Friday’s Few

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Happy Friday! And happy Good Friday! I was unexpectedly given the day off, so I will be driving home this morning to spend time with my family this weekend. I went home last weekend as well for a dentist appointment, but I hadn’t been home since Christmas, so it will be good to see my family again!

Previously, I titled my Friday series “Friday’s Five”. Now, “Friday’s Few” isn’t exactly a drastic change, but I still want to explain. You all know I don’t appreciate being put in a box, and I don’t want to be tied down to the number five. Sometimes I struggled to find five “things” and I didn’t like putting up something that wasn’t my best, but I did it anyways to fulfill the “five”. So I’ve decided to make it a “few” instead. Maybe three, maybe five, maybe fifteen! Flexible  Friday’s Few. I love it.

So here we go, the first edition of “Friday’s Few!

1. College Town Glasses

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Some of us are still mildly obsessed with our college towns, and are unashamed. These glasses have maps of your favorite place on earth etched onto the surface, to remind you of how you used to walk those streets during your three mile hike to class and were in the best shape of your life. Just me? Okay. But seriously, these are adorable keepsakes to have and bring out on gameday! You can find many towns from Auburn to Waco and everything in between at Bourbon & Boots!

2. Strappy Sandals

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I am loving this strappy heel trend for spring. Especially this pair in “Bubblegum” from Sam Edelman! The tassels on these shoes make them extra fun, and I will definitely be on the hunt for this or a similar pair. These would be adorable with a solid pastel dress, or white jeans and simple top.

3. Hannah Montana

This week was the ten year anniversary of the premiere of Hannah Montana, apparently. I found this Buzzfeed article that shows each of the cast members in their first and last episode, and it’s precious! Honestly, I only posted this because last weekend when I was at home, we saw Oliver/Mitchell Musso eating frozen yogurt in Tyler. My sister and I lost. our. minds. Quietly, of course. While we didn’t have the courage to talk to him or ask him for a picture, I tweeted him. He, unsurprisingly, did not respond.

4. Easter

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I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend, and remember what it’s all about. It’s about Jesus, who died for our sins, gave us grace, and rose again! Enjoy your weekend with family!

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Instagram Round-Up

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Happy Tuesday! It’s my first full week of work, and I’m so ready to be able to get in a routine of 9-5 every day. I’m liking my job so far, but I still feel like I have so much to learn! But I think that the more I do things, the easier they will be. However, when I get home, I basically sit on my couch and blog and watch reality TV until it’s time to go to sleep. I desperately need to find a gym, because it’s been maybe three weeks since I’ve had a good workout, and it’s driving me crazy. I tried to go to the gym in my apartment, but all it has is a treadmill and an elliptical, both of which I hate. When I run, I like to feel like I’m actually going somewhere. And I don’t run outside because I’m a wimp. So you see my dilemma. But I digress.

I mentioned my blogstagram a few posts ago, and I’ve been working to build that part of my blog, since Instagram is becoming a critical social media outlet for bloggers. I haven’t posted as often as I’ve wanted, but I think I’m getting there! Here are a few of my recent faves, with links to everything so we can be twinsies. Check it out, and be sure to follow me on Instagram!

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I live for school/office supplies. Something about a cute planner makes me actually write things down, and my monogrammed travel mug makes early mornings a bit happier. Planner: Kate Spade (the print I have is not available this year, but I’m loving this one!) Pencil Pouch: ban.do, Travel Mug: Marley Lilly.

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This striped dress was a perfect addition to my spring wardrobe. It’s versatile, comfortable, and affordable- three of the best things in life. Dress: Old Navy (similar), Sandals: Target (old, but LOVE these), Clutch, Marley Lilly (c/o), Earrings: Kendra Scott, Beaded bracelets: Lily and Laura, Gold bangle: Kate Spade, Necklace: Kendra Scott (old, but love this one!)
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I loved this outfit- I was actually wearing the dress in the picture above, but with some different accessories for a pop of spring colors! Scarf: Big Buddha (similar), Earrings: Kendra Scott, Necklace: BaubleBar

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My absolute favorite sandals this summer. Secret- they’re from the kid’s section in Target. Another secret- my sister has a matching pair. I actually bought them for her. Sandals: Target

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I am obsessed with this top. I have to limit myself on how often I wear it to work, not a joke. And this tassel necklace is becoming a staple in my wardrobe as well. Top: Macy’s (similar), Jeans: JCrew Factory, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Necklace: similar.

instagram-bird dressI recently discovered SheInside, a site with super fun, super affordable clothes, and it’s my latest favorite way to spend all of my money. This bird dress was my first purchase, and I love it! It gets lots of compliments (and yes, a few strange looks), and it’s very flattering! Dress: SheInside, Clutch: Marley Lilly (c/o), Necklace: similar, Shoes: Jessica Simpson

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This is another purchase from SheInside. I love this shift dress, it’s so bright and unexpected! I wore it to my sorority’s end of the year banquet with black pumps, and it looked surprisingly chic! Dress: SheInside

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Summer Sparkle

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One thing I love about summer is wearing sandals. I love for my feet to be free, whether I’m going to the pool or to the office. I recently received these gorgeous Riviera Sandals to review from Fibi & Clo, an up-and-coming line from a Texas-born designer (who named her company after her cats- obviously we’re on the same page.).

