Friday, August 29, 2014

5 on Friday: {August 29, 2014}

Happy Friday Gals!  I cannot believe it’s the last (unofficial) weekend of the summer!  I’m having total mixed emotions about my farewell to summer.  On one hand, I looooove me some Fall and everything seasonal that goes with it (umm see #1 in case you need further convincing!) but I also feel like this has been the fastest summer to date and I’m not ready to part with the sand and sun!  But I guess that just means it was a great summer and hopefully a great fall to come!   I hope everyone has a fantastic last weekend of summer – to kick off the weekend here are my 5 obsessions this week!

1|  Seasonal Change Obsession: The Return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

Thanks to social media, I discovered that Starbucks decided to give their beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte an early return this year.  So basically as soon as I saw that, I hauled over to my Starbucks and ordered me up one and let me tell you, it was every bit as delish as I remembered!  So as sad as I am to say goodbye to summer, just a couple sips of the autumnal goodness that is the PSL made me so excited for cooler temps, scarf season and of course lots and lots of spicy lattes to come!

2| Shopping Obsession: Labor Day Sales


Another perk of the upcoming season change – tons of Labor Day Sales!  I’m not heading down the shore until Sunday, which means I have every intention of curling up on Saturday morning and indulging in some serious retail therapy!  I’ve been tagging all of the sale emails I’ve been receiving all week so I know exactly who to hit up.

3| Subscription Box Obsession: Latest RTR Unlimited Order

A couple weeks back I provided a review on the newly launched Rent the Runway Unlimited and now that I’ve had the chance to get a couple different boxes worth of goodies, I am more obsessed than ever!  First off, their turnaround time has been amazing – the past two times I’ve put my return in the mail on Monday morning, and literally by Wednesday I’ve received my new shipment of goodies!  And I’m really loving that I can chose how many items to return and not have to return all at once.  It’s allowed me to really get the most use out of all the accessories I’ve received, without holding on to anything too long.  

4|  Outdoor Obsession: String Lights

Recently I’ve been totally obsessed with outdoor string lights and determined to incorporate them on my backyard patio.  After pinning way too many inspirational pics on Pinterest, I’ve realized that it’s time to stop dream and start doing!  I’m totally picturing some apple cider martinis under a bed of string lights once the days get shorter and there’s the perfect chill in the air. 

5| Email Obsession: The Skimm

Recently I discovered The Skimm, which is basically a daily cliff notes version of all the important news stories from the past day.  As someone who’s often tight on time, I absolutely love this and it’s the perfect way to keep me up to date on current events, while still getting to enjoy my guilty pleasures of Bravo tv when I get home at night.  Per their website, “theSkimm is the daily e-mail newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. We do the reading for you - across subject lines and party lines - and break it down with fresh editorial content.”  I find it’s the perfect way to start my day once I get into the office and going through emails while my coffee still kicks in. 

What does everyone have planned for this last summery weekend!?  Are you excited for the seasons to change or are you longing to have more fun in the sun!?

Thanks to our gals AmandaJennieAmyKarli, and Lauren for hosting today's link-ups!

Xoxo
-M


30 comments :

  1. Yay fall! Here's to sending summer out with a bang this weekend!

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    1. Completely agree and now that the weekend is over I'm totally ready to welcome fall with full force! Hope you had a great long weekend!

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  2. The skimm is so great - that's how I start my mornings!! You can really feel Fall in the air - especially this morning it was high 50's!!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks! And of course now that I'm ready to welcome fall, it's been super hot and humid on the northeast! Heres hoping it cools back down!

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  3. The Skimm??? I'm headed right now to see what this is all about!

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    1. It's so great! I'm a little ashamed that I'm not always the best with keeping up with current events so this is perfect for me!

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  4. Obsessed with those string lights! We just put them up in our office at work and now I want them everywhere! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. Oohhh would totally love some string lights in my sad little office cube!

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  5. Hmmm...perhaps another patio's string lights may have been the original inspiration? :)

    Also - how did I not know that you're a fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, aka my Starbucks enemy?! Always love learning something new about my BFF through our blog, haha!

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    1. You know you're patio will always be my number one outdoor space, so of course I'm "stealing" some inspiration - haha!

      And I cannot believe we did not know this about each other, though I will smugly be thinking of you when I grab my next PSL!

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  6. i am on the hunt for string lights this weekend!

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    1. Ooh hope you were able to snag some over the weekend! You need to let me know if you found any good resources for them!

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  7. String lights do add the magic, and The Skimm is a wonderful thing! I agree...fastest summer ever, but your post made me a bit more excited about fall :)

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    1. They really do add a little bit of magic! And cheers to fall and all things autumnal!

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  8. I am sooooo ready for Fall! I am 100% over this heat! I am also obsessed with string lights I want them everywhere!

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    1. Agreed - it's been hotter than ever here on the north east, so I'm even more ready for fall!

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  9. I love string lights! I think they make an outdoor space look so pretty!

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    1. They really do - I pretty much want to hang them everywhere haha!

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  10. Pretty excited for fall, though I can't believe how quickly summer flew by! I'm also obsessed with The Skimm, it's how I get my news everyday...quick and easy. Have a great holiday weekend!

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  11. I really want to get string lights for my yard! Let me know where you get yours if you end up doing so. I think apple cider martini's need to happen also! XO

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    1. Glad you're on board with the cider martini's - I can practically feel the crisp air and spicy flavors just thinking about it!

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  12. So excited for all of the labor day sales. Also, I cant believe that Starbucks already has that fall drink out, but I know so many people that love it!

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    1. I know - it's totally way too early but I'm not complaining since I love it so much :)

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    1. Right?! I just can't resist that spicy goodness!

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    1. Same! Now if only the weather would get the message and cool down a bit!

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  15. i love the daily skimm, i am not good with watching the news or listening to things so i am always so out of the loop, so i really love the emails.

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    1. I'm exactly the same, with the exception of pop culture - haha!

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