5 on Friday

by Ally Harding, 5:00 AM
Welcome weekend! Got a busy one planned so let's get started.


I don't know if it's the fact I have a blog now and it means I'm always checking for updates, but I have become obsessed with my phone. I'll find myself checking my email thinking a lot of time has passed and it will say "refreshed 2 minutes ago". Clearly I didn't need to check it again that soon. But I do. And I know I'm not alone. I read this article Smartphones: We Created You and We Can Destroy You. It's about smartphones and how just like kids they need boundaries. It really is true. We let them run our lives and it's got to stop! Check out the article if you too need a break from your smartphone.

I've always had a hard time finding a good peplum top. I'm tall so a lot of times they end up looking like I'm wearing a little girl's shirt. Madewell had their Silk Peplum Veranda Top on sale last week. I decided to order it, it was great deal, and if it didn't fit I'll just return it. It came in, and I love it and can't wait to wear it with everything. I'm usually a Small at Madewell but something told me to order a Medium since I wanted to make sure it wasn't too short and it fits like a glove.

 It looks good with jeans and shorts
I know that looks like a gross dirty tissue but it's from me wiping some smudge off the mirror! 

It's the perfect peplum. It also comes in this great red color

Hope it goes on sale again soon but until then you can buy it here

I went to Total Wine last weekend looking for my normal Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc and decided to ask the sales person if they had anything she recommends that's as good as Cupcake and around the same price. She recommended Spier and it was on sale for $6.99. 

I'm not a wine connoisseur so I don't know all the technical terms but I do know it's delicious and may have taken the place of my beloved Cupcake! Perfect crisp wine for the warmer weather we've been having. She also recommended Kiwi Cuvee but they were sold out. Any tried it?

I hate working out but my denial of not having the same body as I did a few years ago has lifted and I realized I've got to start working out again. I got in really good shape 3 summers ago and it was by doing yoga dvds at home daily. I pulled out my Body by Bethenny dvd the other day and decided to tackle it. I love this workout dvd, it's a great beginners yoga video but still pretty difficult. I was sore the next day but in a good way. I really don't care for the gym and cancelled my membership a few months ago so this is going to be my workout from now on. I have a few other yoga dvds but this one is my favorite. Check it out if you're gym shy as well but still want a good full body workout.

Cooper River Bridge Run, or in my case walk, is tomorrow so wish me luck! I'm just going to keep my eyes on the prize, a big ole juicy Bloody Mary when I'm finished!

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. good luck with your walk!! you can do it :)
    love the peplum top! and off to check out bethany's dvd! thanks for the tip. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. I'm the same way with my phone. It's a terrible habit I need to break! Thanks for the wine rec- I'm going to try it and see if it will spark a love for whites.
    Have a great wknd!

  3. Love that top, I haven't been able to find a good one on me but this one looks too cute! I love everything by Bethany and definitely have been slacking on my work outs, I need to check this out! Have a great weekend love!

  4. I love Bethany and so wish she still had her show on Bravo!! That top looks great on you and I feel the same way about my phone...constantly refreshing! Good luck tomorrow!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. I have the same problems with peplum, so thank you for the tip on that top!

    Good luck on your bridge run/walk tomorrow! It would def be a walk for me haha

  6. Good lukc with the bridge run! SS and I are heading to the beach to escape it! :) Will try that wine!

  7. Good luck on the Bridge Run! Every time I drive over it all I think is how tall and steep it is!!

  8. I love Bethenny, she's always been a fave. I totally feel ya on the phone, it's bad. I check it a million times throughout the day. Hope you have a good weekend!

  9. I love that peplum top! I like that it's not so peplum-ly haha I hate it when it's like the bottom sticks straight out. Wish it was still on sale! Happy Friday!

  10. That top is SO cute! Good luck on your walk/run tomorrow! Have a good weekend!

  11. that peplum top is awesome and the flare of the peplum isnt too much, love the red one

  12. I check my blogger updates a ridiculous amounts as well. I actually keep a tab open most of the day an just refresh it. eeks. nut ;)

  13. Love that peplum top...it's so cute! xx.

  14. Love that top on you!! Have fun at the walk, see you after!!

  15. Good luck on your run tomorrow! I am loving that peplum top, they never look right on me either. I think my boobs are just too big for them.

  16. Um...I feel you on the phone! I've tried so hard recently to put it down in the evenings and spend time with my family! I've been doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, I may need to check out bethenny's work out dvd!!

  17. Love the peplum top! I'm tall too and have a long torso and I just cannot find a peplum top that is long enough either! Maybe I need to look at this one.
    I have a huge phone addiction- it's awfully and I'm trying so hard to break it. I'm going to try to set rules for myself like no phone at the dinner table or no phone after a certain time of night.

  18. I have Bethenny's yoga DVD. I hate yoga because I can never keep up with it and I'm not the most flexible person, but her's is different. I feel like I'm getting a work out, but at the same time I feel like I'm relaxing.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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