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Five Things Friday

About Me

Hooray Friday! The post I was hoping to write for today didn’t happen (see “thing” number one below) so instead I’m just going with five random things.

Thing 1: I was hoping to have a post for you about Aquamermaid but, unfortunately, the class I was scheduled to attend was canceled and I’m still waiting to reschedule. In the meantime, you can read more about it over at Windy City Wardrobe, Sincerely, Jennie, or Erin’s Inside Job.

Thing 2: I was invited to attend an event called “Artistry in Motion” being put on by lululemon but, honestly, I wasn’t sure what it was all about other than showing off lululemon’s latest offerings. Since I wasn’t planning to purchase anything I passed on the event. But then I had major FOMO when I read that several of my blogger buddies went. You’ll just have to read Susie’s blog to find out more. Also, I’m bummed I couldn’t make the SHAPE magazine event she talks about. Darn me having a regular 8-5 job!

Thing 3: We took Chewie to another patio last night. Actually, we took him to Cone which is dog-friendly so we were actually able to take him into the shop while ordering. Then we sat on the patio and ate our ice cream. Cone is one of the first patios we ever took him to when he was a puppy and he was way too anxious to stay in one place. Last night he laid down on his own and was really well behaved!

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I took this picture at Nellcote, but you get the idea

Thing 4: When I ran the Super Sunny 5K we all got packages of sunflower seeds. I planted mine in some pots on my balcony. Not all of them survived the summer but several of them managed and are now blooming!

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Thing 5: My goal 5K is tomorrow!! I had anxiety dreams about it last night. This is why I try not to have time goals for races. Although, speaking of race goals, I just signed up for the Miami Marathon. Yep. A full marathon. I haven’t run a full since 2013. But, Live Grit has put together a compelling race, training and travel package AND you can get $75 off the package if you use the code MIAMIRUN (good until 9/25/16). I’m really looking forward to training with my Live Grit crew this winter.

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  • Monday 9/12 – Leg strength workout
  • Tuesday 9/13 – Upper body strength and 3 mile run
  • Wednesday 9/14 – 8×400 run with warm-up and cool-down
  • Thursday 9/15 – Leg strength workout
  • Friday 9/16 – Upper body strength workout
  • Saturday 9/17 – 7 mile run
  • Sunday 9/18 – Rest
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Lace and Bows

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

When I first put this top on when it came from Le Tote I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I originally had it on with my gray jeans but it was just “eh”.

Now, though, I think it might be my gray jeans that are “eh” because once I put the top on with dark denim I liked it much better!

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Top – Le Tote (same) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Shoes – J. Crew Factory (similar)

It’s cut kind of like a sweatshirt so it’s a tad bit boxy. Maybe not the most figure flattering, but, again, that’s why I like Le Tote. I can try stuff and send it back. I did indeed wear this outfit to work. And when I did I also discovered that these shoes are cracking at the edges. Actually, several pairs of my shoes are doing that. Ugh! Time to Shoe Drop, I guess!

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When taking these pictures I was on the hunt for somewhere NOT windy. Thankfully we found this little hidden area on the campus across the street from our apartment building. It also allowed me to act goofy.

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Sometimes my favorite photos are when I’m doing something silly.

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SIA: Le Chien Noir

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer · Style Imitating Art

Remember last week when I said that this week’s Style Imitating Art challenge was going to feature Chewie? Well, I thought it would be fun to do a little comparison from 8 month old Chewie to almost 3 year old Chewie.

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Clearly he’s all ears and legs. I could get him to make the same face as the cat in this week’s art, though.

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I went with black and tan with a little pop of red in my accessories. And in Chewie’s collar, of course.

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I wore this outfit to lunch at a nearby restaurant that was donating proceeds to One Tail at a Time. Chewie came with us, too, and behaved himself quite well! A couple sitting across from us even commented on how well behaved he was. Hahah, don’t we have them all fooled?

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Dress – Eva Franco (similar skirt) | Shoes – Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same) | Hat – vendor at a neighborhood festival (similar) | similar black bracelet | similar red bracelet

Don’t forget to visit Jen’s blog to see how the other SIA participants interpreted this week’s art choice!

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August Shopping Summary

Shopping

I didn’t do my usual shopping summary post earlier this month because mainly, other than keeping this top from Le Tote and getting these sandals courtesy of Shopbop, I spent all my money in August on workout clothes.

And, yes, I spent money. Look, Old Navy had a 50% off sale on activewear and when you workout 6 days a week you get tired of wearing the same things over and over again. So, I bought some new stuff.

I also got an awesome new pair of Nikes from the Nike Decathlon event.

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These are now my go-to lifting shoes. They don’t have enough support for me for running, but otherwise they’re awesome.

As for what I bought from Old Navy, I’ve already worn all of it and love all of it.  old-navy-activewear

Strappy tank | Keyhole back tank | Sports bra | Crops

I’m aware that I bought nothing in color. Actually, I did buy a pink top but it was too small. I highly recommend sizing up a bit in the keyhole top and sizing down in the strappy tank.

Speaking of working out, my goal 5K is one week from tomorrow! Ahh!

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  • Monday 9/5 – Rest
  • Tuesday 9/6 – Upper body strength and 3 mile run
  • Wednesday 9/7 – 40 minute tempo run and length strength workout
  • Thursday 9/8 – Upper body strength workout
  • Friday 9/9 – Leg strength workout
  • Saturday 9/10 – 3 mile run
  • Sunday 9/11 – 7 mile run