Mondays Call for Coffee and Lipstick

Happy May! One of my favorite months of the year, spring is in full swing and summer vibes are strong. With a work trip in a few weeks and my cruise to Bermuda at the end of the month, I'm looking forward to all the fun that'll be packed into May!


First things first, can we talk about the amazingness that is Nordstrom again?! I continue to be amazed at their impeccable customer service

I purchased this watch during last year's anniversary sale, and have been in love with it ever since. So, I was almost in tears when the little spade at the 12:00 hour came loose and caused the watch hands to get stuck. I called up Nordstrom, and the lady I got on the phone was super apologetic and said she would expedite me a replacement immediately no questions asked. Unfortunately, this color was no longer available so she said I could a pick a new one. In the spirit of all things spring and summer, I chose the lighter turquoise color which features a frozen cocktail at the 5:00 hour instead of the martini glass. Isn't this watch fabulous for our favorite time of year? Nordstrom seriously continues to win all the prizes - LOVE them!

It was another beautiful weekend in the sunshine state, which started off with some girl time and a movie night in a friend's home theater for the Magic Mike sequel on Friday.



The movie was surprisingly better than the 1st one (which was super cheesy), and was pretty hysterical at certain parts. 
Saturday, Pamela and the boys came over for some pool time and Cards Against Humanity. We opened the 6th expansion pack which had some priceless new cards in it.



Afterwards, we grabbed some dinner and hit up a mini golf course for a competitive round of putt-putt where the girls beat the boys by 1 point!





Sunday was time for another beautiful bike ride before walking over to my fav neighbor's for some more pool time.




Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots
*Cheers to a fabulous week*

Friday Favs

Happy Friday! How is it already the last one in April?! Spring is flying by, before we know it it'll be summer and everyone will be rushing fall *sigh*. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons by far, and I have lots of favorites from this week leading into the best time of year.
1. Urban Decay has done it again, and I may need to pick up the new Through the Looking Glass palette. Not only is it a gorgeous palette, but check out that amazing packaging! So many great shades that'll take us right through spring and summer into fall.
2. There's also a new OPI nail collection that I'm super excited about, and I can't decide which shade I like best. I may need to pick up the 4 piece mini set to start with.



3. Speaking of nails, yesterday I had a pedicure date with Pamela. It was nice to have some girl time while being pampered, and we both went with a coral color with a hint of sparkle.


4. I think I've found my spring and summer scent in Michael Kors' Coral eau de parfum. I was initially drawn in by the review that just one spritz transports you to a sun-drenched citrus grove in the tropics. Yes please!


5. Loving my recent finds on Pinterest:







Linking up today with Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop, April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, Lauren for Fab Favorites, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!
 

Life Lately

I've been very sporadic with posting lately as things have been super busy with work and travel, so I thought it'd be fun to play some catch up.

I'm super excited to finally be off the wait list for Play! by Sephora. Ever since I first heard about their new subscription box service last year I've been wanting those coveted striped boxes to arrive on my doorstep each month. I can't wait for my first one to arrive in May!

I took an impromptu weekend trip to Virginia where I got to check out VA Beach for the first time. Lots of good food was eaten, rounds of mini golf, and checking out a new area.


We also checked out Home Republic that Pamela recommended after spending some time down by the beach with Duck Donuts because warm donuts! It was a cute brewery and wine bar with great food a block away from the beach. Definitely a cool spot to check out if you find yourself in Virginia Beach.


Afterwards, it was time for some mini golf and delicious table-side guacamole at a great Mexican spot. Yum!


After a whirlwind trip, it was back to the grind and relaxing evenings at home. I'm still thoroughly enjoying Lauren Conrad's new party planning book Celebrate, and for those of you who haven't scooped it up yet there's a 10% off cartwheel for it this week at Target. You're welcome!




Spring Weekend Essentials

Back in college the term "spring weekend" meant a long weekend of campus festivities including dorm olympics, epic parties, and a surprise concert (still excited that I was front row for Fabolous and he touched my hand). Now "spring weekend" just means any weekend during the spring season where I stock up on the season's must haves or pack for a quick getaway.
Spring Weekend Essentials

1. My Sephora goodies arrived from the VIB Sale, and I couldn't be happier to have my replenished my favorite baked blush and even my hair is excited over my new dry shampoo and Hot Toddy heat and UV protectant.
2. Even though I picked up 2 for $24 Bath and Body Works candles last weekend, I'm a little too excited to pick up some more fresh spring and summer scents since they're having another sale on their 3 wick candles now through the 24th. Don't walk... run!
3. How cute is this fedora? Perfect for all the upcoming outdoor time! I never used to think I could pull off hats, but lately I've been obsessed especially with fedoras.
4. Another obsession this season are pretty stackable rings, especially pretty bar rings like this Rebecca Minkoff one.
5. As if we all haven't gushed about the off the shoulder trend that has blown up this year, I still can't get enough. This tribal mini dress has been on my radar for a few weeks now, and I think it's time to pull the trigger!

Linking up today with Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop, April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, Lauren for Fab Favorites, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!
 

Coffee Days Champagne Nights

Two of my biggest obsessions are coffee and champagne which is no secret. So, I definitely had to scoop up this graphic tee when I saw it at Express over the weekend. It's cozy and airy and was perfect for Sunday brunch.
Graphic Tee (sold out - similar) - Express | Shorts - Express | Sunnies - Kate Spade | Necklace - Rocksbox | Watch - Michael Kors | Nails - Mint Candy Apple by Essie | Bangles - Jessica Simpson | Bag - Kate Spade | Sandals - Tory Burch




What's your cozy go-to brunch look?

Just Another Manic Monday....

Here we are again Monday, let's do this!
On Friday Eve, I surprised my work fav with her favorite iced coffee which she especially enjoyed since she was running a little late that morning. Nothing a little coffee can't fix right?


On Friday I got ready to go to a friend's makeup party, but made sure to get a surprise gift together for my friend who re-designed my blog recently. She did such an amazing job, and I still can't get over how much I love the new look and responsive design. If you're looking for a blog overhaul for either Blogger or WordPress, she's a total pro and you can check out her work here.


*Of course I put in an order for the infamous Younique mascara*


Saturday, I met up with friends at the first ever Florida Cheese Festival in a quaint historical downtown area.


We sampled lots of cheese and dealt with some long lines, but it was a lot fun trying out a new spot for a festival. I even bumped into Pamela which was too funny since we share an obsession for all things cheese!


Afterwards we grabbed some lunch at a cute spot called The Brickhouse Grill where I had an amazing sandwich comprised of turkey, apple slices, bacon, and gouda because more cheese.



Then it was time for some retail therapy to hit up the sales at Express and Bath and Body Works. Express had a sale for 30% off all dresses, so I picked up a new dress and two new tops while also using my coupon that comes in the mail of course. Bath and Body Works 3 wick candles were all 2 for $24, so I scooped up two candles while also using my 20% off coupon and a coupon for a free body wash. Double win!


Dress in Celestial Blue | Graphic Tee {similar} | Embellished Cami


On Sunday, I met a friend for a yummy brunch before spending the rest of the day relaxing and getting caught up for the impending work week. But not without stopping in on the cutest macaron shop, it took everything in me not to walk out of there with a huge box of goodies!





Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots
*Cheers to a fabulous week*