Hi friends and Happy Friday!
It’s been an interesting week in New York, and a bit of a scary week in the Southeast with Hurricane Irma on the radar. As a native Floridian, I am no stranger to how terrifying hurricane forecasts can be, so just know that so many thoughts and prayers are going towards the southern states right now. <3
One of my friends from Florida is actually visiting New York this weekend, so I’m really looking forward to spending some time with her after work today and all day Saturday. Scott is currently working in Paris (lucky duck!), so I’ll be holding down the fort with the fur kids and enjoying some much-needed girl time with Meggan while he’s away.
In true Friday fashion, today we are covering a new edition of Friday Favorites on the blog today. Here I discuss what I’ve been loving lately, and this one might just include a giveaway as well. I hope this light read can comfort those of you who are worried about the outcome of the weekend, and please, please stay safe out there.
(Make sure to scroll to the bottom for giveaway details!)
Friday Favorites #182: Week of 9/8
• September Stitch Fix Breakdown
I didn’t get the chance to dedicate a full post to this month’s Stitch Fix delivery, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to at least showcase the pieces here. If you’re new to the concept of Stitch Fix (<- affiliate link), check out some of my previous posts for the details.
September’s fix included:
Laila Jayde Bowie 3/4 Sleeve Dolman Knit Top ($58) // Shiraleah Illinois Square Scarf ($38)
HIP Acacia Graphic Knit Top ($32) // Andrew Marc Performance Nancy Active Lace Up Leggings ($44)
Kaileigh Bex Cold Shoulder Knit Top ($44) // (from a previous fix) Just Black Jacob High Rise Skinny Jean ($78)
Overall, I liked the ideas of the pieces in my fix, but the majority of it didn’t fit quite right. The shoulder knit top was cute, but it clung a little too tight. I liked the graphic tee, but I wasn’t keen on the slits on the sides and length. The leggings were adorable. I loved the mesh detail and lace up sides, but they also felt snug, and I don’t necessarily need another pair of black leggings right this moment. The grey knit top is super comfortable, but I wasn’t in love with it for $58.
The scarf, however, is my jam. The weather is cooling down just enough to start breaking them out and I can’t wait to wear it soon! With the $20 styling fee deduction, I grabbed it for just $18! Total win!
• strawberry candies
Talk about a flashback to childhood! Please tell me that I’m not the only one obsessed with these strawberry candies.
I totally forgot about them until a member brought them into our studio … not just for our staff, but also for other members as a post-workout treat. The sweet lady’s name is Barbara, and she is the best.
When I asked her where one actually finds these candies, she wouldn’t give up her secret and sold me a bag of them out of her stash for two dollars instead. That totally made my day and put a big smile on my face!
So tell me, does anybody know where to find them besides Amazon? The only answer I have is buried inside grandmothers’ purses. Am I right?
Call me basic, but I just couldn’t wait until the official first day of fall to order a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks.
I’ve always loved them, but I feel like they’re even better this year! Just me?
PSLs are not rumored to be the healthiest for you, so I don’t have them every day, and when I do, I ask to skip the whip cream and substitute skim milk. Even so, I have to admit that I can’t get enough of the seasonal hot beverage paired with the turkey bacon egg white breakfast sandwich every so often. Yum!
• cat backpack
(I actually mentioned this one in a Friday Favorites post before, but that was before I even bought it.) After moving to Brooklyn and getting rid of our cars, it took a while to adjust to running every day errands like grocery shopping, shipping packages, and picking things up for the house.
When we thought about taking the pets to the vets, we weren’t exactly sure of the best way to get them there. I am happy to report that I successfully got Cali to and from the vets and our new Catpack this week!
They have a variety of different styles and versions online, and I preferred one that looked less like a pet carrier and more like a regular backpack. There is a bubble where the cat can look out from, which I thought was awesome. It also came with a replacement screen that is flat. We prefer to use the bubble to give the girls extra room while traveling, and Cali doesn’t seem to mind her commute whatsoever. She might even enjoy getting some fresh air!
We might get a few stares here and there while walking with a cat on our backs, but it definitely beats caring a crate to the side for blocks and blocks. It was a solid purchase that I’d recommend for anyone with a cat or small dog!
