Friday Favorites – Belt Bags and More!

I don’t know where this week went for it to suddenly be Friday!

I tried that TRX Max class yesterday at Equinox which I mentioned in Monday’s post. We can discuss it further on Monday because for now, I have so many things to share for Friday Favorites.

Friday Favorites

Lululemon just came out with the Everywhere Belt Bag in sonic pink! And, if you wanted the fleece belt bag version, it was back in stock the last time I looked. By the time you may look however, it could be gone. These belt bags are selling out SO FAST. I can’t believe how trending the lululemon belt bags are this year.

I like the Mini Velour pouch too. Of course, I do, because I love any type of pouch.

Z Supply makes a Sherpa Fanny Pack that is still in stock and priced well too for a belt bag.

I’m sure Stoney Clover will launch a sherpa fanny pack again at some point during the winter. In the meantime, you can customize one of their many classic options.

One of my most popular posts focuses on what fits in a Stoney Clover fanny pack. Check it out of if you are interested.

Also from lululemon, this Ribbed Merino Wool Knit Cozy set features a hat and mittens in Pink Peony. It looks like it’s only available online. I love the pink peony colorway.

Faux Fur mittens from Alo Yoga — YES.

I’m a huge fan of Olive & June nail products. Check out this cute Olive & June holiday Mani Maintenance Mini set available at Target. It features essential products in mini sizes. LOVE!

Also, my favorite Olive & June nail polish for my toes is Hot Strawberry and it’s available at Target.

OMG, I love beads and I loved Friendship pins as a kid! What a fun gift.

I love a pajama short set — this J Crew Long-Sleeve Flannel Short Set is so cute and on sale.

If you prefer pants, this is a pretty pajama set on sale from J. Crew too.

Also from J.Crew, I love the bow on these flat slingback shoes. They come in heels too.

UGG Fluff Yeah Slides are ON SALE. Sizes are left the last time I checked. These slides can be worn as shoes or slippers.

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Have a great weekend!

My Excitement Is Not Normal (Friday Favorites)

My level of excitement over using the Alo Keep It Dry Fitness pouch in my gym bag this week was definitely not normal.

I put my wet clothes in the Alo pouch after a sweaty five-mile run on Wednesday and was so quietly excited in the Equinox locker room about the organization and functionality of the cute accessory. At that moment, I knew I was slightly nuts to be so happy over something so minor.


These Alo pouches are so great for your gym bag. Or a beach bag. Or for travel. I ordered two pouches (one silver and one black) during the Black Friday sale and put them both in my gym bag to use for wet or dry organization.

This one Alo pouch held my after-workout sweaty headband, pants, socks, sports bra, and shirt, with room for more. You need it, trust me.

Friday Favorites

I finished my favorite shade of Tarte Juicy Lip Plump and clearly, I’m not the only one who loves this plumping lip gloss because Sephora is sold out of every shade.

I’m thinking I’ll get the Kosas Lip Oil Plumping Gloss in the meantime.

I’m very happy with this eye cream from Skinfix right now. If I think it’s hydrating, it must be. And even better, it doesn’t burn or irritate when it touches my skin. The skin around the eyes is so delicate and mine is even more delicate than that so this product is a real win so far for me.

I love these Crystal Accent Pop Top Gloves with the matching hat. While I don’t really need them, the price is great. Can you ever have enough gloves?

I’m always drawn to the style of Voile Blanche shoes. These Shearling Lowtop Sneakers are no exception.

Grab these Faux Fur Slippers from J.Crew on sale before they are sold out.

I have my eyes on the Like a Cloud High Neck Bra from lululemon in the Pink Peony. I like the high neck styles and would wear this for barre or pilates.

The lululemon belt bag obsession is real — they are completely sold out and each time they add more stock, it’s gone in minutes. There is the new Crossbody Camera Bag (and still available!) if you are interested. The white opal is pretty.

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Friday Favorites (Just A Few From Nordstrom Sale)

It’s Friday! I’m headed to Florida next week! The weather looks nice for a run at the beach tomorrow! With the slightly rough week I’ve had at work, I’m very excited for a nice summer weekend and packing for my trip. You know I will have all of my Stoney Clover pouches out for a not-so-easy decision-making process.

