Friday Favorites: Best Sale Finds, Smoothies, and the Best Moment in Bachelorette History

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Oh Friday. At some points this week I thought you might never get here. See that sweet picture above, that is really what I am hoping to be doing this weekend. Well that and getting back to Barre3 with some modifications after my ankle injury which was ten weeks ago. It's Friday and linking up with ErikaAndreaNarci to chat about the things that are bringing me Joy this week.

1) Terry Faux Wrap Sweatshirt

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One of the many Good things about the Nordstrom sale is that so many other retailers have sales during this time. I usually love the Nordstrom sale but was not overly wowed this time. I got some really good jeans last year that I love and a few other items, but the only thing I bought this year was the Zella cropped leggings

What I did find that I am totally in love with is the terry faux wrap sweatshirt from Old Navy. I bought it in both the blue and black and when it arrived it totally exceeded my expectations. It is really Good with leggings or sweats and also with the drawstring poplin pants below for a dressier casual look. The weather the past couple of days has not been melt your face off like it was last week so this is the perfect layer when I get home from work. I think I am going to be living in these come early fall.

I only showed the items this week because I am frankly so exhausted that you don't want to see what I look's not so cute. I can tell you this sweatshirt runs true to size so I am wearing a small. 

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2) Barefoot dreams cardigan

I love Barefoot dreams. I discovered them when a friend bought Hockey Guy a Barefoot dreams blanket for a baby gift and I have been hooked every since. There are some really Good deals on Barefoot Dreams during the Nordstrom Sale but I think the Best deal is this cardigan from Barefoot Dreams through QVC. I sometimes have trouble with long, loose cardigans because they look like they are wearing me. I am not sure if it is because I am narrow in the shoulders or because I am not tall or is it a combo meal? This cardigan is amazing because it is all the softness of Barefoot Dreams but in cinches in the back so it is totally slimming. 

You can make the tie in the back as tight or as loose as you would like. I chose the lagoon blue but I really think that for under $90 for Barefoot Dreams I am going to grab one in another color. I have only seen this cardigan through QVC. 

I paired the cardigan with slim black pants, a tee and my Rothy's flats. If you have not tried them Rothy's are amazing. You can wash them, and yes I have successfully washed both pair that I own. If you have been wanting to try Rothy's feel free to use my savings code. You will save $20 on your first pair and you can use this link.

If I am missing anything really Good from the Nordstrom sale this year, leave me a note in the comments section!

3) Smoothies

Typically when I am working this hard and this much I don't make the Best choices when coming to eating. Which usually means that when I am stressed I don't eat enough and that is not Good. It usually means that I end up getting sick so this time around I am trying to make Better choices. 

The three of us have really be into the fruit smoothies from Bolthouse Farms and Naked Smoothie. I have been trying to choose the lower sugar option when I can. The Bolthouse lower sugar is only 140 calories per bottle and when paired with a lower sugar oatmeal in the morning, it really keeps me filled up for a Good portion of the morning. It's a Good shot of fruits and veggies first thing and so far, while I am really tired, I feel pretty ok health wise despite my current workload.

I have been told that they sell them at Costco too as they can be expensive, and while I could make a smoothie at home, sometimes it is just easier to grab and go in the car. 

4) Bachelorette Best Moment

As I have mentioned, I have watched every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette since it started. I am neither embarrassed or proud of that's just a fact.

This my friends I believe was the Best moment in the entire history of the franchise on Monday night.

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When Hannah in that monokini dress picked up that Pier One Grecian rose pillar and moved it away from was tv gold. We were screaming in the Good Better Best household. 

It was even Better than Colton's wall jump and you all know how I felt about that. I could watch him jump that wall like 1,000 times.

episode 9 fence GIF by The Bachelor

Even if you are not into the show, you owe it to yourself to watch the first say 20 minutes of Monday night's episode on demand. It's amazing!

That's what I have for this week. Join me next week for What's Up Wednesday, Thankful Thursdays and Friday Favorites. If you were hoping to link up with Holly and me yesterday for Thankful Thursdays, I got all confused...I thought that next Thursday was the last Thursday of the month but it was yesterday...So join us next week as we will be talking all things summer or you can share whatever you are thankful for and link up with us.

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Have the Best weekend and I will see you next week.


  1. Love that sweatshirt, looks so soft. You are the cutest, happy Weekend!

    1. I am kinda obsessed with that wrap sweatershirt. It is so comfy and stylish. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment sweet Andrea!

  2. I have a couple of sweatshirts very similar to those from Lucy. They're great. Love your new BF cardi and the tie in the back is awesome! YES, that Bachelorette moment was the bomb. Thank heavens that goof-ball Luke is gone...but honestly...I'm still slightly nervous he'll somehow make a reprise. I'm team Peter or Tyler all the way!!! Happy weekend!!!

  3. We really thought this season of the Bachelorette would be boring. We were so wrong! No idea what will happen but Tyler is just too cute and he has a job! Thanks for stopping by Lisa.


  4. LOVE those sweaters- so cute and they look so comfy! Hope you are having a great week friend :)


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