#coffeetalk

1. Do either of you use any specific product for shine in your hair? What are some of your favorite products?
Brooke: I don't use a specific product for shine, but I love this oil and this blow dry spray and think they both help to keep hair healthy/shiny.
Meggan: I use this silkening gloss and love it!

2. Meggan, how did you find your wedding planner? Are there any websites you suggest that have information listed out about vendors, etc. kind of like the knot? The Knot only caters to US locations and I am in desperate needs of wedding websites!
Kyle actually found our wedding planner on Instagram - he was searching Cabo wedding hashtags and came across our now planner! I'm sorry I'm going to be no help with the vendors because I found my planner right away and she has set up all our vendors for us. I did a little googling and it looks like this site might be helpful?!

3. What are some of your favorite places to look for home decor online for a decent price?
 Etsy (for vintage rugs), Overstock (free shipping & love the reviews - that's where I found my dining chairs), Amazon, WalMart (see our faves here), and Wayfair.

4. I'm going out of town next week and looking for suggestions on what to wear on the plane both ways. I'm traveling with a group, so would like to look cute, but comfort is also key!
These leggings (our favorite!) would look so cute with an oversized sweater, a scarf (to use as a blanket on the plane), a baseball hat, and sneakers (ummm how good! adding these to my car now)!

5. iPhone or Android? I'm looking to upgrade my current iPhone, but not sure I'm ready to make the switch! What do you girls use? Pros/Cons?
We both have iPhones, and don't have experience with Android so can't really say pros/cons for that -but we've heard great things about Samsung phones!

6. Any ideas for cute and affordable raincoats?
This one is super cute and comes in at just under $100 (and it's reversible!), we love this one in green, and this one is great in both blue and olive!

7. I'm in the very beginning stages of starting my own fashion/lifestyle blog and would love some advice. What are some ways you find useful to build a strong and loyal following? Any mistakes you have made that I can learn from?
How exciting, congratulations! Share with all of your personal friends/family on your own social channels and ask them to follow you on this new adventure (that should give you a good base to start from), use hashtags, comment on other blogs/instagram pages asking them to visit your page, and geotag locations (in public places/fun restaurants, etc) on instagram. Learn about SEO (we honestly don't know the first thing about SEO, and are actually researching/learning now for ourselves). If you saw our snap yesterday, you know we definitely don't recommend buying followers - it's only going to set you up for failure in the end (and bad self-esteem!). Best of luck to you!

8. Brooke- Where is the gold bracelet from that you wear in most of your pictures?
It's from Cartier - the 'love' bracelet. I found several budget-friendly options here, here, and here.

9. Can you recommend some cute sneaker options for little girls (age 7)?
My girls have these and I love them - they go with everything! We also love this pair, these and these.

10. I am getting married in January and am looking for a nude ankle strap sandal that isn't too tall since I am only used to wearing booties at work most days.
I'm standing up in a wedding next month and we are wearing these nude sandals. The heel height isn't too high and they are under $100! This pair and this pair are also good options with low heels. If you want something with a little flare these are pretty!

11. Too many booties, too little time! What are some of your current favorites?
We're in love with this pair, these, these, and these! Ahhh - so good!

12. I work in a business casual office and because of my commute (that involves hauling around a toddler, taking a train and walking city blocks) I have to do the in office shoe change. Any suggestions for shoes that are comfortable but also would look stylish with my work clothes while heading into the office?
#girlboss! These ballet flats (in black leather) would pretty much go with everything & they have amazing reviews (super comfortable), these booties also have amazing reviews and are waterproof (great for a commute), these loafers are so cute and on trend, and these quilted loafers look so comfortable and would look great with work clothes as well!

