Weekending – The One Where I Slept Past 9 + Rebecca Minkoff Giveaway

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Happy Monday my loves!  Back to the real world and the grind of things.  Mark was gone this weekend for work (I know boooo first one together as husband and wife) but shhhh no lie it was okay because I got so much done.  When I say so much done I mean I slept with no alarm, binge watched Gilmore girls and did lots of blog research and writing.  Oh and with plenty of thank you cards thrown in there.  I also have the honeymoon just about completely planned out and ready to hit confirm.  I can’t wait to tell you all where we are going and to share all the fabulous details!  Linking up with Biana and Meghan as always!
So this weekend as mentioned above was spent in some major PJ wear.  I joked when I went out for one of my bridesmaids birthday dinner on Saturday that it forced me to put some real clothes on.  I have been soaking up every pretty bloom of these flowers Mark got for me after the wedding.  I told him it was like being back in the courting times.  This 7th Avenue Apothecary candle is a local company here in Tampa and it literally gives every Nest/Jo Malone/Diptyque a total run for their money at half the price.  It burns so evenly and the scent fills the entire house.  I have the Primerose and Teakwood currently burning and it is seriously heavenly.  Plus supporting local business!  So many businesses around town are burning these candles and they smell amazing.  
7th avenue apothecary candle
Saturday was spent with 25 tab browsers open finalizing all the honeymoon plans while texting Mark all the details.  It felt great to get out of the house for a little catching up with my bridesmaids!
We went to a new spot that used to be a really popular place called the Rack which closed down and has been revamped by our favorite Thai/sushi place The Grand Siam (that I’m always talking about in my recaps from the weekend).  The new spot is called the Hyde Out and it definitely is a restaurant that is more of a bar/to be seen kind of place.  The food was alright if you had a few drinks in you…..which I didn’t.  So I enjoyed the fries and I will continue to enjoy our neighborhood spot.

I wore this lace top that I told you about here.  Seriously I am obsessed.  I insist you guys get it.  It was less than $15.  It is incredible soft, has the perfect amount of stretch and looks super high end.  I want it in every color.  My original one is sold out (of course it is) but here is similar in black and exact in white & blush.  
Check out the scalloped edges on it.  Oh and for everyone who was asking what I did for my wedding band.  I went with a matching platinum band because everything I tried putting up against my solitaire wasn’t looking right.  I love this clean look. Also leads plenty of opportunity for right handed rings and after my wedding gift you’ll also see why I went that route ;-) Wedding mani going strong!
Sunday was spent teaching Barre and doing some major scouting for you at Target.  I am excited to tell you I basically tried on every bathing suit top they have to offer because it pretty much felt like Summer here on Sunday.  Who wants to come and visit me?  
Check back tomorrow for my full review! Wednesday my plan is to share with you the start of our wedding week and recap the rehearsal dinner night.  I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I have teamed up with some fabulous gals for a baller giveaway.  We are giving away a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac!  I have two different colors (this one is rose gold hardware and black) and literally wear mine every chance I can get.
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49 responses to “Weekending – The One Where I Slept Past 9 + Rebecca Minkoff Giveaway”

  1. P!nky says:

    Boo for being apart your ‘first’ weekend, but glad you were able to make the best of it and got a lot of chill time. That’s the best after wedding week and weekend :)!

    Okay, you’ve convinced me, I need that top. I love the Target ones you mentioned previously, thanks for helping me when i was at the store ;)! LOVE your wedding band, I’m a platinum and solitaire girl too. I agree, it’s so clean, great choice.

    Hope you have a great Monday, friend! xoxo

  2. I’ve never actually won anything in my life but I figured I might as well enter for a Rebecca Minkoff, right?! So happy you got honeymoon stuff finalized this weekend! It’s going to be here before you know it! And love all of those Target bathing suits! I am so ready for the warm weather to be here all the time! Happy Monday love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I love that lace stuff and it’s in blush too…I’m sold!! I love what you went with for your wedding band and your strategy is totally right hehe! Also, your nails look amazing, they are getting so long!!! Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  4. I love your bright nails paired with the black lace. A perfect combo! And yay for a productive {yet lazy} weekend! I swear, sometimes it’s so much easier when the hubs is gone. Am I right?

