Apologies for the radio silence last week, dear readers! Between flying from San Francisco to Vancouver Tuesday night and a short yet surprisingly stressful week at work, I was in no mood to blog. Consequently, my weekend was full of quality downtime: cleaning, errands, Netflix marathons, magazine-reading, and hanging out with family. Taking it easy turned out to be a wise decision because I feel so much better about tackling the busy weeks ahead.
I don't know how the rest of you feel about September, but this is easily my favourite time of the year. The crispness in the air, the sense of renewal and excitement as the seasons change and everyone goes back to school/work...it's enough to make a girl dust off her New Year's resolutions. Although mine fell by the wayside ages ago, there are still 3.5 months left to 2014, and in the spirit of "It's never too late to start being a better you," these are my goals for the rest of the year:
1. Exercise more! Easy enough to say, surprisingly hard to implement. My target is to go salsa dancing 1-2 times a week, do yoga once a week, and 30 minutes on the elliptical 1-2 times a week. This is my top goal.
2. Save more money. We'll need it to pay for the wedding.
3. Wear what I already own. I need to be better about remixing and appreciating what I have instead of coveting the lovely new things in stores every season. Kind of related to goal #2.
4. Plan our wedding. Or at least, the big details like venue, date, budget, and guest list. I think most of this is done already, so that's good.
5. Make time for myself. Along with #1, this has been surprisingly hard to implement. I still have magazines from July that have been sitting around unread because I simply don't have time to read them! Reading magazines within the month and giving myself a mani/pedi would be a great start on this goal.
And now, somewhat related to goals #2 and #3, is the rationale behind this outfit. Although there are some new elements (the lace top, the adorable MAC x The Simpsons nail stickers), most of the pieces are oldies remixed into a transitional summer-to-fall ensemble. The white lace, sunnies, sandals, and little crossbody bag feel appropriate for the still-summery temperatures, while the cuffed jeans allude to cooler times ahead. The plaid blazer is autumnal but not as stark as a black one, and definitely helps to ward off chilly evenings.
So, my turn to ask you: Do you have any goals for this season? How are you dressing during this awkward in-between season?