Love of my life

Monday, July 6, 2020

Hello! Inspiration has been avoiding me till I remembered about this Free People Love of My Life dress. We did this photo shoot last year, I still love this dress, and I adore this little girl in the photos (although she's been growing up so fast!). 

I often think about the past life, how perfect everything was, and we had no idea. I remind myself to think of all the good stuff more, and the good stuff will be even better.

Now back to the dress, it's old but I was able to find a perfect alternative. I still like the Kate Spade backpack for the times when I want to be a little more pulled together. 

Have a good week, and stop by again!

P.S. How magnificent downtown Chicago is! I miss my nonchalant walks there!






Champion

Sunday, June 14, 2020

I've had a bit of Champion obsession lately. Their reverse weave is good quality for the price, especially at TJMaxx's price point.  Luckily for me, the temperatures are still cool enough for this sweatshirt dress.

Also, I've seen chunky chain necklaces a lot, and decided to get a very affordable option just to test the trend out. It took me forever to get over the ridiculousness of this chain before I wore it. 

I have to mention my new colorblock sandals. I needed something to rotate my Birkenstocks with, and when I saw these Teva sandals, they were a perfect match.

As for non-clothes related news, I've been really missing massages, and started looking into some self massaging techniques and tools to relieve my ever growing muscle tension. I've been practicing Gua Sha Facials, and started using this Shiatsu Back and Shoulder massager. I'll report later in more detail how it worked for me!



501 Moto

Saturday, May 23, 2020

I discovered a lot about myself after having my child, and lately even more so. For example, I used to rarely cook, nowadays, however, when I feel stressed, I bake. 

Recently, for a quick stress relieve, I've been loving these super fast and easy vegan peanut butter cookies. They work with any flour; surprisingly I loved them most with buckwheat flour pancake mix!

I've also cut my bangs, I got inspired and followed this easy wispy bangs tutorial. All you need is a pair of sharp hair scissors. 

For outfits, I'm still loving jeans+sweatshirt/t-shirt combos.

I haven't read a book since fall, I think. Finally, I'm back to reading. I've started The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes, a Hunger Games novel. So far so good.





Bonjour

Friday, May 8, 2020

Things are difficult in a pandemic. Once in a while I'm certain that I've got this, and sometimes I'm just falling apart. 

I've set up goals that help me go through this.

First, it's getting back in shape. 
I haven't really worked out on a regular basis for almost 3 years! It's annoying when my favorite jeans won't fit right. So, I'm back with my beloved Fitness Blender workouts. For now, I have very limited time, and I can only stick to their quick videos (I add warm ups and cool downs on my own, or use theirs). I strive to stick to it every day.

My favorite FB quick cardio workouts are Little Black Dress workout; Quick Sweat Cardio Burst; HIIT the Deck Cardio, etc. 

Second, I'm learning German. I started last fall by taking 2 semesters at the Goethe Institute of Chicago, and I'm practicing with my school partner every week. We do video chats. 

Third, it's healthy cooking. I have veggies delivered to me, and this challenges me to cook as many different dishes as possible almost daily. Not only do I discover new recipes, I have also discovered a lot of yummy vegetables.

There's more, of course, but these are my main goals for the nearest future.

One last thing, I'm surprised that I still do some shopping (sweats and sweatshirts mostly, also some kicks), looks like it gives me some sense of normalcy.

P.S. And this blog, of course! I've ditched social media a long time ago, as it was too time consuming and draining. But keeping the blog alive is very important to me.



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