Friday Favorites – Last One in January

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Happy Friday my loves!  Can you believe it’s the end of January? I’m looking forward to February since it will be our one year anniversary and we are celebrating with a fab trip!  This weekend is Gasparilla in Tampa.  Have you heard of it?  Basically it is a huge pirate parade with hundreds of thousands of people come into town.  The streets shut down, everyone dresses up like pirates and it’s a huge party.  It’s a fun local tradition that has been going on since the early 1900’s isn’t that crazy?  You will most definitely want to follow me on snapchat this weekend! (@meetatthebarre).



Favorite Song

Great one for your workout playlists or overall feel good song.  Gareth Emery & Alastor ft London Thor “Hands”.


Favorite Recipe

In honor of the pirate weekend, one of my favorite drinks and all the ways to spin it.  This blueberry moscow mule will be on the menu this weekend, original pin here.


Favorite Workout

Awesome bootcamp workout, even though it peeves me when people exercise with their hair down.  Enough beauty queens get sweaty with the rest of us.


Favorite Post

Did you check out my mini series this week on how to shoot in manual and create those blurry backgrounds?  If not check it out here!

Blogging Photography Tutorials 101


Favorite Purchase

My new favorite pair of dark rinse skinnies for the season.  The rinse, the fit, serious perfection.  They are stretchy so size down.  In love with these gold flats and the leather is so soft.  My ultimate lust list rose gold heels.  They would seriously make any outfit.  Love the take on the new Ray-ban frames.  If you are looking for the ultimate pair of espadrilles I just picked these up and the price point is spot on and the leather is incredibly soft.  You can walk miles in them.  Sizes are selling out, scoop them up and get ready for the Spring.

Favorite Funnies

Trying to work on a computer that isn’t a mac.


Trying to post a new picture on instagram, crafting hashtags and promoting your post……the exact same second a certain someone is asking you where the garage clicker is


When Mark tells me he’s not in the mood for dessert tonight…..nobody likes eating it alone am I right?



How I felt like with all the snow pictures in my instagram/facebook feed


When you are lured to a jewelry party with the hook of drinks/food and find chex mix upon arrival


Finally.  Meeting your friends out on a Friday night after the work week.


Alright now it’s your turn!  Stop by and tell me your favorites from the week.

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53 responses to “Friday Favorites – Last One in January”

  1. Your weekend plans sound awesome. Can’t wait to follow along with all the pirate fun on snapchat:)

  2. Lauren says:

    Love the sound of the pirate festival. I’ve only ever visited Ybor City in Tampa. Have fun! x

  3. Michelle says:

    Moscow mule, tried them for the first time over the holidays. Blueberry, who would have thought. Once again your funnies are unique and always put a smile on my face. Enjoy the fun plans you have this weekend. Thanks for the party.

  4. I had VIP tent passes to Gasparilla this weekend but then we decided not to go. Hope you guys have a blast! And the weather is better than it has been! Love that BB Dakota dress and those gold flats! Happy Friday girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Oh my gosh Gasparilla weekend!! I so miss college and going to that every year!! I haven’t seen that workout so I can’t wait to try it!! Have a great weekend!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  6. charity says:

    Whoa! Sounds like a great weekend and I’ve never heard of a pirate festival. Cheers to pirates and blueberry mules…

  7. Gasparilla sounds amazing! Can I come??!! Also loving your shopbop round up, it may be cold here, but sandals are on my mind!


  8. Tracy says:

    I’ve never heard of the pirate festival! How fun! I am in love with the drink and that cute copper mug! Have a great weekend. :)

  9. Pinky says:

    The monkey on the comp, so perfect!

  10. Christina says:

    This Pirate Party sounds like a great time. I wish I lived closer! I also am on the hunt for some rose gold heels.. going to try and find a pair this weekend (hopefully!). Have a great weekend!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  11. Nadine says:

    Get out of my head!!! I just did that workout Wednesday and that song I had in my next Friday post that I started already!!!! I will change it now hahaha. Let’s be honest, that last gif is every work night! Haha! I hope you have fun being a pirate this weekend! That sounds so cool!!!

  12. One of my friends went to college in Tampa and always had the best stories from Gasparilla! Have such a fun weekend, and those blueberry moscow mules look delicious!

  13. Ashley says:

    What a fun festival!! I bet the people watching is amazing! haha

  14. Marie says:

    That festival sounds like so much fun!! I think I might have to check that out on year. Can’t believe January is over with. Where did it go? Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Blaire says:

    I have never heard of this festival, but it sounds like so much fun! I have made those Blueberry Moscow Mules and they are really good! Have fun!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  16. A pirate parade?! This I’ve got to see! Can’t wait to see your snaps. Those rose gold sunnies are going on my birthday wish list – holy cow gorgeous!! Have a great weekend, babe!

  17. Hanna says:

    I have a pair of the AG 360 Skinny Contour jeans in a different wash and I LOVE them! They are so incredibly comfortable! I love the color wash that you posted.

  18. Ooooh need new Ray Bans this year, looooove those! And those Frye slip ons? Just added to my list for spring. Frye is one of my all time favorite brands, they never wear out! Have a super fun time at Gasparilla!

