The Friday Five

Let’s hear it for short weeks! I declare every weekend, hence forth, a three-day weekend. Do I have the authority for that?! No? Well, what if none of us showed up for work Monday. It’s not like they can fire everyone, is it? Maybe we shouldn’t test that theory. Besides, the long July 4th weekend is only five weeks away.

1) But the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale only has two days left! How about that for a segue?! And can we pause to notice the word ‘segue’….pronounced ‘seg-way.’ I’ve gone my whole life not knowing that was the correct spelling! But I digress…here’s a cute Summer get-up I threw together using only items currently on sale! And these are exact aviators I wore all over California last week…that many of you thought were Ray-Ban. Except Ray-Bans aren’t $12 like these babies!

Maxi Dress Cool

2) And never one to let a good sale slip away without a final look-see…I rounded up a few more items worth checking out.

Hi Sugarplum | Nordstrom Half Yearly Picks

3) Next Friday is our last day of school. With life’s curveballs being thrown around here, I’m behind on creating cute gifts. I think I’ll recycle my simple gift card idea from last year.

Except this time, I’ll add this Starbucks Cup Printable Sleeve for more fun and personalization.

4) If you follow me on InstaGram (@cassiesugarplum), then you saw I’m participating in the Home Depot Patio Style Challenge! You’re probably thinking, ‘Again? Didn’t you just make over your patio last year?!’ Why yes, we did…and it was smashing if I do say so myself. But things got a little soggy and dingy over the Winter, so I’m thrilled to have the chance to pizz-azz it back up. I’ve got a project or two up my sleeve, and can’t wait to show you next month!

5) Remember the DIY Otomi Table I did for last year’s patio?! Still one of my fave projects to date…probably because I’m otomi-obsessed. So how happy am I to find affordable Otomi Shams and Duvet Cover at Urban Outfitters?! Answer: suuuuuuper excited.

Are you afflicted with an otomi obsession, too? Did you know segway was actually spelled segue?! Today’s lesson is brought to you by the letter B, for blonde. Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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  1. Thanks for this Friday five . I like the first proposal and all the items in it, especially that maxi dress 🙂 It`s my style.
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    Posted 5.30.14 Reply
  2. Adore your teacher gift Cassie! Today is our last day of school!!!! 🙂

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  3. I learned how segue is spelled in college when I took an exam in audio production and had no idea what that word meant because I looked at it and thought what the heck is "seg-ew"? I think it cost me the A on the exam.
    On another note, I always love the outfits you pick out. Just wish I were a high heels wearer, flats just take a lot of the chic out of outfits compared to heels.

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  4. darling lineup! I am in love with Otomi, maxi dresses and starbucks! Have a great weekend. xo Nancy

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  5. Simply LKJ wrote:

    The teacher gifts are adorable!

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  6. Just placed a Nordstrom order a couple days ago and I kept taking that strapless maxi in and out of my bag. It's so pretty but I am the laziest person ever about tan lines and know I would have screaming white strap marks, which, let's face it, kind of distracts from the prettiness of the dress.

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  7. This whole post makes me happy. The clothes, the fact that school is almost over, and the Home Depot challenge!

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  8. love love that maxi dress! i need to get over to nordstrom asap! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  9. Those thank you gifts are perfect! And I love the sleeve 🙂 Can't wait until my little one is in preschool to start doing fun things like this!

    And that maxi is super cute!!!

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  10. Allison wrote:

    I love that you acknowledge the teachers!! So sweet and thoughtful. My Dad taught for 48 years. So I have a soft spot for teachers! I need to check out those cute wedges at Nordstrom. I like those! Great heel height for running around. Enjoy your weekend Cassie.

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  11. Love popping in to visit — always so cheerful and uplifting, Cassie! Enjoy your weekend!
    xo Heidi

    Posted 5.31.14 Reply
  12. I've been looking for an easy Teacher gift idea, this is a good one and I love that printable. Thanks for making my job a little bit easier. 🙂

    Posted 6.1.14 Reply
  13. Elizabeth wrote:

    I adore Otomi, but I tend to start to hate things once they hit Urban Outfitters.

    Posted 6.2.14 Reply