To Go to the Movies

 
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     Hi all! A couple of weeks ago, we hired a babysitter (for the first time, ever) and went to the movies with Brett's family. While Bailey is a wonderful toddler, she's still not ready to keep quiet in a dark movie theater for two hours. It would be torturous for all parties involved, including Bailey. The sitter was so sweet and nice, and Bailey loved her. It was an overall great first experience, aside from my unshakable and never ending mommy worries. Those can't be helped and will never go away, but I am happy to report that they are easy to subdue. I can still be happy and function normally without being crippled by all of my fears. All you have to do is tell yourself that #1, the chance of anything happening out of the ordinary is very low (be rational here) and #2, if something does happen, you, being the mommy, will be the first to know, and can swoop in easily.

     Reminding myself of these things keeps me sane and lets me enjoy what I'm doing in the moment. No need to worry until there is a need to worry. The point of this rant though, is that we went out! It was still unseasonably warm, and looking at these photos is making me wish I could wear something like that right now without freezing my bum off. I could wear this, but I would have to add an outer layer, and at this point in the season, that's depressing. However, I thought I should go ahead and share my version of a casual date night outfit, even if it's technically more appropriate for fall and spring temps. I love my hat, cardigan, and shoe combo. I wear them like this most of the time. Of course, I had to bring my huge tote for candy stowing purposes. Again, I really wish I could be wearing this right now. Time to go put 15 layers on just to walk to my car. Happy winter everyone!

Wearing: BDG Cardigan (no longer available, similar here), H&M Shirt (no longer available, similar here), Old Navy Jeans, Asos Flats (no longer available, similar here), Street Level Tote (no longer available, similar here), Target Hat

To Get Ready for Thanksgiving

     Sometimes, I put way too much thought into what I'm wearing for certain events. I just like to know ahead of time so that I don't have to think about it day of. This is especially true for holidays, like Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving day I'm too busy trying to wrangle Bailey and get her ready for her grandmas house, while also making up some homemade cranberry sauce (recipe coming soon!) to think about my ensemble. Planning ahead has been one of the biggest lessons I've learned since becoming a mom. Life just simply does not work for me without it! Now, I have this wonderful little space on the internet to record my inspirations! This gives me all the warm and fuzzy feelings. I am by no means a high fashion blogger, but I do follow them (see Sea of Shoes, Collage Vintage, and Song of Style), so I can appreciate a photo of an outfit that you love.

     For my Thanksgiving outfit, I'm mostly thinking in terms of my favorite fall colors (see above). Those mainly being mustard, orange, and bright red, I have a few options. I'll probably end up choosing mustard and red. Those are the two that my eye keeps gravitating towards. I'm envisioning this beautiful yellow blouse I stole from my sister a couple of years ago paired with a red lip, cozy cardigan, and dark skinny jeans. Add in some ankle boots, and I'll be set!