High Five for Friday 03.10.17: Lilly Reveal + Dinosaur Disaster

TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it!

Our featured blogger section will return next week.

Now let’s recap this week’s highlights:

1. Last Saturday was the Lilly Pulitzer reveal at Clothes Mentor in Lexington!  My friend Jacque and I always go, so I was there at 8:45 a.m. waiting on them to open at 10:00 a.m.  My friend Katrina from KCK Bangles was also there.  It was sooooo cold out, but we all had fun!  I ended up with a Lilly for Target My Fans shift dress, a Lilly for Target scarf, and two pairs of regular Lilly shorts.

2. After the Lilly Reveal, Kane and I headed to eastern Kentucky for the night.  We ended up going out to eat with our family at the local Mexican restaurant. The food was great, but the company was even better!!! It’s nice for everyone to go hang out together.

3. This week, I’ve been working on several upcoming collaborations that are a little different than what I’ve done before. While I can’t share all the details just yet, I’m excited for everything that’s in the works! One project I’m working on is a blogger mini collection of jewelry pieces selected by me, one of which is the bracelet shown above with writing on it:)

4. This past week was International Women’s Day.  For a feature that Charming Charlie did in honor of the day, they asked who I modeled my style after. My answer: “My style is classic with a trendy twist, and I model that style after the everyday woman–regardless of the trend, it has to be wearable. I draw inspiration from my Instagram friends, fellow fashion bloggers, women I pass by on the street, and even my mom.”

5. OMG, I have to share this with you. On Friday night, I could tell that Kane was being sneaky.  I asked him what he was up to, and he replied, “Honestly nuffin’.” So I asked if he was being mean, and he said, “Yea.” Well, turns out ol’ boy had staged a dino battle on my WHITE sheets with RED bath pant.  There was “dinosaur blood” all over the place! He tried to say it was an accident, but trust me when I say that it was way too well executed to be an accident!haha Luckily it came out with a little Shout. Be sure you’re following along on Snapchat (username: brightonabudget) and I’ll post a picture of it.

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  1. 3.10.17

    Happy Friday, Tif! Yummy Mexican food and good company sounds great! So glad you got those white sheets clean!! Eek! Have a great upcoming weekend! xo – Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

  2. 3.10.17

    I love your answer for where you get your style inspiration from! Love the swing dress- red, white, and blue are my favorite colors so it’s perfect. Happy Friday!

  3. 3.10.17

    Happy Friday! Now you got me wanting to eat Mexican food! I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. 3.10.17

    Your poor white sheets! Haha! Happy weekend!!

  5. 3.10.17
    Dara said:

    Sounds like a fun week! Happy Friday!

  6. 3.10.17

    That popsicle bag is the cutest! So glad I found your blog!

    – Claudia


  7. 3.10.17

    Is that a mantra band? I gave one to my daughter for Valentine’s Day. They are so fun! Love the striped swing dress. Happy Friday!

    • 3.14.17

      Is that what they’re called? Whatever it is, I love it! What did that one say?

      • 3.14.17

        I sent her one that said, “She Believed She Could, So She Did”❤️

        • 3.14.17

          I have a little tile in my office that says that. My best friend got it for me when I got into law school:)

          • 3.14.17

            Oh that’s awesome. Sounds like you should get that bracelet too?

  8. 3.10.17

    I love your pattern mix look – so perfect for spring!

  9. 3.10.17

    Loved all your outfits this week! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve. And boys,..goodness they are seriously always doing something crazy

  10. 3.10.17

    That swing dress is so darn cute~ I can’t wait to see your new projects, how fun! Happy weekend!

  11. 3.10.17

    Really cute bracelets!!! I loved your striped dress with those open-toed booties. Such a great spring outfit! Happy Friday 🙂

    Trendy & Tidy

  12. 3.10.17
    ADA said:

    Those bracelets are so pretty and look great together. Love your Friday roundup posts, Tiffany. =)

    I’d love for you to stop by and linkup with me for Thursday Moda if you haven’t already. Share your great style with my readers. =) Thanks.


    Enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

  13. 3.10.17
    CaseyGirl said:

    Omg at #5! The joys of being a boy mom;)
    Thanks for hosting!

  14. 3.10.17
    Whitney Jordan said:

    Your outfits for Spring have been so pretty!! I’m inspired to add some floral, stripes and pretty pastels to my wardrobe. That Kane story is hilarious!! What an imagination and thank heavens for Shout 🙂

  15. 3.11.17
    Jess said:

    LOVE your bangle with the writing! So simple and cute (and meaningful)!

  16. 3.11.17

    You mixed the prints perfectly! I van learn from you! Happy weekend!