Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Style

Fall might be my favorite season. It starts to cool off, I can wear comfy sweaters and enjoy lovely pumpkin flavored things! Today I thought I might share some of my favorite fall fashions today. I love classic and comfortable styles, and I love to save money. So, most of my wardrobe is from Old Navy, J Crew Factory, and Polo Ralph Lauren (outlet). Here are some of my favorites for fall!

Fox Sweater, Old Navy, $32.95

Plaid button down, Old Navy, $26.94

V-neck Sweater, J Crew Factory, currently on sale for $29.50

Puffer Vest, J Crew Factory, $98.00

I have all of the above, except for the pink puffer. I have the same one in navy blue (currently sold out online) and a very similar one from Old Navy in dark green, but sure would love to add this pink one to my collection! 

Oxfords, Polo Ralph Lauren

I also don't pay full price for anything! I just don't see the point when there are always sales or discounts to be found, from coupon codes to super cash at Old Navy. Plus, if you have an outlet near you, be sure to hit it up because they usually have 30%-40% off sales. Some of the outlets also offer military discounts which I enjoy. 

I love simple layering pieces that can go with a lot. All of the above can be worn with jeans, black ankle pants, skirts, the possibilities are endless! What are your favorite fall finds? 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Currently on Repeat

Some people love running with music and others hate it. I for one am a big fan. It helps me get in the zone and enjoy the run a little more (but I always keep it on pretty low when running alone so I can hear traffic). Today I thought I would share my current favorites with you!

I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
Come and Get It - Selena Gomez
Roar - Katy Perry
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Love Somebody - Maroon 5
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Gone, Gone, Gone - Phillip Phillips

What do you like, music or none? What are your current favorite workout songs?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Devil Dog Run and Two Happys!

On Saturday we actually got to sleep in! That's right, we slept until 6:20am which is sleeping in on a Saturday lately since we get up at 5:30am for our training group on most Saturdays. This Saturday we missed training (and so did half our group) because we participated in the Devil Dog Run.

The Devil Dog Run is a 5k and 10k. This year was the 20th and it is a run put on by the Marine detachment here at Fort Sill. I think there were probably around 600 participants, but I could be wrong. It was a lot of fun and a very well organized event, compared to the last 5k that we did.

I participated in the 5k and Andy did the 10k. It was a lot of fun, but a very hard course. My first and third miles were pretty good, but I could have gone without mile number two. Mile number two was killer because it was pretty much all hills. Clearly I need to do more hill work because that mile was not any fun and it showed in my time. O well, I still had a blast and would do it all over again! And, Andy was an awesome husband and met up with me on my last .2 miles and helped me finish strong. (He finished his race before me since the 10k had an earlier start time, and he is a much faster runner than I.) Plus. Andy won in the raffle and got passes to go to some haunted house tour in town so we will have to check that out!

The rest of our Saturday was spent relaxing. Andy worked on a paper and I relaxed like a boss! Then we watched Gods and Generals (all 4.5 hours of it), with a dinner intermission. Sunday was also full of house cleaning/yard work/relaxing some more. It also included football and a trip to Target for me!

The two things that made me happy this Sunday, my husband and puppy in their Packers jerseys (don't worry, there is a Jets jersey on the way that should be here tomorrow!) Those boys sure do love their football!

And, my new Philip Lim for Target purse. By looking at instagram yesterday morning I was a little worried about what I would be able to get my hands on. There were some Targets with lines hours before the store opened and the Philip Lim stock was out within minutes. And, all of the purses are now sold out online. I guess that's one good thing about living in southern Oklahoma, my store was fully stocked (and probably still is)! I grabbed this lovely and am tempted to go back for another (the large taupe one).

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Successful Labor Day Weekend

Having yesterday off of work was so great, even if we didn't do much. The long weekend of relaxing, shopping and movie watching was wonderful and I want to do it all over again. This morning Andy even mentioned that we had 3 days off (he had 4 off) and didn't get much accomplished but that is totally okay with us. We didn't fold laundry, go grocery shopping or to our training group which were all things that we should have done, but what are you gonna do.

Friday he was off work so he spent the day cutting the grass and hand washing our cars, until I got off work. Usually Friday is dinner out for us, but we were both in a lazy mood so we ordered pizza in and watched TV. We finished season one of Orange is the New Black which I was so bummed about because I didn't want it to be over. This is one of our new favorite shows and are so ready for season two. So, we started another Netflix original series called House of Cards which is equally as great.If you have Netflix, check out these two shows!

Saturday we woke up at 5:30 to go to our training group as usual, but ended up not going. My hip had started hurting Thursday night and still wasn't 100% and I didn't want to run 4 miles on it. And Andy was beat from work all week, so we went back to sleep. We finally work up around 9am, holy cow that is super late for me but it felt great to sleep in! We had breakfast and while Andy finished up some work on the cars, I played fetch with my favorite little guy!

We also went to see 2 Guns which was entertaining and hit up our favorite Greek restaurant for dinner, followed by a lazy night number two!

Sunday we got up, I made breakfast and we headed to OKC for outlet shopping! We only went to three stores but three was about all my debit card could take as we did some damage.  Andy wanted to do fall shopping at Polo Ralph Lauren as that is about all he wears and got some great deals. I added another oxford to my collection (pink stripes) since I wear them all the time. I was looking for the green stripes, but they didn't have my size, guess that means I have to go back, right? Haha

We also went to J Crew which I have missed so much over the past few years as we didn't have one in El Paso. I got some of my favorite sweaters (and am very tempted to order even more because they are the perfect sweater) along with a puffer vest that I have been coveting since last year. Then we went into Coach just to look at wallets and my wonderful husband treated me to the perfect one, did I get lucky or what?!?!

We had a late lunch/early dinner at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse which was one of our favorite places in El Paso. I was so excited to find one close by and it tasted as good as ever!

Yesterday we went to the mall for a few things. I got my eyebrows threaded for the first time and while it did hurt, they do look pretty darn good if I do say so myself, I might be a threading girl instead of waxing now! We also stocked up on fall smellies from Bath and Body and I cannot wait to use them and have that warm, cozy, fall smell all day long! The rest of the day was relaxing, plus a two hour nap which was wonderful!

Don't think I have given up on running though, I did a little run this morning which felt pretty good. My pace kinda sucked today, but at least I am out there getting in some miles!

Hope you all had as great a labor day weekend as we did!