Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Fives

Happy 2013, frands! I hope you all had a wonderful New Years!

I went to the Snyder Ball at the Charleston Aquarium and had so much fun. And since I had Tuesday off from work, it's seemed like a super short work week (can't beat that!). Here's my Friday Fives for this week...

1. Recent OOTDs

 Herringbone vest, J.Crew

 Pave bracelet from {Groopdealz}


2. These cookies

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I made these {chocolate chip toffee cookies with sea salt} on Monday to bring to Charleston with us and they are AMAZING. Literally, this is the best cookie I think I've ever made or eaten! The sea salt is the perfect addiction of saltiness, and the toffee adds sweetness and chewiness. 

Oh my worrrddd, go make these now!

3. Two-toned watches


I am such a sucker for watches. I already have two nice ones, but I've been lusting over two-toned watches for a long time now. I'm so tempted to splurge and get either the {gold/white} or {gold/silver} Michael Kors for myself as a little gift! I'm usually a gold girl all the way, but I love the look of gold and silver together in the watch on the right. What do y'all think?

4. This DIY

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How cute is this DIY jewelry dish by Jeanne of {Shop Sweet Things}? This costs less than $5 and takes less than fifteen minutes to make.... it's actually made using an appetizer plate and black dot stickers! I want to make this ASAP, as soon as I have some free time. 

5. Words to live by in 2013


I've decided this quote will be my motto for 2013!

 Oscar Wilde was a brilliant man, and this quote speaks right to my heart. In 2013, I want to live loudly, be brave, take risks. That includes risks with fashion! I love dressing up, and I'm still continuing to define my own style, but if there's one thing I've learned it's that if you want to pull an outfit off, you have to have the confidence first. If you are comfortable and confident in your skin, then it will shine through you and your style.

Secondly, I always want to continue to educate myself (and I'm not talking about going back to school!). You can sharpen your mind and broaden your horizons by reading a book, opening the newspaper, embracing a new hobby or teaching yourself a new language. I never, ever want to stop learning or challenging myself!

Happy weekend, loves!

Love, Cait

45 comments:

  1. i'm totally with you on your motto for the year! :) ever since i graduated i always have a thirst to learn more-- i'm dying to take some french classes!
    i hope you have a fantastic new year!

    xo

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  2. obsessed with your J.Crew vest!! And you definitely picked a great motto for 2013 :)

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  3. i love your goal of always wanting to educate yourself. there are so many ways to do that and i'm looking forward to the various ways i'll be doing that, especially since i graduated from college in april.

    that picture of cookies you posted is making my mouth water so badly!

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  4. Love these! And your hair is GORGEOUS!

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  5. I am obsessed with your Friday Fives! Let me just say, your hair is GORGEOUS! I love your herringbone vest! I also have it and simply adore it. Your pave bracelet looks wonderful paired with your KS Watch. I am definitely going to try that DIY polka dot tray. It's so darling! Last, I adore that quote. Happy Friday :)

    -Rachel
    www.apreppystateofmind.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm loving two-toned watches too. I bought a rose gold/silver Michael Kors watch in the fall. STILL obsessed with it!

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  7. This is such a fun post! My sister got that vest for Christmas. It's so cute. And I really love those MK two-tone watches. I have a big gold one and could seriously get on board with getting another one that has both colors. The gold and silver would be so versatile. And the try is really cool. If I ever crafted anything I'd definitely do that.

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  8. adore these snapshots - especially the vest and your arm candy!
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  9. i love your Friday favs!

    i completely agree that you can never be overdressed ;)

    i love your OOTDs.

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  10. Love the quote... and the pave bracelet! Can't wait to get mine!

    Kerri
    http://girlwithalatte.blogspot.com/

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  11. i so saved that chocolate chip cookie recipe. happy new year!

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  12. Your photos are always so beautiful! So are your clothes... you are causing probz in the Gemma household! I love the watch on the left.

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  13. Ahh...I love that vest from J.Crew! It keeps talking to me from the window every time I walk by! I have an identical pave link bracelet from J.Crew that I adore.

    I get nervous to make cookies like that....I have been known to eat my way to a stomach ache by numerous spoonfuls of batter followed by cookies 30 minutes late.

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    1. Is this vest still available in stores? Let me know...Thanks:)

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  14. Gorgeous girl, I love everything about this post!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the DIY jewerly dish, so classy and chic!

    Melissa

    classygirlingreen.blogspot.com

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  17. Yep, my next BIG purchase will be that two-toned MK watch!!! I am obsessed! Hope you are kicking off 2013 well!!! Missed ya!!

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  18. I love your 2013 motto- that is perfect! Happy New Year Cait! :)

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  19. I love that quote. It's so true. As always, I want your jewelry! :)

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  20. Love everything about this! Especially the last quote. There is nothing I appreciate more than being well dressed or educated, it really makes a difference.

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  21. Love the pave jewelry and how you combined the magenta color (my most recent post) with the herringbone print! Thanks for visiting my blog...you have fabulous style and a wonderful blog :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  22. I WANT your jewelry .. beautiful!! xo

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  23. Still jealous that you have that J.Crew vest and the LOFT necklace! If you ever want to sell either of those, you know who to talk to ;-) And I think I have a watch obsession too. I have 3 that I rotate between (just got my Kate Spade one!) but I love those two tone ones!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  24. such a positive energy is coming from you

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  25. That Oscar Wilde quote is one of my favourites and I love the Excursion vest from J. Crew! I've been living in my navy one lately.

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  26. That pave bracelet and necklace are gorgeous! Need to get one. Really like the gold/white MK watch.
    A Song to Pass the Time

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  27. That DIY is such a cute idea! Happy 2013!

    xo Olivia
    go for the glam

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  28. Love the five! I was just eyeing the MK two tone watches myself. Perhaps we could follow each other?

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  29. The cookies sound delish and the watch is perfect!! Happy new year!

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  30. Those cookies look delicious!!
    You should be so proud of yourself for having made them...I wish I could make things like that ;)
    XOXO

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  31. That is a fantastic quote -- and so true too. Oh! Not the MK watch! Too gorgeous.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

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  32. Love your JC vest...definitely perfect for this time of year. Your style is just adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

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  33. That is one of my absolute favorite quotes--I love your outlook for 2013! Love that Vince Camuto sweater and that cute DIY tray!

    ALSO..a great big thanks for all your Chapel Hill advice! We had an incredible time, and much of it was due to your fabulous suggestions!

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  34. Loving that vest! And what a perfect quote to start the year!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  36. You should really do a whole post about your hair from color, products, and how to style! It's so pretty!

    -The Plaid Princess

    http://plaidandpreppy.blogspot.com/

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