FRIDAY FAVORITES...HASTA LA VISTA JANUARY

Well, it’s safe to say the week didn’t necessarily start out great when you’re blocked for four days on Instagram for doing nothing but leaving a comment! Obviously, they were in error and when Instagram is part of your work for your blog brand, it sucks. And please my dear friends, if I didn’t return a comment or comment on your post, I am truly sorry! However, on an up note, not being on Insta was alas refreshing and I got to enjoy a 3 1/2 hour brunch on Tuesday with my dear friend Connie! I am not even going to go into why this was such a yucky month because I think the whole week just had a sad cloud over it because of the loss of legend Kobe Bryant and his beautiful daughter! All nine people on that helicopter were amazing and it was just such a tragedy. All tragedies are sad and matter but because Kobe was such a prominent figure and such an inspiration to so many people, his platform can move forward even in death. And I hope everyone has hugged their loved ones a little tighter.

1. Last Minute Day Date
Day Dates are always a good thing and sometimes even better when they’re last minute. We didn’t really have anything going on this past weekend and Mr. Nine said let’s go to Chicago, but I didn’t think he was serious so I kind of blew him off and then a little while later he hollered at me to go get a late lunch. At the last minute, he changed his mind where we would be going, and we took a little trek an hour and 20 minutes north to one of our favorite breweries. Little did we know, it was their 12th anniversary and they were offering free fries, yes! We also happened to drive right by Trader Joe’s so Mr. Nine indulged me in a quick stop and stock up!


2. The INKEY List Skincare
I talked about this amazing skin care on my Instagram stories last week and I just want to mention it here on the blog because the price point is so dang good! I first heard about the skin care line, The Inkey List, when my blog friends and I were on Windy City Live in December and I immediately ordered some from Sephora. All their single products are under $10 and so far, I’ve tried the Hyaluronic Acid, the Caffeine Eye Cream and the Retinol. I absolutely love all three. Sephora said they can’t keep the caffeine eye cream in stock, it’s that good! And these products are all part of the Clean at Sephora products with only clean ingredients. 
BUY WAKE-UP DUO SET HERE // RETINOL HERE

3. Week's Attire
BUY DRESS HERE // DUSTER HERE // 
BOOTS HERE & HERE


Bralette HERE & HERE// Pants HERE // Sneakers HERE


Sweater HERE // Shoes HERE


4. Blush Pink Moto Jacket
Can you believe this is the first time I wore this beautiful blush color Moto jacket out in public? I remember showing it to you in the Maurice’s dressing room a few months ago and I can’t believe I wasn’t wearing it until now. It goes with my snakeskin booties so well.
BUY Similar Motos HEREHERE, and HERE // Snakeskin Booties HERE

More Inspo


5. Misc. Fun
POSTS OF THE WEEK 
Monday ~ Flow


SCRIPTURE CARDS 
My dear Shelly from The Queen In Between must’ve known I was in desperate need of something meaningful this week and it was this beautiful scripture cards to the rescue! Aren’t these the cutest thing where you can change your Bible verse each day for motivation and I’ve set them up in my office. Love the cute little gingham on the edge and reminders of God‘s grace and love. 
BUY PERSONALIZED CARDS HERE

SWEET SUIT
Look at the summer vibes these cute swimsuits give off! And here’s a cute story. My Mr. Nine saw these on Vneyard Vines Instagram page and immediately said there’s Annie right there, she could create this look up on vacation this summer at the beach. I thought that was the sweetest thing and when we found out that this collection drops at Vineyard Vines on February 24, Mr. Nine even told Alexa to remind us, LOL!


Helps me dream of NO MORE DREARINESS. So, here’s to all the sunny and sweet vibes this weekend!



Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday

xoxo

CAN YOU BE IN LOVE WITH A JACKET?

It’s no secret I’ve completely fallen in love with the styles from XCVI! However, I just got this beautiful red jacket from them and I think it is so far, my all-time favorite! You know I am all about the details, especially on a cute jacket and this one has details coming and going!


And I bet, these fold over white cotton pants are going to be a fav all spring and summer long. They are so flowy and just remind me of going to the beach. But put them together with this darling red jacket and you have a lovely outfit, maybe even for Valentine’s Day!

Can you see the darling detailing on this jacket? Just look at the sleeves and sculpted bottom! AND Pockets!!! Yay! 


And this is my beloved IU colors so I may just wear this to then next basketball game. XCVI creates clothing you can live and play in. Comfortable, easy moving pieces with such style and fun elements. FOR the REAL Lady who loves and plays in REAL Life!


BUY JACKET HERE // WHITE PANTS HERE // WHITE CAMI HERE //Similar RED HEELS HERE & HERE // BARRETTES HERE

My Favorite from Last week:
JILL with her CUTE Valentine's Day Looks
You know I am crazy for hearts...see 

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FLOW

So much to relate to in just one word! For this post, the word "FLOW" is the name of our beautiful new canvas print from Photowall. This canvas popped off the website for us because it embodies exactly what our house is! We are just not sure which of two spaces in our house to put it.



Photowall is where you’ll find the perfect Wallpaper, Wall Murals, Canvas Prints and Posters for every space in your home. The fabulous crew at Photowall is passionate about helping you transform your home to reflect your personality.

I went back and forth between a canvas and a wall mural but since I already have several accent walls done in our home, I decided on a canvas. However, here is where you wonderful readers come into play; I need your help deciding on one of two areas where the canvas should go.

