You probably won’t believe that I am asking you this now, but how was your Easter? Ours was pretty well, it was a grand day to bask in the knowledge and glory of Christs rising and it was a nice day for taking photos and believe me we got a ton.
Before we get to the Easter pictures I wanted to admit three things:
1). Easter is a great time for the “I need a new dress excuse” and so I was given an evening to myself at Target and tried on 20 dresses before landing this one. This is probably the first dress I paid full price for at Target and while I loved it that night I came to realize when Easter came around and it came time to styling it I wasn’t as pleased with the turn out. I should have layered the dress with a jacket or cardigan. I just felt like something was missing and you all know I feel more myself with layers.
2). On Monday I shared my post called “6 of the Best Locations for Optimal Outfit Photos for Fashion Bloggers + Freebie worksheet” and while I did suggest the train tracks are an awesome place for photo shoots I have mixed feelings about shooting on tracks for this look. I do believe a colorful door may have done better,but lessons learned and I love my new worksheet that I made that you can get when you subscribe here. It has been really helpful since I made it and helpful to analyze what looks do better with said locations from the post.
3). As much as I loved this dress I felt huge in it and the shape of it made it look “bigger” on me. I admit that lately I have not been feeling at peace with my body weight. When my husband was at his last job he was barely home and I stayed STRESSED so I ate a lot and the weight started piling. Lately though I don’t like to think about food. I know that sounds bad but food just doesn’t appeal to me like it did those months ago when he was working. Don’t get me wrong I am still eating but just not as all the time and in unhealthy ways like I did before my husbands new job.
Maybe it is the weather warming up or something but when I look at my recent blog posts compared to a year ago I am sad. I am sad that I choose an unhealthy lifestyle and it affected my moods, I stayed tired and more. Instead of wallowing in this sadness I have started step- by -step to combat that with little workouts with my children (since we can’t afford a gym right now like we could months ago) so I have done some games like tag with them, hiking,walks by a nearby walking trail or in our neighborhood and I can’t wait to find out more ways to involve my kids in some active play or activity as the warmer weather rolls in.
*WHEW those felt good to get off my chest.
What things have you had to admit lately?
Now on to some pictures with my little family on Easter:
Today I am thrilled to co-host “Thursday Moda” with Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood and we both decided to wear striped dresses. If you know Ada and I from the past you know that we have done several themed collaborations and here is one favorite of mine. We would love for you to link up, follow the rules below and we look forward to reading your posts.
Outfit details: Dress: Target//Shoes: Pink Blush Boutique//Bracelet: c/o My Arm Charms//Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott via Rocksbox.
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