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THE DENIM BRAND YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Jen7 Jeans

For a petite gal like me, I’m only 5’2″ for all of you that may not know me in real life, finding jeans that fit can be a feat. I have search high and low for the best fitting denim and I like to think of myself as a self proclaimed denim aficionado. ;)

Jen7 Jeans (c/o) / Grey Tee 

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LATELY: COZY UP

  

There is something about cooler temps that turns me into such a homebody. A cozy blanket, J.Crew Saturday pants, slippers; this trifecta is my answer for the laziest of weekends. Don’t get me wrong, I try not to spend my entire day sitting on the couch, but there are just some days where you need it.  Football season has become my excuse, while the BF is totally focused on every game on both Saturday and Sunday, I have been Pinteresting, napping, and giving the pups lots of loving. I am actually one of those girls who enjoys watching football (that is, I like watching a game or two….NOT all day, but I guess these are the things you do for love).

I have been baking and cooking up a storm to get myself off of the sofa too. I cannot wait to try some recipes from my new cookbook from Lemonade LA, I have already tagged almost every page with a must try sticker.

If you follow along on Instagram, you may have noticed I started running (again).  I have never been a great runner, I chalk it up to weak ankles and low patients.  I used to get bored running on the treadmill and always found an excuse about running outside (too hot or too cold), but last week Patrick and I made a pack to start working out everyday.  I was hesitant to start running again, because I did not want to fail. I always set unrealistic goals that I could never meet which always ended in disappointment.  Last week, in order to conquer my own fear, we started out easy with a mile jog, then two miles, and then I did my first 5k in a long time. It kept getting better yesterday I beat my time and distance (an all time goal). As I get older, I am much more focused on my health and fitness.  Honestly, I grew up dancing at least 5 hours a day, so I never really felt the need to work out, but now I know how important it is for your sanity.  The feel of cool air in your lungs and the high you get from accomplishing your goals is something unexplainable for me. Hopefully one day soon I will have the passion for running like my friend Gaby. But for now I will just take baby steps.

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Sandy

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In loo of Sandy, I decided it did not feel appropriate for a regular post.  Some of my friends and family are without power and although I am enjoying 90 degrees and sunny weather, I hate to know my cousins, aunts and uncles are stuck inside without electricity for who knows how long… Everyone that has been affected by this storm, you are in my thoughts and prayers.  

A few interesting articles I read about Hurricane Sandy: 

– Huffington Post: Hurricane Sandy: Red Cross, Other Relief Organizations See Social Media As ‘Double-Edged Sword’ For Relief Efforts

– LA Times: Hurricane Sandy is a crisis and opportunity for Obama, Romney

ABC News Live Updates

New York Times: Storm Barrels Through Region, Leaving Destructive Path

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Little Letters

One of my favorite gifts I have ever recieved was my Lena Wald initial necklace.  Every girl in our family recieves one when they turn 16 years old. I haven’t taken mine off ever since I lost and replaced it a few years ago.  They are very dainty so you can wear them with anything.  They also have cute shapes like a peace sign (Michelle Obama was spotting sporting one). Also, Gwenyth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz are big supporters of the LA designer.  

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images via lena wald