FRIDAY FIVE – 4/15/16.

FRIDAY FIVE – 4/15/16.

Woohoo it’s Friday!!!  Anyone else feel like this week just draaaaaged on and was never going to end?

To be honest, nothing much has happened the past two weeks haha.  These past few days have finally started to warm up but otherwise it’s been freezing cold and last weekend it snowed for three days straight.  Yes, it is the middle of April.  No lie I have diagnosed myself with late-onset SAD and it’s killing me.  I’ve been spending way too much time eatting cookies and watching movies haha (luckily I found a really good one, check it out below!)

Anyways, end rant.  Here are a few updates and recent highlights as well as a song I’ve been listening to nonstop…

 

ONE: Blog Break

You may have noticed that last week I only had one post and would go days without posting to social.  Or you may not have……..  haha.  After “busy season” at work wrapped up I just found myself so wiped.  It felt good to take a break and finally do “normal people” things like work out and cook dinner (though both will probably be short-lived if I’m being honest #lazyandproud)

The break led me to the realization that I shouldn’t post just for the sake of “having a post up” – from here on out you may not see posts every day (though I probably still will because I have so much to share haha!) but I want to make sure to focus on quality and not quantity.  I hope that each post is something you want to comment on and share and that they resonate with you.  Be sure to subscribe via Bloglovin’ so you don’t have to check back each day to see if there’s a new post.

TWO: Shop My Closet

The Spring cleaning bug has bit me and it has come to my attention that I own way too much stuff.  Totally guilty of hanging on to items “in case I need them” or simply because “I love(d) them”.  It seems like a waste to keep holding on to these items in my closet and so I am selling a bunch of stuff that I either love but it doesn’t fit me properly and so has never been worn or that I have loved dearly but need to part with – all for really cheap!  Head over to Instagram to shop my closet!

THREE: Finally Got My Hair Done

After rocking the poor girl ombre for far too long, I finally went in and got my hair touched up last weekend.  We went with balayage blonde highlights this time around because I want more of that “melt” look and while I like it, I don’t love it.  I don’t know if I am just super picky or if hairstylists just don’t ever do it right but I’m rarely 100% satisfied after getting my hair done, haha.  Anyone else feel me on this one??  But whatever, I’m leaving it and hoping it grows on me – no pun intended 😉

FOUR: The Best Pale Pink Nail Polish

As mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago, I have been searching forever for the perfect pale pink nail polish.  One that is pigmented but still light – sounds like an oxymoron I know but I knew it had to exist.  I thought I had found it when I discovered this OPI one but after applying realized it’s much brighter in person that it is in the bottle.  It’s still really pretty and I know I will love it with a tan in the Summer but it’s more “pink” than I was going for.  Then for Easter, Matt randomly picked this Essie one for me and I was astonished… it’s the PERFECT shade!  So if you’ve been searching, too, definitely give that Essie one a try.

FIVE: Kendra Scott’s New Summer Collection

Wednesday Kendra Scott launched her new Summer collection.  I always look forward to her launches because not only are the pieces always gorgeous, but I love seeing her inspiration behind the collections.  This season she was inspired by the French Riviera and just watching the promo video had me begging Matt for a trip ASAP haha!  It is seriously so beautiful, my favorite aspect is her re-imagination of pearl jewelry – see this necklace, these statement studs, and these earrings.  Also, how incredible is this new stone?!?!  I haven’t picked anything up yet but need to!  Do you have a favorite piece?

 

Favorite recent post: The absolute best Chloe handbag dupes – all under $150 each!

Song of the week: Into the Night by Carousel

Recent obsession: Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong – watched this movie every single day last week, obsessed much?

Five recent purchases (sizing info below):

Swimsuit: Size up

Shorts: Size up

V-Neck Blouse: Size down

Peplum Top: Size down

Stripe Shirt: Just ordered this, it hasn’t arrived yet, but based on the measurements I went with my regular size

 

Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  • The Adored Life

    I just want to echo that first point! It is soooo important to me that I not feel like I HAVE to have a post up if I am not feeling it. I always, always regret it and I realized that this is a fun hobby and it shouldn’t cause this much stress for me!
    The Adored Life

    • Exactly! And after busy season it just wasn’t fun so taking a week off felt like the right thing to do! Glad we feel the same way 🙂

  • I REALLY love the crushed abalone Layla earrings. I might get them for my mom for mother’s day!
    I feel you on the guilt of skipping a post. I skipped a day this week and thought the world might come crashing down – but having some days off is good for us. So sorry your hair didn’t turn out like you wanted! The balayage is hit or miss – go back and see if they will fix it.
    Have a wonderful and restful weekend!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

    • Ohh those ones are SO pretty!!!

      Yeah it’s so funny how we think it will be so dramatic when in reality people probably don’t even notice haha!

      I actually went back in last night and she fixed it up and I think it looks much better. Sometimes it’s just hard to tell until you do it yourself and see how it will lay!

  • Love those cute shorts. I think it is so healthy to stop and take a break from the blog sometimes coz it always ends up giving us more energy and kind of rejuvinates the blog too.

    Zunera-Serena.com

  • Glad you took some time off to recharge. I love hair day!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Yes, coming from a girl who would literally nap her entire life away recharging is so necessary 😉

  • Darcy from A Memory of Us

    I can totally relate to the blogging break! Cutting down to only 3 days a week made such a difference. I am all with ya on the quality over quantity!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • I’m constantly struggling with having too many blogging ideas but not enough time to make quality posts, and I’m all about quality over quantity! Good for you for taking a little break! And definitely checking out that song and movie…you always have the best recommendations! Have a great weekend doll! xx

    • It’s such a struggle trying to do it all – someone needs to design a technology where we can just think it and poof, there it is! 😉

      Definitely let me know what you think if you end up watching the movie!