Friday, June 7, 2013


Happy Weekend! Justin & I don't have any big plans for the next couple of days, other than soaking up some sun on one of the local beaches. Not long ago, we made a promise to ourselves that we would take complete advantage of our proximity to the ocean every weekend of this summer. And that is exactly what we intend to do this weekend. For that reason, I was thrilled that this week's Friday's Fancies theme revolves around sunglasses. Can you tell I've got Mad Men on the brain? Those shades are screaming 1960s.

friday's fancies #71: sunny sunnies.

p.s. don't forget sunscreen!

beach reading:
- Allyssa's Branding Your Blog series has me inspired to polish my layout.
- Bethany is home & happy & shared a bit about the hardships she's faced. And it's inspiring.
- This isn't reading, but I have a new favorite beauty guru. Here she is.

this week's posts:

When I think about goals for this weekend, I think of relaxation. And that, of course, leads me to think of the beach. I do, however, need to pick up A Thousand Splendid Suns from our library, to tote with me when I plop down in the sand & the surf. We have also GOT TO FIND a wreath hanger this weekend. I know, it sounds silly, but this task has proven futile for weeks now. And do I really need to say that I plan to watch as many episodes of Mad Men as I can? Also on the docket? Finalizing Father's Day gifts & planning our Sowell Family Trip to Destin!


Mree said...

Love that beach cover up. I think Michael's sells the wreath hangers.

Sounds like it will be a nice relaxing weekend. I wish I could go to the beach but the forecast is rain all weekend. Boo.

Have a great weekend!!

Best, Mree

April said...

So jealous of how close you are to the beach. Enjoy this weekend!!

Blue Dog Belle said...

LOVE this! Hope you have a relaxing weekend love :) I'll be doing a lot of reading too.

xo, Emily
Blue Dog Belle

P.S. I'm hosting a Shabby Apple giveaway. Love for you to stop by!

Suzanne S. said...

I love those sunnies! They are so fun :)
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Tina Byland said...

Haha. You do totally have Mad Men on the brain and I love it! How far have you guys gotten?

Allyssa said...

Thanks for sharing my series! I'm so glad you've found it inspiring! I can't wait to check out Casey's Youtube videos -- your beauty guru recommendations are always spot on!

emily | shell chicd said...

Ohh my gosh in love with everything here. That bathing suit needs to find it's way to my closet pronto! Enjoy your weekend-- wish this rain would clear up so I could take advantage of the beaches as well!
xx, Emily
new blog! shell chic'd

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon said...

That bikini! I need it!

Christine E. said...

Love your choice of shades!

Living close to the beach should automatically equal weekend beach trips (: I'm glad you're taking advantage of it.

Have a lovely weekend~


Laura said...

Your weekend sounds perfect! Love that bikini :)

Alicia said...

i'm so jealous you live so close to the beach! a pair of red cat eye glasses are so bold and chic, i looove this!

Nikell said...

Love the vintage touch! Cat eye glasses have always been my favorite. Enjoy the beach. (^_^)

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

The absolute perfect beach look! I need that cover up.

Mary @ The Classy Cubicle said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL pieces! I'm especially loving those red cat-eyes! Amazing finds!!

The Classy Cubicle

Rhea D said...

I always love the combo of red and white. Also, props to your blog it!

Allison @ In the Queen City said...

LOVE that bikini... adorable!! BTW I too am addicted to Mad Men... I'm so sad I missed last night's episode.. I heard it was nuts!!