February 29, 2012

Maxi Dress Two Ways {Way #1}

Inspired by this challenge here, I have styled a striped maxi dress two ways...here is way #1.




{Dress - Anthropologie (similar); Necklace - 25Design; Boots - Old Navy; Bracelet - Anthropologie}

Added a little ruggedness with the boots, and some sweet with the necklace...
Stay tuned for way #2 tomorrow!

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February 28, 2012

Giveaway & Discount

So you guys know what Groupon is? Of course.  Well, think about Groupon, but connected with your social community via Facebook - so you can see what your friends are shopping and share good deals you find with them.  Brands in the fashion/home decor/gourmet food categories offer up products & services at great discounts for you.  When you find something you are interested in, you "peeq" at it to find out the price.  
This is Sneakpeeq.




A social shopping company with short sales, great deals, and new stores daily where you can earn even more discounts the more active you are and earning badges.

Now the giveaway?  One of you will win $20 to spend through sneakpeeq (on already low priced goods, this amount will go along way), but don't fret, all of you will get 20% off you next purchase when you sign up.

The important part, how to get entered to win $20 gift card: You must be a U.S. resident, a new user of sneakpeeq - sign up through this link only (click here!) and a GFC follower of Chasing Davies.


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You have TWO weeks to get signed up and enter this giveaway.  I'll announce the winner March 14th.

Did you win the Shabby Apple dress? Check here.

February 27, 2012

1st KC Blogger Meet Up


 Last Thursday, I was excited to participate in my first KC blogger meet up.  I had a great time meeting the faces I follow on these here internets and catching up with this group in person.
{Photo from official Kansas City Blogger Meet Up blog}

A huge thanks to Sandy for taking my outfit pics.  Here is what I wore to the event...


{Jacket & Stripe Tee - J.Crew; Necklace - Banana Republic; Skirt -Target; Loafers - Steven by Steve Madden}

 
{KC cookies by  emmy-ray; New KC blog friends - Ngan & Sandy - wish I had pics with more, but you can see more party pics here.}

You can find out more info on the #KCBloggerMeetUp group here. This group is just getting started and more meet ups will happen, so if you are interested in getting in on the action - find the admin's emails here.

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February 23, 2012

Hair: From Wild to Straight

I showed you how I tame my wild, frizzy, strangely curly hair into soft, controlled waves, now here is how I get straight hair!  And I did it so much faster than usual, thanks to a brand new hair dryer from HANAair Professional!

To get my hair straight, I start with it wet, right out of the shower!

and so the process to straight hair begins...


1. I first work John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme through my hair and brush my hair smooth.  I think you're not suppose to brush wet hair, technically, but I do...
2. Then I twist up about 2/3s of my hair on top of my head and first concentrate on the first layer with my brand new HANAair Professional Hair Dryer. The nice people at Missiko sent me this and I'm in love with it.  I usually avoid drying my hair because it takes so long, but this took half the time.
3. I use a round brush to pull my hair straight while I blow dry the bottom section first.  I dry about 2-3 inches of hair at a time.
4.  Once a layer is dry, I put on Bed Head Some Like It Hot Serum (like I use on my wavy hair), then I tie the dry hair back into a low pony tail.  Repeat on the other sections of hair.
5. The last section (top 1/3 layer of hair), I make my part before drying.
6. Once my hair is all dray, I let it all loose and give it one more blow dry with the round brush to mix all the sections together.
7. Once my hair is blown dry, I give it a few minutes and then twist up 2/3s of my hair again to use the straigh iron section by section of hair.
8. I use the straight iron to straighten a bit more and tada, straight hair.


Big thanks to HANAair Professional Hair Dryer for a quick blow out!

xoxo,
Meggy

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February 22, 2012

Turquoise & Cobalt

{Sweater - ASOS; Dress - Anthropologie; Belt - Target; Bag - Theit; Polka Dot Scarf - Banana Republic Outlet; Wedges - Payless} 




I love all shades of blue, but two of my favorite colors of all are royal or cobalt blue and turquoise!  Worn with pops of leopard and this might be one of my favorite outfits (besides the bad tights...wish they were more opaque or it was warm enough to go tightless).

What are your favorite colors to wear?

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February 21, 2012

Giveaway: Dress by Shabby Apple- CLOSED

It's giveaway time!  One of you lucky ladies could win this beautiful dress from Shabby Apple:

Ski Bop Dress 

To Win:

Mandatory: Fallow Chasing Davies via Google Friend Connect (top left side of my blog) and like Shabby Apple on Facebook.  Let me know in one comment the name for each you are connected.

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- Vote for me in the Circle of Mom's Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Mom Blogs (I'm just outside of the running right now and really need your help! You can vote daily, but one vote will get you an extra entry).

Giveaway open to US residents only (sorry).  The giveaway is open until Monday, February 27th midnight CST.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday.


The winner is....


 Kate!

February 20, 2012

Pretty in Pink


{Stripe tee & blazer - Old Navy; Skirt - ASOS (similar); Wedges - Payless; Watch - gift/Michael Kors}


Oops, forgot to wear lipstick today.  Thus I have no lips. Yikes.  I use to think the one piece of make up I could not leave the house without was mascara (my eyelashes are also non-existent).  I'm now having a hard time deciding between mascara and something (anything!) on my lips.

What is the one cosmetic product you don't leave the house without?

P.S. Please, please vote for me (takes 2 clicks, look for the orange thumbs up to click to vote) today for the Top 25 Fashion/Beauty Mom Blogs over at Circle of Moms.  You can vote daily through the end of Feb! I still have a chance, but not in the top 25 as of now! :(

Thank you <3!

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February 17, 2012

Shoe of the Day - Leopard Wedges


{Kylie Wedge Pump in Leopard from Payless}

I got some new shoes yesterday while out running errands with my little guy. Practical ones and than other ones.  I went out for new running shoes (practical) and also go some other ones.  I don't want to say impractical... Another pair of Leopard shoes I don't need is probably impractical, but the fact that they are WEDGES and CHEAP is a new mom's best friend!

Now that I'm a mom, running dirty diapers up and down the stairs, hauling a car seat in and out of the car, pushing a stroller, trying to move faster to fit more in during baby naps, etc - heels are not once the friend they use to be.  Wedges are perfect for when I'm wanting something with some height.  I wore these out last night to dinner and am happy with the purchase!

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February 16, 2012

Spring Wish List

It's that time again.  Need to start cleaning out my closet and thinking about packing up the super winter stuff (really cold winter never even hit us). And then of course, the fun part, stock it up with spring time duds!

I have a few new things I'd like to add to my closet for for spring...


1. Polka Dot Dress
2. Stripe Drawstring Skirt
3. Orange Cardigan
4. Fringe Purse
5. Rouge Dot Skirt
6. Blue Pants
7. Flower Pin
8. Mint Loafers
9. Khaki Cap
10. Green Skirt

What is on your Spring wish list??

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February 15, 2012

Framiliar?



Floral and Leopard...
The same leopard dress I wore on Monday, but this time worn as a shirt.

I used this Old Navy leopard sweater dress for Jessica's What I Wore Winter Remix Challenge.
One item worn two ways.

Sleek and Bold.

You can see how a bunch of other bloggers styled one piece two ways here.

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February 14, 2012

Red & Pink = Love

Liam got to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day, so now I'd like too!




{Sweater - J.Crew (on sale); Blouse & Leggings - Old Navy; Loafers - Steven by Steve Madden}

And I will do so by wearing the two love colors together, red and pink.
Why not, everyone else is doing it...

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear and Bloggers Do It Better in Red

Now please show me some love and vote for me (you can do so daily) for Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Mom Blogs over at Circle of Moms.  Click here and click the thumbs up to vote!


Thank you!!

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Happy Valentine's Day from Liam


He's a little concerned about what the expectations are for Valentine's Day. Thankfully, just his cute little self will be his Daddy and my greatest Valentine's Day gift of all.  We're staying in tonight to have a little dinner, a little TV cuddled up on the couch and maybe, just maybe I'll have a full glass of wine!

What are your big Valentine's Day plans?

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! xoxo

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February 13, 2012

Leopard for Days



{Leopard Sweater Dress - Old Navy (similar); Leggings - Vera Wang for Kohls; Booties - Kate Spade; Clutch - ASOS; Bracelet - Loft; Necklace - BaubleBar}

I wear splashes of leopard a lot these days {a la here, and here, and here...ok, I'll stop, but I could go on} so I thought I'd go all out leopard.  Full on.

Did you have a good weekend?  Mine was filled lots of baby cuddles.  Liam is finding it more comfortable to sleep in my arms than in his cradle these days... I love cuddling with him, but problem is, I can't sleep holding him.  I mean, I probably could these sleep deprived days, but it's not safe, right?

Speaking of... Liam is 2 months today.  Time is flying.


For his 2 month bday, will you please please give his mama/this blog a vote for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Mom Blogs??  It is really quick, just head here, scroll down to find Chasing Davies and click thumbs up yo vote!  You can do so daily and I would really appreciate it!

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