Friday Favorites

Hey Friday!

Boy, am I glad to see you.  πŸ™‚  In true Friday fashion, I’ve teamed up with Narci and Andrea to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES!   Just like every Friday, we invite you to join us, share your favorites, and hopefully find a new blog or two to add to your daily must-read list.

Here’s my mix of FAVORITES for today…

One of my FAVORITE places to shop {Nordstrom} reached out and asked me to share some Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas for the ladies in your life.  Let me tell you, Nordstrom knows how to gift give.  They make it crazy easy on the gifter.  I sent several baby gifts via Nordstrom this past year and I can’t even tell you how EASY it was.  They not only shipped it but they gift wrapped it for me as well.  If you’re like me, I’d rather walk across hot coals BAREFOOT than go to the post office.  Sign me up for some online gift giving!  There’s such a wide range of price points available at Nordstrom too.  I highly recommend you check out Nordstrom the next time you need to send a gift.  

Maybe even a Valentine’s Day gift?  And if that’s the case, I’ve got you covered.  πŸ™‚

This list is FULL of things I’d like to get personally for Valentine’s Day or they’re things I already own and love.  I can vouch for them all!

The first gift I highly recommend is one of these Kate Spade initial necklaces.  You don’t have to know your valentine’s size, just order an initial that means something to the both of you, and voila!

I wanted you guys to see it on, but a picture of pretty much my face super up close just wasn’t cool.  No one wanted to start their day like that.  Trust me.  ha!  So I threw up a heart to distract you from my big face.

Back to the necklace, it’s a really pretty gold, can be worn solo or layered, and is a great price point.  I’d love for Tab to eventually get me one for each of my kiddos’ initials.  {Or I’ll order them myself and have some fabulous anniversary, Valentine’s Day, birthday, and Christmas gifts this year.}

One way to speak my love language is through COMFY clothes and this Barefoot Dreams’ robe says JUST that.  This is the kind of cozy I want to wrap up in all day.  You might stop by my house at 1:00 in the afternoon and I’ll be wearing this.  Just a warning.  πŸ™‚

To be honest, you can’t go wrong gifting any Barefoot Dream’s item to your valentine.  I have the several items and I love them all…socks, poncho, blardigan, throw.

Another super cute option is this Natori robe.  It’s the midi length for those of you who feel claustrophobic in a full length robe.  It comes in a variety of colors and is crazy soft.

Maybe your valentine would like some new make-up?  I own two of the Urban Decay palettes and rotate between each of them.  The Naked palette is more browns and the Naked3 palette is more rose golds.  I’ve owned them both for years and still use them all the time.

And I know I’ve shared this before but I was walking around the Nordstrom make-up counter and the sweet lady recommended a brighter lipstick.  I told her I preferred neutrals, but she convinced me a bolder color would make my teeth look whiter.  She was speaking my love language, so I bought this Bobbi Brown lipstick and wear it all the time!  {My color is Rum Raisin.}

These mules are back and at such a great price point they won’t last long!  They come in a variety of colors.  Check out the cute blush for spring!

February has me daydreaming of a bit of color on my skin so self tanners are the way to my heart at the moment.  I tried this Clarins Self Tanner several months ago for my face and I’m a big fan.  This little bottle is going to last a long time and it gives my skin a pretty glow.

When I blogged about skin care back in the fall, someone recommended this Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser.  And the e-mail was convincing, let me tell you.  I bought it right after and have been using it since then.  My face gets really dry in the winter so I have to be careful about exfoliating too much.  This product-however has not dried my skin out at all this winter.  It’s been great and leaves my skin super clean and moisturized.

Okay, girls…I’ve shared these sunglasses before but you know I have a hard time keeping up with things…like a PURSE, for instance.  I stock up on these inexpensive sunglasses and they last me ALL SUMMER LONG!  

Maybe you’re on the hunt for a Valentine’s Gift for a friend, mother, aunt, babysitter, OR maybe you want to send this post to your hubby, whatever the case may be I hope you found something you might like.

In case you’re thinking about having that last minute gift shipped, here are the cut off dates to make sure your goodies arrive in time for Valentine’s Day…

February 9-Last Day for $10 Saturday delivery on qualifying merchandise (must order by 3 ET)
February 12-Last day for two-business-day-shipping on Gift Cards and qualifying merchandise (must order by 3 ET)
February 13-Last day for next business day shipping (must order by 3 ET)
February 14-Last day to send an online e-Gift Card for Valentine’s Day

To shop any of my Valentine ideas, scroll here..

A huge THANK YOU to Nordstrom for sponsoring this portion of the post!

What are you doing for YOUR Valentine this year?


Back in April, I asked your opinion on which dress to wear to an upcoming wedding and you guys totally came through for me.  {This is what I was gonna ask you about yesterday and just ran out of time trying on everything.}  So, in true procrastinator style the Slaughter family has a wedding TONIGHT and I’d love for your help choosing my dress.  πŸ™‚

This wedding is at a local church with a big reception and dancing afterwards.  The wedding is for a family friend who’s been babysitting our kiddos for years.  We love this girl like our very own and are so excited for her and her fiancee!

