Casual

This jacket has been one of the most worn items in my closet the past 6 months. I love it because it seems to go with everything & it's so easy to wear. They just released a new color here for spring and it's sooooo good! I wore these booties for the first time over the weekend, and was surprised by how insanely comfortable they were - I walked all over the city and my feet were perfectly fine at the end of the day. 
This scarf is warm, chunky and soft - the perfect combo! 
Love the laces! 
jacket (wearing xs) | sweater (perfect layering piece!) | jeans | booties (so comfy!) | scarf | sunglasses (amazing budget-friendly option here) | bag (love this one under $200!) 

 Have a good day everyone, I'm off to barre class (not looking forward to how sore I'll be tomorrow lol). 



Patchwork Cardigan

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. One of Kyle's best friends is here visiting us from Iowa so we were on the go all weekend. Friday night we stayed in and made steaks and scallops (my kitchen literally still smells like a fish market, help! We keep joking there's a scallop hiding somewhere) and drank wine. Saturday we headed down to the farmers market and explored down there for a bit. They seriously have the best tacos and margs! There's also a nursery next door that I'm obsessed with - so many good plant and cactuses. I'm definitely going back to get one for my kitchen. Saturday night we ate at Pie Tap and it was so good! I would definitely recommend going there - yummy cocktails and pizza. And Sunday we went to Katy Trail for burgers and beers. It was perfect patio weather. So basically we just ate and drank all weekend and I'm not mad about it ;) And yes Friday was my last day of Whole30 - I didn't want to be left out all weekend lol! We will be doing a full recap (tips, favorite recipes, etc) soon so let us know if you have any questions about it!
I wore this casual look Sunday but ended up having to take off my cardigan because it was so warm! I've worn this cardigan an embarrassing amount of times since I got it. It's so cute and I love the colors. Topshop makes it in grey which I think I need to snag!
Ive mentioned before but these booties have been my staple all fall and winter. I finally ordered them in black last night because I wear them so much. 
 cardigan (also love it in grey) | tee (wearing size medium) | jeans | hat | booties | bag | sunglasses

Off to go grab some coffee! xx


Weekend Deals

My sweater is under $70 and will easily transition to spring (wearing XS). This is the tank I bought to wear under it in nude - perfect and only $12!

This classic wrap coat is now 40% off and comes in 5 colors!

Love this ribbed sweater dress - so cute for date night or girls night!

I've been eyeing this sweatshirt for a while, and now that it's on sale I'm snagging it!

In 2017 I'm investing in quality workout gear, and just added these pants to my cart - love the sheer panel and the sale price!

I'm also getting this tank - I loooove that it has an actual bra built in - such a great price!

We're obsessed with this YSL bag - sooo cute, and now on sale! Perfect for Vday!

I ended up buying this tee (from a few weeks ago) and wore it 3 days in a row #notsorry, it's soooo comfy! It's oversized - I got XS.

This jacket is so cute, comes in 6 colors and currently 60% off in the burgundy!

This dress is classic & sexy, perfect for Valentine's Day...a designer dress at 60% off is always a good deal!

I'm getting this dress for an upcoming vacay - holy! Such a steal - was $180 now $56!

Now is the time when we really stock up with our "buy now, wear later" mentality since there are tons of spring & summer pieces on sale now, but soon they will be cleared out and only winter stuff will be on sale! So many great options here, here, and here!

Great home sale! My favorite kitchen mixer was just marked down to $199 (originally $500!) - one day only!

DEALS



#coffeetalk

1. If you had to pick one, would you choose the Chloe Faye shoulder bag, Gucci Dionysus, or Givenchy Antigona? I know they are all so different but if you could only pick one based on versatility and classic-ness, which would you choose?
Hands-down the Gucci Dionysus! It's our favorite bag in both of our closets!

2. I got the Skinnytaste cookbook for Christmas and would love to know what are your favorite, must-try recipes from it!
Meggan: I have quite a few! Cinnamon roasted butternut squash soup, loaded "nacho" potato skins, turkey santa fe taco salad with avocado crema, slow cooker jerk chicken tacos with caribbean salsa, naked persian turkey burgers, chicken enchiladas, zucchini lasagna, mahi mahi fish tacos with spicy avocado cream, spicy black bean burgers, and turmeric-roasted cauliflower. Now I'm starving, lol! 
Brooke: I loooove the chicken enchiladas (prob my fave), the chicken marsala on the lighter side, cajun chicken pasta, and the mahi mahi tacos with avocado cream! Honestly I haven't had a recipe I didn't like yet, everything is so good!

