Coffee Talk

Hi ladiesss! So glad you guys loved our first #coffeetalk post and can’t wait to continue the series! Keep sending your questions to brookeandmeggan@somewherelately.com or leave your questions in the comment section below!

Where do you splurge? Where do you save?
Brooke: I would say I save on trendy pieces, and a lot of clothes. I am a sucker for H&M, Zara, and Forever21 when it comes to clothing. I know they are not the best quality, but I get tired of my clothes so quickly, it makes sense for me. I splurge on staple pieces (jeans, great tees, white button ups), shoes, and bags! A few midrange stores I love are Aritzia, Topshop, and Madewell.

Meggan: My answer is pretty much the same as Brooke! I can’t pass up a good Zara or Forever21 steal (however I cannot go into Forever, it’s way too overwhelming. Online shopping only!). My two favorite splurges are my Saint Laurent bag and Stuart Weitzman boots. The tees I splurge on are Current Elliot. I don’t mind paying $80 for a tee that I know will hold it’s shape for years!

What skincare do you use?
Meggan: Ugh this is hard for me because I’m really struggling with my skin right now and I feel like nothing is working! Not sure if it’s the horomones, no sleep, or stress (the things we go through for our babes!!) my skin is going through some major issues. I’m currently cleansing with Cetephil and the Clarisonic, use this eye cream (apply in the am and pm), and use Kiehl’s midnight recovery at night. However I was sent some samples of the Colleen Rothschild line and I’m solely using it this week to see if I notice a difference. I will say so far I love the radient cleansing balm – I really notice a difference and can feel it removing my makeup, the extreme recovery cream, and the dual enzyme polish. I will keep you guys posted on how it’s going!
Brooke: I go back and forth between using Kiehl’s (original face wash & moisturizer) and Mary Kay. I know everyone thinks as MK as an “old lady brand” but I’ve used it for years…and I swear when I use it, I get the most compliments on my skin. I use the entire “Timewise” line. For makeup I use Laura Mercier silk creme foundation, makeup forever concealer, Laura Mercier loose setting powder, and MAC blush!

Favorite restaurants in your cities?
Brooke: My favorite restaurant in NYC is Buddakan – the food is always amazing and the atmosphere is so much fun (request a table in the library for an intimate feel or “sex and the city”/main dining room if you want to eat where Carrie and Big held their rehearsal dinner.) We also go to Fig & Olive a lot because I love their crostinis and truffled risotto!
Meggan: This is a tough one!! I love Girl and the Goat and Formento’s but my all time favorite in Chicago is Table 52. It’s warm and cozy and the food is B.O.M.B! It’s also the first place Kyle told me he loved me so it holds a special place in my heart 🙂