CTC Week 4

Wrapping up the Common Threads Challenge with a lot of selfies today!  Although I wish we had actually had time to snap real pictures with the kitchen renovation in full swing it just wasn’t in the cards.  I’ve also had a couple of rough days at work which equated to very little sleep so there’s that.  Enough whining let me share what I have, because for the most part, I have been on my A Game with the challenge.

I could have very easily called this post all the ways with olive because I sure wore the heck out of my skinny cargo pants. On Wednesday I wore them with my college tee since it’s Destination College Day (I know for a FACT that our elementary school students are certain to pick a college because I wore the shirt) #snark #whycantweletthembelittle. We had another VEX Robotics competition on Saturday and once again my olive cargo pants made an appearance but this time with my cute graphic tee. The bathroom mirror was FILTHY so excuse that, it looks like my pants are spotted, they are not but the mirror is, ha! Then on Sunday I wore them AGAIN this time to the grocery store and Target. I actually had Collin snap that picture outside along with the pictures from Monday’s post. About this time I start wondering what the neighbor’s are thinking of Collin snapping pictures of his mom – like a weird Psycho-Norman Bates thing? Hmmmmmm…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve learned that creativity is key when a wardrobe is limited and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  I’ve also learned that I am a mood dresser – so planning outfits in advance and staying the course is difficult for me.

On Thursday I wore my gingham bell sleeve top from Loft (p.s. it’s on super sale) with a pair of chambray trousers. I didn’t snap a picture of that ensemble unfortunately. Probably because I felt just sort of meh about it, do you feel like that sometimes? The outfit looks great in theory but once on it just doesn’t live up to your expectations. Normally when that happens I’m all about changing but not that day.

Monday brought another selfie, this time with my striped, embroidered top and magenta flame pants (similar).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final outfit I am sharing this week was not what I had originally planned to wear but with the promise of rain and somewhat cooler temperatures I decided to change things up. Please note that said promised rain never materialized but it was a little cloudy. I only worked a half day because I had a dental appointment (random fact I LOVE getting my teeth cleaned every 6 months, I know weird).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today (Wednesday) is supposed to be much cooler and Thursday even cooler! I am super excited and have no idea if I’ll stick with the challenge or not. After all I need to take advantage of the cool weather while it lasts (approximately 48 hours, we move fast in Florida – ha).

Nolan is coming home for a long weekend on Thursday and I took Friday off from work. We’ve only just started our 2nd marking period and I am growing very weary. Sometimes life is just like that and when I recognize it I have no problem stepping back and taking a breather. Believe me, I need it. What do you do when you reach your limit? I often find it a little confusing and difficult to truly decipher what’s going on – is it hormones? Lack of sleep? Crazy job? My gut tells me it’s a combination of all three mixed in with a kitchen renovation. Yup, definitely.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you back here on Friday! Until then I hope you make it a great one and take care of yourself!

xo,
Kellyann

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24 thoughts on “CTC Week 4”

  1. Oh sweet friend….it’s all of the above, while we are wiser to take it all, we are also older and human and yes, step back and breath for you, take me time to keep your sanity! I adore these looks and my favorites are the pink top with the olive and last vest look. Praying for more cool temps as I know you love pulling out your Fall cuteness. Have a BEAUTIFUL DAY and remember you are strong and beautiful and can do anything!!

