Tuesday, May 14, 2013

30x30 Looks 7-12

A couple of things to start: My head looks weird in a lot of these pictures.  I swear its not that pointy.
Second, if you're as observant as my high school students were you might wonder why I don't wear a wedding ring (They thought I was divorced).  Basically, it doesn't fit and even when it does (some days I guess my fingers are less swollen??) it's too big and scratches Axel and Olivia. 

DAY 7-Tuesday
I picked four skirts/dresses so I would have plenty of church options, but the only skirt I will wear on a non-Sunday is a maxi.  I spend so much time sitting on the floor changing diapers that I can't worry about modesty!  This is one I don't think I would have put together if it wasn't for this challenge.  Sadly, I didn't put any flip flops in my 30 items and that's what this outfit really needed.

And the best picture doesn't show my shoes, but I'm wearing the black heels.  


DAY 8-Wednesday
Wednesday was our Mother's Day dinner with Adam's family.  We went out to dinner at Brio and Olivia got a babysitter (which is pretty much her favorite thing ever!) This is my take on a chambray shirt.  It's really just a light blue broadcloth, but sometimes you gotta use what you got. 


DAY 9- Thursday
Olivia and I went to a Mother Daughter picnic at church.  In my mind it was going to be such a sweet bonding time.  In reality it was me chasing her around a larger area than normal, with more stuff for her to break/trip over/people for her to annoy.  I came home exhausted and Axel had cried almost the whole time I was gone (poor Adam!) and Adam was sick (see told, ya, poor Adam!).  But even so he took my picture.  So sweet.

And just because she's so dang cute, here she is all dressed for our outing.


DAY 10-Friday
 Adam got really sick in the night so he was home.  In the afternoon I went shopping with my two kids for Mother's Day gifts (sorry I wasn't on the ball enough to give you your present while you were in town mom!)

I was joking around while we took these, and sadly this is the best one!  So I probably wont wear this together again because it wasn't very flattering on me.


DAY 11- Saturday
 Adam took Olivia to get our Bountiful Basket in the morning and then decided to take her to play with some cousins.  I got a LOT done.  I don't know if it was my "meds" kicking in (I take vitamin D to deal with my PPD.  I've forgotten to take it for a while, but when I remember it makes a HUGE difference) or if it was Olivia being out of the way (probably both).  After they got home and Olivia had lunch and a nap we went to the park and then dinner and shopping at IKEA.  After I got my kid to bed (we each take one) I went grocery shopping ALONE.  It was pretty much my perfect day, which totally took the pressure off Mother's Day!  We took this picture after all of that, so I'm looking a little hot and sweaty, but it was worth it.


DAY 12- Sunday
Happy Mother's Day!  Axel woke me at 6:15, and thanks to him being exclusively nursed, Adam had no choice but to continue sleeping and letting me care for him :)  But he made me yummy Swedish pancakes before church.  After church I made dinner for his mom, who has no daughters so the only time she's had someone make her dinner on Mother's Day is when I do it.

This dress is from my honeymoon in Fiji.  It is seriously sooooo comfortable.  

And this picture to show you what my head really looks like.   Less pointy.


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20 comments:

  1. You look great! Love all the little stories about your day. It shows how you're incorporating your outfits into your normal days!

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    1. Thanks! I'm nothing if not a talker!

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  2. Day ten is so cute! And I love that teal belt on day nine. And your darling little girl.

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to love day 10, well I actually do really love it, but that top shows off the worst part of my postpartum belly, so hopefully I can wear it more once I've shaped up!

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  3. You look really pretty and skinny in day 9!! I really like that outfit!

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    1. Thanks mom! That's my favorite from the week for sure.

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  4. LOVE Day 12, it seems we all wore dresses on Mother's Day! I also love Day 9, your hair is so cute with the french braided bangs and I love the belt with the outfit!

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was going to be an out door picnic and I did not want my hair blowing in my face. It was actually indoors, but it was fun to do something I don't usually do with my hair :)

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  5. Love day 10,11 and 12! I know you said day 10 was unflattering, but the color combo looks great!! Great idea for pairing a shirt under the Day 12 dress!! It gives it a different, fancier look. and the belt is awesome!!

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    1. Thanks! With two babies I can't just wear a strapless dress without the worry of someone pulling on my dress and pulling it down! :)

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  6. You're too cute. I can TOTALLY relate to your Mother's Day picnic with Olivia. Things go way different in my head than they do in reality with a toddler. :/

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    1. And then it's the moments you didn't plan that end up being the sweetest!

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  7. I LOVE your Fiji dress! Great job this week Kimberly!!

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    1. Thank you! I love it too, but hardly ever wear it. I hope this challenge will inspire me to wear it more :)

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  8. Love day 11! It's casual but still super cute and comfy....my favorite style! Keep up the great work :-)
    I have a teething 11 month old (she JUST got her first tooth last week!) She's normally the happiest kid you've ever met, but she's been having a few days where she needs/wants mama ALL DAY LONG. Translation: it's was hard to even get myself pulled together before noon some days! Love that you include your everyday doings with your pics....I'm all for keeping it real!

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    1. Wow, she's a late teether! You've been enjoying some great baby time with out that! My girl got her first teeth around ten months. I hope she gets feeling better soon!

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  9. Cute outfits! I super love your Day 8 outfit and I like how you used the shirt as a layering piece rather than just buttoning it up as a shirt! Great job!

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    1. Oh thank you! The truth is I couldn't button that shirt if I wanted, so layering was always the plan. Haha!

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