it’s been a bit since we’ve done a good old blog post with an outfit and no babies in my arms! feels nice having arms and hands free (but what do i do with my hands?!) and i really like this outfit so i’m excited to get this one going.
so let’s start with a bit of a back story to this look. maybe it’s not necessary but i don’t know, i feel inclined to share it. if you know me, you know how much i love color. and usually, more than just a pop of color. i’m like, let’s mix a couple of colors and even ones that don’t necessarily go together! i have often felt most like myself when it comes to getting dressed when mixing all the patterns and prints and colors whenever possible. so i myself was a little surprised to find myself up when the apartment was finally sleeping a few weeks ago doing late night internet searches for a simple white t-shirt …without any frills or peplum or sequins stitched anywhere in sight. i ordered a bunch of different brands, different necklines, different price points. i found one i love, and it’s the one i kept and will probably live in all summer long. paired with some high waisted blue jeans that hold me in at all the right places but are loose and moveable enough to get me through the day without feeling like hot sticky denim in summer. pairing the look with my most trusted and comfortable mama sandals and ten dollar sunglasses that i don’t have to stress over when my babies are grabbing at them throughout the day. it’s strange to note that this dressed down simplistic look also feels most like me.
i still threw in a pop of color with my tote bag and pink lip, because it wouldn’t feel perfectly right otherwise. ;) also, a hat since there was no time for hair washing today or yesterday, or the day before yesterday (i did shower this morning, don’t worry! i’ve been using a natural deoderant for over a year now and while it’s pretty great, it definitely isn’t a miracle stick! showers have to happen every single day.)
so this look… i’m calling it my summer mama uniform. complete with my tiny stack of name rings on my right hand so even when i have my arms and hands free of babies, i still have them a little bit close by.
and since it’s summertime and i’m not about to head out into the sun without a decent amount of sunblock, i wanted to share the final uniform ingredient – this organic self tanning lotion which is freaking amazing. my friend emily recommended it on her blog and since it’s the first i have come across that isn’t full of parbens, perfums or other toxins and chemicals (most tanning products are!), i snatched some up so fast and have been so very pleased with the glow it’s giving. i don’t mind my pale skin but i have really loved the way the sunshine brings out my freckles and gives a nice bronzing look to my skin tone in the past. but now that i’m more aware of how terrible laying out in the sunshine can truly be, i was happy to find a safe alternative so i thought i’d share! (by the way, i don’t use a tanning mit to apply it, i just apply with my hands after i shower and then i wash my hands afterwards!)
let’s get to some photos, shall we?!
i have shared my name rings before but for those who may have missed it they are from this shop. the ring is the custom name ring with a hammered band (in font F63) in sterling silver and all the letters on my rings are lower case.
and my black heart shaped sunglasses are from here and $10.
was taking a photo on my phone of one of my favorite brownstones in the neighborhood when josh caught this amazing angle. ;)
what does your summer uniform consist of?
for those interested:
white t-shirt (linked), blue denim jeans (linked), teva sandals (similar here and here), similar hat (linked), stack of name rings on my finger (linked), $10 heart shaped sunglasses (linked), and lip color (linked – fyi, i like to mix and middle pinks in that lip palette together!) and self tanning lotion i mentioned above (linked.)
have a great weekend!