Weekending-The Birthday Countdown is On!

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Happy Monday.  You know when you have lots of things you need to do, a list perhaps and then you get like two things done and they weren’t even the most important things…..yup that was pretty much how this weekend went down.  Alright big news around here.  The week countdown is on till the Big 3-0!  I’m super excited!  Okay quick weekend recap linking up with my girl B.
I spent lots of time here both teaching and taking.
Then I got sucked into TJMaxx.  Such amazing finds!
Another Dry Shampoo to try////Obsessed with these acrylic letter bookends///I mean I wanted to buy every one of them!
Was this the find of the century or what?  Cynthia Vincent silk sheath dress on major clearance.
It has been hotter than blaze outside…..so I’ve pretty much been living in this dress.  I got it when it was on sale and seriously it feels like pj’s.  Oh and the 16 year old hostess at the restaurant told me she loved my dress….yes this almost 30 year old still has it hahahaha.
Found on SHOPBOP black long Cutout Rachel Pally dress save version here///obsessed with the side detail on this one (and it’s on sale!)///black and white striped version here///love this color (free shipping and 15% off student discount….hello .edu email!)  Please ignore the aftermath of the engagement picture outfits.

On Sunday after Barre we ventured over to Square One Burgers and honestly had a delicious meal.  
I was pleasantly surprised plus we had a few happy hour libations and then headed to Traders Joe’s for some wine tasting (I am not a wings person at all but they were really good!)
This weekend was spent on getting together a few guest posts for all you lovely ladies who are traveling this Summer.  The most amazing part was wrangling in a very handsome photographer who actually took my picture with my DSLR camera and not just my iPhone in rapid fire succession.  I can’t give away all the fun pictures but loved this money shot.  What do you think of his first shoot?  ;-) (please ignore my scary hands….salt for lunch and it’s a million degrees out….plus my new lens leaves nothing to the imagination now)
Tory Burch purse old similar here///watch Michael Kors old similar here///bracelet Tory Burch///nails Essie bikini so teeny
Finally, my new blogging notebook.  I just could’t resist it.
I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Check back tomorrow for my birthday wish list and things I’ve been digging lately.  xoxoxoxo
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56 responses to “Weekending-The Birthday Countdown is On!”

  1. Love that blogging notebook! I wish I could pull off cut out dresses like you do. So cute!

  2. Loving your TB bag! And that dress is fabulous… Is the back cut out too?! Love it!

  3. My friends started a Pure Barre in Greensboro, NC! Sadly, there isn’t one where I am living now but I am hoping we get one in the future!! And I love your dress! xoxo

  4. Becky M says:

    Eee! I wish we had a TJ Max closer! You found some great stuff!

    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

  5. I swear TJ Maxx has some of the best notebooks!! Still obsessed with your cutout dress – so pretty!! I am loving the money shot that Mr. Mark took – and I spy a pretty romper!! Thanks for linking up :)

  6. i wonder how much different tj is from winners (which is the canadian version of TJ). i bet it’s way better since for some reason, the second companies cross the border, they turn to a bag of ass :( target, marshalls…what’s next??

  7. Stacy G says:

    My mom just picked up that dry shampoo for me from Marshalls! lol I need that maxi, that bag is gorg and I love your new notebook. Mine definitely needs an upgrade! XO Happy Monday!

  8. Tracey says:

    Love your blogging notebook and that black dress!! It looks amazing on you. Also, I cannot believe that CV dress went from $119 to $20 FREAKING DOLLARS?!

  9. Latsyrc728 says:

    Awesome deal on that dress!! Happy early Birthday too! My 31st is in less than a month. 30 really isn’t a big deal like people make it seem it is.

    I was at TJ’s and TJ Maxx this weekend and we *almost* went to Square 1 but changed our minds at the last moment. Great minds think a like. :)

  10. Christina says:

    i forgot our birthdays are so close!! loving that dress. hot mama!

  11. TJMaxx seriously makes me so happy… sometimes. :) Love your new notebook and yay for your 30th countdown!

  12. Kristen says:

    what awesome finds at TJs! love those bookends – did you get that awesome sale dress?? that black dress looks phenomenal! yay birthday!! so excited for you :) cant wait for your Chicago recap – hope you have it done before we go, haha.

  13. You make me want to stop at TjMax today. That burger and fries looks delicious along with the wings. And a sneak peak outfit post, exciting!!

  14. Nice shopping finds! Love those acrylic letters and that black dress looks fab on you. Happy Birthday week!!

  15. OBSESSED with that last pic from lunch! He did such a good job! And that romper is so cute, can’t wait to see the rest of it!! And I definitely need to stop at TJ Maxx, you found some awesome things! That black dress… dayyyuuuuummmm girl! ;) Glad you had a great weekend!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  16. Gorgeous maxi dress! You definitely still have it ;-) that dry shampoo is my favorite I always pick it up when I’m in TJ Maxx. Looks like you had a fun weekend happy early 30th!

  17. TJ Maxx is amazing!! I have 3 days until I turn 30!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  18. You should both quit your day jobs and become a model/photographer team! Seriously love the photo abd love your look! Can’t wait to see more!

