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Friday, December 19, 2014

Fashion Friday: Moto Jacket & Jeans on the Bridge

I'm in Maryland visiting family this weekend, but here's a slightly warmer look on the Vilano bridge from my recent photo shoot with Foxtale Photography for your Fashion Friday.

St. Augustine blogger Meaghan Alvarado in moto jacket and leather boots

St. Augustine blogger Meaghan Alvarado in moto jacket and leather boots

Top Marshalls / Moto Jacket Marshalls similar / jeans c/o Aeropostale
Black Necklace c/o Aeropostale similar / bracelet Fab'rik / Similar Clutch


A moto jacket is the perfect amount of warmth for those days when it's cold but not yet cold enough for a full on winter coat.

I found the top necklace at the flea market recently, it's very intriguing with a different design on the other side. The bottom necklace is from the Pretty Little Liars line by Aeropostale. They were the perfect length to layer and I like the mixed metals. 

Moto Jacket and stacked necklaces

St. Augustine blogger Meaghan Alvarado in moto jacket and leather boots

leather nine west boots

St. Augustine Fashion Blogger, just me aghan
St. Augustine Fashion Blogger, just me aghan

St. Augustine Fashion Blogger, just me aghan

Photo Credit: Foxtale Photography


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fashion Friday: Monograms by Marley Lilly

One of the things I miss about living up north is wearing zip ups or hoodies to the beach in the summer evenings. I had so many cute ones to choose from, then when I moved to Florida (10 years ago) they weren't needed anymore as it's warm through the night. For the couple months that it is actually cold I really enjoy layering on a fun jacket. What may be a necessity to some is often an accessory for us Floridians.

Style blogger Meaghan Alvarado in Marley Lilly at the beach. Just Me aghan

Marley Lilly zip up
Monogram it!
Are you a fan of monograms? I like them on outerwear, jewelry, travel cups... Marley Lilly sells all that and more, check them out if you are looking for something monogrammed and adorable!

Just Me aghan, style blogger at the beach

Just Me aghan in Marley Lilly

Just Me aghan, style blogger at the beach

Just Me aghan, style blogger at the beach

Fashion blogger in Wedge TOMS & Marley Lilly
I can't get enough of my Toms wedges!
Wedge Toms

I love these TOMS wedges so much right now! They are definitely my most favorite shoe in my closet at the moment; so comfortable and not too tall with a heel less than three inches. The python design adds a bit of funkiness to them too so they're not just plain old cream colored booties. LOVE!

Lob with statement necklace

walking the boardwalk, modeling

girl walking beach boardwalk in Marley Lilly

Aero Jeans / J. Crew Statement Necklace similar / AE Lace Hat similar


Photo Credit: Lucy & Wayne Smith of Foxtale Photography

Marley Lilly zip up at the beach



Friday, December 5, 2014

Fashion Friday: Walking the Pier in Apricot Lane

Vilano Beach is a little town surrounded by water on both sides just north of St. Augustine with a handful of restaurants and little shops. If ever you visit St. Augustine be sure to make the drive over the Vilano Bridge and check out the area.

Vilano Beach, FL; St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

This outfit is from Apricot Lane Boutique in Jacksonville's Avenues Mall. I was instantly drawn to the lace cut out detailing on the shoulders and the warm light brick color of this top. The turquoise accessories add the perfect pop to this relaxed look, with a bit more edginess from the booties.

St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

Cutout booties & Denim, St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com
I am obsessed with the laser cutouts in these booties. Obsessed!

St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

Turquoise and brass necklace against light brown top, St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

Turquoise jewelry against brick top, http://www.justmeaghan.com

St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

Stepping into the light, fashion blogger

Shopping for a new look in Apricot Lane is dangerous - I definitely could have left with multiple bags of goodies. They have an array of styles to appeal to various women, or if you are like me and change up your style day to day you can find multiple outfits to appeal to your ever-changing moods.

St. Augustine Style Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

St. Augustine Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com

Shop this full look at Apricot Lane in the Avenues or at their new online shop.

