Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Five

[It almost went down the other night. CJ was at work.]
The binge watching of Game of Thrones continues. Like it's such an obsession in our house right now that we probably have eaten more pizza and take out more than usual. That's embarrassing! Even more embarrassing, I sometimes say 'Yes my Lord' to CJ when he asks for something. #nerdy. We are "planning" to go for burritos and a movie (Inside Out) tonight. But who knows, I may say screw it and continue to binge watch. Thank the God of Fire (it's from the show) we are on Season 4 Episode 4. Almost finished. 16 episodes to go until we are all caught up! AHHH!

What are your plans for this weekend?

[Mommy snuggles with this my little nugget Stella!] 
[Shelf Cloud. Thanks for teaching me weather terminology Ginger Zee! High Fiving myself. ] 
[Sunday Summer Cocktails!]
[Female Tiger Woods. Pre Elin Woods of course.]

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Flower Power (Guest Outfit Post!)

*Please note that most of these links are similar to the actual pieces*
So over the weekend CJ's younger sister, Lexi, came into town for Father's Day weekend and even though we don't see her that often (she really only goes to school in Miami a whopping 2 hour drive from us) I asked her to do a outfit post! I'm totally jealous of her long blonde hair. Hair dye has NEVER touched that hair. Total Stylist dream!

I like to think that Lexi keeps me young in my fashion. She was 17 when CJ and I started dating and now at 21 her fashion has evolved. It's been a total treat to watch. From straight Hollister and Abercrombie with mid-drift tops to now I like to call it classy hippie chic. Now there has always been stages. Like when she lived in SC for a year and a half it was very preppy and when she studied abroad is Spain it was very dark clothing. As I said it was a total treat to watch.

This outfit she pick is absolutely adorable. The high waisted white shorts are very hip and young. Even though I could never wear them! The crop top style floral top is on trend and goes perfect with the high waisted short just in case your not feeling the total crop top, show your stomach type situation. And of course the perfect summer staple is Jack Rogers white sandals. Got to love them!

If you want to follow Lexi's adventures follow her on Instagram here! Her hair makes her basically  Rapunzel. UGH! 

[Thanks for playing dress up with me this weekend Lex! xoxo]

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Perfect All American Girl (4th of July Look!)

[ Top | Shorts | Shoes | Bag | Sunnies | Bracelets ( One and Two) | Lip

I love the 4th of July! It's one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it about America, it's about spending time with family, celebration and my favorite BBQ! This year CJ's mom is taking over the 4th of July festivities and it will be especially nice this year because my sister and her boyfriend will be sharing in the fun!

Lately I've been having a slight obsession with Lilly Pulitzer. So much that I am annoying the crap out of CJ, my sister Kelcy and CJ's sister Lexi! I bought this adorable top for Memorial Day in May and loved it so much that I thought I would wear it as my 4th of July BBQ outfit. Sundresses and shorts are always great for 4th of July BBQ's. I added some Jack Rogers to add a bit more preppiness!

Oh! Don't forget to enter my Happy Everything Giveaway! Because who doesn't love free stuff?  

[PS! Sorry for the HUGE burn on my left (it looks like its on the right in the picture) shoulder. Basically the curling iron won.]

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Everything Agenda Review & GIVEAWAY!

I'm so excited about today's post! I've teamed up with Coton Colors to bring you an exclusive look at the their new Happy Everything 17 Month Planner! Ok, let me be honest. I am a total old fashion girl who loves the smell of paper and writing down your schedule. I feel like it sticks in my brain a lot better. I do still have a digital (iPhone) calendar. But I prefer the good ol' paper planners/calendars anyday.
The team over at Coton Colors was nice enough to send me over a beautiful new planner for a sneak peek. Man was I impressed! From the bright colors to the big lined days. This planner has it all and more. My favorite feature? The big blank pages that you can doodle on! I'm a firm believer in doodling and started doodling in probably 1998!
The Happy Everything Planner is all about being happy and celebrating life. I love the little celebration/inspirational quotes at the beginning of each month. It def makes you slow dawn and think about whats going on in your life and celebrate the happy things! Especially the Happy Notes, this little section literally makes you think and write down what makes you happy this week! Uh LOVE! I do wish the general month view of the calendar was a bit bigger to write a little bit more but it is still totally workable.
I really can't wait to until August to start using this planner! It is going to be devoted to you guys and blogging. Being organized and on top of things is something I have to do. And the Happy Everything Planner is for sure going to help me do that.

