Running Routine

I ran my 2nd 5k over the weekend and thought it would be fun to share the little running schedule I put together to help me prepare for my run. I am no runner by any means, but would like to get to a point where running 3 miles is a breeze. I always feel so good after I run, but during my run, I’m strugglin. Running is so challenging to me, but it makes me realize it is something I need (and want) to work on. There was a guy who completed the 10k in 38 mins! To run a 6 minute mile is crazy to me, I can’t imagine my legs going that fast!! haha. I think this routine I put together works great as a guide for a 5k or just to get into a running regimen.

5k Running Routine


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Must Have: Knit Button Down Shirts

I recently discovered LOFT’s knit button down shirts and instantly fell in love with them! They’re so soft, go with everything, and are extremely comfortable. I would classify them as a “throw on and go top” which is my FAVORITE kind of top. I love tops like this for running errands, casual Friday or Saturday at work, and to wear during the weekend. Below are my favorites from LOFT right now! And even bigger plus to these shirts is that LOFT is currently offering 50% off full priced items through tomorrow! P.S. Top row, shirt on the right, comes in 4 different colors =)

Happy Shopping!

Fall Home Favorites from Pottery Barn!

Fall has slowly been making its way into California over this past week. It has tried to rain a few times, there’s been a breeze outside, and the mornings have been nice and cool. As we get into the colder months I love seeing all the orange, rust, and brown decorations come out for Thanksgiving. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite items to incorporate into your home for Fall!

Pottery Barn is definitely one of my favorite stores for inspiration and they never seem to disappoint around the holidays!

Gather Pillow This “gather” pillow from Pottery Barn is perfect for Thanksgiving and it was a must have for my house!

Pottery Barn Fall Living Room

Absolutely love how Pottery Barn styled this living room! Washed Velvet Pillow in “Ember” | Suzani Embroidered Pillow in “Warm” | Cable Knit Throw in “Ivory”

PB Fall Collage

Flameless Flicker Birch Pillar Candles | Pinecone & Bittersweet Wreath | Fresco Turkey Plate Outdoor Autumnal Faux Pumpkin

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Shoes. Oh my God. Shoes.

Anthropologie is one of my all time favorite stores. Not only do they have amazing dresses and home decor (particularly their kitchen stuff), they also have killer shoes! I always seem to find the most unique and beautiful shoes there! So … with fall approaching in just under a month I thought I would share some of my favorite shoes to finish off the summer and some booties to prepare for fall! And, as an added plus, all of the shoes below happen to be on sale!!! That’s what I call perfect timing.

Shoes. OMG. Shoes

                                                         1.) Laventa Booties in “Dark Grey”

                                                          2.) Terra Wedges in “Black Motif”

                                                       3.) Mirelle Lacecut Booties in “Peach”

                                                         4.) Charm-Cut Wedges in “Brown”

                                                           5.) Grammar Booties in “Wine”

                                                           6.) Filifera Slingbacks in “Plum”

                                                                      Happy Shopping!!

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New Arrivals: JCrew Factory

Jcrew Factory is a staple in my closet and makes up the majority of my work clothes.  I always look forward to when they release their new arrivals and at least a few items end up in my shopping bag and on their way to me every time. Here’s what I’m loving from their newest release!

Factory Leather-Sleeve Tee

Factory Leather-Sleeve Tee – Love the leather sleeve detailing!

Factory Novelty Quilted Puffer Vest

Factory Novelty Quilted Puffer Vest – The infamous vest that was seen all over last winter (available in camo here). I never broke down and bought it and have been regretting it ever since! Now clicking “add to bag” on the site ;)

Factory Always Cardigan

Factory Always Cardigan – My favorite layering item when we’re in between seasons. I have just about every color they’ve ever made I like these so much!

Factory Leather Ponte Dress

Factory Leather Ponte Dress – I love shift dresses & I love leather, this is the perfect combo!

Factory Stripe Ponte Dress

Factory Stripe Ponte Dress – This dress is the perfect weekend dress to wear with flats or sandals and layer with a denim jacket or lightweight sweater (available in navy & white here)

Factory Pencil Skirt in Scalloped Lace

Factory Pencil Skirt in Scalloped Lace – Blue is very on trend right now and the lace adds a subtle feminine touch

Factory Classic Button-Down Shirt in Plaid

Factory Classic Button-Down Shirt in Plaid – I am TFD so a classic plaid button down is always a must have!

                                                                       Happy Monday!