Monday, March 2, 2020

Olive to Tell

I love a good fit and flare dress, as they are so flattering on every body type. A style with vertical lines, like this dress from Parker, is even better, as the stripes help elongate the frame and slim you down.

Outfit Details

Dress: Parker Flor Knit Dress in Moss

Aside from the style, I was drawn to this dress because of the color; I just love this shade of green. Whether you're calling it Moss or Olive or Army Green, this muted green shade is a great winter and fall color. I find it works well with my hair (brown), skin tone (olive) and eyes (blue). I even wore olive eye shadow today to match.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Nirvana Mary Jane Pumps in Fishnet

These pumps are available in black patent at Saks or in silver at Neiman Marcus. The fishnet style, which reminds me of one of my favorite pairs of pumps that I used to wear all the time in grad school, seems to be sold out.

Most people who know me understand that fitness is a big part of my life. I love to workout, running on the treadmill or outside, or taking spinning classes on the Peloton (#MicheleATL). I just crossed a milestone on Peloton -- my 500th ride -- and I'll be going to Homecoming in May to meet other people just as Peloton obsessed as I am.

I've also been doing more work on my arms, using heavier weights (8-12 pounds) and stepping up the reps. Now, seeing today's photos, I'm concerned my arms are a bit too beefy. I definitely need someone to give me an honest opinion - that's where you come in, oh dedicated blog readers! Any comments?

I'm glad I have friends who also love fitness -- like my friend, Katie, who just ran the Publix Atlanta 2020 Marathon on Sunday. She trained for months and I'm sure it was an amazing feeling to cross that finish line.

My friend and marathoner, Katie K.

Now I'm considering running a marathon as well. I'm just worried about the toll it might take on my body. But I'm still thinking about it...

Cheering Katie on with my dorky sign! That's Oakland Cemetery behind me.

We are going to be moving in a few weeks, so the scenery for my OOTD posts will soon be changing. I'm sad, excited and scared at so much change, but hopefully it will all be for the better. I'm turning 42 this year; it's a new phase of life!