13. Do you both work out every day? Or what is your work out schedule each week and what do you guys do for exercise? How do you fight cravings? 
Brooke: No. I've been SO so bad lately, it's frustrating and almost embarrassing...but I'm human! I was working out and eating healthy consistently from Jan - May (I did BBG and loved it!), but then I got shingles and our home renovation started the same week & I basically quit then and haven't started up again. We were eating out for every meal (no kitchen for the whole summer), and I couldn't get to the gym b/c I had to be home during the day to make decisions about the house (next time I'll hire a designer to help!). I'm frustrated I let it go for so long (and lost all the progress I made), but just had to come to terms with it - it was not an easy time to eat healthy & work out. BUT I plan to get back to it next week because I've been feeling SO tired, and just flat out bad - headaches, stomach aches, etc and I know it has to do with my eating and (lack of) exercise! I plan to do BBG again, it's hard but I love it - I'll be snapping the workouts like I did last time, so follow along if you want to do it with me! When I am eating healthy, I fight cravings by finding healthier sweet/salty options like Yasso frozen yogurt bars, Special K chips (they are good!), and popcorn (using seeds on the stove). I can't completely cut out everything that is "bad" for you, or I know I'm setting myself up for failure, I think it's more about moderation.
Meggan: I try to go to the gym 4-5 days a week but that doesn't mean I do intense workouts every time. Sometimes I go and just power walk on the treadmill for an hour and watch a show ;) I see it as a little break from Cam, lol! But on days I'm not feeling lazy I want to get a good workout in I start with 30 minutes of cardio either on the treadmill, stair master, or jump rope or a mix of the three. Then I will do arms/legs/shoulders - whatever I have planned for the day. Followed by abs and stretching. Last winter Kyle and I worked out together every nigh so I learned how to do a lot from him but I also like watching the Tone It Up videos on YouTube for more ideas! To curb my cravings I usually make whatever I want in a healthier version. For example if I'm craving spaghetti I'll make it with zucchini noodles. Or if I want ice cream I'll have a frozen greek yogurt bar (love the Yasso ones!).

14. I am looking for the perfect fall coat that matches almost anything. I feel like the army green utility coat is a bit overdone. Have you seen any coats that are gray or black that would work for fall?
Love this one, this one, this one, and this one!

15. I  looking for black flat boots ( not over the knee or a bootie) that will fit nicely over jeans/ works pants. 
A few options we are loving are: thesethese, and these!

16. I'm going to see Kanye West next week and am struggling to find an outfit. Thinking a bodysuit with jeans/shorts or a cool dress with a choker but I'm running into a hole because I can't find the perfect outfit lol. I know there's a specific vibe of his concerts and I want to fit in.
We love your idea for the outfit! Some cool bodysuits are this lace up, this one with a built in choker, or this velvet one (so on trend!). These booties would go with the vibe you want too!

17. I have a question for Brooke...We're purchasing a new home (yay!) and I love your RH sofa and chairs. Do you have down filled cushions?  How are they holding up? If you could do it all over again, would you do anything different?
Congratulations, such an exciting time! Yes we have the down filled for everything but one sofa, and I'm super happy with it. I wish we would have done down fill for everything, I think it holds up so much better and is more comfortable! I don't think I would do anything differently (except order the one sofa with down fill instead of poly) - I'm happy with the color (sand) because it ships quickly, and it's so neutral you can change the look of the room without buying new furniture. We ordered our counter stools and dining chairs in the perennials fabric because it's more durable/kid friendly, but our sofa/chairs are Belgian linen.

18. What are your favorite nail polish colors for fall? 
For nude we like "Don't Bossa Nova Me Around" and "Do You Take Lei Away" (just got this yesterday and love it!!). We also like "Plum Paisley""Lincoln Park After Dark", "You Don't Know Jacques", "Field Fox", and "Licorice". You can see what some of them look like on a post we did here.

