Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Holy Moly. I got dressed. {twice}


I've been so enthralled with projects around the house that my outfit of choice has been mostly pajama bottoms and t-shirts.  But I have been inspired by one of my besties....Danielle.  She is a momma with 3 little ones and she has been on fi-ah with getting out the pjs and into cute clothes lately....Go see for yourself .... here and here and here
Well anyways, I thought if she can make the time in the midst of all she has on her plate, I certainly can.
(by the way...she along with two other lovely ladies are hosting a conference called Hope Spoken.  Go check it out!  I will be sharing more about it here tomorrow! I'm supa excited about it!)


And if Danielle in all her glory wasn't inspiring/convicting enough, I come across an instagram post from another friend, Rebecca, looking all cute and spiffy. She also is a mom who runs her own business, Better Life Bags.  Her caption was "Dressing for the day I want to have" and she described it as "the idea is to dress for the day you want to have, and not let the day have you.  When I get dressed each morning I just have a better day."   



So...with that said.  Here I am dressed and feeling cute.
I even still felt cute after I looked at a picture of myself.  Do you know what I'm talking about?....I forget sometimes that I'm 40 pounds heavier than I used to be...and then I see a picture and I'm like who is that person?!


Posing for these things can be awkward so Nick told me to "look unto Jesus" in the pic on the right.  ;)
And while I'm feeling super cute, let's all ignore the obvious root problem I've got going on ok?
I mean, geesh... I just had my hair done like a month ago. Don't be surprised if I pop up totally brunette any day now...it's a coming.
 dress:  walmart
cardi: Target
leggings: Dirt Cheap
Boots: Target (although they showed up at Dirt Cheap for $8 a few weeks after my mom paid full price at target for these at Christmas a couple of years ago.  Ughh)




The color gray just may be taking over the number one spot that black currently held in my closet.

 This is my go to necklace.  I wear it with everything.  It's by Oragami Owl and a dear friend who sells them blessed me with this one.   You can change out all the charms, you can add a back to it so it's not clear...the looks are endless.   I am in the works of writing a post to confess my love for this thing. Seriously...it's my all time fave.

top: Ross //  jeans: Old Navy via/Dirt Cheap //  boots: Target //   necklace:  Oragami Owl

Well I"ll see ya'll later.
I gotta go dress for the day I want to have....and right now I don't want it to reflect the grungy, gray, worn out, stained up,  14 year old robe that I'm wearing at this very moment.



                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                     pleated poppy

12 comments:

  1. That dress came from Walmart???? I LOVE it.

    -newest follower
    Rebecca

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  2. Love that gray top! And seriously, look unto Jesus is going to be my new favorite thing to think of when taking awkward photos :)

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  3. Awwww you are so sweet! That Danielle is a BEAUTY! I'm honored to even be mentioned with her!

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  4. You are 2 X cute girlie! Love this fun post and I agree with the statement, "dress for the day you wish to have." Getting dressed is so, so important to me, I don't know if I have ever stayed in PJ's all day other than if I happened to be sick. Now, I love getting in them after dinner if we're going to be here the remainder of the evening. Oh, yea and then snuggling down in my recliner. There's not a thing wrong with staying in one's PJ's, it's just never appealed to me. :o) Have a wonderful day!

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  5. You're gorgeous. Always.

    I didn't know you sang until I saw your last post. Really? You can do it all, Woman.

    I haven't put color on my hair since August. It's gray, red, black and some kind of tan in between the red and gray. I look like a mutt. But I'm NOT going to color it again. At least not until this is all grown out and I decide I hate salt and pepper. What can I say? I'm my parents' daughter - king and queen of salt and pepper hair. ;)

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  6. adorable!! I love that he told you to look unto Jesus - hilarious!!! I love that blue cardi - perfect color for you!! And girl - it's not roots - it's ombre!!! ;)

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  7. Awe! I love both of your outfits! That gray top is adorable! My best friend just started selling Origami Owl & I can't wait to get one for me! They are so neat! That is so true about getting dressed for the day. Being a stay at home mom of 2 little ones, I feel so motivated and feel like I get more done if I get dressed for the day even if we don't go anywere! :-) P.s. I got your email about ya'll's trip here & I'm excited & will sit and reply soon! yay!

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  8. I love the pink dress paired with the navy cardi - very cute look!

    julee @ D.I.Y. Louisville

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  9. You look beautiful no matter what! Those days at home in our jammies or sweats are a blessing, but I agree, most days it feels good to get dressed. Your thoughts and posts are so fun and uplifting! Thank you for sharing!!

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  10. you have the cutest smile, so it doesn't really matter to those around you what you wear! however, being a momma to 3 littles, I have to say that getting dressed (maybe makeup and hair too?) can definitely make a difference in your day!

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