rituals & neutrals

Yesterday was a bit of a downer, and I was feeling like I needed to blow off some steam so I went for a run and ended up running two miles! And I actually felt good! I'm still trying to work out these two weeks before heading to camp. Consistency is my hardest obstacle to working out, so I'm trying to stay on the wagon this time! I'm not big into running, but I really enjoyed my run yesterday. Very cathartic. Afterward I felt great, got some good work done and then hung out with Dan for the night!

Something that has become a really wonderful part of my life is my daily coffee dates with Dan. Having a ritual like that has given me an anchor. Since my job currently isn't one where I have to clock-in/out, I love having that daily time that I have to touch base with him, drink coffee, talk, and kickstart my day. We also have a nightly ritual of going out and having a couple beers, or watching an episode of Battlestar Galactica, which I love too. Kind of like book ends for my day. Gives me just enough structure to my day that I don't feel completely scattered.

top & skirt/forever 21 :: shoes/thrifted :: necklace/gift

This is definitely one of my favorite outfits so far this summer. I have a feeling slouchy tees are going to be a staple this summer. I really love this lightweight, cropped, knit top from Forever 21. Paired with the most worn item in my entire closet, my striped skirt, also from Forever 21. I was in Forever 21 in early May and they still carry this skirt!

I like how this outfit is pretty neutral, color-wise. Now that my hair is brightly colored, neutrals seem more like a blank slate that can play off of my hair, rather than blank and boring. Speaking of bright colors, my hair matches these flowers now! Haha.