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Hello & happy Friday friends! This week was wonderful - from amazing weather and runs outside to fun events - I feel like it was full of goodness! Excited to link up with Amanda to give a peek into some favorites!  


Favorite Recipe

I realize not everyone is as much of a seafood lover as I am, but when I came across this Smoked Salmon and Avocado Egg Sandwich I knew I'd be making it! We had it for dinner this week and oh my gosh was it delicious!! So many good flavors coming together! This is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Favorite Fashion Show

I was able to take in a fashion show and cross an item off my 30 before 30 list! Tess from Sequins are the New Black and I headed off to the UMass Club with the most stunning views of Boston - I'm pretty sure this takes the cake for a great venue because you're smack dab in the middle of the city so you get views of both the Back Bay and Downtown! 

It was the 3rd Annual Charles Street Couture Show put on by the Beacon Hill Women's Forum and was an all around fun night! It was great to see local boutiques sharing their views on the trends this Spring and Summer! 

Favorite Photos


Photos taken by VS Photography 
Valerie from VS Photography sent over all the photos from our photo shoot a few weeks ago! You've probably seen one or two pop up on Instagram. Jackie and I could not be more thrilled with how they turned out an we are so excited for another styled shoot with Valerie and some amazing models this weekend! As soon as we have photos from the next photo shoot I plan on filling you all in on the fun event we're planning! 

Favorite Purchase

Last week I mentioned I was in dire need of a blow dryer, welp I picked this one up from Target over the weekend (haven't used it yet) BECAUSE I feel like I need a great round brush to really help get that salon blowout at home! Also the picture doesn't show it, but it does come with a detachable end piece as well. Can I tell you a secret - my cousin once got my hair stuck in a round brush when we were little and I'm terrified of them - like we had to cut a piece of my hair so I'm scared! Hoping I'll have better luck myself! I should also mention I've had professionals use a round brush in my hair since then and have never had a problem (knock on wood!)

Favorite Links

//Google may have just changed the way we text
//Love this interview from the ladies behind Who What Wear
//Photos of the new guys for the Bachelorette were released - there's a Bachelor Super Fan...that's a little odd! 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you back here Monday for Weekending! 

76 comments

  1. Love your photo shoot pictures so much!! Should definitely be in a magazine!! Oh that smoked salmon sandwich would make a great lunch today!! Boston is amazing...look at that view and what a fun evening!! Speaking if fun, you go have the BEST weekend gorgeous girlie!!

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  2. Get a round brush that has bristles and the little things that a normal brush has (with the rounded edges). That's the round brush that I use and never gets stuck, and I think the two types of bristles helps smooth everything out, too!
    That recipe looked super yummy on your snap! So good! Love your professional pics!!
    Have a great weekend girl!

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  3. The photos look GREAT! And congrats on the blow dryer! I use a round brush every day and I promise your hair will not wrap around it if used properly! Buy a big one (bigger brush the longer the hair) and never let the hair wrap twice around the brush... always keep it moving! Good luck and make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  4. Just love your gorgeous photos! Excited to learn what you are planning :) I actually use a regular brush bc my hair gets too tangled in round brushes!

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  5. So excited for the Bachelorette to start! A friend's husband's cousin (if you can follow that?!) is one of the guys in this season, so I basically feel like I know him HA!! On a different note, I don't really care for salmon, but when you shared that snap of this dinner, it looked amazing! The photos look gorgeous, too! Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  6. Beautiful photos!!! Have a great weekend!! :)

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  7. That fashion show looked like a lot of fun, and what a perfect view! Your photos turned out amazing, can't wait to hear what you have planned. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Cannot wait for The Bachelorette to start!! Y’all photos are beautiful!

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  9. That hair dryer is so pretty! I once got my hair stuck in a round brush as well and it was awful!! Luckily we didn't have to cut anything out but it definitely traumatized me as well!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  10. Haha, I totally blogged about a round brush today, too! I had that hair dryer and loved it! :)

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  11. You look just fabulous for that photoshoot--the pictures are gorgeous! And that sandwich looks YUM omg! Enjoy your weekend girly!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  12. Why would someone list that as his career "Bachelor super fan"... yeah... I hope he's not her pick. Already seems a little coo-coo without even knowing the guy.

    I love your pictures so much. So beautiful

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  13. You look gorgeous at your photoshoot!! And Boston looks so beautiful, I definitely need to visit for myself one day!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  14. I'm still loving this new blog design of yours - so streamlined & clean :) That picture of Boston is gorgeous & I love the pictures of y'all, too!

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  15. This Salmon and Avocado sandwich looks to die for! I can't wait to eat lox again! :)

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  16. Those photo shoot pictures are gorgeous!!! Also, I have to laugh because I had that same scarring moment with a round brush and have never been able to use one myself...the curse of having such long, thick hair!

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  17. Ohhhhh that google texting app is going to be so exciting! I mean that really takes on the concept of I don't know just google it right? ;-) I hope you have a fab weekend!

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  18. Cannot wait to read the Who What Wear book! I just finished "Find Your Extraordinary" about the founder of Stella and Dot and it was another great read if you are looking for some summer books! That recipe looks so tasty and I will be pinning to try later! Also cannot wait for the Bachelorette!!! Thank you for sharing, Biana. Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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  19. That fashion show looks so fun! And that sandwich YUM!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  20. I've missed smoked salmon sooo much during this pregnancy! It might be on of the first things I eat when this baby exits me any day now ;) That and a mimosa, duh! Your business photos turned out SO GREAT!!

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  21. Love those photos!! I have the exact same fear of round brushes and I stark to panic every time mine gets even slightly snagged. I generally stick to velcro rollers after a blow dry to fake a blowout, all because the round brush is so terrifying! xo, Hannah

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  22. I can't wait to see how the rest of your pictures came out! The ones I've seen look SO good! And that blow dryer sounds amazing!!!! I'm scared of round brushes too... eek! Happy Friday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  23. Those views on snapchat were amazing! I'm totally terrified of a round brush. Too many do it at home fails for this girl!! I'll leave it to the pros for now, lol!

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  24. Those photos are GORGEOUS! How beautiful do you girls look?!? And I loved following along the fashion show via snapchat! xoxo

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  25. The fashion show looked like so much fun, and what a great venue! Your photos from the shoot are gorgeous, I can't wait to see/hear more about it. Have a good weekend!

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  26. Those pictures are so gorgeous! Beautiful girls! I cannot wait for the Bachelorette series to start! Happy Friday!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  27. I love me some lox.

    Your photos turned out great!

    Happy weekend!

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  28. Your photos are so cute - they turned out great!! And I've seriously gotten my hair stuck in a round brush too - it's super thick and frankly I don't know what I'm doing, haha!! I think the key is to do small sections. Have a great weekend!!!

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  29. Fashoin shows are SO fun to see in person!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  30. I love how your photos turned out! You both look gorgeous!! And that avocado salmon sandwich is making me drool!! Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  31. Those pictures turned out gorgeous!!! And that dinner looks fabulous...sounds so good.

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  32. I love the way your pictures turned out! And aren't fashion shows so much fun to attend? There's a huge one in Birmingham each year modeled after NYFW and I'm hoping to get tickets this year!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  33. I can't wait for the bachelorette to start! That's creepy that a super fan is a contestant this season! Ha Have a great weekend! xo, Kristina

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  34. Omg that view of Boston!!! Love your photoshoot pics, you girls look absolutely gorgeous!

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  35. That salmon toast! I've been eating avocado toast for breakfast a lot lately. So good. Love the pics from your photo shoot!
    Have a great weekend!

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  36. That sandwich looks amazing! Perfect brunch recipe.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  37. The pictures look amazing, Biana! You look beautiful!
    I'm not a big fan of eggs...but this looks SO incredibly delicious!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, gorgeous!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  38. 1.Loved our fashion show date!
    2. Obsessed with your 30 before 30 list!
    3.Your photos are stunning.
    4. Thank god its friday!!

    Have a great weekend :)
    xox,Tess

    www.sequinsarethenewblack.com

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  39. That toast looks so incredibly delicious! The fashion show that y'all went to looked like so much fun, and I loved seeing all of your snaps of it! Talk about a gorgeous venue too! All of the pictures from your photo shoot turned out wonderful! Y'all both look so beautiful! I hope that you have a great weekend!

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  40. The pictures of you and Jackie are so fantastic. You ladies look absolutely gorgeous! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  41. Your pictures really did turn out fantastic! I can't wait to hear more about what y'all are doing! And thanks for the PSA about Bachelorette... I'll have to read up on the new guys this weekend! I can't wait for it to start!

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  42. That fashion show looks awesome! You're right, great location. I've been super into avocado toast lately, but I haven't added salmon.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  43. Yumm! That salmon and avocado egg sandwich looks incredibly appetising! The fashion show seems to have been so fun!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  44. I'm not a huge salmon fan but at first glance I thought that was prosciutto so now I just wanna try it with that instead of salmon ha.

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  45. Umm, would I be the only one more enamored by that view than the fashion show?? Holy what!!??? That's incredible. I'd totally by the window the entire time ;)

    Happy weekend, Biana!

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  46. Yay for getting a blow dryer! I love your photos! That fashion show sounds fun, and the views sound amazing!

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  47. A male super fan?!? I'm excited for this season and can't wait to check out the guys' bios! Those pictures of you guys are sooo pretty!! How amazing is that view too?! I got the Revlon boar brush and it's awesome, I bought it from Ulta and I love it!

