Victories

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.

    LUXESSED

  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!

    Liz
    http://www.lizavenue.com

  6. August 21, 2016 / 7:46 pm

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

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

  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 // http://www.classyandkate.com

  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
    PlayingWithApparel.com | 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

    http://bubblesther.com

  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!!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

  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
    FASHION TALES

  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 | http://simplyauna.com

  19. August 22, 2016 / 8:37 pm

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

    Laura
    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!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  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:)

    irenethayer.com

  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
    http://fashionmews.com

  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!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  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 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  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
    http://www.airishabella.blogspot.com

  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
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  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!

    -M

    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
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/