What a fun week! I know on the calendar, Summer hasn't officially arrived but I feel the need to make it sloooow way down, it is already going too fast!
We finally got some great weather on Tuesday for a pool day. I got to have an adventure with girlfriends in Chicago and a big yes to a Friday that is looking fantastic and a fun filled weekend ahead!

1. Mid Week Chicago Trip
So excited that my friend Michelle and I, who by the way, is the cutest and just lives a few miles from me, whose Instagram and Blog you have to check out, met up with some fabulous Bloggers/Instagramers in Chicago on Wednesday. Three of these ladies I have been following since the beginning of my blog journey and I was overjoyed to meet them IRL. I CANNOT wait to reveal to you who we met and gush about how much I adore each one of them! We shared food, laughter and so much fun with a great meal at RPM Italian and then headed over to GILT for chitchat and cocktails and more laughter. 
Much MORE about our fun and these Chicago cuties on Monday!
FUN Dressing room selfies

2. Thread Tank Tees
Thread Tank, I love you! I was recently acquainted with this fabulous online Shop and the sweet ladies who run it. They sent me two of the cutest and softest T-shirts! Here are a couple the ways that I styled them, with both tees been perfect for me, and I thought of some other ways to style them that I’m excited to share with you soon! Check them out HERE. And if you use the code CLOUDNINE, you get 10% off your entire purchase through September 30!


3. Week's Attire

 Sandals HERE

T-Shirt HERE // Skirt HERE // Earrings HERE // Tennis Shoes HERE

4. Black and Grey and YES......Tie Front
I have been crazy about the tie front tops. This gray one is so stinking cute because it can truly be dressed up or down, has the cutest little rolled up sleeves, feels nice on and fits so good. I decided to add a long slit black skirt and a fun element with the Adidas superstar tennis shoes.


More Inspo

5. Misc.
Posts of the Week
Monday ~ Trader Joe's Summer Finds
Wednesday ~ I Believe I can Fly

I know I’ve shown you the many seasons and holidays that I’ve decorated my tiered tray; For Fall, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day but for my indoor white one, I decided to just do a little every day decorating and this is how it turned out. Now, my regular wooden one, I do have a summer theme I’m working on to finish it off. 

Here is our graduate, and I realized I forgot to share a Prom photo as well. Look how handsome and his all black tux!

Oh friends, when strawberry season arrives in our neck of the woods every June, I get so excited to make my strawberry crunch parfait! Then, when the fresh blueberries are here, it becomes a blueberry crunch parfait. Here is the amazing recipe I concocted several years ago.


Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday  // Fashion Friday



  1. So much to love about this post today. Congrats on the graduation! Loving all of your outfits especially those tees! I would be up for an east coast blogger meet up anytime....

    Happy weekend lovely!


  2. Congrats on your new graduate- he is so handsome- you must be so proud! Can't wait to read all about your Chicago trip- I followed along on Insta and it looks so fun! Love the tie front shirt- I am obsessed with the tie front look- have a great weekend Andrea!

  3. How handsome is that graduate?! What a fab week for the Nine family and I'm sure you have the sweetest weekend ahead. That strawberry parfait looks so good, my mouth is watering!

  4. We just word our local strawberry place will open for picking this weekend and I am hoping to go; though last year we had such a wet/watery season that they didn't taste all that sweet. I hope this year is a good crop because I LOVE strawberries!!

  5. Congrats to the graduate! It must feel nice getting them all at least that far! And your closet is bottomless, I am convinced. I am going to have to check out those T-shirts. They are super cute and look comfy and totally match my weekend style! Have a fabulous weekend and I can't wait to hear more about this Chicago trip you went on!

  6. I always want summer to slow down too! Congratulations to your graduate! He looked so handsome in his prom tux. Loving your white themed tier tray and that shenanigan enthusiast tee!! Happy Friday Friend!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  7. I love those tees at the top! I will write that online shop name down. Right now I am hoping to curb my shopping to a minimum so this is not helping me be strong, lol! Congrats on your son graduating!