3. I'm going to Napa in May and would love some outfit ideas!
For daytime jeans and tees or cute dresses. We are obsessed with these embroidered jeansthis dress (the perfect basic! just added to my cart), and this one (to conceal all the wine & cheese lol).
For night: this dress (so cute, I saw it on a sales girl) and this dress would be super cute, fun & a little sexy!

4. Do either of you have a classic Chanel bag? I'm thinking of getting a black with silver hardware to use and debating on size. Medium or large?
Meggan: I don't but hopefully will someday ;)
Brooke: Nope! But If I were going to get one I think I'd go with the large - love it!

5. Do you guys take calcium pills since you are dairy free/have been doing Whole30?
Currently, no. We drink almond milk (50% more calcium than cows milk), and calcium is also found in the foods we're eating - dark leafy greens, bone broth, carrots, and more. But we are looking to add supplements to our diets (need to do a lot of research), but would love any suggestions you guys might have!

6. I am looking for a "tea length" black velvet dress for a wedding - preferably not form-fitting. Would love your suggestions!
This was a tough one! This one is so pretty, love the neckline on this onethis one is a great length and not form-fitting, and we really love this one but it's a little pricey!

7. My roommate and I are wanting to get cute matching pajamas (or nightgowns, sleep rompers, etc) but are having a hard time finding anything so far. Any suggestions?
This sleepshirt is super cute, love this buffalo plaid set, this set looks cozy, and so does this romper! I would check Target too, they always have the cutest jammies!

8. What are your favorite skincare products specifically for fine lines and wrinkles? Is there anything you do specifically to prevent them?
Brooke: Sunscreen/minimal sun exposure on your face is key (every esthetician I've talked to says that's #1!). I like this one, and also want to try this one b/c it looks so easy to use and a lot of people love it. I love this eye cream, and feel like it helps plump up my eye area. Also, I don't really know if you can do anything to actually prevent wrinkles (eventually they're going to happen) besides Botox. I've never done it, but I'm planning to soon I think. I just heard that you're "supposed" to start Botox (if it's something you plan to do) in your early/mid 20s for the best results...oops. I'll be 29 in Feb.
Meggan: Agreed with Brooke to keep your face out of the sun and to use sunscreen! I use this sunscreen and like it because it doesn't make my face feel greasy. I just started using Elemis products which are pro-collagen and they help reduce wrinkles and improve skin firmness. I would really recommend them! Tula has a wrinkle defense serum I also love.

9. Can you give some recommendations on cute bathing suits for an upcoming vacation? Both one and two piece and budget friendly :)
We rounded up some of our favorites all under $100: one, two, three, four, five, six.

10. I bought a sweater with bell/flared sleeves but I am struggling to wear a coat with it. My arms start looking super bulky but it's cold here in Boston and there's no way to wear the sweater alone or with a light layer underneath. How do you ladies wear your statement tops in cold weather where a coat is definitely needed?
We usually drape our jackets over our shoulders if the arms are too bulky. It's definitely not as warm but it looks chic and you still have that extra layer! The other option is to hold the sleeve together with your hands as you put on your coat (it won't be the most comfortable, but it works if you're really cold)!

11. Do either of you have an outdoor setup, like seating/fire pit, something cute? Trying to get ideas with what to do with our outdoor area!
Meggan: I'm in the process of getting our outdoor space done! So far we have these chairs + table from Target and this sectional from Amazon. We are still looking for a fire pit, planters, and a side table. I want my patio to be filled with tall plants! We put posts up around our patio and hung bistro lights which turned out sooooo cute (and when I say "we" I mean Kyle and his dad ;)). I will post some pics on our insta stories tonight! The cement is all cracked so we talked about painting or tiling it. I think something like this would look so amazing!
Brooke: We just got this dining table with two benches for dining al fresco & love it! It's budget-friendly and super cute! I think CB2 has some of the best outdoor furniture, it's all SO cute! We have this sofa & the matching chairs from RH and this coffee table in the middle. We have this firepit from Frontgate & are really happy with it.

