In My Cart

Good morning lovahs! I'm off to the airport to catch a flight (running late as usual lol), but wanted to quickly share a few pieces that are currently in my cart(s) - they are all SO good and perfect for that summer wardrobe! These shorts are the ones Meggan posted on insta stories yesterday - perfect length and wash. 
dressblush tee | white off the shoulderjeans | gingham top | peep toes | hat (on sale for under $30!) | cutoffs | earrings 

Exploring Soufriere

One morning we took a water taxi to Soufriere to do some exploring and grab lunch. We met so many amazing staff members at the resort who live there so we wanted to see their hometown. The people in St. Lucia were so nice (they really made the trip) and happy to share "their paradise" with us. Seriously, everyone we met would say "welcome to my home, my paradise! I hope you enjoy". It was fun to see a different part of the island with so much culture. I loved all the colorful homes/buildings, the market, and the fishing boats sitting in the bay. Oh and that you could get an ice cold Piton (their local beer) and walk around with it ;)
It was hot and sunny so I wore this breezy Rails romper. The material is soft and it didn't wrinkle from packing (seriously one of the only items I didn't have to get pressed lol). 
SO much fresh fruit is everywhere. The coconut and mangos were my favorite. 
I pretty much wore these sandals everyday ha! I always pack a million shoes and end up wearing like one or two pairs (anyone else!?). These are my first pair of Soludos and I'm hooked - they are comfy and stylish! I'm obsessing over these tassel flats and these colorblock sandals.
How cool is this record shop? 
romper (wearing xs) | hat | sandals | bag | sunglasses

Such a neat and colorful town, I'm so glad I got to see it! I've been getting a lot of questions about St. Lucia (the resort, what we did, etc.) and will be doing a few more posts on it all so stayed tuned. xx


Back to Basics

Whenever I feel like I have nothing to wear, I go for black, white, and denim (or all black if it's winter). This combo always works - simple. I wear this duster a lotttt - it literally goes with everything, and they just released it in white which is perfect for summer! 
Love the plunge lace detail on this cami - it's under $20 (!) and I'm wearing a small. It also comes in black & blush. This one is a great option if you like the look, but want more coverage. 
I'm headed to meet a friend for barre class this morning then taking the girls to the pool - have a great day guys! xx

cami (under $20, wearing a small) | duster | jeans | sandals | sunglasses ($70!) | similar bags here and here 

My Vacay Style

I've been wearing easy breezy outfits since we arrived in St. Lucia but this two-piece set is by far my favorite. I wore it with sandals during the day and threw on these heels for date night. 
How pretty are the bell sleeves?!
For sizing: I got an xs in the top and skirt. This hat is on sale - yay! 

We are off to our last breakfast in paradise then heading to the airport. I'm so sad the trip is over but they say all good things must come to an end ;) I can't wait to get home and squeeze my baby. I've been missing him like crazy these last couple days. xx


Weekend Deals

Don't mind my frizzy St. Lucia hair but this laceup sweater is a new fav and under $60. Looks so cute with high-waisted shorts!

The perfect summer cardigan - love how they styled it here. Think I need it!

Take 40% off EVERYTHING at Loft right now!! Seriously loving this dress (in my cart), these block heels (so pretty in red), this maxi skirt, and this top.

These have been my go-to sandals this summer. Perfect neutral!

This dress is too pretty and would be great for a summer wedding or special event. Love the coral color!

Perfect summer coverup - so many cute colors and we're especially loving the yellow/gold!

Wildfox has some of the mot comfortable pieces and these sweatpants look amazing!

Obsessed with this one-piece suit and it's under $100!

I've been eyeing these Loeffler Randall tassel sandals all summer and they finally went on sale! Just added them to my cart.

This is a cute casual dress to throw on in the summer. 

These drawstring pants are sooooo cute and just went 40% off! #need

These leopard slides are only $45! Holla!

This baywatch-esque one piece is ahhhmazing and just went on sale!

Love the details on this bra. Would be so cute with a muscle tank! Also love the back of this one - so cool!


