five on friday

It’s Friday, and I want to recount five things I love this week because…FriYAY! Since going back to work after 5 weeks of maternity leave, I’ve really had to reprioritize my life to get everything done. It’s not a bad thing, but you’d better believe it’s one heck of a transition from one little to two. And so, when the weekend comes, you’d better believe I’m totally on board to celebrate the little accomplishments, the little victories and the little things I’ve really loved this week. So, here goes! I’m linking up with North Carolina Charm, A. Liz Adventures and Hello Happiness.

1. ROKA swimwear 

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For the record, that’s my childhood best friends’ booty up there – crazy, right?! But seriously, she’s the reason I discovered this shop. Since I’ve been working on getting my butt back in the pool to train and have a 2.5k open water swim at Lake George tomorrow, I’ve needed to get some new swim gear. ROKA is amazing and has a full line of triathlon, swim and running gear worthy of lusting over. I got the above bikini in black and white, and I’ll be ordering the one-piece next. Pro-tip…size up two sizes.

2. Koo de Ker

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When I lived in SLC, I used to frequent this shop all the time. Now that I live across the country, it’s not so possible anymore. Koo de Ker remains my go-to for great style and great prices though, and since I need to update my wardrobe like whoa, this is my new main squeeze! The best part? They’ll ship your way when you order through instagram for just a $5 flat fee!

3. Bachelorette Shenanigans

This time last week, I was headed down to Bethany Beach, DE for my little sister, Kristina’s, bachelorette party. It’s crazy to think that my baby sister is getting married in less than a month, and her man, Josh, will officially be a part of this family. Sidenote – this was my first solo trip sans kids (and husband) in forever. I felt lost (and scarily free). And guess what? We had a blast. So many more wedding festivities to come in the next month.

4. Fall Weather

While in NH last week after the bachelorette party, we experienced what can only be described as our first taste of fall! The oppressive humidity died down for the day, and we embraced the crisp breeze, venturing out for a walk in the Albany town fields with the boys. Wearing sweaters and warmer clothes felt so nice after such a long, hot summer, and we loved it.

5. Moscow Mule Mugs

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Swoon. These Moscow Mule mugs from Pottery Barn have my heart. There’s something about the clever detail of the handles, plus that amazing copper sheen. I think we might have to invest in a monogrammed set of these beauties for the holidays because #adults.