Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Friday! I can't believe we are nearing the unofficial end of summer. The weather in Nashville has been amazing and it's felt like fall all week. Which, is totally skewed now that I live down south. Low 80s is what I consider "fall weather", but it was so nice to have the windows open for a few days and get some fresh air in the apartment! I will not miss the humidity when it decides to go away for good, that's for sure. I also have no idea what to expect for fall and winter down here. I was told that people don't usually wear scarves and gloves - maybe for a week or two in February. What? I have 3 extra pairs of gloves in my car console and a shovel and can of sand in my trunk.... year round. 

Ponchos. I have been a little too eager for fall fashion (girl sweats a lot - I'm ready for some cooler temps) and have been scouring my favorite sites for some fall deals, and the one thing I keep going back to are ponchos. Which makes me laugh because I've had an unfortunate history with rain ponchos and one would think I would steer clear of any sort of poncho for the rest of my life. But, needless to say, I love them right now! My favorites are these from Nordstrom, H&M and this J.Crew cape

Shep Shirt. I love a good Shep Shirt, but have never bit bullet and actually bought one. I just can't justify spending over $100 on essentially a sweatshirt. However, I always browse the Vineyard Vines sale section, especially when they have an additional percentage off sale items. When I saw this one I was seriously about to buy it, but they only had and XXS and XS. Maybe it's being down south for almost 6 months or all of the hype around the upcoming Olympics, but.. 'Murica. 

Dr. Brandt. I received a BirchBox subscription for my birthday and was so excited to try it out (a little late to the game on this one). One of the first products I put to the test was this Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliant. I had heard of Dr. Brandt before and read great things about the products, but it's pretty pricey and never tried anything. This stuff is amazing. My skin has been a mess for some reason and I notice a different as soon as I use this stuff. 

Healthy Frozen Mocha. I can't wait to try out this recipe this weekend. I usually treat myself to a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee on Saturday or Sunday but I want to try this guy out instead with wayyy less sugar! P.S. Chocolate Covered Katie has the best healthy desserts. 


Blue Bandana. I'm always surprised when this song comes on the radio and I like it, I've never been a huge Jerrod Niemann girl, but I love this song. I feel like it's a good end of the summer song. Follow me on Spotify to see what else I'm listening to! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend! If you missed yesterday's post, I teamed up with Spongelle to try out some of their skin products! Thanks for reading! 

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  1. i love ponchos!!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  2. I love my Shep Shirt, I just wish I got it in navy instead of pink. Not that I don't love the pink but the navy would just match so much more!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls