And it’s already Sunday! I hope everyone had a good weekend!
We’ve had a pretty low key weekend at our house. Yesterday I spent a lot of the evening digging through my closet and unmarked boxes, separating out clothes [keep, pack away for later/winter, see if mom likes, sell, & donate]. I tend to have a [very] hard time throwing out things. I still have tops from 5+ years ago that I still go back to and wear. And when I reopen my “pack away for later” box maybe a season or so later, I always find things that all of sudden catch my interest again. Nothing cheaper than shopping in your own closet!
Today I threw something casual for early morning errands. I’ve worn this striped top before [captured on instagram!] but never on the blog. Add some jeans and my old leopard flats, and I was ready to go!
Now we have the AC turned off, the dogs running in & out [Olivia has picked up Bane’s habit of chewing on rocks—I keep finding small ones buried in her in bed]. The TV recapping the NBA playoffs. And I’m smelling the whiskey marinade on the pork tenderloin in the oven. Yum, yum, yum! [Tonight’s dinner: pork tenderloin, brown rice, & salad]
After dinner, I figure we’ll walk the dogs & then watch our Sunday night shows. [Games of Thrones = dying over last week’s episode.]
WALMART fedora / FOREVER 21 striped top / ASOS jeans / ZIGI GIRL leopard flats
Fedora styled before here and here!
See more striped outfits here with my Stripes are Best tag or looks with leopard print here!
Monday - ab workout
Tuesday - 7.5 miles cycling
Wednesday - legs & buttwork out + interval treadmill 5k run [see left photo above, thanks to reva ballerina via tumblr for sharing!]
Thursday - 8.2 miles cycling
Friday - rest
Saturday - chest & triceps workout + 2 mile jog with Chris
Hello, hello! As you can see, I’m switching things up a bit with how I’m posting my half-marathon training progress. I have been unintentionally drawn to wanting to post more about working out & how and to what my fitness goals are evolving to. It started out with a simple goal of wanting to train & complete a half marathon [already signed up! bring on November!] but has grown into more. I see more things I want to try, to do. [Maybe attempt the full marathon next April??] I actually enjoy working out now. Trust me, I’m more surprised than you are! Even though I was in track in high school, I was never really athletic—which was very difficult since I’m from a small, very sports-obsessed high school.
dreary weather, cozy clothes, & a handsome date for the night! ☔
seeing clearly with my new #katespade glasses! 💚
I’ve had this outfit sitting in my drafts for ages now but for some reason never uploaded it. But I feel like I’ve been a bit spotty with blogging lately and I really wanted to post today.
Something about last two weeks and this past [very eventful] weekend [T is now a newlywed jetting off to Jamaica for her honeymoon!] has really cleared my perception on so much of what has been weighing me down recently.
I struggle with carrying around so much fear of disappointing those I care about. It has taken me months and months but I’ve finally had to look past it and decide what was best for me/us as a couple. I am the one who has to wake up every day and live my life. And on Sunday I was filled with so much love [starting with some amazing waffles from my mom]. I felt light and an immeasurable amount of happiness about everything. I felt in control of my life. Of my feelings. And finally, in control of my anxiety.
It truly made me appreciate those close to me—my friends and my family.
But my husband above all. He is truly such a strong support system for me. When I was younger, I was always afraid that I’m too much in my head, that no one could actually get me. Chris may not understand me 100% of the time, but he sure tries. Between some hard talks & choices, we are always on each other’s side. With any decision weighing me down, I know for certain, if no one else, he will always be there saying “go for it, it will be okay” and holding my hand through it.
I think that’s why I was so drawn to post these photos today. Because of my “Mrs” necklace that Chris gave me. The necklace is such a powerful and special symbol to me. I can’t believe it’s only popped up on the blog once before this.
Awkward moment of the day: Realizing that a good amount of my clothes could totally pass for maternity wear. Example number one, this top.
URBAN OUTFITTERS blazer in black [ on sale! ] / KATE SPADE “mrs” necklace / TARGET top [old] / ASOS jeans in white [ similar ] / GAP loafers [ similar ] / SAKS FIFTH AVENUE bracelet
See this striped top styled for summer here.
and it’s time for the wedding
packing & getting ready for @tburn020’s wedding rehearsal tonight! can’t believe the big day is tomorrow! 💕
Well this is the last installment (recap the first & second here!) of T’s bachelorette party weekend in Texas! It’s fun to compile & post these instagram photos today because tomorrow that bachelorette will be a newlywed! ♥ Everyone in these photos will be dressed up, walking down the aisle—all to celebrate and support T as she chooses to dedicate and share her life with her best friend, lover, and her very own modern day prince. I couldn’t more excited for her, and for them!
T came up will the awesome idea of having a hash tag for her bachelorette party—#tmbach2013. That way any photo we uploaded to instagram during the bachelorette weekend, we could tag and be able to see the whole collection of photos from the trip! [see above left photo]
So here are everyone’s captured moments, enjoy #tmbach2013!