WOOT WOOT Weekend, Mamas! The last two weeks have been very, very long. I have been inexplicably sick (with a cold! It's just a cold!) for over two solid weeks. This nasty virus has robbed me of motivation, sucked me of enthusiasm, and taken my patience out for a looong vacation. Grrrrrrr.
Even my kids have been attempting to cheer me up. "Mom, it's OK!" Raines said to me yesterday. "You're the best mom EVER EVER...even if you're always grumpy!"
Awesome. Let's put that on a mug for Mother's Day, shall we? "World's Greatest Always-Grumpy Mom!"
(NOTE: Mike, you had better freaking NOT. Just so we're clear.)
So. For this issue of Friday Fun, I have exactly ONE find. Happily you, lovely Mamas, have been doing a little shopping while I've been sniffling, and have been emailing me all sorts of fun finds.
Stephanie is pregnant and is wondering if this pair of silky, printed, elastic-waist pants from Anthropologie would be rad, or bad? Call me crazy....but I kinda love them. Add a white tee and flat, metallic sandals, and WOW. Summer perfection. Either color is gorgeous, but I'm leaning to...pink?
After moving to New Jersey from LA in January I was looking for a long sleeved dress that is relatively warm, nursing friendly and pretty enough for a date night. I stumbled upon your post about affordable dresses on Zappos, and that's how I discovered the Patagonia brand dresses. I ended up buying two of them!
Helen ended up with Patagonia's Bay Laural Wrap Dress in black (currently on sale for $36!!), and the sleeveless Margot dress (also on sale for $36). They are both nursing friendly, and Helen reports that they can also help disguise a small pooch, as well.
Belinda's been on the hunt for the perfect boyfriend jean, and thinks she found them. I agree!
Heidi makes a pretty convincing CPW (cost-per-wear) argument for this gorgeous maxi dress:
I really, really loved your style resolutions for 2013 article a few months back, and thanks to you I have the beginnings of a decent wardrobe that's not full of things that sort-of-but-not-quite-fit for the first time in five years!
I love, love, loved the gray maxidress you featured two years ago, but couldn't find it anywhere when I started looking for something to wear this summer. I live in Jordan right now, and it's already 80 here most days so summer starts a bit earlier for me. A few years ago I would have bought a couple of dresses that I sort of liked from Old Navy and never have felt good about them...but I remembered your point about cost-per-wear and held out until I found something I loved. And I did! This maxi dress from Shopbop is exactly what I was looking for: beautiful drape, pooch-hiding blouson top, modest enough that I can get away with wearing it here in the Middle East, but still sexy thanks to the V-neck and the drape of the skirt.
Instead of a half dozen crappy dresses, I have one that I truly love and that makes me feel beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you for encouraging women like me to find what makes us feel good about ourselves and giving us pointers as to how to get there!
Yay, Heidi! Love this!
Jenny found a fleece moto jacket in taupe. Yessssssss! Only smalls are left, but they're on sale for $40!
Patricia has me dying for this scarf....so Lem-Lem-ish, yet roughly half the cost...
And lastly...my one lone contribution:
I love this shirt. Pooch-hiding, nursing-friendly perfection. Sadly, I did not buy it. Yup - too grumpy.
Here's to a weekend without tissues, red noses or phelgm!
Wow. And here's to never having to hear the word 'phelgm' on this blog ever, ever again.
Now I'm off to find my Kindle. My sister got me hooked on Game of Thrones during my long two-week lie-in....and I'm totally hooked. (Although, I may never sleep peacefully again.)
What are you doing this weekend? Something fun, I hope?