I live far from my family. In fact, out of 7 children, I am the only one that lives outside of a 20 minute radius from my parents' home in Utah. (I live in Northern California, outside San Francisco!)
As such, my ability to take an hour or two--let alone most of a day--away from my kids just doesn't happen unless I want to pay a babysitter (and 99% of the time I'm too cheap to pay a babysitter). My friends are like family, but I will not afflict them with 4-8 hours with my crazy kids. SO, when I come to Utah to visit my family, I fully enjoy my mom letting me take off during nap time and go see some friends, go shopping by myself (heaven!), or even run some errands solo. That is my version of a Girls Day Out, but you know what? I love it.
I am visiting home right now and will be meeting up with some friends later this week, sans kids. When I don't have to worry about my children giving me hugs and accidentally transferring their lunch, dirt, or spit up, I like to wear a bit nicer of a flowy shirt, good jeans, comfy shoes (because I'm an old lady), and a purse that can't possibly fit a single diaper in it. (I promise I love my kids!)
|SIMILAR BLOUSE, SIMILAR BLOUSE // SIMILAR JEANS // SANDALS|
Now that I know what Madewell jeans feel like, I think they will be my new go-to forever and ever and ever--they really do fit way better than any GAP pair I currently own.
The blouse is flowy enough to hide a week's-worth of ice cream I indulged in, but not a tent. Also, it's easy to dress-up or dress-down, and I leaned more to the latter by paring it with casual sandals. I borrowed my sister's purse to bring in a little more color, but I'm sorry to say I have no idea where you can find your own!
|If I look tired here, it's because I am. So. Tired.|