FRAME le garcon jeans
EVERLANE ryan tank
JAMES PERSE sweatshirt | older version, the newer one has long sleeves. FINALLY.
EVERLANE slouchy knit cardigan | men’s size medium, sold out, link goes to women’s grey
RAG & BONE aston boots | true to size, $269 at The Dreslyn after 25% off, size 40 for $258 at Neiman Marcus
3.1 PHILLIP LIM Ryder bag | mine is large, small version at Azalea for 20% off with code GRECHEN20, mahogany large on sale at La Garconne for $588
Happy new year!! It’s here, isn’t it? I entered 2015 rather quietly, since I was sick, but that’s also the way I like it. I tried to be thoughtful, and reflective towards the end of 2014; I started setting a few goals and made some “plans,” but as I was in the midst of scheduling everything for the year, and writing “on this date I will have reached this goal”, etc., etc., I recalled that all too often, even “the best laid plans” end in tears. And of course remembered the oft quoted “life is what happens when you’re making plans.” So I stopped. And I decided to just be who I am. Right now. Everyday.
Each day is a new beginning and an opportunity to start where we are – to forgive ourselves for whatever we might have done the day before and move on to today. I realized while I was sick and forced to sit around feeling miserable, that the only thing that is important is that we are here. And that each moment is a gift. (no, I wasn’t heavily medicated LOL)
So, now, it is up to me to choose what to do with each day. As I mentioned before, I did start making plans, and tried to figure out what I want to achieve, work on, accomplish, etc., etc., in 2015, but came to the conclusion ultimately, that I just want to work on being me. Whoever that is each moment.
To that end, I have set a few “goals” and come up with a few things I know I need to do/not do to really be the best person I can be.
- Become more lean and fit. I’ve become rather pudgy this last month and it’s uncomfortable for me. Not to look at, I’m quite happy with the way my body looks, but since I entered my 40s, I’ve noticed that I’ve put on fat in places I never did before (my waist), and it doesn’t feel like me. I know…cry me a river, but I’ve always carried most of my excess weight in my hips/butt/thighs, and now, not only am I carrying it there, but also around my middle. Finally, I want to be rid of ALL the excess, just to see how it feels. It’ll be REALLY hard, I want to lose 35 more pounds. I’m up for the challenge.
- Buy less. My first weight loss milestone is on March 16th, so I’ve told myself I won’t buy any clothes until then. Except if I find a nice blouse that fits within my budget, and is not silk; I’d like to wear something other than t-shirts more often. But that’s it. *wink*
- Write more. I want to be a writer. I know, I am a writer, more or less, but I’d like to write more. Maybe a book? Do more freelance? I don’t know, but I am going to start the practice of just sitting down to write an hour a day – not including what I write here….
- Shop more…for other people. This is the year I’m going to finally start my personal shopping/wardrobe styling/closet consciousness service. More on that as it unfolds.
So there it is. I think this is the path towards being the best me that I can be. These are the things that feel right.
Oh, and in case you got this far and want to know my thoughts on the Rag & Bone boots, I LOVE THEM. I’ve hardly taken them off since I got them; I find a way to wear them with everything, which isn’t very hard. I’m glad I took my true size. There are still some places to find them on sale, but there are very few sizes left (I linked two I found above).