Dagny’s makeshift lounge area in my office 🙂
My only “outfit” this week for an Ikea run…at Ikea LOL
Organic by John Patrick 3/4 sleeve tee | medium
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Rachel Comey steer pants | size 8
Birkenstock Arizona sandals
James Perse Mini canvas tote
Hair!!! Shorter…darker…I love it, but am still getting used to it – it’s VERY different!!
View of the sunrise from my office…
I haven’t really had “outfits” this week, only clothes for working and moving, so basically my James Perse “workwear” pants (LOL) and Elizabeth Suzann clyde pants. Pockets were key, so I always had my phone available, and places to stick random things I found.
Speaking of Elizabeth Suzann, I received my Rebekah kimono yesterday, and included with it was a gift from Elizabeth Suzann; the Patti shell in sage. I paid for the Rebekah kimono and the Patti shell was a gift from ES to review (they’re also sending me the Florence pants in silk crepe!) After I bought the kimono, ES reached out to me again to see if I’d be interested in reviewing a new knit piece and since I’d already bought the kimono, they sent the Patti shell. And it is MARVELOUS. I sort of wish I’d had it all summer. Both pieces are pretty amazing, as usual with ES, and I’ll have full reviews next week, when I’m able to actually wear clothes again. FYI, the kimono is a heavier knit than I was expecting, which is great – I’ll be able to layer it nicely over turtlenecks or even other lightweight knits for fall/winter.
Who else got their Elizabeth Suzann knits order? What do you think?
I also received my Shopbop order on Monday. I love the Rachel Comey pants, and the James Perse spiral skirt, but everything else is going back. The agolde jeans were TIGHT (size 29) and just ‘meh.’ If I didn’t already have high-waisted jeans I love, and didn’t get these Rachel Comey jeans, I might have kept them, but they weren’t interesting enough for me I guess. They are very basic high-waisted “mom” jeans. Good if you’re looking for that, but I like a little interest.
These Rachel Comey pants though. They fit nicely, and might be a little big all around, but I’m afraid they’d be too tight on my legs in a smaller size. And they have buttons at the waistband so it can be ADJUSTABLE by a couple of inches, so when they stretch out with wear, I can just cinch them in a bit, and no more waist gap. Guys, this is brilliant, and reminds me of some jeans I used to wear when I was little LOL; I don’t know why everyone doesn’t do this.
Did anyone else get anything good from the Shopbop sale?
Not reading or watching much lately…too busy arranging things. I’d love some good fiction book recommendations though, I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately and need something a little lighter ATM.
Arranging. Everything is generally unpacked now, I did the kitchen the first day we were in, and the rest over the next couple of days. I hate living in chaos and disarray, so I try to get boxes unpacked and broken down ASAP. My body is so sore I can feel EVERYTHING. And I can’t take an epsom salts bath yet because I’m not quite comfortable with the cleanliness of the bathtub. It has jets and those make me nervous in terms of keeping them clean. Does anyone have experience with that?
I’m getting used to a new Pure Barre schedule, and a new studio altogether. I love the new studio, although the 10:00 AM class time is taking some getting used to!
We moved from a big townhome to a HUGE house (we’re still renting – not sure where we want to buy yet, and we still own the condo in Atlanta). I mean. HUGE. I’m not aiming to fill every single corner with something, but we do need furniture, and rugs…so many rugs…so will be adding things over time. Dagny LOVES her backyard, and I’m looking forward to getting my bird feeders up and working on a raised garden when the season starts, AND composting. I am so excited to start composting – I throw away way too much food waste.
My office is coming along, but there’s not enough room in it for the sleeper sofa that used to be in it, so I had to make Dagny a bed on the floor. Eventually I’ll get a chair for that corner (IN MY DREAMS it would be this one – I’m obsessed with Charley Harper’s artwork). And I’m not sure where I’ll be able to do outfit pictures yet. We do have a HUGE bonus room at the top of the stairs that I will be using to keep my backdrop and mannequin up for shooting product pictures for Slowre, which will be a HUGE time-saver (I used to have to get all the stand and background paper out of the closet every time…), so I’m really excited about that.
Overall, I’m so happy with the new place and am looking forward to settling in, and NOT MOVING AGAIN for a long, long time 🙂
How was your week? What do you have planned for the weekend?