Thursday, July 30, 2015

the irony of it . . .

Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
 Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
 Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
 Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
I'll tell you a funny story about this hat. The hat I'm always wearing on my Instagram and on the weekends in real life. When I was in Boston not too long ago I walked into a Goorin Bros near Cambridge and fell in love with this hat, I didn't buy it then but thought about it for a few weeks after. They didn't have it online, so I called corporate and they said they had one left in an SF store, ironically enough. I put it on hold, buy it, love it, wear it to death. 

Sometime later on a flight back from Victoria, BC (where I of course bring my hat) I leave my prized possession at the customs stand, completely ignorant to that fact until after I reach my connecting flight after what was already a very long day (first flight canceled, 13 hours in the airport, etc). Of course when I do head back the customs agent won't let me back in, I plead, I cry (embarrassing but true), to no avail, they are not budging. I even send out a few, ahem, tweets to get Seattle Airport to pay me some attention. In the end I never got my hat back. Some customs agent is currently rocking my fabulous fedora. If you see them let me know it's mine!

Devastated but not deterred, I contact Goorin corporate again and ask if they have a replacement. They do! And again, ironically, it's in the Seattle store. They ship it, I love it, I overwear it, and here we are. The End.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

st. ives x mudderella

 
 

If you ask me what some of my hobbies are you'll usually get "working out" as the most enthusiastic among the lot. I've always found it therapeutic, mood boosting and great for my overall health. It's something I like to fit in after a long day at work, and something that always makes me feel better no matter what is going on in my life. So when St. Ives reached out and asked if I wanted to start training in an obstacle course race, other wise known as Mudderella, I was in! 

Mudderella was so fun and at times challenging to compete in- from scaling walls, to deep dives into a muddy water pit, from crawling on your hands-and-knees to get through more mud! Luckily I was able to participate with my sister which made it even better, because she is an even bigger fan of a great workout, and this was definitely a unique one! I couldn't have asked for a better race-day partner. 

The whole Mudderella experience was truly a Cinderella moment. We got a little muddy, then rinsed the day away in the St. Ives Rinse and Revive station (hello hot showers!), had an adult beverage to dull the soreness, and pampered ourselves with all the great St. Ives products once we got home.  Thanks so much St. Ives and Mudderella for such a wonderful experience!

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