My first installment of The Maiden Metallurgist's April Challenge: Ditch the Dumpy Sweats! (See her weekly post HERE.) I decided a little late that I would participate, so forgive me for missing a few days. But a good way to ease into posting again!
Agenda: Chuck E Cheese's for Nix and Gax's 4th birthday party
The best picture I could find of my outfit was in that ticket blaster tornado thing. (Yes, I am stuffing tickets down my tank. I actually found two tickets in my underwear when I changed out of them. The things we do for our offspring!)
Agenda: Bouncy house, errands, Pancake House for dinner
Fell in love with these cropped pants and had to buy them. But I have trouble figuring out what to wear with them. In the store window, it was paired with a top similar to what I'm wearing here, but it had springy pink stripes instead of blue. That pink is not a color I can wear anyway, but I wasn't a huge fan. Navy is my favorite neutral, so I grabbed this top and added some red as an accent color. Not necessarily a home run, but not the worst? Or is it?
But then it got warmer and sunnier as the day progressed, so I needed a t-shirt to take the boys outside. I was totally at a loss at what could match from my closet, so I grabbed this t-shirt just because I bought it at the same store as the pants and assumed they would coordinate on some level.
Then it was getting really warm (70+ degrees) and I gave up. Ditched the thick cropped pants altogether and grabbed a jean skirt and hot pink flip flops.
Agenda: Host a playdate at our house
The past few days have been both busy and emotionally challenging as a parent. We had Bean's friend (and his mom and sister) come over for a playdate, and while I wanted to retreat into yoga pants and a comfy old t-shirt, I decided to farm my closet for something that was just as comfortable without being so lazy. Those pants are not actually yoga pants, they are "slim fitting comfort trousers" that I got in my StitchFix box. I am counting that as a win.
Reflections and notes for the week...
* I need more short sleeved tops that are not solid navy, white, black, or gray.
* Waistline is an issue for me. Do belts help hide a flabby tummy, or accentuate it? Google this.
* While I love the sunshine, I am not looking forward to having to shave my legs more frequently again.
* How are Nix and Gax already four? I am old.
* Parenting is hard. I wish I liked cigarettes and alcohol.
* I am pretty upset that this final season of "Psych" was so poorly written.
* Shopping. Shopping helps everything.