8.20.2014

Currently...

Watching: Breaking Bad.  We're on Season 4 and I'm not quite sure what we will be doing once we finish!

Feeling: Slightly amused and slightly offended that my roommate came home last night, saw me in actual pants, and asked "Oh! Did you go somewhere today?"...apparently I make yoga pants my outfit of the day a little too often!

Obsessed: with this hair treatment.  My hair always gets stuck just below the shoulder and never grows longer.  I've been using this for about 6 weeks and my hair has noticeably grown.  Not to mention it smells and feels amazing, and is only $12!

Hoping: for a good semester.  I begin today and I'm keeping my fingers crossed this one doesn't get as crazy as the last one!

Excited: I got one dress and one top from the Lilly Pulitzer sale and I can't wait for them to get here!

Listening: Sam Hunt's Leave the Night On.  If I listened to only that song for the rest of my life I don't think I would get sick of it!

Laughing: about this picture.  It gets me every time!

Resisting: The J. Crew Factory extra 25% sale that goes through today.  This is the best week ever for sales, and the worst week ever for my wallet!

Loving: This dude.  He's so goofy.  I think I'll keep him. :)
{Sorry for the blurry picture! I love it too much to keep it off :)}

8.19.2014

Tory Burch Giveaway!

It's the second day of the Lilly sale and I'm still standing!  I promise my bank account is still pretty intact too. ;)  Most dresses in smaller sizes are sold out, but there are some great accessories still up for grabs!

If Lilly isn't your thing (who are you? ;)), or you missed out on what you were hoping for yesterday morning, a bunch of my blogger ladies and I are here to cheer you up!  We got together to offer you a gorgeous Tory Burch cross body!  This purse is perfect for fall and tailgating season!

This giveaway will be open until Friday at 6. Good luck!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

8.18.2014

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!

Today is my Super Bowl!  Lilly Pulitzer has a major sale once a year and it's when I buy the majority of my Lilly.  It begins today and ends tomorrow.  Y'all know I love to live colorfully, but that can get very expensive! During this sale you can grab amazing dresses for $99 and other items for even less.  The beauty of Lilly is that it is made to be timeless, so you don't need to worry about buying at the end of the season.  That's why I get most of my Lilly at the end of the summer for a great price and then I'm ready to go the next spring.

Now, I'm not the only one who goes crazy about this sale, so I have some tips to make it go smoothly!

1. The sale opens at 8:00am EST (ish) and the site will almost certainly go down at some point.  In order to keep this from hindering your experience, I definitely recommend heading to Lilly's site before the sale starts and make an account ahead of time.

2. Whenever you find something you want, buy it right away!  This sale has free shipping, so it won't hurt you to make several orders.  Keeping something in your cart will NOT hold it for you, so you don't want something you're dying to have to sell out while you're looking for something else!

3.  Be ready to go right when the sale opens.  Especially if you're a popular Lilly size, the sale will sell out quickly.  The earlier you hit it, the better!

Good luck and happy shopping! See the sale here!

8.15.2014

Freshen Up Friday!



Today's theme is a personal favorite of mine...
Bow Ties!
Now, I realize wearing bow ties is a very personal decision, so I won't judge you if you're not into them.  However, I just love them!  They took some getting used to, but the more I saw them, the more I liked them.  Then, once Dom started wearing them I loved them even more. ;)

Even though bow ties are tiny and adorable, they can be expensive.  While Dom's favorite places to get bow ties are Vineyard Vines and High Cotton Ties, they run almost $100!  Obviously on a medical school budget that's not happening.  Well, Dom recently discovered The Tie Bar, which has really nice and fun ties...for $15.  It's a great choice if you're not quite sure how you feel about bow ties but want to try them out.  They're also great options for fun and preppy stocking stuffers!  I think I'm going to make it my personal mission to make sure every male in my family has a bow tie come Christmas time!  
So tell me, are you Team Bow Tie or Team Straight Tie?

8.14.2014

Dream Weekend Getaway!

It's an absolute no brainer that my dream weekend getaway would be to The Breakers, Palm Beach!  Every time I go there I feel so happy and at home.  Also super fancy!  We've stopped by to have brunch, cocktails, or to shop, but I've never gotten to spend an entire weekend there.  It would be absolute heaven.

