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Friday Five | Hello Fall!

September 22, 2017

The weekend! So glad you’re here. My plan consists of Thai take-out tonight, a cocktail tasting tomorrow and a massage Sunday morning. I’ve been holding onto a couple gift certificates, and I’m very ready to cash in on some relaxation. Enjoy these reads!

This helped me figure out what to wear to my first fall wedding next weekend in Wyoming.

What do your alarm habits say about you?

I’m on a Friends binge, so I was intrigued to read the one haircut ‘Rachel’ would never repeat.

Gossip Girl was a huge part of my high school self, so I enjoyed reminiscing as the show celebrates 10 years.

A salty twist on the classic crudité.

X.

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Friday Five | Helping Hands

September 15, 2017

Hi! Long time no talk. As of just this week, there is somewhat of a sense of normalcy in the city LZ and I call home. It’s been a whirlwind to say the least, so I thought some regular Friday Five programming could be a nice distraction to all the readers who have been reeling from the recent devastations.

Have a great weekend.

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Friday Five | The Name Game

August 25, 2017

56d88a841072e6368cfa8c1ac81b935fStorms are brewing where we are, so it’s shaping up to be an indoor weekend for most of us. I’m not complaining so long as I have WiFi, AC and electricity, so I can curl up and entertain myself with reads like these:

Xx.

 

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Friday Five | Animated Movies + Grilled Avocado

August 18, 2017

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Happy weekend! I’m sending one of my best friends off to New York (bittersweet) and having my first dress try-on. Wish me luck, and enjoy these five links I found from around the web this week:

Xx.

 

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Friday Five | Fiancée

August 11, 2017

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I’m particularly excited for the wedding we have this weekend. The bride and I go way back to elementary school and several college besties are coming in town, so I can’t wait to see them. Especially with my news: I’m engaged! I couldn’t be happier and hope to share bits and pieces along the way with you here.

  • Venmo may make you efficient and with-it, but does it also make you less generous and chivalrous?
  • The not-so-fun part of being blonde is all the maintenance; protect your locks for the last stretch of summer.
  • Restaurant staff tell all their wildest tales from waiting tables.
  • I found my birthday flower personality read to be spot on. Is yours?
  • If all the nutrition noise is making you drown, read this and be one-and-done.

Xx.

PS: Don’t miss these sales. I’m still shopping for my new home, so wayfair and Joss & Main are first on my list.

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Friday Five | No Plan Plans

July 28, 2017
image c/o Camille Styles

image c/o Camille Styles

Sushi tonight and a Saturday spend poolside is my plan for this upcoming weekend with nothing on my calendar. The less phone interaction the better, but if you find yourself on yours, read these…

  • I would wear any of these outfits for a date night, but #1 is my favorite.
  • As summer’s end is in sight, I’m considering getting a gloss on my hair instead of full-on highlights. Here’s why. 
  • Sizes are already selling out of this McGuire jean style LZ featured on her Instagram stories earlier this week, so I snagged my pair!
  • I’m back on a barre kick, so I’m keeping these mistakes most of us make in mind.
  • So many summer treats make me nostalgic for childhood like push-up pops, Fla-Vor-Ice and ice cream sandwiches.

Have a great weeekend. Xx.

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Friday Five | Happy to be Home

July 21, 2017

Geri-163-612x917Hi and a very happy Friday! I’m so thrilled to be staying put in Houston this weekend. I plan to find a proper place for everything in my new house, get a car wash and celebrate a good friend’s birthday here in town. What’s up with you? Enjoy these five finds from around the web!

  • For all the coffee lovers, care to make your own batch of cold brew?
  • Lots of people advocate for living by a personal mantra, but I prefer this idea of making several personal commandments to live by.
  • This red raincoat is on sale and sort of necessary for the perpetual afternoon showers hitting Houston.
  • My sis does abstract art! Shop her site or work with her on a custom commission.
  • For all those still mourning the loss of Sex and the City, The Bold Type may cure your blues.

Xx.

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Friday Five | Mountain Mornings

July 14, 2017

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I’m in Estes Park this weekend for a wedding, and I’m pretty sold on summering in Colorado. For a Texan who is used to temperatures over 100, morning walks in the mountains and afternoon bike rides are absolute bliss. I hope you find yours this weekend!

  • For pool and beach approved beverages, I’m getting on the canned cocktail bandwagon.
  • NPR’s How I Built This podcast inspires with success stories from the people that started all the things we depend on like Instagram, Spanx and Zappo’s.
  • Pink and green forever and ever and ever and ever please!
  • This hotel is what South of France dreams are made of–pear orchard and sunflower gardens included.
  • A true Southerner has eaten over half of these foods.

PS: If you haven’t already, enter LZ’s Nordstrom gift card giveaway here. For more incentive, see her anniversary sale picks here and my five favorites below!

Xx.

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Friday Five | Happy Fourth!

June 30, 2017

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Fourth of July always comes right when we all need it. Summer boredom may have ensued for those of you with kids home from school, and adults are ready to be off duty for an extended weekend. Whether the American holiday takes you near or far, I hope it’s chock-full of summer fun. Five links as always!

  • I’ve given in to the basket bag craze, and I’m glad to see Garance has too.
  • A move forced me into a closet refresh, and it’s true: slimming down your wardrobe makes your most beloved items feel special again.
  • The stock market 101. In other financial news, I highly recommend Betting on Zero, available on Netflix.
  • The best cookbook for beginners who want to master the basics.
  • Does food taste different when it has your full, undivided attention? This piece makes a convincing case for eating out alone.

Happy Fourth!

 

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Friday Five | Sales, Sinks & Sparkling Water

June 23, 2017

010---DC3625The rain storms that hit Houston were impeccably timed if you ask me. After several whirlwind weekends in June and more to come in July, I’m so excited for every excuse to stay indoors with little to nothing to do. I hope you find some time to yourself to do the same, and if so, that these five reads entertain you.

Xx