Sunday, April 28, 2024

Sunday Night Thought


Links I'm Loving

 Where has the time gone? I feel like it’s slightly depressing that the year is going by so fast… sometimes I wish life had a remote… we could savor the good moments, fast forward through the bad, and rewind to correct the mistakes. However, I am enjoying the spring weather; the blooms are seriously such a gift from mother nature! 

One// J. Crew x Catbird

I feel like I have been having a major gold moment in my current jewelry journey. I am completely swooning over the collaboration J. Crew and Catbird have dreamed up, and apparently I am not the only one because some items have already sold out… Be sure to check out this dreamy collection before everything is gone!


Two// Sarah Flint Mid-Spring Event

PSA Sarah Flint is currently offering 40% off select items {even some of their newest shoes}! I love a sandal moment and this is one sale that is not to be missed! You can also use code SARAHFLINT_CCLAURENAID to save 15% on all non-sale items


Three// Merit

Merit has become one of my new favorite makeup companies and I love the fact that all of their products are “clean”. If you are new to Merit they have a set collection which I absolutely love – it’s the perfect way to either try some products out or create a whole new makeup collection!


Four// Varley

I recently came across this brands Instagram and I think I have seen some of their things on Anthropologies website, but I am completely smitten with their clothing, specifically their tennis skirts… 


Five// Vogue Inside Emma Robert’s LA Home

Vogue videos are my guilty pleasure… from makeup tips to celebrities’ fashion journeys to home tours, I love them all! Loved seeing inside Emma Roberts home and seeing what her decorating taste is like

Friday, April 12, 2024

Daughter of Mine

 Spring has sprung, the weather is warming up, and the season of for reading a ridiculous amount of books if finally here. Honestly, any time is a perfect time to read a book, in my opinion, but there’s something about sitting by pool, on a beach, or even the comfort of your own back porch that makes the reading experience that much sweeter. Megan Miranda is such a talented suspense writer. The first book of hers I read was “All the Missing Girls”, and I was hooked after the first few pages. Her newest book, “Daughter of Mine”, is another suspense that is pretty much impossible to put down. 

Miranda has an amazing talent for weaving a web of drama, mystery, conflict, twists that will keep you guessing with each turn of a page, that will draw you into a dynamic world she has created.

The death of Hazel Sharp’s father, detective Holt, brings her back to her hometown of Mirror Lake. On the heels of detective Holt’s death, a drought begins to unearth some secrets from years ago. In the small town of Mirror Lake, where everyone knows everyone, and everything that is going on, the town can’t stop buzzing about a car that the drought reveled that had been found in the lake with its license plates missing. 

In quick order Hazel soon finds out that she has inherited the family home, which brings another layer of drama and conflict. Shortly after another car is discovered in the lake, but this time, in the lake that is right behind the house Hazel just recently inherited. 

Hazel soon begins to wonder if the two cars are related to her mother’s departure decades ago… She soon starts an investigation of her own once she finds out that her brother’s wife and once childhood friend has gone missing. With the mystery of her mother and her missing sister-in-law Mirror Lake soon starts to take on the light as a town being full of secrets and dark corners.

If you have not picked up your copy of “Daughter of Mine” yet, I highly recommend this book. The writing and storyline is simply fantastic. If you are a fan of mystery and suspense you will absolutely love this book

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Links I'm Loving

 Is it just me or does anyone else feel like this year is going by at a lighting pace? I feel like time is literally like sand running through my fingers at the moment. On a lighter note, I am so glad it is finally the weekend and I am so loving the fact that Nashville is going to experience one last cold and cozy weekend before the hot days of summer take hold of everything. 

One// Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer is one of those brands that does not have a sale very often, so you have to take advantage when they do; some styles are even under $50! This is the perfect opportunity to stock up for all your summer events that are just around the corner! 

Two// How To Know If Your Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Fake

The excitement surrounding the upcoming solar eclipse is beyond contagious. I never thought of someone trying to take advantage of the situation and sell fake glasses until I read this article from Martha Stewart’s website…

Three// Claire Saffitz Peach Cobbler

I have been such a fan of Clair Saffiz since her days in the test kitchen on bon appetit. In my opinion it is always a perfect time of year for a cobbler of any sorts and peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream on top is my absolute most favorite. 

Four// Sarah Flint Secret Garden Scarf 90

I have a slight scarf obsession… I feel like buying a nice scarf can always be justified, because it is something that will always be in style, and really nice scarves are something that can turn into a generational piece. This new scarf from Sarah Flint is simply stunning! The elements of art that went into creating this piece and the design is really very stunning and timeless. Use code: SARAHFLINT_CCLAURENAID to save 15% on your order!

Five// Merit

Merit is one of my newest makeup obsessions. I love the whole “clean” movement that is taking place within the makeup industry right now. So far my favorite product has been the ‘Flush Blam Cream Blush”!