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Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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Happy Friday all! I can't believe we are already half way through August. The temperatures have cooled down a bit for this week and I couldn't be happier. It actually feels like Fall is approaching. We have had over 20 days of 100 degree heat and already broke the record from 2018. We have some warmer temps next week, but for now I am soaking in all these cooler temperatures. I am talking high 70s, low 80s!

Onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. Remember a few weeks ago when I posted some Tory Burch items that I purchased, was gifted and wanted? Well Tory Burch is having a big "private" sale right now. That basically means you put your email address in and you can shop the sale.

I really wanted a pair of sunglasses from TB, but never bought them or received them for my birthday. But I did receive some money and I used some of that to get these sunglasses. They are normally $157, but on sale for $109 and the other color is on sale for $99.

Tory Burch Logo-Temple Sunglasses

TWO. So I finally got off my butt and purchased a few dresses for the wedding we have Labor Day weekend. Remember when I posted the Wedding Guest Dresses post? Well I slept on it way too long and most of the dresses are sold out in my size. But I did grab one from that post and then I added two others. 

I got the pink one and tried it on. It is cute, but not sure if it is the right one. Mostly because it is light pink and this is a Fall wedding. But that doesn't mean much. If it looks good, it looks good. So help me choose. I may do a try on and post it later again. But in the meantime, help me choose.

Burgundy Midi One Shoulder Dress

Blush Pink Lace Dress

Black Ruffle Dress

THREE. I made the best Caprese Salad this last weekend and I wanted to share it with you all. It was so good and enjoyed by everyone who had it (us, my girls and our friends who were over with their kids).

It is simple. I used heirloom tomatoes and basil from our garden. I bought burrata from our local grocery store (on sale). Burrata is like mozzarella but it has a creamy center. It is like buffalo mozzarella but ten times better. Then I drizzled a good olive oil (from California if you can get it) and a thicker balsamic vinegar (again get a good quality balsamic). Then I added fresh cracked pepper and a finishing salt.

caprese salad with burrata

FOUR. Tuesday was my wedding anniversary and Rory had these flowers made for me. I wish I would have gotten a photo of when the girls brought them into me. They were so beautifully put together. They even had just been sprayed with some water to make them even more gorgeous. But I took them out of the plastic and bow and put them in a vase. It doesn't give it the same effect, but they are still gorgeous nonetheless.


He told her some of my favorite flowers and she went to work. There are five different colored roses (orange-pink, light pink-white, red, orange-red and a pink-red. Then a few lilies (two that haven't opened) and a bunch of other flowers. So beautiful!!!

FIVE. Weekly funnies.

Not really. I do pay attention to it and cringe every single time. I just paid $4.09 for gas this week.


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24 comments :

  1. Lovely post...those sunglasses and dresses are amazing :-)
    Beauty and Fashion/Rampdiary/Glamansion

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  2. Those flowers are pretty. Love the packaging for those buns...clever! I really like all three dresses and think any of them would be great to wear to a wedding.

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    1. Thank you. Very clever for sure! Thank you so much for you vote!

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  3. I love the deep read dress with the one shoulder; very fall and very sexy. Though any one of those would do. Your flowers are just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for your vote. It is sooo pretty. I love the flowers. They are still going.

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  4. Oh how I love those dresses and your new sunglasses! The flowers Rory got you are so sweet! And great funnies!

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  5. Love all of those dresses but my favorite is the burgundy one shoulder! Your flowers are gorgeous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  6. The flowers are so pretty. I love getting flowers from the florist rather than the supermarket!

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  7. Cute sunglasses! And Andrew Nadeau isn't wrong! :)

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  8. Ohhhh that black dress is stunning! That one has my vote all the way! You could wear that for all kinds of things! And LOL to the out of stock meme... YES, why oh why do retailers keep things on the website if they're out of stock? Why tease us like that if we can't have it?

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    1. Well it turns out that that one fit the best. It is a stunner. Yep. I get so mad. Just take it off the website.

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  9. How gorg are those dresses, and love the new sunnies! And totally craving caprese salad now <3

    Green Fashionista

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    1. I love the dresses. Lulus has the best dresses. And thank you. I can't wait to receive them!

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  10. Oh my goodness, how are you going to choose??? All three of those dresses are GORGEOUS! At first, seeing the red, I was going to tell you to go with that, and then I saw the second and then the third... stunning! Can’t wait to see what you choose.

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    1. They are all three so pretty. But I tried them all on and I love the black the most. Well I love the red one but it was too small. Ha.

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  11. That black dress is GORG!!!!!
    That roll marketing package is HILARIOUS!!!!

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    1. And that is the one I chose. It fit really well and I loved it. It is sooo funny!

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