Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Time



Hello again all, happy Monday! I honestly can't believe Christmas is only a few days away! I have a quick little post for you all featuring the Christmas decor around my house. Hopefully this can get you inspired and you may be able to snag a few last minute things on sale before the big day! 














Tree: Hobby Lobby,we got the 7 1/2' version, similar HERE
Ornaments: Pottery Barn (still available in store)  HERE
Garland: Pottery Barn (still available in store) 
Stockings: Pottery Barn (still available in store) 
Plates: Anthropologie HERE and HERE
Kitchen Chairs: Arhaus HERE
Napkins: World Market HERE
Presents: World Market HERE
Kitchen Table: Pottery Barn HERE


XOXO



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Blush



Hello again lovelies! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week. I cannot believe that it is half way over, and that Christmas is just around the corner! 

I have another outfit from Ro & De Noir for you today, and some exciting news! They are giving all of you, my wonderful followers, 30% off your purchase! You can shop with them HERE and just use code "MEGHAN30" at checkout for your discount. Please don't forget to tag me (@meggiefrue) and the wonderful Ro & De Noir team (@roanddenoir) in any of your Instagram photos so I can see what you picked out! 

I am absolutely loving this beautiful silk blush dress from them. I styled it for the winter months with a fun jacket and some over the knee boots, but it would also be lovely in the spring while it is still a little chilly. This color has been so popular this year, and we are about to see much more of it next year. Pantone named TWO colors of the year for 2016, one being Serentity (a very beautiful light purpley-blue, almost like a periwinkle) and the second being Rose Quartz, the exact color of this dress! I hope you enjoy this pastel winter outfit and happy shopping! 












Dress: Ro & De Noir c/o HERE
(don;t forget to use code "MEGHAN30" for 30% off your purchase!!!)
Boots: Sam Edelman via. Nordstrom HERE
Jacket: BCBG (old) similar HERE
Necklace: gift from my sweet sister-in-law
Bracelets: Alex and Ani HERE
Hair: Nume Style 32mm Magic Curling Wand HERE
Styling Products: Fave4hair Workable Wear and Texture Takeover c/o HERE


XOXO


Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Simple Chopped Wedge Salad with Prosciutto



Hello again all! I have a very simple, crowd pleasing salad recipe for you today. I made this with my Hubby and my In-Laws the day after Thanksgiving to serve with some delicious fillets that Travis made. We needed a bit of a change after so much turkey, and this was the perfect protein-packed lunch. I hope you enjoy this dish!


Simple Chopped Wedge Salad with Prosciutto

 

  Ingredients:

  • One large head of iceberg lettuce, washed and chopped
  • About eight slices of prosciutto, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • One English cucumber, diced
  • Four Kosher Dill pickles, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Your favorite vinaigrette dressing (my favorite recipe HERE)

Directions:

Heat a pan over meduim heat. Add the olive oil to the hot pan and cook the prosciutto, about two minutes on each side. Once it starts to brown, remove from the pan and set on paper towels to cool and drain.  Heat another skillet over meduim heat and add the walnuts to the skillet. Cook until slightly brown and toasted, about six minutes or so. Remove from the heat and set on a plate to cool. Chop your veggies and start assemble the salad in a large bowl. Add your blue cheese and walnuts. Crumble and add your cooked prosciutto. Add the dressing, toss, serve, and enjoy!







XOXO

Monday, December 07, 2015

Cape Noir



Hello again all! I know it has been a little while since I last posted and, to tell you the truth, I just needed a little blog vacation. It was starting to feel a little less like a hobby and a little more like a chore to post all of the sudden, and I knew it was time for a break. After taking this time for myself, I am fully ready to jump back into it full force, and I have an amazing outfit to share with you all today! 

