One thing I miss most about my pre-mom and pre-Swell Rio life is having more options to get gussied up. Anyone out there feel me on this one?! I knew it would be something I would miss when we moved here and I had Max, so I figured I might as well be proactive and get dressed anyway—even if that means a morning jaunt to the park or a trip into town to run errands. Sometimes if I'm wearing m' jewels at Wally World, I'll get a few stares or comments, but I refuse to give up something that brings me real joy just because I might be in the minority on this one. Over the past two years, I've learned that being a mom means you need to be comfortable, but I also want to feel kind of cute. So much of our day-to-day is routine based, so the last thing I want is to wear the SAME thing every day. For this reason, I'm always hunting for new options to mix up the ol' momsemble. And now that it's beginning to warm up in West Texas (too soon!), I was instantly intrigued by this ruffled number from J.Crew. Now, I know I said I don't want to wear the SAME thing every day, but when I tried it on, I loved it so much I had to buy all three colors (they were on promo a few weeks ago for 30% off). The top is easy, different, and I just had to tell you about it. When I find a winner, I've got to pay it forward.
*My mom and sister both purchased the black-and-white striped activity tracker here for $49.
**I know these are kind of spendy, but I can promise you they're worth EVERY penny. No saggy butts.