Thursday, September 24, 2015

Packing for Greece

I usually save packing until the last possible moment, but Sean and I are headed to Greece very soon, and I am too excited to delay making my packing list. Besides my long-haul flight essentials, I'm packing my trusty Longchamp Le Pliage and favorite sun hat. I snagged a couple new dresses to take with me during J.Crew's recent sale (still going on!), including pretty lace shift and this chambray shirtdress that will transition nicely into fall.

Follow along via Snapchat (username: helloframboise) and Instagram while I'm exploring Greece next week.

x, Tam

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Weekend White Denim

White denim

Leopard clutch + Manolo BBs

Clare V Leopard Clutch
Top: Urban Outfitters | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Clutch: Clare V | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Necklace: Loren Hope c/o Rocksbox (detailed Rocksbox review here) | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman

Summer may be on its way out, but I am definitely not giving up wearing my favorite white jeans anytime soon. I just replaced my previous much-loved pair of 7FAM skinnies (I just looked, and they appeared in about ten posts!). I'm loving my shiny new pair and have been wearing them too much to hand them over to the tailor just yet for hemming. The upcoming weekend weather forecast is promising highs of up to 90, so I am looking forward to savoring the last bits of summer while I can.

Hope you're having a great week!

x, Tam

Friday, September 4, 2015

Exercise and Meditation with YOGASMOGA

Lake meditation with YogaSmoga

Tree Pose with YogaSmoga

Petite workout clothing with Yogasmoga
Tank and Shorts thanks to YOGASMOGA | Earrings: Nadri

As I mentioned in my post a little while ago about my tips for reducing stress and anxiety, I like to make sure exercise and meditation are part of my routine. For exercise, I like running, yoga, and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts. As a former gymnast, gymnastics conditioning workouts (I find them on YouTube) feel familiar and fun for me, and it's amazing how little time it has taken to become much stronger with HIIT added to my exercise regimen.

I use the Headspace app on my iPhone for easy-to-follow guided meditation, but after using it for a while, I've found I've improved my ability to meditate on my own. It's still hard for me to do for longer periods of time, so I keep my meditations short and set a timer. I focus on checking in with and relaxing each part of my body, counting my breaths, and being aware of the environment around me.

To motivate myself to continue to engage in these two stress-busting habits, I like to make sure I'm outfitted with cute, well-fitting, comfortable, and functional workout clothing. A little while ago, YOGASMOGA asked me for feedback on some of their workout gear. I really liked the tank and shorts I'm wearing in the photos above. In an XXS (regular sizing), the Tickle Me Tank is a good fit for me, and the straps and overall length are petite-friendly. The foldover detail in the front is pretty and comfortable, and the band at the bottom keeps the top from slipping pr riding up during inversions and planks. The Sweet N Short shorts were also a good, compressive fit for me in a 2, and the length was such that I didn't need to adjust them constantly, a concern I often have with shorter shorts. Unfortunately, YOGASMOGA doesn't offer petite lengths for leggings or long-sleeved tops, which makes those items too long for my shorter arms and legs. (Note: I've found this to be a common issue with workout gear, and I've had my tailor successfully shorten leggings that don't have too much detailing near the hem.) I'm excited to get a lot of wear out of these pieces.

The weather looks lovely in Denver this holiday weekend, and I'm planning to fit in some exercise and lots of R&R!

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

x, Tam

Thanks to YOGASMOGA for sponsoring this post. All opinions, styling, and content are my own.