I'm a beach loving Maine native who is obsessed with snapshots of all things in fashion, beauty, travel and fitness.
I started 5th & Magnolia as a way to share travel adventures with family & friends and over time it has grown into this little labor of love.
I appreciate you stopping by and do hope that you will enjoy and will stay a while. Hopefully while sipping some champs.
xo - margaret
By day I work as a Marketing Consultant and by night, I'm an Instagramaholic blogger.
San Jose State University. I majored in Psychology/Journalism and graduated in 2005.
Portland, Maine where my husband and I recently bought our first home, which was documented on House Hunters, in case you wanted to check out what makes this city so freaking awesome.
It initially started as a way for me to easilty share my travels and life updates with family & friends while we were traveling internationally as we had limited cell coverage or data. I quickly found out that I not only enjoyed documenting everything, but that people enjoyed following along, and so over the past 8 years it has grown into what it is today.
One thing that can take me right back to living in the South when I was young is the smell of the Magnolia flower. I can't describe it but it's one of the sweetest, most beautiful scents (other than wet pavement in the south that is...and no I am not kidding). My grandmother used to keep them in the house and in the spring and summer the smell of them outside would be overwhelming - and I could not have thought of a better name for the blog.
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My wonderful & very (very) patient husband takes the majority of my photos and I also work with a professional photographer here in Maine, Courtney Elizabeth, once a month.
I'm 5'7 and my size varies depending on the brand. In most cases though I wear a size xs or small shirt (2,4), small blazer or jacket (4), size 4 pant (26, 27) with a long inseam, size xs-small dress & skirt (2,4) and size 7.5-8 shoe. In my workout gear I opt for larger sizes, as I do not like ultra tight clothing when working out, and wear a size 4 at Lululemon and with other brands like Nike, Gap Fit & Under Armour I fluctuate between an XS and Small.
I try my best to eat healthy 4-5 days a week and usually enjoy a 'cheat' meal (or two...) over the weekend. I try to space out these cheat meals so that they do not become a cheat week (which has happened...more times then I would like to admit).
Lucky for me...yes it is, and yes I love it.
This is going to come as a shock since I run a fashion blog...but I don't really shop all that often. I use Rent the Runway unlimited for most of my date night and going out clothing and since we work from home I can get by most weeks on the 3 pieces that I get. I supplement these rental pieces with staples from my existing wardrobe and when I do need new pieces I tend to shop at; Banana Republic (both retail and the outlet), Off Saks 5th Avenue, J.Crew, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Express & Lululemon.