White Babydoll Top + Current Thoughts

August 10, 2017


It’s been a crazy week! I feel like I haven’t been posting as much to Instagram lately because I’ve been so consumed by this move. Wow has it been overwhelming, especially with Augustine. Sharing some of what’s been going through my head the past several days.

loving this boat hat with any outfit this summer - M Loves M @marmar

This outfit has been one of my faves lately though. I LOVE this babydoll top {the detail is even prettier in person!} and paired with these affordable jeans {under $100} and my mules, it’s such an easy look!

I mean this detail… I love!

top . jeans  {under $100} . mules  {you all know I love these!} . old hat from J.Crew {similar style} . bag {one of my favorite NSale purchases}. earrings . watch {more affordable option} . bracelet . sunglasseslipstick in Racy Reveal .



  • MOVING – They say moving is one of the most stressful life events, and it’s so true. I don’t know how some people do it with kids that are walking/running around, not to mention multiple kids. It’s been tough for us. There is stuff everywhere so Augustine wants to get into it all, and only one of us can unpack at a time. Unfortunately, I have a feeling we’ll be living in boxes for awhile. My hope though is to get the downstairs all together, and baby-proofed, as soon as possible. Maybe by this weekend?? But besides the process of unboxing, we’re also settling into a new neighborhood and a new town. It feels like a big change for us but I’m loving it so far. I can’t wait to explore and find our new favorite spots. Although what were the first 5 businesses I looked up? Target, Trader Joes, Peet’s Coffee, Mendocino Farms & Anthropologie. Yep, those are my priorities!


  • GETTING IN SHAPE – I mentioned this in my post on Monday, but I’m really feeling a need to get back into shape. While I do have some baby weight to lose, I also think working out would make me feel a lot better and give me more energy. The question is, how the heck do I fit this in?! Which brings me to my next thought:


  • STRUGGLING FOR ME TIME- I really wish there were more hours in the day. While it seems like 24 hours is a lot, my life is 100% about Augustine. When I’m not with him, I’m usually working, or taking care of basic life tasks like cooking/eating/showering. I need to figure out a way to find more balance in my life so that I can fit in my mom role with work, time for Matthew, and very importantly, time for myself. It’s such a struggle and I feel like I’m always looking for advice/tips on this topic. If any of you have suggestions for finding balance or fitting in me time, I’m all ears!


  • REALIZING MY LIMITATIONS- Over the past few months, I’ve fallen back in love with blogging. I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t had the same amount of time that I had for it before Augustine, but I rediscovered how much I love it. I’m constantly brainstorming post ideas, and thinking of functions to add to my site {have you checked out the Main Menu Dropdowns??}, and looking forward to connecting with you all through emails and messages. The too bad part is that I don’t physically have the time to do all these things I want to do. It can be frustrating because at 11 am I’ll have this great idea for a post, but by the time I get Augustine down for sleep it’s 8 pm and I’m starving for dinner, haven’t caught up with Matthew, and the energy disappears. I end up staying late working on the tasks I have to work on, that  I don’t have as much time to put towards these other things. I have to understand my limitations and figure out a way to make it work. Maybe that means I cut back to 3 posts a week so I can give myself more time to devote to these other things, or even just to have a night off to enjoy dinner with Matthew and get to bed before 1 am. I’m definitely struggling with learning to say no, but that’s a whole other story.


  • MISSING FRIENDS THAT HAVE MOVED- Not only have I moved cities but so have two of my best friends. Lizzie moved to Philadelphia and Hanna moved to Houston. Both these girls are a part of my life line and it makes me sad knowing that they’re not just a quick drive away. We’re in separate time zones even! We used to have our monthly girls dinners so now we’re planning on monthly Skype hangout nights. It’s still so important for us to make the time to “see” each other.

Anyway, those are the things that are on my mind this Thursday. I hope you all are having such a great day and thanks for stopping by. If you ever have any thoughts or feedback for me, please leave it below!


photos by Kara Coleen