Good morning. Last night the boys were out and about so my daughter and I had some one on one time. Nothing better. We headed to sushi and I loved every second of our time together. Parenting is an ongoing challenge and all that keeps happening in our world was a hot topic. It’s hard to explain tragedy after tragedy. We continue to rely on our faith and our belief in the human spirit. It’s safe to say that these conversations will most likely get more complicated as the years unfold. To all the mamas struggling with the right words at the right time, you are not alone.
LAYERED NEUTRALS FOR FALL
I’m not one to shy away from color but these neutrals have been on repeat lately. I’m not sure why. I think I just really appreciate the mix of blush and tan tones and how feminine it looks. I think it’s also because Fall is always hard to dress for when it’s still warm outside. Our nights really cool off and I want to have layers without it feeling heavy or too overstyled. This does the trick. Plus I own so many neutral pieces to it’s easy to grab things from my closet.
It’s the buckle detail and color of this handbag that drew me in. I walked by it three times in the store and each time it caught my eye. I love the soft color. It goes so well with pretty much every color. And it looks great with the blush and cream tones I’ve been wearing so much of lately. You can’t beat a $59 pricetag. It reminds me a lot of this handbag.
SPLURGE OR SAVE
in order of how they appear: one | two | three | four
pants | heels | handbag | t-shirt | cardigan | sunglasses | necklace
I never hesitate to wear white all year round. I think it looks beautiful during any season. It’s always fresh and clean looking and when you add the layers or texture it works great even during winter. One of my all time favorite looks is a pair of white jeans mixed with a cable knit sweater. This one is preorder and so pretty. You can’t go wrong. This handbag would be great with a look like that.
All three of these are just so soft and pretty. Each with their own unique detail. Of course the ruffle on my cardigan drew me to it, but I love the sleeves on the gray top. And it’s nice and long. The blush one has such cute stripes and a unique cut. Three great choices to add a neutral vibe to your wardrobe.
necklace | scarf | earrings | sweater | booties
If you are just flirting with adding soft neutrals, these are some great Fall basics. The scarf is so pretty and would work with so many different outfits. I wear the date necklace every single day. I am always getting asked about the significance of the date I chose. For me, it’s the date my husband and I first met. But this makes such an awesome gift for anyone to remember a special day.
What you can’t see in these photos is the sweet ruffle on the cardigan. It also comes in a few other colors.
If you have any neutral Fall favorites, let us know in the comments below. And thank you to everyone who entered the Colleen Rothschild giveaway. A winner will be announced shortly!!!!
What’s on your agenda for the day? I am off to workout and then attempt to get some things organized around here. I am working on a binder to keep track of all things home so I will share if I actually finish it!
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Love the entire outfit. I have yet to find a pair of white jeans I love 🙁 And, what a great price on the handbag.
So how DID you explain tragedy after tragedy? We try to rely on our faith too, but lately, I feel so beaten down…and I’m sure my kids can tell. I’d love to hear what you said to your daughter…I need inspiration.
I copied this information for Mr. Rogers (http://www.fredrogers.org/parents/special-challenges/tragic-events.php) – thought it might be helpful.
Talking and Listening
Even if we wanted to, it would be impossible to give our children all the reasons for such things as war, terrorists, abuse, murders, major fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes. If they ask questions, our best answer may be to ask them, “What do you think happened?” If the answer is “I don’t know,” then the simplest reply might be something like, “I’m sad about the news, and I’m worried. But I love you, and I’m here to care for you.”
If we don’t let children know it’s okay to feel sad and scared, they may think something is wrong with them when they do feel that way. They certainly don’t need to hear all the details of what’s making us sad or scared, but if we can help them accept their own feelings as natural and normal, their feelings will be much more manageable for them.
Angry feelings are part of being human, especially when we feel powerless. One of the most important messages we can give our children is, “It’s okay to be angry, but it’s not okay to hurt ourselves or others.” Besides giving children the right to their anger, we can help them find constructive things to do with their feelings. This way, we’ll be giving them useful tools that will serve them all their life, and help them to become the worlds’ future peacemakers — the world’s future “helpers.”