His + Her Style

On the weekends, you can pretty much always find us in jeans - even in the summer. We are so ready for fall - the weather, the pumpkin patch, and caramel apple cider (my favveee!). We scored one cooler day in New York recently, so we took full advantage for a day date in the city ;). Some of you were asking about this sweater on insta - it's from Express  & I'm obsessed. I love the oversized fit (I purchased a medium) and the details. The color of these jeans is so great & unlike any others I have, and they are beyond comfortable - ever since having kids, I prefer a high waist. They run a little large, I sized down one size (normally a 26, and purchased a 0). 
I love the look my hubs picked out - these jeans (true to size)  fit him perfectly & I love the denim on denim look with the chambray button down

There really is nothing better then finding a pair of jeans that fit just right. Kyle always has a hard time finding pairs that are long enough, and I have a hard time finding ones that I don't have to get hemmed - the struggle of being too tall and too short ;) Lucky for us, Express jeans fit us perfectly! I love that they give the option for regular, short, and tall. 
This is my first pair of grey jeans and I loveee them. They just got marked down to $47 - such a steal!

...and more favorites from Express 

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Brooke's photos by Lydia Hudgens

Weekend Deals

Just got this watch! Love the rose gold + black combo!

This tiered dress is SO pretty - the color is perfection. Can't believe it's only $25!

If your work wardrobe is starting to feel blah you need this blazer!

I have this green maxi skirt and love it! On sale for $27!

Umm this lace up sweater is giving me the feels!

One of our favorite trends right now is the slip dress. Obsessed with this one and this one!

Love this off the shoulder top - it's almost identical to the one I have and posted here (scroll down a little)! 

How cute is this sweater? Perfect to transition into fall!

This blanket is the softest ever! Camden has it and I always end up snuggling up with it. It's on sale and makes a great baby gift!

Obsessed with this denim jacket (ordering it in the dark wash) and it's only $30!

These booties are so unique and under $100. Would look so cute with cutoffs and a chunky sweater!

How gorgeous is this bomber? In LOVE.

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#coffeetalk

1. Any ideas on cute affordable gifts to get your bridesmaids for being in your wedding? I have about $100 for each girl and I want to get them something cute that they'll actually keep.
We love the idea of jewelry that they will wear again - we love this necklace and this bracelet. If you want to add a little more, these mugs would be so cute and girls would love them!

2. What protein powder do you use? Do you use it everyday or just after workouts?
Meggan: I use this protein powder (tastes good!) and drink it in my morning smoothie everyday. I usually do one scoop protein, blueberries, 2 tbsp chai/flax seed blend, spinach or kale, water, and ice. Or I like banana, pb2, protein, spinach, water and ice. I always add a green, you can't even taste it!
Brooke: I use Isagenix - it's my favorite tasting protein. I use it every day in my protein shakes (usually for breakfast). 1 scoop chocolate, 1 scoop vanilla, 1/2 banana (frozen is best), handful of almonds, ice (if no frozen banana), water...yumm so good! It honestly tastes like a milkshake! 

3. Can you suggest some end of summer dresses to wear for my birthday brunch that can also transition into fall dressing?
We're thinking a long-sleeve or a sweater dress is the way to go. We love this one - it would look so cute with a pair of booties and a fedora. We also love this one and this one.

4. I'm looking for a pair of black booties for fall that have a chunky brown/wooden heel - I can only seem to find ones with black heels! Any suggestions?
These, these and these (low heel) are all great options! If you want a peep toe, we are loving this pair and this pair!

5. Any suggestions for classic pieces to keep in my wardrobe? Something like a Kate Middleton style!
Definitely a LBD, a blazer, dark skinny jeans, ballet flats, and classic pumps!

6. As a mom of four littles under 7, I'm looking for outfit suggestions that can be styled with sneakers but still look cute and put together!
We pretty much LIVE in our sneakers! You can see some looks we styled here, here, and here. But honestly we think you can wear sneakers with pretty much anything. Our go-to's are casual dresses, shorts, skinny jeans and basic a tee. We also posted some of our favorite looks on this post!

7. My husband and I are going on a weekend getaway to Chicago for our anniversary in October. Any recommendations on where to stay/eat and what fun things we should do? Neither of us have been!
So fun! You should stay in the River North/downtown area so you're close to shopping and tourist spots but I would definitely recommend on venturing out to different neighborhoods for dinner. Wicker Park, Bucktown, Lincoln Park, and Old Town are fun all fun! Some good spots in the West Loop (my neighborhood) are Formentos, Au Cheval, RM Champagne Lounge, Bar Sienna, and Duck Duck Goat. Some other favorite restaurants are Table52, Big Star, Pump Room. Summer House, and GT Fish & Oyster. If you want to get drinks with amazing views I would recommend London House, Terrace at Trump, and The Signature Lounge. Some touristy activities you must do are: the architecture tour, shop on Michigan Ave, Bears game, bike along the lake, kayak tours, Shedd Aquarium, and cruise around Millennium Park.

8. What are both of your favorite movies?
Meggan: I'm so bad about watching movies! I haven't seen so many classics and hardly ever watch new ones that come out! Kyle still can't believe I haven't seen Top Gun ;) Some of my all-times are Bridesmaids (how can you not die of laughter?!), Shawshank Redemption, Mean Girls, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Blow, and wait for it...Star Wars!!
Brooke: This is hard because I feel like I'm going to forget my favorites! But off the top of my head: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (probably my all time favorite), the Taken movies, The Holiday, and Argo!

9. Brooke have you used the PMD yet? If so would you recommend it or would you rather stick to another exfoliation method?
I actually haven't used it yet, but I plan to soon! As soon as I use it a couple times, I'll be sure to report back with my take on it - the reviews are amazing!

10. I'm going to Thailand soon and was hoping to find a cute backpack (not huge) to wear instead of a crossbody bag since there will be a lot of walking. Hoping for under $150!
We are dying to go Thailand, it's on our bucket lists! This one is cute (love the pewter!) and under $100. A few other ones that are practical but cute are this quilted one, this tasseled one, and this perforated one. This one is also sleek and cool. Have so much fun!

11. I have a girls trip to Nashville next month and would love your suggestions for a "going out" outfit that's under $100. I've already purchased this bodysuit that Meggan featured a few weeks ago.
Ah so fun!! I'm going over Labor Day weekend for my girlfriends bachelorette party and can't wait! A few things I'm packing are this striped topthis dressthis skirt (going to wear with a casual tee and platform sandals), and this top. Some other cute options under $100 are this dress, this lace up romper (need these to go with it!), and this jumpsuit.

12. Meggan, where is the cute baby book from you put on snap?
It's from Mushy Book. I'm not into the cartoon-ish baby books and my friend recommended this one to me and I love it! It's the most stylish baby book ever!

13. I'm 21 weeks pregnant and starting to pop! I haven't bought anything maternity yet to wear and I'm worried I'll be living in sweats and giant unflattering tops for the next 5 months. Can you share some of your favorite items you wore while expecting?
Meggan: I lived in these jeans from Gap (love full panel!), this chambray top, this sweater, this long sleeve and this dress. I didn't go to crazy and just wore a lot of basics that I could mix and match.
Brooke: I loved all of my denim from Destination Maternity/Pea in the Pod, and my favorite bottoms were THESE leggings (felt like sweats, but looked cute), a lot of tees with button ups over (flannel, chambray, etc), and oversized sweaters. I didn't buy a ton of maternity, but Target always has some great, inexpensive options!

14. What are both of your favorite perfumes? Do you switch seasonly?
Brooke: I have four favorites (I'm really picky about scents): this one, this one, this one, and this one. None of these are super floral or super heavy - I don't think I'll ever get sick of any of them.
Meggan: I've been using Chloe forever and I loveeee it! I'm so bad at remembering to test out new perfumes - I'm sure there are some yummy ones I'm missing out on!

15. Meggan, is there any story behind the spelling of your name? I really like it!
Thank you! My mom says it has no meaning and just threw in another G to be different. Kyle's family calls me 2G, ha!

16. What do you use to clean your hardwood floors?
I use Bona spray & a Bona microfiber mop and I love it (I vacuum first). I think it's the best hardwood floor cleaner I've tried - it is kind of a pain to spray the bottle and then use the mop, but it works a lot better than the spray/mop combos.

17. Brooke - I just saw your feature in People Style Watch, congrats! How did you get featured? Would love any tips as a blogger, thanks! 
Thank you! They actually reached out to me because they were working on a feature for bodysuits. However, I think you could always reach out to a brand/company asking about a feature - if you are going to reach out, I would have a 'pitch' in mind.

