Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone. I have a quick round up of my latest discoveries from around the web. Hope you all enjoy!
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How gorgeous is this interior? I expecially love the lavender. So soothing and calm! And look at that garden! This must be a bed and breakfast or a resort of some sort. The picture was taken from the blog Brabourne Farm – Country House and Garden.


With nice weather out I’ve been seeing summer dresses everywhere lately. And when I think of summer and dresses , I think Free People.

free people dresses

A change in the season calls for a change in scent. I’ve been eyeing the latest fragrances from Urban Outfitters. They always have something that catches the eye, or should I say excites the senses. Either way, I think these are worth a look.

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While stopping by at my local grocery store I noticed that all of the sea food was on sale. And what caught my attention was the tilapia. So of course I bought some and scoured the net for some dinner inspiration and I came across this Honey Lime Tilapia recipe. It looks so good.


That’s it for today folks. Hope everyone gets nice weather and enjoys the weekend. Till next time.


Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone. This week seemed to drag more than usual. I’m not sure where to place the blame; memorial weekend nostalgia or the unbelievably nice weather we’ve been getting. Any how, its over and I’m ready for the weekend to begin. Hope you all enjoy my finds from around the web!

Oh but before we begin I thought I’d let you all know that MAC is having a sale on all their products online, 15% off with the code MAC15. If you know MAC, then you know that this is rare. And even better Nordstrom is price-matching (sale price will show on product’s page). Grab your favorites while you can because this ends tonight-6/10.

Also, in other sale news Lord and Taylor has their Friends and Family sale going on right now, which means you get 10% all their cosmetics online and in stores with code Friends. They have a huge array of items online and for those who want to grab Chanel products on sale or for less than retail, they have them in stores. Use this link to find a store near you. This deal ends June 20.

Now onto today’s finds.
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First, I must show you guys these Creamy Whole Lemon Ice Pops. Don’t they look so delish?! I can’t wait to start playing with my ice cream maker now that warmer weather is officially here.

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While we’re on the topic of ice cream I think I’ll mention this super cute Larabee Road Gold-Dot Dinnerware Place Setting by kate spade. I always liked her simple yet elegant approach to style.

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Ever wish you had an extra hand? I’ve been having trouble carrying around my shoulder bag and even cross bodies can wreak havoc on your back. Lately, I’ve been searching for cute backpack like purses to carry around instead. I came across this one from Ted Baker which I think super cute. And its a neutral so it’ll go with practically every outfit.

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Christian Louboutin will be releasing new lip glosses come July and some bloggers were lucky enough to get a first look at the beauties. Blogger Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book was given an opportunity to play with the color Loubilaque (a true red) before its launch in July.

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Look at that! Looks more like a keepsake than a lip-gloss. I wonder of all of them come attached to chain (think necklace) or if only the press samples.

Happy Friday and I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone. I hope everyone got a chance to enjoy nice weather this past week. Here are some of my finds from around the web. Enjoy!

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Lately I’ve been having such a sweet tooth. I’m not sure if this is because the weather is so nice or because I’m seeing desserts and candy popping up every where I look and in the most random of places. But really, how cute is this vignette?


For the summer, I plan on organizing and decorating my at home work space. So I’m constantly searching the net for inspiration. I’m loving the colors and patterns in this room.

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Another fashion blogger I follow and enjoy is Emily Jackson’s Ivory Lane. She’s very simple and classic and I love the quality of her pictures.

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As I was browsing Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale (which ends June 5th by the way ) I came across this super elegant ‘Marrakesh’ Jewelry Box. Although, it wasn’t part of the sale. (oops)

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Last but least is this amazing looking dish by Kristen from Iowa Girl Eats. Her Garlicky Tomato-Basil Shrimp with Zoodles is made from ingredients you can find in your backyard. No kidding. And she used zucchini to make noodles? Genius! I wish all healthy meals looked like this! I can’t rave enough about her recipes. They’re amazing.


Hope everyone has an amazing weekend. What are some of your current finds from around the web?


Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone. Hope your weekend is full of sunshine and flowers. πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoy these finds from around the net.

I don’t know about you but I’m completely looking forward to summer. I feel like its been winter and cold for years already. So I hope you find these finds an inspiration for those nice and long summer days. Clicking on the picture should take you to the source.

This is a really cute summer outfit for any day of the week. I love the pop of color she added with the fuchsia tote.


What an amazing idea to add a swing to the backyard. When I saw this, I thought I HAD to share. Now if only I had a backyard to put this in. (I’ll work on that)


Nothing says summer better than fresh fruits and berries from the farmers market. I love this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats. She always has the best ideas and pictures. I mean look at how colorful! And the fact that she loves avocadoes as much as I do has me checking her blog everyday.


