Top 5 Espadrille Platform Sandals

One trend I'm on board with for spring/summer is espadrille platform sandals. I love any shoe that gives you height and are comfortable! 
I found this pair on Shein and immediately added to my cart. I'm not usually into pearls but I thought these were so cute. They remind me of all the Gucci shoes with pearls that are out right now (how amazing are these!?). I wore them last night and Kyle's dad asked if I have to "plug them in" LOL. Sizing info: I'm a 7 and the 37 fits perfect!
This top will be my go-to for the summer! I'm kind of obsessssssed with the crochet sleeves and peplum hem. Might have to snag it in black too for the fall!
top (look for less here) | jeans | sandals | sunglasses

Okay, I'm off to the grocery store! Does anyone else feel like they live there? I probably go at least four times a week and I dread it. Luckily ours always has tons of samples so that keeps Cam happy ;)


New In (+ MDW Sale)

We are only four days away from Memorial Day Weekend...seriously shocking how quickly this year is going, but we kind of can't wait for summer! Hope you had a great weekend, ours was jam-packed + event filled, and we're excited for a fresh start to the week (if you need a new outlook on Monday mornings, check our insta stories for a super helpful YouTube video!). Sharing a couple looks we wore over the weekend from River Island today, and PS - they have already kicked off their MDW sale (today until May 29th, 20% off with code: MEMORIAL20)! 
We had such a busy (fun) weekend, and wrapped it up last night by meeting some friends at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. It was the perfect way to end the weekend - tacos & margs on a patio! I wore this cut out t-shirt with these black distressed jeans, and a denim jacket. I was planning to wear this one shoulder top, but didn't want to risk spilling any guac on it lol, so went for a more casual look. I love the cut out shoulder on this tee - makes it a little more fun, and the back is great as well. Since everything is on sale, I just added this top and this one (loooove it with cutoffs) to my cart. I also have these sandals in black, and they're the perfect "wear with everything" heel for summer! 
tee (wearing US size 4) | jeans (wearing US size 4 - I'm usually a 26/2 in denim) | jacket | sandals | bag | sunglasses 
Who doesn't love a good LWD for summer date nights? I was immediately drawn to this dress when I saw it! The cold shoulders, mesh fabric, and crochet detailing are all too perfect. I'm also patiently waiting for this white skater dress to come back in my size. I think it would be so cute paired with these sneakers that I recently got from River Island as well! Kyle isn't into sneakers with da fur but I'm all about them ;) 
dress (wearing size US 4) | heels (also love this fringe pair!) | bag

A few things we're eyeing...

In collaboration with River Island

Weekend Deals

This is the perfect summer top and it's under $100, in love! 

These loafers are a perfect dupe for the Gucci pair - they come in black and white and under $40! 

This is a perfect summer dress - love how they styled it here with sneakers and a hat! 

I saw this dress and this romper in store and loooved both - so cute! 

This hat is amazing and looks so much more expensive than it is! 

I just got this top and it's so cute, I love the stripes and the ruffle detail. 

This slash neck tee is so cute, $20, and comes in 4 colors! 

OMG these pants are sooo cute - love love love! 

Love the simplicity of this slip dress - the color is perfection. 

In love with this sweater tank - the details are amazing and it would look good with everything from cutoffs to black jeans - 50% off! 

So many new pieces were just added to this sale section & I just added a few (too many) things to my cart: this tee in both colors, this dress, these slides, and this bikini (such a steal!). 

This bodysuit is amazing and under $50! 

These denim shorts look so good - not too short and perfectly distressed (only $55!). 

This dress is SO cute and would be perfect for anything and everything summer! 

How fun are these sandals?! Love both colors - would be so cute with distressed denim! 



1. What are some of your favorite casual flat sandals for summer?
Brooke: I just ordered these in nude - I wanted something super casual (but not a rubber flip flop). My SIL has them and said they run TTS. I'm also loving lusting after these slides, love these (just went on sale!), and these - obsessed with both colors!
Meggan: I have been wearing these mules nonstop - they go with everything and under $20! I have these laceups in my cart (just found this pair of dupes though!) and thinking about getting these (need some new pairs for Cabo!).

