It's was 22h00 my time on a Tuesday night and instead of going out like normal twenty-something girls in New York City, I was thinking about the gym. I realized that I haven't trained in three days due to my social / work/ life calendar, so I put on a sports bra, pulled up some tights, zipped up a sweatshirt, tied my tennis shoes, velcroed my training gloves, grabbed my snapback, and took the elevator up to the 8th floor and day-dreamed about my soon-to-be body.
What I’d like to know is who had the idea to make health so popular? I'd like to give them a high five and a pat on the back. And perhaps more importantly, was the idea for this health-induced life made even more popular by Instagram? I think so. I've recently inquired with my friend that is a health-entrepreneur and he says that for every new health idea he has today, he’s likely to have two new health ideas tomorrow, because the possibilities are endless and people are hungry for anything health related. That’s 100% growth in new health ideas per day! Very impressive. I want to create a health company and have one new idea today, with the potential of two new ideas tomorrow. No fair!
I tend to go through these phases where I get really intense with working out then I get really lazy and become skinny fat again, but I’m about three weeks into my intensive training schedule where I currently work out 5-6 days per week doing a number of things from weights, boxing, ballet, barre, cycling, and pilates and I haven’t felt better. I think the difference this time is my commitment to myself and that commitment is coming from a place of love. I have stopped viewing exercise as a chore and instead view it as a way of becoming a better me. Once you stop viewing exercise as a chore and start approaching it from a place of self-love for your body and mind, it isn’t hard at all. I really love how when the weather changes from summer to fall and the leaves start to turn, you start to want to commit to something. For me, it’s a commitment towards my health and wellbeing, a commitment to my blog, and a commitment to growing myself to become a better me, and I am pursuing each with an unapologetic abandon.
I was actually filming during this outfit, so we weren’t meaning to capture photos, but I had my camera on me, so we decided why not? I’m glad we did though, because the colors couldn’t be more representative of fall and my current mood. I’m really into real clothes in real time-- i.e what women can and need to to wear and buy now. Pucci makes some of my favorite prints, and I am really loving anything Vintage Fendi and Vintage Gucci right now. So if I had to suggest anything, I would say those are wearable brands that double as both work clothes and going out attire and will break-up the ever-stale trend conundrum that seems to be attacking retailers and brands shelf-space (which I am totally, totally over atm). I’d say be open to trolling eBay for some hidden gems or local thrift stores and vintage shops; you never know what you will end up finding.
*PS- that middle button would NOT stay closed during this entire shoot; let's be real, it's not because of my ginormous chest.
Coco wears: Pucci Silk Blouse, Vintage Ralph Lauren Collection Trousers, Manolo Blahnik Python Sling-backs, Vintage Fendi Bag, Vintage Gucci belt. Photographer: Bethany Halbreich. Location: Chinatown, New York City City Guide: New York City