  19. Krystal R. says:

    Love the new notebook!!! And the dress that you wore is amazing. But can we talk about the marked down dress. Holy smoly I would have ran outta there with it! That price cannot be beat!

  20. Mree says:

    TJ Maxx has been having such great stuff lately!! That notebook is darling.

    Best, Mree

  21. What awesome finds at TJ Maxx! Love the new notebook :) YAY for birthday weekends, hope the week goes fast for you!

  22. Love that blogging notebook! You found some goodies at TJMaxx … I go in there at least once a week to see what new inventory they have. I’ll have to keep an eye out for a few things that you shared pictures of!

  23. I LOVE that black maxi you have! Soooo pretty!!!! And way to go on the TJ Maxx finds! I can always find stuff in there. Always! When you score a great deal like that though…you feel like you won the lottery!!!

    Uh ohhhhh do we have another blogger joining the 30 and up club?!?!?! :)

  24. I legit have an unhealthy obsession with notebooks, and would have gladly bought any and all of the ones you posted. I love SQ1! I haven’t been in ages, though

  25. The notebook/card section at TJ Maxx is usually the first place I go when I’m there! You can find such cute things– love those bookends too! I love that maxi dress + the cutouts!!

  26. OMG talk about a find!! that is awesome! and the batiste dry shampoo is my favorite!

  27. well i just love all of your finds and can’t wait to see the rest of the pics :) happy monday

  28. Erin LFF says:

    Woohoooo- bday countdown baby!!!! ;) TJMaxx and Marshalls are so addicting- I LOVE an amazing find that like that dress! And of course all the fun little notebooks, and home decor sections. Never know what steals you’ll get ;)

  29. TJMaxx and Marshalls are two of my favorite spots! I find the best hidden gems in those two stores. I want those acrylic letters!

  30. Sometimes TJ Maxx is just one great find after another!! Love your notebook too. Happy birthday week!

  31. girl seriously you in that dress = HOT!!!!

  32. Ele says:

    Love those notebooks! I’m obsessed with office supplies, stationary, journals. It’s my jam…and that dress was an amazing deal!

  33. brooke lyn says:

    it is so easy to get sucked into TJ Maxx! It is like the black hole of the sale world

  34. Fusion says:

    Burgers, Wings, and Beer? Sounds like an amazing weekend!!

  35. Jen says:

    I NEED that Rachel Pally dress. I’ve been admiring it for way too long now. Did you happen to score 20% off with one of the amazing shop bop sales???

    You seriously hit the jackpot at TJ maxx too! Love those book ends!

    Happy Birthday week!!!!

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  36. Chelsea says:

    I’m with the hostess- that dress is amazing!!! TJ Maxx will be the death of me- or at least my bank account… So glad I stumbled upon your blog from someone linking up- excited to be your newest follower!

  37. Look at you rocking that dress! What a great deal on that dress!!

  38. Yay for birthday week! You are killing it in that dress. Post-burger too, I bet! Love!

  39. Love, love that blogging book! And I wish I had a TJ MAXX near me. That’s some awesome finds!

  40. Yyyayyy happy birthday week! Birthday MONTHS are my fav! Have fun (:

  41. that dress! gimmie. also – great finds at tj maxx! i need to go there more often but i feel like it’s a black hole ha. xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

  42. Miche says:

    Ahh! That Batiste dry shampoo is literally the greatest thing ever made!!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  43. I love everything in this post! yay for the birthday countdown! Do you celebrate all month?! Haha! I’ve never tried that batiste dry shampoo but I think that might be my next to do! I absolutely love that cut out dress! It looks amazing on you! :)

  44. You know what??? I have not been doing enough TJ Maxx shopping so thanks for reminding me. I have been wanting to re-accessorize my house a little and they have the greatest finds! You did good! Love that cut out dress!

  45. Why do I always forget about TJ Maxx??? The Batiste is the best dry shampoo I’ve tried yet!

  46. Brianne says:

    I love the quote on your blogging notebook!

  47. I think you’ll like the Batiste dry shampoo. I haven’t been using dry shampoos for very long, but I have been on the hunt for my favorite. So far, the Batiste is the best that I have used. With other dry shampoos, I feel like I have to wear my hair up still because it still looks somewhat dirty, but with Batiste I’m able to wear my hair down and it looks like I just washed it.

    southernbelleramblings.blogspot.com

  48. Awesome finds at TJ Maxx and Batisse is my all time favorite Dry Shampoo. You will not be disappointed. And I can’t believe they are selling it at TJ maxi!

  49. alyssa says:

    Amazing find on that dress! And I loooove Batiste dry shampoo, it’s definitely a keeper for me. Oh and I have Bikini So Teeny on my toes right now :) great minds! ;)

  50. I love your new blogging notebook!!!! I need to get a cute one, maybe it’ll inspire me some more!

  51. Em says:

    Love your blogging notebook!!! And girrrl there is nothing better than a great clearance find! :D

  52. That BAG! Need it!! That is also my favorite dry shampoo ever! Happy almost birthday you hottie 30 year old!!

  53. sound like you had a great weekend

  54. The hunny did good on the pictures! :) And yes, that is a MAJOR FIND AT TJ MAXX!! I could spend all my monies there!!

  55. Chloe says:

    You should go back and buy me one of both of those notebooks! I love them.

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