Weekending – When Is Fall Going To Arrive In the South???

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Welcome back Monday.  Why oh why Weekend did you have to rain on Saturday?  It’s okay it forced me to get lots of work done but no playing at the beach so therefore not a lot of fun things to highlight.  Linking up with my bestie Biana.

So I’ll tell you about some of my midweek fun.  I went and played Bingo at Oxford Exchange which is a bookstore/restaurant/retail/coffee shop/wine bar/beautiful space hybrid that was a welcomed breath of fresh air for our area. The person calling the game sounded very familiar to this night.  Naturally he use to work at Hamburger Mary’s…..hence he was very entertaining.  How beautiful is the space?

I went with my bridesmaid Kelly.  You may remember her from this post…..two blondes cooking.  Can you tell how much I am wanting Fall weather down here?

Bingo was so fun.  You all know my old lady obsession with it. I was one away from “Cover All”…..when that I 18 wasn’t called.

Friday night we went to a swank hotel restaurant by the water.  The selling point is the rooftop bar.  Well it was pouring rain all night…..sooooo here are some pictures from when I was there last and it was sunny out ;-)

Also here is the outfit I wore.  Except with no sunglasses and a bold red lipstick.

Saturday was spent locked inside from the not so fab weather.  On the bright side we really broke in that new washer and dryer……

Sunday I was going a little stir crazy so off to the mall for some shopping scoping out the Fall merchandise.  All I can say is there is tons of leather, lace and jeweled accents this year.  Nothing groundbreaking since that was the trends last year but they are now accented even more.  I literally could have bought every single thing inside of Zara.

I really want this scarf.  However it would need to be not 90 degrees out to wear it right (please kindly ignore my non-makeup face out in public self).

Oh I also played with my new iPhone that is on a slow boat (literally from……)  I personally don’t think it’s too big but that’s just me.  I seriously have a mini panic attack every time I try to find my current one in my purse. This one should be way easier ;-)  6 plus for reference, naturally I got it in gold.

Sunday night I had my weekly dose of palpitations from Ray Donovan.  Off to another work week!  How was your weekend?  Check back tomorrow I got some fun things that I’m digging lately that I can’t wait to share with you!  xoxoxoxoxo


  1. September 22, 2014 / 4:42 AM

    I’m a fellow bingo lover, so I totally understand the obsession! Such a bummer it rained, but it looks like you had a great time anyway!! And super jealous of your new iPhone – my mom got one this weekend too, and they gave her a free iPad mini in exchange for her old iPhone – totes jealous!

  2. September 22, 2014 / 10:46 AM

    I’m obsessed with my new iPhone and I totally got it in gold too!! I love the lace short sleeve shirt that you tried on – and hopefully got!! Girl you are dying for it to be fall…you can come up here :) I haven’t played bingo in years but playing there and with you would be a blast!! Hope you have a fabulous Monday! xo

  3. September 22, 2014 / 10:52 AM

    Girl that phone looks huge to me! It is bigger than your hand! Loving all your fall finds… now if it would just feel like fall in FL we’d be good LOL! And that rooftop bar looks amazing… ya know, when it’s not raining. I’m definitely going to have to hit that up when I come visit you!!! Happy Monday!

    <3, Pamela

  4. September 22, 2014 / 11:02 AM

    So jealous of your new phone! I can’t wait to be back in the states to do some serious shopping!

  5. September 22, 2014 / 11:26 AM

    people in my city were lined up SINCE WEDNESDAY to get a phone. even on the weekend when we stopped by the mall, there were massive lineups and the store was rammed. how are you liking the phone?

    Vodka and Soda

  6. September 22, 2014 / 11:50 AM

    Loving my new iPhone 6 too! I got the smaller one. That gray shirt with black lace is amazing. Think I’ll have to order one!!!

  7. September 22, 2014 / 11:59 AM

    That rooftop is amazing and I’m loving that scarf!

  8. September 22, 2014 / 12:01 PM

    I literally laughed out loud when you posted that pic (fall vs summer) on your instagram! I’m the same way though, I’m so eager for fall to really hit (does it ever in FL though? Like…until winter?) I can’t wait to hear how you feel about the 6+. I don’t know anyone else who has chosen that one yet

  9. September 22, 2014 / 12:12 PM

    Looks like a fun weekend! I’m glad I’m not the only other person that thoroughly enjoys a good game of bingo – I mean seriously, nothing is better. I wish we had a Zara store here – everything looks so fab!

