Friday Favorites – First of the Year

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Happy Friday dolls.  I am so happy this work week is over.  Wasn’t it a little tough to motivate after the holidays?  This weekend in Tampa, all the National Championship game festivities will be underway.  There are a ton of free concerts and events going on around town.  I think we are going to try and make it to see Usher perform on Saturday.  Local peeps tell me what you are going to partake in this weekend!  We went to the Lighting game last night so I am definitely a little bit dragging today.  Let’s get right into some favorites.

Moto jacket finally restocked under $25 here and love this color.  Looks so high end jump on it!  |||  Dress Self Portrait old out but similar and budget friendly here


Have you heard the new Taylor Swift song?  Here it now before you will start hearing it a million times over.


I’m trying to teach myself Adobe Lightroom and this pin is a great place to start.


A few ab exercises that I’ve never tried before.  I’m all about booty exercises all day every day. Combined with this circuit training workout.


I am 100% making this spicy soup this weekend.


I just picked up these skinnies and I love the cut, rinse, and they are the perfect length.  Finally a great pair of denim under $100.  The best part is they will send you an additional pair in the size up or down so you can guarantee the best fit.  Keep the perfect one and send the other one back with the prepackaged label.


I snagged this Free People sweater 50% off and it’s insanely soft and is the perfect knit for the cooler temps.



Alright!  It’s your turn.  Link up and tell me your favs from the week and what you are up to this weekend.


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27 responses to “Friday Favorites – First of the Year”

  1. Sarah Bell says:

    Happy Friday! This week was definitely hard to get motivated for. Such a gorgeous dress – love the detailing! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  2. Biana says:

    Hope you have fun if you guys end up going to the Usher concert – sounds like it will be a blast!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. I got LR last year, but got frustrated since it’s monthly and that I didn’t really get the hang of it. Maybe this pin will help!! The first week back is so rough, right? Here’s to a good weekend!

  4. Ashley says:

    What a fun weekend ahead! I’ll be trying to stay warm in KC, haha. And yummmm, that spicy Thai soup sounds amazing!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. Ashley says:

    So many good recipes to try! That soup- YUM!

  6. Kelsey says:

    Taylor Swift does it again! That girl only writes gold….her songs ARE THE CATCHIEST!!!! Ugh, haha!

  7. Pamela says:

    Have fun at the Usher concert! I’m jealous, I love Usher! And obsessed with the new Taylor song but that’s probably no surprise to you haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. Love your new jeans and sweater!! Happy Friday!

  9. Nichole says:

    This weekend is super busy, but I had no idea about Usher – I need to look into changing some things around!

  10. Enjoy all the National Championship stuff, it’s so fun when it is in your town. Those jeans look and sound great, how was the sizing? I need a new pair and the ones I had are out of my size always at Nordstrom! Love that moto jacket, I have been eyeing them everywhere I go, need to pull the trigger! Have a great weekend! It is so deserved, this week was tough for sure!

  11. Kelsey says:

    The National Championship festivities sound fun!! Hope you have a great weekend enjoying them!

  12. The detailing in that dress is gorgeous! Have an amazing weekend with all the fun festivities in town <3
    Green Fashionista

  13. I use lightroom for work so that pin is very necessary for me to read today. Did that sentence even make sense? Oy it’s friday. my butt is on fire from barre right now and those exercises are pretty much the reason why. god bless a leg lift.

  14. rachel says:

    I feel like that Taylor song is such a letdown! I want to like it so bad, but I just don’t. Spicy thai soup, yes please!

  15. Karly says:

    That moto jacket is fabulous! Would love to hear your thoughts on Lightroom, I’ve been debating for a while if it’s worth the investment or not (despite everyone saying it is!). Have a good weekend!

  16. Meg Taylor says:

    Happy Friday! I heard that Taylor Swift song on the radio a week or so ago, not knowing it was her, and thought it sounded a lot like the songs at the end of 1989, so it all made sense when I heard it was her ;)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  17. rachel says:

    I have to go furniture shopping in Tampa this weekend and I’m hoping it’s not too crazy (although I’m sure it will be!!) Wish I could make the Usher performance but I’m booked all weekend! :( Have so much fun!!

  18. I just heard that TS song a couple days ago.. Love it! I dread ab exercises but I love the burning feeling afterwards! Happy Friday!

    Brittany :)

  19. That sweater looks so deliciously cozy and the sale price doesn’t hurt either! I am digging the new TSwift song, but I’m sure it will be beaten to death very soon. Hope you have a great weekend lady! XO

  20. I LOVE that lace dress! And lightroom isn’t too bad once you get the hang out of it, I still consider myself a beginner but Maison De Pax has a really good tutorial on lightroom! Sounds like you’re going to be having a great weekend, thanks for hosting!

  21. Sara says:

    I love Lightroom! Let me know if I can help with any questions! It’s basically all I use!

  22. Owen Davis says:

    This week was soo rough at work getting back into the swing of things!! And patients were extra crazy for some reason ;) Sounds like you guys have a fun weekend! We are hunkered down for the snow storm hitting eastern NC, the perfect excuse to stay inside and be completely LAZY!

  23. Nadine says:

    Usher!!!!!!! I saw him around town all the time when I lived in Atlanta. He shopped at the mall I worked at in high school all the time and I actually spoke to him at a Target once. It was pretty damn cool! I hope you make the concert. And bask in the greatness of the presence of Alabama football ;) Totally pinning that recipe, it sounds delicious!

  24. kristen says:

    oooh those jeans. how brilliant that they’ll send you an extra pair to be sure about fit. that’s really smart.
    i still haven’t heard taylor swift’s new song. i haven’t sought it out, like you said, it will be everywhere soon and i’ll be ready to rip my radio out of my car ;)

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