Friday Favorites

I’m not usually a lover of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sales, but I see a few deals worth discussing!

Okay, so Mac Lip Sets are always worth it. I look forward to seeing the color options during the Nordstrom anniversary sale.

This is the time to try beauty products from Charlotte Tilbury so go with the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Cheek Set and this Pillow Talk Lip Kit.

I always look at these Rag and Bone Retro Sneakers. They come in a few colors.

I only wear wire-free bras. I am definitely ordering this one on sale.

Anything Alo Yoga is good! This Seamless Knit Bra is on sale.

if you are a Bomba socks fan, grab the 6- Pack of Bomba Socks on sale.

Ohh and a LongChamp Large La Pliage Neo Travel Bag is on sale — I love this shade of like an ice blue.

This tennis dress looks cute and is priced well in the sale. I love this dress but it’s not part of the sale but it’s also not expensive so it doesn’t matter.

In other Friday Favorites news…

I love this heart bracelet. It’s so fun for summer.

This is a pretty shade of pink for the lululemon Court Crush tennis dress. Also from lululemon, I should probably try the high-rise training shorts. I really don’t like running in shorts because I can’t stand if something moves or rides up but maybe with the bike short built-in, I would be comfortable.

If you have sensitive skin like me and love an eye cream that’s more like a balm that doesn’t sting and totally hydrates when applied, you MUST try Honest Beauty’s Calm & Renew Melting Eye Balm. I’m OBSESSED. It’s made without the bad ingredients, certified by EWG, and really well-priced too! I am also using the Calm & Heal Melting Balm for the rest of my face. This balm will come in really handy in the winter but even now, it’s so good after a day in the sun. I even apply it over the rest of my skincare and it can go in the eye area too — it’s that gentle!

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Tradition Time!

I’m so glad that it’s Friday.

I seem to have come down with a cold a few days ago and although it’s mild, it’s still annoying. This cold also came at the wrong time of the month — like why do I need to suffer with cramps at the same time as a cold? Men don’t realize how easy they have it.

I’m excited for Mother’s Day though! Long time readers already know that my son and I have our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast Tradition. I started the tradition without knowing that I was starting something so serious for us!

In 2010, I simply decided on a whim that we should go to the diner for breakfast in the morning because my son was always up so early that it just seemed like a good, special idea in that moment.

Since then, going out for an early breakfast became our Mother’s Day tradition. Although my son no longer wakes up so early, we still look forward to leaving this house first thing and debating which breakfast spot will be the spot each year.

Here’s a run down of our breakfast tradition since I started my blog in 2013. We tend to rotate between the Premier Diner and Maureen’s Kitchen, usually decided by my son.

whole wheat blueberry walnut pancakes

2021: Maureen’s Kitchen

2020: Not Our Typical Mother’s Day Breakfast

2019: Premier Diner

2018: Maureen’s Kitchen

2017: Maureen’s Kitchen

2016: Maureen’s Kitchen

2015: Maureen’s Kitchen

2014: Premier Diner

2013: Premier Diner

I remember thinking last year that there was a good chance that my son wouldn’t be home from his first year of college in time for Mother’s Day. At the time, I was not aware that he would receive a full scholarship to a local, private university which would change his plans that were already in place to go away to school at University of Buffalo.

For this Sunday, my son is not only home and finished with finals, he also isn’t arguing with me about where I would like to go for breakfast — he must really be growing up! I will report back with the details on Monday. While I know where we are headed, I haven’t decided if I will have baked oatmeal or something else. Big decisions ahead. 🙂

Friday Favorites

I haven’t had much time to browse my favorite fashion sites this week. I did make the decision to get the Poolstar Slides which I mentioned last week and I’m so glad that I did. They are so cute and comfortable and I will wear them now through June and then from late August likely through November. Such a great buy.

I did see this tote for summer and this one too which I think I shared a version of last summer too.

Bloomingdale’s has it’s summer kick off event so you get 25% off items that are valid during the sale when you use your Bloomingdale’s card or 20% off without the card.

Alo Yoga has a new Switch It Up Bra which allows you to style the sports bra in various ways.

Saks has some Stoney Clover pouches on sale! It’s worth checking out.

