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


  1. June 30, 2014 / 5:17 AM

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

  2. June 30, 2014 / 5:50 AM

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

  3. June 30, 2014 / 9:23 AM

    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. June 30, 2014 / 10:46 AM

    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 :)

  5. June 30, 2014 / 11:00 AM

    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??

  6. June 30, 2014 / 11:40 AM

    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!

  7. June 30, 2014 / 11:44 AM

    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?!

  8. June 30, 2014 / 11:46 AM

    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. :)

  9. June 30, 2014 / 12:03 PM

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

  10. June 30, 2014 / 12:41 PM

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

  11. June 30, 2014 / 12:42 PM

    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.

  12. June 30, 2014 / 12:51 PM

    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!!

  13. June 30, 2014 / 1:12 PM

    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

  14. June 30, 2014 / 1:23 PM

    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!

  15. June 30, 2014 / 1:35 PM

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

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  16. June 30, 2014 / 1:54 PM

    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!

  17. June 30, 2014 / 1:57 PM

    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!

  18. June 30, 2014 / 2:00 PM

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

    Best, Mree

  19. June 30, 2014 / 2:06 PM

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

    • June 30, 2014 / 2:06 PM

      OH! And that black cut out maxi, so hot!

  20. June 30, 2014 / 2:24 PM

    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!

  21. June 30, 2014 / 2:31 PM

    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?!?!?! :)

  22. June 30, 2014 / 2:44 PM

    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

  23. June 30, 2014 / 2:59 PM

    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!!

  24. June 30, 2014 / 3:04 PM

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

  25. June 30, 2014 / 3:23 PM

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

  26. June 30, 2014 / 3:24 PM

    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 ;)

  27. June 30, 2014 / 3:51 PM

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

  28. June 30, 2014 / 4:13 PM

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

  29. June 30, 2014 / 4:14 PM

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

  30. June 30, 2014 / 4:27 PM

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

  31. June 30, 2014 / 4:30 PM

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

  32. June 30, 2014 / 4:50 PM

    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

  33. June 30, 2014 / 4:58 PM

    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!

  34. June 30, 2014 / 5:47 PM

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

  35. June 30, 2014 / 6:03 PM

    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


  36. June 30, 2014 / 7:02 PM

    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! :)

  37. June 30, 2014 / 7:05 PM

    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!

  38. June 30, 2014 / 7:38 PM

    I love the quote on your blogging notebook!

  39. June 30, 2014 / 7:50 PM

    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.


  40. June 30, 2014 / 11:11 PM

    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!

  41. June 30, 2014 / 11:14 PM

    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! ;)

  42. July 1, 2014 / 2:42 AM

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

  43. July 1, 2014 / 3:03 AM

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

  44. July 1, 2014 / 9:14 PM

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

  45. July 6, 2014 / 10:46 PM

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

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