2. Do you ladies have cleaning ladies? Your houses always look really clean in your snaps - I can't keep it clean with kids and it drives me nuts!
Meggan: I have minor OCD so that's why my house is usually pretty tidy. I cannot stand when it's messy (can be a blessing and a curse)!! My mom is the same exact way lol. I always pick up while Cam is napping and at night after we put him to bed. However, I would like a cleaning lady to come once or twice a month to do a deep clean. I'm very tidy but I'm not good at keeping up with bathrooms, floors, etc. Hoping to get one when Cam starts school in the fall!
Brooke: No, but I feel like I need one for everything Meggan mentioned above. We keep 95% of toys upstairs in the playroom, so that helps the kitchen/living areas stay clutter-free. I clean for about an hour at the end of the day every day - this basically consists of picking up toys, clothes, books, playdough, etc, vacuuming anything that needs to be quickly touched up (I use this little handheld & love it!), and cleaning the kitchen - I can't stand dishes in the sink! My husband is really good about helping me clean on the weekends (like the deep cleaning), so that helps a lot & Sophia helps me clean the playroom and unloads the dishwasher. But it's definitely a challenge and I never really feel like my house is "super clean" for more than 30 minutes - it's inevitable with kids!

3. You both always post the cutest outfits! Do you ever repeat outfits? Just because from social media, it does not seem like it, which I get is part of being a blogger, but was just curious!
Brooke: Yes, I definitely repeat outfits! I probably just don't put it on instagram again b/c I feel like everyone has already seen it ;). If I have an outfit I love and feel great it, it's definitely going to be on repeat!
Meggan: All the time! I repost basics (tees/tanks), jeans, shoes, and accessories. But I usually don't post a old dress or romper because people always want to know where it's from and I have to tell them it's old :(

4. I know you've both been using collagen powder and putting it in your drinks. I'm wondering why and what you're using it for and if you've noticed a difference?
Brooke: Yes, so far I love it! I add it to my coffee every morning - it has protein which helps me stay full longer (I swear I'm always hungry after breakfast). Benefits of collagen include - improved skin (hello, collagen!), joint & bone health, hormone balance, and digestion. Just check out all of the amazing reviews, I would highly recommend it!
Meggan: I definitely notice a difference when I use it continuously! I try to put it in my coffee daily but sometimes I forget. It's not supposed to have a taste but I think it does so I can't drink it in my water. I'm mostly doing it for the improved skin and the joint health (I have the joints of an 80 year old).

5. I'm looking for a great pair of white or beige sneakers to wear this summer. I'm thinking of getting the Marc Fisher espadrilles I spotted in your feed, are they comfy? Any other recommendations?
Yes they are sooo comfy!! I highly recommend! A few other favorites are this pair (on sale and in my cart!), these Pumas, these espadrilles, and this pair of New Balance.

6. Any suggestions for a light colored area rug for the bedroom, under $200?
We are loving this one, this one, and this one - all under $200 and very neutral!

7. I know you both wear Levi's and I've recently started loving them thanks to your blog! My only problem is that the legs are soo long and tight at the bottom that it's impossible to get them on (I'm super short, so that doesn't help). Brooke, I saw you cut an inch or so off the bottom of one of your pairs. Do you suggest doing this, or would you get them professionally hemmed? I'm so impatient and want to wear them now, but want to make sure they won't be ruined!
Brooke: I have cut so many pairs of jeans myself, I think you could totally do it! If you're nervous, just start longer - you can always cut them shorter, but you can never make them longer ;), and be sure to use fabric scissors! Here's an easy tutorial you could follow!
Meggan: I have cut a couple pairs of jeans on my own (Not the Levi's though) and they turned out cute! My Levi's are too long too and I will probably get them hemmed just because I don't want a frayed hem on that pair. For now, I just roll them.

8. I'm looking for fun/sexy dresses to wear for a bachelorette party, preferably under $150. Any suggestions?
We love this one (Alexander Wang dupe under $100), this one, this one (obsessed, just went in my cart!), and this one is so fun and under $30!

