weekend

Friday Faves 6.07

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It’s finally Friday. We made it! It’s pouring outside – perfect weather for curling up with a good book. Or taking a nap. Yawn… Isn’t this the perfect spot? Today also calls for celebration – it’s National Donut Day! Who knew these tasty treats had such historical roots? And I’m swooning over that kaftan dress and this bangle from Sweet Auburn. My brother sent me an Etsy gift card for my birthday and I know exactly how I’m going to spend it. Thanks, D!

Happy weekend, cool birds! I hope it’s a lovely one.

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Wedding Wear

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As I mentioned earlier, I LOVED the ensemble I wore to last weekend’s wedding. I was running short on time to find something amazing that I looked & felt good in so I turned to my BFF – ZARA. The first pass through the dress section turned up nada so I moved on to shoes. I found these sparklers {clearly made for dancing} & immediately added them to my cart. Then I made my way back to the dresses. They’ve been hit or miss lately with sizing so I ordered a variety of options in hopes that something would work with glittery, studded heels. I was also kind of in love with this pink dress but I wouldn’t allow myself to get too attached before trying it on. Everything arrived 2 days later & I tore into the boxes like a kid on Christmas morning. I said a quiet prayer to the fashion gods, sucked in & slipped on the dress and shoes.  By some miracle, it fit. Weeks of painful cardio, squats-till-you-drop & strict WW point calculating had paid off. 

And then I started to worry that it looked too much like a prom dress. This was a southern wedding & much of the night would be spent outdoors surrounded by A LOT of seersucker. It’s easy to dress something up but near impossible to dress something down without the aid of flats & a denim jacket & neither were gonna happen. I grabbed this sheer grey space-dyed scarf * & said another prayer. It sounds strange but it worked! I finished things off with some dangles & a super fun clutch from Anthropologie.

I had the best time that night & for once in a long while, I felt pretty. 

* the heather-grey is currently out of stock

ashleycation

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Oh hello, weekend. Nice to see you again!

B’s out of town w/ the boys – somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico hunting down large fish. So I’m taking a little me-cation. Lot’s of pampering and much needed relaxation. I’ve got a mani/pedi date with a friend this afternoon, a massage booked for tomorrow and a little shopping on Sunday. Exciting stuff but I think I’m most excited about lounging on the patio and soaking up a little sun with wine in hand.

Hope your weekend is super duper! ~ xoxo

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