Weekend Deals

We both bought these sandals and they are SO good. They look just like Isabel Marant but they're only $30. Low key obsesssssed!

Platforms are our favs because they're sooo comfy. This pair from Nordstrom Rack are 56% off putting them at only $40! #yesplease

This lace blouse is gorgeous - it looks like it could be designer! Neeed this one!

Love this sassy red romper!

This utility jacket is on sale for $25! Love the mushroom color!

Take an extra 30% off sale items at Forever21 with code SPRING30. This kimono and these shorts are super cute!

We both love our white sneakers - these ones are cute and under $100!

You can't have too many rompers right? This one is crotchet + off the shoulder and only $23!

My large Ray-Ban aviators are being price matched for 25% off! I love the bigger lens and can't go back to the small ones!

How cute is this Free People tank top? I want it in every color!

Lot's of good basics on sale at J.Crew. We love this stripe tee and this embroidered top! Use code GETSHOPPING for 25% off.

XO

#coffeetalk

1. What are you favorite sneakers for working out? I know you guys have a lot of Nikes but I wasn't sure which are working out and which are comfortable "mom sneaks"! I'm in the market for a new gym pair!
Meggan: I work out in the Nike Roshe Run. They are soo comfortable and supportive. I'm embarrassed to say I have them in three colors! #excessive 
Brooke: I wear these Nike sneakers to work out in - I need a bit more support, and I feel like these give it. 

2. I will be in NY in a couple weeks with my husband and 7 month old. He will be working during the day and most nights! Do you know of any place that rents out jogging strollers? We are staying near Central Park so hoping to utilize! Also, the best things to do with a 7 month old in NY?
This company looks like they have great rental options (and they deliver to you)! I would definitely check them out! With a 7 month old I would check out museums, shop, and go to Central Park. There's so much exploring you can do together!

3. Any suggestions for delicate gold necklaces?
Brooke: I have this one and this one, and love both! I also love Irina Victoria jewelry - her stuff is so well made, I have this necklace & this one from her site.
Meggan: I have a few from Irina Victoria too and also like Nadri (just ordered this necklace) and Tai (need this evil eye and this star one!).

4. Do you ladies use under eye patches? If so which ones do you like?
Brooke: No, I was just looking for some the other day but didn't see what I was looking for! I'll keep you updated if I find any I like! All of these look kind of amazing!
Meggan: No I don't but would love to try some too! I know these aren't the same as patches but I just got these face mask sheets and cannot wait to try!

5. I'm thinking about buying the Bri Bri belt. Do you have any other styling tips for it besides jeans and a tee?
It looks so cute with dresses and rompers! I've seen it paired with a chambray dress and looked so cute! It also looks cute with maxi dresses (love this one and this one) and gives you a little shape. I'll be styling it more on the blog and Brooke just got one too!

6. I'd like to know what a normal day looks like for you guys since I'm currently taking a break and always looking for new things to do!
Brooke: My days are seeming to get busier by the day...we wake up nice and early around 6:30-6:45 (both of the girls are for sure up by 7), I work on emails and/or the blog post for the day for 15 minutes, then breakfast for Sophia and Avery. I drop Sophia off at school, then I head to the gym. By the time I'm done working out and hitting the sauna, it's time to pick up Sophia from school (gotta love those long preschool days lol), and we come home to eat lunch. The girls love to play in the backyard, at the park, or in their playroom. I do a lot of work in the afternoon if I can, or run errands. Before I know it, it's time to start making dinner and get the bedtime routine going. After the girls are in bed I hang out with my hubs if he's home from work...watching all the worst reality TV ;), and then I usually stay up later and try to do some more work...my new goal is to start going to bed earlier, by 10:30. I would say that is my most "typical" day, but every day is different.
Meggan: Camden usually wakes up between 6 and 7...sometimes 5:45 if were real lucky ;) I make breakfast for Cam and shakes for Kyle and I. I'll check my email and finish up a blog post if it needs be and then play with Camden until nap time which is usually around 9-9:30. During nap time I try to get emails and blog posts taken care of and do things done around the apartment - laundry, clean, organize. I'm kind of a neat freak and tend clean everyday ;) After his nap we try to meet up with my friend who has a 6 month old. We will either go to music class at Monica + Andy in Lincoln Park or grab lunch. Then I usually run a few errands (Target obvi) and head home so Camden can take his afternoon nap. After his nap we will go to the park or just play at home and wait for Kyle to get off work so we can go to the gym. After that it's dinner (if you follow on snap, I always try to post what I'm making!) and relax time. Some days I'll go shopping or walk around different neighborhoods in the city...whatever Camden allows in his schedule ;) And once it's nice out (still feels like winter here!) I plan on going to farmers markets, walk along the lake, and venture out to more parks!

7. Meggan, I love your engagement ring! Do you know any specifics/details about it that you could share?
I don't know much about it because Kyle designed it on his own! It's cushion cut and has a diamond band. Here's a picture of it since I'm literally no help ;)

8. I'm starting a new job and I need some new business casual basics. Any suggestions?
A few pairs of great black pants, a skirt, and a dress can get you far! When I used to work in an office, I pretty much rotated the same 4 bottoms all the time. I loved Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Nordstrom Rack to find basics that weren't so $$$. I love these pants (40% off!), this blouse, and this skirt - all great basics you can mix and match with other pieces.

9. How do you guys dress your men?
Lucky for us they both have great style and usually shop for themselves! Their favorite stores are Nordstrom, J. Crew, and Barneys.

10. Meggan, I love your Isabel Marant sandals! Have you found any good dupes?
Yes! These are sooo good and a fraction of the price and so is this pairThese are amazing dupes of the Isabel Marant flat sandals and only $30! Brooke and I both got them!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend! You can leave your comments for next week below in the comment section or email us at brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com XO

New In: Our Skincare Routine

We're constantly working on our skincare routine, and (cautiously) trying new products - we both have sensitive skin so we have to be extra careful. We've added a few new products from Nordstrom that we're loving, so wanted to share them with you today. 
Clarins Double Serum: This was definitely a splurge for me, but I've only been using it for a few days and I swear I'm already seeing results! The reviews are amazing as well - I love reading reviews, and base a lot of purchase decisions on them. This is Clarins' best-selling serum, and has 20 different plant extracts to boost skin's radiance, and fight fine lines. I bought the larger size because it's a much better value, and I don't think this will ever be leaving my skincare routine. 
Shiseido Eye Cream: Technically this isn't "new" to my skincare routine, but this is a new jar. I am so obsessed with this eye cream, it's so hydrating and I've seen great results. Meggan has it as well, and we both swear by it! I only use this at night, and put it on after the Clarins Double Serum, and follow with moisturizer. 
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead: Another repurchase item here, I'm on my third jar of these pads. Every since having Avery, my skin has been more prone to breakouts (no idea why, but it's the sad truth), and these have saved my skin! These pads were another item I purchased based on the reviews, and am so happy I did! I use these once/day (at night) after cleansing my face. I let the moisture dry completely, then follow with the Calrins serum, Shiseido eye cream, and finally moisturize. I also love love love this mask (wearing it in the photo below) for acne which I use once/week.
One thing I've done to step up my skincare routine is use masks on the regular. A few things that I look for in a mask are: no drying out skin, minimize pores, brighten and refresh skin. This Kiehl's clay mask checks off all my requirements!
It's pretty thick and a little goes a long way.
This cleansing balm isn't new in my routine but it's something I swear by and needed to share again!  Ever since I started using this, I really started to notice a difference in my skin. It's a balm but once you rub it on your skin it turns into a silky oil that literally melts your makeup off. After I use the balm, I wash my face then apply this Clarins 'multi-active' night cream.
One of our favorite things about Nordstrom is it's a one-stop shop for all your skincare needs. Below are a few more products we cannot live without!

