Ilana Kohn Caroline pants (last year’s color) | XL
Esby sweatshirt ( very old, purchased via slowre, sigh) | XS
Rachel Comey Barrie jumpsuit | size 10
Suicoke Cel-VPO sandals | Size 7 (I am a size 8)
Wow look at all that blue lol. I have been rather drawn to bright blue the last year or so; some of my favorite items are blue – like these IK pants, the RC jumper, my Ace & Jig duster in Atlantis.
It’s one week until I leave with Hawk to go back to Atlanta (Leo is staying here with the dog for another week until the movers come) and even though I’m basically finished with most of the packing, I’m overwhelmed.
Of course. Moving is overwhelming, no matter how much planning, time, etc., you have to do it. And, oh yeah, I had to give away most of my plants because there are too many to move in the cars. They’re going to good homes, but wow, that was sort of a punch to the gut, and a little emotional. I’ve mostly had good luck with light, etc., and my plants have done so well in this house; I’ve grown rather attached. Anyway, I’ve propagated some of my favorites so we’ll see how they do in the new house.
One consolation is that I’m getting back a ficus tree I gave my mom when we moved to Texas ten years ago. It has done very nicely at her house and is really big and beautiful, so I can look forward to that. What am I saying, I’m excited and looking forward to everything, it’s just getting there that’s so rough!
I have been posting more on Instagram lately, including Hawk, and that might be where I am more often for the next week or so. If you still follow me there, that is. My relationship with social media is so difficult; I truly enjoy looking at certain people’s content and appreciate that they take the time to post, and I like the interaction when I post, but it’s also a bit of a mind fuck, especially if you read comments sometimes. Ugh.
To quickly circle back to my Girlfriend shorts and bra, I have worn the bra for multiple strength & yoga workouts and it feels great once I’m moving in it, but it does still feel tight when I first put it on. And the shorts have loosened up a bit in the size large. I did try a bike shorts outfit with my Rachel Comey fond sweatshirt, and I was comfortable, but not in an “I feel great, but also look great” way, if that makes sense. I’m going to keep trying the shorts. I can do hard things. (says Jess Sims at Peloton during a brutal strength workout LOL)
I hope you’re well!! Next week Leo and I are getting our second jabs! I’m so excited 🙂
I still remember your blue Acne dress you wore at the beach wedding years ago! It was amazing! I’ve moved too many times in my life, it is very taxing/stressful, but there’s also that sense of new beginnings once you settle that’s great too! Very happy for the ficus tree, re-growing plants is hopeful as well, it makes me happy when I see the regrowth in burnt areas on my Californian hikes:)
best of luck with the move <3 I have a girlfriend bra that I feel the same way about! I just got a harper wilde 'bliss' bra that is honestly everything I wanted from the girlfriend bra. it's comfy enough to wear all day, looks good enough to wear with real clothes, and yet is strong enough to wear during workouts (even runs).
I love how you look in that Rachel comey jumpsuit!! so easy and confident. I might have to nab one…
Sara Licastro says
Congratulations on your move! Good luck! I’m a long time reader and love your journey and style. I also love the Suicoke sandals but I’m so confused by sizing, some sites say to size up two sizes some say down? Did you order a women’s 7 or unisex 7? Also, how do they feel and fit? xxxo
Grechen Reiter says
thanks sara – as far as i can tell most of their styles are unisex? i just ordered the size 7 and they fit me very well – i am usually an 8 or 8.5 womens. i did order a different style in the same size and it also fit well. i don’t know, it’s still confusing, but worth a try!! at least if they’re easy to return …
Sara Licastro says
Thanks Grechen! It sounds like I’ll just have to try and take advantage of a good return policy. How do you like the feel? I’ve read some reviews that say they aren’t that comfortable?? Which seems strange. xxxo