Friday Fave: A Shirt So Nice We Bought it Thrice

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Last week, because I bow to peer pressure and had seen a zillion photos of cute things pop up on my Instagram feed, I set out for the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. And, because I'm also a bad influence, I convinced two friends from work to join me.

First stop, the shoe section where my friends each picked up a pair of these shoes in black. I tried them on too. Sadly, the didn't fit me. Then we headed for the purses where the bag that I had been coveting was completely SOLD OUT. I was beginning to think that this shopping trip was going to be a complete bust when we headed for the clothes. Then, I spotted it. This cute shirt from one of my favorite brands in the coveted yellow "Half Yearly Sale" section. I grabbed it and said, "I'm going to try this on." Then my friend said, "That's cute! I'm going to try it on too!" And, not to be left out, our other friend said, "Well, you might as well grab one for me."

We agreed to try on the shirts and step out of the dressing room at the same time and, I kid you not, the shirt looked super cute on each one of us. But that's not the only thing ... even though we have very different shapes, and are normally very different sizes, the same size shirt fit ALL OF US! It was like I had stepped into my own version of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! In the end, we all bought the super cute shirt and made a promise ... text when you're wearing it ... having the same shirt is fun, looking like triplets at work ... not so much!


Friday Fave: A Copycat Volcano Candle

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If you’ve ever walked in to Anthropologie and, like me, thought, “I wish my house could smell like this.” this post is for you. If you’ve ever splurged for the magical Capri Blue Volcano candle that makes Anthropologie smell so good and, like me, cringed at the price you’re paying for one candle, this post is for you. If you’ve ever gotten that candle home and thought, like me, this might be a little strong for my house, this post is for you. And, if you’ve ever been sad when the candle finally burns out because you, like me, changed your mind about it being too strong, this post is for you.

I won’t pretend that this post is revolutionary or that I’m the first one to share this. I’m not. In fact, I first read about it here, but that doesn’t make it any less one of my favorite things. In fact, every night, when I light the candle, I think, I need to tell more people about it!

Island Moonlight by Bella at Target is a dead ringer for the Capri Blue Volcano candle I love but at a fraction of the price. While its container isn’t anywhere near as beautiful as the blue jar of the Volcano, the scent is spot on. If you’re like me and have ever thought that the Capri candle scent is a bit strong, you will be in love with this candle.

And, if you’re thinking … but how do I make it look cute … that’s easy too. The Island Moonlight label is really just a sticker and, with a little patience, it will peel right off leaving you with a lovely gold container. I bought a gold lantern from the patio section (only $13.99) that elevates the look of the candle and turned it into a statement piece on my coffee table. The best part? The candle and the lantern together cost less than one Capri Blue! A lovely candle, a beautiful lantern and a reason to go to Target … what’s not to love?!  

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Friday Fave: Snakeskin Sandals

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One of my favorite things about summer is that dressing becomes less complicated. Leggings, socks and boots are packed away and easy basics - sundresses and sandals - become the go-to wardrobe for staying cool and looking put together. I can be dressed and out the door in five minutes flat! So, when I found these snakeskin sandals at Target ($19.99), I knew I had found my new summer sandals.

One part simple design and one part luxury-look materials, these sandals slip on like a flip flop and instantly make any outfit look chic. On any given weekend you're likely to find me wearing a black cotton sundress, these sandals, and dark sunglasses, hair pulled back, still wet in a chignon. The look reads Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, not someone who just got out of the shower/pool/off the beach and didn't bother to do anything with herself. 

A luxury look that doesn't break the bank ... you had me at hello!