FRIDAY FAVORITES...HELLO JUNE

Can you believe today is the first day of June? It’s going waaaay to fast. Here in our area, we went to exactly as predicted weather wise. A crappy looong winter right to Summer. Now that it is finally here, I truly hope it lingers. Happy First Weekend of June Babes!


1. Blogger Spotlight:
SUZY TURNER
I always like to say SUZY is Sensational! Her BLOG is so fun. She lives with her adoring husband in Portugal. No one wears a pixie cut better than Suzy. This talented author is also a Yoga master, I would love for her to teach me a class. I'd be in the front row with my mat. She adores scarves, pool dipping, matcha lattes, owls and fun dates with her hubby just like I do. Would love to jump across the pond and see this beauty. In the meantime, get over to SUZY TURNER and see why I love her so much! She has the sweetest style too.
Isn't this colorful outfit a delight!

In Case you missed it on Monday, since it was a Holiday, I joined Suzy and the other Fab 40’s ladies for a Fairy Tale theme. So fun to dress up as a modern-day Cinderella.

2. CHICAGO
Our Chicago trip last weekend was complete bliss and rest. I am not even going to complain that it was 95 degrees as the humidity was low til the day we left. We went with no dinner reservations, no to do list, no plan; just a fly by the seat of our pants and it was great. We ate at new places like El Hefe and Eggsperience and familiar ones like a quick shake at the Shake Shack and Garrett’s popcorn. We went on the Wendella Architecture Boat Cruise, walked the river walk where I had my first Frose, went to Millennium Park to see the “Bean”, accidentally crashed a private event, did a couple outfit photo shoots and slept in, which in itself was grand. So lucky to have our favorite city ever just two hours away. We’re country folk but visiting the Windy City is one of our favorite things to do. 

Something to really love about this Coral Top is that it can be worn off the shoulder or on the shoulders and I had no problems with it riding up. LOVE the color. 

BUY TOP HERE


THE Bean..it was too crazy there so we got some photos and scrammed. So cool how the skyline is reflected in the Bean.

BUY JUMPSUIT HERE // NECKLACE HERE

FROSE!

Our View from the boat cruise I showed you on Wednesday.


 Our BEST meal was at a random Restaurant called El Hefe.

The BIGGEST centerpiece I have ever seen (real flowers) at a tea we accidentally crashed at The Drake Hotel. 

Just look at those Lemons..plus I love Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the Summer! 
BUY DRESS HERE (under $20 and so comfy!)

AND speaking of lemons, you could say I drank the “LEMONADE” and bought the Lemon Jammies for the trip that all bloggers have raved about. AND they were right, so comfy and GREAT price!
BUY HERE

3. Week's Attire
Target Top, Levi's shorts HERE, Target Sandals HERE

Old Navy Dress and bow slide sandals HERE

Amazon Sweatshirt HERE, Target Sandals (LOVE them) HERE, Blush Jeans HERE

4. All Black
All Black can be so chic. This skirt jumper is by Rip Curl and a cool linen, and more casual for summer strolling.
BUY HERE

More Inspo


5. Misc. Fun
A FUN TBB ASKS Link-Up is headed your way Monday. Cannot believe it is almost the first Monday of the Month. 
Join us for a little Summer Lovin' Q&A!  



BEST SANDAL DUPE EVER! POOL HOUSE
Can you believe I found the BEST sandal Dupe at Wal-Mart..yes I did and with one 7 left, I think I jumped up and down in the scattered shoe isle! The knockoff of the Steve Madden's is not cheap looking, super comfy and $12.82!! AND Look EXACTLY the same! 
Wal-Mart version HERE// Steve M. version HERE

POOL HOUSE
The concrete may not be poured..YET! (**UPDATE, as of 5:40 am, YES they woke us up BUT it IS being poured as I type!)
AND, the Pool House sure is cute and matches the house!


AND IT'S NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY! 
Have a fabulous weekend darlings! Hope the sun shines on ya a bit and you eat a Doughnut!


