Nov 17, 2014

How Sarah Got Her Groove Back



I'm wearing: scarf: No Two Fish  sweater: Target     jeans: Mother   shoes: Call It Spring
Jocelyn's wearing: jeans:Target  Coat: Baby Zara   hat: Baby Zara   shoes: Freshly Picked

The other night I was texting my friend outfit pictures...you know those times that you just need a second opinion on your crazy-a outfits that are fugly and you just need someone to tell you to never wear that again. Anyways, I was sending her pictures of said ugly outfit and joking about how I needed to go back to my fashion blogging because I was losing any sense of style I once had. She told me that if I do, I needed to name it How Sarah Got Her Groove Back. And besides the fact that it is a brilliant name, thanks April:) I realized that it was so true, I desperately need to get my groove back. I had a baby, wore nothing but shirts with spit up on them and leggings for like six months and felt like junk, partly because I looked like junk and partly because I am still struggling to figure out my self worth in all of this motherhood/giving everything you have to someone else and forgetting you even exist/isolation chamber business. Long story short, I don't want to feel like junk anymore, and while I need to focus on the deeper issue WAY more, dressing nice is my shallow way to help me on my path. And I'm cool with that. So fashion blogging is back, I have no idea how often, but it's officially back...and Sarah is indeed getting her groove back and also speaking in the third person right now.
Also. Video of said clothes because YouTube is my addiction!!

11 comments :

  1. Basically this is the best ever. I'm glad you're feeling like you're getting your groove back. And that video - WAY CUTE! Your baby is ah-dorable, and how fun will it be to look back on these videos with your little one (and your fashionable self!)
    Your groove is back, and it's pretty awesome :)
    -Carley
    xx

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  2. Yay! Welcome back Sarah's groove!
    Fashion posts have always been one of my favourite parts of your blog - you have great style! Jocelyn's lucky to have such a fashionable mama :-)

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  3. I totally hear you on the trying to find yourself in the isolation chamber thing. I have a 7 month old and its tough! Still fighting the spit up here, just now its usually sweet potato colored. Orange sweater for the win! I actually just went on the hunt for some cute leggings and wintery sweater get ups because if I'm going to spend the day chasing around my little one, I may as well look cute doing it!

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  4. I can't tell you how glad I am that you got your groove back--I have very much missed your outfit post. I had a baby in May so I get it. I love the way you look in this pretty sweater!

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  5. Definitely feeling out of my fashion groove with a 2 month old! You're an inspiration to new mommies everywhere. With fab hair.

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  6. I am so excited about this news, but I will also read anything you write so, whatevs. I really appreciate how real you are about this process. My hubby and I haven't had children yet, but I worry so much about dealing with some of what you mentioned (balancing the new mom identity but still trying to keep a part of yourself and accepting whatever that looks like). I follow several fashion bloggers that have had children and it just seems like they pop the baby out and they're immediately back to wearing high heels and cute little outfits and I KNOW that is not realistic. So...thanks for being real (and I think you're amazing!)

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  7. I had post-partum depression after I had my daughter. It was the pits. And then going from a job where I got dressed up everyday and talking to educated people and doing fun stuff to sitting at home all day with an infant while my husband worked 60 hours a week was very isolating and depressing. I started a blog project called boot camp, where I wore that same boots everyday for 30 days but wore them with a different outfit. It was fun, stupid, hard, and it was just what I needed to snap me out of my funk. Maybe try some sort of blogging challenge, or a photo a day challenge. It really does help to have a project to take the focus off the monotony of motherhood.

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  8. Like the comment Dress for Julie made, I love how honest you are about everything. Thanks for having a space on the internet that is "real". . Keep up the good work, and don't feel like you have to be someone you don't wanna be.

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  9. Hi Sarah! I have been following your blog for years and I was so happy to read this post! You were always a great inspiration to me and altought I had never written any comment (shame on me I know) I just had to write this time, to congretulate you! I am very happy that you are back and that you are great. Your baby is adorable! :) Hope to hear more from you!

    Love from Portugal,
    Teresa

    http://terescrubs.blogspot.com

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  10. So happy to see you've got your groove back. I always enjoyed your style posts and unique flavor with thrifted gems.

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