6397 Shorty Jeans | sold out, I’m wearing 28
James Perse slub long sleeve tee | use code GRECHENMAR17 for free shipping to the US through 3/19
Eileen Fisher organic cotton/tencel jacket | size small, regular
EYTYS canvas sneakers
James Perse mini canvas tote
It’s funny (not funny) how life happens while you’re busy making other plans. So true, isn’t it?? I am leaving town tomorrow to go to Florida for a visit with my dad and scheduled a platform class at pure barre at 8:15 to get a good cardio workout in before taking a few days off.
And since I’m going to the studio that’s farther away from my house I left 45 minutes early to give myself enough time to arrive 20 minutes before class (I have to get my spot…). Well that didn’t work out AT ALL.
Instead of platform I sat in traffic for nearly an hour. Standstill traffic. The kind you can’t get away from no matter what.
After freaking out for a moment and fighting back tears (so dramatic…I know…), I remembered that we were all suffering there together. Some people sitting in traffic probably had much more important places to go than Pure Barre, and there was nothing any of us could do about it.
But I had my whole day planned around getting cardio in early, and then not having to rush the rest of the day to get packed, queue up new arrivals for slowre for next Tuesday while I’m still out of town, and clean house, etc. So I sat in my moment, feeling angry and upset for a few minutes, and then let it go.
I’m still here, unharmed and healthy and going to visit with my father and step-mom tomorrow. I have nothing to complain about, and indeed am so grateful for this moment.
I’m also grateful, as hard as it was, for the reminder that nothing is ever set in stone and no matter how hard we try, we cannot really plan our lives.
Anyway…this is an abbreviated version of what I was going to write today because I don’t have as much time as I thought I would. You probably didn’t even notice LOL
Ah, that Eileen Fisher jacket. I was going to wear the outfit above yesterday, but changed out of the jacket for a cashmere cardigan because I was FREEZING before I left the house. Turns out the jacket would have been perfect, as it warmed up a little, but anyway, I’ve decided to keep it. I did take the silk pants back, but I’ve regretted it. Ugh.
Elizabeth and James – I’ve always wished that Elizabeth & James would be more like a more affordable version of The Row, and now, it appears it’s moving in that direction.
This is a super-long read, but interesting, about Patagonia and The North Face, and their similar beginnings, yet differences now.
I have two dresses coming from James Perse today and as soon as I receive them I’ll get a quick post up with pictures so if you have any questions you can ask before the free shipping ends on Sunday. I also tried on a few dresses in the store yesterday and was NOT impressed. More on that later!!
Oh, and since I recently made THREE terrible shoe mistakes (they’re all up on slowre now, one pair is already sold), I’m happy to report that these EYTYS sneakers (size 39 on sale via Amazon) are working out nicely. I’m wearing the size 39 with an insole and socks. I usually take a 38 but reviews of this shoe mentioned to size up, and while it’s still a little big, my feet do swell a little in summer, and they’re very comfortable with an insole and socks, so the 39 worked out well. I got these because I wanted canvas, NO leather at all, and a little platform. They’re super-cute on me too, even with my thicker calves. Definitely recommend.
Happy Friday!!! I hope you enjoy your weekend 🙂