A Whole Lotta Crazy

Want to know what things look like around here lately?

Like bed head, booty shaking, hot mess outfit craziness.

Liv did manage to pull it together one day.

It's all good though. I have to thank you all a thousand times for an amazing Willow Crowns Spring launch. It was a record breaking day and I'll happily spend the next week in sweats filling orders, seriously.

So before the week of crazy continues, I thought you might all be dying to see some selfie snaps of my super casual outfits. I'm clearly a budding fashion blogger don't you know.

My fantastic Madewell cross body bag arrived just in time for a post office run yesterday and if it's possible, I love it even more than the cognac tote. It's small (great for times when I'm kiddo free), doesn't fall off my shoulder, and the gold monogram is the icing on the cake.

Thanks again, you ladies are seriously the best.

Willow Crowns Trunk Show

This weekend was a crazy blur, but absolutely amazing! 

Steph flew in Friday night and we ran towards each other in the airport in slow motion, Baywatch style. While I was really bummed that she couldn't stay for more than 36 hours, I was thrilled to have her here, especially for the Willow Crowns trunk show. We had a blast at the show, grabbed some dinner, and saw 50 Shades because those are the things you do when you best friend/business partner is in town. 
Not only is Steph the most incredible friend (always present, judgement free, and my biggest cheerleader), she's an amazing person to have on the WC team. Working with her on the phone is never enough, so having her in person for an event like this was the icing on the cake. Her attention to detail will blow you away, she's always thinking "as the customer" to help us bring you better customer service, and she's not afraid to tell me when I come up with something that sucks. The best, and I mean it.

Macaron by Patisse was kind enough to host Cuteheads and us (thank you, thank you, Sukaina!) for a fun afternoon that involved lots of macaron consumption. We had no idea what a great turnout there would be and we were totally flattered that so many people came out to see us! Thanks for stopping by to witness our crazy first hand, we loved meeting everyone so much.

Esther's darling little girl showed up in her Katie headband and showed us all how eating macarons is done. I died.

With Steph and Esther 

We love teaming up with Esther any chance we get (did you know our due dates were exactly the same, just a year apart?) because she's such a great resource for us, an amazing small business inspiration, and all around fab lady. Olivia loves her heart patch leggings (which hold up through a thousand washings) and the tees are so soft and high quality. Liv rocked her Heart So Full tee today and I'll have pics to share later this week!

In addition to meeting our amazing customers, I was so thrilled to see our items displayed in a store. When you spend most of your work time behind a computer screen it can be pretty un-glam (I'm making that a word), and I got such a kick out of putting a pretty display together and getting to talk about our products in person - if you wanna talk hair and accessories all day long, I'm your girl.

I also have to majorly thank my fantastic husband for crushing it while on Daddy duty this weekend so I could focus on WC. He and Liv chilled and played and now she's crying for Da Da when I put her down for bed. Sorry kiddo, fun time is ovah.

 Our Spring collection launches Monday morning at 9 AM CST and I hope you all get a chance to click over to the site and check it out!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Loving Lately

1. Easy side braids

2. This cross body bag from Madewell that's en route to me! 

3. This little lady who burped in my face right as we snapped this pic.

4. Her funny little sense of style. Elsa wears Chucks right?

5. This weekend's Willow Crowns trunk show! Steph is coming to Houston and we're teaming up with Cuteheads and Macaron by Patisse to bring you an afternoon of champagne, macarons, and the cutest kids stuff around. We've been prepping like crazy, come see us!


Recent Beauty Finds

I'm a creature of habit in most every way. I get up and make the bed, every single day. I get a venti decaf skinny vanilla latte...every single day (except now because it's Lent and I'm feeling very uncomfortable, oh hey there OCD!). So when it comes to my makeup, I keep it the same. Every single day.

I don't often even shop for new makeup, but recently I felt like some items in my current line up just weren't cutting it for me so I've been on the hunt for the past few weeks and found some good stuff!

The primary issue lately has been my skin. I've had acne fore the majority of my life and adult acne seems to be here to stay. I've really liked the Paula's Choice Clear line for keeping my skin in line, but I'm still getting one or two breakouts every few days and the overall quality of my skin has been pretty poor. Dull, dry, flaky, bleh.

So after reading lots of reviews, I purchased and have been using the 4% BHA liquid exfoliant and love it. Initially I'd caution you to try it just once a week, but I'm now using it every couple of days and when I wake up in the morning it's like someone took a magic eraser to my face. It's helping with the cystic breakouts, it's fading acne scars and red marks, and just makes everything look so much smoother under makeup

I also bought the Skin Balancing Antioxidant Treatment with Retinol as the start of my anti aging regime. I'm not even 30 but I'd like to help my skin start aging gracefully and this had phenomenal reviews. This was also touted as a fantastic makeup primer and I'd have to agree - it's awesome. The texture is silky, thin, and applies beautifully. Fingers crossed it keeps the wrinkles at bay!

Since I'm covering up acne scars and the occasional breakout, I like a full coverage foundation. I was really loving the Kat Von D for a while because it's coverage like whoa (goodbye red spots) but I wasn't super happy with how it looked as the day wore on. It started flaking over dry spots, settling into some fine lines, and just overall not looking awesome. While I still love it as a spot concealer, I'm newly obsessed with the Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Foundation. It stays all day long, doesn't settle or flake at all, and the coverage? It's not as heavy duty as the Kat Von D at first blush, but it's super buildable so I'm loving it.

I'm wearing number 30 in this foundation and highly, highly recommend giving it a try.

I loved this foundation, but it wasn't until I tried it with the Becca Perfecting Brush that I was blown away. I've had this brush forever, but had a hard time getting it super clean so had stopped using it. After I found this brush cleaner (and it blew my mind, seriously) the brush was super super clean and I thought I'd give it a go with the new foundation. Whoa.

