Friday Faves

Hi friends! How are you? Happy Friday!! Sorry for disappearing on ya yesterday. Madre is in town! So we’ve been enjoying spending time with her and taking it easy. It’s the best having her here, and I’m so lucky that she was able to take some time off from work and keep us company. 😉 Of course, she came bearing tamales and barrio bread,


(it tastes like HOME)

and the girls have had the best time with their nana.

What are you up to this weekend? We don’t have a ton of official plans over here, but think we need to introduce madre to Wild Adventures and possibly Salty Snapper. (Liv AND P have joined me in saying “Salty Snapper, YAR” in the most ridiculous pirate voices. Poor children are picking up all of my strange quirks haha.) I’d love to hear what you have going on or if you have fun plans on the horizon.

In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web!

-Summer Shape Up! We’re wrapping up Week 2, and our Facebook group has been filled with all of your amazing check-ins and comments. Keep ‘em coming! Week 3 is typically the time we can start to lose momentum, so commit to yourself to finish out the second half of the challenge with the same intensity. At the end of Week 4, you’ll be so glad you stuck with it. CONGRATS to the winner of our little sneaky giveaway, Brit R.(winner has been emailed). Stay tuned for more fun giveaways heading your way.

Summer Shape Up Logo

-This swingy dress. I’ve been wearing it so much, and figured it was worth a spot in this post!

swingy dress

The fabric is super soft t-shirt material, and I love the cold shoulder look + ruffled hem. I’ve been wearing it with these gladiator sandals, but can totally see adding a pair of booties and a sweater to transition it into fall.

swingy dress

(Same dress is here in army green or black. Similar styles in different colors here, here, and here <— $30! not cold shoulder though)

When this little girl met Wonder Woman.

Don’t talk smack to Wendy’s.

Top workout mistakes you could be making. I agree with so many of these!

-THIS SONG. It’s so dang catchy, and almost makes me wish I was still regularly teaching (or even taking!) Zumba.

Kara Goucher: Finding My Way Back Home

Kombucha ice cream?! What do you think of this??

-Tips from Jillian Michaels on dealing with anxiety

-Good stuff that’s still around in the Nordstrom Sale! They sold out of a lot of my fave pieces so fast, but thankfully there’s some good stuff left. Here are some of the things I love that are still available:

Whats left Nordstrom sale

Vince Camuto booties with beautiful detail (these are the Vince booties I ended up ordering)

Leith blush cardigan ($50)

BP loafer mules ($53)

Hunter short rain boots

They re-stocked these tie-front fleece pullovers! LOVE

Perfect everyday v-neck for $16

Tory Burch leather satchel

Comfy sports bra for yoga

Have a happy Friday and I’ll see ya soon!



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  1. Christina @ on July 28, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Love that dress! Have fun with your mom, mine is coming to visit on Monday and i can’t wait!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      have the best time! having mom in town is everything 🙂

  2. Juliette | Namastay Traveling on July 28, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I’ve been all about the ruffles this summer, especially because they come in such comfy fabrics but make them look a bit more formal! That color is perfect for summer. Have a great weekend, Gina! And have a blast with your mom!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      totally agree! it makes everything look a little bit dressier 🙂

  3. Carrie on July 28, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Love the color of that dress! Im a Huge fan of Vince Camuto’s shoes too… got two pairs the other week!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      thanks, girl! and yes! vince shoes are amazing

  4. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on July 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I totally agree with the workout mistakes too! I had so much fun at zumba at blogfest it makes me think I want to teach zumba but I feel like it’s not that popular anymore. Plus I literally haven’t taken zumba since last years blogfest so there is that ha ha

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      YES, that zumba class was so fun!!! it’s a bummer that it’s not as popular anymore. i’m waiting for the next big dance cardio thing

  5. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on July 28, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Have so much fun with your family visitor! That dress is everything!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      thank you!! hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  6. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on July 28, 2017 at 10:46 am

    That dress is super cute! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      thank you, friend! hope you enjoyed the weekend <3

  7. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I would be up for trying Kombucha ice cream!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      i think it would be good, too!

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