All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

Fashion Overhaul Week 4

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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!

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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!

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(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!)


Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

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