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Strawberry Picking at Mercier Orchards | Simple OOTD

Strawberry Picking | Simple OOTD

My mom drove up to visit for Memorial Day. We went to a Braves game, had a great brunch in Kirkwood and worked on my apartment… but the highlight of the trip definitely was strawberry picking at Mercier Orchards.

If you remember the last time she visited, we road tripped up to Blue Ridge (about an hour and half drive) to go apple picking at Mercier. Apple picking was fun but strawberry picking was even better. The weather was gorgeous. We went on a weekday so it wasn’t crowded and we took our time sampling the two varieties of berries, picking the best ones on the vine. It’s $10 per person (with a special deal for the kiddos) and you get a gallon bucket to fill to your heart’s content. We definitely got out money’s worth. I have strawberries in every nook and cranny of my fridge and freezer!

When we were in the field, I did get a few pictures before I splattered strawberry juice all over my white t-shirt. Note to self, do NOT wear white while strawberry picking. It’s just a recipe for disaster. At least my Lilly scarf covered it up pretty well. 😛

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 Shop My Outfit // Scarf, Lilly Pulitzer (similar here and here) / White gauzy t-shirt , J.Crew (same style here) / Chinos, Old Navy / Sandals, Jack Rogers / Sunglasses, TJ Maxx (similar here)

I’ve been really wanting to make YouTube videos for some time now. I finally made my first YouTube video, a little recap of our strawberry picking, check it out down below and subscribe if you have a YouTube account. 🙂


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Beast Mode for Pink Friday | #LillyForTarget

#LillyForTarget Haul

So… who doesn’t have a crazy #LillyForTarget story? Maybe it’s because I grew up in Florida and live in the South but EVERYONE I know shopped at Target to battle it out for a pink and green shift on the 19th.

Some stayed up all night scrolling through the #LillyForTarget feed for the elusive mobile links that led to rompers, and home wares before the official launch time. Some, like myself, staked out their local target and waited, for what seems like forever, for them to open before running through the aisles grabbing nail files, makeup bags and the #HolyGrail espresso mugs.

I visited the Target in Little Five Points (an all around hipster target) and got there around 7:20 with Starbucks in hand. I thought I was going to eat my bagel in the car before moseying up to the door around 7:45. Boy was I wrong. There were already around 15-20 people in front of me and I ended up having to stand in a cold drizzle for a few minutes.

Lilly For Target Line

All of the women around me were ranting about the website and some drove in from the suburbs to visit my hipster Target. They were visibly upset about the website. I said something about how the Lilly sales always crash the site and a soccer mom shot back ‘Well this is different. It was worse.’ The line was experiencing some #FirstWorldProblems that’s for sure.

Eight o’clock finally rolled around and they let us in the door. Everyone booked it for the clothes when I ran (not a small feat in jelly jacks and a piko dress) to the home wares. I was one of the first people there and got EVERYTHING I wanted in the home section. I ran back to the clothing but it was too late. Everything was gone. One lonely XXL dress hung on the Lilly for Target rack. When I blinked, it was gone too.

Lilly for Target Fitting Room

After rifling through the beauty products, I went to go wait in the fitting room area waiting for cast offs with the other Lilly lovers. I ended up getting a pair of WAY too big shorts, a shift dress and another dress for a friend. I bought some baby clothes for my sister’s friend then I finally checked out.

I spent triple what I thought I was going to spend but yet, I want more. Why? I have no clue.

I think I’ve visited Target at least half a dozen times since the launch. #LillyForTarget has become my obsession. I’ve gone during my lunch break and after work. I ask customer service and the fitting rooms for the castoffs. But, are those pom pom shorts really worth it? Would I even want them this bad if they were readily available? I think I just like the thrill of the chase.

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What did everyone else get during the sale? I love to read about everyone’s Lilly hauls! Leave a comment or tweet me!

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Kiss Me I’m Irish

I know St. Patrick’s Day is this Monday but, let’s face it, this drinking holiday is celebrated on the weekend.

I’m going to be going to a parade and then day drinking all day with some friends so I want to wear something casual and festive but still cute (for all of these Instagram posts). Here’s what I’m thinking about wearing.

St. Patricks Day Style | www.flonmymind.com

Polyvore Set

I have a green top that I’m going to pair with jeans. I wish I can pair it with that orange necklace from Bauble Bar but I sadly don’t have it. (It’s going on my wishlist for sure!) So, I’ll probably end up wearing some cheap beads. I’m going to be wearing boots in case it gets muddy and a cute cross body so I can be hands free.

I’m also going to Target tonight in hopes of finding some cute buttons and maybe a koozie. Hopefully, it isnt sold out of St. Patrick’s Day stuff by the time I get there.

Are you doing anything fun this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day? Let me know in the comments below!

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Spring Forward

Is it bad that I still haven’t gotten used to the time change? At least Daylight Savings Time means something more than just lost sleep… SPRING IS HERE!

Granted, it will be a little too chilly in Atlanta tomorrow for my taste but the past few days have been beautiful. And now that the sun doesn’t set until seven, I can take a walk in Piedmont Park after work before it gets dark.

