Friday Flair

Saturday – Just a tshirt and jeans and some fun flats for hanging out at my brother’s new house
I wore this dress to church. The fabric is so soft I wanted to sleep in it, but I didn’t. And we aren’t good photographers so this isn’t the best picture; it looks better in person.
Monday – The girls and I had the day off and I planned a day of running errands. I wish my shoes hadn’t rubbed a blister. I ended up changing into flats. I will have to go on the hunt for comfortable nude heels again.
Tuesday – a t-shirt, cuffed jeans and oxfords
Wednesday – Another t-shirt and cuffed jeans kind of day with leopard print flats. I bought the flats from a children’s department, but Maggie isn’t buying it. So each time I pull them out she says, “These are not kid shoes. They are adult shoes.”
Thursday was my last day at the preschool – blazer, t-shirt, cuffed jeans and flats
Friday, first day subbing as a deaf ed substitute – skinny velour pants, chambray shirt and leopard flats.

 

Friday Flair

Took the girls to see Frozen on Saturday – velour skinny pants, denim blazer and leopard print flats
On Sunday I had a little cold, so no church for me just some rest and ย comfy clothes.
On Monday, I had an interview with a school district that went really well. More details on that later. I’m getting a definite menswear vibe from this ensemble — downside, I haven’t gotten my pants hemmed yet so I wore four inch heels – never doing that again.
Another vintage sweater (my dad’s) and boots, I’m getting tired of this cold weather, but I love my coat – Anthropologie clearance.
I went for the layered polka dot look today like I have been seeing on Pinterest with some skinny pants and color block flats. I think it worked.
Printed shirt, black jeggings and boots and Maggie wanted in on the picture action. ๐Ÿ™‚
I dedicate this Valentine’s Outfit to Crystal, Kim and Candice because when I say when am I going to wear a sequin skirt, they say all the time! ๐Ÿ™‚ I made it casual with a white tee and my Cath Kidston Plimsolls.

Friday Flair

Flair
Church and Baby Shower Outfit – sequined dress, denim jacket, scarf, tights and boots
Just a sweatshirt – a souvenir from our London trip over Thanksgiving
Oversized sweater, leggings and boots
Pink day at school – a fun scarf and my Cath Kidston sneakers
Pink day number 2 – Really it was 15 degrees and snowing, so I wore wool socks and rain boots. But I wished I could have worn my Cath Kidston sneakers again.
Oncor said we needed to conserve energy until noon today or I guess they’ll show us how cold it could really be by turning our power off. So I’m wearing a vintage wool sweater (was my mom’s) and some cozy boots and I only have lamps on. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Changes

As we began the new year, I found myself looking for a new job. Where I had been working had to make some changes including budget cuts and I was one of the cuts. A year ago Scott had been looking for a new job and we thought we had weathered all our changes (new job, buying and selling a house, starting new schools) and were in a new normal, and yet, we found ourselves navigating more change.

So I am a doer and a planner and within 24 hours of beginning my job search I had sent about 5 emails, applied for 2 full time jobs and already had one part-time job offer that I accepted. Neither of the full time jobs worked out for me. I did interview for both and one I bowed out of and the other selected someone else. But I have the part-time job; I do have a job.

This new job has brought confusion to my youngest because she doesn’t understand why her scheduled has changed. And she’s so tired and I wish I could take it all away for her but I can’t. So instead I sit with her while she’s mad at me (even in the middle of the night) and my husband and I try to choose joy even when we are weary of the tantrums.ย And while this transition is a difficult phase the bottom line is it is a phase.

I am grateful for those people in our life that are being graciously walking through this time with us. I am eager to see what else God has in store for us. And I am learning as Shauna Niequist said in Cold Tangerines that “I should have written in pencil.”

And on a lighter note, during this time I am apparently getting better at putting outfits together. I think people are shocked judging by how many comments I get. ๐Ÿ™‚ So humor me as I share this creative outlet with you and find my new normal.