Rebecca Lately

Thursday, May 25, 2017

REBECCA EATS: BRIXX WOOD FIRED PIZZA

My husband and I were given a complimentary meal in exchange for a review.  All opinions are mine alone.

This past weekend, my family and I took a little jaunt over to Cary and tried out a new-to-us pizza place.  We are huge fans of pizza.  I mean, every Thursday is pizza night in our house, if that tells you anything.  Aaand, one night every week the kids are allowed to pick out dinner.  Can you guess what they choose?  That's right!  Pizza!

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside


Honestly, I love how you can completely make it your own.  That's exactly what we loved about Brixx Wood Fired Pizza.  They specialized in personal pizzas.  They have a huge variety of pizzas that you never could've imagined.  I mean, I got Spicy Shrimp Pizza.  I literally had never thought about putting shrimp on pizza. Spoiler alert: it was so good!  If you don't want one of the combos on their menu, then you can create your own.  It's like creating your own pizza, but someone does it for you.  And cooks it in a wood fire oven.

Let's get to the pics!

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside


Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

As an appetizer, we got the bread sticks.  They were deliciously toasty on the outside and soft on the inside.  They came with two dipping sauces.  The spicy mustard was so yummy!

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

I was so glad to see they offer fresh fruit cups with the kids' meals!

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Digging around for the grapes!

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

My husband got the Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza.  We were pleasantly surprised about the pineapple.  We love adding pineapple to meals you wouldn't expect -- we've grilled it for hamburgers, and we've added it to stir fry.  Pineapple on a pizza??  Yes, please!

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

This is my delicious Spicy Shrimp Pizza.  The sauce had sriracha in it, so it definitely had some bite to it!  If you love shrimp, you would definitely love this!

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

The kids were really happy with their pizzas.  :)

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Last but certainly not least, we tried their dessert pizza.  S'mores is basically my favorite dessert of all time, and this was so rich and so delicious.  We all loved it.  The boys got ice cream and stole a few of my marshmallows to put in their ice cream bowls.

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Rebecca Lately Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Cary Parkside

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spring Neutrals

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I'm sure you've noticed, but neutrals are a huge part of my wardrobe.  A bright pop of color is something I always love, but neutrals are my true love.  If that makes any sense!

Back in the winter, I shared an all-white/neutral outfit and I've recreated it for the spring.  Oddly, I look more dressed in this outfit but this sweater is very hole-y.  The knit pattern in this sweater is very open, so it's breezy and cool.  These flare jeans look amazing with wedges, so I definitely had to throw in my new Steve Madden Jaylens.

How do you like to wear neutrals in the summer?

Rebecca Lately Lace and Grace Sweater The Flourish Market Steve Madden Jaylen Wedges Ann Taylor Flared White Jeans Kate Spade Cove Provence
Sweater: Grace & Lace Two Fit Knit via The Flourish Market // Jeans: Ann Taylor
Wedges: Steve Madden // Bag: Kate Spade - similar

Rebecca Lately Lace and Grace Sweater The Flourish Market Steve Madden Jaylen Wedges Ann Taylor Flared White Jeans Kate Spade Cove Provence

Rebecca Lately Lace and Grace Sweater The Flourish Market Steve Madden Jaylen Wedges Ann Taylor Flared White Jeans Kate Spade Cove Provence

Rebecca Lately Lace and Grace Sweater The Flourish Market Steve Madden Jaylen Wedges Ann Taylor Flared White Jeans Kate Spade Cove Provence

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Warby Parker Home Try-On Box

If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you'll know how much I love glasses.  Not only do I need glasses (I can't see but a foot in front of my face), but they are also fun fashion accessories.  Years ago, I tried Warby Parker for the first time.  I believe it was in 2012.  My prescription has changed since I ordered my first pair of Nedwins.  Oddly, my eyes have gotten better.


Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

In case you've never heard of Warby Parker, they are a glasses company that allows you to choose five pairs to try on at a home.  You can wear them around the house to really get a feel for them and then send them back.  You are not required to place an order to try them on!  I love this service, because I find it so hard to try on glasses in a store.  It's much better to see yourself in the glasses when you're in your usual setting.

I got the itch to try some new pairs, so a couple weeks ago I placed an order.  While I gravitate towards thick, black frames, I actually ordered a good variety of styles and colors.  I filtered my search on the site to include wide frames.  My face is a bit wider, and I find that regular width glasses feel tight on my face.  All of the glasses I chose felt comfortable on my face.  I've included my own commentary about the shapes and colors.  I would love to know what your favorite pair is!


Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

Leighty in Striped Sassafrass

I love round shapes on other people but I'm not sure about myself.  This color is gorgeous, though!

Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

Crane in Jet Black

Like I said, I love thick, black frames.  These look so similar to my current ones, but I just had to try them!

Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

Mitchell in Whiskey Tortoise

These are very similar to my first Warby Parker pair, which was Nedwin in black.  These are very dark but have a hint of brown that I absolutely love!

Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

Barnett in Quail Egg Gray

This color is quite a departure from the norm for me, but it is very nice.  I really love the shape.

Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

Goodney in Birch Tortoise

This last pair is definitely the most unique out of the bunch.  These are grey cat eyes, and I couldn't be happier with them.  These are so fun!

If you haven't seen it yet, the Warby Parker Summer 2017 collection is stunning!  I've included a few images of the frames I love, but definitely check out the entire collection on their site.

Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017

Rebecca Lately Warby Parker Home Try-On Summer 2017


Monday, May 22, 2017

What's In My Bag: Summer Edition

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #SummerSkinReady #ChooseSkinHealth #CollectiveBias

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Ours was great and busy!  We were on go all weekend. Between trying a new restaurant, catching the Blue Angels demonstration at the air show in town and taking some time to play outside, we stayed out in the sun quite a bit.

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady


Since we're all fair-skinned, we don't leave the house without sunscreen.  In fact, I keep a small pouch of essentials that we always seem to need during the summer.  Most importantly, our Neutrogena Sheer Zinc® SPF 30 Lotion and Neutrogena Sheer Zinc® SPF 50 Face Lotion is the first product to be tossed in the pouch when we head out the door.

Neutrogena is the brand of sunscreen we trust.  In fact, we love any and all of the Neutrogena sunscreens.  This Sheer Zinc Lotion is perfect for us, because it offers superior UVA/UVB protection that's gentle even on sensitive skin.  The Purescreen® technology is powdered by naturally-resourced, 100% zinc oxide.  Another thing that I love is that it's sweat and water resistant and non-comedogenic, so it won't clog your pores.

I thought it'd be fun to share the rest of my essentials in a 'what's-in-my-bag' style of post!

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady

Aside from the obvious wallet and sunglasses, I have a super cute pouch that I picked up at Target while I was restocking our sunscreen stash.  

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady


In fact, right now you can earn one $5 Target GiftCard when you spend $15 in sun care!  I love Target deals!!  This deal is good from 5/21 - 5/27.

In my main pouch, I keep our Neutrogena Sheer Zinc SPF 30 Lotion.  If we're going to be outside for a long time, I will also throw in our Neutrogena Sheer Zinc SPF 30 Face Lotion.  I also keep a few mini bottles of water, a few different snacks (some salty, some sweet), band-aids, antibiotic ointment, and hand sanitizer.  I feel prepared for anything!

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady

Rebecca Lately What's In My Bag Summer Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Lotion #CollectiveBias #ChooseSkinHealth #SummerSkinReady

Now that I've shared how we stay ready for anything during the summer, tell me how you keep your skin safe during the summer!