Top Five Friday

Good morning lady loves (and Patrick, officially my only male reader and best friend)!

I am feeling exponentially better since yesterday. Your sweet, thoughtful words of kindness totally got me out of my funk. Thank you, thank you , thank you for being amazing. I am so lucky to have found the best community of lady loves. My heart overflows with gratitude. Today, I send you each a giant bear hug.

I thought about my dilemma for most of the night and have decided that I am definitely not closing up shop. I can't give up. I am going to keep truckin' and figure out a way to be smarter about this and keep afloat. Somehow!

Today, it's time for my favorite post of the week! My top five!

I finally ordered this bird blouse from my lady loves at School of Vintage, which I have had my eye on for ages (ahem: it made the Top Five Friday a while back...and here it is again!). It is just perfect, and it fits like it was made for me. It is the cutest blouse in my closet. If you haven't checked out the School of Vintage shop, go, run, your closet will thank me later.

February is right around the corner so of course I have been loving everything and anything with a heart on it. This ModCloth dress is not only super cute, but not too expensive! Usually their dresses are way out of my budget.

My dearest Marissa has been updating her shop with the loveliest pieces recently. Although this one is too small for me, it's gorgeous and I hope it finds a happy home very soon!

Love this tote from Megan Lee Designs. Why don't I have this tote? Why isn't it Christmas?

And, finally, I've been working on a craft for a fabulous give-away next week! Can't wait to tell you all about it! Mum's the word for now, but I will also be offering up a gift certificate to the shop, too!

Wishing you all a warm and cozy weekend!




  1. I'm so glad you're feeling better today! It's a new day and I'm so glad you're not giving up!

    I am also glad you got that bird blouse - it's so fun!

  2. I'm SO glad you bought that shirt- it is so amazing and needed to be yours! I freaking love that dress from Marisa's shop- luckily it sold already or I might have splurged ;) I'm so glad you're feeling better and I hope you have an amazing weekend!! I love your shout out to Patrick :)

  3. I am so happy that you found our words encouraging :) You totally deserve some loving and kind words, and I think you have made a great decision, way to go! I am totally loving that blouse on you, it is fabulous, and you have the fun cheery personality to match it :)

    I am totally interested in that cape! hehe. I am going to keep my eye on it and I'll message you to let you know if I am going to purchase it :) Thanks for being so sweet and willing to give me a coupon code! Have a wonderful day! :)


  4. i love the handmade hearts and i love the tote bag! wonderful picks this friday!

    lindsey louise

  5. Just call me one of the gals... :)

  6. SO MANY good things here. Love your new birdy top and I have been eying that dress in Marisa's shop, it is SO SO pretty! Happy Friday pretty lady!
    xo Hannah

  7. I am in love with dress number 4! Great picks!