Friday, April 30, 2010

Blue Collar Copycat

Have you seen Kyla from Blue Collar Catwalk? She's one of my original inspirations behind starting this blog, and I've been loving her spring wardrobe. She keeps it casual, but still looks totally put together and when I found these pants of my mom's I instantly thought of her! I even went all the way with my gladiator sandals. :]

I must admit, however, that Kyla does don some pants that I don't think I could pull off, so these are a little more of a tame version, but I really loved wearing this. It was perfect for the warm weather (In the 80s!!) and oh so comfortable.
I found this shirt yesterday at Walmart for 5 bucks, dude. I just love deals like that. And I can guarantee it will be worked into many outfits to come. So be ready! haha.

P.S. I really need to trim my fringe. I might do that
Okay, after I finish this, anyway.

Shirt- Norma Kamali from Walmart $5, Pants- My mom's, Shoes- Dollhouse from Ross, Top Necklace- Gift from Jonathan, Longer Necklace- Forever 21, Belt- Goodwill $1

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Old Becomes New a.k.a. Teen Spirit.

Idea behind this outfit? Okay. If you read my first post you would know that I was super emo/punk in high school. I wore jeans, tennis shoes (chucks or some sort of skater shoe) and lots of black! I like to think I've come a looong way since then. A long, long, long way. hah. Skirts were never a part of my closet. So this is my updated high school me. A motocross shirt, plaid, and chucks mixed with tights and a skirt perfectly combines who I was then with who I am now. And I love it. :]

I'll figure out that whole lighting thing one of these days. Probably when I get a better camera. Anyone care to contribute to that dream? hah.

Shirt: Metal Mulisha- Ross $5, Plaid Shirt: Walmart $13, Skirt- Forever 21 $10, Tights- Walmart $5, Shoes- Converse- Ross $15, Belt- Unsure, Ring- Forever 21 $3.80

Monday, April 26, 2010

Maybe I can be a Presidente, Spread Love Around the Country..

I just realized I kind of blend into my background. haha. Maybe my title should have had something to do with a chameleon, instead of being a lyric from my favorite song of the moment (May I Bum a Smoke by Socratic). Or it could have been.. Karma Karma Karma Chameleon. Then, it would have still been a song lyric, and karma makes me think of Hippies, which tie-dye also makes me think of. But I tried to steer clear of the hippie look today, although I do love it. Maybe I'll go more literal next time. Who knows.

So, here is my first debut of some of my new jewelry. The necklace I love, because it's a bunch of charms all smushed together, and they happen to be some of my favorite things; sparrows, hearts, lockets, etc. Then the gold bangles are part of a set that has pastel colored ones also, but I picked out just the gold ones to wear today.

I also just realized that other than my belt, and sunglasses, everything I'm wearing today is actually new to my blog! Hurrah! The sweet little flat espadrilles I got on sale from Kohl's for 3 bucks. When I got them home, I put them on for about five minutes, then my feet started killing me, and I realized why they must have been that cheap. But I've been breaking them in, and finally have begun to wear them outside of the house without foot cramps. Great success!

Also, random note: I absolutely cannot wait until I have a better camera, and I'm sure you can't either. hah. Also, also: I should probably find a shadier spot to take pictures at 3 in the afternoon. Sorry it's so bright! I did try to fix them a little, though.

Dress: Ross? I can't even remember. Sheesh., Shoes: Candies via Kohl's $3!, Belt: Goodwill $1!, Jewelry: Forever 21. Both pieces were probably about $6 each.

One more thing, and then I'll shut up, I promise. In case you were wondering about that snazzy nail polish color, it's called "Crushed" from Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, Extreme Wear. :] It's probably my most favorite color of nail polish I've ever owned!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Looks Like Somebody's got a Case of the Mondays..

I'm glad I chose Mondays to do a Megan Loves post. I'm exhausted from working all weekend, we're pretty much dead on Mondays, so they drag on for ever.. and my day off isn't until Thursday.
Not that I'm complaining, or anything. Pshh. Who does that? I'm simply stating that it's a good day to point out the things I really love. It's a great morale boost. :]

