Friday Five // 5.27.16

Palm Leaf and Dalmation Print Pillows

I wanted to get back to creating Friday Fives again because there are so many quick blurbs I have for y’all. First off, I hope y’all have fun plans for this Memorial Day Weekend, even if those plans are just sleeping in one extra day 😉 We have a race on Monday, so I’ll be at the track all weekend, pretty standard. Without further ado, here are the five things that I have been obsessing over this week…

Colourpop Lipstick Swatches

Ultra Matte Lip in Solow / Lippie Stix in Brink / Lippie Stix in Frida / Lippie Stix in Boa / Lippie Stix in Button / Lippie Stix in Cookie / Ultra Matte Lip in Clueless

Colourpop Lipsticks

Obsessed would be an understatement. So a little background… I am not a lipstick person. On a day-to-day basis, I wouldn’t wear one for a number of reasons: I always thought the color was too much for me, it would get all over everything, they dry my lips out, etc. So how did I find this brand? There was a color of the Kylie Jenner lip kit I had my eye on, Candy K. It looked like a wearable color, but dang I am just NOT fast enough to get my hands on one of those.

A conspiracy theory starting surfacing about Kylie’s Lip Kits being repackaged Coloupop productss. And it turns out, the owners of Coloupop make the Lip Kits AND their color, Clueless, is pretty much a dead ringer for Candy K but its only $6! Then, I discovered their Lippie Stix (only $5) and basically went nuts on the site & bought eight shades. Turned out, every color I ordered was gorgeous! And I would say that I’m finally a lipstick girl.

Free Planner Printables 1

Free Planner Printable

One of my coworkers asked if I could make a daily, weekly, and monthly planner for her to get printed and bound. I JUMP at the opportunity to design anything cute and girly (see DotingDesigns.com) so when she said pineapples and flamingos… I was in. I thought they wound up pretty fun, so I wanted to share them with y’all if you’re in need of an agenda. I will do a full blog post on these soon, but wanted you to have the links now to download them. (Make sure you have Adobe installed or email me at cortneydryden@gmail.com an I’ll send it to you)

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Room Renovation

I have been in the process of redecorating my bedroom for a couple months now. I really wish I had taken a before picture because I have been using my aunt’s furniture… FROM COLLEGE. After one too many peeps asked why I had grandparent furniture, I knew it was time for a change. I upgraded my headboard, dresser, nightstands, pillows, and decor and cannot wait to share the final product with you! I have a few more areas to work on and came up against a snag (hanging a vertical mirror horizontally), but it should be done soon! Here is a sneak peek:

Palm Leaf Pillows with Pink Piping 1

Palm Leaf Pillows with Pink Piping 2

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

One of the most wonderful times of the year if you are a bargain shopper like me… the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale! So many of my favorite brands are marked down 40%!

SHOP MY PICKS:

 

Straw Tote with MISA Pom Pom Charm

MISA Straw Ciao Tote

Straw Bag Obsession

I can’t get enough of chic straw totes for Summer! You have seen me wear this $27 Talbots bag and I just received this MISA Los Angeles tote below that I love. MISA Los Angeles also makes the $28 charm that makes any old straw bag look designer! I rounded up my favorites below at every price point, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend :)

SHOP MY PICKS:

The $12 Shorts You NEED For Summer

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Top: Forever 21 (Similar version here, in blue, in taupe, in pom poms!) / Shorts: Forever 21 (size up, I’m wearing a large)/ Bag: H&M / Earrings: Baublebar / Bracelets: BaubleBar / Heels: Sam Edelman / Curling Wand: Hot Tools


Sorry for the extra long post today, but Nicole Barkis is so dang good at what she does! I love getting to share super affordable looks with y’all and this is no exception. The shorts, top, earrings, and bag are all under $40! It’s basically highway robbery 😉 Speaking of deals, the Nordstrom half-yearly sale has just started and the deals are AMAZING! I have these, these, and these is my shopping cart right now!

Memorial Day with the Charlotte Premium Outlets

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress: Francesca’s / Clutch: Francesca’s (Similar here) / Heels: Sam Edelman / Sunglasses: Karen Walker


Memorial Day is just around the corner (hello Summer!) and if you’re anything like me, you wait until the holiday sales start to stock up on all your summer essentials. I mean, who in their right mind pays full price for anything?! If you’re a lucky North Carolinian like me, you already know that the Charlotte Premium Outlets are the best place for 25-65% off of your favorite brands. Well hold your hats because come Memorial Day, there will be sales on sales… plus extended hours May 27-30th!

I previewed the sale recently and snagged four Summer outfits I’m sharing below. Check out the Charlotte Premium Outlets website here to learn more and be sure to follow along as I takeover their social accounts on Thursday!

Beach Vacation IGs

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Swimsuit: Mara Hoffman / Hat: Brixton / Beach Bag: Talbots (only $27 & comes in three colors!) / Pom-Pom Charm: MISA Los Angeles


Sorry for going MIA for a few days… Jeremy and I went to Myrtle Beach for the week and the home we stayed in had no wifi! We were really roughing it 😉 I had a few vacation days saved up from the three-week stretch we had and we were bent on making the most of this beach trip minus the cloudy weather we had. Below are links to all of my outfits from the trip since Liketoknow.it was having some issues. If you are loving this MISA beach bag but hate the price tag, be sure to check out this one from Talbots. I love the stripes and I added this $28 charm to it!