Monday, October 31, 2011

words for the weekend

Happy Monday, loves!

It was the most gorgeous weekend in Charleston. Chilly, but that is what I anticipated.  The little cold fronts we've had within the past few weeks have just felt like a fluke. Now it feels like fall. Finally. To top it off, Brandon surprised me with a beautiful arrangement of fall flowers on Friday evening. Later on that night, we made homemade alfredo pizza on & watched movies. Saturday was sunny with a cool breeze, which made it the perfect morning to sleep in with the windows cracked & snuggled with a warm down comforter. It was a gorgeous day for eating lunch outside at Triangle Char and Bar. We shopped a little & made it home in plenty of time to watch a couple football games with good friends. Sunday was even colder than the day before, but Brandon and I decided to still enjoy yet another outdoor lunch, but this time on Shem Creek at Red's Ice House. Then we drove around the Old Village in Mount Pleasant and admired the gorgeous homes lining the water ...we even picked out a few that we wouldn't hate to own one day. Of course, since we were in that area of town, I wouldn't let him leave without some shopping at Towne Centre. My venti skinny vanilla latte made the crisp air more bearable, or actually, quite enjoyable.

I would say it was a wonderful, relaxing weekend!
What did you all do?

Oh yes,
Happy Halloween!

Xo.

P.S.
Two OOTDs from the weekend:
Poncho: LC by Lauren Conrad, Black Jeggins: Urban Outfitters, Flats: Tory Burch, Necklace: Express

Sweater Dress: Joie, Vest: 5/48, Boots: Banana Republic

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Friday Five

{1}
Excited to paint my nails with Chanel Particulière, which I won in a giveaway that Ashley did on her lovely blog, Places to Go, Things to Buy


{2}
Crushing on leopard flats.




Seeing Blair Eadie wear them in her post today solidified the deal.
via


These are cute options...
Steven by Steve Madden
Piperlime, $119
(sign up for emails & save 15%!)

and these Libby Edelman's are adorable.
(heard they're comfy, too!)


{3}
Last night, Brandon and I went to eat at Taco Boy on Folly Beach.
I took this photo on my phone because I am obsessed with their blue door!

{4}
When you don't wear heels, call it casual Friday...
OOTD at work


{5}
This meal will be prepared this weekend.
Simple & easy for the chilly weather that will arrive tomorrow.

Xo.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

J. Crew Fundraiser: The Must Haves!

Last night, Brandon and I attended a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital at the J. Crew on King Street.
I don't have any photos, but trust me when I say that it was a fabulous affair. 
All complete with tasty hors' dourves, italian mimosas, and Georgetown cupcakes! 

After a couple of hours of shopping & trying on, I'm reporting to you the absolute must haves!
Is this not the most perfect, classic satchel?
clean lines, understated, yet a punch of bright color.



I purchashed these matchstick cords in "Charleston Brown," a perfect, rustic color for fall.
I'm loving the brighter colors though!

I can't express how badly I wanted this coat.

This coat is everything.
Enough said.

I didn't try these on, but they are gorgeous flats!
They come in awesome colors, too!
$228

Cafe Capri in Wool

via
$118

Also fell in love with this excursion quilted vest. 
(Hint: they run big!)

I wore one of my purchases to work today...

This color makes me happy!

Get your own Classic Mini in Felted Wool here:

Xo.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

...another weekend in Clemson

Last weekend, we went back to Clemson to watch a UNC domination!
We are still undefeated & ranked #5 in the BCS Standings.
(...just in case you USC fans were wondering!)

Friday night at dinner.
Our seats were amazing.
We sat right in between the field goal poles.  Drew, whom you'll see in a picture below, caught one of the extra point balls after it went through the goal.  It was funny because whenever a field goal or extra point was kicked in our direction, all of the women would hide their faces.  All of the men would compete to catch it. 
Just a little observation...
Now back to the important things!


And as for this guy...
Well, if you're from SC or surrounding states, you know that the University of South Carolina Gamecocks are Clemson's biggest rivals.

This guy thought it would be a great idea to dress in USC attire.  Some people, I swear, don't have an elevator that goes all the way to the top.


Brandon, me, Cody, Drew



This was our last trip to Clemson of the season.  The next game we'll attend will be the USC/Clemson game, which is always on Thanksgiving weekend.  I'll tell ya, going up to the games really takes a lot out of you! It's so much fun (& completely worth it), but the long drive, plus staying in an unfamiliar place, plus staying up late on Friday night & waking up early on game day, plus walking around all day on Saturday ...all makes for one tired Megan on Monday morning.

We're almost halfway to this weekend!
I'm seriously lacking any motivation to dress up in a costume.
 (Halloween bah-humbug!)

What do you all have planned?
Xo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

more fall finds + guest post

These Jeffrey Campbell France Suede Boots would be adorable with some greige socks peeking through...


This dark plum color is such a great alternative to black!
LOVE this tote.



House of Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayley, $458 $412


 
A classic trench will never go out of style.
Banana Republic, $198
25% off with code BROCT25
ends 10/26

Lucky Brand Laureen Booties


Piperlime, $119



Also, please hop on over to Ashley's gorgeous blog, a {little} dash of ash, for a peek at the guest post I did for her today!  Ashley posts so many beautiful photos of fashion, interiors, & other lovely sights.
I know you'll think as much of her blog as much as I do!

Xo.

Monday, October 24, 2011

design crush: {black and white}

I'm having a black and white moment.
Maybe it was seeing footage of Rachel Zoe's ever-so-perfectly designed home.
Perhaps it was spending hours tuning in to Kim Kardashian's fairytale wedding.
Whatever it was, I've got the bug.

I read somewhere that every room should have a touch of black.
Well, I'm starting to agree.





I'm dying over these black and white striped drapes and am beginning to think that they might be the perfect addition to my curtain-less bedroom.



Adding black to a room doesn't have to be so literal.
It can be done with just a pop of black in a piece of furniture, pillows, or in a chunky frame.

  















In love with this rug. 
Crate and Barrel 8x10 Olin Rug: $299

Xo.

photos via Pinterest

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Big Announcement from My Two Cents (...before I spend it)!

Thought I'd do a little impromptu vlog to spread the message!
(excuse my congested voice -allergies, ah!)



same posts, different name.

Xo.

Drooling Over DVF

Diane von Furstenberg is one of my favorite designers.  The bright colors & classic lines, yet with a preppy twist ...ahh, I love it.  

Here are some of her pieces that have me wishing I'd win the lottery.  I'd scoop up every one of these, without a doubt!

New Tunis Dress

$385$375 or in black, $259


Laney Cord Dress


Meyer Jacket & Tailor Pants
$465 and $345


Camargue Collection 24" Carry On Upright
$300  $165! 


Chainlink Rectangle Large Tray


Once upon a time, there was a princess with an idea. The idea was a dress. Not a taffeta ball gown like the ones fairy-tale heroines usually wear—this was a drip-dry, cotton jersey dress that wrapped in front and tied at the waist.... And even though the princess was a member of the jet set, famous far and wide as a glamorous party girl, her dress was seen as evidence of an uncanny knack for identifying with her customers: they felt that she must have understood them to have invented something so comfortable and practical, so suitable to their own everyday adventures and to their newfound sense of independence.
—Holly Brauchbach, The New York Times