MORE OF OUR SKINCARE MUST-HAVES:





Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering for this post! 

#whatwewore

This dress is the perfect LBD for spring & summer days - the material is lightweight and it's not too short. The price tag is only $15, so it's got that going for it as well. 
The back is the best part. 

It's back to winter in Chicago and I refuse to put a heavy coat on! I hate to complain about the weather but ugh, this is just ridiculous. Anyway I just got this sweater and love it! Will be perfect for cooler summer nights. I wear these jeans wayyyy to often - they're just so comfortable I can't seem to get away from them. They are on major sale too!
jacket | sweater c/o | sunglasses c/o | jeans | necklace c/o

I'm going to be living in these jeans - if you can't tell, they are my new favorites (and they're under $100!). I love this sleeveless sweater - I was hesitant to purchase it, but have already worn it a few times, it's worth it! And of course, these sandals (look so much like Isabel Marant, but only $30 and made shockingly well!). 
sunglasses | bag | jeans | sweater | necklace | watch (similar) | sandals 

I wore this last week for lunch with a girlfriend. I left for Iowa City right after lunch so I needed to be comfy! I got this belt a few weeks ago and had to keep exchanging it for a size up - well I didn't realize I bought the waist belt instead of for the hips. I was starting to get concerned ;) And I've touched on this ring I wear everyday but it would be the perfect Mother's Day gift if you're looking for ideas!
tee | jeans | belt | sunglasses (on sale!) | ring

Feeling Spring

It finally feels like spring in New York and Chicago, and we're so ready for some warmer weather! Bringing you two spring looks today with Nordstrom Rack - one for date night/girl's night/happy hour, and one daytime casual/brunch look. 
I love the details on this Melrose and Market top - it's comfortable, cool, and can easily be dressed up or down. I wore this look for a dinner in the city over the weekend, but also bought these lace-up sandals that could make this an easy daytime look as well. I honestly couldn't believe when I saw the price tag on these jeans - I swear Nordstrom Rack is the place to go for designer denim! When I was first trying them on, I was afraid they were going to be too tight, but am happy I went with my normal size, because they fit perfectly and stretch out a bit while you're wearing them (just the right amount). 
sunglasses (similar) | jeans | Melrose and Market top (also love this one) | bag (similar to my Céline) | Steve Madden sandals (SO many good ones) - similar here and obsessed with these  
I stop in Nordstrom Rack way more often then I should! It's close to my house and is always full of new inventory and good finds! My shorts are Current Elliot and I found them in store but this pair looks pretty similar! I have a hard time finding shorts that aren't too short, so I was pretty stocked to find these! I also got this pair of Free People shorts - they're so comfy!
This hat looks just like a designer hat (I thought it was Rag & Bone before I looked at the tag!) but it's only $30! Such a steal!

SPRING WISHLIST

In collaboration with Nordstrom Rack!

Weekend Style

I've been searching for "the one" tote bag for what feels like forever. This is it. It's honestly the best tote - it's huge (but they have 3 sizes if you don't want one this big), it can hold everything I need when I go to the gym, when I'm running errands, and when I'm traveling (and it has a zipper top which is so nice). This would make a great Mother's Day gift - it's a beach bag, a diaper bag, a gym bag, a work bag, a travel bag, and a shopping bag all in one. 
I just ordered these jeans, and am in love - I can't believe they are under $100 - seriously quality denim. They are true to size, and sizes are already going quickly so grab them while you can! Meggan and I both have these sunglasses, and people are always asking where to get them, they are by Céline, and you can find them here...annnnd I just found the best look-a-like pair I've ever seen for $10 here! Hollaaaa! Hope you ladies had a great weekend! xx 
jacket (wearing xs) c/o | tee (yes from the men's department lol, I'm obsessed) | jeans (true to size, selling out quickly!) | sneakers | sunnies (the most amazing dupe pair here for $10!) | bag c/o

Weekend Deals

My maxi skirt is on sale for $27! It runs a little big - I'm wearing an XS.

