Layering Your Summer Dresses

Don't put away your summer dresses just yet, you still have use for them! Extend their 'shelf' life by layering up with a sweater topper, coat and boots. I mean, we have a few more weeks of fall left so you might as well make the most of the 'pre-winter' layer weather. 

P.s - I'm currently obsessed with my Madison Reed color touch-up. It's Vesuvius Red, if you're loving it too.. 

Sweater c/o Chicwish, Dress Kmart, Jacket Chicwish (similar), Boots c/o Aerosoles, Bag Who What Wear Collection

Cyber Monday Sales: My Picks

I know everyone and their mother is posting about Cyber Monday Sale but I've had a few requests on where to shop and what to buy right now so instead of replying to each email individually I'm putting together this post...

First off, I did some serious damage between Friday and Today. There's some great offers out there and I highly suggest you jump on a few of them. Whether it's for your or your gift-list. 

Here we go...

ASOS - Extra 30% off with EPIC30.

My Pick: Pretty Little Thing Embellished Jeans, $56 (before promo, just bought these!)

Amazon - Sony A6000 BUNDLE, $498!

FOSSIL - 30% off with full-price styles with CYBER30.

My Pick: Skylar Satchel, $238 (before promo)

H&M - Extra 30% off EVERYTHING + Free Shipping. 

Old Navy - 50% Off Everything + Free Cozy Socks with all orders! Free Shipping on Orders $50+ 

Target -  Extra 15% Off 

Kohl's - 20% off + $10 off your $50 purchase. Free shipping on $25 orders. 

My Pick: The Big One 12-piece towel set, $26.99 before promos (org. $89, I got white!)

Nordstrom - Extra 20% off Sale Items + Free Shipping Always

TJMAXX - Free Shipping 

My Picks: Agate Drawer Pulls (set of 6), $24.99

Lord and Taylor - 25% off Sitewide with code "CYBER" + Free Shipping

My Picks: The Boots SALE!

Bloomingdales - 25% off + Free Shipping 

Shop My Picks:

Black and Navy Holiday Style

Sure, I'm definitely a red and gold girl when it comes to the holidays but there's just something about this pairing that leaves me all smiles. I mean, if you're not doing navy and black, you're doing it wrong. Or at least you should be doing it. If you're asking, Megan what about that rule? My answer is that rule is long gone with several other rules following suite, including white after Labor Day...

Anyhow, this little ruffled Willow and Clay wrap dress is the perfect addition to holiday favorites because of the shiny satin material. Throw on with your favorite navy coat, a swipe of a lipstick, a subtle stacked pump and textured tights. 

Shop them all below
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Mommy and Me Denim: DL1961

Whoever said the mommy and me styles were reserved for daughters clearly had it wrong. I mean, Indy and I are basically coordinating our outfits on the regular these days and we're both kind of loving it. I'm sure he'll look back and roll his deep brown eyes one day but for now, it's happening.

First off our matching DL1961 denim styles are gold. Aside from being sustainably sourced and made, I love how comfy they are. I'm not afraid to say I've been wearing this outfit on repeat for the last couple of weeks. These pieces together are all on the top of my list for comfort, pointed toe Nina heels included. They're currently on sale for $49 but starting tomorrow, 11/22 they (and the entire site) will be an additional 50% off with promo code "MEGAN50" through Friday. I highly suggest you grab them and their more holiday festive siblings, they come in silver and black with a glitter heel. Eep! 

Gifts For The Hostess: Popsugar x Neiman Marcus Must Have Box

As we're coming up on Thanksgiving it's time to start thinking about holiday gifting. Guys, I'm not ready but I will say this season's Limited Edition Popsugar x Neiman Marcus Must Have Box ($750 Value) just made things a little easier on me...

It basically rounded up the best gift ideas for the hostess in your life (and quite possibly, everyone else) and put it in a perfectly wrapped box. Whether you want it for yourself OR want to break it up for re-gifting I highly suggest you grab it. 

Check it out...

Jonathan Adler Pop Candle in Vodka, $42 (on sale for $30 + free shipping here)

Grab it soon, it's selling out fast! 

This post is sponsored by Popsugar Must Have. All opinions are my own.

10 Tips For Introducing Bottles to Breast-fed Babies

This post is sponsored by Philips Avent. All opinions are my own.
If you've been following along on Insta-stories, you might have spotted that we took a short trip down to Louisiana last week prompting Indiana's first bottle experience. Until now, he wasn't too keen on anything that wasn't the 'real deal'. He was initially interested in pacifiers but they were promptly discarded once he realized nothing was coming out. But since we knew that I was going to be out of our usual 2-5 hour nursing window, I decided to go back to an old tried and true resource: Philips Avent, to make the transition go flawlessly. First off, their bottles are great for breastfed babies. The wide breast-shaped nipple makes for an easier, more natural latch. The unique petals make for a flexible, non-collapsing nipple and they're easy to hold for you and baby. I love using them with the Philips Avent Manual Pump. It's super easy to use, small, and perfect for traveling. We've been using this particular model since 2009 with Aiden and honestly wouldn't go anywhere else, especially when you can pump directly into the bottle, then add the nipple and go.

All that being said, since Indy's first bottle was on our trip we teamed up with Philips Avent to document his experience with the Philips Avent Natural baby bottle through his point of view, and with some additional tips below on how to make the transition painlessly. From my perspective it went off without a hitch; and snapping off the shots of him trying to figure out what the bottle was 'all about' for our first test run, was pure entertainment.

"Here I am, minding my own business in my car seat in this new place when my 'food source' hands me something new and weird. It looks kind of familiar but I'm not sure what it is and what to do with it. Naturally my first thought is to put it my mouth, like everything else I do. I'm intrigued. I examine this further and try to get a grasp on holding it to my mouth. I like it. Then 'that guy' jumps in to help me a long and shows me how to use it. It's food! I'm pretty sure it's the same stuff that comes from her but I can't be sure. Let me try it again. It is! I think I like this – it is just like her and now I don't have to wait for her to come home and feed me. It is also easy to hold, even with my tiny hands.

...more please!"

- Tips for transitioning breast-fed babies to bottles -

1.  Let Dad give the first bottle. If you're holding him and trying to give him a bottle, he's going to start rooting for your nipple making him less likely to take the bottle. If Dad gives it to him, they're now BFF's.

2. Pay attention to positioning. If he's held the same way you position him for nursing he'll be more comfortable and ready to eat.

3. Take breaks. While nursing, baby takes little breaks here and there so take the bottle out every few minutes to make it more like nursing and to avoid over doing it.

4. Don't try to match breastfeeding time. It's different.

5. Take visual cues from baby.

6. Make sure he's hungry before giving him the first bottle. If he's not hungry he's not going to care or take it.

7.  Pick a bottle that best imitates breast-feeding, like Philips Avent Natural bottle which mimics mom’s breast. The nipple is key. Start with a slow-flow nipple.

8. Stay close and cuddle. Bottle feeding can be just a nurturing as breast-feeding.

9. Don't feel guilty about bottle feeding. We have plenty of other things to feel guilty about as the time progresses and this isn't one of them...

10.  Alternate and let Dad join in. Now he can help out with middle of the night feedings while you catch up on Zzz's.