9. Who are some of your favorite pinners on Pinterest?
Meggan: I'm obsessed with Pinterest and prob spend way too much time on there. A few people I'm always repinning are Judith Marilyn, Damsel In Dior, Becki Owens, and Public Lives, Secret Recipes. Love all their aesthetics!
Brooke: I don't really have any favorite pinners, but Nicole Davis' pins are always so good (she's my favorite interior designer evaaaa), and Natalie Merrillyn's feed is always amazing. I'm always loving the way our Pinterest feed looks when I log on, so if you check out who we're following that's a good place to start!

10. Any suggestions for a cute diaper bag around $150-$200 - preferably one that doesn't look like a diaper bag! Looking for something chic and unassuming :)
A lot of really great options here - we are especially loving this one, this one, and this one (love)!

11. Brooke - Where did you purchase the Wolffer Summer In A Bottle Rosé? I'm in NY and no stores around me have it and the prices to ship it online are outrageous. It looks so yummy!
It's so good - one of my favorite rosés for sure! My husband picked it up at a wine store in the city (I'm not sure which one), but if you check this site you can (hopefully) find a store close to you that sells it! I love this site b/c you can check local stores for wines you want and compare pricing!

12. I'm going to a country festival in a few weeks. I have a super cute tank and pair of coral skinnies to wear, but I'd like to find a lightweight kimono/shrug to wear in case it gets chilly and to help prevent sunburn. I'm struggling to find a good one to fit with the coral - any suggestions?
This one in white is super cute, and this one and this one are great options as well! Have fun!

13. How do you make your avocado toast? Is it literally just smashed avocados on toast or do you add any seasonings?
Meggan: I always add red pepper flakes or sometimes if I'm feeling fancy I'll add radishes or tomatoes with lime juice. I got this seasoning from Trader Joe's yesterday and put it on my toast this am. It is SO good with it - definitely my new obsession.
Brooke: Before I went dairy-free, I loooved cottage cheese & avocado toast with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Now, I usually just do avocado (always salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes) with tomatoes or with a fried egg on top - so good!

14. Where do you shop for black tie gowns? I need one for this summer and having a hard time!
Rent The Runway has a ton of great options plus you don't have to buy a dress you will probably wear once. Some other good sites are Revolve (love this one), ASOS, and sometimes you can find some on Lulus!

15. I'm going to Vegas this summer and am in dire need of shoe recs. I keep hearing there's a lot of walking involved but still want to look cute! Would love your suggestions!
We love checking out this "comfort" section if we're looking for comfy shoes, and you're probably going to want sandals for Vegas in the summer (hot!). We love these in nude (would go with everything), these (if you don't think they're cute, see this pic for inspo!), and these in black or nude!

16. I'm hosting an engagement party for my BFF next month. It's taking place outside in Miami at night. Do you have any cute dress suggestions that fit the venue but aren't obnoxiously tropical looking?
This red ruffle dress would be cute with some statement earrings, love this maxi dress, such a cute jumpsuit, and obsessed with this halter dress.

17. Meggan - I read on the blog that you have done IPL treatments on your face and chest. I have really bad red acne scarring from serious hormonal breakouts (that have finally cleared) and I'm going to get IPL! Did you notice a difference in acne scarring after it? How many treatments does it take to see results? And also, does your face peel afterwards or do the dark spots just sort of disappear? 
Yes I've done two treatments on my face and three on my chest. I honestly can't tell you how many treatments you will need - it depends on how bad the area is your treating! Each treatment will be four weeks apart so the skin has time to recover. All your damage is pulled to the surface and it doesn't peel but kind of flakes off. My face looked like I had black pepper flakes on it and they gradually disappeared. Make sure to stay out of the sun before and after your treatment - that is crucial! I hope you are happy with the results :) I'm going to keep going once or twice a year for preventative!

18. I'm getting married in the fall and looking for suggestions for bridal shower dresses. I'm interested in white but also open to other colors (hopefully under $100)!
Okay, just found some amazing dresses all under $100 for you: here, here (amazing!), here, and here! Congrats love!

