Friday, April 21, 2017

My Chic Week: April 13-20

Happy Friday y'all! I am so sorry that this post is going up late- my family and I drove home from Florida yesterday and I spent yesterday afternoon unpacking so today's post kind of got pushed to the back burner.

Anyways, as y'all probably have figured out by now, this week is my Spring Break so I spent most of my break down in sunny Florida to celebrate Easter with my family. I am a bit bummed at the prospect of going back to school on Monday but, thankfully, I still have a few more days of break!


We drove down to Florida last Thursday so nothing too exciting to report to y'all on haha!


We took two cars since Kona's crate is so big but look how cute she is!

Once we arrived in Florida, we unpacked our stuff and then took the dogs for a walk to stretch everyone's legs after being in the car all day. My grandparents's neighborhood has a huge field right next to the playground and I may or may not have forced my little sister to swing with me haha.


Friday was my 18th birthday so I slept in before eating a yummy birthday breakfast of donuts and cinnamon rolls (breakfast of champions y'all!). I went to the grocery store with my mom to stock up on essentials and we made a stop at Starbucks on the way home so I could use my birthday reward.


My cousins came into town on Friday so after they arrived, we headed down to the beach for the afternoon.


We celebrated my birthday Friday night with dinner at the beach, which was so much fun as my family is literally the sweetest.


My siblings made me a Lilly Pulitzer inspired birthday card that I thought was too cute not to share! Clearly, they're the ones who got the artistic genes haha!

Saturday started off on an exciting note as my mom and I went to the Drybar so I could get my hair done. I went to the Drybar last Spring Break when I was in New York and I have been obsessed ever since. Unfortunately we don't have a Drybar here in Charlotte so when I found out they opened one in Jacksonville, I knew I would have to visit. It certainly did not disappoint and I'm already looking forward to my next visit.



After the Drybar, we headed back to my grandparents's to do all of our favorite Easter traditions: dying Easter Eggs and then decorating a bunny cake. The kids (my siblings, my cousins, and I) are in charge of decorating the bunny cake and it certainly looks interesting with seven people trying to decorate it at the same time.



Sunday was Easter, which is one of my favorite holidays! My family and I woke up somewhat early to see our Easter baskets and then to get ready for 9 AM Mass.


After Mass, we went back to my grandparents's house for an Easter egg hunt, which was a lot of fun. We had some time before brunch began, so I had my brother take some pictures for Monday's blog post.


On Easter, we always go to brunch at my grandparents's country club and it is definitely one of my favorite meals of the year. This year did not disappoint with everything from breakfast foods to childhood favorites to steak to delicious desserts. They also do an egg hunt at the club before brunch and even though I have aged out of participating, it was fun to watch my younger cousins.






After brunch, my entire family just hung out out by the pool and looked at pictures from the day.  I may or may not have eaten another piece of cake too haha!


Monday morning, my aunt and I went to a Pure Barre class at the studio near my grandparents's house. It was definitely nice to get a workout in after all the sweets I ate during Easter brunch and it was fun to share Pure Barre with my aunt. After class ended, my family ate lunch before going to the beach for the afternoon. After a few hours at the beach, we made a stop for ice cream on the way home, which I always love haha.



Tuesday, my aunt, my mom, and I went shopping at a nearby shopping center, which was a lot of fun. The mall is outside and is so so so pretty, which makes shopping even more fun! We stopped in J. Crew first, which wound up being great as I found so many cute pieces there for spring and summer that y'all will definitely see on Chic in Carolina soon!





We then went to Anthropolgie, Athleta, and Vineyard Vines before going into Tory Burch. I had a birthday coupon and wound up getting these ballet flats that I'm so excited to wear. We had lunch at California Pizza Kitchen, which was so yummy, and then went into Sephora before heading back to my grandparents's.


My cousins and sister went zip-lining Tuesday afternoon so my parents, brother, and I went to the beach for a laid back afternoon, which was so nice. We had dinner at my grandparents's and I was so excited to watch Pretty Little Liars that night- I've been watching since freshman year and even though the show drives me nuts (anyone else?), I need my answers haha.


Wednesday was our last full day in Florida so we decided to take the dogs to the beach in the morning before the beach got too crowded. This was Kona's first time at the beach and I think she really warmed up to it haha. We grabbed Starbucks for breakfast before heading back to my grandparents's to pack up all of our stuff (which you may have seen on my Instagram story).


Since it was our last day in Florida, we decided to go to the beach in the afternoon. I love the beach and wish Charlotte was a bit closer to the beach so it was nice to lay out and take a nap (haha), take a walk along the beach, and wade in the water.


My family and I then went home to shower and get ready to go to dinner at my grandparents's friends's house, which was so yummy!

As I mentioned before, we headed back home yesterday. We decided to leave a bit little than we usually do so I was able to sleep in before getting everything ready to go. The car ride was pretty uneventful, which is a good thing when it comes to road trips, and once I got home, I unpacked and also ran a few errands.

On my Radar:

1. The Tory Burch Spring Event is this weekend! Save 20% off purchases of $300, 25% off purchases of $500, and 30% off purchases of $750 with code SPRINGEVENT

2. Obsessed with this hot pink bedroom!

3. Shannon is one of my favorite bloggers and I'm so excited for her big move to Savannah!

4. Love this outfit from my friend Amy

5. Sephora is having a sale this week too! Get 10% off if you're a Beauty Insider with code BISPRING and 15% off if you're VIB or VIB Rogue with codes VIBSPRING and ROGUESPRING. In my cart is this powder foundation, this moisturizer, and this hair mask!


Happy Friday!

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