Although deciding where to go would be simple, deciding what to pack would be harder!  However, for a beachy getaway I have some things I would need to bring.



Not Shown: Every single Lilly dress I own!

Weekender Bag:  This weekender bag from Restoration Hardware was a gift from my future sister-in-law and I absolutely love it.  It is deceivingly massive, durable, and so bright!  It's the first thing I grab when I'm packing for a weekend away!

iPad:  My iPad is my lifesaver when I'm going away and don't want to bring my whole computer with me.  I download all the magazines I could possibly get through, and bring it with me wherever I go to relax.

Fun Jewels and Shoes:  I dress very brightly all of the time, but when I'm away I turn it up a notch.  If you can't be obnoxiously bright on a beach getaway, when can you? These Kendra Scott earrings add the perfect bright touch!

Bright Scarf:  I don't think you're allowed into The Breakers without something Lilly, and a Lilly Murfee scarf is perfect.  It adds just the right amount of color, and can cover you shoulders if the AC is too strong!

Sunnies and Sunhat:  You can't have a beach vacation without fabulous oversized sunglasses and a massive sunhat.  Tres Chic ;)

Simplified Planner:  This little book contains my life, and nothing will keep me more calm than being able to flip through and see that I have nothing to do but relax that weekend! :)

The not so glamorous part: There are a few other things I never leave behind when I'm headed away for the weekend.  First is my little steamer.  It is seriously a lifesaver!  It's exactly what it sounds like, a mini steamer that is tiny and light so it can easily fit in an overnight bag.  It makes steaming all my flowy tops SO easy, and I always look on point.  Another thing I have to be careful of is bringing all my products to stay beautiful and healthy!  In the sun, I make sure to wear tons of SPF, and all my makeup and moisturizer is at least SPF 20.  I also remember to be prepared for anything, and keep some U by Kotex in my bag, just in case!  You never want an unexpected surprise to ruin your beach getaway!

What do you bring with you on a weekend getaway?

Thanks to U by Kotex® Pads for sponsoring today's discussion 




8.13.2014

Montauk Recap

Last week I posted my favorite Montauk outfit, and today I'm finally going to recap the amazing, wild, and insane weekend.  I've mentioned briefly on the blog before that Dom's family goes on a big trip to Montauk every summer.  His family has a hotel out on "The End" and every summer his parents' friends from high school and their families all come out for one huge week long extravaganza. 
The majority of the hilarious stories I've heard of Dom's family friends revolve around this trip.  They also have a long standing "no ring, no bring rule."  The weeks is strictly family and friends, with no high school romance drama allowed. So, this was the first time I got to go!  As much as I have really been wanting to go, I think it's a great rule and will definitely be continuing it with my babies!

The weekend started out in the absolute best way...with a proposal!  Dom's brother proposed to his girlfriend and I'm getting a sister. :) There was so much planning, and scheming that went into this proposal and I am so thrilled it went off without a hitch!  The major obstacles were getting Lauren to Montauk even though she knows the rule (it took some convincing!) and sneaking her family there.  She had no idea they were there until after he popped the question, and it was so happy!

Once all the secrets were out, the partying began!
 {Cyril's, the home of the BBC!}


{Our future father-in-law with his 2 new daughters!}

Our days were filled with the beach, and evenings partying on the deck, watching the sunset, and walking to dinner along the coast.  The vacation flew by and I wish I could relive it again.




Until next year.

8.12.2014

MAJOR SALE ALERT! 70% off Tory Burch and Shopbop!

Eeek! I love opening my email to see things like this.  Tory Burch is running a private invitation only sale with items up to 70% off!  If you've been eying the classic Reva flats or one of her many handbags...now is the time! These are the best prices I have seen.  It's impossible to not want everything, but here are my top picks!  Click the picture to shop the products!




Along with the Tory Burch sale, Shopbob also added tons of amazing dresses, tops, and skirts to their 70% off sale.  I love Shopbop, but it's normally out of my price range.  With this sale tons of their cutest products are under $100, and most are under $50!  Here are the ones I NEED to have!


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