Floral Sleeve Maxi Dress and Change

Floral Sleeved Maxi Dress

Floral Sleeved Maxi Dress

Floral Sleeved Maxi Dress

Floral Sleeved Maxi Dress

Floral Sleeved Maxi Dress

Floral Sleeved Maxi Dress

Floral Sleeved Maxi Dress

The Silver Wren

Dress: Forever 21 (similar)
Belt: Target
Shoes: TJMaxx (similar)
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Bracelets: Alex & Ani, Stella & Dot
Necklace: c/o The Silver Wren
Bag: Sarah Wells Bags

Mother Nature finally has her “ish” together, and we had a beautiful Easter weekend here in CT. FINALLY.

This floral sleeve maxi dress has been hanging in my closet for over a month now, and I was all WOOOO, I’m not wearing pants! (<–is that weird?) as soon as I saw the thermometer hit 60 degrees. Except, when I put the dress on I realized just how not warm 60 degrees actually is, how pale my legs are, and also wondered how the heck I would accomplish pumping on Easter in a sleeved maxi dress?????

I mean, how do you even do that? It’s not like I can pull the top down, and I can’t exactly hike it up? So I nixed the dress and decided to wear pants and a top. I suppose I’ll save this dress for a day where I’m only pumping in the privacy of my own home. Needless to say, I enjoyed wearing it for the 10 minutes it was on. I feel it’s a little bohemian which I’m currently liking quite a bit.

Anyways! I’m in week 3 of the new job and so far I’m really happy with it. It’s amazing how we can be so afraid to take the plunge towards change, but when we’re in the middle of it it doesn’t seem so bad. I literally panicked the last week of my old job because I was leaving my comfort zone. I had been planted in one place for four years, knew my routine, was comfortable with other staff members, and developed a strong repoire with my patients. It literally broke my heart to leave some of them, and I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t cry (<–can I still blame hormones for that?). But I knew it was the right change to make for myself and my family, and now that I’m on the other side I can see even more how this was the right decision. Funny how that works, right?

Hope you all are having a good week! I have some fun collaborations coming up, and some changes are in the works here on the blog. Stay tuned. :)

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Kimono Two Ways

Kimono

Kimono

Kimono

Outfit 1:
Kimono: H&M
TShirt: TJMaxx
Pants: Old Navy (<—sooooo comfy!)
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelets: Alex and Ani
Bag: Sarah Wells Bags

Outfit 2:
Kimono: H&M
TShirt: TJMaxx
Jeans: American Eagle (similar)
Sandals: Target (similar)
Necklace: The Silver Wren
Bracelets: Alex and Ani
Bag: Sarah Wells Bags

I have been on the search for the most perfect kimono since I first saw them on Pinterest/the blogosphere! I just feel like they’re so effortless, and let’s face it…I need that lately. I’ve been in orientation for my new job (same field – as a visiting nurse, but new company) which means I’ve actually been out of the house ALL day. 9-5 mamas….I’m not quite sure how you do this daily!!! My time is even more minimal right now, which has made me appreciate the flexibility I have as a visiting nurse even more (I’m usually home by 2pm latest!) Luckily this is my last week of computer training, and then I’ll be back on the road. My only excitement this week has been dressing “business casual” and actually using my clothes that aren’t scrubs! But I digress. Back to the kimono.

I feel like the outfit options are endless with this little floral number. I wore the first outfit to orientation one day this week, and then swapped out my black skinnies and pumps for boyfriend jeans and gladiator sandals when I got home.  The second outfit was a great option for chasing around my little guy in something other than sweats. I’m pretty sure I can think of 8759286286019827 ways to wear this kimono, so it make be making another appearance sometime soon. The sad part? It’s sold out online!! :( I’ve linked to some below for you all in case you need a kimono fix.

How is your week going?? We are halfway to the weekend! Hang in there guys! :D

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Sparkle and Camo

Sparkle and Camo

Sparkle and Camo

Sparkle and Camo

Jacket: Blu Pepper
Top: TJMaxx
Jeans: c/o Guess (similar)
Flats: Target
Necklace: Purple Peridot (similar)
Bag: Sarah Wells Bags

This weekend called for princess tea party birthday parties and one too many cupcakes for this mama. Celebrating some of my favorite tiny humans’ birthdays this weekend reminded me that I probably should start planning my own child’s birthday, right? I mean, it’s basically April. Which means it’s basically June.  And between starting a new job (yes! a new job!) and doing everything I normally do on a day to day basis, I barely have time to pee let alone plan a party. So it got me thinking that I need to start planning Landon’s first birthday party like…yesterday. Which means, as usual, I’m late.

Anyways, back to princess birthdays, this was my “tea party” outfit for the princess birthday party we were invited to. It’s no tulle and sparkles like I had originally wanted, but the temperature drop this weekend was enough to make me avoid a skirt. I figured this gorgeous necklace from Purple Peridot was enough to add some princess glam. :) These camo flats are my husband’s favorite pair of shoes I own (can you tell why?), so I suppose you could say I brought a little GI Joe to the party, HA. I have a feeling I’ll have a very camo-filled future :)

If you’re a mama, what did you do for your kiddo’s first birthday party? And if not, throw some ideas my way anyway! :)

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Linking up to: The Pleated Poppy // Style Elixir

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