Great Salad + Pajama Finds + Nordstrom Sale Picks


It’s still sunny here AND it’s long weekend time! Couldn’t be happier right now as we discuss this week’s round of Friday Favorites. 🙂

First, I’m guest posting today over on Laura’s blog on the topic of Skincare For Runners. It’s a really informative post (if I do say so myself) discussing the various ways to care for your skin this time of year as a runner. Thanks to Laura for having me!

Friday Favorites

Favorite Fitness:

While I’ve really enjoyed my miles this week, I want to chime in about a Pure Barre position that really works my triceps.

Pressing down with the weights into the floor while you are on your back (usually done in Pure Barre either during ab work or bridge position), activates your triceps without making it feel really difficult at the time. I don’t know about you, but working my triceps has NEVER been easy. I don’t have the best arm strength and my triceps really struggle in comparison to my biceps. This Pure Barre move always leaves me sore the next day and I’ve been seeing visible improvements too since incorporating this exercise more often.

pure barre on demand

^Screenshot from Pure Barre On Demand

Favorite Food:

I had this delicious, colorful salad the other night for dinner from a fairly new Greek place near my house. This greek salad contained feta cheese, beets, peppers, chick peas, and a few other vegetables (I forget exactly) – it was so good!

greek salad with beets

Favorite Fashion:

Here’s a new fashion conversation for us here on the blog: Pajamas and Loungewear. It’s been SO LONG since I really felt the need to update my lounge clothes and pajama sets. I guess there’s something about spring (and spring cleaning) that inspired my feelings for updating what I wear around the house and to sleep!

I found a few pajama sets that are perfect for this time of year. Comfortable, cute, and at really good price points! I don’t want to spend too much on the clothing I wear around the house BUT I do need to be comfortable and feel good about what I put on when I look in the mirror.

From the Gap:

Gap Ruffle Tank & Ruffle Trim Knit Short

Gap Dreamwell Satin Short Lace Trim & Dreamwell Satin Cami

And this Eat Coffee Sleep Repeat T-Shirt plus these knit shorts

From Forever 21:

Forever 21 Ruffled Striped PJ Set

Forever 21 Cupcake Dessert Tee & Leggings

Forever 21 Donut Disturb Pajama Set

Also! The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is on!

From now until June 3, SO MUCH is on sale for women. I did a quick little scan for us and here’s what I like so far:

I’m feeling underwhelmed by the shoes on sale but these Tretorn Platform Espadrille Sneakers are pretty and a good price. These superstar low tops are pricey but cheaper than full price. Really like these Miu Miu Slingback Bow Pointy Toe Flats which still aren’t cheap but on a decent sale.

On to clothes: The Top Shop Cover up I mentioned a few weeks ago is on sale and I love these Terry joggers these Chaser Love Sweatpants!

ADORE this lace off shoulder dress and also this two-tone tie waist sheath dress from J Crew (which is sold at Nordstrom) and this off the shoulder sweatshirt!

I think I will spend a little more time this weekend browsing the sale and will report anything else I find of interest! Have a great weekend.

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Any fun plans for the long weekend?

How do you feel about working your triceps? Is it easy or challenging for you?





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  1. says

    I hope it stays sunny this weekend! I am heading to Florida and it looks like there will be quite a bit of rain. I wear pajamas so much when I am home and they could probably use some updates! But I hate spending money on stuff like that.

  2. says

    I am browsing the sale also! I’ve been doing a lot of pull up work lately which absolutely fatigues my triceps. I hope you have a great weekend and thank you for sharing and writing the post!