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Favorite Things I Bought: My Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale purchases are beginning to roll in and I am OBSESSED with everything so far!

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I even wore one of the dresses to work today because I just love it so much! I bought this one totally on a whim and honestly didn’t think I loved the print, but then it came in and I realized it’s gorgeous, and has seashells! Don’t know how I missed that! <3

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Favorite Thing I Ate: A coworker who lives down on Fort Myers Beach brought in cinnamon rolls from Heavenly Biscuit earlier this week. Heavenly Biscuit is one of my very favorite breakfast spots in Southwest Florida, but it’s very out of the way for us, so we don’t make it there very often. Their cinnamon rolls are pretty much the best ever. Day. Made.

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PUMPKINNN: I’m so happy that pumpkin everything season is almost here! I already picked up this DW Homes candle at Homegoods and am loving burning in the evenings!

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Around the House: In my last Friday Favorites post I mentioned that we were rug shopping and I was having a lot of trouble making a decision. I finally bit the bullet and decided to get the Maui Chunky Loop Jute Rug and so far we love it!! The look is exactly what I was hoping for! I don’t know yet how it will hold up, but based on the great reviews, I’m very hopeful! And Charlie loves it too! Plus he blends right in, which is perrrrfect for shedding…

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Happy Friday!! Hope you have all had a fabulous week!

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In the kitchen: I’ve been slowly growing my All-Clad collection and the 12″ skillet was next on my list. So imagine my surprise when I was browsing TJMaxx on my lunch break and found this bad boy on clearance! I have the Saute/Simmer Pan and love and use it ALL the time, but I know I’ll get a ton of use out of the skillet. I already used it twice this week, including for these artichokes, which went into the broiler right after this shot and came out amazing! Have I mentioned how much I love artichokes?!

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Thing I shouldn’t be eating:  A coworker left these Girl Scout cookies on my desk…how could I say no?! They’re perfect fresh out of the freezer with a glass of wine 😉
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Thing I bought: These shoes have been on my wishlist for years, ever since I passed them up when they were still in stores. I finally snagged a pair for a steal on eBay last week, and I am in love! The Lilly wedges are so comfortable and I can already picture a million outfits these will go with!

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Thing I didn’t buy: Rebecca Minkoff bags have always been on the edge of my radar, but nothing I was particularly interested in. Until I saw this pink beauty at Nordstrom Rack. The color is perfection, but it’s definitely a bigger crossbody then I’m used to carrying. Unfortunately they didn’t have this color in the smaller version, so I passed it up…and have regretted it all week! Too bad that was that last one in it’s color, and I don’t live near the store! 🙁

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Charles Picture: This is what happens when I try to do yoga at home. Little brat. 😛


TGIF!

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In the kitchen: A local grocery store has a huge produce sale on the last Thursday of every month with some awesome deals, but of course we can never make it. My husband knew he was going to be in the area this time around, so I made him a “wishlist” of things (apparently things run out). Well it turns out he managed to get most of my list, so I’m definitely going to be busy finding uses for all of this! The pineapples will go in the dehydrator for dried pineapple, which we’re both obsessed with! The cauliflower will be made into cauliflower rice and frozen to have on hand. I think I’m most excited for those two artichokes, it’s one of my favorite vegetables, but not something we buy often..now to decide what to do with them!!

Produce from Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Thing I bought: I’m so obsessed with these Jack Rogers Chantel Flats. I’m a sucker for scallops, so I could not pass them up when I spotted them on Amazon for a steal!

Jack Rogers Chantel Flat

Thing I didn’t buy: I LOVE this print and the colors are so gorgeous that I am seriously tempted by this top, but let’s be honest..when am I ever going to wear a tasseled caftan?!

Lilly Pulitzer Caftan

Around the house: The vertical blinds in our living room were starting to fall apart..like, it was embarrassing how bad they were. Of course we didn’t want to take them down until we were ready to replace them, so we were kinda just making do. This past weekend we finally made the switch to curtains and wow, what a difference it makes! It really helps to bring the whole room together and make it feel warmer and more “homey.” Next up is our bedroom!

Living Room Curtains from Life, Love, and Cupcakes
Dog pic: He’s the cuddliest little nugget!

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Happy Friday!

Morning Fishing Trips

My absolute favorite part of living in Florida is being near the water. Now that we live on a canal, I LOVE that we can take out little boat out for sunrise cruises, there is no better way to spend a weekend morning. We over slept this morning and didn’t get to see the sun come up, but it was still a perfect little trip.

I love when the water is smooth as glass.

We were the only ones out on the river for most of the time we were out there, until we spotted a sailboat on our way back. Unfortunately there were no fish either..not even a nibble 🙁

 

What’s your favorite way to spend your mornings on the weekend?

