right?!  It's the perfect shade of tan and on sale for only $35!!  #SCORE  

I hope you're all having a great week so far!  We're slowly, but surely getting everything ready for the home shoot on Thursday and I'm so excited it's finally happening!  After months and months of planning, decorating, and ordering/sending back product, I think we've officially gotten it right!  I can't wait to share it with you all soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Lovely Edit | NO. 6

Duffle Bag {perfect for a weekend getaway, also love this} | Aviator Sunglasses | Grey Tank {I just ordered this one} | Coin Necklace | White Bandana {so chic} | Denim Shorts {also love these + these} | Oversized Watch {daily staple} | Chain Link Bracelet {dupe for a DY & only $58!}| Chloè Handbag | Lace Up Sandals {dupes for a designer pair!}  | Field Jacket {only $68!}

While transitioning into Spring, I'm focusing on purchasing light layers and classic staples.  A pair of denim boyfriend jeans are such a closet necessity for Spring + Summer.  Perfect to throw on with a tee, dress up with a blouse, or over a swim suit!  And, how chic is this army green field jacket?!  I love the large pockets + the synched in waist and it's a steal for only $68!  Add a few grey accessories and finish the look with gold jewels and you have a super chic outfit, full of closet staples!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Camo + Rockstuds

 Sweater: Free People {old, love thisthis + this} | Jeans: Lovers + Friends {obsessed} | Bralette: Anine Bing | Espadrilles: Valentino | Handbag: Louis Vuitton {super similar here} | Watch: MK {just got this and LOVE it} | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} | Sunglasses: Cèline | Lips: MAC Liner in 'Oak' + YSL #10

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We spent some time in Ashville over the weekend while celebrating my mother in laws birthday and had the BEST time!  The weather was perfect and as always, the food was uh-mazing.  We spent most of the day at Biltmore, inside the house, walking around the grounds, and visiting the stables.  Then, we headed up the The Grove Park Inn for dinner and enjoyed the view, sat in front of the fire, and indulged in the most amazing grilled cheese you've ever laid your eyes on!  I mean, the view is great, but don't get me wrong, that's what keeps us going back!

I wanted to wear something that would be comfortable to spend the entire day in, but still chic + weather appropriate and this look definitely accomplished all of those things.  I've had my eye on these camo jeans for months now and once they went on sale, I knew it was time to pull the trigger.  I'm literally obsessed with them!  I threw on an oversized sweater to match my new Valentino espadrilles and love how comfortable it all was.  Perfect for spending the day outdoors, but still chic and put together!

We have a suuuper busy week and I'm hoping it all goes as planned!  J is traveling a bit, but our HOME TOUR shoot is this Thursday...finally!!  I feel like this has been SUCH a work in progress and finishing it is such a relief!  I'm sure I'll be running around like a crazy person over the next few days, but I can't wait to share it with you guys!!  Stay tuned and have a great week! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Currently Craving: SUNSHINE

{all images via Pinterest, @meganrunionmcr}

Once the sun starts to show it's face again and warm weather clothes hit stores, I always staring itching for a getaway.  By the time each season rolls around, I'm usually ready for it, but nothing quite compares to when the days get longer and hotter.  We're heading some place sunny in about three weeks, so I have nothing but palm trees and salty air on my mind.  So, I thought it would be the perfect time to round up a few of my favorites for transitioning into Spring + Summer with a few of these chic, warm weather staples:

I hope you all have a lovely, SUNNY weekend!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Insta-Lately | @meganrunionmcr

Tee | Sweatpants {obsessed, wearing a size small}
Blush {Golden Sun} | Lipstick {#10} | Lipliner {Oak} | Nude Gloss {Undressed} | Brush | Nailpolish {Before He Cheats} | Lip Maximizer Gloss | Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Bag {super similar HERE}
Lace Dress {If you're in Greenville or SC, you can pick this up at Monkees of the Westend}
Sweater {Champagne, wearing an xs} | Jeans {current faves} | Watch: Tory Burch | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} | Coffee Mug: Parris Chic Boutique | Lips: Jouer ' Whitney' | Couch: Pottery Barn | Pillows: West Elm + Anthropologie {onetwo} | Lamp: Lulu & Georgia | Vintage Ashtray: Gucci {FULL POST HERE}

Macarons {sweet VDay gift from my mother-in-law} | Rockstud Pumps | Cuff | Clutch | Lip Maximizer | Ivory Watch | Lipstick {#7} | Louis Vuitton Key Pouch {super similar HERE}
Blush Jacket {Parchment, less than $100, wearing a size xs} | Jeans | Flats | Louis Vuitton 'Neverfull GM' {super similar HERE} | White Tee {less than $20} | Necklace
Blazer | Tank {my favorite!} | Jeans | Bralette | Brooch: Chanel | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} + Vintage Chanel | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo}

Be sure to follow along, @meganrunionmcr + snapchat for behind the blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fringe Blazer

Blazer: ASOS | Tank: UO | Jeans: J Brand {super similar HERE for less than $60} | Flats: Chanel {super similar HERE} | Handbag: Chloè | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} | Brooch: Chanel | Bralette: Anine Bing | Sunglasses: Cèline | Lips: MAC Liner in 'Oak' + YSL Lipstick #10

The number #1 most important thing to talk about today: it FINALLY warmed up outside!!  Haha, seriously, I'm so thankful.  I can't do the cold for much longer!  I wore this look to an early morning meeting downtown yesterday and absolutely love it.  Not too casual, not too dressy.  This blazer is such a fun addition to an all black outfit and I LOVE the fringe detail.  I added a Chanel brooch to dress it up a little, but left my {favorite} tank hanging out the bottom for a messier look.  I think the opposites pair really well together and wearing flats keeps it super comfortable.  Definitely an effortless look that could easily be dressed up after your work day is over by adding a clutch + a pair of killer heels!  Also, this blazer is perfect for throwing over dresses too, and transitions into Spring so well!

I hope you're all having a great week so far and thanks so much for stopping by! xx.

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