My Inner Animal

My Inner Animal

I have two animal print looks that I shot last week, but what I’m going to write about has nothing to with them so this will be a two for one. I’ve mentioned before that my 5 year old, Jaden has sensory issues as well as adhd…well this morning I thought he was going to get out of the door fine. We got him up, he took his supplement (Vayarin) that helps him focus and stay somewhat under control, he got dressed…no problem. Then as we were leaving he got cold and all heck broke loss because he remembered that they only let them wear school approved uniform jackets or sweaters in class and he went all animal (nice way of putting it). We managed to put him in the car and I start to back up as he is ripping his seat belt off and screaming “you were never my best friend” (that’s the current insult of choice and it lasted for the 7 minute drive). I pull up to the school drop Christian off, go to the other line and to drop off Cameron and him, by this point he’s sobbing because my response to him screaming at me was “well then I’ll go home and take back all the stuff I’ve ever given you since we aren’t friends.” He and Cameron go to get out and I hand him his lunch, he then throws it at me so I throw it out of the car onto the sidewalk. Mom of the year right here! Why am I telling you all this? Because it’s hard being a mom sometimes and I constantly beat myself up but I know deep down that we all have days like this and I never want to be that person to pretend like I have it all together because I most certainly do not! I hadn’t gotten ready yet so I cried all the way home pulled myself together and went back to the school to make sure he was ok. As he was walking down to the office he smiled at me and I told the lady walking him down that we had a bad morning and I didn’t want his day to go poorly. He looked at me and said I’m fine and gave me a big hug. I needed that hug.

Now for some cute clothes. Pink lemons.

I styled two animal print looks at Thread while I was there. (My readers still have a 15% off discount with the code Pinklemons15).

This outfit is a little more of a date night look. I like putting leggings with lightweight fabrics in the fall for the wide range of temps we can see in one day.

The L’agence maxi is available online and in store. I’m kinda obsessed with this brand right now. The leggings are a little mush on their own for me but work perfect with the maxi. Both shoes and hat are new arrivals at Thread and are available in store!

Booties give the dress more of an easy vibe.

THREAD

THREAD

I recently got to go in to the amazing Thread store in the Short North that just opened. I have to say this area of High Street has really become a happening place here in Columbus. There are so many shops that you could really spend a whole afternoon meandering around.

Walking up to the Short North Thread location you can immediately see that lots of thought went into the overall esthetic of the store. It’s modern but has very trendy industrial accents. I think they are definitely living up to the mission of “delivering a remarkable experience by being a presence in the community”. I just love a cool local story and going into a store that feels like an experience.

Shopping should be fun, it shouldn’t be dreading the way things are going to fit or going to the same old place and buying the same old thing that you have always worn. I really went into the store thinking I’m going to try on at least one outfit that isn’t necessarily “me”. I sure did do that with this Red Skirt by Staci Snider. Peter, the sales associate at Thread did a great job of describing the designer and what her inspiration is.

I didn’t walk away with the skirt but I am seriously considering going back to pick it up because it was just so beautiful and interesting. I tried it on with a long sleeved cropped tee first by David Lerner that can be purchased directly online or in store at Thread.

I also had to try it styled sporty with a simple ruched top. There aren’t many stores where you can have this much fun with high end fashion in town so the couple that I found I will be highlighting in the coming months on my blog!

Fashion is kind of an art, its what we use to say who we are. When I was reading the about section on Threads site I loved how it said that Miranda really takes time to find designers to make her boutique carefully curated. Miranda and I got to chat for a little bit and she is as lovely as her store.

More on this gorgeous wine colored top later but, it is a new arrival so here is the link.

Every couple of years I invest in a couple of staple pieces and one that I have been searching for is a BLAZER. I am not very tall (5’4″) and I have a short torso so I have been on the lookout for one that makes me appear taller. Well I found it!!! This blazer by L’Agence had me as soon as I saw it on the rack. The darts on the front pull the eye in and create an amazing illusion.

The pockets are also at a slant which adds to the slimming lines. The sleeves have a really nice slit detail or you can roll them up as well. The blue coated jeans by L’Agence as amazingly soft and stretchy. I am a hippy girl so it’s nice to find jeans that fit my hips but don’t gap in the waist. The Navy are almost sold out online but they have them in store and they also come in this rich chestnut color. My Gucci belt dresses it up even more. The belt was a gift from my Hubby from my trip to Venice a couple of weeks ago but one trick I have for getting pricey accessories is buy using credit card rewards, those things add up if you put everything on them (and pay off the card every month of course).

This silk top is also by L’Agence and is just divine! It’s sold out on their site but hey that’s another reason to visit the store in Grandview or at their new Short North Location. I really need an excuse to get over to the store again, although this store could seriously get me in a lot of trouble. Thread has generously supplied you all with a 15% off code Pinklemons15. Have fun shopping and tell your friends!

Photography by the amazing Chad DiBlasio, Makeup and Hair Provided By Mukha Spa

Casual Friday 

I have totally completely been MIA from my blog the last month but I promise it will get better.  I looked busted for like 2 weeks from a stupid summer cold…then my husband and I were super busy with plans at our practice…then my dog ate my homework….lol….but seriously we had a lot happening and since this is just for fun it took a back seat.  Unfortunately we lost Greg’s Dad last Friday and laid him to rest just yesterday so of course we were spending lots of time with his mom.  I stopped into Talbots on Lane Avene and ….WOW is all I can say about the collection. And I did some theroputic shopping this dress is just a cute little running around number but the sleeves make it!  

They had 25% off so I also picked up another dress, a couple of pants and a jacket.  Don’t pass up this collection it’s really back to the high quality design and fabric that made me a fan years ago.  

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