For the first time in ages, I actually had a free weekend. My schedule is normally packed (by design) because I prefer to stay busy and I
need like to plan ahead. Lately I’ve been trying a more “hands off” approach to my Google Calendar mania, to allow for some much needed “me time”. It hasn’t been so bad.
This past week, I had some good mail. I was super excited to finally find a chambray button down that fits. Surprisingly, from Land’s End. Their sizing goes to a 3x, or 24/26-ish but they are usually generously cut. For their fabulous quality and lifetime guarantee, I’m willing to take a risk.
You’ve seen these pictures if you follow me on Instagram… but it was a nice way to start the weekend! Mail & a pedicure.
Saturday was actually pretty chilly, so I risked wearing layers. I fell in love with one of Rebecca’s recent outfits and it inspired me to try something new. The bulk of the chambray shirt under the sweater was almost too much for me. I don’t like to wear things that require constant adjusting and the sleeves were driving me up the wall.
I might have brought an extra top/jacket combo, just in case I needed a wardrobe change… but I managed!
Heart sweater – Forever 21, 3X
Chambray button down – Land’s End, 3X, here.
Skirt – Avenue, 26/28
Shoes – Clarks, “Valley Moon”, 9.5W
Necklace – Etsy
It felt like an oddly “grown up” weekend. Started with self care, met Chris for lunch at the tea house for yummy gluten free food, checked out a cute antique store, then we went on our quarterly trip to Trader Joe’s for some groceries. Of course, Chris was a good sport and let me take some silly pictures all day.
Since I was trying out the chambray shirt for the first time, I decided to take it a step further and pair it with a denim skirt. The skirt is a dark enough wash that it contrasts well. Wish I had a sweater other than this black one – but you make-do with what you’ve got! And sweaters in Texas aren’t really necessary.
Most of the time, I don’t know if something actually works until I see the photos… after I’ve worn it in public. A mirror just isn’t the same!
Chris kept laughing because I look like a school teacher “or something” from way back when. It took me over two weeks to realize that wearing an old pair of glasses was giving me a headache, so I’m sporting these cat-eye glasses (most recent prescription) until I get a new, every day pair.
As far as self care goes, I hope you guys realize that while taking care of the ones you love is important and rewarding… you need to take care of you too! A lot of my crafting, “beauty regimen” (if you call it that) and hobbies are all forms of self care. Heck, even blogging! Life can be hectic, but taking moments out of your day to do something for yourself and catch your breath can work wonders!
I have a bad habit of putting my own needs on the back burner while I’m trying to accomplish other things… and it always catches up with me.
How did you spend your weekend? What is your self-care ritual?