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Happy Friday friends!! We made it through another week and a weekend is upon us! Not too much on the agenda for the next few days, but I'm sure something will pop up! As per usual linking up with Amanda and April to share some favorites from the week! 

Favorite Song

While Gary and I cook on the weekends we usually have iTunes radio going and last weekend Powerful by Major Lazer feat Ellie Goulding came on and I've been playing it all week! Such a great beat - I ran a few times this week and was just blasting this! 

Favorite Recipe

With our upcoming trip to India it's time I start trying Indian food at home - I've had a few things from restaurants and Gary LOVES Indian food - so I'm hoping to surprise him with this Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala. Wish me luck - at least it's made in the crock pot! 

Favorite Hair Tutorial

I found this hair tutorial and was so impressed that it came from one single braid!! I think it's so beautiful! They use it as a "sweater weather braid" but I actually thinks it's so chic that it can be done for a formal event! 

Favorite Read

This week I went through my Fall / Winter Reading Guide and I've already plowed through BigLaw! Absolutely loved the book! I worked at a law firm and the story was so true to what happens day to day - more so for associates, but even working in Marketing we felt the fear that she talks about in the book! I found myself thinking of the book and trying to figure out how I was going to get more pages read. They compare it to Devil Wears Prada - with a little more swearing :) 

Favorite Links

//Time to get cozy - some of my favorite pajama sets over on Shift Your Style 
//Giulianna Rancic was interviewed by the ladies over at The Everygirl - I adore her so I loved the interview! 
//Balmain and H&M launched their collection this week - what did you think? I think I would go for the accessories over the clothes - but it's a pretty cool collaboration! 

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See you back here Monday! 

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  1. I've never tried Indian food but it looks interesting! Can't wait to hear how your recipe turns out so I can see if it's something I would like to try!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. That recipe looks delicious! That hair tutorial is beautiful! That is definitely perfect for sweaters :) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  3. Ooooh I hope that recipe goes well! Definitely let us know because it looks/sounds delicious!!!
    Big Law sounds awesome--adding it to my list (altho maybe I did earlier this week when you mentioned it--I'll double check haha).
    I listen to iTunes radio when I cook as well...and that's how I found MY favorite song this week, too! Great minds! ;)

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  4. I have made that recipe before and it's amazing! It's also called Butter Chicken. Be sure to get the Naan to go with it. You are going to love it! That hair tutorial is calling my name. It's the perfect hairdo for this rainy weather.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. Happy Friday, sweets! Since I've been outta the bloggy loop for a bit between taking a hiatus & then vacay I missed hearing about your upcoming trip to India!! SO excited for you!!! Thanks for linking that delicious looking chicken tikka masala -- love that it's a crockpot recipe too! Heading over to check that out immediately! ;) Have a fab weekend ahead! Xx - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  6. Love how you're incorporating Indian food at home in preparations for your trip!!! So excited for you!!! Xo

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  7. Happy Friday! I love that sweater weather braid! Adorable!!! Good luck with the recipe!

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  8. That braid is super chic I agree. That was a great read about Giuliana and I need to know what shoes she is wearing in those pics!

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  9. The braid up-do is very pretty, i might have to give it a try. Giuliana is adorable so heading over to read her interview. Happy Friday!

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  10. Totally pinning that crock pot recipe so I can try it, too!! That braid is GORGEOUS!! I can't wait for my long hair to grow back so I can try it. Have a great weekend!

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  11. I just told G the other night that I want some cute pj's! Also, I'm obsessed with Giuliana… she is just the sweetest! Hope you have a great weekend friend!

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  12. Love that hair tutorial! And I tried to get on the H&M site yesterday morning, but it wouldn't let me on. A lot of things are sold out now, but I'm with you -- I definitely like the accessories more so than the clothes. Have a fab weekend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  13. That chicken recipe sounds so good! And bonus it's a crockpot recipe! Happy weekend!

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  14. We were at RPM Steak last night and Giulianna had been there this week! Stellar service is thanks to her they said!! Good luck with the recipe. So excited about your upcoming trip too!! Happy weekend gorgeous!!

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  15. That crock pot chicken tikka masala looks amazing! I have to try that out because my hubs loves Indian food and there is nowhere good nearby! I have been playing that Ellie Goulding song on repeat as well--isn't she the best! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  16. I've totally been blasting Powerful too! I don't know what it is but I love that song and could listen to it on repeat!

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  17. That braid makes me miss my long hair, migh thave to bust out the extensions! Happy Weekend!

