Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ten on Tuesday [No.29]

Happy Tuesday y'all!
This week is going to be a busy one, but it's going to be a good one-so let's jump into the recap and what I've been loving lately.

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The biggest thing I have to share this week is the reason for why there was no Saturday post. . .
We went on a little out of town getaway to Panama City Beach, Florida! 🎉
We had an amazing time just laying on the beach & spending time with each other-it was much needed R&R for the both of us, but especially my sweet husband because he works so hard and rarely takes any time for himself.
I could've put up a post on Saturday, but I didn't want to spend time promoting it and having it take time away from our time so I just didn't and I doubt y'all really missed it! 😉
Each night for dinner we drove about 20 minutes away from Panama City Beach to a little historic town named St. Andrews.
It's right on the bay and the marina is always beautiful, but especially so at sunset.
I always pick a book to bring to the beach each year that either I haven't started, or I've only read a few pages out of.
This year, I chose Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky and was not disappointed in the least.
This book is set in England in the early 1900s and focuses on the main character, Isabella Grayson, and her journey as the daughter of a wealthy newspaper-owner who is leading his family through societies ranks.
She's learning her role as his daughter, while also trying to find her place in the world.
I absolutely love reading about her independent streak & her desire to become a successful journalist in a time when hardly any women (especially women of her place in society) were working, much less reporting!
Along with her desire to become independent and her passion for aviation (which at this time is very, very new) as readers we get to explore her relationship with a young aviator who has dreams of becoming the first pilot to fly across the English Channel.
I'll spare you the details, to keep you interested, of course!
If you enjoy history, aviation, novels about interesting women, or just reading a good novel-I highly recommend Across the Blue.
Of course I had to break out one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer dresses from the After Party Sale (the print name is Hey Bay Bay!)
The mural in St. Andrews is actually just a chalk mural-so stinkin' cute!
This print is currently sold out but there's a solid option and a sleeved option, perfect for Fall.
On our last night, I wore my favorite dress out to dinner-this cute little off-the-shoulder number with gorgeous embroidery.
Dress sold out-similar linked
Lip Color
Sunglasses
Necklace
Earrings (not shown, but so cute!)
Shoes (also not shown, but equally precious!)
It was tough to get up yesterday morning and leave (especially when your husband wakes you up before 7 AM!) but I got to see the pink tail-end of this beautiful sunrise, so that made it worth it...and...
We finished off our trip with a dozen of the best donuts I've ever had & one of the best breakfast bagel sandwiches I've had too. Highly recommend if you're ever in Destin, Panama City, Seaside, etc.

TWO
Tory Burch just released the cutest flats in the world-I'm totally obsessed!

THREE
This recipe for pumpkin pie (made as a slab pie-not round!) sounds so good, y'all!
I can't wait until the weather cools down just a tiny bit so I can get the Fall vibes & feel the urge to bake in my kitchen.

FOUR
I made a couple of purchases on this trip, but my favorite by far are these boots!
I've been searching and searching for high quality, comfortable, fashionable, leather riding boots in a wide-calf version and I just couldn't find any, anywhere.
But yesterday, that search ended.
These boots are comfortable and oh so cute!
They fit well over jeans and leggings, but would look equally precious with dresses and skirts too, I can't wait to style them on the blog.

FIVE
If you're in the mood for a new computer or iPhone wallpaper then look no further than Evelyn Henson's newest downloadable designs!
She makes the cutest watercolor-ish designs and patterns and her four newest ones are perfect for Fall!
If you decide to take a peep, let me know which of the four is your favorite-I just changed mine to the third picture, but the 2nd or 4th will be my next move when the weather cools down here & I feel more "Fall-y"!

SIX
This girl goes without texting her boyfriend in a week-you've got to read the article to see what happens.
Spoiler alert-I think she finds out how much fun it is to talk on the phone to someone, not just texting them, it's such an "old fashioned" thing, but one thing I kind of miss!

SEVEN
It's pretty much my all-time favorite movie, so of course I had to read up on an interview with Reese where she chats about making the movie & her favorite line (it's my favorite too!)

EIGHT
I've been following the stories from California and the horrible wildfires there.
There are so many sad, sad stories but there are also some very happy ones-like Izzy's story!

NINE
If you love Guy Fieri as much as I do (I'll watch any Food Network show he's on!) then you'll love this story about how he met his wife.

TEN
I am SO excited for Chip & Joanna Gaines new line Hearth & Hand for Target, so excited in fact that I have to share a few favorites:
This beautiful wreath hanger
Pom-Poms on a stocking?! Sign me up!
This beautiful lantern is just begging to be put on my front porch
Cutest. Christmas. Mug. Ever.
I totally envision this glass jug with fresh pine boughs in the winter and then big white hydrangeas in the summer!
It's not too early to think about Christmas gifts-this toiletry bag is the perfect gift for any man in your life!

I hope y'all enjoyed this roundup as much as I have!
It was so awfully nice to have a little blog-break this weekend, but I'm excited to share this Saturday's post with y'all.

Until next time. . .
xoxo,

6 comments:

  1. Gateways are always welcomed, glad you had a good time. I would need a gateway too...

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  2. Sounds like you had an awesome time! By the way, those dresses are so cute! :)

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  3. I need absolutely everything from Chip & Joanna's new line. OBSESSED.

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  4. love your trip to PCB! I've been thinking we need to get down one last time this year too. and yes, keep me away from target for a while hahaha I want all the things!

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  5. A donut shop?!?! Oh no, that's dangerous! haha
    Tori || Victori Media

    https://www.victorimedia.com

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  6. That beach town looks so pretty, looks like you had a great week!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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