Coffee Talk 06.05.16

It’s been a full weekend around here, but fun. We started off with my younger daughter’s piano recital on Friday night. She was so proud of her accomplishments, and she did a great job. She practiced right up until the last minute, and she was afraid she would mess up, but there was only one minor slip-up that I noticed. It’s fun to see how much she has progressed since this time last year. (Last year was her first recital.)

becca piano recital

Yesterday Paul and I got up super early and went over to the outlet mall to shoot some outfit pictures. That turned out to be a great location. The lighting was perfect, and since it was early and the stores weren’t open yet, there weren’t many people around. We’ll definitely be adding that to our list of locations for our shoots.

We were afraid our music festival was going to get rained out, but it didn’t. It was actually a fairly nice afternoon, but hot. I sunburned my legs. Oooops!!! I shared a few snapchats, but I forgot to take any real pictures for Instagram or the blog. It’s hard to think about all the things! I either remember Instagram and forget Snapchat or vica versa. Anyway, the point was to enjoy ourselves, and that is what we did.

We only brought my older daughter and our dog with us, so it was fun to spend time with just her. When you have 3 kids, you rarely get an afternoon with only one of them, although now that they’re getting older and have so many of their own plans, it’s getting more common.

I wore this old graphic tee with white jeans and my black sandals, although I ended up carrying my striped tote because I wanted to carry all the things.

what to wear to a music festival

This afternoon, I was planning to go to the pool, but the rain is back so now I’m thinking it’s looking like a good afternoon for a nap. I’m also eager to read more of the book I just started: The Good Neighbor. It’s written by a fellow blogger, and so far it’s the perfect light, summer beach read.

I hope to fit a quick run in this morning between rain showers. I’ve been having some weird sensations in the top of my left foot that makes me wonder if I have a stress fracture brewing, so I’ve been taking it easy, but I think I’ll go out and see how it feels.

I’m always on high alert when my feet start hurting or feeling different in any way because a couple of years ago, when I was just getting back to running after a long rest and recovery from plantar fasciitis, I got a random stress fracture in the opposite foot. Just when I thought I was on the road to recovery from THAT, but before I was even running again, I got a torn tendon in the same foot as the stress fracture.

We never really knew what caused those injuries, and it took what felt like forever to recover. I truly didn’t think I’d ever be “normal” again, and I just don’t trust my body at all anymore. It doesn’t help that my knees went all wonky on me a few months ago.

ANYWAY. My point is, now I over-analyze every ache and pain and twinge. I know I need to relax and not think too much about it, but I also know how long and arduous recovery can be, and I’d prefer not to get injured again, thankyouverymuch. 

As superficial as it may sound, the fact that these injuries significantly affects my shoe choices is a huge factor in my stress level. It’s hard to be a fashion blogger in orthopedic shoes.

All that to say, I will go running today, but I’ll take it easy, do a lot of stretching and some walking before and after, and hope that whatever I’ve been feeling in my foot is just a blip.

Work-wise, I’m gearing up for another week of summer fashion. I have all my pictures taken. (YAY!) Now I just need to write the posts. Unfortunately a few of the items I’m featuring already have sold out.

I can’t get over how quickly things are getting sold out this season, but I’m featuring them anyway. We went to all the effort to take the pictures, and I can find some similar styles to link you to. It’s a bummer, though. I know many of you use my outfits for ideas and inspiration, but others like to shop the exact pieces and get frustrated when items are sold out or low in sizes. I wish I had a way of knowing which pieces were going to go first. Just know that I do the best I can.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!