ballooning into the week

Jun 26, 2017

Summer tops and shorts
Hello friends!! How was your weekend? I have to say we had a good one. Even if we did nothing but stare a paint dry, it would have been good because we were finally all back together. Chris was gone for a little over three weeks, and it kind of felt like an eternity. There is no need to tell me it could be worse....we have done much much longer. But it seems as the kids get older it gets just a little bit harder, in terms of them realizing just how long he has been gone, or how long it has been since we talked to him. 

My goal this go around was pretty much to just jam pack the kids' schedule with activities, which was great to pass the time, but then of course they wanted Chris there to watch them do various things. And I know it just kills Chris to miss stuff like this....but that is just the nature of the beast right? 
Gingham shorts
Cute gingham outfits
top: shein (sold out, similar here and here) // shorts: old navy (old, love these ones and they are on mega sale!!) // clutch: j.crew // shoes: anthropologie 

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw my little boomerang video of me running out of the house after Chris' arrival home. 23 days with not even a pee break to myself had me longing for a little silence. So I took myself out to dinner. It was Chris' idea, and he stayed home listening to an overwhelming amount of stories, some which included how "crazy mom is". 
Off the shoulder white tops
Off the shoulder outfits
So after many uninterrupted bathroom breaks over the weekend, I am ready to take these balloon sleeves into a new week! Well, kind of ready. I wouldn't mind if the week decided to hurry right along, and if the projected forecast didn't include so much rain! It always comes back to weather doesn't it? 

I hope your Monday is as good as it gets folks!


  1. Glad everyone is back together and had to LOL at you leaving when your husband got back!! As usual loving that fun top - it's so different!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love this outfit! Those shoes are amazing and I love the sleeves on your top! And I feel you on the rain, so over it! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Glad Chris is back home. Super fun outfit.

  4. So happy you guys are back together!!! And that top is so good 😍

  5. I just love that shirt! I wish I could pull something that chic off! Glad Chris is home and you all are's hard doing things apart!

  6. You're a Wonder Woman for sure!!! It's so much harder with the separation when the kids are cognizant of it and asking questions. Doesn't make it easier on the mamas. Well done!

  7. Yay for him being back!!! It's always nice to get some alone time haha.

  8. Love this shirt,so chick and so fresh

  9. Those shorts are perfect!! And I'd love to get a closer look at those shoes, they look lovely!

  10. Cute outfit! Glad you got a little me time! Thanks for joining in on the link up today!


  11. What a cute top!! I love it paired with those shorts! :)

    Katherine |

  12. Awww sounds like it's good that he's back. I couldn't imagine my hubby being gone for two week. Hope you enjoy more time to yourself!

  13. What a lovely top! I think there are so many interesting white tops out there.. i need a few. Love the mixed prints with your shorts and shoes.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx



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