 

Kate Spade Watches

Lately I’ve been totally obsessing over Kate Spade watches…it all started when I discovered this bag and went on a crazed search for it (it should be here tomorrow and I’m EXCITED!). While searching for it, I kept seeing SO many cute watches, and now I’m a little obsessed! I “need” a new silver watch and I’m seriously considering treating myself to one of these:

grandGramercy Grand – I love the subtle pink details!

seaportSeaport Grand – I don’t like the shape of the face quite as much, but love the touch of sparkle!

crystal Gramercy Crystal – More sparkles!

carlyleCarlyle Bracelet – Love the bow detail..very different!

Which one would you choose? I think I may be leaning towards the first one..

What I’m Loving Wednesday

It’s WILW, which of course means the week is halfway over..yayyyy!!!

Last week I bought some Clif ZBars at Sam’s Club because I need a little snack in the morning to hold me over from my 5:30am breakfast to lunch…and these things are PERFECT!! All 3 flavors in the multi-box are delicious and make a great snack. I always have one in my purse now!

2013-02-20 19.33.15-1I didn’t think I’d like the Iced Oatmeal Cookie, but it is SO good!

 

Switching directions a bit here: I tried the Brownie Batter Doughnut from Dunkin Donuts the other day. Bad choice really, because now I can’t help but think about how many calories I need to burn if I want another one..2013-02-18 06.38.08-1 

J.Crew Factory Printed Pocket Skirt. This style of skirt isn’t usually the most flattering on me, but I’m a total sucker for anchors that I just might have to give in! Plus you can get 25% off today with the code MOREPLEASE..honestly I think the only thing holding me back is the fact that it doesn’t ship til March 15 🙁

jcrew anchors

Is there any print your a total sucker for, such as me and my anchors?

Currently Obsessing: Nautical Shorts

To say I’m obsessed with fun printed and embroidered shorts would probably be a bit of an understatement. I have a collection of Lilly Pulitzer Callahans, and if I see a pair of nautical shorts I usually can’t pass them up..so of course I’m LOVING all of the nautical shorts I’ve been finding online as spring approaches! These are a few that are currently on my wishlist:

sailboat shortsJ. Crew Factory 3″ Chinos

anchor redOld Navy Anchor Print Khaki Shorts – I don’t have any red shorts in my collection yet, so these might be the perfect addition!

sailboatsOld Navy Sailboat Print Khaki Shorts

seahorsesOld Navy Seahorse Print Khaki Shorts – LOVE Seahorses..I think these are a must have!

anchors  Dockers Soft Khaki Anchor Shorts – So adorable and would match a lot!

Do you have a clothing item that you can’t seem to stop buying more and more of?

WILW aka My Target Obsession…

I had high hopes for today, since it’s my day off and I really just wanted to relax and enjoy it. But then this morning I got a rather disappointing email that put me in a bad mood…can you guess what that means?? Shopping! Thankfully Target pulled through for me today and put me in a better mood (doesn’t it always??)  🙂

boots After loving it last year, Paul and I bought the Country Music Megaticket for West Palm Beach again for the summer. It’s basically a package of tickets to 8 awesome concerts from March to October..so of course I was quite excited to find these boots on sale for just 25 bucks! Even if I only wear them to concerts, I’ll definitely be getting my money’s worth!!

2013-02-06 21.40.18 Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea..I could never find this in December, but spotted it on a random shelf with a clearance sticker on it! It soooo good with a little bit of almond milk!!

2013-02-06 18.42.56Oh Martha, how I love thee <333

J.Crew Flats are on Point!

I’ve never paid much attention to J.Crew shoes (don’t ask me how!!), but the other day I was in the outlet, and was immediately drawn to these adorable patent bow shoes! They also came in a gorgeous Persimmon color that was sold out in my size 🙁

I usually find most flats extremely uncomfortable, but these were much better than I expected…how have I been overlooking J.Crew flats all this time??! So of course when I got home I had to see what else they have online, and I must say that I’m totally obsessed!! Here are a few that have been added to my wishlist:
I think the scalloped might be my favorites though <333
Do you love flats or do you try and wear sandals as often as possible, like me?

Fashion Friday: Spring Lilly

Lilly Pulitzer’s Spring collection came out earlier, so of course I’ve already started my wishlist! I really love some of the prints and styles, but I don’t think there is anything that I really HAVE to have right now…which is probably for the best, since I’ve seen pics of some of the summer stuff and I need to start saving now! Here are some of the items on my wishlist, that I might have to pick up during a gwp or if there’s a sale:

Lacina Dress – I LOVE the lace detail on this dress as well as the pink and green print!
 If there’s anything I give in and buy, this will definitely be first!
Iona Shell Engineered – This top is gorgeous and would be perfect dressed up or down!
Malibu Blazer – I need more blazers, and this would definitely be a wonderful addition to my closet!
Murfee Scarves in Resort White Spring Fling and Fiesta Pink Spring Fling – 
So gorgeous and would go with so much!
Picture Perfect Wedge – Soooo Lilly and so perfect for Spring!
What are your Spring favorites? Anything on your must buy list or are you saving up?