definitely jennifer

it's always like this

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so here comes the help me look like a respectable functioning adult  portion of my blog
I think I’ve settled on this dress, in the navy color. I bought 2 dresses but husband and I both agree that this one is the most flattering on me.
first question: is this dress appropriate to wear to a black tie wedding? or is it too bridesmaidy? (keep in mind it’s a matter jersey fabric so it’s not shiny or anything)
second question: if we deem it a valid choice, how do I accessorize it? I have bronzey/goldish strappy heels and a handbag that i’ll probably use but what do I do for jewelry? also, earrings are not an option.
aaaaand… go?

so here comes the help me look like a respectable functioning adult  portion of my blog

I think I’ve settled on this dress, in the navy color. I bought 2 dresses but husband and I both agree that this one is the most flattering on me.

first question: is this dress appropriate to wear to a black tie wedding? or is it too bridesmaidy? (keep in mind it’s a matter jersey fabric so it’s not shiny or anything)

second question: if we deem it a valid choice, how do I accessorize it? I have bronzey/goldish strappy heels and a handbag that i’ll probably use but what do I do for jewelry?
also, earrings are not an option.

aaaaand… go?

Filed under dress me because i'm 30 and can't dress myself

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one year into school* and i’m already one of those grumpy parents

because, this Spring Break nonsense is only a break for the kids. now I’m forced to keep my kids entertained all on my own all week… I rather enjoy paying for other people to keep my toddler happy and burning energy for 3 solid hours at a time. it’s really freakin hard to do it myself… especially with a 1yr old clawing at my legs or literally speed-walking laps around the first floor of the house like grandma in the mall at sunrise.

*school is only 6hrs a week of PMO but it’s still from heaven!

Filed under parenthood this summer is gonna be a bitch absolutely gonna be the parent in the Staples commerical come BTS time

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re: sip & bitch 7 — trauma

so when I saw the most recent survey and got to the trauma question my first thought was, “I lost a parent, that’s sad and traumatic.done.”

but it wasn’t until I was reading all the responses that I started laugh/crying in the realization of just how fucked up my life is. because there are things so much more traumatic than just simply losing a parent unexpectedly or, I guess, in my perspective anyway. sure, losing a parent out of the blue was awful and painful and took a long time to recover from and feel normal again but what I hadn’t even thought about being “traumatic” until reading everyone’s replies is… my childhood. and it’s just further proof that it fucked me up so bad that I usually forget it wasn’t “normal”.

whenever the topics I’m about to disclose come up I usually hear “wow, that’s a lot.” I never would have known, you seem so normal!” and I usually shrug my shoulders, smile, and say “yah, well…” because it’s life, whaddaya gonna do. I can’t change my past and for better or worse it’s made me who I am.

TL;DR: Tumblr is saving me money on therapy

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Filed under putting this out there but trying to hide it on a sunday i gots issues family

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so apparently The Bride has decreed that the wedding is, in fact, Black Tie.

umm… pretty sure you have to put that on the invite, damnit.

I know I could do RTR but I want to try some in person first, I’m so nervous about committing to a dress without knowing if it will actually flatter me (having no boobs makes it hard too).

so… where does one find a black tie dress?

Filed under this damn wedding just another reason i'm no excited to go dress me

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I love these underwear!
I don’t mean for men… for me!  I bought these for my husband long before we had kids and he was “open” to them but lets just say he was ready to throw them out rather quickly. he hated them. hated might not be a strong enough word, he basically felt like he was wearing lady underpants.
I couldn’t let him toss them so I said I’d take em. Oh.My.Gah. you guys, they’re the most comfortable underwear ever! they’re the softest things and just stay perfectly in place. I don’t get it, if they made this EXACT thing but without the p*nis pouch it would be the most perfect women’s underwear but noooo, when they make it for ladies they cut it in weird places so it rides up and pinches and just hurts after a few hours, they thin out the fabric so it doesn’t have the strength to stay in place, they just make it overall unbearable.
these are the perfect underwear!
if you’re looking for something to wear on the weekends I highly recommend these. Highly.

I love these underwear!

I don’t mean for men… for me!  I bought these for my husband long before we had kids and he was “open” to them but lets just say he was ready to throw them out rather quickly. he hated them. hated might not be a strong enough word, he basically felt like he was wearing lady underpants.

I couldn’t let him toss them so I said I’d take em. Oh.My.Gah. you guys, they’re the most comfortable underwear ever! they’re the softest things and just stay perfectly in place. I don’t get it, if they made this EXACT thing but without the p*nis pouch it would be the most perfect women’s underwear but noooo, when they make it for ladies they cut it in weird places so it rides up and pinches and just hurts after a few hours, they thin out the fabric so it doesn’t have the strength to stay in place, they just make it overall unbearable.

these are the perfect underwear!

if you’re looking for something to wear on the weekends I highly recommend these. Highly.

Filed under calvin klein low rise trunk so damn cozy products I love products to improve my life

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all the things i can do now that i’m not studying & practicing

alternately titled: the shitload of crap that piled up over the past 7 weeks while i prepped for a certification that i ultimately still felt like i wasn’t prepared for. cool story.

  • schedule my mirena (yay! bring on less <no?> periods this summer!)
  • paint our shameful looking front door (now if only i could pick a color)
  • get my tub of winter clothes back in the attic and out of my bedroom
  • rotate out fall/winter shoes for spring/summer shoes (ie. The Flats Collection)
  • get back to regular classes at the gym, i’ve missed my monday morning pilates like whoa. (amazing how out of whack my back feels without it)
  • pull the overflowing boxes of “no longer fits” from each of the kids’ closets then sort said boxes into Consign/Toss/Donate tubs
  • schedule our Tag Sale date! yay, get that shit outta here!
  • start figuring out my outfits for Bestie Beach Week (seriously, i will be planning them from now until we leave)
  • get my car washed.
  • go back to cleaning our house on a regular schedule! it’ll be so nice to see those vacuum lines on our carpets again!
  • maybe be able to regularly trim the vases of tulips I keep buying, instead of just throwing them out
  • find a godforsaken dress to wear to this damn wedding. (you know the post is coming)

sure, I still have to work on my Barre stuff but that’s easy compared to the range of knowledge I had to absorb for my GroupX cert. have I mentioned how happy I am to have it behind me?

Filed under seriously though dress me post is imminent so excited to not have a gross house