Friday with a Side of Beauty

Cheers to Friday! Speaking of, it's been a while since I've shown up here on a Friday. My work weeks have been insanely busy, but I still couldn't be happier.
Since Polyvore decided to sell out, and the site that bought them out not only doesn't offer product collages but has deleted ALL previous content my non-tech-savy self has no way to create pretty collages of fun fashion, beauty, and home decor items anymore. Yes, you read that correctly - any collage you made in the past with Polyvore is now G-O-N-E. I have a lot of empty posts now, and I'm not happy about it. If you know of an easy-to-use and shall I mention free site that can do what Polyvore used to, please share the love.

Ok rant over... and almost as obnoxious as all the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts in July (ok that's just impossible), today is all about the Sephora Spring Bonus Event for Beauty Insiders. Lucky Rouge-ers had early access to the sale, but VIB's and BI's were granted access today for 10-15% off everything.


My Sephora Spring Bonus Event Picks

NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette - I got an email the other day featuring this limited edition palette, and can't get over how pretty it is. The range of shimmery pinks to matte lavenders and corals for buildable coverage is begging me to add to my cart.

UD Primer Potion - one of my holy grail products. It's a total game changer keeping my eye makeup in place all day and all night. No oily creases, no cracking, and staying fresh for hours.

Wonderlust Perfume - I got this for Christmas, and it just smells like vacation in a bottle. Perfect to ring in spring and summer.

Drybar Lemon Drop - I've raved about this brush the past few years, and just recently replaced it I love it that much. Great de-tangler without breaking my strands.

Scrub n' Mask - I stumbled upon this double duty exfoliating scrub and detoxifying treatment mask, and it'll be great to combat skin dullness. The fact that it's an ode to Rio is just a huge bonus.

Bath Bomba - another fabulous find from the Sol de Janeiro line because who doesn't love a relaxing bath and a glass of wine? Bonus points that it's made without gluten, animal by-products, propylene glycol, synthetic colors, or petrolatum, and is cruelty free.

Lip Pencils - When I remember to wear a fun lippie, these NARS lip pencils are some of my favorites! They glide on so easily, and are convenient to take on the go.

Light Chaser Highlighter - Becca highlighters are the best. What's even better? Becca highlighters on sale before the 10-15% off discount. You're welcome.

Makeup Bag - With my love of travel, I need something cute to throw my essentials in. This bag is truth.

Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head - I always put this on the back burner because it's a "boring purchase" compared to the other pretties waiting patiently on my wish list, but it's a necessity. I've had my Clarisonic Mia since late 2010, and it's still going strong. Best investment ever!

Don't forget to check out the sale section of the site, nothing beats a discount on already reduced sale items. Happy Shopping!

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April Showers

.... bring May flowers. I couldn't resist bringing these pics out of retirement with the April showers we've had this week. I just hope these showers are bringing fresh peonies.


Living in Florida means investing in a good raincoat. We may be the sunshine state (which we definitely are mostly sunshine while up north is dreary and cold), but in the summer the skies can open up at anytime particularly in the afternoon.

Raincoat {33% off}Jeans | Top {On sale for only $20} Double Ring {Less than $35!} 


I can tell by the quality of these pictures they're not from this year, but I had to re-share this amazing coat which has a removable lining to keep you warm or cool depending on the time of year the rain hits. Oh and it's currently on sale!


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Same Places... Different Weekends

This weekend looked pretty similar to last weekend's fun. We hit up the same local coffee shop, and H and I brought lil' miss to some of the same spots I checked out with Pamela and the boys last weekend for the mini-golf pub crawl at the local breweries downtown. Another beautiful spring weekend perfect for exploring, eating and drinking local, and relaxation.

Last weekend we had a lot of fun playing putt-putt at each spot downtown, and even mixed in some bubbles and a game of bocce ball.





This weekend, we made our way back out to some of the same local spots and enjoyed plenty of outdoor living. It's exciting to see all the new places coming to downtown - more breweries, a distillery, restaurants, coffee shops, etc...

