The OOTD Pics that Almost Didn't Happen

I think I shared here before that I serve in the Pre-K class at my church a couple Sundays a month. I've been serving there for about a year and a half now. Needless to say that it's been challenging. In a good way, of course. Besides the fact that our children's ministry is always in need of volunteers, the reason I decided to serve that particular age group was to better understand my stepdaughter in her unique age and tendencies. She is 6 now and has since moved on to the Kindergarten class, but I've stuck around to try to further decode the mind of 4 and 5 year olds. I have yet to solve the mystery. 

Pretty sure that's how men feel about us women.
A mystery that will remain confusing forever.

On the Sundays that I work with the kiddos, it takes A LOT for me to put on anything decent. I have to be up early and, frankly, kids don't care about what you're wearing when they decide to wipe their little noses on you. But I compromise and usually come up with something that involves jeans.

When I get home from church, the only thing I want to do is get into something comfy and take a nap. I usually grab my tripod and camera before I head out the door but this particular Sunday I didn't. Which meant that I would have to go home first. When I walked in the door and caught a glimpse of my very comfortable couch, I became really weak. And lost all motivation to go back out and find a nice spot to snap a few pics. I sat down for a second to gather my thoughts. And I decided to taking a few pics inside. I don't have a fancy camera so indoor pics are always a challenge. They're always dark and no amount of editing helps. But this didn't matter. 

As my camera is snapping pics, I happened to glance over at the bathroom mirror and decided I needed to smooth out all the frumpy-ness that was going on.

And pull up my britches, for crying out loud.

So here you go. A little dark, but it'll do. ;) 

.:: details ::.
top: J.Crew (thrifted)
blazer: Dillard's
skinnies: Target
boots: Nine West Outlet
jewels: GAP Outlet, Kohl's, Charming Charlie, Michael Kors

Do you ever lose the motivation to take OOTD pics? Or is it just me?

Linking up with:
Thrifters Anonymous @ Color Blind
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy
Wardrobe Wednesday @ Create Hope Inspire
Random Wednesday @ Because Shanna Said So
Whatever Whenever Wednesday @ Rolled Up Pretty
I Feel Pretty @ Get Your Pretty On


  1. I've tried and just can't get Into it. I'll never be a fashion blogger. I serve with the little ones at church and I LOVE it. Sometimes I think kids understand me better than adults.

  2. Nice outfit!

  3. Love the outfit post and that red blazer is really cute. Glad to see you back.

  4. This looks comfy.
    I teach sunday school at my church. I understand you completely.

  5. When I taught the toddler and then the preschool Sunday school classes, I almost always modified my outfit to make it child friendly. Function over fashion. Even now, I still only get one or two outfit pictures a week.

  6. ohhh yes I lose motivation ALL.THE.TIME.
    or I am afraid I'm going to look a hot mess by the time my daughter is home to take my photos!
    I clearly need to invest in a tri-pod/figure out the timer on my camera!

  7. I love that outfit - casual yet polished! I work in preschool (and then have some of my own!) and that's one reason why I'm loving my "VV Boutique" adventure - I find great pieces without spending much so I don't feel like I have to hold back at all in that environment. Anyway, good job serving your church, the kiddos and their families! You're a blessing!

  8. I really like your blazer, so glad you decided to post a picture. You look great as always!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie!

  9. I think this outfit is casually chic! A blazer is always an easy way to dress up some jeans. I like...It is a great look. I always lose motivation to take pics. When I first started blogging it was easy for me to do posts several days a week. Now I have to make sure to post once or twice a week. I enjoy blogging too much to give it up totally but I have promised myself at least once a week.

    Found you from the link ups, now following:)


  10. You look great! I'm actually wearing my hair the exact same way today! :)

  11. I lose motivation all the time! My husband takes my pics, and some days, I just don't want to bother him with my obsessiveness. Other days, I get dressed up, but just don't feel like taking any photos. So I feel you completely.

    On the plus side though, I love the way you layered this outfit! The collared shirt and the rolled up sleeves feel really well put together.

  12. OK, first off how cool is it that you work with that age group to better understand your step daughter? Secondly I love your "real" photos of adjusting yourself. LOL! Thanks so much for linking up today!

  13. my mom also teaches the kids class at church. she said its really challenging mostly because of their age but she thinks they are so cute and goes back every week. i love this look, very comfy, simple but still cute (better than my usual sunday gear which is yoga pants and tee) :)

  14. Yes, I lose my will to take pictures on Sundays. After church I just wanna sleeeeep! Before I got married I had to lug around my tripod, but my husband takes my pics now, so it's a LITTLE easier (not for

    More Modern Modesty

  15. Very cute, love the after church casual look!

  16. Very cute! I teach 7th grade and over the summer did 3-4 vacation bible school. It. Was. Exhausting. More power to ya :)

  17. i just love your blazer and those boots! girl, sundays are always the hardest days for me to take blog pics, i'm always so sleepy haha!

    C's Evolution of Style

  18. I love that you are willing to share those funny pictures (even though you look wonderful).

  19. Taking pictures with a tripod is sooo time consuming & hard! I commend you for doing it at all! I think these pictures are fine & I LOVE your outfit. The bright blazer & jeans/boots are fab! :) Found you via the I Feel Pretty linkup
    Nikki at

    {Enter My Giveaway for a Monogram Leather Clutch Here!}

  20. love this jcket and i love that you are doing this to learn more about your step daughter! LOve it. Thanks for being part of wardrobe weds xxxx

  21. You look fabulous and I miss you :(

  22. cute look! love the red blazer & those jeans are great! not that easy to find a good pair and i reeeeally like those!!

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

  23. You are lovely no matter what typa day your having. xoxoxoxo


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