With the sun finally starting to show itself, I’ve been looking for a product to give me really good sun protection. I’m loving the product variety Anthropologie has to offer.


Last but not least is the trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass. Its the sequel to Alice in Wonderland and it comes out next week. I’m currently rushing to finish the book before it comes out. haha

Hope everyone enjoyed this week’s Friday finds. What are your upcoming plans? Any movies or books you plan on catching up on? Hope you have a great weekend.


Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone! Its been a bizarre week. Monday was super warm with lots of sunshine. I felt the need to turn on the AC whilst in the car. However, the rest of the week was cloudy, absolutely no sun and once again the winter coats came out. On the bright side its already Friday and I’m looking forward to the weekend. Hope everyone enjoys these Friday Finds from around the web. πŸ˜€

First up, I thought I’d mention that one of my favorite bloggers, Rachel Parcell just launched a clothing line. Its so cute and feminine and practically every piece in the collection is something I would purchase. I mean she loves peonies and her favorite color is pink. You can’t go wrong with that kind of inspiration, right?

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While we’re still wearing our coats here in Chicago, I’m still hopeful that the summer will be upon soon. As for now, I’m using these I-phone cases to remind me of brighter days filled with summer blooms.

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Who else, besides me, can see this wallet from Henri Bendel becoming their go-to piece when heading out this summer? I love the color and looks like it fits pretty much all the essentials.

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Remember the Nutribullet I mentioned I had my eye on in this post here? Well, I made the commitment and ordered it from Kohl’s and now that its with me I’ve been searching the net for a good recipe. This one looks really promising so I’ve decided to pick up the ingredients and make it over the weekend. Here’s to good health.

Friday Find 4 Blueberry Flax Smoothie

Well, thats a wrap for today. Hope everyone gets some sun and enjoys the weekend.


Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend. We’re supposed to get some sun! πŸ˜€ In the meantime take a look at my finds from around the web. Clicking on the link should take you to the source.

Is this not the cutest room you ever seen? I’m such a sucker when it comes to pastels, especially pink!


These Kiwi Coconut Chia Popsicles are definitely on my to do list. I actually have both kiwis and coconuts at home right now. I should get the rest of the ingredients and make these over the weekend.

Kiwi Coconut Pops

I know there’s a movie coming out for this book, so its been on my ‘Books I Need to Read’ list for a while. And also, its by the same author as The Fault in Our Stars, just in case there are any fans out there. πŸ˜‰

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While the forecast says we will be getting sun, I have no doubt clouds will be present as well. I’ve been wearing my trench for the past couple of weeks and I’ve been getting so much inspiration from online.

peony trench

I must confess I follow a lot of blogs and I’m sure many of you can relate. Inthefrow is one of my favorites and I derive a lot of my beauty post inspiration from her. She was recently introduced to the Dolce and Gabbana beauty collection and I must say that while I heard of the collection before it never dawned on me to give it a try. Hence the inspiration.


Who are some of your favorite bloggers? I love getting referrals and recommendation from others. Let me know in the comments below. And I hope everyone enjoys their Friday.


Friday Finds

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Boy am I glad its Friday. Its been quite busy here and the snow we had yesterday didn’t help with the stressful and chaotic week …yes u read it right, snow. Snow and wind and low temps don’t make for a good spring start.

In other news, my local Nordstrom will be holding their spring Beauty Trend Show tomorrow. Its an early morning show that provides attendees a sneak peak at some of the latest in spring beauty products. Tomorrow will be my fourth time attending and its so much fun. Refreshments are provided before the show starts and the emcee at my last two shows did an amazing job.

The best part of the show is that every attendee will receive a bag filled with samples and amazing prizes are given away throughout the show. How cool is that? Brands such as NARS, Tom Ford, La Mer, Anastasia, Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, Burberry, etc. are featured. And even though it’s an early morning show, I can’t wait to see what’s new!

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Despite the weather or maybe because of I should say, I’m getting really anxious for spring and summer to come around. To spend the day outdoors, lemonade, sun, rabbits, barbeques, etc….a girl can dream right?

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For those living in Chicago or planning a visit, the Chicago Botanic Gardens should be on your must see list!

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As I was browsing the web I came across this pic and it kinda reminded me of the infamous B and S (Blair and Serena) from Gossip Girl.

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Another reason I can’t wait for summer is being able to ride my bike. I have one that looks almost exactly like this one. I’m loving the addition of the basket and flowers. I just might do that when riding mine. Now to find a basket.

