Friday Favorites – Memorial Day Sales

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This long weekend could not have come at a better time.  This has been a trying week over here.  If you follow me on snapchat you saw that my week started off with my car on a flatbed tow truck.  When you are as crazy busy and scheduled as I am, any wrench in those plans and it definitely throws everything off!  Hopefully it will all be fixed soon but definitely has taken up some time in my week.  Pair that with my classes starting and I have two students training with me……yeah sorry for being MIA this week!  I promise I will be catching up this weekend!  Tomorrow we are heading to the Margarita Festival!  Local peeps are you going (the winner of the two tickets has been emailed).  I really want to get some time at the beach in, we will see if I can squeeze it in!  Let’s get right into these favorites from the week.

rachel pally maxi dress

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I thought this was Florence and the Machine when I first heard it but seriously how beautiful is her voice?  Birdy “Keeping Your Head up“.   Check it here.

I was never able to complete a pushup until Pure Barre, no I can do a solid full body set of 10.  Who is down for this push up challenge?

Have you seen my snapchat recently and how much I’ve been loving the cauliflower rice from Trader Joe’s?  Mark even eats it……that is huge.  Find it in the freezer section.  I want to make this pizza with it.

I have had the worst traffic lately into work and the same 5 songs are getting old.  I asked Annie about some of her favorite podcasts and she sent me this link.  Can’t wait to check them out!

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Favorite Purchase

So many Memorial Day sales!  Have you hit up the Nordstrom half yearly sale?  I personally think you get way better deals on this one then even the Anniversary sale. These basic black pump Jimmy Choo are 40% off and fully stocked with sizes.  I have these perfect nude wedges, they are insanely comfy and a great price point.  Everyone talks about this tunic and how it works for everything.  I love the grey and cream especially for that price.  I ordered these caged heels and can’t wait to get them.  I have these espadrilles and they are my absolute fav.  This maxi dress always gets fabulous reviews.


Shopbop has added a ton of new Spring pieces to their sale.  I need this perfect t-shirt for the Summer heat.  How fab is this Mara Hoffman dress?


J. Crew 30% with the code WEEKEND.


Sam Edelmen 30% off with the code VIPSUMMER.  I am in love with these gladiators with tassels.


Bloomingdales Brown Bag sale, take an extra 20% off on top of the sale items.


Favorite Funnies

My feelings after the Nashville series finale.  Wait.  What?


Coming up with ideas for dinner for the week

Responding to instagram comments, writing a blog post, answering emails, and texting.  Just the typical nighttime routine

That one person in barre classes who takes the “tuck” a little too literally



When I do something incredibly clumsy and hope Mark didn’t witness it

Finally, when you’re trying to have a heart to heart with your girlfriend in the bathroom and that one drunk girl tries to pipe in



Alright now it is your turn!  Tell me what you are up to for this long weekend?  Are you traveling anywhere fun?  I hope everyone has a fab weekend and happy shopping!

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37 responses to “Friday Favorites – Memorial Day Sales”

  1. Pinky says:

    In for the pushup challenge. Love me some pushups!

  2. Nikki says:

    Hope you get some beach time in as well girl! I am SO behind on Nashville, but all the buzz around the show makes me want to catch up asap!! I’m super clumsy and hate when I do something embarrassing and then have to catch myself afterwards to make sure nobody caught that lol! Happy Friday!

  3. pia says:

    Oh unfortunately I have to study this weekend! It’s a shame since it’s going to be so sunny!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

  4. Haha that dinner planning gif, totally me! Have a great memorial day weekend!

  5. OMG girl I saw your car fiasco! Not cool! Hope it gets fixed soon! Ugh, all the great sales this weekend! Luckily I will be no where near a mall or a computer so I can refrain from shopping… oh who am I kidding, I’ll still have my phone LOL. Loving that blue maxi! And that tennis gif had me cracking up. Have a great weekend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. Hope you have a great relaxing weekend girl! Love the nanny gif :) xo, Biana

  7. Rebecca Jo says:

    My list of podcasts are SOOOO long, I can never keep up – but I’m always loving others recommendation of podcasts

  8. Danielle says:

    Yes, finally made it to one of your Friday Favs link ups!
    The car thing sucks, I am a friggin’ MESS when something unexpected throws off my plans.
    Wouldn’t it be so smart to save up for these amazing annual sales all year long and then just GO CRAZY?
    I really want to do that one day.
    This weekend I’ll be spending beach side with a floppy hat on my head & a drank in my hand :))))

    Afloat On A Full Sea

  9. Nichole says:

    Hahaha, “that one drunk girl”, lol. Have fun at Margarita Fest! I am sad we’re not going, but we’ve been out of town three weekends in a row, and I had to pass this year. Sad about it, but also need to just relax and be an adult at home this weekend. Happy Friday!

