Girl Crush of the Week: Megan Stokes of Holy City Chic

You guys, I am beyond excited to share with you today's Girl Crush because I have been crushing on her for YEARS! She's a total Southern Belle and I always turn to her blog for beauty and style advice. She has really great taste and I trust her implicitly. The guru I am referring to is the one and only Megan Stokes of the blog HOLY CITY CHIC of course. Please join me in getting to know her as today's Girl Crush of the Week.

Style icons? I love Olivia Palermo's feminine (but not too girly) style. Also love Eleanor Strauss, Amber Fillerup, Kate Hudson, and may I reminisce just a bit? Cher Horowitz from Clueless. I cringe looking back at her outfits now, but I've got to include her because once upon a time, she struck a love of fashion in my 7-year old heart.

Favorite style trend of the moment? Metallic sandals and the nod to bohemian style

Favorite book? I recently finished Make it Happen by Lara Casey and it was fantastic. I read it in two days.

Favorite perfume? I love perfume. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle has been my favorite scent since I was a freshman in college, but I do love Chanel Coco Noir for fall & winter. I recently fell in love with Miss Dior, but only the eau de toilette version. Tom Ford's Black Orchid is my favorite seductive scent. I love Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt, too! It's a great, light scent for warm days.

Interior design philosophy? I love mixing older furniture with new, contemporary accessories and vice versa. So for example, I have an antique desk, but I paired it with a ghost chair and a snake skin tray. Not only do I love this combination of new & old, but it also makes decorating a fun challenge and often less expensive since most old pieces we own came from thrift stores! I'm inspired by the South Carolina coast and our marshlands, so I always tend to decorate with neutrals, lots of wood tones, and pops of green, gold, and black.

Your go-to shopping destinations? I shop online 99% of the time. I frequent Nordstrom, Joss & Main, Shopbop, and Sephora websites pretty often. As for local shops, I love Hampden Clothing and Mosaic, so be sure to stop by if you're ever in the Charleston area (although they both have online stores, too)!

Must-have beauty product? I don't know where to start because I am a total beauty junkie. The Skinmedica Glypro Antioxidant Serum has made a huge difference in my skin. It's expensive, but worth it because a little goes a long way and it helps with fine lines, skin discoloration, and balancing facial hydration. One of my favorite hobbies is testing out concealers (You think I'm joking!) and I've found a little gem in the Maybelline Master Conceal. For me, the light shade conceals the dark circles I always have, brightens my face, and doesn't crease.

Secret addiction? I watch beauty/lifestyle videos on YouTube It's what I do when I get ready in the mornings and get ready for bed at night. My favorite channels are Lisa Eldridge, Rachel Talbott, Ingrid Nilsen, and HRH Collection. 

Motto/quote to live by? You'll never know unless you try. 

Favorite drink? I'm obsessed with the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher at Starbucks. I get it in the trenta size and ask them to go easy on the ice (So that more of the drink will fit in the cup!).

Favorite meal to prepare? Chicken Enchiladas is my go-to because it's super easy and I know it's always going to taste the same, unlike many of my experimental recipes!

Favorite piece of jewelry? Well that's easy. My engagement ring and wedding band. Although I do love a good chunky fashion ring and I'm obsessed with bracelets.

Best way to unwind? Taking a bath with a good candle and warm tea or a glass of wine. 

Favorite workout? I don't have a favorite... I like to mix up my workouts so I don't get bored. I love barre, weights, boxing, and walking outside.
Favorite fitness apparel brand/item? Lululemon 

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