12. I'm looking to get a sweater with my name embroidered. Have you seen any cute options?
Meggan: I saw Revolve is doing custom embroidery now! I don't know if you can pick anything on the site or if it's just certain items but definitely check it out.
Brooke: I haven't seen any (I just looked), but I would love one also! I'll keep looking and let you know if I do end up finding something!

13. I have engagement photos coming up in February and have no idea what to wear. Was thinking a casual outfit and then maybe some options for dresses? Please help!
This dress would be pretty (love the color!) and you could wear booties like the model or heels for a  dressier look. This jumpsuit would also be super cute with a draped jacket - so many colors to choose from too! For a casual outfit you could do a cozy sweater like this, skinny jeans, and over-the-knee boots (love these). Keep the looks simple and classic so you don't look back and think what the hell was I wearing!

14. I've been using the Tula overnight cream on my face for a few months now and I love it. I decided to buy their cleanser and the day & night cream and having been using all three products for about a week now. I noticed I've been getting more blemishes than usual and my skin is usually crystal clear (used Cetaphil before because I do have sensitive skin). Did you guys notice a change in your skin when you started using the cleanser/day cream? Also do you still use these products daily? I saw a new skincare product review yesterday and am honestly just curios since you guys always raved about Tula! 
Brooke: I didn't notice any additional breakouts when I started using TULA, I actually felt like it helped my skin improve. I use the cleanser & overnight cream every day. I'm out of the day & night cream, so I've been using this moisturizer during the day. I would continue using the TULA products, as it could be anything from food you're eating to hormonal, but if it doesn't improve you could stop using it. I always like to give new products a full month before I give them up just to be sure. I definitely don't think skincare is a "one size fits all" so you have to figure out what works best for your skin.
Meggan: I didn't notice any blemishes when I started using the cleanser and moisturizer! I still use my Tula products but have been mixing in some other ones as well. I use the cleansereye serum (in the am), and deep wrinkle defense daily. I started mixing Elemis products into my routine (the post you saw) but still rotate in the Tula day & night cream and overnight cream - I love both skincare lines! ALSO - you can use code slwinter20 for 20% off the eye renewal serum. It really wakes your eyes up in the AM!

15. Your snap with the cauliflower rice and salsa verde chicken - yum! Do you have a recipe?
That was my favorite meal I've made this month (and it's so simple)! This is the recipe for the chicken and for the cauliflower rice I just got a bag from Trader Joe's and cooked it with chopped garlic, cilantro, and 3 limes (no measurements just to taste). And I pickled cabbage and jalepeños for toppings!

16. I remember awhile back one of you was talking about chlorophyll water and how it has a bunch of great benefits. Well I've been hearing about it more and more recently so I stopped in Whole Foods yesterday and picked some up. Wondering, how many drops do you personally use and how often do you do it? The bottle says 18-32 drops but that seems like sooo much because my water tasted like seaweed haha!
I drink this one - once in the morning and sometimes at night (if I can remember!). I agree it tastes like seaweed if you add to much but I usually do 8-10 drops in my water and it is doable!

17. My friend is planning to have afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday. I'm not sure of the venue (possibly a hotel) since she's still calling around.  Suggestions for possible outfits? It's going to be in the 40's this weekend!
A fun dress would be perfect since it's going to be a little warmer & you can just throw a coat on top. We love this onethis one, and this one. Check here for some inspo also, have fun!

18. I'm going on a 10 day trip to Ireland at the end of February so the temperature will be in the 40's. Do you have any outfit ideas to wear throughout the 10 days knowing that we'll be doing a lot of walking/hiking but still want to look cute for pics!? Looking for cute looks at night too!
Definitely wear comfortable sneakers, and we would probably wear leggings (these are literally the best of all time and I promise worth the $$$), and you could wear a cute sweater (like this) and a puffy vest on top. We would bring this baseball cap (have it, love it) for bad hair days ;). Any athleisure looks would be perfect for daytime/still looking cute in pics! For nighttime we love skinny jeans, booties (or heels) with tops like thisthis for a casual night (we're band tee obsessed), and this. Have a blast!

19. I have always been intrigued by the idea of surprising my guy with lingerie, but I'm embarrassed to say, I've never known where to start or how to go about it. And its a little scary! What are your recommendations and where do you shop?
To be honest, neither of us have surprised our guys with lingerie #badwife #badfiancé LOL. But we are always seeing so many pretty intimates on Revolve, Victoria's Secret, and at Nordstrom. How gorgeous is this lace & mesh bustier and this teddy? You've inspired us to start shopping around for V-Day ;).