19. Would either of you ever consider a breast augmentation? I have two kids and are feeling like I've lost everything I had in the chest. I am struggling with finding a bathing suit that doesn't make feel like a boy (even with the double pushup ones). :(
Meggan: Okay call me crazy but I love small boobs lol! I've always wanted a flat chest and in high school I thought I could actually flatten them by hitting them (so embarrassing, don't even ask). Someone also told me if you eat mass amounts of corn your boobs shrink.....I ate A LOT of corn. So I personally wouldn't get one because I'm dreaming of A cups but if you want one, go for it! Especially if it's going to boost your confidence and make you feel sexay again! (p.s dying I just admitted to hitting my own boobs).
Brooke: OMG lol'ing at Meggan's comment about high school! I don't know whether or not I'd consider one, I guess it depends on the situation. I'm pretty flat-chested and (for now) I'm totally happy because I can wear pretty much any top/dress and it works, but I'm all about doing whatever makes you happy and feel confident! In the meantime, bikini tops like this and this are great at disguising a small/deflated chest!

20. I'm attending my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary party next month. Any cute outfit ideas?
This dress is pretty (comes in a few colors), love this jumpsuit, this wrap maxi dress is cute, and so is this green mini!

21. I have a July wedding in North Carolina and it's semi-formal. The ceremony is outside and the reception is indoors. My husband is a groomsmen so we'll be attending the rehearsal dinner too. Any suggestions for dresses?
Some dresses we are loving for a semi-formal wedding/rehearsal: herehere (for rehearsal dinner), here, and here.

22. I have been dying to find a pair of shoes like these, but I'm having no luck! Do you know of any similar ones?
This pair is the most similar we could find (pretty good!), and we're also loving these and these!

23. I remember awhile back one of you (I think Brooke?) had been  growing some succulents! How often do you water them and how much water do you give them? And do you keep them in the sunlight the entire day? Would love some tips for keeping them alive!
Yes and I'm so sad because they're all dead, but I'm going to replant them again this summer! I tried to bring them inside for the winter, but there were sooo many bugs it was grossing me out (I  kept finding them all over my kitchen counter), so I put them back outside and obviously they couldn't survive the snow and cold. Anyway, they are so easy to keep alive - I honestly just planted them, left them outside in direct sunlight & shade (1/2 the day the sun is beating down and 1/2 the day is shaded) all summer and they tripled in size! I didn't even water them once (it did rain from time to time, but I know they live best in super dry climates and hot sun). I did ask about watering them when I purchased, and they recommended watering once/week and soaking the soil (like if it were to rain) until water drains out of the bottom of the pot. I would just be careful with over-watering, and honestly since I didn't even water mine once I'm not sure if I'm giving the best advice here - just telling you what they told me! Promise it's super simple, good luck!

24. Brooke - I LOVE the white Saint Laurent bag in your "summer uniform" post, but definitely don't have that kind of money right now lol. Have you seen any good dupes?
Yes! Here are a few similar white bags I'm loving - herehere (this one is most similar), here, and here (loooove this one even though it's a little different, it's a perfect Fendi dupe!).

Wow, so many questions this week! Thank you for the love babes, happy weekend! And as always leave your questions below or email us with #coffeetalk in the subject! xx

Summer Uniform

Sharing this look I wore to dinner in the city last weekend (we went to Salinas - such a beautiful spot!). I had so many questions about this top & these jeans (which I've been wearing non-stop lately) on insta stories. I feel like this is going to be my summer uniform because it's easy to throw on, comfortable, and looks a little nicer than my yoga pants ;). These sunglasses have got to be the best $70 I've spent in the past few months - the quality is so good and the price is right! 
These Schutz slides are now avail for preorder, but I also love this pair which is really similar and under $100 (+ a little more neutral). 
off the shoulder top (also love this one under $100) | jeans (true to size) | bag | sunglasses (under $100!) | slides (similar here) | necklace 

Dusty Blush Midi Dress

I'm flying back to Dallas today after a week long stay at my parents. I love coming home because I get to sleep in (got up at 9:30 today) and enjoy a low-key week! My brothers are coming to Dallas with us which means I have babysitters on the plane ;) Whenever I'm home I pack super light - just a few sun dresses, shorts, and tees/tanks. I picked up this midi dress before I left and love it (might have to get it in white too). It's easy to throw on and perfect for hot summer days when you don't want to slide into shorts. 
I am obsessed with these espadrille sneakers. I don't want to sound like a broken record, but they're beyond comfy! I linked a few more favorites below (I want this pair - they just went on sale).
dress (wearing xs) | hat | sneakers | gold ring | lipgloss

Time to pack! It looks like it's about to storm so hopefully our flight doesn't get delayed. Being delayed with a toddler is no fun!


