Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lady in red

This 3/4 sleeve dress has to be one of my all time favorite Old Navy finds. Marked down on the clearance rack for less than $10, it's a go to piece in my closet. Look all the ways it can be styled year-round. 

I think therefore I am

I have always wanted to be a runner. I'd run here or there but I was never consistent and would shortly give it up. But the thought of being a runner is always tucked into the back of my mind. Waiting.
 For a few months, I've been been reading my friend Jenn's blog, http://runswithpugs.com/, as she chronicles her running journey.  And as I read, I started to be inspired.  To think, maybe I could do it too. And then I stopped thinking about it and then started doing. I dug out old, forgotten workout clothes, laced up my sneakers and got out there. And I love it. Sure, some days are hard. My face is tomato red and dripping with sweat, but the red, sweaty face tells me I've accomplished something.  I've taken time for myself and set obtainable goals.
Sometimes, I have a little company.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Today's #ootd

I saw these Cynthia Rowley pants at TJ Maxx a few months back and instantly wanted them. They made it as far as the register where I handed them to the cashier and said, "not today". But as fate would have it, that same cashier failed to give me one of my purchases which sent me back to the store later that night. The perfect white top I had been searching for was now lost, but these fabulous pants were coming home instead.
Now that I owned the fabulous pants, how was I going to style them? Since that fateful night, I've worn them about half a dozen times, each time tweaking the look.

Today, I think I finally got it right! Paired with a simple 3/4 sleeve sweater from Banana Republic, a gold statement necklace from Charming Charlie and gold heels from DSW, the look finally came together.