This pic pretty much sums up my week. (Thanks, Cam.)
Let’s see….in the past week, TME has dealt with, collectively: snow, no school, fashion shows, skiing in the rain, ill-measured Benedryl (followed by mad googling and Dr. phone calls), ear infections, incessant kid questions spread over 8 hours of travel, infant coffee burns and hospital runs, at least one serious conversation about getting kid pee out of the couch, and one large puke (from eating too many berries in the car?)….in addition to our normal level of crazy.
NYET! (haha and SIGH)
We also have some….
ONE: We’ve been working on a pretty serious fashion distraction: The TME Style Challenge. We challenged each TME author to come up with an outfit that gets them far out of their comfort zone, just for funsies. But here’s the catch: anyone can dress in costume, so to speak….the point of this exercise was to take something outside your norm and tweak it to get an outfit you would honestly wear. Something that pushes your edge, but still feels like you. This TME Style Challenge kicks off on Sunday.
TWO: We started an new Instagram channel for The Mom Edit! And it’s helpfully called….wait for it…..@themomedit. I’ll still be doing my thing over at @shanachristine, but our new IG channel will include sneak peeks at all outfits before they go live on the blog, sale alerts and weekend picks, an early look at what we’re buying (we call it “testing” haha), #dressingroomselfies in real-time, and, hopefully, some really great reader style. Which is where you come in. Tag us with #themomeditstyle for a chance to be featured.
President’s Day Sales are going strong! Here are a few of the sales we’re gaga over….
Anthropologie – Extra 40% off sale! Um, this is going to be trouble. For example, this silk, one-shoulder blouse is currently on sale for $19, which means that your new date night top will only put you out $12. Good grief. And let’s not forget about Cam’s favorite dress.
West Elm – 20% off your purchase
Words of love, you guys. Cam found a tee with so much #truth: If You Love Me Let Me Sleep.
Philly locals!! The entire NINOBrand collection will be at Shop Sixty Five (one of my fav Phila boutiques) this weekend. If you’ve ever been curious about the brand, but haven’t gone to the trouble of making an appointment….this weekend is playtime.
Theo Who Lived, the documentary about Theo Padnos, an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, is now available on Netflix. It was produced by a dear friend of mine, and is both heartbreaking and, oddly enough, uplifting.
Resist. I can’t be the only one struggling to get a voicemail to my state representatives. Thankfully, Ultraviolet has a plan. They’re going to drive a truckload of postcards right to Speaker Ryan’s front door. Click here to submit a comment, and they’ll turn it into one of the postcards.
Save those plastic bags. Senior Citizens are using them to make mats for the homeless. (Thanks, Scotti!)
Tired? Our Amanda found a solution for those sleepless nights:
And, since it’s the weekend, a little throwback to our roots…..
YASSSS. Thanks for the nostalgia, Amanda.
Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!