Happy Thursday, y’all! I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I’m excited for a long weekend to celebrate Memorial Day. AND I’m even taking myself on a mini road trip. This time, I’m going north ;) Today I wanted to recap my latest road trip to Nashville, Tennessee to visit Jenn!

My blogging BFF, Ricci, and I loaded up Friday and headed to Nashville. I’m always down for a good road trip, and I was excited to use my new luggage!

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outfit details: striped tee // jeans (old), similar // tennies // phone case (obsessed & 33% off!) // tote // suitcase 

We always love visiting Jenn, because she loves in a fun neighborhood that is right in the middle of all of the Nashville action. We got in just in time for a late dinner at Burger Republic:

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If you know me at all, you know I love cheese. I pretty much gravitate toward anything with cheese, so we decided to try the Tater Tot Fondue for an appetizer. I mean hello, we had been driving all day, so we deserved it right? I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant conveniently located in the Gulch:

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We are getting old y’all because we went straight to bed when we got back to Jenn’s apartment. Well, we reminisced over Mary Kate & Ashley movies first. What was your favorite movie? I’m an Island in the Sun fan ;)

The next morning we had big plans to head to Vintage Market Days which was pretty much the whole entire reason for the trip. It was in Lebanon, Tennessee so we made the quick road trip there on Saturday morning.

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my outfit: aztec shirt (size down!) // sunnies

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We were looking for a couple of things at VMD, but we didn’t end up buying too much. I bought some lavender & some cotton, Ricci bought a kimono, and Jenn bought a notebook. We are big spenders, let me tell you! It was so incredible to walk around to the different booths and see people’s creativity. I absolutely love to see people in their element. The creativity blew my mind, and I was so impressed. Hats off to those right-brained people, because I’m not creative at all!

We grabbed lunch from the food trucks! I got some BBQ nachos that were to die for. Healthy? No. Yummy? Yes.

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*funny story* We were on our way back to Nashville and decided we should call our bus tour for the night to see where we were supposed to meet. Listen, you will love going on the bus tour, because you can see so much of the city. If you want to read more about the tour we took last year, visit this blog post. Long story short, the lady proceeded to tell us that the tour was canceled. Um what? We had no notification. It all turned out okay though, because we got to shop!

First up though, we had blowouts scheduled at the Dry House. This cute little location is near Green Hills and in one of my favorite parts of Nashville. There is just something so relaxing about getting your hair done with your BFF’s.

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I opted for the “615” because I love a good ol’ southern blowout. And don’t worry, I provide plenty of attitude. My hair is getting so long that I am obsessed with getting it curled, because it looks so luscious. I’m sorry okay, I have worked hard to get it this long and healthy.

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my outfit details: shirt (old), similar // jeans // clutch // espadrilles (under $20! & so comfy) & obsessed with these // nail polish // sunglasses

I had one request for the weekend: to visit the new Cosmetic Market in Brentwood. Luckily, we had plenty of time. I had been following this store on Instagram and knew I had to check it out in person. Trust me, it did not disappoint. It was so clean and smelled so good inside. The employees were super helpful and had a vast knowledge of the products.

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I was looking for a particular body wash that I had tried (AND LOVED) from a previous Birchbox. I also was on the lookout for some new mascara that would give my eyelashes some volume. AND shoutout to the ladies at the store, because they taught me how to pronounce Kevyn Aucoin! It’s pronounced “ah-kwan” ;)

my purchases: body wash // mascara // curl spray // bath mitt

We ate dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille, and it was amazing as usual. I forgot to take a picture, but I had some yummy roasted chicken with broccolini. We then had to make a quick Sprinkles Cupcake run for dessert!

Sunday morning came quickly, and we were sad. I totally did not want to leave. I really enjoy visiting Nashville. Per tradition, we had breakfast at Biscuit Love. You HAVE to go there, but be sure to go early because the line gets super long. It’s SO popular. And yummy.

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I recommend the Bonuts. These “biscuit-donuts” are to-die-for. The lemon mascarpone cream on top  is so good that I could take a bath in it haha. But really, you have to go to this place. It’s that good!

We then loaded up and headed back to Arkansas…sadly. I can’t wait to go back to Nashville! Thanks to Jenn for having us! Pretty much looking back at this post, it looks like all we did was eat. While that’s not true, I often check blogs for restaurant recommendations, so that’s why I included them all ;)

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 I want to hear from you:

-What’s your favorite road trip destination with your BFF’s?

-What’s your favorite thing to do in Nashville?


Thanks for reading!

XO,

Rebekah

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are enjoying my travel posts. I currently have every other weekend off, so I try to take some mini vacations when I can. I really like exploring and visiting surrounding towns. For this particular weekend, I decided to visit Tulsa, Oklahoma. I specifically wanted to look around and shop at Utica Square!

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Since spring has arrived, I am loving all the bright pretty flowers that are growing. Utica Square was no exception…

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I love love love the red phone booths that are all around. They remind me of London which is totally on my #bucketlist!

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AND the old clocks are beautiful! I wanted to take one home with me ;)

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Utica Square Dining Suggestions:

Fleming’s: If you are looking for a good steakhouse, this is it! I have been here, and I love the Filet Mignon. For a side, try the truffle-parsley mashed potatoes ;) I would highly recommend getting reservations!

