It's Friday!! It's always a good day on Friday! It's payday, we get a nice little 2 day break; what's not to love? My OOTD this lovely Friday is so different for me. My 5 year old (I will never get used to saying 5) said she didn't like my pants but she so sweetly followed it up with "But it doesn't matter if I like your clothes, mommy. All that matters is you!" and then she proceeded to sing her own version of Bruno Mars "Just the Way You Are"....Swear.
But despite the unfavorable opinions, I loved it! I woke up this morning and just wasn't feeling it. Just didn't want to get out of bed or take my test or spend hours at the little league park. But as soon as I put this outfit on, I was ready to take on the day! Do you ever have one of those days? Where you just feel awesome because you feel like you look awesome? This was such a win for me, it pulled me right out of my morning funk. It's nothing that hasn't been done before but it's brand new for me!
Let me explain how it came about. I have a very lucky circumstance. My sister (check out her blog here...you'll see that were very different but maybe that's why we get along so well!) who is much younger than me, lives at home, has no bills or kids, and has a passion for fashion. Since she has no financial responsibilities at the tender age of 21, she can spend the money on whatever she likes. How does this affect me? Well, every season she replenishes her entire wardrobe and has to clean out "last season's" clothes. And where do those clothes go? That's right, to me! So these pants were given to me by her.
|My totes adorable sister and I at the J-J-Journey concert. Get down with the old folks ;)|
I have been circling around them for a while wondering how the heck I was going to wear them or what I would pair them with and today I figured it out. I love that it's a little bit funky but still put together. Yes, the color palette is very neutral but with pants like this, I'm ok with that. I would have never bought these pants for myself. Ever. But I'm so glad I got the opportunity to try something outside of my hand-drawn box.
Cardigan: F21 @ Goodwill $3.00
Chambray: TJ Maxx $10.00
Jeans: Walmart (given to me for free!)
Flats: Target $7.50
Scarf: Target (gift)
Bracelet: Walmart $3.00
Grand Total: $23.50
And I know I never shut up. All these other blogs have lovely pictures to do their talking for them and I never shut up but I'm just going to keep going...
I'm trying a new linkup this week called 'High Five For Friday' where I tell you lovely readers about my week. So, if that's something you care to know, keep on reading! :)
My baby girl had her first t-ball practice...and only cried twice. She is not a crier at all, this was odd for her. She has never played baseball and didn't know what base to run to and got embarrassed (cry #1) and then she needed to potty but was afraid to say something (cry #2) but she still said she had fun and wants to go back.
Same little girl was given a kitten for her bday from my grandma
I'm beginning to hate said kitten
Both of my boys also started baseball this week. Theirs had much less tears.
Doctor Who is back!!! This has to be the greatest of my week. I love my kids but I am so happy to see the Doctor back on my screen!
UPDATE! I was featured @ Watch Out for the Woestmans!! For being the most clicked on link?? My little ol blog? That's just crazy! Made my day! :)