Friday Faves

Helloooooo. Happy Friday! Any fun plans for the upcoming weekend? Sunday is my b-day, so I’m looking forward to sleeping in, cake, and spending time with these nuggets. I’m also hoping we can make a trip down to Tallahassee to hit up Whole Foods and maybe sneak in an Orangetheory class. (Can I really pack ALL of my favorite things into one weekend?! Heh.)

It’s time for the standard Friday Faves party! I look forward to this post each week. It’s a blast to put a list together of some of the fun things in life and hear what you’re enjoying, too. Please shout out any Friday Faves (wears, eats, reads, randoms) in the comments section below.

Fashion and beauty:

This wrap sweater! The wrap detail is very ballerina-esque along with the blush color.

fall fashion 2017: blush wrap sweater, tassel earrings and booties

wrap sweater

 I think that it’s neutral but still a little different, and is a super soft cozy fabric. It’s great with jeans and mules or booties

fall fashion 2017: blush wrap sweater, tassel earrings and booties

We joked that these are my “back to school” photos, haha.

Anastasia eyebrow scissors. (If you live near a Nordstrom with an Anastasia salon, GO. I miss it so much!) I’ve been a huge fan of the Anastasia products for years now, especially since they helped turn my sad little tadpoles into real eyebrows. Their stencils, brow powder and wax crayon are on the daily rotation over here. Since I have to do my brows now for the most part unless we’re traveling and I can hit up a Nordstrom, I picked up a pair of these scissors. Word to the world: they’re extremely sharp, so be careful and all of that. It helps to keep everything uniform and gives them a cleaner look. 

I’m super pumped to try Annie Lawless’ new lip glosses. I just need to decide on a color! 

Good reads:

5 things to know about Shalene Flanagan. 

Celebrities share how exercise helps with anxiety. (PREACH.)

Very important information as we head into Thanksgiving.


Fitness things:

November workout playlist! 

Stretches for tight glutes.

Turkey treadmill workout.

Cosmic Kids Yoga. After I saw a friend post about this on her Instagram, I asked Liv if she wanted to give it a try before bed one night. They have a different theme for each episode like Moana, a bear hunt, Alice in Wonderland, etc. and the host makes it interactive and exciting. It’s right up their alley and a great way to get the last-minute crazies out and wind down before going to sleep. Watching the girls follow along is pretty much the cutest ever.

Cosmic kids yoga

Eats and recipes:

Daily Harvest! I was really missing the convenience of being able to go to Tiki Port or Mad Beet for a smoothie or acai bowl – I don’t mind making my own smoothies, but sometimes it’s so nice to try something different – and I remembered Daily Harvest.

Daily harvest

Daily harvest

I’ve used their deliveries in the past and loved their smoothies, plus I was pumped to try their new soups. I used a friends’ referral code so I could get 3 free cups in my shipment, and I got 6 cups for $24. YESSS. Here’s my referral code if you’d like to try it out! You get 3 free cups, too. I hope you love it as much as I do. 

Daily harvest

I want to curl up and live in this cheese board.

A unique way to use persimmons.

If you’re looking for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, this is it. 

Thoughts on being a flexitarian.

Hearty vegetable Bolognese.

A great way to use up on-their-last-leg bananas.

A handy infographic about eating well on the go.



Wrap sweater pics by the amazing Lindsay

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  1. Gina on November 10, 2017 at 9:11 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my fav blogger !!! I hope your Birthday weekend is super fun!! You Rock!! ox – Gina (from Mass)

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      thank you so much, name twin, and thank you for reading and being here for so long! xoxo!

  2. Janice O'Kane on November 10, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Current favorite reads: Uncommon Type (Audible version), a collection of short stories written and narrated by Tom Hanks. It’s clever and enchanting and he narrates brilliantly!

    Crystal Muse by Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro. I love stones, rocks, and crystals of all types – this book is part coffee table book (so pretty), part crystal ritual recipe book. Can’t wait to create lots of fun crystal grids!

    Liv and Miss P doing yoga = adorable!

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      oh i need to check that out! i have audible credits that need to be used up, and i love tom hanks 🙂
      the crystal book sounds amazing, too!
      hope you’re having a great weekend.

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday friend! Hope you have a great and relaxing day on Sunday!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      thank you so much!

  4. Liz on November 10, 2017 at 9:49 am

    That sweater is so cute, does it stretch down to be breastfeeding friendly? Happy weekend!

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      thank you! yes, it would be perfect for breastfeeding! i’d wear a nursing tank under it and you’d be good to go

  5. Katie on November 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I definitely don’t mind making my own smoothies, but the idea of having some different combos that I’m not coming up with myself sounds nice. haha

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      exactly! i get stuck in ruts and make the same things over and over

  6. Sara S on November 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    I can’t wait to check out Cosmic Kids Yoga!!! I bet my two older ones will love it!

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      thank you!
      i think they’ll love it! the girls adore it

  7. Tracy on November 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Happy early birthday, Gina!! I hope you have a lovely weekend filled with lots of fun & love!! <3

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      thank you, friend. <3 hope you have a great weekend, too!

  8. Dominique on November 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Cosmic Kids Yoga is amazing. My five year old often does it by herself when the 2 year old is napping, but sometimes as a special treat we do them together.

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      i want to try one out with them! usually i just watch them- so so cute

  9. Beth on November 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Love your sweater and really love your purse in that photo! Where is the purse from?

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      thank you so much! i got it when we went to italy, years ago. it’s one of my very faves. i think it was like 40 euros, too

  10. Laura @FitMamaLove on November 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Yay for Cosmic Kids! Isn’t it fun?

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      yes! it’s so great!

  11. Jessie on November 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Hope you have a great birthday! My birthday was on the 3rd. Have a great one, celebrating!

    • Fitnessista on November 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      thank you! hope you had a great birthday, too

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