Everyday Inspiration/What I Wore

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My keyboard is super annoying to type on write now thanks to mini-me removing the SHIFT key. UGH You'll have to excuse if I miss any caps, it's a little tricky to get in the habit of using the other one. Maybe I can convince Mr. B I need a new computer? No?

On a serious note, some ladies I do a linkup with picked a theme of "everyday inspiration". I thought a lot (too much) about what to write about. I have a tendency to over-think things (tell me I'm not the only one) and I realized, I've already been inspired this week, by ME!


In my Mother's Day post I tried really hard to give myself some credit where it's due, without being critical and matching each positive with two negatives. At the end of the post I gave a half-hearted "TO DO" that involved being nicer to me. My intention was to be gentler with myself, not to constantly critique myself and just generally be happier. Easier said than done, but I'm trying.

How I've been focusing on me this week:

  • I have been running on my lunch at work (today was more of a fast walk with a little running but it was the 3rd day in a row and my legs were tired). 
  • I booked some personal training sessions to start next week (again, on my lunch hour, because seriously, when else do working mom's exercise?!)
  • I met with HR to talk about career planning and am starting to do some work to focus on what I really would love to do and how I'll get there.
  • I scheduled a cottage weekend with some girlfriends!
  • I let go of the idea of complicated dinners. Mr. B was at hockey tonight so it was mini-me and I. I really didn't want to feel rushed so we had grilled cheese and peas (gotta throw some kinda veg in there!) and grapes for dessert. The night went pretty smooth and I feel good about my decision!
  • I pre-planned - this isn't super fun and/or exciting, but prepping my lunches and planning dinners has made things a lot less stressful for me this week. MUST KEEP DOING THIS!!

I also still tried to look somewhat put together. I didn't take pics daily because a few days were a little rushed and some were flat out repeats. 

Here's a snapshot of what I've been wearing:

I wasn't actually pissed off in these, apparently I need to work on smiling a little more ;) I swear I'm happy!

YES those are white jeans! I've not yet conquered by fear but I'm working on it. 
I'm finding it a little easier to dress myself without Alison telling me what to wear but that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to the Summer Style Challenge. 

AND I'm still very proud to say I am still embracing color and haven't resorted back to my black and grey head-to-toe look! woohoo

Alright, pop on over to Sarah's blog to check out what has inspired the other ladies.
Also check out Get Your Pretty On, the Pleated Poppy, Musings of a Housewife and Because Shanna Said So




12 comments:

  1. Shaunacey - You rock! When I had a one year old, I was not exercising, pre-planning anything, or wearing any clothes that were half as cute as yours! I'm definitely inspired by you :)

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    1. well Lana, there's no saying I'll remain consistent but I guess some working out and pre-planning is better than none at all!

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  2. You look cute in all of them, but I LOVE the striped maxi, pink top and denim jacket.

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    1. thanks! I'm seriously in love with maxis now... I need more!

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  3. so funny before I read to the end and saw your colored jeans, I said, you're rocking another pair of colored jeans! Woo hoo! I got excited for you :) You are doing so great, and seems like you're finally getting the hang of working/life balance. You got this! :)

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    1. thanks so much Sarah. It's still challenging but it's definitely getting more manageable. I'm getting used to the constant rush so I guess that makes me feel less rushed ;)

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  4. Dang girl, you kicked butt this week! I'm so proud of you! The outfits look amazing and it seems like you are getting every other area of your life in order too. You rock!

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    1. Aw thanks! I'm working on it and hoping I'll be able to keep up this momentum! the summer challenge will help for sure, I'm also very much looking for an excuse to shop ;)

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  5. I love the idea of finding inspiration in everyday things that you wouldn't normally think about. I look forward to more of these!
    And also...you're collection of colored pants is awesome! Are they all Old Navy Pixies?

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    1. thanks Chelsea!
      Hahah not all Old Navy - the red ones and print ones are Old Navy. Pink are Joe Fresh and Orange are RW&co. I have a problem

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  6. All of your outfits are amazing! Of course, I love the maxi skirt but my favorite is the blue top with the orange jeans!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks Jill, that was my first time wearing the blue shirt and orange jeans and even though I felt VERY bright all day, I loved it!

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