I will likely not spend any time on a beach this winter, so I’m making alternate plans to stay mentally and physically fit. Winter is always a challenge for me since walking, hiking, and being outdoors makes me happy. However, cold weather is not on my list of favorite things, so I’m implementing plans now to make the most of the time and keep my spirits up.
I drove around town until finding a shady spot to take a couple of photos of this casual running errands look.
The hectic day was spent ordering a new pair of eyeglasses, shopping to restock the pantry and linen closet, signing up for a new gym membership, and taking donations to a charity shop. The start of a new season is a good time to edit the items that no longer serve us. When I put a jacket on and take it off three times to wear something else in one week, I know it will never work, so out it goes.
When I purchase a new garment, bag, or shoes, I intend to wear them at least thirty times, so items that don’t work out haunt me. Therefore, it is better to free my mind and my closet of those pieces.
The casual look for this busy day included dark wash jeans and a white shirt with a cognac bag and shoes. Pearl earrings are always perfect for the daytime. Similar if not, identical items are in the links. Shirt – Jeans – Loafers – Bag – Earrings. The very old silver link bracelet is similar to the one here. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.) My no-show socks are here.
The new eyeglasses frames shown above are here. They won’t be ready for a couple of weeks, but it will be fun to have a more dramatic option.
Mr. Mickey gave me a Fitbit (found here) for my birthday, and his is daughter, Regina, gave me the most excellent running shoes. The Brooks Ghost 14 Running Shoes are here.
My Medicare supplemental insurance includes a free gym membership, which means I need a few workout clothes. I found a tunic that hides the middle area but allows for freedom of movement, and I’ll wear it over leggings. I already have long sleeve tees and sweatshirts to layer over and under the tunic. When the weather isn’t agreeable, I can walk a few miles on the track, use machines or free weights or shoot hoops in the gym.
The tunic tank top is here. The workout leggings are here.
I have enjoyed learning to make a few basic Italian-style dishes, but I returned to one of my old favorites this week. My mom gave me the green beans, so I prepared a lunch of black rice, baked wild-caught salmon with capers, and cherry tomatoes topped with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. I have almost all meals at home now, so I attempt to have various healthy options in my pantry and fridge. It took too many years to learn that what, how much, and when I eat plays a significant part in my mental and physical wellness.
A twice daily skincare regimen is imperative in winter. Part of making my skin more comfortable in cold weather includes adding facial oil into my routine. So I make sure I have a couple of bottles of my favorite on hand for the winter months. The oil is here and I share my full skincare routine here.
I blog to share all the valuable lessons I wish I had learned much earlier in life. The timer on my Sony Alpha a5100 camera (here) and a tripod (here) allowed me to take these photos. Randomly published posts no longer include collaborations or sponsored products. However, referral shopping links may allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.