As always leave your questions below for next week or email us at brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com with #coffeetalk in the subject! Love you all! xx


Feeling Fall

Good morning, ladies...one more day until the weekend! This week has flown by, but we're still ready for the weekend. Popping in quick to share a look I wore last weekend for a quick bite with the fam. I'm in love with these jeans from DL1961. I first discovered the brand when I was pregnant with Avery (my favorite pair of maternity jeans), and have added several more pairs to my closet since then (just got this coated pair and they are so good, also considering this pair)! This style runs a little big, so I ordered a size down and the fit is perfect. I picked up this sweater over the weekend, and can already tell it will be on heavy rotation this fall - I love the color (it also comes in black), and it's under $100! I've seriously been lucking out with denim + sweaters lately - added this sweater in all three colors to my cart this morning (because it's $35!).  
jeans (size down one size) | sweater (wearing a small) | boots 

...favorite fall denim


In collaboration with DL1961

50 FALL FINDS UNDER $100

Happy hump day ladies, hope you're having a great week! We rounded up some pretty amazing pieces for fall & everything is under $100 - crazy good finds! We've added a lot of these to our carts, and don't even feel bad about it ;).

turtleneck | crewneck | sweater dress | waffle sweater | cowl neck
stripe sweater dress | gray turtleneck dress | black sweater dress | gray knit dress | polka dot dress | lace dress
OTK boots | olive sandals | taupe booties | blue velvet booties | burgundy booties | gray booties


Two Ways To Wear Work Pants

We've had quite a few requests to share more "work style," so we're bringing you two office looks today - one for a casual office environment, and one for a business casual office. We're both wearing the same pair of Express pants in different colors, and are kind of obsessed. They're so comfortable, flattering, and can easily be dressed up or down as we're showing you today! 
When I was in the corporate world, I worked in a couple different offices - one was business professional (uhg, hated having to wear a full suit every day!), and the other was business casual - much more appreciated! I pretty much lived in black pants like these (I love an ankle pant), and just rotated blouses and sweaters. Now that I work from home, I'm usually in sweats and baggy tees ;), but when we have events or meetings with brands, we want to look put together while still showing our personal style. This is a look I would wear to a meeting (or brunch/happy hour/drinks with a girlfriend), and could definitely be worn to an office with a casual dress code as well. If you like the look but have a business casual dress code, simply throw on a pair of loafers or pumps and sub a blazer for the denim jacket and you're set! 
I've been looking for a denim jacket with either embroidery or patches, so when I saw this one online I had to add it to my cart! I love the oversized fit (I'm wearing a XS), and the patches are perfect, not overly crazy. Meggan and I both bought this tee (in a small), and agreed it's our current favorite...so soft and the ultimate boyfriend fit. 
Express has so many basic pieces for work that are perfect for mixing and matching. My vest and tank (it comes in a few different colors!) would be cute with the pants Brooke is wearing for a sleek look. The vest is my favorite. I threw it on with jeans, sneakers and a tee and it looked SO cute! It really makes an outfit come together, business or casual ;)
These pants have 5 stars with over 100 reviews online - after I read them I had to order! They really do live up to the hype. The fit, style, and length are great...I definitely would recommend them. I'm thinking about getting them olive green too.
vest | cami | pants | heels | bag | sunglasses

a few more favorites...


In collaboration with Express

Ready for Sweater Weather


Hii ladies! Hope everyone had a good weekend! We flew to Dallas yesterday and are here for the week. Kyle is working and I tagged along so I can get to know our new city a little better ;) I can't believe we move in a month and a half...seriously so crazy. The Dallas news this AM said it's fall temps today and it's 70 degrees - that really made me lol! With that being said, I am so ready for sweater weather (real sweater weather). Nordstrom has so many cute ones right now, I can't stop ordering! I love the fit and color of this one and will definitely be wearing it a ton! I also got this pullover in grey/taupe (only $38!) and this off the shoulder in burgundy. I love that Nordstrom has a "sweaters under $100" tab - it makes it so easy to shop! I linked a few more of my favorites below.
I got these faux leather pants during the Nordstrom sale and have been so excited to wear them. They look like leather and are pretty comfortable. I found them to be true to size. 
sweater (wearing a small) | pants | heels | sunglasses 

I've always loved the block heel on these sandals and finally snagged them in olive - so perfect for fall. Olive is becoming one of my favorite neutral colors to wear! Okay I am off to get my day started. If you have an recommendations on where to eat/grab a coffee/favorite shops in Dallas leave them below :)

more sweaters I'm loving...
In collaboration with Nordstrom

Weekend Deals

I got so many compliments on this dress in NY! It's under $100 and also comes in blue!


