Friday Favorites, volume 9

Happy Friday, friends! I’m rounding up all the things I’m loving lately and thought I’d share ’em with ya. I hope you all have a great weekend filled with love and light! But without further adieu:

1. I’ve seen this thermal sweater from Urban Outfitters on Instagram approximately 4,538 times. So many people were raving about it and it happened to be on sale, so I had to check it out. The verdict? The hype is REAL! I ordered it in tan and I want it in 34980938 other colors! It’s thin but so, so soft and cozy! It can also be worn tied or loose and bonus: it’s still on sale! I’m planning on wearing it until the end of time.

2. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. If you’re new around here, I’m a big Dermot Kennedy fan and he just released a new single called “Lost.” Check out the audio below:

3. If I could live in yoga pants, I would … I probably wear them 6/7 days out of a week already. I’m pretty picky when it comes to finding a new pair, though. Enter, Fabletics. I saw they were running a 2 for $24 sale and that’s just unheard of in yoga pants land. So I browsed their site and before I knew it, this pair and this pair were in my cart. They’re the comfiest pairs I’ve EVER worn and should I ever need yoga pants again, Fabletics has my business. Did I mention both of those pairs have pockets! Say whaaaaaat!?

4. Entertainment Weekly recently reunited the cast of “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (and a few other rom coms) for their Valentine’s Day edition cover and it has me feeling all the feelings. Read or watch the interview for a little late-90s nostalgia. “You’re never gonna be Jell-O!”

5. Two members from Pentatonix formed their own duo called Superfruit and they just released their cover of “The Promise.” Bonus: the music video features skating from none other than America’s sweetheart, Adam Rippon. (Every time I watch him skate, it makes me want to take lessons because just look at how amazing he is! I wanna look that graceful.)

6. Lastly, this is completely unsponsored, but I need to rave about Warby Parker for a second. I’ve been getting frames from Warby for 5 years now and I couldn’t love them anymore. Their customer service goes above and beyond every time. I had to exchange my recent pair (thanks to my doctor’s office’s inaccurate measurements) and Warby handled everything so smoothly! Long story short: cheap frames, stylish options, free shipping AND they give a pair back! I’ve had Welty, Burke and most recently, Chamberlain. Love love love.

Friday Favorites, volume 8

Hey hey hey! I feel like I haven’t done one of these and maybe just maybe you’re over buying things after the craziness of the holidays … so, I promise I won’t put too many purchasables (new word I just created) on this list. But you can expect some other fun goodies, too, I promise! Actually, this might be my favorite Friday Favorites yet! So, let’s get the ball rolling …

Here’s everything I’m loving lately:

1. I posted about this and this sweater on Instagram stories a while ago, but MAN OH MAN, my love for them has only grown! They are SO comfortable and warm — it’s like wearing a hug! (And who doesn’t want that?!) I washed them both in hot water (cold was suggested but oh well) and laid them out to dry. They came out looking the same as when I bought them! Also, they’re on sale! So grab ‘em while they’re still in stock. They run big so I got them both in a size medium:

+ Pointelle Chenille Cocoon Cardigan in grey. (It looks more like oatmeal).
It’s on clearance for only $14.99! Run, don’t walk!

+ Open Cardigan in brown? The color looks more like a burnt tan.
Also, I could only find the plus-size link, but I’m sure you can find it in stores! And it’s just $13.49!

2. I’ve had everything from Dermot Kennedy on loop lately. Literally EVERYTHING. This indie-folk Dubliner is here to stay. I’m going to go into more depth about him in a later post because 1. his music is so raw and moving and soul-touching and 2. it needs to be done, but I just had to include him on this list. Just press play to see what I mean. His songs are the perfect soundtrack for rainy night drives, early, foggy mornings and really, any time of day to be honest. ‘Glory’ (below) is one of my absolute favorites. Also see: After Rain, All My Friends, For Island Fires and Family.

3. I recently heard about this app called ‘Together’ that Jordan Dooley started and I am loving it so far! It’s such a great way to build community with like-minded individuals and I find it so inspiring already. I don’t know about you, but I feel like your mid-twenties are kind of a weird time in your life. You’re either in the middle of your career or building a family (or both!) or what have you, and real, meaningful friendships feel hard to come by. This community aims to be a place for people to connect, encourage, share and grow in the midst of all that. Check it out here.

4. I always thought it’d be neat to do a detox or cleanse and this mini 3-day detox from Goop (who else?) sounds promising! Is it just me or does every vegetable and fruit sound better and better as you get older? Well, except for that parsnip and leek thing they mentioned. *Randy Jackson voice* That’s a no from me dawg.

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5. This article from Darling Magazine. Wow wow wow yes yes yes. I’ve long struggled with my relationship with social media and the impact it’s had on our lives, and this hits it right on the head. Such a great read with so many golden nuggets such as this one:

“Social media may be a diner open 24 hours, but there’s nothing like a home-cooked meal.”

*brain explosion*

6. Ok, one more favorite for funsies. I haven’t been able to travel abroad in my life (#collegedebt, #life), but Dublin, Ireland is without a doubt in my top 3 places to visit. (Clearly, I’m giving the city a lot of love in this post. Hey, Dermot Kennedy). I love reading travel blogs and seeing places through the eyes of someone else, while also getting ideas for my future itineraries. Darling Mag has some great Dublin recommendations that are off the beaten path in this article.

Happy Friday, sweet friends!