I recently discovered Ro & De Noir; a chic and sophisticated company specializing in beautiful classic pieces that focuses on a strong, artful approach to clothing.  I was completely swooning over their entire 2015 collection, but I have to say that this Renee Jacket was my absolute favorite piece. Its actually more of a cape/vest combo then a jacket, which is why I love it so much. Its an on-trend twist on the traditional black blazer that takes your look from classic, to unexpected. I paired it with a silk white top and high waisted back paints for a tuxedo style vibe. I think this would be a fun outfit for a holiday party. Dresses are so expected, but this outfit is just as appropriate and perfect for those more comfortable in pants. I hope you enjoy this black and white look and it inspires you to step out of the box a bit!














Cape: Ro & De Noir c/o HERE
Pants: Banana Republic (old) similar HERE
Top: Banana Republic (old) similar HERE
Shoes: Christan Louboutin HERE
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff  (old) similar HERE
Necklace: Anthropologie (old) similar HERE
Bracelets: Alex and Ani HERE
Ring: My Grandmother's 
Hair: Nume 32mm Magic Curling Wand HERE
Styling Products: Fave4hair Workable Wear  HERE


XOXO



Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Red Bucket



Hello again everyone! I have a fun little summer outfit post for you all today. I kept everything about the outfit extremely neutral so that my statement bucket bag is the main focus. The bucket bag has been the "it bag" this year and for good reason! They have such a beautiful shape and make a care-free statement, which is the perfect vibe for summer. This one is actually my mother's bag, but she let me borrow it for the day! It is a Mansur Gavriel, a relatively new fashion line created by two friends in NYC. They specialize in no-fuss, clean designs with the finest leathers hand crafted in Italy. Because of this, it can be a little difficult to get your hands on a bag, so be sure to stay in the loop if you want to snag one of your own. I love the unique red color of the leather, it reminds me of the shade of my favorite red lipstick. It gives off more of a rich vibe, rather then a bright, fire engine red. I think that helps the bag become more of a timeless piece that can be used for all seasons, rather than a summer trend item. 

I have to talk for a minute about these white jeans. I have been searching for almost five years to find a pair that flatters my body, rather than highlighting my imperfections, and this pair is finally that! I was honestly in disbelief while staring at the mirror in the dressing room. The sale price of $25 was just another perk! I am also loving this summer mesh sweater. It is nice and breathable in the Texas heat, which is perfect! Both of these items are from the Gap, which is my go to store for basics. I hope you enjoy this casual look and this statement bag, and that it inspires you to be adventurous with your accessories! 















Top: Gap HERE
Jeans: Gap HERE
Shoes: Dolce Vita (old) similar HERE
Bag: Mansur Gavriel HERE
Sunnies: Karen Walker HERE
Bracelets: Alex and Ani HERE
Hair: Nume Style 32mm Magic Curling Wand HERE
Styling Products: Fave4hair Workable Wear, Texture Takeover, and Twice As Thick c/o HERE


XOXO


Thursday, July 02, 2015

Trapeze Dress, Three Ways : Day 3



Hello again everyone! I styled this fabulous Banana Republic trapeze dress one last time for you all today! I wanted to add a little unexpected edge this go around, and I think pairing it with this washed denim cropped top is the perfect way to do that. I am adoring these two fabrics mixed together, they create such a unique look! The silk of the dress is so classic and refined, while the distressed look of this top adds a totally different, more on trend vibe to this outfit. The sea foam green of the skirt also pairs well with the light gray-blue of the top, reminding me of sea glass in the ocean. I always like to wear a heavy pendant necklace with a boxy, loose fitting top because I think it helps to press the fabric closer to your body, creating more of a shape. I went with my favorite wedges again, just to dress up this outfit a bit. I think this would be a great option for a casual date night with friends or your significant other. I hope you enjoy the third and final look in this series and it inspires you to throw a crop top over your favorite dress and see what happens!










Dress: Banana Republic HERE
Top: Banana Republic HERE
Shoes: Dolce Vita HERE
Necklace: Urban Outfitters (old) similar HERE
Bracelets: Alex and Ani HERE
Hair: Nume Style 32mm Magic Curling Wand HERE
Styling Products: Fave4hair Workable Wear, Texture Takeover, and Twice As Thick c/o HERE



XOXO