Thursday, March 1, 2018

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

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Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're interested in past weeks and more recommendations, you can find those here.  If you make your own Three on Thursday list, please share it in the comments so I can check it out.


Eliza J Lace Overlay Sweater Dress I know, I know, $140 for a dress is fucking outrageous, and I don't disagree with you.  But I wanted it, I've been eyeing it for so long.  It's literally me in dress form, everything about it is perfectly Stephanie, from the color to the lace.  Since I've been kicking butt on the health and fitness stuff, my parents said they'd buy new clothes for me as a reward (my dad is a doctor and big on fitness, obvi.), because I just recently donated everything that got too big on me.  I wanted to wait until the dress went on sale but it wasn't budging so finally they just bought it for me.  Thanks, parents!  I originally got the dress in the large size (10/12) and it was too big, so I went down to the medium (6/8) and it's perfect.  If it happens to go on sale in the next month, I'll surely request a price adjustment, but for now, it's mine, in a size 6/8, and I am happy about it!  The dress itself is amazing.  It's a super thick material, it's not like a sweater dress you'd get from the Loft or something.  It's fully lined, really well made, perfect for fall and winter in Chicago.  Which is still now, despite it being March and 54 degrees yesterday - pretty sure it's supposed to snow tomorrow.  Eliza J dresses are my favorite (after Ted Baker), but I can usually wait for a sale.  This was too perfect though, so here we are.  No regrets.


HabitBull My current favorite habit tracking app.  In setting my monthly goals this year, a lot of them are related to doing (drink enough water) or not doing (spending money) something every single day.  The ultimate goal is to be consistent at doing all of these things at the same time, without getting overwhelmed, because they've become habits.  This app has been the best way for me to track it.  It's easy to use and get set up, and I like the different ways you can see how you're doing - calendar view, by percentage, graphs, it's all designed to make sure you stick with it.  I usually open the app throughout the day to track my water, but otherwise I track everything at night before bed, just noting whether I did it or not. It's super motivating to not want to break any streaks you have going.  Plus it's free, which is my main selling point in any app.


Time Off.  Hopefully you didn't miss me too much (eye roll - I realize no one actually notices) in all the time I've taken off of blogging.  February kicked my butt in terms of being able to get anything done regarding blogging or housework.  It kicked it in terms of my health and shopping ban goals too, which you'll see tomorrow.  I started strong, but once my dad went into the hospital, everything went out the window.  I hate making excuses but when you're not physically in your own house, it actually is impossible to stay on top of housework.  And blogging was the last thing on my mind, so I just didn't bother.  The only posts that went live were the ones that were already done and scheduled.  And I absolutely did not answer any of the comments that were left... my bad.  But I needed the time off and I'm glad I took it.  Now that it's March though, I'll be back to working hard on all fronts!

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