Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sand between your toes

Shifting gears a bit from my last post...summer is still in full swing here. While I can't wait for fall to get here, the reality is that summer is very much here to stay for awhile AND I have a beach trip coming up in my very near future! Time for a little swimsuit shopping! I went with a basic black, but a few of these finds are making my reconsider my swimwear!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Isn't it romantic...

Summertime has a certain air of romance – warm weather, sweet sundresses, long days, evening strolls and a carefree attitude.

In honor of the sweet romance of summer and a dear friend that is in the early stages of a budding romance, I thought it was a perfect time to take a look at some romantic summertime dresses.  

So dust off those flirty frocks (or buy some new ones) and enjoy summer with someone you love!




Robert Rodriguez


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Seeing Double

I noticed a trend yesterday while doing laundry...buying double!  Lately, if I like something a lot, I will buy two. Running clothes, Shoes, Shorts, Jeans (especially jeans...that pair of J. Brand, dark-wash, wide leg jeans you see me wear, yep, one of three).

Guess I am more of a creature of habit than I thought! I look at this as a double edged sword; while it can keep you from branching out, how often do you wear something out only to spend months and months trying to replace it, all the while, wishing you could just reach into the back of your wardrobe and pull out another?

You have seen a lot of these on the blog lately, but I bet you had no idea how deep my obsession with these pieces went! Here are just a few of the things that are showing up in my closet more than once.

I loved these Pink shorts I mentioned a few weeks ago so much, that I bought a pair in black too!
Shorts: J. Crew Factory

I wear these shoes at least four days a week and I am thankful that I have another fresh pair that I can pull out next summer!
Shoes: Nine West

And...what post would be complete without me talking about running gear!  When I find something that I can do a long run in, I stick with it!  I have at least two of these shorts, top and tights - and I pretty much exclusively wear them for any run over 10 miles. If it were up to me, I would have them in every color!
Shorts: Lululemon
Pants: Reebok 

Then there is the list of things I wish I could find more of...that perfect eyeshadow palette that has been discontinued, a great silk, plaid, shirt dress from high school (cooler than it sounds-you will just have to trust me on that one),and my first pair of tan pumps (still trying to find a true replacement-nothing has been quite as perfect).

So tell me...what do you wish you had just one more of? Or are you a closet duplicate shopper like me?   

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Beat the Runner's Summer Blues

Most runners will tell you that the Spring and Fall are the ideal time to enjoy training. I always find it hard to stay motivated and maintain my runs during the summer. The summer has its own benefits-longer days, lots of sunshine, trips to the beach, sundresses!
 While I would not trade those things for a long run, I do find that I need a little extra motivation during the summer.

Until fall weather arrives in a few months, I will be relying on these tricks.

1. Trying out some snazzy new sneakers.
Nike Lunar Trainer

The jury is still out on the new kicks. The color is fun and I love how light they are, but I do not love the new blisters on my heals.

2. Treadmill Workout
(Repeat for 45 mins)
With the temperatures in the triple digits, I headed inside for my workout today.   Typically 45 mins on the treadmill is torture, but the constant changes kept me engaged and I ended up with a great workout.

3. New gear.
Specifically new tops help me stay (and look) cool! 




4. If you can not beat the heat

...try out some new classes at the gym. Summer is a good time to try out a new class at the gym; they are typically less crowded in the summer and it is a good way to stay fit when the temps are brutal.

What is your tried and true tip for staying fit during the summer?