…you immediately go inside and put your hair up after you’ve taken outfit pictures because the baby will try to eat it otherwise.
… you wipe off your lipstick five minutes later because the baby smeared it everywhere.
… there are food and milk stains on your skirt and you don’t even care because at least you’re dressed.
… you only wear clothes that can be easily washed, bent over in, sat down in, and have enough fabric to cover if little hands start pulling on things.
… you look forward to nap time because it means you can get out the camera and not worry that the baby will pull the tripod over on himself. … you sit on the floor to blog so that you can simultaneously edit pictures and entertain your child.
… you wear bright colors and headscarves not only because you like them, but also because your child likes them and they work as handy distraction techniques should you need them. I feel like a very modern Alice (in Wonderland) in this outfit. The shirt, obviously, but also the headscarf bow reminds me of bunny ears, and I have always thought that this skirt would be a perfect component in an Alice in Wonderland costume.
This top is actually a crop top which comes barely below my skirt’s waistline when it’s untucked; I had it untucked earlier with a camisole underneath, but I think a loose top needs a fitted skirt to work (which gives me an idea for another outfit!) on me. I am not usually (or ever) a crop top girl because I don’t want to bare that kind of skin ever, but I just could not pass up the Cheshire cat! So, I’ll figure out ways to make it work. And now I am wishing I had worn my hair up in a bun, because once I got back inside and put it up to keep it away from Asa’s greedy fingers, I instantly liked the whole thing better. Not that I don’t like it with my hair down, but there’s something better about having hair pulled up with a headscarf. In some slightly sadder news, I may be done dyeing my hair for a while. Lately I feel like I’ve been shedding a lot more than usual, plus it’s been frizzy and tangly and hard to manage — which it never was before — and it has been pretty worked over in the last year or so. I think I need to let it rest and grow back to its natural healthy self. But we’ll see. I am not sure if I really want to give up the red just yet! Shirt c/o Choies | skirt, thrifted | headscarf and umbrella, vintage/grandma’s | shoes, Modcloth | tights, Target | glasses c/o Firmoo
I hope you are all having a good week! Happy Tuesday!