  5. Jenn says:

    So sorry your man wasn’t there for the weekend, but like we said, more time for GG and blog stuff! Still looks like you had a super productive day (sometimes the most productive ones are in PJs haha). Can’t wait to hear about the planned honeymoon! I need to go shopping for some bathing suits–our anniversary trip is THIS MONTH! Which also means I need to hit it hard with the workouts haha.
    Hope your Monday’s off to a good start!!

  6. Can not WAIT to hear about your rehearsal dinner, and wedding…and honeymoon. Basically anything and everything I still need to know about your wedding because I’m nosy like that ;) Awesome giveaway too – that bag is to die for!!

  7. Jillian says:

    i loveee your nails! and that black lace top — the scallop detail is so cute! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  8. Your wedding rings are so beautiful! I want to see this wedding gift that you speak of. :) Glad you got out of the house for a bit to hang out with your girls – it’s always nice to relax and lounge, though the week after your wedding. Happy Monday!

  9. your nail color is so pretty!!! it’s awful weather here so no mani for me until i’m actually able to not wear mittens and show them off.

  10. girl i need that purse AND that top. i am off to find one now! sounds like a fantastic weekend btw! can’t wait for target suit recap! xo


  11. Julia says:

    Oh man you may have convinced me on that lace top! I loved it the first time you posted it and I love it still! So pretty! LOVE your wedding band and ring together, they are gorgeous! Can’t wait to hear more about the swimsuits, it was pretty crappy weather this weekend and I am dreaming of the sun!

  12. I feel kinda honored that I knew about your wedding band choice before everyone else :)

    And how did you escape the wintery hell that froze the rest of the South?! That’s it, I’m moving to Florida.

  13. I bought a top at work that has lace on the shoulder and upper arm area. I love it but I feel like I can’t layer it underneath something because then you can’t see the lace. Boo. Your top is gorgeous though! What a great price too. The band looks good, especially with your bright manicure. :-) Those flowers are pretty too. Can’t wait to see more wedding pictures and hear the honeymoon details!! :-)

  14. Courtney B says:

    Sounds like such a great weekend despite your hubs (AH!) being out of town! Sometimes down time at home is the perfect way to recharge! But obviously a night out with your girls looked SO fun!

  15. Sounds like you had a super productive weekend, jealous over here – I can never manage to get much done, I blame it on this cold weather, it’s killing me!!

  16. Carly says:

    Love the scalloped sleeves. I went shopping around town Saturday and spotted scallops everywhere, the trend is definitely sticking around. I’m jealous of all of your Target bathing suits, I can never fit into their tops so I end up mixing and matching bottoms with just plain black tops.

  17. What a great weekend! I can’t wait to learn where you’re going! I bet it will be a blast. :)

    Also–you’re GORGEOUS.

  18. Love your ring! Its such a classic. I secretly wish I got a solitaire. Shh! :)

  19. Mree says:

    Sounds like you got alot done this weekend which is always good. I got nothing done this weekend! lol. That top is so pretty love anything lace. How exciting that you have the Honeymoon all planned. I cannot wait to hear all about it. Girls night is always super fun.

  20. Christina says:

    Love that pink color on your nails. It’s so Barbie like! I bought 5 bikinis from Target over the weekend. THey were buy one, get one 50% off so I couldn’t resist!!

  21. Nikki P says:

    Can’t wait to hear more exciting honeymoon details and what beautiful flowers from Mark. I looove that lace top and your wedding band is just gorgeous with your engagement ring! I really need to go swim suit shopping at Targs, I’ve been super impressed with their selection lately!

  22. Kristen says:

    that lace top is so fetch, looks fabulous on you. and can’t wait for the bikini info from target, i definitely need a new one!
    sucks about the food at that place, i get all ragey when that happens because if i am spending money, i want it to be fabulous!! but at least you had a good time with friends!

  23. I seriously love that lace top. I need it!!! Love that you wet simple with the band, it looks so chic! It will be perfect for stacking pretty anniversary bands later too which is what I did:) Happy Monday!

  24. Darcy says:

    Hahha I did not put on jeans until 5 PM on Sunday to go to church. I was in yogas or pjs the rest of the time and it was glorious. Love all those target swimsuits!! I am still on the hunt for the perfect one!

  25. Thanks for such a killer giveaway! I’m on a bikini-or-bust diet right now so round up your favorite single FL guys and I’ll be on a plane ;) Your nails (and rings!) look gorgeous. Can’t wait for y’all to get to jet off to your honeymoon!

