Chels’ Favorite Things
Holiday Weekend down the Cape
I spent my 4th of July down on the Cape with one of my best friends and her family. Missy and I have been best of buds since freshman year of high school. Her family is so awesome (she has 4 brothers!) and I swear her parents are some kind of angels. Anyone who enters their home is automatically welcomed… and given lots of wonderful food to eat That weekend we enjoyed tons of bbq, seafood, blueberry pancakes, reminiscing and laughs… as in the photo below. Missy’s dog, Kia, decided to tug on her leash right as the photo was being snapped… I continue to pose for whatever reason?? haha
My New Table
I was browsing around Target the other day trying to kill some time before dinner with some friends and I stumbled across a lovely and small table that would be perfect for my deck. I’ve always loved that I had a deck at my apartment and I’ve always wanted to enjoy it, but it’s been tricky finding a table that I really like that will fit on it. Someone was looking out for me as I decided to walk into Target that day! It’s the perfect size and… drum roll please… it was only $24!
Sales at Madewell!
Okay so it’s no secret to those who know me, that one of my most favorite stores is Madewell. I’m addicted. If you think they’re overpriced for not being “designer”, once you get the hang of shopping there, you’ll be in love too (if the BoHo casual look is your thang). For a store that isn’t really known that well (they’re a sister store of J.Crew… another reason to love!) if you’re patient enough the markdowns are wonderful and completely worth the wait.
I’d been eying this black dress for a couple of months. When I first tried it on I wasn’t madly in love with how it fit nor was I in love with the $128.00 price tag. It’s a cute eyelet summery dress and it really is made well (hehe) but, to me, it wasn’t really worth the price. Which is why I bought it the other day because it was marked down to $19.99 with an additional 25% off of that… uhhh yes, $14.99! Brought it home and paired it with this stretchy belt (also from Madewell, bought it back in September) and it made it fit a lot better. Thank youuu patience!
And THEN there’s this adorable yellow vintage pintuck blouse. I love almost any article of clothing that’s yelow. It was originally $58 and marked down to $9.99 with 25% off equals $7.49!!! Really??? Great shopping day. I even bought my sister a shirt that she wanted when it was full price… I only paid $7.49 for that too!
And now I’m dying to go back to Concord to visit Walden Pond and do a million other things I haven’t done since I was a kid. Like go to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lousia May Alcott’s houses. I always forget how amazing Concord is. Not to mention, it’s the hometown of one of my favorite people, Kyle.
Maybelline Shiny-Licious in Lolly-Pink
If you know me at all, you know I have a serious obsession (bordering on addiction) with lip gloss. I’ve suffered from this ailment since I was a small child and it doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. So, I’ll probably share with you some of my favorite lip glosses from time to time, since lip gloss is often one of my favorite things on a daily basis. You don’t even want to know how much gloss/chapstick/lip balm/etc. I have. You’ll think I’m insane. Maybe I am? Anyway, Maybelline Shiny-Licious is one of my all-time favorites, specifically in Lolly-Pink. It goes on smoothly, not sticky. Tastes absolutely delicious. And adds the perfect little hint of color. There’s nothing not to love!
And I’m off on a long weekend of vacation! It’s my sister and her fiance’s joint bachelor/bachelorette party and we’re going on a cruise to the Bahamas. I’ve never been on a cruise before and I’m excited for a nice weekend in the sun and having fun. This vacation is SO needed by me right now!
Hope everyone had a wonderful week and an even better weekend!
[Chels and Sues]