Outfit Post: Zip It

Clearly I’ve gone to the dark side, of my closet that is, this season. I can’t get enough of layering black, gray and a little white here and there. On this look though, I opted to balance out the all-black ensemble with some old favorites, these LOFT booties. They may be getting a little scuffed up these days but they have the perfect heel (just high enough with a heel just wide enough), the perfect color and best of all, are perfectly comfortable.

This jacket is obviously the star of the show though. I bought it last month (so there was no cheating on the no-spend goal) after eying it for at least a couple weeks. Luckily it’s still available, so if you want to eye it and think it over for at least a couple days, you’ve got time.

Keeping it quick today since there’s something about rainy day that kicks my work productivity into high gear. Gotta take advantage while I’ve got the feeling since it’s sure to fade into distraction soon. Make it a good one!

Waterfall Faux Leather Jacket: ASOS (also obsessed with this one); Black Zip Detail Jeans: Old Navy (seen before here); Tee: Urban Outfitters (seen before here); Boots: LOFT (so so old, see before here; similar here); Tusk Necklace: c/o Jami (see before here); Sunglasses: Burberry Photos by Whitney Neal. 

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Required Reading: Rainy Day Reads

One of my favorite features that I’ve let fall by the wayside is my weekly link round-ups. I can’t guarantee that I’ll get back to doing them every single weekend but I’m gonna try.

Rainy weekends are kind of my favorite especially after hectic weeks. Last night I finally got to see Gone Girl and it definitely didn’t disappoint. So good. And you don’t need to have read the book to appreciate it. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. Rosamund Pike is the definition of crazy beautiful.

For the rest of the weekend, I’m looking forward to catching up on some shows, tackling a crazy massive laundry pile and dodging raindrops at a pumpkin patch (D3 wants to make a Mike Wazowski pumpkin). Exciting stuff, huh? Yeah real life is so glamorous. Happy Weekend Friends!

Photo by Trevor Triano

 

* Yesterday I finally got around to updating my events page and I’ve added a few that local gals will want to check out. One even involves playing bingo for designer handbags. Yup, you read that right.

* All of the sales are happening this weekend. I am restraining myself to stay strong with my no spend goal for this month. But that doesn’t mean I can’t pretend shop. So in my imaginary shopping cart is this pastel pink coat from Piperlime (save 20% with code FALL20) and this boots + jeans combo from Madewell (Get 30% off with code OHFALL or just pop in the store and save).

* My gal Grace {A Southern Drawl} looks all grown up in this tweed number. She crushes a casual look but personally I love a great work ‘fit and the jacket she’s rocking is both classy and super cute.

* I fell in love with Thirsty Hearts Design when I rocked this tee but I became officially obsessed after ordering this ‘Apple of My Eye’ print. Can’t wait to hang it up in D3’s room. Now I’m trying to narrow down my next purchase.

* I’m loving hats lately (clearly) so I couldn’t get enough of this edition of the Atlanta Style Series. Love all gals in this link-up so be sure to check out all their blogs. My only question: is it cool enough to rock wool hats in Atlanta yet?

* Do you follow District Sparkle on Instagram? If not, you need to. Meaghan is super witty, has great style and a REALLY cute dog. She’s also relatable (read: not all peonies, coffee and expensive shoes).

* This Caprese Pizza that Lexi {Glitter, Inc} made has my mouth watering. And the recipe looks easy. Add it to the list.

* If you’re looking to brighten up your Pinterest feed, make sure you’re following Mrs. Lilien (chances are you already are or if not, that you’ve pinned one of her bright, fun images before). Seriously, she’s pinning all things that are good – cocktails, pretty clothes, holiday fun, party planning, cute stuff for kiddos, travel lust, I could go on.

* Last but not least, in case you missed it, do me a proper and check out Monday’s post. Wasn’t sure how I felt about rocking a hat on the blog (well, a non-Derby hat) but now I think it’s one of my favorite looks I’ve ever shared. Thinking about wearing it again this weekend.

Fitness: Trainers

Working out lately has been hard. Spending a week in a hospital can certainly set your fitness game back and the scale reflected that when I got back home. So I’m planning on sneaking in a few trips to Milestone this weekend (Rhythm Ride on Sunday morning anyone?) and trying to accumulate as many steps as possible on my Fitbit (lost it back in February and found it when I cleaned out a closet a couple weeks ago. I’m now constantly checking how far I’ve walked). I’ve also tried hopping on the treadmill a couple times this week to get back moving.

I’m a big fan of running but I’ve found that the running shoes I have (and love) are pretty piss poor when it comes to more intense workouts. I absolutely love Milestone’s 20/20/20 class but those last 20 minutes my feet start to ache since my shoes don’t provide the necessary support. Next week I’m planning on crushing the class schedule but before I spend another minute doing burpees and hop squats, I need to invest in a new pair of trainers. It’s especially key for me since I have flat feet. So without some support, my arches ache and I tend to get blisters (I know, gross but it happens).

 

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I’ve had some local friends ask me about whether I still loved Milestone and I can wholeheartedly say: yes, I am still obsessed and I’d love it even more if someone could clear my schedule and make time for me to get there more often. The childcare option is so clutch that Drew & I use Monday night cycling as our date night (the struggle is real). If you’ve been thinking about joining, definitely enter their October giveaway (enter by the 23rd). And if you join, make sure you let them know you saw it on LWW!

You could win:

* 3 months membership,
* 2 weekly TRX personal training classes for 8 weeks
* $75 lululemon athletica gift card

Enter here.

If you win, call me and get my ass to those TRX classes.

Time for the stats:

Pre-Baby Weight: 140 lbs.

Weight at 40 Weeks: 205 lbs. WOOF

Current Weight (20 weeks post-baby): 154 lbs

Going the wrong way this week. took a little set back with that week away so I’m planning on getting my butt in gear these next couple weeks.

Disclosure: Baptist Milestone Wellness Center has provided me with a discounted membership in exchange for sharing my opinion, information on classes and the occasional offer. All opinions expressed are my own and as always, I would never write about something I didn’t support or endorse. Ready to sign-up? Call  Priscilla at 502-753-7558 or email her (pdespain @ baptistmilestone.com).

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