Friday Favorites: Cute & comfy new flats + gorgeous black heels

This week’s Friday Favorites includes my obsession with my new running watch, Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet Flats, a gorgeous pair of new black heels, and some hand wash (being excited about hand wash is how you know you’re an adult).

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend, especially since it’s a long weekend (I have Monday off work – I hope you do too!). I have hair appointment tonight (let’s not talk about my roots please) and a date night with Tommy tomorrow, which I’m really excited about. It’s been a busy week and we haven’t seen much of each other, and I miss him. 🙂

Alright, onto Friday Favorites! Here’s what I’m loving lately!

My new Garmin Forerunner 235

I. am. obsessed. with this running watch. It’s SO light and comfortable to run with, and I love how much information I can see on the screens while I’m running (much more easily than the 210). I wear it almost all the time since I LOVE seeing my heart rate throughout the day. It also acts as a fitness tracker, and while I don’t track my steps, I like the “move” reminder. I’m pretty good at getting up from my desk during the day and pacing during conference calls, so I use the “move” reminder as a prompt to take 10 deep breaths. And then I can watch my heart rate go back down since work stresses me out these days. 😉 I wear it for treadmill runs too so I can see my heart rate and track my laps (although I’ve noticed the distance doesn’t match what the treadmill shows.)

Garmin Forerunner 235

These black heels

They are beautiful and they are comfortable. (I think I’ll wear them for date night this weekend!) I was a little nervous buying them since they’re pretty dressy and I wasn’t sure how much use I’d get out of them, but I’m so glad I did.  (P.S. They’re on sale! They only have a few sizes left so snag them before they’re gone entirely.)

Dorsey Pointy Toe Pump

These black flats

I am really picky about shoes, especially flats. I would prefer to wear heels all day everyday if my feet allowed it since I think they just look so lovely. Unfortunately my 32-year-old body thinks wearing heels all day is a bad idea. So if I have to wear flats, they better be darn cute and they better be darn comfortable. These Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet Flats passed the test. (They’re also on sale. Noticing a trend? I have a hard time paying full price for things… )

Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet Flats

The Beautycounter Hand Wash & Lotion Set

I am neurotic about washing my hands in the kitchen, especially when dealing with raw meat. I bet I washed my hands over 10 times yesterday when prepping chicken for this crockpot recipe (which was delicious, by the way). This hand soap stuff doesn’t dry my hands out and having the lotion right next to it is nice so I can moisturize as soon as I’m done. I’m pretty bad at remembering to put on hand lotion and this helps a lot. Am I the last person to realize the beauty of nice hand wash/lotion set by the kitchen sink? (And yes, my attempt to switch to safer personal care items continues, which I talked about a little in this post.)

beautycounter hand washYou

My lovely readers are on my favorite list this week. Although you’re always one of my favorites, I’m just feeling especially grateful for y’all lately. I LOVE hearing from you — your comments on the blog, InstagramFacebook and Snapchat (I’m terilynhutchie on there) and your emails. I feel like I’ve made so many friends, near and far, through the blog and I’m very grateful.

Up next!

Below are some specific blog requests I’ve gotten lately from many of you, so let me know what you’re most interested in and I’ll prioritize getting. I’m also working on a reader survey to learn more about what you want to see on this ol’ bloggy in 2017, so stay tuned for that. (It’ll come with a fun giveaway as a thank you for taking it!)

Recent reader requests are below…let me know what you want first! 

  • Tips for getting a good night’s sleep
  • Day in the life – how I balance working out (sometimes 2x a day) with a full-time job
  • Day in the life – what I eat
  • Is Beautycounter all it’s cracked up to be? Are you a consultant?
  • Strava Training Plan Review (I used it for the Mistletoe half where I PR’d)
  • How I curl my hair video (ahem, I know some of you have been asking for this for years)
  • How to find running friends

Have a great weekend! 

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    The move and deep breathing idea is great, I just turned the move option back on (garmin forerunner 35 for me) my job recently changed from a stressful one to a but carefree and my average heart rate went down from 58 to 53.

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    I love day in the life posts!

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    I was curious if Beautycounter was paying you, personally. I really trust and love bloggers, and you feel like family after reading you for so long, but I was wondering how your recommendations work and if you always outline your sponsors. It wouldn’t change my perception (I love your style and have loved both dog and human products you’ve recommended). More of a curiosity thing. I am VERY intrigued by Beautycounter. 🙂

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    Kalynn C.

    I love “day in the life” posts! Sounds creepy, but I do! I’ll read anything you post, really. They’re all great topics!

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    fitness and food, lol

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    Yes! How to curl your hair, please!

    And both kinds of day in the life posts.

    Love your blog 🙂

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    Hi Teri,

    I just wanted to say I’m loving your fashion and beauty centered posts! I have a similar body type to you and REALLY struggle finding clothes that fit me well. Your style is amazing and I can’t thank you enough for providing links to your outfits. Saves a girl a TON of research!

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    Michelle Baxter

    Hair curling tutorial! And I, too, love the ‘day in the life’ posts.

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    Um..can I vote for all of them? Would love to hear your day in the life working full time and managing everything. Do you have any time management tips? Also – that watch sounds amazing!

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