$44 Floral Dress + Recent Challenges

blue floral wrap dress for Spring

Dress: Francesca’s, Similar, Similar   Bag: Tory Burch, Similar   Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte 31 

Happy Monday! I feel like the weekend just slipped through my fingertips and I am grasping for it to come back! Whose with me?! I actually picked up this dress from Francesca’s this weekend while the hubby and I were casually strolling around our favorite outdoor shopping center waiting for little Theodore to finish getting groomed. I actually think this dress will be on repeat until it becomes to short to wear when my belly starts taking over! 

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Truth be told, I totally wanted to fall asleep while taking these photos. I was ready to crawl back in bed and call it a day #pregnancyproblems. For those of you who don’t know, my husband is actually the one who takes my pictures for me. He has no background in photography, and has taught himself everything. It has taken A LOT of trial and error, and we still have a long way to go, but I am super proud of him.

We had originally planned a specific location for this shoot because we also wanted to go check out the local thrift stores for fun, but unfortunately they were close to closing by time we were ready to shoot. So last minute, James was like, “let’s just drive around and see what we can find.” I remember saying with an irritated voice, “We are not going to find anything good randomly driving around neighborhoods.” Literally the second that came out of my mouth, he slammed on the breaks to turn into this little diamond in the rough! I guess you can say I had to eat my words! 

I think that this little moment describes my life in a nutshell right now. I am constantly living by the seat of my pants, just hoping for the best! But life will surprise you sometimes and show you that it has something even better up its sleeve than you had planned.

It has been hard to find balance while being pregnant. I think my biggest problem is that I constantly plan too much for myself in a day. I guess my expectations for myself are a little to high. I have always been that way. I am an idealist at heart, and I am never really willing to settle. I do like this quality about myself; however, sometimes it can be a problem. James will often remind me that I am an idealist if he feels like I am not compromising well, haha!

But I guess I am just in the middle of figuring out what priorities really are priorities, and how to properly manage my time. Before I was pregnant, I was such a planner! Everything was organized and I was often able to get what I needed to get done in a day. But when you are tired or not feeling feel, it becomes a lot more difficult to rely on yourself. It has been amazing how laid back and flexible I have become in such a short amount of time. I guess it is good preparation for motherhood! 

Even though I have given in to being a little more flexible, I still want to find a way to manage my time a little better. I am going to try getting up just 30 minutes early everyday to see if that helps. I’ll let you know if will power wins 😉 

Thanks for reading today’s post! Happy Monday!