Friday Fail + Fall Fashion

Hi guys!! How are ya?? Yup, I’m a late night blogger owl tonight πŸ˜‰ I was so excited because I took my netbook to blog on my lunch break.. and then it took my entire break to install Live Writer, which ended up not even working. Fail. But I’m here now πŸ™‚

Some non-fails:


A dehydrator full of macaroons

A fun bento lunch:


Including a wrap with fresh homemade hummus and leftover veggies from my lunch with my twins


Being notified that I made it to round 3 of the Project Food Blog Challenge– thank you SO much to everyone for voting! <3

Goat’s milk yogurt:


(if you haven’t tried this yet, I totally recommend it. Goat dairy is much easier for me to digest than cow’s dairy, and the flavor rocks my face off- tangy and not too sweet)



The fact that fall weather is HERE, along with sweaters and jackets πŸ˜€

For this week’s Fashion Friday post, I thought it would be fun to focus on fall outwear.

To be honest, I’m not much of a *fall* girl. I love the weather, but don’t really dress up when it gets cold. Hoodies, athletic pants and flip flops are kinda the uniform over here, unless I have a dinner or event to go to.

Here are some non-scrubby things I’m loving this season:

image Express

image Express (I’ve posted this jacket for a Fashion Friday before and am still obsessed with it)

image Topshop

image Forever21

image Saks

What outerwear pieces are you loving right now?? Are you a fall/winter girl or a summer girl??

It’s way later than my bedtime, so I’m off to sleep, but I’ll see ya in the morning <3



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  1. RhodeyGirl on October 2, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Why are we still up right now?!

    The Topshop jacket reminds me of the one Serena was wearing in the latest episode!

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on October 2, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Seriously, why ARE we still up!?

    I want to try goat’s milk yogurt SO badly but my wallet cries every time I even just look at it. I need a goat in my life. Slash I need to go to bed πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 12:56 am

      hahaha! seriously. i have no idea why i’m awake right now either

  3. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on October 2, 2010 at 12:49 am

    I’m a simple girl, and maybe not so fashion-forward, but I love me some cardigans! Does this mean I’m lazy and cheap because I can wear my summer tops all year long? Probably so, but I accept that. I’m working a wine festival tomorrow. πŸ˜€ I plan on wearing a plain t-shirt, jeans, and a chunky sweater cardigan to keep me warm. I LOVE fall! I’ve lived in Virginia forever and this is the most beautiful time of year here. My backyard is sprinkled with yellow leaves and I’m happy as can be.

    Glad your Orlando stay has been good so far! Maybe I’ll catch you during the hot second I’m there in November?!

  4. Mary (A Merry Life) on October 2, 2010 at 12:50 am

    You guys are funny. I like that you are all up and posting though. It gets lonely being on the other side of the world when no one else is awake!

  5. The Pilot on October 2, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Congrats on making it to round 3, hottie! Earth tones are in for fall fashion over here πŸ˜‰ Maybe save a macaroon or two? Love you

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

      LOL. love you like crazy <3

  6. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on October 2, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I am a Spring/Fall girl! I love the in-betweens! As for Fall clothing, I am loving fly-aways and fitted jackets. Especially in army green and khaki!

  7. Amanda on October 2, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Great pics! And i’ll have to try that goat’s milk yogurt.

    One thing, though– “Schmuck” is quite an offense term to some. It’s used sometimes in colloquial speech, but it’s actually quite an intense and offensive word. I would just be a little careful who you say it around…

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 8:35 am

      thanks for letting me know- i said it casually and NEVER meant it to be offensive. i changed it.

  8. hippierunner on October 2, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I am loving the peeks into your lunchbox! And I looooove that last purple coat but can only love it from afar because I imagine it is $$$$! I am definitely a summer girl, living in LA where we could show up on the first day of school in tank tops and shorts has spoiled me!

  9. The Hot and Fit on October 2, 2010 at 3:22 am

    I made a mental note I need to get a lace top/shirt and military pants…! I see it every where now!

