Hellooooooo! Oh man, it’s been a long time, you guys, hasn’t it? I’ve been thinking about you non-stop, but ultimately decided I couldn’t do it all. WHAT?!?!? That doesn’t sound like the Kara we know. The Kara we know would have been stressing non-stop about getting it all done and obsessively doing at least something, even if it was half-assed, because THAT IS WHAT YOU DO.
I decided to give myself a break. We were selling our house and moving across country and settling into new schools, plus had some big birthdays and Summer to celebrate, and I wanted to be present. I wanted to be able to properly say good-bye to friends and California and hello to our new life and Colorado.
And while it was far from perfect (so. many. tears.), I was truly in the moment. We were incredibly busy (moving will do that to you), but I didn’t have the panicked feeling I have a lot of the time when I can’t imagine how I’ll ever get it all done.
Yes, I missed out on a couple of fun opportunities, but I think really being there for the kids (to the point we were all semi-desperate for school to start) and completely unplugging (to the point where I was desperate to open my computer again) has meant we headed into the new school year connected to each other and ready to work.
And speaking of work, can we talk about you and me working these pants for a hot second? #whatasegway
When I asked for these for my birthday, I was thinking I’d wear them very occasionally because they’re a rather…bold choice, shall we say?
You guys, they have become a WARDROBE STAPLE. Seriously, they work for practically every life event.
Take this version????????, for example. I’m headed out to meet the gals for coffee so I throw on a white Target tee, some flat sandals, and I am GOOD TO GO. The key here is to keep it simple and breezy because it’s daytime and we’re adorable and will probably at some point in the day be wrangling 47 bags into the car while carrying small children.
In version two, I’ve upped the ante a bit for a night out while still keeping it simple (I’m realizing when photographed they look very similar, while in real life they were COMPLETELY DIFFERENT #pinkyswear). Anyway, I’ve added a bomber jacket, heels, and a fun necklace, nothing too much because, again, the pants don’t need a lot of help.
Okay, here are a couple of tips for wearing a wider legged, bold pant:
ban.do throwback floral pants // white t-shirt // pink necklace from forever ago and can’t find anything close! // gaia purse // vintage bomber jacket, but what about this satin one? // sandals are old from Ross (!?!), plus you’d much rather have these corduroy ones!
Are you guys on board? I’m obsessed. I love a good statement piece that you can’t wait to wear and these are definitely that.
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