Linking up this Friday for Friday's Fancies! This week is Style Crush, something that inspires you! I have a lot that inspires me for fashion and picking an outfit out! Here are a few things that always get my brain ticking when I'm styling for an outfit!
I have an obsession with prints, mixing them, making them pop, trying new ones! I love having an accessory that is a print or statement and organizing the entire outfit around that piece!
-Girly and classic pieces
I love the clean cut look of a skirt or shift dress, add in a bow or pearls and perfection happens!
Oh my heavens, most of my outfits involve shoes that I am head-over-heels for! (no pun intended!)
Linking up with Megan from In This Wonderful Life for Midweek Randoms!
1. This work week may actually kill me. I'll be in overtime sometime Friday and the only thing that is keeping me running is the thought of the paycheck!
2. My obsession with Law & Order:SVU has gotten even worse once I realized there were 4 more seasons I haven't seen on Netflix. OMG!
3. Speaking of Netflix, it's all we have now since I went nuts on TWC and cancelled our cable. I have already gone through season one of New Girl, love it! And season one of Grey's, again. I think I'm going to start Orange is the new Black next, i've heard such good things about! Has anyone else been watching that show? Or should I be watching any amazing shows on Netflix?
4. I woke up at noon today, hence the late post.
5. I'm going to a spin class tonight, first one ever, I'm so scared!!!
6. I want to make a bomb-ass lasagna for Jeremy one night, any recipes y'all have that I use follow??
I am a firm believer in being prepared & fashionable at the pool or beach! Every summer I am on the hunt for a fashion forward and LARGE towel! A few summers back I got a pink Lacoste towel and it's been my go-to for years now!
I never thought I would fall in love with a city like I did with Charlotte. Ever since we moved here back in 2011 I am always finding new places and new things to do, still! As much as I like trying a new place I am also a serious creature of habit! Here are a few places I religiously go to and will recommend to anyone!
Best "fancy" restaurant:
Aria Tuscan Grill (Uptown)
100 N. Tryon St.
AMAZING food & atmosphere! I absolutely love the look and feel of this restaurant, the food is quite incredible as well!
Drinks are pricey but the food is very reasonable!
We had our blogger dinner here back in December!
Best family owned, family style restaurant:
Villa Francesca (Uptown)
321 N Caldwell St
Oh my word yall! I have never been that into Italian food but this place... *insert omg good face!* The family owns and operates this adorable little place and the food is all their own! The daughter Francesca spends almost every evening there and is always so sweet! She hooks a girl up with some vino! I recommend the penna a la vodka or pull a Jeremy and ask your server to "surprise" you! We have never been disappointed!
Best mexican food (because I'm addicted)
2917 Central Ave
A M A Z I N G! Authentic mexican and the amount of food you get for the money is mind blowing! I recommend the arroz con pollo with extra queso! Mariel and I will be there Wednesday, it is becoming a weekly thing!
Best dive bar:
The Thirsty Beaver (Plaza Midwood)
1225 Central Ave
Keep an open mind, that's all I have to say! This bar is a serious hole in the wall and has some characters that hang around! But I promise you will always have a good time! And when there is beer for $.50 you really can't go wrong! As they say, "A place where you can come and not give a damn!"
Best Local Brewery:
NoDa Brewing Co. (NoDa)
2229 N Davidson St.
Just amazing beer. Not to mention they sell the awesome pint koozies. No brainer here!
Best beer selection & weekend drink spot:
2007 Commonwealth Ave.
1515 South Tryon St.
Both of the Common Markets here are awesome. Hands down the largest beer and wine selection for a chill hang out place. You get to buy your own six pack, single pints, bottles of champagne or wine and then just chill. There is always such a wide variety of people and beers! I love going here on a chill Saturday or an evening of hanging out! I promise this place won't disappoint! They also always have local NC drafts and during the day the deli is open at each location with some kick ass sandwiches!
Best view of the city:
The Peculiar Rabbit
1212 Pecan Ave. (Plaza Midwood)
...I have my doubts about their food (read: food poisoning) but the view I can't argue with. The rooftop is such a perfect place to grab a bite or sip on a few drinks! Late night is pretty fun here too but be careful, lots of steps!
So honestly, I could go on for hours about my favorite places in Charlotte! But these are the few that stick out in my head! I know I have a few readers new to Charlotte so as always, ask me anything!