Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Favorites

Tomorrow is the day people - Sectionals! It makes my stomach hurt to think about the fact that my whole season will be remembered by this one day, one performance, two minutes & thirty seconds. Crazy. I'm certainly ready for a break - albeit, not a very long one - but this kind of ending is scary. So much pressure. Only one shot. I need to stop thinking about it... 


1 - This Picture 

My dad sent me this picture on Thursday morning & I can't get enough of it! This is my 3rd birthday party (dad had told me 2nd, but mom is insisting it's my 3rd) and it's basically the 80's version of Pinterest! My Grandma Ellen is in the picture with me & that just makes me so happy. She's been gone 10 years now, but I can still feel her with me all of the time. Knowing that she was there with us in spirit as I cut Ella's Elmo cake in July sent me into an ugly cry on my way to work, but it was good. I was crying because I know how much she'd love her namesake & how proud she'd be of all that I've accomplished. It was a real good Throwback Thursday. 

2 - This Picture Too

She has been a real two year old lately - full of it & stubborn as can be - but this picture just melted my heart. She has her daddy's baby blues... 

3 - This Post 

Yes, this post is haunting me. I'm still trying to decide what I should actually purchase from my Gap cart! I want it all! I'm going to have to venture to a store to make my decisions though. I need to touch everything before I actually buy! 

4 - This Jacket

I'm absolutely obsessed with this Chateau Parka from J.Crew. Problem - it's way out of my price range - even on sale. So, if you see one that looks exactly like it, be sure to let me know! 

5 - My Scale 

I have some monumental news to share. {drum roll please} For the first time in my seven years of coaching, I did not gain a single pound this season. I have stayed at a sensible 127 lbs since returning from the beach & have barely moved from it. That's willpower people because I haven't had time to exercise & I have certainly wanted to stress eat - but I haven't. Well, I have, but when I have I've gotten right back to business. I can't wait to return to the gym next week & not have to start all over with the scale. I can focus on my strength & endurance instead, which I'm sure I'll need to get me through the next season :) 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's In My Cart @ The Gap

There's just something about late fall at the Gap. They start gearing up for the holidays & as far as I'm concerned, nobody does comfy, cozy holiday like the Gap. It's always festive in a timeless way. The pieces are ones that I can pull out of my closet year after year & still love. What sets this year's collection apart - and possibly a step above - other years? Textures! The shearling inside the booties, wool skits, velvet pants - I can't get enough! And let's talk about these Maximum Heat Leggings - I need them! What New York girl doesn't? Bonus - free 2 day shipping at all Gap brands today! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sweater Season...

There's just something about a good sweater that makes me happy, which is a good thing, since I've essentially been living in them over the past two weeks. The weather has taken a nose dive into the 40's here in Upstate NY & a sweater with a vest is my go-to fall look. Depending on just how cold it is, I may wear booties & a scarf too. If you haven't heard yet, LOFT has some absolutely adorable & affordable sweaters this season. 3 out of the 4 in this post are from there! {not being paid to say that, just wanted to share the love!}

jeans - Old Navy // flats - Steve Madden // scarf - Crystal Feather Boutique
sweater - LOFT // watch - Coach

sweater - LOFT // jeans - Old Navy // necklace - Nordstrom // booties - American Eagle

sweater - LOFT // flats - Steve Madden // jeans - J.Crew
necklace - Purple Peridot // watch - Coach

sweater - Gap (old) // vest - J.Crew Factory
jeans - J.Crew // boots - MIA

Linking Up for Trend Spin & wishing Laura the best of luck with Baby Leighton today! 
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