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Friday Faves!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Friday!  This was a short week and it actually felt like a short week because it went by fast!  I was off yesterday for the 2nd half of the day for my post-op appointment, so my week really felt short.  Dustin and I have a pretty fun weekend planned so I'll actually have a weekend to document on Monday ha!

I'm sharing a few of my FAVORITES today!

I had seen a few people posting their IG color palettes so I did mine.  It's not the prettiest, but at least the colors all go well together!



I started browsing the internet for Easter dresses and came across two that I love!  This dress is from Anthro, so I'm hoping my local Anthro has it in stock.  I'm not a fan of ordering online from them because their sizing is always so weird.



And I really love this dress!  I wanted it last year when it was in a different print, but by the time I decided that, they were sold out everywhere with my size.

Out of the two dresses, which is your favorite?


 Dustin was off work on Monday, too, so we spent the entire day together doing normal, married things and it was MY FAVORITE!  We went to the grocery store.  Then we went to both Lowe's and Home Depot looking at patio furniture and tile.  We grabbed a coffee for me and then came home where I did laundry and Dustin worked on his new mower.  It was the best day.



Wednesday I compared the Lululemon Align Legging with the Zella Live In Midi legging.  Head over to that post here to figure out which one would be best for you!


And because I listen to music all the time, I'm going to try to share a favorite song with y'all each Friday.  This artist is one I've been listening to a while.  When I first heard him, I thought I was listening to someone from the 1960s but it was a song from 2015!  I love his old, soulful songs, and I love that he writes them himself.


Okay, I think that's it for today!  I hope y'all have a great weekend and I'll see y'all back here on Monday!

The Lululemon Align II Leggings vs The Zella Live In Midi Leggings

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Where would we be in life without leggings?  I remember being in college when leggings were semi being made popular and loving how comfortable I felt when wearing them, but also feeling self-aware because of the huge debate about leggings not being pants...yada yada yada.  Fast forward 8ish years 🙈 and I'd wear leggings to teach in if it were acceptable ha!


I've got two really great pairs of leggings that I'm going to compare for you today because I want you to be informed if you're ever wanting to purchase either of these!

 First, I wanted to let you know that my shirt is "technically" considered vintage since it's Dustin's from his senior year of high school aka my freshman year.  Our basketball team or fans (I never really knew??) was called the Hoop Squad.

And these are both dark leggings, so that's why it's really hard to tell much distinction in the pictures.  Both are a midi length.



 Fabric
The fabric of these is really thin, and I think online they are described as "second skin."  And they really feel just like that.  I love how soft the fabric is, but they are thin--not see-through thin, but still thin.  I could easily take a nap in these and forget I even had on pants. 😜

Fit
These stretch out really well in the waist, so I would suggest sizing down one size.  I could also see these working for pregnancy up to a point, so that was partly my justification for owning two pairs because they are pricey.  They don't have a traditional waistband which I really like.

Wear
These have washed and worn well! 

Uses
In my opinion, these would not be great workout pants.  I don't think they would stay up well during a high impact workout.  Really, these are great for lounging around and running errands.



Fabric
These have a thick fabric--much thicker than I was expecting!!  I had read that a few bloggers wear these with boots and tunic tops in the winter and I can totally see that because they don't have a legging look to them.

Fit
These are true to size and don't have much give in the waist.  I could not see these working for anyone in their pregnancy since the waist is pretty restrictive.

Wear
They have washed and worn well so far!

Uses
These could definitely be worn for a workout, but since they are pretty thick, I wouldn't.  I know this is weird but I don't like to wear anything that's going to make me sweat more in my workouts ha.  Again, these can be worn like the Lulus in errand running and lounging, but they can also be worn dressed up with boots and a tunic top.


OVERALL
The Align leggings are my favorite simply due to the fit and fabric.  They really are so so comfortable that once you start wearing them, you aren't going to want to wear anything else!  The Zella leggings are half the price and would be my #2 choice!

Random Questions

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I don't have a weekend recap for y'all today because my weekend was boring--lots of laying around and resting...which is exactly what I needed to do!  I saw this post on my friend Laura's blog recently and loved the idea behind it and thought it would be perfect for today.  Come back tomorrow because I have something fun planned!  (Well, at least I think it's fun ha)

1. What is your favorite smell?
Fresh linen scents and the Mahogany Teakwood candle from BBW
2. Last time you cried?
Sunday at church while singing this song.  The words are so beautiful and full of so much biblical truth--it's one of my favorites!

3. What is your favorite pizza?
I'm pretty plain--I like pepperoni.  But I also like a vegetable pizza, too.
4. What is your favorite flower?
Hydrangeas!  We're going to plant one in our front flower bed this year.
5. What is your favorite dog breed?
I like big dogs like labs, golden retrievers, labradoodles, etc. 
6. Do you untie your laces before taking your shoes off?
Always

7. Do you like roller coasters?
NO!!!  I don't like heights and I don't like things that get my stomach like that.  I'm the person holding everyone's things and I'm completely fine with that.

8. Favorite ice cream?
Chocolate chip cookie dough
9. What are you listening to?
Yesterday while we were doing stuff around the house, The Beatles Abbey Road album was on--it's my favorite Beatles album!  I've also been listening to lots of Avett Brothers, too.
10. What is your favorite food?
If I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight, my favorite food would be chicken fingers and pizza.
11. What is your favorite holiday?
My birthday and Christmas 
12. Night owl or morning person?
I'm definitely a morning person although lately, I've been sleeping in a little longer in the mornings....like 5:30-45 on school mornings.  I prefer getting up earlier rather than staying up late.  I like being in bed no later than 9:30!
13. Favorite day of the week?
Any day that I'm not in school haha!!

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