Thursday, January 18, 2018

Running Errands With Eleanor

I wore this to run errands with Eleanor and she was remarkably cool about the whole thing. Even though I do it pretty frequently, I still dread taking her out places with me (aside from kid friendly places, like when we go to programs at the local library). It’s a whole production to get us both ready to go and out the door and then I am always terrified she’ll have a fit in the middle of a store and I won’t be able to stop it. I’m still scared of it even though it has, of course, happened already multiple times and really isn’t so bad – you just do what you can to soothe her and then calmly and quickly finish up what you’re doing and get the hell out of dodge (it’s really actually not that bad). But on this particular trip (which amounted to about 3 hours total in the car, then Costco, and then the grocery store) she happily napped the whole time! I love it when that happens.

dress: ASOS / jacket: Joe Fresh / booties: Camper

Monday, January 15, 2018

Back To Work (Sort Of)

In early October I started going into work one or two days a week for a half day (sometimes a whole day) – I work in a small office, I’m the Executive Director, we didn’t temporarily hire anyone to fill in for me, and, quite frankly and at the risk of being labeled a bad mom (trust me, I have encountered people who seemed pretty judgmental about this), I was pretty sure I would come close to losing my mind if I stayed home full time for my entire eight month maternity leave.

And starting to go back into the office was every bit as magical as I thought it would be! I like my job, I love my co-workers, and I almost always feel challenged and engaged at the office – I’m so happy to have that time every week to step out of being a full-time caregiver and engage with adults again. Anyways, this is what I wore for my first official day back. I’m obsessed with the sleeves on this dress…

dress: Simons / jacket: Joe Fresh / booties: Camper / necklace: Stella and Dot

Friday, January 12, 2018

All the Frills: Progressive Books

I am so stoked about Eleanor’s awesome book collection (these photos are just a snippet - some of the titles are obviously geared for babies and toddlers, others will be for when she's a bit older - and I've got a ton more like this).

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A New Favourite

Meet my new favourite top. And get ready to see a lot of it…

shirt: Simons / leggings: ASOS / boots: Target

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Heels Almost Never

I don’t wear heels much (I’m just vastly more comfortable in flats) but I definitely have a soft spot for these ones. You can’t tell from these photos but in they’re a beautiful, rich navy colour and surprisingly comfy. It’ll snowy and icy here now so I guess I’ll have to wait a few months now before I can wear them out again – I’m glad I slipped in a wear!

jeans: Winners / shirt: Rag and Bone / heels: ModCloth