How did you two meet?
We met in high school through mutual friends, but never lived in the same city. Before we started Somewhere, Lately, we were really just acquaintances/Facebook friends lol, but now we text all day long about any + everything! ;)

Who do you recommend for hairstyles in Chicago & New York?
Brooke: I go to the Red Door Spa which is an Elizabeth Arden salon & have gone to a few different people and liked them all! The last time I got my hair done was in Iowa at an Aveda salon. I'm due for a good cut/color soon, and recently came across @hairthrone on Instagram a while ago (she used to work at Fox & Jane), but just went out on her own, and am going to try to get an appointment with her! Her color is amazing.
Meggan: I've been to Erica at Kala Salon (it's located in River West) and love her! She's always done an amazing job with my color and cuts. The salon has a cool vibe, cool people and they offer champagne by the glass - yes please ;) I also have gone to Chloe at Solo Salon in the West Loop and she was great! This reminds me that I'm way overdue for an appointment, I haven't got my hair done since I had Camden in June!

Why did you decide to start a blog together?
We were both blogging on our own for about a year before we started blogging together. Blogging takes a lot of time and since we are both extremely busy, we came together to start Somewhere, Lately with the hope that we could still write a consistent blog without having to take so much time out of our personal lives to do so. It's also so much more fun having a partner you can bounce ideas off and create content with. It's great to have someone to lean on!

Meggan - where are your blue chairs and pillows from?
The chairs are from Target, (#targetdoesitagain) linked here. And the pillows are from Pillomatic Etsy shop. I'm planning on doing a tour of our apartment soon, just waiting on some finishing touches. Decorating is never ending!

What are you favorite nude lipstick colors/brands?
Brooke: I just picked up some new colors from Mac that I'm obsessed with. I purchased this in 'My Flip Side,' this in 'Viva Glam II,' and this in 'Whirl.' 'My Flip Side' is an amazing lip balm with the best tint ever! It's such a pretty color for fall, and the combo of Whirl and Viva Glam II is a great nude/neutral fall lipstick color - not too light and not too dramatic. I also loooove this lipstick in Amaretto Swirl, and this in Naked Dolly.
Meggan: My two all time favorite nude is 'Pure Zen' and 'Myth' from Mac. I recently pick up this Patentpolish lip pencil in 'Innocent' and looove it! It's a combo of lip balm and lipstick.

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  1. Love coffee talk!! Details on your MAC contouring sticks and blush you posted on snapchat the other day please!

  2. Look forward to this every week! Loved your budget tips from last week. Would love to know your go-to intimate apparel if you don't mind sharing!

  3. Omg Brooke, I love Red Door Spa! When I lived in Chicago I went to the one at Northbrook Court!


  4. I love these coffee talk articles! Any tips for keeping romance in your relationship while caring for a newborn? I'm due in six weeks! Also, any baby essentials that you would want to share with a new mom? Thanks!

  5. I just thought of something else - any tips for packing a hospital bag? I always over or under pack and I'm trying to figure out what I will really need. Thanks!

  6. That's so cool! I love that you decided to start a blog together :)

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