This beanie is so cute. Makes us excited for cold weather!

It's 40% off pants at Express - perfect time to stock up on workwear. Love this pair and this pair!

We both got this distressed tee and love it!

This poncho is amazing and under $100! Can't decide what color I want to order...maybe both?! ;)

The perfect striped tee and only $19!

Obsessed with this faux fur vest. I can't believe it's only $38...such a steal!

Thinking I need these booties in navy!! So chic!

Sweater season is almost here. Love this chunky turtleneck sweater and this cozy cardigan. Both are under $100!

This bomber jacket is so cool. Love the print.

SHOP THE DEALS


#coffeetalk


1. What are some stores/brands that you like for cute, affordable clothing?
Meggan: Right now I am obsessed with the brand Lucy Paris - everything is SO cute and pretty affordable. I just got this top and this vneck dress. J.O.A is another brand that always has the best sweaters and dresses (can be found here and here). Blanknyc has good quality jeans and faux leather pants that are pretty reasonable. 
Brooke: Agreed with Meggan - Lucy Paris is great, and I also love Nordstrom Rack, Express, H&M, and Zara. I also just try to be on the lookout for great sales (if you check our weekend deals posts, the pieces are mostly all super affordable).

2. What are your favorite candles? Especially fall/holiday scents?
Brooke: I bought this one & looovvve the scent! I ordered this one the other day - I can't wait to get it, I love NEST candles! Also, Bath & Body Works has some of the best smelling candles for holidays, I need to make a trip there!
Meggan: I just got this maple pumpkin candle from Target and OMG it smells amazing - I seriously want to eat it! I also have a few Nest candles around the house. My favorites scents are bamboo, cedar leaf & lavender, and grapefruit.

3. I'm going to an October wedding in Minneapolis. As you ladies know from growing up in the Midwest, it could be freezing! Any dress suggestions? The event has kind of a fall boho vibe.
Love this maxi (obsessed with the ruffles and color!), this long sleeve dress, and this cold-shoulder maxi. Hopefully it won't be too cold yet but you can always bring a shawl just in case!

3. How tall are you both?
Meggan: I'm just about 5'4" ;)
Brooke: 5'5" or 5'6" - it changes every time I'm at the doctor lol

4. Meggan, you are so good about cooking every night! Do you meal prep for the week and make one trip to the store or do you plan + shop as the week goes?
I typically try to plan all our meals on Sunday night so I can make one trip to the store on Monday AM (the store is wayyy to busy to deal with on Sunday nights). I try to make recipes that have some of the same ingredients so I don't have to buy too many things. For awhile I was spending a lot on groceries so I have been trying to be better about cutting down costs. I make a lot of recipes from my Skinnytaste cookbook and always pinning new ones here!

5. I'm on the hunt for a cozy grey cardigan, long camel cardigan, and grey boots for fall. Any leads you ladies have would be appreciated!
I love this gray cardigan I posted the other day (size down 1 size) and it's under $60! We love this camel cardigan, these boots and these booties!

6. Brooke, how do you get photos with nobody in the background on the streets of NYC?
We don't always get a perfect/people-less background, but we try to find streets that aren't super busy. Or if they are busy (like crosswalk photos), we just shoot as soon as everyone has crossed the street - sometimes it's more difficult than others.

7. How did you get your hair back in shape post baby? I feel like I can not recover after my second baby (and he is 2). I have so much breakage and baby hairs. Any tips?
Brooke: I don't feel like I have - I still lose a lot of hair regularly, but my baby hairs are finally growing out! Have you tried vitamins for hair? I know Meggan said she loved these!
Meggan: My baby hairs are finally starting to grow out and look somewhat tamed. I try to limit putting heat on my hair, always use heat protection spray (I like this), and use a conditioner for damaged hair. And yes, I did two months of the gummies Brooke linked above and think they are working! I need to order another month supply.

8. I'm looking for a good quality, neutral colored wallet for fall. I'm hoping to find a continental-style one that's under $75. Any suggestions?
This one is cute and comes in three colors and so does this one, and also love this in nude.

