Catching Up

It's my favorite time of year as spring is merging into summer, but it's also insanely busy. Lil' Miss graduated from VPK last night, and had her kindergarten assessment at her new school. I took her to lunch after, and she ordered the biggest cookie ever for her special treat. 

I was excited to catch up with some of my closest girlfriends over bottomless mimosas in the prettiest courtyard garden at The Wellborn which is a hidden gem in Downtown Orlando. I've now experienced this amazing spot during the day and in the evening and honestly can't pick a favorite! 

On Monday night, a friend and I were treated to a pre-screening of the new Downton Abbey movie. I was jumping out of my skin excited, and ventured out on a Monday in who knows how long. It was AMAZING! Lots of humorous moments as well as emotional of course. Another brilliant addition to the Downton story. I already can't wait to see it again! 

I also start a new job tomorrow. This was an extremely hard and emotional decision which was necessary for my mental health, my family and my wallet. I've been a bit weepy, and will miss some amazing people but also need to move on. I traveled all over the world, and built some amazing tools. However, it's time for something new and I'm excited (and extremely nervous of course!) 

So Fresh, So Clean

It's officially May - how did this happen? The NSync song is still in my head, and I'm absolutely loving the longer days of daylight. Last week I went to a much needed hair appointment. It's always nice to catch up with my stylist (can't believe I've been going to her for over 10 years now!), and I was definitely in need of a re-fresh.

On Friday night, Lil' Miss had a gymnastics party which meant date night for us. We finally scored a reservation at a restaurant we've been trying to get into for a while, and then hit some golf balls at TopGolf. Well - I had a lot of air swings, but that's neither here nor there. Still a lot of fun!

On Saturday, we were reunited with framily for some grilling and pool fun. Lots of catching up over good food, beverages and lots of laughs. The kiddos splashed around in the pool, and had a serious game of laser tag and we made plans for future staycations and vacations. 

I feel like it's been forever since I scooped up a fresh pair of sneaks, and I had these beauties on my wish list for a while. They dropped in price, and I almost snagged them. Then they dropped in price again, and I knew I had to go for it before they were gone. They are currently 57% off and only $36. If you're not a fan of the blush pink there is also a white and silver combo at that price point. Perfect for running errands, walks around the neighborhood, upcoming travel and taking Lil' Miss to gymnastics and t-ball. 

I also had been eyeing these earrings for Lil' Miss now that her ears are pierced, and have healed. Another item I've been watching, and they dropped down to $19. She has been asking for Minnie Mouse earrings long before her ears were even pierced. So, I'm holding on to these to give her for a special occasion or after a big milestone. 

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Smocked for Spring and Summer

It's official I am all in on my favorite time of year for outdoor activities and effortless fashion. This smocked cami is on repeat, and definitely getting packed in my suitcase for our upcoming vacay in June. I wore it to dinner over the weekend, and it was so comfy and perfect for the warmer temps. As the sun went down, and it got chillier I was able to simply layer a cardi over it. 

Striped Top | Skirt | Sandals in Sea Shell Pink | Camera Bag | Sunnies | Barrettes

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Spring Hues

I'm all about groundbreaking florals for spring, but I also love the pretty pastels that just look and feel like the season. I almost felt like an Easter egg, and even ordered a lavender drink at happy hour to compliment the look - ha! I loved breaking out this tank not just for the fun color, but because it's light and airy. It'll be perfect for the heat of summer, and then I'll pair it with shorts or a skirt. Pretty soon it'll be too hot to even think about jeans, and I'm here for it!

Linen Tank | Jeans | Espadrilles {60% off} | Sunnies | Lipstick in Crème Cup

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Egg-cellent Weekend

We enjoyed another glorious weekend outside, and of course celebrated Easter. We kicked off the weekend on the patio dying Easter eggs and making appetizers for dinner before heading to the beach on Saturday. 

We finally put our new beach wagon cart to good use, and it was a total game changer! SO nice not to lug our beach chairs, umbrella, beach buckets and toys, etc... plus Lil' Miss had a lot of fun "helping" pull it down the beach. We've been wanting one for years, and finally scooped one up a few months ago. Now I'm wondering why we waited so long to get one...

I tried out my new Sunscreen Drops from Veribella, and loved how easy they are to apply by using the applicator to add a few drops to your skin then rub it in for full coverage. We all used it for sun protection, and my favorite part is that it's CLEAN ingredients. While we're trying to protect our skin, we shouldn't be subjecting ourselves to other bad chemicals. 

I am totally here for clean beauty, and these drops are formulated with hyper-clean ingredients. This formulation is designed to be worn daily and provides SPF 50 protection from UVA, UVB, and Blue Light. Yes please! It fits right in my bag when we are heading out, and easy to apply when lounging by the pool or at the beach. A few drops and I’m ready to fully enjoy outdoor living.

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Once we packed up at the beach, we headed to our favorite spot on the water for a late lunch at Outriggers. While we waited for an outdoor table, Lil' Miss enjoyed watching the boats and the pelicans while my husband and I enjoyed a drink from their tiki bar. Their Mai Tai on tap is a must have! 

Before we knew it, the Easter Bunny had arrived! Lil' Miss rolled the stone away on her Easter scene diorama, put on her beautiful new Easter dress from my parents and excitedly headed down the stairs to dig into her basket and hunt for eggs. We usually hide the plastic ones inside, and the real ones that we dyed previously outside so she's treated to not 1 but 2 egg hunts. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

Making a Statement

I don't know about you, but I still fall for fun animal print pieces. Especially when they add other fun details like bubble sleeves and a pop of peplum. This top dresses up any pair of shorts or jeans, and makes a statement. 

It's been cooler than usual for Florida this time of year, so I've been getting a few extra spins out of my tops with fun sleeves and ankle boots. May need to break this out again for our next date night!

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