    1. Sweet Andrea you know exactly what to say! Just what I needed my friend. Tomorrow is going to be a super busy day but it will be worth it knowing I’m off on Friday. And it looks like we’ll have cooler weather for a few days and I am over the moon excited about that. If only that kitchen of mine was done I could bake up all kinds of goodness. That’s what I do when I am stressed – I love baking and cooking, my stress just melts away in the process. Oh well, all in good time. I am so thankful God put you in my life, you are a love!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Blaire! I am certainly hoping the extra day off does wonders for me – I’m sure my co-workers would love that too, lol. The cargo pants have definitely been a staple for me, I am wearing them in place of jeans and they work really well. The cooler weather is certainly a nice change and I may even wear a sweater tomorrow – yipeeeeee!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. I love the utility vest—it reminds me I need to pull mine out!!
    Good luck with the renovations!! They are always more than you realize. At least for us. Once we do something, then we end up having to change around a bunch of things!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
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    1. Thanks Jodie! Yes, the domino effect is in full force around here but I’ll tell ya what, it’s about time. We’ve lived here over 20 years and haven’t updated anything so we are overdue. I’m hoping in the next two weeks things will be wrapped up – what a process.
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Hip Hip Hooray for Nolan coming home. A good weekend lies in store for sure!!! Congrats on completing the CTC challenge. I’m so proud of you. I bet you’ll feel like you got a “get out of jail free” card next week…LOL You can wear “all the things”. I love the blingy necklace with your vest. I ordered a vest but chose the wrong Target to pick it up. Showed up yesterday and they said it’s at the other store…ARE YOU KIDDING ME? #goodgrief #getittogetherwoman Hang in there girl. I’ve lived through a kitchen reno and it’s not easy, but you’re going to be so happy when it’s done. I’m so happy you are taking Friday off. Enjoy the much needed break. Happy Wednesday sweet friend! XOXO
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    1. I am so happy you ordered the vest, did you get it yet? I can’t wait to see how you style it! I wore “our” jeans today to work and loved them, if I hadn’t worn my cargo vest yesterday I would have added it today because it is actually cool outside. I am so excited I may even wear a sweater tomorrow! We have the painter coming next week and appliances too so I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel – thank heavens!
      You’re too sweet my dear friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. Glad you are taking a breather and I really hope you enjoy your 3 day weekend! My kids are off on Friday, so we are going to have a lazy PJ day with movie snacks, popcorn and Halloween movies during the day! I am excited to have a relaxing day with them, because it seems the last 2 weeks of October are always NUTS. I really need to get a pair of olive pants. I just have camo pants that I’m always afraid to wear, but not olive. I love that striped embroidered top and the bright pink top, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    1. Your movie day sounds perfect! Now that my kids are older they’re always headed in different directions. I sure miss the days when we were all home together all the time. Going to Robotics competitions the last two Saturdays has been exhausting so having a free weekend with my oldest home feels so good!
      I used to have camo pants but pretty much wore them out. I need to replace them, or so I thought. I’ve been wearing these olive ones so much that maybe I can skip the camo. I did just get a camo scarf that I love, it’s a fun way to wear the print. Hope you all have a marvelous weekend, it sounds like so much FUN!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Lana! I change my mind all the time about what I’m going to wear. I am so inspired by the blogs I read and since I usually read several in the morning before work my plans of what to wear often change! I really enjoy choosing outfits based on how I feel, it’s really a creative pursuit, right?
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. I am definitely a mood dresser, I think that was the biggest learning from the challenge for me. Along with enjoying a wide variety of clothing – I’ll never be a minimalist that’s for sure, ha!
      This weekend is proving to be just what I needed, nothing like family!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. I love your last look! So cute. You make me really really want to go get that cargo vest. But I don’t think it will look nearly as cute as it does on you! But stripes and cargo vest, heck ya! Oh man I can only imagine the kitchen reno stuff, we just had it going on for less than a month, but man was it annoying…And I was traveling for work for the first week of it! I hope you have a fab day off today. Enjoy it, and soak in that cool weather!

    1. Thanks Sarah! I say you should go for the vest, you are beautiful and it will look fabulous on you!
      The kitchen reno is making me crazy, I can’t stand messes! I think we’re in the final stretch now. Fingers crossed and prayers sent, ha!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. You sound like you are where I was a few weeks back! Feeling much better after some time off….but..hormones are no joke and another issue entirely. I’m so glad I followed your lead on these pants because I wear the all the time too! Hope you get some rest, some cooler temps and some downtime with your guys! Happy Friday!

    1. Yes, Shelly, I hit a wall and desperately needed the downtime. Crazy because we recently had a long weekend. How am I already burned out? I am starting to understand the Senators who are resigning/not running again because they can’t work for President Trump. I completely empathize with them as I’m not sure how long I can continue in my current position, too bad I need a paycheck! So far this weekend has been just what I needed, hopefully Monday morning I’ll return to work with a fresh attitude.
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. I don’t have olive maternity pants so I can’t wait to get back into olive pants again. I am loving all the ways you’ve worn yours! That pink floral top is absolutely gorgeous!
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    1. Yes, once you have that baby and you’re in to your old clothes again you’ll feel like you have a whole new wardrobe! The best part is you won’t have to spend a dime!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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