8.12.2016

What I Wore: Baptism

A few weeks ago I attended a baptism for my cousin's daughter down in Orange County. If you remember I hosted her baby shower back in March. In the weeks leading up to the baptism I told my cousin I wasn't going to be able to make it due to a few other commitments. But I had a trick up my sleeve... I was flying down to surprise her!! One of my other cousins told everyone she was going to the store but she was really picking me up at the airport. It was such a surprise to everyone when I walked in the door!
 
The next morning was the Baptism followed by a luncheon. I ended up wearing a wrap dress, nude wedges and a classic clutch. It was perfect for a family event!
 

 
 
It was a such great weekend spent with family! XO

8.05.2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I have the day off work which makes the day even sweeter! A few of my favorite things from the past week:

We've been working hard in the back yard all summer making a few updates and planting lots of new plants. It's great to see some of our hard work pay off in the way of new blooms on the hydrangeas!


Have you heard that Rifle Paper Co has come out with a new fabric line?! The fabrics are totally gorgeous and at great prices too. I can imagine this one recovered on a accent chair and this one made into a little girls' ruffle dress. 


This week was our annual block party and I made a pineapple upside bundt cake. It was my first attempt at a bundt cake and I think it turned out pretty good!
I used this recipe.


My summer tablescape. Love all the bamboo accents! The napkin rings were a thrift find in Maui and the chairs were a birthday gift. 


What is everyone up to this weekend? After several weekends of travel we are keeping it low-key. And looking forward to watching the Olympics tonight!

8.02.2016

Outfit: Easy Summer Dress

Well hello there! It's been a busy summer over here and I'm happy I finally get some time to share some of the things I've been up to!

This dress has been my go-to outfit of the summer. The temps have been over 100 degrees pretty consistently for the last week or two and the lose fit plus lightweight cotton make it an easy choice. Perfect for running errands on the weekend or a happy hour on the back patio.

Lilly Pulitzer Essie Dress

Dress (also in navy!) // Bosom Buddy Bags, Custom Canteen Bag with Gardenia // Palm Beach Sandals (I love ShoeBuy for their free shipping/returns and coupons! I can always get at least 20% off!!)

Bosom Buddy Bags, Lilly Pulitzer

Do you have a 'go-to' summer dress?!

XO

6.28.2016

Bosom Buddy Bags Flash Sale

I'm popping in after a short hiatus (I promise to be back soon!) to inform you that my favorite purse company is having a flash sale with 40% off now through Thursday June 29th with the code BBBUSA!!! I really can't say enough good things about Bosom Buddy Bags and their quality and customer service. And did I mention all the bags are totally customizable so the options are really endless!?!?
 
 
This is the Custom Baby HHB with an orange/pink/white ribbon and pink round enamel dangle.
 
They don't usually offer a deal this good so I hope you all check them out!
 
XO
 

4.08.2016

Cambria + Hearst Castle

Last week I had a few extra days off work so we decided to take a fun little trip to the coast. We woke up early on Wednesday and drove down the 101 to Cambria.

cambria
 
We stayed at the most adorable little Inn by the ocean. They have this boardwalk which was pretty long and great for walking. The weather was absolutely perfect!
 
 
There is a Elephant Seal rookery just a few minutes away so we had to check it out.
 

Look all of them! Don't be deceived they are actually huge; the adult males can get up to 16 feet and 5,000 lbs!
 
lilly pulitzer cooler
Lilly Cooler (similar) // Monogram cups // Lilly for Target Blanket
 We then spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out at the beach in front of the Inn looking for moonstones and enjoying happy hour.

 
The next morning we drove a few minutes down the road to Hearst Castle! It was absolutely stunning.
 
 
The castle is located in San Simeon on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean. And fun fact, the Hearst family sold off some of their property back in the day to my husband's family! 
 
Dress // Bosom Buddy Bag
 The spring is a great time to visit as all the flowers on the property are in bloom.
 

I absolutely loved the indoor pool! All the tile work was so beautiful. 

Bosom Buddy Bag Lilly Pulitzer
 
Everything was just so over the top. It would have been so fun to be an invited guest back in the castle's heyday.
 
Bosom Buddy Bag
 
 
I seriously took the Bosom Buddy Bali Bag (in X-Large) everywhere on this trip. It was the perfect size for my large camera, a sweater, sunglasses, wallet and makeup. I love that the ribbon and motif are totally customizable. This one has a aqua, lime green and white stripe with a starfish (a little nod to Hawaii) but they have so many color options to choose from. Make sure to check out their website.  
 
Hearst Castle

 If you are ever taking a drive down Highway 1 Cambria and Hearst Castle are worth a stop! Next up is San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach.
 
 
 
PS. And because it's Master's Week (are you watching?!!) here's a few little signs I made in the past and plan to recreate this weekend for our viewing party!
 
XO

3.28.2016

Easter Outfit

Happy Monday! I hope your Easter was lovely.
 
lilly pulitzer
Dress // Shawl // Wedges // Tassel Wallet
 I ended up picking this dress for Easter Sunday service as the colors reminded me of an Easter egg! I paired it with my gold shawl for a little shoulder coverage and gold pep-toe wedges. I choose the Bosom Buddy Bags 'Colored Zippered Wallet in Turquoise Croc-Sand Dollar' but ended up using it as a small clutch.

lilly pulitzer dress

It was perfect! The inside was roomy as I was able to fit my phone, car key, lip gloss and money easily. The color was an exact match to the accents in my dress but the gold sand dollar and tassel charm really was the icing on the cake.

bosom buddy bags

lilly pulitzer bosom buddy bags

 Have a great week! XO

3.25.2016

Friday Five

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a lovely week. Looking forward to Easter this Sunday!
 
I entered a photo contest with Bosom Buddy Bags (a brand that I LOVE) with the prize being a fab Easter basket full of goodies and I would love for you to vote for me!
bosom buddy bags
Just look for this photo and my name, Andrea F. You can click HERE or if you prefer, you can go to the Bosom Buddy Bags Facebook page and find the contest there.

In the coming weeks I will also be showcasing several BB bags with different ways to wear them. AKA outfit posts! I'm really excited to be partnering with them and I can't wait to show you what I've come up with. Stay tuned!

 
Have you all tried any of the new arrivals from Lilly?! There are so many pretties out right now!
lilly pulitzer betsey
 I especially love the new Betsey top; the fit is extremely flattering. The new southern charm colorway is beautiful too!

 
 Have you heard of the Eagle Cam? There are two cameras in the nest of a pair of bald eagles who recently hatched babies! It's really interesting to watch and the bald eagle chicks are beyond adorable!

 
Patio season is upon us!
lilly pulitzer patio
I'm continuing the Lilly theme in the backyard (remember our Lilly for Target umbrella?!) with the Lilly flamingo pillow to match our pink flamingos! And some cute outdoor Lilly wine glasses (similar, I found these at TJ Maxx!). I also hope to plant some plants this weekend and do some sprucing up back there over the next month or so.
 
What are you all wearing for Easter?! I have two dress options and I'm not sure yet which one. It's either the Mila Lace Shift in Coconut Jungle or the Lyssa Shift in Shrimply Chic. I'll report back next week or you can find me on instagram in the mean time!
 
 
Linking up with A.Liz Adventures!
 
XO
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