Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott's fall line just launched and o-m-g, we are obsessed! We've been big fans of her line for so long - her earrings are always THE best. We each chose a few pieces to try & now we have a lot more on our wishlists! We each have this necklace & these earrings (I was getting a ton of questions about them on snapchat - these are the gray granite ones) and they are definitely our favorite from the whole collection - so cool and unique! 
The rose gold and granite are the most perfect combo and I seriously cannot get enough! This ring and this bracelet are in my cart.
neck cuff | top (similar here) | jeans | bag | earrings

I love this necklace - I've already worn it with jeans and a tee as well as a plunging neck dress & it looked so cute with both! I can also layer it with my other necklaces which is perfect.
 As we mentioned above, this neck cuff is one of our favorites from the whole collection! I've been looking for one for so long, and love the details of this one. Also, it's really comfortable on (I've tried some on that aren't so great comfort wise).
earrings | tee

In collaboration with Kendra Scott

Our Drugstore (and other inexpensive) Beauty Favorites - everything under $15

Here today with a reader request (from this post) of drugstore beauty favorites! A lot of our beauty products are on the more expensive side (not crazy expensive, but also not drugstore), but there are quite a few products we LOVE all under $15! Everything on this list is truly something we love - we have a ton of drugstore beauty products, but only put our absolute favorites on this list for you!

Rose Salve - this is probably our #1 favorite inexpensive beauty item. There's nothing better for chapped lips/skin. HANDS DOWN best best best ever (we even like this better than expensive lip serums we've tried!). We love this one (on sale!) and this one.

Simple Face Wipes - These are perfect for days when you're super lazy, and don't feel like removing your makeup. I have sensitive skin and these don't irritate it at all.

Rimmel Lipstick - This is my favorite nude drugstore lipstick ever! The consistency is perfect, and the color is amazing (I use shade 14).

Burt's Bees lipstick - We both love the color options this lipstick comes in, and the consistency is great!

Maybelline Lip Liner - I love love love this lip liner (I use the shade Toast)! It's creamy, and doesn't rub off quickly.

NYX matte lip cream - this is so good! We love the shades: Stockholm, Tres Leches, and Milan.

Flower Cheek & Lip Chubby - I have this in the shade 'Apricot a lot,' and I love it! It really works great for both cheeks and lips and the color is perfect!

Maybelline Dark Circles Eraser - I really loooooove this concealer, it's the only drugstore concealer I've tried and love. I'm really picky about concealer and need FULL coverage - this gives it to you and I love the application, it's super easy!

NYX Color Correcting Concealer - This palette is a great drugstore color corrector option. The consistency is great, and it works well! I also love this color corrector for redness (my main issue).

L'Oreal Instant Tan Lotion - I linked this the other week along with my favorite self-tanners, but again this is awesome! It goes on easily without streaking (I mix it with a little lotion), gives you instant color, and dries quickly! We also love these tanning towels!

Flower Mascara - This is a new one we've recently tried & love! We love the option of adjusting the brush to achieve different lash looks!

Bottom Lash Mascara - We didn't even know we needed this until we tried it and now there's no turning back! No under-eye smudges or mistakes with this little guy!

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara - This was the ONLY mascara I used for over 3 years, and I love it. It's still at the top of my mascara lists (of any price!). I have pretty lame lashes naturally, and this makes them nice and long without being clumpy.

We love finding new drugstore favorites! Please let us know what we need to try in the comments below! xx 

Casual Comfortable

dress (go up a size) | hat | sunglasses | sneakersbag

Happy Monday! I actually couldn't wait for today because yesterday I was not feelin' so hot. If you saw my snaps you know what I'm talking about ;) Momma can't hang anymore! Andddd if you saw my snaps...we're moving to DALLAS! I'm so excited to be close to family (literally - our house is two blocks from Kyle's parents!) and to finally be in a house. I'm definitely going to miss Chicago so much and of course all my friends but I'm ready for a new chapter.  Luckily, it's a short flight ;) We aren't moving until end of November so I have a huge bucket list of things I want to do here before we leave. I will post more about it once it gets closer! Okay, on to my outfit! This dress is SO comfortable (the material is super soft) and perfect for when you don't feel like getting dressed up. I love the black but thinking about ordering the grey as well - I know I will be wearing it all the time this fall! I would definitely go up a size. xx


Weekend Deals

We both got these over the knee boots and lovvve them! These are the grey (they look darker because of the filter I used) and they also come in black. They run true to size!