Love this matching crop top and skirt - the print is so pretty!

We love Irina Victoria Jewelry (we did a jewelry collab a few months back!) and have a special deal for Mother's Day for our readers! Take 20% off all designs with code LATELY20.

Bandanas are a huge trend right now (we are totally into it!) and this one only costs you $4. That's what we call a deal!

I have this Clare V. clutch and love it! It's currently on sale for 20% off!

This romper is under $100 and is a staple! Love that it can be dressed up or down.

How cute is this passport holder?! Such a cute gift idea for a jetsetter!

Soludos espadrilles on sale! Love the grey canvas!

We love B-Low the belt (finally snagged this one!) but this one is on sale which doesn't happen often!

Eyelet dress for $28! #yesplease

Designer sale alert! These Dior sunnies are being price matched for 25% off! That doesn't happen often so if you have been swooning over them, I would snatch them up!

We both have this Madewell tee (in multiple colors) and love it - it's a great basic! 

#coffeetalk

1. My fiancé and I are taking engagement pictures in May and I was wondering if you had suggestions for outfits that would photograph well? I want them to be cute/trendy, but something that won't date these pictures immediately. 
Keep it simple - when there are too many patterns, photos can easily look dated or too busy. On the flip side, we're not big fans of extreme color coordination either. For our engagement photos (5 years ago), I wore a white dress (similar to this one - obsessed, looks way more expensive than it is), and my husband wore tailored pants (these - which look so great on, better than online) with a chambray shirt (like this one), and I still like the way the outfits look in the photos. I've heard you should try not to have more than 3 colors total, and I think that's a good rule to follow. 

2. Hey ladies! One of my best friends is getting married this summer and requested we all wear grey or silver (not my normal go to colors)....any suggestions of cute/appropriate dresses in these colors for a summer wedding!?
We love this one (under $100), this one (under $70), and this one - all great options in gray/silver!

3. You ladies are always wearing the cutest heels, do you actually wear them around town all day or just for photos? I am always jealous and wish I could wear heels all day but my feet hurt even just after an hour! Any tips or tricks on mastering heels and making them less painful?!
Brooke: We take most of my outfit photos on the weekends (since my hubs works late during the week), so on those evenings I do wear heels, because we're usually headed to date night! During the week, no way! I stick to sneakers and flats...there's no way I could run around and do my errands in heels, that would be laughable! I don't know how those girls (especially moms) do it, but major props to them! 
Meggan: You will rarely ever catch me in heels during the week unless I have an event or meeting. When I worked at Trunk Club I'd wear heels to work but always wore flats for the commute. During the spring and summer I'll wear wedges or small heeled sandals during the day but never high heels. I don't have any tips or tricks for walking in heels besides only purchasing comfortable ones that you know you can last in. There's nothing more painful (or embarrassing!) then not being able to walk in your heels.

4. Any budget-friendly nightstand ideas? 
Nightstands are SO difficult to find #thestruggleisreal! Here are five great options under $300: one, two, three, four, five (this one is on sale for under $150 and has amazing reviews!).

5. What are your summer staples for casual, everyday looks? Do you wear shorts or mostly stick with dresses/rompers?
Meggan: I honestly mostly wear jeans with tee's and tanks. My favorite ones are by Current Elliot - they last a long time and don't lose their shape after a few washes. I have a hard time finding shorts that aren't too short but that's my mission before summer! I wear a lot of casual dresses - I just ordered this stripe one and this embroidered shift dress.
Brooke: I like dresses (just bought this one), or cutoffs with a simple tee or tank for daytime looks. If I'm wearing a romper, it's most likely for date night...not sure why, but I don't typically wear them during the day.

