Tech Travel – Faves On Friday

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Happy Friday!
A four-day work week is so awesome and this one is now over, let the weekend begin. Sooo, I had vlog for y’all but I could not get the lighting right – it rained all day it was just dark and gloomy, so I’ll save that until Monday. But now with Memorial Day in the rear view mirror, travel season is on and popping. To get you ready to travel, I have hand-picked some cool tech and apps that will make your travel season easy breezy.

1 – Losing your luggage or missing luggage is the worst travel nightmare. But don’t fret, Trakdot Luggage Tracker, saves the day. Just pop it in your luggage and you can find your luggage just by using the app on your phone ($49.99, for iOS and Android)
2- Are you traveling internationally, then WhatsApp is for you. You can send unlimited pictures, text messages, audio and video messages back home without any international charges using a WiFi connection (FREE for 1 yr, then .99 afterwards, for iOS and Android)
3 – If you rent a car, you’re gonna need to park it somewhere, SpotHero can find you the ideal spot. Locate and reserve a parking spot in less than a minute. Now it isn’t available in all cities, but you’ll find it in some major U.S. cities, like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, with more cities being added (FREE, for iOS and Android)
4 – Raincoat or fur boots, you’ll know what to pack using The Weather Channel app (FREE, for iOS and Android)
5 – I love airports, so many sights and sounds. But, they can be confusing, use GateGuru to help navigate the airport from dining options to restrooms(FREE, for iOS and Android)

Technology has seriously changed the face of travel with the advent of the Internet and smart phones. Most of these goodies are FREE and very easy to use. My favorite is WhatsApp, saved me a ton of money on my b-day vacay to London. You can even setup groups and chat with the whole fam at one time. Isn’t that cool?

What travel apps do you swear by? Have a fab weekend!

Link parties{here}.

robincharmagne

Tropical Fun – OOTD #59

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Hello there,
Yesterday was not bad at all. That first day back from a holiday is usually very busy, but it was rather quiet. I mentioned I really didn’t do a whole lot over the weekend, but I wasn’t a total couch potato and wore today’s OOTD on Saturday. Traditionally, the Memorial Day weekend begins the vacation travel season which inspired thoughts of traveling to a tropical locale…take a peek!

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Lantern Lighting Options

Hello there,
Are you pretties well rested from the 3-day holiday weekend? I totally relaxed as planned, even taking a few naps, something I never do. It sure felt good though. The weather was pretty mild this weekend, perfect for outdoor dining. Relaxing outside had me thinking that you need some nice lighting for patios or decks. It has been a minute since I posted a home decor round-up so for today’s post, I handpicked some casual lantern lights to beautify your outdoor dining space.

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color pop//bling bling//brown metal//boxy wood//in circles//rope detail

Aren’t these cute? You can dress your table up with a blinged out option or go more rustic with the brown metal lantern. The usual spot for this type of lighting is on a table, but if you have a nice, substantial railing on your deck or even a patio, line these beauties up along the railing. You have the option of using tea-lights or pillar candles too!

Now I know what you’re thinking, lighting is nice but bright lights attract those pesky mosquitoes and other creepy critters. Don’t worry I got ya’ covered with these pretty citronella candles.

I am loving the circle lantern, in a unique design and in a darker finish. These Lantern lights are a nice addition to any outdoor decor. Do you have a fave?

Link parties{here}.

robincharmagne

Memorial Day

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We appreciate those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom

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Holiday Edition – Faves On Friday

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Hello Pretties,
I am so embarrassed to say that I did not know this was a 3-day holiday weekend. How did I miss that? I don’t plan on doing too much either, just spending time with the family and some friends. Maybe catch a movie, haven’t seen the Avengers movie yet or maybe the new Mad Maxx(why makeover a perfect movie??). These faves are some interesting things I’ve discovered this week and of course I share with my lovelies!

1 – The one meal that I eat every day is breakfast – try one of these 30 yummy breakfast ideas
2 – Memorial Day signals the start of the summer entertaining season and lots of cookouts, picnics, and pool parties, here’s everything you need for a party in a box
3 – One day I will love working out – NOT, but one thing I do know is that you don’t need a gym or a ton a fancy equipment to work out.
4 – Don’t shy away from wearing white jeans, these are so sexy with distressed details
5 – Travel season is here and this is THE BEST LUGGAGE EVER

Enjoy the holiday weekend and if y’all are having BBQ, where’s the best spot in your town? In The A, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q!

