We cruise through Instagram and Facebook seeing all these adorable kids in their crisp new clothes holding a beautiful back-to-school sign that their mom stayed up until midnight hand-chalking. In part we do it for friends and family, to be sure. But part of the thought is that maybe they will want to see this someday, or someday I am not going to remember to tell them all about it. I guess it is a sort of photo-journaling the history of the child’s upbringing. But what was really behind the scenes of the picture?
You may have noticed after the 30 Day Static wardrobe experiment I took the summer off. Not only did I take the summer off blogging, but also from my businesses, my diet, my exercise and my communication with anyone outside my family or my lake friends. You could say I basically checked out of life. [...]
Tips and trends: Crisp white is almost always part of a trend; it’s just the powers that be reintroduce it in different seasons and somehow reinvent it to make it look new and fresh. For instance, last year white jeans in the winter was a big trend, setting all of the traditional Fashion Rules followers on their ear.
Day 7 of my fashion experiment landed on Easter Sunday, and like any good deprivation diet, you cheat on holidays … or on a random Tuesday. It did not take any thought at all preparing for the Easter Sunday dress, because Tim had surprised my daughter and me on Valentine’s Day with matching Lilly Pulitzer. [...]
Day 5 was Good Friday, and we were going out of town the next day. I had to go to the salon (getting’ blonded up, y’all!) and go to church and dinner with my family. Also on the agenda: packing for a quick Easter weekend trip south. Packing was actually super simple from my end, and even moreso than [...]
Day 4 Reaching for my daily outfit, I had a thought: "I really do NOT want to put that on." I was tired, struggling with a cold and generally feeling blah. I needed comfort and the feeling of comfort. I wanted to reach for one of my old standby outfits, my cute multi colored dress [...]