Laugh About It: Bandannas and Joggers

Happy Monday Babes!

As I sit and write this I am enjoying a little mama break down in Mexico. I am blessed to spend some time with a friend of 14 years here in this amazing place- relaxing, filling up on Vitamin D and reconnecting after my time abroad.  And while I have been here I have been reminded of the importance of not taking life too seriously… are there times and incidents where a serious mind set is warranted and needed- ABSOLUTELY…. but this week while I am away  I am focusing on not taking myself too seriously and enjoying the moment.

As a mother I tend to over analyze and over think almost every situation; from whether I brushed his teeth long enough to whether I fed him a balance nutritious diet (which I may have but he did not eat) to whether I am too overprotective or not protective enough… and sometimes (more often than not) these things do not matter.  Tomorrow he can brush his teeth a little bit longer, I will give him extra strawberries, will let him fall down and then make sure to give him extra kisses when he does.  But today I am going to let it all go and not take myself or the situation too seriously.  Sometimes a good old fashioned chuckle is the best way to handle the over analyzing, over stressing and overprotective nature I feel with Declan.

Let be serious- life is hilarious.

Too often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we do not see the everyday laughable moments.  Too often we focus so much on success and progress that we are unable to see the lighter side of life.  As driven, successful, accomplished humans there is a stigma that accompanies that- there is an expectation of consistent and utter maturity- there is an image to uphold.  As I get older (my birthday is next week) I am rethinking the image I portray, I am taking into account the unexpected and I am relishing in those awkward moments of immaturity and the unknown.  Friends- I am not perfect and to be honest at times I am down right laughable.

shop the look: joggers // tank // BANDANNA // sandals // purse <similar>

 

So… I decided to jump on the band wagon of the bandanna trend and I do NOT regret it.  I am loving the ability to spice up an outfit with a simple accessory like this bandanna.  I plan to, also, wear it in my hair or maybe wrapped around my wrist- it is that versatile! I am obviously obsessed with any pants that feel like pajamas or sweats and so these joggers were an immediate choice when I stumbled upon them at Gap.  I love that these joggers are light enough to wear in the summer but still good for a cool spring day.  These also come in other colors and styles and I would suggest you swoop up a pair ASAP.  This tank is under $15!  Shut the front door… $15.  Old Navy has been great for some of those simple staples you want to have for summer- I recently stocked up starting with this tank.

Would you believe me if I told you this purse was my Grandmothers?!?  Seriously, it was! I found it the other day when I was going through some old boxes and I immediately knew it would be the perfect compliment to this outfit.  I have very vivid memories, from when I was a young child, of my grandmother using this purse and I want to be believe she would be happy to know I am still using it today.  I have linked <here> and <here> a few similar straw bags to compliment any summer outfit!

the laughable truth

I act like a child, I skip and dance around the house to tween music, I make lame and obvious jokes, I love to sing in public and I am obsessed with kissing and hugging my son.  All things which do not uphold the image of maturity, stature or status… but each day I laugh.  I laugh at myself, with my son, with my friends, with my husband.. each day I giggle at the smallest things… and each day I find the humor in my life.  I embrace the fact that this is my life and I choose not to spend it caught up in images, stuffiness or expectations. I strive to spend it laughing, giggling and chuckling!

With Love,


36 thoughts on “Laugh About It: Bandannas and Joggers

  • Reply Claire May 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Love this post! Enjoy your trip and happy early birthday!!!

  • Reply Carrie Ostergard May 16, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Love this. Enjoy your vacation.

    • Reply pishtoposh May 16, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Carrie!
      A

  • Reply Sam Thorpe May 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Love your basket bag! Enjoy your vacation, and have a great week! xo Sam

    https://iamsamthorpe.com/

  • Reply twolookdazzling May 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

    This is such a cool and laid back outfit. The bag adds a nice touch and vibe to it!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Thanks! My grandmother had good taste!! Ha.
      A

  • Reply Jana May 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

    This is such a cute casual look! I love it! | http://www.janastyleblog.com | @jana_meister

  • Reply Anna May 16, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Love reading your post and I can so relate! Cute outfit too! XO ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt May 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Your straw bag is so cute, I love this casual look
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Reply Natalie May 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Maturity is overrated anyway. Love this post!

    http://www.nataliewashere.com

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 8:55 am

      My thoughts exactly, Natalie!
      A

  • Reply Nicole May 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    How exciting, Mexico! I hope you are having the best time. This look is everything, it’s casual and polished and love the whole grandmas bag how perfectly sweet is that!

  • Reply Mary Barham May 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    In LOVE with your outfit!!! It would be perfect for me with my two babies!! My preacher was just talking about the topic of laughing….. laughing at the hard moments… the easy moments…. and pretty much all moments

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 8:56 am

      This outfit is perfect for you Mary!!! I think being able to laugh has really helped me feel less anxious and more grounded!
      A

  • Reply Arushi Garg May 16, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Love your bag and watch look perfect.

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Thanks Arushi!
      A

  • Reply Maria May 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Great post and thanks for sharing your personal side. Bandanas and neckerchiefs are an awesome accessory, esp vintage finds. XO, M
    http://savvynista.com

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Maria- I would love to find a few vintage ones… need to keep my eyes out for some.
      A

  • Reply Monika May 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Great casual look! I love the fit of your pants!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Monika- they are super comfortable also!
      A

  • Reply Shannon | Mom Without Labels May 16, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    You are the cutest thing ever! I’m so jealous of your trip and am glad your jumped back on the bandana bandwagon!

  • Reply Angela Kim May 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Love the casual look, especially the sandals and the bag! That bandana is a nice touch. 😉

  • Reply tineke - workingmommyabroad May 16, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    That sounds like heaven! And love your style girl!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Thanks lady! Just keeping it casual and easy to wear.
      A

  • Reply Priscilla Barton May 17, 2017 at 12:13 am

    It’s very subtle with this outfit. Good job!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Priscilla- Thank you so much.
      A

  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood May 17, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I’m so in love with that bag! It’s so cute and different.

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Morgan- I was so excited to see it when we were going through old boxes!
      A

  • Reply Angel May 17, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Love how effortless this looks

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

      That is so sweet Angel-
      A

  • Reply Joanna May 17, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I love the jogger trend! You get to look cute and trendy while wearing comfy clothing… finally!!!:)

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:02 am

      I know right Joanna!!!! Its a step up from athleisure but not too formal!
      A

  • Reply Amanda May 18, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I love that this look is comfortable while also looking put together. Truly a perfect summer look! And I totally agree with you–it’s always better to laugh at yourself ; )

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Amanda- laughter has been such a great thing for me and our family!
      A

  • Reply Meghan June 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Love these! I want this color and not the indigo! Make them bring them back. 🙂

  • Reply Meghan June 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Love these!

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