While I was home in June, my sister and I had a discussion about crop tops. She was pro, I was...meh. Until I remembered that I had one. (It was on clearance for $4.99 at Ann Taylor. Reason enough, right?)
Ok, Mamas. First things first. Wanna see my new boobs?
Their perkiness is beyond my wildest dreams. I may never need a bra again! I mean YES - the shirt is strategically covering a whole mess of bandages and scars and my one remaining nipple is sorta facing the wrong direction....but all of that is fixable in time. Pretty cleavage for the win!
And after this awful, horrible month...I really needed a win.
Now - onto the next announcement!
I am honored to introduce Bradamant, a new line of bodyshirts.
What a wild ride this past week has been. But despite the crappy news, we are all doing OK. Like...honestly OK. And Mike and I both have been blown away by the love and support we've received from family, friends, and you. It's funny, so many of your comments start with, "I know we don't know each other but I feel like we're friends" and YES. I do too. We feel your love and support and have read - out loud, to each other - every single word we've received from comments, Facebook, email, and Instagram. And we are in awe.
At one point Mike looked at me and said, "Babe, who are these amazingly wise, loving, compassionate zen-Buddhist-monk-type readers that you have?? Seriously, who??"
I grinned at him. "Moms" I said. "They're Moms."
We went out for some (much-needed) drinks in the city this weekend. We started at a friend's house (I feel the need to explain Raines' bare feet) and then went out (in shoes) for pizza.
This is our monthly series called How We Wear It, where *we* show all of the different ways to rock a wardrobe basic. And by "we" I mean...all y'all.
So. I'll show you how I've been styling my old standbys, and so will Cam. And then, dear readers, we want to hear from YOU. You can play along via our Linky party at the bottom, you can send me an email, upload a pic to ANMJ's Facebook page, or use Instagram with the hashtag: #howwewearit or #anmj. As reader pics come in, I'll be keeping this page up-to-date.
And, mind you, this was a real outing. There were no doctor's appointments, it wasn't a 15 minute errand that anyone drove me to (just to save sanity), it was a real, honest-to-goodness, family outing.
For this momentous occasion, we went to my fav, Sister Cities Park. This park, this genius of a park, has an awesome coffee shop/patio that are located next to a (heavily chlorinated) wading pool....
Mamas, my sister (the younger gorgeous blond in the pic above) has an assortment of denim cut-offs that are to die for. They are perfectly distressed, a worn-in blue that is nearly impossible to find, AND cheap. Oh, and they come in several lengths, which made them totally irresistible to my own mom.
Now that is grandma style I hope to be rocking someday.
Anyway, Scotti sources her shorty-shorts at two places: Abercrombie (worn by Scotti and I) and American Eagle (on my mom).
Here are my current favs - which are all currently on sale, BTW, for roughly $25!
Mamas, I have some pics I forgot to share before my surgery. This is one of them.
I ran into Carrie at a Grand Rapids Jazz-at-the-zoo thing when we visiting family in June. How cute is she? I'm always impressed when a mom can rock a skirt (with littles in tow) like it's no big thing.
Her littles (like mine) were log leaping. So fun.
Carrie's skirt is vintage, bag is from Goodwill and her shirt is Forever 21. I love the summer (sleeveless) take on chambray, and the tied-waist is perfection with the full skirt.
Carrie - it was so nice meeting you! Thank you for being such a great sport!
It's me, Cams. Some of you may know me by now, but if not...well, hello. Nice
to meet you! :). I blog over at Life in Mod- all about being a mama, styling
through all of the changes life brings, yada yada. It's a fun gig. ps. I am now
14 weeks pregnant with our 2nd...which is awesome.
She's amazing, eh? Let me just say that first and foremost. She has been such
an amazing example of strength for me these past few months. Every time I have
spoken to her within the past couple of months she has blown me away with her
positive attitude. It's like, wow...if I was in the same situation would I
handle it with such grace, patience and ...even spunk? Probably not. She's a
superwoman. S, I am so happy to have met you via the blogosphere. I consider you
a dear friend (as silly as that may sound since all of our communication has
been 99% blog related). Still. I really do. You are a blessing to so many. xx.
that all of my sap is gone, let us move on... ;)