Meggan: I do the same! Stuff the inside and lay it flat on the suitcase. Pack around the hat and don’t put anything on top.
Meggan: This one is cute, has a hood and the color is perfect for spring! This one is a classic trench style and it’s on sale!
Meggan: I’ve been eyeing this beach bag (love the poms!) and love this one since last summer! I saw this one at Target which is super cute and under $40!
Meggan: Brooke and I always talk about how were addicted to sweets! I cannot keep them in the house or they’re gone in 30 seconds. The only thing I do buy are the Brookside dark chocolate acai & blueberry and I keep them in the freezer – so BOMB! But my favorites (this will be a long list) are: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Nerds, Nerd Ropes (lol!), chocolate covered gummy bears, Butterfingers, Milkyway’s, Sour Worms, Runts (ate these way too often when I was pregnant!), Pretzel M&M’s, Hot Tamales, and Wild Berry Skittles. OMG. Now I need candy (insert crying face here)
Meggan: A few of my recent favorites are Big Little Lies and Still Alice. I’m currently reading Broken Harbor which is a murder mystery.
Brooke: I finished The Girl on the Train in January (SO good, I read it in 2 days because I couldn’t put it down), also loved Big Little Lies, and started The Nightingale shortly after that (still reading this & love it). I just started The Power of I AM this week as well – I love motivational books, and scored this one for free at church on Easter! I’ll let you know what I think, but so far it’s great!
I actually received the nail bracelet from Anarchy Street, so I can’t really compare the two since only my Love bracelet is Cartier. However, if I had to decide between the two, I would go for the Love. It’s their classic bracelet, it doesn’t snag on anything (you forget you’re even wearing it), and it’s never going to be out of style. The nail bracelet also has a hinge closure, making it more susceptible to damage/loosening of hinge, where the Love bracelet is literally screwed onto your wrist. I love the nail bangle also, but I just think the Love bracelet is a classic and if you’re going to splurge, it should be something you know you’ll love forever! Not sure where you live, but if you’re considering purchasing it in NY, the store on 5th Ave (across from Bergdorfs) has the best customer service! OR if you live in a state that doesn’t have Cartier, you should order it online because you won’t have to pay sales tax (just make sure you know your size)!
10. I’m looking for a bright, floral dress that will look good against a navy graduation gown. Any suggestions?
We’re obsessed with this one, and you could wear it all summer for any occasion ($356), we loooove the details and color of this one ($77), this one is so gorgeous and we’re in love with the halter & scoop back ($162), and this one is our favorite budget-friendly find ($30)!
11. I’m a teacher, and am constantly on my feet…any cute shoes that are also comfortable?
Flat espadrilles are a great option – they are so cute, perfect for spring, and comfortable! These are seriously cute, and we have a feeling your 1st graders would love them as well! We love love love these if you’re into oxfords – would be so cute with cropped slacks (skinny or culotte), pants, jeans (if you have any casual days), or midi skirts!
12. Do you use Pinterest to keep your followers engaged? How does Pinterest benefit your blog, if at all?
We are both Pinterest obsessed and like to follow all of you on Pinterest for inspiration! When we get new followers we try to follow back but sometimes it’s hard to keep track. It’s just another fun way to engage with you guys! Pinterest benefits our blog when our images get pinned that are linked to our posts. Follow us here!
13. What do you eat when your sweet tooth kicks in (not candy)?
Brooke: I have been obsessing over these frozen yogurt bars from Yasso – I swear they do not taste “healthy,” but they are – in terms of sweets/ice cream. My favorite is the sea salt caramel, OMMGG so good, and the coconut is a close 2nd!
Meggan: I also eat the Yasso bars – I’ve honestly tried every flavor and I love them all, lol! The mint chocolate chip and peanut butter cup are my favorite. And I love these banana oatmeal bites – you can add whatever you want to them but I like doing PB2 or dark chocolate chips!
14. Any chance Brooke can do a hair tutorial? I just cut my hair the same length and am having trouble styling it.
Yes, I’m so sorry I haven’t taken a video…truthfully it’s so intimidating. I feel like I don’t know where to begin! I’m going to try to take on this weekend, and if I can’t get it figured out I’ll try to do a photo tutorial explaining my process as best as I can! I use this curling wand and this flat iron (I only straighten the ends), please stay tuned! xx
15. Any cute/comfy gladiator sandals you would recommend for summer? I’m going to Vegas and want a pair for walking around.
We like pairs that aren’t too busy – too much going on can make your legs look wider or shorter then they really are. This pair by Matisse is super cute and this pair from Forever21 looks almost identical for half the price. A few other pairs we love are: these, these, and these (under $100!). If you want to splurge, we say go for the Stuart Weitzman (here or here) – they have great reviews and the shoes we have of his are reliable and comfortable!
**As always, please email us for next week’s post with #coffeetalk in the subject (to make sure we don’t miss any questions), or leave them in the comments below! Happy weekend! xx