Weekending + September Favorites

I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing no-plans weekend for the first time in weeks, and it was glorious! Dinner out, shopping, football, and a fun-filled blog photo shoot with one of my buddies on Sunday to cap off the relaxing weekend which included post-photo shoot mimosas. Oh and did I mention the weather was absolutely perfection? Sunny skies, low humidity, and temps in the upper 70's - yes please!
Friday was time for dinner out with some hibachi action. I won the monthly instagram contest for my favorite hibachi place, and they credited my account so I could go have dinner on the house. Of course it was entertaining and delish! 
Saturday was time for shopping before settling in for the evening to watch football and bake homemade apple cider donuts (recipe coming next Tuesday in Emily and I's bi-weekly recipe swap). I picked up some fall goodies while shopping, and finally caught this skirt in store (fabulous fall find, but keeps selling out) at Express.
Restocked my NARS Creamy Concealer
Button Front Faux Suede A-Line Skirt
Quilted Fleece-Lined Vest - picked up for CT trip
Oversized Drop-Shoulder Tee

September Favorites
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
Luminess Airbrush Machine - Instructional video coming soon!
YSL Rogue Pur Couture Lip Color in Fuschia Pink - Full review coming tomorrow!
I'm almost done with The Royal We and LOVED it! Must-read for all British royalty fans!
My Olive Skinnies

What were some of your September favorites?
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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

49 comments:

  1. You picked up some great buys this weekend!! Hope you have something warm to go along with that vest for CT - it's been really chilly here already! Happy Monday!! xo, BIana-BlovedBoston

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  2. Woohoo for winning the Instagram challenge, fun and tasty!!!! Great buys, too! Love the vest and skirt, so fun and winter fabulous. Happy Monday!

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  3. I'm loving that white vest--I need to stop by Old Navy to return some things so I might have to scoop that when I'm there! :)
    Love that you had a nice weather weekend, too. I'm envious, but we're supposed to, thankfully, get some similar weather this week. Go away rain!! :)

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  4. The weather this weekend was awesome!! I've been hearing about the royal we a bunch so I think I need to pick it up!

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  5. Love that white vest!! Great buys indeed, glad you had a relaxing weekend and love love the duck face girl! Hope your Monday gets off to a fantastic start!

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  6. What?!? How did I not know Kobe has an Instagram contest? Fun! So glad you finally got that suede skirt, yay! And love that you're loving the Royal We. I'm not even going to lie, I've already read it twice haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. That's so awesome that you won the Instagram challenge for your favorite hibachi place! It's even better that you got a free dinner because of it! The weather in Texas was amazing this weekend too! It made for the perfect football and tailgating weather!

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  8. i'd say that's a great weekend!! i want that skirt! loved the book!! obsessed. love the air brush system too!

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  10. Obsessing over this post! Did the apple cider doughnuts turn out awesome I always wanted to attempt to make doughnuts!?? Happy Monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  11. Ooh, I LOVE that skirt!! And the vest is perfect, too - I'll take it in every color! Glad you had a good weekend and the weather is cooling off for ya!

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  12. So in love with that fun lip color! Love the suede skirt too! I'm posting a similar one tomorrow! I can't get enough of button-down skirts right now! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  13. Hurrah for a no plans great weather weekend!

    I love that you won the IG contest and got a free dinner out too.

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  14. Nice work winning that Instagram comest, so fun! LOVE that lipstick and that skirt is super cute!! I'm glad that you had a nice weekend and I hope that you have a great day today!! :-)

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  15. Love that suede skirt! I need to try that airbrush leg stuff. I usually use Jergins.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  16. You got some great new goodies this weekend. Congrats on winning the IG contest. Love your YSL lipstick, it's a beautiful color on you.

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  17. Love that white vest, I have a black one and pair it with sweaters all the time and it keeps me super warm! Yay about photoshoots and winning that IG contest! Those olive skinnies, heart eyes!!

    Happy Monday friend!

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  18. Looks like you had a super fun weekend! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  19. Looks like a great weekend, as always! I can't wait for the apple cider donut recipe!

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  20. I was DYING over your apple cider donut snap, sounded SO yummy! Also, it is the COOLEST that you won an IG contest for some food...I have kind of been craving hibachi and sushi. Both you and Mary I see had it this weekend and now I need it ;) Hope you have a great week girl!

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  21. ok i need to add that book to my list already! looks like an amazing weekend girl - retail therapy plus hibachi?! sign me up! happy monday love!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. Yay for free dinner! Love what you picked up this weekend and your lipstick looks amazing! The weather is so much nicer - finally getting rid of the humidity!!

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  23. Love that skirt and the long sleeved tee! Sounds like a fun weekend!!

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  24. Mmm those donuts look delicious and how fun to win a free dinner! You've got me craving hibachi now!

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  25. I also love that Express skirt very much. Can't stop styling it in different ways. I would love to have those donuts for today's breakfast! Have a great week!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  26. Such great purchases you made this weekend! I love that suede button up the front skirt, such a cute style for fall! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  27. I just love that lipstick!! Sounds like a fabulous weekend...Kobe is always a good time!

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  28. I love a good no plans weekend! Love the lip color, i have been going bolder this fall.

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  29. Sure look like you had a good weekend. Mine wasn't bad either. :)
    Have a great week,

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. What a great weekend!! I definitely need to buy the Royal We - I've heard so many people rave about it.

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  31. I can't wait for that recipe for the donuts! I'm definitely going to try to make it. Glad you had a good weekend!

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  32. So neat you won the instagram contest and got free hibachi! I love hibachi-could pretty much eat it every day! So excited for you homemade apple cider doughnuts recipe! I have The Royal We on my Kindle but haven't read it yet-so glad to hear you like it! :)

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  33. That hibachi place looks like so much fun!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  34. I'm so obsessed with the Royal We! My favorite book all year! I'm so glad you got the skirt! How does it run? Also, how tall are you? I want to order the olive jeans, but I'm too lazy to hem them (tiny violins.)

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  35. I've heard good things about royal we, I'll have to check it out. Love the ysl lipstick!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  36. Gorgeous skirt <3

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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  37. So awesome that you won dinner like that! Hibachi is deliiiiicious!

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  38. I am so jealous you got the YSL lipstick! It looks beautiful on you! Do you love it?! And that's great that you won dinner- how fun! Relaxing weekends are the best! Hope you had a fabulous Monday!

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  39. How fun to get dinner on the house!! Nothing better than a free meal haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  40. So glad you had an awesome weekend! I've always wanted to go to Hibachi but I never have. It sounds like so much fun!

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  41. Great post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  42. What a great weekend. That lip colour is fabulous!

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  43. looks like a fun time! all that food looks delicious!

    kelseybang.com

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  44. I've been dyyyyyying to read the Royal We! I feel like I'm failing my Kate Middleton-loving self. Ugh.

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  45. I really enjoyed reading about your weekend. And the Royal We book sounds really interesting, I should see if I can get my hands on it.

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  46. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the royal we!!!! love it.

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  47. Hibachi is always a good idea!! So glad you loved The Royal We, I did too!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  48. Mmmm hibachi!!! Love love love that skirt!!!! And that vest! And that lipstick! So many fun things :)

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