The Friday Five | Vol. 3

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I can never have too many notebooks. I like THIS big gold polka dot one with the pale pink background. My friend wore THIS lip gloss the other day. It was really pretty on her, so now I want it. Okay, so I thought THESE jeans were under $50 but because most of the other items I listed were well under $50 … I’m going to ask you to cut me some slack on the fact that they’re actually $58. NOT TOO MUCH OVER & COME ONN … They’re so cute!! And … finally, how precious is THIS $24 hat? I’ve seen this exact style hat for over $300. [I know. Ridiculous.] What a steal!

UPDATE [o3.15.16]: Ended up getting the lip gloss in the Petal Shimmer color and LOVE. IT. Posted it on my Snapchat if you want to see what the color looks like.

the friday five, sequins and things, friday five, bloggers, home improvement, shopping, online shopping, lust list, books, book i want to read, weekend, weekend goalsThese gals are all amazing bloggers who deserve to have a little light shone on them. They are friends of mine, and you need to know who they are because I am better for knowing them. They are all genuinely kind. They don’t do hidden agendas. They don’t do ‘let’s be friends so we can grow each other’s audience’ stuff. They are strong women who work hard and are successful in their own rite but, at the end of the day, just want to be good to other people. They support me in what I do and are there for me when myself or someone I know is going through a hard time. They are thoughtful and never shy to say they’re praying for me. These are women you should be following:

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Katey McFarlan of Chronicles of Frivolity // This girl. I don’t even know where to begin. Not a day goes by that her and I don’t chat about something, whether it’s a verse that stood out in our devotionals or how to word a particular thought in an email. She is the kindest, most thoughtful person I know. And, I basically want her to come organize my life because she is my compliment to a T. Love her, and I think you will, too!

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Ashley Robertson of The Teacher Diva // Ashley is one of those gals that I ALWAYS have to make dinner or happy hour plans with when I come to Dallas because she is just so fun to be around. She has such a classic, cool style and I admire her for her work ethic. She was a teacher for years, taking on leadership roles and all, runs an amazing Poshmark account as well as managing and running TTD! Oh, and she’s a wife! That’s pretty impressive, if you ask me!

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Marisa Meade of Style Cusp // Marisa is one of those girls that I just clicked with right off the bat. She is so easy to talk to, loves her family and has a huge love for traveling. Anytime her and I are together we’re laughing about something. She has such an effortlessly classic and chic style. She layers better than anyone I know … probably because she is from Connecticut. She’s had some practice 😉

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Jessi Afshin of The Darling Detail // Jessi and I have become fast friends since we met in December for lunch in New York City. I’ve followed her for awhile [and vice versa] and have been just in awe of how adorable she is, not to mention … she’s completely killing the Instagram game [follow her HERE]. It was so refreshing to find that she’s very much the same in person, very sweet and fun to talk to. Always love getting to be better friends with gals like that!

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Krista Roberston of Covering The Bases // Okay, Krista is … hysterical! Anytime I’m in NYC, I HAVE to meet up with this girl to catch up on all of her latest adventures and hear all the latest stories. Not only do I enjoy every chance I get to see her, I just adore her heart. She has been the sender of so many sweet texts to me, and it always makes me smile. But, seriously … if you want to laugh, follow her blog and watch ALL of her YouTube videos!

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I’m always looking for ways to spruce up my home! Am I too old for a pink tufted headboard? Please say no. If my house was bigger, I’d totally splurge on this beautiful dresser. If only. These cocktail napkins will be a great new addition to my bar cart, which needs a major makeover. Maybe a Cinco de Mayo Bar Cart styling post will be in the works soon? Hmm.