Our Most Worn (and asked about) Sunnies

It's clear that our obsession with sunglasses is r-e-a-l. We get so many questions about our sunglasses - where we buy them & and which are our favorites, so we've rounded up our most worn pairs for you today - every pair is linked (+ all reputable sites to purchase designer sunglasses). If we had to choose one brand as a favorite it would probably be Céline - they have so many amazing pairs, and the quality is great! Our favorite budget-friendly brands are Quay, Le Specs, and Ray-Ban. We both just added this pair to our collection (see them in yesterday's post), and are kind of in love! 
TOP ROW: one (under $100) | two | three
MIDDLE ROW: one | two | three
BOTTOM ROW: one | two | three

I'm always getting questions about these aviators - the best part is they come in four color combos & they're under $100! Mine are the "black" color. 
These are definitely one of our favorite pairs of aviators! We both have them in black (above) and gold (below) - this pair also under $100! 
 I love these round sunglasses & this pair is a great budget-friendly option (pretty much identical)!
I got this pair for my birthday and love the frames. Quay just came out with an amazing dupe (again, identical)!

A few more pairs we're loving...

How We Spent Mother's Day

Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend and it was an extra special Mother's Day for all you mamas!
I've been home for the last week in Iowa to see my family and for my brother's college graduation. Luckily it fell the same weekend as Mother's Day so I got to spend it with my mom! We kept it pretty low key (we were tired from celebrating the night before) and got lunch at one of my favorite Mexican spots. I had to bring Kyle to the airport after and then I relaxed by the pool while Cam napped. I enjoyed my peace and quiet ;)
Nordstrom has the cutest selection of kids clothes! I've always loved Tucker + Tate since Cam was a baby. I recently got him this hoodie (on sale!), these pj's, and these shorts (pictured). The shorts are SO soft!
A few more pieces I'm loving for him right now...
^ Reality of trying to get your kid to take pics lol! He was not having it ;)
Is there anything sweeter than little kids in Converse? He will be wearing this pair for our wedding :)
my outfit: top | jeans | sneakers | lipgloss | sunglasses (celine - sold in store)
cam's outfit: tee | shorts | hat | sneakers
We spent Mother's Day in NYC - brunch at Rosemary's (now one of of my favorite restaurants in the city!), walked around Greenwich Village, and visited Washington Square Park. I was so happy because my mom was in town - she extended her trip so we could be together for Mother's Day and it was great to be able to be with her and my girls (and my hubs of course) on this special day. Definitely my favorite Mother's Day to date! 
^ Matching sneakers
Nordstrom has the best kid's shoes...

I found these jeans at Nordstrom last week and had to buy them because they are so comfortable. I went down a size (normally a 26 and bought the 25), so I would suggest ordering a size smaller since they do stretch. This jacket is J. Crew and looks like it's sold out online, but this one is nearly identical and I am in love with the color of this one (both on sale for under $100)! I had a lot of questions on insastories about these sunnies - I picked them up last week in the color 'palladium'. Sophia got so many compliments on her top (how cute are the sleeves?!). I bought these shorts for her to wear with it, but it was chilly yesterday so she wore these jeans instead. She loves to match me, and picked out this jacket (on sale now!) since it looks like mine ;). 
A few more pieces I picked up for the girls...
^ I love these little Stan Smith sneakers - they are so cute, go with everything and run true to size for kids. My sneaks are Golden Goose
^ I borrowed this hat from my mom - she picked it up at Nordstrom while she was here, and I ended up ordering it for myself. Avery's dress is cute with or without leggings - I love the sweatshirt top. 
^ Uhg lol. I did not want them sitting on the sidewalks of NYC (so gross ha!), but as soon as they saw this dog, they had to get down on his level. It was such a fun day, and we were all ready for naps by the time we made it home!

In collaboration with Nordstrom
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