Queenie’s: This place was loaded with people when I was there. It was packed, so I know it must be good. I will definitely stop by next time I’m in town. This is a great place to go for breakfast or lunch.

Starbucks: I know it may sound cliche, but hear me out. The flowers are blooming and there’s plenty of shade around, so grab a coffee or green tea and sit out on the patio. And again, I don’t even have a Starbucks in my town, so I’m always glad to get some work done at a Starbucks when I’m on a trip.

Utica Square Shopping Suggestions:

Kendra Scott: Kendra is such an inspiration to me. She is the epitome of a #girlboss! I love all of her jewelry, and I’ve collected 9 of her necklaces. The stores are always set up so beautifully and be sure to visit the “Color Bar” to design your own necklace! My favorite necklace was one I made at the color bar: gunmetal with a black stone. I love black on black.

L’Occitane: Arkansas doesn’t have a L’Occitane at all…not even in the entire state! I always have to stop in and pick up some hand cream when I see this store. If you haven’t tried the lavender hand cream, you are missing out! I also picked up the rose on this trip, and I can’t wait to try it out.

Restoration Hardware: Since I’m redoing a couple of rooms right now, I stopped in RH for some inspiration. I mean hello, who doesn’t love a store that has my very same initials? I’m loving everything white & gold for my new bedroom/closet/office.

West Elm: Tulsa is the closest West Elm to me, and I LOVE the bedding here. I like West Elm, because they always have their bedding staged very well. I like to see the inspiration before I take it home in the package. This duvet cover is classic, and I’m also obsessed with this velvet quilt. Also, be sure to pick up some succulents!

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I hope you enjoyed my review on Utica Square in Tulsa. If you like this type of post, be sure to see my posts on Oklahoma City, Nashville, and Memphis.

Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah

Hey y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. I took it easy as I had to work 6 days last week and 6 this week. I’m totally exhausted at this point! I have so many posts in the works and I’m still playing catch up. This post is actually from my weekend away for New Year’s. I decided to take it easy this year and head to Oklahoma City for a weekend of relaxation & “me time”. It worked out so well and as it turns out, there’s a lot of fun things to do/see in Oklahoma City. I’m going to do a couple of posts on OKC. For today though, I wanted to share three of my favorite “girly” things I did in OKC:

Nail Salon: Polished Nail Salon on Memorial Road

First and foremost, I read reviews on all nail salons before I go there. I usually check multiple sites: Yelp, Facebook, and Google. I am VERY picky when it comes to cleanliness of a nail salon. I will not go there if I don’t feel good about the reviews I read. I was VERY pleased to find Polished was super clean. I got my eyebrows waxed here as well. It’s always nice to go to a salon where you can get multiple services done. I also got a pedicure and a gel manicure. The staff was super friendly and I highly recommend this nail salon! The decor is also gorgeous ;)

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Blowout Bar: Lush Blow-Dry Bar in Nichols Hills

Okay! This was an amazing experience. This blow-out bar uses strictly Oribe products. If you’ve never used them, you HAVE to try them. They smell amazing are really work well for my hair. They can also do makeup at this location and the girls really know what they are doing. Since it was New Year’s, I’m glad I scheduled early online. It’s super helpful and you can choose your appointment time. Be sure to visit their website! Here’s a photo of the front:

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Um HI?! How cute is that aqua front door? I even had to snag some Oribe hairspray & heat protecting spray! These products are super hard to find in small town Arkansas, so I have to grab them when I see them. If you love Oribe, comment below & let me know what your fave product is!

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Tote (color is “New Khaki”) // Pom-pom // Hair Spray // Heat Protecting Spray

Shopping: I will be honest, I found WAY more shopping than I thought I would. There are a couple of malls: Quail Springs and Penn Square, but that’s the just the beginning.

Penn Square Mall: I have no LUSH cosmetics anywhere around me, so I have to visit anytime I see one. I might or might not have stocked up on ALL the bath bombs. I seriously can’t get enough of them. I also swung by Vera Bradley, because they were having an amazing sale! I grabbed this makeup case & this cosmetic bag! I’m in love with both of them. I love the print, because it’s so classic.

Luxe Objects: I found the cutest shop ever in Nichols Hills. We are talking pink Christmas trees, adorable sunnies, and the cutest home decor! I am so obsessed with this store from the outside all the way inside. Be sure to check them out on Instagram!

You can also find pretty much any other store you need in OKC. There’s Kendra Scott, Ulta, Sephora, TJ Maxx, and more. Y’all have to understand that I have literally ZERO shopping in my town. We are getting a Hobby Lobby this spring, and you would think we have all died and gone to Heaven ;) When I go on a road trip, I make a list and get all my shopping done in one weekend. If you have all these stores in your town, you are LUCKY! Be sure to check out the Nichols Hills area, because it’s adorable! They even have a Trader Joe’s. Again, we don’t even have Trader Joe’s in Arkansas, so this was a luxury for me.

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I would love to hear your favorite “girly” things to do on road trips! In your opinion, where is the best shopping?! Comment below.

Thanks for reading,

Rebekah