FRIDAY FAVORITES....Watermelon Edition

Let's get this party started. Well, actually after the last 3 weekends being gone, this gal is ready to NOT party and lay low this weekend! Happy to see Friday come for sure!

1. U2, Chicago and FUN!
What an amazing time we had. 8 of us enjoyed drinks at Rocky's, a great sports bar and then walked down the road to Franco's Ristorante for authentic old school italian!! Magnificent!! The Lumineers opened for U2 and were awesome. The set was incredible and even though we didn't get home til 3am (latest I've been up til in 20 years, lol), it was a night to remember!
Just look a that house made gnocchi and cannoli dip!

Cutest mugs for our vodka and lemonade!

2. Watermelon Love
Shh, don't tell the pineapple that the watermelon was my first love! While you all know my admiration for pineapples, Back in the day, I loved watermelon stuff so much that I even had a watermelon room! I came across this sweet photo, chocolate cake on my cheek and all, and remembered I even made these watermelon sweatshirts in 1994.


The "watermelon room" in my first house post college...circa 1995

I stenciled every single one of those watermelons on for the wall boarder.

And last Thursday, I had showed you this favorite outfit with the new favorite summer bag with a watermelon on it. LOVE this bag so much!!
POST HERE

More Watermelon Inspo
iPhone Case HERE

J.Crew Coin Purse HERE



Draper James Trinket Tray HERE

And if you didn't catch this post from my dear friend Amanda at Cardio, Cab and A Keyboard, get over there and read it now. I guarantee you will relate and miss Summers gone by.
Post HERE

3. Week's Attire
The Loft cardigan, Target Top

Anthropolgie top, Fashion Bella necklace

4. One Shoulder Ruffle Chambray Dress
This is what I wore to the concert. It was a warm sunny day, so I knew I wanted to be cool, fun and comfortable. The detachable strap is perfect to keep this up, it had pockets, was super soft, was so ruffle cute and best of all, got this on a grocery trip to Meijer in the ladies section for $32!! I will wear this all summer with wedges or tennis shoes too.

More Inspo
That bag is sooo cute with it.


Love this midi version

My darling friend Kellyann from This Blonde's Shopping Bag in her LOFT Lovely. Adore the touches of red.

5. Pink Sky
Remember back when I was going to pick out my flowers for the year? Well, I am happy to say one of my new selections, the Pink Sky petunias are filling out nicely!!

Happy June Weekend Babes!! Enjoy it!!
I hope it's blooming with happiness and fun!

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

xoxo

47 comments:

  1. I love U2! But only their stuff from when I was growing up 80s/90s. I'm so glad you guys had a fabulous trip. Like I tweeted - I swear #goals. Girl, bye that watermelon eating area is too funny! Our house was covered in apples! Thank you for the shout out, I appreciate it so! Loving the dress - I was eyeing the one at Old Navy like that pretty hot and heavy! Happy weekend, love you bunches! xo

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  2. I have so many friends going to see U2 in Tampa on Wednesday! I used to stencil everything in our first home so I can related to your watermelon room, lol! Thanks for the shout out and including my picture, it still surprises me each time I see my picture somewhere - haha!!!! Your one shoulder dress is super cute and the perfect thing to wear to an outdoor concert. I love your Friday Favorites and you too - have a wonderful and restful weekend babe!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. What a fun time seeing the concert! 3am?! You go, girl! That watermelon room sure brought back lots of decorating memories of chair railing, wall paper, and stenciled borders! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love the dress you wore to the U2 concert - perfect!! I'm so weird when it comes to eating actual watermelon - I only like the lighter pink parts because the rest is too sweet for me LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Ya'll going to make my loose my rind - too, too funny! I love watermelon and LOVE that you had a room and those awesome sweatshirts. :) Hope you get to do some relaxing this weekend.

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  6. I am so glad you shared where you got the dress you wore to the concert - that was going to be my question here! I never shop at our Meijer but I'm thinking I might need to stop by - it's adorable! U2 is coming to Louisville and I can't wait! Have a fantastic weekend beautiful lady!!

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  7. Happy Friday, Andrea! It's so nice to be back here reading your cheery post as summer fun with the fam has kept me away from keeping up with my favorites (like you)! Concert night sounded like SO much fun!!! I absolutely adore your watermelon bag and your look while happily carrying it! You're the cutest, sweet friend! My best friend growing up was obsessed with watermelon everything and your love of it warmed my heart this morning! Thanks for sharing the photo of your post college watermelon room - so cute! I hope the weekend ahead provides a little R&R after several that were on the go in the past three weeks! Lotsa love to ya! xoxo

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  8. 3 A.M?!?!?! I'm tired just thinking about it ;-) It looks like a blast! And I love all of the watermelon stuff. All of that stenciling takes some dedication!

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  9. Dang girl 3am??? I'm up for the day sometimes at that time hahaha. Lunineers and U2 would be so awesome to see! What a fun memory to look back on. Love all the watermelon stuff, your watermelon room is fab! That purse is so cute!!! And I love love love that dress on you! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!!!!!

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  10. That dress is darling and I can't believe your found it at Meier! Perfect for the concert! I'm loving all of this watermelon inspiration too! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  11. Super cute dress! I love all the watermelon stuff! I can't believe you stenciled all of those! HA That bag is precious!!
    Have a great relaxing weekend!

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  12. Ahhh you went to U2!!? How awesome!! Looks like the best night!! And watermelons are just awesome, I love that you had a whole room dedicated to them :) Happy Weekend!

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  13. Happy Friday! I love The Lumineers and U2! So jealous that you were able to go! And love that Anthro top you're wearing in a work picture! Looks so good on you!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  14. That concert sounds like SO much fun! What a great combo with the Lumineers AND U2!! I love watermelon flavored anything too--watermelon drinks, watermelon candy, it's all amazing!

    Rosy Outlook

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  15. I'm a fan of watermelon, too. You have such a gift for creating loveliness.

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  16. I'm doing a watermelon party for my little next month. 😀. Love that cold shoulder!!

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  17. I totally love watermelon!! I especially love the candy, sour watermelons. Love me some fresh watermelon in the summer!! I can't tell you the last time I was still up at 3am! haha...have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. Your Chicago trip looked AMAZING! The concert, the food, and yay for having so much fun <3
    Green Fashionista

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  19. I am dying to go to Chicago!! My friends tell me that we should have girls trip there in late summer or early fall. I can't even imagine staying up until 3 am, I would be a zombie the next day. I love your one shoulder ruffle dress!!!

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  20. It looks like you had an amazing trip to Chicago! I love those dresses and that Target top! Jess at Just Jess

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  21. If there were a logo for summertime it would definitely have a watermelon on it! I'm glad you had fun at the concert. It would take me a day or two to recover from being out that late, lol.

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  22. We wont tell the pineapple ;) Love those handmade shirts from back in the day - so stinkin' cute!!!
    OHHH MY GOSH - that coin purse! That is so cute to just carry for summer!

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  23. Sounds like a fabulous night going to see U2, and of course you are slaying in that dress! Gorgeous Andrea! Love all of the watermelon picks too, so cute!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  24. This post was positively sweet...just like watermelon! Oh the 90's and wallpaper and borders. I was a "cow"girl myself and loved all things cow. MOOOOO! You were too precious in your watermelon sweatshirt. I can't believe you got that darling dress at Meijer? As in the grocery store? Awesome. Have a gorgeous, relaxing weekend sweet friend!

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  25. I love your watermelon room! And I know how long those stencils take. Thomas wanted stenciled frogs in his room when he was 8, and I swear it took weeks. Glad you had so much fun at the U2 concert. Have a great weekend!

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  26. Girl that dress is SO cute on you! I just got the SheIn version you showed, and it is super cute too. I cannot believe you stayed up until 3! I haven't done that in so long.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. Dying over all of this! I just got a watermelon clutch and cant wait to use it... LOVE all of your pieces! Happy Friday! :)

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  28. I am loving that watermelon phone case! And the color of that Loft cardigan is beautiful!

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  29. Watermelons are definitely my favorite summer fruit, but I'm not sure I love them enough to stencil that border. ;) That's hard work, girl!

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  30. Love your concert look! Bet you were the chicest gal there! So that purse in your inspo look had an entire magazine article post the other day and then I saw it all over the June issue of In Style. I think the real one is $295 on a net-a-porter, but I wonder if anyone has made a good knock-off yet. Have a great, chilled out weekend!

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  31. Hola, primera vez que ingreso a su blog, me encanta, temas muy importantes en la vida de mujer, familia y pareja. Que sigan disfrutando mucho de su viaje a Chicago un saludo desde Costa Rica.

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  32. I love the dress you wore to the concert. So appropriate!! Have a great Watermelon weekend!

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  33. What a fun night! How have I gotten to 47 and never tried gnocchi?? That looks delicious. You were made for off the shoulder and one shoulder lady. This little dress was a perfect find. Have a super weekend!

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  34. Our first dining room was done up all in sunflowers... but I have always loved watermelon. There's just something about that pink, black and green.

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  35. U2 and The Lumineers!! So fun...so jealous! Love the watermelon room!! And now I want that iphone case...fun post Andrea!! Heading over to check out Amanda's post!! Have a great weekend!!

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  36. Watermelon fashion is so fun! Love your outfit with the straw bag. Phew!! Sounds like you partied it up in Chi town for the U2 concert. I'm not sure I'd be able to stay awake until 3am but then again good music can give you a second wind. Hope you get to rest and recharge this weekend pretty lady!

    Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  37. What a fun post! I love that stripe dress on you, you wear it so well! Perfect concert and summer style. All you watermelons made me smile this morning, they are so happy!
    xx
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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  38. I love all the fun you and your hubby have together. Makes me want to work harder at that with mine.

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  39. Did you say, vodka and lemonade? And out until 3am?!? Girlie, you are talking about my college days!! LOL! So glad y'all had an amazing night of food and music! I'm so jealous! Love you!

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  40. That would have been a fun concert! Well done on staying up so late too! While the boys do wake me during the night I'm usually in bed by 11 - I get so tired trying to stay up any later haha!

    Love your watermelon room - how incredible that border was, stenciling each one on must have taken you ages!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  41. "I carried a watermelon" - all I could think of was Dirty Dancing whilst reading your post LOL! I really do not like watermelons at all. The smell and taste turn my stomach... people think I'm nuts because I dislike it so much! BUT I do like pictures of watermelons lol.
    I love the photo of you in 1994. You've hardly changed at all. Still beautiful!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  42. Dying over your watermelon room! Stenciling all those individual watermelons must have taken some serious dedication!! Love all the cute accessories!

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  43. LOL, don't tell the pineapple that watermelon was your first love, and the fact that you have pictures of your watermelon border and your sweatshirt. I love it!

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  44. Look at all those watermelons! Love your love for fruits! :)

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  45. I just got that second chambray dress for a wedding (a casual one) and I can't wait to wear it. Love everything watermelon inspired too!

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  46. I love watermelon as a fruit and as a print. I have found some watermelon things for Vivian and I want a top and watermelon clutch myself. I need to look at Charming Charlie's I think. That watermelon tote you got is awesome and as usual you are so pretty in pink! Love the score from Meijer too. Great dress. Did you like Rocky's? We have eaten there too.

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