Monday is feeling a little like this outfit looks: not that great.
First, the outfit: It’s one of those combos that worked better in my head. The problem is the pants: they’re a pair I had before I got pregnant when I had a little more weight on my bones and now they’re just too loose to pair with this flowy top, so the whole thing looks too big. I have another pair of pants in mind that I think will look much better; they’re tighter and longer. Jeans look pretty good with it, though.
HOWEVER, this shirt is awesome. It’s from a new local boutique in Durham called Liberation Threads and their principal business practice is to only sell goods that are ethical and fair trade. This shirt is made from the leftover fabrics of other clothing, and it’s so soft and comfortable. I love the open back because it’s on trend without making me feel like my whole back is on display. Anyway, I only discovered Liberation Threads a few weeks ago and plan to become a regular there.
Next, the Monday: All Mondays are bad enough and, while there isn’t anything in particular about today, I’m just not feeling it. I had a not-so-great Friday and the weekend wasn’t long enough to offset the fatigue of having to be back at work and in the swing of things today. I’m sure these feelings will subside soon, but I’m just over it, y’all. Over. It. As I mentioned on my Facebook on Friday, I’m having a woe-is-me moment. I’m trying really hard to stay positive and keep things in perspective but I’m completely failing at it. I’m sure it won’t take long for me to see that things are fine and life is grand, and then I’ll bounce back to my usual happy self. But right now, I just feel sad and hopeless, and I don’t know what to do to not feel sad and hopeless. Maybe I just need a nap.
Top: via Liberation Threads | Trousers: Karen Kane via Stitch Fix | Shoes: via Ross | Necklaces: Old Navy
I know this is likely just a bump in the road and I’ll be fine. I just have to make it through another day. Another stinkin’ Monday.
You look adorable in the outfit. And I think we all have days sometimes even weeks like this. We just have to power through.
I love the details on the back of this top! So cute
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Oh Liberation Threads sounds awesome! I’ll have to check them out! And about that Monday? Play this on repeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii6kJaGiRaI
I had a meh Monday too!!
I love that top and love that it doesn’t really hug you in wrong ways. I’m so self concious of my mid section after my kids and I think that shirt would make me feel amazing. I realized one day that someone always has it worse than me. So try and find that positive light in your life sweetie!
Super cute top! I love anything stripes. Can’t go wrong. I have been wanting to check out Liberation threads.
You know something that has always stuck with me? I was once told when you’re doing what you love that you will never hate Mondays or think they are bad. It is so true! I love that shirt. The back is so cute on you! I haven’t visited your blog in awhile so please forgive me in the delay… Congratulations on your baby!
Ashley, I’m definitely not loving what I do and am working to make a change. Wish me luck. And thank you so much; he’s the light of my life for sure!