Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. It’s been pouring here in Tucson the past couple of days and we’ve embraced the monsoon storms with open arms. It’s one of my favorite things about living in the desert. Thank you for the kind comments on our bedroom update! Thanks to Lindsay’s tip, we rotated the rug and I love how it opens everything up a bit more. I’m also thinking of adding some type of plant in the corner where the tower thing is located. Please let me know what type you think would look good (and that is easy to keep alive lol).

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love when you share your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

(P’s princess braid this week! She’s super into dress-up right now and I’m so here for it.)

Fashion + beauty:

– Love these earrings! I got them in a Trunk Club shipment and they’re classic gold hoops with little pearls. I’ve been wearing them with a white button-up and jeans or with casual maxi dresses and hair in a bun.

(I couldn’t find the exact ones online but these are very similar.)

– If you’re breaking out from all of the mask wearing (aka maskne), check out these two products: the Counterstart cococream cleanser and the overnight peel. Quite a few medical professionals have shared that they use a thin layer of our cleansing balm as a barrier when they have to wear masks for extended periods of time. Between the mask and the cheese I ate a couple of times this week, my chin is a hot mess.

– Ordered a couple of new swimsuits since we’ve been swimming every day. I don’t think I’ve bought anything from American Eagle in maybe 15 years (??) but a friend told me they have cute suits and omg they DO. I got this cheetah one-piece and this ruffly top. (Giving AE some props for featuring incredible diversity in their models. So beautiful.)

Fitness + good eats:

Check out my latest post for WebMD with favorite ab exercises.

This 45-minute yoga flow with Ally Maz. I did this practice last weekend and it was PERFECT; the perfect mix of juicy/stretchy and an energizing flow. I feel like I struggle a bit with rushing yoga classes when I teach, so I’m going to continue to take her classes for some ideas on how to slow down and settle into the poses.

YOU GUYYYYYSSSSS. This was the best thing I’ve drank in forever.

I was sitting at my mom’s pool with my feet in the water, watching the girls swim, and my mom walked over and handed me one of these. It was ice cold and SO flavorful and refreshing. When I took a drink, my eyes lit up. I think she got a kick at the pure joy on my face. So a Michelada is a mix of Bloody Mary and beer. It’s savory and bubbly and so dang good. She took the can of the pre-made stuff and added lemon juice, garlic power, and a little Worcestershire sauce. It was a dream come true. I’ve been thinking about it all week!!

Read, watch, listen:

I’ve been listening to Superhuman on Audible and am loving it so far. (Side note: It’s also made me want an Oura ring. Does anyone have one??) If you’re looking for simple tips for longevity, I absolutely recommend checking it out.

What songs do you find comforting?

A beautiful song made even better.

Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope you have a lovely weekend.



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  1. Kristen on July 24, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Parlor palm or snake plant both don’t require a lot of sun/water to live and I think either would look great!

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      ohhhhh perfect! thank you!

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 24, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Send the rain to Phoenix! We have yet to get any here. I’m jealous.

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      sending some your way!!

  3. Emily on July 24, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I have actually placed two AE orders in the last week after not buying anything from there since college?! Their stretch mom jeans are SO comfortable and a good switch up from skinny jeans. Also snagged an oversized tie dye sweatshirt and a head wrap that can be used as a headband or a facial covering/mask (give me all the tie dye!).

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      ok i’m going to shop more! i was surprised by how many cute things they had

  4. Tiffany on July 24, 2020 at 11:30 am

    I’ve been ordering SO much AE and aerie during covid. You are going to get hooked! I highly recommend their real me high waisted leggings, I literally wear them every day!!

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      ok i’ll check them out! i was shocked to see all of the cute stuff

  5. Sarah Jane on July 24, 2020 at 11:45 am

    A golden pothos plant would be prefect in the corner and is very hard to kill and does well in pretty much all light situations.

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      ok i have one in the bathroom and it’s huge! just put it on a plant stand?

  6. Ashley on July 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    OMG, that rug flip made a huge difference! Love how it looks!

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      thank you so much!

  7. meg on July 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I love your white button down tie front shirt–casual but still tailored. Where did you find it? Thank you!

  8. Tamara on July 26, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Where are your jeans from? I love the colour! The wooden accents look so nice against the blue wall.

  9. Amy on July 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    My husband has an Oura Ring and it’s great- especially for his sleep tracking!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      totally ordered one yesterday. so excited for it to get here!

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