I’ve really been trying to find time to breathe lately. I don’t know if Molly has gotten to an age where she’s keeping me extra busy or if I’m just taking on more projects than I should, but lately I just feel so overwhelmed. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with the fact that we sold our house (we are currently renting it back from the new owners) and waiting for our new house to finish being built so we can actually close on our loan and move in. I think it’s all just a lot of stress. So yesterday Kevin told me to take some time for myself. Seriously, how did I get so lucky? He always makes sure I get time for myself when I need it. And he is usually the one to notice that I need some “me time” before I even notice and ask for it.
So what did I do? Well, I got dressed and did my hair and make up to start. I always feel better and more like myself when I get ready for the day. Then I got dressed in a cute, but comfortable outfit (my flat boots were so key because they aren’t only cute but so comfy for walking and I did a lot of walking), and went to a small town far outside of the city and walked around. It was so nice just to walk around with no responsibilities. I didn’t check email, I didn’t check Instagram (ok I posted a couple Insta stories but that’s it!) and I just let myself breathe.
I think we all need to give ourselves these moments in life. Moments where we shut out all the business and noise in the world and just be. I’m so grateful I got a chance to do that yesterday because I feel totally recharged today! Which is a really good thing because I’m co-hosting Home & Family today and need to bring my A game. (It airs Monday FYI) And a huge thank you to my dear friend Ashley who met me while I was out for lunch and took these beautiful photos. I love that I can always count on you Ash!
Real quick outfit details. The white lace top I’m wearing is so beautiful. It’s really easy to dress it up or down depending on where you wear it. I obviously dressed it down in this look. It’s actually on sale right now for 40% off HERE. But it’s only left in limited sizes so if you really love it you can buy it HERE also.
I love the super dark wash of my jeans and that they’re true high-wasited jeans. And my backpack was just perfect to put the flowers in that I got while I was out (a lady was selling them on the side of the road!), which came in handy on my long walk so I didn’t have to carry them. And last but not least are my boots. A comfortable pair of flat boots is essential to have for the Fall and Winter months. I really love the quality of these boots by Sole Society. And the neutral color goes with everything.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for today. What do you guys do when you need to recharge? I definitely need to do days like this at least once a month and would love ideas from all of you on what you do to relax, reset, and recharge. Luv you guys!