Girls (moms) night out

November 10, 2014

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was wonderful and I will tell you why in a bit, but first I wanted to show you my latest obsession- this Zara plaid blanket scarf.

I believe it is DEFINITELY my new favorite scarf. It is warm and so versatile, I just can’t get enough of it.
I have already pinned a million (well not quite a million) ways to wear it too on pinterest. I cannot wait to style this scarf in multiple ways. Now on to my weekend and girl or mom talk.

I have come to learn that in every mom or wifes life there comes a time where you just want to be free of responsibilities or kids, this past Friday night it happened. For four hours I was kid-less and chose this time to spend with two of my sisters shopping. It was glorious to laugh at the wittiness and attitudes of my sisters (both speak their mind to much), as oppose to my shy personality. The quality time and good deals were also a plus.
Lately, I have been learning that moms often times feel guilty to have alone- enjoyment time, am I alone in this? I brought up this question to a group of other moms or single women alike at church the other night in Bible study and found I wasn’t alone. Even if you are not a mom, I also learned years ago that sometimes even wives with or without children need separation from the stress of life and just do things for self. Examples might be going to get a facial, go for a long drive, soak with a book and candles in a warm bath etc. I have been taking a few more hot baths lately, online shopping when I can because I have learned that I need to treat myself or the old saying comes true “If momma ain’t happy nobody is happy.”
Before I get to the details of the outfit I wore above for my girls night out. I would like to share some links of other blogging friends of mine and their take on taking a break as a mom. I enjoyed these and I hope you will too.
Keri shared on how to start a habit each week of self-care in some form, and shared encouragement on this. You can find her post here.
Keri also shared on how important it is to make time with friends without kids and some ideas on what to do with friends, like coffee, shopping, a painting or craft night, etc,. Read the post here.
Elizabeth took time away from kids, phone and social media to enjoy a good hard copy book, coffee and making short term and long term goals. Read her post here.

What are some things you do for a girls night out? What do you like to do to treat yourself?

Outfit details: Blanket scarf: Zara//Earrings: ALDO//Bracelett: gift, thrifted//Coat: Merona (via Target, old)//Pants: St. Johns Bay (old)//Shoes: Merona (via Target, old)//Purse: Merona (via Target, old).

Linking up to:
Whitney with Personal Style Monday.

God Life Happy Wife

InDuffinitely Me
The Fashionista Momma

pleated poppy

Shopping My Closet

Amy Fashion Blog

Creative Mondays

still being molly

Andrea of Friday Favorites at

Stylin' In St. Louis
I do deClaire
Bless Her Heart Y'all
Style Honestly

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  • eirinipapadopoulou November 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    beautiful scarf! love the green!


  • Becky @ bybmg November 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Such a pretty scarf! I had some me time this weekend and have a mommy night coming up this week, too. I know it’s good for me, so I don’t feel too guilty. Hubs has his own time, too.

  • Jacqueline November 11, 2014 at 12:50 am

    What a great color scarf! So perfect!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom November 11, 2014 at 3:29 am

    I just ordered a blanket scarf from ON, but it is red plaid. Oh, do I love yours! I have not checked out Zara yet, is that wrong or what?! I agree, it is important to recharge… I took a bubble bath just the other night and read my latest Real Simple. I also love to spend time with my husband without the kids, it is easier to really talk that way. Great and thoughtful post, as always 🙂

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all November 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Oh, how much do I love your Zara scarf! The greens and blues are fantastic in it! Super cute! 🙂

    J Trogstad
    Join us for Celebrate Southern link up!

  • Jennie November 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Beautiful plaid scarf! Looking forward to seeing all the many ways you will style it, Rachel!

  • Whitney 'Nic' James November 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Nothing like a good girls day/night out! Love the scarf! 🙂


  • Shantell Robertson November 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Gorgeous scarf!! Hope you had fun!
    xo, Shantell

  • Robyn November 12, 2014 at 1:31 am

    I am in love with your scarf! Looks like you had an amazing time with the girls!

    -Come join the Beautiful You Link Up this Wednesday-

  • Rachel G November 12, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    That scarf looks perfectly cozy for chilly weather! And yes, it’s good to just take some time to just do something that’s pure fun once in a while!

  • Amber M. Duffey (@InDuffinitelyMe) November 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this scarf!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up this week!

    Hugs! Amber

  • Debbie Stinedurf November 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Love, love, love the scarf! And yes, a girl’s night out is good every once in awhile is good for the soul.

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