Five on Friday

Since I’m now co-hosting Thursday Favorite Things, I figured I couldn’t have two posts in a week called “Favorite Things”. So I’ve changed my previously titled “Friday Favorites” to “Five on Friday”.  Same stuff, different name.  I think I just like a lot of things is the problem!

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1. Dior Dress. This BEAUTIFUL vintage Dior dress from Spring/Summer1949. Isn’t it pretty???

Evening gown, by the House of Dior, ca. spring/summer 1949 πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

A photo posted by The Corseted Beauty (@the_corsetedbeauty) on

2. Kate Spade’s Valentine’s Gift Guide

You need to go check out the Valentine’s day gift guide. Everything is so cute!  I picked out my favorites. No, I wasn’t paid by KS to write about this. I just loooove Kate Spade!!

This cute phone case…

I already have a Kate Spade wallet but this one is so cute…

and, oh my gosh, a pail of roses! Not really, it’s a purse, but seriously, how cute is it? Practical? No. Adorable? YES!

3. This floral arrangement. Isn’t it dreamy?? I wish I could recreate this at home!!

image source, Tulipina

4. Jo Malone Herb Garden Collection

Jo Malone will be introducing 5 new scents in March!  I love Jo Malone Colognes and I am interested to try these latest scents.  What I love about Jo Malone is that she does scent mixing – so you can mix different scents and blend them and they go really well together.

source NST perfume

– Sorel & Lemon Thyme : also with rosemary and moss

-Wild Strawberry & Parsley : with hints of blackcurrant, parsley, and violet

-Nasturtium & Clover : jasmine is also added

-Carrot Blossom & Fennel : touches of rose, orange blossom, iris

-Lavender & Coriander : with hint of sage and tonic bean

5. Ummm, I guess it’s Spring??

Sooooo… the daffodils we planted last Fall started blooming this week. WHAT?!!!!  It’s still January. Like, the whole rest of the country just had a massive blizzard and over here our daffodils are blooming. I can’t believe it!!  I mean I knew Spring came early in California but I didn’t know it was *this* early! Not that I’m complaining, I’m totally ready for Spring (and for it not to be dark at 5pm!).

I guess it doesn’t even matter what the Groundhog has to say next week… Spring is here!

This photo I posted on my Instagram this week, if you don’t follow my instagram yet you can totally follow along by clicking here

What you missed earlier this week if you don’t regularly follow the blog…

Annie Sloan DIY Chalk Paint Cabinet Makeover

Barbour Coat Review and Style Ideas

Sharing at these parties…

Friday Favorites with A Little Bit of EverythingFive on friday at A Liz Adventures, Oh Hey, Friday! at September FARM


  1. January 29, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I need that Kate Spade phone case, I'm also a major Kate spade lover. i'm so jealous you have daffodils up, I am a Florida resident but currently living in Maryland… I miss flowers all year! Thanks for stopping by Prairie Girl in the Big Scary World!

  2. January 29, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    I love that Dior dress and I keep eyeing that Kate Spade wallet. Jess at Just Jess

  3. January 30, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    just adore that Dior creation!

  4. January 31, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I love all of your favorites. I'm now following you on Bloglovin and Instagram. I'm visiting you from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Party. Thanks and I hope you will visit me too. Have a wonderful week.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle