Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stitch Fix Number Six

Today I am excited to share my 6th fix. I kind of dropped the ball on my last couple of fixes, but I am working on a 6 month review where I will share all of the pieces I've kept. Stay tuned for that. 
 
For those of you unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, it is a monthly clothing subscription where you get a personal stylist to send you 5 pieces according to your profile. You have the opportunity to write you stylist a note each month further customizing your fix. You pay a $20 styling fee each month to receive the fix, which is then deducted from the cost of anything you keep from your fix. If you keep all 5 items you also receive a 25% discount. Pretty great right? If you have interest in trying out the fix, I would appreciate it greatly if you used my affiliate link.
 
I was super excited for this fix, as when I opened the box, it was pretty amazing! Burrito photo for proof of how great it looked before unwrapped:
 
 
 
 In this first picture I am wearing the Renee C Alecto halter top paired with these gorgeous cobalt blue Kut From The Kloth Candace Hem Skinny jeans. The bright colors of the top go great with the cobalt blue skinnies. (Top: $44 | Skinnies: $78)

 
Next up I paired this gorgeous Brixton Ivy Jarred Lace detail top with my cobalt skinnies. The lace detail is gorgeous and the back is stunning. This is a great top to dress up or dress down. (Top: $58)
 
 
I am so obsessed with this Octavia Brooklyn Crossbody bag. The color is amazing for summer and will easily transition into fall. It is the perfect size for all of my treasures and has a lovely pattern inside (which I did not photograph, womp womp) (Bag: $48)
 
 
Last up is this Le Lis Deria Woven Back Knit Top. This looks pretty plain from the front, but when you turn around you get a pop of beautiful pink roses. This is a perfect top to wear through the summer. It's light and airy and fresh looking with the colors. (Top: $44)
 


Overall I loved this fix. Everything was gorgeous! The only one that did not fit well was the le Lis Deria tank. It hugged in all the wrong places. It was very pretty, but very hard to style to hide those rolls.. You know what I mean ladies!
 
I really love receiving these fixes each month. I am going to write my 6 month review. Catch that here next week!
 
 
Share you fix stories with me! If you  haven't tried it, why not?

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

When Everyone Else Is Busy

 


This is the third new post I have started writing this morning. My thoughts are all over the place. I get a few sentences written and decide I don't like where the thoughts are flowing, so I start over. Let's see if this one sticks.

Today I am teaching a yoga class. It is my first time teaching on a Wednesday. I know I promised more posts on my teaching, and I haven't felt the urge to post...

Maybe it's because at the beginning things were going great. People came to my first 2 weeks of class. Then I had to be out of town for work. Then I was out of town for Wanderlust. Those 2 weeks matter. 2 whole weeks I missed teaching my class. People noticed. Time really does make a difference. I get it.

I was slotted to teach Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 9am. I'm a new teacher, so I need to take what is available, so I have come to terms with that Friday after work is a bad time to teach yoga in a place where yoga is new. It's summer and people want to be out enjoying the beautiful weather and planning for vacations and parties. I get it.

I have a cute couple who have been coming to my Saturday class. They did not come the last 2, but again I get it. It was 4th of July week. People were busy. People have lives.

I looked at these opportunities to see where I could improve. I used the time and the space to practice my own flow. I ran through my planned teachings in a space that was all mine. A quite space with the doors open and the breeze flowing in.

I then decided to look at my options. I was driving 40 minutes each way to teach a class that wasn't happening. Although I did enjoy the time to myself, that wasn't what I wanted to be doing all summer. I had a talk with the owner and she agreed Friday's were not the best nights to offer a class.

Tonight I start teaching Wednesdays and Saturdays. I am looking forward to a fresh start on a fresh night, where I hope more people will have interest to come in and flow with me. I enjoy this practice so much, and nothing makes me happier than sharing it with others.

I am excited to see where this new night will bring me. New people to meet. New people to teach. New opportunities. I am also excited I now get to go teach a class on Friday night where I earned my teacher training certification. Go back home. It's a great feeling.

Namaste.


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Journey into the unknown



I don't know if you have noticed, but there has been a different vibe around here lately. I am working on being a high vibe person. I want to translate positive vibrations into the universe in effort to keep drama and negativity to a minimum in my life. This of course sounds easier said than done, but I'm sure going to try.

Last week I mentioned I was going to meditate more, write more in my journal, and other things related to my own well-being. I am happy to report, over the weekend I did write, meditate, and smudged my house with sage to get rid of all negative energy.

I slept better this weekend and I felt like things around me were more pleasant. I did some yoga in a nice quiet space and it always amazes me how much better I feel after an intentional yoga session with my own thoughts. My body feels better and my mind slows down.

I've been struggling lately to really understand what path I should be on right now and what I am supposed to be doing. I know deep down what I want to be doing, but I have many things blocking my success right now and the self care items I am practicing for July (and everyday after) are going to help me get back on track.

This blog will be a little more related to all of this fun stuff for a while. Very inspirational with some fun stories and stitch fix posts here and there. I feel at home writing about the spiritual side of life and connecting deeply with yourself and others.

I hope you will join me on this adventure into the unknown, but a path that feels very natural to me.

Namaste.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

July Mantras and Goals



I never set up any goals for June. June came at me strong and quick, and quickly showed me what it was like to burnout. I started out the month feeling ready to conquer everything, but I was quickly knocked down by exhaustion and doubt.

I am feeling better for July, so I am setting some mantras/goals that will remind me that I got this.

Setting intentions - I am going to set an intention for each new day. They will all plug into my over all intention of being strong and moving forward in my life.

Meditate - I was recently told this is the way to heal some of my doubts and seeing how it is one of the hardest things for me to concentrate on I am starting to believe I need to spend more time on it.

Journal - When I write, I feel free, but for some reason I do not do it as much as I should. I am going to spend more time writing stuff down and working through it on paper.

Yoga - Yes I know I am teaching it, but I am not doing as much of my own practice lately so I need to really spend some time with it to mediate and then journal after.

Are we seeing a trend here?

I don't think I can be successful until I have myself back in order.

What are you working on this month?

Namaste.

Linking up with the Peaceful Posse

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I needed a reminder

The day after a holiday that falls inconveniently on a Tuesday is always the worst. Even more so when you had to work Monday. You know the feeling right?

Not that I'm complaining. A fourth of July on a Tuesday really brought back all the feels and memories. The first fourth I spent in my current city fell on a Tuesday in 2012. My first summer holiday away from my family. I was to new at my job to ask for time off and I didn't want to take a day trip home.

Nostalgia won me over when I thought about where I was in life then compared to where I am now. I was younger. I was single, still recovering from a pretty scary break up situation. I was very much na├»ve. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was sure as hell doing it the best I could on my own.

It's funny how dates, holidays, days of the week, etc, can make you feel things. They can transport you back to a time where maybe you were really happy. It can also transport you back to a time where you weren't so happy. Maybe you lost someone. Maybe you lost yourself. Maybe you met someone. Maybe life was just coming at you just the way you wanted.

In any event, moments happen and something will always bring you back. They are there as lessons and reminders. Reminders that you are still here no matter what happened in the past. You made it. You are in the present trucking along.

So, thank you Tuesday, July 4th for bringing back a time where I was being strong on my own even when I was kind of lost. It reminds me that today in the present I can do the same. I have a bigger support system now and I can rely on them and myself to make it through the hard times.

I got this.

I needed that reminder.

Namaste.



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