Sequin Gowns & Mermaid Crowns : May 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

So this weekend I was extremely excited to finally go on a mini vacation! Thank.  God.  I've been so worn down lately from working all the time, I really needed to zen out and get a damn tan.  And that I did.  But my long awaited getaway wasn't just for me to have some R&R, but it was also Memorial Day, as you know, and more importantly my lovely mother's big 50th Birthday!! So it was quite the eventful time.

We started it all off with the tedious, yet worth it, 10 hour drive from Philly to Myrtle Beach, SC.  We stayed over at a hotel half way through, had our shitty continental breakfast, and continued on.  When we finally arrived, we ran a few errands, which included a visit to the new supermarket down the street.  I kid you not, this place was like Disney World.  Definitely the most entertaining supermarket I've ever been to.  Also with the most variety; I mean any cheese you could ever possibly want, they have it.  I even found some pretty pineapples to Instagram for s's and g's.  So after that adventure, we hung out for a bit, unpacked our stuff, and then our cousins joined in time for dinner.  

Later that evening, I got to catch up with some of my good friends from my old job.  We had a couple beers and lots of laughs at our local little hot spot, that I miss almost as much as I miss them.  Ok I miss them wayyy more, Haha.  It's nice to know there are people who will make time for you, even if it's last minutes. Those kind of friends are definite keepers.

The next day my family and I headed over to more of our family's house to celebrate my Mom's birthday and an early Memorial Day.  We had lots of great food, went swimming in the pool, took a walk to the beach, and took lots of great photos!  My mom really enjoyed it and told us it was a birthday she'd never forget.  I won't soon forget it either. 

In honor of the patriotic weekend, I wore my Memorial Day outfit early.  I like to make sure everyone gets to see the outfits I strategically plan out, especially when I order a piece two days before wearing it just for that outfit.  You know I'm dedicated.

Pants: Old Navy | Tank Top: Old Navy | Denim Shirt: Gap | Shoes: Sperry | Necklace: Amazon | Earrings: American Eagle | Bracelets: Forever 21

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On Sunday, we spent the entire day on the beach.  This is my ideal place.  You literally have to drag me out screaming to get me to leave.  Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but you get the idea.  It was a beautiful day, warm with a nice breeze; just how I like it.  We spent the time talking and reading and making fun of my cousin trying to do handstands in the ocean. (lol)  After washing up, we went out to dinner and embarrassed my cousin (yep same one) for his birthday by getting the employees to sing to him.

After a wonderful day with the family, I headed out for some more fun time with my friends.  We headed out to the beach for a couple of beers and a good time, and that is exactly what we had.  I won't write much about it, since it was one of those indescribable moments that are better left cherished in memory.  It remaindered me that I am still young and in the prime years of my life, and I need to take advantage of that now before it's too late!  It was a night I will never forget.  

I went with the more than appropriate Bohemian vibe for Sunday's outfit.  Seeing as I am already in my "summer mermaid" mood, I haven't washed my hair with anything more than salt water in days and there are still some braids left unattended to.  And it still looked damn good.  Rock on, beach waves.  Side note: I switched the shoes before I went to the beach and grabbed a hoodie!  I'm fashionable, but I'm not crazy! (ignore my cheesin' lol)

Shorts: American Rag- Macy's | Shirt: Lucky Brand | Vest: American Eagle | Shoes: Ralph Lauren: Denim & Supply- Macy's | Necklace/Earrings: Lucky Brand | Arm Party: Lucky Brand, Rachel Roy, Alex & Ani, Express

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After a memorable end to a wonderful long weekend, we packed our things and headed back to Philadelphia. It was definitely hard to leave.  Going there this weekend was quite cleansing for me and I had time to just sit back and "contemplate life," for lack of a better phrase.  I really feel more at home when I'm by the beach.  When we got there I literally felt a weight fall off of me and I became totally relaxed and zen. I just want to feel that way all of the time!  But for now, I'll have to wait and see where life takes me in the next few months.  

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XO, Briana