St. Augustine Blogger Meaghan Alvarado, http://www.justmeaghan.com


Location: Vilano Beach, Florida

Photo Credit: Lucy & Wayne Smith of Foxtale Photography

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

5 Skincare Products I Can't Live Without

The heat running constantly has my skin drying out. To avoid a patchy mess on my face I can't get enough of these products.
  1. I picked up the bareMinerals Purifying Facial Cleanser two years ago when I was having issues with mineral makeup breaking me out. Needless to say it worked and I'm still using it. I'm usually the person that can never find something that they like and switches brands all the time, but I've stuck with this face wash.
  2. I use my Clarisonic Mia at least twice a week. You are supposed to be able to wash your face with it everyday but my skin is a tad too sensitive for that. When I use it daily, I break out - no bueno.
  3. Cetaphil's Daily Facial Moisturizer is another one that I've bought more than once. It works for my combo skin in the summer and through the winter. Not greasy, and with an SPF of 15 it is a necessity for everyday here in Florida. 
  4. Over top of my Cetaphil Moisturizer I use Tarte's Tinted Treatment. In the summer I'll sometimes go with just the Tinted Treatment, otherwise I need to apply powder too. I get decent coverage with this (it tones down the redness in my cheeks), but still often apply something under my eyes too.
  5. Lypsyll is by far my favorite chapstick, a little bit of mint flavor with a lot of moisture. I apply it every morning and don't have to apply it again until about 3:00.

What are your must have skincare products? Do you use any of these?




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Round Up of St. Augustine Black Friday Sales

As I have mentioned before I'm a planner. I'm not really one for surprises especially when it comes to getting a deal and tackling large crowds for it. Black Friday is one of the many things I'm not willing to just "wing it"on so I called around and came up with a list of sales for the stores in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Black Friday Deals:

  • Anchor Boutique: Buy 2 get one free on all jewelry!
  • Declaration Boutique: BOGO quote necklaces (9AM-Noon) and other surprises!

Declaration Boutique Black Friday Deal
Photo Credit: Declaration Boutique

  • Rochelle's: Up to 75% off existing sale items with lots of new items on sale throughout the store, including jewelry.
  • Femme Inc.: Offering 20, 30 and 50% off.
  • Goldfinch Boutique: 70% off swimwear, 10% off regularly priced items, 15% off regularly priced purchase off $100 or more.
  • Sailor's Omen (online or at the Saturday Farmer's Market): 30% off with code GREATDEAL2014.

Outlets:

  • Charlotte Rousse: BOGO for $10 on shoes, jeans and sweaters. 


  • Rue 21: Up to 50% off.
  • Cole Haan: 50% off, additional 15% off until 10 AM!
  • Kenneth Cole: 40% off select items.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th: Extra 40% Entire Purchase; Extra 50% Outerwear, Kids, Men's Shoes, Watches, Hats, Gloves, Scarves (excludes fur); Buy One, Get One Free Men's Suits, Sportcoats, Dress Pants; Buy One, Get One Free Premium Denim
  • J. Crew: 50% off entire store.
  • Gap: 50-70% off entire store, additional 40% off clearance.
  • Aeropostale: 60% off entire store.
  • American Eagle: 40% off entire store; free gift with purchase!
  • Cotton On: 40% off entire store; free gift with $40 or more purchase!
  • Polo Ralph Lauren: 40% off entire store.
  • Perfumania: Buy one get one for $9.99!
  • Piercing Pagoda: 40% off everything over $29.99.
  • Kate Spade: 50% off, additional 20% off until 6 AM!

I haven't included all the stores in St. Augustine, these are the ones I would consider to stop at. If I missed a good one comment below and I'll add it to the list! :)

Also don't miss the sales going on at Marley Lilly right now for Black Friday!! With your $100 purchase you will receive a FREE Plaid Blanket Scarf. It is huge and super warm, I'm wearing mine today, stay tuned on insta for a #wiw post later to see how I styled it!