FRIDAY FAVORITES...SUMMER VIBES EDITION

Happy Friday! I’m moving slow. Sweet concert last night with Mr. Nine to see my tall drink of country but in a different time zone and a LATE night. I may or may not be sleeping So I’ll get right to telling you to make it a GREAT DAY and cheers to these Summer Favorites.

1. BRETT YOUNG CONCERT
Next to Mr. Nine, my sons and Brady Quinn, I believe Brett Young is the most handsome guy on the planet. Plus, this guy can sing making us grateful his baseball career got cut short by injury. I always tend to grab a new artist to the country scene and adore them and their music. Remember my Cole Swindell concert and Retweet? Yeah, I still l love him, but Brett has taken a notch above and I was soooo excited to see him in concert last night! I briefly meet him in Vegas last year and this guy is tall and super sweet! His fiancĂ© shares my maiden name so maybe we’ll be distantly related by marriage, lol!

ready to go!

While the concert was fun, it was at a Fair we’re not familiar with and didn’t realize we’d be standing for 4 hours in a “country” standing only pit with 8000 cowboy boot crop top wearing teenagers. And I wanted to smack the high held cell phones outta their hands. #watchtheconcert #exhaustedmiddleagedcountryfans

Ok, rant over. Love you Brett! 

2. BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT:
Sarah from Meet the Shaneyfelt's
This girl! Sweet Sarah Shaneyfelt is a southern Alabama soul who has my heart. We both love Jesus, baking, decorating, reading, exercising, family and Christmas. Not only is she my friend, but she and her husband Dustin are on a journey that I just had to highlight. Sarah has shared their Struggle with Infertility and joy filled their hearts and ours when we read Their Path to Adoption! I am over the moon for them because these two were meant to be parents. Sarah’s love of Christmas is so precious and can you imagine the joy on their future child’s face on Christmas morn? She shared a beautiful Christmas Home Tour. This sweet Fall loving friend also likes loves her college football like I do. She shared a super fun post about The college football coach's daughters getting married. Please race over to Her BLOG and see why I adore her and share in her adoption journey. 
You’ll be inspired and PS.....this girl rocks Anthropologie like no other! 
How sweet is this! A precious babe out there will call this sunshine filled gal "Mommy!"

3. WEEK'S ATTIRE
Penny's Camo Jacket HERE, Target Wedges, Loft Jeans HERE, Kendra Scott necklace HERE

Wal-Mart Top HERE& Similar HERE, Kohl's Shorts HERE, Zappos Shoes 

TJ MAXX Top, Target Capri's, Wedge Sandals HERE, Accessory Concierge Necklace HERE

4. NAVY GINGHAM
As you know from Wednesday’s Mary Ann Re-Creation Post, My love of Gingham runs deep. I know many of you love it too. It really feels like sweet Summer when I pull out my Navy J.Crew Factory button down and white shorts. Here, I jazzed it up with pretty berry colored Accessories. So much love, I'm sharing a few photos.
Gingham Button Down's take me right into Fall! 



SHIRT HERE (Under $25 and a classic)// 
SHORTS HERE // EARRINGS HERE // SUNNIES HERE

More Inspo



Reese LOVE!

5. MISC. FUN
Pineapple Succulent Necklace Love
My mom and I had a pool/walking day this week and she surprised me with this sweet little pineapple shaped succulent. 
Similar HERE and HERE

Necklace Love IVO
Monday I shared my NSale purchases and while a lot of it is getting returned, there were some pieces I loved, especially 2 necklaces. This first one looks good with so much in my closet, just love it in person. And It's Reversible!!
Panacea Double Drusy Necklace
BUY HERE and this delicate one HERE

AND
Here are a couple of my favorite pieces with the necklace that definitely worked
KUT FROM THE KLOTH JEANS HERE 
and BP TEE HERE

IVO Wingback Chair
Got a chair for the corner of our bedroom and I LOVE the material and the matte silver nail heads. Today I am going to hunt for a cool, funky pop of color pillow for it. Can you believe this chair was 79% off at Wayfair!! Such good deals on that site right now! 
BUY HERE

EMELIA from DREAM BIG and BUY THE SHOES
AND GO WISH This Doll, A HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!! 

Happy Weekend LOVELIES!!
Calling for rain all weekend but we'll take those lemons and make lemonade!! 
Make sure to link up all your favorite post(s) of the week too! 

