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five on friday


January 26, 2018

one. destination spring break

Last week, I was telling Jeff I was getting the fever… beach fever that is!!! All this winter nonsense [yes snow may be coming again next week] had me dreaming of surf and sand and so we decided to take a little trip south to our favorite place in the world, Rosemary Beach, for the girls’ Spring Break this year. Let’s be honest, I think a little quality time on 30a is just what the doctor ordered… March can’t come soon enough I tell you!

two. nada nashville

Last Saturday night, Jeff and I got a sitter and had a last minute date night out together… it had been WAY too long since we had some one on one time together so we headed to Midtown to the brand new Nada Nashville and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere in the restaurant is open and inviting, with an uber cool vibe and it’s got the perfect menu for a couple’s night, group dinner and girl’s fun, too! Of course, we wanted to sample everything so we munched on everything from their tableside Queso Gringo to their Lobster Roll Bolsas [hands down favorite for me] and their famous tacos, too–be sure to try the Mu Shu Pork Belly + Mexico City Pastor. If you’re on the hunt for a fun new place, this is a must-try for sure! [and yes, these pics are going to make you hungry-LOL].

three. loft 60% off sale

You know I always love sharing the deals + steals with you when I can… I am totally a sale shopper when I’m hunting for new arrivals and such AND it just so happens that ALL of these goodies are 60% off right now… yes, you heard me right, including new spring styles! Here are a few goodies I currently have [and others I picked up yesterday] and I’m thinking you should, too.

Floral Bib Blouse [already have this and it runs small so size up] | Ombre Stripe Jeans [run TTS] | Embellished Yoke Top | Slim Cuff Pants | Mixed Stripe Top | Ruffle Shoulder Top [LOVE this for spring!] | Stripe Rib Sweater | Cut Out Chambray Shorts | Dotted Henley Top

four. splurge versus steal

Remember that bag that every blogger [including myself] had last year? You know, the crazy bamboo Cult Gaia Bag that everyone went crazy over… yeah, well look what I found via Amazon!!! If you were on the fence since it’s such a trendy accessory, maybe the steal version will change your mind on this beauty:

Gaia Ark Bag $168 | Amazon Steal $43
They also have smaller versions of this famous bag, too… Small Gaia Bag $148 | Small Amazon Steal $39

five. all things love

Everyone has LOVE on their brain right now, and I am taking a conscious effort this year to try to share more real life stuff with you… I’ve had a ton of you asking for my favorites in the beauty department right now and what products I actually use on my face and I wanted to take a minute to tell you about Colleen Rothschild Beauty. As I am inching closer to 35, I have noticed my skin has definitely changed–in more ways than one, but I am trying to work on preventing the damage by using products that help combat the aging process. I started using their products a little more than a year ago and a few I use religiously…


First up, the Retinol Supreme Eye Cream –this is their all new product and I’ve been using it for about a week now and love it already. It’s got all the necessary ingredients, but with retinol AND vitamin C and I can visibly tell a difference in my eye’s moisture level, because mine usually dry out this time of year. And it’s helping to firm up those under and side eye wrinkles, too. P.S. it’s 20% off right now during their birthday bash so use code 4YEARS at checkout! 

The second product I’m sharing the love for is their Daily Defense SPF 25 Fluid. If there is ONE thing I want to emphasize about skincare it’s to make sure you’re using SPF each and everyday –and yes, a lesson I am learning the hard way! I apply this every morning under my makeup and it sets-in fairly quickly. I love that it doesn’t have a greasy feel and doesn’t smell like sunscreen, but that it’s heavily pigmented to protect my skin. Again, it’s 20% off right now so if you’re looking for a few new skincare finds, these are two I highly recommend!


  1. Olga says:

    I’m having beach fever as well! P.S.- Love that Amazon steal! I’ve been seeing these bags everywhere!


  2. Erika says:

    Natasha!!!! You ANGEL BABY. I am ordering that Cult Gaia dupe ASAP. Thank you thank you thank you!

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