Tank – Target
Cardigan – Gap
Pants – Funktional
Shoes – 80%20
Necklace – Aldo (4 years ago, bought this on Easter)
Due to a Bart strike and a series of events, my hair is now 3 weeks overdue for a cut. I’m trying to just embrace it and channel Ghostbusters Annie Potts, but some days it’s easier than others. I bought these pants as part of an effort to try new things, and and they are amazing. I love silk, and these are beautifully made, plus I feel like I’m getting away with something when I wear anything with a drawstring waist. I feel like this outfit turned out really fun and pulled together in a way I didn’t expect, and I’m always pleasantly surprised when that happens.
I’ve got a lot of big changes going on right now- my nine year old came to live with us a few weeks ago (but has been on vacation and will be back this weekend) and I’m perpetually trying to figure out how to manage the juggling act of work and school. My partner in crime and life has been traveling for work and working long hours for most of the year, and it’s been a huge change to go back to trying to take care of things all by myself, and I’ll admit that the results have been mixed. I’ve been more successful in some areas than others. I did make the dean’s list again in the spring! I also am a few months in of taking medication for the extreme anxiety I’ve been living with my whole life. It’s been a really great decision, and has me doing things like driving our car again, and able to handle little stresses without breaking down. It’s still been a lot of adjustment, and I’m trying to keep that in mind when I get frustrated that I’m not magically a superhero.
I am inching ever closer to my 35th birthday, and it has kind of thrown me off how much this birthday has seemed like a big one. 30 didn’t bother me the littlest bit, and it’s not like 35 is bothering me, so much as making me feel like I should be a REAL ADULT at this point. In many ways I am, an in many ways I just don’t know if I’ll ever be, and maybe that’s actually okay. So, in honor of my 35th birthday, I am getting a ridiculous tattoo that I’ve been very excited about for quite some time. Here’s to getting older and loving who you are!