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And of course, the weekend coming upon us means a new recipe is in order. And this one looks amazing. Can’t wait to give it a try.

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Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. What do you guys have planned?


Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone. I’m glad to say this week just flew by. I hope it was the same for the rest of you. I’m going to share a few of my Friday Finds from around the web. Hope you all enjoy. πŸ™‚

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I’m definitely feeling Spring in the air these days and this picture sums up how I feel about it. The pastel colors, the outdoors and the blooms everywhere can put a smile on anyone’s face. Also, think bunny rabbits and egg hunts. πŸ™‚

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Speaking of blooms, I just recently came across the website terrain and I must say I find myself visiting almost everyday now. Especially, with the weather getting warmer and gardening season upon us. If you’ve got a green thumb or like me you just love looking at plants and flowers and the beauty it brings, I highly recommend you visit the site.

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We recently started getting warmer weather here in Chicago and I was searching for ways to help my skin make the transition from winter to spring and came across this article. I love that it differentiates between the different types of skin, such as dry, oily or sensitive. I found it very helpful.

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This smoothie looks so good, I have really high hopes that will taste just as good. I’m not one to eat my veggies or take vitamins and so I think maybe incorporating something like this into my daily routine will be good for me. I mean it’s only four ingredients and one of them is apple juice. How hard can it be? And Kristin’s recipes are some of the best I’ve tried. I’ve been following her since before she had a baby.

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Last but not least is talk about this Fujifilm Mini 8 Instax Camera. I got one in pink as a gift from my sister β™₯ and its so much fun. I highly recommend. So if you BFF’s BDay is coming up and your not sure what to get him/her, here’s a great idea. And even better Urban Outfitters currently has them on sale.

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Hope you all enjoyed my finds from around the web and enjoy your weekend!


Friday Finds

Blog posts, giveaways, appointments, meetings…its been a busy week. So I’m glad its finally Friday! Here are some of my finds from around the web. Hope you all enjoy!

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I love this room. No surprise here. Its a soft white and blush pink theme.

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I’ve heard so many rave reviews about the Byredo brand. Especially the candles. If I ever get to a point where I can splurge on one of these. I think I’ll pick this one. Fleur FantΓ΄me is housed in a class vessel, with notes of tulips, lemons and suede and crafted from black wax (rare indeed). Sounds so luxurious.

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Pronovias is known for their intricate and breath taking gowns. I absolutely love this one. For me sleeves on a gown add such a sophisticated and elegant touch. Think Kate Middleton.

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These reminded me of summer days eating barbeque and sipping lemonade.

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An for the weekend. How about some tasty looking, mouth watering….chicken fingers? These look so good. No kidding when I say, even when I’m full, looking at pictures like this one will make me feel like I haven’t eaten in days. Because I just had lunch before starting this post and all of a sudden I’m craving these chicken fingers and really hungry.


Well that’s all for today. Hope everyone has a great weekend.


Friday Finds

Happy Friday everyone. Its been a busy week. From setting up the Chanel giveaway (which ends in 5 days btw), to promoting it, posting up reviews and everything else in between I haven’t had time for myself and I don’t think this weekend I’ll get to do much of that either haha. Nonetheless here’s to sleeping in.

As usual, this Friday I have a few finds that I wanted to share with you all. Hope you enjoy!

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First up is this adorable phone. And the pearls just make it that much more elegant. Needless to say I really want this!


And speaking of housewares this sofa is amazing. If I had a personal inspiration board that I looked at every day, this picture would definitely be on there. I would have never thought to add moss green and that fuchsia/plum color together but they look great.


Looking at this picture has given me serious arm candy envy at the moment. And those rings! Like no kidding I want this exact set. But I’m not willing to dish out the $ so I’ll make do with looking at this picture. πŸ˜‰


Now to satisfy the appetite. These look delicious and I just might make them this weekend. But they’re fried you say? Oh, not a problem. Staying fit was never on my new years resolution to begin with. πŸ˜›


Last but definitely not least is talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is a two part play set 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, in the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up after that moment. The play is said to make its world premier in London by summertime of this year. As we speak rehearsals are being scheduled. I’m not sure if this play will eventually reach us here in the US but I can guarantee you that tickets will not be easily attained. And to brighten up the faces of all HP fans around the world, J.K. Rowling has made it loud and clear that a movie for the playwill not be produced. However, if your a little itchy (like me) to get your hands on a copy of the script/book look no further. You can preorder your copy here ($14.99-$17.99/Kindle-Hardcover).

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Well folks that’s all for today. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend. Who else is bummed that they won’t be able to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child live?