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Friday, July 25, 2014

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!  Before we jump into my Five today, I wanted to make a note that I'm thinking about doing a No-Spend month in August.  As you can see below, I've been spending a good amount of $ on material things that are luxuries.  While I appreciate them and work hard for my spending money I realize that this isn't what's important.  Perhaps doing a no-spend month will allow me to focus on other things.  This also means I have 7 days to buy everything I want...kidding!


Is anyone else getting tired of hearing about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale yet?  You're not...okay good because I'm about to talk about it!  Instead of posting all of the things I love, I will just show you what I've actually purchased. 

Kate Spade Initial Necklace: Reg: $58/Sale Price: $37.90

Zella Capris: Reg: $48/Sale Price: $31.90
I'm officially a Zella convert!  I was skeptical that they would be that much better than Lululemon as I've heard.  I LOVE my Lulu Wunder Unders, but do agree that the quality of the material used has changed in the past couple of years.  Lululemon Wunder Unders are $72-$82 depending on the style.  Zella Live In Capri's are regularly almost half the cost of Lulu - and during the Anniversary sale are a fraction of the cost (which is why I had to give them a try).

They are almost identical in features - compressive, wide waistband, key holder in band, but they feel so much higher in quality.  They hold me in better, stay in place and are thicker so they don't show everyone the color of your panties!

There are still great Zella pieces on sale at Nordstrom until August 4 when prices go back up!  The tops look great too and are also half the price of Lulu!


Kendra Scott launched her new Fall 2014 line last week - GlamRocks - and I am in love with every single piece.  Damn.  It's just as good in person. Double Damn {says my wallet}.  Although I want every piece I have controlled myself and only purchased one item.  It was a good one though!  

I love all of the filigree and mixed metals in the Sadie Spear earrings, Sienna Pendant Necklaces and Hadley Bangles, but I'm also dying over the Ellie and Skylette studs and tons of glittery sparkles. 

What pieces do you have your eyes on?  I think my next purchase (in September or the next 7 days) will have to be the Skylette studs, but this ring also looked great on too!


My friend Ashley hosted a girls dinner last week for all of us "Junior League Tearoom Waitresses" to catchup.  Ashley just moved into a new home which is stunning!  She also made Ina Garten's Weeknight Bolognese which was O.M.G good.  We all inhaled it and it was the perfect casual, girls night dinner. So happy I wore a loose-fitting dress!  I think I'm going to make it next week for our church's dinner group. 


This picture was quite the hit on Instagram earlier last week.  Gotta love those supportive husbands...laying in bed eating cookies while I workout!  By the way, I'm loving Piyo and just realized a week in that Piyo stands for Pilates/Yoga...what a dummy I am!


I am considering taking the plunge and signing up for StitchFix {thanks Adrienne}.  Move over Birchbox!  Has anyone else tried Stitch Fix?  Let me know your thoughts and share you link if you wrote a post about it!



  1. Love it. Especially the picture of you and your beautiful cousin, Mauri. Double Love.

  2. Loving all the Kendra Scott goodies and I must try that Ina Bolognese. Looks fantastic!

  3. The Fort Worth Kendra Scott store opens next week...just in time for my August birthday discount. I'm pretty excited about that one.

    And yes to the Zella live-in leggings! I got a pair for Christmas (in leopard, rawr) that I love. Such a good price point!

  4. I think I'm going to join you for a no spend August! That would make my bank account mighty happy! I took the Zella's out of my cart I better go see what they have left that I can snatch up before next week!

  5. I got that exact pair of Zella's! Love them!

  6. I did stitch fix once and loved it! Hoping to use some b'day money to do another box soon!



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