Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! What’s going on this weekend? Three cheers for a short week. It feels like it’s flown by, and that’s totally fine with me. I’m looking forward to some plans with friends, a date night, and hanging out at the pool with the fam if it can stop raining. I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

Snow cones

(Grabbing snow cones with the girls)


(If you haven’t tried the lentil quinoa bowl from Panera, you need it in your life. It’s SO savory and delicious + a ton of protein.)

zella leggings

(Living in these purple Zella leggings. They’re insanely soft – way softer than normal athletic material – and the color blocking is fun and flattering.)

Fashion + beauty:

Don’t forget that the Nordstrom half-yearly sale ends in 4 days. All my favorite picks are in this post, like these amazing wedge sandals.

pink wedge sandals

Picked up these Target shoes this week and they’re SO cute and fit really well. I can tell I’ll be wearing them all summer. Target has been crushing the shoe game lately! Speaking of shoes, I’m kind of intrigued by these Hermès lookalikes, but they have mixed reviews. Does anyone have them?

This Tarte palette. I’m still working on my contour skills – they can be a little iffy at best – but this palette makes it pretty foolproof. I’ve also been using the colors as eyeshadow as a way to brighten up my usual routine for summer. (The colors are more terra cotta and bronze, which is nice change from darker hues.)

Tarte kit

In sad news, my favorite styling wand ever bit the dust. (I killed one in Italy, bought a new one which lasted a long time, and now it’s dead, too.) I’ve been using another one that I had in the drawer, but it just isn’t the same. I’ll probably order a new one as my hair continues to get more unruly. Thanks to the constant rain and stifling humidity, I’m pretty much channeling Anne Hathaway in the beginning of Princess Diaries.

Anne Hathaway Princess Diaries


Read + watch:

Ali Wong’s Hard Knock Wife on Netflix. It’s a little crass (so beware if that’s not your cup of tea), but the Pilot and I were laughing so hard we were crying. We didn’t get to finish the entire thing because midnight, but I can’t wait. There’s so much realness about being a mom and parenthood in general that it really hit home in the more hilarious way. 

Inspiration to maybe wake up earlier.

I could watch his tap videos for hours.

Food + recipes:

Having homemade sourdough back in our lives has been the best ever. The girls constantly ask for bread with butter, and it’s been a staple in my breakfast routine.

Eggs + avocado toast for life. #basic #iownit 

avocado Sourdough toast and eggs

It’s not too late to use my 50% off code for Bright Cellars if you’ve been wanting to try it out. I never followed up on the rest of the wines we received through our partnership with them, and we really enjoyed everything they sent. It was a fun way to try out different and new types of wine.

Bright cellars wine

I’m hosting a girls’ night next week and would love to hear any make-ahead entree suggestions you might have! There will be giant cheese boards and cocktails (obvs) but I’m looking for something I can make in advance. Please let me know if you have ideas! I was thinking chicken marsala but it doesn’t look very pretty <— important. haha

Cheese board prep

A sweet lil’ healthy treat.

Healthy dinner grilling recipes.

We don’t have a Dunkin’ here, but I could totally make some of theeeeese.

Can diet affect depression?

33 healthy meal prep ideas.


Check out this lower body circuit workout for an awesome burn.

More reasons to pick up those weights.

What’s something you’re loving this week? Are you excited about any travel plans or upcoming summer adventures?

Happy Friday!



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  1. India on June 1, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Yay for a short week and girls night coming soon. Have you tried the crockpot recipes from Dinner Then Dessert? I have been SO impressed! We had the lemon & cream chicken this week and it was delicious. I recommend any of them and maybe you could try to make it pretty? Ha:)

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2018 at 11:35 am

      ooohhh no i haven’t! i’ll check that out now 🙂

  2. Sara S on June 1, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Sounds like a super fun weekend! For a main dish maybe a southwestern quinoa salad ( I use chickpeas but you could always add blackened chicken to bill it up). It definitely tastes better the next day as it sits and marinates.

    Just did the lower body burner and I am dripping!

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2018 at 11:34 am

      ohhh i love that idea!
      so glad you enjoyed the workout, too 🙂

  3. Emmy on June 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Maybe your famous enchiladas for a main dish? I’m always partial to cheesy comfort food 🙂
    I have the Tarte Clay Play palette, and I’m obsessed! I bought it over a year ago, and it barely looks used. Funny story– when I first bought it I didn’t realize just HOW pigmented it was, and I used it while I was in a rush to meet some friends for dinner. Well when I got to the restaurant I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror, and oh man… haha. Definitely use a light hand with that palette! Have a lovely weekend!

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2018 at 11:32 am

      HAHA yes the colors are a bit dark! i did that with my eyes one day. i saw my reflection and was like oops
      yeah enchiladas might have to happen!
      happy weekend, friend 🙂

  4. Tracy on June 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Today is our wedding anniversary <3

  5. Grace on June 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Love love love Ali Wong! Especially after Kate Middleton came out of the hospital looking so flawless 6 hours after giving birth, the world needed to hear this shit.

  6. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on June 1, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Send rain to Arizona! It’s soooo dry here. I can’t remember the last time it rained. 🙁

  7. Jessie on June 1, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Have an awesome weekend! I always love your fri favs posts! I’m excited about visiting back home (San Diego) on the 5th. I haven’t been back in 2 yrs. my family still needs to meet my 17 month oldand I’vebeen loving grilling lately! It feels like summer here in TX

  8. Crystal on June 1, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Ali Wong is amazing, I laughed so hard at Hard Knock Wife, like crying laughing!

  9. Tiffany Lin on June 2, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Layered veggie lasagna FTW!! 🙂 It’s my go-to make ahead for any girls nights. With cheeseboard and wine, of course! Maybe a make-ahead chocolate mousse too?? haha now I’m just getting decadent!

  10. Shayne on June 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Those huaraches are sweet! Are they comfy? I got some nude sparkly slides from Target last week and I’m obsessed. I want to wear them everywhere.

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      yes, they’re super comfy! i want to see the sparkly slides!

  11. D. Brown on June 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Hi—- my husband, Greg, and I are traveling to Jacksonville this Sunday 6/10. I’ve been reading your blog for several years. Based on your recommendation, we will be staying at One Ocean. Is there a way to let them know that we made reservations based on your recommendation? Any tips or things not to miss?

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      hi! i’m not sure there’s a way to let them know, but i hope you have the most amazing time! definitely check out the restaurant for either dinner or breakfast. we love walking down the street and checking out the restaurants; homespun kitchen is great for an acai bowl or snack, i’ve heard hawkers is amazing across the street, and we we liked flying iguana. north beach fish camp is always busy and looks great, too. definitely get a drink from hugh at the bar! just tell him what you like and he’ll surprise you with a custom creation. he’s the best bartender, ever. they also have a spa on site with incredible views (maybe a couples massage?) and just a heads up that all of the snacks and drinks in the room are included with the resort fee, and they’ll refill them for ya. 😉 (this is clutch for us because the girls are snack monsters haha). have the best time!

  12. Deidre on June 5, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you so much for replying, Your suggestions are awesome ( lots of good food, pampering, and cocktails). We are looking forward to our upcoming vacation. Thanks again for your recommendations. I very much enjoy your blog.


  13. D Brown on June 6, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you so much! This information is very helpful. Lots of food, beverages, and entertainment during our stay. Add spa time and free snacks…score!

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