Friday Favorites – The Last of July

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Happy Friday dolls.  I seriously feel like this month just flew by in a blink of an eye.  It felt like yesterday we were in Boston celebrating our birthdays and now it’s already the end of the month.  I’m already almost 20 weeks and I cannot believe my pregnancy is half over. Everyone says you feel more like yourself in the second trimester and all your energy comes back.  I felt like that for maybe two weeks and now the tired bug has washed over me again.  It’s like having mono for months straight.  I come home from work and the couch just seems to engulf me.  I am always so used to coming home and cranking out my other work/life aspects but my mental energy has been zapped.  It also doesn’t help that we are totally on a binge of Below Deck Mediterranean.  Has anyone else seen that show?  It’s pretty terrible Bravo tv but I love seeing all the beauty shots of Croatia.  Thank you all for giving me some grace while I try to keep my head above water.  I promise I have some great new content coming for you soon!  My weekends have always been about getting ahead for the week and now it’s about unpacking boxes and paint swatching.  Seriously, can there be 48 hours in every day please?  Let’s get into a few favorites from the week!

This gingham print dress is so adorable ||| my favorite go to neutral heels more than half off here, size up I went with 39.5


Okay, how good does this recipe look?  I definitely want to make this for the weekend.


How to add light flares to your photos.  This is an easy to follow step by step tutorial.


My back has really started bothering me the past few weeks, so I’ve been doing a lot of these exercises to help.


The Nordstrom sale is still going strong.  Some of my favs have been restocked like this $30 cardigan that is the perfect weight.  I have been living in this tunic since it arrived, I’m trying to talk myself out of buying every color.  I love this scallop sweater and the price point.  This bell sleeved top is one of my favorite purchases, the sleeves and color are such a great transition for the Fall.  These booties were restocked and are the hottest ticket item in the sale.  Now, you have to decide what color to get them in!


I’m still in my regular clothes but they are definitely starting to feel tight by the end of the day.  I snagged these shorts (thanks, Ashley) and splurged on one pair of work black pants that I’m sure I’ll wear to death.



Alright, it’s your turn!  Link up and tell me your favorites from the week and what your plans are for the weekend.


  1. July 28, 2017 / 6:35 AM

    Oh man, the pregnant back pain. Not a joke. I’m sorry your energy is still low! I imagine you are just exhausted by the end of the day. Do what’s best for you and that precious babe and get some rest!! The blog will still be here! Have a good weekend, love!

  2. July 28, 2017 / 7:48 AM

    That dress is so gorgeous! Per usual of course. I remember the back pain. Heating pad helped me!

    Didn’t see the link to link up…did I miss something?

  3. July 28, 2017 / 10:07 AM

    Those breakfast tacos look amazing!!! I love that dress on you. So my back and hip pain stated around week 18 and was present the rest of my pregnancy. Woof. One of the main things that helped me be able to get comfortable was the Snoogle pregnancy pillow. It is the C shaped one. Some people thing the one that comes on both sides of you is better….but remember that you have to get up about 80 times a night to go to the bathroom soon….and that is a pain when you are trapped in pillows! Just go ahead and invest now, you are going to need it! When the belly gets bigger…it help supports it too! Honestly, my hips still dont feel right 8 months PP and I still sleep with that thing today!

  4. July 28, 2017 / 10:52 AM

    I cannot believe you are halfway through already! I am feeling for you even though I have never gone through it myself, I was with my sisters every step of the way through 5 of them. It will get better! I have all of your shirt picks! I am tempted to get a 4th Lush tunic! Have a great weekend, low key over here, hoping to get into a pool.

  5. July 28, 2017 / 11:16 AM

    Pregnancy exhaustion is no joke! PS. I love your dress.

  6. July 31, 2017 / 12:53 AM

    That dress is lovely and wow 20 weeks already. Love that! Hope the exhaustion eases for you a bit!

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