Oh, Lululemon has a new windbreaker for running. I really could use a new one!

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Happy Mother’s Day and have a nice weekend!

Friday Fashion Favorites

I didn’t want to miss today’s post so I’m here with a few fashion favorites to discuss!

Friday Favorites

From Stoney Clover’s latest launch, I love the pearl heart bag charm and the embellished small tote. I also want a crystal & heart scrunchie, likely in the pink shade called ballerina.

Shopbop has some Stoney Clover on sale – always worth checking!

Just letting you know that I finally bought the lululemon court rival high rise skirt in white. I think this is the high neck sports bra that I have in white — it looks nice with the skirt.

Also, I LOVE the pack of neon running socks I bought at lululemon. I may not have my running shoe situation figured out but at least I like my socks.

I like this BEACHY tee from Z Supply, and the terry shorts.

I missed out on buying this terrycloth shirt and shorts last summer but it’s back for this year — I want the hot pink.

I’ve been browsing slides for the summer. These are my tried and true everyday white slides but I’m also browsing shearling slides so that I can wear the sandals when it’s not quite summer weather. I have my eye on these.

This Alo Yoga sports bra is on sale and already in my Bloomingdale’s cart. I love everything Alo and the sports bras fit so well.

I don’t see much from J.Crew that I like these days which is disappointing but I did spot this sculpt stretch high neck sports bra and I’m curious about it. There are also matching leggings – I am going to check in stores this weekend to try both on!

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That’s it from me, have a great weekend!




Stoney Clover at Target?! Plus Other Friday Favorites

I don’t even want to discuss the Stoney Clover X Target collaboration because the more people who know, the faster this INSANE COLLECTION is going to sell out.

Like O-M-G.

In stores and online at Target on April 2, you can get Stoney Clover pouches, patches, totes, duffels, CLOTHES, shoes, SUITCASES, pool floats, towels, pet accessories, beauty products, and more.

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stoney clover target

The Stoney Clover X Target collection is already viewable online so I’ve already started to heart the items I want to get. Honestly, I want almost everything! How could I not at these price points?!

In all likelihood, the collection will sell out online before I’m even awake on April 2 so I will likely just head to the Targets in my area to see what’s still in stock in stores!

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Other Friday Favorites

Love this tie-dye swim cover up.

The color and style of these bubble jelly slides caught my attention although I mostly wear white sandals at every opportunity.

These pink lucite sandals look fun.

I love these shorts every time I see them but the price seems high for what they are. Yet, I always come back to them.

Every brand has a tennis skirt this year. I also like this version from Beyond Yoga.

If only I didn’t wear prescription sunglasses, these heart shades would be an immediate purchase.

I’ve been using this Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 under my makeup on a daily basis for a month or so now and LOVE IT. It’s so hydrating and creamy, it feels like a moisturizer but it’s sunscreen.

I am trying to get my hands on the Ilia Multi-Stick Cheek & Lip but the one shade I want is always sold out.

I’ve been using the Ilia Lip Wrap Overnight Lip Mask instead of the Tatcha Kissu Mask just because I wanted to try it. I prefer the lip mask from Tatcha but the Lip Wrap from Ilia is still a good choice. I think it comes down to personal opinion and preference. I like the thickness of the Tatcha lip mask but Ilia still gets the job done.

Also, I highly recommend this Hydrate and Glow Mask from Youth to the People. I know I’ve mentioned it before but I’m mentioning it again because it’s really that good.

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Friday Favorites (Planning for Florida + Which Stoney Clover Pouches Do I Need?!)

I missed my usual Wednesday post but I’m back for today and today is Friday!

My plan is to share a larger round of recent meals next Wednesday but for today, it’s all about Friday Favorites.

I quickly planned a trip to Florida (!!) which is coming up before I know it so this week was all about browsing warm weather clothes and things I may need. While I’m sure my summer wardrobe would suffice, a girl needs a few new things, right?

Friday Favorites

I already ordered this Rock n Ruffle Mini Dress in white. This Spring Fling Dress caught my eye but I already have one similar so I didn’t buy it – yet.

Grabbed this Tiara Hawaii Swim Cover-Up Maxi Dress on sale before it was sold out.

