Tuesday, April 15, 2014

sunday afternoon





Dress: Calypso St. Barth; Hat: J.Crew; Sandals: Witchery; Bag: Everlane; Jacket: Old Navy; Sunglasses: Chloe (on sale!)

As part of my New Year's resolutions, I really want to make a conscious effort to disconnect more this year and try to find a better work, life, and yes, even social media balance. What I'm finding is that a little bit of routine (and a lot of self control) goes a long way. Lately, I've been making myself stick to a late Sunday afternoon regimen -- and it's relatively simple actually. I'll head out to Crissy field or Fort Funston for a little beach time with Elvis, usually with a good book or magazine and catch the sunset. 

As trivial as it may sound, sometimes you have to remind yourself that you don't need to check your email for a few hours -- the world will (and definitely does!) keep spinning. What I love about disconnecting on Sundays in particular is that it's extremely easy to just "get a jump start" on the week ahead on Sunday afternoons (which my guy affectionately calls my 'Sunday blues'), that you end up short changing yourself valuable down time. In general, I feel far more refreshed and ready to tackle my week after I take just those few hours for myself.

I'm curious -- what do you guys do to disconnect? 

31 comments:

  1. i totally agree! and that dress is stunning on you!

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  2. Love your maxi dress and that hat is too cute!

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  3. That maxi dress is beautiful on you! :)

    I try to disconnect as much as possible on the weekends - definitely no work! :)

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  4. that sounds like a great idea! I don't really have that option, so I stay in a cook. It's my own kind of meditation. love the accessories, btw!

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  5. Amazing maxi dress, it's beautiful and the navy blue color is perfect! Great outfit for a relaxing weekend.

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  6. YOu look absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the gazing dark dress together with the white hat looks absolutely smashing! <3

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  7. LOVE this dress. I love the movement and the ease of it. Perfect beach dress. I hear you about disconnecting. I try to do things on Sunday that I enjoy like baking or crafting. Anything to just have a little me time.

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    heather
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  8. First of all, this is such a perfect maxi dress and secondly, these sunnies are to die for!

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  9. Another day and another gorgeous dress, love this bohemian look!!! As for the disconnecting, I try to forget about blogging when I spend time with my baby, I keep telling myself that social media will be there forever but my son grows and changes every minute and I want to enjoy every second of it
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  10. nice look ;-))

    xoxo

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  11. This is such a great relaxed, Bohemian inspired look! So chic.

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  12. LOVE the dress. So relaxing. Might have to grab this before I head to Cabo!

    xoDonna
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  13. Beautiful dress, love the navy color. I seriously need to get a fedora for summertime.

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  14. I love how flowy and silky that maxi is! Perfect for the Farmers Market or the beach!

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  15. Oh yes, I agree... it's SO important to take time away from the computer. I took a little too much time off, but I don't regret it. Now, I make sure I spend time with the boy, and spend weekends with the family. No work. It does soo much for my sense of balance.

    Your dress is gorgeous! It reminds me of Shay's on Game of Thrones. She's so cool.

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  16. I usually disconnect with a good bath, and a book. It does wonders!

    Great look - I'm in love with those simple sandals!

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  17. This is actually perfection! I seriously cannot get enough of panama hats and maxis!

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  18. Love your dress. Perfect for dressing up or for a casual day!

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    Lindsey Ling

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  19. That dress is stunning! And I agree, taking a social media/work break can be a good thing...helps you prioritize and enjoy life a little more!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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  21. I love all the accessories you've paired with the maxi dress! The fedora and the aviators make the outfit look perfect!

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  22. Love your blog. I have been following your style for four years now and I continue to love it more and more each year. Keep up the good work! Style Inspiration!

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  23. I play Pandora, cook up a storm and make a giant mess. Sounds counter relaxing but it is strangely soothing!

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  24. I agree with. Couldn't help but to feel sad that most of us including me actually need to learn to unwind in this modern world
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