What are you looking at doing to spruce up your home?
Head to Waiting on Martha [enjoy 15% off with code SEQUINS15] or One Kings Lane for some great ideas. They’re two of my favorite online retailers for home decor options and ideas!

the friday five, sequins and things, friday five, bloggers, home improvement, shopping, online shopping, lust list, books, book i want to read, weekend, weekend goalsONESleep in! I have been staying up way too late after traveling all last weekend and still getting up early. I need to be productive this weekend but also balance it out with getting recharged by resting up at night.

twoFinish documenting expenses from 2015. I know … you wish you could say the same. I actually had to reschedule my accounting appointment a couple weeks ago for this upcoming week because I was just way too behind. I’m actually excited to have a solid weekend free to focus on getting it all done.

THREEDo laundry. I’m really blowing your minds with how exciting my weekend is going to be, aren’t I? Truth is … I still need to finish unpacking from last weekend and I have quite a few dresses that need to be ironed and hung up in my closet, as well.

FOURFinish putting together office book shelf. I have  a few shelves around my home from IKEA that I LOVE. I just recently got one to put in my office but still need to finish putting it together. The ones I have area black, but this one is white and I’m going to spray paint it gold for my office. I’m working on getting my office more organized so this will be one more way. I’m going to store my bags and clutches on the shelves to free up some space in my closets. Stay tuned.

FIVEGo to church. I have been out of town so much lately that I haven’t been to my church in a few weeks. I am anxious to get back and catch up and worship with my church family!

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I’ve heard great things about all of these, and even own a couple of them, but have yet to dig in. I usually read more in the Summer than I do the rest of the year so I’m looking forward to getting back in to it soon!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate it, and if you missed yesterday’s post … be sure to check it out! I answered all of the questions y’all wanted to know for the Birthday Q&A! I’ll be doing those a little more frequently for y’all. It was really fun to see what you all wanted to know 🙂

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Enjoy your weekend! xo.

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  1. LOVE that you shared five bloggers that you love; “a candle doesn’t lose it’s flame by lighting another candle”! I actually follow all of them either on their blogs or Instagram and so it is so nice to hear they are just as sweet in person.

    xo Mary-Katherine |

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  2. How 2 Wear It wrote:

    1 – your weekend actually sounds fabulous! haha .. after traveling so much I am sure you will be so thankful for a recharge weekend! 2 – I am following all of those women’s blogs and totally see why you love them all so much! They all have such pure hearts, love The Lord, and have killer style! Have a fabulous and relaxing weekend!

    How 2 Wear It []

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  3. mollydolly2291 wrote:

    I love your Friday Five! I used to do something similar, but stopped because I wanted to sort of change up what I featured. I LOVE how you featured 5 bloggers you love…so awesome to talk up others!

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  4. Kathryn wrote:

    What a great roundup! I especially love your advice on other bloggers to follow. All such wonderful ladies!

    xx Kathryn

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  5. stylemelauren2014 wrote:

    Love this post Hayley!! So great!! Seriously…I follow all of those amazing blogs religiously, like I do yours. You have excellleennt taste 🙂 Also, those books…gosh..I need to make time for some reading!! Girl Boss is on my list, too. Also – random, DESPERATELY wanting that mirrored dresser…YES PLEASE. Gorg!!! Enjoy your weekend love!! Xo


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  6. Gretchen wrote:

    love the post, i successfully subscribed finally and thanks for the ideas of more people to follow!

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  7. Polly wrote:

    #GIRLBOSS is such a great book! I didn’t want to put it down when I started reading it because I was so hooked. Have a great weekend!


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  8. I have that Mexico cookbook – it’s full of so many great recipes!

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  9. This was fun. I followed all of your friends on Instagram!

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  10. Nicci wrote:

    Your weekend plans look as exciting as mine…laundry, cleaning, so much fun! 😉

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  11. dreaminlace wrote:

    Thanks for the recommendations. I adore Chronicles of Frivolity and am happy to learn some other great recs. Best of luck to you with your accounting duty.

    xoxo – Kelly

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  12. Megan Gilley wrote:

    Love you blog!!


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  13. Victoria Haight wrote:

    I love the Friday 5! I hope you keep them up 🙂

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  14. Minau wrote:

    Love this post!

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