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Friday, May 17, 2013

The Friday Five

I think it's safe to say that warm temperatures are here to stay! This is my very favorite time of year in Texas, while it's warm enough to enjoy the perpetual sunshine, but not so hot that you seek shelter in the air-conditioning. The impending Summer season is a big influence for today's Friday Five.

1) My girl, Chassity, declares the Sam Edelman Gigi as the perfect sandal. I've seen them on countless celebrities, and I've heard they are super comfortable and hold up well season after season, so I'd have to agree. I'm cuckoo for the Zebra & Gold combination.

Hi Sugarplum | Sam Edelman gigi sandal

But Target just released a Sam & Libby version that looks reeeeeallly similar. They are only $25, so for the same price as one pair of Sam Edelman's, I could get two pairs of these. Hmmmmm. They're only available online, so I haven't tried them on. Have you seen them in person?

Hi Sugarplum | Target Sam & Libby

2) How gorgeous is this banquette? Well done, World Market!

Pacific Madeline Banquette

3) I mentioned getting a Clarisonic Mia for Mother's Day, and loved hearing how passionate so many of you are about yours! I've only been using it for a week, but I'm already totally obsessed hooked. I did a lot of research and shopped around before pulling the trigger, and am really happy with this one on Amazon for under $100.

4) I'm super excited to be participating in Pottery Barn's latest Mystery Box Challenge! It's a "friendly competition" (please, they have no idea how competitive I am!) between five bloggers to create a 'Summer Sips Cocktail Party'. I posted this image on InstaGram (@cassiesugarplum) this week to announce it, and I think some people thought I was going on a Pottery Barn shopping spree!

The challenge is each of the five bloggers received the same mystery shipment, and Pottery Barn's Facebook fans will vote on who creates the best set-up with those items. We were also gifted with $50 for supplies. I'm so excited I can hardly wait tear open these boxes...the whole thing goes live next month, so I'll be sure to keep you in the loop. I'm not too proud to beg for your votes!


5) I'm thrilled to welcome Design Your Dwelling as Hi Sugarplum's newest sponsor! Beth creates custom mood boards for any room in your house, each including furniture, color scheme, lighting, flooring, window treatments and accessories. Along with the Design Board, you'll receive a full shopping list and instructions for any DIY projects. That's serious bang for your buck! She also offers 'Quick Fixes' for your design questions and dilemmas for only $25. 

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Thanks to sponsors like Beth for providing us with some project funding! The DIYs would be pretty sparse around here without it. Happy weekend, lovebugs!


  1. It's true it's true yo! I also have a pair of the Target ones :) Happy Friday Lover.

  2. Now I have I ain't too proud to beg in my head - thanks for that ;) Can't wait to see your table set up and isn't the Clarisonic awesome?!

  3. I have a friend that bought those sandals from Target and they are SO cute. And dangggg, World Market is doing something right. And so excited to see what you come up with for your challenge! And I am a great cocktail tester....if you need a guinea pig ;) Have a great weekend!

  4. OOOH! That sounds like a super fun sponsored competition. Can't wait to see what you come up with! xo Kristin

  5. Yes, the Target version is almost identical!! Can't wait to see the challenge. Seems we got home just in time to avoid the crazy Texas storms. Glad you guys are okay!!

  6. Thanks for including me in your post today! I really appreciate it! :) Have a super day!

  7. Definitely going to have to check out the Mia! And those adorable sandals!

  8. I bought the sandals from Target in a gold/silver and I LOVE them! They are a must have and will go with everything :)

  9. oooh, that's awesome about PB!!! Can't wait to see what you all do. And I would totally go for the Target version.

  10. Your girl Chassity is correct! They are the BEST!

  11. Can't wait to see what you do with the PB challenge! And I love what you can find at world market these day, I just made some super cute pillows out of cloth napkins!

  12. Ooooh! This post is sooooo fun! Love those Sam Edelman's....think they might be worth the pricetag!!!!
    And YES YES YES to the clarisonic! Listen up ladies: BUT IT NOW! Your pores will thank you!!!

  13. What a gorgeous love seat! Want something similar for my dining room.

  14. Ha, I got a Mia for Mother's Day too! Also am completely obsessed, I don't think I will ever be able to wash my face without it again.

  15. Sam Edelman has never let me down... I think I may need those sandals. They're adorable! And I can't wait to see what you do with the Pottery Barn challenge. so fun!

  16. Wow, how awesome to get to be a part of that Pottery Barn competition! I LOVEE PB! I also love those Sam Edelman sandals.. I have a similar pair from Steve Madden that are a few years old and they are falling apart. I desperately need new ones.


Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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