Novel Lucerne and Sweet Treats

Last weekend, I had fun touring the beautiful new Novel Lucerne located just south of downtown Orlando or as us locals call it "SoDo" (South of Downtown Orlando).

Romper {Only $21} Sandals {Only $19}Sunnies | Clutch | Necklace | Lipstick

We started off in the beautiful clubhouse overlooking the pool with of course mimosas. I mean... is it even a blogger event without mimosas? 

*How gorgeous are those floors*

We were also treated to a braid bar by Blo Orlando and I rocked my fabulous side braid for the next two days wishing I could re-create this look on my own. Why am I such a dunce at doing my own hair?

We enjoyed a yummy brunch before setting out on a tour of the various amenities and the units themselves. The first stop after the pool area was the on-site fitness center.

......and yoga?! YES please! Namaste.

Time to head out to the beautiful pool area with my new beach bag!

Moving back inside, we checked out the beautiful mail room reminiscent of Diagon Alley.

The first unit we toured was a one bedroom with a den, and I still can't get over all the beautiful touches and the huge balcony overlooking the pool. 

LOVE the extra large balcony that has an entrance from the living room, and another from the master bedroom. 

*BRB - moving in!*

We then went over the skywalk which boasted a view of the downtown skyline to go tour a 3 bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath unit. But first... was a stop at the elevated courtyard complete with a greenery wall. 

As we made our way downstairs, we stopped into the art gallery which is also where you wait for your Uber or for your Uber Eats order. In a space as pretty as this, I'm pretty sure that's where I'd enjoy my takeout!

We capped off the fun tour with sweet treats from Cay Cakes which specializes in organic and allergen friendly baked goods. I took home a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie to enjoy with the fam, and we all gave the treats two thumbs up. Delish! 

As I mentioned here, I had a huge internal struggle regarding whether or not to share my picks from the infamous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Ultimately, I decided to share affordable finds along with a bunch of "wear now" pieces. Because honestly, I'm beyond OVER seeing a bunch of people wearing the same cardigans and boots in the middle of July. All of my picks are under $100, and in most cases well under $100. And drum roll please.... the sale is now open to everybody! Happy Shopping! 

My Fav Picks

  • This casual tee comes in 5 colors and is only $11.90
  • These ankle booties had me at waterproof - especially in the sudden Florida afternoon downpours. 
  • I can't get enough bright colors lately, and this lightweight sweater is everything! I want it in green and yellow! Help me decide! 
  • I'm so flingin' flangin' excited denim skirts are making a comeback, and this one pairs great with sandals now or a pair of boots when the fall air moves in. 
  • Did someone say Kate Spade earrings for less than $25
  • I live in faux leather leggings in the cooler months - and these are guaranteed to sell out quick so act fast! 
  • This top can take you from the office to cocktails, and is perfect for the summer heat or layered under a cardigan. 
  • Zella can do no wrong (and neither can the athleisure trend, which better be here to stay) so I'm loving the color of these leggings. Did I just leave a barre class or come back from a Target run? The world will never know....


  1. What a fun event!! I laid low on the nsale this year too!

  2. What a fun event! something a bit different! All the rooms look so well styled :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From Blue

  3. So fun and the units are so pretty! Also LOVED your braid! Happy Monday friend!

    Rosy Outlook

  4. BRB I'm about to be moving in! Such a pretty building with all of the amenities! And you look so fab as always!

  5. Aw wow this all looks like so much fun!! x

    Grace Louise ||

  6. What fun! And you look incredible! I love those lights!

  7. One of my favorite things to do is peep at model homes- so this looks like a fun event! Your braid was adorable too!

  8. OMG! What a fun event...and your braid! Love it!
    PS - I'm so over seeing others wearing fall clothing in the middle of this awful heat wave!

  9. I love your braid! So beautiful! And don't feel bad because I can't do my hair (or Olivia's for that matter) either. I am just terrible at hair!

  10. What a beautiful spot and I love the braid that you got! The units seriously look incredible! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  11. You always attend the cutest events. Gimmie all the good times and all the bubbly -xo


  12. What a great event, and loved that romper on you. xx

  13. Look like such a fun event! I love all the decor, especially that picture above the bed! And your braid looks so fab. I would have totally kept it in for two days, too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  14. This apartment complex is GORGEOUS! Yay for mimosas and brunch! Love you braid. You look great!

  15. What a beautiful place. I love all the details in the apartment.

  16. What a fun event to be invited to (I mean anything that has free mimosas and goody bags). The place is beautiful and you looked so cute in the romper. Love that pool tote (I guess that was in the goody bag?)!

    I was excited to see a pair of faux leather leggings on your Nordstrom sale list. Of course it's already sold out :(


  17. Oh that looks like so much fun! Your little swag bags are so good! The apartment is gorgeous!

  18. Novel Lucerne looks amazinggggggggg! What a swanky place!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  19. This looks like it was so much fun! The units are beautiful! Love all of the decor!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  20. It looks amazing! The apartment is very modern and you must have had a nice time being there.

  21. How beautiful are those apartments and all the pristine amenities?! I used to live right on Lake Lucerne about 10 years ago when I was a single professional working downtown but my apartment was FAR from extravagant. I'm so happy to see the area building up with cute apartments, restaurants and shops. LOVE that romper on you and the cute sandals!

  22. What an adorable place indeed! Love the modern style, elegant without being too much.
    Jessica |