Mom Fashion: Roman Dress and Espadrille Sandals
- May 27, 2015
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello my dears. If you’ve been following my blog lately, you might have caught on that my new home away from home is the Apple Store. My computer — aka my lifeline — has been teetering on the verge of collapse. We’ve stripped off the data (my Vlogs, gulp!), the operating system, loaded everything back on, and then had to do the whole thing again.
After a LONG weekend of a marathon soccer tournament and no “me time”, so to speak, Tuesday meant Apple Store day again. I needed something cool, comfortable, yet fun enough to lift my spirits since, frankly, I was in a BAD MOOD!
Out of the back of my closet appeared this super early Old Navy dress. Done. Then I fished out a three year old pair of espadrille wedge sandals that tie around the ankle. Done. I draped around my neck my Helen Ficalora necklace with a initial charm for each of my chitlins, which lifts my spirits. Done.
My bag? A new Thule computer case with exterior pockets and can double serve as computer carrier and hand bag. Light, sporty and practical. Why carry two bags when a blogging mom only needs one. Done.
Since, as said, I was feeling exhausted, depleted and just stressed, I tried to get a bit whimsical with my hair. Finding fun and easy hairstyles for long hair isn’t easy, and washing my hair and blowing it out — something I did daily in my 20’s — is a once or twice a week kind of thing now. I did that after drop off and then picked a thin piece and picked two thin pieces and wound them into a twist with some bobby pins.
As I sat down with Rob at the Apple Store, he exclaimed “love your hair.” A nice lady said the same thing. My day started to take a turn for the better. We found an additional back up drive with my shows, which meant that I could reimport them onto my now reinvigorated computer. My day continued to turn around for the better.
If you’re feeling low, down, bored, tired and just picky, try a small simple little twist like this to up your spirits and change your day. It worked for me, and could for you too, my dears.
Whatever works, right? Make yourself happy and the people around you will feel it too! We all need a little whimsy in our lives.
Sending love from the city today.
Love, Melissa xoxoxo