Friday Five-Cinco de Mayo edition

Today I am linking up with ErikaNarci  AndreaAmandaBright on a BudgetDella DevotedCup of Tea , By BMGA Smidge of This, Hello! Happiness and Carolina Charm for Friday favorites and sharing with you the things that I am finding Joy in this week. Whew!

1) The Hayden Dress

It was crazy hot here last weekend. When I got home after hitting Barre and the grocery store all I wanted to do was put on something cool and comfortable. I grabbed my pink and green Hayden dress that I picked up from the Best little shop around the corner called Top It Off. They have fantastic jewelry, clothing and accessories. They are based in both Boston and wonder I like them so much and their outlet is in our neighborhood. 

The Hayden dress is the Best for when you just want to throw something on but still look cute. It is a Good option for running errands too.
Hayden dress

2) Good News on the Lupus Front:

This week GlaxoSmithKline announced they would be building a new $139 million facility in Maryland to increase production of Benlysta, the lupus drug I am on as well as manufacture the injectible version once they have FDA approval. According to the article, they think they will have approval in the second half of this year. Having this medication in an injectible format would make my life so much Better. To learn more about my journey with lupus and Benlysta read here and here.  

3) Alex and Ani Mary Bracelet:

Tuesday night we had our elections for the Parent Teacher Organization at school. I am about to finish up four years on the Executive Committee and they gave me this beautiful Mary bracelet from Alex and Ani. I am semi obsessed with it. Honestly I never expected something like this and this will be such a special piece for me.

I had heard of Alex and Ani but didn't really know much about it. Since Tuesday night I bought two other special ladies in my life Alex and Ani gifts. I so love supporting a woman owned business headquartered in New England.

This beautiful bracelet comes in silver and gold and is the Best gift for Mother's Day, graduation, First Communion or Confirmation.

4) and 5) Pineapples Everywhere!

Is it me or are there pineapples everywhere? Pineapples in spring fashion and pineapples for home decor.  From ice buckets to bathing suits here are my favorite pineapples I found this week.

Spring fashion

This tank from Lucky Brand is the perfect touch of tropical whimsy for all your casual looks.

Hit the pool in this swim suit by J. Crew Outlet and carry the look over to the club house in the perfect pineapple cover up.

Your guy complements your look with his own pineapple swim trunks.

Looking to pair basic white with pineapple?  Pair white jeans or white jean shorts with this super cute sparkle tee

A white tee is perfect for the tiki bar with these Trina Turk shorts which also happen to be on a mega sale!

Finish your look with this adorable bracelet from Alex and Ani.

For Home

I came across this cute bucket in Target today in Bullseye's Playground.

*Even though I work for Target in Government Affairs, all opinions are my own.

Pineapple wine tumblers  like this are all the rage right now. I got two for Christmas and love using them on Friday nights for wine.

Finish off with this ice bucket and Tervis tumblers and you are ready for the perfect night on the patio...pineapple style.

What are you finding Joy in this week?


  1. Oh my gosh that dress is adorable <3 I also love the glassware. I didn't know up until this last week that pineapples were a thing...

  2. Hi Jennifer! The dress is super comfortable too and retails for about $35, they have other prints as well.

    You will start to notice pineapples everywhere now! :) I saw at least two other Friday Favorites that had pineapples this week too.

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have the Best week!



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