November 7, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Dog Tired






































Excuse me while I deviate from fashion talk for a moment for a brief "dear diary" entry: I am dog tired. In the past nine weeks, I have been out of town for seven of them. The other two, I was moving. I haven't had my "routine" (eating/sleeping/working out) since August, haven't watched TV since August, and haven't answered my email since August (sorry if you are waiting to hear from me!! I promise I will write you back). I'm definitely not complaining - I love to travel and feel blessed to have all of those experiences. I'm just so tired. I don't have any travel planned in the next couple weeks and I can't wait to finally answer those emails!! And unpack from moving and do a million other things. Have you ever been out of your routine for a long period of time? How did you cope?

About the outfit: today's look is not all that similar to my inspiration photo but I wanted to include it for two reasons - I like the summer/casual vibe of her look and it gives another idea for wearing a printed skirt. And while the photo is not that similar, it did actually spark the idea for my outfit. I like sharing my creative process with you guys even if my outfit winds up very different. :-)

Inspiration photo: My Daily Style
Blazer: Express, old
Shirt: Limited, $33
Skirt: Banana Republic, $22
Shoes: Carlos Santana via DSW, $33
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Earrings: c/o Mikel Maia

19 comments:

  1. Traveling is so exhausting! I am a creature of routine, so if my routine gets out of whack it is so hard to get back to normal. It sounds like you need some R&R!  You look great though. I love the printed skirt and your combo of blue and black.  Heather

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  2. I've been out of town every weekend too and I work a 50 hour work week every week. I'm dying!! Love the outfit. xo

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  3. Hang in there chica!! I feel like I'm dying too. "This too shall pass.. " :-)

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  4. I'm totally feelin' you! I smiled when I read the title because I am dog tired because I got a dog... and I moved. New puppy combined with moving/packing is hard. And I haven't worked out for a month or so also! Its hard going from regularly working out to nothing, especially hard on my mood :) I'm sure you'll feel better once you get to recharge a bit, good luck!

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  5. New puppies are so hard!! Can't even imagine combining that with moving. Thankfully my dog is almost 2 so she adjusted to the new place really quickly. Hang in there and I hope you get your routine back soon!

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  6. For being as tired as you are, you look fantastic!  I doubt you wore it for this reason, but I'll usually wear something eye-catching so as to draw attention away from the gigantic bags under my eyes.
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  7. Terri, I love your approach! I'm not wearing this today (this isn't a personal style blog) and I took the photo last week when I was feeling rested. Today I'm in pjs and def have some big circles under my eyes though lol. ;-)

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  8. Super cute!  I wish you lived in NY so I can see what your cute outfits would be for this type of weather we're having....... 

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  9. I have a ton posted from last year and plan to do more winter looks this winter! A couple are coming up this week. Stay tuned.

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  10. love that skirt!

    I totally get you! I work in remote locations in Australia and have to travel most weeks - I have no routine and it drives me up the wall especially when it comes to proper eating, exercise and sleep. I try and do my best on the road in terms of eating (suitcase always weighs a ton from tinned fish and protien powder!)

    I guess all you can do is take a deep breathe and be kind to yourself...

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  11. I absolutely love this blue, you nailed this inspiration photo to say the least.
    I rummaged through your site and enjoyed reading, feel free to swing by mine and follow if you like.

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com

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  12. InfinitelifefitnessNovember 7, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    def loving this outfit! that is a gr8 color!



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  13. I want to see the new closet wants it's unpacked. 

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  14. That's supposed to be once it's unpacked. 

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  15. A)  After periodically flying through 4 airports, "going"............ i.e., to reach a destination that has a harsher climate/poor air quality............ and, (a stressful week later!!), "back" the same way, I often feel absolutely physically and emotionally  *Z.O.N.K.E.D.*!!    What then seems to help me the most are, (in order of importance), these #5 things: 

    1)  Going to bed as early----(as I FEASIBLY can, that is)----on my first couple of days back;  and very "consciously" trying TO unwind and relax before I fall asleep. 
    2)  Concentrating on eating really "healthy," HIGH-ROUGHAGE foods such as vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, whole grain breads, etc., (i.e., particularly during the first week AFTER my trip). 
    3)  "Moisturizing on the INSIDE" by drinking *lots* of water;  but not, (as a caution!!), over-hydrating myself by drinking TOO much water.    (I additionally drink any kind of hot tea----particularly Earl Grey Tea and Peppermint Tea----simply because tea reminds me of my grandmother;  and also because hot tea is just so-darn-*soothing*, too!!) 
    4)  "Moisturizing on the OUTSIDE" by taking a nice, warm shower with a moisturizing soap like Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented;  and also by giving myself an exfoliating facial----(i.e., with a mixture of brewed tea bag leaves and lotion)----IN the shower, too, (*ahhhhhhh*............). 
    5)  Walking in the little city park out back;  (purposefully) taking in a handful of deep, *lung-inflating* breaths;  listening to the gentle sound of the wind blowing through the aspen trees;  and just watching the pretty aspen leaves quivering in the wind, (*ahhhhhhh* AGAIN!!............). 


    B)  I really like how you styled your printed skirt, (Above), J ............ the curved hemline is very pretty, too!!

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  16. I love all of these suggestions, thank you Rosanna! :-) I need to take it easy this week to recover and get some things done!!

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  17. I plan on doing a new/updated closet post once my closet is organized! I'm guessing it will be a couple months!

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  18. Yes, this has happened to me and it probably will again. When it does I usually take some time to visit my favorite spa/getaway to rejuvenate. It always helps.

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  19. I get in  the most comfiest close, drink my favorite hot cup of tea, take a deep breath, and read away . . . Even for 10 minutes before bed, works every time. Oh, and I definitely think about the day it will be done with ;] 

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