Weekend Recap: Fitnesswear to Formal

This weekend had quite a few polar opposites as I went from fitness gear to formalwear… but getting to experience all sides of the spectrum is exactly how I like it! My flight got in a bit early on Thursday, which allowed me to meet a friend at Twelve Degrees in Louisville for a quick drink to kick off my time at home. Twelve Degrees is one of my favorite breweries in Colorado, and it had been a while since {Read More}

Decorating Myself and Three Trees – Happy Holidays!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the last few weeks have been exhausting – and it is so nice that tonight I had no plans and am able to stay home in my own little bed and catch up on things! (Okay, so maybe I did have plans and canceled them… sometimes I need a break.) But don’t feel too sorry for me – while I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately, it’s been for a lot of wonderful reasons. {Read More}

April Challenge: Focusing on Finances

Yesterday was officially the end of my March fashion challenge, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Last night, I had a minor meltdown while packing for the week. It sounds so silly, I know, but I could just not find anything that I thought looked okay together. One of the biggest things I’ve learned from my month of focusing on fashion is that accessories are key, and since I’m pretty much starting from scratch with my jewelry {Read More}

Replacing – and Reorganizing – My Jewelry Collection

On Wednesday night, while going to pack up for my Thursday flight home, I made an upsetting discovery: an entire bag of my stuff was missing! The New Balance shopping bag that I had been using as a catch-all for a lot of miscellany had been in the living room of my hotel suite, but now it was nowhere to be found. Inside that bag was my Garmin, my fuel belt, some other running apparel, a few pairs of shoes… {Read More}

Muddy Marathoner to Black Tie Formal: Savor the Symphony

Last night was the Elan Circle’s annual Savor the Symphony charity event, held at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Since my friend Blake chairs the event and spends a lot of time planning an organizing, I’ve been hearing about it forever, and so planned to stick around Dallas for the weekend in order to attend. It was just luck that I found a marathon to run yesterday while I was in town (more on that in tomorrow’s race recap), but {Read More}

Book Review: The One Hundred, by Nina Garcia

March has been a VERY expensive month so far, and it’s mostly thanks to my appearance challenge. I have been online shopping like crazy, trying to round out the things that I am learning are missing from my closet. There are a lot of things that I just plain never thought to buy (um, nice leather boots and skinny jeans? Oops), and while I’ve been mostly trying to find stuff that’s on sale, it all adds up! Overall, I think {Read More}

March Madness: Adjusting My Appearance

I know it’s five days into March and I’m just starting to write about my March monthly challenge. But honestly, I’m a little embarrassed about this one. But the idea for this month’s challenge came from a lot of different random experiences: -Frequently getting mistaken by clients for the analyst instead of the manager because of how young I look and the immature way I dress -Always having trouble figuring out what to wear to go out at night in {Read More}