  10. September 22, 2014 / 12:15 PM

    The oxford exchange looks so fun! I love that scarf and still obsessed with your flats! What brand are they again? I just got a new red lipstick from tarte and I love it! Wasn’t sure I could pull off a red, but I think it looks very classic. If you’re in the market for a new one Tarte’s Matte lipsurgence in Fiery is super pretty! Happy Monday!! XO

  11. September 22, 2014 / 12:44 PM

    I hear ya on the lack of fall weather… It’s been in the 70s and 80s here! I can’t complain though, but I would like to wear the new boots that Chris bought for me. Anyways.. Sounds like a fun weekend! I like the long sleeve short that you tried on, super cute! :-)

  12. September 22, 2014 / 1:02 PM

    Oh that restaurant looks incredible – such fantastic views! And I’m totally jealous of your new iPhone, especially since the 6 Plus in gold is exactly what I’ve been craving. I’m due for an upgrade, I just don’t want to deal with the Apple store yet, haha!

  13. September 22, 2014 / 1:02 PM

    That rooftop bar looks so nice! Loving your outfits and the red lipstick! I never feel as though I can pull it off, but it looks so good on you! You are making me want to go shopping… I wish we had a Zara store here in Columbus! Love the lace detailed top!

  14. September 22, 2014 / 1:08 PM

    yay weekends! it was too rainy you are so right. love that spot you went to on friday. the design is to die. and who doesn’t love bingo? (maybe i should get into the bingo game AFTER i find a man so i don’t scare them off) NBD.


  15. September 22, 2014 / 1:11 PM

    that rooftop looks beautiful! i love bingo!! ha so fun that you got to play. it was fall weather here on saturday (i got to wear jeans!) but by sunday it was hot again… not that im really complaining! it was nice to go to the beach. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  16. September 22, 2014 / 1:14 PM

    Every once in awhile I don’t mind a good rainy day to get things done! Looks like you had fun anyway:)

  17. September 22, 2014 / 1:18 PM

    I WANT THE IPHONE6!!!! AND I WANT FALL TOO!! It’s supposed to be 74 here today so I’m rocking a scarf and praying that it feels like fall. I’m ready!

  18. September 22, 2014 / 1:25 PM

    That bingo looks like so much fun… And in such an awesome place! Love the rooftop bar the next day too! Fun weekend!

  19. September 22, 2014 / 1:33 PM

    What a gorgeous view!! Sad it was raining this time :( It stormed all weekend here as well, but it was a good thing because it dropped our temps and I pulled out all the Fall decor! No worries though, it’s back up to 90 by tomorrow, ugh!
    Ah! I’m dying to go shopping! Such cute finds!!

  20. September 22, 2014 / 1:40 PM

    Was the rooftop bar, Ulele? I have been dying to go if that’s the place! I love Bingo at OE; a tad pricey, but never NOT fun…I love me some old lady bingo ;)

  21. September 22, 2014 / 1:52 PM

    I totally get your bingo obsession! It’s so addicting! I love your all black ensemble. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend!! :)

  22. September 22, 2014 / 1:55 PM

    Absolutely love the lace detail at Zara!! I’m thinking of getting some faux leather leggings… But am worried I’ll look a little too “street walker” or worse yet “20-something club girl” and not enough “hey I’m 30 and married” and also “mom.” Thoughts?

  23. September 22, 2014 / 2:16 PM

    The camera is much better on those phones I hear, yes? Have you tried it at night?

    I love the Zara items…cannot believe you’re wearing jeans in 90 degrees! I die just thinking about it.

  24. September 22, 2014 / 2:19 PM

    Love that top from Zara!! That is such a great story. Ok, I’m so jealous you got the new iphone!! I’m waiting for mine to arrive and the wait is gonna kill me. That rooftop bar looks fantastic!! Glad you had a good weekend.

  25. September 22, 2014 / 2:20 PM

    What a beautiful space! And then that rooftop bar, too bad you didn’t get to enjoy it with the weather. But I hear you with the laundry, I did so many loads this weekend I lost count. Great finds at Zara, your giving me the shopping bug!

  26. September 22, 2014 / 2:32 PM

    that sucks about the weather, but i have been kind of wishing we would have a dreary rainy weekend so that we could be lazy and do nothing lol. i love how at bingo you guys are dressed for completely separate seasons-that happened last year when we went to a winery, my friend and i dressed for fall, boots, scarves etc and the other two were wearing flip flops and whatnot. love all the zara stuff, especially the scarf!

  27. September 22, 2014 / 2:44 PM

    i want to hear all about your iphone! i’m not sure I actually need a new one, but still. i am so ready for fall clothing!

  28. September 22, 2014 / 2:51 PM

    that rooftop space is awesome! and i love me some black on black outfits with a pop of red lipstick. gorg! and i’m glad you said that about the iphone 6 plus… i’m considering getting it too and yes – i always loose mine in my purse too!

  29. September 22, 2014 / 3:08 PM

    You make me want to play bingo! Gosh that rooftop bar looks amazing, sorry it was raining!

