April 10, 2014

What I'm Wearing: Fitness Edition

So my lack of fashion posts has been for a few good reasons. One, my resident photographer and roomie is alwaysss gone (come back Stephanie!). I need to pin her down and hand her my camera one of these days.

Two, and way more true, is I've been basically living in workout clothes when I'm not at work (and when I am at work my dress game has been dismal lately). I'm signed up to run a half marathon in Central Park this Sunday so for the last 2 months all my "down" time has been reserved for spin classes and running. That means pretty much the only thing I've been spending money on is workout clothes, which (un)surprisingly has become a new shopping obsession. There's some cute stuff out there!

Besides my big and necessary splurge of new running sneakers, I've been loving the whole Active line by Old Navy. It's super cute, comfortable and most importantly affordable! Especially for those times when you have so much laundry that you go buy new workout clothes ten minutes before spin class....(guilty). Thankfully I don't feel too guilty because I live in their clothes after work and on weekends now, so it's totally worth it.

Next obsession I will rave about: Swerve. Now, I've done spin classes before. Actually Ive done many before moving to NYC and always loved them. However the obsession with Spin in NYC is on a whole different level. There's the SoulCycle and Flywheel cults that Ive avoided simply because they are so hyped here but when Swerve opened LITERALLY across the street from work, it was hard to resist. One class, and I was hooked. I've been doing it pretty much 1-2 times a week for the last few months (my bank account is crying) and it continues to be some of the hardest workouts I've ever experienced. Every class I leave dripping with sweat looking like I just ran 20 miles but feeling amazing. The staff is wonderful and I can't say enough about it. My coworkers are hooked too and I think sadly for us the word has gotten out because the classes are continually getting sold out faster and faster. If you're in NYC, GO TRY IT. 

Welp, that's all I've got folks. Hopefully after this Sunday when I probably crawl across the finish line I can have my life back! I'm pretty pumped though, not going to lie :) Wish me luck!

xo n.

April 1, 2014

Life Lately.

After a pretty sad weekend, I decided Sunday night was "cheer myself up night" complete with beautiful spring flowers, new magazine and OPI polish, favorite slippers, and the staple...jelly beans. Perfection.

Saw this on social media and am pretty obsessed. 

Pretty proud of my Peter Pilotto for Target skirt clearance find in Florida. Also adding mirror cleaning to my Spring cleaning list. Yikes.

This is one of the many reasons I head to Florida every year. My grandma is the best cook, hands down.

THIS is one of the other reasons. Ladies and Gents: Retirement paradise.

So the reason this weekend was so sad was my family lost one of the major members, our dog Sandy. She was an old lass (almost as old as my youngest brother) so it wasn't the happiest time. We loved her so much though and we couldn't be more grateful for having such a wonderful dog all of these years.