Interested in purchasing one? Just click on over to Coton Colors and pre-order this planner online! It's totally affordable too. You all know I'm all about a good deal and playing $36.00 for a planner vs. going to Office Depo or Staples and paying upwards of $55.00 + for one (I'm looking at you Martha Stewart!). It's also sold in stores! Click here to find a store near you that sells this little amazing slice of heaven!
Be sure to sign up for Coton Colors' Special Offers Emails! Who literally doesn't love discounts and special offers? If you don't then we probably shouldn't be friends! Haha!

Oh and one more thing! The team at Coton Colors wants you to share the joy and celebration of their Happy Everything Planner and have decided to give one of my readers ONE FOR FREE! Follow the directions below to enter! Who doesn't love free stuff! Winner will be drawn on June 30th!

*Coton Colors provided me with the planner and sponsored this post. But as always all views and thoughts are all my own!*

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Five

[Dinner for CJ's Birthday!]
Wow this week went fast! I'm sure the weekend will go even faster. Plus I have tons to do with very little time to do it. Of course CJ discovered I need to go get new tires put on my car. Thankfully it isn't as expensive as my last car. So I will be spending my whole Saturday at Sears while CJ is volunteering. At least it will be at a mall so that I can wander around and get a spray tan at the tanning place across the street!

With all of this going on CJ and I need to start packing up our condo. Our lease is up at the end of July and will be moving into CJ's parents guest house for a short time. So we will also be sifting through things a giving things to non-profits that have resale shops etc. There is A LOT going on!

What are you doing this weekend? 
 [Birthday Presents from CJ's Parents!]
[CJ decided Monday that we should start watching Game of Thrones. Great idea... Especially since it was finals week for him!]
 [This was too cute not to share! I feel asleep watching Game of Thrones last night!]
[Best Pizza Ever!]

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Monthly Series! Sloppy Kisses Corner

I love my dogs. If you know me personally then you know that CJ and I are obsessed with them. For those of you that don't know we have two dogs. Lord Bentley (aka The Beebs) is a 3 year old yorkie/maltese mix that we rescued from a pound and Stella Belle is a 2 year old yorkie/poodle we rescued. They give our life so much light and laughter.... and sometimes lots of yelling. But we love them and can't imagine life without them.

So I've decided that I would do a monthly series called Sloppy Kisses Corner and it would feature dog products (toys, beds and treats) and let you know what I thought about them and how The Beebs and Stella enjoy them etc! This will also be a super fun way to feature two of the three loves of my life. Let's get started! was nice enough to send the kids (Yes we refer to them as the kids. My mom started this and it just stuck) treats by Merrick and a KONG Rope Squeezz. I am very familiar with the Merrick food line because my Mom feeds her dog (Kodie aka KoKo) Merrick dog food. I am always nervous about giving Stella treats because she has a tendency  to swallow them whole and chokes on them. This has happened more than once and I cry every time. So if we give her a treat and she chews it we will give her another if not she is done.

I am always a little skeptical of dog toys that boast they are indestructible. If you live in my house no dog toy is safe from The Beebs or Stella. We usually don't do rubber toys because of a chocking hazards (Stella) and Bentley will just eat it. Stella prefers the stuff-less or fluff-less toys. She likes the kind that my a crunching noise and basically chews holes in here toys.

