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Top: Express | Skirt: Express | Sunnies: c/o Diff Eyewear | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Madewell

Pregnancy and motherhood spun my head 'right round, and I just now feel like I'm starting to see & process all the ramifications of going through something so physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding and life-changing. Do any of my other new(ish) moms feel this way? I spent pregnancy trying to be hopeful/keep Evie, 10 weeks after her birth in the newborn haze/recovering from some birth complications, and every month since trying to keep my head above water. But sometime in the past few weeks, I looked around and said "Um, where my girl friends at?!"

I've been so caught up in surviving that I haven't given myself the space to (1) figure out that I was missing the very women I need to do more than survive and (2) actually see them, talk to them, invest in them. Ooph. So, my resolution for 33 is to invest in my ladies. I want to be a part of their lives, and have them be a part of mine. Because we can't do this alone, and (thank goodness!) we weren't meant to!

I've been gravitating more and more towards outfits that require 3-4 pieces to be pulled together/finished, so when I found this striped crop sweater at Express, I had to grab it! It's a statement piece all by itself, so all I have to do is add whatever black pieces I'm feeling from my wardrobe that day to make it work! I chose this skirt and my favorite sock booties with a simple cross body bag, but I also envision pairing it with my fav distressed jeans and these slides, or even these shorts and heels for a more dressed-up look!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow for my birthday post =)

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