Oh man have I been on the blink... I know you probably can't tell from where you sit, but the past two days (or two years... depending on how bad the day is) I have been having major "what am I doing with my life?" spasms. Basically this blog and my kids are my life right now. And while the kids are a good and noble cause - the thought of spending every waking moment with them this summer has me shaking in my flip flops. Conversely, this lil' here blog is fantastical... but sometimes I'm like "really, a blog Jill, that's the best you can do?" (Harsh, I know.) So I dream of going back to work full time and then immediately feel guilt knowing all that my kids and husband would have to go through for me to achieve this "career" drive (not even to mention that the blog would pop like a bubble on a windy day if I went back to work) that I have and then pretty much I melt into a big fat mess. This is probably WAY more than you all want to know, but heck, I'm human.
Also, it makes me want to wear yoga pants everyday. And if you know me, then you may know that something is a leeeeetle off (or a lot). Also, I eat a lot of Jujyfruits during these times... (again, NOT good)
Whew, but I'm okay. Really. I have these meltdowns and then I remember that life is good, I have an amazing life (and blog) and that I am blessed every day. Even on the super hard days.
Any way, enough of my sob story. How about this outfit? I've gone and cut off a pair of jeans - and I like them!
Last year I remember a JCrew shot with a gal in a blazer and jean shorts and thought: must recreate. I'll be honest... the thought did cross my mind to photoshop some skinnier legs on. But I didn't. Oh well. Again, human here!
So anyway, the shorts... these are my old "painting" jeans. The hole in the knee was crazy big and I thought - I sure would like a pair of new shorts without spending money - and since I'm not much into crime, I had to scrounge my own closet. Voila!
I say, why pay $25, $35 or $50+ dollars for jean shorts this summer... find some old ones that need a new life!
Jeans (now shorts), Gap (similar)
Blazer, Gap (similar, similar)
Top, JCrew (similar)
Necklace, Forever 21