Five for Friday – July 25


fiveforfridayT-minus three days until my birthday…another year older and another Five for Friday under my belt!  We are jam packed with plans this weekend, how about you?


When I used to shop for wine, I would base my purchase on the bottle’s label.  Now that I have learned a lot about wine I base my decision on different elements, but I do love to look at the cool labels.  These beautifully labeled wine bottles would definitely catch my eye in any store!


While on my 1st annual Sister’s Weekend, we stumbled across a really cool store – Aritzia.  I purchased my first pair of soft pants (didn’t even know they were called that until my sister enlightened me…they are soft!) there and could have spent a lot more time checking out the goods had we not had limited time to hit the rest that W Broadway had to offer.  Aritzia is having a huge sale online…I’d recommend checking it out!


Yes, the 50 Shades of Grey trailer is out…do I want to see the movie?  I’m not 100% sure yet.  The trailer shows some steamy-ness…I have until February to decide, right?


Here’s another cute video entitle Yoga for Wine Lovers…super cute :)


Last but not least, this is for all of the DIYers out there…10 homemade hair treatments.  Some sound very yummy!




A Summer Pairing: Necklaces and Necklines!

A sunny day and a road trip in a convertible, lazy afternoons and a shady hammock… some pairings are just obvious, but when it comes to fashion, trying to find the right style, as well as add your own personal touch, gets a little more complicated. Check out the summer style suggestions from the stylists at Stella & Dot, where pairing the right necklace and neckline is fun! Meeting your boyfriend’s parents for brunch on Sunday? What about that navy strapless sundress with the Stella & Dot Sardinia Pendant ?

sardinia necklace


Sardinia Necklace

Heading out to the summer concert series in your spaghetti tank? Rock it out with the Stella & Dot Medina Bib Necklace.

Stella & Dot Medina Bib Necklace

Bangles, bracelets and bold earrings… whatever your style, and with all of your summer wear, Stella & Dot has put together everything to make sure that you are the hottest thing out there this summer.

**I am an affiliate for Stella & Dot.  I love their jewelry!  If you purchase something through one of my links, I may receive a small commission.

Sunday Sunnies Sunday…

I keep finding super cool sunnies.  If you saw my collection, you may tell me (as my husband does frequently) to step away from the computer/magazine/store front when it comes to sunglasses.

Here are a few more I am going to add to my wish list (and not my collection…for now…)

Forever 21′s sunglasses this season are on trend and super affordable.  This oversized cat eye pair below in a cool blue are only $5.80!

forever 21 oversized cat eye sunglassesAnother Forever 21 pair for only $5.80 as well – tortoise shell with a square shape to them.

forever 21 tortoise square sunglassesBobbi Brown, one of my go-to brands for makeup and skin care, now has an eyeglass line.  Here are three of my favorite frames of hers:

bobbi brown rose havana sunglasses

Rose Havana

bobbi brown the harley sunglasses

The Harley

bobbi brown the kennedy sunglasses nude black

The Kennedy

You can’t forget Warby Parker!  I love the new Karlie Kloss sunnies…I ordered these (shhhhhh)

warby parker karlie kloss marple sunglasses

Which frames are your favorite?  Did you like any frames from my other sunnies post?



Summer is Here!

Summer is here!  Living in Florida, we don’t really “feel” the season changes as they all seem to meld together – but with Summer we get the added extra humidity and the almost-definite daily afternoon shower.

Growing up in the Northeast, Summer meant BBQs, beach days, summer camp (when I was little), changing over my closet from sweaters and cords to t-shirts and shorts, longer hours of daylight, and fireflies.

Here are some of my favorite shorts and t-shirts for this Summer.  Click on the image to get more info!

gap denim shorts


Denim shorts are a staple for the summertime.  I love these Gap shorts because of the frayed ends…you could always roll them up a bit if you want too!

j crew factory camo tee

I love the J Crew Factory t-shirt above!  I am a camo print fan and the fact that this shirt is linen makes it even better!

tribal shorts from Forever 21

I know what you may be thinking – yes, I chose a pair of shorts that are colorful AND are a print!  I saw these in a magazine and especially for under $16.00, these Forever 21 shorts may make it into my closet!!!  It is a minimal investment for a cute trend.

madewell linen tee

As I mentioned earlier, I love linen t-shirts.  There is something about the weight of them and the way they lay – and they come in just about every color!  The Madewell one above has a great scoop neck too!

j crew chino shorts

Chino shorts – another staple.  J Crew has some great colors – I like the robin egg blue pair above.  Yes, I am starting to like color!

nordstrom sanctuary cargo shorts

Cargo shorts – my favorite brand is Sanctuary.  Nordstrom is my go-to for Sanctuary cargos (shorts and skinnies).

j crew factory linen tank

J Crew Factory has this great tank (above) in linen (also in navy blue and white stripe).

j crew muscle tank

Although I lack the muscles, this muscle tank from J Crew caught my eye!  I love the color and think the edgy-ness will go well with the H&M shorts below!

HM textured shorts

Which shorts and t-shirt are your favorite?  Have any go-to places for shopping for these versatile pieces?  I’d love to hear about them!


