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


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Trapeze Dress, Three Ways : Day 2



Hello again lovelies! As promised, the trapeze dress is back in a whole new way today. I wanted to try to dress it down a bit for a daytime occasion. I love this look for brunch, or a summer cookout with friends. I think adding this belt tones down the romantic flow of this dress just enough to allow it to pass for a casual daytime look. When dressing something up or down, footwear is always important. When I really want to wear a tee and jeans, but I have to look a little nicer, heels are the way to go. I applied the opposite philosophy in this occasion. I wanted to take something elevated and downplay it, so I decided to go with flip flops. Nothing screams comfort and effortlessness more then a simple pair of sandals, and these Tory Burch ones match my belt to a T! I hope you get inspired to take some of your summer nighttime outfits into day with these simple changes!









Dress: Banana Republic HERE
Shoes: Tory Burch HERE
Belt: Banana Republic, 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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trapeze Dress, Three Ways : Day 1




Hello again everyone! I apologize for my little blog-hiatus the past two weeks. Sometimes, a girl just needs a break! I never want Meggie Frue to become a chore rather then a fun hobby, so I needed to leave it on the back burner for a bit until I was really inspired to post again. So here we are, and I have so many new, fresh looks to show you all. The best part...almost everything I will be featuring on my blog in these coming weeks are on MAJOR sale!!! I love holidays like Fourth of July when you can get pieces you have had your eye on for months at a fraction of the cost. That was the case with this little trapeze dress. I had been lusting over it ever since I saw it for the first time. Everything about it was perfect: the midi length, the silk fabric, the criss-cross back, and of course the unique color. I couldn't bring myself to pay $150 then, but when I saw it over the weekend on sale for $99, it had to be mine! On top of that, I actually got an additional 50% off...so I snagged this beauty for $50! SCORE!!! I am not sure if the sale on sale promotion is still running at Banana Republic, but you should definitely check it out! Ok, back to this beauty of a dress. I, for the most part, LIVE in dresses all spring and summer. I just love throwing on one piece without having to create an entire outfit. My biggest issue, however, is finding new, unique ways to wear these dresses so I don't appear to always have the same outfit on. I decided to really push myself and create three different looks for this one beautiful dress. The one I have today is mainly just the dress in all of its glory. I paired it with wedges and simple jewelry, creating a perfect occasion or date night outfit. The silky fabric creates an effortless elegant look that is perfect for so many different scenarios. I love how well it moves with me and flows beautifully in the wind. I hope you enjoy this dress as much as I do and stay tuned this week to see two other ways to wear it!














Dress: Banana Republic HERE
Shoes: Dolce Vita HERE
Purse: Louis Vuitton 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


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Roasted Beet And Blue Cheese Salad


Hello again! As promised, I have another recipe for you featuring beets! The first time I ever had beets was in a roasted beet salad, so I thought it was only fitting to put together my own salad recipe highlighting them. I think they go really well with a sting cheese, like blue cheese or goat cheese, and the crunch of walnuts. I also love how pretty they look against red leafed lettuce, so I used a combo of that and romaine in this salad. I hope you enjoy this dish!


Oven Roasted Beet and Blue Cheese Salad

 

  Ingredients:

  •  about 3 beets, roasted and chopped (recipe HERE)
  • 1/2 a head of red leaf lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1 heart of romaine, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of raw walnuts
  • 1/3 cup of crumbled blue cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Your favorite vinaigrette dressing (my favorite recipe HERE)

Directions:

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add your walnuts to the pan and toast until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from the heat and place on a plate to cool. Chop your lettuces and add to a large bowl. Add your chopped beets, walnuts, and blue cheese. Toss with dressing, season, serve and enjoy!
 
 

 

Foodie Friday: Roasted Beets



Hello again and happy Friday! I hope you all had a fabulous week! I have a quick little recipe post for you today featuring a vegetable I did not enjoy until very recently, beets! The more I tried them, the more I realized I liked them. I have discovered I prefer the yellow beets to the deep red because they have a bit of a natural sweetness, but they are both delicious. Their taste is very mild, almost similar to a potato. I was always intimidated to cook them myself, but it is really quite simple. I love to use them in salads (a recipe I will have for you on Tuesday) or just eat them by themselves. They are packed with awesome vitamins and a step outside the box from the normal veggie. I hope you enjoy this dish!


Oven Roasted Beets

 

  Ingredients:

  •  Beets, thoroughly washed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Aluminum foil

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Wrap your beets in aluminum foil and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for about 40- 60 minutes, or until the beets are fork tender. Remove from the oven and let the beets slightly cool. Remove the skin from the beets, if they are fully roasted, it should come off easily with your hands or a paper towel. Dice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!








XOXO



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Coral Pleats



Hello again all! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday weekend! I have a more elegant outfit to share for you all today. With wedding season in full swing, I wanted to share with you a flowey, coral maxi dress that is perfect for any shower, rehearsal dinner, or wedding you are invited to this spring. I am very critical when it comes to wearing a maxi dress at these occasions, only because I never want to look like part of the bridal party when I'm not. I think this maxi has the perfect amount of casual flare that will set you apart from the bridal party, but still make you stand out amongst the other guests. The flowing pleated chiffon is the perfect spring fabric, and will keep you nice and cool during any outdoor parties or ceremonies. I also love this color, simply put, it screams spring! This dress just makes me feel so girly and beautiful, i never want to take it off! Besides weddings, it is the most perfect date night ensemble, especially for a tropical vacation. I hope you enjoy this dressed up look and it inspires you to step outside the typical cocktail-dress box!












Dress: Nordstrom (old) similar HERE and HERE
Belt: Included with dress, similar HERE
Shoes: Dolce Vita (old) similar HERE
Hair: Nume 25mm Magic Curling Wand HERE
Styling Products: Fave4hair Workable Wear c/o HERE



XOXO




Thursday, May 21, 2015

Parisian Spring



Happy Friday everyone! Lately, thanks to my sweet mother, I have been so inspired by Parisian fashion. I love their outlook on aquiring high-quality classic pieces and mixing and matching them to create timeless outfits. As I get older, I am less focused on trends and more in tune with styles that will last a lifetime. When I look back at this blog ten years from now, I still want to be proud of the outfits I came up with, not horrified by that silly trend! Some trends I know will come back every couple of years, and those are the ones I will be sure to follow, but others are short lived and easily avoided. This outfit combines classic, staple wardrobe items that may be a splurge, but will last for years to come. I hope you enjoy this timeless look and it inspires you to skip a trend to invest in a wardrobe staple! 














Trench: Burberry HERE
Top: Saint James HERE
Pants: Banana Republic HERE
Shoes: Christian Louboutin HERE
Purse: Tory Burch HERE
Scarf: J Crew (old) similar HERE
Hair: Nume Style 32mm Magic Wand HERE
Styling Products: Fave4hair Workable Wear c/o HERE



XOXO