Friday, July 28, 2017

Five on Friday - Favorites

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Sorry for the crickets yesterday here on the blog.  I had intended to post, but life has been kicking my hiney these last few weeks… shoot, life has been kicking my hiney this entire year.  Anyhoo, I blinked and another week is over… yet again.  B and I are in Atlanta today for my third round of treatments, hopefully this time in the correct area of my back.  #IWishIWasKidding

If this treatment works (although it will likely take weeks before we know), then it will be the highest of the high on my list of favorites every week for at least the next year.  Today, however, it’s not one of my favorites because it is a super painful procedure… that I have to stay awake for… which makes me anxious… and it also means that I’m going to be in lots of pain for the next few days or possibility couple of weeks.  Sigh.

So anyway, please see below for a few things that are favorites this week because they do not cause me pain… ;o)

O N E – A Day With B

Despite the fact that our reason for going sucks, I do love our road trips to ATL.  It means that I get to spend the whole day with B sans kiddos, and we get to have lunch somewhere that we wouldn’t have otherwise gotten to go.  Tin Lizzy’s, anyone?  And in the case of this past Tuesday, it also meant that we were able to shop the NSale at an actual brick and mortar Nordstrom store.  #Winning  You may have already seen what I bought on my Insta Stories, but if you missed it head down to numero dos! 

T W O – Fall Clothes

I was hoping that the store would have some of the things that are sold out online, but… no such luck at the Perimeter Mall location.  I’m still on the hunt for this top in white with black dots and I’m afraid that I’ll never get my hands on one!  Another item that was not in stock at the store is this tee in white with black stripes.  They did have it in plain white, but it turns out that I didn’t think it was as great as all of the fashion bloggers did.  I didn’t like the fit at all.  It was shapeless and too loose for my taste and it seemed to just kind of… hang there.  Plus, it’s sheer (which I wouldn’t have known based on the pictures I’ve seen online), so you would need to wear a tank under it.  #AintNobodyGotTimeFoDat

So what did I get in store?  My favorite favorite purchase was this cross front blouse.  It fits like a dream and it feels like buttah.  The best part?  Y’all, it is only $19.90!!  Hurry hurry and load up!  It comes in several different colors!

I also bought this tee in black with white stripes.  It’s actually very similar to this tee that I mentioned above, but in my opinion it fits waaaay better.  It was only $17.90 and it also comes in a bunch of different colors!

Finally, I bought two of these tanks – one in black and one in white – because they are SO long.  They are perfect for wearing under loose tunics to (literally) cover your butt when you wear leggings.  The picture on the website makes them appear fairly short, but I’m hear to tell ya, they are loooong.  A couple of things to note: I did size up, mostly just because tanks are always so darn tight.  I actually bought these in large even though I typically wear a small in most things, so I’m sure that added a bit of length.  Also, for reference, I’m 5’5”, so not short, but not tall either.  I hope this helps if you find you want to order them.

As for the stuff that came in the mail?  I am completely obsessed with this cutout choker tee and it's only $17.90 as well!

I also love this ruffle sleeve top.  The sleeve detail is so pretty... this picture doesn't really do it justice.

And finally, I love this ruffle cold shoulder top.  It is perfect for a winter date night (and not with that belt).  Just look at the ruffles!  It's so feminine and beautiful.

Sorry for the repeats since I also mentioned these on Wednesday, but they are honestly one of my favorite things about this week!  

Finally, before I close out this favorite, have you seen that Old Navy has started putting out a few new things for the transition from summer to fall?!  Oh my heart, I’m loving all of the pieces.  Just look at this gorgeous off-the-shoulder dress!!  Those colors are perfect for fall.  

It also looks like Old Navy is bringing back my favorite cardigan in quite possibly the cutest pattern yet!  

And these lace-up leopard flats??  OBSESSED.  I was hoping somebody would do a knock-off of these!!!!  I love them so much, but I just can't bring myself to pay that price.

Can somebody please just send me a money tree??

T H R E E – New Towels

Remember how I polled you about bath towels last week?  Well, we made our decision and we I decided to go with the ones from Nordstrom.  Since they are on sale and they have free shipping and free returns, I thought I would at least try them. 

You guys, these are the softest, fluffiest towels I have ever felt in my entire life!  I pulled one out of the box when the package arrived on Wednesday, and I didn’t even wait for B to get home to put in his two cents before I ripped the tags off of all of them and threw them in the wash.  Haha.  I dried off with one for the first time yesterday morning, and it felt like I was drying off with a cloud.  Sounds ridiculous, no?    Try them for yourselves.  They are on sale right now and they also come in a boatload of colors.  We got them in ivory because a) as much as I would love to have white towels, I’m sure they would have to be replaced for frequently because they would look filthy all the time, and b) ivory actually matches our bathroom better anyway.

And for comparison’s sake, just look at the difference in the fluffiness of our two new towels verses two of our old towels… is that not amazing?!

F O U R – This Girl

Olivia is a piece of work, I tell ya.  There is never a dull moment when this girl is around.  Wednesday night when she reached for her Christmas PJs I just laughed because she is her mother’s daughter through and through.  She must have picked up my fall vibe and run with it… all the way to Christmas.  

And check out her get-up on Thursday for school:

Bright pink and blue Elsa socks with sandals?  Check!
A single mitten?  Check!
An arm tattoo?  Check!

Olivia… keeping it classy since 2014!

Yep, it was a pick your battles kind of day...