I thought this time of year was a bit tricky with winter but I want to get something I’ll continue wearing to church and such.  So keep that in mind, but let me know your thoughts!  And a few of these would make CUTE Easter dresses-if you’re already on the hunt!

This Bell Sleeve Lace dress online was so pretty.  It caught my eye in the blush, but I’ve heard too many brides talk about guests wearing a color too similar to white that I’m uber sensitive.  haha!  So, I grabbed it in the green/black combo.  The blush would be gorgeous for an Easter dress though!  However, a little too much of my “girls” were showing.  I covered it up with my hair!  ha! I wanted to still share the picture because some of you will be DARLING in this.  It just showed a little too much of me.  And these ruffle heels come in both black and a cute nude.

Dress #1
This Flounce Dress doesn’t have very good reviews online {yet-there aren’t many there} but I thought it was cute!  The back is a little different which make it more dressy than a regular flounce dress.

Dress #2
Another Bell Sleeve Lace option with my signature color.  I tend to gravitate to the coral.  Always.  I took a picture from the side, because I’d just unwrapped the package and from the front it looked like it was hanging funny.  I think it’s just the wrinkle from being in the package though.

See what I mean?  There’s a wrinkle on the left side.  In real life I think it’ll come right out after being hung up.  {Not like I have a lot of time though…hahaha!}

Dress #3
The Cece Bell Sleeve dress is a gorgeous color.  It has cute bell sleeves with detailing down the arms as well.  

Cute little details πŸ™‚

Please let me know your thoughts!  I loved all three of those options.  They were all comfy, covered everything, and can be worn to church or showers as well.  Also, I’ll make sure to self-tan myself before tonight.  

Cast your vote for your FAVORITE, please!


I’m PUMPED about watching the Olympics the next couple weeks.  Hope you guys are too!

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

Happy Friday!


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  1. 2.9.18
    JJ said:

    The CeCe looks great!

  2. 2.9.18
    Good Better Best Food said:

    I am also a big fan of Bobbi Brown Rum Raisin. I have a totally different skin tone from you so I can attest that it looks Good on lots of different ladies.

    Have a Good weekend!


    • 2.9.18
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Patty, that’s so good to know! Thanks for commenting!

  3. 2.9.18
    Brantlee said:

    I like dress #3. In fact I put the same dress on my Nordy's wish list last night. Have fun at the wedding!

  4. 2.9.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    I vote #2! That is just your color for sure. Happy Friday!

  5. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    The CeCe bell sleeve for sure!

  6. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:


  7. 2.9.18
    Kathleen said:

    Dress 3

  8. 2.9.18
    Kathy Olson said:


  9. 2.9.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Gosh! They're all so cute! I think I'm voting on green though because it was unexpected and looked super cute on you!

  10. 2.9.18
    Anonymous said:

    I don’t think you can go wrong in either of the last two! So cute, friend!!!

  11. 2.9.18
    Emily R said:

    I love the Cece Bell dress!
    Have fun tonight!

  12. 2.9.18
    Blue Gal said:

    I love that last one–great color and the sleeves are cute!

  13. 2.9.18
    Jennie said:

    Dress #3 is the most gorgeous and classy. They all look good on you though!!

  14. 2.9.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Hmmmmmm….you look good in every single dress I've ever seen you in! I think I vote for the last one!

  15. 2.9.18
    Heather McCaskill said:

    I love the coral lace dress!

  16. 2.9.18
    Kelly S said:

    Dress 3, FOR SURE. Beautiful color for spring, looks good on you, and a great color on you.

  17. 2.9.18
    Angie said:

    #3. I like the longer length. Love the sleeves! It's just super classy.

  18. 2.9.18
    Mother Henn said:

    Dress #3!! The pick CeCe!

  19. 2.9.18
    Nikkikellylehman said:

    Love the floral flounce dress! You have to wear that!

  20. 2.9.18
    Dustie Day said:

    They all looks great but Dress #3 caught my eye the most!

  21. 2.9.18
    Mauraloon said:

    #3 for sure!! So flattering too!

  22. 2.9.18
    Mauraloon said:

    Can you get multiple charms on the necklace? I'd love one but don't want multiple nechkaces on! Thanks!!

  23. 2.9.18
    Elaine Welte said:

    I love the last dress!

  24. 2.9.18
    brookerichardson said:

    Hmmm that’s a tough one but I’m going with #3

  25. 2.9.18
    Robyn said:

    I love #3!

  26. 2.9.18
    Lisa Robinson said:


  27. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:


  28. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    The Cece Bell Sleeve dress for sure!

  29. 2.9.18
    Rachel said:

    Love the coral on you!! And if that's one of your favorite colors then you'll want to wear it again and again πŸ™‚ have fun at the wedding!

  30. 2.9.18
    Sandra Roberts said:

    Dress #3!

