Two Ways To Wear Work Pants

We've had quite a few requests to share more "work style," so we're bringing you two office looks today - one for a casual office environment, and one for a business casual office. We're both wearing the same pair of Express pants in different colors, and are kind of obsessed. They're so comfortable, flattering, and can easily be dressed up or down as we're showing you today! 
When I was in the corporate world, I worked in a couple different offices - one was business professional (uhg, hated having to wear a full suit every day!), and the other was business casual - much more appreciated! I pretty much lived in black pants like these (I love an ankle pant), and just rotated blouses and sweaters. Now that I work from home, I'm usually in sweats and baggy tees ;), but when we have events or meetings with brands, we want to look put together while still showing our personal style. This is a look I would wear to a meeting (or brunch/happy hour/drinks with a girlfriend), and could definitely be worn to an office with a casual dress code as well. If you like the look but have a business casual dress code, simply throw on a pair of loafers or pumps and sub a blazer for the denim jacket and you're set! 
I've been looking for a denim jacket with either embroidery or patches, so when I saw this one online I had to add it to my cart! I love the oversized fit (I'm wearing a XS), and the patches are perfect, not overly crazy. Meggan and I both bought this tee (in a small), and agreed it's our current favorite...so soft and the ultimate boyfriend fit. 
Express has so many basic pieces for work that are perfect for mixing and matching. My vest and tank (it comes in a few different colors!) would be cute with the pants Brooke is wearing for a sleek look. The vest is my favorite. I threw it on with jeans, sneakers and a tee and it looked SO cute! It really makes an outfit come together, business or casual ;)
These pants have 5 stars with over 100 reviews online - after I read them I had to order! They really do live up to the hype. The fit, style, and length are great...I definitely would recommend them. I'm thinking about getting them olive green too.
vest | cami | pants | heels | bag | sunglasses

a few more favorites...


In collaboration with Express

Ready for Sweater Weather


Hii ladies! Hope everyone had a good weekend! We flew to Dallas yesterday and are here for the week. Kyle is working and I tagged along so I can get to know our new city a little better ;) I can't believe we move in a month and a half...seriously so crazy. The Dallas news this AM said it's fall temps today and it's 70 degrees - that really made me lol! With that being said, I am so ready for sweater weather (real sweater weather). Nordstrom has so many cute ones right now, I can't stop ordering! I love the fit and color of this one and will definitely be wearing it a ton! I also got this pullover in grey/taupe (only $38!) and this off the shoulder in burgundy. I love that Nordstrom has a "sweaters under $100" tab - it makes it so easy to shop! I linked a few more of my favorites below.
I got these faux leather pants during the Nordstrom sale and have been so excited to wear them. They look like leather and are pretty comfortable. I found them to be true to size. 
sweater (wearing a small) | pants | heels | sunglasses 

I've always loved the block heel on these sandals and finally snagged them in olive - so perfect for fall. Olive is becoming one of my favorite neutral colors to wear! Okay I am off to get my day started. If you have an recommendations on where to eat/grab a coffee/favorite shops in Dallas leave them below :)

more sweaters I'm loving...
In collaboration with Nordstrom

Weekend Deals

I got so many compliments on this dress in NY! It's under $100 and also comes in blue!


This beanie is so cute. Makes us excited for cold weather!

It's 40% off pants at Express - perfect time to stock up on workwear. Love this pair and this pair!

We both got this distressed tee and love it!

This poncho is amazing and under $100! Can't decide what color I want to order...maybe both?! ;)

The perfect striped tee and only $19!

Obsessed with this faux fur vest. I can't believe it's only $38...such a steal!

Thinking I need these booties in navy!! So chic!

Sweater season is almost here. Love this chunky turtleneck sweater and this cozy cardigan. Both are under $100!

This bomber jacket is so cool. Love the print.

SHOP THE DEALS


#coffeetalk


1. What are some stores/brands that you like for cute, affordable clothing?
Meggan: Right now I am obsessed with the brand Lucy Paris - everything is SO cute and pretty affordable. I just got this top and this vneck dress. J.O.A is another brand that always has the best sweaters and dresses (can be found here and here). Blanknyc has good quality jeans and faux leather pants that are pretty reasonable. 
Brooke: Agreed with Meggan - Lucy Paris is great, and I also love Nordstrom Rack, Express, H&M, and Zara. I also just try to be on the lookout for great sales (if you check our weekend deals posts, the pieces are mostly all super affordable).

2. What are your favorite candles? Especially fall/holiday scents?
Brooke: I bought this one & looovvve the scent! I ordered this one the other day - I can't wait to get it, I love NEST candles! Also, Bath & Body Works has some of the best smelling candles for holidays, I need to make a trip there!
Meggan: I just got this maple pumpkin candle from Target and OMG it smells amazing - I seriously want to eat it! I also have a few Nest candles around the house. My favorites scents are bamboo, cedar leaf & lavender, and grapefruit.

