Thursday, August 30, 2012

Because you only need the light when it’s burning low

 
 
Jacket-PacSun / Romper-Marshalls / Sandals-Forever21
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So yea I started class on Monday and since I don't have classes on Fridays, I'm done for the week! :)
I'm feeling much better now and less homesick! Classes have been boring and interesting at the same time. As a freshman in fashion foundation at Pratt, I'm taking classes like fashion construction and figure drawing. I gotta say, the fashion construction was a snooze since it accommodates sewing beginners. But figure drawing was pretty good! :) I was actually pretty nervous for that class because I stink at drawing people but the teacher was very encouraging and I'm looking forward to having that class every week :)
So I said months ago that I would work out at least 2 times a week at Pratt's gym but I'm not gonna lie, I've been pretty lazy :P I'm hoping that I can start an exercise routine soon!!

One of the best ways to exercise, train, lose weight and demand results is to cross-train as opposed to sticking to one particular type of exercise. There are several reasons for this, the most obvious being that you use different muscles and therefore workout your whole body.
If you do consider yourself to be a cross-training athlete then you will need to have a decent pair of training shoes to provide you with the maximum comfort and support that the varying sporting demands will put on your feet, legs and body.

Each sport footwear brand offers different designs and models of cross-training shoes, which can vary quite considerably in how much support or comfort they give to your feet. For example, part of the Fred Perry trainers range includes several cross-training shoes which, being made form cotton canvas, provide a lightweight, breathable option for athletes involved in multiple sports and training.

Cross-training shoes, as with trainers in general, require a good amount of room or space between the front of the shoe and the toes. This is because when we are participating in sports our feet are naturally much more active and require a greater amount of space to move and breathe than normal.
A general rule of thumb is there should be enough space in the trainers at the toe area as a thumbnail and you should be able to wriggle your toes about with ease.

Whilst it would not be possible to take any potential cross-training shoes out for a test-drive by pounding the streets in them, you can ‘test’ trainers to an extent in the shop. Walk around the shop in the training shoes several times to ensure that they feel comfortable. Do a gentle jog around the shop, without going overboard, and ask yourself whether the cross-training shoes feel comfortable, cushioned and well supported.
Cross-training shoes should be comfortable and supportive from the start and, contrary to popular belief, you should not adopt a ‘break them in’ attitude when it comes to buying trainers.

Also one last thing, I did a guest post for Linda at Trendy Teal! :) It has my back to school look!! Definitely go check it out if you get a chance :)

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70 comments:

  1. Beautiful jacket, goes great with that jumper.

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  2. Wow I love your style!!!
    Have a nice day!

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  3. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Will you be showing us pictures from drawing class sometime maybe? Would be super interesting I think :)

    /Cindi

    http://cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com

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  4. You look amazing! Love that you're so into lace and crochet... Found you via the Trendy Teal guest post! We adore that look - one part edgy, one part girly and all parts cute! Great blog. We had to follow, of course!

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  5. I'm on of your chic and classy followers now! i really love your blog and that dress you're wearing amazing! <3 anyway, check out my blog too? http://thesassytheory.blogspot.com/ thanks in advance! xoxo

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  6. i love your dress :)

    xoxo,
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  7. Great pictures and i must say i really love the dress on you, so stunning <3
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  8. oh, I actually have a cross trainer at home, in addition to my running machine :)
    anyway, I'm so glad you're feeling better. and I just looove that jacket. it's perfect!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  9. lovely dress! ;))

    xx

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  10. your romper is so pretty!

    <3

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  11. You look marvellous, am glad you're feeling less home sick! xx

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  12. wow, love your jumpsuit,
    hope everything just fine,
    and i always wait for your new look!!

    xo
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  13. lovely outfit.. you are simply chic and awesome! you make the simple clothes into a fabulous outfit!
    HAVE A BRILLIANT DAY!!!
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  14. somehow your face have a similarity with Lucy Liu, that means you're adorable as her ;)

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  15. love the romper!





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  16. wow, great dress! like it!
    you look lovely!

    xoxo
    Vera

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  17. heeey lovely blog :)
    would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  18. i adore that jacket - i found one like it but i dunno if i can wear it as well as you do. and i love the print on that dress too - you look great! figure drawing is great - i only had a bit of it and was never able to take the class because it wasn't required for me and always conflicted (a lot of things conflicted for me in college!) but going to the gym is fun! i loved swimming at the pool - i would just go an hour before class and go on a swim - totally perfect.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  19. I love this lacy jacket,it is versatile and can be worn on any dress. Looking cute in that jumper.

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  20. I SHOULD be doing more cross training and exercise...I have gained 10 lbs in the past year, which is a lot for a 5'2" girl :( But I'm so busy these days, I just struggle to have time. Maybe I would be more motivated on the weekends if I had some good shoes!

    Love this ikat print...really eye catching and fuN!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this outfit and you are so pretty!
    Thank you for your visit dear,you're always welcome!

    kisses,Elle
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  22. love everything!

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  23. I love this outfit! Your lace jacket is fantastical. I definitely agree with cross training. I recently starting doing a group boot camp class with a friend of mine who is a personal trainer - It's AMAZING.

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  24. glad you're not as homesick- I've still gotta work on that. But you look fabulous and sounds like you're super busy in a good way :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  25. happy to hear things are getting better at college :) I knew they would.

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  26. I´m glad you´re going well in college... You look great!
    kisses

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  27. Happy to see you back and glad you're enjoying college so far! This whole look is adorable, I especially love that jacket! What a great piece.

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  28. LOVe the lace jacket!
    XOXO
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  29. Hi dear, I've been searching for a lace jacket like this everywhere, its so pretty and theres so many ways to style it. I adore how you've styled yours, very cool print.

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  30. I love the print of your dress, and your jacket adds the perfect extra touch!

    ~Jacy

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  31. Simple, yet sophisticated outfit. Love it! I really like your blog, following you now! Hope you stop by my blog too!:)

    -Nickie
    http://nickiesworldofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  32. Even I have started an exercise routine couple of days back and I just hope I stay regular !! :D
    That romper is really pretty and the lace jacket makes it look more amazing ! :)
    PS- Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Love
    Nitika
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  34. You look pretty! Great jumpsuit:)

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  35. Thanks for your comment!
    I love your blog!
    This outfit is amazing ♥
    Ila.
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  36. Thank you for your comment! I love your outfit!
    Following you! follow back?
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  37. Oh man, the lace moto jacket is just amazing!! I absolutely love it ♥

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  38. Thank you so much sweet♥
    I love your look!

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  39. Very beautiful pictures!
    I especially love the jacket, it's gorgeous.

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  40. Loving your jumper! Thanks for the exercise tips, I really need to do one right now.

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  41. Nice outfit!
    Would you like follow each other?

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  42. Love your outfit! It's so cute :)

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  43. AMAZING!!!

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    xoxo

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  44. Hey, I love your style, I found your blog from a friend of mines blog. I'm looking for some new blogs to follow, so if you'd like to follow each other, leave me a comment and from there I'll give you a follow :) mine's www.elly-vickere.com

    Hope to hear from you soon lovely!
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  45. Gorgeous outfit dear! I love how you combined that pretty jacket! And lucky you, for not having classes on Friday! ;)

    XO, Imke

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  46. Great post, you have a very nice blog :D
    Would you like to follow eachother?
    Love, Anne

    www.movieanne.com

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  47. Amazing look !
    I love your bag and jacket !!

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  48. Great post! i love the outfit! the lace jacket is beautiful!

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  49. I'm obsessed lately with this kind of Aztec prints :)

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  50. Great outfit, love the jumpsuit, it's beautiful!
    There are always a few classes more interesting than others, it's part of it I think. :)
    Actually I really need to buy some new training shoes.

    Lau

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  51. Beautiful jumpsuit!

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  52. You look so pretty and your classes so interesting! I wish I was taking classes like that as a freshman. Your workout knowledge is so awesome! I need more of that. Good luck!

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  53. Good luck from your newest follower!
    xo
    Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  54. that dress is so gorgeous! you look amazing :) XO

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  55. I hope everything is going better on class :)
    Pretty jacket,

    see you!

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  56. Your jacket is so cool! I love it!
    Kisses
    Aga

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  57. I'm glad to hear you are having fun at Pratt! Just keep enjoying yourself, girl. As for exercising, I totes agree with you. It's always nice to have different workout routines. Sometimes sticking to just one is boring. :P

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  58. I am happy for you that you have a great time at Pratt!
    Like this outfit, the print of the dress is superb!

    Have a beautiful week!
    Love.

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  59. Awesome jacket! Love the whole outfit :)
    x
    B.
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