Sole Society’s theme for this month is “The Power of Us” and how important strong women are in our society, homes & world…and it’s perfect timing. These past few months I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a woman, but also how my daughter, Maddie, sees me as a woman. What am I teaching her? – as a wife, mother, nurturer, creator & even blogger. Also, in how I treat other women. How I shape her view of what a woman is and what a woman can do for the world around her…that’s so very important to me.
I know she will look to me, as she grows up and comes into her own…and I want her to grow up feeling confident in the person her mother is, the person she looks to and leans on, but even more importantly…to feel confident in the woman she is slowly becoming. I want her to be able to realize her tremendous self worth, stand firm in her beliefs and realize the blessing she is and will be to those she comes across in life.
On that note, I’ve been wanting to start a garden with her for years now. I know, random…but it actually does tie into this. I keep making these semi-commited promises to get it all together this Spring and actually make it happen. Maddie is so excited by the idea and keeps asking me, “can we grow pretty flowers, mama?!”.
I took her to the nursery…hesitantly, because I didn’t want to 100% commit yet. I have a serious black thumb and keeping plants alive is not really my forte. Well, of course she LOVED IT and wanted to bring home every flower. eeeeeeeee. Yay!
Seeing her so excited and dedicated to our garden, made me realize something –if I get past my own fears and hesitations and follow through with this, if nothing else, I will have shown her that we can plant, cultivate and (hopefully, *fingers crossed*) grow something together. Even if every. single. plant dies, she’ll see that we put our all into it and did it together.
necklace: Sole Society Opal Choker, c/o – love how dainty it is. Looks great with a simple top. See below for more dainty necklaces.
top: Tuxe Keynote Bodysuit – Special promo code just for TME! Take 40% off of this bodysuit (plus free shipping) with code KEYTOSTYLE. I’m a big fan of Tuxe (I think I have three bodysuits now), because they are so well-made and incredibly comfortable. I don’t have to worry about my shirt riding up or my undies showing when I bend over. See below for more of their bodysuits.
bag: Sole Society Codiie Cross body, c/o – great in both colors, but love the dusty pink for spring…looks great with light denim and a white tee. See below for more get-up-and-go handbags.
shoes: Sole Society Leigh Lace-up Sandal, c/o – I wanted a versatile, wear-everyday-type style…and well, here they are. I love that I can just…throw them on. See below for more of my favorite sandals.
So. Here’s to gardening and here’s to us women! We hold a lot of power, just by being women. Let’s use it for good – for ourselves, our daughters and everyone around us…because #ThePowerofUs is pretty dang powerful.
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Photos by Christina Hussey Photography.