With kids, the saying couldn’t be more true – the days are long but the years are short. There’s nothing like a health scare with your child to remind you of your priorities in life. A few days ago Adam was sent for an EKG and a Holter monitor after his doctor noticed he had an irregular heartbeat. Thankfully, we just learned the EKG was normal and we are still waiting for the other results but it is likely that will be normal too. Thanks so much for all of the well wishes on snapchat, it meant the world!
As a result I’ve been more acutely aware of the impermanence of all things, especially that of childhood. Visiting New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina only enhanced my awareness of this. I’ve realized it is totally okay to skip a few days of blogging or wait on responding to emails and comments in order to be more present when with family. For my perfectionist Virgo nature, this is not an easy task and often my head is swirling with all of the tasks I know I should be accomplishing. I’m working on quieting all of that noise and focusing on appreciating all of the joyful moments in my day.
Some of my favorite things to do with Adam: morning cuddle sessions, staring into his eyes while he enthusiastically tells a story, holding him and dancing (or more accurately ‘hopping around’), giving each other eskimo and butterfly kisses (my favorite is butterfly, his is eskimo), holding his hand and skipping as fast as we can, and staring at him while he sleeps. There are a lot more, many of which begin with ‘staring at him’, but I will leave it at that for now…
Today’s look is another wide leg favorite of mine, after I wore these the other day, I was hooked. The combination of a wide leg pant with a cinched waist and a high heel make your legs look a mile long. Beyond that, a palazzo pant just exudes a casual elegance that beats a skinny leg any day. Its always a win when your outfit is sexy, while still leaving a little bit to the imagination.
Pants (Available in XS but here is a Similar Style for less than $50) | Top (exact one no longer available from Zara) | Heels and a (Similar Style less than $100) |Bag | Watch | Necklace | Lipstick – Mac Diva | Ring |