Friday, December 21, 2012

Currently...

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1. Playing Exquisite Corpse at the bar //  2. Zephyr's favorite thing is to pass out on me
3. A cozy cat corner while I work // 4. Lipstick is my new favorite thing, also this jacket
Watching:
Did you catch the Gossip Girl finale? I loved it! I now want to rewatch all the seasons. Also: Nashville! I love how over the top it is, and the music, and Connie Britton, who is such a babe. I've been listening to the soundtrack while I work and am especially drawn to the slower, more classic songs. They remind me a lot of the collaboration between Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris from a few years back, All the Road Running, which is excellent and highly recommended.

Thinking about:
After writing a little bit about yoga, stress, and meditation last week, I received a couple of questions about how it works for me. Granted, I've only recently started a semi-regular practice, taking advantage of the two free classes offered in my office each week, but I've really fallen in love with it, which I didn't expect. It takes a lot for me to quiet my mind, while I may be a relatively quiet person on the outside, my brain is usually running a mile a minute. I've always chosen pretty action-y sports- snowboarding, skateboarding, and more recently running and lifting- so yoga was a little intimidating in it's solitude and quiet. Turns out, it's freaking awesome. After sitting at a desk all day, taking an hour to stretch myself out- especially my poor back- is the best thing ever. I also realized the other day that the meditation, breath, and concentration that comes with practicing yoga is essential for me to reconnect with my sense of self and body. As someone who works with clothes and photography, and so many visuals, I often feel as if my life revolves around clothes, and the body is merely a place to put them. Taking that time to concentrate solely on the movement and strength of my body has allowed me to reconnect with myself, quiet my brain, and just relax.

Excited about:
Exchanging gifts. Chris and I haven't exchanged Christmas gifts for the past three years or so, but this year we decided to and I can't wait to give him the gifts I bought him. We also did stockings- which is kind of my favorite part, I love putting together stockings! Also excited about: It's snowing!
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1. A sweet holiday gift from my boss // 2. Whisker master in full effect
3. Did I mention Zeph just passes out? // 4. Post-yoga (at the liquor store)

11 comments:

Stephanie {Life, Actually} said...

Your cat is very cute...and looks so peacful :)

chantilly said...

I love both yoga and meditating, and totally don't do them enough. No practice is a perfect one... just as long as you try. That feeling of reconnecting is so nice... glad you're developing your own practice :) x

Christine Hopkins said...

Ha. Love the post yoga liquor store run!

xx
Christine
www.couturebay.com

barefootandvintage said...

YES. i love gossip girl. it was the perfect fairly tale ending. but i will totally miss it...the fashion, the drama, the love triangles...sigh.
now let's talk about you...lookin' fabulous in that red lipstick!
happy holidays!

Jennifer said...

Stockings are my favorite too :)

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Jen said...

OMG!the studded jacket? Info please :)

Laura said...

Your makeup is looking flawless these days! I enjoyed reading your thoughts about yoga; it's something I've been wanting to try myself. My boyfriend showed me some because it really helps his bad back...maybe I'll give it a try for real over the holidays :)

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hannah said...

Your makeup looks gorgeous! I am like 3 seasons behind in Gossip Girl and I think I need to start it from scratch the whole way through...

Your kitty is adorable x

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YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

I too get free yoga classes every week since I work for a yoga clothing company, I feel so blessed to have the gift of yoga, it is so good for balance in life, it helps me a lot because I sew every day and those downward dogs really come in handy ;)

Aubrey said...

This is my favorite kind of post! I like reading about what you're interested in.

P.S. That lipstick looks so pretty and classic!

Merry Christmas! :)

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