Friday Favorites: Family, Running & Nordstrom Sale Items

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Hi there, happy Friday!  My mind is still blown that it is already October.  Even though we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, time does not stand still, that is for sure!

Going to keep it short and sweet today - here are some favorites from the week...

1.  Phone calls with my brother.  If you have read here for long, then you know how incredibly important my family is to me.  I talk to my brother on a relatively regular basis, obviously sometimes more than others depending on what each other has going on, but still pretty regularly.  Usually it's over FaceTime, because then I get to see my nephews.  Which I absolutely love, because, duh, I love those boys SO MUCH!  But every so often we talk, just the two of us, and it's nice to catch up and talk about different things going on.  We had one of those calls this week and it really was one of the highlights of my week.  And made me very grateful that we have that type of relationship with each other!

2.  Running.  For the past few months I have been slowly but surely getting back into running.  This week I finally graduated myself from the walk + runs on the Peloton app to doing a fun run.  I still walked a tiny bit, but the majority of the time was spent running, and it felt like a great accomplishment!  

3.  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items back on sale.  Nordstrom has quite a few of the items I purchased during the Anniversary Sale, back on sale right now.  

Topshop Stripe Crewneck Sweater (on sale for $40.80).  When I ordered this sweater, it was more on a whim than anything.  I didn't have high hopes for it.  Well, I was wrong!  It's incredibly soft, incredibly warm, and soooo pretty.  I will say, while the name of it says crewneck, it's more of a mockneck, which you can see in the picture.

Steve Madden Nadalie Pointed Toe Bootie (on sale for $69.90).  I purchased these in black earlier in the year.  I feel like they have a really classic look.  I like the fact that the heel is wrapped - just adds a little something extra to the overall look of the shoe, and makes it easy to dress up!

Steve Madden Kaylah Pointed Toe Bootie (on sale for $79.90).  I broke these booties out for the first time this week (big outing at Target!) and can't wait to wear them again.  The notch adds some interest, and also I think some comfort to the shoe.  Another classic option I plan to wear for seasons to come.

Steven Madden Feather Genuine Calf Hair Loafer (on sale for $44.98).  I have always liked the loafer trend, and a good leopard print shoe.  These are really comfortable, and fit extremely well.  I feel like some loafers can hit funny, and then bend and gap oddly when you walk, but these hit at the perfect spot on the top of the foot and don't gap like that all.  The sole is super cushy, too.  I wore them out this week (another big outing - the eye doctor!) and like with the booties, can't wait to break them out again!

Levi 721 High Waist Skinny Jeans (on sale for $68.60).  Ever since I bought these during the sale, I have not worn another pair of jeans.  They are super stretchy, more like a jegging material which makes them ridiculously comfortable.  Another thing that makes them really comfortable is the high waist.  It truly is high waist, so there will be no need for tugging on them, or adjusting the waist as you move around.  Really, really, really love these jeans.

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Linking up with Andrea and Erika.  


  1. My relationship with my brother is the same and it has been huge lately as we deal with some health issues with my mom. I can't imagine how much harder it would be if we were not close. And dang it...I really want to try these jeans but they are sold out in my

  2. Ooooo... those jeans sound so good! I love the relationship you have with your brother. I love my siblings so much too!

  3. I’m so happy you have such a sweet relationship with your brother! I love those boots, I love that you’ve graduated to running I hope you have a super sweet October weekend!

  4. I love how close you are with your brother. Family is one of the most important things. I love sale items. That sweater is so cute!

  5. Family time is the best time, and living far away makes those calls all the more special. =)

  6. Woo hoooo! So glad you're getting better and better at running! It does take a long time to get conditioned after going so long without doing it!