The weeks of summer just keep ticking away no matter how hard I will them to slow down. This week was no different. We had a whirlwind of soccer camps, football camps, trips to the water park, BBQs, family field trips, and birthday parties. We only have a few weeks of summer break ahead of us, so we’re definitely starting to feel the pressure to squeeze in all the fun stuff we had planned, get the summer projects wrapped up, but also to make time to just sit and chill. I’ll be the first to say that I think this has been the least relaxing summer break I’ve ever had, which also seems to make it feel like the fastest.
One major wardrobe takeaway I had this week is that I really had a hard time deciding what to wear on a few occasions. I’ve noticed that ever since the Summer 30×30 ended and I moved my entire wardrobe back into the closet after our flooring project that making those decisions has been harder than ever. You would think more clothes would make it easier, but it’s just the opposite. It reminds me of the all the things I haven’t worn yet and I start to get a back case of the shoulds vs. wants. Like, I should wear this (because I haven’t yet), but I want to wear this (because it’s the most comfortable, cutest, favorite, fill in the blank).
It’s definitely got me thinking about how much I really need and how that translates to my wardrobe and how I want it to look and feel.
I was so proud of myself today! Instead of reaching for my cutoffs to wear with this tank I pulled out my jogger shorts, which are far more comfortable than my cutoffs anyway. Then, I tucked in my shirt because it added that extra bit of polish. Then, the bigger topper, I threw on an easy necklace. Those few simple changes took my outfit from ho-hum to being one of my faves. It only took a few seconds and made me feel so much more pulled together…at least on the outside. It’s definitely motivation to make this my most ‘stylish’ summer yet (meaning I don’t spend all day in workout clothes).
We spent a good part of the day at the pool with cousins, and it was hoooot. When we got home I just wanted my loosest, coolest, softest dress for prepping dinner and wrangling kids until bath time. Nothing fancy, no accessories, just going for comfort. Brynn, on the other hand, was dressed to impress 😉
I had been whining and complaining about the incessant heat this summer and today we got a break! It was cloudy, a bit rainy, and in the 70’s, so I took full advantage and threw on my summer sweater. I tried the sweater first with my long denim cutoffs, but something felt a bit off. Then, I tried my shorter cutoffs and the shapes were too boxy. Then, I wore my Levi’s and I knew they were just too tight (darn summer socials and delicious cold beers) for me to feel comfortable. Finally, I settled on my Madewell jeans that are slightly too big (thank goodness for that now) but are also a lighter weight cotton denim, so a cooler for summer.
Not much to share here. My outfit motivation from early in the week seems to have left the building. It was another hot day and we tried to have some time at the local water park, but Brynn’s nap and boys’ camp pick ups made it so only half of the family made it at a time. After the morning run around town, I spent the afternoon at home attempting to read during Brynn’s nap, but I kept feeling like I should DO something (does anyone else have a hard time relaxing if there are unfinished items on their to-do list?).
I threw on another comfy Everlane dress for the afternoon and evening, which is AOK with me. I think I’ve struggled this week with knowing I want to share daily outfits and feeling like they should be something more. But, just like anything we have our ‘on’ days (or weeks or months) and our ‘off’. So, for today it’s a stolen #ootd mirror selfie while the girls ran around after bathtime.
This was my outfit for some early morning mommin’ before Brynn’s birthday party. We did a Target run, baked a cake, decorated (or attempted if you saw on IG) a cake, and cleaned the house and yard for the family gathering before going to a soccer camp competition. I tried a slight tuck and necklace to add a touch of style, but I’m still not feeling it.
For Bynn’s birthday party with family in the late afternoon I change into my plain black swing dress and some old sandals. It was quick and cool, plus I didn’t have to worry about sticky 2-year-old fingers from eating cake and ice cream. Another outfit that’s not my favorite, but I think that had more to do with the hectic pace of the day and getting home from one event 15 minutes before our guests started arriving and feeling rushed to get ready and put the finishing touches on everything.
Today my youngest turned 2! We started the day with a family outing to the park, followed by nuggets and Frosties for lunch. She was a happy gal!
I wore my long mom-cutoffs again. I’m still not totally sure they could be called stylish, but I love how comfortable they are and that I don’t have to worry about them riding up or falling down or my legs sitting on hot park benches in them. I brought along a sweatshirt because we were out pretty early and there was a little chill in the air. My Birks have been feeling a little heavy lately, so I’ve been wearing my flip flops most days.
Later in the day we headed to a friend’s kid’s birthday party, so I changed into an outfit I wore last month as part of the 30×30. I had a hard time choosing what to wear because now that I moved my full wardrobe back into my closet I feel more overwhelmed staring down the items I haven’t worn yet this summer and feeling like I should wear them. But, I allowed myself to ignore those feelings and go back to a favorite from earlier in the summer.