Bead It, Just Bead It









it was kind of considered a catastrophe that not a single item of free people clothing hung in my closet. what kind of fashion blogger would i be without something from this brand peaking through the layers of bargains and francescas finds, right? of course, you can count on me not to pay top dollar for designer digs, so when i found this sheer black beaded top (that usually goes for over $100) for only $45 at the nordstrom rack it was in my hands before you could say what a deal! im obsessed with the delicate sleeves, exotic geometric-esque print and depth of detail going on here. it almost has a slight peplum shape, or maybe thats wishful thinking since, no, i dont have any of that either. i know, i know. and being such a big fan of flirty sophistication with a subtle touch of sexiness, this pretty tee was perfect for a first free people purchase. and definitely wont be the last! i grabbed my black jeggings, color blocked bow clasped clutch, and cognac heeled sandals to compliment (and more importantly accentuate) the top, proof that the beadiful spring 2013 runway is in fact wearable everyday. especially for after work drinks with the girls or maybe to that night class you wish you never signed up for. who am i kidding, i wore the closest thing to pajamas i could find without feeling like i came in off the streets back when i was in college, but a girl can embellish cant she? crazy that it's almost been a year since i graduated!

any brands you finally bought recently?

top-similar ($150 free people)
pants + heels (see previous post here)
clutch (old)

p.s. thank you to the always beautiful emily of emily magers photography for making me feel prettier than a free people tee in the way she captures a single moment and holds it still in edited bliss for eternity. you are amazing!! show your support and like the emily magers photography facebook page here.

p.s.s. come back for new posts every wednesday and sunday, but for daily updates in the meantime be sure to follow via instagram and twitter @megmagers

CHERISHED COMMENTER(S) OF THE WEEK


this sunday i want to especially thank gema of fashion frame for nominating my other closet is couture for the versatile blogger award! it means so much to be recognized in this way and know i am inspiring those who inspire me. i pass the torch to these terrific ladies who not only bring stunning style to my week but a smile (and urge to shop) as well. its your turn to 1. thank and link back to me 2. nominate fifteen of the sites you newly follow or consistently visit (or both) and 3. let them know about it on their newest post plus 4. tell us seven things about yourself.

*in no particular order

if you read my rambling posts youll find i disclose quite a bit about myself from week to week, but heres a few things i havent mentioned.

1. i have this frivolous fear that ill die and my parents will provide the news with ugly pictures of me. im also claustrophobic. and i am a worst-case-scneario thinker. most people believe "one in a million" odds are in their favor, but im too aware of lifes brevity and believe i could be that "one." but my biggest fear is alzhimers. living an entire life and then right at the end forgetting everything and everyone that filled it is the most depressing thing.
2. public restrooms freak me out, i have to use at least two toilet seat covers.
3. i actually get a little sad when i finish my breakfast in the morning because it tastes so good. 
4. ive been mistaken for sarah roemer on more than one occasion. the girl from disturbia. 
5. i still use my fingers to count 
6. my boyfriend and i have lived together for six months and have yet to fill our picture frames with our personal photos. yep, we stare at fake families all day
7. other than a couple of award-winning short stories and a novel in the works, i also love to write songs. and i hate to say it but ive had a guitar sitting in my closet for over five years and have yet to learn how to play it. so all of my lyrics stay stagnant on the page. all, except this one:

thank you annalia alba of loveliaa for bringing music to my words! check out her beautiful handmade jewelry and floral headpieces here.

"Until Morning"

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52 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the top! Such a good purchase, especially at a bargain. Also love the bag and shoes. Great outfit. :)

    <3 Alyssa
    www.alyssamarierose.com

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    1. thank you thank you alyssa!! i certainly couldnt pass up a deal as good as this one. they also had it in tan but the beads popped so much more on black! xo

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  2. That top is gorgeous and it really suits you. I thought it was vintage at first!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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    1. thank you amy!! i love vintage so thats such a compliment!! dont you love a new piece that can appear a classic? xo

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  3. See, I appreciate another stylish Megan! Love the beading and your hair! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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    1. haha! yay, us megans are turning out to be quite style stars all across the blogging community! ill find a new blog i love and see the authors name is megan! go us, thank you thank you pretty! xo

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  4. love the top!
    unacitaconcoco.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you thank you! its definitely a new favorite of mine! xo

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  5. Gah! Jealous of that screamin deal! I actually don't own anything free people either :( This top is seriously gorgeous though! I love the beading and the vintage detail. You look so beautiful girl! Love your bag too.
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. oh good so i wasnt alone! nordstrom rack has a a little rack designated to free people so i would try there! not going to lie, thats probably going to the only way i buy that brand its just too expensive (and i know why its amazing!) but thank you so much jessi! you are always the sweetest xo

