Mommin’ Ain’t Easy

Celebrating Mother’s Day over the weekend brought me to reflect on my journey as a mom.  It has not been easy.  In fact, it has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  From sleepless nights to struggles within my marriage, to almost 2 years later trying to potty train & control my toddler’s tantrums…did I say this hasn’t been easy?!

But with struggle comes reward.  We have the most adventurous, full of life, loving, funny as hell little man.  Before our son arrived, my husband & I would see parents with frustration on their faces glare at their children while their kids did cute, witty things.  We couldn’t understand why they weren’t laughing or at least smiling at their mischiefs.

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It was then we told ourselves we would cherish those little moments, laugh more than we yelled and encourage our son to be bold.  Even through the sleepless nights & frustrating days of reasoning with a toddler I find myself constantly laughing at his shenanigans.  Our little comedian brings a smile to my face every day.

We are so blessed to have such a healthy, energetic son in our lives.  He has taught us to be patient, communicate better and not to sweat the small stuff.

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#OOTD – Split Back Blouse

Last night I had the opportunity to attend a banquet for my Mom’s Club.  I know what you’re thinking…Mom’s Club?  But, joining this group was one of the best decisions I made after having my son.  Not only do we have play dates, share advice & go on field trips, but we also have fun “mom only” get togethers.  Our banquet last night consisted of dinner & drinks at a local Italian restaurant.  The spread was fantastic, the wine was overpoured & the conversation was hilarious; I love these women!

I hate to say this out loud in fear of jinxing myself, but I think spring has finally sprung in Pittsburgh!  The sun was shining a warm 70 degrees yesterday making it the perfect day to wear my new split-back blouse.  I was waiting for warm weather to showcase this style since layering a jacket on top would defeat the purpose of the split-back.

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I decided to pair this bold blouse with a dark wash flare denim and my Tory accessories.  I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love mixing casual or trendy styles with classic pieces such as my Tory Burch wedges & handbag.  I added a bold lipstick that matched the pink hue of the blouse making this outfit that much more playful!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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New Spring Staple – Denim Jacket

I have been on the hunt for the perfect denim jacket for quite some time.  The jackets I find are either too long, too tight in the shoulders or just not what I’m looking for.  The other day after dinner my husband & I decided to run into Old Navy to pick up some sweatpants for our little nugget.  He’s going through yet another growth spurt and is constantly making messes; Old Navy is the perfect place to pick up pants he’ll likely only wear a few times.

While perusing the aisles, what did I find?  Non-other than the perfect denim jacket!  Who would’ve thought?!  This jacket was the right shade, the right fit and on sale for under $30.  Win-win-win!

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Yesterday I incorporated the jacket into my wardrobe by pairing it with a basic black legging and a graphic tee, which I also picked up at Old Navy for $10.  I love mixing casual pieces with chic essentials such as my Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats and Chloe + Isabel Statement Necklace.

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The weather in Pittsburgh has been anything but dress-appropriate lately.  I cannot wait for the sun to make an appearance so I can layer this jacket over a maxi dress or jumpsuit!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx