This week – well – I’m just skating by. It’s another hot week here and I’ve taken to wearing jeans and graphics. It’s an acceptable look, but I’d like to put some fall things on! I went out with the girls on Tuesday night so dressed up a bit – I figured a graphic tee and Keds would be no good for a night out with a few of the gals whose style I envy. HA!
So Thursday I got my IUD, andI was going to be comfortable for that – no one at the OB clinic cares what I wore in there when I’m wrapped in a drape from the waist down – not even Dr. H. HA! I’m glad I was comfy because that was NOT FUN, holy hell. I vegged the rest of the night in those soft pants, oh yes I did! Friday, I got out my awesome new moccasins because it was chilly! By mid-afternoon, I was crampy and sick as hell (head cold), so changed jeans. Take a look – the only difference is the jeans – and look how much better the skinnys look with the same sweater and shoes. AMAZING. (In all fairness, those jeans are size 10 and I’m a 4-6 in BR now, but I bet those would have been an 8 in today’s measurements so they are 1-2 sizes too big.) The BR jeans were what I would have worn before this overhaul. I’m so happy I’m doing this!
I know my goal is to look like a put together preschool mom, not a work-outside-the-home mom. When you run 3 mornings a week while your kid is at school, it leaves little time to get ready for the day. I get home, shower, dry my hair (if I’m lucky), put on my minimal makeup, and get dressed quickly before going to pick up Matthew. It’s a whirlwind. The fact that I’m not slipping on running shoes or Chacos is a big deal. And the fact that my jeans are all current trends and not 3 + years old is a win! So, I’m not trying to be hard on myself!
Now that I’ve got some fun graphic tees on the way to my house, I thought it wise to inventory what I have already. Here is my collection… the red and white one is not something I’d wear in public, but it’s a tender joke between Hottie and me so I wear it at home. 🙂 The pink one was in the bottom of my drawer and had been 100% forgotten for years – what a find!
And finally, my two tops that I bought for those plaid pants arrived today and…. “hello, lover!” I am in love… I feel like I’ve been waiting for that off-white blouse my entire life! And the tank, well…. that’s just perfection!
(Hottie picked up my delivery today from the porch and I think he may be starting to fear that little red tag you see on the white top – what he doesn’t know is that I STOLE that shirt – it was one hell of a deal!)