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  6. great outfit! Love that top so much!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks lindsey!! for a second i did regret not getting it in beige but then i see these photos and think nah, black is better. id say 9 times out of 10 black is better lol xo

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  7. you're such a doll. love the free peep top. you rock it!

    xo
    Emily
    The Rancher's Daughter

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  8. I love Free People, but not the prices, what a great deal on a gorgeous top, I love it! Please check out my blog and enter my Friday Link Up! :)

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/2013/04/friday-link-up_26.html

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  9. thank you thank you christina!! i couldnt agree more, i need to keep my wallet happy just as much as my closet's!! I'll be sure to check out your site and i always love a good link up! xo

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  10. Love this look!!

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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  11. I really love this outfit and that beaded top was a great addition to your wardrobe!

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    1. thanks rachel! this top was meant for my closet it was love at first look! when you know you know right? xo

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  12. Gorge top! Love the delicate pattern and what a great steal
    xL

    www.themarcystop.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you so much, that means the world coming from you guys!! so wonderful to have one of my favorite bloggers stop by xo

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    1. thank you thank you tiff!! you and me both xo

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  14. Such a lovely outfit. Really love this look.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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    1. thanks shannon! i could certainly say the same about each and every one of your stunning outfits! happy thursday pretty xo

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  15. What a beautiful top! And I seriously love your hair - it's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up with me!

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    1. thanks catherine!! you guys are all making me blush with the hair praise it seriously makes my day!! xo

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  16. Ahh I love that top...but I guess I'm not legit as I own nothing Free People. I prefer to spend elaborate amounts of money on shoes! New follower from the hop!

    noel @ www.highheeledmama.com

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    1. oh noel you are still legit to me! so wonderful to have you following, welcome! i agree that free people is just too expensive, and i too have developed quite the shoe obsession since starting this blog. is it just me or can you never get enough nude and black pairs?? xo

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  17. This is a great look! There are so many things I can compliment. :) Let me start with your hair, the color, the curls.. Its just darling! And those shoes, holy bananas I need to get me some of those!

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    1. awh jessica how sweet are you?! thanks so so much i havent cut my hair in six months so its not feeling too lively but my strands are perking up with your kind words! the shoes are definite favorite, theres just something about cognac! happy thursday pretty xo

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  18. Aw, thank you! I loved reading your answers, they were hilarious. And I love that top- and I realized I don't own anything from free people either!

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    1. of course!! you deserve it girlfran, haha glad someone reads my ramblings. do you ever feel like nobody does? sometimes i just think i should post pictures and call it a day. but don't worry free people will make its way into your wardrobe someday! one super good sale item will steal your heart xo

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  19. Love this look! That top is amazing : )

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  20. Gorgeous, as always Meg!! Loving your lipstick! Perfect summer shade :)

    xo, Elle
    http://livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com/2013/05/white-out.html

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    1. thank you thank you elle!! right back at ya on the always gorgeous! And the lips are flower beauty! cant get enough of that stuff xo

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  21. Hi Megan, what a gorgeous intricately beaded top. It's exquisite! You look beautiful, as always!

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    1. thanks so much alison!! intricate is the perfect word!! youre making me blush, it takes one to know one you are always stunning hope youre having a wonderful weekend xo

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  22. what a steal, I can't believe you got it for less than $50! I bet you'll be wearing this top all spring/summer long and I can't wait to see how you style it.

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    1. right?! i most certainly will, its somewhat hard to style considering its shape but i consider it a challenge and cant wait to find another fit! xo

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  23. That bag is so cute. So glad to see you linked up with Friday's Five, hope to see you back again this week!

    Amber
    Enter the Friday Link Up!

    FACE IT Catalog

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    1. thanks amber!! i wish i could have found a link for it! will definitely be linking up xo

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    1. thank you thank you!! i definitely hadnt seen anything like it before! cant wait to find more free people with perfect price tags xo

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  25. i love the beaded top, such a unique piece to have in any wardrobe. that bag is too cute too!!

    xo

    freshfizzle

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    1. thanks so much fizz i think unique is the perfect word! im excited to find other bead embellished tops! xo

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  26. I really like your blouse :)

    New follower from Aloha Friday Blog HOP ;)
    Hope you will follow back

    http://o-fata-simpla.blogspot.ro/

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    1. thanks so much anca! will be sure to check out your site! happy weekend pretty xo

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