Run.

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Jacket: Lululemon / Scarf: Lululemon / Pants: Lululemon / Shoes: Nike
I love running. It has become a big part of my life. However, running is not something that became a interest of mine until this past year. Perhaps it started when I made a resolution January 1, 2013 to run at least one race this year. This past Thanksgiving morning I can happily say that I can cross that resolution (as well as drinking more waster) off my list! From running in the rain, sweating it out in the heat, hitting the pavement to destress or just to tune out the world, running is something I try to incorperate in my daily life.  Nike sums it up best…
We are what we believe. We believe in helping runners- fast runners, slow runners, heavy runners, skinny runners, long-distance runners and sprinters. We believe in helping middle-distance runners too. And runners from Kenya, Japan, Ohlahoma, and every other corner of this planet. We believe in the magic of Hayward Field. We believe in long Sunday runs. We believe 20 quarters under 70 is still a good workout. We believe joggers are runners. We believe in cross-country. We believe in big marathons. We believe in fun runs and jingle jogs. We believe in professional Track & Field. We believe running is therapy. We believe the smell of the starter’s gun is an aphrodisiac. We believe lactic acid is good for you. We believe that your personal best isn’t always a PR. We believe in knowing the route and running aimlessly. We believe this should be fun. We believe running in the dark, in the cold, in the heat, in the humidity, in the rain, and in the snow is part of the deal. We believe in skipping a day. We believe there is a correlation between inspiration and perspiration. We beieve in making mistakes and learning from them. We believe there is no finish line. We beleive in you. Just do it. Run.
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Cozy.

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Dress: Gap / Boots: Sam Edelman (on sale!) / Scarf: J.Crew / Bag: Suggested

I may be from the desert, but I love the cold weather. Everything about it is wonderful to me. The warm fires on rainy days, scarves that wrap all the way up to your nose, watching the trees shed all of their leaves, a closet full of boots and thick fabric’d dresses, and the house is always smelling of comforting warm food and cookies.

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Flared Squared.

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Top: ASOS / Jeans: J Brand / Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg / Cuff: Similar / Bracelets: Sugar Bean Jewelry 

I am more than aware that I am not the first person to wear peplum. In fact, I may be the last person to jump on the peplum train. I don’t know what took me so long… Perhaps it’s the fact that most peplum shirts hit me far above my waist and defeat the whole purpose of peplum. I digress… Neverless, I am here and on the peplum train [choo! choo!], but naturally my first peplum would be a tattered, acid wash, rendition.

P.S. No, my hair does not grow that fast. Yes, I still have bangs. They are far more versitile than I imagined. Poof!  I can make them disappear like that!
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I Got Banged.

UntitledQuite simply, I needed a change. I had the same hair style for going on 6 years, and my hair just needed a breath of fresh air. Let’s be honest… I went in with bang-free intentions and just wanted to update my color (I was beyond tired of having  over processed blonde hair) and and cut off all the dead ends. Overall I just wanted a healthier more natural look. Turns out my hair was alot more sickly than I thought [cringe]. So when it came time to cut off all the damaged portions of my hair, I was left with J. Lo circa 2005 bangs. Not the look I was going for. So me and my new hair love, Norman,  went for it. My hair feels so soft and healthy and I love having my hair back to it’s [nearly] natural color [with the exception of highlights]. Mission accomplished!

Summer Stripes.

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Top: This or That / Shorts: Free People / Wedges: DVF

Bangles: Alex and Ani / Sunglasses: Cheap Monday

One of my favorite things in the world is the color combination of blue, crisp white, tan, and gold. I swoon. And to all those people who think you can’t wear wedges with cut off shorts and without looking like a hussy- you’re wrong (or seriously judging me right now).

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Make Cornbread, Not War.

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Shorts: Current/Elliott / Top: Gap / Shoes: Steve Madden

Hat: Billy Reid / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Bracelet: Sugar Bean Jewelry

I love hats. I love cut offs. I love aviators. I love bed head. I love just throwing things on and being comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, I will always have a strong affection for Chanel and five inch heels, but sometimes it’s nice to just be low key. I enjoy going out and trying to new restaurants in the city, but one of my happiest places to be is when I am in baggy sweats and my boyfriend’s oversized SMU shirt (that I have nabbed from his closet), cooking dinner, sipping wine, and watching movies. The weather in Atlanta has been rainy to say the least. It seems like at least four times a week we have been having torrential thunderstorms. Flash flood warnings popping up on our iPhones seems to be a normal occurrence now. This weather only facilitates my cravings for all things cozy, quiet, and simple. And I’m okay with that.

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