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?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Going for Sleek



A quick throw together outfit that I quite like. I just bought this black skirt with the faux leather waist/hip band and paired it with a black t-shirt.  And what do you think of my new neutral sandals? These shoes are SO comfy even though the heel is high.  Shoddy photography today though as I have the power cord showing in the background. Oh how can you tell I'm not a details person??? hah hah

Did 2 amazing trail runs this weekend and got lots of mileage in on new trails. Oh I love  trail running SO MUCH!!

Hope you all had a super weekend!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Crazy Shorts



My mom was visiting last week so of course we did some shopping. She lives in a small town with limited shops so when she comes here likes to explore.  I ended up buying a few things-- oh boy I haven't been shopping in ages. Instead, all my new clothes have been bright colored running shorts and tanks so I look good on the trails :)

MOM: " look at these Jode, aren't they cute?? They would look so cute on you".
ME: Hmmm look kindof nerdy.
Check the price tag-- they are on sale...for really cheap... Okay, I'll try them.

I love having bare legs and would wear short skirts and shorts all year round if I could pull it off.  I wasn't sure if these may be abit too short for work but on a day where I am only in the office and not out in meetings I thought I could pull it off.

I was going to wear them with a white top to keep the look really fresh but white sucks on me. As you know, I suit bold darker colors better.

What do you think?  Do you think shorts like this are okay for business casual in the office?
What other colors might you pair with shorts/colors like these?

Happy Friday Lovelies.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Nautical Pencil



Okay, I told you I was sick for a couple of weeks, well, then my mom showed up for a surprise visit. That was awesome but means I've been either MIA or crazy busy with my mom.  I feel like I'm getting some wardrobe mojo back.  I usually can't wear stripes but found this cute little t-shirt and love it... I love the nautical look so thought I would try pulling this off. And why fight it-- Pencil skirts were made for my body type!!

Hope you are all well.  Any new fashions/styles you are trying out that you usually would stay away from?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Classic Chic


I can tell my fashion mojo has been missing for quite awhile. Today right off the bat I got 2 compliments: " Wow, great skirt--love your outfit", "You look really good today".
Compliments on my OUTFIT???  I can't remember the last time I got that kind of compliment which tells me that I've been dressing so usual and boring that no one has noticed anything that stands out or looks good (and at least taken a moment to acknowledge it).

I've got a big closet clean out scheduled and am going to get rid of alot of stuff and make room for some new things. Even a couple of new items can make a big difference and they dont even have to be expensive.  I recently saw this post about key items for updating your wardrobe:  8 Spring Updates for Business Casual.  I think I'm going to go shopping soon!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pink Loft Top




It's warm enough to wear shorts to work now and my legs are also brown enough :)  From all the gardening I've been doing lately I'm getting a bit of a tan (I know its bad but I love it anyway:).

I really like this t-shirt from loft.  I like the soft color and also the softness of the silk on it.  I don't see myself as a 'soft-clothing-wearing-kinda-gal' so this is a nice change for me:)

Since I was so sick with that stoopid cold virus this past few weeks I'm currently doing alot of juicing as a way to flood my body with awesome goodness from all the vitamins and enzymes from the fruit and veggies. I feel really awesome and energized from it also.    I came across the Aussie guy Joe who lost tons of weight on a juice diet. Thats unreal. Not sure how anyone can do nothing but juice for months on end.  Must have willpower like an ox.

Have you ever tried juicing?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Out in Public

Hello lovelies!!  Well. I have gotten this terrible cold virus thats been going around and I don't know it its bad karma or what but for someone who is RARELY sick, I have had this for 2 weeks! I've had to work from home most of the time due to the extreme coughing/dry hacking and just overall low energy levels.

The MOST disappointing thing is that I was registered to run a 50 Mile trail run and had to pull out of the race.  Thats the main thing that sucks about being sick-- THE LACK OF EXERCISE :(

Today was the first day I ventured out and it almost felt like I've been living in the bush for 20 years or something, felt so weird to be in a big meeting with lots of people. I felt like a foreign creature from outer space.  Anyway, am abit better now, on the mend.  I have to be patient and be grateful for my overall health in the grand scheme of things.

How are you all doing?  I have been reading up and have seen your outfits and such-- don't think I'm not monitoring your fashion trends :)