  30. September 22, 2014 / 3:12 PM

    Ooo I love Ray Donovan but I didn’t get to watch last night’s episode yet. I will be watching as soon as get home tonight though! I don’t want this season to end yet :(

  31. September 22, 2014 / 3:27 PM

    i love the black shirt and scarf outfit.

    i have a 5s and really want the 6 just for the size.

    AND fall arrived here for me this morning. i’m in the south, AR to be exact. it was chillllyyy out.

  32. September 22, 2014 / 3:30 PM

    LOVE the new phone and agree it doesn’t look too big at all. Now I just need to convince my husband I “need it”. Glad to know Zara has some good stuff as I’ll be hitting up that .com shortly I bet ha. Have a great day!

  33. September 22, 2014 / 3:32 PM

    I love both of those tops with lace you tried on – I am little afraid to go to the mall because I know I’ll want to buy everything! The bingo place looks pretty fun! I hope you have a great Monday Amanda!


  34. September 22, 2014 / 3:51 PM

    My new iphone comes in this week and I don’t know what case to get? Do you use a case for yours?? I got the gold also and I don’t want to cover it up. Is there a clear case maybe?

  35. September 22, 2014 / 3:54 PM

    So where are there bingo cards with beautiful felt on them??
    I love that long scarf!!!! I never tire of scarfs in fall!

  36. September 22, 2014 / 5:00 PM

    I am not really sure the last time I played bingo….but that sounds like fun! And such a cute space! So is that roof top bar you talked about!!!

    I want new clothes so bad! Like as in a whole new wardrobe! I am so sick of everything. And also so ready for fall and all the fall things!!! (Go away heat!!!!)

    I want the new iPhone!!!!!!!! I dont think I can wait until my contract is up in December. I think I am going to gave and pay a billion dollars….

  37. September 22, 2014 / 5:22 PM

    I am so with you on the wishing for Fall weather- It actually did feel a tiny bit cool when I stepped outside this morning and I was all giddy! But it’s currently about 90 degrees now, so we’re still getting way too hot during the day.

    I love that scarf, so cozy and soft looking! I want new Fall clothes in the worst way! Darn budget. :(

  38. September 22, 2014 / 5:46 PM

    Wow, that hotel looks amazeballs. Nothing like staying in the lap of luxery! Love the gray long sleeved T with the black lace accents.

    So tell me, what do you think of 6plus? A a female who looks like she has dainty fingers, is it too much to handle? Are the new features amazing? Do you effing love it!?!?!?!?!?

  39. September 22, 2014 / 5:48 PM

    That rooftop bar looks amazing! I think those things are probably in my top 10 list of favorite things. Bars one. And Bars on rooftops. lol

  40. September 22, 2014 / 6:08 PM

    That rooftop bar looks awesome! I also like the way that BINGO board is. My friend & I used to play BINGO all the time in college.

  41. September 22, 2014 / 7:23 PM

    We had torrential downpours all weekend too, but it made for some prime movie marathon-ing! I am such an old lady at heart so a night of bingo sounds like a grand ol’ time to me. That rooftop bar looks amazing, I wish we had more along the lake shore here, but it snows for so much of the year they are few and far between!

  42. September 22, 2014 / 7:55 PM

    Bummer the weather wasn’t so great for you this weekend! And I had no idea that the iPhone 6 was bigger.. but I’m not hating that either! Happy Monday!

  43. September 23, 2014 / 12:15 PM

    The weather still looks great! It must be nice to live in a place where you can enjoy the outdoors year round! Love Bingo, but I never win!!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  44. September 23, 2014 / 3:22 PM

    That rooftop bar by the water looks stunning, I want to go!!! haha And I really like those shirts you tried one, cute!! :)

  45. September 23, 2014 / 5:06 PM

    That outdoor space is so pretty. I am totally loving that scarf! I thought the iphone 6+ looked to big but it actually doesn’t when you are holding it.

  46. September 24, 2014 / 12:42 AM

    The iphone 6 looks so nice! I think I would love a bigger screen! That rooftop bar looks amazing {if the weather was cooperating!}! I hope the fall weather comes your way soon! :)

  47. September 24, 2014 / 2:12 AM

    I LOVE bingo…and loving that location they held it in!

    Where is that hotel – it looks so gorgeous!

    And loving that top with the lace elbows!

  48. September 25, 2014 / 8:27 PM

    I want the iPhone 6 plus soooo bad! I would love to have an iPhone that’s a lot bigger. Gotta convince the husband first :)

  49. October 7, 2014 / 9:37 AM

    Im totally getting myself the 6 for Christmas. I went to get it this time around and it was sold out at the apple store. At least I was able to score the Macbook Pro.

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