My weekend kicked off on a note of disappointment. Truly. I cannot even begin to tell you the pit that resided in my stomach all day as I was contemplating how to handle a client situation. It was beyond stressful. Fortunately for me, this happens once in a blue moon.
My husband came home and made an audible that we should do a movie/fort night with the girls and chow down on some burgers. At that point I felt lifeless but quickly agreed. Who could argue with this idea? Truthfully, that went wrong, too. Through no fault of her own, one of my daughters spilled my giant, untouched glass of pinot noir all over the floor and adjacent rug. I could have lost it but I didn't. I think the look on my face said it all. Tears happened, I felt bad and then I realized this was all of my work stress channeling out on the wrong people.
So what did I do?
I apologized. How ridiculous! It was bedtime and my Friday night was shot until she asked me to lay with her in bed. I obliged with about zero energy. Fast forward to midnight when I realized I had been sleeping in her bed the entire evening leaving my poor husband solo on the couch.
Why am I telling you this? I'm not sure. I suppose to illustrate that I am human. And I let my work get the best of me but I also let my family center me once again. On that note, let's just say I woke up well rested and ready to turn a bad situation into a good one, stat!
I'm here to report we had a great Saturday/Sunday. Major QT time with the girls discussing future travel plans and snuggling followed by late night chats (wine induced) with my brother and his girlfriend on our patio...finished off with a family brunch and serene stroll through the Chicago Botanic Gardens yesterday.
This weekend was exactly what I need to regain focus and brush off the negativity. If only we had a weekend in between Monday's + Tuesday's!
On the sartorial front, I have been living in this dress! It's casual and dressy at the same time and it goes with just about every pair of shoes I have. It's like sweat pants in the form of summer. Obsessed!
And the shoes? I saw these cork beauties on another blogger and immediately dug up the birthday gift card reserves. They're my new favorites because I get height + boho all in one! Whenever I buy Michael Kors shoes...they tend to become closet staples until they're no longer presentable. That should be noted.
Anyway, I hope your weekend started out on a more positive note than my own. I suppose everyone needs a mix of the bad to appreciate the good. Thank goodness for family.
Shop my exact outfit below:
The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth
When you look at me, you probably thing "DANGER." I know. I totally get it. Suburban mom in black. Watch out!
In all honesty, I love an all black ensembles. It's the young girl longing to be a New Yorker in me that never quite dissolved. Coulda, shoulda, woulda right? It's cool.
Greetings! Long time no write or at least it feels like it. Are you guys entering Thanksgiving mode? I feel like we just stored all the pumpkin goodies and I am already seeing Christmas commercials. Heaven help me!
This is a Friday dress. No muss, no fuss. And velvet is right on trend at the moment. Who knew?
No, I actually totally knew and have been hesitant to jump back onto the velvet train, however, when I saw this dress - it was a non-starter.
Attending a college football game 17 years after the fact is a completely different experience. Dare I say - I felt old but I was really glad to be through all the trials and tribulations of my 20's.
My husband and I attended the Iowa/Northwestern game with friends this past weekend and I joked that this was my tailgating attire. It may not have been school gear but I did represent in t-shirt colors!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!
I am mourning the loss of another weekend. I feel like October is flying by so quickly. It's insane. From here on out we are going to try and cram as much pumpkin into our schedule as possible. I will admit...the weather has been hovering at this perfect 70ish mark which makes outfit prepping kinda fun still. Not quite in layers but chilly at night.
I'm still feeling the black but this time with a pop of PINK! My all time favorite color. My girls ask me weekly what my favorite color is and every week I tell them the same response - PINK, ALWAYS PINK! They must be really bored with dear old mom.
It's been a dark week already. Hard to lift the cobwebs. I'm on a mission to find some goodness in this world. Luckily that commodity is free with the assistance of two little girls. The best things in life ARE free, indeed.