Friday Favorites

You’ve almost made it to the weekend! I got an early start today and am heading to Vermont for a wedding. Winter wedding attire can be tricky and I’m always excited to see what everyone else chooses, but most importantly, the bride! TGIF and happy weekend!

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We have been marathoning House of Cards but have to break until I’m back in the city, but it is just so good and so is this parody.

Think I need this print after assessing my most recent purchases and them being all leopard because it is a neutral. Duh!

New shoe collaboration from one of my fave bloggers, Stripes & Sequins x Matt Bernson on Shopbop

and then there’s this mother/daughter collaboration on Instagram that is jut about the cutest thing

Have you seen Google Trend’s visualizer? It’s a live time compilation of searches and may inspire you to search some new things you didn’t know you should be reading up on!

Ever wonder what hipster royals would look like? Your wish came true!

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Get yourself an extra cup of coffee this Friday

Welcome back to Friday Favorites!  In addition to the holidays, this polar vortex has been quite bitter this week!   I’ve been MIA from the blog for a bit but I am back and ready to share some great stuff with you in the New Year.  As a teacher, I always think about my new year starting in September when it’s a new class, new kids and a fresh start.  I’m not big into the resolution thing as I can never seem to keep them anyway.  However, I hope that 2014 is happier, healthier and more fun than last year and I’m sure it will be with lots of weddings and celebrations coming up!  Happy Reading and TGIF!

Here are some links I loved this week:

100 years of fashion in 100 seconds? Yes, please!

I am so happy that one of my favorite shows, Downton Abbey, is back and it appears that millions of others are as well

New Yorkers will understand

This man and his wife are doing incredible things

We love all things Anthony Bourdain and hope that his plan works out…as I love some chicken rice!

Apple introduced the first iPhone 7 years ago this week and this article was an interesting look back and comparison to our smartphone reliant world today

I’m sure you’ve seen this Olympic commercial floating around this week but maybe you missed this one from the 2012 London games?

I know that I saved those Beanie Babies for a reason (but knowing my luck,  none of mine are worth anything)

Just about every store is having crazy post holiday sales.  Many in store sale sections have been picked through but you can still snag some great deals online from all our favorites!

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Hoping to squeeze in a visit to my favorite tree this weekend!

Merry early Christmas from Beyonce today!  She surprised the entire industry.

Mindy Kaling is always good for a guaranteed laugh, this was no exception.

Can’t wait to try this guac recipe!

What an inspiring husband :)

The internet and texting have ruined spelling…I see far too many homophones misused everyday.

What a special gift to her parents.

There are so many sales going on right now, that there is no reason to pay full price when holiday shopping!  Here are just a few: 

25% off the entire Lo&Sons site.  They make the most incredible bags, especially for travel!

30% off your entire purchase at J.Crew in store and online now through Christmas Eve. I have my eye on this, this and this among the majority of the site.

and then Factory is 50% off the entire site plus 10-20% off of that!

Everything’s 30-50% off at Old Navy through Sunday

C.Wonder is additional 40% off sale and 30% off 3 jewelry items

Piperlime is additional 50% off sale

Ann Taylor is additional 60% off sale & Loft is 40% off jewelry and 50% off sale

Up to 70% off markdowns at West Elm

40% off online at Gap until 12/14

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This is how Hudson felt at the vet last week. He is now happily out of the neck doughnut and will be back at the dog park this weekend!

 

Last week we got a great response from this post so we are going to make it a regular thing. Enjoy some fun links and even more fun sales!

Who didn’t want to learn the finale routine from Dirty Dancing? Better yet, they performed it at their wedding reception!

I may or may not have watched this entire thing and continually laughed throughout. If you love game shows and when people say ridiculous answers you must watch this montage.

I had Samantha, what about you?

This new product could simplify a lot of lives; very futuristic way of handling finances.

It’s no secret that we love Hudson but this list confirmed just how much.

Mr. Rogers was a staple in our house and I’m sure yours too, learn even more reasons to admire him. (I also watched the Senate video they suggest)

Everyone’s busy but we should all take the time to slow down and try to do more of these, #1 is a personal favorite!

This guy helped save a family of ducklings and then led them to water.

Couldn’t agree more about this video promoting non-girly girls toys. You go, girls!

Losing weight and reaching your goal isn’t always what you thought it would be. My friend, Jess, shares her story here.

Wegmans is the best. Hands down, no competition. If you need to be convinced or just reminded, read on.

Just because bird-dog hybrids are silly and ridiculous.

Cosmo has more than just sex tips, as evidenced by not one, but two friends who wrote articles this week. Alie’s is a must read, obviously.

Love this skirt and chunky turtleneck look.

Can’t wait to try out this shopping app Devon recommended.

Went to get this Old Navy sweater after seeing it here but all they had was XXL, but coats were 40% off that day so I got this instead.

J.Crew is still killing it with extra 40% off sale and they keep adding new styles.  I scored what could be my best deal ever at J.Crew this week when I got these shiny ponies for only $34.  Someone must have returned them to the store and they were marked as $69.99, still $179.99 online.

Ann Taylor is additional 50% off sale, Factory is additional 40% off sale, Old Navy has been running crazy promotion after crazy promotion this week (check in for daily deals) and Gap and Banana are 40% full price styles.  Happy Shopping!