Weekending + Local Giveaway

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Happy Monday!  This weekend was jam packed for sure and now back to the routine of the week.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful down here in Florida, the humidity has been holding out, so I’ve been taking advantage of it every second that I can.  I finally took the plunge and ordered a new camera and lens that I’ve been eyeing for quite some time.  Canon was having a rebate and I found an open box special on Adorama (not sponsored just the best price I found anywhere).  So naturally we spent Saturday morning exploring and playing around with the new beauty.  On the way out to lunch we drove by the most fab Alice and Wonderland wall so naturally we had to stop.


This is my most favorite black dress ever by Susana Monaco.  It seriously works for anything.  Casual weekend wear with flats, dress it up with jewelry for a date, or pair it with black tights for work.  I also would throw a denim jacket over it for another look to it.  I actually picked it up at the last SHOPBOP sale but then I found it over 50% off after the fact HERE, so definitely scoop it up before the sizes sell out.  I have also been looking for a pair of blush/nude wedges and I adore this pair by Restricted Shoes.  The price point is very affordable and they make your legs look incredibly long.  The rose gold buckle is my favorite part.  I highly recommend these for the Spring/Summer.  They pretty much go with every single outfit.  They run true to size, I’m a 9 and they fit perfectly.  Also, rediscovered my favorite mirrored sunnies for the Summer.  I just love this hot pink/red shade they come in.

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Black dress HERE ||| Nude heels HERE ||| Sunnies HERE ||| Purse sold out similar on sale HERE and HERE under $50 HERE ||| Cable bracelet HERE ||| Rose Gold Watch c/o KAPTEN & SON HERE


Saturday night was the gala for the local Children’s hospital that I work for.  Mark joked and stated that he felt like we were going to the prom and he needed to get me a corsage.  Sunday we were up early and getting work done before heading to the Lighting game, which was honestly one of the best games I’ve seen ever.  So many goals and there was so much excitement every minute it felt like.  Off to the Eastern Conference Finals!


My mother is up with my sister and her kiddos so I didn’t get to see her on Mothers Day but I will get to see her next weekend.  I wanted to wish my mother a Happy Mother’s Day.  The woman who is my best friend, my role model, my therapist and my sounding board for everything in my life.  I love you mom and I can’t wait to see you soon!



Finally!  For local peeps.  I have a pair of tickets for the Pepin Brews with Attitude event tomorrow.  The first person to email me will win the two!  Plus, I’ll be there so we can have an adult bev together!  Good luck!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  What were you up to?  Has Spring finally arrived where you live?  Linking up with B today.  xoxoxo

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29 responses to “Weekending + Local Giveaway”

  1. Oh wow that mural is amazing – a must stop for sure!! So glad you had a great weekend, I love that photo of you, your sister and mom! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. Jaelan says:

    What a weekend! That mural wall is seriously gorgeous. Wish we had stuff like that here.

  3. Jenn says:

    So much fun playing with and getting to learn a new camera! We are borrowing my FIL’s digital camera and were playing with it this weekend–so much fun!

  4. AHHHH! Absolutely dying over that mural wall! Love Alice in Wonderland! And so glad the Lightning won this weekend! Woohoo! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Marie says:

    That mural is amazing!! Love your pictures. That dress is super cute. That picture of you, your sister and your Mom is beautiful. Happy Monday Pretty Lady.

  6. Darcy says:

    How awesome is that mural?! Gosh I love finding things liek that!

  7. such a cool mural!! i love that dress, you look gorg as always!

  8. What a great mural! That’s amazing! Great look today btw.


  9. Beautiful mural! I love that dress, so cute. What a sweet pic of you, your mom and sis! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  10. Did you see I just got a new Canon too?! Whoohoo! Now time for me to go and re-read all your photography posts. I played with it all day yesterday and am *kinda* getting it. Can’t wait to learn more!

  11. Shauna says:

    Wow, that wall is amazing! Love those sunnies too!



  12. What an awesome weekend! That wall is amazing and I want to meet your mom too!! Any mom of six awesome kids I need some tips from!

  13. Nikki says:

    I wish I was local, sounds like a fun event! Looks like you had a fab weekend too, bummer about not spending it with your mom! That Alice in Wonderland wall looks sooo cool!

  14. Such a gorgeous picture of you, your mom and sister! Such beautiful women!
    That mural…wow!! Glad you had a great weekend!
    xo, Lily

  15. Emily says:

    That mural is SO cool! The colors, the design, the everything.

    Umm, where are all the fancy schmancy prom/gala pictures?! ;)

  16. That Alice In Wonderland wall is so pretty and colorful! I think that your dress really stands out against it! The gala sounds like so much fun, and I love any excuse to get dressed up! That sucks that you couldn’t see your mom for Mother’s Day, but that’s great that your seeing her next weekend!

  17. Those murals are amazing! I love finding those, I’m always so impressed.

  18. Karly says:

    How fun is that mural?! You really have a knack for finding those awesome art walls. Glad that you had a good/fun weekend!

  19. Amy Arnold says:

    That is a great LBD! I love it with your wedges and pink bag. What a fun mural too! Great pic of you with your mom and sis.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  20. Shannon says:

    Omg how amazing is that mural?! So pretty and I am in love with your dress and those wedges are so cute and versatile!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  21. How gorgeous is that mural?! Love love love Alice & Wonderland! Sounds like an amazing weekend and lol at Mark wanting to get your a corsage for “prom”. Too cute <3
    Green Fashionista

  22. I LOVE this dress on you! I have been looking for something exactly like it that I can roll over into the weekends, yet still get away with at the office! Loving how sharp these photos are! You really CAN tell!

  23. Christina says:

    Loving those wedges and the purse that you paired with that dress!! Great look!

  24. That mural is amazing!! And you just can’t go wrong with Susana Monaco dresses – such a great look!

  25. Lindsay says:

    That site is such a fun camera site! Do you love the new one? What lenses did you get? I’m so nosy!

  26. That mural is stunning and you and your mother are SO beautiful!! ALSO, that rose gold watch…. <3 <3 <3

  27. WHOA, that Alice in Wonderland wall is absolutely insane! What a fabulous backdrop!

  28. Nadine says:

    Ahhhhh love that wall!!!! So cool! And your dress and shoes are pretty fabulous too!!! I just got a photography book so hopefully between that and your tutorials I will figure out how to use Chris’s fancy camera once and for all, your new lens sounds found!

  29. Rachel says:

    So bummed I couldn’t make the Pepin event :( That Alice mural is amazing! Where is it?!

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