Friday Favorites – September 23rd, 2016

Soul Cycle Rooster Class

We made it to Friday! That hilarious picture is a snap from the Boomerang I posted of us doing the FriYAY dance following this morning’s Soul Cycle class. It was a long week work-wise but a great week personally. I find that as long as I prioritize disconnecting, even for just 30 minutes, and working out during a busy week I am far more productive the rest of the day. As you’ll see from some of my favorites this week, there was lots of friend-filled workouts which made for a lot of fun. This weekend is busier than the past few as Bo and I have date night tonight, tomorrow I’m driving to West Chester, Pennsylvania for a friend’s bridal shower and then Sunday I have 10-miles on my schedule. I’m so excited to see that temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s on Sunday. Fall is finally here!

Now, let’s dive into this week’s edition of Friday Favorites, including recipes, articles, posts and other things that caught my eye this week.

  • I love Soul Cycle but don’t go as often as I’d like due to the price and the fact that it isn’t available on ClassPass. I have a five-class pack which I’ve enjoyed using for random friend dates. This morning Heather, her husband Scott and I met for Liz’s Brooklyn Heights Friday Rooster class. I loved her playlist which included Beyonce and some old school Ashanti.
  • These pumpkin protein pancakes will be delicious following my 10-mile run Sunday morning!
  • When I work from home, busy days call for an easy lunch. Lately I’ve been having soup paired with an apple and almond butter for lunch. This soup looks like a great recipe to whip up on a Sunday and enjoy all week.
  • I’ve been wearing this tank constantly and loving it’s breathability, pockets and support! Since it’s on sale, grab it quick before it sells out!
  • As you guys saw on Instagram, I joined Theodora, Heather and Leslie for a relaxing event with Chico’s on Monday night. Chico’s invited us to experience their Zenergy clothing line by wearing it while flowing through a restorative yoga class taught by Colleen Saidman, the founder of Yoga Shanti.  The wrap and leggings were so comfortable that I wore them while working from home earlier this week and can already tell that they will become a staple in my athleisure and yoga collection. Chicos
  • Our Citibike membership has been a game changer! We joined just two weeks ago and we already have found ourselves using it on a daily basis, whether heading to a workout class that is 1-2 miles away or running errands. If you haven’t tried it yet, use this code to get a free month!
  • It’s finally time to start wearing my favorite fall and winter fragrance.
  • I’m so in love with this week’s nail polish color that I bought the polish so I can take care of chips myself!
  • Topped with sage and served alongside perfect roast chicken, this five ingredient Fall pasta dish looks delicious.
  • If you’re in NYC, this Well+Good event looks like it will be a great way to enjoy a workout with friends. Anyone have plans to participate? Some of these combinations sound killer, like Shadowbox + The Fhitting Room!
  • Leave it to Rachel to develop a healthier version of Green Goddess salad that looks almost too delicious to eat!
  • I don’t know if I can pull this off, but I love the idea of pairing this cream sweater with skinny dark jeans, leopard heels and a black turtleneck.

Your turn – Did you watch any new Fall television shows this week? If so, which one was your favorite? 

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and instead is a list of the things of my favorite things this week. As normal, it includes lots of beauty and fashion items which means there are a few affiliate links via ShopStyle. It takes time and money to maintain a blog so I thank you for the support and few cents that come from clicking through the links!

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  1. Danielle @ Wild Coast Tales September 23, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I am looking forward to a quiet Friday night at home catching up on all the fall premieres I missed this week on TV! I may just make that green goddess salad for dinner.

    • ashleyd September 24, 2016 / 11:54 am

      That sounds like a perfect Friday night Danielle!

  2. Katie September 23, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    This is us! So so so good. And designated survivor was okay, but the plot itself might have been better as a movie, it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

    • ashleyd September 24, 2016 / 11:54 am

      I tried This Is Us and will give it another chince but didn’t love it. Yes, I think Designated Survivor seems more like a movie!

  3. Shannon @GirlsGotSole September 24, 2016 / 1:57 am

    That wrap looks so cute and comfy! 🙂
    I watched Designated Survivor and liked it enough to watch the second episode. So, we shall see how it goes! Keifer Sutherland can be good, so interested to see if this show goes on.

    • ashleyd September 24, 2016 / 11:53 am

      I didn’t try that yet but I agree, I think it makes more sense for a movie!!

  4. Emily Obrist September 24, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    That wrap top looks so comfy! Just ordered it as a christmas gift for my sister 🙂

    • ashleyd September 26, 2016 / 10:44 am

      That’s so great! She will LOVE it!

  5. Grace September 25, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Love your wrap! Looks so comfy & cute. What size are you wearing? I think I’ll order myself one 🙂

    • ashleyd September 26, 2016 / 10:44 am

      I’m wearing the 1 but it’s quite loose on me, I could go down a size.

  6. Carol September 25, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    I decided to try out Speechless. Sadly, I’m almost sure it will be cancelled, but I like that it depicts something besides the poster-perfect family…..Minnie Drive is the mom, and she advocates for her oldest son who is wheelchair bound and communicates with an electronic board, it has that level and also has a lot of humor.

    • ashleyd September 26, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Oh wow – interesting – I will definitely have to check it out Carol! It sounds like such a great premise.

  7. Leslie McDonald September 26, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    Loved seeing you at the Chico’s event. I’ve been living in my wrap all weekend, as you saw!!!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

  8. kristi September 27, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I just made the Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Soup last night as a prep for today’s lunch. But my hubby and I had samples and it was so delicious. Although, I thought I had black beans, but I did not and had to use kidney beans. Still awesome. I’m looking forward to a couple of hours to eat some soup. And I’m not a huge soup fan either.

    • ashleyd September 28, 2016 / 1:50 am

      So glad you liked it!!

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