13.1 Miles Later

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014

So, Sunday my mom and I did the big San Francisco half marathon. Just like every year before, the first few miles were the worst (can you say no light at the end of the tunnel?) and as it progressed, the hope of finishing without dying became greater. On that note, I’ve been doing this race with my mom since 2008 and we’ve finished every time, so the odds of not finishing are never terribly high, but when you have ten miles to go, anything feels possible, even trying to hitch a ride on a motorcycle to the finish…why I just thought of this now and not during the race is beyond me.

Again, I’d like to emphasis my lack of athleticism as well as the dire need to capture unnecessary selfies throughout the race with my mom.  That should explain the pictures that are about the follow. There was also an exorbitant amount of free juice from Suja juice. So I was forced to fall in love with another $9 a bottle company, and gorged all weekend.

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014 Suja juice

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014

Did I mention you get a Tiffany & Co necklace at the end of the race, there’s a chocolate mile where they give you truffles, and we always get tons of free Luna bars each year? It’s possibly the best women’s half marathon ever…if nothing else, it’s the only half marathon that I’ve ever done, so that should make it special.

Nike Womens Marathon San Francisco 2014

(we also picked up some tea, taffy, lavendar spray and a few other fun things from the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building on Saturday.)

P.S. I know you’re on the prowl for a new small night out purse, and I know you seriously want to win this one! Giveaway closes on Sunday so hop to it!

 

Off To The SF Nike Women’s Half Marathon

San Francisco nike women's half marathon tiffany nike shoes

This Sunday will be the 6th year in a row that my mom and I go up to San Francisco for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. Although I would love for you to think of me as a running badass, we generally walk a solid 95% of the half marathon, they also hand out chocolate in the last mile. There are definitely a great deal of people that participate that are actually runners…those people just don’t happen to be my mom and me. We’re more the stop-at-every-snack-stop-and-pause-for-tons-of-pictures-along-the-way half marathoners. So we leave today (Friday) and come home Sunday after we power through those 13.1 miles like champions.

If you have any interest whatsoever in following me through San Francisco, you should totally follow me on instagram, and if you have a favorite place to go, you should tell me. because there’s always something new to try! Happy weekend and see you Monday xx

P.S. I know you’re on the prowl for a new small night out purse, and I know you seriously want to win this one!

Salvation In A Small Purse + A Giveaway

Toolastyle phone case purse giveaway plaid mixed print street style

92% of the time, I’m lugging around a purse a la The Olsen Twins. My bags may not be that big, but sometimes they feel that way. Regardless of how big, or medium sized they are, I consistently manage to lose nearly everything, always, in the voide that is my purse. You have to have this problem too, right? It can’t just be me… Although it bothers me to no end that I can never find the key card to get into the office or the parking ticket to get out of the lot or the keys to get into my car, 92% of the time, I can’t imagine life with a purse small enough to find everything in.

But when it’s time for that 8% to show it’s face, and I toss my massive parachute purse to the wind in exchange for an itty bitty bag that doesn’t make me hunch under it’s weight, my precious little Toola phone case / wallet is there to catch me. I’m just throwing this out there, but when I go to the market, or to get a donut, or somewhere else inconspicuous, I REALLY don’t want to have to get my shit together, I just want my keys, my cell phone, and the magic plastic card that buys me things.  This Toola phone case will surely be my salvation from my slew of massive bags, that I actually love a lot more than I’m letting on right now. [stick around, there's a giveaway at the end of this post FYI]

Toolastyle phone case purse giveaway plaid mixed print street style

Toolastyle phone case purse giveaway

Toolastyle phone case purse giveaway plaid mixed print street style

Toolastyle phone case purse giveaway plaid mixed print street style

Toolastyle phone case purse giveaway plaid mixed print street style

Toolastyle phone case purse giveaway plaid mixed print street style

In other, but totally related news, because I love TOOLA’s phone cases so much and want to share with you, these beautiful people are letting me give one away, and you can have whichever totally gorgeous phone case you want, promise. Just (1) hop on over to Toola Style, (2) pick the case you officially can’t live without, (3) leave a comment on this post letting me know you’re officially obsessed and which bag you want, (4) and you’re entered! Of course, you can also get a few extra entries by checking out the little giveaway widget just below this!

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Urban Outfitters Major Sale

Urban Outfitters sale

It’s happening again and today is the last day (Monday October 13, sorry if you’re too late, it was a great sale!). Urban Outfitters is doing another half off all sale items online (and in stores). I went a little crazy. But all in the name of finding the best deals for you, clearly. Most of these pieces are verging on major hippie status, but I’m into it and when black lace bell bottoms are $15, you just say yes. These are the pieces I spent too much on (cumulatively, individually they’re a steal!).

Urban Outfitters sale

1. Kimchi Blue lace high low tank $59  $20  |  2. Band of Gypsies crochet flare pant $69  $15  |  3. Ecote crohet-trim cardigan $60  $20  |  4. Silence + Noise notched sheer tunic top $39  $10  |  5. BDG twig high-rise jeans $69  $20  |  6. BDG dree high-rise dolphin cheeky short $54  $10  |  7. Silence + Noise striped side-slit pullover sweater $44  $15  |  8. Silence + Noise open back cropped top $40  $15  |  9. mint stone goddess chain headwrap $18  $7.50

P.S. You also get free shipping when you spend over $50 so order a few things with a friend or two, split the bill, and save on shipping. Or you can get over $50 worth of stuff…and keep it…or return what you don’t want to your nearest Urban Outfitters. That’s kind of my favorite part. When I don’t like something, because I always don’t like something when I shop online, I can just mosey on over to UO and return, return, return.  And if you want to search through all 1800 sale pieces yourself, have at it!

Any other fabulous sales you’ve been shopping this week? Urban Outfitters gets me every time.