Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I saw this video a few days ago and when I saw Chris Burkard post on his Instagram about today, I really wanted to share it as well. Patagonia has a reputation of having really great outerwear that will last you probably longer than any of your upcoming Black Friday purchases combined. This film put out by the brand is definitely great marketing for their product, but really makes you think about the stories you wear year after year. Before you go shopping this Friday, take 20-some minutes to watch this short film (and take a look at my 2010 list from what you can do instead of Black Friday).
Monday, November 18, 2013
I really love when people come up to me and tell me that they like my blog, a certain article or the general direction that it's going. I would love to hear what you, as my readers, would like to see more of. Do you want to see more articles? my photography? travels? outfits?
Friday, November 15, 2013
|All images from swell.com|
XCEL INFINITI X2 4/3MM FULLSUIT - $329
I am in a love affair with Xcel. I think they make some of the best wetsuits & surf gear bar none... their price point is actually fair because I agree you get what you pay for. I've only gotten rid of one suit because some creeper stole it off my balcony at my last apartment. This Xcel is awesome to me because it has an extra wide entry point (ha), and anyone that has tried on a winter suit knows that extra mm can make the giant suit a beast to put on; and when wet? don't even think about taking it off. I get exhausted just thinking about it. But this suit has everything - the thickness, quick drying lining and great minimal design that I love. // SHOP HERE.
ROXY 4/3MM SYNCRO - $154
Despite Roxy's less than graceful year, the company makes really pretty wetsuits that I happen to like to surf in. Wanting to stand out from the line of black suits is definitely a goal of mine (because black, despite most of what my wardrobe says, can be boring). With Kassia Meador's latest collections, I've really seen Roxy step it up with their suits as far as design. No more are the super cheesy floral motifs that used to line arms and legs. They're still there but not on every suit. The Syncro is pretty awesome because it's still a good looking suit with the warmth that you need for a price point that won't break the bank. I would love to try this one out. // SHOP HERE.
ROXY 4/3 IGNITE FULLSUIT - $249
I'm also curious about the more premium suits Roxy has to offer. This 4/3 Ignite suit is advertised as lighter, better sealed and with a front chest entry (that means it has a wider entry point like the Xcel suit above). I do like the minimal design of this one with the lack of colors, but I love how the space-age looking lines on the arms and back (better view on backside photos) make it really unique. Like most higher-priced suits, the liquid seam seal is also a selling point; making it more water resistant to keep the chill out. // SHOP HERE.
In the end, I'm such an Xcel girl -- but the price points on the Roxy suits get my curiosity up. The best thing that you can really do with any wetsuit is to find the one you like online physically in store. It is always better to try them on before you commit to them!
What wetsuits have you found that fit the bill this winter?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Okay, I'm glad I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market by myself and I'm mad. Glad because anyone that went with me would of been so confused as to how I could spend FOUR hours perusing each aisle of vendors. Mad because I had no one to talk sense into me that I didn't need another plaid shirt (but hey! it was five dollars!). But C'est la Vie, I am so happy with my purchases. Scratch that, ECSTATIC since I found the most perfect hat that I've been trying to find for months... and for $15! Can't beat it.
This week also consisted of beautiful sunsets and sun rises. I visited the Pacific Northwest last weekend and, despite the DOWNPOUR, I got to see a good amount of greenery and beautiful lakesides. I actually saw more starfish and jellyfish than I've ever seen in California... go figure. Two days ago, my friend and I went to go check the surf at Malibu and County Line. Malibu was flat and extremely cold while County Line had a few fun little rollers.
I'm also still running. I got this fancy new Nike+ watch that I'm allowed to only keep under certain conditions. I have to run 10-12 miles a week for the next two weeks or else my co-worker is going to take it back. Well that's definitely motivation.
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