I hear ye dub this the week the week of gingham and royalty. LOL. With my Post on Monday, I shared my 9 Favorite Royal Wedding moments and I have never tired of the coverage all week! Magical! And it appears I cannot stop the Gingham train anytime soon, lol. This weekend, to me, is the official start of summer. We plan to have a family cookout on Monday and an inaugural outdoor fire. I'll probably make another batch of the Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad I shared this week.
I hope you enjoy some extra sweetness and summertime vibes this weekend. 

1. Blogger Spotlight:
Food and Lifestyle Blogger: Missy Quigley  
Friends, you are looking at one talented NOLA lady here. If she ever quits her day job, as a LAWYER, she has a backup as a CHEF with her amazing recipes. The majority of which are full of healthily ingredients. The title of Missy’s Lifestyle/Food Blog cracks me up: My Shitty Kitchen. There’s nothing crappy about it, she’s just a hoot and a half too. She is an amazing aunt and has nicknamed her handsome beau for us as Gentleman Caller. This girl gives back to the community, her alma mater, has fun and when you read her recipes, your mouth waters with the anticipation of her flavor combos. I know you’ll love her as much as I do so make sure you check out her BLOG . AND wish her a Happy Birthday as it’s a party for Miss Missy this weekend as she celebrates her special day. 

2. Gingham Pool Slides
Enter these darling Steve Madden pool slides. Since when did slide sandals become named “pool slides?” Lol. Well, since our pool is still not complete due to the [explanative, explanative] concrete guy, I’m just gonna say my Gingham Slides! Hey that’d be a cool new dance…”The Gingham Slide!” LOL


3. Week's Attire
Kate Spade top HERE, Amazon Shoes Similar Here

Free People Top, Tory Burch Sandals HERE

Old Navy Top HERE, Target Sandals HERE, The Loft capri's, 
Nickel&Suede Earrings in Platinum

4. Gingham Top
Every time I wear this top, Mr. Nine says “I like your Gingham!” So, I’ve been wearing it a lot. Ha! I got it at Walmart 5 years ago and the roll up sleeves with tinier contrasting Gingham has me still loving it to pieces. 


More Inspo

5. Misc. Fun 
I know Monday is Memorial Day for those of us in the States but come back Monday to see the FAB 40's Blog Hop I am a guest of this month. The theme is Fairytales from this month's leader Suzy Turner of
The Fab 40's and it's sure to be magical and fun. I went for a modern day Cinderella....can't wait to show you the photos and the outfit!!

These were samples at our local supermarket. I often get this Asturi brand of Bruschetta toasts that are delicious so I knew the cookies would be great, They are so tiny and cute and I love the hit of almond flavoring. I never used to take the samples but the old ladies like to chat so now I do...I may be THAT old lady someday ya know! 

BEST Fitting Dress
This DRESS which I first saw last Friday on the blog of my Birthday beauty Missy mentioned in one. I have never had a better fitting dress and loving the colors..ya know with the rainbow trend and all! Going to do a full colorful photo shoot this weekend in this delight! 


I just ordered this darling Gingham Headband for 5.99. Scary no eyed mannequin head not included, lol.


Remember the Birthday Trip reschedule? Well, Chi-Town here we come. 
Have a fabulous long weekend babes! 

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday



Give me ruffles, light weight soft material, bright colors and stripes and I’ve got the major love for all things Spring Sweaters. Here in Indiana, the weather is so unpredictable, especially in the Spring, so I love having a few light sweaters around to take off the chill.
TBB’s sweet Lana has the theme of Spring Sweaters for us this week so I was happy to showcase this new cute as a button one for you. Remember I need a verdict from y'all, which color you liked the best?
 Today's YELLOW? or Monday's GREEN?

This 1901 clothing line is so so good. In fact, as you know, I loved this sweater so much, I showed you the green and white version on Monday. And want to order all the 1901 things! Well-made and lots of cute little preppy details. 

I was never a huge yellow fan but it has really been catching my eye this year and is just so cheerful and summery. I wanted to keep this simple and only do jeans, my Kendra Scott necklace and Blogland’s wedge sandals of the season, lol. (you know...the Treasure and Bond ones)...but like a woman, I changed my mind and went cork wedges. The darling aspects of the sweater speak for themselves.


Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog and see what sweater our dear Lana is styling and loving!