  19. Obsessed with those sunnies! I’m so sad I’m not making it out for Gasparilla this year, it came up so quick! Have an amazing time and document all the craziness <3
    Green Fashionista

  20. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures says:

    Gasparilla looks pretty fun and where are you going on your anni trip?!? We are serving Moscow Mules at our wedding- they are AHHH-mazing. Happy weekend :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  21. Emily says:

    My weekend plans includes practicing all my new photography tricks thanks to you! ;)

  22. kristen says:

    oh how fun! have a good time at Gasparilla, i’ll definitely be stalking your snaps. and seriously, the people with their hair down, it’s so silly it’s not realistic, it annoys the crap out of me!

  23. Meg says:

    I cannot wait to check out that photography blog. I can never quite achieve that and I am pretty blurry background. That festival also sounds like a lot of fun. I cannot wait to see your snaps about it. .That moscow mule also looks delicisou. Your posts always make me wish for summertime!

  24. Those gifs!!! LOL!!! They are amazing!! Love my AGs but the Coutour 360 are the only pair that don’t work for me. I’m glad that you like them though and that pair is super cute. I hope that you have a fab weekend!! :-)

  25. bahaha that Kanye gif. Love it. and love me some Gareth! he’s so great. Have fun this weekend- sounds like a blast!

  26. Gasparilla sounds so fun! And that Moscow Mule looks delish. I can’t wait to see the snaps! More Mardi Gras for me this weekend!

  27. Brittany says:

    I love moscow mules! You should also try out Kentucky mules–which use bourbon instead of vodka

  28. Kaitlin says:

    Lol, that Channing Tatum as Elsa is so funny … loving those black wedges and your other picks! I keep wanting to buy a ton of spring clothes but it’s still so cold and rainy here. I’m ready for summer! Have a good weekend!

  29. Kelly K says:

    Gasparilla sounds so darn cool! Your Friday gifs always make me laugh! Enjoy your weekend girl!

  30. jillian says:

    checking out your photo tutorial this weekend! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  31. Nichole says:

    Sooooo excited for Gasparilla this weekend!

  32. Jessi says:

    You’re going to have an amazing time at the Pirate weekend! So awesome, I’ll be watching your snaps non-stop!

  33. Okay that seriously sounds like the best time ever. Can’t wait for all your Snaps this weekend! Have a blast lady!

  34. Wow, it’s almost been 1 year. Time flies! The blueberry Moscow mule looks delicious! I’ve made the regular ones at home a few times. So good! Enjoy the weekend and Gasparilla. The last time i went was like 4 years ago. I need to change that. Maybe next year!

  35. Em says:

    Bahaha oh Channing Tatum. Hilarious. I also LOVE those dark rinse skinnys! I think I need to retire my fav pair since I’ve worn them to death. Oh and moscow mules are my jam. YUM. Happy Friday!!! :)

  36. Jenn says:

    Have so much fun at gasparilla! I know those blueberry moscow mules will be delicious!! Love the funnies, as always!

  37. I’ve heard that Gasparilla is so much fun! That blueberry moscow mule looks delicious-sounds like a good twist to a mm.
    Those Guiseppe Zanotti heels are GORGEOUS! I’ve always loved that line.

  38. Jessi says:

    I feel like you just posted ‘1st one of the new year’ and now last already! Whew! Loving everything here (as usual) happy weekend!

  39. christina says:

    wait, why do i feel like gasparilla just happened? TIME FLIES

  40. That pirate parade sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a blast! I loved reading your photography tutorial earlier this week! I can’t wait to try out your tips!

  41. Lauren says:

    That Blueberry Moscow Mule sounds delicious. It might make me forget it’s freezing cold outside for just a moment :)

  42. Kayla MKOY says:

    Your “funnies” are always the best! And yay I’m going to have to try that workout video!!!! I’m currently obsessed with YouTube workout videos – aka because they are free.

  43. Carly says:

    Gasprilla looks like so much fun! Haha I just love the idea. I’m all about any excuse to dress up in costume. Have a great time!

  44. I am rocking out to that tune RIGHT NOW! I dig it! And my husband has family near Tampa – I would love to make it to Gasparilla one year! The monkey – that’s me on a MAC! Ha! Have an awesome weekend!

  45. Owen Davis says:

    “I’m ready for a drink duh” … me always. And dessert… my husband ALWAYS makes me feel like a fat a** because let’s be honest I always want dessert and he NEVER does ugh the worst. Can’t wait to follow along via snapchat this weekend, that festival sounds awesome!

  46. Haha that last one was me leaving softball practice yesterday! That blueberry moscow mule looks so good.

  47. Darcy says:

    I am sure this is really silly of me but I had no idea you could order flavors of moscow mules! YUM!

  48. Mecca says:

    That I’m ready to drink meme = ah-mazing! Ha.

  49. I’m with you on the working out with hair down!! I love the Tone it Up Girls, but come on!!! It does NOT feel good to have your hair all up in the sweat like that. I can’t wait to check out those rose gold heels. I love rose gold everything. Have fun at the pirate festival! We have a similar one every summer in Seattle when the SeaFair Pirates come into town, but I doubt the tradition is that old!!

  50. Kara says:

    I can’t believe you are in Tampa!!! Next time I am in town you will be the first to know! Have a great weekend friend XO

  51. Kris M says:

    Can you please check the link for the espadrille shoes…it brings up a wedge. Really need a pair for my trip to LA! Thanks!

  52. Emily says:

    Love the vintage Gasparilla pic! Hope it was a fun weekend. Up here in the Panhandle, our celebration, Fiesta, is in June, and it’s one of the best times of year.
    Cheers, Emily

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