5 Things We Do Every Morning

1. Work out. I don't do this every morning but strive for at least three days a week. I go to Orange Theory on Tuesday and Thursday and go to the gym one (sometimes two if I'm really feelin' it) other day a week. It feels sooo good getting your sweat sesh out of the way! Sometimes I even hit up the grocery store afterwards so I don't have to bring Cam there during the day. I love feeling so accomplished by 8am.
2. Make a to-do list. I'm a list person and it helps me to write down everything I need to get done for the day. Also, there's no better feeling then getting everything crossed off your list lol.
3. Take care of my skin. You have probably noticed from insta stories that I love eye masks and ice rolling! My current favorite eye patches are these 24k gold lift & firm ones and these instant energizing ones. And I use my ice roller alllll the time! It's a great way to wake your skin up in the AM! I also drink chlorophyll water which not only benefits your skin, it also detoxes your blood, energizes your body and supports weight loss.
4. Manifest. Brooke and I have mentioned this several times before but we are strong believers on the power of positive thinking and manifesting. Each day I write down my goals (big and small) and how I'm going to work toward them.
5. Get dressed. If you are a stay at home mom you can most likely relate to this: sweat pants, hair in bun, all your time is dedicated to you kid(s). When I first had Cam I had a hard time adjusting and felt so frumpy for being in sweats all day. Now I make sure to get dressed so I feel like my old self. But it really starts with whats underneath your clothes. Lately, I have been loving ThirdLove bras and underwear. Most days I wear this t-shirt bra but if I want to spice it up I put on this pretty lace one ;) I got these matching undies to go with! This bra goes so well under any outfit, and you don't even care if it's peeking out because it's so pretty ;).
1. Make my bed. I do this every day as soon as I wake up get out of bed. It's one less thing to do later in the day (which is when I feel like I have a mile-long "to do" list), and starts your day off in a positive/productive way! 
2. Meditate. This is a fairly new addition to my morning routine, but I'm so happy I started because it helps me get set for the day rather than running straight for my coffee maker. I downloaded the app Headspace after a reader recommended it, and so far I'm loving it! 
3. Read & respond to emails. We get a lot of emails every day, so I like to go through all new emails in the morning, and respond to as many as possible so I have one less thing to do. It stresses me out to know that emails are just sitting in our inbox!
4. Get dressed & ready. On weekdays I get dressed for the gym, but on the weekends I get dressed and ready to go for the day right away in the morning. I hate making my family wait on me, so if I get it out of the way it's better for everyone ;). Totally agree with Meggan - it's all about what's underneath. I cannot handle an uncomfortable bra/underwear. I'm wearing this bra from ThirdLove in these photos & am shocked at how comfortable it is since I usually prefer a wireless bra (this one is my favorite for everyday - definitely the most comfortable bra I own!). I love the lace detail, and have already ordered it in two other colors - black & aqua-mint.
5. Drink coffee. Sometimes I literally go to sleep thinking about my morning coffee lol. I always have a glass of water first, but live for my 1 cup of coffee in the morning (any more than 1 and I start to feel shaky).
Such pretty details. This bra comes in 10 different colors and the material is so comfortable. The seamless undies are my favorite for the gym - I  have them in several other colors as well. PS - one of the best parts about ThirdLove is they let you try before you buy! Try any bra (for free!) for 30 days before deciding if you love it or not. Spoiler alert: you will!  

We love...

In collaboration with ThirdLove


1. My husband and I are expecting a baby boy this September :) I'm having trouble coming up with a good push present request - I was thinking perhaps sapphire jewelry since that's September's birthstone. Any other suggestions or recommendations? 
Lucky girl! This necklace is super cute - you could do the birthstone and your baby's name. We also love this fingerprint necklace (so cute!). We're also obsessing over this ring (pricey, but could be an heirloom)!

2. Meggan - how did you begin planning your destination wedding? Did you use a travel agency? If so, which one?
The first thing I did was hire a wedding planning (Amy Abbott Events) and then went to Cabo with my mom to meet her and find a venue. After that she took it from there and helped me with my vendors, rehearsal dinner, etc. I would definitely recommend hiring one, it made planning/life so much easier!

3. Kind of personal but you guys have talked about budgeting and given great advice. Do you have investment accounts? Thinking of starting my first one but don't know where to begin!
Meggan: Kyle and I have a few accounts - ROTH, multiple 401ks, a health savings account. Honestly he takes care of most of that for us so I'm not much help :( 
Brooke: Yes, I would highly recommend speaking to a financial/investment advisor - they can help you get started and explain all of your options. This is also a great article about dividend income.

