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 :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Running Wild

I've been doing ALOT of trail running these days. Its fantastic. I've even had the pleasure of going on 3 + hour runs all alone. Seeing not one person in the forest/mountains. It's such a treat to be out there all alone, so peaceful and mindful. Quiet. Still.  I've been exploring alot of new places and now that its light out longer I can even get out after work. Luckily I live close to alot of great trails and places to explore that are relatively close.

Not much else to report other than I've signed up for a bunch of 50 km and 50 mile races this season so will be doing a fair amount of travel to new places exploring some awesome new routes.  Fashion photos will be coming soon :)  Hope you are all well.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's about Time

I believe I've lost my fashionista-ness.  Yes, that's a word. Have you see the movie You, Me and Dupree?
Carl Peterson: What's with this "Carlness?" It's not even a real word.
Dupree: Yes it is.
Carl Peterson: Oh, it is?
Dupree: It's a verb. It's a conjunction. A preposition. It's a philosophy. A way of life. It's your name with "ness" attached to it.

I've been busy with work and again, just pull something basic out to wear.  I've been in a fashion rut for awhile now. I commute by bike which means I can't really do something special with my hair- the helmet just wrecks it anyway- if I can even get the helmet on.   I can't ride in pencil skirts either.  Guess I could change when I got to work but then I use my bike to commute to meetings downtown and outside of town.  Oh the problems with being fit and healthy :)  I've also been spending my money on new running clothing and new shoes etc vs going to thrift stores and watching sales.  I think I realized I already have more clothes than I really need so I just need to get creative with the ones I've got.

Anyway, thats my rant today.  Happy Earth Day on another note :)  I went for a fantastic train run with a friend afterwork.  What did you do to celebrate Earth Day?

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Adventures of J

Well hello!! Yes, its been awhile. We were away adventuring on a roadtrip/trail run adventure down in the US. How fun except that the $ is not doing so well and everything costs us about 30% more with the exchange rate :(   I've been busy training and racing which has been fantastic. Had a nice long break off of work and even a visit to Portland which was totally fun!  Back to work now and how can you tell I'm not ready for it?  I took my outfit photos then realized (after downloading them) that I had put my camera on manual and the last shots are all blurry. So, NO its not your eyesight.. its MINE.. hah hah.

Time for a haircut too.. am really shaggy these days.  Debating on going mid-length like I used to have it.  Not sure though. 2 more sleeps to think about it.

How are YOU doing? What have you been up to?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sassy Monday

Happy Monday to you all. It's finally beginning to feel like spring. Sunnier days, warmer weather.  I always feel sassy when I wear these kinds of skirts and boots. The skirt moves when I walk and my boots go "click click click" on hard surface floors.  I got tons of work done today as well so I think I channeled energy from my sassy outfit.

Hope you had a great start to your week?  YES?NO?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

No Meeting Day

I didn't have to leave the office today, was a planning day so I dressed for comfort and almost felt like I was wearing pj's or something.  Most of the girls in the office dress like this all the time as well but when I go out to meetings I definitely have to step it up a notch or 3.  Just got home from my run coaching and we did drills for the whole hour. My.LEGS.are.tired!!

Hope you had a great day.  Are you a runner or have you ever run for exercise?  Do you like it?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Leather Lady

I had to drive to work today since I needed the car for meetings which meant I could wear my skirt and boots that arent practical to ride my bike in. I don't know about you but I usually dress based on how I'm commuting. Usually I ride my bike to work and its not far so I can wear skirts and heels etc however, if I want to wear my hair differently or more fancy or a pencil skirt or higher heels it only really works on the days I need to use the car.  Bike riding in a pencil skirt doesnt work all that well (YES I DID TRY IT:)

Its rainy then sunny so we dont actually know if spring is coming or it still just a bit of tease from an early peek of spring. Hence I wont pack away my favorite dark colors for awhile yet!!

Hope you had a super day.  What is you main mode of travel to work and do you have to plan your wardrobe based on travel considerations?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Favorite little jacket

I know. I know. You thought, there she goes and posts a bunch of blog entries then disappears again! Sorrrrrryyyyyyy :(  I went off and did my trail race then last week was crazy at work and I fell off the fashion wagon and neglected to document my throw-together outfits!

All is well. My ultra distance trail race last weekend was fantastic! We had great weather and a great time overall then we went away on a little vacation to visit in-laws and do some skiing.

I love love love this little jacket and always feel good when I wear it. I had two random people tell me they loved my outfit today too so thats always a bonus :)   As you can tell I was also rockin the gangsta chain :)

Hope you had a super start to your week!