Favorite things: Swim, body, hair and a little bit more
Oh hey there, friends! How’s your week? Mine has been good. Work, gym, quick trip to L.A., work, gym and that pretty much brings me to now. This weekend, Dave’s parents are coming to visit us, and in addition to that, I’ve got high hopes of starting to learn the new choreography for the latest BODYATTACK release 92, which I’m teaching next week. If you’re celebrating Good Friday and Easter, I hope you enjoy. And to everyone else, have a fabulous weekend. But first, we favorite …
This week’s finds for “Favorite Things”
No need to think too much here, just a few things I’ve been loving lately …
My favorite fashion of the week
Who is ready for warmer weather? I know that I am. With the change of seasons comes the thought of pool days, beach trips — and if you’re lucky, maybe even a vacation. While I don’t have a vacation on the horizon, I do have a gorgeous new suit from Express …
There were plenty of patterns available, but of course, I went with all black. I got the Black Macrame Bikini Swim Bottom and the Black Macrame High Neck Halter.
If you’re looking for a new bathing suit, check out the new womens swimwear by Express. This suit fits like a glove and is definitely going to be my go-to as soon as it’s time to get out there. (Special thanks to my friends at Express for sending it my way.)
My favorite beauty item of the week
If you don’t have a beach vacation on the horizon, you can certainly take yourself back to your last one, when you slather on tropical-smelling body cream like this …
Because really, scented body lotion is a must for me. Every. Single. Day.
My Mom sent me this Maui-inspired scented body cream after Dave and I got back from our fantastic Hawaiian adventure last year, and I’ve been saving it. Well now that spring is here, I felt like it was time to revisit that vacation feeling, and I pulled this out. Even if the sea breeze is only in my head for now — this stuff sure smells so good!
My favorite accessory of the week
I like to invest in nice jeans, nice purses and nice workout wear. But when it comes to hair accessories — well, cheap is better. I always buy the same cotton headbands, and boy do they last. In addition to being colorful, these cost-effective hair-tamers are so useful …
Nothing fancy here folks, just a $5 pack of these beauties from Target.
I especially enjoy these headbands for my early morning workouts when I know my hair is a total disaster. A headband and a bun instantly takes me from bed to gym. And if you get the 5-pack, you can throw these in the wash after each use and still have more in the drawer.
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss the latest on A Lady Goes West this week?
And from around the web worth checking out …
- Love this! “Guide to Bay Area slang” I came across yesterday. I mean, who knew that the word “hella” started here?
- So sweet — thanks to Jessica for featuring me in this: “Blogger Interview – Ashley of A Lady Goes West.”
- And in case you missed it, dark chocolate will help you to get a better workout, or so says a study cited in the New York Times.
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
Are you ready for spring?
SUPER cute bikini!! I just bought that same pack of headbands yesterday 😀 Have a wonderful weekend friend~XOXO
Ah great minds! Enjoy having your hair out of your face. I know I will. Happy Friday! 🙂
I wish I was cool enough to wear a bikini like that. But I am not. You, however, would look amazing! Have a great weekend!
You SO are cool enough, Susie. 🙂
Funny you are talking about swim suits and beach vacations and I currently am getting ready to head to the mountains for one last ski trip of the season! But I guess I sure do have a beach vacation of some sorts coming up in June and I could not be more excited to get outside and get some sun! With lots of sun screen of course I feel like my body hasn’t seen sun in quite some time!
How fun, Hilary! I hope you have a great time out on the slopes. 🙂 Great exercise and fun!
I’m going over to my moms house on Sunday for Easter lunch with my whole family. cant wait! I am sooo ready for Spring and warm temps and being outside more! Have a great weekend!
No kidding, me too! Enjoy your weekend, Heather! How nice your Mom lives close. 🙂
Those headbands are the best! Haha, I’ve bought them time and time again in different colors over the years. And that bathing suit is adorable! Enjoy your weekend, my friend!
I know you love a good headband. Thank you, Heather! Right back at ya, of course.
Love the bathing suit! Looks super cute 🙂
Thanks, Gretchen! Have a great weekend!
I really need to get a new bathing suit. All mine are so old and while I got a lot from Target, I’m not really loving them. Thanks for the reminder!
Oh, Bay Area natives will gladly remind you that “hella” is, well, a hella norcal term! And they won’t let you forget it 😉 I think it actually originated from East Bay/Oakland if you wanna get technical.
I learn so much from Bay Area natives! 🙂 Love it. Have a great weekend, Emily!
That suit is adorably sexy! I hope you have a nice time with Dave’s parents this weekend. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. Enjoy!
Yes! I hope to be outside at least a little. Hope you are too, Sarah!
Love that suit! I just got my first all black strappy one from Target!
Nice!! Hope you get to wear it soon.
Hey Ashley! I totally just bought those headbands myself at Target. Great minds think alike, right? Love the new bikinis and sounds like the new job is treating you well. Enjoy the weekend!
Yes!! Things are going well. Thanks, Lauren! Have a great weekend.
I love headbands! I would love to grab those from Target.
You should! Happy Friday, Emily.
That bathing suit is gorgeous! But as a fair skinned chick who tans/burns regardless of the amount of sunscreen I apply, I can only think of the tan lines!!
Yes, you should be careful. This could just be a lounger instead of a tanner hehehe
HELLO sexy bikini!! Love the macrame, it’s so subtly sexy. I bet you’re gonna rock it!!
Hahah thanks! Happy Friday, Beverley!
I love those headbands, they are the best! Thanks for sharing your link finds xo C
Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend, Courtney!
Pretty swimsuit! I’m looking forward to shopping a few Easter sales myself this weekend 🙂
Good luck shopping, Nicole! Enjoy the weekend!
Absolutely love the Express swim suit! I think I may do a little browsing over the weekend 🙂 I have a few trips coming up! Thanks for the share!
Sweet! Thanks, Victoria! I hope you have a nice weekend! 🙂
That swimsuit is simply adorable. I have been on the hunt for a new one but I had no idea that Express even had swimsuits!
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