I know my posts can get rather long when I fill them with random-ness, so I decided to try putting all the random bits and thoughts I have during the week here, in a Saturday post, for your reading pleasure. Or feel free to skip it if you’re so inclined. It IS Saturday 😉
I’ve also been reading a lot more lately, and since I’m quite opinionated about things, I have opinions. Lots of opinions. I’m going to start using the Facebook page for those thoughts, and quick little bits and pieces, but I’ll also share some here. Keeping it relevant to fashion & personal style of course. Mostly.
Finally, I have a clothing budget now. I think that deserves it’s own post, since it’s something I talk about a lot here, but I’ll be sharing what I bought during the week in this Saturday post. I’ll also be making an effort to purge things from my wardrobe every week; I must decrease the amount of stuff I have…
Please let me know your thoughts on this new endeavor! I’m interested to hear them, as always.
What I Bought
Nothing. Although I thought I wanted to buy that James Perse skirt you see in the Instagram image. Thank goodness I went to Nordstrom to try it on first though, because it’s SHORT. I even tried on a larger size than my usual. Still short. It’s pretty cute, and nicely made, but yeah, short. And the pleating around my hips doesn’t do me any favors. Still, if it had been a couple of inches longer, I probably would have bought it. While I was there, I also tried on this longer henley tunic for the heck of it. It’s good, but sort of a terrycloth material. Like a towel. It was long enough to wear with leggings though, if you’re into that.
What I Got Rid Of
Nothing. I am preparing a very large box of clothes and makeup/beauty leftovers to take to my sister in Atlanta when we visit for July 4th week though; which should put a huge dent in what I have to get rid of. Maybe I can get down to one closet??
What I Read
I checked CLEAN by Alejandro Junger, out of the library and read it. I was going to buy it, but I’m sort of glad I didn’t. I’ll wait and just buy the cookbook instead. The recipes are good, but the book was sort of a recap of everything I mostly already knew about food and inflammation: avoid trigger foods. And my trigger foods are sugar, corn, wheat and dairy. Yeah. All of them. I didn’t do the cleanse because I know already that I have negative – not extreme – reactions to each of these food “groups,” I’ve just chosen to ignore it.
Also reading The Fixer by Bernard Malamud. I’m not very far in, so I don’t have an opinion on it yet.
The WSJ looks for the perfect t-shirt. Here are my thoughts on the matter…
Oh no. Apparently activewear is the new denim. Actually, I am not opposed to this in general – I highly value my “expensive” workout wear from Sweaty Betty & SoLow (as well as my Old Navy compression leggings), but aside from the on-the-way-home trip to Trader Joe’s, I don’t wear my activewear as “street” wear. Leggings ARE NOT PANTS.
What I Did
Worked. a lot. Maybe you have noticed a few little changes here and there on the blog. And tried to catch up on missing Pure Barre last week by going 5 days this week.
What I Ate
Nothing with wheat, corn, added sugar, or dairy in it 😉 I tried out chia seed “cereal” for breakfast to replace my greek yogurt, and liked it. First, I tried just the chia seeds soaked in almond milk, which turned out to be pretty slimy. Then I did overnight oats with chia seeds and liked that better. Basically, before I go to bed, I mix 1/4 cut organic rolled oats with 2T organic chia seeds and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk with just a pinch of salt, stirring well. When I’m ready to eat in the morning I add TONS of fruit (blueberries are my drug of choice) and that’s it. So far so good.
Now, back to binge-watching Orange is the New Black – hope you’re having a good weekend!
I Iike this idea for Saturdays. It pretty much summarizes the week for us.
I remember the post about the perfect tee, which is kind of amazing, considering I can barely remember my own name with my brain in meno-fog!
I actually bought a Mother of the Bride dress this week: Piperlime, for only….wait for it….$19 (miracle #1) It was on-sale, had another 40%off, plus I had rewards. My daughters ALL liked it (miracle #2), and it looks festive, kind of boho, and very ME (miracle #3)!
Grechen Reiter says
Uh wow!! Love that dress so much!!! It will be perfect.
Thx! I hope so!????
I like the recap, too. That’s great that you “finally have a clothing budget.” I look forward to reading more about it. I also agree about the “leggings aren’t pants!” BTW: Lately, I’ve been noticing more Mainers wearing pajamas in public. I just don’t get it. Unless you’re a baby in a stroller, adults shouldn’t wear their nightwear in the daytime. Do people do this in Texas? Maybe it’s just a Maine trend. I hope so.
Grechen Reiter says
i see pajamas everywhere i go. mostly in the mornings, but not always. i’ve seen women wear pajamas on the plane. i don’t think i’ve ever seen a man wear pajamas in public; i don’t know what it is with us that comfort trumps everything…
It’s prevalent here in Ny, too. While this conversation was still fresh in my mind, I actually saw a guy on the street in his pajama bottoms. NO! Not here in the “fashion capital” of the USA!?
He had to be a tourist…
Ladies, I think that it’s a public pajama epidemic. I refuse to “go there,” and will only wear my nightwear at home – where it belongs.