Messy Bun, getting stuff done, EUROPE here we come!! 

Well at end.

Happy first Friday of spring! It’s about here my friends, and I’m over the moon Excited! But as always, lots of great Friday favorites!


1. Pink Houndstooth & Legally Blonde

You may remember from last Friday that my mom and I attended the weekly blonde musical and boy was it good! We had a wonderful meal to start at a new to our area restaurant called Fat Bird, where they made special (AND delicious) "Bend and Snap" cocktails just for the musical weekend!! 

I wanted something very Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon’s character in the movie) to wear to the musical and boy did I find the perfect outfit! The piece underneath is a DRESS and then I ordered the JACKET separately. I thought of taking that jacket to Europe, but not sure. It’s a beautiful pink, kind of orchid color with cream. Went to the bathroom and a girl said "SO Elle Woods, love it!"

AND the Shoes: Cecelia New York

Because of the weather, I was unable to wear these beautiful Cecilia New York shoes called The COOPER to the musical, but they will be on repeat this spring and summer because they are so beautiful. The ribbon ties also come in a solid color so you can switch out. So well-made and I love the Lucite heal. 

2. Purple Slip Dress

Isn’t that a purple for you! So in love with this beautiful Purple Slip Dress from Peppered with Leopard. My dear friend, Lisa owns this cute online boutique, so full of colors, great trends, and pretty pieces! Check out the entire site HERE.

3. Trench Coats
A Trench Coat, especially in the Spring, is everything! Trying to decide if I am taking both or not? This first Black/Brown one is so chic! 

This Tan One is the BEST Quality I've seen, 
will have forever in my closet!

4. Paris Shirts

Of course, some beautiful Paris items got me even more in the mood. This first T-shirt was a beautiful early birthday gift from my mama! Isn’t it darling with the little macaroons, Eiffel Tower and bicycle? Get tee HERE!

She also got me a beautiful Scarf and Card Set with a Paris motif also from Amazon.


This Soft Sweatshirt, I will wear a lot. It’s from Abercrombie, slightly cropped, and like I said, super soft! Of course with some Navy Spanx Air Essentials Pants! (Use code: CLOUDNINEXSPANX)

5. Misc. Fun

My sweet Mr. Nine got me a new pink suitcase, an XL carry-on called The BIGGER Carry-On to go with my pink carry-on bag. I love it I have course I will be packing my big marble suitcase for checking. You may have seen on Instagram, my stories for my sweet friend Jill from Doused in Pink created a fabulous travel capsule wardrobe for me. She is providing some amazing Virtual Styling Services. Check them out. Also got these new LUGGAGE TAGS!




My sweet precious girl being sick! Sweet Stella Mae vomited and had diarrhea all night last Sunday night. We got her into the vet right away Monday morning and she got admitted to the ICU, where she stayed for the next couple days getting intravenous medicines and fluid. As I write this, she is home and stable but with my subacute care and our trip is a little bit up in the air. The good news is she’s making improvements each day so please pray for our sweet baby and us!

Have a Fabulous weekend Friends!!

Cheers! Merci!

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday



  1. Your outfit for Legally Blonde was top notch - so Elle Woods! I hope you go on your trip and have the best time! Your Stella Mae will be in great hands with your mom and you NEED this trip!!

  2. I hope Stella is feeling better and you have a fabulous time on your trip! It looks like you are well prepared. I love it that your local restaurant had a drink special in honor of the show at the theater. Such a fun idea!

  3. So glad Stella Mae is feeling better and is home. All of your spring clothes here are so pretty that I can't pick a favorite. Getting excited for your trip my friend!

  4. Have a wonderful wonderful time! Sending healthy thoughts to precious little Stella and btw I need that purple slip dress :)

  5. That same thing happened to me and Dave when we had a trip planned to Israel and our young dog got sick. Luckily he was on the mend and Dave's parents were able to take care of him! I hope everything works out with Stella and your trip!

  6. Anonymous24.3.23

    I love your Elle Woods outfit and your mom is just the cutest. I also LOVE that purple slip dress. Have a glorious day my friend! XOXO, Caroline

  7. Anonymous24.3.23

    Oh no!! So glad sweet Stella is feeling better! Love your Legally Blonde outfit! So adorable! Enjoy your trip! Those memes are the best!!


  8. I'm so happy Stella is starting to feel better! That texting meme is hilarious! Thank you for the shout out about my styling services! I'm so glad you love the outfits!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. THOSE SHOES!!!! Those are just stunning, Andrea! And I'm so glad sweet Stella is feeling better!

  10. I hope Stella is doing better. Sending huge hugs.
    But wait, I need to know about that pink jacket hanging next to your sweatshirt that you are wearing!!!

  11. Poor little Stella! Do they know what was wrong? I really hope she feels better for her sake and yours! I want you to go on your trip and thoroughly enjoy yourselves!

  12. Andrea, you look so awesome in all of your outfits. I love that you went to see the show with your mom. You both looks so good and how fun! I love the Paris tops too. I hope you have a wonderful time in Europe and take a lot of photos. I am sending prayers for your sweet Stella. Take care and have fun!

  13. Those Cecelia shows are truly fabulous! I hope that Stella is feeling better and you can enjoy Paris without worry! Sending prayers, love and hugs!

  14. I'm happy to her hear that Stella is feeling better. SO scary when our little ones are sick! I hope the trip will be a go! XO


  15. Oh dear, keeping my fingers crossed for Stella Mae. Trenchcoat s are such a elegant classic, they look good on anything. Happy weekend.

  16. So glad Stella is doing better, and YAY for your trip! Can't wait to live vicariously through your Stories on Insta <3

  17. Loved reading your favorites Andrea, and you do look very Elle Woods here - so awesome!! You look stunning in pink, my friend! :) Still praying for your sweet baby Stella Mae, I'm so thankful she is doing much better now!

    Make Life Marvelous

  18. Anonymous4.4.23

    Oh neat! I did not know that company made a foot glide. I have the body glide that I use for my half marathon training, but now I may need the foot glide too!!


  19. It looks like the trip has been FABULOUS! Glad Stella is doing better!


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