Eileen Fisher unisex slouchy organic cotton pants (medium)
Storq nursing tank
James Perse cashmere cardigan (very, very old)
Dansko XP clogs
I started writing this post a few days ago, and I’m wearing this exact outfit again today. To be honest, I don’t love the way these pants look on me, but they fit, and they’re comfortable. That’s sort of the way it goes lately – I wear things I don’t necessarily love on me because they’re comfortable and they fit. This body, this new life, is confusing.
But also, the problem is me, my old habits. I’m falling back into that trap of wanting/having lots of things – for variety – instead of having fewer things that I really love, and that fit me (and this new life) well. Now, especially, I think it would benefit me to slow down again, and be more aware of why and what I am adding to my wardrobe. Admittedly, I have been adding a lot lately, shopping as a stress reliever, to reward myself for making it through another day (lol), and latching on to basically anything I can get that fits my new body.
I know it’s a process, and I’m only 5.5 months into this motherhood thing, so I’m trying to cut myself some slack. Things are starting to feel not so new anymore, even though every day brings something unexpected. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself a bit. (I’m known to do that) Sometimes I feel stuck in the middle and am anxious to get on with the rest of my life.
Other times – now – I remember that this is it; there is no middle, or beginning, or end, there is only this moment. A moment I’m enjoying by drinking my coffee and writing while Hawk is back to sleep after a 5:30 AM nursing session. If I let it, this feels like the rest of my life, and it’s wonderful.
So, while I still have a few quiet moments, I wanted to point you to some things I’ve read lately.
First, I always read through Ecocult’s weekend links (when she does them), they are the most comprehensive resource for what’s going on in sustainability in the fashion industry there is. And Alden doesn’t pull any punches either; she is very critical of many of the popular industry darlings (ahem, Cuyana, ahem) in her own writing and analysis.
Leah wrote a good piece on that VICE article about Everlane’s service workers recently, avoiding the knee-jerk “Everlane is evil” reaction that’s been going around on Instagram *rolls eyes.*
And finally, I leave you with a photo I took of Hawk through the camera above his bassinet (we use a cheap WYZE camera and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! no need for a specific baby monitor, etc., if you ask me…) NOT taking a nap yesterday:
Happy Friday!! 🙂
You look great, Hawk is adorable, and enjoy the morning coffee!
I just finished reading “On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane” by Emily Guendelsberger so I was interested in the Everlane articles. All very interesting reads.
It’s nice to have you back… ans se hawk as well. Thank you for the reading recommendations.
Thanks for the reminder to stick to my plan of a more sustainable, smaller wardrobe. It’s tough because emotions play such a huge part in my shopping habits – not to mention, my tendency to fall for every marketing ploy out there. I’ll check out the articles you linked to and hope for more inspiration (and a tougher spine!).
I love when babies discover their feet! Adorable!
Jamie Monzo says
Love those pants on you! What are your thoughts on the Dankso XP’s?
You look great, Grechen – I love those pants on you. And Hawk – so, so cute. Glad that you are able to post more regularly – totally understood and still missed you.