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  18. I have to hear how the Chicken Tikka Masala turns out because I have been craving Indian food lately! Enjoy your weekend!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  19. I wish my hair would hold those styles. I can do it... & then if I move my head or the wind blows, it all falls out... humph

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  20. I made that chicken tikka masala last weekend and it was AMAZING!!! So good! And loving Powerful! I liked the Balmain collection but I feel like I'd have to see it in person to decide whether I'd spend that much on it. Happy Friday love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  21. yayyyy indian food!! do you ever get recipes from budget bytes? she has a homemade naan recipe that is to die for. also, don't tell but whenever i make indian food that calls for a bunch of spices, i use a geneeric 'curry powder' spice lol. anyway, that looks amazing and you can't go wrong with the crockpot, yum!
    i seriously need some new cute pajamas so thanks for that link! have a good weekend :)

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  22. That recipe! So bookmarking that! Love that fun hair do too!

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  23. That recipe sounds delish! The fact that it is all in the crockpot makes it much easier, because Indian dishes can be tricky! I love Giuliana and can't wait to read that article! Enjoy your weekend lovely! xo

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  24. i couldn't believe the balmain h&m stuff sold out SO fast. but then again it was pretty cute. that song is so so good! i love it. i'm ready for 5pm to get here already. give me some weekend! hope yours is great!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  25. Love Guiliana and I'll have to check out that interview. That hair tutorial is so cute too. I haven't seen any of the Balmain H&M stuff, maybe I'll swing by there when I'm downtown today. :-) I hope that you have a fab weekend lady!! :-)

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  26. That hair tutorial is the soo cute! I need to try! I might have to hop in to H&M this weekend and see what that Collab is all about! Happy Friday!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  27. Dying over that hair! && best PJ sets?! Uh yes please!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  28. I keep hearing great things about Big Law, I may have to download it on my Kindle for my flight today. And yessss to listening to music while cooking, one of my favorite things.

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  29. I am OBSESSED with Powerful! I discovered it a couple of weeks ago and can't.get.enough!!!!!!

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  30. Oooooh, that braid bun is gorgeous! Definitely going to try it with my hair ASAP! Happy weekend!!

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  31. That messy updo is super cute! Definitely let us know how your crock pot recipe turns out! Have a great weekend lady! xo

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  32. I make Tikka Masala on a fairly regular basis. I have not made it in a crock-pot, but thanks to you I will be trying it out!! So jealous you are going to India!!

    Happy Weekend!

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

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  33. Kinda agree about the balmain collection!! I loved the accessories!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  34. Love the look of that Tikka Misala recipe! I'll have to try that one :)
    And that hair style is gorgeous, I wish I could make it look exactly like that!
    I'm not a big fan of Balmain's style so there was no way I was dealing with the mobs of people (or the prices) for that launch! lol xx

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  35. That hairstyle is so good- If mine was long enough I'd totally try it! And thanks for the book rec- I'm trying to get back into my reading groove :)

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  36. Did you see the craziness at H&M yesterday for the Balmain Collection? You should have seen the lines on Newbury. Pure chaos. The sad thing is most of it probably ended up on Ebay! I'm so out of the loop, I didn't even know they had accessories. Damnt! you know how I love accessories. ha! Have a fab weekend!

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  37. Adding Big Law to my must read list - sounds so good!! Happy weekend girlfriend!

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  38. Guilianna's interviews are the best!! I'll have to check this one out!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  39. I'm loving the hair tutorial - looks so simple and easy, but chic enough to wear out somewhere fun! Have a great weekend :)

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  40. The crock- pot chicken tikki masala looks so great! I hope you enjoy your weekend ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  41. That hairstyle is beautiful! Have you tried it yet? I agree it looks like it would be perfect for a mroe formal event!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  42. I totally missed that you're going to India! How awesome! I've always wanted to go. When are you going??

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  43. I love this round up, Biana! That chicken tikka looks so delicious, thanks for sharing, I just got a crockpot and I would definitely want to try this recipe out! How exciting that you're going to India?! That's amazing, you're going to have such a wonderful time!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  44. Too funny you posted that butter chicken recipe! I just made my grocery list to make it tomorrow! I'm excited it looks so good

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  45. Is it wrong to get most excited over pajama sets?

    Happy weekend!

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  46. Woah...I must have missed that you are going to India! So fun! That hairstyle is gorgeous. Makes me miss my long hair! Have a great weekend, girl!

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  47. I'm definitely going to attempt to do that bun! Have a great weekend!

    - Deniz
    Dressed Up Deniz

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  48. I've never made Indian food at home, but I'd love to try! Literally all the pjs I have are are Christmas-themed, so I'd love to get some more cute ones I can wear (less embarrassingly) for more of the year haha!