First of all, we chose this beautiful canvas named "flow" because the colors went so well with our house decor. As you know, we have lots of whites and grays and I like to accent with beautiful blues, especially shades like slate blue. We also loved the flow concept because we are surrounded by water. A river runs behind our house, we have a pool and in front of our home is a big beautiful pond. This Canvas just reminded us of the flow and serenity of water.


I adore that this Canvas was created in Sweden with love. At their creative headquarters in Skarpn├Ąck near Stockholm, Sweden, Photo wall produces all their products with the highest possible precision. They keep production close so we can assure the quality of our products and know that everyone in production is happy and doing well. And there are thousands of options to choose from.

The canvas print was so incredibly easy to put together and actually feels sturdier than some of the canvases you buy already completed for you.



I love what Photowall has to say about our homes:
“Your home tells the story of who you are or who you want to be. It reflects you, your likes and how you want to be seen by others. It's a place where you feel safe and where you’ll spend most of your life. We believe that the walls of a room affect how we feel. That's why our mission is to help people fill their walls with more than just a painted color. Either you'll find the perfect wall art for you in our collection or we'll make it. With passion and attention to detail, it is our pleasure to help you transform your home to reflect your personality. Regardless who you are and what you like, we think being more personal makes life more fun.”

Isn’t that just amazing, they totally get how we feel in our spaces and I also love their incredibly fast delivery. All the way from Sweden, your order is shipped in the next business day. and their 100% guarantee, that if you don’t love it, you will be issued a full refund within 30 days.
BUY FLOW CANVAS PRINT HERE

So, here is where this post gets interactive. Of the two spaces, which do you like best? Over the fireplace or in the master bath nook? We know which one we are leaning towards, but we would absolutely love your input.

I can tell you this for complete certainty, we are in love with Photowall, their customer service and all their amazing products. Just maybe, we are going to need that ninth accent wall in our home and Photowall will be my go-to for sure!

AND Photowall is offering a PROMO CODE: livingoncloud92020
This code gives you 25% discount on any product on their website. Valid until 2/27/20

May your week go with the "FLOW!"





FRIDAY FAVORITES...NEED BRIGHTS EDITION

Happy Friday Babes. This literally has kind of been a nothing week around here except for a fun day of shopping with my mom yesterday when my car got serviced. And getting recognized from my Blog by a sweet, local stranger at the grocery on Wednesday. Oh, and hey you January…Dragging, oh how you're dragging!! With all the dreariness, there is a definite need to cheer up with some brights.

1. NYX Lip Gloss
Bright lip glosses! I am all about the lip gloss! Even when I don’t wear lipstick, I always wear a lip gloss. So easy just to slide on and not even worry about a lip liner. My favorites are the NYX Lip Oils, but with all the shades of the NYX Butter Gloss, you can literally find one for every day of the week! AND The best part? These babies are $5! Stock up sweethearts! They make a cute little Valentines gift as well! AND The Soft Matte Metallic Lip Creams are under $4 at Wal-Mart!
BUY GLOSS HERE

2. Sheertex
I just love my new tights from SHEERTEX! And how bright and cheery is their cool packaging, even including beloved stickers! Lately it seems like every pair of sheers or tights I have gotten, get snags or runs within one wear or two. Not with these babies, they are indestructible by the human hands and hopefully you saw my Instagram Stories  testing them out this week. They have so many cool styles and designs and they are sweetly offering us all a promo code for $10 off your first order. 
Just use code CLOUDNINE10
BUY SHEERTEX SHEERS HERE

3. Week's Attire
Pulled out all the cheery colors this week!
White Boots HERE // Similar Sweater HERE // Similar Jeans HERE

Snakeskin Booties HERE // Similar Sweater HERE

Similar TNF Vest HERE // Slippers HERE

4. Hot Pink Sweater
My favorite bright of all is a nice hot pink. I got this V-neck hot pink tunic length sweater at Old Navy a while back and forgot about it. I loved putting My Spanx leggings with it and making it more casual with the sneakers and gingham I’ve had a lot of gingham on my brain lately… I must be thinking about spring, LOL

SPANX LEGGINGS HERE // SWEATER Similar HERE & HERE // GINGHAM SHIRT HERE // ADIDAS SNEAKERS HERE // EARRINGS Similar HEREHERE & HERE

More Inspo


5. Misc. Fun
POSTS OF THE WEEK 
Wednesday ~ Peplum Preferred

PEONY SWEATER
New…at Old Navy….LOVE this shade of Sweater and it looks so soft!
BUY Sweater HERE

BRIGHTEN SOMEONE'S DAY WITH 
A CUTE PRINT
I have had numerous messages on where I got this print for the ladies and it is quite the story. I saw them on a BIG Instagram influencers story back in November and knew immediately I had to order them. I knew it was coming from London but the Etsy shop owner assured they would arrive before Christmas but when it didn’t look like that was happening, I emailed her only to find out she was closing down her store because she had more orders than she could handle. The influencer’s story made her sales shoot through the roof and as a one-woman shop, she simply couldn’t do it. People were leaving her awful and hateful messages because they weren’t going to get their presents. I told her that I completely understood and was so sorry. She did finish these prints for me. And so, it was Christmas in January when I sent them out. However, there are several Etsy stores doing the same types of prints and so cute, so I am going to link a couple below this picture. You an customize these any way you want. I framed mine with some pretty card stock behind it. LOVE these ladies!
BUY PRINTS HEREHERE, AND HERE

FUNNIES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY





HERE'S HOPING YOUR WEEKEND IS BRIGHT, SWEET AND CHEERY! 


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xoxo

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