Weekend Recap || Choices

Friday morning, I laced up my shoes and headed out for a long run…. and felt super invigorated when I crushed my goal. Yet, when I opened up my instagram account, I was welcomed with several nasty comments by the same person….. basically making assumptions about the person I am and criticizing me. It stung, and I spent some time thinking about how best to handle the situation. I chatted about it with my sister (who always offers humorous insights….) and TJ…. and took a few hours before taking any kind of action…..

I shared this on my stories, but as I was contemplating what to do, I had two thoughts. One was the saying, by Michelle Obama, that when others go low, we go high. We don’t need to stoop to other’s level of negativity and hurt. The second thought that came to mind, and which is more of a personal belief, is that we either allow negativity to stay in our lives, invite it in, or choose to walk away from it…. and based on that line of thinking, I chose to block her and not even acknowledge her hurtful statements. I could have defended myself…. and left a few choice emojis…. or called her out publicly…. but what good would any of that do? That essentially takes me down to her level of immaturity…. I simply went “high” and took the negativity out of my life….

I firmly believe that we can’t always control what happens to us…. we can’t make people treat us nicely…. but we always have a choice as to how we want to respond. And that, that’s the ultimate form of control… and when you take the high road, you’re always coming out ahead…. even if it doesn’t feel like it in the moment…

So, as we embark upon a new week ahead, here’s to always taking the higher road, and cutting negativity out of our lives. Life is too short to have space for any of that. Have a good one friends! xx

(Kicked off the weekend in comfy stripes….)

(Saturday morning SoulCycle date….. leggings, pullover, sneakers)

(Post spin brunch…. breakfast bowls with a side of avocado toast…..)

(Saturday evening happy hour fireside…. pullover, jeans, mules)

(Saturday night cozies…. cardigan, shorts, henley)

(Sunday stripes for a morning spent at church)

(Sunday evening snuggles with this little lady…. tank)


So, I’m 90% certain that I will be committing myself to a half marathon on March 4th…. meaning I’ll be upping my running significantly in the next couple of weeks. I ran 9 miles last Friday, and will be pushing for 10 this coming week…. I’m also incorporating tons of HIIT training for pace, and APLs (see above for exact color) have been my fav sneakers for cross training.

I recently purchased these denim jeans and they are amazing. They come in a short inseam as well, so the distressed hem hits at the perfect length. I also have my eye on this pretty little fringe sweater, floral button front camisole, cute stripe v-neck tee, mauve micropleat top, and this cute drape-y basic tee in the mauve color (such a great basic!). A few cute layers for cooler weather that I love include this ruffle sleeve cardigan, two toned blush sweater (obsessed), suuuper cozy hoodie, and this blush striped balloon sleeve pullover (currently 20% off).

We’re heading to Palm Springs this weekend, and I’ve purchased a few items from this vacation shop (one of my all time favs)… like these fringe slides, casual ruffle shorts, and super cute beach bag (which takes you from beach to happy hour easily). I’ve had my eye on a Solid + Stripe suit since last season, and snagged this one (also love the hot pink and this white asymmetrical suit). I also snagged this rose maxi cover-up…. another day-night transitional piece (toss on with a cropped, light wash denim jacket and slides for a cute evening look….).

For little Harper, I couldn’t resist these linen wide legged culottes, gingham dress, white breezy maxi, swam swimsuit, and these jellie sandals (her favorites from last year, which were restocked).



  1. Stephanie J. says:

    I am constantly amazed by the things that people will say on social media that I am (fairly) sure they wouldn’t say in person. GREAT job getting rid of the negativity and for taking the high road. As for me, I will continue enjoying all your posts, celebrating your successes and appreciating that you share with us! Way to go on your run and I see lots of lovely clothing items that I am seriously thinking of bringing home. 🙂 Thanks for being you and sharing with us!!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Me too! For some reason a screen seems to make people forget that there are real life people on the other side. So very sad. Thank you so much for you support and this positive and encouraging message. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Pamela says:

    Ignore the negativity and just do you. Your blog is my very favorite and I look forward to it every day. Thank you!!!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Aw thank you so much! Yes, negativity does not deserve any space in our lives! Thank you for your encouraging message Pamela. Have a wonderful week.

  3. Mallory says:

    Sorry you had to deal with a troll. Sadly, they are way to prevalent online. I truly enjoy your blog and started to read it, based on a friend telling me about it, way back when your sister and you had the blog together. I like your fashion sense, your relationship commentaries and your food and travel photos. Don’t let a troll ruin your day:-))

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Mallory! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate them! Thank you for being such a long time reader, and for all the support! Have a wonderful week.

  4. Jill Heisler says:

    Thanks for the post; crazy that strangers feel they have the right to say anything negative about anyone!

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