Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! So excited for the weekend. What do you have going on? It’s Livi’s dance recital (I can’t wait) and we’re headed to a BBQ with friends tonight. I think I’m going to make this ridiculous dessert (brownie, Oreo, cookie bars) + Uncle Eric’s best pasta salad ever recipe. I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party. This is where I share some of my fave finds from the week and around the web. Please share something you’re loving in the comments section if you’d like to join in the fun.

with the pilot at 306 North

Fashion + beauty: 

The girls’ summer Mac and Mia boxes. I only do these seasonally, but find that the pieces they send are the ones that get worn the most and last the longest. Mac & Mia is very similar to Stitch Fix, but for kids, and it’s AWESOME.

Finding clothes for the girls has been even more of a challenge lately since they want to take off in opposite directions when we’re shopping, and also because there aren’t a ton of kids’ clothing options here. In San Diego, I would get most of the girls’ clothes at gap kids, and we don’t have one here. (We do have an Old Navy, but when we go, it’s hit or miss. I do get a lot of their clothes at Target, too.) I figured this would be a convenient way to get some staples for them, and the stylist is fantastic at picking out piece they’ll like and will fit them. They’re always so excited to open these boxes, which often include accessories like fringe bracelets and hair clips with felt fruit on them. Another thing I love: many of the clothes are paired in outfits and can mix and match with each other. 

Here are some of the keepers from their last shipment:

Mac and Mia

The only things that went back were a couple of tops Liv didn’t like and a romper that was too small. Everything else was a home run, which is a big deal because they packed a lot of outfits into their boxes.

If you’d like to try Mac & Mia for your kiddos (or as a gift!) here’s my link, which will give you $20 off. It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to try new brands and styles. 

Target has a version of my fave Steve Madden pumps. These are only $30 and look identical. 

It’s v. important to me that I look like a can of Lacroix at the pool this summer.

Read + watch + listen:

This video. So many lols, and SO TRUE. When I was pregnant with P, I would have given anything to nap every day like I did when I was pregnant with Liv. 

An easy way to make new friends.

LOOOOVIN’ this new LSD with Sia, Diplo, and Labyrinth. 


Just listen to it. SO catchy, so amazing. 

ROYAL WEDDING excitement. I’m waking up early to watch the fanfare, and can’t wait. 


These leggings. I’ve been wearing these for barre and strength training. They fit really well – I think Zella has perfect sizing in general – and are thick, high-quality, with a higher waistband, plus a perforated detail at the hem.

Zella leggings

The blue is a pop of color without being too bright or over the top. 

All about this idea.

If you’re looking for a workout, try this Tabata combo. 

Good to know, because I eat a ton of eggs.

Food + recipes:

I feel like rice cakes get a bad rap because they’re like salty air, but I like them. They’re 10000x better than these pieces of tree bark. They make a great quick snack:

Rice cakes with salmon and capers

I had 2 savory (smoked salmon, capers, and Kite Hill almond milk cream cheese) and 1 sweet (almond butter and jelly).

What are prebiotics and probiotics?

I’ve shouted these out on the blog before, but they needed some more love. They’re extremely refreshing, perfectly sweet, and the ideal summer weekend drink. 

Angry orchard hard cider rosé

Pre-workout and post-workout snack ideas.

Hope you have a happy Friday, friends! What’s something you’re looking forward to this weekend? Anything particular you’re loving this week?



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  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on May 18, 2018 at 10:41 am

    That La Croix swimsuit is too funny! I am very much looking forward to some family time and hopefully some pool time this weekend.

    • Fitnessista on May 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      hope you got in some pool time! it’s raining here! and yes.. i think i need it haha

  2. Emmy on May 18, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Why is it that little girl clothes nowadays seem so cute & stylish!? Did our moms look at our clothes when we were kids and think the same thing?? I would seriously wear everything in that Mac and Mia box! My clothes were so dorky as a kid, haha. Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on May 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      right?! my mom said that kids clothes back then just weren’t as cute. i’m sure she had great intentions, but i looked like a little nerd most of the time haha. nowadays, they have SO MANY amazing clothes for kiddos.

  3. Jessica C on May 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Love those leggings! Just ordered some in black! Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      yessss. you will love them!

  4. milania on May 18, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    omg those leggingsss!!!! i’m getting some!!

    • Fitnessista on May 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      they would look super cute on you!

  5. Marah on May 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Target is crushing it with shoes lately! I got the knockoff Steve Madden espadrilles last week and I’m loving them. Also, Charlie is already obsessed with LaCroix. woops. I call it bubble water with her so she now follows me around holding out her sippy cup saying “bahbulllll’.

    • Fitnessista on May 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      haha P calls it bubble, too. she goes crazy for it! i’m pretty sure it’s what gave her horrible reflux as a newborn, because i swam in it while i was pregnant 😉
      can’t wait to hang out with you and charlie soon!

  6. Connie on May 23, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Couple of mac and mia Qs for you! Do you have to order separate boxes for each of your kids or do they get combined in one box (ie. are there two styling fees?). And does your $20 discount apply only to clothes I keep? I’m not able to apply it to the styling fee it seems. Excited to try this as I keep buying the kids the same thing over and over and/or they only wear the same 4 t-shirts over and over again.

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      hi connie! sorry i’m just now getting back to you! i think the credit does apply to clothes you keep so you can use it at checkout. i don’t think you can combine two kids into one box, but you could always ask to see! i kind of like that each kid gets their own box because we always end up keeping something (so i don’t lose the styling fee) and they really go out of their way to make each box special and the pieces in *outfits*

      • Connie on May 28, 2018 at 9:32 pm

        no worries, im not in a rush! i’m going to give them a try. i have two boys and i’m getting sick of the sweatpants shorts. they need some style help 🙂

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