Black on black summer style, COS skirt 2

Top: Aritzia (similar here and here); Pants: COS (similar here); Jacket: Oak & Fort (similar here and here); Shoes: Charles & Keith (similar here and here)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve hated running. I was just always so terrible at it. But the thing is, I hate being terrible at things because I strongly believe that one can achieve anything they put their minds to. So one of my goals for 2016 was to run a full mile without breaks, something that, embarrassingly enough, I was never able to do. In July, I started working towards my goal, and I’m so happy to say that I was able to achieve a few backs, and have long surpassed it. While this may seem like nothing, to me, it was a huge personal victory because it confirmed the fact that I am indeed capable of anything I work towards. I’ve now set a new goal for myself – to run 3 miles, so wish me luck!

Are there any personal victories that you’re particularly proud of?

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  1. August 21, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Yay Siffat! Congrats!

  2. August 21, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Superb look! Love the jacket and the sandals.


  3. August 21, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I hate running so much lol. But I believe in you! Good luck!

  4. August 21, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Great outfit! The coat is absolutely amazing! About the running: GOOD LUCK!

  5. August 21, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    That’s is amazing!! You can accomplish anything you set your mind to plus with a positive attitude – you’ll be unstoppable! Congrats!


  6. August 21, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Love this! Victories are all relative, and running a mile without breaks is impressive to me!

    Chow Down USA

  7. August 21, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Gorgeous look! And great goal…I want to get back into working out once I get back into my school schedule!
    -Kate //

  8. Amy Arnold
    August 21, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Congrats on your running goals! I have never liked it either and don’t think I could run a full mile. This is one of my favorite looks of yours!! I am just loving the all black in the chic way you’ve done it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. August 22, 2016 / 12:12 am

    Haha this is actually funny, my blog post that’s going live tomorrow is about the same thing. Great minds must think alike. I actually attempted to achieve my victory of running at the latest Sport Chek Chase the gear event, although I failed I will continue to try.

    I am proud of you for doing this, maybe when your home we should go for a jog

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  10. August 22, 2016 / 3:16 am

    Congrats beauty! You look so fierce and beautiful.
    Love this all black look.
    Xx, Raysa

  11. August 22, 2016 / 8:10 am

    I completely agree with what you wrote, you can do anything if you work hard enough! Congratulations on your achievement, and good luck with the 3 miles! I started the same way, first I could only run one mile, and now after a year of training I run 5-6 miles 4-5 times a week. Achieving your goals, no matter how small they may seem, is always a wonderful feeling! I adore this outfit, I’ve been obsessed with black recently and you look stunning! All of these photos are beautiful! Have a great day!

    xo, Esther

  12. August 22, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Loving this au black look Siffat! and good luck with 3 miles!!

  13. August 22, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I hate running too–cardio is my least favorite part of working out! How awesome that you set and reached your goal!!

  14. August 22, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous look here Siffat. Love your watch as well. I think being excited about little victories is something we all should do. My goal is to workout a little bit everyday in some way, instead of a few times a week, even if it’s only thirty minutes. /Madison

  15. August 22, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    why are you the coolest? such a cool looking OUTFIT

  16. August 22, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Congratulations! I am sure soon you will manage to run 3 miles and then more 🙂 I was in a running team years ago and now I don’t think I’d run a mile without a stop, I should start practising too! You looks gorgeous in all black! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  17. August 22, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Congrats babe! RUN WITH ME WHEN YOU’RE BACK 😀

  18. August 22, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Loving this whole look! So classy and edgy at the same time!

    xx Auna |

  19. August 22, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I love the minimalistic outfit! It looks stylish and clean x

    Öku Möku

  20. August 22, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    You look so incredibly chic (as always) girl! I love the all black with the pop of red and the black details are so lovely, creating such nice interest to the overall look. I know what you mean, I used to hate running, too, but it can really be a great outlet to receive stress and enhance your mood! I’m glad you’re making strides to meet your goals, girlie! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  21. August 22, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Wishing you luck hun and congrats on how far you have come already 🙂 I totally agree with you, one can achieve anything they put their mind too xxx

    ps- Loving the all black look 🙂

  22. August 22, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

  23. August 23, 2016 / 1:15 am

    i’m not a runner either, but starting small and setting goals sure will help, good luck girl! i’m in love with this look, you are the definition of cool chic!

    xx Melis

  24. Tamara
    August 23, 2016 / 2:28 am

    Setting goals for challenging ourselves is such a great way to stay motivated and focused! Good luck on the 3 miles goals!

    Your outfit is as chic as always, I’m a really big fan of your minimalist style!


    Tamara –

  25. August 23, 2016 / 2:49 am

    Congrats on achieving your goal, way to go!!! The feeling of setting goals and achieving them is so rewarding 🙂

    Edye |

  26. August 23, 2016 / 3:48 am

    I use to be a runner, but then puberty and the internet happened! Haha!I do want to exercise regularly, perhaps walk more and do a few push-ups. Though I said that last year, and nothing happened hahaha! Love the all-black outfit! You look amazing <3

    xx BASH |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  27. August 23, 2016 / 4:01 am

    Congratulations on reaching your goal Siffat! I really struggle with running so I can definitely appreciate the work you put into it. Keep up the great work!

  28. August 23, 2016 / 6:48 am

    Your outfit looks chic and classy! Not to mention your very sophisticated looking sunnies too. 🙂 Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

  29. August 23, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Wow I love the elegance of this black on black look!
    You wore amazing and wonderful colourful looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  30. August 23, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Good luck!! You look amazing,btw! I love what you are wearing!

  31. August 23, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    That’s fantastic! I personally hate running but my guy loves to go out for a fun every now and then. I agree with you that a lot of things are achieveable when you set your mind to it. Love this outfit too!


    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

  32. August 24, 2016 / 1:07 am

    Congrats!! I’ve been trying to do more physical activity for a while, and have been playing soccer with a team for the past 3 weeks. Totally exhausting, but so much fun!

    Kris | Window Seat Style

  33. August 26, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Congratulations on achieving your running goals and Good Luck with your 3 mile goal. I used to run regularly but have not been so active lately! I was planning to start running again and you have given me the extra motivation I needed!
    On another note, I absolutely love this outfit! I think it is one of my favourites so far!
    Julia x