How many hats do you find yourself wearing? And do you have trouble finding a healthy balance in the constant changing of your hats? Figuratively, I wear so many hats…I am a mother, a wife, an Army spouse, a sister, a friend, a small business owner, and a blogger. And there are so many little hat changes that happen within each of these jobs because, as you all are well aware, each job has a million different responsibilities that go with it.
Coat: Old Navy (No longer available, but cute Spring options here and here).
Pants: Target (No longer available, but similar options here and here).
Sweater: Kohl’s (A few years old, but cute options here and here).
Scarf: Kohl’s (No longer available, but other pretty options here, here, and here).
Boots: Ariat Fatbaby Boots (Mine are at least 10 years old, but they are close to the Fatbaby Original and Fatbaby II).
Hat: Handmade by my grandmother, circa 1960.
For me, finding that balance and being able to change hats with ease has been a challenge. Tending to children and all of their needs, maintaining a household, running a small business and a blog all require a lot of attention. Add in being a good wife and a friend who is present and available, the obligations that we create for ourselves suddenly start to pile up! Prioritizing and fitting in all of the responsibilities definitely presents a Tetris sort of scenario. How do you fit it all in? And more times than I’d like to admit, I slack in all of the areas! But sometimes, I need to just stop. Relax. Take a moment. And catch my breath. Being able to do that without guilt is an art form!
Dress: Old Navy (Old).
Coat: Retro Print Plus Size Fleece Coat c/o Zaful.
Scarf: Target (Old).
Socks: Sock Dreams, circa 2010.
Boots: Very old.
Necklace: Cato Fashions (Old).
Hat: This hat is so old that I have no recollection of where I purchased it.
While I may not have mastered the art of prioritizing, scheduling, and balancing, I have become quite adept at relaxing and taking breaks without too much guilt. Having accomplished at least that much, I think I am well on my way to striking the healthy balance between all of the hats that I do wear. And at the end of the day (or more realistically at the end of the month), I do manage to get it all done. Maybe not always up to my own standards of perfection, but I come as close as I can. And I will just be proud of that.
Everything in this outfit is quite old…so no links to the products.
Sweater and Scarf: Old Navy.
Leggings: Cato Fashions.
Coat: Burlington Coat Factory.
Necklace: Queen Thumb Creations.
Gloves: L L.Bean (Old).
Now onto the topic of literal hats…Since I have started growing out my hair, I can finally wear hats and not look completely ridiculous. Granted some of my hats by nature are ridiculous, but wearing them over super short hair only made them look that much more ridiculous and just plain old stupid! But I do love a good attention-grabbing hat! Have a look at some of the hats that have previously appeared on my blog. Now I need to find some awesome Spring and Summer hats!
How many hats do you wear? Which are your favorite hats to wear (figuratively or literally)? And have you found the perfect balance? I would love to hear any secrets you may have acquired on the topic!
And now your favorite posts from last week…
Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style tackled quite the topic in her post Funeral Outfits for All Ages. I found this topic quite helpful as I have had to go out and buy funeral outfits at the last minute. And that can be quite distressing. Having ideas of what to wear already in your head is a great idea!
And Liz of Lizzie in Lace shared a gorgeous black floral dress in her post Rose Embroidery & Friday Faves Link Up. I absolutely adore the bright pink flowers on the blackest of backgrounds. Doesn’t she look stunning?
As always, thank you all so much for sharing your wonderful posts with me! I love seeing what you are wearing, sharing, and discussing!
Do remember to submit photos of your Bad Buy Trousers for our April post of The Bad Buy Book! I will accept photos until April 14 for publication on April 15!
Juggling my hats on the edge,
Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.