Happy Hump Day- so it has been a while since my last post but life happens… so please excuse my delay. We are now back to our regularly scheduled posting!!
I used to be the one who was speeding past others- always on the go. Now every morning and evening I watch the cars go by. Two different lives- two different feelings- two different perspectives. Both sides of the coin are therapeutic for me but for different reasons. In London I got to see so much from the train or bus window that it helped me feel connected to the city. I felt like I was always experiencing something new as I watched from the window- therapeutic for my life in London. I got out and experienced London- it was therapeutic to join in and live this new life I had found as an expat. I was not sitting at my flat feeling depressed. I was connecting myself to my new location- I was grounding myself and providing a visual memory of my new home. I was zooming around London.
Now each day- twice a day- I get to sit and watch the world go by. Our dining room window faces a street and I have started to look forward to taking a break from my busy life to sit. And watch people zoom by while my son is eating. Each day during breakfast and dinner I watch the world go by. It is a time where I take a breath and think. It is therapeutic to sit and watch the cars go by as I am reminded to stop and take a break. It is so easy to go through my whole day and never stop and think- never stop and reflect- never stop and breath.
Also, it reminds me that everyone is out there doing their best – maybe they are trying to get home to see their kids before bed, maybe they are trying to get to work to start a shift, maybe they are driving to see their friends and catch up, maybe they are just out for a drive to see the town! I find therapy in the comings and goings of strangers- I create stories. I breath, relax and escape.
Photos: Jenna Sparks
Styling stripes is one of my favorite things to do!! I live for stripes and if you know me I love to wear stripes. This shirt is the softest t-shirt you will find with the most amazing fit. The rounded bottom dresses it up a bit an the bold stripes create great dimension. I would consider this an essential neutral shirt for spring and summer as it is easily paired with ANYTHING. I am planning on scooping up a few more in other colors. These new denim are slowly reaching their way to the top of my favorites list– they are a bit different than my typical distressed skinnies which is what I love about them. They are a wider leg fit and the large cuff role is my favorite part. Do not get me wrong I love skinnies but these are a nice alternative and can be dressed up or dressed down (run large so order a full size down).
Spring has sprung so it is time to embrace and love open toe shoes. These new wedges are going to get a lot of love this spring and summer. I saw them last year and was obsessed but could not stomach the shipping charges to London so when I saw them back again this year I was ECSTATIC. Keeping in spring theme this light weight utility jacket has become and absolute necessity over the last several weeks- it is not cold enough for a heavy coat but not warm enough to go without something…. enter this fabulous utility jacket. I have linked several options for you below,
Honestly, the highlight of this whole outfit is the custom made Howlight Mala beaded necklace. And the even better part is that Here And Now Beads is offering my readers 10% off this necklace. It is a unique, original and pairs with everything in your closet. Follow this link to her shop and use code PISH2POSH at checkout. She has such an amazing collection of handmade stuff you will just love her Etsy store. I have received so many compliments on it. You may have seen it on this Instagram post.
It is amazing that I have been on both sides of this concept. Having been the one zooming by and the now the one sitting and watching… the problem is both are equally desirable. I guess the balance of life is in full effect. As I write, I am watching the traffic go by but remembering the feeling of watching London go by. I yearn for the constant action that London afforded me but each day I crave the stillness of this time here in Denver. The ying and yang of life continues to creep in and demonstrate to me the importance of perspective.
I hope I never loose the desire to be the one watch from the window…of a train or from my dining room table. Harnessing the beauty of balance and embracing the dichotomy of life has proven to be the best therapy around. And it’s free!!!
Like last post I am trying to provide items of similar style in varying price points. As a rule of thumb I typically will keep most items under $100 (with exception of bags, sunnies and shoes). Happy Shopping!!!