Friday Favorites-7.16.21


It’s official.  I’m so glad to see you, Friday.

Every Friday Andrea and I team up to host FRIDAY FAVORITES, a weekly link-up where we share some of our faves.  This week I have a good ol’ hot random mess of a list that includes “a little bit of everything”.

First up, last weekend at the baseball tournament day #1, I noticed one mom in a really cute tennis skirt.  On day #2, I spied a different mom looking so comfy cute in her skirt.  And on day #3 there were no less than four moms in tennis skirts and each one looked as adorable as Sporty Spice.  {By the way, I did the Spice Girls 30 Minute Ride this week on my Peloton and as a former CD owner I thought I was gonna be singing the entire time.  I only remembered ONE song…”tell me what you want, what you really want”…that was IT!  Has anyone done this and did you remember ANY of those songs?}  Sorry, I got sidetracked but the moral to the story is I jumped on the skirt train and am not looking back…
This pink skirt is a new FAVORITE!  Just saw the pink is sold out but it also comes in black.  It runs TTS.  It’s like Athleta just knew I’d be a fan so for weeks this skirt kept popping up in every Facebook/Instagram ad I had.  Some might even say it was fate. πŸ˜‰ I paired it with this white top for the picture but will wear it with black, navy, graphic tees, etc.

A peek from the side…the skirt has built in shorts with a small rubber piece around the legs preventing the shorts from riding up.  Super comfy!  And please notice our BIG SWIMMER!  This girly has been doing such a great job in the pool over the last few months.  In case you’re interested, Britty’s suit is on sale now.

I might have walked up to one mom last weekend wearing this EXACT outfit and complimented her so much that by the end of the game she’d pulled up her Athleta receipt and I was ordering this exact tank and skirt as we watched baseball.  I will say that both are true to size but I really prefer these tanks in the darker colors.  The lighter colors are more see-through and just aren’t my thing.

A little peek at the length from the back.

I also added this skirt to my closet…new brand but similar built-in shorts underneath.  I sized up in this skirt-one size up to give it a little more length.  This one also comes in a tall-if you’d prefer a longer option.

The back has the pleats.
Basically, I just need a racket, tennis ball, and some hand/eye coordination and I’m ready for the court.

These tennis skirts can be dressed up/dressed down in so many ways.  And I’ll be adding them to my suitcase for our vacation!


Bowen went fishing with a friend this week and caught this fish!  A FAVORITE!


Somebody’s new school backpack, lunch box, and water bottle arrived this week.  It’s Britty’s FAVORITE!  Last night, she put it all on to model for us.  SO cute!

An up close look at that sparkly backpack.  πŸ™‚


Did you see my post yesterday featuring all of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAVORITES I ordered?  I’ll be sharing a round up of hits/misses once my items arrive next week!

A few items arrived yesterday and spoiler alert…this dress is a FAVORITE!


Have you read The Paper Palace?  I noticed Reese Witherspoon named it her book of the month for July so I decided to give it a shot.  Wow!  It starts off with an affair and my moral compass alarm was going off big time as I read.  I kept thinking how much I wasn’t a fan but as I continued to read lots of trauma and abuse throughout her lifetime were revealed.  Some of it was tough to read.  This book left me thinking about how often people are living with hard, heavy scars from a childhood we can’t even begin to fathom. This was one I’ll be thinking about for months to come.  It was good-so if you’re a reader, I recommend it.  {Rated R}  But if light/fluffy is your jam, then I’d skip this one.


And last FAVORITE of the day…this $15 casual dress from Target.  Comes in many colors.  If you’re short, then I’d size down.  I think mine would have been too short but the rest would have been just fine.


Thanks so much for reading today, friends!

We leave on Monday to head out of town for our summer vacation, but I’ll still be popping in here on the blog so be sure to check back!  And you can follow along over on Instagram! My Instagram goal for vacation is to POST!  I love following along with people’s trips via social media!

  Have a great weekend!

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  1. 7.16.21
    Sheila said:

    Hey Erika! Love the little black dress from
    Target! Was curious what size you were wearing? Thanks so much!!

  2. 7.16.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Hi Sheila! I’m wearing a small. πŸ™‚

  3. 7.16.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    I love those tennis skirts!!!! You look super cute! Have a great weekend!

  4. 7.16.21
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    THAT BLACK "LEATHER" DRESS! WOWZA!!!! HOT MAMA!!!!!!!!!! Bowen's fish is pretty impressive too. πŸ˜‰

  5. 7.16.21
    Casey said:

    I LOVE LOVE that Target dress on you!!!!! And I just discovered tennis skirts (with built in shorts!) too! Game changer!!! xo Casey |

  6. 7.16.21
    Julie Bradford said:

    hmmmmm might need to order some tennis skirts πŸ™‚
    is this the Yellowstone trip?? if so, I am so jealous πŸ™‚ can't wait to hear all about it!!!!! Have a great time!

  7. 7.16.21
    Anonymous said:

    That pleather dress is amazing!!!

  8. 7.16.21
    Joanne said:

    Those skirts are all so cute!

  9. 7.17.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Buy two rackets and sign us up girl! I'm ready! πŸ˜‰

  10. 7.17.21
    Jenny said:

    Love the skirts!!! You look great in everything!! Check out the bubble lifestyle for more cute tennis skirts. They are based out of Fort Worth. Have a great vacay!

  11. 7.18.21
    jenn said:

    I call those "skorts". A skirt with benefits. πŸ™‚

  12. 7.20.21
    natalie said:

    Your hair in the pony is goals! Please do a tutorial! love it

  13. 7.22.21
    Kjlb37 said:

    I have been eyeing the skirt look this summer but haven't taken the plunge. You look so cute in them, I might have to try one out:).