Lauren Manoogian peg pants | sold out
James Perse tee | up to 25% off at Shopbop this week
Misha & Puff cotton popcorn sweater | medium – I am seriously considering selling this if anyone is interested before it goes up on slowre – I’ve hardly worn it, and now find it doesn’t really suit me much
Birkenstock boston clogs | a couple years old
Hawk on his three month birthday 🙂
I don’t make it a habit to respond to trolls, but yes, I have pictures of Hawk smiling….
I am sure I’ll be writing this in stages, and probably won’t get to write everything I want to, but most of all I want to say thank you to all of you, new visitors and old (not OLD, just you guys who have been around a while LOL), for continuing to check in here. In my 15 years of writing Grechen’s Closet I have never NOT written 3-4 days a week until now, and I’m humbled that some of you still care enough to look now that I’m down to once every week or so.
Obviously, I don’t write about sales and shopping and coupon codes as much as I used to, mostly because I got tired of it, and I don’t want to feel like I’m promoting mindless consumption. Nowadays I’d rather talk about shopping in other ways (secondhand, smaller, more sustainable). I still shop, lately more than I have in quite some time because of my changing body, but perhaps since not much is working for me, I’m not inclined to talk about it? My body is still an endless source of frustration to me, even as it nurtures Hawk; I am in pain most days and haven’t lost one ounce since having him.
But I do feel like mentioning a couple sales I always shop this time of year:
I bought two more organic cotton bras from Arq this week, although they weren’t really on sale, and I’m going to buy a case for my phone from Pela, who is having 35% off now. Otherwise, I don’t need anything. I’m trying to delete most black friday, etc., emails as they come in honestly…
A note about some of the pieces in my outfits: I’ve been back and forth buying and returning with Elizabeth Suzann orders the last 8 weeks and finally got my latest, the wool clyde jacket in small. I can’t say I’m in LOVE with it, but I’m not in love with anything on my body lately. It is a great coat and I always love a Clyde pocket. I could have gone with the medium because it’s a little snug in the shoulders in the small. I have a feeling that it will stretch as I wear it though, and I don’t need to layer it over sweaters here in Texas so I decided to keep the small. The wool is excellent quality and a nice weight. It’s also climate beneficial, which I’m really excited about (that’s something I’ve wanted to write about, but haven’t had the time).
I bought the Misha and Puff sweater early in the summer with a nice discount and have never worn it outside the house. I love the sweater itself, but not so much on me; it’s not a shape that’s easy for me to wear with many outfits. I’ve thought about selling it many times but haven’t been able to bring myself to do it yet. Now, maybe.
Enough about me though…Hawk is such a joy when he’s not in the middle of a nuclear meltdown. haha. I’m getting more comfortable going out with him lately, so I’m easing back into “doing things” again. He’s very happy on his back on his playmat for quite a long time now, which gives me little breaks. He’s getting better at tummy time too, and has started rolling over. He still doesn’t sleep much during the day unless he’s attached to me or I’m wearing him. He’ll be passed out in my arms and will wake up about 5 seconds after I put him down!! I do love holding a sleeping baby, but not all day long…
He’s eating well, and gaining weight – he’s pretty solid now, and starting to grow out of his 0-3 month clothes. All is well – I’m just adjusting to this new life and trying to figure out where my work and other activities like reading, etc., fit in to it.
Now, back to family time. My dad and stepmom are here, as is my stepson so we have a full house. Hawk is really enjoying the attention…
Thank you! I hope you are enjoying the holiday with your families as well.