Hey there people! You may or may not have noticed that the title of today’s post is not Fashion Friday number umpteen-million. Neither was last week’s Friday post. Why, you ask? Well, to be honest, Fashion Friday was never really meant to be a long-term feature on my blog. I felt like I was calling myself a fashion expert when really I just wanted to celebrate that I could wear jeans & casual clothes to work on Fridays.
At first, posting about Fashion Friday was just fun because it was the only day of the week where I wasn’t dressing like a business professional, and I wanted to share it with you guys. However, now that I have more readers, and this is no longer just a blog where I talk just to myself (at least most of the time…) I began feeling like Fashion Friday was not a good representation of me and all of my passions. Sure, I like clothes, but there are so many other things that I like too. I didn’t think my fashion (which, to be honest is just pretty average) deserved an entire day to itself every week, when there are so many other things in my life that I enjoy just as much, if not more, than clothes.
So, starting today I will be trying out a new Friday routine. I’m not going to get rid of sharing my fashion entirely, I just want to reorganize it a bit. Add a bit more to it so you guys can see what else I’m interested in.
Insert Favorite Things Friday.
I’m going to show you all of my favorite things from the week, mostly pictures from my life, but also occasionally articles or interesting things I have stumbled upon from around the web. This way you can see my favorite outfit of the week (not limited to Friday!) as well as the favorite thing I ate, thing I watched, favorite thing I did, etc.
So let’s get to it!
Here is the outfit I’m wearing today! The skirt is from a consignment shop near my apartment called Current Boutique and it’s made by J. Crew. I bought it for $28 with the tags still on. Woohoo! Plus it has pockets! Hello, awesome. My shirt is just a black t-shirt, I think from Forever 21, and my leopard-print flats are from DSW.
Fabio made these for us to share before dinner last night. He chopped cherry tomatoes in half, added some fresh mozzarella cheese, and drizzled them in balsamic vinegar. Then he sprinkled a little salt and pepper on top. They were such a sweet gesture because I’d had a really hard day at work and was feeling a bit down. He knew I wasn’t feeling up to making dinner so not only did he take care of it for me, but he made me these tasty little appetizers to cheer me up. What a guy.
Favorite Moment at Work
That would be on Wednesday evening when the drinks cart came around. Yes, we had a drinks cart. Literally, they rolled a cart laden with beer, wine, and snacks over to our desks and encouraged us to help ourselves since we have been working so hard lately. Seriously, isn’t that the best? I got to finish up my work for the day while sipping on some chilled white wine. Awesome.
This bag of juicy, ripe tomatoes that was in this week’s vegetable share. This week’s produce was pretty similar to last week’s only instead of squash I got all these tomatoes!! Fabio and I both LOVE tomatoes and I’ll have to think of a creative way to use all these up. Don’t be surprised if I whip up some homemade tomato sauce next week (maybe with turkey meatballs?? hmmm…)
This jumbo jar of nutella. Seriously, look at the size of that thing next to my hand. It was GINORMOUS and cost like $75 haha isn’t that crazy?? I found it at a new-to-me store that’s not too far from my apartment called The Italian Store. Although it was bursting to capacity with people clamoring to buy the amazing-looking Italian subs, Fabio and I bypassed the yummy pasta salad and subs and just bought some whole wheat frozen raviolis, which I’m so excited to try. They also had a ton of precuitto, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and other types of pasta which made me a) wish I was richer so I could afford to buy more b) incredibly excited for my upcoming trip to Italy! Woo!
Favorite Indulgent Meal
This cheeseburger which I enjoyed (on Tuesday night? maybe?) that was made with lean ground beef (+yummy seasonings), reduced fat American cheese, a bunch of spinach, and a sandwich thin. Oh, and ketchup. Obviously. On the side I had some roasted fingerling potatoes. This meal was delicious and felt very decadent even though it was somewhat lightened up. Yummy.
Favorite Picture of Jack
Ok, so I will probably have this category every week lol. I just love that little mutt so much! This picture is from Sunday when he went swimming in the bay at my grandparent’s house. He just looks so happy
And that’s it for now! All my favorite photos from this week. I think it was a pretty good week based on those photos, don’t you??
Anyway, what do you guys think of my new Friday tradition? Do you like it? Hate it? Have any suggestions? Leave me a comment por favor!