Saturday morning Marco and I kicked off the day by hitting the gym (before all the indulgences that come along with Valentine's Day, of course!). Braid tutorial here.
I always whip up these two-ingredient pancakes (with a scoop of protein added; I've been using chocolate-peanut-butter because it's all I have and it's surprisingly fine) before a weekend workout or snowboarding. I'm not someone who can workout without breakfast--or do much for that matter. These take under 10 minutes to whip up, are filling and healthy.
Afterwards we stopped in at Sporting Life again, as we had a coupon. I liked this Burton Esme pull-over jacket (which is on sale now) but I have my heart set on a similar one (last year's style) that is a dark purple.
We got home around 4pm and relaxed for a bit then started getting ready for dinner (Marco decided earlier in the week he didn't want to cook!). I decided to go full hair and make-up (this lipstick) but kept my outfit pretty casual...
Free People sweater (new!) // Sirens denim (similar) // Rampage boots (similar/similar) // Aldo clutch (similar/similar)
While at Sporting Life, I found this Free People sweater and it was marked down to $38 from $129! What a score!
I normally feel obliged to dress up for Valentine's Day, a silly pressure I put on myself, I suppose, but honestly, this look is so me. I love the colour grey, skinny jeans and tall (and ankle) boots. It was -30C on Saturday evening and snowing so, heels and bare legs aren't exactly a good call. All that said, I felt like myself, comfortable and good all night and that's a really great feeling, right ladies? Yes!
On Sunday morning, after the gym, we met my parents for breakfast at a local pub to celebrate my birthday a month early since they will be away.
Two months ago I had no idea how to use SnapChat and I consider myself fairly media-savvy and now? I'm obsessed! Add me if you'd like: acoest1984
On our way home we decided to stop at the mall and poke around (I can always convince Marco if there is a sports store to go to!). We went to Sports Experts who are having a huge winter sale. I found this cute Ride Lenora jacket but there was only an xs. I don't need another snowboarding jacket, and am truly happy with my Burton Horizon, but it's fun to look.
I did leave the mall empty handed but I'm also on a self-proclaimed shopping ban attempt for the month of February (the Free People sweater was purchased by Marco--a make-shift V-Day present, perhaps!).
I splurged on a cookie (mind you, this weekend seems to be one big splurge between licorice, baklava, cheesecake, chocolates and more...). #YOLO
Sunday night we got take out; Indian for me, Thai for him and were both disappointed! I ordered the wrong dish (what on earth!?) by accident and his wasn't uber spicy or flavourful but hey, you win some, you lose some.
I spent the rest of the evening working on a hair tutorial video which I'll post here tomorrow!
Hope you had a great weekend. Did you buy anything? (Let me live vicariously through you!)
Also, if you're looking for some new music, I'm loving this 42-minute mix I used to get ready on Saturday night to.