It’s Friday, and both Scott and I have a busy weekend ahead of us! Before the madness begins, I have plans to complete my first (and possibly only?) fall craft of the season, followed by a day at the office with Scott to help him clean out his storage. Jealous?
In the spirit of enjoying the slower moments of the day, I am going to take a few minutes to reflect on the week and share a list of things I have been loving this week. From beauty to food to random tips and thoughts, here comes another Friday Favorites post for ya!
Friday Favorites #5: Week of 10/4
• Stocking Up on Fall Accessories
While shopping for accessories for my photoshoot, I couldn’t help but notice all of the warm and cozy pieces calling to me. With fall here, that means cold days and colder nights are also quickly approaching, and if I learned anything from last season it’s to stock up on warm clothing and accessories whenever possible.
While at Nordstrom Rack, I found plenty of cute stuff I wanted to take home. What I ended up buying was this Calvin Klein leopard infinity scarf, a pair of fuzzy black sequined slip-ons (perfect to wear around town and to games!), leg warmers to wear under boots (loving that look!), and a pair of Steve Madden fingerless slip-on gloves.
I realize everything is in the black and grey family, but that just means I can wear them with anything.
• Overnight Oats
I already highlighted one of my overnight oats breakfasts in this week’s WIAW. Tweaking Julie’s recipe (I can’t take credit for it and have been using it for a year and a half now!) I used a 6 oz. cup of Blackberry Non-fat Greek yogurt as the base and topped it with fresh raspberries this morning.
So effortless. So good.
What draws me the most to this breakfast is not only the taste, but sheer convenience of waking up and having it ready.
• Press-On Nails
I first let you all in on my little secret of using press-on nails in my photoshoot tips a few weeks ago. For last weekend’s Media Day, I applied another set of these Kiss Real Shorts and they were still kickin’ and looking fabulous five days later.
Not too shabby!
• Amazon Monthly Beauty Subscriptions
As a dancer, these are two products I will use on a constant basis and can never have enough of. I was excited to see the subscribe option upon my checkout that even gave a small discount on my orders!
• Huge Headbands That Keep Earbuds In Place
One of my teammates was talking about how annoying it is for her earbuds to fall out during a cardio workout, which made me realize I’ve never shared this tip with you! I discovered this trick while running in snow last winter. Nobody has time to deal with misbehaving earbuds when you’re trying to concentrate on dodging ice patches and keeping warm!
No need for fancy earphones… put in your good ‘ol free iPhone earbuds, get a big stretchy headband and wear it over your ears.
Think you look silly? When it’s cold out you won’t. And, you might just be the one giggling a little at the gym when you see other people struggling with their earbuds. Just sayin’!
• Fall Scents and Candles
It was almost impossible to choose one, which is why I was grateful to see they were marked down to buy one, get one at 50% off, which I just discovered you can also get on a selection of fall scents online. Both of the scents I have at home smell heavenly!
• Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte
At only 120 calories for a Grande, I’m a fan. Plus, when you compare it to the amount of sugars and carbs in the PSL (<- link is above), it makes you realize that some lattes are best to enjoy as treats, rather than as part of an every day routine.
Also, I was overjoyed to find this Starbucks gift card pop out at me in my wallet this week. It’s been in there forever and I totally forgot about it, which made this purchase as well as the next four on the house. Woohoo!
• Thai Food
I joined Scott at the office yesterday for an impromptu lunch date. We were in the mood to try something new and found a great Thai place right down the road from the arena. While I normally go for more protein packed dishes with vegetables, I decided to live on the edge a little and ordered Chicken Pad Thai – hot.
Can’t get enough spicy Thai food lately!
• Well-Worn + Funny Halloween T-Shirts
I realized how much I am digging the well-worn t-shirt look at my recent trip to Target. Both this tee and tank happened to be on sale, and I got both of them for a total of $17.
I also found this hilarious shirt I almost had to purchase.
Gosh, I just love this time of year.
Off to go get my craft on. Have a great Friday, everyone!
What are some of your favorite finds this week?
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