Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. One of the best things about holidays are the amazing sales stores and websites have. I live for the emails that flood my inbox about the sales, percents off, and other discounts! this holiday was no different. I was actually blown away over a few of the sales! Here are some of the sales and the items I am loving!
Day 24 of the blog challenge this "your three worst traits." Is it bad that I felt like I had to narrow it down to three? I've definitely got my flaws and bad traits about myself. Luckily, I have people that love me enough to put up with me!
I am impatient. That's right, I am impatient. Ask anyone that remotely knows me and they can tell you this. If someone is a minute late I am tapping my feet. Any sight of traffic, I am huffing and puffing. It puts me in a mood. And it can really affect my day.
I am argumentative. I sometimes talk over others. Oh, and I like to have the last word. I may be little, but I definitely make up for that with my feisty attitude. I would have to say, I'm not one you really want to argue with. I am quick to argue (that's something I'm working on) when I have something to say, or when I *think* I'm right. If someone is saying something I don't necessarily agree with I will sometimes talk over them to get my argument or point across. And I will be damned if I don't get the past word in. This all together is a horrible trait of mine. I have actually forced myself to "count to ten and breathe" before I say anything and to think about the situation because I am so bad about saying things in an argument as soon as they come to mind! Heck, most of the time they are true words, but they just come off a little more mean. Oops. We all have our flaws, right?!?
I am insecure. There I said it. This is not something I'm proud of at all. In fact this may be one of my worse traits, ever. I'm not even sure where it stemmed from (I'm assuming a past boyfriend whom I didn't trust, made me feel extremely insecure and inadequate....but who knows). There are times that I let my insecurity get the best of me and that is when I hit my low point. I get self-conscious, worrisome, and just all around in a funk of sorts. It is never beneficial to anything and doesn't help at all in any sort of relationship. Sometimes I can't help it, or so it seems. I have to say though, I am getting better. Way better, in fact! And that is a good feeling.
Annnnnd here's how I feel about my worst traits......
Thanks to Someecards for making this post a little less serious and a little more lighthearted!
We've made it to Friday, once again! Best part about this weekend? I get an extra day to relax. No work until Tuesday, woohoo! Wish I could say I have a fun trip planned, but instead I will be lounging by the pool soaking up the sun (and I am totally ok with that!)
Earlier this week I received a seriously awesome (and all monogrammed) package from Bellevue Newport! Sarah, the owner is so sweet! After a rough day, it was so nice to come home to such a fun package! Here's a preview... I can't wait to share it all with you!
After a few crazy rainy days the weather has been beautiful and extremely humid! If this is any sign of the humidity we will have this summer I am not ready for it! But, warm weather means (finally) bringing out the fun spring clothes!
Earlier this week I was shopping around and came across the cutest sign. I have a large bookshelf in my room and have been at a loss of what to fill it with. I have an entire row of books, and a few photos, but nothing too fancy. When I saw this sign I knew I had to have it! I absolutely love the saying! Now, I've got to work on finding a better frame (and photo)!
I saw on my friend, Melody's, Instagram this week that Kristin Hannah, author of Firefly Lane, had a new book out. Well, apparently I've been living under a rock because I didn't realize that it came out in April. I went to Target after work yesterday and scooped it up! I have enjoyed almost all of her books. Firefly Lane is one of my all time favorites and with this based on that I know I will like it! Of course, I also had to get this fedora too. Essentials for Memorial Day Weekend!
Friday Fancies is all about Memorial Day Weekend attire, which is fitting since I posted about my weekend attire yesterday! Whether you are out by the pool, on vacation, or just hanging around town enjoy wearing white and summer brights!
Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us! To me, Memorial Day marks the (unofficial) start of summer. While I never really have big plans for Memorial Day, I know there is always a lot to look forward to after this weekend! It's the weekend that kicks off pool days, vacations, cook-outs, and of course, wearing white (unless you're a rule breaker like me!)
When I was filtering through my closet and deciding what to wear for Memorial Day, I instantly picked these nautical looking shorts. What better way to (unofficially) kick off the summer and Memorial Day weekend than in red (lips), white and blue?!?
Top: Francesca's, old (similar here and here) // Shorts: Forever21 // Wedges: Target // Necklace: C.Wonder (similar here) // Earrings: Lilly Pulitzer // Bracelets: GlamGrab (similar here, here, and here), David Yurman, Stella + Dot c/o
Wishing you all a fun, safe, and relaxing Memorial Day weekend! Don't forget to remember the men and women who lost their lives while serving. I am very thankful for them!
Day 22. "Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel."
Day 22, Oh the things I could say on this topic. Whew! But, I won't waste my time or energy on those things. Instead I will keep them as mental rants and get on with the good stuff! I'm the first to admit I have a short temper. I don't like to deal with a lot of non-sense or shenanigans. I guess you could say I have a low tolerance for that stuff. And really, if I'm being completely honest it doesn't take too much to make me want to rant sometimes!
Dear people who think their time is more precious than mine,
I would like to issue you a news flash: It is not. An appointment time is actually a set time, not just an estimated time for the appointment. A set time. Which, for those of you who can't comprehend... it means be on time, or better yet, early! I plan my day around the appointments I have, so you being late and having a lack of respect doesn't really fit in.
You really grind my gears. Oh, I took a cruise and went to ___, ___, and ____. Let me guess, you went on a cruise that went to waaayyy better places? I won a million dollars in the lottery. Wait, you won two million, didn't you? I got a new bag that I am OMGSOEXCITED about..... you've had it and it's soooo last year. I'm not sure why you can't just let people say their peace. Or why you feel the need to constantly one-up someone. It's not an attractive quality.
Dear "the blog Joneses,"
I can't keep up with you. And at this point why even try?!? In the real world there are the Joneses and that doesn't end in the virtual world either! There will always be the blogger that has new, nicer clothes, a better blog design, more followers, and so on! Do I lust after the items you have? Yes. Do I need them or strive for them on a daily basis? No. I am perfectly happy with my life and I'm fine with (sometimes) being envious of yours.
Dear mean girls (+ guys),
You make me sick. I can think of a thousand other things you all should be doing instead of being mean. Just think, if you put your hatred towards doing something good, you could get a lot done! I'm not sure why you're mean, maybe you have something going on in your life. Regardless, don't take it out on others. Being mean sure doesn't get you anywhere in life. I'm not saying I'm innocent because I've been a "mean girl" before in my time, but it got me nowhere and did nothing for me. Channel your hatred and anger into something better, like sports.
Dear "entitled" clients who come into my office,
I would like to let you know that just because you come in here waving your hands and bobbing your head demanding things doesn't mean you're going to get what you want. Actually, in this case you are less likely to get anything from us when it comes to your attitude. You are just like the rest of us. There is proper protocol, a need for an appointment, and just because you "think" you're entitled to something right-this-second doesn't mean we think the same thing.
Oh how you irk me. It's five o'clock on a Friday and we are all trying to get somewhere important (like home after a long day, or to Charlotte to see my BF). I don't know why as humans we feel the need to stop traffic (literally) and look and see whats happening with police lights/construction/something on the other side of the highway. I wish people wouldn't. When I see that you rubberneckers have made me sit in fully stopped traffic for 45 minutes over a fender bender you make me want to lose my damn mind. Literally. If I am having to stop and sit for that long it better be one amazing thing happening on the other side of the highway that prevented me from making my dinner date on time.
I'll stop there because there's a possibility that I could go on all day! (I've got a lot to say!)
What makes you rant-y