05.22.2017

Weekend Recap || My 27 Year Old Self Again

(Kicking off the bachelorette festivities with a little bubbly)

To say I’m tired from this festive weekend would be an understatement. It’s been a while since I was on the bachelorette scene, so going into the weekend I was immensely excited, but apprehensive…. would this momma be able to hang?? Late nights and rowdy games… conversations filled with silly innuendos… and mornings where you drag from the shenanigans from the evening before. And while I wouldn’t say that I could hang like my 27 year old self used to, I have to admit, I was pretty proud of my abilities….

And, while I sit here, incredibly tired, my pillow calling my name, I am reminded of the importance of letting loose once in a while. For me, it was a reminder that while I’m a mom in every day life, I’m also a gal with one heck of a fun streak…. that little part inside of me that is well contained during the week, but most definitely knows how to have a good time. We (I) likely imbibed slightly too much, had several raunchy innuendos, and laughed until my stomach hurt at certain points throughout the weekend. And yet, come Sunday morning, I cleaned up the rental, put on my momma shorts, and excitedly headed home to little miss…. with the lesson that it’s good to be dimensional… to be able to move in and out of roles… and enjoy the experience.

So, as we go into the week ahead, I do it welcoming the various hats I might have to wear… with almost 100% certainty that none will involve the role I had last weekend… to plan one heck of a bachelorette party for my little sister! Have a great week friends! xx

(Fun party favors…. pineapple cups, gold straws, cactus plates, cactus napkins)

(Dinner + Cocktails at Birba | Allison’s Dress)

(Saturday brunching at Eight4Nine)

(Poolside fun…. cover-up)

(Bare feet + a little fireside rosé to close out the weekend….)
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It was an indulgent weekend, there is no denying that… and it always feels good to hit the restart button Monday morning. Going to try to do Tone It Up’s live workout, and then thinking about making this smoothie bowl… or creating a new recipe for…. not sure yet!

It’s hard to believe that this coming weekend is Memorial Day…. lots of pool-time and outdoor adventures. If you’re planning on hanging out poolside, this white cover-up is too cute (my sister had it this weekend and I loved it!), as is this lace off the shoulder option…. and this lace up pink bathing suit is perfect. I’m also looking at these denim frayed slides and these black double strap slides. For an evening bbq, I’m loving this little embroidered top, embroidered bodysuit (obsessed), and this stripe off the shoulder romper (paired with a denim jacket and slides… so cute!). I also think this lace up hoodie would be a great option for dining al fresco at night, when the temps start to drop. Annnd, since it’s fun to get a little festive, I also like to pair a white top with some shorts and run red, white, and blue accessories. A few white tops that are perfect for the weekend include this flutter sleeve eyelet option, sleeveless lace top, and ruffle sleeve top…. all paired with these red (or blue) slides (which I own in white….).

A few other items that I am loving to elevate everyday dressing included this tiered sweater tank (especially in the light blue), eyelet tassel trim top (in the yellow color), pocket t-shirt dress in mauve, and this swing top in petal. I’m also loving the gingham print right now, especially this off the shoulder top (currently 40% off with code FLASH) and adorable dress.

Also, I was at Target yesterday and had to grab Harper these adorable shorts, eyelet dress, jumpsuit, tee, and tank… such great basics for this summer!