Mondays are tough in this current season in my life with 2 little ones under the age of four. Honestly, there’s no telling whether I start the day on time or in a scramble. Either way, I accept it – flaws and all.
TOP // ASOS — SHORTS // Target — BAG // Cult Gaia (cheaper option from Amazon) — SHOES // Windsor — SUNNIES // Quay Australia x Desi Perkins
PHOTOGRAPHY // Ireál James
I know off the shoulder tops have been done to death for the last two years but I still like them. I might finally give them a rest in the fall (no promises) but for now, they’re still my thing. When I saw this one from ASOS with pink polka dots, I was instantly sold. Boyfriend shorts are a piece I’ve really liked for a while, but I could never find a pair that worked for me. Of course, I headed to Target for something else and found these. And here we are. With yet another unplanned purchase from Target. I’m doing my best.
And I’ll say this – whether they are on trend or not, aviator sunnies are so good to me. I’ve been a fan of the Quay Australia x Desi Perkins collaboration since it was released 2 years ago. So when I saw these High Key’s in black ombre, I couldn’t help myself. I have the same exact pair in silver. But if you find something that works for you, buy it in every color, right?
I’ve been waking up at 5a for the last month to maximize my productivity and get some me time. Basically, I’m maximizing my Fringe Hours which has been huge for my peace of mind. Of course, the 5a wake ups don’t always happen for a myriad of reasons – going to bed at midnight, the kids waking up in the middle of the night, poor planning, etc. But do you ever notice how hard we are with ourselves if we don’t do something perfectly? It’s pretty harsh. We also have the tendency to completely blow off a goal if we miss the mark once. EX: I woke up at 7:30a and so I’m no longer waking up at 5a moving forward. The point isn’t to give up, but to brush yourself off and try again.
That was the kind of morning I had – baby woke up at 4a, didn’t go back down until 6a and so I decided to go back to sleep and that resulted in me waking up at 7:30a. No bueno. But I’m here. And I’m worth giving a try again tomorrow – flaws and all.