Tuesday, October 6, 2015

26.2 miles

Bra: Old Navy: Pants: Old Navy; Sweater: Eddie Bauer; Shoes: Nike; Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Let's shift gears a bit today and talk about fitness. 

Since moving to New York, it's been a huge goal for me to get back into a regular fitness routine (I even put it on my 30 before 30 list right here). And if you met me in elementary, middle or high school, this really wouldn't come as a surprise. I've always been on a sports team of some sort. Soccer. Basketball. Volleyball. Softball. Heck, I may have even played on my high school's golf team for a season (for the record, I was and still am awful). 

Nothing quite fit like running though. I did track throughout high school and while I prided myself in the short distance sprints, it wasn't until I started doing longer distances in college that I really hit my stride (pun intended). It wasn't necessarily just about the cardio for me (even though that's a great added bonus) -- I mainly love the head space it gives me. Give me an early morning when no one else is out, a scenic several mile route, a great playlist and I could run for hours, just thinking about work, problems I'm trying to solve and any goals that I've been mulling over/contemplating. 

Unfortunately, as I get older (and therefore busier), it gets harder and harder to block dedicated time for things like that. But if the past recent months have taught me anything, it's not impossible! If you follow me on Snapchat, you may have noticed I've been getting my butt out pretty regularly, either to the Hudson River running path or even up to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir up in Central Park to bust out 3 or more miles. I find that it's a great way to see your own city and if you catch New York at those early morning hours, it can be pretty darn magical with no one else in your way. 

And if you happen to follow me over on Instagram, you may have noticed that as of last week, fresh off the heels of our Utah road trip, I signed up for a marathon in Paris, taking place in April. I technically ran my first marathon back in 2006 in Vegas, and despite my better judgement, ignored any core and muscle training and solely focused on cardio training. I finished the race (right around 4 hours or so), but my body was an absolute mess afterward. Muscles and joints that hadn't been properly introduced or prepped for the occasion ached and quite honestly, bothered me for months afterward. 

This time around, I'm taking a slightly different approach. Focusing on this running plan and partnering with Equinox and their personal trainers to help with the strength training and overall body toning (hello arms!).

Over the next few months, I'll be sharing my progress, both mileage wise and strength-wise here on the blog, and I do hope you'll follow along (and heck, maybe even join me?). And it all starts TODAY!

This post was in collaboration with Equinox. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

goody two-shoes {louise et cie}

First outfit: Jacket: St. John (similar style here); Sweater: White House Black Market; Pants: St. John (similar style here); Shoes: Louise Et Cie; Sunglasses: YSL; Bag: Chanel; Bracelet: Miansai 
Second outfit: Jacket: Alexander McQueen; Dress: Roksanda Ilincic (borrowed from McMullen Boutique); Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: YSL; Bracelet: Miansai; Shoes: Louise Et Cie

Full disclosure: If you're like me and live in New York, (or perhaps you do this when you visit New York), your recall of certain places around the city usually revolve around scenes from TV shows or movies. After all, it's hard to avoid. Even Wikipedia attempted at an exhaustive list of all movies filmed and set here in NYC, only to remark that it's very likely an incomplete list.

I've found this makes for a fun bar game -- seeing who can correctly place a certain TV show scene with different spots around the city. For example: The sushi restaurant where Samantha throws a drink in Richard's face? Sushi Samba on 7th! The theater where Joey performs in an Off Broadway show circa season 3? Lucille Lortel on Christopher Street! And of course, you can't pass the Met steps without hearing Blair Waldorf in your head, asking you to sit a few steps below her.

This, naturally, leads to iconic fashion moments as well. Carrie's dress that blows up over her head while in front of the Guggenheim Museum. Serena's opening credits outfit in a cognac leather jacket and striped shirt while standing in Grand Central Station. Oh, and let's not Seinfeld's puffy shirt that he wears on The Today Show (or perhaps we would like to forget it?).    

My point to all of this? I like to think these two outfits pay a slight homage to Blair, a tipping of the proverbial headband, if you will. Because at the end of the day, there's something about wearing something so prim and proper (like these chic little flats and bow pumps by Louise et Cie), that gives you that certain Queen B attitude. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to hop around the Upper East Side today.

This post was in collaboration with Louise Et Cie. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! 
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