Friday Five


Hi Lovelies, I am Ashley Austin from the newly re-launched lifestyle blog Uptown Belle. I just became a member of the WCBC a month ago and I am thrilled to be a part of this community! My site features quick recipes, style tips, and beauty trends. You can check it out here. Well 4th of July Weekend is here! So lets get in formation with the Friday 5!

Jerk Chicken is one of my faves for the grill. Throw these on the grill and you are going to wish you made more. You can find the recipe on my site here.

There’s nothing like taking time during the holiday to catch up with friends. Alicia from Alicia Tastes Life blog has me dying to try the Flip Flops & Tank Tops cocktail at Wood. It’s located in East Lakeview and is known to have a pretty good menu as well. Seems like a great place to kick off the weekend with friends.


With good weather in the forecast I am ready to head to the beach! But I still need a cover up. Luckily Julie from A Better Day with Julie recently did a webisode on beach cover-ups. You can catch the video here.


Trying to catch up on my summer reading this year. Linzi from Trending Sparrow has motivated me to get to work with her Boss Babes Book Club. Featuring some great reads from entrepreneurial women cant wait to get back in the groove.

During the few months of summer that we do have I always end up needing to grab a few dresses. So what better time to shop then the holiday weekend. Dasha from Windy City Wardrobe has inspired me to get a move on my summer wardrobe with this gorgeous maxi dress that she rocks to perfection!


Can’t wait to get this weekend poppin! So much to do, so little time. Enjoy your holiday weekend.