A Plans-Free Weekend
We had a glorious plan-free weekend and I wanted it to never end! We had double date on Friday night at our favorite Winter Park restaurant, Hillstone. It was one of those nights where you stay so long you the waiters are thinking about kicking you out… those are the best nights!
On Saturday we worked out, took Dolly on a long walk, and attended the Orlando Ballet’s production of Wonderland. I was so excited about seeing it!. As a former dancer I always enjoy the ballet, but we never make time for it. Every year we see the Nutcracker, but we’re trying to make a point of enjoying more of our local arts. And honestly, we bought the tickets at $19 apiece! That put us in the second to last last row of the 2nd mezzanine, but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Seriously, I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house and the show was beyond amazing.
And on Sunday morning we got up early and went for a run before church. It was my first run in over a year! Ryan used to be a runner and has been getting back into it post treatment, so I thought it might be fun to add it in to my weekly BBG work outs. I am FAR from a runner. Ryan literally runs circles around me, but I’m not going to lie, I was pretty proud of those two SLOW miles!! ha!
After church we ended up at a nearby laundromat, and I’ve never been more thrilled. If you’ve been following along on stories then you know our washer broke last week. We ordered a new one, but it will be another WEEK until it’s delivered. So we headed out to get a few loads done. This was my first time in a laundromat and, honestly, I’m not sure I’ve actually been living before this… it’s AMAZING!! Doing three loads of laundry at one time…What is this place, heaven?! Ryan used to live in NYC so he’s a laundromat pro… and honestly, I’m kind of mad I didn’t know the gloriousness of laundromats until now. I will 1000% be back!
We ended the weekend with seeing the Avengers with a GIANT tub of popcorn. It was only fair! I got the ballet, he got the Avengers! I truly couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!
5 Things I’m Loving:
Y’all it’s a BIG weekend. The Derby is on Saturday, Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday, and the MET Gala is on Monday…It’s a lot, so it’s time to get prepared! 😉
I found this derby dress at J.McLaughlin and I’m obsessed with it. I have THREE J.McLaughlin swing dresses, they are that good! They are truly so flattering, comfortable, and chic… but I have ALL the heart eyes for this pink derby dress! Perfect for this weekend, and honestly… every weekend!
50% off Stubbs & Wootton!
GUYS. My very favorite shoes (legitimately so comfortable it’s unreal) are currently 50% off! This kind of never happens, and honestly, now is the time to buy! They are on the pricy side, so at 50% off it’s go time!! They have so many adorable styles on sale and I cannot stress enough about HOW comfortable these are. It’s honestly insane.
Use the code: AB20 for 20% off any full price items!
New Favorite Denim
Okay, a few weeks ago Mott and Bow reached out to see if I’d like to try out their denim and one of their best selling tees. I said yes, but was secretly SUPER skeptical! Honestly, I have the hardest time with denim. I have a booty that proves to be difficult when finding the “right” pair of jeans, but guys, these came in and fit like a DREAM. No joke, I e-mailed the team as soon as they came in and told them I would never be taking them off. I’m SOLD.
I actually ordered the “mom jean” style in the color “benson” which is a super new style of denim for me and I totally love it. The high-waist and true denim (these are not jeggings) are surprisingly amazing. I’m legit going to be getting more of them. Oh, and the boxy white tee you’ve been seeing me wear on stories practically every day is this one. And it’s THE BEST.
Order a pair, everything is true to size, I promise you will not be sorry!
My hairstylist has been telling me for a while now to start using purple shampoo for my highlights and I’ve been sort of half listening to him. Truthfully, purple shampoo freaks me out and I’m always afraid I’m going to use it incorrectly. But I’ve started using this Kérastase purple shampoo and I’m hooked! I’m currently using it every 4th wash or so, but I’m in love. It really does brighten up the blonde!
P.S. I put a whole list together of my top 16 favorites from Sephora here! It’s worth checking out especially since the sale is going on!
Running Shorts, HELP!
I need your help! I haven’t worn running shorts to run in over 7 years. Once upon a time I was in a running club (I know, I know, don’t ask!) and had all the gear. On Sunday when Ryan and I decided to go for a run, I realized I’d donated all of my running shorts except one pair, which I don’t love. It’s truly too hot in Florida to wear leggings or tights for a run, so I need your help! I’ve heard great things about these! Also, I found these on amazon that look identical for 1/2 the price! HELP! Tell me everything!
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