Good morning! I hope you had a good week, and stayed safe if you were having severe weather. We didn’t get any snow here in Philly, but we had lots of rain and high winds. We lost our power twice, but everything is back up and running, and hopefully that’s the last of it.
My weekend has been a bit of a blur. I can’t believe it’s Sunday already! Our high school daughter performed in a “battle of the bands” fund raiser on Friday night at the high school, and Paul and I were parent volunteers in various capacities.
It was really fun, especially since we know a lot of the kids who were participating. We enjoy live music of all styles and levels of accomplishment, and some were actually quite impressive.
We spent a good part of yesterday used car shopping, since one of our cars bit the dust last week. I tell ya, there’s never a dull moment with teenage drivers in the house! And then I had fun catching up with my best friends last night. Suffice it to say, I’ve earned a Sunday afternoon nap!
In other news, I need to start thinking about what I’m going to pack for a trip I’m taking later this week. I’m going on a wellness retreat at one of the Miraval Resorts. Stay tuned to find out which one!
I’ve never done anything like this before, and I’m so ready for it. I’ve been keeping an eye on the weather and trying to stay healthy, hoping nothing will derail my plans.
I ordered a few new pieces from Vuori that I think will be good for some of the activities I signed up for. I really like these new Granite high waist flares and the matching Granite funnel neck top, and I also picked up this plyo tank (in a size large), which I’ve already worn to pilates.
This long sleeve ruched tee is super cute too, but I need to re-order in the large, as the medium is suuuuper tight. I think I’ll throw in a pair of the Granite joggers, too. They may not arrive before my trip, but I think they’ll be nice to have this winter, since the original Performance Jogger isn’t very warm.
I also ordered the Spanx Essentials wide leg pants and half zip to possibly wear for traveling, or maybe just while I’m there. I hear Miraval is very casual, but of course I want to look nice even if I’m in athleisure. I have the crop wide leg pants, but it’s going to be chilly so I think I’ll be happy to have the full length pair for this trip and beyond.
This wellness retreat is not sponsored, although I plan to write a trip recap when I get back, and I’ll be sharing some on my Instagram Story while I’m there. But my goal is to actually relax and unplug and try to enjoy a time of relaxation and rejuvenation. It’s something I rarely do, and it is very much needed right now. My gas tank is on fumes.
I’ve got a few blog posts scheduled, so it won’t be like when I was in Italy and I didn’t post anything besides trip recaps for 10 days, but I set myself up so I don’t have any brand partnerships or big deadlines happening while I’m away.
I might even prep and schedule my emails, although I have a feeling I will want to add in a greeting and a little about what I’m up to before I send those out each day.
Okay, I’ve got one more random thing I want to mention, and then I need to cut this off and go get myself ready for church. My friends at CapitalZ gave me a special discount code I can share with you. I forgot to ask how long it’s good for, but for a limited time you can use code JOLYNNE25 to get 25% off your order.
I love their Call it a Day Crossbody; I’ve actually been carrying it this weekend. It was perfect while I was volunteering at the music event on Friday night, because I wanted a lightweight crossbody I could keep on my person, and then I ended up carrying it yesterday to pilates and then later on while we were car shopping.
They also have some fun home accessories, including these luxe candles (Happy Day is my favorite), and I’ve also got my eye on their new Soul Sister Sling Bag in the silver and the black Capital Z Logo Hat. If you’re thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day gifts, or you just need a mid-January pick-me-up, these are some great options!
Well, I’m off. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend!
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