Friday Favorites #16

Friday, May 30, 2014

Happy Friday! I hope you guys had an amazing week.  I am officially halfway done with my midterms!  (This is June for clarification, Amelia and I alternate Friday's.)  We winter-term law school students go to school through summer, but we get a "summer break" for two weeks in July and I absolutely cannot wait to enjoy a little bit of summer.... and actually get some wedding planning done because it has been TOTALLY ON HOLD.  Anyways, this is my summer-angst Friday Favorites post. 

FF 5-26-14 (2)
1  |  2  |  3

I'm usually not much of a floral lady, but I think I have a touch of "spring fever" so I'm all over it right now.  The first dress is the Cherries Jubilee Dress by Heart of Haute (who we discussed here) and is my favorite style of dress by this company.  They also use this fabric to make an adorable top, and both are on my "lust list" I love how it's a cherry print, but it's very subtle.  The second is a Lindy Bop Dress and I think most people envision the Ophelia dress I mentioned last week when they think of this company, but I love the Hetty Dress just as much!  The last is the Central Park Floral Dress and while I usually steer clear of strapless, I've had this dress on my wishlist for a couple of months now so I may have to take a risk and try it out next time Unique Vintage has a sale!


FF 5-16-14 (3)
1  |  2  |  3
The time has come where I really, REALLY want nice, new sunglasses.  I buy a cheap pair every year and usually they break... or I lose them, so I want a pair that I can use for a few years (my mom has had her Ray-Bans for like 10 years now, so jealous!)  I am also one of those people who has never taken the time to put her prescription in her sunglasses and I might or might not wear them ON TOP of my regular glasses while driving... (because I have terrible vision and have to wear my everyday glasses to see.)  While I mourn the cost of the new Dita Von Teese / DITA Eyewear collaboration sunglasses being out of my price range, I've found some amazing alternatives with peeks of red ($98), teal ($98) and tortoise ($48).  Still a lot more than I'd usually spend on sunglasses, but if I wear them every day, it's probably a worthwhile investment in the long run.

FF 5-16-14 (4)
1  |  2  |  3

So, it's beach bag weather!  Since Nashville is really far from any beaches, I like to call it "lake/pool bag weather."  Amelia and I aren't huge fans of... well of sunlight, but us pale-skinned ladies have to keep our sunscreen + sunglasses somewhere and all of these adorable bags are under $20!  I can't decide which one I like most this Cherry Canvas Tote from F21, this City Canvas Tote by Vital Industries or this Straw Watermelon Bag I found on eBay.  Each have pros + cons, F21 didn't include interior photos of their bag, the city tote didn't offer Nashville (which I thought was weird but I'd settle for Georgia since I'm homesick for it anyways and I do question the quality of the watermelon bag... but it's just so damn cute.



While, I don't think these would be very flattering on me because I have a short torso, nor would they work with a corset, I have a HUGE admiration for these ADORABLE day of the week panties by SassyGrannyKnickers on Etsy (that's probably the best shop name of all time).  I'm one of those ladies that would get lazy and wear her Saturday panties on Thursday or something, but it's the thought that counts!  Plus, if you wear your Friday's at the beginning of the week, you'll never have to have a case of the Monday's!

I believe this is the source
I've seen this photo around the Tumblr-sphere for a while now and I am so in love with this idea.  I am guilty as charged of judging books by their covers (or spines if a shelf is packed tightly enough) and I think this is phenomenal.  How much fun would it be to get a group of people whose book tastes you implicitly trust and brown bag some books + write some bullet point plot summaries of your own then trade away!  If any of you are interested in this, let us know, maybe we can work something out!  I'm totally up for it but the first person who sends me a crappy romance novel is getting called out! ; )  Here is the link to my Goodreads account!

Would you go on a blind date with a book?
(because I'm totally serious about this exchange thing)
What are your "Friday Favorites" this week?

