In The Kitchen with ABD: Watermelon Mojito!

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J.Crew Striped Tee (on SUPER sale!) // Loren Hope Studs c/o // Vintage Daisy Glasses (similar here) // Home Decorators Gold Flatware (similar here) // Crate & Barrel Plates

 

Perfecting The Memorial Day Weekend Cocktail!

Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s so hard to believe! I hope you have lots of fun plans for BBQs, beach days, trips to the lake, and of course perfecting the Summer cocktail this weekend! So, before you head out for your weekend fun I’ve got to show you how to make my new favorite cocktail, the Watermelon Mojito!

I found this recipe on the Foodnetwork.com while browsing for new cocktail recipes, and thought, yep, I’m going to like that! And it’s no surprise I was right! Watermelon, plus rum, plus lime, plus mint…. how could that not be good, right?! 

So whatever your plans are this weekend, add making this cocktail to them, I pinky promise your friends, house guests, and family members will think you are Martha Stewart! 

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How Sweet – Summer Style Link Love!

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A Fruit Basket

This week I’ve been crushing hard on all the fruit things! Summer is right around the corner and all these bright citrus prints are making me crave sunshine and a piña colada! Here are a few of my favorites…

Draper James Dress // $250// I have quite a few Draper James dresses and every single one of them I absolutely LOVE! So I just know this one needs to be in my closet!

H&M Sunglassess // $7 // These just feel like a girls weekend getaway essential… don’t you think?

Draper James Clutch //$150 // You can’t just get the dress, you’ve got to get the clutch too!

Watermelon Tote // $44 // New beach tote?! I think so!

Souludos Shoes // $64 //I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE.

Kate Spade Watch // $195// I giggle every time I see this! 

Mod Cloth Dress // $59 // The easiest and breeziest of dresses! 

 

 
What are some of your faves this week?
 

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On The Town with ABD: The Perfect Polka Dots

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Ann Taylor Dress (on sale, similar here & here) // ASOS Trench // Ted Baker Bag // Nine West Shoes (old, similar here) // Larson Jennings Watch // Free People Sunglasses (only $20!) // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick c/o

 

Girly, fresh, and all business… if you ask me, that’s the perfect combination!

 I bought this dress on a whim (online) a few weeks ago when Ann Taylor was running their big 40% off sale.  As soon as I tried it on I fell in love with it!  I love feminine dresses that are not only flattering, but have a bit of quirk to them – and this dress has just that! I ended up wearing this entire look while we were in NYC last week for a day of meetings, and I felt perfectly like myself. Don’t you just love a dress that makes you feel that way?

  

P.S. below I linked to a few dresses that are very similar to this one! Also all new dresses are marked down to $75, ending tonight!

 

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Shop ABD: Teacher Gifts!

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Teacher’s Pet

The end of the school year is right around the corner, can you believe it?!  So before you say goodbye to backpacks, packed lunches, and the school bell, tell your favorite teachers you love them by giving them a bit of sunshine to start the Summer with!

This is quite literally the sweetest and easiest gift of all time! Just grab one of our tumblers, fill it with confetti, pop in a Starbucks giftcard, and tie on a bow!

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Hello Sunshine Tumbler // Things To Do Tumbler

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My Weekend Lookbook: May 20-22, 2016

Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…
 

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Photo 1: Home Sweet Home

After a busy week in NYC it was so nice to spend Saturday and Sunday at home. I absolutely love to travel and jump at any and every chance I get to hop on a plane, but there is nothing quite like being at home. This past weekend was full of folding laundry, catching up with family, running errands, and gardening. It was such a wonderful few days!

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Free People Sunglasses // ASOS Clutch // ABD Travel Mug ( // Pottery Barn Gallery Wall

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In The Kitchen with ABD: An Oatmeal Makeover!

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Vineyard Vines Button Up (similar here & here) // SHASHI Bracelets // J.Brand Jeans  // Laura Mercier Lipstick //

 

Breakfast Done Right!

A few weeks ago we ran out of eggs and I resorted to whipping up a big batch of oatmeal for breakfast. It ended up changing lives! Okay, I realize that is a bold statement, but stay with me…

I am the breakfast maker in our house, the coffee situation has become a bit of a scene, grinding, pour overs, exact measurements, you know, the whole thing, so we have split the morning tasks! I take breakfast and Ryan takes coffee. This has been all fine and dandy, but it has limited my breakfast options.

 

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Link Love: All The Crochet!

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Crochet Everything

I’ve never really been huge into crochet pieces until recently. My mom gave me this pretty crochet top a few months ago and ever since these little crochet pieces keep catching my eye! Here are a few things that are on my wish-list at the moment!

She Made Me Bikini // Top: $95 Bottom: $90// There is something so chic and effortless about a crochet bikini, don’t you think?!

Adelyn Rae Romper // $108.00 (free Shipping!) // At $108, I feel like this one is a total no brainer!

B.P. Hat //$28!!!! // The. Cutest. 

Intermix Sandals // $255 // I would wear these all Summer long! 

Alice & Olivia Crop Top // $260 //#croptopsforever!

Lilly Pulitzer Clutch // $118 // Lilly Pulitzer knows!

 

 

What are some of your faves this week?
 
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Primping with ABD: Braided Ponytail Tutorial

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ABD French Braid Tutorial

 

J.Crew Tassel Earrings // Old Navy Linen T-shirt // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick //  Batiste Dry Shampoo // Big Sexy Hair Spray 

 

A French Braid With A Twist!

Last week on I posted a photo on Instagram & Snapchat of my braided ponytail. So many of you asked if I would do a tutorial, so, my wish is your command! Below is a little step-by-step on how to do this super easy ponytail, and at the bottom I attached the short Snapchat video I filmed last week.  That way you can also see it in motion! I hope you enjoy this and that it’s helpful. Please let me know if you try it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

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Shop ABD: For Your Big Day! Bridesmaid Gifts!

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The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift

If there is one thing I know in life, it’s how to be a bridesmaid. I like to consider myself a professional, really,  the sheer amount of candy colored dresses in my closet is proof of my professional bridesmaid status! I have THE best girlfriends in the world, literally the best, and I have loved every second of being a bridesmaid.  One of the many “Bridesmaid Lessons” that I have learned from my years of experience is the art of the bridesmaid gift. They don’t always have to be extravagant, but they should be fun, simple, and memorable.

Getting those little goodie bags was always so much fun! I just knew the bride had thought long and hard about the gifts she was giving us to remember the big day by, which made them all the more special!

 

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Best Day Ever Coffee Mug // Flashy Ways Zip Pouch

 

The best bridesmaid gifts are gifts that are usable, girly, and FUN! Because let’s face it, the day of the wedding is pretty much a big Girl’s Day until those church doors open! Our Best Day Ever mugs and Flashy Ways Zip Pouch are two of my favorite bridesmaid gifts that I’ve seen people purchase together! They are fun, completely girly, and totally usable after the big day!

Also, brides, don’t forget that we have a mug gift set that will save those wedding budget dollars if you are ordering in bulk! Trust me friend, your best girls will flip over these!!

 

 

 

 

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My Weekend Lookbook: May 13-15, 2016

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Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend… 

 

Photo 1: Welcome to New York

Early Sunday morning we caught a flight to New York City for the week! We have a full four solid days of meetings ahead, so we decided to arrive a day early settle in, do some shopping, stroll the streets, and of course… have dinner at our very favorite restaurant, Babbo (try the black spaghetti!). 

I love being in the city, and we’ve made so many great friends…

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