Friday Favorites 6.30.17

06/30/2017 14 Comments

I couldn’t be happier it’s Friday and the 4th of July weekend is upon us!

I have an improv show tonight and a family birthday celebration tomorrow then it’s lake life for 3 days and I can’t wait. I’m hopeful that the rain will hold off for all the fun. Let’s get to my favorites from the week…

What’s Up Wednesday

In case you missed what’s been going on in my world from what I’m watching, eating, wearing and reminiscing about, you can read it all here 🙂

Fourth of July Outfits

I have a beloved flag shirt I like to pull out every year but these items caught my eye for other options!

I also loved looking through all the fourth decorations on pinterest this week!

Nume Wand


I didn’t take a pic without a filter haha, I also want these glasses!

This is an old favorite really. I started using my Nume curling wand again this week and forgot how much I like the way my curls come out. My favorite hair guru, Twist Me Pretty, had proclaimed it the best wand during a black friday sale over a year ago and I have to say, she was right.

I do use the glove, because I’ve caught myself a few times and I can be pretty lazy by the end haha. I have this one, the classic wand 25mm in black.

Kayaking summer nights

There is nothing else like being out on the water on summer nights.

Lake sunsets never get old either 🙂

PLL Ending

To be honest, I didn’t like the finale. The series should have ended back in season 4 or 5 for it all to make sense. I was just way too confused with everything. Trioan Bellasario is a great actress though, playing both Spencer and British version of herself is not easy! However, it gave us more outfits and relationships to swoon over so it’s not all bad. I’ll always cherish the few days I worked on the show!

I’ll be fully enjoying the holiday weekend and won’t have new content until Wednesday. I hope everyone has a fabulous fourth of July!!


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Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!


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    I’m loving those J Crew shorts! And I need a curling wand. I always use hot rollers but your curls look amazing. Enjoy the lake!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Aren’t the shorts perfect?! Thanks Trista, I never got the hang of hot roller but definitely check out the nume!

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    Your hair looks so good girl and I think you do need a pair of glasses like that! Good luck at the show tonight!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      lol Thanks girlfriend!! Can you believe snapchat filters give us glasses envy haha

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    Savvy Southern Chic


    Your curls look amazing!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Thank you so much 🙂

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    I have been wanting to get a wand so I will have to check this one out. How cute are those luminaries?!?! Have a wonderful weeken!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Definitely check it out, I think they have sales often! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    Patricia @Sweet and Strong


    I LOVE PLL, but haven’t watched the series finale yet, I am tonight while my husbands at a game. I’ve heard a lot of people are disappointed though. And you used to work for the show?!? That’s so cool! Love getting outfit inspo from them.

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Ya unfortunately I didn’t love it but I LOVED getting outfit inspo too! I was going to put up a pic from when I was a hand double for Spencer, but it seemed kind of silly since it’s just my hand with her nail polish haha. I was also a stand-in for some of the guest stars on the show 🙂 Enjoy your night girl!

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    Your hair looks amazing! I need to get better at doing my hair and wish I had more time to play around with it. Kayaking is one of my favorite things to do. I hope you have the best weekend and this weather works out for everyone. Beautifully Candid

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    Call me crazy but Ive never watched PLL hehe. Many people say the same as you though!

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    I’ll have to check out that Nume wand. I’m not very happy with my current curling iron. I hope you have a great weekend at the lake. Happy Friday!

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    Thanks for linking up. I’m looking forward to the lake too. Hopefully soon!