• Tervis giveaway
Those who have been following LIL for a bit have probably seen Tervis tumblers and giveaways appear on the blog numerous times. They’ve always been our go-to brand for carrying hot and cold beverages, and one of Scott and I’s friends just so happens to work for the company. He’s always down to offer a set of tumblers as a giveaway for LIL readers, so I thought it would be fun to kick off the football season with a college and NFL themed giveaway!
One lucky LIL winner will receive 2 tumblers of their choice in the 16 oz or 24 oz sizes. (The size and design is completely your choice!)
Choose any team you’d like from the collegiate line, or sport your favorite NFL team at your next watch party.
Simply leave a comment on this post telling which team you would like to rep! Are the cups for you? Would you wrap them up to surprised that crazy football fan in your life?
One winner will be picked next Thursday and announced on the blog in next week’s favorites. Good luck!
(and Go Bulls & Razorbacks!)
• favorite LIL posts
Sharing a bucket list of things to do this fall. What’s on your to-do list this coming season?
Challenge yourself with this AMRAP (as many reps as possible)-style workout that only requires a set of dumbbells or resistance band!
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Friday Favorites is a series of posts that features items I genuinely want to share with you, and affiliate links may appear from time to time. As always, any support is much appreciated! <3
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
I’d love to rep my alma matter — the Spartans! 🙂
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heather @Lunging Through Life
I’d keep them for me haha! I am all about the Steelers!!
Patricia @ Sweet and Strong
Big scarves and PSL are what Fall is all about. And with these cooler temperatures it’s definitely time to start Fall early this year. I love Tervis Coffee cups, my husband always loses them, uh. We would love Ohio State and Alabama mugs, our two favorite college teams 🙂
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I’d love to get one for my husband…he’s a UVA grad!
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
I would definitely rep my alma mata, UA Wildcats. Hope you have a great weekend!
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You can get the strawberry candies at Economy Candy on the Lower East Side! http://www.economycandy.com/product/strawberry-filled-candy/
Oh my gosh – they exist!! Haha, thank you for sharing! 🙂
Oh man, you have me wanting to break out my scarves too!
I’d definitely rep the Michigan Wolverines. College football season is hereeee 🙂
Oh my goodness, that scarf looks so cozy for fall! I have a big fluffy blanket scarf that is somewhat similar, and I adore it! I’m trying hard to wait until “actual” fall to go crazy on the pumpkin flavored stuff, but it’s hard! I have always liked Tervis tumblers, but have never bought one for myself. If I won, I’d get the Patriots one for myself, and give a Cowboys one to my friend Aimee, so we can have fun cups to drink out of when watching games together 🙂
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Love that scarf! I would definitely get the tumblers for my alma mater, Temple University!
I’d choose Carolina Panthers cups! Love Tervis!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
Redskins fan over here! I also love random candies that other people never buy, haha. Necco wafers are the best! That catpack is amazing. My cats despise the carrier and getting them places is the worst, so I need this. I’m also one of those people who really wants to try out those cat leashes lol.
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I love Tervis!!! My teams are the Tennessee Volunteers and the Carolina Panthers <333
I think I’d keep them both for myself and my husband and rep my alma mater, Nebraska! Still trying to convince the hubby to become a fan so maybe bribery would work? 🙂
butler bulldogs and indianapolis colts
University of Maryland! Football season is already off to a great start with a big win over Texas!!
I would have to pick the Minnesota Vikings! These would be great to rep our team in the great state of Colorado!
North carolina tar heels!
We’d get Minnesota Wild cups. They’re the only team that both my husband and I root for!
I’d like to wrap up a Saints Tumbler for my soon to be husband – 🙂 He’s such a fan!
I’d pick Michigan Wolverines! Go Blue!
I’d pick KC Chiefs! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I use a Tervis every morning for my coffee! I would love a Lions or University of Michigan one.
I love Tervis! I would choose UM Wolverines and Detroit Lions.
Nice to see so many Wolverines on this thread 😉 Go Blue!
Love the strawberry candies, they remind me of my grandmas house!
I love Tervis cups, and would love to get an Oklahoma State cup! Go pokes!
Love that scarf, it’s perfect for fall! Thanks for the chance to win, we love Tervis around here! I’d definitely choose the Washington Capitals (NHL) for my cups!