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


42 comments:

  1. Love that you got some frose in Chicago last weekend!! Looks like it was a really fun time!! Have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana- BlovedBoston

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  2. Oh my goodness there's so MUCH GOODNESS in this post I hope I can remember everything I want to say! First I'd love Suzy to teach me some yoga, I am horrible at it - way too hyper to settle down. Your Chicago trip sounds perfect, I love that city so much! We did the architecture river cruise when we were there, what a beautiful city. All of your outfits are fabulous, love that last dress from Target and that jumpsuit too - you are such a beauty my friend, so chic and elegant! The pool house and pool are going to be amazing! Have a great weekend my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. It's been forever since I've been to Chicago- your post has me aching to go back! I love all of your outfits for this week. And you being Cinderella could not have been a more perfect choice!! Enjoy your doughnut and your weekend! - Shannon @slayitagainshan.com

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  4. Those tacos look AMAZING!! And what cute outfits girl! You trip looks like you had so much fun. And now I need cute lemon pjs! haha
    xo
    Katrina
    www.katrinagwenrose.com

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  5. confession: i have four pairs of those pjs and I'm wearing one right now LOL. And that food!!!!! So yum!

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  6. Wohoo that the concrete is being poured!! I need to check out your boat cruise post because I LOVED the architecture tour I took on the river in Chicago a few years ago. It was beautiful and so interesting. Love the all black summer outfit too! Have a great weekend :-)
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  7. Love this post. Happy weekend.

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  8. YAY for the concrete being poured, and the pool coming along! And love that you guys ended up crashing a private event, nothing beats Chicago in the summer. Happy Friday sweet friend <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. What a fun weekend in Chicago! I need to try a Frose!!! Yayyyy for the pool!!!!

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  10. OMG those tacos! I've been sitting here all morning going "Do I want Chick-Fil-A for breakfast because it's free?" "Do I want doughnuts for breakfast because it's doughnut day?" "Do I want tacos for breakfast because I'm obsessed" The tacos are swaying me...

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  11. EEK I am soooo excited for you and your pool!! It's going to be ready just in time for summer!! How exciting! Enjoy your weekend, girl!

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  12. Yay for the concrete!!!
    And what a fun time in Chicago. It's certainly an action packed city with so much great food!! We took a food tour there the last time we visited, and it was so fun!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  13. Hooray for the concrete showing up and the pool house is darling! It sounds like you guys had a great trip to Chicago. We are going crazy around here this weekend. My baby brother gets married today (I did their desserts and flowers!) and tomorrow we are doing a graduation party for my baby sis who just graduated from Mizzou! I'm going to need that frose and a dip in your pool on Sunday ;-)

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  14. Let's hear it for concrete! You truly look like a princess in your long white dress. I may have to order those cute lemon jammies. Chicago is one of my favorite cities. I spent a lot of time on Rush St. during my college days. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Andrea and you are one week closer to having a finished pool!

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  15. Your trips looks like it was so much fun! Our youngest son went to college in downtown Chicago for two years and we loved going there. You always look fabulous and give us so much inspiration! :)

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  16. Your pool house is SO cute! I love Chicago, too, and everything you did sounds like so much fun!

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  17. Chicago looks like so much fun - that floral centerpiece...wow! I'm so excited about your pool, and hope you'll get to enjoy it soon! I'll definitely be looking for those pj's and black sandals this week. Have a wonderful weekend. (Any luck getting the blogger comments fixed? Mine are still a mess too!)

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  18. I love that gray sundress on you in Chicago! To me, that's the perfect casual dress to sight-see in! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that those guys get that concrete poured so you can fill up your pool!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  19. Your Chicago trip sounds so fabulous!!! The food you had looks incredible and I do love a good Frose!!! I love that Universal Thread dress on you! I will have to check it out. And I am all about a good shoe dupe, as you can see from my post today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  20. Gosh this makes me want to go back to Chicago so bad! Yummy a frose! I am loving your lemon jammies, so cute! I hope you have a great first weekend of June! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  21. Andrea, I am so happy that you had a wonderful time in CHICAGO! You looked beautiful and I got a glimpse of your closet! OH MY! It's a dream! I swear - I wish we are related! You are beautiful inside and out!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  22. I am so glad you had such a good time in Chicago! I love that you didn't plan as much and just enjoyed. You look cute in every photo. I also LOVE that dress from Monday's post. I have been on vacation and out of the loop.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  23. Your Chicago trip sounds like so much fun! We love the Windy City too, and we want to go back so badly! There's so much good food there, and it sounds like y'all ate at some great restaurants!

