Friday, July 17, 2015

Five on Friday: {July 17, 2015} + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday Gals! It's an especially happy one for me because GG and I both took off from work today to enjoy a little fun in the sun with Little M at the beach! While I'm allll about the summer Friday's off, it usually takes GG a lot of convincing to take some time off, so to say I'm excited is an understatement! Hopefully you all have a fun weekend planned and can also catch a little sun. While we wait for the weekend to officially start, we're kicking things off with our 5 favorites of the week!

Nordstrom Sale Picks

Is everyone sick of hearing about the Nordstrom sale yet?! I hope not, because I'm seriously obsessed. I've now placed four (yes FOUR!) separate orders online. And before you commit me to shopaholics anonymous, the reason for placing so many orders is because they offer free shipping! So I kept placing small orders every time I was finally ready to commit to an item.. so if anything, this was a way to keep me from over-ordering! Ha!
My big splurge item was this Tory Burch tote, though now I'm questioning whether I want to exchange for this one - I just love the chain link strap. Which does everyone prefer?

I also picked up these two tunics - I'm loving the olive and cobalt colors, perfect for fall!

I'm a Kendra Scott junkie, so of course I couldn't resist picking up another Rayne necklace.
All of the beauty exclusives have been too hard to ignore also and I ended up restocking on some Clarisonic brush heads, though I'm still lusting over this YSL glossy stain trio... we'll see if I can continue to hold off!

Any major deals I'm missing out on? What everyone else snagged?

Jewel Toned Ombre Glass Bottles

Surprise, surprise - Target does it again! I was recently in there "browsing" when I saw these beautiful colored glass bottles and just couldn't resist picking up a couple (or five!). I have them lined up on my home bar, but definitely plan to break these out as water pitchers the next time I have people over. Unfortunately they don't seem to be available online, but they had them in the home section - I believe it was their Threshold line.

Seriously is it ever possible to go into Target and ONLY get the items on your list?!

Garden Love

I know I've been pretty much gushing all summer about my adventures in home gardening, but I seriously cannot believe I didn't give this a go years ago! This week I finally started to see some buds appear on my huge tomato plant, and basically did cartwheels around my backyard in excitement! Plus it doesn't hurt that I have the most adorable gardening assistant that ever was!

Now I just need to get myself over to Home Depot and get a cage for them to grow into.

Guest Posting!

Today we're also thrilled to be guest posting over at A Little Glitter, aka, our blogger bestie! While we wish the circumstances were a little better, we're happy to pop over and bring a little fun. We're sharing some of our favorite BFF activities, so stop by and say hi!

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Giveaway

Have you entered the Urban Decay Smoky Palette Giveaway yet?! This thing is seriously awesome and I'm super jealous I can't enter to win myself, haha! So make sure to enter so I can live vicariously through you! 

Hope everyone has a fab weekend - what is everyone else up to?

Cheers to April, AmandaJennieKarliClare, Rebecca, Katie, Heather, Farrah, Leanne, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!


  1. Both of those TB bags are amazing! And how did I not know Clarisonic heads were on sale... now I feel like I need to go back and check it out. Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I did way too much damage at the Nordie's sale, it was so good this year.

  3. Oh my gosh, your gardening assistant!! SO cute!! :-) Love both of the tops that you bought, and I like the bag on the right with the chain. It's really pretty. Those bottles from Target are pretty too. I went there last Saturday with Chris and he was all about moving quickly but I was like I'll be over here looking at makeup. Or something else that I don't need! Haha. I hope that you ladies have a fab weekend!!!

  4. Enjoy your beach time with GG and your adorable gardening assistant! You need a break after all that serious shopping, lol! Great finds!!

  5. I love all of your Nordstrom picks! I keep avoiding the sale because I really need to try to be good but there are so many amazing things!!! I am with you on gardening. I haven't gone all hardcore yet but I am planning to do more soon. Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  6. I can't even look. I am on a maj budget right now and you got me with two weak spots: target and Nordy's!

  7. Happy Friday!! What a fun post! :) Loving your glass bottles -- so pretty! The snap of your lit'l guy gardening is TOO CUTE!! Enjoy your day off at the beach!! Sounds like a PERFECT Friday!! Xx - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  8. I'm so happy to hear that you placed four orders because I did too! That makes me feel a little bit better, ha! I love your garden and I'm with you - this was my first year and I'm having so much fun and wondering why I never tried before!

  9. Awesome anniversary sales picks! I finally placed my order this morning, and can't wait for it to arrive! Loving your TB tote.. so pretty!

    Hope you're enjoying your day off with the fam, have a fabulous weekend <3

  10. Thanks for such a great giveaway, gals!! Love those fun colorful bottles and of course all the Nordstrom sale goodness. Holy temptations! Happy weekend :)

  11. The KS necklace is super pretty! I'm probably the only person that managed to avoid the Nordstrom sale completely. It just wasn't in the cards and I'm okay with that. Hope you scored some cute stuff!

  12. I did the same thing with the Nordstrom sale & posted several small orders so stuff I wanted wouldn't sell out before I could order :) We ordered so many of the same things! Such great deals :)

  13. Between the Nordstrom sale and then J Crew having a ridiculous 60% off thing going on, I am tapped (but will hopefully be very well stocked!). So much for downsizing... I really like totes, so I do love the Tory that you purchased.
    Those Target bottles are adorable (browsing at Target is the most dangerous ever). We were looking at a patio set from there, so maybe I'll have to do some browsing myself! :)
    Awesome giveaway, ladies! xo

  14. i grabbed some earrings and a clutch from the sale. i resisted! lol

  15. I have been looking for colored glass bottles for the longest time, so I can't believe that Target has some right now! Thanks for sharing! Great picks from the Nordstrom sale, too. :)

  16. Love those amazing glass bottles! Love your Nordy picks! I love the black Tory bag! I got that black top! Great minds! Hope you had a great weekend! xo


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