1.30.2015

The Best of the World Wide Web

We made it! It's Friday! Start your weekend by perusing the following links that I've curated for you below.



THE BEST OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB

HIGH FIVES TO BECKY...Um, I have a new header! Do you like? Of course you do because my friend Becky Murphy did it and everything she does is the shit. Speaking of Becky, she was recently a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, The Lively Show! Listen to Becky discuss her personal struggles, doubts, and fears as an entrepreneur/freelancer/small business owner. Becky and I have had lots of similar conversations on this very subject. Her candor, humility, and thoughtfulness always leave me inspired - do the same for yourself.

MOVIE NIGHT REC...You have to watch Last Night! I watched it, wait for it, last night (nailed it!) on Netflix and it was super good. I don't know what the genre was - romantic comedy thriller, maybe? I liked it because it provided several life tidbits to reflect on but was also just entertaining due to prolific twists! Someone please watch it so we can discuss.

HOUSTON RULES...Congrats to Houston and the whole state of Texas for that matter! Houston was named the #1 fastest growing city by Forbes recent list. (Followed by Austin then Dallas.) 

TOP OF THE MORNING TO YA...If any of my fellow Irish folk are in the market for a good claddaugh necklace, peek at this one.

PARENTHOOD FINALE...Who watched it? I surprisingly didn't cry but my heart was bursting with happiness. The show's creator, Jason Katims, wrote this essay about the last day of filming.



*I'll be adding more links throughout the day so feel free to check back!


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1.29.2015

Blah blah blog

Just a fantastic shirt on so many levels.

It's one of Sincerely Jules's new tees to have just hit her shop. 

I'm off to Dunkin Donuts because I woke up to find we were out of 
coffee this morning and it was very upsetting. 

See everyone on the other side of Thursday!

Muah,
Megan


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1.28.2015

Fell off the wagon...

Have y'all heard of Pinterest? I kid, I kid - but not really as I sorta quit pinterest in 2014. No particular reason - just run-of-the-mill apathy and general life exhaustion.  What I've found, however, is that my sabbatical from the site renewed the inspiration I used to feel. I mean, people think of some seriously tricky shit.  So without further ado, here are seven recent pins that warrant your time and attention.
Champagne Jello - Superbowl anyone? Or just your average weekday lunch?
Bedroom Inspiration - This room is everyyyyyyyything.
LBD - Buy it here.
Zuchinni Pancakes - Gonna attempt these tonight. Wish me luck!


*Feel free to follow me on pinterest now since I'm off the wagon! 



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1.26.2015

Behind the Scenes with Brideside

I still have remnants of stubborn eye make-up and messy curls as I type this very sentence. Though the pictures from yesterday's Brideside shoot won't be ready for weeks (the photographer shot on old-school film!) my fellow models and I snuck the following pics with our phones.

Getting worked over by Rivki Makeup 

My 2nd look.  

                               Left: Abby Speaks Hair indeed!          Right: The entire crew via my selfie stick!

TEAM BRIDESIDE SHOOT
Floral/Styling: Jennifer with Jennifer Laura Designs
Photography: Paige with Awake Photographers
Makeup: Rivki with Rivki Makeup
Hair: Abby with Abby Speaks Hair
Wardrobe: Brideside.com
Bridesmaid: Meg with http://www.megcady.com/
Bridesmaid: Miranda with http://shopandtwirl.com/


It was clear that I caused some confusion this weekend when posting pics of me in the wedding dress so 'my bad' in regards to that.  I received many well wishes via instagram followers and even more WTF texts from personal friends. Though I'll still happily accept wedding gifts should anyone be so inclined, I thought I should give a bit more context regarding what we were all up to.

adjective and noun
styled shoot  -  when a group of creative professionals collaborate to stage an event for the purpose of creating images to be used for their website, portfolios, business, blog, etc. 
1. Megan is still tired from yesterday's styled shoot and is thinking seriously about taking a nap.

*Keep in mind that usually when Paige, for example, shoots a wedding it doesn't represent her aesthetic as a photographer. She's shooting based on her clients point of view - not hers. While she can shoot a S&M themed wedding (for another example) beautifully, those pictures aren't going to be something she uses to represent her work. Styled shoots however (remember the BHLDN one we did a few years ago?) showcase Paige's skill and personality in one fell swoop.


That said, I did lose my virginity last night. 

