6.17.2016

The Weekender, Vol. 1

Happy Friday friends! I know it has been a week or so since my last post, and I appreciate everyone bearing with me in my absence. I decided to enjoy my vacation to Key West, and then take the few days post trip to get caught up on what I missed.

To get back into the swing of things, I wanted to end this week with some link love. You may notice it has a new name and format. I've been meaning to start this new style for awhile now. I feel like a lot of bloggers do a "link love" post each week, and I also felt my Friday Link Love posts were filled with a little TOO much love. If that's even possible?! So I wanted to condense these week-enders. It's about quality, not quantity. I also felt they were just random bullet points of clothing and accessories, with no real meaning behind them.



In an effort to keep it real with y'all and abide by "less is more," I created The Weekender.

The Weekender will consist of "the highlight" of my week + "the low-light" (get it, lol). I encourage y'all to share yours too in the comments. These posts will also include 10 curated links of things I'm loving around the web, things to know, shop links, etc. Whatever is most pertinent that week!

Sound good? From now on these will be a lot shorter, but I wanted to give y'all a little background on why I'm switching up the format. Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!



Highlight of the week: Although I came back to a full inbox and busy week, I have been on a vacation high all week. I feel refreshed, and excited for the summer. I have a lot of fun things coming up this weekend, so I know this high is only going to keep going. Isn't that the best feeling?!

Low-light of the week: The con of this week was definitely getting back into the swing of things post vacay. I went from sitting by the beach with an ocean view, to waking up to the sounds of the construction site across from my apartment building. I also came back to hundreds of emails + a three page to-do list. Anyone else have this issue after a long getaway?!




I do want to end this week's post with a simple note about the recent events in Orlando. I don't want to focus on the political aspect or details, but simply say that I'm heartbroken over all the events that have occurred in that wonderful city this past week. Many innocent people have lost their lives, and their families and friends and communities will be affected for weeks and years to come. I hope everyone keeps those affected + the first responders in their thoughts and prayers, and that we pray senseless acts like these will end. Whatever change needs to be made, however you see it being made, we all can agree no life is worth a disagreement in beliefs!!

8 comments:

  1. Love the new series (and throwback to that outfit post!)-- also, tacos + tequila is genius, as are those ice cube molds! Can't wait to see you tomorrow :)

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    1. Thanks Monica!! Look forward to seeing you tomorrow as well!! Xo

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  2. This will be a fun series! I just started something similar on my blog, and it's been a lot of fun to do a weekly wrap up!

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    1. Thanks Whitney!! I'll definitely have to checkout your series as well! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  3. First of all, obsessed with that dress. My "lowlight" of the week would have to be that I've been feeling super busy at work, but at the same time, my highlight would be that I got a lot of stuff done this week and good feedback on major projects. And my heart is absolutely broken about everything in Orlando. Praying for peace.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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    1. Thanks Ellen! It's from LOFT last year :) that's so great to hear that you got a lot done last week and got wonderful feedback from your work!! Such a great feeling :) hope this week isn't as busy for you!! Xo

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  4. I feel like this Nordstrom sale pops up like a month after the last one. Really, time's going way too fast! I totally get the struggle of reality post-vacation. I hope you had a fab getaway though :)

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    1. I know, right?! But this sale coming up is the BEST because you get huge discounts on brand NEW items for the fall!! #winning, ha!

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