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Friday Five | How Are You?

October 6, 2017

Coffee-Talk-1080x1512The last days of summer were taxing to say the least. The despair within the cities affected by tragic events was contagious to those feeling the pain from afar. I pray we are looking towards better days to come. Below are five happy and inspiring links to brighten your spirits.

How to start October off on a good foot–even if it is Friday the 13th!

A podcast I’d listen to on repeat.

A joy jar may be the best thing to happen to any of us.

I have five years to get all these kinds of friends.

Things people have learned, the silly and the serious.

Xx.

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Friday Five | Shopbop Sale’s Last Day

September 29, 2017

rs_1024x759-170209123046-1024.New-York-fashion-Week-Best-Looks.jl.020817Last week, Shopbop saved me from having nothing to wear to a western cocktail wedding in Wyoming this weekend. This week, they had one of their best sales of the year, but it ends today, so grab the goods while the gettin’s good. See five faves below.

Happy shopping and saving!

 

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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.