I know we could all use a break from me after I was constantly in your feed for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last week, but the #NSale officially starts tomorrow, so I wanted to give you a quick update! I’ve had so much fun reading what you guys are liking. Thanks for your comments! They make me feel connected! I’m headed on a trip with my husband without the kids this weekend. Wahoo!…and then sniff, sniff. If you’d like to follow along, head to my Instagram account. Otherwise, I’ll do a trip recap when I get back! These under $30 moto leggings were perfect for my travel day! #travelwear Can I make up a new clothing type called “travel-wear”?
In the meantime, if you’d like to shop my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks, I’ve added an easy-to-get-to button on my menu bar, “#NSale Picks.” It has all the links to each #NSale post and all the picks in one place.
I’ve been wearing my new purchases like crazy. I’m one of those dorky people who likes to wear my new clothes immediately. I still can’t believe this top is less than $40!! Doesn’t it look like Tibi?! Or am I crazy? These jeans are the perfect, casual blue.
I think I could wear a pretty white top and jeans every single day of my life. Ok, I might get a little bored of it. Anyway, when in doubt, throw on a pretty white top! I’m loving this shoe and jean combo. It’s edgy yet feminine, and I’m especially loving the shoes! The price is right, and they make me feel like a graceful, feminine, ballerina…even if I’m the most clumsy person you’ve ever met. No, seriously.
I’m surprised by how much I’m using this backpack. It looks really cute with all my workout wear, and I’m loving it for travel. I love to be hands-free, and I realized the power of a backpack on my recent trip to CO. Anyway, I’m loving it.
I had a learning moment, and I have to tell you about it. Long story short, the day before I left for my trip, I dropped my boys off at my sister’s, dropped the dog off at the boarder’s, and my husband was out of town, so I had the house all to myself! All to myself! No dog barking needing to go out, no kiddo yelling, “Mommy!” How great is that?!?! Well, you know what? I was lonely. L.O.N.E.L.Y. So lonely, I called my sister for a pep talk. I eventually got into the groove after journaling a bit and watching Super Soul Sunday, but it was weird. It was like I was in one of those movies where you catch a glimpse of your life in an altered state. I missed it all! I missed the “Mommy!”, I missed the dog looking at me, and I even missed my very tense, travel husband (We usually have to leave the house at least 3 hours before the flight. Hahahaha!). Anyway, what I realized is that all of those imperfections, the dog barks and the kiddo’s screams, are part of this beauti(full) life, and I need to embrace them better. I need to remind myself to be grateful in those moments, instead of being so mad and frustrated (hard to admit)! I need to give myself and those around me a little more grace in those moments. Because when it’s gone, it’s quite lonely. So when I get home, for the first five minutes, I’ll be grateful for the chaos. Just kidding, for the first ten minutes. Hahaha!
But for now, I’ll enjoy my vacation without the kids and the dog with my relaxed, vacation husband.