Friday, March 21

It's the Weekend!

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Happy Friday! Now that it's officially spring [as of yesterday!] it seems that I'm much more excited about Fridays + the weekends. Not that I haven't been before now, but something about knowing it's spring and that nice weather will soon be here makes the days off so much better! There isn't much scheduled for my weekend, other than going to my parents and cleaning out my old bedroom, sorting through what I want to keep and what can be donated. Exciting, huh? But I'm sure I'll manage to squeeze something fun in! What are you all up to? I hope it's something fun!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 20

Closet Craving || Relaxed Leather Skirt

TopShop skirt || Gap boyfriend shirt || BaubleBar necklace || OPI 'The "It" Color' || Loeffler Randall clutch || Tibi sandal

I love how versatile this leather skirt could be and that it's a little edgy while still being 100% girly.  I think I'd wear this with about everything: t shirts, sweat shirts, chambray (like above), heels, sneakers, sandals ... and the list goes on!

Wednesday, March 19

DIYs On My List Vol.3

sculptural hand dish || branch clothing rack || bone inlay tray || floral letters

Here's another round of DIYs that I've added to my list.
I think my favorite would have to be the floral letters, such a fun idea for a wedding or shower!

Find all the other DIYs on my list here!

Tuesday, March 18

Tuesday's Tune

Ellie Goulding || Beating Heart
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After flying through all three books in the Divergent series I'm so excited the first movie is coming out this Friday. And on top of that the soundtrack features a few of my favorites: Snow Patrol, Zedd, and Ellie Goulding [4 sounds from her!]. So of course I've already purchased! My current favorite is this one from Ellie. Can't wait to see how the soundtrack plays into the movie!

Monday, March 17

A Green Cocktail

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I love a good margarita and though they usually make me think of Cinco de Mayo when I saw this green margarita from Ali at Gimme Some Oven it seemed like the perfect drink to share since today is St. Patrick's Day! I don't know about you but I'd feel a little better about having 1 or 2 [or 3 or 4] of these knowing there is a healthy green juice mixed in!

Friday, March 14

It's the Weekend!

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To me there's nothing better than ending a long week with a weekend full of fun activities. Especially when the weekend forecast is warm and sunny. The family is finally getting together to celebrate my mom's birthday [only 3 weeks late!] and my brothers and I decided on a Mexican fiesta. We split the menu which means I'm in charge of the drink, a side, and dessert. So I'll be making this yummy sangria, attempting to duplicate Chipotle's rice and to stay with the theme ... dessert nachos! On top of eating way too much hanging with the fam I'm also planning on a little spring cleaning and switching my closet to my spring wardrobe. Should be a productive but fun weekend.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, March 13

Closet Craving || TopShop Playsuit

PJ Wrap Playsuit via TopShop

I've been seriously crushing on jumpsuits and rompers lately and this beauty from TopShop is the latest obsession. I'm loving the soft blush color and think it would be perfect for dinners out with friends, a date night with the boyfriend, or even weekend errands. And I'd definitely pair it with a cute pair of heels, a bright bag for contrast, and a denim jacket.

Wednesday, March 12

Little Lego Man

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Confession: I love Legos. I have the Harry Potter Lego game for my Wii and I am dying to see The Lego Movie. Which explains why I was obssessed as soon as I saw these shots from photographer Andrew Whyte . So fun, right? This little guy is a world traveler and has managed to find himself in some really cool places. 

You can check out all his stops here.

Tuesday, March 11

Emily and Rapunzel


As soon as I saw this video last week I knew I had to change it up for this week's 'Tuesday's Tune'. If you've already seen this video then you know just how cute Emily is. If you haven't seen it ... watch!

Monday, March 10

Instagram Snapshots

Target top || a cute booth at my favorite antique mall || spa day + mimosas for a special birthday!

Happy Monday! Sorry I disappeared on Friday, I had a busy day and did a little traveling so I could spend the weekend celebrating one of my best friend's [and college roommate!] birthday. We spent Saturday at a spa and I got my first ever massage, which was amazing ... I now see why people get them regularly! Later we went to dinner with friends and family then hit the town. Overall it was such a fun weekend and left me wishing there were more days to the weekend. But I think I wish that every weekend!

all images via my Instagram @amandapattison_

Thursday, March 6

Closet Craving || Snake and Suede Heel

via LuLu's

I've always been a huge fan of anything mustard and these heels are no exception!
I'm thinking these would be perfect for work and play, paired with a dress or boyfriend jeans.
And you can't beat that price [only $33!].

Wednesday, March 5

DIYs On My List Vol.2

concrete letter candlestick holders || wood & leather suspended shelf || pendant lamps || golden marbled eggs  

Remember when I mentioned that warmer weather makes me want to have a full list of projects to tackle? Well to say I have a list would be an understatement. After basically hibernating all winter I've managed to put together a book of projects and DIYs. Above are just a few of the pretty projects on my long list. To see some of the others check out my DIY board on Pinterest!

Tuesday, March 4

Tuesday's Tune

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In honor of the Oscar's this past weekend I thought I'd feature a song I can't get out of my head. I love this song because it's the U2 sound we all know and love, fun and upbeat. But I also loved the acoustic version they did Sunday night. Sometimes hearing an artistic do something different from their usual can be a little weird but I definitely think they pulled this one off.

Monday, March 3

Instagram Snapshots

pretty floral scarves || happy nail colors || chocolates from the nation's oldest candy shop || the cutest decor at my college roommates home || scenes of working from home || rogue, one of the special guys in my life

I kinda checked out from life last week, sorry! After a few days off work, multiple doctors appointments and a trip to the ER I can finally say that I'm feeling a lot better and there is an end in sight! Woohoo! Since I disappeared I thought I'd share a few snippets of what's been going on [other than bad health]. Not pictured is the fact that I managed to watch both seasons of House of Cards. Can I get season 3, like now? If you haven't watched, I definitely recommend. Just be prepared for it to take over your life, so go ahead and chisel out some time.

So what have you all been up to? Fill me in, please! I've missed you all!

all images via my Instagram @amandapattison_