WEEKEND & wardrobe analysis

July 11, 2016

Well, that went quickly!

Josh and I were both off from work again, and the weather was hot but beautiful.  On Saturday, I had my bi-annual epic hair straightening appointment (have been Japanese straightening since 2007 — it takes ~4 hrs, but pays dividends in basically effortless hair over the following 6 month period).  We celebrated by buying a new bed (so long, mattress from 1996 and cranky IKEA frame!) and eating at The Fed.

Yesterday = pool, Target, and a playdate-dinner out.  Probably too much eating out in one 48 hour period (our July Restaurant budget is already hurting) but it was fun.

I tackled one minor project I had wanted to get to for some time:  listing the items in my summer wardrobe, which is pretty much a capsule by default (because I’ve donated so much, my list came to 37 items . . . which is supposed to be fairly minimal by some standards, right?).   This was really fun but it seriously awakened me to the fact that:

1) I have almost no work clothes that are in good condition and that I love

2) My shoes are all starting to fall apart.  (This makes sense since I wear the same few pairs allllll the time and they are several years old, but I really hadn’t made the realization).

(yes from the planning insta)

Sooooo I am on a minor mission to address these shortcomings of my wardrobe.  I still want to keep it minimal (looking to replace rather than add, for the most part), but it was really helpful to finally write out what I have.  This will stop me from buying more casual things (which are fun to buy, but really — I don’t need them!) and has reinforced my suspicions that I do actually wear the same 5 things to work every week, which is starting to get a little old.

Ideas from recent Boden catalogue (though I will wait for a discount code / free shipping offering before considering an order placement).


water babies

that face

Magnatile encapsulation
Workout report:
Mon: off
Tues: 5.13 mi, 9:59/mi average, 86F
Weds: Barre3 40 minute workout
Thurs: 5 mi, 9:45/mi average, 82F
Friday: 4 mi, treadmill, 10:00/mi average (including walk break in middle because the treadmill kills me for some reason)
Saturday: 3 mi family run, 9:51/mi, 84F
Sunday: Nothing (had to avoid significant sweating due to hair 🙂 )
Oh, plus pushups 3 days this week!  Trying one of those “get to 100 pushups” apps.  Record so far is 46 (not in a row!) but I need to repeat the week because it was really really hard.


  • Reply omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Love the picture of A-bell swimming. Can she swim on her own yet? And Cameron is too cool for school. Pray tell, how do you keep that carseat so completely immaculate?

    I recently realized that I only had cheap-o Target t-shirts, so I splurged on some Boden T-s which fit really nicely, look cute, and are dressy enough to go out in or wear to work. Fortunately I’m still in scrubs every day so only a limited need for nice work-wear, though my understanding is that will change this year when I’m back to doing research and pain clinic.

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      She can basically swim on own but is not quite at the level where we don’t have to watch her pretty closely. Dylan fully swims, right? Hoping she will be there by end of summer where she is confident in deep water.

      Car seat – it comes out and goes in the wash! But also the only food I ever really give them back there is raisins, so not likely to cause crumbs.

      I had a Boden Breton long sleeve shirt that I wore approximately 3884283 times. It did finally get kind of grubby and faded and I had to donate, but I got serious mileage out of it.

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