6. What is your go to drink when you go out and aren't trying to TOTALLY go way over your calorie count for the day? 
Brooke: I usually have a couple of glasses of wine when we go out, but if I'm having a cocktail it's a margarita (regular, skinny, or spicy depending where we're at). I don't like sweet drinks, so most of the time I'm not too concerned with the amount of calories in it (nothing sugary or blended for me). To order a "skinny" marg when you're out just ask for silver tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, a splash of orange juice, and agave (if they have it). I always have salt on the rim, can't give that up!
Meggan: If I'm trying to be conscious (which I'm usually not when drinking lol) I'll do a cucumber vodka and water (it's pretty refreshing and tasty!) or a vodka tonic. But I usually just stick to wine and avoid sugary drinks!

7. I am taking a girls trip to Nashville in late May. What pieces do you recommend?
We think this this dress would look SO cute with a pair of cowboy boots - you have to dress a little country while you're there ;) For daytime we would pack these shorts, this off the shoulder top, and these peep toe sandals! This chambray romper is also a cute option! You might be doing a lot of walking and will need a comfy shoe. We love these espadrille wedges and these sneakers - both are versatile and go with so much!

8. My sister’s birthday is coming up and I’m looking for birthday presents. Any suggestions on great gift ideas under $100?
Gifts we love getting are makeup (Ulta has good deals!) along with this makeup brush holder is cute, robes (both have this one and can't say enough good things about it!, Dogeared necklaces, champagne glasses, this monogram trinket dish, and if you guys spend time by the pool - anything from this section would be so good!

9. I’d love for you guys to do a post or coffee talk question that details out what you eat on a daily/weekly basis. Your clean eating and working out is motivating!
You may have seen on snapchat last week, we're currently working on a "weekly food diary," and we'll be sharing it soon!

10. Do you guys sleep on a special pillowcase for your hair/skin? I'm debating buying the Slip pillowcase but I'm not sure if it's worth the price tag for a pillowcase.
Brooke: I don't use a special/satin pillowcase, but I've always been interested in them! That one has great reviews and a lot of love, it might be worth a try. I know a lot of celebrities say they swear by a satin pillowcase for skin & hair!
Meggan: No but I have been meaning to buy one. My mom has one and really likes it - she even travels with it!

11. Any ideas for a long weekend baby moon?
It depends where you live, but some of our favorite places are: Miami, Cabo, Cancun, Laguna Beach, or San Diego. It really depends on your location (and how far the flight would be) for a long weekend trip. Any of these locations are relaxing, warm (most of the time), and full of great restaurants and beaches! Our recipe for a perfect baby moon.

12. What is your favorite lounge wear? 
Meggan: TARGET! I have these jogger pants and wear them allllll the time...which you might have noticed from snapchat ;) I have multiples of the same color so I don't have to worry always having a clean pair lol!
Brooke: I pretty much wear this robe every night, it's the softest material ever! I love these sweats from Nike - I've had them for over 4 years and they still look new and don't lose their shape! This pajama set is seriously SO soft and comfortable (which surprised me to be honest), and probably my favorite set to wear around the house and when we travel.


Lace-Up Floral Mini

If you can't tell, we're obsessed with lace-up dresses & shirts for spring. I picked up this one (under $70) at Nordstrom before our trip to Napa and was so happy with it! I love the colors and length (both the S and M fit similar, but I went with the M for a little bit more length). These shoes were the best splurge of the season thus far, they are seriously so comfortable and go with everything! I also love this budget-friendly pair. This look can easily be taken from day to night - it's not too short or tight to wear during the day, and it looks perfect for date night too. I just added this dress (by the same brand) to my cart as well, can't get enough! Hope you're having a great week! xx
dress | shoes | bralette | earrings | Céline sunglasses (in select Nordstrom stores, similar here) | necklace (similar)

More lace-up favorites from Nordstrom:




Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering for this post! xx
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