I used to have a series on the blog called “Cocktail Hour” in which I shared my peak/pits as of late, as well as my cocktail of the week, wellness tidbit, favorite things seen on the internet, best deal of the week, etc. They were really fun to write and put together, but often took too long for me to get up regularly (#life).
SO, I wanted to start doing an abbreviated version of them so I can get them up more frequently! Thinking of referring to them as “Life Lately” posts, but let me know if you can think of a more clever title. Also, let me know how you like this version and if I should add in or change up anything at all!
(life updates & happenings)
I am at our beach house on Long Beach Island, NJ for the long weekend and I couldn’t be happier! Our house here is decorated in all red, white, and blue and American flags… it is literally always awaiting this holiday. 🙂 Johnny, my boyfriend, is here as well and we just got in today and have already taken a dip in the ocean, gotten in the hot tub, had hot dogs from the grill, and are currently watching Schitt’s Creek while having the pecan pie we picked up from Reading Terminal Market early this morning. So. Good.
Tomorrow, we plan on having a family pickleball match in the morning and then watching our yacht club’s 4th of July bike parade, in which all the little kids decorate their bikes as festive as possible. There’s a picnic portion of it as well, and you KNOW I’ll be having a hot dog because the 4th of July… makes me want a hot dog real bad (#namethatmovie).
For the rest of the week I’m going to be laying low and relaxing here, before heading back to another full work week on Sunday. Until then, we have fun BBQ plans as well as the 4th of July dinner dance at our yacht club… the 4th is a week long holiday at the shore. 🙂 I’m so thankful for this downtime and much needed mini summer break.
I hope everyone has a relaxing and safe long weekend as well, and for those who are working on Friday, Thursday off is better than nothing! I used to work every 4th of July growing up (though not an office job) and either spent the evening waitressing or scooping ice cream. There’s a buzz on the 4th that even makes working fun, and I remember having the best times even when I wasn’t officially off duty.
Three cheers for the red, white, & blue this week! Read on for the 4th of July sales that I’m shopping, my recent Amazon purchases, and a commonly asked question about organization…
Recent Sale Alerts
(this section will either be Recent Sale Alerts or Recent Shopping Finds)
AERIE // 40-60% off select items
ANN TAYLOR // 50% off full price styles, extra 60% off sale styles with code FOURTH
ANTHROPOLOGIE // Take an extra 50% off sale
GIGI NEW YORK // 25% off sitewide
EXPRESS // 50% off everything
J. CREW // 40% off full price styles & extra 50% off sale styles with code FIREWORKS
J. CREW FACTORY // 60%-70% off
KATE SPADE // Extra 40% off all sale items with code BIGDEAL
LISI LERCH // 30% off jewelry, 20% off select bags + get $5 off shipping with code 5offship
MARK & GRAHAM // 20% off everything + free shipping with code FIREWORKS
OLD NAVY // Up to 60% off everything
POTTERY BARN // Up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE
SERENA & LILY // 20% off everything with code GOCOASTAL
SOLE SOCIETY // Up to 60% off select styles
TARGET // 30% off home and patio items with code AMERICA
TORY BURCH // Up to 70% off select styles with an extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30
Recent Amazon Finds
Recent Life Hack
(either an organizational item, time saving tip, or life-changing product)
One of the most asked questions I get is what I use to organize my jewelry… so I wanted to kick off this first “life hack” by sharing that! I stack three of these compartmentalized acrylic trays for all of my earrings, this gold and white stand for all of my necklaces, two stackable white and gold boxes from HomeGoods for my nice jewelry, and a similar gold leaf tray to this for jewelry items I am frequently wearing and want laying out!