Skin like I've never seen. I need to take a photo to show you all. Cue an awkward selfie from me coming soon.

I've been using the Honest body oil on Liv for a couple weeks and after using it on my elbows here and there, I'm hooked. Smells great, not greasy, absorbs super fast. Done, done, and done.

 Back to my foundation issues.

I was having lots of creasing and just general awfulness going on with my under eye area as well and decided that maybe a heavy duty concealer wasn't the way to go. After a few nights with the Paula's Choice serum, the bags seemed to shrink and I felt like a brightener would be enough. Enter the Benefit Ooh La Lift product.

Super thin and not cakey at all, it's the perfect undereye pick me up for nights when I hear Liv kicking her feet against the wall from 2-3 a.m.

I got the Naked On the Run palette for Christmas and I love everything in it, seriously. Nothing I would want to give up. Not only does it contain my favorite mascara, but the blush is my new favorite and the shadows are just my style - creamy neutrals. Next time I travel, this and some foundation are all I'll need to take with me.

What are you loving for products lately?!

Weekend Photos

Hey, Ladies!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend and got rested up for the week ahead! I'm going to leave a few pics of our weekend not-craziness for your viewing pleasure and then hit the hay. Let me tell you that having a kiddo who hasn't napped is equally as exhausting for the parents! 

Road tripping for a fun afternoon to the Woodlands - new bedding for the nugget, new shoes for me, and some books (including my childhood fave). 

Olivia mastered climbing out of her crib last week and rather than risk a face plant and broken nose, we've switched to a toddler bed. Sigh. So I swung by Target, grabbed the first toddler bed I could find, took about an hour to assemble it and there we were.

I could have waited about 5 more years for this, but oh well. She's doing great at night, but boycotting naps like it's her job. Tips? I'll take 'em!

(p.s. I didn't link the patterned pillows or initials on the wall, those are DIY and all the supplies came from Hobby Lobby!)

Make Way for Ducklings is one of my favorite childhood books. I had an autographed copy as a little kid (the author came into my mom's office and she ran down the street to get a copy for him to sign) and Robert McCloskey wrote some great books (with gorgeous illustrations) about Maine (like Blueberries for Saland New England. Since Olivia was born in Boston and Make Way for Ducklings takes place in the Boston Common, I knew it was one I wanted to add to her collection. Stuck is illustrated by Oliver Jeffers who illustrates some of our other favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit so I grabbed that too.

I always replenish our flowers on Saturdays and between the hydrangeas and this photo, I got Spring fever and I got it bad. It's cold (for Texas) for the next ten days or so and I'm already ready to bust out shorts and tank tops, so hurry up, Spring!

Have an awesome week!

Loving Lately

1. Toddler topknots. Like always.

boots | shirt | pants (both pants and shirt are from Target!)

Liv has a major cowlick at the back of her head and sometimes the only way to tame it is to throw it in a bun. Plus it's so fun to watch it bounce when she runs.

2. Wrap tops

This top is an old favorite from Old Navy (that is now on major sale) that I broke out the other day when it was a little warmer and it reminded me how much I love these things. Flattering even on bloated days and pulled together but casual.

3. Starbucks iced lattes at home.

It's like the universe said "here Megan, this is for you".

4. Monogrammed pillowcases.

It's a sickness, I can't stop the monogram madness. These Target covers are price perfect and the yellow is a nice addition of a color we don't have a lot of.

5. Matching the mini.

I 'grammed this a while ago, but I'm a repeat offender. My favorite monogrammed converse from Crystal Faye get worn at least 4 times a week so I thought that Liv should have a pair. I got these from Zappos (man I love sites that ship fast) and we're living in them.

Have a great weekend!

On the Rack

We've had a few new developments over here the past couple days. In addition to colds/allergies/whatever it is kicking our butts, Liv has mastered getting in and out of her crib. Looks like it's time for a toddler bed. Yikes.

Anyway, I snapped some photos of what's on my garment rack this week and while the temperature keeps messing with us (76 one day and 46 another), I've got my sights set on Spring and the garment rack is reflecting that.

First is the spotted Old Navy dress I was raving about a couple days ago. Super flattering, easy to dress up or down, and going to be a go-to for me all Spring.

I'm still loving my Blair Ritchey market tote for casual outings and I've thrown an ancient navy blue satchel bag from TJ Maxx back into the mix when I'm not hauling around my favorite Madewell tote. It's great for dinners out when I don't need to carry as much stuff. This is a great similar option.

New to the rotation, going clockwise: Old Navy sweater, Pomp and Circumstance Tunic, Target boho top, Pomp and Circumstance Piko Tee.

Apparently I'm on a blue and white kick, which isn't surprising at all. I'm loving the open weave sweater the most, honestly. It's lightweight for warmer days and a couple nights ago I threw it on over a chambray button down with black flats and black skinny jeans for dinner out. 

As for the tunic and tee, Pomp and Circumstance boutique is a new find (in Houston if you're local!) and I've been super happy with all my purchases so far! The piko tee is crazy soft, super stretchy, and perfect with jeans and flats (like everything I own) for a casual outfit. The tunic will be worn on repeat, guaranteed, with white skinnies and gold sandals. Don't be surprised.

The white boho top from Target was a random find and I'm a sucker for a blouse. I sized up on this to get a super flawy feel and love it with my favorite dark denim. 

My Converse and a couple pairs of Revas are still sitting comfortably on the shoe rack, but I've ditched the booties and pulled some nude wedge sandals out to see the light of day for the warmer times. 

Fingers crossed it warms up the rest of this week, so I can break out these Springy goodies again!

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