You guys, I am struggling over here. I am having a hard time pulling my summer capsule together. School is out, summer is here and I still do not have a capsule ready. I mean, I have clothes to wear, and I did get around to trying things on and purging what doesn’t work for me anymore, but I haven’t pulled together a cohesive capsule for summer.
There is one major reason I suspect I’m not feeling all that excited about summer.
I don’t feel motivated to get dressed in the summer. When I’m home with my kids, I am totally guilty of not getting myself ready on most days. We play outside, go swimming, there are spills, I don’t get up early enough to have time to get ready before the kids get up, no one “sees” me, the list goes on and on. You know, normal stay-at-home mom stuff.
On top of that, summer is not my favorite style season. I’m not big on wearing shorts and I’d love to live in dresses, but they aren’t the most practical when we’re outside playing in the grass. It’s too hot to layer and put together fun looks. I find myself in a stay-at-home-mom style rut every summer.
I will be the first to admit that many days I don’t even get ready and I’ll wear workout clothes all day. And if it’s not that, I can pretty much guarantee you I’m in my denim cutoffs and a tank top. My summer #momiform. I have about 12 summer pieces I like (love may be a strong word? I may need to reassess), but I’m telling you, it’s nothing exciting – a couple of pairs of shorts, a bunch of tees/tanks, and a dress or two.
In all honesty, what I have isn’t particularly well thought-out, and I don’t go above and beyond to try to put together new looks, so I’m struggling with feeling un-blogworthy at the moment. That being said, I’m not sure what summer will look like around here. I may post featured outfits each week instead of my typical recap? Or I may post a more casual weekly recap? I will probably also post more about simplifying life and decluttering, as those are my major summer projects.
I appreciate you being patient with me and I hope you’ll stick around!