Monday, June 13, 2011

Manic Monday

Just another Manic Monday, wish it were Sunday, cuz that's my fun day! My I don't have to run day . . . 

Okay, those lyrics fit today on so many levels. The Hubs left this morning for a business trip, so I was on my own getting the kids out the door and THEN I'll be on my own tonight getting dinner fixed, baths done and kids down. Let me just say, I have the utmost respect for single moms! How in the world do you do it, day in and day out?

I rely on my guy so much each and every day. The other night he had to watch a very important wrestling match (his cousin was wrestling to make the World Team!) right smack in the middle of the kids' bedtime. I honestly barely made it through our bedtime routine with my sanity intact. We joked afterwards that I couldn't survive without him. And have no problem admitting it... I honestly couldn't! 
This is what I wore to church Sunday: 
Dress: Bealls (Bought for $15 during my Memorial Day shopping extravaganza)
Shoes: Target (a gift)
Cardigan: Target
Necklace: Premier Designs Jewelry


I absolutely love the print on this dress. And initially I thought I liked the shape of it.  But after wearing it for a little while, I realized that it's really not all that flattering on me. I kind of felt like a Stepford Wife, and as you can tell by how much I need my guy's help with the kids and dinner and stuff, Stepford Wife I am not!

18 comments:

Melissa said...

I think the retro shape of the dress is very flattering on you! Not to mention that it's trendy these days. And I also love the print! You look gorgeous!

I'm a single mom, but right now we're living with my parents so I get TONS of help from them. Once I pay my car off and have more money for a place of our own, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to handle it. And...I need to learn how to cook. I can burn water. No lie.

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Style Journey said...

That dress looks really great on you!. The retro look, in my opinion, looks flattering on everyone because of the cinched waist look.

I also agree that single moms need some major props! My husband works A LOT so sometimes I feel like a single mom, but I always know I can count on him when it gets down and dirty to help with the kids.

Mimi said...

I couldnt survive without my hubs either...love this dress on you . So girly and sweet;)

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Kish said...

I think this dress looks great on you! I agree with Melissa in that the shape is definitely in. Hey, you should call yourself Stepford Wife 2.0: New, Improved, and Hot!

I have to say, though, I would be beltin' that sucker to show your tiny waist! (Does it seem as though I'm always advocating belting things?) Hey! And if you don't have the right belt, what about a scarf...???!

Also....Amen for the husbands!

rlutz said...

Great dress...retro style with at great print...looks great on you!
I am not sure I could do it either with the two boys without the help of my hubby. when he went out of town for two days I nearly lost my mind!!

Lissa said...

Being a single mom is hard..but then again I only have one. If had 2..I would most certainly lose my sanity on a daily basis!
The dress looks fantastic on you!! :o)

Andrea said...

I know what you mean -- when I have to do bedtime alone it is a disaster!

oomph. said...

it's certainly challenging being a single mom of TWO, but you learn to just roll with it!

you look so great in these bright colors.

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Tara said...

First of all, I don't think this is Stepford Wife-ish at all, I think it's an awesome summer dress!

And as much as I give my husband a hard time about not doing anything around the house, he is beyond helpful with the nightly toddler wrangling, so I guess I should go easy on him :)

Meagan said...

That dress is so pretty! And thank God it's almost Tuesday! (that's a little better than Monday, right?)
-Meagan
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Megan Mae said...

Love the print of that dress! And I think the cut is flattering on you. It gives you a great hourglass shape. The colors are just gorgeous.

suzanne said...

the shape of that dress is universally flattering on everyone! you look lovely as always! you just need some blue heels to spice it up a bit ;)

-suzanne
awkwardly chic

Nav said...

first time on your blog. Glad to have found it, bec I am following! Yipppee

ok love the print of the dress, beautiful.

and....... the dress shape is GREAT on ya! Dont doubt it bec you look gorgeous! :)

xo Nav

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Monique said...

That dress is so pretty! The pattern is amazing!! xxxxx

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

hahaha I feel the same way, I tell my husband that bedtime is his job bythe time he gets home I am loosing my sanity

The Suburb Experiment said...

I don't see the "unflattering" part - I think you look great!

My husband has been away on business and it's been hard. It's easier that I'm not working this month, though. I'm more relaxed and so are the girls so - whew!

Jenn

Claire said...

you look so great! love the colorful dress! seriously i rely on my hubby a lot too. even if it's just for brushing one of the girls' teeth while i get the other one ready for bed. it's so nice that there are two of us to share the nighttime duties!

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Tsephe Letseja said...

That's a beautiful dress. Just one question. Were you flexing your calves in the second photo from the bottom? It's a good pose and your calves really do look amazing.