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday

xoxo


MARY ANN GINGHAM & FREESTYLE SUMMER LINK-UP


I loved coming home from school and watching Gilligan’s Island. Gilligan was so goofy, I wanted him to be my little buddy, I thought the Professor was Hot and while Ginger was Glamorous, Mary Ann was my favorite. She was just so darn sweet and cute. I truly think that is where my love of gingham first developed. Well, and my mom dressed me in some darling gingham dresses. You can imagine when I saw this off the shoulder gingham beauty, I was transported back to Gilligan's Isle. Right away, I thought "updated Mary Ann wardrobe!" 
With a marina for a photo shoot to boot!


 
And super crazy is the brand is called Lost + Wander so it was pretty appropriate. While this top is sold out, there are so many cute gingham options also reminiscent of Mary Ann out there. I can't remember what shoes they wore on the island? LOL.




Top (Very Similar) HERE // White Jeans HERE // Wedge Sandals Similar HERE // Earrings HERE

HERE are some very CUTE Mary ANN-ish Gingham Pieces:
So, I leave you to not only link-up, but to sing along with me all day......'Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship....'

 



xoxo


CAVING TO THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE


Nope, I WASN'T going to do it, ya know, the over promotion of Christmas in July that every blogger and their brother, well, probably sister, tends to do. The coveted #NSale. The endless "what I bought at the Nordy sale," the "what YOU should buy" posts! But then 2 things happened. A blogger friend, who shall remain nameless, but whose page views and readers are similar to mine, told me the promotion of the yearly make your holler #NSale 5 times strong extravaganza, actually made enough money to buy her families Christmas presents that year! You know, kinda like I have a garage sale to help with college expenses. Since I am no longer working in the “professional” sector, it’s a hellz ya, mama needs a little Christmas cash. But this was the most difficult post I have ever had to write as I could not find any of these products in my Reward Style. Did I miss the memo? Fixed now (thank you Kate, you "Link Ninja" you)! However, sweet Friends, that is not the main reason. The main reason is, to be honest, I listen to and respect what many fashion bloggers have to say. I know they spent countless hours feeding us what they think we would like. If you are a regular reader, it means that you think my style is halfway decent so why wouldn’t I want to help? I didn't go totally hog wild or anything, just grabbed a few dozen fun things, basics and some cute gifts. 



I’m no level bazillion nor am I a fashion blogger only. I’m a Nordy level 3, middle aged gal who loves her some cute and well fitting clothes along with all kinds of make life happy interests. I’m not gonna shove oodles of items your way, just a few favorites. But my Fed-Ex man is going to be here every day for the next two weeks. Maybe I should make him cookies! 

Movinta Bootie
VINCE CAMUTO
BUY HERE

Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee

(Under $20)


BUY HERE



Ruffle Neck Sweater

BUY HERE

Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie

(The color had me!)





BUY HERE

Calson® Dolman Sleeve Sweater

(Loved so much, bought two colors!)



BUY HERE 


BP. Brice Notched Bootie (My Favorite)

BUY HERE

Connie Step Hem Skinny Jeans (Such a GREAT price for Nice jeans)

KUT FROM THE KLOTH
BUY HERE


Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

(Favorite Purchase by Far)


BUY HERE


Madewell Leaflet Necklace (Great gift idea under $25)


BUY HERE

ZELLA Live In High Waist Crop Leggings

(I will live in these!)
BUY HERE

And Perhaps My Favorite and Most extravagant Splurge:

'In the Wild' Throw

BAREFOOT DREAMS®

BUY HERE

AND UNDIES HEREHERE and HERE!
All my favorite fits and styles...love comfy undies!

So there’s my caved to the goodness pressure in sweltering July. I hope my picks make some of you happy and then I hope this sale ends fast cause I’m already tired of the yellow in your face #Nordstrom titles filling up my Bloglovin feed! I'll send a majority back I am sure. Now, I’m going to Wal-Mart and getting a Chick-fi-A market salad for lunch. Oh and most importantly shopping AMAZON PRIME DAY and it is Christmas in July baby..stocking up on Presents that is!
RACE to get the ECHO LOOK, it's on sale HALF OFF Now for Prime Day. You know the nifty little Camera you can Tell it to "Alexa, Take a Photo!" No more holding the camera for selfies or asking someone to take your picture. I LOVE mine!
BUY HERE

My Favorite purchase from Last year's sale was actually this "Pardon My French" tee

Happy shopping but more Happy LIVING!



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