Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yoga Glowing

My friend Cassandra is kind of my personal fitness muse. She was a trainer at one point in her many lives and is so committed to keeping in shape. I am not like that. At all. I really hate exercise unless it's riding a horse.

But, something is starting to change in me and I think it's Cassandra's fault. Actually, I know it is. She invited me to do a yoga challenge with her back in January, and I liked it. And, I could see myself getting stronger. So now, I do yoga every damn day (or #yogaeverydamnday). And, I kind of love it!

Here are the tools I use:
YogaGlo - $18.95 a month for unlimited yoga and meditation classes you can do on your own schedule and level!
Instagram - Follow @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga or @stokedyogi for the latest practices aka challenges. Photographing yourself doing the poses seems narcissistic, but it actually helps you see your form, improve and stay motivated thanks to friends and strangers who say nice things about your progress (narcissist).
Pilates Anytime - I haven't joined this yet, but it looks to be the Pilates version of YogaGlo. I heart Pilates too, so maybe I'll join.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gotta Have It...2014

I started this list well before NYFW, but it's been validated. So, here's a list of my "gotta haves" for 2014. Mind you, I won't be able to pull all of this off...but somebody should:


Whether high fashion or utilitarian, backpacks are back. Lately while traveling, I've been carrying my black Patagonia backpack instead of a purse, and putting my LV clutch or Chanel bag inside for when I need to dress up.

Boy's or girl's. Doesn't matter anymore. Button your shirt up to your clavicle, stat.

Something over-the-top unique 
Just show who you are. It doesn't matter if it's on-trend, so much as you love it.

Leather pants
Been on my list for a while now. Still relevant. And comfy.

For girls. Or dogs.

Combat boots
Doc Martens are good for the younger set. For us mid-lifers, I'm going with more of a paddock boot version by Frye.


Take a cue from Europe and put these (back) in your wardrobe. I love my Sven clogs and they look especially great with black or grey skinny jeans. I will be wearing them non-stop with skirts and shorter pants or shorts when my legs are tan in summer.

Golden Goose

I'm not a fan of the big clunky ones, but I do love a good pair of simple tennies with aforementioned leather pants, cropped black pants or cropped tight jeans.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Life Book vs. Facebook

I've stumbled upon an interesting phenomenon. It seems documenting/coping with life has moved on from posting everything on Facebook to more artistic means in the form of something called a life book. In fact, I'm participating in a yearlong course dedicated to "life booking" that has me pretty intrigued. I'll keep you posted on my journey back to my creative side.