Monday, July 27, 2015

Coral and Crazy Skirt


Happy Monday. Looks like some gremlins got into my camera on the weekend-- After downloading these I see  the ISO is cranked WAY up by mistake so you get scratchy vintagey looking photos today.

The blogger meetup was this weekend which was awesome but I'm going to write a proper post about this specifically.  Right now we have to quickly clean the house and get everything organized for some company thats coming.  This skirt drives me nuts every time I wear it because its so narrow at the bottom. I have to walk up the stairs sideways Stoopid design.  I feel sorry for the ladies who had to wear these all the time in the older days.

Hope you had a super weekend lovelies!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Try Stripes Again


I need to quit trying. I have been so determined to make stripes work on me and they just DON'T. Darn it anyway.  Well, I did find that one top I posted here that I think worked.

I'm going to try this top tucked into a black pencil skirt and see if that works. If not it goes into the give away bag.  I'm just getting annoyed about this stripes battle!  And wow, amazing how different clothes have the ability to make you look HUGE vs Svelt.   Sigh.  Not a happy camper today.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Spanish Dancer

Do you ever look at your photos sometimes and ask yourself "what was I doing?"  That's what I thought when I took this one. I wasn't actually trying to pose like this, I think I clicked the shutter delay by accident or something.  That said, it's the best of the photos so you only get this one.  I hardly every wear this skirt and was feeling so hot and uncomfortable I just wanted something flowy and light.  For some reason I felt abit like a dancer or something..  like on Dirty Dancing.. heh heh


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

That Skirt



I've altered this skirt like 3 times now.  Hemmed it.  Narrowed the sides of it.  Taken in the waist.  I think it even started as a skirt for someone petite which I am clearly NOT.  Anyway, its another of those skirts that I can only really wear when I drive to work or a meeting because its abit hard to ride my bike with it on.  Today I had some meetings with some of our partner agencies so I broke out the pencil skirt. It kindof reminds me of old retro patterns.

I always find it quite fascinating seeing myself objectively through these photos.  What about you? What's it like for you when you review photos of yourself? What are your reactions and thoughts?


Monday, July 13, 2015

Pencil Houndstooth


I was able to squeeze into this skirt today and wore it since I was using the car to go to a conference where I was delivering a presentation.  Suck it in I said to myself.  Sigh. The downside of NOT training for an ironman :(

What you can't see is that there was fine white cat hair all over this top.  I always swore I wouldn't be one of those people who had pet hair all over their clothes.  Not so with 2 white cats and someone who wears black alot.  I now own a nice variety of lint brushes and have one at home, in the car, in my laptop bag and in the top drawer of my desk at work. Wish they made them in leopard pattern. Would be much more fun than just red velvet.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Golf Shorts?


Me in shorts again.  Next to impossible to find pants at at let alone summer pants. I love shorts and skirts so this is my attempt to dress up these weird golf looking shorts.  I'm so excited- I get to go running on one of my favorite trails this weekend with a friend. I can't wait!  2 more sleeps.  I'm in love with trail running!!

Hope you're having a great week.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Diner en Blanc Victoria








We went to Diner en Blanc last night (3rd year in a row now) and it was awesome. Secret location that you only find out about at the last minute. You have to wear all white. Picnic basket. Yummy fun. Lots of friends. This year it was in Victoria's Inner Harbour. It was so sunny and hot.  I felt like lifestyles of the rich and famous. So glad I took my big girl camera too as it was fun getting photos of everyone.  Last one is an attempt at a self shot with my huge camera.  Fun night but staying up past 11pm made me feel like I had a hangover this morning even though I only drank sparkling water. That's what happens when you're used to being in bed by 9pm!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Favorite Top


I would never have bought this top. Its long and straight- meant to be worn untucked likely and on a rail thin girl or someone who suits straight cut untucked. Thats NOT ME. I like it and tryed it on anyway and had this skirt in mind.  I actually quite like it and nice to have a pop of color with the black.

I've been working late night preparing for a big board meeting coming up can't wait for this weekend since I'm doing a really challenging trail run/mountain climb.  There might even be snow up there.  Will report back on Monday assuming I make it out alive :P

Happy Weekend
Jodi

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Crazy Top


My busy crazy top. I like it though since it's fitted.  AND I feel about 70% in this outfit.. something about it. You know when you put on some outfits you just feel FANTASTIC?  I wasn't feeling the omph with this one.  That said it's usually the feeling that comes first and can impact the way you pull off the outfit.

It's so busy at work right now I'm on the edge of feeling like I'm dropping balls. AND I'm a productivity queen, which means its REALLY busy right now.  I missed my lunchtime workout (TRX  class) so was bit miffed about that-- I could see the clock ticking and yadda yadda they were going on and on and I couldn't leave. I was no longer listening either as I was busy thinking "I'm missing my workout for THIS??"  

How was YOUR day?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gimme some color


I threw this together quickly this morning and think it turned out okay. I'm not training at the same level as last year and so am struggling with how I feel about my body lately.  My clothes fit differently and I often have an internal dialogue going on with myself about how I look.  One of the good things about taking photos and seeing myself objectively is that I can see what looks flattering or not (or at least I think I can).  I also helps me to turn down the volume on the conversation that's running most of the time about my weight/size, etc.

I expect almost everyone woman has body issues, its so common in our society and I know its all skewed.   Just sharing a bit of my personal musings with you today.

What do you love about your body?