These Sneakers, Tho…
So many of you have raved about these ECCO Soft 7 sneakers, that I finally relented and tried them.
O. M. G.
They are awesome! Really, really comfortable, with very good arch support. The heel feels slightly elevated. They’re good looking too, not clunky at all. This bright red-orange color hits a bullseye in my Spring color palette (and might work for some Autumns), but there are a lot of other colors offered…
You Summers might like this dusty blue…
while this “Fig metallic” color might work for some Autumns, if that color is warm. (I haven’t seen all of the colors in person, so am relying on retailer images.)
For Winters, there’s always classic black or white…
And about that plant-based diet…🥕
Back in December, I mentioned that I was going to give plant-based eating a serious go. While I haven’t completely avoided animal products (have had the occasional bit of fish or chicken, and still eat 3-5 eggs per week), I’ve only had red meat twice since then, and have mostly eliminated milk products. (Occasional bit of cheese, a spoonful of Greek yogurt here and there.)
I had my annual physical this week, and the lab results are in. After just 2 months…
- My total cholesterol, which has been in the 220-240 range for the last 4 years is now below 200. 🎉 LDL is way down, now back within normal range. 👍
- My blood glucose, which had inched up into the “pre-diabetic” range for two out of the last three years is now back within the normal range.
- All of my other labs are in normal ranges. (Though they usually are.)
So I’m celebrating, and will be sticking with this way of eating. 👍🍎🥑🥬
A Few Picks From The Weekend Sales
I went sifting through the sales with an eye toward pieces that can transition into Spring. It’s easy enough to find lots of One Hit Wonders, but I’m more interested in pieces that can add some long-term value. And that might be travel-friendly.
There’s lots of Eileen Fisher included in the Nordstrom Winter Sale. Merino wool is one of my favorite fabrics for travel, as it’s lightweight, comfortable in a range of temperatures, wicks moisture, and doesn’t pick up odors. This bateau-neck sweater is 40% off, and offered in 3 colors.
This suede moto jacket is 50% off, and offered in 3 colors.
This packable raincoat in Plus is 33% off, and offered in both black and grey.
More Weekend Sales
Anthropologie – extra 50% off sale items.
Chico’s – up to 50% off select full-price styles
J.Crew – up to extra 60% off sale styles, 30% off select full-price styles. Code WEEKEND
Lands’ End – 40% off full-price styles with code FIREPLACE (including swimsuits…it’s a good time to shop for best selection)
Nordstrom – Winter Sale, up to 40% off
Talbot’s – 70% off all markdowns
Have you tried a plant-based diet? How did it go for you?