I’m Loving…Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses have to be one of the best fashion inventions of all time (aside from slippers) in terms of comfort.  At first I thought I couldn’t wear maxi dresses because I am a bit on the vertically challenged side, but I put my height aside and am glad I did!

Maxi dresses come in every color and pattern, as well many different styles (halter, t-shirt, strapless) to fit any occasion.  You can find them in just about any store in the mall and of course, online!  Here are some of my faves:

I am a big Banana Republic fan, even more so since they introduced their petite line of maxi dresses.  It is sad that I get excited over the fact that I don’t have to first bring the dress to the tailor for shortening before wearing it.  It happens way too much, but not with Banana maxis!

banana republic multi stripe maxi dress


banana republic navy knit dress

While waiting for the Diva Duck tour bus/boat to come, I had some time to browse Macy’s and found this maxi.  I didn’t have time to try it on, and am glad I didn’t because I searched online that night and found the petite version…can’t wait for that package to come (and I got clearance from the husband for the purchase so there will be no back-talk when it arrives).

macys international concepts max tie dyed

Piperlime is one of my favorite websites to shop from.  Free shipping and returns, great brands, great sales…Here are some of the maxis I love (and own some of them)!

parker avalin maxi dress piperlime

August salt double layer maxi dress piperlime


collective concepts piperlime maxi dress


hive and honey banded maxi dress piperlime


I own the one above in black and mushroom…and the fact that it is on sale for under $45.00 now…that is a GREAT buy!

Loft is another one of the websites that I frequent that has some great maxi options, and sales!  I purchased this maxi to wear at my son’s birthday party.  It was a bit long, but once hemmed, fit so well…perfectly hiding some of those areas you want hidden with its empire waistline.

loft beach striped maxi dress I love that maxi dresses are super comfy and totally on trend.  Pair with a cardigan or blazer for work, on its own, with a pendant necklace, and heels or flats.

Which dress is your favorite?  Where do you shop for maxi dresses?


My Summer Sunglasses Wish List!

If you know me, you know I am an aficionado of accessories, amongst other things.  I love sunglasses.  Even though I wear eyeglasses during the week (my favorite pair being from Warby Parker), I pop my contacts in over the weekend and think that sunglasses help to make the outfit.  My two favorite pairs are from Miu Miu and I still love them but these new pairs have made it on to my fave list:

Being the HUGE Audrey Hepburn fan that I am, I can’t help but love these!  They are one of the pairs of sunnies that Audrey wore during Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Love them…

audrey sunglasses

I LOVE these Pradas…they are a tad large and I haven’t tried them on yet (scared to realize that they are going to be too big for my face…but a girl can dream).  The temples are gorgeous.

prada sunglasses

These bright tortoise numbers by Marc Jacobs are super cute…and not too pricy either!

marc jacobs sunglasses

OK, so if you were me (and were willing to put up a bit of a fight to get yet another pair of sunglasses), which one would you pick?  Note: I promise that I will donate some of my older pairs in exchange!




I’m in Love with…Wantable!


You know how I am about subscription boxes…I can’t get enough!  When I find out about a new one, I need to try it – at least once!  A few weeks back I received an email from a representative at Wantable, inquiring if I would be interested in checking out their subscription box.  You know what my answer was – obvi!

It was very easy to sign up on the Wantable site.  I was able to choose from either a makeup, accessories, or intimates box.  I am a bit overwhelmed with the amount of makeup samples I have from previous boxes, and have enough intimates from now, so I opted for the accessories option (and I am glad I did!!)

After filling out a brief survey so Wantable could get an idea of my likes and dislikes, I was very curious as to what would arrive in my mailbox.  I received the box today and was super excited to check out what was inside.  The boys went to bed.  I opened my Wantable box!

Compact, secure packaging, a super cute letter illustrating my previously chosen preferences and the contents of my package were the first things I observed.  I was not disappointed with the contents!


I received, what I feel, are some really great accessories that will compliment my summer wardrobe – and have me sign up for next month’s box (sorry Babe…this is all for review purposes – wink, wink).

wantable accessories

  1. Andi Necklace: super versatile!  I can see myself wearing this with basically anything!
  2. Tessa Studs: Wantable recommends wearing these  peachy stones with just about anything, but with my hair pulled back to show off their style!
  3. Lindsay Earrings: Probably something I wouldn’t gravitate towards in a store but then again that may not mean much considering everything I end up bringing to the register is black, white, or super simple….I look forward to wearing these…like tomorrow!
  4. Abigail Scarf: LOVED IT!  I am a scarf person and to find the items neatly wrapped in this pastel colored infinity scarf, I was super excited!  It is very soft and I can see it paired with a simple white T and jeans, or an eyelet sundress and denim jacket as Wantable recommend.

Overall, I give this box two thumbs up!  The quality of the accessories, paired with the fact that they really listened to my preferences in the survey make me a HUGE fan.  I totally recommend checking this out, at least once.  I may try the makeup one next…just to see the full spectrum of what they offer.  What are your thoughts?

*Please note that Wantable sent me this box for review purposes (thankfully…it was awesome!).  I may get a small commission if you purchase from one of the links in this post.