3. I'm going to an October wedding in Minneapolis. As you ladies know from growing up in the Midwest, it could be freezing! Any dress suggestions? The event has kind of a fall boho vibe.
Love this maxi (obsessed with the ruffles and color!), this long sleeve dress, and this cold-shoulder maxi. Hopefully it won't be too cold yet but you can always bring a shawl just in case!

3. How tall are you both?
Meggan: I'm just about 5'4" ;)
Brooke: 5'5" or 5'6" - it changes every time I'm at the doctor lol

4. Meggan, you are so good about cooking every night! Do you meal prep for the week and make one trip to the store or do you plan + shop as the week goes?
I typically try to plan all our meals on Sunday night so I can make one trip to the store on Monday AM (the store is wayyy to busy to deal with on Sunday nights). I try to make recipes that have some of the same ingredients so I don't have to buy too many things. For awhile I was spending a lot on groceries so I have been trying to be better about cutting down costs. I make a lot of recipes from my Skinnytaste cookbook and always pinning new ones here!

5. I'm on the hunt for a cozy grey cardigan, long camel cardigan, and grey boots for fall. Any leads you ladies have would be appreciated!
I love this gray cardigan I posted the other day (size down 1 size) and it's under $60! We love this camel cardigan, these boots and these booties!

6. Brooke, how do you get photos with nobody in the background on the streets of NYC?
We don't always get a perfect/people-less background, but we try to find streets that aren't super busy. Or if they are busy (like crosswalk photos), we just shoot as soon as everyone has crossed the street - sometimes it's more difficult than others.

7. How did you get your hair back in shape post baby? I feel like I can not recover after my second baby (and he is 2). I have so much breakage and baby hairs. Any tips?
Brooke: I don't feel like I have - I still lose a lot of hair regularly, but my baby hairs are finally growing out! Have you tried vitamins for hair? I know Meggan said she loved these!
Meggan: My baby hairs are finally starting to grow out and look somewhat tamed. I try to limit putting heat on my hair, always use heat protection spray (I like this), and use a conditioner for damaged hair. And yes, I did two months of the gummies Brooke linked above and think they are working! I need to order another month supply.

8. I'm looking for a good quality, neutral colored wallet for fall. I'm hoping to find a continental-style one that's under $75. Any suggestions?
This one is cute and comes in three colors and so does this one, and also love this in nude.

9. Looking at purchasing a pair of Le Specs. Do you ladies like yours?
Meggan: Yes I love mine! I have this pair in black and really want them in another color because I wear them so much. You can see what they look like on here and here.
Brooke: Yes, I love mine! I have this pair & this pair.

10. I'm looking for a backpack diaper bag for my little set to arrive mid November. I'd love it go be leather or faux leather, be reasonable priced (under $200), and not scream "diaper bag" so it can easily double as a grab and go purse!
We love this onethis one, and this one!

11. I bought the AG ankle jeans you suggested a couple weeks ago and LOVE them! They fit perfectly and make my legs look super skinny. Could you recommend a similar pair - one with similar destroyed denim and one without? I will love you forever!
This is a great (non-distressed) pair, and we love this dressed pair in black - they are seriously the best!

12. I'm going to NYC with my girlfriends (we're in our early 30's) in late October. I would love some cute outfit ideas for shopping, a broadway show, and dinners!
For shopping: this henley with these jeans (our absolute favorite, true to size) and these booties
Broadway show: This dressthis one, or this one
Dinners: this top with black jeans, or this dress with this moto jacket.

13. Have either of you had experiences with hair extensions (clip vs. tape ins) and any brand you would recommend?
Meggan: I used to use clip-in's in college and actually liked them! I can't remember the brand but I know I got them from Ulta...sorry I'm not much help!
Brooke: Sorry - I don't have any advice, but I always see girls using clip-ins that look really good! I've heard (not so good) things about tape in, so I would try clip-in first!

14. I am almost 7 months pregnant with our first baby girl and have a maternity photo shoot coming up towards the end of October in Chicago. I was hoping you could help me with ideas for maternity friendly dresses to take pictures in? I love how these pictures turned out but can't find anything similar!
This dress and this dress look somewhat similar - just a different colors and shorter! This dress is pretty, love this one, and this one would be cute too!

15. Can you recommend a few work-appropriate bag options that are under $200 and could fit a laptop and resume? Neutral colors would be best.
We love this one (comes in two neutral colors), this one, and this one (under $50!)!

