My oldest started kindergarten yesterday.
I was certain that I was not going to cry, but as I pulled away from his new school, his life with me flashed before me. My eyes filled with tears. All the way home, I cried tears of joy for all that he will learn, tears of fear for everything that I can no longer control, and tears of thankfulness that I am his mother.
Wearing a breezy bar iii top, Rachel Roy trousers, and Volatile wedges, I was casual all day and relatively cool waiting at the bus stop.
He bounded off the bus in the afternoon with a smile. When asked “how was your day?” he simply said “I loved it.” And, just like that, he grew-up before my eyes.
From the hot bus stop to “a haute summer night”, I slipped into my Free People tassel-lined maxi-dress, and headed out to a fashion show featuring: Jean Pool, Handbags in the City (http://handbagsinthecity.com/), and Christopher Schafer Clothier (http://christopherschafer.com/).
The venue was fun, the fashion was fresh, and after an overwhelming and emotional day, it was so nice to enjoy a great show with a fabulous friend.
Saturday night, my husband and I headed to M&T Bank Stadium for our first taste of football this season. Go Ravens!
We’re not always able to make the pre-season games, but this was a Battle of the Beltway and a date night too, so it just made sense. My Michael Kors purple jeans made their seasonal debut, but I decided to hold off on the heels since it was not opening day. Despite a rainy tailgate (above) the game was great, and we managed to score free brews with some friends in the Miller Lite Flight Deck.
What a super Saturday night! And, yes, the heels will be hiking to the 500 Level come opening day. This is what I wore to last year’s opening day, so stay tuned…
Apparently, the Ravens’ win left me looking for a bit more purple on Sunday morning. For church, I left the print mixing to Vera Wang (Simply Vera Wang), and I slipped into this super simple, thrifted dress for a morning of gratitude.
For the afternoon, however, I left the dress and heels behind and headed out in a romper. After all, nothing says a family day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival like a romper. Yes, I was a little underdressed but corset-free and super comfy. The kids loved the festival and Greg and I had a blast too.
When it came to a special treat, the boys chose wooden swords…
Wow! Those swords should be fun come winter break in our basement ;) Jenna skipped the sword and selected a crown of flowers.
Despite her initial delight, she ripped the ring of flowers from her head exclaiming “itchy” within minutes of its purchase. Of course, she left me with no choice but to crown myself and move forward with a fun day of jousting and pony rides. When in the Renaissance…
The weekend was fabulous, leaving nothing for Monday but a manic mane and some blue shoes. Despite the stressful start, my Kenneth Cole slip-ons were magical, and we made a day of it with well-visits, pool-time, and soccer practice.
Now, I am off to fold some more laundry and get ready for the rest of this big week ahead. Kindergarten, here comes Will Kirby! What should he wear to his first day? Better yet, what should I wear? Ha!
Y’all have a great night!