Friday, July 29, 2016

My Chic Week: July 22-28

And just like that it's Friday again! It's been a fun yet busy week here in New York with even more fun on the horizon for the next week! This weekend is set to be full of more tubing and lake days especially since my uncle is coming into town today. Be sure that you're following me on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date all of my adventures!


Friday was our big travel day up to New York. It takes 13 to 14 hours to drive from Charlotte to our lake house in Upstate New York so we left home at 4:30 AM. It was definitely a very long day and I watched a ton of Gossip Girl episodes to pass some time haha. But the long drive was worth it when we arrived at our lake house at dinnertime!


Saturday was our first full day at the lake and our family friends from New Jersey arrived that day! Once they arrived, we pretty much immediately headed out on the boat and tubed and hung out at the beach all afternoon!

Sunday morning was pretty easy as I slept in, ate some breakfast, managed to be the only one at the house (my whole family left and I didn't even realize it haha!), and then got ready to go out to lunch. We went to a favorite restaurant in the town nearby and then grabbed ice cream afterwards!




We then went out for an afternoon at the lake and then came home for dinner with our neighbors.



Monday, I slept in again and unfortunately, it was pretty rainy that day. So, we stayed inside and watched some movies. I also took the yucky weather as an excuse to bake and wound up making these delicious cupcakes (be sure to follow my baking board on Pinterest). The rain did clear out later in the afternoon so we were able to go to the beach again!


Our family friends left Tuesday morning so we decided to just hang out at the house all day to relax after such a fun and busy weekend. My parents and I did run out to do a few errands, which was interesting to say the least (lots of good people watching). That night, we did go to one of my favorite restaurants in Upstate New York where I finished my dinner off with an amazing waffle (for dessert!).






Can y'all guess how I started off my day? Sleeping in again...duh! After breakfast, my mom and I took my dog for a long walk. We spent all afternoon on the lake tubing and at the beach, the quintessential day here!

The weather was supposed to be pretty iffy on Thursday afternoon so we decided to go out on the lake after breakfast. We didn't get a ton of time but something's better than nothing! We came back in to eat lunch and then just relaxed at home for the afternoon. My family and I did make a little trip to my favorite ice cream place here for some soft serve in the middle of the afternoon though ;). One of my grandmother's specialities is fondue so she treated us to that for dinner that night!


On my Radar:

1. My friend Annaliese of Southern Belle in Training shared her bedroom tour and I love it!

2. Lilly Pulitzer has new arrivals and, as always, they're gorgeous!

3. Dorothy of Prep in your Step has always been one of my favorite bloggers and she has been killing it with amazing content lately!

4. KJP and Sarah just got a puppy and it's the cutest (and it has an Instagram too!)

5. Obsessed with this!

Be sure to check out my latest posts:

Tips for Starting the College Application Process Fansea by the Sea Hawaii Travel Guide (The Big Island) How To: Survive Long Flights/ Road Trips

Happy Friday and I hope y'all have a great weekend!

28 comments:

  1. I love upstate New York, it is beautiful! that waffle looks so good! Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's so gorgeous here! Thanks Erika!

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  2. First off, I love the name of this series! Secondly, all that food looks soooo good!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  3. Those cupcakes look BOMB! Looks like you're definitely enjoying yourself, dear! <3 xo, sharon

    www.stylelullaby.com

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    1. They were awesome! Thanks for reading, Sharon!

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  4. Loving all your bright colours in the shorts and skirt! Yes girly love gossip girl!!

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  5. Such yummy food!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  6. Love that ruffled top and all of those yummy eats!


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  7. This trip look lovely. The view is absolutely beautiful. I have never made the trek from Charlotte to New York, not really I drive I would want to take but for that view I can imagine it's worth it.

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    1. Thank you! The trip is a long one but definitely worth it!

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  8. Aw thanks for the shout-out girly! Glad to hear you're having a fun time on your family vacation!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. Anytime, loved the post :) thanks Annaliese!

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  9. You look like you had such a fun week!! wish my week looked like this lol!!

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  10. Looks like you had a fab week! TBH all of your food pictures has got me drooling, I mean that waffle though... *heart eyes* I hope you have a great rest of your weekend girl!!

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  11. Love that you shouted out PIYS and SBIT-two of my favorite blogs! I would love for you to come and check mine out, I feel like it's pretty similar :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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    1. LOVE their blogs! I'll check yours out!

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  12. I can't get enough of Gossip Girl. That sunset looked so gorgeous and I love all your Lilly outfits!

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  13. I love reading bloggers' weekly recaps! Sounds like you had an awesome time at your lake house!

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  14. The lake house sounds like so much fun! Um, can I get one of those cupcakes please? :P

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    1. It's a fun escape! Wish I could send one to you haha!

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