Monday, September 19, 2011

the weekend + committing to...

it was one of those weekends that felt mercifully long, and one that was filled with time on the couch, time outside, time with people i care about, and a lot of time in my bed. there was pizza, root beer from a bottle(!), movies, snuggling, a walk, and some great thrift-store finds, including an in-perfect-condition classic trench coat, a great wrap sweater, a vintage coach satchel (also in perfect condition) and some seriously cute boots that are going to look perfect with a pair of skinny jeans tucked into them. i'm trying to evolve my look a bit this fall (a little more on this below; a lot more in upcoming posts) and i feel like i've taken a baby step in the right direction.

so with that being said, herewith the week's commitments (and be warned, they are heavy on the vanity):

+ let my hair down. literally. i am a lazy, lazy girl in the mornings, and all too often i resort to the "jump-out-of-the-shower-and-slick-back-my-wet-hair" look. it's not particularly attractive. so i'm learning to embrace my hair's natural wave, thanks to some help from paul mitchell's ginger-scented sea spray and am going to try to, you know, look more like a girl from now on.

+ wear colored lipstick or lipgloss or lipstain of some kind every day. i'm finding that a good lip can really work wonders in pulling together an outfit, so yes: i will be embracing that theory. (also: give myself a pedicure. i'm thinking essie's "lollipop" (a great red) will do the trick.)

+ work on the going-to-sleep-earlier/getting-up-earlier thing. this is a consistent problem for me, and i'm starting to think it's just lack of actual motivation on my part. here's to this being the week i change that. (p.s. this month's whole living has a great article on sleep if you have a chance to pick it up; it's actually what inspired this re-commitment.)

+ think about and write down my autumn goals (autumn commitments?!) for you all. they've been swirling in my head; it's time to put pen to paper (or, um, fingers to keyboard).

+ spend.time.outside. it's officially pretty evening weather again, and i think some salty gulf air after work will be delightful.

and you? what are your commitments for the next week?

photo by .natasha.


  1. I really need to get back into an exercise groove, so I think that's my goal for the week. And actually settling back into my "real life" routine. :)

  2. Megan, I've never commented before, but I had to just pop in and let you know how much I love these little posts. I like the idea of starting each week fresh, with new goals to be mindful of. Your blog became one of my all-time favorites as soon as I discovered it, and I read your posts in my RSS feed even before the wonderful Cup of Jo-high praise, since I love Joanna's blog!

  3. aw, lila, thank you SO much! that made my day! :) xoxo

  4. It's almost Friday on my side of the world. How was your commitment for this week? I hope everything went well. I'm with you on the third one, I need to try going to bed early and waking up early. I've been working for 5 years now and I'm still not used to the idea of going to bed early and waking up early.