9. Looking at purchasing a pair of Le Specs. Do you ladies like yours?
Meggan: Yes I love mine! I have this pair in black and really want them in another color because I wear them so much. You can see what they look like on here and here.
Brooke: Yes, I love mine! I have this pair & this pair.

10. I'm looking for a backpack diaper bag for my little set to arrive mid November. I'd love it go be leather or faux leather, be reasonable priced (under $200), and not scream "diaper bag" so it can easily double as a grab and go purse!
We love this onethis one, and this one!

11. I bought the AG ankle jeans you suggested a couple weeks ago and LOVE them! They fit perfectly and make my legs look super skinny. Could you recommend a similar pair - one with similar destroyed denim and one without? I will love you forever!
This is a great (non-distressed) pair, and we love this dressed pair in black - they are seriously the best!

12. I'm going to NYC with my girlfriends (we're in our early 30's) in late October. I would love some cute outfit ideas for shopping, a broadway show, and dinners!
For shopping: this henley with these jeans (our absolute favorite, true to size) and these booties
Broadway show: This dressthis one, or this one
Dinners: this top with black jeans, or this dress with this moto jacket.

13. Have either of you had experiences with hair extensions (clip vs. tape ins) and any brand you would recommend?
Meggan: I used to use clip-in's in college and actually liked them! I can't remember the brand but I know I got them from Ulta...sorry I'm not much help!
Brooke: Sorry - I don't have any advice, but I always see girls using clip-ins that look really good! I've heard (not so good) things about tape in, so I would try clip-in first!

14. I am almost 7 months pregnant with our first baby girl and have a maternity photo shoot coming up towards the end of October in Chicago. I was hoping you could help me with ideas for maternity friendly dresses to take pictures in? I love how these pictures turned out but can't find anything similar!
This dress and this dress look somewhat similar - just a different colors and shorter! This dress is pretty, love this one, and this one would be cute too!

15. Can you recommend a few work-appropriate bag options that are under $200 and could fit a laptop and resume? Neutral colors would be best.
We love this one (comes in two neutral colors), this one, and this one (under $50!)!

Please email your questions for next week to brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com with #coffeetalk in the subject or you can leave them below. Have a great weekend loves! xx


On Trend: Slip Dress & Satin Camisole

Happy first day of fall, ladies! Time to break out the cozy sweaters, fall candles, and pumpkin spice everything! One more day until the weekend (hallelujah, this week has been dragging!)...hope your week is going well! 
Today we're sharing a couple 'on trend' date night looks. Two major trends for fall are silky/satin camisoles and slip dresses, and we're all the way on board with both! We can't get enough - we wore both looks during NYFW, and pretty sure they'll be on repeat every weekend! 
We spent fashion week trading clothes, and after I borrowed Meggan's silk cami, I knew I needed one for myself. I found this one (also comes in blush) from the 100% Exclusive Collection at Bloomingdale's. These jeans are also part of the collection - I've seriously been lucking out with denim lately & finding the most comfortable pairs! I love the color of these as well as the placement of the rips, they do run on the large side (and are super stretchy), so size down 1 size (I'm usually a 26/2 and the 25 fit much better). 
Love it paired with a cozy knit! 
Another day, another choker! You can't tell in the photos but it's actually a rose color (as it looks on their site), I'm obsessed! 
cami (wearing a S) | cardigan (under $60, runs large, size down) | jeans (run large, order 1 size down)
Okay, I am seriously a little too obsessed with the slip dress trend (and bomber jackets for that matter) lately. I just love that you can wear them with whatever you want. Throw on a pair of heels for date night or a pair of sneakers for a casual lunch - so versatile! 
Love the lace detailing!
My dress and jacket are both exclusively sold at Bloomingdale's and both are under $100! Have you checked out their 100% exclusive collection? SO much cute stuff! We linked some of our favorites (and a few more things we went home with!) below.
bomber jacket (wearing a S) | slip dress (wearing a S) | heels | sunglasses

More favorites...

In collaboration with Bloomingdale's
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