Sunday, May 30, 2010

Megan Loves.. Music Mondays!

I'm switching up my Monday routine, I think. I did an all music post once before, and I just really really love music, and I think incorporating it into my blog more will bring me a special dose of happiness, especially on Mondays, when happiness is hard to find. hah.
So, I'm thinking that each Monday I will post about new bands I've heard about or news from old bands we already love. (Or that I love, and hopefully you do too.) So without further adieu:

Megan Loves.. Music Mondays!
  • I will let you in on this little secret right off the bat, I get most of my music news from these days. So, it is no surprise that it is that very website that brought me to the genius that is Jeremy Messersmith. That name is a mouthful, but I plan to be saying it a lot and singing his praises. He hails from Minneapolis, MN and makes music that I cannot stop listening to. If I had a soundtrack, it would be his newest album; The Reluctant Graveyard. Although I hate to make comparisons between artists, because I'm sure the artists themselves don't always appreciate it, on AbsolutePunk there is a mention of a Sufjan Stevens comparison, and I have to agree. So definitely, if you like Sufjan, you need to check this guy out!
  • I love to dance! And We Became Actors has some fun indie/pop music that I can definitely wiggle around like a crazy person to. This band is another new find for me this week, and I'm so excited! They have some great synth sounds, hands clapping, and groovy beats. This band also is from Minneapolis (Lucky city!), and their new album This Is Where We Stand will definitely be on rotation when I'm drivin around with the windows down.
  • Next is A Rocket to the Moon, which is a band you might have heard of. They're on Fueled by Ramen with some other greats, and they're super amazing! Although as far as I know they only have an EP, and now their first full length- On Your Side. I just gave a few songs a listen today, and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. The song "Like We Used To" made me nearly cry because it's just so emotive. And oh dear do I love emotional music. haha. Not only do they have a great sound, but they're going on tour this fall with HANSON! And in case you don't pay attention to me, that is my favorite band. My tattoo is even a reference to them. Which brings me to my next bulletin:
  • HANSON!!! haha. In case you are a person who thinks they broke up after Mmmbop stopped being played on the radio, you are wrong. They have grown up, and brought their musical talent with them. Shout it Out is their 5th studio album, and oh my goodness, it's amazing. Fun, catchy, dancey ( I don't care if that's not a word. hah), and full of talent. Not only do I respect Hanson's music, I respect them as people. To me they represent what life should be about. They're living their dreams, having fun, but they are married, with children. And they use their name and spare time to give back. Their previous album, The Walk, was dedicated to helping AIDS victims in Africa, and they continue to do and give lots to the people who have been affected. So far their fall tour doesn't have any dates here in Texas, but I'm praying they add some in!

I'm going to leave you with their first video from Shout it Out for the song "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'". I promise it will bring a smile to your face. I dare you to NOT want to learn this dance. :]

Thinking 'Bout Somethin'

HANSON | MySpace Music Videos

Friday, May 28, 2010


Kind of a simple look today. But did you notice? No tights! Ahh! Bare legs. I'm not used to it yet. But summer is definitely upon us in North Texas. These pictures were taken at 8 at night, and I was on the edge of breaking a sweat! I love it. haha. It's better than burning up during the day, then freezing once the sun starts to go down. I had no idea how to dress myself. It was torture. Now I at least know that it's going to be hot, and stay that way all day long.

I was kind of digging my monochromatic look, with the metallic to break it up. This top was thrifted, and I really like it. Especially the cute little surprise it has hidden! You'll see. Also, I found these bangles at the same thrift store as the top, and I L.O.V.E. them. They add just, something special, to any outfit I pair them with. So perfect!
Plus, skirt remix, BTW.

So, these pictures are from yesterday, and then today has been my day of pampering. I got my eyebrows waxed, my hair trimmed, and I bought a yoga mat and DVD. I know I'm a bit behind on that trend, but I had been doing just some generic stretching in the mornings and I really feel like I need direction. Plus, I've read and heard of a lot of great benefits of Yoga. Things I really need like energy (I'm cutting out caffeine), focus, and to help my body feel generally better. I eat too much fast food and don't do any physical activity except at work.
Do any of you do yoga, pilates, or anything similar? What have you found about your results, and how are you liking it?

Top- Thrifted/Skirt- Ross $5!/Belt- Thrifted/Shoes- Wanted from Ross $10!/Bangles- Thrifted $1 each!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Special: Two for One

Sunday Two for One

Backstory- It was ridiculously hot this weekend! I picked up this romper for 5 measly dollars sometime last week, I just couldn't pass it up! So, with the hot weather I figured it would be perfect. I did decide to still wear some tights, they're light and lacy though, so they were still great to wear. Plus I felt the need for them because the shorts on this romper are so darn short! That's what I get for being Amazon woman, I guess. I also got them on sale from UO a loong time ago and have been waiting for the moment to debut them. 

So anyway, I threw this on and styled it up a bit for some photos, but decided I'd feel more comfortable in real public with a skirt and some flats, so when I changed I had a great idea to also document it, and voila, Two for One Sunday has been born. I'm thinking this might be something I do just like once a month for now where I show how I styled up one piece two different ways. Really all I did was put on the skirt and change my shoes, but I think it gives it a completely different feel, that I honestly liked more. What do you think?