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  24. Oh my gosh! So much fun stuff in this post. That architecture cruise is so fun. We did it when we visited Chicago about 7 years ago. I'd love to go back. Y'all are to Chicago like we were to DC when we lived in Richmond. So easy to take a little trip. Love that. You of course looked AH-DORABLE the entire time and oh my gosh....YOUR POOL!!!! I can not wait for you to have that all done. What a great summer you're going to have. Happy weekend sweetie!!! XO

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  25. I love the Bean and Chicago is one of my favorite cities!

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  26. Oh my goodness I loved Chicago so much when we went there last summer on some college tours. You are so lucky to have it so close. Your pool house is SO darn cute! I can't wait to see it all done. We went to DC the same way, no plans and just winging it. I will give you the deets soon. We loved taking pics at the Bean but you're right, it's mobbed! Ya gotta get at least one shot though. Yummy frose! Yes please. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. I am being a good girl and skipping donut day. But I am currently sipping apple cider vinegar because the throat is feeling like poop! Eeeek I wish a donut would fix it. So glad your trip was a major win! Yay for the pool stuff coming along. Enjoy your weekend, princess!

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  28. Where do I start!? That restaurant (I'm always led by my belly haha), the Pjs (so cute!) so many great outfits... Here's to a great June xx

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  29. Yay concrete! I can't wait for you to enjoy that pool and cute little pool house! Your trip sounds fantastic and y'all look so happy! No donuts for me, they are not good with my tummy for some reason. Have an extra for me! Have a wonderful weekend my dear!

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  30. Those lemon pajamas are the cutest! When we were dating my hubby and I would take the Metra in to Chicago for the day, but we haven't had a chance since having children. It's such a great destination though, we really should take some time together and go!

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  31. Looks like you had a great time in Chicago, I love all your pictures, that froze looks so delicious! Those lemon pj's are adorable!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  32. Your trip to Chicago looks like a lot of fun and the food you ate looks delicious!

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  33. You got Frose!? I am soooo jealous of that. I definitely partook in National Donut Day!!! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  34. Babe, you have no idea how glad I am to see you in sundresses and shorts and not sweaters and long sleeves! Yes, we went from winter to summer in like two days here and the temp today was 100! I clicked on the link for those awesome pj's and those suckers were GONE! Just my luck! You are going to just LOVE that new pool house! So darn cute! Have a great weekend, Girl! Stay cool!

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  35. Love those jammies! Im going to target this weekend so imma gonna hve to check them out. I bought a pair of slip on bow sandles im still trying to get used too. They are too cute to give up on. Ive always worn flip flops. Oh anf yor man is a hottie. Lol.
    Lisa

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  36. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip. We accidentally stumbled upon free donut day at dunkin donuts yesterday and the boys were thrilled.

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  37. Such fun photos of you and the Mr by the Bean. It's great that you're only a 2 hour drive from this fun city. We did an architectural boat tour when we visited and I loved learning the history and seeing all the buildings from a different angle. Those lemon jammies are the cutest and the coral top (entire outfit) looks fab on you! Have a great weekend sweet lady and looking forward to hearing more about the progress of your pool just in time for summer! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  38. Love your Cinderella dress, and your trip to Chicago looks so fun :)

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  39. My nephew and his fiancee live in Chicago and will be getting married there in the near future, so I'm sure I'll be going to Chicago before too much longer. I've never been but do look forward to going. I love those lemon jammies as I have the whole lemon theme going on as my summer decor. Happy week Andrea!

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  40. Andrea, as Tina Turner said, you are SIMPLY THE BEST! Thank you so much for featuring me in your new blogger series. I am truly honoured and hope to meet you in person sooner rather than later. Perhaps I can try and convince hubby to head back to the States late next year!
    Chicago looks amazing, and you look like you had a fabulous time. How lucky that you only live two hours away!
    Huge hugs my friend!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  41. Aren't those jammies amazing?!! I love mine so much! I keep checking back for another pattern. Your pool house is so cute! I know you can't wait to host a get together back there.

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  42. Chicago is one of my favorite cities but I haven't been in ages! I will have to fix that soon! Any trips to Michigan planned yet??

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