Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pep In My Step

navy blue tank top with pink silk rose brooch, simple grey skirt

I am trying out a standing desk. The recent buzz is that sitting down all day is bad for you. (See also: articles on Lifehacker & Forbes.) Up-and-coming health trends should be taken with a hefty tablespoon of salt, but I follow several of them anyway. For example, I don't eat most kinds of processed sugar, especially the ubiquitous sucrose, but I bake with agave syrup and coconut palm sugar. My rules for myself aren't completely rational; there are inconsistencies. Regardless, it just makes sense to me that eating less sugar is healthier. I feel the same way about standing rather than mooching around in my armchair. So I'm doing a trial run with a setup similar to this one. My ideal arrangement would be a gorgeous wood pulpit.

Day one observations: I am more energetic and active than usual. If there is music playing, I will dance while I'm typing. In fact, I am doing that right this minute, because my mom is streaming Miranda Lambert's Crazy Ex Girlfriend from her laptop.

dark blue tank top with pink silk rose brooch

My armband thingy is actually supposed to be a mug cozy. Simple outfits are perfect for accessories and OTT makeup:

dramatic blue and purple makeup #fotd

Weirdly, my random Instagram #selfie demonstrates the drama better.

navy blue tank top with pink silk rose brooch, simple grey skirt navy blue tank top with pink silk rose brooch, simple grey skirt

8 comments :

  1. I wish I could wear armbands. I have long had a desire to wear a golden snake one, just once in my life ;-)

    Sadly, the shape of my arm doesn't seem to lend itself much to the whole rigid armband concept...

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    1. Maybe Karen can felt you a golden snake armband! That'd be cool as heck!

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  2. Crazy for your felted armband and dramatic makeup. Grrr.. fierce!

    Also, poor Miranda - it looks like they airbrushed out the bridge of her nose.

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    1. Thank you. And I think you're right, alas!

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  3. I've never heard of a standing desk, what an interesting idea! I have found that I work a lot better when I'm sitting up straight at my desk than lounging on the couch. I love your eyeshadow! I used to wear color all the time but haven't in years, I'd like to start again.

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    1. Thank you! It's really fun to play with! I hope you decide to start using color again and then blog about it!

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  4. Wait, standing desks? That's a thing!? How is it going?

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    1. Good. . . but also standing up all the time sucks =P

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