XOXO, Megan 


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1.22.2015

HEALTHY WHITE RUSSIAN WITH ESPRESSO VODKA

A lot of people credit Steve Jobs or Benjamin Franklin as the best inventors ever. While kites are admittedly fun I'd like to humbly throw my hat in the ring given my recent creation.

                                               Allow me to introduce the "healthy" white Russian.

                                         The Healthy White Russian - where dreams come true.

We all feel the same way about White Russians - do we not? That they're phenomenal but come with an inherent bit of guilt given the cream. #obesity Not anymore! Almond milk people! It gives the drink a rich nutty flavor while accommodating vegans, lactose intolerants, and traditional alcoholics alike. 

The espresso vodka is also essential in this modernized recipe. It adds a very Starbucks-esque flavor to the point you forget you're consuming alcohol. It'll absolutely come back to you but its usually post a light vom or after you've pressed "send" on that extremely sexual text message. But whatever, it's healthyyyyyyy!


My assistant who I hired solely through nepotism as she's yet to offer any concrete assistance.


HEALTHY WHITE RUSSIAN
-Fill glass to the brim with ice
-2 shots of espresso vodka
-2 shots of kahlua
-Almond milk (your choice of flavor) to taste


Cheers, or perhaps more appropriate, "Za zdorovje!" 



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1.20.2015

My Very Own Line!

As of about 8:55am yesterday morning, I became a fashion designer. If you're surprised, know that I was too. Especially given my only concrete plan for the day was a meeting downtown at 2' o clock. That said, I happened to come across Bow & Drape while perusing my daily blogroll. Two hours later and now having missed the window of opportunity to shower, I got in my car and rocked out to Jay's Tom Ford song, the irony of Mr. Ford now being a contemporary of mine not lost on me.

So without further ado, let me show you the first three pieces in my collection that I'm calling, wait it for it, Megan's Line. 



Having now seen my pieces, it should not surprise you to know that I served as my own muse. It was an artistic decision I made based on both narcism and a lack of creativity.  I like to think, however, that the line would still be of interest to anyone who is named Megan, lives in Texas, and/or has a dog that embarrasses them on a regular basis.

Of course the beauty here is that if you aren't a fan of my particular aesthetic, you can create your own pieces a la Bow & Drape. (And you can also leave my blog now. Stat.) It's super simple, affordable, and they get you your stuff within 14 days. They also have pieces you can straight up buy. I find this Ball So Hard shirt and Fries Over Guys piece hilarious slash phenomenal. 


Please excuse me now as I have important designer tasks to do such as scheduling a buying trip to Milan, taking calls from 
Miranda Priestly, and rolling my eyes at the spectacle that reality tv has made of my once respectable industry.


*Note - this is not a sponsored Bow + Drape post but I wish it was!



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1.15.2015

OLD SCHOOL CALVINS



It's gonna be a huge day today guys - absolutely huge! Not because Macy is making her inaugural visit to Chucky Cheese or because Parenthood is on tonight. (Though both valid reasons for enthusiasm). But even more thrilling is that my recent calvins purchase (a la Macy's) is scheduled to arrive today! I see an unsolicited hug in my mailman's future.

I've been obsessing over old school Calvins for a while now. Do you know what I mean when I say that? Think early 90's;  My-So Called Life, NBA Starter Jackets, CK one, and this  amazing song

But how am I justifying spending so much $$ on underwear? 

Easy. It's not my money - it's Danny's. 

(I kid, I kid!The real reason, or the equally ridiculous one, is that I've been going sans bra lately. I've apparently shed a few lbs and my boobs have shrunk. How's that for TMI? Had you noticed Dad? How about you Uncle Carl?

Anyway, I've been celebrating this recent development by not wearing a bra. It's amazing. But also not appropriate. (Or so I've been told by rude people in my life.)  I feel my Calvins will be a good solution. They'll be more comfortable then a traditional bra and less slutty when I'm wearing, say, a thin white t-shirt. 


                             -BE COOL & SHOP OLD SCHOOL CALVINS-





P.S. Valentines Day is coming up. Old school Calvins would be a cute look for you saucy ladies considering doing a boudoir session for your man/woman. (Book Paige for that obvi!)

P.P.S. Parenthood people! Are they gonna kill Zeke off? Why is Ray Romano so sexy to me in his non-sexy role? Talk to me below!



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