Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tie-Dye Maxi Skirt

{Billabong Locket Convertible Maxi Skirt / Similar}

I have been waiting so long to wear this skirt! I bought it near the end of my pregnancy thinking I could wear it for the rest of the pregnancy, but when I received it, I found the fabric wasn't as stretchy as most maxi skirts I own, so I had a hard time hiking 'er over the thighs! I tried again shortly after having Farrah to no avail. But I pulled it out again yesterday to give it a shot, and to my surprise, I was able to slink it on no problem! Yay for postpartum weightloss progress!

It's no secret I love tie-dye, so when I came across this at Tilly's online, I knew I had to have it. And at under $40 at the time, it was a no-brainer. The colors are my favorite too. I think tie-dye is like camo or leopard...it will never really go out of style as long as it's done right.

Check out this picture I got my 4-year-old to take...not too bad!



It can also be worn as a full-length maxi dress:


 


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Musings: Back To School

Praise the Lord, it's back to school time! {I know some other mommas are with me on that!} Don't get me wrong, I'll miss Tanner, but it is so good for him {and the rest of us} to be on a schedule. He will also be learning, maturing and making new friends.

I am also glad because today is the official start of me getting to be back on a regular gym schedule! Farrah is old enough for the gym daycare now, and it is across the street from Tanner's school, so Breckin, Farrah and I will be heading there every morning after dropping him off. It will be nice to have a shred of "me time" on a regular basis. It's been a while. I also know that regular working out again is what is going to get me back down to pre-pregnancy size...so I'm looking forward to making progress there.

This past weekend was great and full of beautiful weather. We had Breckin's superhero birthday party yesterday at the pool and couldn't have asked for a nicer day. He was just so excited.





We even managed to get a lot done around the house. Jake put the finishing touches on the closet - a mirror, a light fixture and glass doors for my jewelry case. I am in love with the space and sometimes just want to sit in there. Updated pics on that for you later.

Well, that's about it for this Monday. If it's back to school for your kids this week too - good luck and hope they all have a great week!

Mingle 240
still being molly

Weekending

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday

Yesterday, I took Tanner to meet his 3rd grade teacher. It is really hitting me lately that my boy is growing so fast and that I probably only have a couple more years before his attitude completely takes over and he ignores me until he goes to college. He's already getting somewhat of a teenage-esque {like that word? Totally made up.} defiant attitude, but he also still really loves to give hugs and goodnight kisses. Why do these days have to disappear?

I wore this outfit to the school yesterday:

Top - Jessica Simpson {Similar} / Jeans - Mudd / Shoes - Coach
This was a top I bought when I was in NYC last December. Of course I was 18-19 weeks pregnant on that trip and though I was able to try it on at the time to see how it generally fit my frame, I knew I wouldn't be sporting it until post-pregnancy. And thanks to clean eating and hard work, it now finally fits with a little less love handles to hug. I learned even though it's very light thread fabric, it is still a little too hot for August in Charleston. It will be perfect for fall. It is probably my favorite clothing item purchased on that trip because the colors and style of the top are so unique. That bottom fabric is a sheer rayon I believe and it dips down a little lower in the back, sort of like a high-low skirt does.

Farrah is getting chunkier by the day...I just love chunky baby thighs! I can't believe she's already over 3 months old. I found this top at Target for her on clearance for like $4.00. It was so cute and it's a nice fabric. It's actually size 18mo and supposed to be a top, but it fits her perfectly as a dress right now too. Looks like I'll get more than my money's worth of use out of it!


She is just such a little sweetheart...she loves her brothers...Tanner is always making her smile:


She is really starting to show a sense of humor and personality. I can't help but take selfies with her. {Hey, I need pics with my daughter and no one else is around to take them!}


I'm so ready for school to be back in session...not looking forward to hectic-wake-up-at-5am mornings, but it is definitely going to be nice to get everyone functioning on a schedule {that schedule to include carved out gym time every morning!} I've got to get a chore chart created for the boys ASAP...I definitely need to start taking advantage of child labor...{haha, totally kidding...sorta.} They want allowances now and I'm tired of them always thinking they can spend my money like it's no big deal...they need to learn the value of a dollar like I did! Breckin and I will also be starting some pre-school lessons during the day, just to keep him on course for being ready for Kindergarten. I've got a big workbook and some new flash cards to use.

Anyway, that's about it for my Thoughts on Thursday today. Linking up with:

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Wishlist

Happy Hump Day!

I want to start out this post by saying how completely devastated I was to hear of Robin Williams' passing...and even more so when I heard the cause was suicide. It really goes to show you that someone you may know, someone who may seem so bright and funny, can still suffer from, and possibly succumb to, depression. If any of y'all reading this know anyone going through this, or maybe you yourself have a case of the blues, I implore you to reach out to them, or reach out and get help. I will say that Robin Williams was the type of guy to never make anyone unhappy...but for the first time in my life, he did so when he did this to himself. RIP Robin Williams...you will be missed and your movies, talent and wonderful laughs you create will be treasured forever.

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I am enjoying our last week of summer vacation, but am also so eager to get back on a regular schedule. It's been nice having the lazy summer days to get used to Farrah's "routine", or rather, attempt to get her into one, but now that she's just over 3 months, she is a bit more predictable, so it will be nice to finally have a schedule. I swear, with not working and it being summer vacay for Tanner, I have no idea what day of the week it is most days.

Anywho...onto my lust list:

These shoes by Julianne Hough for Sole Society. They're no Valentino, but they've got that look. And I'll be real, I'm a Sole Society girl in a Valentino world. They were sold out at Nordstrom in this color, but I found them on Sole Society's website and my size was still in stock. If you find anything you like there, use Promo Code: TREAT25OFF to get 25% off your order.

Sole Society Anneke Mid Heel Pump

This top would look so great with a blazer this fall.

And B Sleeveless Top
And B Sleeveless Top












I'm a big fan of Kate Spade and I'm in love with this little handbag. It's the perfect size for a night out. {Wish I got more of those!}

http://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/1/product_assets/V/2/4/8/X/NMV248X_mi.jpg
Kate Spade Cecil Court Bobi

I'm also loving Kate Spade's newest arrivals in jewelry. Farrah's birthstone is emerald and her collection is full of that color. I'm particularly smitten with these.

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/9086/10h/origin-d4.scene7.com/is/image/KateSpade/WBRU8735_306?op_sharpen=0&resMode=sharp2&wid=467&fmt=jpg
Kate Spade Emerald Cut Studs

Enjoy the rest of your week! 

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