Happy Friday Friends

Brunch in New York City

Can you believe it is already the last weekend of September? I feels like the month just started, but I am excited to see what October has in store for all of us. I hope everyone had a good week! It was relatively quiet around here, and I’m looking forward to a slow and relaxing weekend full of lots of good food and hopefully a bit of baking. I think we’ll see A Simple Favor too; has anyone else seen it?

5 things I loved this week, including a few amazing sales!

1 - The Shop Bop sale is this week. It’s 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500, and it includes items that never go on sale like Tory Burch flats, Ray Bans, and fall’s new boots. I’m debating whether or not I should get some new sunglasses. It seems like the glamorous oversized look is back with a vengeance and I love it! Here are some of my favorite picks from the sale:

2 - Tuckernuck is having their friends and family sale so everything is 20% off. They have the most gorgeous scarves. They look like Hermes and are under $50. They have a number of other cute items too, and the 20% off includes sale items. For instance the http://shopstyle.it/l/SM4g is only $16 plus 20% off! These gorgeous flower earrings are also $16 plus 20% and this bow blouse is $20 plus 20% off and absolutely adorable!

3 - Color Pop releases a Disney Princess inspired collection today! I can’t wait to get some Belle lipstick; she’s one of my all time favorite literary characters and I think a themed lipstick is the perfect way to add some fun to the morning.

4 - I popped into Paper Source to pick up this Halloween llama the other day. It is just so cute I couldn’t resist. Did you know they offer classes? I’m really excited to take some to perfect my paper crafting skills.

5 - Vineyard Vines is 25% off. It’s the perfect time to pick up some Shep Shirts and other cold weather staples. I wear my quilted She Shirt all the time; it’s both warm and light weight!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Do you have any fun plans?

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A Day On Lake Como

A Day On Lake Cuomo
Lake Cuomo

The last three days of our Italy trip we stayed in Milan and did day trips outside the city. After seeing The Last Supper and the Milan Duomo we spent a day on Lake Como. It is a little over an hour outside the city by train, and it is magical there!

A Day On Lake Cuomo

We could see why Goerge Clooney bought a vacation home there the minute we stepped of the train. The mountains rise right out of the lake, like something out of a story book. All of the homes are built into the sides of the mountains, gradually rising into the clouds. The water is full of sail boats and fishing vessels, and many of the restaurants catch fish for their dishes every day.

A Day On Lake Cuomo

We ate lunch at a restaurant overhanging the lake and the food was delicious. If you are going to Lake Como anytime soon, or any vacation spot for that matter, I highly recommend making a reservation. Places tend to fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on a great meal because the place is booked.

A Day On Lake Cuomo
A Day On Lake Cuomo

After lunch we took the ferry (it goes all over the lake, and was inexpensive. It’s a great way to see all the little towns, and to float in the middle of the water!) over the Bellagio. It is built onto the mountain and provided stunning views of the lake. We hiked up to the top of the visitor path area, and sat in a park for a while admiring the sights.

A Day On Lake Cuomo

We also had to stop for gelato, of course.

A Day On Lake Cuomo

I wore my Persifor dress (similar, on sale) in the sail boat print, which seemed fitting. I also wore my trusty Superga Cotu sneakers. Can you guys tell how much I love these shoes? I wear them almost every day. They are so comfortable and cute. I love the way they look paired with a dress. I also carried my folding Ray Bans, which fit nicely in the camera bag, and my packable bow backed hat. This hat can fold up, and pops back in to place when you take it out of your suitcase. It shaded my face nicely, it’s still hot on the lake in August, and I adore the bow. I mean, it’s a giant bow on a sunhat! What’s not to love?

A Day On Lake Cuomo

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The lake is so magical. It’s amazing that it is such a famous resort destination but still had a very relaxed chill vibe. I can’t wait to go back one day. I’ll have to work on getting an invitation from the Clooneys. ;)

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

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Happy Friday Friends!

The Breakers Courtyard

It's Friday! This week went by very quickly. It was nice to get back in the swing of things after recovering from my cold, and I'm looking forward to keep the momentum going this weekend. My husband is playing golf so I'm going shopping, and we are going to try and see the new Jurassic Park movie. I've also got some fun projects I want to start working on for the blog, which I'm really looking forward to. 

Gal Meets Glam launched some new dresses and they are all gorgeous. I'm so impressed by how many unique designs she has already created. I ordered the Millie and I'm so excited; I don't have any maxi dresses and I think this is going to be a wonderful place to start my collection. I also love all of these:

I was talking to a doctor recently, and he strongly suggested we get a Brita pitcher and don't buy water stored in plastic. I know everyone will have differing views on this, but I thought I would share. 

My social icon links are fixed! They should now link to my Twitter, Pinterst and Instagram accounts. 

Lisa Eldridge has a new beauty tutorial based Chung. Lisa Eldridge is a big name in the makeup artists world (she works with the likes of Kate Winslet and Lilly Collins) and her videos are so well done. It's easy to follow what she does and she's just delightful to watch. 

Dior has released makeup Meghan Markle wore for the Royal Wedding. Here is the foundation, Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation, and eyeshadow palette

Tuckernuck has some amazing new arrivals! I love this rainbow sweatshirt - isn't it just so fun? And these earrings are on the top of my wish list.

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I hope you all have a wonderful time! 

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