I liked this Ruched Sleeveless Midi Dress for the color and the style.

Oh, this Smocked Beach Dress is a classic.

This pretty pink sweatshirt with Kiss print in the corner from J. Crew is really sweet. I like that they make matching shorts — need this try this on in the store before I buy it.

I need to get my hands on the right shade for my skin of the new Kosas Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation. It’s tricky to decide when shopping online but my local Sephora didn’t have the new foundation in stock as of last weekend. I will check the store this weekend and if they don’t have it, I will go to another Sephora until I find it!

The reviews on the foundation are basically all five stars which don’t surprise me – I’ve been a fan of the Kosas Concealer since it launched a couple of years ago.

Obviously, I am over here planning which Stoney Clover pouches I will take with me to Florida.

In addition to the pouches I need for my makeup and skincare, I’ll bring my Stoney Clover terry tote (now sold out) for the beach and also my clear pouch for sunscreens. Oh, and my fanny pack for the plane. My ‘What Fits in a Stoney Clover Fanny Pack” post is one of my most popular posts these days, by the way!

Stoney Clover fanny pack

Maybe it’s the perfect time to break out the woven collection too. I get very excited when I need to plan my pouches! It’s an obsession.

Stoney Clover woven

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It’s a long holiday weekend ahead for me, I hope for you too. Have a great weekend!



Friday Favorites (Alo Yoga in Pink!)


I don’t know about you but I had such a busy work week that I don’t know how it’s already Friday. However, I don’t recall Monday or even Tuesday. All I know is that I was able to run outside this week because it’s been slightly warmer which made me very happy.

I had a little time to browse my favorite websites and here’s a short list below of what I’ve been looking at!

Friday Favorites

I was so excited to see that Alo Yoga launched new products in PINK this week! Obviously, I want everything but here are the items standing out the most to me:

My go-to winter running top, the Hooded Runner Long Sleeve, now comes in Pink Fuchsia!

This Polo Henley Pullover in Pink Sugar.  Oh, and the Muse Shorts – I like this as a set for the spring.

Was it just last week that I mentioned the Accolade Hoodie? Well, now it comes in Pink Sugar which makes it perfect for everything including paired with the Muse Shorts.

This Love Knots Tie Scrunchie in Pink Fuchsia is on my list.

The Glow Sweatband 2-pack comes with one headband in pink fuchsia and one in powder pink. I wear these sweatbands for running when I’m not wearing a hat.

Aside from Alo finds, I’m considering these leggings from Splendid.

Cute tank and it’s on sale.

Sticking with the pink theme, I love this ruffled trim top.

You know I love a tote. I saw these straw totes last year and think I will need one of them for this summer.

In makeup news, I need to restock Glossier Futuredew. I like to mix it with my Ilia Foundation because it gives the right amount of brightness while also being like a primer. I never order just one thing from Glossier so I’ll probably throw in a Cloud Paint since I’m almost out of Puff which is a light shade of pink.

And finally, if you are a Disney Fan, Stoney Clover has a BIG launch tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST for their Disney collaboration. If you think that you may want something, plan to be online at exactly 10:00 AM because it will most definitely sell out fast.

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Have a great weekend!

Friday Favorites! (mostly fashion)


All week I thought it was Thursday so I’m really happy for today to be Friday. Don’t get me wrong — the week went fast in some ways but winter is just…long. With the blizzard last weekend combined with working from home, I feel like I need to get out a bit!

I have my eyes set already on Spring and even as far as Summer, especially when it comes to fashion. I’m ready for warm weather clothes which is a problem since it’s only February.

Here’s a quick look at what I’m browsing right now during this in-between shopping season.


Friday Favorites

I love this Beyond Yoga tank and matching leggings with the heart detailing. I live in Beyond Yoga sets year round so this is perfect for me.

The cult-favorite Alo Yoga socks now come in half-crew size! Also from Alo, I want one of these Everyday Full-Zip Hoodies.

I’ve mentioned my velour pajamas from Kate Spade before but I’m mentioning them again because they have kept me warm this winter in the bitter cold. If you live in a cold winter climate, you need these pajamas. Plus, the hearts are so pretty.