  10. Kelly K says:

    So excited about all the big Memorial sales! I LOVE that black wrap skirt you picked! Happy Friday girly!

  11. Evelina says:

    I love all your clothes picks! Especially the maxi dress and knitted top. Cute! Hope your car is feeling better soon!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  12. Caroline says:

    The shoes that I want are not part of the Nordstrom sale. Boo. Love all of your picks though! :-) I seriously cannot do a push up so I’ll have to check that out. Those funnies are great too. The clumsy one is definitely me. Have an amazing weekend lady!!! :-)

  13. Charity says:

    So many great sales this weekend and enjoy the margarita festival!

  14. Nadine says:

    I do love Birdy!!! I listen to the Being Boss Podcast, I will have to check out some of those others. I love that off the shoulder shirt, so pretty!!!! Nanny gifs are my favorite. I sure do miss that show. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and make it to the beach!!!

  15. Jenn says:

    I’m loving all of the sales lately, but my credit card is not. I saw that Lush maxi dress yesterday and it was sold out in my size in the color that I wanted. And then today, when I clicked on it through your link it was back in stock! Magic! So, we’ll just add that to my never ending purchases and call it a day lol

  16. Ashley says:

    Oh my gosh, the tuck gif, hahahaha! Those moves kill me!!

  17. Sorry to hear about your car! And girllllll I finally watched the Nashville finale last night on the DVR, and everything was going great until that last scene. WHAT THE!? I read that they’re hoping to be picked up by another network *fingers crossed* it doesn’t end like that. Happy Memorial Day Weekend <3
    Green Fashionista

  18. Chesson @ Magnolia & Main says:

    I had that exact same reaction at the end of Nashville this week! I mean, c’mon, it’s a series finale and that’s how you choose to end it?! Hope you have a great weekend!

  19. Sierra says:

    Happy Friday! You have some great finds there. And I’m laughing out loud at that last funny with the drunk girl chiming in. Have a great long weekend :) Beautifully Candid

  20. Hope you find some time for the beach and have a blast at Margarita Festival…I’ve never been brave enough to attend the one in Orlando but then again I don’t really like tequila or margaritas. Love the last funny!

  21. Gina says:

    Ok… a margarita festival?! That sounds amazing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    PS – the tuck GIF made me LOL.

  22. Darcy says:

    Have fun at the festival!~ I hope you get your car back soon!

  23. Kelsey says:

    Happy summer, Amanda!!! Yay!! I used the j. crew code already this weekend to stock up on some chino shorts for the summer!

    So sorry to hear about your car :( That sucks. Hope it’s a fast and inexpensive fix!!

  24. kara says:

    Have a great weekend!!! :)

  25. I still haven’t seen the finale! I started it last night & then got taken away from the apartment. I’m hopefully going to watch it tonight when I get home. Have a great weekend!

  26. Jaelan says:

    Margarita festival?! Where do I sign up??

    I’m thinking it’s time to do another Trunk Club… your post is giving me inspiration!

  27. Ashley Sue says:

    Have fun at the margarita festival! I hope to have some beach time this weekend too! I love the photo with the tulips sticking out of the tote back, that is so cute. And the little hot pink purse looks so cute for summer!

    Ashley Sue Makeup

  28. That flowered romper is just too cute! I also really love the Dolce Vita lace up wedges and somehow hadn’t come across them when I was initially browsing sale items! I hope the Margarita Festival washes away a challenging week…it will at least make you forget about it for a while! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

  29. BAHAHA! I love the funnies! That drunk girl one is basically what I deal with all the time living in my flat in London haha, such a hoot. This weekend is my last weekend in America for maybe another 1.5 years, so I’m going to soak in all the freedom!

  30. kristen says:

    ugh that sucks about your car girl. hope you have a good time at the festival. i didn’t even know you could buy cauliflower rice so i’ll have to check that out because gah i hate making it lol. i used to be able to do push ups like nobody’s business but i can’t really anymore, so i am down for that challenge! lets do it lol. have a good weekend!

  31. Shut up you can do 10 legit full pushups. I think I’m at 3. Maybe 4 on a good day, but that’s pushing it (see what I did there?!)

  32. Karly says:

    SO sorry about your car, girl! I felt so bad when I saw that on Snapchat – always a pain in the you know what, right? I hope you can get some beach time in this weekend and indulge in some of those shopping sales! Definitely checking out that push up challenge, too!

  33. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures says:

    So Nashville… I just CAN’T!!! I hope another network picks them up. HOW can you end like that?!?!

  34. Lily says:

    Oh man…your funnies had me rolling! Haha! I always look forward to them. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, oh and I hope the Margarita Festival is a blast!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  35. Lindsay says:

    I literally can’t stop laughing at the tennis meme. It’s so funny and the caption is too ;) So many good sale picks! I just want to shoppppp!!

  36. definitely gonna check out those sales in a few!! hope your weekend was much better than your week!

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