How cozy does this shaw collar cardigan look? It's in my cart!

We both got these faux leather leggings and they are amazing. They suck you in and smooth any imperfections. Snag them before the sale ends!

This dress is SO gorgeous and on sale!

20% OFF all full-price items at Anthro! YAY - just added this off-the-shoulder top to my cart!

I need this cocoon sweater...need!

I just picked up these pumps in store yesterday (in the gray color) and they look and feel so much more expensive! I'm usually a 7.5, but ended up with an 8 in these. 

Just ordered these booties (on sale!) in the grey. I had the old version from a couple years ago and seriously wore them 24/7 they are so comfy.

These tees are so soft and only $16!

This Natori bra is my all time favorite (it's seriously like magic) and it's on sale for $45 (originally $68). Just read the reviews!

This bomber comes in three colors and is under $30!

This tote is seriously amazing and only $31 (it comes in 3 colors) - perfect for fall!

Really loving this cashmere poncho (has us so excited for fall!) and it's on sale for a limited time. Can't decide between the grey and tan!

This top looks like Free People but a fraction of the cost.

Obsessed with these grey Rag & Bone jeans. Need them like now!

#coffeetalk & a THANK YOU Giveaway!

1. Any tips on flying with a (mobile) little one? My girl will be 15 months for her first flight, and we've been stressing over when to fly (nap time?), what to bring (should we pack the carseat or rent one?), etc. HELP!
Brooke: I know it's different for every baby, but whenever I've tried to plan travel time around nap time, it doesn't work. It's definitely more difficult when they are mobile because they don't want to stay in their seat or on your lap for very long. I would wait as long as possible to board (I know they offer pre-boarding for families, but that just means more waiting in a tight space for your baby), and bring new toys (and snacks!) your baby has never seen before. Try to pull out a new toy every hour (or so) for your baby to play with. Walking up and down the aisles is kind of necessary at this age to keep them busy/entertained. If she will sleep, then you're all set...sadly, my girls (VERY) rarely sleep on planes, so you just kind of have to roll with the punches. Try not to stress, and just apologize to those around if you if your baby starts to act up ;). Most of the time people are very understanding and willing to help entertain your baby! We have packed our own car seat as well as rented one, and I prefer to pack my own because I know it's clean, and I know how it works. We use this protective bag and check it (for free!).
Meggan: Camden always slept on planes until a couple months ago which was a rude awakening for me, ha! The last time I tried to time it so he would nap on the plane it ended up being a nightmare because he was overly tired. So now I plan for after his nap so he is in a good mood. I would bring your own carseat (only because you never know what a rented carseat has been through) and if you're flying Southwest ask if the flight is full. If it's not you can bring the carseat on and she will have her own spot! As for what to pack: a lot of snacks and new toys. Snacks are pretty much the only thing that gets us through lol! And seriously don't stress! People fly with their kids all the time and most people have headphones in anyway. I like to sit in the back of the plane because the engines are loud and it drowns out the noise ;) If you are bringing milk/juice/food pouches through security put it in a separate bin so they can test it quickly.

2. Brooke, where is that necklace that you always wear from? 
My girlfriend got it for me for my birthday, but it's this one & I love it! 

 3. My boyfriend and I have an "anniversary" coming up (not married) but he got me a small gift and I want to get him a little something.. I was thinking maybe a black leather bracelet? Not sure but could certainly use some recommendations!
Guys are so difficult to buy for - we feel you girl! One thing that's always a safe bet is a watch. We love this onethis one, and this one! A leather bracelet is also a great idea - this one is awesome, and we love the details on this one! You could also plan a fun date night & take him out (guys are used to doing all the planning, so it's a fun change!). Happy Anniversary! 