Please leave your questions for next week below or shoot us an email at brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com with #coffeetalk in the subject. Have a fab weekend! xx

Elemis Skincare Review

Good morning! You guys know we are obsessed with skincare, and we're always trying to find the best products to take care of our skin and look great. I've heard & read so many great reviews of ELEMIS, and after using it for a few weeks I know why! I'm excited to share my favorites from the line with you today from QVC. I am being compensated for my review, but all opinions are (always) my own! You'll see in the reviews online that I'm not the only one who absolutely loves these products. ;) 
This pro-collagen marine cream is a lifesaver for winter skin! It's a gel-to-cream formula, and I apply it every morning. I swear my face is so hydrated after I use this and it helps with the look of fine lines (dry skin accentuates any fine lines). It also smells so fresh!
There's a nighttime cream and morning cream - I don't think I can live without either now!
I love trying new eye masks - I like these because they are thick, cooling, and help with fine lines!
I love using cleansing balm to take off my makeup at the end of the day, and this one gently cleanses the skin and leaves it feeling nourished, not stripped. 
At night I've been using the superfood facial oil, followed by the eye cream. I'm ob-sessssssed with the oil because it's so hydrating, but doesn't make your skin feel greasy. The eye cream comes with two eye masks for hydration - I love using eye masks, and these feel so good on tired eyes (every mama needs!).
Overall, I've been extremely happy with this line and will continue to incorporate these products into my daily routine. Do you guys want to see more product reviews from us? Please let us know in the comments! If you have a specific product you'd like us to review, please let us know that as well! xx


Top 5 Statement Sweatshirts

Happy hump day, hope your week is going quickly...I'm ready for the weekend. I've been obsessed with embellished sweatshirts lately, and was so excited when I found this one on sale. I ordered in a large because sizes were limited, but it was just restocked! It does run small, but I could have gone with a medium. I love casual looks like this that are still fun - with the sequined sweatshirt and embroidered sneakers. I linked my top 5 statement sweatshirts at the bottom...love them all! 
I love this trench & know I'll be wearing it all spring. I like to spend a little more on a trench coat because cheap ones wrinkle so easily, and the last one I had (from 7FAM) lasted me 8 years! These jeans are one of my top 3 faves of all time - the fit is so great and they suck you in without being uncomfortable, but be sure to go down 1 size! 
sweatshirt | jeans (order a size down) | bag | sneakers | trench | sunnies 

TOP 5 STATEMENT SWEATSHIRTS



Seeing Stars

I don't know what's with my lately but I can't stop with the bodysuits! They are just so playful and add a little edge to your outfit - perfect for a girls night out or even a fun date with your guy! I thought the stars on this one were so cute (also comes in plain crimson) and different from anything I already have in my closet. Also, I get so many requests for my bun tutorial and I promise I will do one soon (need to figure out videos first!) but I just wanted to say I have extremely thick hair and I think that's why it works so well for me. All I do is wrap my hair in a donut shape and put a ponytail holder around it - so simple. Every hairdresser I go to always says I have some of the thickest hair they've ever seen! It also has a lot of texture so that helps it hold. 
Lovingggg the back of these 3x1 jeans! I had to get them because the color is called "Camden" ;)
I love the B-Low the Belt belts (say belt again lol) but they are kind of pricey. I've been seeing so many cute look-a-likes (here & here) for under $20. I love a good cheap thrill!
bodysuit | denim | belt | sunglasses | bag | heels



Velvet Tee

Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a fun weekend! It seems like our house has been sick the whole month of January, but we're finally on the mend (fingers crossed)! We spent the weekend in the city in our favorite neighborhood - Tribeca. Itching to move there ;). We went to a new (to us) coffee shop - Kaffe 1668, and it was amazing...and hit up Sweetgreen for lunch. I wore my new velvet tee (you guys, it's $12) with my favorite moto jacket - it was 55 degrees and felt like summer ;). 
Burberry jacket (my favorite budget-friendly option here ON SALE!) | jeans (size down 1 size) | velvet tee (wearing M) | belt | bag (love this one under $50!) | sunglasses | booties (also love this pair ON SALE!) 



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