Fashion Fun

I’m so excited about today’s post! The idea started when I bought a new pair of pants – and they are green!! I love them and wanted to take a picture to show ‘em off. My amazing husband, Bill, is the one in charge of these AWESOME shots. Along with my green pants, I also decided to include pictures of some of my favorite pieces of jewelery.

In addition to the stupendous green pants and jewelry, the idea snowballed and got even better when Will came downstairs this morning fully dressed and I thought it would be so fun to add him in, too. The thing about Will is, Bill and I both believe that it’s awesome for Will to dress as he wants in whatever he wants (of course, not shorts in winter), but you know what I mean. It’s a way for him to express himself and it’s a battle I don’t think is important enough to fight with him. Granted, I always make sure to tell him if I don’t think something matches, and when he comes home saying his friend didn’t like something he was wearing, I always offer to help him pick something out. But even after these things, he has never stopped picking out his own clothes, and I LOVE that about him!! In his pictures, notice his folded up pants to expose some of the orange lining – also one of my favorite things he does :)

Shirt and pants from New York & Company

Swarovski Crystal Earrings

Personalized necklace from The Vintage Pearl

Michael Kors Ring

Michael Kors Watch

Thanks again, Bill, for the pictures!

“Those” Shoes

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
– Tammy Faye Bakker

Tammy Faye Bakker – I don’t really know anything about you, but you are absolutely correct.

After such a crazy Friday and Saturday, feeling as though I didn’t even have a chance to catch my breath, I was looking forward to an early bed time for the kids and a nice quiet evening with Bill watching the Super Bowl with some snacks and much needed adult beverages. Sparing you the details – that’s not how my picture perfect night turned out.

Needless to say, I arrived at work on Monday morning feeling more exhausted than ever and pretty much (shall I even admit?) useless. I needed “me” time, and I needed it badly! So I stopped my pity party at about 11:00 am with a little coaxing from Bill and decided to take matters into my own hands. I went to Fells Point in Baltimore and did some retail therapy. That’s right! I lost the guilt – lost the pity party – lost the “perfect organized” Mom facade and shopped.

Know what I found? You guessed it – I found “those” shoes. You know, the ones that are just perfect? That match with almost every item in your wardrobe? That make you feel pretty and hip? “Those” shoes, and they actually taught me something. It ISĀ ok to let the Mom role go every once in a while and do some things for myself. It’s the only way to catch my sanity!

So next time I’m feeling overwhelmed or down, I’ll just pick up “those” shoes that I bought on my escapade to Fells Point, and remind myself that I can still be spontaneous, daring, and cool!