This week marks the last of Anne’s flower themes for 52 Pick-me-up this year. As mentioned before, I have expanded my floral horizons tenfold ever since I committed to participating in Anne’s linkups, and I’m happy to round out my yearly knowledge (because we all know there will be more flowers in the next batch) with Queen Anne’s Lace.
‘Tis quite the delicate little miss, isn’t it? And the print on this Paul & Joe kimono mimics its vibe perfectly. (Forgive me while I link the closeup to other people’s pics since I’m too lazy to snap one of my own.) The Paul & Joe collection has got to be my fave designer collab from Target and I am still kicking myself for having culled most of my pieces during that time I thought to go sharp and chic and decimated my boho/fem stash. Slowly but surely, I’m acquiring them back but it’s slow and hard going considering the collection is now over a decade old.
(Bonus points and my eternal love to anyone who can help me hunt down the rest of the pieces in a size L.)
Speaking of size L, I went to update my About page the other day and realized I’m expanding.
Like the universe.
Seems like every year since I started this blog, my waistline has decided to grow a consistent 3 inches, and I don’t know how I feel about that. On one hand, I don’t expand anywhere else so it’s not really noticeable (I don’t think?). And I’m supposed to love the skin I’m in as well as provide a positive role model for my daughter by not being so body critical and body shameful.
On the other hand, all my clothes have become slightly ill-fitting and I don’t relish replacing them since I’m currently satisfied with my carefully curated wardrobe.
And before someone chimes in well-meaningly and proposes an exercise or diet regimen, can we please remember that I’m old(er) and less inclined to grapple with inertia? Thank you.
Isn’t it funny how we spend all our earlier years impatiently waiting to be more (taller, older, bigger breasted) and our later years wanting to be less (less fluffy, less wrinkly, less grey)?
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Kimono – Paul & Joe for Target
Trousers – Old Navy
Wedges – Mossimo Supply Co.
:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Dance Dance by Fall Out Boy