Link parties{here}.

robincharmagne

Purple Peek-a-boo – OOTD #58

Hi Pretties,
Mid-week, let the countdown to the weekend begin. I know I’m always eagerly anticipating the weekend, but isn’t everyone? By Wednesday, the weekend is just peeking around the corner. Speaking of peeking, I got the purple peek-a-boo look going today in this OOTD. I didn’t realize my hair was blocking my eye for like 99% of the pictures. And, no I was not going to re-take all of them again, so we are rocking with these snaps! Take a look…

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This is a casual outfit I wore for dinner a few weeks back with the lovely ladies of the Real Readers Book Club. We have the best time chatting about the book of course but we love just catching-up on what’s up with the group. We are taking our next meeting on the road and I’m super excited about a road trip. Now, I have had this white blazer for a year and only worn it once here, so yeah I broke the rule and I am wearing white before Memorial Day! I added a simple purple tee and super old boot cut jeans. Boot cut jeans are really my favorite style because they work well for all shapes and sizes. Of course, a darker wash will be more slimming. The mules have a pretty high heel but are surprisingly comfy and I plan to get a lot of wear out of this statement necklace with all the vibrant Spring/Summer colors. I grabbed my birthday purse in purple too!

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Are y’all still rocking statement necklaces? I just love them!

Link parties{here}.

robincharmagne

Cate & Chloe Jewelry Subscription Service Box

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*I received this box to review, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Hello,
Pretties, was the weekend all kinds of fabulous? My weekend was quiet, just chillaxin around the house, a lot of tv watching and a lil shopping – of course. I saw some really cute jewelry pieces but I didn’t buy anything. I have been anticipating getting something good in the mail. So, I was thrilled when I got home and found a sweet pink box from Cate & Chloe.

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Interwebs – Faves On Friday

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Happy Weekend to ya’!
I’m so glad it’s the weekend but the week went by very fast, so I will just smile and be happy. Today’s Faves on Friday is just some fun and interesting things I have heard or seen on the Interwebs and I just wanted to share them with y’all.

1 – For the readers, have you heard of the Overdrive app? This thing is awesome, connects you to your local library. You can checkout books and have them downloaded to your smartphone or tablet
2 – I posted some super cute swimsuits and cover-ups but you will need a super cute towel too. I like them very big with a summer theme
3 – If you have absolutely nothing to do try this Google game, it’s free
4 – Have you picked up your Red Nose yet? This is a worthy cause that raises money for children and young people living in poverty, done in a fun way
5 – I think this tidbit could be true, consider the day of the week when you book your next vacation

The Interwebs has a never ending supply of goods, services, information and sometimes just down right weirdness but I love the Interwebs and could spend hours looking for good stuff to share. I have #1 on my phone but I haven’t used it yet. Let me know what you think. And, #4 is going to be so much fun next week, May 21st to be exact and I hope this day raises a ton of money for our kids and youth. If you get a red nose, let me know so I can check you out. I’ll post mine on Instagram!

Have a fab weekend!

Link parties{here}.

robincharmagne

Cover-ups For Super Cute Swimwear

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Hi Pretties,
It crossed my mind that when I posted these super cute swimwear options, I left my girls hanging because you absolutely need a super cute cover-up too. Cover-ups have come a long way from just throwing on a big t-shirt. The key to a good cover-up is the fabric. You don’t want to hide the suit, you just want to make yourself more pulled together while rocking your swimwear. Some good fabric choices are anything that is sheer, such as chiffon or lace, but rayon and voile work well too. Take a peek…

If your everyday style is more casual, try a short tunic style, maybe with a drawstring detail or if you prefer to be more dressed up say while lounging at the bar, try a longer dress style cover-up. If you’re vacationing in a very hot locale, taking in shopping or sight-seeing outings but you want to be ready to take a dip in the pool or heck the ocean, I would recommend a more short dressy style that you can ease out of for any water activities.

Y’all know I love to show the shoulder area – that Michael Kors in black and white is speaking to me. Do you have a fave from these options?

Oh don’t forget the sunscreen pretties!

Link parties{here}.

robincharmagne

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ThredUp – Sell Your Stuff

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Hello,
I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend and that the Mommies had a fab day and were treated like the Queens you are! I enjoyed the weekend immensely – comedy club on Saturday featuring John Witherspoon, who was absolutely hilarious! I laughed sooo much, I was hoarse. And the Mommie’s Day fun on Sunday. My Mama is a comedian too, I mean not professional, but she is funny as heck and kept us laughing! I got to her house early to dress her for the festivities. I thought I had a bunch of stuff, Mama does too. So it’s a good thing I’m getting rid of some of my stuff with thredUP.

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