Megan Loves... (April 19-25)
  • Internet Shopping! Okay, so I really hardly ever buy things for myself, leaving my closet seriously limited. Which is one of the reasons why I decided to start this blog, to force myself out of the norm of jeans, t-shirt, shoes, every single day. But on the down side, now that I see all of the possibilities out there, it's really really making me want to shop! haha. So I splurged a little online at Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. I got some great jewelry, and a few other things that I'm still waiting to come in. I can't wait to incorporate them into some outfits to show you!
  • This Sentence: "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." Yes, it is a grammatically correct sentence, and yes it made me laugh randomly all night on Saturday. I found a Wikipedia page about it, and I just fell in love. Buffaloes are my favorite animal, and a whole sentence made out of the word is just too ridiculous not to laugh. Go ahead. Say it out loud. If you want to read about it, and what it means.. you can do that Here. I found it through StumbleUpon, which brings me to my next bulletin ..
  • StumbleUpon. I literally sat for at least an hour straight Stumbling things. It's so amazing what is out there on the internet. So many interesting, silly, exciting, beautiful things. Oh no. I think I may have an addiction. But seriously.. whoever created StumbleUpon, is an absolute genius.
  • Lee's Smokehouse BBQ. There's one tiny little place, in a tiny little town out here that has been discovered by Jonathan and I. And oh my gosh. If you were all able to go there, I would definitely recommend it! It's a little hole in the wall place, but Lee, who owns it, works it, and even has a custom gold chain around his neck of his logo, really really knows how to do barbeque. Delish! It was a nice change of pace on Thursday, and I definitely look forward to going back!
Well, there it is. A recap of the things I loved from last week. Care to share some of your favorite things?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April Showers.

Bring flower prints? I guess so. hah.
After a rainy, cold weekend, I needed something bright and cheery to compliment the beautiful weather!

Shirt: Miley Cyrus/Walmart- $10, Skirt: Goodwill- $5, Shoes: Steve Madden from Ross- $10
When I bought this skirt, I had originally planned on shortening it. But then I decided I really liked wearing it long today. However, I think it'd look super cute with a bubble hem! What do you think? I just know that I really love it. And it has pockets! Ahh!
I also warned you that this shirt would show up again, and again. I don't think I'll be able to get enough of it.

I couldn't resist picking a dandelion. Isn't that what spring/summer is all about when you're a kid? :]
This outfit was just too perfect for the day. I ran some errands after work, and now I'm hanging out with Jonathan. Tomorrow is my day off, and I'm sooo excited. When you have only one day a week off from work, you really appreciate those days. haha.
Have a great night everyone!

Target Practice..

Warning: This post is not what you would call "high fashion" by any means. hah. Not that many of mine are, but I think it's important to include my daily life in here, and I am not dressed up every single day. :]
Jonathan had bought the two of us some handguns, so what better way to spend a lovely afternoon than by having some target practice?

Jonathan, counting his steps back from the target, old west style. 20 paces.

Do I look powerful? Or just silly? haha

A really cool shot Jonathan got for me. Thanks babe! :]

You can still see the smoke! His gun is definitely more powerful than mine. haha. I tried to shoot his, and the kick scared me!
Target, at the beginning, the circled holes were already there.
The target about halfway through. Not too bad! I didn't get one at the end, but we did both end up getting bulls-eye shots! Woo!
And of course, if something bad were to happen, it would happen to me. hah. I stepped in a fire ant hill and had to take my shoe off until they were gone. It was scary seeing them all bombarding my foot and leg! Ughh.
A "myspace" picture I took of myself. haha. Gotta love those ear covers, right?

And because I know you're all so very excited to know what it is I decided to wear on this excursion.. I still had Jonathan take an outfit photo. hahah. Shirt: Obey, Christmas gift from the boy, Jeans: Bullhead from Pacsun, Shoes: DVS from Journeys, Belt: Goodwill.

I've been loving the side braid lately. It's so much prettier than a pony tail, and all of my layers are finally long enough to braid all the way in! :]

Can I make a confession? A couple months before this blog, and still a lot of the time, this is how I dress. haha. You know the truth! I can't help it. I love skater shoes, and band t-shirts, and jeans! I'm trying to start incorporating all of these things into prettier outfits, but it's so much easier (and lazy) to revert back to these when I think the weather's too gross for pictures, or whatever other excuse I have. Hey, I'm human.

Anyway! We had a great freakin time. And I felt like a badass learning how to shoot a gun. Next is our conceal and carry licenses. I'm excited! This is what happens when you live in Texas, people.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Who Loves What?

My best friend and I are still the only people who read this, and that's okay. But I'd like to get into the habit of making regular posts, and having a set schedule, so back by my own popular demand, hah.