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These sandals are the perfect mix between casual and dressy. They’re a very simple style, but the jewel accents make them really stand out. I’ve worn them both to  work and to the pool- if that’s not versatility, I don’t really know what is.

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Another thing I love about these sandals is the water-resistant material they’re made from. I don’t like to wear many of my other sandals around water because they’re leather and I don’t want to ruin them. These, however, were practically made for a trip to the pool- the water slides right off and they’re good as new! I’m certain these will be making many appearances on the blog in the near future.

In addition to adorable shoes (loving these, these, and these), Fibi & Clo also gives back, which you know I’m all about. They have recently started a program called “Get Her On Her Feet” that teaches women in impoverished countries business & entrepreneurial skills to help them build a better life for themselves and their families. When you host a Fibi & Clo shoe party, they will make a donation to Get Her On Her Feet based on how much merchandise the hostess sells. So the more shoes you sell, the more opportunities other women have to build a shoe business and earn an income- everybody wins!

If you’re looking to add some summer sparkle to your shoe closet, head over to Fibi & Clo and check out all of their fabulous footwear- you won’t be disappointed!

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Summer Must-Have — Sandals

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One of my favorite parts of warmer weather is being able to wear sandals. I have a big problem with my feet being squished inside closed-toe shoes, because it’s just really confining, and my toes and I enjoy our freedom. Each spring when I dig my sandals from the depths of my closet, I see endless opportunities. I also tend to find one pair I’ve forgotten about, so that’s always a nice surprise! This year, I started out with less than usual, because I’d had a few pairs to break at the end of the summer. It was imperative that I replenish my supply, so over spring break, I found these precious coral sandals from Target on sale and I quickly made them the newest member of my shoe family.

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These also matched my newest sorority tee at the time, so I was beyond thrilled. In addition, I had a pair of brown and black sandals and hot pink sandals, both from Target, both no longer available. This got me through the rest of the school year, but once I returned home, I realized that my black and brown pair were breaking, and I didn’t have any that went with EVERYTHING. So, back to Target I went, picking up the same sandal in black.

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These have become my favorite sandals. I can wear them with Norts and an oversized tee, any color chino shorts, and most of my dresses I wear to church and work. I also wear them to work multiple times a week, with any outfit! Now, let’s chat about sandals from Target. All of my sandals have come from Target, because they are cute and reasonably priced at $20 or less. I will admit, sometimes they tear up quickly, like my black and brown pair. But, less than $20 for a very versatile shoe for 1.5 summers? Worth it. On the other hand, I’ve had my hot pink pair since I was a junior in high school-almost 4 years! (STOP-it’s been that long? I’m old, help!). So what I’m getting at is, no one knows how long Target sandals will last, but if they’re cute and cheap, it’s definitely worth the purchase.

I didn’t intend for this post to turn into a Target Shoe Department advertisement, so I’ll share a few other pairs of sandals I’m loving this summer!

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I absolutely ADORE these clear studded sandals from Steve Madden (available at Belk). I was planning to buy them for myself, and found them on sale, but when I actually tried them on, I didn’t like how they looked on my feet. But I’m sure they don’t make everyone look stubby, so if you like them, buy them and wear them for those who cannot (myself).

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I also love these Sam Edelman shoes from Dillard’s. I think the mix of animal prints makes for a unique yet versatile shoe. I also love the pop of coral, and there’s something about the brown sole that I just love!

In my book, sandals are definitely a summer staple.  As you can see, there are limitless options to fit any wardrobe, taste, and budget- the only problem lies in deciding which ones you want!

What’s your favorite way to wear sandals in the summer?

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Outfit of the Day-Gray and Pink

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This morning I was having a mild wardrobe crisis while getting ready for work. It was one of those days where you just don’t feel like wearing any of the clothes appropriate for the occasion (and I KNOW everyone has those days). I tried dresses, pants, and multiple shirt and cardigan combos, but they ended up thrown on my bed in frustration (they’re actually still there as I type, in mountains on each side of me.). I felt like I’d recently worn everything in my closet and wanted something different. Some of the girls in my office have worn colored jeans to work, so I decided that I could do that too! I chose my fuchsia jeans from JCPenney (no longer available in this color), and paired it with my gray shell from Loft (similar) in order to make the outfit look slightly more professional and less trendy. I’m always afraid that I’ll wear something that screams “summer intern”, and even though that’s what I am, I don’t want it to be obvious! I added my Kendra Scott Neely necklace to give the top a little interest. I finished the look off with my trusty black sandals from Target! I recently bought these, and I honestly don’t know how I’ve gotten this far without black sandals-they go with literally everything! I got many compliments on this outfit, which is great since I threw it together 5 minutes before I left for work!

What’s your favorite way to wear pink and gray?

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