4. I'm in love with these Chloe espadrille sandals but don't have the money for them right now. Do you know of any similar/cheaper options? I can't seem to find any!
These are so cute and have a very similar profile ($119), also loving this pair and these.

5. I live in a small apartment and don't have a full length mirror in my bedroom. I'd like to get a nice big floor mirror for the living room! My fiancé and I style is rustic/industrial and West Elm and RH!
This one is great and comes in 4 colors, and we also have and love this one from IKEA!

6. I've been noticing some random breakouts since the summer has started and I'm pretty obsessed with skincare. Have you changed your skincare routines at all for the warmer weather? I've been reading about skipping night cream and doing a light moisturizer or oil and doing moisturizing sunscreen during the day? There are just so many options!!! #halp
Brooke: I haven't really changed my skincare routine, but I have been using this toner then this oil (after cleansing) at night and I love both! I've been wanting to try rosehip oil since I heard Miranda Kerr share it was her skincare secret, and now I'm obsessed! Some nights I add a moisturizer after the oil, and sometimes I feel like the oil is enough.
Meggan: I haven't really changed mine either but some nights I skip out on my oil (if my skin feels too oily) and just use this overnight cream. I just started using this Colorescience loose mineral sunscreen during the day and LOVE it. You could definitely give it a try!

7. I feel like you've been asked variations of this question like 7 times lol but wondering if you can link cute cocktail dresses between $100-$200 for summer weddings/rehearsal dinners?
Lol no worries! A few of our favorites are here (have this and love it), here, here, and here!

8. Planning a bachelorette party this summer in Chicago. Any bars/restaurants you recommend for 15-20 people? Any outfit ideas would be great too!
Fun areas to hang out in are River North, Gold Coast, West Loop, and Old Town. There are sooo many fun bars, shops, and restaurants in all those areas. Some restaurants good for big groups are Zed451, Quaritno (perf for big groups), The Dawson, Carmines, and Parlor Pizza. Some good party spots are El Hefe, Paris Club, Cindy's Rooftop, W rooftop, RM Champagne Lounge, the Godfrey rooftop, Howl At The Moon (dueling piano bar) and you have to go to the Hangge Uppe for late night dancing. Some dresses we love - here, here, here, and here. Have fun! 

9. I'm really liking the Birkenstock trend but don't know if I can pull them off. I wanted to know what your thoughts are - would you purchase them? What would you wear them with?
Meggan: I love Birkenstocks! I have this pair in mocha and wear them often. Usually just with casual outfits - jeans + tee, shorts + tank, or even sometimes with joggers.
Brooke: I have the same pair and love them also! I wear them the same way Meggan does - so easy to slip on for casual weekdays!

10. Brooke - are there any other similar one shoulder tops like the striped River Island one you posted on the blog last week? I'm looking for one but don't want to pay over $50.
It just went on sale for $30!! but a couple other cute options here, here, and here

11. Going to Nashville in a couple weeks for a bachelorette party! I've never been and am so excited! Looking for some cute, fun outfit ideas! Also, any fun places we should go, bars, restaurants?
I (Meggan) went for my friends bach party and it was soooo fun! One morning we did the pedal tavern (do it in the am because it gets so hot in the afternoon) which was soo fun. A few bars that sand out to me that we went to were The Stage, Tootsies, and Honky Tonk (we pretty much lived at The Stage lol). One afternoon we went to the 12 South neighborhood which was fun to explore. Lot's of cute shops, bars, and restaurants! A couple cute things you could pack along with you are this romper, this dress, this set (top + shorts), this top, and these jean shorts. A bandana would be a cute accessory for your neck or to tie on your purse! Have fun!