15 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a blind date with a book. I have a strong preference for sci-fi and fantasy, and my boyfriend makes fun of me sometimes for having such a narrow focus. It might be kind of great is someone just handed me a book with a blank cover and said "read this."
    It is a pity about the cost of the Dita eyewear - those styles are fantastic. It's like everything she touches turns to gold. My cheap ass will probably be picking up something more like those tortoise shell ones you linked to, though - so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Victoria AndersonMay 30, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    THe library where I used to live did that with some books once. They even printed out another barcode to stick on the paper so you could check it out with out opening it. I didn't check one out though, it was too cute to unwrap!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I found one of those watermelon purses for my mom at a thrift shop for super cheap, she carries it every summer

    ReplyDelete
  4. I always ALWAYS choose fiction, and usually relatively outlandish fiction at that, so I know what you mean about the fantasy novels! Do you like Neil Gaiman? He is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES and he writes really good fantasy in my opinion. He sort of writes a little of everything. But I'm the same way, I would be so much more inclined to read things out of my comfort zone if I didn't read the plot summary or see the cover.

    Haha I know what you mean! They are absolutely beautiful but definitely not for the lady on an average budget. Hahaha I usually buy super cheap sunglasses, so I know what you mean. I am sort of eying those cateyes with the teal peek-a-boos though!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is so clever! I am a sucker for good packaging, so I'd probably be the same way. I'm still considering picking up duplicates of my favorites to blindly give people, I think it'd be a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What an amazing find! I hope I stumble across one somewhere eventually! : )

    ReplyDelete
  7. I adore Neil Gaiman. I read American Gods several years ago, and I've been hooked ever since. I've been meaning to read some of his comics for a while now, I'll have to make a point to do that soon.
    If you like Neil Gaiman and are in the mood for something weird and dark, you might like China Mieville. He's this fantastic British author, very strange, but absolutely wonderful. Kraken is a good standalone novel from him, or Perdido Street Station if you don't mind getting started with a series. I also just got done with a book called Babayaga, about Russian witches living in Paris in the 60s, and I loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. American Gods was SUCH AN EXPERIENCE because it opens up in such a.... err.. graphic way haha. I loved it though! I just finished his Interworld (book 1) novel he co-write and I really liked it. I started the BBC narrated version of Neverwhere this morning via audiobook and it's interesting so far. I think both of them started out as graphic novels/comics so it's interesting to hear/read them in a form other than that.

    I will definitely check him out! I love strange as long as it's within reason and I definitely don't mind a good series at all! That sounds incredibly interesting, I'm going to add it to my wishlist right now.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Julie Wanda EspyMay 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Geez, I thought I was the ONLY one that put her sunglasses (non-prescription) over her prescription glasses to drive, because, hey, I need to see things! and I just can't fathom the idea of prescription sunglasses yet.

    But I can tell you I have saved up and bought "status" sunglasses a couple of times (hello, Chanel!) and once you spend upwards of $300 for sunnies, you will definitely NOT sit on them, or lose them, and you will always know where they are!

    I've noticed that in Japan, they always put paper covers on their books - in fact, books come in standard sizes so you can buy cute covers for them, so that you never know what someone is reading on the subway. I thought it was a sweet custom. Everyone is probably reading Japanese porn and I don't know it... :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. This picture is kinda unrelated but the first years I was in uni I worked at a book store and this was a common problem, people thinking you knew every single book. Anyway I thought you might appreciate this picture ;)
    I would totally like the book swap thing. I have soo many prejudice towards new books - weirdly enough especially if people are too excited about them (total book snob I know). I sometimes suspect that people are biased because they heard it was good and then read it with the expectation of it being good and therefore didn't really make up their own mind. Does that even make sense?
    So yeah I like the idea of knowing nothing about it except a few pointers :) No prejudice and an open mind. That is a very good start when opening a book I think.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This picture is kinda unrelated but the first years I was in uni I worked at a book store and this was a common problem, people thinking you knew the cover of every single book. Anyway I thought you might appreciate this picture ;)

    I would totally like the book swap thing. I have soo many prejudice towards new books - weirdly enough especially if people are too excited about them (total book snob I know). I sometimes suspect that people are biased because they heard it was good and then read it with the expectation of it being good and therefore didn't really make up their own mind. Does that even make sense?
    So yeah I like the idea of knowing nothing about it except a few pointers :) No prejudice and an open mind. That is a very good start when opening a book I think.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Eek, I'm not sure what happened but it is me double posting as a guest? Sometimes technology is not my friend.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Im in love with that watermelon tote! So cute. Also I would totally do the book blind date. I think its such a cute idea and could introduce you to some new books. I wish a bookstore near me did something like that.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Jennifer @ grimmricksenMay 31, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    I love the blind date book idea!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I know that watermelon bag might be crap, but I NEED IT!!!!

    ReplyDelete