Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Run that Reminded Me...

So I realized that I have been avoiding running and so today I went...

It started out well, but soon into my jog I had to slow down and then after some time walk. The run I was so excited for turned into a walk and I was disappointed and discouraged. It is tough knowing that a mere 6 months ago I could run just about as far and fast as I felt like.  Running was a release, my time to process thoughts, and enjoy being alive. 

After heart failure I know that I can not expect to be in marathon shape and yet today when I was running alone I felt insanely discouraged...A short 5(ish) months ago I was laying in a hospital bed being told that I would probably not live and if I did that I would probably not be able to run again.  After my run today I was mad at myself for not going further and faster, but then I had to remember (with help from those who love me) that I am blessed to be alive and have my own heart. 

Sometimes we are humbled and have to remember to set realistic goals that we can strive for rather than setting ones so lofty that we cannot reach them and become too frustrated to continue trying.  

Thought for the day: "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Crop Top: Do or Don't

This season the crop top is everywhere...and no I do not mean wearing your normal low rise boyfriend jeans with a lacy bandeau (after all that sort of look is only appropriate at Cochella...or is it even ok there..?).  

I know that crop tops like the one below are having a moment and so much of me wants to get one to wear with a high waisted skirt (mini or maxi).  

My fear is that I will end up looking like 
a) that I am on my way to an indie festival 
b) that I am trying to dress up like Dionne or Cher from "Clueless"...

Crop tops here! Get them while they're hot! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Met Gala 2013

I am sure many of you followed the fashion at this year's Met Gala.  This years theme was punk, which I was sure I would not like, but as it turns out I LOVED it.  Everything from the studs to the plaid to the bright pink I want to integrate into my wardrobe.  Here are my favorite looks from that night, at the top of my list is the legendary SJP.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Linen Pantalones

Linen pants are my favorite new version of sweats! I HIGHLY recommend that everyone go get a pair! They are perfect over a swimsuit with a comfy tee or with an oversized sweater for a cloudy day. The only downside is that they wrinkle...

Here are a few examples that I found online for you all! 1, 2, 3.

I am wearing a hat from a boutique in downtown Los Gatos, a black simple tee (Nordstrom), a brown sweater I stole from my sisters closet (Old Navy), and green linen pants from a boutique, Angel, in Montecito.