Please email your questions for next week to brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com with #coffeetalk in the subject or you can leave them below. Have a great weekend loves! xx


On Trend: Slip Dress & Satin Camisole

Happy first day of fall, ladies! Time to break out the cozy sweaters, fall candles, and pumpkin spice everything! One more day until the weekend (hallelujah, this week has been dragging!)...hope your week is going well! 
Today we're sharing a couple 'on trend' date night looks. Two major trends for fall are silky/satin camisoles and slip dresses, and we're all the way on board with both! We can't get enough - we wore both looks during NYFW, and pretty sure they'll be on repeat every weekend! 
We spent fashion week trading clothes, and after I borrowed Meggan's silk cami, I knew I needed one for myself. I found this one (also comes in blush) from the 100% Exclusive Collection at Bloomingdale's. These jeans are also part of the collection - I've seriously been lucking out with denim lately & finding the most comfortable pairs! I love the color of these as well as the placement of the rips, they do run on the large side (and are super stretchy), so size down 1 size (I'm usually a 26/2 and the 25 fit much better). 
Love it paired with a cozy knit! 
Another day, another choker! You can't tell in the photos but it's actually a rose color (as it looks on their site), I'm obsessed! 
cami (wearing a S) | cardigan (under $60, runs large, size down) | jeans (run large, order 1 size down)
Okay, I am seriously a little too obsessed with the slip dress trend (and bomber jackets for that matter) lately. I just love that you can wear them with whatever you want. Throw on a pair of heels for date night or a pair of sneakers for a casual lunch - so versatile! 
Love the lace detailing!
My dress and jacket are both exclusively sold at Bloomingdale's and both are under $100! Have you checked out their 100% exclusive collection? SO much cute stuff! We linked some of our favorites (and a few more things we went home with!) below.
bomber jacket (wearing a S) | slip dress (wearing a S) | heels | sunglasses

More favorites...

In collaboration with Bloomingdale's

Designer Steals

NYFW PHOTO DIARY

Hi babes! Today we're sharing our NYFW recap in photos...*warning* major photo overload! We had such an amazing time & honestly felt so thankful and proud to have attended so many amazing shows and events this season. When we first started blogging, NYFW seemed like suuuccchhh a far out dream, and now that it became a reality, we tried to soak up everything we could! We've been to a few shows and parties past seasons, but felt like this was the first fashion week we were really "all in!" 

First up was the Tommy X Gigi show - this was the most incredible show I've ever seen. I was so sad Meggan's flight didn't land in time for her to make it! The collection was so good, and the music and atmosphere were amazing! 
moto jacket | tee | sneakers | skirt (sold out, similar here)
It was kind of surreal to be sitting right across from Anna Wintour! 
Silk camis are one of our favorite fall pieces for layering! 
Don't mind my mess of a bun but I loovvve this white jacket
Our squad ;)
Need this dress in our life!
We pretty much lived off coffee the entire trip. Our schedule was pretty packed and it was hard finding time to eat - we can't imagine some of the girls/guys who literally go to events and shows all day long!! Talk about being #hangry
On our last night, we decided we needed ONE good dinner so we headed to Buddakan - the bessst! 
Our looks for Monday night - white dress (size 6) | blazer dress | caged heels | bag
The Banana Republic presentation was so good! We loved this suit and that skirt! 
We were invited to the Schutz flagship store to pick out a pair of shoes for the Schutz X Vogue event. We're obsessed with their shoes - best designs and they're comfortable! 
We made a trip to Barney's after picking up shoes from Schutz, and I fell in love with these sunnies! I talked myself out of buying them then, but just purchased them online ;). I couldn't resist! 
Post show drankssss....rosé all day ;)
Headed to the Vivienne Tam show - jacket | dress (wearing size 6) | sandals 
We took a mini break from shows (and the heat) and popped into an art gallery in Chelsea. 
The dresses at the Leanne Marshall show were so DREAMY!!!
Our looks for the Banana Republic presentation! Olivia Palmero looked even more amazing in person (if that's even possible).
The sunset from our room every night! 
We finally met our friend Becky! We have been following each other for years now and was so fun to finally meet in person!
We both have this choker and we're obsessed! 
I really have no words for the 9/11 memorial...I stood at the fountain for a good 20 minutes reflecting back on that horrible day. Some people had left letters next to their family/friends names on the memorial which were heart wrenching to read.
On our way to meet with Tula! We love their products and we're so excited to visit the office. We left with this overnight cream which is amazzzing!
My hubs surprised us by sending a bottle of champaign to our room along with the sweetest note that made us tear up (lol)! 
Off to the Schutz X Vogue event! When we got to the venue the event was at we walked into the wrong dinner party and were trying to find a seat, but there were none open. We didn't notice at first but it was private party for the Odd Mom Out cast. We were like oops sorry and bounced out of there real fast!! It was so awk and JILL WEBER was staring at us like ummmm who are you guys?! LOL! 
My top is by Endless Rose from my friend's boutique (BOHÉME), and am obsessed with this skirt - I was hesitant b/c of the price, but it's worth it - the quality is on point and it can be worn for ANY occasion (wearing an XS)! 
It's fun to get dressed up for shows, but comfy street style is my favorite to wear! ^
The Vivienne Tam show was SO cool - we loved the Houston/NASA theme & of course the huge rhinestone belts! Read more about the inspo behind the collection here
Lunch at NoMo for the Papyrus lunch! Papyrus is a sponsor of Fashion Week and we took over their instagram account for a day!
Loved this dress from ASOS! Looks like it's out of stock in yellow but it's still available in this pretty blue.

WHEW! We're sure we forgot a few things, but this is certainly enough for now! Hope you enjoyed! Any questions, just let us know as always! xx


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