Spring also means Spring fashion. My mind has made the shift from North Face jackets and boots to pastels and Lilly. Check out some of the Spring items that are making my shopping wish list!

Spring Forward | www.flonmymind.com

Striped Oxford Pullover // Cork Saddlebag // Georgica Sandal // Morrison Lace Overlay Dress // Lola Skimmer // Nautical Flag Scarf // Tortoise Maxine Cuff

Do you have anything that you HAVE to buy this Spring? What do you think of your favorite stores’ Spring Lines? Let me know in the comments below!

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Ame and Lulu Clutch

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I won this super cute Ame and Lulu jewelry clutch from blogger Citrus and Style and I wanted to share it with y’all. I love the print and I think I’m going to get a lot of use out of this organizer. I’m going home for Easter next month and I’m definitely bringing this along to store all of my jewelry during my road trip.

Ame and Lulu Jewelry Clutch inside| www.flonmymind.com

 

I love how this clutch has a place for rings. You also can use the snaps to keep necklaces de-tangled. I don’t wear too much jewelry when I’m on vaycay so this is perfect for me. Thanks Citrus and Style and Ame and Lulu!

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How to Shop the Lilly Pulitzer Online Sale

Tips for shopping Lilly Pulitzer online sale | www.flonmymind.com

It’s coming… The Lilly Pulitzer New Year Cheer Sale starts tomorrow at 8 a.m. sharp.

If you’ve ever shopped a Lilly sale before, you know the online sales brings out the pink and green crazy in people. For a couple years now, the Lilly website has shut down and it cause people to lose items in their cart. The brand normally shuts down their site and they have it running by the afternoon. These server glitches bring out the nasty in people and they complain everywhere (not gonna lie, I’ve sent a fun angry tweets too).

Hopefully this year they FINALLY have the computer problems worked out. Lilly Pulitzer has a great New Year Cheer Sale FAQ on their website but these are my tips to get the best Lilly deals tomorrow.

P.S. If you want to see my haul from last year, click here

Lilly Pulitzer Online Sale Tips

– Pre-load your credit card information. This makes your checkout easier. Lilly offers free shopping so checking out often ensures you get the item. Check out their FAQ for more information about this one.

– Be online at 7:59 a.m. Stuff sells out fast and this is the only way to get everything you want. I’ve seen stuff sell out in under a minute. This is the only way to get the best deals.

– Check out every time you find something you want. If you pre-loaded your info this won’t take too long. You are not “guaranteed” an item if it’s in your online tote which means YOU ONLY GET THE ITEM IF YOU GO THROUGH CHECKOUT. Lilly offers free shipping so check out with each item to make sure it doesn’t sell out while sitting in your online tote.

– Check the scarves, accessories and shoes first. The scarves and shoes are ALWAYS the first to sell out. If you have a murphee on your wishlist go to that section first. I’ve seen murphees as low as $19 or $29. I’ve seen shoes (especially wedges) go quickly too.

– Check the Signature Stores to look through their deals. All of Lilly’s Signature Stores (i.e. your local Lilly store)  will be participating too. Check out the Re-Lilly Facebook page to get the scoop on Signature Stores.

– It’s Final Sale but don’t let that stop you. Sure it’s final sale but you can use Re-Lilly to sell an item if it doesn’t fit. You can also check the page to look for items that sold out before you could buy them.

– Check Rue La La in the next few weeks for Lilly. Lilly Pulitzer is on Rue La La a lot. After the last sale, I saw Lilly on Rue and there were a lot of the same items. Some were pricier but most were cheaper. Don’t have a Rue La La account? Sign up via my referral code. I’d love you forever!

– Chill out, it’s just clothes. If we get the “oh shift we broke the internet” message again just take a breather and get some actual work done. It’s just clothes. If you don’t get everything you wanted it just means it wasn’t meant to be.

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Fashion Steals

I have been seeing some super good deals on the interwebs this week that I wanted to share!

J.Crew Factory is having a 50% off everything sale right now! Including their new arrivals. Now would be the perfect time to stock up on some colder weather gear.

jcrew suede booties{J.Crew Factory}

I’m obsessed with these boots and they are not bad at $84 for suede. But alas, I’m only window shopping this week. J.Crew Factory’s sale ends on Monday.

Vineyard Vines is having an extra 30% off sale when you use the promo code “OCTOBER”. With the code, you can snag some solid colored VV shorts for only $20!

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Piper Ankle Pants // Sailboat Embroidered Dayboat Shorts // Gingham Flip Flops

They also have some great brightly colored work pants and some other cute things. Everything on VV is more summery but if you live in Florida/the south you can probably get away with it for a little while longer. Or, just stock up for next summer! Vineyard Vine’s sale ends on Monday as well!

Fashion bonus: Ann Taylor LOFT is having an extra 50% off sale styles and 50% off some full-price stuff. Check it out if you’re need of work staples!

Have you seen any other fashion deals this week? Let me know in the comments!