12. Meggan - My husband and I live in Houston and are looking to take a quick trip to Dallas. Any suggestions for things to do or places to eat?
I would check out the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, walk around historic downtown, shop at Highlandpark Village and grab lunch there, Topgolf, get drinks in the basement of The Joule Hotel, check out Deep Ellum, and check out the Dallas Farmers Market. Some of my favorite restaurants are HG Sply Co, Uchi, Pie Tap, Dolce Riveria, Katy Trail (huge/fun outdoor patio). And I've been dying to try Gemma and Shinsei! I still feel new to Dallas so I'm sure there are a ton of amazing things/good places to eat that I haven't mentioned. Dallas girls, leave your go-to's in the comments below ;)

13. The director of our department is getting married early August and we would like to go in on a group gift. I'm the only married person on the team, so somehow have been tasked with picking what we get, haha. I'm actually the WORST at picking gifts for people I don't know well, so I'm hoping you can help with a couple options? There are 15 people total contributing, but since this is a gift for our boss, I don't think we should get something crazy expensive (or too personal for that matter). Please help!!!
What about a nice set of pots/pans? I have this set and I'm obsessed - it's expensive but with 15 people going in together it would be a great gift (and only $53/person since they are on sale now)! Other ideas would be nice knives (these are really good!) or stemless wine glasses.

14. I know you ladies this answer all the time but I'm really struggling to find a black outfit for a Vegas bachelorette party in a few weeks!! Something sexy and fashionable!
This set is cute (top + skirt), this lace bodycon dress is pretty, this jumpsuit is hawwwt, and love this dress too!

15. Meggan - I know you've answered some questions about getting botox in previous #coffeetalk posts, but can you share where you went when you were living in Chicago? Did someone recommend it to you? Did you go to in for a consultation, or did you go in knowing you wanted to get botox? I'm noticing some new wrinkles on my forehead and don't really know where to start with this process.
I actually never went when I lived in Chicago! I always got it done at my sister-in-laws spot in San Diego when I would visit her. I also never went in for a consultation, I just knew I wanted it lol. You could definitely go in for one though! Also, Disport works better than Botox does for me and I think it's a little cheaper per unit.

16. Do you have any suggestions for a cute, modern dresser for my bedroom that isn't too expensive?
A few we love under $500 - here, here - love this one!, here, and here!

17. What site did you guys go through for your website? There are so many out there, do you have suggestions of some that are good or have worked well for you guys?
We went with Blogger, but we are planning to switch to Wordpress. Blogger has been great for us though, and it's super user-friendly! Wordpress can be more customized, so that's why we're making the switch.

Please leave your questions for next week below or email us at with #coffeetalk in the subject! xx

FAQ: Where Did You Get That Bag?

We love doing FAQ posts (outside of #coffeetalk), and save them for when we get asked the same question by a lot of people. Whenever we carry our Barrington Gifts bags, our inbox is flooded with questions asking where to buy them. We've had these bags for a few months now, and can say we are completely obsessed! They've traveled with us to Hawaii, Miami, NYC, Cabo, and St. Lucia and have held up so well - they still look brand new. 
I've been traveling for two weeks now, and this tote is perfect for carrying all of my essentials! Of course I had to order the passport holder for our wedding + honeymoon. 
Loving this hat - perfect for keeping the sun off of my face! It was sold out, but just restocked yay! 
There are so many fun stripe color combos to choose from but I thought the pink/tan looked the most summer-ish!
My sandals are under $100 and true to size & my dress is so easy to throw on when it's hot - will be perfect in Dallas this summer! I'm wearing XS. 
I carried on these bags on the plane for our trips to Hawaii and Miami and was shocked at how much I could fit inside (especially the duffle). I had my computer, the iPad, my pillow (I can't travel without my pillow lol), my makeup bag, a couple pairs of shoes I didn't want to check, food for the plane, my DSLR camera and a couple books! I brought a smaller bag for nights out, and stuck that in my tote along with my essentials (wallet, lipgloss, sunglasses). 
Meggan and I carried these totes in NYC when she was in town for a photoshoot and it was comical b/c we were walking around with matching bags, but we had several people stop us and ask where they were from. The material is amazing b/c it's so easy to clean - I spilled a full bottle of foundation on mine (no joke) and it came out with water, baby wash, and a minor panic attack ;). I've also used it as a beach bag, diaper bag, and a gym bag - it's honestly the perfect tote. If you prefer a zipper top, this one is for you. 
Anyone else have to travel in comfy clothes? I always wear these pants (run small, I'm wearing a size 4) and sneakers. A lot of you have asked about sizing on this tee - I'm wearing the XS/S and would say it runs big (also comes in a 'blonde' version). 
Whenever I post something on instastories and my makeup bag is in the background, I get a ton of questions about it. It's definitely my favorite makeup bag I've ever had - the size is perfect and I love how it opens so I can see all of my makeup!  

In collaboration with Barrington Gifts

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