F I V E – A Couple of Shout-Outs

First of all, my girl Lizzie runs the We Heart Deals group on Facebook and she is trying to hit 6K followers this week.  Once she does, she is going to do a couple of giveaways, so go over there and give her a follow.  If you love getting good deals on anything and everything, you will love this group!

Second of all, my friend Lily who blogs over at Beauty With Lily announced earlier this month that she is going to start offering online beauty and fashion services!  Lily is one of the sweetest, most genuine ladies that I have met on this blogging journey and I want nothing more than to see her succeed.  So if you’re in need of a makeover or if you need any help with your styling, shoot her an email!  I know you’ll love her as much as I do!  And you can see all of her services here.

Well friends, that’s all I have for today… I hope you all have great weekends and I thank you in advance for your prayers/good vibes/happy thoughts as I go through my procedure today!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites,  September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday.


  1. Praying for you today friend!
    We heart Tin Lizzy's! We are headed to the Mall tonight for school shopping and Tin Lizzy's will most likely be what's for dinner!!
    My NSale stuff arrives MONDAY!! YAY!
    Hope you can enjoy your weekend some!

  2. I hope things go well for you!!! And no worries about the no posting, that has been happening more for me too. Also loving all of your shirts!

  3. I hope your appointment goes well today, and you enjoy that lunch! Olivia's style is ON. POINT. I love it!!!

  4. Good luck today!! Have you tried having the Nordstrom store look if that top you want is anywhere else in the country? That's usually how I score things that are completely sold out online. Love the stuff you did get though!! And I giggled at Olivia because Ella put on her button down long sleeve/collared red and white polka dot christmas jammies this week too!

  5. I wasn't impressed with that striped top all the fashion bloggers were raving about either. It kind of looked like a mess on me, haha. And the white definitely was sheer. I tried it in olive too and nope, still not cute. Good luck today!!!

  6. OH my goodness that towel photo is hilarious. I can't believe the difference in the two. Love you new fall pieces. I need to find the urge to by some for myself. I just haven't been super motivated to look at fall stuff yet. Girl, don't apologize for the crickets, never... just never!

  7. Olivia's Christmas jammies are my favorite thing in this post haha!!! She seems like my kind of girl! I hope your treatment isn't so bad today and that it leads to some healing!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  8. Praying the treatment works for you! Love your picks from Nordstrom. P.S. I give you full permission to take blogging breaks as needed. 😊

  9. Lizzie's Facebook group is growing like crazy - so proud of her and I have gotten some great deals including my suit in my post today! I sure am praying for you today Lindsay! I hope it works this time! xoxo ERIN

  10. The towel comparison makes me laugh. Too funny, I bet you are so happy to have new towels! Lots of prayers for you and your back and treatment today. I hope you get some relief.

  11. Good luck on your appointment today. I hope you are not in too much pain. I am loving your picks from the sale. So cute. I might scoop up a few for myself!! Have a great weekend Lindsay!

  12. LOL at the one mitten outfit! You look so cute trying on your clothes. I keep regretting not buying anything at the Nordstrom sale. It's just that I'm used to Old Navy prices, you know?

  13. Always keeping you in my prayers, sweet friend! I really hope this treatment works for you.
    I love, love, love that ruffle cold shoulder top, so pretty and the color!! Obsessed! Loving all of your picks.
    Olivia just makes me smile, she is darling!
    Thank you so much for the shoutout! You are the best and just made my day!!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  14. I am praying hard for you today!!! I can't even imagine, but God can and I'll be praying throughout the day for you!
    I love everything you scored during the sale! So cute on you! & those towels look amazing!!!! So fluffy! :)
    Have a happy weekend!!

    1. Thank you so much, Brandi! The treatment seemed to go well, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it actually works!

  15. You seem like you're as optimistic as you could be about everything you're going through with your back. Sorry friend. I hate that you know ahead of time it's going to be painful because I'm sure that anticipation is hard. Here's to hoping that the recovery is way less painful and easier than you think!! <3

  16. It looks like you got some great things from Norstrom. I think the
    cross front blouse is my favorite. Happy Friday!

    1. Thank you! I love it, too! I can't wait until it gets a little cooler so I can wear it. :o)

  17. I've gotten one thing from the sale and I'm eager to share it next week!

  18. Hope you are feeling well! I have money saved from my ibotta app, so I may use it for Old Navy fall clothes woohoo! Have a relaxing weekend!

  19. I ordered those towels as well! Are they absorbent?!

  20. Oh my gosh that towel comparison is amazing! We need new ones too so I'll have to check those out.

  21. Yes to all the fluffy towels! They make such a difference and feel amazing coming out of the shower. I'm sorry ATL wasn't on different terms but that's nice you and B get to enjoy some time together. I was eyeing that off the shoulder sweater but they don't have it my size :( It looks great on you! Beautifully Candid

  22. Oh friend, I feel ya. Life has been crazy…especially last week. Hoping it slows down for you soon. What exactly is your treatment? Injections? My best friend (since 2nd grade) has all kinds of back issues and has gone through so many different treatment regimens. That queso, salsa and guac looks so good. I could eat that for a meal every day! I’m so ready for fall clothes. I’m over shorts and sandals. Love the things you got from the sale! Olivia is a doll. Love her little style. Haha!

  23. During the anniversary sale I bought two of the bath towels you recommended. They are the most absorbent towels I've ever used. Wish I would have bought more!

    1. Aren't they AMAZING?! I am so in love with them! I really am! I'm so glad you like them!


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