*First things first... bubbles of course*

*With a side of RBF apparently....*






*Blogger fail - bumping the table and spilling your pretty latte before taking a posed pic*


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Joining Biana for Weekending

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

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Giving Spring the Cold Shoulder

It may be heating up outside, but I still can't get enough of breezy cold shoulder tops. I scooped up this fun top last week on my lunch break when I found it in the clearance section. It may be selling out quick, so I also linked a very similar top just in case. This top is perfect paired with shorts and comfortable walking shoes for a lazy Saturday or Sunday of shopping, grabbing coffee, or day drinking on a patio somewhere enjoying the beautiful spring weather.

Top - 40% off {Similar} | Shorts {Less than $20} | Shoes {Similar} | Necklace | Double Ring | Sunnies








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Spring Training

Nothing gives more motivation to get up and get moving than fun new workout gear, am I right? I typically workout 4x per week, and if I'm lucky 5x. Whenever I feel like I'm falling into a rut with my routine, that means it's time to add a fun new workout and of course gear. Sparkly yoga leggings? Pretty sneakers? Yes please! Move over Lululemon.... Target, Old Navy, and Nordstrom have seriously stepped up their activewear and athleisure game.



I try to mix things up to keep me from getting bored or into a workout rutt. I'm extremely blessed to have a completely free (and did I mention beautiful) gym at work that I utilize on my lunch break a few days a week, I mix in some at home work outs with Jillian Michaels, George St. Pierre, yoga, and free Barre3 workouts on YouTube. Throw in my Saturday morning Bar Method class, and I feel refreshed with a well rounded circuit of cardio, strength, and ab work.






Yeah, I'm definitely going to need that scallop edged leggings and sports bra combo. What are some of your favorite activewear and athleisure pieces lately?


That's a Wrap

I'm still loving my new M-F gig, and as I mentioned here I'm working on re-building my business casual wardrobe after not having a dress code for the past 5 years. With the heat in Florida, I reach for pieces that I won't feel too hot in and also be comfortable to sit and walk in for 8+ hours. Enter this dress which is on major sale for only $23, and comes in 3 colors. Yes please!

Dress {Less than $24} Ankle Booties {40% off}Bangles | Sunnies | Double Ring {10% off}Necklace










Spring Closet Refresh

Happy April! I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter with friends and family. Watching lil' miss have her first Easter egg hunt was too precious, and she loved her non-candy filled Easter basket. I am full throttle into all things spring and summer, and need a closet refresh. Anyone else?
Spring Closet Refresh
Tank Dress | Sunnies | Gingham BikiniShortsWedges in Blush | Picnic Basket 

Last year, I was so sick of seeing these wedges everywhere... well in blog land not so much in day to day life - ha! I refused to even think about them, but then this year I came across them again in blush and instantly fell in love. They totally grew on me, and now I definitely need a pair for spring!

I live in dresses this time of year, and still can't get enough of this dress in allll the colors. So, now I'm excited that they released a tank shift dress version that comes in 5 colors. Is it bad that I want to collect them all?! Perfect with sandals or my favorite rose gold sneakers.

The pool is almost warm enough to jump into again, and this gingham tie front bikini is calling my name. The print, the bows, it's just too darling not to scoop up. And it's currently BOGO 50% off for each piece.

These shorts because one can never have too many pairs of jean shorts, and I also can't get enough of the distressed look. Simple, fun, and casual for the weekend or vacay.

There are so many great parks, springs, and lakes around here that I need to pack up a picnic basket, and enjoy before it gets too hot. Nothing beats relaxing while eating outside with a water view on a blanket.

What are some of your must-haves for the change of season?

Baseball Disney Style

Another beautiful spring weekend, and after living in Florida for almost 8 years I can't believe this was my first ever spring training game.


We booked lawn seats so we could spread out a blanket for lil' miss to play, and I was so excited to see we were RIGHT behind the Yankee's bullpen. Watching Chad Green warm up a few feet away = priceless! Now if only it were still the good ol' days, and Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte were out there.....




*The newest and cutest Yankees fan*



Next stop was Disney Springs Downtown Disney for lunch with a view. We grabbed a bite, and some drinks at the Hangar Bar before checking out the roof top bar at the Coca Cola store. 



I don't even drink soda, but checking out the Coca Cola store was a must-do to walk up the fun ramp and order some adult beverages from the roof top bar. The views of Disney Springs from up there were worth it and of course the fun drinks.


We tried the Cherry Coke Ripper and the Vanilla Russian (without whip) - both were DELISH! You can find their full menu here




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Joining Biana for Weekending

*Cheers to a fabulous week*