With no snow to be found, it’s been kind of nice to enjoy some extra time outside. Especially with a two year old pup who needs lots of exercise, I’m pretty grateful for these afternoons outside.
We typically take Teddy to our favorite dog park (it’s like heaven on earth, I swear!), but the beach was calling our names this week! There’s nothing cuter than seeing twenty dogs sprinting back and forth on the beach! Teddy dipped his toes and nose in the water… while other dogs did their own polar bear plunge.
There are around a million reasons why I love living in Connecticut so much… and being so close to the water is right up there as one of the top reasons.
I’ve had a few pieces of Patagonia clothing from my college rowing days and always loved them. Working from home and being a little more outdoorsy than usual, I’ve collected a few more pieces this year that I wear way too often. This quilted snap-t is one that I wear at least every other day! It’s super soft and a little less puffy than the fleece version.
While it’s not an official “resolution” I do intend on spending more time outdoors this year. I always feel stress melt away and my overall happiness go up after being outside even for a few minutes.
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I had another idea for a Reel but this is where I ended up. Honestly cried while editing it and considered not posting it. Sometimes it’s hard to “show up” for work when showing up is public-facing. I can’t fully explain how I’m feeling right now because I’m so in the middle of it. But sometimes I just want to put a disclaimer before everything with: I have no idea what I’m doing and I don’t really feel good in my body while doing it ✌🏻 maybe from the outside looking in it does look like that? I think if I watched myself from a window I would think that too: she’s a great mom! she gets a lot of cool free stuff! she is working with my favorite brands! (Fill in the blank!) But yea, sometimes I am just stuck with the bad tapes in my head and thinking, “I’m not good enough. I need to do more.”
I think this week it was really triggered after being at an event with amazing women and feeling this crushing pressure. Like looking around the room and not measuring up. In looks, in business, in drive. And don’t get me wrong, I am IMPRESSED and PROUD of them. I also imagine that I can’t be the only one feeling that way 🤷🏻♀️
No point, no lesson. This is just where I am this week… and again, this Reel was going to be one thing and it turned into this. Maybe we can just call it a Real-ity instead.
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I love your outfit. I'm always love reading your blog.
-Caroline | http://www.theprepset.blogspot.com
Love your look, Those boots are so cute!
Love this look for a chilly beach day! I need to get a Patagonia fleece!
Laura | Laura Aime Vous
Love this look, especially the vest! And I love the photos with Teddy!
Caiti // Shutterblush
Lovely photos, Carly! Wishing you a happy 2016 🙂
I love Patagonia as well! I just started collecting it about three years ago and already have several pieces. They're just so well made, it's easy to fall in love 🙂
The Southern Stylista
You look so warm and cozy!
I've been eyeing that quilted Patagonia for ages! I think it's about time I take the leap because it always looks so cute on everyone!
Caitlin | Your Typical Prep
i don't have any patagonia pieces, i need to invest in some
you look great!
You and your dog are so cute 🙂