Anywhoozles, as I said yesterday, I had written a ‘Thinking Out Loud’ post in the car on the way to Cape Cod last Thursday, but since we had zero internet all weekend, I couldn’t post it.
Since I love linking up with Amanda on Thursdays to share a whole bunch of random thoughts (especially on things like being a crazy runner), of course I wanted to join the party even more this week since I couldn’t ‘attend’ last week! I didn’t want to trash last Thursday’s draft, so I edited it to make it more relevant (I had written a lot about the Cape Cod trip I was going on). So now I present to you my rambles…
1) I am leaving for Europe in less than one month. 24 days to be exact. Just a little over three weeks and I’ll be en route to Italy. Like what??
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. <- That’s an excited and slightly terrified scream.
I’m going to Italy for a semester abroad and right now I have a crazy mix of excitement, nerves, and disbelief. It honestly hasn’t hit me that I’ll be living in Europe for four months.
All I know is that it’ll be quite the learning experience, and hopefully one I will always be grateful for. Hopefully in ~1 month I’ll be doing well and adjusting to my ‘new’ life abroad! All I can do now is begin to think about packing… that’ll be brutal.
Jamming a semester’s worth of clothes/ toiletries/ all the things I need to survive in one large suitcase + a carry-on is going to be a job and a half…not looking forward to it one bit. Plus it doesn’t help that I already loathe packing and it’s almost impossible to know everything I’ll need while I’m in a country I’ve never been to. I just keep reminding myself that I can always buy the majority of the things I’ll need (minus most of my clothes/ certain toiletries, etc.). Knowing that makes the task of packing seem like a little less of a monster.
Besides packing I still have tons more prep to do (getting the visa/ bank stuff, etc. has been quite the task!), and all the planning/ figuring things out (phone, etc.) just never seems to end!
I really need to start doing more now while I’m still relatively relaxed. Doing all those things while also being nervous about leaving will not be pretty. I should get on that…
2) On another note…The tan lines I now have are just plain awkward. Running outside + lounging on the beach makes for some odd skin-tone differences.
3) I finally did my nails… Thank goodness because they were not looking too hot.
You probably can’t tell but I did a few little blue polka dots on my pale pink ring fingers. Ya know, just getting a little artsy fartsy.
4) Last week I wore a maxi skirt for the first time to work. I will now be wearing maxi skirts every other day (when I’m not in workout clothes).
5) I know I said way way way back when that I’d be doing a “how to style a maxi skirt” post. I took tons of photos and wrote a bunch of stuff and it’s saved as one of many drafts, but I just never got around to taking pics in the different ensembles. The way I’m wearing it in the above picture was the main way I was planning on styling it, so since I’m not thinking I’ll finish that post any time soon, we’re just going with this one, mmkay?
Terrible excuse but it now seems silly to take more pictures in this outfit plus a few other combos. However, I WILL definitely be doing more posts in the way I was going for with that “how to style” idea once I have things all figured out on my blog. I’m still experimenting/ exploring/ LEARNING! Thanks for being patient and sticking around 🙂
6) Speaking of clothes… On Thursday I literally felt like I was in pajamas (and simultaneously felt like a genie) at work. Not a bad feeling if you ask me!
I am loving my Old Navy drapey tuxedo pants that I got back in May. If you like to be beyond comfortable while still looking chic, pants like these are the perfect style for you!
7) I think I chose my blog’s name for when I become self-hosted!
I’ve thought a lot too much about the title and am currently leaning towards ‘Fueling Fab’. I think it works better for multiple reasons, but I won’t be self-hosted for a little while, so I’m still totally open to your input on the whole great debate (in fact, I’d love to hear it!). You can read about the current title here and here and about ‘Fueling Fab’ at the bottom of this post!
8) I really miss everything about Cape Cod. The beach, the pool, the time with family and friends, the food, oh and sipping some post-run coffee while looking out at this wasn’t a terrible way to start a day…
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my hometown, but nothing can really compare to this view.
Today was my 4th day at J.Crew! That means I’m coming at ya with another OOTD!
I think I’m going to see The Fault in Our Stars tonight (!!!!) so I have to make this pretty brief. Here is a short update vlog (are these getting old? Seriously, let me know!) and all the deets on today’s outfit!
I was planning on wearing this white J.Crew blazer (featured here), but it was super hot out and I’ve worn a blazer the last couple times I worked, so I decided to look through my sweaters to see what I could wear over my dress.
Since it’s not exactly sweater weather (great song, though!), most of my sweaters were way too heavy for this hot summer day. I finally decided on this white J.Crew cardigan.
Under the cardigan I wore this Old Navy dress in Absolute Blue (featured here).
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to belt it or not, but when I put the cardigan on, I thought the waist could use a little definition. Plus, once I put on these American Eagle sandals, it all came together quite nicely!
*My hair looks a little greasy ^, but actually it looked pretty shiny and frizz-free despite the fact that I let it air-dry. My secret weapon was coconut oil! I’ve read so much about it lately and actually purchased some a few years ago to use in my hair but completely forgot about it until yesterday! So far, so good!
Couldn’t decide if I should wear the blazer or not…
Whatcha lookin’ at, weirdo?
Now what are you looking at?
That’s more like it. No makeup, workout clothes, frizzy natural hair, and glasses. Aka me ~80% of the time!
Excuse the copious amount of selfies today, I couldn’t decide what to post on Instagram, so I had to do an awkward little photo-shoot. I just couldn’t resist making fun of myself when I looked back at all the pictures I didn’t use. I’m not very good at the ‘take serious selfies’ fashion blogger thing, but I’m trying haha!
Well there it is, folks! Another OOTD in the books.
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Mine was great! Lots of fun with friends and fam, a couple awesome workouts, good food (hopefully a WIAW post soon!), and bright, sunshiny days 🙂
I worked on Sunday (I talk about it in the mini vlog below), and as I said I would try to do – here is an “OOTD” for my second day of work!
The reason I point to my glasses and shake my head in the video is because I filmed that part (and took the following pics) the night before when I planned the outfit (and had no make up and my glasses on). The part when I’m not wearing glasses is right before I left on Sunday, and obviously the car part is after work.
Oh, and the little clip at the very end is from a sunny Sunday walk through a farm in my town! So beautiful, right?
Anyway, I’ve already shown most of the parts of this outfit in this post, but here are the links you can check out if you’re interested!