Thursday, May 10, 2012

Restricted Pleasure

Hola friends! I'm pretty happy with this Friday: I successfully threw a post up here each day, I did my first week abstaining from Sugar (thank you my dear Rinniez for your help!) AND I capped off each workday drenched in sweat at Spinning class. I feel good! I did miss our usual red wine Thursdays but hell... Vegas is on the mind and thus the weekdays must turn into the dreaded restricted lifestyle. Such is the game when you steadily notice a disintegrating metabolism throughout your twenties.
Poolside in July last summer. How we do in my neck of the woods: 90 degrees, surrounded by evergreens
But this wasn't a burden I could carry alone: it's been about 75 degrees in Portland this entire week thus rendering me stupid-Golden-Retriever-tongue-out-of-mouth happy. Oh, it's been beautiful! And I pretty much "eeped" (as Jax says) when I read that we're going to hit 86 this weekend. Why shucks Mother Nature, you shouldn't have!!

It got me thinking about what my summer pool essentials will be for 2012. I'm pretty sure this sums it right on up... 
Pool Essentials





YES, I still like Sarongs. I even like the ugly piece of plastic with two holes that aides you in the tying. Sure, they're a little 1993 but they're just SO easy. Oldie but goodie folks, I'm tellin' ya. If it ain't broke... keep wearing it.

Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother's Day to all of you!

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26 comments:

Katie said...

Ive seen your no sugar pics on Instagram - I don't think I could do it!

rinniez said...

arrrrrgggggh! Caitlin you know these sunshiney posts make me so jealous (and feed both our obessions with the opposite seasons we live in!).
Also, yay for one week sugar free! The longer you do it the less you will crave sugar and things start to taste sweeter too, i now eat greek yoghurt like its vanilla yoghurt and i cant even tell it has very low sugar (well most brands!).
Keep it up :)
xx

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

I STILL haven't quit sugar. It is my crack...so GREAT job lady! I am loving the suit, the Thees sandals (I really want a pair) and especially those sunnies! You are going to have the best time. And YAY for good weather in the PNW. I know how much y'all enjoy it ;)

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

No sugar? Really? Proud of you sunshine! I can't do that, I should cuz the more rounder my face is getting, the more I am "hating" myself...It was 99 today in Phx, I wish I could be cheerful as you about my weather. Those sunglasses are calling my name, & what is that book about? I should click the link, but I am to lazy to do that.

Have great weekend!

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

No sugar for a week?? Holy crap, you go girl! That is awesome! I can't wait to hear all about your trip to Vegas! I've never been, so I want to know the whole scoop! I hope you enjoy what sounds like will be an amazing weekend for you. There is just something about a warm sunny day that just does it for me too. Happy Weekend and thank you for the Mother's Day wishes for all of us! :)

Erika said...

The sunnies and the swimsuit need to be mine immediately!

P.S. You look beyond gorgey in that picture, Caitlin! Happy, Happy Mother's Day to you too! :)

Elle Sees said...

love sarongs still!
no sugar? whew. get it!!

Mandee said...

I really need to do no sugar....I just can't!!! I have Vegas next weekend and I have been slacking on prepping for that:)
Can't wait for 86 degrees on Sunday!

Fashion art and other fancies said...

I don't do sugar generally. Except for the odd home-made chocolate cake;-)

Kisti Belle said...

Its 75 in portland?! jealous! Still so cold in Montreal (aka Canada) and its May! What gives, mother nature??
Have fun in Vegas dear :)

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Good for you with the no sugar, I try and do that as often as possible throughout the week and I have noticed it really tends to effect my overall health for the day. I feel much more awake without lots of sugar!

Love that bikini you posted, I totally want a black bandeau bikini!
xx


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Val said...

You are my hero. A week without sugar!!! Wow. I have never gone a day without sugar. I'm inspired.

drollgirl said...

no sugar for a week?! that is major! that is awesome!

and if you think your metabolism has slowed in your twenties, wait until you hit forty! OY! lol

enjoy the fabulous weather this weekend! i think it is warmer up there than down here! wow!

Tangled In Texas said...

Wow! No sugar? You're my hero. ;) I'm totally addicted to sugar (and Dr. Pepper) and I'm super jealous you're going to Vegas!

P.S. If you want those gray Jessica Simpson shoes, you can have them. I cannot walk in the damn things. :p

femmefrugality said...

That's awesome about the no sugar! Psh I'm totally into sarongs, too. It's hard to find them for me. Maybe I'll have to shop the internets.

Joanne Faith said...

Love that bikini!

And congrats on going sugar free for a week!

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Erika said...

I just have to say that I love you about a billion times more since your comment yesterday about Eloise. Eloise is one of my forever favorites - I am obsessed with her; and have plans to someday reside in the Betsey Johnson Eloise Suite at the Plaza Hotel. :P

Happy, Happy Weekend, Caitlin! :)

Naghmeh said...

oooh good for you Caitlin! you can do this! and you'll feel so good too :)
and wow I'm jealous of your amazing weather, pass some up here? thanks!
and your essentials really do sum it all up nicely! I also like sarongs, well any pretty scarf used as a beach cover up really!
xx

Jax said...

You eeped? Oh, now I know it's serious!!! hahaha 75 degrees? lucky lady! It was nice out here too, but I didn't have much time to enjoy it :)

Here's to another great week! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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Rick said...

Gorgeous top photo! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! I also admire your disciple to go without sugar for a week!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that black bikini!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I want a new camera and to be by a pool right now! lol. Hope you had a great weekend!

CutestPrincess said...

awww, such a beautiful photo of you! like it!

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Bravoe Runway said...

A week w/out sugar? I am impressed! I have to be better disciplined with this diet thing...I used to be able to eat what I like and just walk 2 miles now it's not the same. I like sarongs as well, it's easy to wear!

Life's a shoe said...

I love the bikini, it's so cute!