what I wore Wednesday

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It's official, in the last week I took pictures of my outfit on ONE day. I guess that speaks to my level of exhaustion, having a zillion and one things to do and no time to do anything, and likely the fact that I haven't been wearing much that I consider 'picture-worthy'. Now that I've shared the blog, I can't go back to yoga pants. But let me tell you, it's so hard not to go back to yoga pants and flip flops, put your hair in a pony tail and say 'screw it' to the mascara when you're running on empty and have so much to do.

BUT (I say that a lot, because there's always a 'but') I've fought the frumpy-urge and managed to be that mom on Saturday. You know, the one who wears heels to the zoo. OKAY okay, they were wedges, so it's not really that bad, also, I didn't have any other shoes that went with the pineapple dress I was dying to wear again and changing my outfit for the 5th time was not an option.


Pineapple dress: Jessica Simpson (old), shoes: Target, sunglasses: Ray Ban, adorable baby: me+Mr.B
mini-me's outfit was a gift but it's Gymboree and the cutest thing EVER!!!

As we walked through the gravel parking lot towards the entrance of the zoo I thought "yup, this is why people don't wear heels to the zoo" but then I realized that wedges offer a distinct advantage over flip flops in this scenario: no rocks in my shoes! I looked cute AND wasn't stopping every five seconds to kick out rocks. SCORE! Most importantly, my feet weren't dying when we finished out 1.5 hour zoo tour. I even managed to do groceries on the way home while Mr. B hung out in the car with a tuckered mini-me. 

ANYways, zoo was super fun, mini-me loved all the animals and I didn't feel like I looked like I just rolled out of bed (despite being up for the day at 5am and up at various times throughout the night - I will complain about teething later). Moral of the story: even if you feel like a bag of crap, you don't have to look like you feel like a bag of crap.

My new motto these days: Fake it til you make it. 

Sometimes, no matter how tired you are, you have to dress up, put a smile on and you might actually surprise yourself by feeling a little better. Oh and coffee. A LOT of coffee. That's just a given.

I'll post more about the craziness that's been going on 'round here lately a little later but I'll end on a happy note with a few more pics.


Linking up with some lovely ladies this week: Get Your Pretty On, The Pleated Poppy, and Because Shanna Said So 

Until next time...



18 comments:

  1. I LOVE that pineapple dress! So cute - and you're rockin' it!
    I wish our local zoo had giraffes. That picture of A and Mr. B with the giraffe leaning down is priceless :-)

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    1. I know, our local zoo is actually pretty decent (and small enough I can wear heels and not fall over).
      I was a little concerned that giraffe was going to lick her head, but she made it out dry!! I know a few people got some licks though... yum!

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  2. Fake it till you make it is a great motto and I agree that if you look good, you will feel good! Your dress is super cute and so is your daughter's outfit!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so true, sometimes you just need to push yourself to get ready and you really do feel better!

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  3. I would have checked you out at the zoo and secretly been envious of how great you looked. Sorry to hear about the lack of sleep...but, yay, the Jays are winning??

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    1. Hahah I tried to go to bed early last night but couldn't miss the 9th inning and am soooooo happy I stayed up!'
      AND she slept til 5:30!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOOOOOOOO I feel like a new woman!

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  4. You look gorgeous! Kudos to you for braving the zoo in heels!

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  5. Wow brave woman to wear wedges to the zoo, but you looked oh so cute! And I agree, fake it till you make it! :)

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    1. thanks Sarah!!! It was less a matter of being brave and more not having any other matching shoes! haha

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  6. That dress is adorable! Perfect for a day at the zoo! I envy your bravery, heels at the zoo! But you made it look effortless!
    Yalanda @ Laugh Anyway

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  7. You are one stylin' new mama! Your family is precious and so are you. Love the idea of dressing UP for the zoo and not down. Well done.

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    1. You are always so sweet to me Leslie!!! Must be why I like ya so much!

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  8. You looked great at the Zoo! I definitely feel better all day when I put the effort in, but sometimes it's so HARD. Hope teething is getting better with your daughter and you're getting some sleep!

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    1. Last night was a better night Lana... hoping (but not counting on) tonight is a repeat.

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  9. Looks like a great day!! Love the dress and wedges!! Great ZOO outfit!! Totally a agree...fake it til you make it and lots 'o coffee is a lifesaver....so is WINE!! :)

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