Friday Favorites – The First of May

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Can you believe that we are already cruising into May?  It is going to be football season before we know it!  This week definitely flew by for me as I hope it did for you.  I submitted all the grades for the classes that I teach and now I’m enjoying the tiny break before the Summer semester picks up again.  What are your weekend plans?  The weather is supposed to be gorgeous in Florida so I have all intentions of being outside as much as possible.  Let’s get into some favorites from the week!

Shorts here |||  Sunnies here  |||  The best Summer sandals fully stocked here ||| Off the shoulder top BB Dakota find here


I am trying to slowly switch over all my products to brands that are approved through the EWG site.  Beauty Counter is a no brainer and I have loved every single product I have ordered.  I just picked up this body wash, lotion, and it came with a body butter sample. The smell.  I can’t even.  It’s so light, citrusy, and the body wash, the tiniest bit goes a long way.  I seriously used a pea sized amount and it lathered up my entire bod.  Christina from Hungry Meets Healthy is my hookup for all Beauty Counter products and she gracefully agreed that any orders from here she will give a sample of the charcoal mask.  I also have this and it’s such a great mask.  If I feel anything starting to pop up under the surface I dab it on and go to bed, the next morning it’s gone.  The lipstick was also added to my last order in the Terra shade and it’s the perfect daytime color.  The foundation is next on my list.  Have you tried any of the beauty counter products?  I have loved every single purchase and you can feel good about the ingredients you are slathering on your body.  Last incentive, if you spend over $150 you get a free lipgloss.  Definitely is the time to get your new stash of products.


I have been using my new black leather work bag from Coyn for a few months now and I love it more and more every day.  The leather is softening over time and I never thought I would use a key clip so much in my life.  You can grab it on discount with the code SPRING. If you are looking for a worthwhile investment bag, this is it.  Everything was thought out in this bag, down to the sturdy top zipper which is such a major win when it comes to carryall totes like this.



This tutorial has many steps in Lightroom but the end result is beautiful, using the clarity slider.  Check it here.



I did this at home yoga video the other day it’s a great 30-minute mix of stretch and getting the heart rate up.  Definitely one of those you don’t want to workout but you feel so much better after you’re done.



Tell me how good this recipe looks?!?!  I definitely want to add this to the menu for the weekend.



The prettiest Spring top that is a perfect staple.  The hemline on these jeans and the price point are a major win.  This floral dress would look adorable with a straw hat and this gorgeous Chloe dupe.  I am swooning over these mod block sandals.




Now it’s your turn!  Link up and tell me your favorites from the week and your plans from the weekend


14 responses to “Friday Favorites – The First of May”

  1. Biana says:

    The weather is going to be the opposite of gorgeous here this weekend LOL! I tried that charcoal soap and loved it – definitely excited to try more products out!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. Congrats on finishing up grades for the semester! My last paper of the semester for grad school is due at 9 pm tonight. I’m so ready to be done!

  3. Ashley says:

    That bag looks perfect for work! I love all the pockets!

  4. Julie says:

    Loving that black work bag! I like that it gets softer over time, so many bags just wear out and look dingy, this one looks like its like wine and just gets better with age!

    Julie |

  5. Karly says:

    I’ve only tried a few Beauty counter products, so I’m glad to hear you love them! Hope you have a good weekend!

  6. I can’t believe how fast time is flying by!! I’m so excited by my weekend plans- the gorgeous weather couldn’t have some at a better time :)

  7. Charcoal mask is the jam! Also love the body lotion and wash bc they smell so refreshing! Glad you love the Terra! Off to check out that recipe. :)

  8. That black leather bag is work week perfection! So looking forward to the beautiful weather this weekend, Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

  9. Robin says:

    I like the work bag! I’ve been looking for more bags that are large enough to be useful, but are not too casual/sloppy-looking.

  10. Lindsay says:

    YES to the clarity slider! That’s a great tool for it! Love every look, you’re styling is so good!

  11. nadine says:

    That black tote is seriously fabulous! I really like those block sandals too. Such pretty detailing without being over the top. And totally pinning those quesadillas! I have never tried anything beauty counter, perhaps I need to check it out. Hope you have a great weekend! Cant believe football season is right around the corner. Time to start stocking up on Zoe’s Bama gear!

  12. Those heels go perfectly with the dress! Love the outfit!

  13. Caroline says:

    I think that I need that floral blouse!! Those coral shorts are super cute too. I also love your new tote bag!! A good quality work bag is life changing haha. I hope that you had a great week and that you are having a fab weekend so far too!! :-)

  14. Sara says:

    The makeup artist I used for my wedding has started talking about Beauty Counter a lot lately! I’ll have to check out the products!! I love that lip shade!!

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