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  48. Omg does that smoked salmon sandwich look delish! I'll definitely have to give it a try, like you, I'm a HUGE seafood lover! That event sounds like so much fun and the locations also sounds amazing! I can't wait for you to fill us in on the big news that's coming with these photo shoots, you both look GORGEOUS! I suggest you go with a wooden bamboo round brush, which is what I use and it really does provide a nice finish to the hair! Also, I believe those tourmaline brushes can easily tear and tangle the hair, it used to ALWAYS happen to me! I hope you have a great weekend ahead, gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  49. You professional pictures are GORGEOUS!! They're so fun too! And that view of Boston looks fantastic! Hope you have a great weekend girl!

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  50. I was thrown for a loop with just the title of your post....halfway through May! WHHHAAATTT?!!? How has this happened??? Seriously though, the professional photos are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!

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  51. That salmon and egg sandwich is making my stomach growl! lol Love your photos! She really did a fabulous job! (:

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  52. The receipe looks great!

    I got this hair dryer when my other one broke and I love the new one I got because it bends in half. And the cord retracts into the dryer. This is the most similar one. I love it. I put a blow dryer holder on the wall next to the outlet and that's where it hangs out, out of the way.

    liz @ j for joiner

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  53. Not gonna lie, round brushes stress me out a little bit too haha. I've had some close calls with them in the past, so I typically don't use one very often! Love the photos of you gals, you are flawless!!

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  54. I seen something about the "jobs" of a few of the bachelors for this coming season and it was pretty silly. Kind of like the "twins" from last season. Ha! Those pictures Valerie took turned out beautiful! So perfect! How fun to go to the fashion show! What an incredible view too! Have a good weekend!

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  55. Love love love your pictures! So fun!!! You both look beautiful! That hairdryer looks super fun! I have two round brushes and I suck at using them! Like I am not coordinated enough to do both at the same time hahaha! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  56. The Smoked Salmon and Avocado Egg Sandwich sounds amazing for breakfast! A good blow dryer is a must-have specially when you have long hair like yours and mine. I never got the hang of blowdrying with a round brush so I still use a paddle brush and it works well for me.

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  57. Your pictures came out great! That fashion show looks like a lot of fun. Love your new blog look, too!!! Have a great weekend xo Beautifully Candid

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  58. I love the way your pictures turned out. I have tangled my hair up in a round brush before, but thankfully didn't have to cut it out - yikes! I looked at Jojo's men this week also - some look a little questionable! Have a great weekend! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  59. I've been looking for a new blow dryer! Love it.

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  60. cant believe may is flying by so fast! cute post!

    kelseybang.com

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  61. That salmon dish looks so good!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  62. I'd love to know what you think of your dryer! I"m in need of a new one!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywaerlove.com

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  63. You and your friend look beautiful in those photos!! I love her pink blazer!! :-) That fashion show looks fun and I love seafood! :-) Have a fab weekend!!

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  64. Always love these roundups!! So good! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com

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  65. The business photos are gorgeous! You have the best hair and it looks so great in pictures! I can't believe there was a brush stuck in it once! I'm sending you very untangled brush vibes with your new dryer :)

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  66. I am literally obsessed with the new google keyboard! Will be my in my weekly wins roundup for next week. I've used it all week but I just wanted to make sure I loved it before writing about it. Turns out that I do! Also, your photo sesh came out amazing and the fashion show you went to seemed like such a blast! Hope you are having a great weekend, girl!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  67. Love the pics you did for your business. Glad to see you got a full sized hair dryer! Hope it works out well!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  68. I cannot use a hair dryer and a round brush! I've tried and tried and it always ends in knots and burned hair lol. I have a hairdryer that is a round brush, and that I can handle and it works great! :)

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  69. Loving your faves!!! I hope you had a nice weekend!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀

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  70. Love your weekend posts. I gave you a shoutout in my latest post too. We are both talking avocado sandwiches and girl I must try this one with the salmon. Your photos from the photo-shoot are gorgeous. I too am looking forward to the new season of The Bachelorette.

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  71. The fashion show looked like it was so much fun-- and those views are so amazing! LOVE the other photos from your shoot, they seriously turned out so good & I love the outfits you guys picked!

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  72. That sandwich sounds incredible! I just wish I could find some decent seafood in Utah!! I am seriously so excited for The Bachelorette to start! I'm posting my top 4 picks (based off of the profiles) tomorrow. I swear some of those gigs have to be creative editing. One guy is a "Hipster." haha So lame.

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  73. i am with you, i got my hair stuck in a blow dryer when i was younger, thankfully my mum got it out, but it is so scary to have my hair too close to one lol. that sandwich looks AMAZING, and so do your photoshoot pictures! and that fashion show thingy looked really cool as well. the dress on the right is so pretty!

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  74. I am scared of the same thing with my hair! Or burning it off using the curling iron! That sandwich sounds delicious! Love your styled shoots too! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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