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Weekend Happenings

Apr 23, 2012

I just got back from visiting my parents yesterday afternoon and my house is a wreck! I love going out of town but I sure do hate unpacking!
I did a little shopping while I was home and found the Joie Blouse I blogged about a few weeks ago. She is even better in person. Love the fit and the black and white pattern goes with everything! It especially looks great with my colored jeans. The jeans are J Brand and my newest obsession. They fit great and they are the perfect blush color that goes with everything!
{Joie Madera Dot Blouse, J Brand 811 Skinny Jeans}

I guess I love this black and white pattern because I found these two images of fabric I had saved that I was considering for recovering my wingback chairs. It looks almost identical to the blouse pattern.  The fabric is Ground Works Confetti by Lee Jofa.

While I was home I attended a bridal shower for my dear friend Jenna. It was so fun to see my old my friends. A few of us have been friends since Junior High!  Here is one picture from the shower of all of us.   Jenna the Bride to be is to the left of me.  So excited for her wedding in June.

My dress may look familiar because it is the Ann Taylor Dress I blogged about Thursday. I am really loving it- and thanks to all who gave me the heads up about the 40% off. I got a real steal on it!

My little man has quite the head of curls and I love it. Problem is it is starting to get a little too long. When it is wet it is a full blown mullet.  He needs a haircut bad , but it just makes me sad to cut these sweet curls.

I always find great new wines when I am home visiting my parents because they love wine as much as I do. This Sauvignon Blanc called Glazebrook was so good. Retails for around $14. For those who live in Charlotte it is sold at Reids.

Sunday when I got home we went to the Yacht Club near our house for Happy Hour and saw this beautiful rainbow. It is hard to tell from my picture but it stretched across the whole sky, it was stunning and it was Sterling’s first rainbow!

I came across this quote over the weekend and it really made me think about being Thankful. It hit close to home (yep I am getting deep here again even after my deep post Friday).  Now every night as I say my prayers I am reminded to be thankful.

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  1. I am DYING over those dots these days. I've almost bought those pillows off etsy like five times. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get them for myself for Mothers Day. Thanks kids! Also, those j.brand jeans look amaze. Where did you find them? I finally found the old navy in my size but they were ankle length and too short. uggh. And the target jeans didn't quite smooth it out like I'd hoped. I'm going to have to copy you on the shirt. It looks so fantastic! I'm not sure how you're going to cut those precious curls off. Thankfully Sterling will still be gorgeous even with a haircut.

  2. Jill says:

    you always come back with the best wine recommendations after staying with your parents, love it!!

    love the quote.
    Happy Monday

  3. Looooove the blouse. Adorbs. I am so glad you ar back to a computer that doesn't get viruses from blogging.

  4. Love that quote. And that blouse is gorgeous on you sweetie!! And that pink dress is perfect on you. So pretty.

  5. The Hawkins says:

    So jealous of the pink jeans! I am dying for that color. And the blouse just makes them perfect!Love the little man's curls!

  6. Love the black and white shirt with the pink jeans, such a perfect outfit!

  7. You are such a fashionable inspiration, love your style!! Wondering who stocks that blouse and the jeans in CLT? Scout and Molly's, Sloan, Neiman's?

  8. Love those peach/blush jeans!! And that Ann Taylor dress is perfect on you. šŸ™‚

  9. Val says:

    You are so stylish….I love it. The blouse is gorge..

  10. I *LOVE* all of it! Girl, you look smokin' hott as always…you are making me want to add yet *another* color of jeans to the collection! And the dress looks perfect! I know what you mean about the curls, I had the same dilemma with my little man…I didn't cut his hair until he was like 14 or 15 months old…but then people started calling him a girl and I headed *straight* for the barber! (c:

  11. BOTH of your outfits are great – you look so pretty at the shower too!

  12. megan says:

    That first outfit is SUPER cute!

  13. The pink dress is fabulous, looks great. Definitely a good color for you!

  14. Jen Watts says:

    you have the best style! love that top and jeans!

  15. LOVE that top, esp with those jeans! Don't you feel like colored jeans go with everything!

  16. LOOVE the blouse and skinnies! And that pink dress is fabulous! Looks like a great weekend! šŸ™‚

  17. Kaley says:

    I have been wanting that Ann Taylor dress! My size has been sold out online and in our local store sadly. It looks adorable on you though!

  18. Taylor says:

    i absolutely love the joie top + those pants. perfect outfit!! and the ann taylor looked great for the bridal shower! looks like a great weekend šŸ™‚

  19. That's one of my favorite quotes. You are so darling. LOVE the blouse. I think I need one of those!

  20. Sara Mueller says:

    You look amazing! You are my inspiration to get back in shape after this baby is born! I love all of your outfits and can't wait to be able to wear skinny jeans again.

  21. That Ann Taylor dress is amazing! You look so fab.

  22. Sassy says:

    That Joie blouse is adorable on you! I wanted so badly to make those JBrand jeans work on me, but I feel like I'm way to tall for them (5'10" too). They look adorable on you!

    My brother had beautiful curly hair just like your little man. Sadly, he gave himself a "haircut" when he was 3 or 4, and it never grew back in the same. Enjoy his curls as long as you can!

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