Megan Loves... (April 12-18)
  • New phones! Jonathan bought a new Blackberry, and gave me his old one! :] Yes, it's an older Blackberry, but it's still a way more advanced phone than I've ever had before. lol.
  • Online Shopping. Okay, so I spent some money on Forever 21's website on random jewelry. I had a super busy weekend at work, and I decided to treat myself to something I never spend money on. And I really feel like adding some more personalized accessories will really give my outfits the kick they need. I can't wait for it all to arrive and to show you! Ah!
  • Muse. I've always liked this band, but I'm entering obsessed mode almost. I'm currently listening to youtube videos of their Coachella performance. Oh to have been there! You girls that got to go are soo lucky.
  • Rain. NOT! It's freakin cold now because it rained aalllll weekend. But I think tomorrow will be sunny and warm again. So, that's what I really love.. looking forward to better weather.
  • The new Hanson music video. The song is called Thinkin 'Bout Somethin' and it is seriously amazing. The song is great, and the video makes me smile throughout the whole thing. I'm not kidding when I say they are my favorite band of all time. Ahhh.
  • The returns of Gossip Girl and Glee!! Ahhh! I have something to look forward to during the week, since apparently Weeds doesn't come back until August. :(

Well, there you have it. The things that I love as of late. Now, to check the weather for tomorrow, and plan some clothes accordingly. Have a great night!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Weekend Preview...

I've been looking for a denim shirt for awhile now, and was hoping to just miraculously find one at a thrift store or something, maybe. But then on a trip to Walmart this morning for necessities, I stumbled upon this one, and it was on sale! Bingo! You should know by now that I don't care about the name on the tag, both the top and my leggings are from the Miley Cyrus Walmart collection, and hey.. they're cheap and cute. You can't beat that dude. I love it.

Not including my shoes, this outfit is under 20 bucks. Purse and all. Weekend Preview? Yes, I believe I will definitely be wearing some version of this outfit all weekend. Will it be washed? I don't know, dude. I'm not a fortune teller. But I do know you will most likely see this shirt again and again. Let's see how many ways Megan can style it up! I obviously took the easy route for the first time, I wanted to ease into my first denim shirt, and I thought how lovely to pair with some dark jeggings, get the denim on denim feel everyone's been talking about. What do you think?

Tank Top- Unknown, from Ross/Denim Shirt- Miley Cyrus, from Walmart $10!/Jeggings- Miley Cyrus, from Walmart $3!/Shoes TOMS/Purse- From Goodwill $4!/Belt- From Goodwill $1!

Oh, I wanted to include this close up of my hilariously worn-out and gross TOMS. When I love a pair of shoes, I really really love them. I can't help it. Sure, I could buy a new pair, but I will probably wear these until they refuse to even stay on my feet anymore. It's just what I do. Oh, and that stain is most definitely hair dye. Hah.

So anyway, it's Friday, I have to work all weekend, as usual. But it's not so bad. The boyfriend and I are enjoying some Corona, and just placed an order for Domino's to bring us some pizza. I love that tracker. Amazing technology right there.

So, with that, I bid you farewell. Have a beautiful weekend!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Neutral in Spring

This day started off really chilly, so I had been a bit worried about being able to get outside for some pictures without freezing to death. Luckily it's warmed up to a beautiful 66 degrees. haha. That's normally still too cold for me, but the wind finally died down, and there are zero clouds to block any sunshine. So I'm definitely loving it. :]
This outfit is a bit of a tribute to neutrals, and some of the trends of the season I've been seeing. I found these high-waisted trousers at Goodwill and snagged them up. I had been dreaming of finding the perfect pair, and I think these are it. Flat front, pockets, tapered leg, and the right weight of fabric. I love them!

This top might end up being my favorite thing to wear this summer. Although, it's not really a shirt! I tricked you. It's a dress. But it's just a little too body-con for me to wear that way. So for now, it functions as a super cute tank top. I just love the open back with the bow details. Ahh.

Dress, worn as top- Forever 21/Pants- Ann Taylor via Goodwill $4!/Shoes- Forever 21 via TJ Maxx (mom's)/Belt- Mom's/Bracelet- Goodwill $1

And then, of course... the shoes. They are my mother's, but I confiscated them for the purpose of this outfit. They're amazing, huh? I hardly ever wear anything that's not flats or tennis shoes of some kind. I've always been a little self conscious of my height, but hey.. why not wear shoes to make me over 6 feet tall? Right? Most girls try to make themselves look taller, but I'm still trying to be comfortable with the fact that I am. And because I never wear heels, wedges, anything, I've been having a heck of a time walking around normally in these babies. haha. But I guess practice makes perfect.

Anyway, finish this all off with a bracelet from Goodwill, and a belt that's also my mom's, and this may be the cheapest outfit, ever. hah. Okay, maybe not really.. but it's probably pretty dang close.

I have to gush for a minute about how much I really love these pictures. Thank you so much, Jonathan. It's our day off together and he doesn't think I'm crazy for wanting to spend it getting all dolled up and taking a bunch of pictures of me for the purpose of doing something as silly and frivolous as a style blog. haha. His support throughout this beginning process has been amazing. :]

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy my day with junk food, writing, and who knows what else. I hope you all have the same beautiful weather to bask in!