9.04.2015

friday five.

Happy Friday! I'm back linking up with April to share a few things on my mind: 
ONE: Humans of New York just finished visiting Iran! H's parents grew up in Tehran and his dad visits every year. I love seeing his photos and videos of family, and this series was a nice way to explore more Iranian cities and "meet" different people. The  stories are the best -- especially this one and this one :)

TWO: I did yoga four times this week (!!!) that's a huge accomplishment because I haven't had the energy to work out in a long time. I figured out a time that works for Violet where she's happy playing in her bouncer while she watches me attempt cobra :) When she gets antsy (usually after 20 mins) I put her on a mat next to me and workout for another 10 mins. It's not the longest workout, but I'm just happy to be practicing again. I need to try some of these moves.

THREE: I ordered a set of Jo Jo Moyes books the other week (thanks to a promo I saw on the Today Show). The set included Me Before You, The Last Letter From Your Lover (two favorites) and two that I haven't read yet: Silver Bay and The Ship of BridesOh and if you haven't heard -- the sequel to Me Before You -- After You comes out at the end of the month! I can't wait to read it.
FOUR: My dessert of choice lately? Break and bake cookies! This isn't earth-shattering news but freshly baked, warm cookies are sooo much better than the prepackaged stuff.  I also love that I can just make one or two instead of having a dozen sitting in the kitchen begging me to eat them! I bought classic chocolate chip this week -- white chocolate macadamia nut and chocolate chip peanut butter deluxe are up next :)

FIVE: It's Labor Day Weekend that means there are a lot of sales going on! Here are my favorite picks:

Gap // 40% off everything - I have this stripe tee in burgundy... now I want to buy every other color. It runs a little big -- I sized down and bought an XS. I have my eye on these leopard workout shorts.

J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything (Ends 9/7) - I still want this striped boatneck tee and I love this black and white embroidered tee

J.Crew // 30% off your order of $125+ - Code: GETSHOPPING (Ends 9/9) I know it's too early to be talking about wool coats but isn't this one pretty? I'll take one in mint or gray!! And this stripe shirt is perfect... (yes, I realize I have a problem). 

Madewell // take 30% off fall essentials and an extra 30% off all sale styles (Ends 9/7) I tried this top on in the store and it's gorgeous! I totally regret not buying it (especially now that I can't find the plum color). 

Nordstrom // save up to 40% on sale items (Ends 9/13) I love these strappy sandals (under $35!), patterned romper, and plaid shirtdress for Fall. 

Old Navy // up to 60% off everything - I want this Halloween onesie and buffalo plaid dress for Violet + a stripe dress for me.


Have a great weekend!
-xo-
Jillian
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  1. Yay for labor day sales!! I'm hoping to add to my own wardrobe this weekend since Rowan definitely doesn't need anything else, but its pretty hard to resist the cute fall baby things. That plaid dress is adorable! And so impressed you fit in yoga this week! I still want to take R to a class with me.. we'll see if that ever happens!

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  2. So much good stuff in one post! Great job on yoga! Especially doing it from home! Love that cookie dough... And now I want cookies at an unexceptable hour this morning! Hope you have a nice long weekend! Yay to all the sales!

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  3. Oh my god those cookies. I think I could live off fresh baked cookies. I'm heading to Old Navy to check out the sales today!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  4. Stop!!!! There is a sequel to Me Before You. Squeal!!! Cannot wait to read this!

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  5. I didn't know there was a sequel to Me Before You! I'm so excited to read it. Way to go on the yoga! I am loving the Humans in Iran series- it's been so interesting and eye opening.

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  6. Who knew there were so many books I was missing out on!! Hope you have the best weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. That Mother/Daughter yoga is the cutest thing I have ever seen! You and V need to do that in matching outfits!

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  8. All the JoJo books are on my reading list! Which should I start with?

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  9. Awwwww those are the sweetest mommy daughter yoga pictures!!!!

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  10. Oooh thanks for all the sales!! I am really excited to hit up the new Nordstrom Rack this weekend. Break and bake cookies are definitely my favorite, too! Have a great weekend :)

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  11. I just love the fact that Humans of New York is a thing. I think it's really cool that someone is opening up our minds to other people's stories!

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  12. I will have to check out those books. I was just looking at the blog/site for Humans of NY. Pretty cool, I will have to follow along. Those mother and daughter yoga poses are so cute too. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. i can't wait for the sequel of me before you! i wish i'd snagged that set. how cute are those mommy and me yoga poses?!

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  14. Ooh a sequel; that book had me in tears so I can't wait, either! I loved perusing HONY online a long time ago and the fact that they've taken it global is awesome. Enjoy the long weekend, lady!

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  15. Ohhh those cookies look so good! It's going to take all of my willpower not to go shopping this weekend, all the amazing sales!

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  16. OMG. I totally did not know about there being a sequel to Me Before You!! This just made my day!

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  17. I love break and bake cookies. They are so easy and so deliciously yummy. You seriously cannot beat warm cookies, especially chocolate chip! Am your newest GFC follower! Have a great weekend!

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  18. I loved reading the stories of Humans of NY in Iran! He went to Pakistan too right? I love learning about different parts of the world and different cultures. One of my fave IG accounts!

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  19. Boy, oh boy, I'm totally craving a cookie now:) Hope you had a great weekend, sweetie.

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  20. you've got me wanting to read those books! adding to my list. and i'll take those cookies ;)

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  21. That dress is so cute! I'll have to see if I can find it in store. They only have 2T left in stock online :(

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  22. Nothing makes me simultaneously heartbroken and happy as Humans Of...

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  23. yay for yoga 4 times in a week! Keep it up!

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  24. I'm not allowed to buy break-and-bake cookies because I can never stop at just one or two :P

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