Sunday Two for One

Sunday Two for One
A couple of quick notes about the photos, I had read that uploading them through photobucket instead of blogger makes them look better, but I'm not sure, and plus now they're all different sizes and I don't really like that look. How do you upload your pictures, and what works best for you?

Plus, I'm using my boyfriend's mac and I feel like the picture on this screen is a little distorted, so if my pictures do look funny it could be because I edited them on here. It'll have to do for now while my laptop is still sick. :(

Sunday Two for One

Sunday Two for One

Sunday Two for One
Romper- Miley Cyrus&Max Azria from Walmart $5!/Skirt- Forever 21/Belt- Thrifted/Tights- Urban Outfitters $5(I think)/Wedges- Forever 21(borrowed from mom)/Flats- Steve Madden from Ross $10!/Bracelets- Thrifted $1 each!

Sunday Two for One

Sunday Two for One

Sunday Two for One

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This Time, Baby, I'll be Bulletproof

I couldn't think of anything better than a song lyric, sorry. It's been stuck in my head all day! Dang those catchy radio tunes! 
Anyway. Happy Thursday! It was my day off, and was somewhat productive, although I did lay in bed and watch Gossip Girl and P.S. I Love You for awhile. But hey, when the laundry is in the washer, what else is there to do while you wait? :] 
This outfit was technically from last week sometime, my days have been blended together and spit back out into a messy heap that I can't make sense of, sorry. I will get back on the ball sometime in the near future. I can feel it. Until then, this will have to do. And for being so out of my mind, I don't think this outfit is half bad. It's the most comfortable things I own all wrapped into one. Plus the Breton stripes! Which are apparently huge right now. I liked having them just peak out a little bit, and liven everything up with the purple circle scarf. Purple and green are my two favorite colors to wear, in case you were wondering. hah. 
P.S. I love these bangles! I don't ever want to take them off, but I have to keep telling myself that they will get very boring very quickly if I don't space out their wear a little bit. 
Striped Tank- Norma Kamali from WalMart $5!/White Tee- Threads for Thought from Marshall's/Circle Scarf- Marshall's $10/Jeggings- Miley Cyrus & Max Azria from WalMart $3!/Gladiator Sandals- Dollhouse from Ross

One last thing. Say hello to my very first tattoo. :) Crappy phone picture, I know.. let me translate for you. It's on my wrist, and in beautiful writing it says "I Find Hope". Which is not just a hopeful message, but a meaningful one too. The idea came from what has been probably the most influential band, ever, in my life anyway. Let's play another guessing  game and see if you can get it right! 

Oh, btw.. the shoes were from Dollar General. CRAZY, right?! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Guess Who's Back, Back Again!

I've been having some technical difficulty lately. In my life, and literally as in my laptop crapped out on me. Apparently my specific model of HP laptop has an issue with the NVIDIA graphics card and after so long it glitches out and there's no fixing it beyond getting a new hard drive, i.e. expensive. Or sending it to a company that can mod it and fix it for you, also a tad bit expensive, but once I have the money saved up for it I will definitely be choosing that option. So for now I have taken advantage of my boyfriend's wonderful generosity and I'm using his cute little iBook for the moment. Thanks babe!

Due to the technical difficulties in life, outfit photos have been the last thing on my mind, but a few days last week I did take a few pictures, and finally got around to putting them all together, editing and planning and what not today, so I'll have a few posts ready to go for you all for a few days this week at least. yay! I can't even describe how much I've been missing this place. ughh.

So anyway, on to the outfit? Yes. You've seen this shirt before here. I decided to make it a little more casual with the cuffed jeans and these AMAZING shoes I got last week! I've been searching high and low for some sandals very similar to these, and they were only 8 bucks. You know I love a steal, and I couldn't give a hoot about what is on the label. So let's play a fun little game, okay? Take a good, close look at these beauties and try to guess where I got them from. I will be surprised if anyone guesses right. haha.

Shirt- Gift from friend/Jeans- Bullhead from Pacsun/Shoes- Surprise! $8!/Belt- Goodwill $1!/Jewelry- Forever 21

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oh Dear..

I can't believe it's Monday again, already.
And that it's been over a week since I've been here. All I have to say is that I've been in the weeds. In case you've never worked in an industry that uses that terminology, it basically means I've been too busy, stressed, etc. to even see straight.
For this Megan Loves edition, I have only one thing to say.

I love my family with all of my heart, and as I grow and continue to learn more about them, and myself and my upbringing and everything else that goes along with it, I am astonished, taken aback, and realizing of how truly and utterly lucky I have been.

So, as you can tell I have had a kind of crazy week. But I promise things will go back to normal again. As part of my stressed out blahness due to certain events and what not, I've had a terrible time putting together any kind of outfit that doesn't include jeans, and a band t-shirt. And what attempts I have made just haven't come across very well in any photos. I'm slowly getting back into my groove, though. Thank you to all of my new followers! You have no idea how big I smiled when I came back to see the new additions. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

Happy Monday everyone!
I'll see you soon. :]