Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! I spent half of my week in Houston and half in Shreveport. I went home to Shreveport to host an in-person Beautycounter pop-up – my first, it was so much fun! And I attended my first cabi Fashion Experience (essentially an in-home shopping party!). I’ll have a full blog post on the Fashion Experience soon! It was a short trip to Shreveport as I’m already back in Houston for the weekend. I’m spending Friday checking off errands and wrapping up a few work projects before heading into the weekend!
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
Fall Loafers: Top 5 Flats for Fall // Loafers are one of my favorite transitional shoes! I shared my top 5 favorite flats for fall in Monday’s post. My mustard suede Marc Fisher loafers are still marked down by 60% (making them only $56!). They run TTS. Check out the full post here!
Our Wedding at Baha Mar in The Bahamas // I finally published a full post on our January wedding in The Bahamas, video included! Going through all of the photos and watching the video made me want to do it all over again!
Beautycounter Favorites // While prepping for my in-person pop up this week, I realized I’ve never shared a full post including all of my favorite Beuatycounter products! I roundup up my favorite skincare, makeup, and body products in this post!
This week’s workouts …
- Monday: Anytime Fitness weight workout + SoulCycle ride
- Tuesday: 3 mile run (treadmill because of rain)
- Wednesday: Skipped – Traveled to Shreveport
- Thursday: 3 mile morning run
- Friday: Anytime Fitness weight workout
- Weekend: 9 mile run Saturday morning
Since I work from home most days, I like to have a podcast on in the background. As a result, I listen to a lot of podcasts throughout the week. Most are business related, but some are just for fun. Here’s what I listened to this week …
- A Drink with James: A Conversation with Casey “Quigley” Goode – A Drink with James Episode 165
- Bad on Paper Podcast: Simon Doonan on Drag Culture, Personal Style, and Unplugging from Technology
- LIKEtoKNOW.it Influencer Radio: Season 2 Episode 1 | Rachel Parcell | Pink Peonies
Things to Note
Beautycounter Promo – Free Gift // With your purchase of the Flawless In Five set (6 products that work together for an easy, everyday makeup look!), you’ll receive a free retractable foundation brush ($35 value)! This is an easy way to make a clean swap for a few of your makeup products!
Fun Purchases This Week // I’m prepping for Michael and I’s upcoming Portugal/Morocco trip (we leave in less than two weeks!) so I’ve been scooping up a few new items to bring along.
This week I caved and bought Away’s new Everywhere Bag (in navy canvas) to go along with my Bigger Carry On bag. I’ve been wanting a bag that fits nicely on top of my carry on bag, and you know I can’t say no to Away so here we are! I cannot wait to use it!
I also purchased these Reebok sneakers as I thought they’d be perfect for pairing with jeans and dresses on our trip!
I have a packed Saturday planned this weekend. Michael and I are getting up bright and early to run our long run for the week, 9 miles for half marathon training.
After that, I’m taking a patent and trademark continuing education class at Rice University. As part of my Contracts for Creatives business, I also file trademark applications on behalf of my clients, and I’m a registered patent attorney (you have to take a separate bar exam to be registered as a patent attorney). I was excited to learn that the library at Rice is an official Patent and Trademark Resource Center (designated by the US Patent & Trademark Office). As a result, they offer occasional courses on different intellectual property topics.
Later in the day, Michael and I are attending a grand opening party for sweetgreen to celebrate their arrival to Houston – they have two locations in Houston now!
FAVORITE THINGS THIS WEEK
This week’s favorite things are a few things on my wishlist!
Sarah Flint Heels // I’ve been eyeing Sarah Flints shoes for a few months, and I can’t shake them! They’re so beautifully crafted, and I’ve heard from several friends that they are incredibly comfortable too! They’re definitely an investment, but the classic pump is one that you’d definitely have in your closet for years to come! And they also recently released these mules for fall … My friend Monica, shared her discount code with me to share with you! Use code MONICA45 for $45 off your first purchase!
Everlane Button Up Sweater // Everlane recently released a few new sweaters for fall. I love, love, love the oversized buttons on this one! It’s available in several colors, but I’m partial to the almond shade.
Everlane Crew Sweater // Another Everlane sweater I’m eyeing! I love the crew cut and slight balloon sleeve! This one is available in TONS of colors!
Lululemon Align Leggings // After forming an addiction to the Align biker shorts over the summer, the Align leggings are on my fall shopping list! I usually stick to black leggings, but I’m thinking of going with the camo print this go around!
Have a great weekend!