I don’t like to mix patterns too often, but I love the layers of the plaid scarf with the striped t-shirt in today’s outfit. Add in the quilted vest, basic black skinny jeans, a Tory Burch bag, and my favorite tall wedge boots, and you’ve got an outfit I love.
This article is one of a series showing the many outfit combinations I’ve designed from my 24-piece Fall/Winter Capsule wardrobe.
Here are the items from today’s outfit:
I certainly have plenty of examples in my almost 12 years as a mom where I’ve failed. I’ll never forget the day, probably 7 or 8 years ago, when I was changing an especially messy diaper for Cade on the living room floor changing pad, and Aiden came up behind me and started tickling my bare toes. I jumped and scolded him grumpily, and his little face was so crushed. He said “I was just playing Mommy.” He nearly cried. All I was thinking about was making sure I didn’t get my hand in the poo, but that is no excuse.
There have been many days like that. I’ve yelled and them and I’ve been focused on my own priorities to the exclusion of paying attention to what my little guys need or want. I’ve cried myself to sleep on a Saturday night, after realizing I spend my whole free day on cleaning or chores, and never once stopped to play with my sons. Now they are old enough they don’t want kisses or hugs, at least in public. They grow up so fast.
One thing I know – my boys know they are loved. I tell them every day, many times. So hopefully they’ll forgive my failures, and know that I tried to be a good mom…