I grew up in California and my style is very influenced by the hot days and cold nights. I remember wearing Ugg boots and short skirts to school- blegh! But living in New York has definitely upped my style game.
This weekend, I am going back home to look at wedding venues with my mom! ? I'm going to be there for 4 days where the weather is going to be in the mid-60s the first two days and in the 70s' or 80's the last two days! Oh, how I took good weather for granted!
For the tours, I'd like to look a bit more professional than jeans and a t-shirt that I normally wear. I'm bringing a paper bag waist pants from Aritzia with a long sleeve shirt from Zara. I wear it every time I need to look more put together. I've also packed a nice Aritzia tank top to wear with jeans because old habits die hard.
For the warmer days, I am going to wear jean shorts and a t-shirt of Alice's Restaurant. The shirt is based on one of my absolute favorite songs. When I was packing, I found a dollar in the jean shorts! Score! I left it there so I will be pleasantly surprised when I wear it.
I didn't bring any shoes because I end up borrowing my mom's shoes. For more info on her clothes that I steal and/or borrow, buy my book (amazon affiliate link below).
And of course, I have to bring bathing suits and workout clothes that I will never wear. Going home is still a vacation and I don't work out on vacation!
I recently got blue light glasses from Warby Parker because my job as a technology teacher requires me to stare at a computer all day long. Don't get me wrong, I still have perfect eyesight, but I wanted to keep it that way.
Now anytime I look at a computer screen or phone, I have to put on these glasses. The first day I wore them, I was constantly putting on my glasses and taking them off. I would put on my glasses to scroll Instagram then promptly take them off. Then I would put my glasses back on to check my email, and take them off again.
After a week of putting them on and taking them off, I decided to just wear them the entire day. I spent far too much time looking at screens! You could argue that I look at screens for my job, but I was having to put on the glasses before I went to the bathroom because I would look at my phone for a few minutes!
The worst (most hypocritical) part was that I was teaching my students about media balance and telling them to minimize their screen time. Yet I couldn't practice what I preached! Because of that, I decided to do a Content Cleanse to fix my mindless computer usage and media consumption. I spent lunch breaks meditating, stopped listening to as many podcasts, and started writing in a notebook instead of scrolling Instagram.
I don't think I gained any insight other than minimizing screen time gives you so much more time for other things. I started a blog (albeit online), I walked my dog more, and I even had dinners with my fiance without the tv on!
I want to continue this trend and hope you join me too. We can't complain about kids these days on their phones if we are doing the same.