Outfit of the Day: Arizona Sunshine

I thought that I would do a bit of a different outfit of the (other) day this evening. These pictures were taken last week when I was in Arizona. One of my favourite things to do when I visit the Grand Canyon state is to go on a run in the morning after breakfast. Usually when I am at home in Canada I like to do my workouts in the evening but I find that if I wait too late in the day when I am in Arizona, it just gets way too hot to do anything outside other than lounge in a chair or walk across the yard to the hot tub (in which I turn off the heater so it really is just “the tub).

After my run one morning, little Rusty decided he wanted to share some of his toys with me and invited me to play as he “killed” his various toy chickens, dragons, bones, and squirrels. This is a peek at what our hang out looked like:

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talktomyshoesSo what was I wearing? Not that you can totally see but, my shorts are by Lululemon. Their “run” shorts are my absolute favourite! I swear by all their running and yoga clothes, I know it is expensive but I think it is worth the investment. Plus, you get to support a Canadian company! However, on this day my shirt was by Pink and my sunglasses by Chanel. My sandals that I slipped on after my outdoor adventure are from J.Crew.

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Rusty the Dog

Somebody was pretty tired out. The best spot to nap is clearly outside under the couch.

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OOTD: Thank You!

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It always surprises me hugely when I get such amazing feedback (or any feedback because really, this is a small blog and I am just me) from an outfit photo that I never really planned, or more so just threw together. Actually, I am always humbled when anyone comments on any sort of post or outfit I share, I still can’t get over how amazing the blogosphere really is. I’m not a model and I would never try to be. I’m not a fancy stylist, but I know what works and what I like. So on the day this was taken, I was feeling lazy and just wanted to wear leggings and a cosy sweater. I am on vacation after all. “But I’ll pull out this leather pair  because I haven’t worn them in a while.” I grabbed my comfiest flats (Lanvin) because I have limited options when I travel and I wore my sunglasses inside the  house because…. well it was time to just get goin’ to Home Depot. Yet apparently my daily uniform of leggings and an oversize sweater struck a chord this one time. So thank YOU for the lovely feedback. It truly put a smile on my face all day. And thanks to my mom, for using her photography skills from Tahiti to snap the pic above. And to my dad for  taking the one below. And to Rusty the puppy for being so fluffy and cute. Thanks

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OOTD: December 26

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Does this picture sum up how much I’m enjoying the sunshine?  Apparently it is “cold” down here- one woman today was telling me how she had to wear her goose down jacket and a scarf on her way to work today… and here I am barefoot and in a t-shirt. Mind you after -40C, I’d think anything is balmy weather.
Anyway, I’m keeping this one short, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and that Santa was good to each of you! Even more importantly, I hope you are all surviving your turkey coma and are feeling relaxed and restored after the mad rush over the past couple weeks. And yes in the picture below, my shirt does indeed read “Gnome  for the Holidays”. Because I am dorky like that. Though, I did a good job hiding it in the picture with Rusty, I will have to take a picture of it for you sometime. Thanks for stopping by and happy boxing day!

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OOTD: Featuring J.Crew

I put this outfit together the other day while I was out and about in Arizona. I feel absolutely spoiled this trip, all I’ve done in enjoy the sunshine, go for long runs and make the occasional trip to Starbucks. Happy Christmas Eve Eve to all my readers, I’m grateful for all of you!

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I’m wearing my amazing Tom Ford glasses (they are the only pair I brought down and one of my favourites so you’ll be seeing a lot of them!) A top and necklace from J.Crew. Jeans by Citizens of Humanity (my current fav) and my pony hair flats by Carolina Hererra. I also am sporting my Tory Burch wallet on a chain and one of the cutest and furriest little buggers, I mean puppy, in the entire universe.