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Friday finds, Volume VIII (March/3/2017)

Friday finds, Volume VIII (March/3/2017)

    Happy Friday! We are well into 2017; it is no longer the beginning of the year! The East coast has recently felt like spring has sprung (although winter is certainly back today), while sunny California has been chilly and rainy.

    That is all changing, as ALB is traveling to LA for an exhilarating weekend and has brought the East Coast sun along with her! Follow along on Instagram (@thealbstandard) to live vicariously through her adventures and to get an inside peek on the life of a #girlboss!

    Until then, frolick through this week's Friday finds. Clearly influenced by New York, London, Milan, and Paris (hello, Fashion Week!), there is so much to learn and observe!

“Rather than oscillating his approach, Michele is consciously building a long-term relationship with customers by creating products that are consistent — and thus don’t date as easily — from one season to the next. This way, customers have little fear that their purchases will become obsolete in six months and are more likely to pay full-price, making the brand less reliant on markdowns. In fact, Gucci’s full-price sell-throughs are “’super high.’”
— Marco Bizzarri, Gucci President & CEO.

Alessandro Michele’s alluring alchemy. // Gucci is revolutionizing the seasons; the more things change, the more they stay the same.

The new fashion month. // Three weeks: New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan, Paris.

Food (or sleep) for thought. // Rest and regeneration.

Stevia // coconut sugar // raw cane sugar // agave // brown sugar // white sugar // sweeteners. Image via Furthermore from Equinox.

Stevia // coconut sugar // raw cane sugar // agave // brown sugar // white sugar // sweeteners. Image via Furthermore from Equinox.

One type of “sugar" is not better than another. // The sweet life — or lack thereof.

Working out in the morning can help you get in the grove to change your body and your life. // Your only obstacle is the snooze button. Just do it.

Deadlines. Social life. Responsibility. Sometimes it feels like too much. // Ground yourself to control your stress.

If you want to do something, do it. // If you have the opportunity to do so, do not let it get away! Leandra Medine is a girlboss to admire for the Man Repelling empire she has created.

Can you decorate and personalize your desk space at work? // Are companies that do not allow it too authoritative? Or could they be onto something?

ALB's desk space. Love The ALB Standard coming soon page from last fall!

ALB's desk space. Love The ALB Standard coming soon page from last fall!

Sleep hygiene is vital to getting a good night’s sleep and to waking up feeling rested. // ALB is working on it, too.

Blair Waldorf is back. // Dressed in Tory Burch, that is.

Being comfortable is great. You want to fill yourself with a life you love. // But, being comfortable with being comfortable is often a call for change. Challenge yourself. Do something cool. Surprise yourself. You can fill yourself with even more!

Have a great weekend! Do something different — a workout you have been thinking about (ALB just tried Rumble in NYC and absolutely loved it!), a new restaurant for brunch, or a new book. Enjoy!

 

XOXO,

Header image, Beverly Hills, California.
Catch Your Balance

Catch Your Balance

Can't Stop The Feeling // ALB's 2017 Academy Awards’ Best Dressed

Can't Stop The Feeling // ALB's 2017 Academy Awards’ Best Dressed