Friday, April 28, 2023

Five on Friday - Taylor Swift Dress, Cute Sneakers, Star Earrings, and the Best Mascara

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Hey, y’all!  Happy Friday!  Today is Field Day at the kids’ school, so if you need me, I’ll be at the football field wrangling kids all morning! 

Today I’m sharing a few favorites from the week as usual, so let’s goooo!

O N E – Taylor Swift Dress

I tried on four different dresses for the Taylor Swift concert, and I’ve been having trouble deciding which one to wear.  I narrowed it down to two fairly easily – Midnights (the black sparkly one) and Lavender Haze (the lavender and white gingham one), but I have been struggling to make a final decision. 

I think I finally have it figured out, and I have decided to wear… Midnights!  I decided on that one because a) that dress is so fancy that I won’t have many opportunities to wear it, so it would be nice to get another use out of it, b) it’s sparkly, and c) I need something cute to wear to Ed Sheeran in May and Lavender Haze will be perfect for that while the Midnights dress would be way too fancy.  Haha.  I can also wear the Lavender Haze dress out on date nights and to the beach, and it’ll get lots of wear, but the black one won’t, so… the black dress, it is!

At least I think so…


T W O – Speaking of the Lavender Haze Dress…

Y’all, this is seriously one of the cutest dresses I’ve ever seen!  It’s soooo feminine and fun, and it’s going to be the perfect dress to wear when we go to the beach this summer.  It comes in yellow and apricot, too, and I just think it’s so fun for spring and summer.  It’s smocked along the bodice until it flares at the thigh, so it’s very stretchy.  The website says it runs true-to-size, but I’d suggest sizing up one size as it’s very fitted.  I’m in the small, but I kind of wish I’d gotten a medium… I think it would have fit a little more comfortably.  That said, the small still fits perfectly, but I wouldn’t mind having a little bit of extra room.   

T H R E E – Golden Goose Walmart Dupes

I love a good sneaker, but I just won’t pay a gajillion dollars for the trendy Golden Goose shoes that everyone loves so much.  My beloved Target sneakers are starting to show some wear, so I have been looking for another pair, and while I always get my fun sneakers from Target, I couldn’t resist these Walmart sneakers instead this time!  Y’all they are seriously THE CUTEST!!!!  I just can’t even take the silver glitter… they are so much fun! 

They also have memory foam inside, so you feel like you’re walking on a cloud… they are so comfortable!  Just be sure to size up because they run SO small.  I typically wear a 7 or 7.5 in shoes, and even the 8 is a little snug.  The 9 fits well, though.


F O U R – Star Earrings

I’ve shared these earrings on the blog before, but it’s been a while!  The other day I wore them in my Instagram stories, and I had several people ask about them, so I thought I’d share them again here, too!  These star earrings are made of leather so they’re super lightweight, and they’re so unique and fun!  They are definitely one of my favorite pairs of earrings that I’ve ever owned.  Y’all know I love supporting small businesses, too, so these are a win-win!


F I V E – The Best Mascara

Just gonna rave one more time about this mascara that I started using a few months ago because it is truly a miracle worker!  I typically wear a lot of eye makeup on a daily basis – eye liner, two shades of eye shadow, and two coats of mascara – because I look dead without it (LOL), but y’all, this mascara does wonders for my eyes all on its own. 

The other day, I woke up, worked out, and then ran out to Jacob’s golf tournament unshowered and unmakeuped (look at me making up words… haha) which is very rare… I never go anywhere without showering and doing makeup.  Right before I left, I threw on some foundation and one coat of mascara and that was it, and I can’t believe the difference that one coat of this mascara did for my eyes.

Note, I did take this picture with a filter, but it didn’t do anything to alter my lashes, so you can still see how good the mascara is.  I wish I’d taken a picture without a filter so you could see! 

This is with just one coat and nothing else, but it looks so good that it appears that I’m wearing eye liner, too!  Imagine what two coats would do!  That’s what I do on a daily basis and it truly lengthens and thickens my lashes like no other mascara I’ve ever used before.  I continue to be SO impressed with this mascara, y’all.  And it’s from the drugstore so it’s cheap!

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Happy Friday, y’all!

*Linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites.


  1. I think I would wear the new sparkly sneakers with the midnight dress! Your feet would be so happy! I heard from someone who wore tall boots that their legs were sweating! I think you could also wear the silver star earrings. The lavendar dress is so cute!

    1. The sparkly sneakers definitely would have been cute! I ended up wearing boots, and I was glad I did because it was freezing in the stadium all night!

  2. Those sneakers are so cute. I just bought that mascara and I like it too. Have a happy Friday and weekend.

  3. I agree about the sneakers with the midnight dress...that would be so cute. That mascara is my all time fave too!

  4. I have to say I agree with the sneakers with the dress! So CUTE!! Try it and post a picture on IG! Have so much! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  5. I added those earrings to my Etsy cart, so cute! Thanks for sharing.


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