Thursday, November 8, 2012

What I Wore (Or I Ate Dinner Without Getting Up From the Table a Million Times)

 
This is what I wore to go to dinner with a girlfriend the other night. Just us. No kids. So you know what that means...we actually put our food into our mouths, chewed it, swallowed it, and our behinds didn't leave our chairs once. No one asked for more juice, or a napkin, or needed a nose wiped, or spilled anything. Every once in a while, it's good just to be able to sit and eat. I'm not asking to do it every single day, because I know that this season of having littles will be over long before I want it to be, but sometimes, a mama just needs to BE.
 
Every single item in this outfit is at least 2 years old, and it all came from NY&Co. I used to shop there all the time, and they had such great sales that I'd rarely pay more than $10 for anything, and usually I'd pay much less than that. When we moved to TX, I don't know what happened...I don't know if they switched buyers or what, but I hardly find anything cute there anymore, and the sales are not fabulous.
 
Which brings me to another thought. Since I decided to do more "What I Wore" blogging, and reading other blogs written by women who are doing the same thing, I've noticed that I feel a lot less contented and a lot more dissatisfied with what I already have or with what I have available to me. I'll see what another writer is wearing and think, "Oh, I need one of those!" This is not good.
 
This is a big part of why our country is in such a mess. We're such envious and jealous people, always looking for the next, newest, shiniest thing to distract our attention away from what really matters; we are always on a quest to fill a giant gaping hole of WANT. Not need, just WANT.
 
I like pretty things. I think most of us do, right? But liking pretty things, for me, can easily turn into focusing on wanting MORE pretty things, which can easily turn into resentment that I am not in a position to OBTAIN all the pretty things that I want. Not ok.
 
So I need to turn my attention back to being happy and contented with the life I have, because it's the life I'm supposed to have. I can and will choose joy.
 
 
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15 comments:

  1. Love this post! Couldn't agree more!

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  2. Love that pretty pink! I totally agree with you. Although I style blog, I've definitely made an attempt to only post 2-3 outfits a week so I don't feel like I have to constantly have something new for the blog. It helps me feel better about my closet, for sure! :-)

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    1. Thanks! I think limiting the posts might be a good plan for me, too.

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  3. I love the layers and that pink top is absolutely lovely! I have to agree that style blogging can add pressure - too many shopping trips, too many outfits, too much time thinking about what you're wearing. I try to slow myself done on outfit posts and blogging as a whole. It does create a balance and keep a gal content. It's suppose to be a fun thing, after all!

    Thank you so much for linking up for Thrifter Thursday! :)

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting! I enjoy your parties and your blog!

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  4. Cute blog! I love your bright layering. And I agree, it's hard to not feel pressured sometimes to have new things! Thanks for reminding us what's more important:)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I'm going to pop over and visit you in a bit myself. :)

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  5. So true! This is such a great reminder. Plus your outfit is super cute from an outsider's perspective :) I'm so glad I found you through Erika's link up!

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  6. Nice outfit! what a treat to have dinner with a friend. No kids!

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    1. Right???? It's nice to have a break sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. This is so cute! Love the sweater!

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  8. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see some of your great ideas again this week on 'Or so she says ...' www.oneshetwoshe.com

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