Um, the sun is shining and I’m about to head out for some outdoor walking/running around, but I have some questions, so…
Sneakers or flats?
Mac salad or potato salad?Read More
I loved going to proms. I loved getting my hair and makeup done and slipping on a new pair of heels. And, the DRESS. Oh, the dress was the pièce de résistance!Read More
I used to be a strictly heels girl. 3” stilettos were no big deal for me. In fact, I felt weird not wearing them. Then, I started working in an office where I was on my feet more often and not even wedges would cut it. Then, I moved to Chicago and worked in an office where I wore scrubs, so heels would have looked ridiculous.Read More
My jewelry style has evolved over the years. I used to love statement necklaces paired with oversized earrings, and I was all about the large cocktail rings. Now, I mainly only wear my wedding bands and I’m no longer a huge fan of a statement necklace — but if I do wear one, I don’t wear earrings and sometimes not even a watch.Read More
So. I don't know if it's because I got added to a couple of those Facebook shopping groups, or because I peruse my Instagram "popular" feed quite a bit - but I've been seeing these "Trophy Wife" tanks/tees everywhere.
And my initial reaction to it was *eyeroll*, whateverrrr, dude. But, the more I think about it, I really detest them. I'll tell you why.
First, you need to know that I'm not a super-duper feminist. I mean, not in the sense of, "I hate men! Don't oppress me! Cook your own dinner!" but, I also think the term "Trophy Wife" is super-duper demeaning because I think women are assets, equals - and not possessions. Beyoncé t-shirt break: WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS. And, yes - I realize that perhaps I'm taking these trophy wife tanks a little too seriously, but I see women in these tanks with their dolled-up hair, curled-up false eyelashes and full face of makeup, and I groan and cringe. They're taking this tank top title seriously. (SN: I think the only time these TW tanks would 'work', is if the woman wearing it was all anti-trophy-wife looking - comfy in her sweats with a messy top-bun and zero makeup - holding a toilet brush - because that would at least be funny and more realistic)Read More
To chill out. In every aspect of life, really. I have learned to speak more slowly, not fuss about small things, and not try to multitask with everything.
Not to worry about trying to fit a week's worth of outdoor activities in a day just because it's 80 degrees and sunny. Because, every day is pretty much like that, so it's okay if the day mostly consists of a late waking up, brunch, and then watching movies in pajamas and three iced coffees in a row, followed by an hour at the pool. In fact, that is more than okay.
That my hair doesn't always have to be perfect. I live by the beach, after all. Especially since I'm growing it long again, I like letting it just be wavy.
I also wear zero foundation/cover up on my skin, instead dusting a little bronzer on my cheeks. I also wear SPF every single day. Because, even in the car, the sun is shining on me.
That Jack Johnson's music finally makes sense, now.Read More