If you’ve been around for a minute you know that being a stay at home mom was never something I planned for, nor is it something that I particularly desire. But, we moved when I was about 8 months pregnant, so there would be no job seeking for me until after my “maternity leave.” So, for the last 9 months I have in fact been… a stay at home mom. Stir crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it, friends. So I did a thing… and I dyed my hair blue.
Nine years in retail had mostly eliminated all of my stylish quirks. But for the first time in my adult life I can let my freak flag fly. I don’t even own enough jewelry to fill of my piercings anymore… I haven’t worn a tongue ring in years! ha!
Life has a way of stifling our individuality. Be it work, “growing up,” or motherhood… sometimes we feel like it’s no longer okay to be who we are. And of course I don’t only mean dying your hair funny colors.
Staying home with the kids has been an adjustment for me. I never thought that I would strongly dislike the lack of schedule, but I do. I miss having something to regulate my time and a reason to get ready each day. I know people say to do it anyway, and sometimes I do… but sometimes I don’t either. I don’t know… it just feels like a waste of product to hang around the house in a full face of make up!
I make sure to “get ready” on my husband’s days off as those are the days we go out and do things. He knows how hard the cabin fever hits me and makes sure that we go somewhere; even if it’s just a hike, the park, or out to eat. The change of scenery helps.
I was channeling the inner boho this day. Or the inner old asian woman. You choose. Either way I’m loving this little floral kimono jacket. It makes me feel dressy even when I’m not. 😉 Also, it’s surprisingly warm. I mean… it’s not warm but definitely a noticeable layer.
It’s flowy and loose and is still comfortable while chasing the kids around the park. #momscore
The jacket is from target but no longer available so I’ll link some similar ones too. I’ve already worn it multiple times so I know that it’s going to a warm weather staple for me. You should probably get one. 🙂 I’ve always loved destroyed denim – I’m glad the trend is back. My grandparents used to tease me in high school for paying for pants with holes in them. ha! I can’t help myself.
This may or may not be too much info but I feel like like I need to tell you because I’m in love. My bralette is from American Eagle and I LOVE THEM. I have so many and I still need more. I have a bunch from Victoria’s Secret too… but I like the AE ones better. Don’t tell Victoria.
My sandals are from AE as well. They’re from last year and aren’t available anymore. These are the closest I could find. (And AE is having SOME KIND of sale right now! Run don’t walk!