This outfit has beelined straight to the top of my favorite things to wear. Ever since getting these JCP dresses and Mak cardigans (via StitchFix!), I've been loving the play on colors. (See the last colorway with this dress HERE! And it's basically the exact same outfit as here... just a different dress. Whoops!) I feel like they're just the right colors to go together, despite how vivid they each are on their own. Am I totally crazy? haha I'm all about my personal uniform... a day dress, cardigan and wedges. You'd probably judge me if I told you how many times I've worn this exact outfit since photographing it... it's a little embarrassing!
Yesterday was Toby's orientation for Pre-K (like I mentioned) and it went really well. Today we're scheduled to take him in for his entrance exam, then he'll get placed in his class and we'll meet his teacher on Monday when he comes by our house. He'll go to school for 2 full days next week, then start full time on the 19th. I'll be out of town then, but at least I'll get to see him off for his first two days! I know he'll have already learned so much by the time I get back on 23rd. He's so so eager about school and it makes me so happy! This morning he sat in the chair in the living room and practiced writing all of his upper and lowercase letters because he wanted to show his teacher haha One of the harsh realities of parenting a school aged child: the early wake up call! I've always wanted to be a morning person, but I'm just not. I'm not! Well, now I have to be. Those 6:30am wake up times are going to haunt me every weekday from now until he's 16 (and I'm counting on him driving!) Phew. Surely I'll get used to it soon, right?! Maybe this will force us to have a more structured work schedule. Goodness knows we need it!
Today I'm going to be playing a little bit of catch up with emails, since I sort of let those go all last week in preparation for Toby's school stuff. I've also got a hefty load of sign orders to paint! Seriously, thank you to every single one of you who have ordered a sign from us... whether it was this month, last season, or last year. I get so much joy out of painting them and sending them home to their new owners. It's sort of the best job ever! I'm working on a few ready-made designs to share later this weekend and early next week, too. If you've be racking your brain trying to come up with something snazzy, maybe these will help inspire you.
If any of you are parents (or nannies/siblings/caretakers) of any toddler-aged children, hopefully you'll find tomorrow's post useful! I'm working on the finishing touches now, so let's hope I don't get too distracted by my house which totally needs to be picked up haha The curse of working from home!
Nicole by Nicole Miller dress via JCPenney
Mak cardigan via StitchFix
Belt from another dress
Mint ombre necklace c/o The Northern Sea
Purse via Ross
MIA Jukebox wedges