Tag "7 For All Mankind Jeans"

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Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunglasses / Zara Scarf and Boots / Spiewak Leyden Parka / Hive & Honey Jacket / J.Crew Top (old) / 7FAM Jeans (c/o) / Roxy Leggings / Alexander Wang Rocc Duffle Bag
Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays is always so hard for me. Do you guys struggle with the January blues too? I am slowly coming out of my mini funk but what really helped me jumpstart things and regain my focus was when 7FAM jeans came to me about a resolutions project they were working on. They asked me what were four things I wanted to try and accomplish in the first couple months of 2013 and how I envisioned making them happen. For me, I like to choose goals that will improve my life and that are important to me, but also doable and manageable. I took a day to think about it and then came up with four things that I would like to achieve that I will be sharing with you over the next month.
My first resolution is that I would like find a yoga studio I love (my old place, OM, closed down and I have yet to find another that I liked as much that one) and go at least 1-2 times a week. With my schedule, sometimes it can be very hard to fit in an hour of yoga but I am determined to do it. I have been researching different studios below 14th street and am going to start trying out various classes and teachers to see which ones/who resonate with me.

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 My trick to seamlessly transitioning from running errands or meeting clients to dashing into a yoga class, is to layer fitted nylon yoga leggings underneath a pair of loser fitting jeans. I’m wearing a pair of distressed 7FAM jeans that allow just the right amount of give for a second layer. It also helps to find yoga pants that you find cute or enjoy wearing. Then after class I just tuck my jeans in my bag, leave my leggings on and slip on whatever shoes or boots I was wearing before and it helps me still feel put together.

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When I am out and about, I don’t want to be lugging my mat around with me, so I will either keep it at the studio or just use what is available there to keep things simple. Also not needing to worry about running shoes allows me to just use my bag as an easy carry-all for all my essentials.

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens
Another little trick I like to do when it is freezing out and I am transitioning between things in my day – such as running from an errand or a low key meeting to a yoga class, is to layer and play with mixing patterns, which creates an interesting dimension underneath my puffy coat. When it is so cold outside it can be very tempting to not care what you put on underneath your parka, but by layering with fun pieces, I know that every time I take off my huge sleeping bag of a jacket, I will still feel cute and put together. :)
Thanks for reading about my first resolution. It felt great to share it with you guys and wish me luck on finding a studio that I love. I am also open to any suggestions you might have so here is to a New year, new visions! #7FAMvisions xo
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J.Crew Scarf and Belt / Alexander Wang Bag / Zara Coat, Shirt and Shoes / Express Pants

Finally, the second half of my hair transformation is complete! I went back to Arrojo on Monday and met with my lovely colorist, Flores. We decided to go darker and opted for a deep, rich color for now, and then as the warmer months come, lighten up the ends here and there for a more summery feel. Should be fun!

 

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I wore this outfit out to dinner with Helena, then up to a 7 For All Mankind jeans event where we previewed a screening of James Franco’s new videos he is creating with the brand – definitely intriguing and very fun to watch. As for the styles in the showroom, floral denim was everywhere! I can’t wait to debut my pair on the blog soon – will probably pair them with stripes no doubt. :) All in all, a great start to the week!

Pretty floral denim and cute cutoffs!

 

 

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Did you all have a happy long weekend? I know I did…lots of relaxation and family time, which was definitely needed. As for today’s post, these photos were taken in downtown Seattle last week. My lovely friend Nicole was my patient photographer and I think she took got some pretty cool shots. We don’t have alleys in New York so this particular alleyway acted as a simple yet great backdrop for my spontaneous photoshoot.

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As for the outfit: This is a fairly simple ensemble, but I felt very feminine in it, mostly because of the sheer blouse that I finally found at Urban Outfitters. This particular top has been sold out in New York for months, but magically I spotted it in the downtown Seattle location during a shopping trip with Alex, and was ecstatic. I picked up a few other great sale items as well, which I am looking forward to wearing next week during Fashion Week.

Alright, I’m off to catch my flight back to NYC…see you tomorrow! xoxo