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This week was a whirlwind! I signed the contract for one of my biggest deals to date, worked on a really exciting new 30 day program I think you're going to love, and I finalized a bunch of details for the Namaslay® Yoga Teacher Training. I am so excited about this training! We're putting together a blog post introducing all the trainees very soon, and I can't wait for you all the "meet" them and follow along on this journey. Be sure to follow @YBCevents so you can get daily updates on instagram once the training starts.
This weekend I don't really have any plans other than heading to the bookstore to hunt down a new read, and I kind of have the urge to roll up my sleeve and cook. No idea what I'll actually cook, but I'm just in the mood to try some ambitious recipe and get a little crazy in the kitchen. Might be a total disaster, though! If you have any suggestions for recipes to try, feel free to leave 'em below in the comments section!
Have a great weekend. xoCandace
I got this jumpsuit months ago and did a whole Style Series post on it. I love its vague not-quite-green-or-grey-or-blue vibe, and I love that it can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with loafers (got these at an online resale shop, but here's a look for less on super sale). A jumpsuit is also the closest thing to pajamas so it's a winning Monday outfit in my book. Overtop, I wore this Helmut Lange duster I got at a thrift shop in LA. I swear LA has the best thrifting. I have a trip planned there in March, and I cannot wait to do some shopping there. This thing is one of my favorites, especially for flying, because it's heavy so it can double as a blanket, has pockets (#thebest), and goes with pretty much everything.
You'll never in a million years guess where I got this off the shoulder top. I actually don't even want to tell you because I haven't shopped there since maybe Freshman year of college, but around the holidays they were having an extra 50% off sale and it was already on sale, which means I got it for basically zero dollars. Ok are you ready? Abercrombie and Fitch. I know, I know. It's sold out now, but here's a nearly identical one that is surely far higher quality and on sale for under $25 and here's one by ASOS for $26.
The jeans are J Brand, which used to be my one and only hands-down favorite brand, but recently I've been trying different companies as the styles have changed. I just liked that no matter what the style, I was the same size in J Brand no matter what and they always fit. My shopping strategy for jeans is to either buy them on sale at the end of the season or buy them resale. I rarely will buy them full price because they've just gotten so expensive. However, they really do hold up, and when you factor in cost per wear, it just makes sense to me. I've probably had these for six or seven years.
The shoes are Rag & Bone that I scored from a friend because they didn't fit her. They're also always on TRR (see below), if you're on the hunt, like to spend less than retail, and don't mind resale shoes. Shoes are another thing I don't mind spending a little extra on, but again, I try to buy them on sale at the end of the season or resale and gently broken in.
I got this lace top on super sale (use code SALETIME for extra 50%) a few weeks ago, and while initially I thought it was too prim and proper for my style (let's be real, I live for sweatpants), I wanted to try pairing it with ripped jeans or joggers to make it feel more me, and I think it worked? I wore it with my favorite jeans and these beat up sneakers I've had for about a thousand years. They're so comfortable and go with everything from jeans to sweats to casual dresses, making them the must-bring shoe for travel. I don't think they make them anymore but the closest I've found is these. You don't even know - I have tried every sneaker from the Stan Smiths to the holy grail Golden Goose and nothing is as comfortable as these.
Talk about a blast from the past! Fairly sure bell bottoms are not in style, but I like what I like, what can I say?! I feel like the right bell bottom can really elongate the legs and at (barely) 5'1'', I never argue with that! I have had this pair for ages - they're the collaboration Rachel Zoe did with Seven For All Mankind years ago before she had her own clothing line. They don't make them anymore but I did find a bunch of great options below, and I am especially loving that first lighter pair!
I wore the jeans with this belt I scored for a fraction of the price off The RealReal (told you guys, it's a problem), some old boots (similar here), and this grey turtleneck I got a few years ago at Urban Outfitters. It has THUMBHOLES, which always seals the deal for me. H&M currently has a sweater version of it, and it looks so cozy. Last night one of my friends came over for dinner and wine, and I was up late, showered quickly after she left, and I slept in wet hair, so I just threw my hair up into a high pony so I didn't have to deal with trying to curl it or anything.
I came home from the gym last night to a package from Sweaty Betty containing these track pants that are such a 90s throwback and are giving me major Delia's vibes - do you guys remember Delia's?! They have a white stripe down the side and are so crazy comfortable. I paired them with my adidas sneakers (on major sale here) and a monrow baseball tee.