#coffeetalk

Happy Friday ladies! Sorry it took us so long to get this post up - we are both on different time zones and it's still morning where we are ;)! If you don't see your question it will for sure be up next week. We had so many but couldn't finish them all today...the pool is calling our name ;)

1. What are your absolute favorite holy grail skincare items? Cleansers, toners, serum, face oil, moisturizers?
Meggan: I can't live without a cleansing balm. I've used a few (Clinique, Elemis & Colleen Rothschild) and like them all. They really dissolve all your makeup off and my face feels so fresh after using. A few other products are this face wash, this facial oil, this hydrating cream, this overnight cream, this body oil, this anti-aging serum, and these energizing eye patches. Whew that seems like a lot!
Brooke: This Origins oil (removes makeup), this Tula cleanser, this overnight cream, this day and night cream, and this eye cream. Also, this lip balm is life. I need a few tins on hand at all times - my lips get sooooo chapped, and this is the only thing that keeps them looking their best!

2. Do you have any great open back shirts you're loving? I love the trend but have trouble finding them!
This one would be super cute for date night, this floral blouse is pretty, love this bell sleeve top (under $25), and this (not so basic) basic tee.

3. Meggan - what made you pick Cabo as your wedding location? I just got engaged and thinking about doing a destination wedding!
We decided on a destination wedding because our family/friends live all over and would have to travel no matter where it was. So we thought might as well travel somewhere fun! To be honest, there wasn't a lot of thought behind it. We picked Cabo because we both love it and it's easy for our guests to travel to. 

4. I'm moving into an apartment downtown Chicago and love how both of you decorate. Any affordable ideas for decorations/where to buy (wall decor, lamps, etc)?
Meggan: For affordable decor I always check Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, and Target - they all have a huge selection and always have amazing sales. I love this floor lamp from Target (I have it in Cam's room), this round wall mirror, and this wood tray. I'm also obsessed with West Elm but I only buy things from there when they have sales (which is all the time).
Brooke: Ikea, Overstock, Wayfair, West Elm, and CB2 are my go-to's for affordable pieces. Also this link will take you to my favorite way to search for vintage rugs (I get asked about mine a lot, and finally found the proper link)!

5. What ingredients do you put in your smoothies?
Brooke: Usually just a banana, protein powder, almond butter, chia seeds and almond milk. But I recently used the collagen greens from Vital Proteins with almond milk, banana, mango, strawberries, blueberries, and spinach and it was great!
Meggan: I do half a banana, spinach and/or kale, 1 cup of fruit (usually blueberries or strawberries), protein powder, water or almond milk, and a flax/chia seed blend.

6. My least favorite part about working out is how many times I have to wash my hair throughout the week! What dry shampoos do you girls find works best for you?
Brooke: Agreed - literally the worst haha! My favorite 3 favorite dry shampoos are the Dove and Aveda ones Meggan linked below and this one from DryBar - love that they have one for brunettes! Can't go wrong with any of these!
Meggan: I know the struggle - I only try to wash my hair 2-3 times a week. I love this one by Aveda and this one by Dove (under $5!). 

7. Do you have any favorite summer maxi or midi dresses out there? I'm looking for something under $100 that's light and fun and can be worn casually.
This one is SO cute - love the front tie and print. A few others are this wrap dress, this tank dress, and this maxi dress.

8. What hair products do you use (shampoo, conditioner, heat protectant, hair mask, etc)?
Brooke: I'm always switching it up - but I love this purple shampoo & conditioner, this heat protectant, and this surf spray! I just picked up this mask, but I haven't tried it yet (I've heard it's amazing).
Meggan: I rotate between this purple shampoo and this hydrating shampoo and will use this apple cider vinegar cleanse once or twice a week. This conditioner is a must for me - it's seriously the only conditioner that makes my hair soft/easy to comb through. I have a lot of leave in products I like but a few all time favorites are this Kenra blow-dry spray, Bumble and bumble invisible oil primer, and Moroccan hair oil. I also use this Kenra heat protecting spray and hairspray. We linked our favorite dry shampoos in question 6!

9. I'm looking for some closed toe slides for the summer. I would love a pair in black and another in blush, but can't seem to find any that I really like. Suggestions?
Absolutely love these in black and this pair & in blush we love these (also come in black)!