  8. That's awesome that you were able to meet some other bloggers! I can't wait to find out who they were! And congrats to your graduate! I know you're such a proud mom!

  9. So much goodness in this post! LOVE all of your outfits and you have motivated me to up my every day look. The trifle looks SO yummy. Can't wait to hear more about your Chicago trip!

  10. All of your graphic tees are so cute! I need to look them up!! Your graduate is so handsome! I want one of those parfaits!

  11. I love those tees... anything with a graphic on it, I'm all about. Plus, who doesnt love the word "Shenanigans" :) haha
    I recently tried the Nature Valley Protein Chocolate & Oat Granola... THE BEST. So good!!!

  12. Your Chicago meet up sounds so fun! And, I love that floral top that you bought - it looks great styled with "blue" jeans, too! Hope you have a great Friday!

    Daily Style Finds

  13. Can't wait to hear about your trip to Chicago! I love meeting blogger friends in real life. As a matter of fact, if you're ever in St. Louis - let's meet up!

  14. Loving all your outfits Andrea! And the sweet pic of you and Michelle. Can't wait for Monday's post. And that strawberry parfait - I want it for breakfast!

  15. You always showcase the best outfits, Andrea!! And congrats to your graduate. How fabulous!!
    I saw some of your fun on IG stories...I can't wait to hear more about it.

  16. Your Chicago trip sounds SO fun!! I just saw you mentioning on another blog that you enjoyed meeting someone so I cannot wait to hear more about that! And that grey tie front tee is really darling! I love tops with details like that!

  17. Very fun about the blogger meet up! I love thread tank too.

  18. I hate how fast summer seems to feel! Even though I've only been on break for 2 weeks, & still have 6-7 more weeks, the fact that I haven't really done a ton, & don't have a ton of plans, makes me feel like it's slipping by!

  19. I need the champagne top. So cute. Loving the graduation photos!!! And that dessert looks heavenly. Have a great weekend!

  20. Jam packed with fun for this post! Love the black skirt tee look and agree time is going too fast! Happy Friday!

  21. I love the fun tshirts with the skirts! Ill be looking for similar this weekend. love love

  22. That Chicago trip sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to hear more about it. Loving all of your fun tops and tees. That tie-front one is great. Congratulations to your graduate! I hope you have a fun filled weekend ahead.

  23. What a handsome graduate you have there! Chicago sounds like a blast and I can't wait for the recap. I need that shenanigan enthusiast shirt so bad!

  24. Congrats to your graduate. The parfait looks delicious...I'm clicking over to get the recipe. It looks like you had a blast in Chicago. Happy Father's Day to your main man!

  25. Congratulations to your son! You are raising 3 successful men! I just love that grey tie front top on you! Talk about an elevated basic piece! Versatile but absolutely fabulous!

  26. Summer really needs to slow down this year! Congrats to you son! That dress you are wearing in the dressing room selfie is so cute on you! Also loving your grey top! That parfait looks so yummy! Have a wonderful weekend and can't wait to read your Chicago recap on Monday!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  27. So much I LOVE about this post! I need to try that parfait, congratulations to you grad!I love the cute summer outfits, you know Boho is my fav <3 Have a beautiful weekend sweet friend :)

  28. Congrats to the grad! Love all your outfits! That parfait looks so good! I have noticed that the strawberries are starting to look really good at the stores over the last week! Yay!!!

  29. Seriously can I be you when I grow up?? You are just precious!

  30. Your graduate son is just the cutest, Andrea!
    And I absolutely LOVE that tie at the front dress.... OMG it's gorgeous!! Love it with the sneakers too <3 <3
    Suzy xxx

  31. Where do I start? First congrats to your son! Happy Graduation! MMM strawberries I can't get enough fruit in the summer! You look darling and I love that grey and black look. Love the tie front as it shows off your small waist..I agree with tee shirt #1~ :-) or in my case... Sangria!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  32. What a super post, well done to your son. thanks for showing us your pretty outfits. Jacqui Mummabstylish


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