I Can’t Do It Anymore

Ya’ll. I’m sorry. I’ve tried really hard to lean into comfort content. But I am only human. I reached my sweatpants limit yesterday. I used to think the limit didn’t exist but it does for me. I had reached my slob-kabob full potential, no shower, same clothes from the day before. I looked at the women in the mirror and re-introduced myself to her because she looked like she needed a friend, a shower and a hug. I had to shower, I had to do put on a dress and do a photoshoot. I needed to look like myself again. Of course we aren’t going anywhere, so I asked B if we shoot some out in our front yard and here it is. Yes, it was in the middle of our street, yes neighbors were in their front lawns watching, yes I got a little shy. But damn it felt good to make an outfit post. So what did I do after this in my dress? Well we went to dinner of course!

Did I tell you about our newest neighborhood restaurant that we’ve been hitting up every night? It’s 25% organic, frozen to table. It has a really nice patio and a grill. The guy who does the grilling is super cute and there is a tiny entertainer who says things like ‘watch this mom!’ and “is this poop, mom?” as she picks up a suspicious looking piece of …well… you know where this is going. They don’t have playground equipment for the kids but they have put out a large bucket and a plastic slide and you know what? It suffices. The owner has an old dog who begs for food and then immediately goes back to sleep after eating. The tables are a bit dirty and the service isn’t great but their happy hour is CHEAP.  It is just absolutely charming. And we never need a reservation because it’s our backyard. And Bryan is the cute chef. 😉

So yeah. I had to level with myself on everything — I’ve felt a little lost without outfit posts mainly because it’s what I’ve done 3-4x a week for the last 10 years. It’s my dairy — nope, it’s my diary. Thought you’d enjoy that typo. And yesterday my dairy — erm, diary— says that I got dressed, grilled out and had a great evening with my family.

You can find my dress here! I thought about styling it with sneakers but I’m hopeful to wear this out and about again soon this late spring or summer. Some white sneakers would look just perfect.

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Editor's Notes:

I am in the size 8 of the dress. Fit is tighter on the chest but true to size.

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  1. Rach says:

    Omg I’ve been craving to dress up and go outside too! This mini dress is adorable!


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  2. Jenny H. says:

    This is great – I SO needed this today! 🙂 It’s my b-day and I’ve had my outfit planned for months (you know, in our past lifestyle when we would be going out tonight). Maybe I’ll put it on, walk down the middle of the street, and make the hubs be my Insta-hub today 🙂 Thanks for these posts – they definitely bring a smile to my face! Stay safe and healthy!

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  3. Lauren C says:

    I got to get dressed up for Passover last night and I loved it! My husband was like “I forgot what your hair looked like NOT in a ponytail or bun” Me, too, honey. Me, too.

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  4. Lisa says:

    I told my husband the other day that I’m going “Downton Abbey” on him and dressing for dinner. It’s one of the only things I have to look forward to!

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  5. mei says:

    That’s a cute dress! I also almost pass my limit, doing anything feels so wrong T.T I put makeup at home today :”)


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  7. Louise says:

    Kendi, you crack me up constantly – never stop being you.

    04.09.20 · Reply

    I’ve been doing a “Formal Friday” each week, wearing something that reminds me of the old days. Tomorrow marks week 4 and I just need something that makes me feel like I care again.

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  9. Mireia says:

    This dress is too cute!

    Mireia from TGL

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  10. Excellent article! Thank you so much for doing this.

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  11. Chelsea says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I’m still loving all the fashion inspo even if we can’t go anywhere yet! That dress is beautiful!

    xx Chelsea

    04.11.20 · Reply