Ever have one of those weeks where you blink and it’s over? But you’re not sure exactly what you did or where the time went? Me too. I started the weekend with my main goal to stay home as much as possible and avoid the outside air at all costs. Norah returned home from church camp Saturday night, Annie came home for a visit Sunday night, we celebrated Timm’s birthday Monday night, and the rest was a dribble for me. I feel like I am at that point where summer is ending and school is beginning, and it feels like the bottom of a big swinging pendulum where you know you’re moving, but not as fast as you were at the top of the swing. I know things will shift and the momentum will return, but I feel like I am in limbo.
It’s weeks like this when getting dressed seems to matter more than it usually does. The specifics of what I wear aren’t very important, (anyone else in hot-weather survival mode?), but moving forward and putting forth even a scant bit of effort keeps me going. Forward motion, even in tiny outfit-shaped chunks, helps me move through the doldrums, hopefully with my sanity in tact.
Here is what I wore this week…
A super low-key weekend called for super low-key looks. These white shorts are technically called paddle shorts, meant to be worn over a swimsuit, but I love how lightweight they are, so I wear them whenever. The elastic waist is so comfy, particularly when paired with a t-shirt and no shoes.
Everyone needs a dress that is basically a housecoat, and this one is mine. True story, the first time I wore it a couple of summers ago, my son looked at me and asked me if I was getting baptized. Sigh. This is the dress I put on after work, or when I am just hanging out at home, and I love it, even if it gives baptismal vibes. It was a zero makeup and cockatoo hair kind of Sunday.
I am going through a lot of old clothes trying to decide if I still like them, and I think this striped shirtdress is going to make the cut. Seersucker is a timeless pattern, and I like the details on this dress that keep it looking sharp and cute.
This dress, however, is not going to make the cut. Don’t get me wrong…I like it, but I think it has given all it has to give, and I feel like I have experienced as much from this dress as I can. I found this dress at Target several years ago, and it fits well, which is why I have been able to wear it for several years. However, when an item no longer makes me feel excited to wear it, despite being cute and fitting well, it’s time to let it go.
Every time I wear this slip skirt, I love it more and more. So easy and cute, and I am particularly loving it with this cropped casual tee. I can’t wait to wear it this fall with sweaters and boots.
Oops…I forgot to take a photo. I considered putting the outfit back on the next day and snapping a pic, but, alas, I did not. I wore my favorite off-white denim from Madewell and a fun striped shirt.
Living the Friday jumper life! I seriously could live in this outfit, and it reminds me why older men retire and wear zip-up onesies every day. Hopefully this one is cuter?