Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true. Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.

I'm obsessed with this gorgeous dress with the loose tie top layer. The ankle booties make my heart skip a beat.

These leather leggings are absolute perfection.

So classic and sexy. An infinity scarf paired with aviators and a great leather carry-all is timeless.

L.C. does Chanel right.

This lace scalloped mini is stunning and versitile. Must have for this fall.

Great fitted patterned sweaters like this one are trending big this season, I'm so stinking excited!

I love this fringe top styled with a straw fedora.  

I'll end this post with a perfectly-designed Chanel runway shot.  Loves.

People Who Inspire Me: Amy Wenzel

I decided to use my blog to periodically highlight people who inspire me. Eventually I'll put in recognizable figures like Oprah and Leonardo daVinci, but I wanted to choose someone very special to me for my first pick. I want to introduce you to Amy Wenzel, my best friend.*

*I added the asterisk because I wouldn't want to upset anyone else who also considers Amy their best friend as well. Whatevs.

5 Reasons She Inspires Me:

1. She doesn't settle. Too many times I see women get comfortable in situations and accept that as their truth. Not Amy, she keeps her standards high, and refuses to settle for second best.
2. She's an accomplished athlete. Amy is a D1 soccer player who continues to compete in SD soccer leagues. She plays hard (trust me I've "practiced" with her, she's incredible). 
3. She's a volunteer. Amy's actually a good person who loves people. Wow. She recycles too.  
4. She forgives. As a woman who has moved a lot, friends have always been "easy-come, easy-go". Amy's a rare friend who've I've been able to disagree with, even get mad at, but we get through it and remain great friends. 
5. She has an amazing sense of adventure. I love Amy because she's always down for anything: skydiving, traveling, skiing, shows, sailing, games, even a spontaneous camping trip--Amy's down. 

This one goes out to New York!

It's officially less than one month away from the ING NY Marathon and I am pumped! Since my training, I've discovered this incredible easy-to-use marathon training plan I wanted to share with you:

It's the World's Simplest Marathon Training Plan (15 weeks)!

That amazing training plan can also be found on page 248 in Kara Goucher's new book, Running For Women.
I really loved this book, it's great for all runners at every level.

Kara Goucher is a huge running inspiration for me. She's so strong physically, mentally, and emotionally. Even with such demanding training schedule, she remains balanced. She doesn't think of herself as a runner, rather a woman who runs. By doing this, she doesn't place her value on herself based on her runs, rather she uses her runs as a tool to grow and learn. I love her!