 4. Brooke, I loved your natural makeup for your date night last weekend. Could you tell us what products you used? I'd love to see a short tutorial on snapchat! 
Thank you! Here's the breakdown: primer (my all-time favorite), using a damp beauty blender - foundation (I always go back to this one...always! 'bamboo' shade), color corrector ('bisque' for dark circles), concealer ('vanilla' shade), setting powder (the best setting powder ever created!), bronzer (best bronzer for an 'instant tan' - it's matte so it doesn't look like you caked on bronzer!), blush ('gingerly' shade), eyeshadow palette (favorite mattes ever! I use the black one for the eyeliner with this brush), brows ('chocolate' shade), and mascara. My friends kept telling me I looked so tan and asked if I had been at the pool all week (LOL more like stuck in my house as 'general contractor') - it was the same day I used THIS self tanner, *EDIT* okay just found THIS SET on major sale,  it's SO worth it! I think having a (fake) tan makes your makeup look better instantly! I can definitely try to do a snapchat tutorial for you! 

5. Meggan, what cookbook are you always snapping recipes from on SnapChat? Looks so good!
It's the Skinnytaste Cookbook and I love it! She slims down recipes (hello chicken enchiladas, lasagna and chicken parm) that you don't want to cut out of your meal plan. Some of her recipes online (here) but her cookbook has so much more.

 6. What did your moms buy from the Nordstrom sale? I'm a little older, so some of the things just don't look the same on me ;). I've seen both of your moms on the blog/snapchat and they have great style, so I'd love to see what they bought! 
Meggan: My momma got these booties, this poncho, and this blouse. She is coming to Chicago next week and we're planning on making a Nordstrom trip so I'm sure there will be more to add to this list ;)
Brooke: My mom bought this poncho (adding to my cart in gray also!), these sneakers (orange/pink combo) and this top for her workouts, this vest (in gray), this cardigan, this nude lip set, this watch, and this sweater tank! She asked me to help find her some flat booties - I love this pair and these are great as well!  

7. Do you ladies exfoliate your face with any special products, brushes, or peels? 
Yes! We both use THIS (on sale now!) and love it! We also use this scrub to exfoliate and love the consistency - it's a gentle, but effective scrub! 

8. What are your favorite boutiques in both your cities, NYC and Chicago? Also, do you have a favorite boutique in another city?
Brooke: I love OTTE in NYC, it's my favorite! I don't visit a ton of boutiques necessarily, because basically every single brand has their own store in NYC, and then you've got Barneys & Bergdorfs! 
Meggan: I unfortunately don't go to a ton of boutiques...I do most my shopping online because I don't like toting Cam along. But there are a couple cute boutiques I used to shop at on Southport (the cutest street in Chicago!) when I used to live in the area. Sorry I'm not much help!

9. I'm on a tight budget, but want to buy a few goodies from the #NSALE! If you had to choose your top 3 (budget-friendly) items, what would they be? 
THESE faux leather leggings (they are the best & sell out everywhere every year!), a great pair of booties - love THIS PAIR, and a coat or jacket - this one is so amazing and only $65! 

10. Finally going to splurge on a more expensive bag, probably Gucci or YSL! I know you both have a nude and black one. Should I do a nude or black one? Which color do you always find yourself carrying more?
Brooke: I definitely use my black bags a lot more often than my nude/tan bags, so I would say if you're going to splurge on a classic, make it black!
Meggan: I agree with Brooke on going with black - that's the one I use most. If you need any suggestions I am loving this Saint Laurent and this Gucci ;)

11. I'm looking for a pair of skinny frayed hem jeans. Have you guys seen any good ones?
Yes! I (Meggan) have this pair of Hudson jeans and really like them! Also love this pair (on sale for $45!), this pair and this pair. We've also both cut our own hem!

12. Brooke - what are those camel wedges you posted on snap? Need!
They are these from Chloé, but this pair is identical and much more budget-friendly! 

 13. What are your go-to face masks? How often do you use them?
Meggan: I have a lot of favorites (kind of a face mask junkie!). This one from Tula, this deep pore cleansing mask (full post on it here), this cucumber gel one by Peter Tomas Roth, and this clay mask from SkinCeuticals.
Brooke: I love THIS ONE from PTR for acne (seriously the best for treating acne!), and THIS ONE for detoxifying and hydrating - it feels so good in the summer! I also love the clay mask from SkinCeuticals that Meggan mentioned. 