Stella was less than thrilled with the KONG Rope Squeezz. She sniffed it and walked away. Bentley on the other hand LOVED it! I want to chuck the toy out the window at one point because he was sitting behind me in the kitchen squeaking it. The real test will be when we leave the house today. Bentley loves to destroy toys when we leave him at home. I think it's part of his anxiety he has. So we will see! Stay tuned to my Instagram for the result!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sunnies: Splurge vs. Steal

I am loving sunglasses right now. CJ laughs at the amount of sunglasses I have. But I am always quick to point out that he has way more than myself because a friend of ours works at a high end sunglass shop and gets him discounts. Ky > CJ. For me, I can't see myself spending more that $25.00 on a pair of sunnies. I'm too rough on them or I loose them. My mom bought me a pair of Michael Kors Sunglasses for Christmas four years ago (I'm shocked I still have them) but the lenses are all scratched because I just fling them in my purse. That's when I realized that Amazon has great deals, if you do a bit if digging.

I've been buying "look a like" sunnies for two years now. To me it's like having the real thing without the price and if I loose them or damage them I don't feel so bad! With Summer almost here it's time to have some fashion on your face. But are you willing to pay the expensive retail? Or do you want a steal? Check out below!

What are your summer go to sunnies?  

Karen Walker "Super Worship" Sunglasses 

Prada 'Baroque' 55mm Round Sunglasses 

Prada 49mm Retro Sunglasses

Monday, June 15, 2015

Flowers in Paradise

Dress (Similar here. Same dress different pattern) | Shoes | Sunnies | Bag | Lip

This weekend was such a crazy one! It was CJ's birthday weekend so we did a lot of things together. We went to see Jurassic World on Friday (SPOILER ALERT: It was AMAZING!) and had a lovely dinner Saturday at CPK. But of course before we went to dinner Sunday night with CJ's parents, we did a little shoot of this outfit.

It was nice to have a change of scenery in photos. We had cocktails at CJ's Parents house so their beautiful pool just seemed like the perfect backdrop for these photos. I actually got this dress from Old Navy around Easter and actually wore it on Easter. It is a great Spring/Summer sundress to have especially if you are having dinner on the patio. Pairing it with a nude heel and a semi-bright lip gives you this effortless look. I was so happy that my waves stayed in my hair! Because it totally poured down raining after this shoot! Oh and I was photo bombed by our oldest dog Bentley!

Have a great Monday!  

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Five

[Happy Birthday to this little stud muffin of mine!] 

I love Friday's! Ok, I know I am not the only one out there. We have a full weekend ahead of us. Especially because it's CJ's Birthday!! The downside to this is that he is in the home stretch of his degree and is graduating in August but he has Finals this upcoming week. Which put a damper on the fun. But it is Friday which means its Burritos and Movie night and I CAN'T WAIT to see Jurassic World tonight! AHHH! Anyone else going to see this tonight or this weekend? My 90's child nostalgia is coming out. Gosh I love dinosaurs.

Have a great weekend everyone! See ya'll on Monday!   
[Sleepy little girl. Stella was all tuckered out after we went in the pool. She hated it.] 
[Book of the Month! Loving this read so much. DVF is my style icon!]
[This lovely little restaurant we ate at Sunday night.]
[Loving this lip color by L'Oreal!]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Spring Trend Report: Florals

It's hard to believe it's almost mid June! CJ's Birthday is this weekend and with a lot of big changes in our life going on I nearly forgot that he is also graduating from college in August! As happy as I am that he is FINALLY graduating, I am also stressing about what to wear to it!

A big trend I am noticing in stores (and in my closet!) is the big bright floral designs. And I am for one am loving it! So I am leaning towards this trend for CJ's graduation. Since we live in FLA, I'd ideally love a cocktail, sleeveless dress. Thank GOODNESS Eliza J Dresses has exactly what I am looking for!

After perusing through her look book. I found so many dresses the fit my needs! It's so hard to choose one that I like with the floral print! The best part her line is sold at so many retailers near me like Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Nordstrom. Which is great that I can go down to the local stores and try them on. Looks like there will be a weekend shopping trip in my future!

Here are some of my FAVORITES!