Friday, June 24, 2011

Keep Your Arms Out Straight And Try Not To Fall...

Worn to work Thursday, June 23



This outfit is pretty basic, but I was tired and wanted to get dressed simply...I think I achieved that.  Summery blue sheath,  make me tall wedges and a pinch of colorful jewelry.  The bracelet closeup is a preview of next weeks Arts and Crafts Wednesday...try to control your excitement!! ha!


Worn to work Friday, June 24



Woke up this morning and had absolutely no clue what I wanted to wear to work today.  I usually have some sort of an idea of a certain item i want to wear or a certain look I want to go for.  But today...nothing.  I picked out this shirt from Target because it still had the tags hanging on it.  Since the shirt had a bit of volume, I decided to pair it with a slim pencil skirt.  Again, I went for colorful accessories to add something to the basic slate.  Red chunky necklace, tons of bracelets, new funky sunglasses and favorite leopard peep toes...accessories rock!!  I know wearing a wrist full of bracelets is "in" right now....but, I will have you know, I have been styling my arms full of bracelets for decades...all the way back to the 80's with arms full of jelly bracelets and the 90's with the friendship bracelets.

I got my butt back to the gym last night after a week away.  It is amazing how out of shape you can get in a week...  It just felt so good to sweat and breath heavy for 2 hours.  I almost forgot how good my body and mind feels when my workout is finished.  Working full time, I am having trouble finding to get into a new routine of going to the gym at night after work.  I am feeling guilt not rushing home to spend time with the boys before bed...I just got so used to spending full days with them.  But, I know going to the gym is important to me physically and mentally...in the end it is all about balance and I am just trying not to fall over.


Found this new great spot to take photos on my way to work today...ivy cover rocks right my the lake...

11 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oooh, I love both outfits, but especially that summery blue sheath! I wish I had a million dresses like that because I'd live in them all summer long!

I totally feel you on the gym thing. I struggle with the same thing. I try to run in the morning before work and then get some weights in on my lunch break, but it still doesn't really equate to the long sweaty workout I used to enjoy before having kids!

Anne said...

There are only so many hours in the day, which is so annoying sometimes. It's hard to balance working full-time, taking care of a household, family, etc. and still find time for exercise. Good for you for fitting it in though! I find that if I have a gym schedule, it's easier for me to do, rather than just waiting for when I'll have time.

I love that blue dress! I've looked for it at Target, but no luck. And I used to wear tons of bracelets too! But what's old is new again, or something like that.

LyddieGal said...

I love your new photo spot!! I really need to get over by the water more, its so pretty.

I totally love your turquoise dress, and stacked bracelets will probably never not be trendy.

Chic on the Cheap

good girl gone blog said...

I love that bracelet!!

Shea said...

I love how your accessories totally make that second look so much fun! Maybe your motivation to get back to the gym will inspire me to do the same!

Mimi said...

Love both outfits, and adore the necklace! Working out is so amazing for a quick boost, but man, I know the pull to just go straight home.

Aesthetic Lounge

Laurel said...

I love a red necklace! I wish everyone would wear one because they always looks great and I never get tired of them!

Also, I think I have that same blue sheath dress above (from Target). I figured out how to style it ten ways for this project I was working on...that is one good dress!

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Goodness what a beautiful location!!Love all your cute dresses also!!

Tara said...

First of all, your 'get up and get dressed' look turned out much lovelier than mine normally do...that color looks fantastic on you!

Second, you'll find that balance, at some point. It's always hard to make a major change like this, but I have faith that it will all work itself out eventually :)

Teal @ Expecting Chic said...

I love that blue sheath! What a fantastic dress for summer - you look great!

Natasha said...

I love boths these outfits....that blue dress is amazing on you, and I love the bracelet!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired