1. Hippie High
My adoptive siblings grew up in these era. My mother kept their clothes in the closet located in the other bedroom, one weekend when I was in freshmen high, I got bored so I raided said closet. I still remember the overwhelming smell of moth balls and old clothes like it was yesterday. it was a treasure throw for vintage lovers. My favorite piece was my brother’s brown belly bottoms. I went to a catholic private school that has a ridiculous uniform policy so I only got to wear them on the occasional “civilian” event and on weekends when I go out with friends. This image makes me nostalgic. via Retronaut
2. This vintage Chanel image
I have a thing with old photos in any form. Vintage fashion snapshots are especially a plus. via Life
3. Illustration of Oscar Awards dresses worn by the Best Actress through out the years
via Good Housekeeping
4. Another article on why everybody should make Audrey Hepburn their hero.
via Super Cray Cray
5. This Parisian home away from home
Super chic and charming, this is my kind of place. Paris here I come
6. This art deco inspired wedding band
The hubs and I are renewing our wedding vows this year, I am now in wedding preparation mode. We didn’t have a big church wedding 10 years ago so this year in commemoration of that big event in our lives, we are throwing a huge party. It will be non-traditional, indie close friends and family type. I am so excited.
via Katie Diamond
Last week when I attended Amber’s vinyasa flow II class we did a little chanting. Not going to lie the whole thing was weird in the beginning a) because I am still a newbie and does not know what it would do for me b) I thought there was a religious aspect, and made me does not want to participate c) I really just wanted to get to the physical part already. But after she explained the purpose of it to the class and the actual chanting closed, it turned out to be fantastic!
Our chant mantra: SA TA NA MA which translates to birth, life, death, rebirth. After chanting 108 times, I felt so relaxed. I get the same feeling after a day spa or retail therapy. I also discovered that after that meditation I was able to do the harder pose. Amber also mentioned that this method also helps protect one’s mind. That over time it should help the practitioner to break habits, focus, clarity, memory, concentration and control of emotions. It all sounds very good to me. So now I am in search of really cool mala beads necklace to go with this practice.
Here are my choices:
via Golden Lotus Mala
via Mala Collective
via Poshmark app – LovePrayMala
More info about the chant:
- SA TA NA MA is so primal that its impact on our psyche is like splitting an atom. The power of his mantra comes from the fact that it rearranges the subconscious mind at the most elementary level. It has the power to break habits and addictions because it accesses the level of the mind where habits are created. – Kundaliniyoga.org
- Why chant a mantra 108x? find the answer here
My last blog entry was back in August. What a slacker right? Sorry for the sudden hiatus but work has been crazy and decided to cut back on some stuff and focus on other ones. I cut back on shopping but replaced it with fitness. I’ve unenrolled myself from school to focus on work. I’ve been back on Poshmark, etc and the most important one of all… I, my friends have discovered the healing, relaxing, stress reducing, weight loss , strength and over all awesomeness of YOGA. (crappy picture below taken at Purple Yoga)
Sure I’ve tried it in the pass at sucky studios (I.E LA Fitness) and did not enjoyed that experience but I experience a funk called “depression” and holy crap that most certainly was not fun. There was this deep sadness and some self loathing for allowing myself to be in that predicament, I was inconsolable the husband felt helpless and I refuse to talk about what I was feeling or what my thoughts were and all these were apparent from the lovely display of acne break out, binge eating and gain weight on top of the gained weight from baby #2. Then one day I decided the wallowing in self pity and longing for another life and all other patheticness (yeah I know its not a word) must stop and that’s when yoga came in. I’ve also since added kickboxing in the mix and NO it is not the aerobics type one, an actual kick-ass, bruise inducing, punching bag and sparring type. I even found a work out buddy in my 12 year old son. My mood had improved and is now also obsessed with workout clothes. haha
So expect a few postings about YOGA and KICBOXING every now and then as well.
So there it is that’s what I’ve been up to this past few months. How about you guys? Feel free to e-mail me about whatever firstname.lastname@example.org