Kicking off a new [hopefully weekly] Friday series, inspired by Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Five Things, to share a handful of things that brightened my week: products I enjoyed, people/things that inspired me, favorite shots from my iPhone, books I’m reading, etc.
I’m thinking of this series as a fun blog bullet journal to keep track of my highlights from each week. Plus, it never hurts to take a beat to be mindful of the simple things that bring you joy and make your week a little brighter, right?
I snagged this Vince Camuto striped tote bag at TJMaxx last Friday for a weekend staycation at the Ritz with C. I planned to use it through the summer as a weekend carryall for the pool or errands, but when we got home on Sunday, I threw the entire contents of my purse into it; I’ve been carrying it all week.
We planted this crepe myrtle tree in front of our home when we moved in 11 summers ago (!!) and she’s putting on such a lovely show this year. Crepe myrtles were one of my grandmother’s favorites, so I like to think of this as her memorial tree, and it makes my heart so happy when she blooms.
This rane made original upcycled top is such a special piece in my closet right now. I bought it at the first Maker’s Market at Haus 820 and I love how super-soft and billowy it is. (You can see it in action in the breeze here.)
This one’s from my Instagram stories. I dug out my Essie nail polish collection (it’s a hoard, thb) for an upcoming DIY workshop at the shop, and found this old favorite. It’s been a while since I sported a bold mani — I’m basically living in this classic nude — but I’m loving the bright pop of color for summertime.
We have a new bakery downtown, Sugar & Slice, that’s becoming a regular pit-stop for us when we need an afternoon sugar rush at the flower shop. My designer made a cupcake run yesterday, and brought me this white chocolate-covered marshmallow unicorn. Isn’t she the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!