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  49. That braid is gorgeous, if I had enough hair (and any talents in the hair department) I would definitely give it a try! And I agree, perfect for a formal event! Definitely going to give that song a listen, I need some new running tunes. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  50. You are going to India?!? Awesome! I picked up a premade Tikka Masala recently and was surprised that my kids really liked it. I'll definitely be pulling out the crock pot to try this next week. Thanks. Love the hair tutorial! Wish I had her hair.
    Have a great weekend.
    xoxo, Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  51. That hairstyle is SO gorgeous and kind of exactly the look I want for my cousin's wedding next year. Thank you for sharing it! Have a great weekend love :)

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  52. I'm with Gary on the Indian Food obsession!!! LOVE it. Sometimes I can't even believe how good each bite is. And that hair tutorial is amazing, unbelievably so.

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  53. I haven't had very much Indian food, but the dishes that I've had have been good. This one looks delicious! Let us know how it turns out!

    Happy weekend!

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  54. Yay for trying to make Indian food at home, watching my mom make it I swear it's just throwing a bunch of spices together lol. I may need to try this crockpot recipe, there aren't too many for Indian foods! I may also have to try out that hair tutorial, so pretty! Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

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  55. Yum, that crockpot Tikka Masala looks delicious and I love that it's made in the crock pot! Let us know how it turns out! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  56. I'm going to make my daughter practice that braid on me lol.... love it. I need a good book to read, that looks right up my alley:) Have a great weekend!

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  57. I wonder if my hair is long enough yet to try that braid out haha- it's SO pretty!

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  58. You're going to India?? How awesome!! And I wish I could do that tutorial.. but those always happen to be for girls with long, thick hair. Not me :( haha. Enjoy your weekend!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  59. I love Indian Tikka Massala...the crockpot recipe looks soo god! Trader Joe's also sells the pre-made sauce and you just have to add chicken. A nice easy recipe and you can usually get the naan there too or in the grocery store.

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  60. That hair would be so cute on you!!! That recipe looks delicious! It is nice to change up the cuisine every now and then! I love every song that Ellie touches. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  61. That chicken looks amazing! Hope you have a great weekend, Biana!

    Wishes & Reality

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  62. That hair style is adorable! I'll have to try it!

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  63. That braid updo tutorial looks so pretty! The chicken looks really tasty too! Have a great weekend! :)

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  64. Shut up, you're going to India?! Oh man, that will be one heck of an adventure! Indian food is the one cuisine that I've never cared for, although naan bread and hummus is amazing.

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  65. Okay Costco has this Tikka Masala spice mix that you can get that we use all the time. I love Indian food! And I bet my hubs would love that song. He's obsessed with Ellie.

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  66. I love the hair! It could definitely be casual or formal. Good luck with the chicken!

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  67. Okay that side braid-bun is my new go-to for fall now! :)

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA

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  68. I. Love. Indian food! Let me know how that tikka masala recipe is. It seems like it has a lot of ingredients but maybe it's worth it!

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  69. I need to convince my husband to try some Indian food. I bet I could make that tikka misala vegan. It looks so delicious!!

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  70. The beetle is beautiful. Green like most of the beetles.. ;-) And Indian food, mmm, gooood.

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  71. Oh my gosh, that hair tutorial is so great! I love how "messy" it looks. I"m trying to get better at pulling off the messy look. Hope you're enjoying a relaxing weekend :)

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  72. Ohhh, I will have to add Big Law to the list! A friend gave me The American Heiress. I'm anxious to get into it! Happy Weekend!

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  73. I feel like I need to add Big Law to my kindle RIGHT NOW. That actually sounds like a pretty good rest of the night... except I need to also catch up with my blog-reading. #slackersara -sara

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  74. This is such a great round up of different things. I'm such a huge fan of "powerful" as well. I will have to add the "Big Law" book to my reading list!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

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  75. that masala looks so tasty! I need to try it!

    kelseybang.com

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  76. I really need to branch out more. I bet I'd love Indian food and we actually live 5 minutes away from a huge Indian food spot in town! Perhaps I'll take the plunge. (; This dish looks sooo yummy!

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  77. So tempted to try out this yummy recipe. On a cheat day perhaps ;-P

    http://ksabeautyhaul.blogspot.com

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  78. That recipe looks amazing! Have I told you recently I'm jealous of your trip to India?! :) And I'll have to check out that book! Hope you had a great weekend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  79. I'm so glad you liked Biglaw!! It was definitely one I kept thinking about the characters after it was over.

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