10. Do you have any dress suggestions for a spring wedding?
This one is gorgeous, obsessed with this maxi (under $100), love this off-the-shoulder, and this pretty lace one!

11. My engagement pictures are scheduled this April in DC (backdrop of cherry blossoms I'm hoping) and would love some outfit ideas!
Love this dress, this one, and this one! Also love jeans and this top (I just got it in a x-small and love it!).

12. I'm going to Europe for 10 days this summer - Paris, Luxembourg City and two smaller towns in Germany and Amsterdam and am looking for some outfit ideas. Have either of you been? We are going to be doing a lot of walking and sight seeing, so I want to be comfortable but stylish. Also, would love ideas for a good crossbody bag that is big enough for the necessities but also secure.
We have never been but it's on our list! We would just do jeans or leggings, tees, a cute camo jacket, a baseball cap and comfy sneakers (these are our favorite!). You could also do maxi dresses if it's hot outside. This bag would be a great crossbody option - we're obsessed with the blush! 

13. Any sexy one piece ideas?
This sides on this one is great, this one is simple + sexy (love the deep v), and love this lace-up one.

14. I just landed my dream job in Real Estate and was wondering if you have any favorite office/professional outfits? 
Congrats - that is so exciting! We always see the cutest office-wear at Ann Taylor. This top is pretty and can be worn with so much, these pants are great (Meggan has them), love this jacket, and this skirt is great + versatile. You should also check Banana Republic and Loft.

15. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for a cute maternity dress for my baby shower. I've been looking online and haven't found anything I love. Looking for something trendy and fresh.
You could do something classic/simple like this off the shoulder (white is pretty with a pop of color for your shoes!), this floral one is fun, and this maxi would be cute too!

16. I'm doing a girls trip/ski in Breckenridge next weekend. Any outfit ideas for apres ski and just in general?
Casual, comfy and cute! Love this top, this sweater, and this dress for a drink/dinner - throw it on with a denim or moto jacket, sneakers or heels and it would be so cute! Have fun!

17. Can you guys link our outfits from the perfume post on Wednesday?
Meggan: I was wearing this MK sweater, these jeans, and these nude heels.
Brooke: This is the dress I was wearing - honestly obsessed! It's so so comfy, and flattering! I've worn it with sneakers and heels, perfect for summer! Here's the jacket - buttery soft and love the color for spring!

Again, we'll be adding the questions we missed for next week! Please leave your questions for next week below or shoot us an email at brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com with #coffeetalk in the subject. XO

9 comments:

  1. I'm graduating from school in May and can't seem to find any good graduation dresses! Any ideas?

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  2. I'm getting married in July and I have my shower, bachelorette party (in Nashville) and rehearsal dinner coming up in the next few months. I was wondering what your opinion is on some great outfit choices! I've been seeming to have a hard time finding the perfect dress for each occasions! Thank you :)

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  3. I was recently diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. It's been a long road since then and a major lifestyle change but I'm determined to keep it in check and have committed to a new diet and exercise regimen. I noticed in a previous #coffeetalk article Meggan that you (at least I think it was you) do a high protein, low carb diet which is more in line with what I need to do as well. I've found a few good recipes but I really need to expand my options. Unfortunately my cooking skills are subpar at best. My husband is the cook in the house but his job requires him to work evenings a couple times a week as well every other weekend so I have to fend for myself sometimes lol! Do either of you have any go-to, easy low carb recipes? Where do you find new recipes to try? I've done the Pinterest thing but I feel like there are so many options that I get overwhelmed, especially since I have to be more careful than I used to. (And let's be honest...sometimes things that are supposed to be super easy on Pinterest take a little bit of prayer, magic and pixie dust in real life...)

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  4. Alot of your links are broken :( Especially the perfume post outfit details

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    1. Oh no! That might of been because I did the post from Cabo and some of the websites were being funky. Thank you for the heads up, I'm fixing now! XO

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    2. Could you share the link to the striped dress again? The one in the post still isn't working. Thank you SO much!!

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  5. What hair dryers do you recommend for dry and frizzy hair?

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  6. Hello! I think it was Brooke who had the black Express booties (which are no longer available) and I was wondering if you knew of any others just like them for under $100? I love the style of those and how simple yet chic they are, I would love a similar pair! (You posted about these a while ago, but I have been thinking about them ever since!)

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  7. I am going to Nashville for a country music festival in June, can you suggest some budget friendly options?

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