This week has been a rough one to be a mom. Monday started with a trip to the doctors for an oral steroid for my croupy 7 year old. She has allergy induced asthma and that seemed to be the culprit. Tuesday the 3 year old got her full leg cast off. Like an optimistic fool I thought she would use it, in a limited capacity but still use it. Nope she screamed and cried every time she had to straighten it so walking is not even an option. After several phone calls and a few tears (from me) I have been told it will take about 3 weeks before she is walking and even then probably still with a limp. So we are slowly attempting more and more but having an immobile 3 year old is way harder than you would think.
That brings us to Wednesday when this catholic school mom got the call we all dread… YOUR KID PUKED IN MASS! Oh yes it was the weekly all school mass and my 7 year old had a coughing fit that ended up in projectile vomit. The details are a bit fuzzy on just how bad it was but I am confident there is a custodian and probably several teachers who are not my biggest fan right now (sorry!). We have kept her home ever since as her cough is just not getting better. My poor girl had RVS as a baby which has led to all of her breathing complications, she just can’t ever catch a break in this department.
Have you seen bell sleeves popping up all over? This fun trend is showing up everywhere and I am loving it. There is something whimsical and feminine about a bell sleeve and there are so many variations you are sure to find one you love.
Do you follow me on Instagram? That’s my favorite place to share my daily outfits. We all get stuck in style ruts wearing the same few pieces day in and day out and posting on Instagram can help you get more creative. I love participating in style challenges that make me think outside the box and Instagram is full of those. It is also just a great place to find new ideas on how to wear the clothes you have and inspire you to try new looks and combinations. If you need work wear inspiration you can find that or what to wear as you tackle motherhood every day like I do. Put away the yoga pants and sweats and try some fun new looks, you might even enjoy getting dressed each day, I know I do!
Here are a few looks I shared this month so far.
Last week I went on a Valentine’s Day shopping Spree at my favorite local mall Polaris Fashion Place. While there I also found a fabulous new skirt and clutch at Express. I had a coupon (woohoo) and got a great deal on these two super cute pieces. I knew I loved this skirt even before I tried it on and just as I hoped it fit amazing. I like my skirts on the more modest side but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to have sass and style. This high waisted pleated skirt has it all and you need it too.
Last week I had the pleasure of spending an evening shopping at Polaris Fashion Place. I was a woman on a mission looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit. This year my husband and I are going to an event at the Franklin Park Conservatory. We will be spending a romantic evening wandering among the beautiful flowers sampling wine and chocolate pairings. We attended last year and loved it so this year we are going again. I like to dress up for this event so I was on the hunt for the perfect dressy outfit. I knew I wanted lots of red and a red dress was high up on my wish list so I hit the mall kid free and ready to shop.