  31. 2.9.18
    Karen Ward said:

    I love #2 on you but they are all really cute and I don't think you could go wrong with any of them! That's not very helpful, is it? LOL!

  32. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    #3! Love it!

  33. 2.9.18
    Kimberly said:

    Torn between dress #2 and #3 but in the end I think #3 is more you

  34. 2.9.18
    Chaeli said:

    100% Dress #3.

  35. 2.9.18
    kmmelhorn said:


  36. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    #3 SO classy compared to the others

  37. 2.9.18
    Debra said:

    #3! That is all.

  38. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:


  39. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    You look gorgeous in all.. but I LOVE dress #3!!!!

  40. 2.9.18
    Mel said:

    #3! It's so cute!

  41. 2.9.18
    Cheri said:

    Dress #3 is very pretty on you and would also look lovely for an Easter outfit.

  42. 2.9.18
    Kjlb37 said:

    I like both #2 and #3 but since you tend to go for the coral then I'd say #3. Pretty color, fun sleeves, great length and you'll wear it more than once:). Have fun and the wedding and looking forward to pics of you in the dress you choose. Happy Friday!

  43. 2.9.18
    Mrs W said:

    I think either the coral or the pink one the best. But honestly, you look good in any of them! Have fun at the wedding and please let us know which one you ended up wearing! πŸ™‚

  44. 2.9.18
    Amy said:

    I love dress number 3, the sleeves are so cute!

  45. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    Dress #1 or #2

  46. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    The coral was my fav but the pink is super cute too!

  47. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:


  48. 2.9.18
    live compassionately said:

    I love all of them, but pink is my favorite color, so I have to go with #3!

  49. 2.9.18
    Valerie Luehrs said:


  50. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    Dress #3!!!

  51. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    I love dress #3!

  52. 2.9.18
    Marla Slaughter said:


  53. 2.9.18
    Emily said:

    You always look cute no matter what you wear, but loved #3!

  54. 2.9.18
    Blogging and Jogging with Amy D. said:

    Dress #3 is definitely my favorite.

  55. 2.9.18
    Cassidy said:

    Dress #3 : )

  56. 2.9.18
    HungryCatCreator said:

    Numero tres!

  57. 2.9.18
    Ella said:

    I'd say dress #1 since the other two are a bit too spring for a February wedding.
    Dress #3 looks beautiful on you though for actual spring.

  58. 2.9.18
    Kathy Lang said:

    Dress #3 is my pick for the wedding. I like dress #1 too, but maybe for Easter and another special occasion. I think dress #2 is too similar to the other lace coral dress that you already have because it's lace and the same color. I do realize the cut is different. I still think you should go with something entirely different this time, especially since your other two options are really cute!

  59. 2.9.18
    Darcy said:

    I love the print of #1, but you look good in all of them!

  60. 2.9.18
    Amanda Bacon said:


  61. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    Definitely #3! All of the dresses look amazing though!

  62. 2.9.18
    Simply Tish said:

    Dress #3! Love it on you!

  63. 2.9.18
    Unknown said:

    Dress #3!!! Love love the sleeves!

  64. 2.9.18
    Melanie said:

    I love #3 ! I think it's a classic you'll wear often and the sleeves add just the right amount of "trendy". Enjoy!

  65. 2.9.18
    Kate L. said:

    Either the coral lace or the Cece bell sleeve! All are adorable, though!

  66. 2.9.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    The last one!! Have fun tonight!! That Inspired Chick

  67. 2.9.18
    ahbaker11 said:

    You can't go wrong in any of the 3 dresses! You look fantastic! I love the #3 hot pink just b/c it's the weekend before Valentines Day! The #2 dress is super pretty too and honestly I love the floral dress as well. Geez, this is tough – go with #3 though! πŸ™‚ AND HAVE FUN!!!

  68. 2.9.18
    Nikkih said:

    Dress #3!!

  69. 2.9.18
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    Dress #3 is my favorite!

  70. 2.9.18
    Elizabeth said:

    The CeCe Bell Sleeve dress is so pretty!

  71. 2.9.18
    a little bit of emily said:

    I think I am in the minority here, but I love dress 1! I think it's super pretty and would be perfect to continue wearing for church and other events!

  72. 2.9.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

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  73. 2.9.18
    Sara F said:

    Honest review here: go with dress number 3! In my opinion, the others are too springy/summery for a February wedding. Dress number 3 could be winterized with dark shoes/black pea coat, and then you can make it totally springy with a white jacket and sandals later on!

  74. 2.9.18
    Courtney Taube said:

    Dress #3 for sure – it's adorable!

  75. 2.9.18
    Kimberly K. said:


  76. 2.10.18
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Dress #3!! That detail 😍

  77. 2.10.18
    Julie said:

    I love all of the Valentines picks! Such cute choices! I'm sure you've already attended the wedding, but I would have picked the long sleeve, hot pink dress.

  78. 2.10.18
    Unknown said:

    I am late, but keep dress 2, so cute on you !

  79. 8.5.19
    Willis said: