1. What are your favorite scents/perfumes?
Meggan: I wear Chloe and loveee it! It’s not overpowering and very feminine.
coat (similar option here) | jeans | wedges | tank | bag
So far I’ve only been to Dimitra’s and just thought it was okay. I wasn’t loving the dresses that were in my price range and of course fell in love with one way over my budget. I’m going to Ultimate Bride in a couple weeks and the Nordstrom wedding suite. I would love to hear where you ladies looked in Chicago!?
Fun! My son just turned one this week and I was kind of stumped when my family was asking what to get him. A few things he got and loves are a water table, bubble machine, band set, mini drum, and lots of books. Anything to keep them busy 😉 I just saw this personalized blanket and think it’s so cute and would be a great gift idea!
Thanks so much hun for the sweet words! We are with you – memorable gifts are the best kind ;). Some of our favorites under $300 are…this necklace with birthstone (kind of obsessed), this ring (gold & diamonds under $300!), and this Givenchy bracelet (just went 50% OFF!).
9. Does your fiancé/husband ever get frustrated with all the packages I am sure you receive? My boyfriend tells me I shop too much and am getting too many packages. I may or may not have had to start shipping some to my parents house so he wouldn’t freak. #addicted
Luckily for us, they don’t get frustrated with the packages. We do get a lot of things sent to us from brands, so most of the time they don’t know what we purchased vs. what we were sent. As we mentioned above, blogging is now our business, so they understand that shopping comes with the territory. We don’t go overboard, and both of us have budgeting conversations with our guys on the regular so everyone is always on the same page. I (Brooke) will say that when we were first married, shopping WAS an argument (before the blog) – it was difficult to merge bank accounts when we were used to only worrying about ourselves and our personal finances. We quickly realized we had to figure out a method that worked for us…so we sat down, whipped out the Excel (he, not me lol), and created a budget so that we both knew what money was going where. I really think communication is key! If your boyfriend is getting frustrated, and you feel like it’s something that could escalate, you should really just sit down and have the conversation – it can be tough, but it’s worth it!
10. I think you did a post about conservative wedding guest dresses…how about sexy wedding guest dresses?!
Love the cut out on this dress, the sheer top on this dress is super sexy, this off the shoulder is perfect, and this deep V dress is gorgeous! Also some good options in question seven above!
11. Best bakery in Chicago for a birthday cake?
I love Sweet Mandy B’s in Lincoln Park (I used to nanny right next to it and stopped in wayyyy to often!) and Mariano’s actually makes really good cakes. I got Camden some goodies from there for his birthday.
Thanks so much for all the questions! As always you can email your questions to email@example.com with #coffeetalk in the subject or leave them in the comment section below! Xx