  26. Loving this giveaway, crossing my fingers! I can’t wait to hear where you’re going for your honeymoon. We’re trying to decide where to go this year. More than likely we’ll do Mexico for the 5th time, we love it, but we’re exploring other places a little as well. Love your lace top & wedding mani too!

  27. JumpingJE says:

    Congrats on a productive weekend even if it was husband-less! Great choice on the wedding band, so clean, simple and you!

  28. The flowers look so pretty! Love that top. It totally floors me when I see bathing suits, it is so not even close here. A little jealous! ;)

  29. Woohoo for finalizing the honeymoon plans!! Can’t wait to hear where you’re headed! And loving your new band – I agree, it totally complements your ring! Glad you had a good weekend even if you and Mark had to spend it apart!

  30. Brianne says:

    I’m in love with that top! I have a swimsuit top obsession…I buy at least one every year…at least being VERY liberal…& am almost never at the beach.

  31. If I was tall and could pull off lace I would be all over that too. Also super jealous of your weather. It’s slowly getting better but not really. I can’t wait to read all about the wedding!!!

    Southern Belle Secrets

  32. Meg Taylor says:

    I definitely tried some of those same suits on at Target this weekend!! They are totally going to be motivation for healthy eating and exercising before our honeymoon in May :) Looks like you had a great weekend!!

  33. Sounds like you had a productive weekend! I hate when a restaurant has a cool feel to it but then lacks on food. It can be a hole in the wall, just as long as it has delicious food I will have a good time and be back!

    I saw lots of cute stuff at Target lately too! I dont even want to think about swim suit season though. Ughhhhh!!!!

    Love your mani color and your pretty flowers! Have a great week!

  34. Can’t wait to see what this right hand ring looks like. (; I’m a sucker for sparklers. I love that you chose something simple. Especially since that rock is breath taking all it’s own.

    Btw totally swooned over the Target summer stuff this past weekend also. Too bad it’s lower 20’s still.

  35. Emily says:

    Love the lace top and the color of your nails! Sounds like a relaxing weekend but it’s also great you made it out with your girl friends. Can’t wait to hear more about your honeymoon plans!

  36. Are we the same person?! I was thinking about getting a plain band, too! Either that or super small diamond band… not eternity because I don’t want them going all around. Like you said: CLEAN. Gorgeous!

  37. Anna Baun says:

    Such a great weekend recap! I love the flowers and the new suits from Target! Can’t resist either! :) XO


  38. So many things I want to comment on! First off, marriage looks amazing on you! And it never gets old looking down and seeing your wedding band with your engagement ring! :) And finalizing all the honeymoon stuff sounds like a dream! You’re going to have so much fun! And the thought of warm weather sounds equally amazing! And those swimsuits are too cute! I will not be rocking the little bikinis this summer, but bet your butt summer 2016 I’ll be back! ;)

  39. what color is that mani again?? i love it. and the scalloped sleeves make that shirt. so cute!

  40. Cant wait to hear your review on the bathing suits! Im going to Mexico in a few weeks and need to hit up Target for some new bathing suits…

  41. Meghan says:

    I had a similar weekend of not really wearing real clothes! I also love that candle company! Thanks for the great suggestion. What is your wedding mani color?? Also, love all your bathing suits from Target! Can’t wait to read all your recaps, girlfriend! xo

  42. Kay R. says:

    Yay for a good nice weekend even though the new hubby wasnt there! Love the rings and all the good food you ate with the bridesmaids. Also was the mani gel? still looks perfect!

  43. LOVE your choice of wedding band. So chic. YES I’m so glad you tried out the Target bathing suits! I had to rush in there for something the other day and was forced to breeze by the swim section without even looking! Can’t wait to hear your take.

  44. I need to come visit you. Three snow/ice days for me. I surrender!!! Happy wedding band!! I need to finish planning our honeymoon too! Can’t wait to hear about yours!

  45. Your mani – beautiful! Your sparkler – even more beautiful!!!!

  46. What a fun weekend! And sleeping in, I have no idea what that means. :)

  47. Suits are super cute and I like the color of your nails! Goes well with the black lace and everything goes with your rings!!

  48. Looks like a great weekend! Sleeping in past 9 is a major score! :)

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