Friday, October 24, 2014

Fitness Friday: Marathon Training Check In

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Happy Friday everyone!  I have to admit, I've been very spoiled at work - prior to this week I hadn't worked a normal/full week at my job since the middle of August [insert guilty face emoji here].  As awesome as it was it was kind of a wake up call this week!  I definitely had multiple cups of coffee days (that was probably due to the weather too - it was verrrry rainy this week).
 
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I wanted to check in with you and get a little status update on my marathon training.  And also, talk about being really real with you guys.  Today's outfit is nothing special at all - I'm sure you're thinking a trench, leggings and sunnies?  What?  Well I have to admit, I've been living in these sneakers because I will not risk hurting my feet/legs by wearing heels and most of the time on the weekends lately I've been running around in my workout gear because when you're in pain most of the time comfort really does become key.  Also I feel like I'm not being completely honest with you if I didn't show you my dressed down side once in a while.
 
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Luckily my PT is amazing and I'm on the mend from my little IT band injury (after 2 sessions a week for the last couple of weeks) and I'm bound and determined to finish this marathon.  And make it a great race.  I had a lot of doubts but I completed 17 miles last weekend (12 running, 5 quick walking) and it really gave me  a mental boost.  And on race day, it's honestly about 80% mental.  I'm definitely starting to feel a little overwhlemed because I realized this is the largest race I've ever run (I think NWM was only like 15,000 runners).  In the end though, I'm just going to focus on the journey and enjoy myself.  I keep visualizing my November Project peeps waiting for me at the #mile14 takeover (they're working the water station!) and my friends waiting for me at the end.  They've been nothing short of supportive and they can't even begin to understand how much it's meant for me to constantly yap about the race and running and my injury and blah, blah, blah.
 
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H&M Trench Coat (similar here), Fabletics Leggings (similar here), Under Armour Shoes (c/o), Old Navy Bucket Bag (similar here), Amazon Sunnies
 
So here goes - I'll check in with you either next week or the week after to let you know how it went!
 
Photos: Jackie Giardina
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

East vs. West: Fall Boots

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EastvsWest Boots
District Sparkle  //  Living After Midnite  //  Envision Pretty  //  Pursuit of Shoes  //  Oomph.
 Boots and booties are one of those quintessential fall trends that make me super happy - I can expect to be living in boots until winter is over.  Oh and this sweater?  Yes, I'm wearing it in yet another blog post - sorry but it's just too good.  Jackie and I took these photos when I was bumming around Westchester with her for a quick city escape and Octoberfest the other weekend.  How good is this backdrop?  I promise it's real ;).
 
 I love how everyone styled their boots this week!!  Make sure you check them out!

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LuLu's Sweater (c/o), BB Dakota Dress (c/o LuLu's), Sole Society Booties (c/o), Sole Society Hat (c/o)

Photos: Jackie Giardina

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Right... Navy Loafers

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I had the pleasure of interviewing David Bromstad a couple of weeks ago to talk about his newest collection with Naturalizer and let me just say, it was AWESOME.  He is hilarious and you can tell his designs are completely original and based largely on his personality.  I've loved David ever since his HGTV Design Star days (my mom has also been a huge fan since) and to spend some time with him in person and be able to chat about one of my favorite things on the planet was completely surreal.  
 
Also, I must note, you HAVE to make it into a Naturalizer store to check out the collection in person - the photos on the website don't give the detail or comfort justice.  Speaking of comfort, I'm so thankful for my new pair of loafers from the collection because they're the perfect little pillows to put on my feet while I finish out this marathon training.
 
I'm also loving this moto boot, these heels and this Chelsea boot in the collection!
 
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Choies Ruffle Blouse (c/o, similar here and here), Gap Ultra Skinny Pants, David Bromstad x Naturalizer Loafers (c/o), Required Flare Necklace (c/o, similar here), GiGi New York All in One Clutch
And don't forget to enter my Sole Society giveaway!   It's super simple and closes at the end of the day today - head here for deets!

Photos: Krista Robertson

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Right... End of Summer Chambray

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Happy Saturday!  For some reason I always feel like short weeks can be some of the craziest/longest - am I right?  We were lucky enough to have Monday off and I spent most of the day vegging but then it was full speed ahead on Tuesday.  I hope you have some fun plans this weekend!  I have a few friends in town so I can't wait to do some catching up!
 
I realize it's been very rainy in the city this week but I found these pictures from the end of summer and realized I never posted them to the blog!  I am working on a "chambray transition" post because I'm not quite ready to put this dress away for the winter!   Stay tuned for that!
 
And before I forget, make sure you head to Monday's post to enter to win a $75 Sole Society credit!  They are by far one of my favorite shoe sources because their styles are so affordable and SO cute - what would you snag if you won?
 
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J. Crew Factory Dress (similar here), GiGi New York Uber Clutch, Nickels Wedges (similar here), Stella & Dot Pearl Necklace (similar here), Amazon Sunnies
Get the Look:



Photos: Jen Dang


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

East vs. West: Oversized Knits

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EastvsWest Knits
District Sparkle  //  Living After Midnite  //  Envision Pretty  //  Pursuit of Shoes  //  Oomph.
Next to leather I think my favorite trend for this series is this week's oversized knits.  There's something super comforting about throwing on what feels like a blanket and heading to work, brunch or out on the town.  Today's look could definitely be worn in the office or out to brunch (and for work I may even switch out the tee for a blouse and add some heels), but for a night out I'd probably throw on some faux leather leggings, heels and add some spice with a statement necklace.  Oh and my apologies in advanced, you're going to see this sweater a lot in the coming months #sorrynotsorry.
 
Make sure you check out everyone's looks and if you missed yesterday's post be sure to check it out to enter to win a $75 Sole Society credit!
 
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LuLu's Sweater (c/o), LuLu's Top (c/o), Gap Ultra Skinny Pants, Sole Society Shoes, InPink Necklace (c/o, similar here - use discount code: EastvsWest for 30% off your order!), Louis Vuitton Speedy

 Photos: Krista Robertson

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