  10. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 2, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Girl nothing worse than computer software installs! They take FOREVER and seem to just go on and on and on…and sucks that it didnt even work for you! ugh. I have wanted to install live writer before but since I run a Mac, I’d have to install a program like Parallels that would let me run PC Software on a Mac which is it’s own huge program, and THEN still install livewriter.

    Do you think livewriter is the end all be all? I mean, is it that good? Just getting your professional blogger opinion on it!

    I am a fall girl ONLY b/c I like sweaters. I actually hate wearing jeans b/c i never have any that fit me properly no matter how hard i try. I live in my Be Present pants and flips. And chunky sweaters. Im sure Im mistaken for a bag lady LOL


    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

      live writer will change your life- not even joking. it took my post-writing time from 2 hours down to 30 min- an hour

  11. Lauren on October 2, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I just bought that black jacket from express. It;s super cute!

  12. Lisa on October 2, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Love fall/winter clothes. I just feel like you can dress up way more and there is more variety/options!

  13. Katie on October 2, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Those macaroons look awesome! πŸ™‚

    I love most all of the seasons fashion except for spring. Fall is definitely number one and I can’t wait to wear leggings with over sized (light weight) sweaters and boots, but I also love wearing summer dresses with sexy flippie floppies or heals.

  14. Blog is the New Black on October 2, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I love oversized sweaters, and cute new shoes… but I agree, I dress like a bum in the cold weather!!

  15. Brittany on October 2, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Wow – you were quite the night owl last night!!

    I just scored an eggplant colored corduroy blazer from the jcrew outlet that I’m super excited about. I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, but it’s getting chilly in VA so I’ll be wearing it soon I’m sure!

  16. PhillyGirlRuns on October 2, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Fall is my favorite season, fashion and otherwise… Not gonna lie, my favorite new fashion piece so far is the Lululemon Flashback pullover that I scored after seeing you rock it πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

      awesome!!! that thing is SO comfy

  17. Whitney on October 2, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I NEED that black military jacket in my life. Need. Clearly I am into military style things. I also have just bought a bunch of stuff with exposed zippers.

  18. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 2, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I really love those first 2 pieces you posted. Love!

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

      express is my fave πŸ™‚

  19. Chris on October 2, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Wow – I can never stay up that late on a Friday!

    I LOVE fall and everything about it… clothes, pumpkins, weather, food. I can’t get enough!

    I’ve been loving the bento box lunches! It has definitely given me inspiration in the lunch packing area.

    Off to my first power yoga session…..hope I make it out alive πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

      i hope you LOVE it! have fun πŸ™‚

  20. CaSaundra on October 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

    You’ll love your netbook!! Mine is so easy to just carry around..especially on the plane!

  21. Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean on October 2, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I loved your bento box so much i actually rushed out and ordered one, it arrived today! LOVE! would it be wrong to eat lunch at home on a saturday from my bento box! haha!

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

      hahah not wrong at all!

  22. simpledaisy on October 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I am a total summer girl:):)
    I’ve never heard of Bento Boxes…I’m off to check them out:)
    Looks like they would totally help with portion control!

  23. Maria on October 2, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I’m looking to get a netbook…which brand do you have? But if Live Writer doesn’t work then that may change my mind!

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 10:51 am

      live writer is working now! finally πŸ™‚

  24. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 2, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I’m in MN so guess what: I like Fall and Winter πŸ™‚

    I love long sweaters and I will forever love pea coats — the last one I had was bright red and I loved it. I hope to get a better one this season!

  25. fittingbackin on October 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

    great pics! Love the sweater in the firs pic. I’m all for fall/winter – I LOVE peacoats.

  26. Molly on October 2, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I wish I could find goats milk yogurt where I live! I did find goat cheese at the grocery store yesterday and thought of your blog lol. The fall looks I’m lovin right now are cardigans with tights and boots. It is so comfortable it should be a sin!

