Friday Favorites

woodland-glam-baby-shower-smp-alexandra-wallaceOnce upon a time… some of my favorite stories growing up began with those four little words. Who knew that 20+ years later they’d be introduced to me in a new way? ‘Once Upon A Time’ is one of my favorite shows on television. This season’s finale was a-mazing (in my opinion, one of the best episodes), and (SPOILER ALERT) are you as excited as I am for ‘Frozen’ to be making its way into ‘Once Upon A Time’ next season?! Derek is in town for the weekend and the weather is supposed to be gorgeous, so I’m sure we’ll be out about town as much as possible. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, friends and enjoy my favorite links from the week!

Frozen is coming to Once Upon A Time!

And speaking of Frozen, this girls’ birthday party is the cutest!

Austin local, Maile Roberts-Loring’s entertaining style (plus her recipes for pork ribs and brownies!).

3 Ways to Wear a Maxi Dress.

Can’t get over the cuteness that is Theo and Beau. Beau’s momma (and photographer), Jessica Shyba, shares more on instagram.

Disney released its first teaser trailer for Cinderella.

Loving all the hand-lettering and woodland accents in this glam baby shower.

The perfect (fruity) ice cream cone wrappers for your summer soirée.

Shake by MercyMe on Grooveshark

Photo Credit: Alexandra Wallace

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‘In Summer!’ Care Package

Elizabeth Ashleigh :: "In Summer!" Care PackageNow that I’m back in New Orleans, I don’t get to see my sister nearly as often as I would like. Living miles apart hasn’t been my favorite thing, and while we still talk on the regular, surprises here and there are fun to throw in. That’s why I’ve decided to send her an “In Summer!” (thanks for the inspiration, Olaf!) care package – a few essentials for the long, hot days ahead. Here’s a peek at what’s inside:

1. Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 for face. Sunscreen is essential for skin protection from those Texas rays!

2. Clear beach cosmetic bag.

3. Hair ties in hot pink and an anchor print.

4. Flamingo socks for kickin’ it in true summer fashion.

5. Revlon Pink Pineapple nail color. Slightly scented in the prettiest shade of pink (and the name just says “summer!”).

6. Sunglasses. Turquoise is so much more fun than your average shades.

7. Disney’s Frozen. I mean, when you have a snowman that loves summer, it’s a given. Perfect for movie night!

I think she’s going to love it! (Don’t worry; she won’t be seeing this post before it arrives.)

All items were  purchased at Target with the exception of the cosmetic bag and hair ties which are from J.Crew and the sunscreen which is from Walmart.

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Warby Parker Summer 2014 Collection

Dale-Whiskey-Tortoise-Still-LifeGood morning, friends! I am so excited to share with you the Warby Parker Summer 2014 Collection that just launched today! When Warby Parker contacted me about sharing their new collection, I jumped at the opportunity. Warby Parker has done well to design higher-quality, better-looking eyewear at a fraction of the cost of other big name designers; and with vintage-inspired styles that are both classic and on-trend, I was beyond excited to see what they’d come up with for this season.

In honor of warmer weather and easy living, Warby Parker has designed a line of effortless, fit-for-any-day frames – nine new shapes and four new colors to be exact. From bookish silhouettes in surf-inspired hues to classic styles in beach shack shades, you’ll find these styles and more for the dog days ahead.

Warby-Parker-Summer-2014-OpticalsIf like me you’re in need of a great pair of shades for bright, sunny days, or if you are simply ready to freshen up your look for summer with new eyewear, you have to check out the Summer 2014 Collection. Classic, cool, and with multiple frame shapes to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you!

Banks-Striped-Sassafras-Still-LifePictured Above: Banks Striped Sassafrass Sunglasses

Warby-Parker-Summer-2014-SunglassesThough not easy to decide, my favorites in the new line would have to be the Banks Sea Smoke Tortoise and the Cliff Woodgrain Tortoise sunnies.

EA Favorites from Warby ParkerAbsolutely love these! (Obviously, I have a thing for tortoise.)

One of the perks of Warby Parker, too is that you can select five frames to try and they’ll send them to you for free so you can test out each style and decide which is the best fit for you.

Warby Parker Summer 2014 Collection optical and sunwear frames are available for $95 online at and at Warby Parker stores and showrooms. And as always, with every pair sold, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need (I love that their mission is to do good in the world!).

I have to say that I am quite smitten with the latest collection, and I love that each style evokes a certain feeling of nostalgia for the long, hot, laid-back days of summer. What do you think? Take a look at the entire Warby Parker Summer 2014 collection here, and let me know which styles you love in the comments below!

Top Image: Warby Parker Dale Whiskey Tortoise Opticals

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