June 18, 2014

Pleats & Dots

Shirt: J Crew (this years version | 30% off with HISUMMER code) | Skirt: T by Alexander Wang | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Necklace: Dylanex ‘Frankie’ | Sunglasses Ray Ban | Nails: Deborah Lippmann ‘Stop and Stare’
I’m not sure if it’s the change of seasons, or something that just happens several times a year, but I’ve been feeling sort of blah lately. For example, I got out of bed the other morning and was in a bad mood, for no specific reason at all. Does that happen to you? It’s so annoying. I decided to take my dogs on an extra long walk (aimlessly walking always makes me feel better) and to try and snap out of it.  When I get that way, there are a few things that always make me feel better (other than walking, which is key for me).
1. Making some fun future plans. 
When I have lots of things to look forward to, whether it’s as small as trying a new brunch place or as big as planning a vacation, I feel so much happier. After coming back home from my long dog walk, I immediately began making plans. Things on the agenda: renting a house from airbnb for a weekend getaway with Keith and the dogs. Making reservations at a restaurant I’ve been dying to try. And setting up a mimosa filled brunch with some of my closest girlfriends. 
2. Gym & yoga
I always feel like a million bucks after a good workout. Going to the gym (where I do a mix of cardio and weight training) leaves me feeling strong and powerful, while yoga leaves me feeling balanced and at peace (sounds so cliche, but it’s true!) I try to do a mix of both 3-4x a week. If I slack, I notice a serious difference in my overall mood, happiness and obviously, my body.
3. Spending some time in the sun, especially near a body of water.
Yes, the sun is bad for us in large doses, but a little vitamin D is crucial for our overall well being and happiness. Whenever I make it a point to spend some time on the beach, I become the happiest person on earth.
How about you guys? What helps you get out of your little funk? Please share!

Photos by Keith Hodne



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