Blazer and dress: Thrifted; Boots: hand-me-down Nordstroms from mom; Hat: handmade by me
Outfit post! The first in … two months? Yeah. I’ve been wearing things I’m proud of for quite a while, just not taking pictures. Anyway, I wore this grocery shopping (the little one stayed at home with grandpa), and I felt pretty good about it. These are morning-after photos, hence the wrinkles.
I’ve been debating with myself on how I should dress. There is a lot of pressure (only from me thus far) to dress like a mom, whatever that means. And I don’t feel like I look like “a mom” in these pictures. The skirt’s too short, I should be wearing pants – it’s too young. Or something. I don’t know. Anyway, I’ve decided that if the outfit is practical and lends itself to the daily chores of motherhood, and I also feel like myself in it, that’s what I should be wearing. The end. And for now I still feel like myself in too-short skirts, vintage boots, and silly hipster jackets.
As for Grady, today she’s sporting a pink onesie, pink checkered pants, and a fuzzy blanket. As I type she’s asleep in her vibrating bouncer. She’s such a lovely baby, but yesterday was a bit traumatic. She got scared three separate times, and that throws her whole day off. Poor girl. But in general she’s a happy baby.
I think this is the first picture I’ve seen of myself standing up holding her, like I so often do. Yeah, I don’t look like a mom. But nevertheless I think I’m doing a good job. Also, that creepy pencil portrait behind me is of my dad. It reminds me of Dorian Gray and I don’t like it. One half of his face looks like him ten years ago, the other half ten years from now. I mean, the artist did a great job. It’s really really well done. Just a bit creepy.
I could say that I’m including this picture to show off the cute print of the dress (this is about as much print as I do), but really it’s just to show off the cute naked baby. And my boob, which is large and awesome. And life-giving and deserving of respect, just so we’re clear. But also large and awesome.