July 13, 2015

FOCUS ON THE PRESENT(S)

DSC_0047 editedDSC_0009 editedDSC_0041 editedDSC_0040 editedDSC_0059 editedDetails: Melange pullover c/o J. Jill, here | Banana Republic distressed skinny ankle jean, here  | Lulus wedges, here  | Gorjana Aldridge cuff via Rocksbox, here (use code jacquelinedux0x0 to get your first month of Rocksbox FREE).

This weekend I spent up in CT at my parents’ beach house in Westbrook. As I’ve mentioned, it’s where I spent all of my adolescent summers, but this particular weekend I was feeling severely nostalgic. While visiting my favorite spots, I began to reminisce of times that required much less responsibility.  I experienced so much there, a lot of friends made and some love lost, but they were the times that I felt the most present. I miss not knowing or caring what day it is and not having to worry about the thought of going to work on a Sunday afternoon. With age, comes more responsibility and with responsibility comes more stress and the more stress the less present I feel in ‘the here and now’. While this mindfulness is something I’m working on, I do have some quick “fixes”. One of my favorite remedies for stress relief is spending quality time with my pup, Jack— (retail therapy doesn’t hurt either). Jack clearly isn’t the best photo shoot partner, but he is the cutest. And on a day filled with shopping, comfort is key. My Melange pullover c/o J. Jill is loose fitting and a fun summer layer, that I wear to combat chilled summer nights and rainy shopping days. The perfect companion for such a sweater are my true blue Banana Republic distressed denim jeans. With another beautiful summer weekend behind me, I’m going to be conscious of living in the moment, except on Monday. Monday I prefer my mind to be elsewhere, so I guess I’ll start practicing mindfulness on Tuesday…LOL.

xx

Jacqueline

 

 

 

 

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