Weekending – Beaching & Local Giveaway!

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Happy Monday y’all.  I am starting off this day feeling nice and relaxed.  I’ll tell you what, I really need to go to the beach more often.  The sun shining down on you really does a lot for your mental health am I right?  Mark went up for the UF/Kentucky game, so I headed over to the beach with some of my girlfriends.  Laughing is good for the soul.  My two former bridesmaids definitely know how to get those laughs that pretty much hurt your stomach.  My snapchat this weekend was all beach shots, sorry for the overload!  Linking up with Biana.


I was hit up this weekend about my tie dye maxi dress, it’s sold out but here are two affordable options here and here (on super sale!).Weekending

I brought my fancy camera but guess what I used the whole time.  You guessed it. Florida SunsetIMG_0329Florida SunsetsIMG_0352

Okay for my local peeps!  I have a killer giveaway for you.  The Sushi Battle is happening this Thursday in Ybor.  I have a set of tickets for you ($45 each!!)  All you can eat sushi and drink sake.  Plus, you know I’ll be there so that is another total perk right?  Enter below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Make sure to check back tomorrow, have some pieces that have been on my radar lately!!  xoxoxo

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  1. September 21, 2015 / 6:01 AM

    What a fun beach weekend with the girls! I definitely think a beach weekend every once in awhile is good for the soul. The sun, sand and salt water are so relaxing! Glad you had a good weekend girl!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. September 21, 2015 / 6:14 AM

    i’m glad you had a great girls time at the beach. Something about the sun and the sand and good girlfriends just makes life good, right? Your dress is fabulous, as always! Happy Monday, friend!

  3. September 21, 2015 / 6:38 AM

    The sunset photos are just stunning!! So glad you had a great girls weekend – they really are good for the soul! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  4. September 21, 2015 / 6:40 AM

    Beaching is totally good for the soul!! Those sunset pictures are so amazing and beautiful!!!

  5. September 21, 2015 / 6:47 AM

    I was oohing over those sunset pics this weekend! You guys certainly know how to spend the last official weekend of the summer–it looked like perfection :) So glad you had a good time with your friends!

  6. September 21, 2015 / 7:01 AM

    How fun!! I wish I was a local peep to enter that giveaway, it sounds so fun! That tie-dye dress is EVERYTHING! I agree about the beach being good for mental health, if I could spend my mornings on the beach, I swear we’d all be better off ha!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

  7. September 21, 2015 / 7:42 AM

    Time spent by the water does wonders! Now if I only lived a little closer… Love your maxi and I wish I was local so I come come to the sushi battle with you!

  8. September 21, 2015 / 8:03 AM

    Beautiful photos!! Love both of your maxi dresses too. I’m so glad that you had a fun and relaxing weekend too! :-)

  9. September 21, 2015 / 8:30 AM

    Beaching it definitely makes for a relaxing weekend! Your pictures are gorgeous. We get some great sunsets here, don’t we?

  10. September 21, 2015 / 8:47 AM

    give me all the beach time! you look fab and i’m still kicking myself for not getting that tie dye maxi back in the day when you first posted it! happy monday :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  11. September 21, 2015 / 9:12 AM

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! Love your maxi dress!

  12. September 21, 2015 / 9:12 AM

    Blogging/social media breaks are AMAZING, and I can’t even imagine being able to spend that time away at a beach! I just feel like the ocean does wonders for the soul, but I’m a total beach girl… Stuck in Dallas. Oh well!

  13. September 21, 2015 / 9:27 AM

    Love your dress! It must be nice to live by the beach! My son would love it. Btw I tried to respond to your comment on my blog, but don’t think it went through. Still getting the hang of my comment settings on wordpress! lol But yes I am definitely still loving the brow powder I won in one of your first giveaways! lol Have a great week. Mine is crazy busy this week. I’m donating sugar cookies and I have two mini cakes plus a small wedding cake order!

  14. September 21, 2015 / 9:51 AM

    Wish I was local so I could enter that giveaway! And also so I could spend a day at the beach, that sounds so nice!

  15. September 21, 2015 / 10:46 AM

    Sounds like such a great weekend! Those sunset pictures are just stunning! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  16. September 21, 2015 / 10:47 AM

    Time with girlfriends is good for the soul. Glad you’re feeling relaxed to start your week!

  17. September 21, 2015 / 11:39 AM

    I love the beach! I wish I lived closer to one for my mental health. love your pictures! and I love that dress you are wearing! so cute! Trish – tales from trish

  18. September 21, 2015 / 11:59 AM

    your snapchats were so awesome this weekend! I want to go to the beach!! and you look stunning :)

  19. September 21, 2015 / 12:11 PM

    What area of Florida are you in? PCI is my stomping grounds and I love meeting other local bloggers!

  20. September 21, 2015 / 12:35 PM

    Love that dress on you, so pretty! Sounds like you had a fabulous beach trip/girls weekend!!! That sushi event sounds like heaven!!! All you can eat sushi? I wish we had something like that here!!! Have a great week!

  21. September 21, 2015 / 12:44 PM

    There’s nothing better than a beach weekend with friends, and I love that we can do that pretty much year round here! How gorgeous are those sunset shots <3

    Green Fashionista

  22. September 21, 2015 / 1:10 PM

    Glad a weekend at the beach and some girl time was what you needed to unwind and relax! Loved all your snaps. xo

  23. September 21, 2015 / 1:12 PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed your beach snaps this past weekend! I think just seeing the waves through the app also helped my mental health a little bit ;)

  24. September 21, 2015 / 1:48 PM

    both of your dresses are gorgeous :) i always use my iphone as well lol, a huge reason that i don’t want a fancy camera.. i’m too lazy to actually use it.

  25. September 21, 2015 / 3:08 PM

    Nothing better than a weekend spent at the beach! It really is good for the soul!

  26. September 21, 2015 / 3:19 PM

    I love the beach! I miss living close to the beach! What a great way to spend the weekend!

  27. September 21, 2015 / 3:31 PM

    Loved all of your beachy snaps!!! That dress is the best :) I wore it this weekend and thought of you!

  28. September 21, 2015 / 3:44 PM

    Looks like it was super fun weekend at the beach! I think beach season is officially over up here. That’s ok with me, bring fall on! Only cause I want to wear my scarves and sweaters.

  29. September 21, 2015 / 5:16 PM

    I love the PCI! We’ve stayed at Tradewinds a couple times and would walkover to hang out at PCI. One of my favorite beaches in Florida too.

  30. September 21, 2015 / 8:04 PM

    Sun, sand and great friends, what more could you ask for?? Loved your dress girly. Wish I was local so I could come to the sushi & sake, yum!!

  31. September 22, 2015 / 11:03 AM

    What a cool giveaway! And very different to do something your local followers can get. I loved your weekend beach snaps. Made me totally miss vacation, summer, warmth. haha It’s mid to low 70’s here, which isn’t terrible, but isn’t quite dress weather either. Fall is indeed right around the corner! (: Have a wonderful week Amanda!

  32. September 22, 2015 / 1:37 PM

    OOH the sushi event; so jealous! And would totally enter if I had a free plane ticket to FL ;)

  33. September 22, 2015 / 4:00 PM

    Your maxi… swoon. I need it for my trip to Antigua!!! Your eye makeup looks amazing!

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