Do you ever have one of those days where everything goes fantastic until the very end? And somehow, even though it’s been a great day, you have a breakdown over something somewhat miniscule? Yesterday was one of those days.
My husband and I took a day trip to Port Townsend, and the whole day was really great right up until we got home with an exhausted baby who had decided he didn’t really want to eat normally OR sleep much all day. After feeding him and getting him to go to sleep, he woke up 45 minutes later crying hysterically, and I knew he was just tired but it suddenly just overwhelmed me. Nothing I did with him would pacify him, and it ended up that both of us were crying while my husband had the baby on one arm and me on the other. Poor guy.
So I had to leave the room, and once I finally managed to not cry, I suddenly got overwhelmed again by the fact that there were dirty dishes where I needed to set my teapot, and up welled the fountain again.
Oh, emotions. But that’s life. Mom life, anyway. Or girl life. I think (I hope) I have gotten a little more even-keeled since getting married and having a baby, but waking up early to feed a baby plus a long day — even a good day — can still get to me. I still don’t have it all together, and I probably never will. And that’s okay. This skirt was a skirt I bought a little bit before I got pregnant, so I’ve had it for about a year and I’ve never worn it. Originally I actually planned to sell it… but then I tried it on. And it’s going to stay with me. I love the length and the cut, and the rainbow-ish color of the wool… it’s so pretty!
I felt very rockabilly in this outfit. I definitely have been keeping to the mantra “if it makes you happy, wear it” when getting dressed, and I’ve noticed that the outfits I choose have increasingly been based on how I feel that day. If I feel like a hippie, as the last post, I feel much more comfortable just dressing like one, now that I’m not necessarily trying to stick to a certain look or era.
It really helps to sort of “release” yourself from having to dress a certain way. I know I love vintage, and I know I love to have a distinct look to whatever it is I choose, so as long as I’m going with those two things it makes me happy! And these shots! Again, we had onlookers, but oh well! It was at a public park, so I expected people to watch. Haha! A few teenagers intermittently played Frisbee and watched us shoot pictures, and I did my best to ignore them. My husband is always telling me to pose, but with people watching it’s a little more awkward! I’m getting more adventurous, though. And I’m in love with the light in these photos.
Today I am hoping to go back to reading Sweet Ireland Air so I can get back into writing more of it. I took a break there while we moved and got settled in, but I’m ready to delve back in and get going! I miss writing. The more I think about it, the more I miss it.
Vintage thrifted skirt, belt, and sunglasses | Target shirt and heels (old)
I hope you all have a great Tuesday!