Friday Five

Friday 5 – 6/16/17


Happy Friday, sweet readers. I feel like it has been forever since I have written a Friday 5 post, so I am trying to get back into the habit of it. For starters, how was your week? I am so thankful to have had a very calm week and I had a lot of time to catch up blogging, wind down from my job and enjoy some much needed relaxation. On top of relaxing, I had some time to prioritize my life and get some plans in order, which are the best things you can do when you feel like you’ve been running on E for the past 3 months. I can’t wait to share so many new things and changes that will be happening in the next few months with all of you. So, let’s get started with my Friday 5.

1. My week started off amazing. This week was the food truck rodeo in Raleigh, then I headed to Durham for dinner. As we were walking, we heard the best live band and end up at the rooftop bar of The Durham Hotel. Let me just tell you this, I haven’t been this happy to get lost in a very long time. The band was amazing, the view was incredible, the people were friendly and the drinks were good. It turned out to be a great pre-dinner stop. Not to mention, tap dancers from the area showed up and performed with the band (totally unexpected & not planned) and turns out, the vocalist talked about his run for mayor and keeping arts alive in Durham. How awesome is that? For those who don’t know, Durham has a huge visual and performing arts scene and is filled with tons of amazing artists that share their talents at multiple venues around town.

roof top-bar-tavern-sports bag-durham

2. I am obsessed with this perfume from DefineMe Fragrance. I honestly have had this perfume for some time, but really like to use something a few times before really forming an opinion. And let me tell you, I will be restocking on the Sophia Isabel scent. It is the perfect balance between sweet and fresh, which I love for a light scent in the summer. Not to mention, I haven’t had any type of skin reactions to this, which is wonderful because a lot of the stronger scents that I find it stores cause a skin reaction. Not to mention, DefineMe Fragrance is a woman owned business and for every full-size bottle you buy, $1 get donated to She’s The First. Those of y’all who know me or have even talked to me for 10 minutes, know about my love for She’s The First. STF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support girls’ education in low-income countries. It’s truly phenomenal and I have seen first hand, by being involved in a campus chapter with 8 scholars, the tremendous amount of work that She’s The First does. I’m all for women helping women and creating future #GirlBosses. I would definitely recommend checking out DefineMe Fragrance, read their story and try out the scents for yourself. 

DefineMe Fragrence

3. My favorite recent post is part of my new #WorkWearWednesday series. Check out the full post here and let me know your thoughts. I am super excited to start this fun series and would totally love any feedback. Also, feel free to let me know what your favorite work wear pieces are and what items you find to be more comfortable after a 8-12 hour day.

Work wear for new jobs

4. So here, I want to round up my 5 latest purchases. I have been on a crazy clearance and sale haul, now that I working full-time and trying to save more. I’ve snagged some cute work pieces and summer accessories all on sale H O L L A!

5. Lastly, I’m rounding up 5 of the items on my summer wishlist. I am currently working on updating this spot on my blog, but want to share some of the items I am loving and will definitely be grabbing in my next shopping haul.

Well, that’s all I have for you today friends. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you’re doing this and/or leave feedback for this post or another post. Thank you for reading 🙂

xo, Azanique 


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  • Reply andieaton

    From one NC girl to another (I went to college in Raleigh 🙂 this looks like an amazing little round up!

    Have a beautiful weekend!


    June 16, 2017 at 1:06 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks sweet girl 🙂 Such a small world

      June 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply laurajaneatelier

    It looks like you had a great week, I love the perfume bottle!

    June 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks girl!

      June 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Samantha Deviney

    So many fun things! I hope you enjoy your weekend <3


    June 16, 2017 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply andathousandwords

    What a great week! Loved reading your blogpost.

    X Merel

    June 18, 2017 at 9:18 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you babe! Have a great week 🙂

      June 18, 2017 at 11:53 pm
  • Reply Nicole Green

    Thank you for sharing about She’s the First! It sounds like such a great charity!

    June 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      It truly is! Thanks for reading girl

      July 17, 2017 at 1:33 am

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