Independence Day Picks

In preparation for the 4th of July holiday next Friday, I’ve chosen some of my favorite red, white, and blue looks from Tobi. Click on the picture below to get a closer look.

Independence Day PicksIndependence Day Picks

  1. ‘All I Need Top’ – $23.00 from Tobi
  2. ‘Tinseltown All Star Shorts’ – $48.00 from Tobi
  3. ‘Reese Racer Tank Dress’ – $30.00 from Tobi
  4. ‘Draw the Curtain Shorts’ – $48.00 from Tobi
  5. ‘On the Verge Tank’ – $44.00 from Tobi
  6. ‘The Race Is On Crop Top’ – $26.00 from Tobi
  7. ‘Higher Standards Dress’ – $54.00 from Tobi
  8. ‘Southwestern Romper’ – $37.00 from Tobi

I hope you enjoy these looks!

xoxo, Megan

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June 6: Favorites Friday

June 6 Fav FridayToday’s #FavoritesFriday features fun, bright colors for this summer!

  1. The ‘Beaded Snake Gown’ by Mara Hoffman — $1,397. This dress obviously exceeds my budget, but #FavoritesFriday doesn’t have a budget! #FavoritesFriday is all about what are my current favorite things, no matter the price. This dress has a gorgeous back and the colorful detailed pattern is simply stunning.
  2. Oscar de la Renta ‘Short Dotted Beaded Tassel Clip-On Earrings’ in ‘Sorbet’ from Neiman Marcus — $241. These earrings are so beautiful and so fun! As usual, I’m talking about tassels on my blog. I just can’t get enough of them!!
  3. Joie ‘A La Plage Nice’ Metallic Thong Sandals in rose gold from Shopbop — $125. These shoes are a perfect example of a classic pair of thong sandals. These sandals come in several different colors and are perfect to pair with any outfit!
  4. The ‘Bella Flamingo Raffia Clutch’ by Elaine Turner — $178. This bright pink clutch is made out of beach grass raffia with a genuine leather trim. This Elaine Turner clutch is perfect for this summer. I imagine pairing it with white jeans, wedges, a colorful top, and colorful/gold jewelry.

Tweet me at @mehauglid_blog using the hashtag #FavoritesFriday and let me know your thoughts!

xoxo, Megan

New Year, New Look: Countdown Looks For 2014

Already searching for the perfect look to bring in 2014? Look no further, these tops, dresses, and skirts from Tobi are sure to turn heads all night long. You can also get all the glam and sequins (and anything else from Tobi’s site) for 40% off until December 30th at 11:59PM PST using the code: DECEMBER40.

New Year, New Look: Countdown Looks for 2014

  • Tobi ‘Seeing Sequin Short Sleeve Top’ (top left)
  • ‘See Me Sequin Bodycon Dress’ (top middle)
  • ‘Sequin Skater Skirt’ (top right)
  • ‘Charming Sparkle Dress’ (bottom left)
  • ‘Shana Top’ (bottom middle)
  • ‘Be Seen Sequin Pencil Skirt’ (bottom right)

Celebrate in style!

xoxo, Megan

The Perfect Dresses For Your Holiday Festivities

The start of December brings the start of shopping sprees. Everyone knows that a little sparkle during the holidays is never a bad thing. If you want to stand out, in a good way, at your holiday party then a little sparkle and a lot of glamour is the way to go. These dresses are cute and fabulous and are guaranteed to turn heads. You can pair them with tights, flats, or some fun or classic heels and you’ll be ready to go!

Holiday Dresses

  • ‘Anita Shift Dress’ by Ella Moss (top left)
  • ‘L’Wren Scott Collection Sequin Wiggle Dress’ from Banana Republic (top middle)
  • ‘Crepe Boatneck Dress’ from J.Crew (top right)
  • ‘Collection Cate Sequin Dress’ from J.Crew (bottom left)
  • ‘See Me Sequin Bodycon Dress’ from Tobi in Matte Burgundy (bottom middle) *This dress also comes in matte gold and navy.
  • ‘Sequin Tier Dress’ from Tobi (bottom right) *This dress also comes in black.

I hope you love these dresses as much as I do!

xoxo, Megan

Why YOU Need to Rent The Runway

Rent the Runway

This year I became a debutante for the San Antonio German Club. I have used Rent the Runway for every single debutante party and have had such a great experience! A lot of these debutante events require a floor-length gown and my mother and I both agreed that there was just simply no need to buy multiple floor-length gowns that I was only going to wear once. Therefore, I discovered the wonderful Rent the Runway website!

If you don’t know, Rent the Runway is a website that has everything from dresses, jewelry, and essentials such as Spanx, fashion tape, adhesive bras, and more. Just like their name says, Rent the Runway offers designer items that you can find straight from the runway!

I personally am obsessed with Rent the Runway because it is the perfect way to wear a fabulous dress to a special occasion, and not be tempted to outfit repeat. Not only is it great for avoiding an outfit repeat, but it is also great for when you need a certain dress, such as a formal gown, that you will probably only wear once and there’s no need for you to purchase it and have it sitting in the back of your closet sadly gathering dust.

How Rent the Runway Works:

  • Choose your “Rental Delivery Date”  — exactly which month/day you want your item(s) to be delivered and sitting beautifully at your doorstep. *Note: I would choose your items to be delivered one or two days before you actually need to wear them, just in case there is an issue in delivery.
  • Choose your size
  • Type in your zip code

You can then choose…

  • Your price range! — One of my favorite tools while shopping online, that way you can avoid temptation (I clearly have too much temptation while shopping online) of items that you just can’t afford.
  • Color/Print — This is a great way to avoid wasting time looking at things you might not need, if you’re shopping in a hurry! For instance, trying to find a dress for a Valentine’s Day themed party and only wanting a pink or red dress.
  • Length of Dress (if you’re shopping for dresses) — You can choose short: mini, mid-thigh length, knee-length, or tea length. Or you can choose to search for long dresses!
  • Trend — Choose from a wide variety of today’s trends such as: beaded, burgundy, color-block, cut outs, emerald, jumpsuits, lace, maxi, metallic, peplum, or sequins! It’s practically like a personal shopper telling you exactly what is in-style!
  • Body Type — Which includes: apple, athletic, bump friendly (for the women that are expecting out there!), full bust, hourglass, pear, petite, and straight & narrow.
  • Occasion — Which includes: date, formal affair, party, vacation, and wedding.
  • Sleeve — Which includes: 3/4 sleeve, cap sleeve, long sleeve, short sleeve, sleeveless, and strapless.
  • Neckline — Which includes: boat, cowl, crew, halter, high neck, off the shoulder, one shoulder, scoop, shirt collar, square, straight, sweetheart, and v-neck.
  • Age — Which includes: teens, early 20s, late 20s, 30s, and 40s +
  • Style — Which includes: classic, edgy, feminine, preppy, and trendy.
  • Designer — Which includes a long list of great designers from A-Z!

How You Rent Your Item(s):

  • Select your size (if it isn’t already there)
  • Select a second FREE size — This is a great bonus!! I know that shopping for clothes online can be scary because every body is different, but this free additional size makes trying on dresses from the Internet easy! Plus you can measure yourself using the size & fit notes
  • Select the days you would like your dress to arrive — You can choose either 4 days or 8 days. Be sure to choose it before your original scheduled delivery date, I would say a day or two before your scheduled delivery date just to be safe.

What Happens Next?

You’ll receive your item(s) and love them, that’s what happens next! But really, you will, and you will also receive a pre-addressed envelope for when you need to send your item(s) back to Rent the Runway.

What I Love about Rent the Runway:

  • Free additional size, need I say more?
  • You don’t even have to dry clean the dress before sending it back, again, need I say more? One less thing to pay for!
  • Speaking of one less thing to pay for, Rent the Runway includes a pre-addressed envelope for when you need to send your item(s) back! I personally dread going to the Post Office to return items because sometimes it’s just a hassle, but this pre-addressed envelope makes it all so simple! You just put your item(s) in the envelope and drop it off at the Post Office, that’s it!
  • Customer photos — This might be my absolute favorite part about Rent the Runway. All dresses look good on a model, we all hope they’ll look the same on us but let’s face it we’re not all a size zero. Customer photos allow you to look at tons of pictures that real customers have uploaded onto the Rent the Runway website. These reviews include photos, what size they bought, sometimes their body type or size even, the extra size they ordered, and a detailed but brief review about what they liked/disliked and what worked/didn’t work. I usually read reviews before I buy anything online, and I always submit reviews after purchasing items online, but, in my opinion, Rent the Runway truly “takes the cake” for best review method. Their customer reviews really do help!
  • Avoiding the temptation to re-wear an outfit — Let me make myself clear, I absolutely 100% am an outfit repeater. However, for big events such as a party or wedding, I really try not to repeat a dress (at least within the same year). I think a fancy dress is such a beautiful thing and so memorable that it needs one and only one magnificent debut, and then it can be saved for a later date. Although, I do break this rule when it comes to solid color dresses. You can easily “change-up” a solid color dress with new jewelry, a new clutch, or unique pumps! But with patterned dresses I try to stick to my rule of not re-wearing the outfit.
  • It’s perfect for ordering something in advance, and not having to worry about it when it comes close to that special occasion.

I hope this helps! Now go rent yourself something special!!

xoxo, Megan