I would check out Economy Candy on Rivington in LES for the strawberry candies! They have tons of old school and fun candy. If you haven’t been you should definitely go. Enjoy your weekend!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Hi Heather! Yes — seriously scary stuff for my friends and family in Florida — and we’re hoping for the best — I too, have been through a pretty terrible hurricane, and it’s no joke. But on to the lighter stuff — I ALWAYS use a Tervis for my water every single day and am actually due for a new one. I like the anchor/nautical looking ones! Enjoy your girl time this weekend! 🙂
Omg the catpack is ADORABLE!
I’d give my dad a Tervis and keep one for myself. We’re diehard Detroit Tigers fans, even though it’s going to be a rough couple of seasons for awhile….
These are so cute! They would be perfect to rep our team from the pool! Go Jets!
Hello Heather, I would like to enter the Tervis tumblers contest! The team I would like would be the Broncos, I think they are going to have an excellent year this year. Have a great weekend and thanks for the great posts!
I’d pick University of Michigan cups!!
I’d choose the atlanta falcons for my father-in-law!
Love the scarf! I’d pick the Saints – Who dat!
We bought our TERVIS cups because of you! Would love STEELERS cups for my husband in the larger size. He is a crazy STEELER fan. Our first four-legged baby was chosen due to being BLACK AND GOLD!!!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend Heather.
Central Michigan University – Fire Up, Chips! And Grand Valley for the hubs 🙂
Michigan wolverines…go blue!
I went to a fairly small school and am used to never being able to find anything with our logo, but to my surprise they totally had it!!! I would honestly pick up two (one for the hubby) for Tennessee Tech. Wings up!
We are Broncos and Viking fans in our house!
I love those strawberry candies! Now that I think about it though I don’t think I have ever seen them in the store. Where do they come from?!?!
I’d love Pittsburgh Steelers Tervis tumblers for me and my daughter! We’d happily drink out of them to root on our beloved Steelers and annoy my boyfriend “The Jets Fan”.
My husband is a die hard Vikings fan, so I would have to get a tumbler for him!
Being a FL girl, I love Tervis! I would pick either UCF (Go KNIGHTS!) or Chicago Bears! Thanks for the giveaway!
I’d pick Green Bay Packers for my husband!
Wooo Pig Sooie! Go Razorbacks! 🙂
Gotta get those occasional PSLs to make it feel like fall! I’d have to get Carolina Panthers–my husband’s favorite team!
I love the look of the tumblers. I have meant to buy one several times, but never got around to it.
With that said, I would go with the Seahawks and totally keep them for myself!
we are a Navy family!
Love this post so many items on my favorite list. So happy PSL are back, the cat backpack is adorable! The strawberry candies remind me of my grandmother’s house she would always have them and butterscotch candies in her candy jar. Your stitch fix picks are adorable and reminds me that I really need new fall clothes
The two teams I would pick for the tumblers would have to be Philadelphia Eagles to represent my hometown and Univ. Of MI to represent where I am currently living.
I would have to go with the Clemson Tigers & it would be for me!! lol
I’ve been wanting one of these cups for forever!!
Falcons for sure and I’d give them to my mom who is no fair weather fan! 🙂
Go Hokies!!!!!! Virginia Tech representin
I have a Detroit Tigers one already, but would so love to have my all time favorite team – Pittsburgh Steelers!
Now I’m craving those strawberry candies haha.
I would definitely pick out a USF tumbler (Go Bulls!!!) and a Buccaneer’s tumbler, as I grew up in Tampa Bay!! 🙂
I think I would keep one of the tumblers for myself and then give the other to my brother!
First, can I just say how happy I am you have been able to find some time to blog again? I’m not sure how I originally found your blog but have been following along for sometime and and just so glad to see you back in your space! ❤️❤️ Second. That scarf is And may have to find a similar one for fall! Love those colors! And Who doesn’t love a Tervis?! I’d definitely snag a new Ohio State one!
I would totally keep one for me and one for a gift! Kansas City Chiefs or Wichita State 🙂
I’d probably pick either the Detroit Lions or the Wolverines.
I love the look of the tumblers.Thanks for the excerpt.