14. I just discovered a few wrinkles -- one between my eyes on my nose and hints of crows feet at the corners of my eyes. I'm religious about skincare and still look young, aside from these new wrinkles, so I'm kind of freaking out and want them gone! What products/beauty treatments do you recommend to help? Also, would you recommend a little Botox or at minimum a consultation to potentially fix this? I'm 28 and this cannot go on -- please help!
We both just got this Stacked Skincare Serum & Microroller and honestly honestly are already noticing a difference! Read the reviews, we feel the same so far and we just started using it! We also got the peel and can't wait to try it - stay tuned! We also love THIS eye cream for the crows feet. I (Brooke) just purchased THIS tool (on major sale!) and can't wait to try it out - I read SO many great reviews, and finally decided to take the plunge! I (Meggan) have got botox a few times and love it! I say go for it - it's not permanent if you don't like it. But be careful, the worst side effect is addiction ;)

 15. I know you both sell gently used clothing on a separate Insta account -- great idea for those pieces that aren't super worn but you just don't see yourself wearing anymore! What do you recommend for those of us without a huge social following aside from donating clothes to make a little extra cash?
Both of us used Poshmark before creating our instagram - it worked well for us! I (Brooke) did a post on my old blog about selling items on Craigslist, and I think all of these rules apply to selling clothes/accessories as well! 

16. I am expecting my first baby and I'm wondering what you would recommend to put on the registry? Also, what strollers do you have? Thanks so much!
We both have Nuna strollers - Brooke has the IVVI and Meggan has the MIXX. As far as registry items go - a bathtub is good to have, diapers (you'll always use those!), a thermometer, changing table/pad, bottles, velcro swaddles, a Rock n' Play, pacis...pretty much anything you think you will need! We would stay away from "gadgets" because most of the time they don't end up working out lol. Baby swings and bouncy seats are also a great idea (they come in very handy 24/7 ha!). 

17. Help! I'm about to be a first time mom and all the nursing wear I find is either hideous or not close to my style! Any great recommendation for clothing that is cute and great for nursing moms. I don't want to compromise my style just for functionality. 
We totally understand! THIS button down would be perfect for style + function (plus we love the fit!), THIS tee has a deep V (for easy access) and is very flowy - perfect for nursing (and it's on sale for $15!), and anything strapless is obviously super simple - this top is gorgeous and comes in 3 colors!

18. What music do you listen to while working out? Would love some suggestions!
Meggan: I'm bad about downloading music so I just listen to Pandora - usually Calvin Harris or Hip Hop BBQ radio (so many good throwbacks lol!).
Brooke: I usually just listen to Calvin Harris radio or Kanye West radio - anything fast-paced is best for me when working out! My favorite song at the moment is "This is What You Came For," by Calvin Harris and Rihanna! 

19. Do you ladies wear foot petals/pads to prevent your feet from sliding forward when you wear heeled sandals? 
Not usually but we have a few in our closet for backup. If you ask a sales associate at a department store they will give them to you for free!

20. I just moved in with my boyfriend to his one-bedroom apartment and, as you can imagine, all the furniture/decor is pretty manly/bare. Do you guys have tips for adding smaller, gender-neutral touches to brighten up the space // make it feel cozier for a girl?
Accessorizing can really change a space and make it feel cozier and more gender-neutral instead of so manly. Add a throw to the sofa - obsessing over this chunky knit one in gray! Switch out the rugs for some pretty neutral pieces - love this kilim rug. Adding drapes to a space can dramatically change the look and feel - you can find very inexpensive drapes at IKEA! Add a fun mirror to the wall, and pick out some favorite accessories together to really make it suit both of you!

...and NOW for the really exciting part of today's post! We were talking yesterday, and decided we wanted to do something fun (aka a giveaway) for your ladies because we appreciate and love you all SO much! This blog wouldn't be possible without you, so THANK YOU! We were talking about how we're both finally caving and buying a pair of Hunter Boots for fall/winter, and decided we should gift one to one of YOU also - tall or short, and any color you want! THIS pair is the one we're getting! Enter below, and GOOD LUCK! We will be announcing the winner on next week's #coffeetalk post! xx

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New In Our Closets

With the #NSALE in full swing (opens to the public tomorrow!) + summer events, we've added quite a few new pieces to our closet these past couple of weeks and had a few requests to share all of our 'new in' pieces, so we've rounded up our favorites for you today! 

I love this look - it's pure summer, and was so fun for a date night last weekend. 
maxi skirt (wearing XS, going to have to get it hemmed) | bodysuit (wearing XS, you'll need THESE to wear with it!) 

This jacket is already my favorite 'big ticket' item for fall, I'm obsessed! It's definitely a splurge, but I tried it on in store last year and have been in love ever since. Once I saw it was part of the sale, I had to snag it! If you're looking for a moto jacket but don't want to splurge on one, I also LOVE this one - the oversized collar is everything! You may have seen me snapping about these jeans  - they feel like pajamas! I ended up exchanging for one size down since they are so stretchy...I am going to be living in these! #pajamajeans
 jacket (wearing size 6) | tee | jeans (SO comfortable, size down 1 size b/c they are so stretchy)

This jacket is probably my favorite purchase recently b/c it's budget friendly, and SO cute and comfortable! Sadly (super sadly), it's already sold out...but I'm sure it will be restocked, so I'll be sure to link it again once it is. This jacket and this one are great dupes! 
jacket (wearing S) 

I also wore it with this dress (wearing the xs/small) for happy hour with a girlfriend - it has been SO hot in New York, so I'm always freeeezing when I get inside. A perfect excuse to wear the jacket now ;). 
coat (wearing size 2) | jeans | sneakers (size down 1/2 size) | tee

I'm in love with this draped vest - comes in gray and black also! I might have it taken in a bit, but it could also be worn with a belt (I tried it on with this belt and loved the look)! 
vest | jeans | flats (seriously in love and under $60!) 
If someone told me these flats were Aquazzura, I'd believe them! AND they are honestly so comfortable! 

One of my best girlfriends just opened a boutique in Okoboji (IA) called BOHÉME. If you visit Okoboji this summer, you NEED to stop in! She posted this dress to her instagram, and I immediately texted her asking if she'd ship it, and she did (so sweet, thanks Mer!). I'm wearing it to a party this weekend. I can't find it online, but the brand is Endless Rose

This is pretty much my uniform when fall hits - Meggan and I both bought these boots and can't wait to wear them all the time! They are comfortable, and look so much more expensive than they are - just over $100 with the sale! This poncho is old, but this one gives you the same look and is on major sale! 

I've been buying wayyyy too many off-the-shoulder tops lately but can you blame me? They are so cute and perfect for summer days/nights!
top (wearing small) | phone case | jeans

These booties are so sexayy! Definitely wearing them for my next date night! They also come in black.
booties c/o (more sizes here)
 This moto jacket is one of my favorite purchases from the Nordstrom Sale. It looks and feels expensive except it's only $65 (goes back to $100 after the sale). I honestly want it in the green color too - I love it so much! I got a size XS.

If you are in the market for new tees, I highly suggest this one. It's super soft, comes in SIXTEEN colors and only $18. It's a little oversized so I went down to an XS. Definitely stocking up on a few more colors!

I wanted these faux leather pants last year, so when I saw them in the sale I had to get them. They are TTS.

I'm going to be living in this sweater during the fall! The color is perfect (also comes in black) and it's soft/comfortable. A couple other sweaters I'm eyeing are this cashmere poncho and this stripe pullover.

I got this top on major sale from Revolve and it's unfortunately sold out since! This one and this one are very similar!

These booties are on sale for $80! They look cute with pretty much anything and will be a major staple in my closet. These are the sand color and they also come in black and chestnut.


You might not believe us when we tell you we've found 50 ahhhmazing pieces under $50, but it's true! A lot of these items are from the #NSALE, so they won't be under $50 for long (and a LOT of items are selling out quickly already!), so jump on these deals while they're still available! xx

distressed jeans | dark wash | gray denim | destroyed crop | black distressed
taupe bag | wishbone necklace | bracelet | hat | backpack 
aviators | bucket bag | zip up tote | watch 
lace-up | printed dress | long sleeve | cold shoulder | mock neck midi
rejuvenating eye mask | cheek set | rose salve lip balm trio
nude lip set | nude face kit

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