***We are getting so many questions, which we LOVE, but we can't get to every single question each week. If your question wasn't answered, we will try to get to it within the next week! If we missed a question and you really want it answered, please email us again to let us know! We want to answer every single question for you ladies! Please leave your questions for next week below or email them to brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com with #coffeetalk in the subject. We are loving all the questions you ladies send each week!! xx


3 Things On My Mind Today

Good morning loves! It's been a minute since I've done one of these posts...so here we go! 
1. I'm beyond ready for fall weather! This summer has been SO hot & humid, like too hot to even take the kids to the park. Fall is my favorite season (it's what I missed the most when we lived in California), and I'm ready for boots, sweaters, scarves and fires in our backyard! I just added these boots to my cart, they will be SO cute over skinny jeans - I love the heel. Meggan bought these shoes (ahh-mazee) last night and they have a similar heel, so great! 

2. Sophia turns 4 tomorrow & I can't even believe it! I honestly feel like she was just a baby...it's so fun to see her grow, but I have to admit I wish time would slow down (I'm sure every mom can relate!). Her tantrums are becoming less and less (hallelujah!) - this age is great! She appreciates things, gets excited about things we do on the daily (like going to Target & baking cookies lol), and she helps me SO much around the house. She cleans her playroom + her room, and makes her bed without any help from me. She's very independent and I love that about her. This fall we will start the application/interview process for kindergarten, and I can't believe it's already time for that! I'm more nervous than she is for sure! For her birthday, she asked to go to the beach...so we're headed for a mini vacation today. We also bought her this stroller for her baby & can't wait to see her reaction. It looks just like this Bugaboo stroller, but it's for a doll - so crazy!

3. Confession: Meggan and I text pretty much all day about things on our wishlists - bags, shoes, you know. It can be dangerous sometimes lol. We were talking the other day about "crazy" bags & how they've made their way to the top of our wishlists - not something you'd wear every day, just something different and fun. We love this one, this one (so obsessed with this one, but not the price tag), and this one...do you have a favorite? Stay tuned to see if we actually pull the trigger ;). 

PS - one more thing. Cuvée is offering our readers 20% off their site with the code: somewherelately20. I just shared my favorites on snapchat (username: somewherelately). The products smell amazing! Have a great day ladies! xx


Little Grey Dress

dress | heels (similar) | sunglasses | bag

This is a pretty basic look but this dress is too cute not to share! I'm always looking for dresses to have on hand that can be worn for multiple events - showers, parties, etc - and this one is perfect! It can be dressed up or down (I wore it with sneakers one day for brunch) and it's super comfy. I was browsing for more dresses last night and found this one which is perfect for fall (and under $75!) and this cool midi one. Both are in my cart!

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BOMBER

We're obsessed with bomber jackets, especially for fall! They can be dressed up or down - over a dress, or with jeans and a tee. Take a look at all of these outfit options I found on Pinterest - seriously so many possibilities! 
I just got this bomber (under $40!), and I love the weight of it - it's lightweight so I can wear it now, but will be perfect into fall as well. I'm wearing a size small. 
bomber (under $40, wearing a small) | denim (my new favorite skinnies! run 1 size large, order down) c/o | tee (under $10! wearing a L - runs very small) 

We've rounded up our favorite bombers for you - all colors & price points! 
TOP ROW: one | two | three | four
BOTTOM ROW: one (have this one and love it) | two | three | four 

Have a favorite? 

Flared

Ahh another weekend has passed! Friday night I went out for my best friends birthday. We went to a fairly new spot in my neighborhood called Federales (good margs!) then headed to Parlor. It was fun but ugh I cannot do it like I used to. How am I ever going to make it through my bachelorette party weekend?! Going to need a miracle for that!
I'm a sucker for denim and these flares are the newest in my closet. I'm obsessed with the raw frayed hem and the high waist line. I linked a few more I'm loving below but how amazing is this pair? I love the rocker vibe!

Andddd I'm off to the airport! I booked a last minute flight home to spend some time with my familia. Cam and I are flying into Omaha so we're bringing him to the zoo today. I used to go to the Omaha zoo all the time when I was younger and haven't been back in years. Hope you guys have a great Monday!

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