  27. MoJoWellness on October 2, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Pumpkin shake is the perfect recovery drink for after an extensive hike (my fall fad workout)! Up North the weather is VERY fall (boarderline winter) and the flavor of the pumpkin is very satisfying and appropriate πŸ™‚

    Q: How do you feel about unsweetened Spiru-tein, its a high protien engergy meal, GLuten Free and no GMO?! I cant find Sun Warior

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

      i’m not a huge fan because of the soy protein isolate- but it’s a personal preference thing. if you like soy, i say go for it πŸ™‚

  28. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 2, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I’m loving both of those Express pieces. πŸ˜€ I really like fall because I love bundling up in cozy sweaters, scarves, leggings, and leather boots.

  29. Jessica@tastyandtrim on October 2, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Congrats on making it to round 3! I’m definitely a Fall girl. I love wearing big comfy sweaters πŸ™‚ I also have been loving all of the military-inspired jackets this season. They are SO cute πŸ™‚

  30. christina cadden on October 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Congrats on making it to round 3! That is so exciting!

  31. Fallon on October 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I love the big sweater jackets that are 100% cotton. Plus the cowboy boots are adorable, I grabbed my pair about 2 months ago.

    I love both seasons. Eventually towards the end of each I do get sick of what the weather like and want it to change! Definitely with the holidays around the corner I love this time of the year πŸ˜‰

  32. Meg on October 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I could NOT sleep for the life of me lastnight…glad I’m not the only night owl πŸ˜‰

    I actually really love sweaters and cold weather fashion, I just don’t like the cold weather, haha!

  33. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on October 2, 2010 at 10:46 am

    LOVE the topshop jacket!!! I love them all but obsessed with the topshop one!

  34. Mi-An Dela Cruz on October 2, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I love express too!! i love summer but also love the change into fall, i’m getting into the whole wide leg pants! love them…i went to whole foods the other day and saw your bento box!! and am now seriously thinking of getting one! also saw the goat’s milk yogurt…i tried goat’s milk from trader joe’s…has that gamey-ness to it. i do heart goat milk cheese, and still trying to get used to goat milk yogurt. i am lactose intolerant so i think it’d be best i eat goat’s milk yog, esp bc it’s easier to digest.

  35. Kristina @ spabettie on October 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I love trench coats… and fuzzy sweaters and scarves and gloves and BOOTS. πŸ˜€

  36. Elizabeth on October 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Congrats on making it to round 3 G!!! Let us know what we can do to get you to the next round!! I just applied for a Fitness Director position at a local gym today. Totally unqualified for it, but what a dream that would be!!! Good luck to you achieving your visions! <3 <3 <3

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      thank you!
      good luck- i’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  37. Heidi on October 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    What type of wrap did you use in your Bento box? It looks very light and tasty, but unfarmiliar πŸ™‚

    I’m not a fashionable outerwear girl. Give me a hoodie and I’m happy!

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      brown rice tortilla

  38. Shelby on October 3, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I’m a summer girl for sure! I’m not gifted with layering fashionably so I just stay away from it!

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm

      me too- i just look goofy when i try to layer πŸ™‚

  39. Andrea on October 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you for posting that Express blazer! I have been looking for cute fall blazers to add to my fall wardrobe. This was perfect! I ordered one Friday right after I read your blog.

  40. Dominique on October 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I’m obsessed with fall and sweaters. I look forward to fall just so that I can wear sweaters. One office I was working at several years ago had perma-heat so I could never wear any sweaters. I got away with short-sleeves every day and the one time I wore a sweater, one of my co-workers correctly guessed that I had a cold. I’ve already bought 6 sweaters and one coat this fall. The coat was actually from the childrens section at H&M but I swear it could pass for womens adultwear. The BF said I HAD to get it, lol.

  41. Alyssa on October 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Ha! I just moved to Phoenix a few months ago and am learning that October does not mean fall-y weather or outerwear at all! Just more 100* days and sunshine!

  42. Sherice/Coatcheckgirl on October 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I love the lunch box. I use to work at express part-time.

  43. Dee on October 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I love all of the items you posted for Fashion Friday (granted I am way LATE). πŸ˜‰

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