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One of the reasons I try to blog every day is so that I actually get dressed every day. I’m not going to lie: if you don’t see a blog post, that means I’m spending the day in my yoga pants and this tee shirt. But recently, my husband jokingly said “One of these days, I’m going to throw away your yoga pants” and I realized it’s nice for him to see me actually dressed every day… and it’s good for me, too. Transitioning | When I’m dressed, I feel a little bit more motivated to do things around the house; tidy up, get dinner ready on time, be generally more productive… but sans real clothes, I just feel lazy. Like I’m sick and can bum around on the couch while Asa plays on the floor.

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Before the baby, I vowed I would never be a mom who got caught in the trap of comfy pants and boring tees every day; I would, I told myself, make the effort to get dressed even if I didn’t feel like it. Even if I gained a lot of weight, or was tired, or whatever reason I might get for not wanting to get dressed. For myself, for my husband, for my kids when they began to remember, I was going to be a well-dressed (but practically dressed) mom.

But then I had the baby, and for the first few weeks I really couldn’t wear anything else due to discomfort and general tiredness. And then it became routine. Get up, put on tee and yoga pants, go about my day, and before you know it, my husband is home and I haven’t even washed my face.Transitioning |

Transitioning | The problem with daily blogging, though, is that I don’t always have anything good to say to go along with a post.

So you might be seeing more blog posts with less words (and probably less pictures. I’ll admit, I’m a picture junkie. I think it has to do with being a photographer. That’s what we’ll pretend, anyway.) Unless you guys have subjects you want me to talk about. More stories of my past (which is not that crazy, but it’s interesting sometimes) or things I deal with in being a mom… I don’t know. Tell me something to blog about, and I’ll blog about it. Transitioning | www.eccentricowl.comTransitioning | In other news, I found a dead owl in the driveway, and now I am sad. I’ve never seen one outside of the zoo, so to find one prostrate on the pavement… sigh. Is it weird that part of me was like “Oh, I could take it to a taxidermist!”?

Yeah. I would totally love a taxidermy owl in my house. Not going to lie.Transitioning | Transitioning | Transitioning |

Vintage skirt, available here | shirt, belt, brooch, scarf, and shoes, thrifted | sunglasses, vintage | tights, Target

I hope you are all having a good week! So far it’s rained, it’s been hot, and it’s been misty, and I don’t even know how to get dressed most days. I’m borrowing from my Etsy shop as you can see, because I love this skirt and I wish it fit me perfectly. But my hips are just slightly too wide for it– if yours are less than 42″, it would be perfect on you.

Happy Thursday!

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  • Sarah

    I find it easy to spend the day in comfy sweats too. But when I do “dress up” a bit it feels so good! Great look, love the pic with your baby, so sweet. Nice post.


  • Heather Gwinn

    Reading this is like you took a page from my life. 100%! When I’m in lazy mode and don’t get dress I just have no go and things get behind. I’ve also been trying to push myself to get dressed and get more active. You truly do feel more energetic and productive when you are. Plus like you when I’m dressed I blog more and I love blogging! Look forward to reading more from you. Btw great outfit!

    ~ Heather

  • dani

    I have those same yellow tights! When I wore them earlier this week, my father-in-law just looked at me and said “what’s with the Shrek tights?” haha.
    I would totally get the owl taxidermied! You would be giving its’ death dignity! Also, I’d love it in my house, too. My dad always hung taxidermied animals on the wall, and I found it to be a very noble way of paying honor to the animals who died so that we could eat.
    I like pushing myself to get dressed every day, as if I’m going to work, even though I’m [currently] not! It helps me to stay motivated and not sit around in yoga pants watching 8 hours of Food Network.

    <3 dani

    • Eccentric Owl

      Aren’t they the best? Although putting them on, I just gave them a huge run. Sigh. At least I have a backup pair; my tights never last long. And ha, did you tell him that Shrek is green? 😉 That’s pretty hilarious.

      I love taxidermied animals sometimes. I think they’re really interesting and quirky. I might have to get one someday.

      I’m not currently going to work, either — I work from home sometimes, but it’s totally not the same.

  • Wild Hearts + Green Tea

    OK, you look fabulous. This makes ME vow that I’ll look this fab if I have a baby one day. Just love your fun and funky style – that skirt with the grey top is perfection.

    (On another note, the dead owl… that’s really sad. I, too, have never seen an owl outside a zoo so it’d would’ve been pretty shocking for me.)

  • Beth Woody

    Aaaand the similarities grow… 😀 Hehehe. I definitely feel more motivated when I make an effort with my wardrobe. Even if I don’t put any makeup on that day. If I shower, and feel neat and tidy, and clothed respectably, (not in cotton sleeping shorts and a nerdy tee) I get a lot of housework and writing done. Otherwise… tea and shows and napping! 😀 Which is nice sometimes, but yeah. My dad always asks why I’m dressed nice to do dishes. I just… don’t feel like doing things in lounge wear!

    And my best friend is my style motivator. I already slip into a pattern of wearing lazy clothes until she catches me slipping and goes, “Beeeeth! Someday your husband will thank me for making you get rid of that! Buy new jeans that fit you and haven’t faded to sky blue!”
    “Okay, okay! You’re right!” 😛 It’s now to the point where I ask her for help before it gets that bad. 🙂

  • Desarae

    Cu-ute! I know I’ve said this before, but I am so jealous at how beautifully you can pull off the scarf in the hair look. How did you put up your hair? There is a post idea for you- a tutorial on how to fix your hair with a head scarf. Oh…I’m sorry to hear about the owl…that is sad indeed. On and off through my life in the country we have had owls living in our barn, and hooting outside my window at night, and one time we had a pair that lived in a tree line not far from our house– it was always fun to go walking and see them up in the tree sleeping. Nah, I don’t think it is would be weird to get it stuffed…have at it. 🙂