Dress: Free People | Shoes: Sole Society [c/o] | Bag: Louis Vuitton, Similar | Necklace: Baublebar [c/o] | Bracelets: Tory Burch, Hermes, David Yurman | Watch: Michele | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Lipstick: Neon Azalea
Photography by: Angie Garcia
Longtime COF readers will remember when we used to do Friday Frills. I would share my favorite images and 5 or so things I was loving/wanting/had on my mind! When writing this post I felt so scatterbrained wanting to chit chat about a million things, so I thought I’d combine it with an outfit post to justify my girl talk!
My mother might cringe I’m chit chatting about bras on the blog today, but my sister and I are so picky about them. We love little bralettes like this , but sometimes those don’t go with your attire. I’m all for wearing them Monday through Friday, but if I have a sundress on, I can feel a little lazy with a casual bralette. However, I am not a fan of over-the-top bras. Too much. And I never say anything is too much…I’ve had so many girlfriends rant and rave about this bra, so I think I’ll be splurging on one this weekend! It seems like the perfect balance of simplicity and feminine details!
We I [Paul eats terribly at work!] at really clean this week, so I’m ready to bake something this weekend! Salted Peanut Butter Cookies sound incredible and there is no gluten in these so I know it won’t bother my mom, either!
I love flatforms for spring and summer! I’m 5’3″ and Paul is about a foot taller than me, so sometimes I feel extremely casual in flat sandals. I got these flatform espadrilles last week and I’m such a fan I need to order in taupe! These fit true to size and are perfect for those events where you think, “Do I wear a wedge? Do I wear a sandal?” This covers both areas! They are also extremely comfortable if you have to be on your feet all day! #winwin
4. Be Honest
How often do you organize/purge? Clearing out clutter is really therapeutic for me and a way I help cope with stress. But I also start to think I’m crazy because I feel like I clean out the same areas at least once a week! I know a lot of that has to do with always testing product for my job, or maybe I just have a slight addition to deep cleaning? If you want to deep clean this weekend, I have lots of different ways I do it on my Pinterest board here!
5. Blog Q&A
Last week, I shared on snapchat about a really fun event coming up on April 6th! I’ll be talking more about it next week, but me and my girlfriends Haley from Sequins & Things and Ashley from The Teacher Diva will be hosting an event April 6th at 316 Design Source. We had been chatting for months about how the number one question we are asked is related to blogging. Whether you think the Lord is tugging on your heart strings to start a blog, or you’re well versed and want to be able to make it your full-time job, this event works for you!
We wanted to have a fun girl’s night with friends [we tried to make it as Gossip Girl-esque as we could! 😉 With everything from a bartender serving drinks to door prizes that will help grow your blog!] where we could provide one-on-one consulting. We aren’t necessarily able to do all of that through e-mail and really give you that customized help you desire.
We’ll be sharing my PR tips [I used to work in PR with bloggers], finding your niché [how to stand out in an over saturated market], how to work with brands and how to grow your following and engagement. There will also be an open forum Q&A where you can ask anything you want to know about the industry and how to help your own brand!
You can purchase tickets here and please let me know if you’re interested! I would love nothing more than to meet you and help you accomplish your goals! A portion of the ticket sales will also be donated to Genesis Women’s Shelter.
Sidenote: I’ve gotten lots of questions about this being available online. At the moment we aren’t able to make it available online, as we really want this to be catered towards each individual girl and her needs. Therefore, we aren’t sure how comfortable each girl would be being taped and sharing her goals for her own blog. We hope to really be able to do this in other areas in the future and this can be a way we assist with readers’ blog needs!
What things are on your mind or in your online shopping cart this weekend?!
Loving this dress, and those sandals are perfection. Been on the hunt for a good platform espadrille!
My Style Vita
Legit obsessing over that dress! GORGEOUS and so feminine
xo Laura Leigh
Your dress is absolutely gorgeous!
This dress is beautiful! I love that it’s blue and a floral print, thats a combo that’s hard to find!
Stylin’ Iowan Blog
Those cookies sound so yummy! It’s always nice to indulge a bit after being so good all week!
Now, what does Paul really think of the “flatform” style and/or wedges? It’s my experience that most men despise wedge type heels, and I always wondered why!!??!?
So funny! He loves them! But I married someone very laid back! He isn’t opinionated on things like that, the only thing he doesn’t like is gladiators! Haha
I just checked my calendar to see if I could fly into Dallas for your event, but I just can’t that week with work! Super bummed. If you host another event, maybe doing it on a weekend (obviously might be harder for some) but it would be so amazing to be able to fly in for it! Would love love love to attend in the future!
Also, I’m totally into flatforms too..I need to purchase a pair – maybe that will be my weekend purchase!! I’m also with you on the height thing…Austin is 6’4 so I need all the height I can get!! xo
Hope you have a lovely friday!
I’m 5’3, too! Those shoes are perfect for us short ones haha <3
I wish it were online so I could be there haha, but I totally understand, it will probably be more authentic for the girls there. But if you ever do one in Palm Beach Florida I will be there!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 and I appreciate the bra talk since nobody ever talks about that!
Girl, the Natori Feathers is lifechanging – do it!
Feathers and Stripes
I love a good Friday Five! I will try to do one too – thanks for sharing!
First of all, LOVE that dress! I may need to snag it for myself. Also, I work in the lingerie department at Nordstrom and HIGHLY recommend the Natori Feathers bra! I have it in 3 colors and it is easily my favorite bra I own. Definitely a must buy! Love looking at your blog posts each week, I’m such a fan 🙂
LOVE the dress and glasses! I know you didn’t do this live, but it would be awesome, if you did a periscope on some questions that you got (and answers) or a blog post! If I lived in Texas I would have been there, darn it.
Keep up the great work, girlie!
I just bought my tickets! I’m so excited 🙂
I bought my ticket! I absolutely cannot wait! This is a dream!!
Side note, does c/o mean courtesy of? Meaning you were given this item?