||Charlie Trouser, Cartonnier||Top, Bordeaux (similar here)||Booties, Bussola (similar here & on sale!!)||Sunglasses, Chanel via Nordstrom (store not online)||Hat, Free People||Clutch, YSL (very similar here)||Earrings, Kendra Scott||Ring, David Yurman||
I love these charlie trousers!! Very fun to mix with other similar patterns and prints, like a floral blazer, or wear something more simple like a solid, black top!! This particular charlie pant does run big so if you're shopping at your local Anthropologie be sure to size down!! These Bordeaux tops sell out fast! Why? Because the brand is focused on being both comfortable and fashion forward! These shirts are so soft, you can really move in them, and they are longer -which is a detail that I have come to find out that most customers really like and want in a top! I love my shirts longer too so I completely understand that need!! I love Bordeaux because their clothes transition very easily from day to night and can be worn for so many different occasions like to work or out to the park with Tory!!
"Rooted in high-fashion design and committed to craftsmanship, Bordeaux's fine jersey creations are basics steeped in luxury. Look for genius cuts that drape just so and fabrics that feel like a dream."
She's getting mad because she wants me to push her. She would be in a swing all day if she could!! When she was a newborn, her swing was my knight and shining armor!! When I was small, one of my favorite memories was of my great grandfather pushing me in my swing outside in the backyard. He would pull up a lawn chair and just sit there for hours until I was ready to go inside. He was the sweetest man I ever met. He would have done anything for anybody. He lived until he was 98 years old. I miss him! This is Tory after I pulled up a chair of my own and starting swinging her:
Last night while I was at work a certain book, Q & A a day, caught my eye. We've had this book for a while now, probably the entire time I've worked at Anthropologie. Actually, probably even longer than that and I've always managed to walk right passed it, even straightened it up before and never really noticed it until last night. There wasn't any particular reason why I picked the book up to see what was inside, I think I subconsciously was drawn to it last night. I think I was supposed to discover this book yesterday because today something really funny happened that made my purchase from last night really ironic.
Today I ran up to my favorite store in the world, known as the grocery store. I hate grocery shopping. It is the worst. Especially since I don't cook, I don't have the least bit of interest to go inside any grocery store. To Joey, the grocery store is Heaven. He loves grocery shopping because he loves cooking. So if you haven't figured it out yet, Joey is the one who cooks around here. Anyways, I am at the grocery store this morning picking up a few things that Tory and I need and the experience isn't going bad. Although it does take me forever to find the milk and the eggs and the dog food but eventually I find them. That place is a maze. Tory isn't fussing too badly, especially after I get her a grapefruit drink and a cookie so I would say that everything was running pretty smoothly.
It wasn't until I got to my car and looked in my rear view mirror that I realized that I had bright, pink lipstick all over my mouth. Like all over. I looked like a clown. That is also when I realize that I had put on lipstick instead of my sheer, lip-gloss. When I saw myself in the mirror, I wanted to die. I was so humiliated. I've been so stressed out lately, my post-partum depression has really been bad and this lipstick moment was kind of a comic relief. I was embarrassed but at the same time I busted out laughing. Although now that I am writing about it, I kinda want to cry.
When I got home from the grocery store, I text my mom and told her what had happened. I told her that everyone at the grocery store probably thought I was crazy and she told me that it was okay -that all moms go through experiences like that. She said that when I was younger, she had worn two different shoes to one of my parent’s nights at school and she didn't do it on purpose. It is just when you're a parent, your brain doesn't function how it used to. My memory is horrible, I wash my hair probably three times in one shower because I can't remember if I washed my hair or not. I would lose my head if it wasn't attached and I was never like this before I had a child. I was on point, all the time. Focused. Ready. Prepared. And now I am just a hot mess.
But here is where I had my ironic moment. I look inside my Q & A a day book once I get home, after I text my mom and I read what the question is for the day. And this is what it says, "Who is the craziest person in your life?" (insert big laughs here). I didn't need to think about this question at all and I sure as hell didn’t hesitate before I screamed out, “ME!!” I am the craziest person in my life. My husband would probably agree.
I remember being in kindergarten or it had to of been first grade? And the whole "mini backpack" / purse "thing" was in! I wanted one so, so, so bad!! This was in the early 90s and I vividly remember waking up that Christmas morning and finding a mini backpack under the Christmas tree. I think I had the biggest smile on my face. We, my four other siblings and I, also got a trampoline that year and I remember going outside and jumping on that thing all day with my cool, new purse!
And now all these years later, the backpack purse is back! If I didn't have a kid, I would still be obsessed with this new style but I think that because I have a child, I am drawn more to this bag. I just see a purse that is so convenient, accessible, hands-free and fashionable. It is everything that I want in a bag. When I am out with Tory, I need my hands available to either hold her, get her out of something aka everything and free to grab whatever it is that I am out shopping for. Also, now that Tory is older, I don't need to bring a huge diaper bag with me everywhere. It is nice. All I need is two diapers and a thin container of wipes to put in my purse.
These backpack purses are also great for traveling. I think that would be the main selling point for me if I didn't have a child. It would be a great carry on and even a great bag for those who are still in school. I never carried a ton of books with me to my classes. I always had one binder for all my classes. Having books where you can individually take out the pages was really convenient because then I could take out Chapter 1 and put it in my binder and not have to bring the entire, huge book with me to class. I didn't need a big backpack or tote either. So I think one of these backpack purses would be perfect for students. You can bring your school supplies and have your personal items all in one bag that is both chic and functional.