Getting all three kids out the door (let alone looking cool while doing so) is, mmm…nearly impossible these days. For the madness that is school drop-off, I’ve been throwing on work-out clothes with the least amount of baby puke so yeh…I look hot. Hot mess, that is. It has gotten so bad that the ONE day I actually put on real clothes, Mad’s teacher exclaimed, “Oh! You look like you’re going somewhere today!”. Yes. Yes, I am. Home to cry. ha ha.
But that’s just been life and life with three kids under six is…crazy.
Very recently, I’ve been able to get back into a routine of sorts, and not feel so much like a zombie on crack (I got some sleep. Weird how that helps.), so I managed to shlep over to my computer and do some online shopping to find something (ANYTHING) cool that would break me out of my stretchy attire and inspire me to wear real clothes more often.
This bomber jacket. Yessss. A trend I can totally work with right now. I also really, really love a good jacket (see my blazer post for more proof) and love the decidedly non-preppy direction the bomber jacket takes an outfit. Besides, the day-to-night possibilities are endless.
Out With The Kids
I literally had to drag the kids out on this particular day for a walk around town…just to GET OUT of the house for a bit. It was one of those whiney, everyone desperately needs something, no one could find their shoes, slow moving days. I got us all out for the sake of our (my) sanity during those afternoon hours that seem to drag on and on. It’s like visiting Crazy Town at our casa from nap time – bed time sometimes. (Bedtime is something I really, really look forward to these days, by the way. #lotsofwine #abottleofwine #givemeallthewine )
Does it look like I was having a good time?…because I WAS. so. much. fun.
bomber jacket: Element Wammy Reversible Bomber Jacket – just a great jacket. It’s lightweight, comfortable and can be thrown on with most anything – shorts, jeans, dress, yada yada. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going to be a winner for me. It can be reversed, too, to be an all black bomber…and then you have this rad print peeping out from the inside. So much cooler than a cardigan.
top: Free People Henley Tee – cute top, easy to nurse in. It isn’t a long tee, though. Keep that in mind, long torso people.
jeans: BlankNYC distressed skinny jeans – I ordered these again, in a size up to fit my postpartum body…because I love them so much. They stretch. End of.
shoes: Converse Chuck Taylors – always a favorite around this house. In fact, I have even got my husband into them…which I will always see as being one of my greatest achievements in life. haha!
shades: old…found at Marshalls, I think. I’d love a pair of Ray Bans one of these days…and they pretty much make any outfit cooler (in my opinion).
Escape Night Out
There’s this awesome new restaurant, Pump House, right on the Catawba River. You can sit on the roof and see the water…it’s awesome. My neighbor and I have been talking about going since it opened, so we finally made it happen. I didn’t get out the door until…oooh…9:30, because the baby knew I was trying to escape and decided to latch on to the boob for hours that night. HOURS. It seems to always happen that way, doesn’t it? Kids just KNOW. Oh, mom’s trying to get out for 5 seconds tonight? Mom’s funny….no.
I did make it out eventually, and once there we immediately ordered drinksies and a piece of their phenomenal Cheerwine cake. I wanted to lick the plate, but refrained. I am a mom with no shame, but do still have some semblance of decency left in me.
We demolished that cake. I wanted another piece…and 3 more drinks to go along with it.
Such a cool place. If you live anywhere near Rock Hill, SC…you have to check out the Pump House. I plan on going back to try out their dinner menu ASAP. That is, as soon as my kids let me out of the house before 10pm. 😉
bomber jacket: Element Wammy Reversible Bomber Jacket – not only is it an easy, fun jacket to throw on…it can be worn with a more dressy outfit. I am…all over this.
top: black tank found at Nordstrom last year. LOFT has a strappy cami…and all of the colors it comes in would compliment the bomber I’m wearing.
jeans: J. Crew Toothpick Jean – I could really use a tall size, but am wearing the regular. I really actually like them kind of short though. It’s the thing now anyways…cropped denim, so I went with it.
shoes: Steven Vienna Sandal – my absolute favorite pair of heels. I have never loved a pair of heels more. It is low enough that I don’t a) feel like a giant and b) teeter and fall all over the place. I have worn them with the kids, too, and haven’t died. These shoes are awesome. Buy them if you need a dress shoe for the Spring and Summer.
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So….I sound a little burned out, I know. Rest assured, I AM. ha! I do know it’s just the stage of life I am in right now with the kiddies being so young. This will pass…and all too soon. I’ll even miss it and long for the years when they were little and needed me for every. little. thing. Right now though, I’m calling it like it is…and it’s exhausting. I’m tired and most of the time I feel like I’ve lost my mind.
You know what though? I really…really wouldn’t change it for the world.
Oh, and ps. I’ve started scoping on Periscope. Yeh, apparently it’s becoming a thing. I have no idea what I’m doing on there. It’s probably one of my weird, random postpartum, hormonal ideas, because…umm…LIVE VIDEO. I really have nothing to say – ha, but…I’m on there. Follow me (Cams DiPaola) if you like awkward stares and random nothings.