Fashion

Sundays: Graphic Tanks & Distressed Denim

 

Happy Wednesday- not to be confused with the title of this post.. it is not Sunday.  It is still only Wednesday.

In effort to continue to be authentic and organic in this space I wanted to share a little about my life, here in Denver, as the wife of a husband who travels 100% of the time.  When I say he travels 100% I mean he leaves on Sunday night and returns either Thursday night or Friday. On a good week Brendan spends three nights sleeping at home.  As a consultant his job is dictated by the client… not his family.

Each Sunday I say goodbye to my favorite person. I get asked A LOT how I am handling having Brendan travel all the time and to be honest I am doing okay… but I miss him.  Sundays are my least favorite day of the week.  This lady lives for Thursday and Friday. While Brendan is gone, I go on about my everyday life—I a mother and toddlers are high demand—but my mind is perpetually on him and what he is doing… but in my heart, I’m okay with our situation.  I am blessed and fortunate enough to stay home with Declan, to write a blog and pursue my passions and for those reasons I am thankful for Brendan’s job.  In any relationship, each person has to learn to give a little and take a little and luckily we have found that perfect balance.  Believe it or not this travel gig is not all bad; Brendan has learned the balance of work and family, I have deepened my love and appreciation for him; I value and cherish our time together; I am more thoughtful in my conversations and intentional with our time. And you know what…??? Declan gets a lot of one on one attention from both of us and I cannot see any downside to that.

Photos: Zoey Grace Photography 

shop the look: denim // tank // cardigan // necklace // tote// mules 

So, I love these distressed denim jeans and I love this graphic tank… obviously! I know you have seen these distressed denim in a few other posts <here> and <here> but I love them that much.  It is my goal to keep denim under $100 and these babies not only meet that criteria but they also have some really good distressing and I love how easy they are to wear with ANYTHING.  This graphic tank was a sweet Target find and for only $12 I swooped it up ASAP.  Plus it fit perfectly with the theme of this post and so I felt it was a match made in heaven.  I will also pair this graphic tank with a lace bralette and denim shorts as the weather gets warmer.  The graphic tee craze is a real thing and I feel like I finally found one I love.

LADIES!!!! Another fabulous statement necklace coming your way!!!  This one is, also, a Target find! You know how much I love a good statement necklace and I can’t help but swoon all over this one!  This duster length cardigan first appeared <here> in my Easter post but I literally wear it so often that it is only fitting it shows up again.  It is currently on sale for $25 and it is a must have for spring and summer-I promise you will get a lot of wear out of it.  These slip on mules are getting a lot of wear now that the weather is consistently warmer.  I have linked a few pairs in a lower price range.

the truth in his travel

Declan and I have a routine and in all honesty our weekdays fly by while we wait for Dad to return. In the last two and half months I have learned that I depend on Declan just as much as he depends on me.  The weekends have become the most important days and our focus to spend time as a family is of up-most importance.  Brendan is an AMAZING father and his travel will never change that. Does it get lonely???  Yes, of course it does. However,  at the end of the day I would not give back my personal growth as a mother and a wife for anything and therefore I would not give back his travel; it has taught me as much as it has taught him.  I am strong and I can do this.  But Sunday… I wish you were Thursday

With Love,

 

 

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30 Comments

  • Claire

    So glad everything is going well!! This makes me miss you and target ?xoxo

    April 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Lets make a swap- I’ll send you some Target stuff and you send me some Waitrose stuff… yes?!?
      A

      April 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm Reply
      • Claire

        You mean those M&S cookies?

        April 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • Emily

    Love the honesty in this post! That has to be hard- I can’t imagine it. My husband travels a little bit for his job, but never much and never for long. It sounds like you’ve got the best mindset you could have for that position! Love those jeans, and this post makes me wish I had a target close by!
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

    April 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Everyday I am learning more, Emily. Sometimes are really good and some are a little bit harder. Thanks for stopping by!
      A

      April 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply
  • Court

    I have this shirt!! Although I haven’t paired it with fancy shoes or a statement necklace. 😉

    April 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Well I am so glad I could inspire you to the next time you wear it… because I know the next you put it on you will think of me!!
      A

      April 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm Reply
  • Gisel

    Definitely looking forward to sunday with that cute tee!

    Gisel | http://www.mintandthrift.com

    April 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Ha! If only Sundays were my favorite… the tee is a bit of a false statement! Ha.
      A

      April 19, 2017 at 7:34 pm Reply
  • Jannine Pampu

    Cute outfit! I would have never paired that necklace with that shirt, but I really like the look.
    It’s also nice to hear about young women/wives/mothers in their everyday lives. Thank you for giving your perspective. I’ve been feeling a little overwhelemed with balancing work and my relationship and it may help to take a similar approach where I may work late some nights, but leave Friday – Sunday just for us <3
    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

    April 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Jannine- thank you for your comments. You are exactly who I am hoping to inspire- the real everyday women who feel they are stretched thin!! I hope you find balance!
      A

      April 19, 2017 at 7:35 pm Reply
  • Jennifer

    Such a cute and casual outfit! I love your tote bag!
    http://www.petiteandhungry.com

    April 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Jennifer- I am loving totes these daysA

      April 19, 2017 at 7:34 pm Reply
  • Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    Love this top! You look so elegant 🙂

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    April 19, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • Laura Mitbrodt

    I love this casual look, your top is so cute
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    April 20, 2017 at 1:11 am Reply
  • Emily Soto

    Such a great post! Thanks for sharing your heart!

    April 20, 2017 at 6:57 am Reply
  • Jessica Peresta

    This is my absolute favorite outfit. I love my distressed denim and swear my friends think it is the only pair of jeans I own. Ha!

    April 20, 2017 at 8:24 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Jessica- I am pretty sure my friends are starting to feel the same! It almost time to find the perfect distressed denim shorts!!!
      A

      April 21, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Amber Battishill

    Love this look and that tee! I can’t imagine how tough it must be to be solo parenting so much. I bet those days feel so good when you have your whole family together.

    April 20, 2017 at 11:08 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      You are so right Amber- the days when we are all home are so great and it really makes it all worth it!
      A

      April 21, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Belle

    That is such a cute and comfy look! Love the distressed denim!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    April 20, 2017 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Sara

    I need to add this to my “I would Definitely Probably Wear This” Pinterest board. Thanks for the inspiration.

    April 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Sara- thanks girl!! I love inspiring others so thanks for stopping by.
      A

      April 21, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Jessica

    Wow! I can’t imagine being without your spouse that long. You are amazing and have a great attitude about it. I love the outfit, very Colorado. I’m a Colorado native 🙂

    April 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Jessica- Where is Colorado are you from???
      A

      April 21, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    That tank top looks so comfortable!

    April 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Vicki- it is kind of like wearing pajamas!!
      A

      April 21, 2017 at 10:15 am Reply
  • Debbie Savage

    I love this look! It is stylish and comfy — the perfect combination!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    April 21, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply
  • Danielle

    Wow you are strong! But that shirt is so cute. I’m loving all the graphic tees!

    April 21, 2017 at 3:35 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Danielle- when faced with no other choices it is amazing what we can accomplish!
      A

      April 21, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

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