Let’s say hello to Meghan Burt of Remaining Meg.
Meg is 31 years old and resides in the suburbs of Syracuse, NY. She is a wife and a mom. Although she loves being a mom, you won’t find her driving a minivan or wearing crocs. She is a firm believer in heels whenever possible, makeup on a daily basis, and wine whenever necessary. She is obsessed with online shopping, food and baking yummy, sweet treats. Flamingos are her spirit animal.
She is currently a stay-at-home mom with a Master’s Degree in Literacy. Someday she will figure out what she wants to be when she grows up.
What are some of your favorite things to shop for? What makes your heart go pitter patter?
My absolute favorite items to shop for are beauty products! I also love shopping for shoes and accessories. If I could spend all of my money on shoes, I would! I’m only 5’2” so I love a good pair of heels, the higher the better! But of course, you need accessories to go with them. Sunglasses, bracelets, and purses are my favorite accessories to wear and shop for.
What do you think are some items that no woman should live without for the summer of 2016?
Dresses! I’m a big fan of dresses, short, long I love them all! I think I’ve lived in maxis for most of the summer. I love dresses because they can easily be dressed up or down. The right dress can look just as great with a pair of flat sandals as it does a great pair of wedges or heels. Versatile pieces like this are convenient to have in your closet. Not to mention you can go crazy with accessories, or keep it simple, whatever works for you and your style.
You are from Syracuse and mention that you have some favorite local shops. Can you tell us about those?
There are a lot of great local shops. One that has been a favorite of mine for many years is J. Michael Shoes. J. Michael’s has been around for over thirty years and is located right by the Syracuse University campus. They offers great shoes, accessories and apparel. I love to stop in when my husband and I attend Syracuse basketball games!
One of my other favorites is actually a kid’s clothing store called Indie Kids. They have unique, funky, clothes and accessories for kids that you can’t find in other stores. Beautiful holiday dresses, t-shirts with your favorite band’s logo but in sizes that fit your little one, it’s such a fun mix. One item I’m currently eyeing for my daughter is a pink ostrich feather vest, it’s pretty amazing.
Syracuse is a wonderful community with a big buy local movement. Each year there is even an event called the Buy Local Bash. It’s super fun and filled with all kinds of local shops, restaurants, breweries, and wineries. It’s a great time and a great opportunity to find new local businesses.
As someone who loves online shopping, what do you think that some of the advantages are?
I think the biggest advantage to shopping online is the variety! There are an infinite number of retailers out there. You have the ability to shop around, compare prices, find the right size/color, look for coupon codes, I could go on forever. I’ll choose online shopping over going into a store any day. You can also check out my post: 7 Reasons You Should Be Shopping Online More.
Please tell our readers about your blog, Remaining Meg. What can they expect to find there and where will they be most likely to find you hanging out on social media?
I just launched my blog on July 1st so it’s still in its infancy, but I’m having a blast with it! I’m 31 and have found the start of my 30’s to be a fabulous, yet awkward era. My blog is about trying to remain my true self throughout life’s everyday chaos. I’m determined to hold onto my identity through adulthood, parenthood, and anything else that comes my way. I write about life in your 30’s and the things I know and love, like shopping! I am a blogger who also happens to be a mom, but it’s not a “mom blog”. This is a venture that is just for me and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and favorite things with my new audience.
I’m all over social media, but I really love Pinterest! I have a lot of fun pinning shopping tips, beauty products, accessories, unique gifts/products I find, women’s fashion, and SHOES…All things that I love shopping for.
Meghan Burt of RemainingMeg.com