Shopbop is running big sales right now and that includes select Stoney Clover products. Get them while you can and if they sell out, the regular-priced Stoney Clover items will ship for free which is a great saving too.

This is a really cute tennis dress from Aerie. They also have tennis skirts on sale right now.

I hope Aerie brings back the rock n ruffle mini skirt because I have two and want more! These skirts are the best and so much cheaper than the LOVESHACKFANCY version. I see no need to buy the LOVESHACK skirt when the Aerie version is that good.

While I have a quilted coat like this from J.Crew, I love the bright pink color of this version from Aqua.

This is my style dress and it’s on sale.

I’m going to Sephora this weekend to restock my favorite Drunk Elephant Micellar Water, Tatcha Lip Mask, and Briogeo shampoo.  

Oh! I bought the Olaplex Blonde Enhancing Toning Shampoo — I use it once a week (or once every two weeks) and I think it’s the best one I’ve tried yet.  I LOVE all Olaplex products so I’m not surprised!

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Friday Favorites: Best Vegetable Pizza + Alo Yoga Haul

Once again, the days got away from me this week and with the horrendous terror attack in Afghanistan yesterday, I wasn’t sure if I would post today. Like, are we supposed to talk about Friday Favorites when American service members and Afghan civilians lost their lives yesterday while the dangerous situation continues to evolve with the whole world watching (and mostly laughing at our administration?). 

I’m no world news writer and I’m certainly not a political reporter (although believe me, I have my opinions) but something needed to be said this morning. I can only hope that things find some sort of safe resolution soon.

If this Afghanistan situation doesn’t fully upset you or scare you because it’s “not here” -well – it should. Not only are Americans risking their lives to keep people safe “over there” but what they are doing through missions overseas is to keep us safe “over here.”

Have you read my September 11: Never Forget post? 

My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones yesterday and I pray that everyone over there and over here remains safe.

Friday Favorites

So okay. We will talk about Friday Favorites today because you certainly didn’t come to this site to talk about current events.

I didn’t have time to complete Wednesday’s post with recent meals but the best thing I ate recently was this slice of vegetable pizza from Stew Leonard’s.

I feel like Stew Leonard’s is a hidden gem for pizza since it’s technically a specialty type of grocery store but they have a section for pizza where fresh pizza is made all day.

The pizza crust (on all slices from Stew Leonard’s) is terrific and this vegetable slice in particular already made it to the top of my best veggie pizza slices list.

I liked this vegetable pizza slice so much that I went back to get it another day but they didn’t have it – so either they were out of the veggie pie or they don’t make it every day. I will have to inquire to find out. The vegetables are chopped so finely but packed in nicely. SO GOOD.

vegetable pizza

In other Friday Favorites news, my order from Alo Yoga arrived on Wednesday! I got so excited unpacking what I ordered that I quickly took a picture of the pile.

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Here’s what I ordered:

Alo Glow Headbands – OMG I am obsessed. I love the old-school style of these headbands for my workouts. They are so crazy soft and well made. I really like wearing these headbands over the more recent styles I’ve been wearing for years from lululemon.

Alo Throwback Socks – Needed these. Period.

I had mentioned this Alo Open Back Hoodie recently and it was everything I imagined it would be, Only softer.

I had also mentioned this Alosoft Hooded Runner Long Sleeve Top. Well, I finally ordered it and once I put this top on, I immediately decided it would replace my lululemon Run Swiftly tops for winter. Both tops are the same price (and both have thumbholes) but the Alo top is softer, very comfortable, and the hood is everything. This top is great for fall running and then perfect for layering.

I also like how the top fits (actually how all Alo Yoga fits)– everything is true to size. lululemon, especially the tops, are never true to size.

So the Alo Wellness Bra is another OMG. I could live in this bra as a top. Perfect, true to size fit. I need every color.

And finally, the Alo Yoga Highwaist Ripped Warrior Leggings were on sale. Can’t go wrong.

Alo Yoga just released a sweatshirt dress and I think I need it. I also need the Accolade Sweatpants.

I can’t write this Friday Favorites post without mentioning that Shopbop has some Stoney Clover on sale! Now is the time to grab a Stoney Clover pouch or terry tote – especially when Shopbop will likely give you free shipping and quick delivery.

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