Casual Striped Tee + Busy Weekends

casual weekend look

I will be the first to admit that I’ve been kind of a bad blogger. Blogging isn’t easy, and neither is trying to balance it with everything else in life. The past few weekends have been busy with house projects, and I got behind on my content planning.

Last weekend the choice was between cleaning up our yard to avoid being judged by our neighbors, or catch up on hours of missed blogging work.

We went with the yard work. 😉

I allowed myself to take a big break last week to try to catch up on some other things. It’s so hard to do everything well, and sometimes the choice comes down to doing all the things partially well (which really means not well at all) or make tough choices to let something fall.

Usually I don’t let myself slip with the blog. It’s important to me, and I enjoy it.

But, this time I took a break. So, I appreciate your patience, grace and understanding.

casual pink stripe top + utility jacket

casual pink stripe top + utility jacket

casual weekend look for spring

These pictures were actually taken last weekend right before we watched our nephews’ flag football game. They’re 4 & 7, so it’s pretty cute to watch.

This is my typical weekend style in the spring- baseball cap, striped tee, denim, and a jacket. It’s an easy, casual look that takes almost no effort and is perfect for running around and doing all the things.

We usually spend a chunk of the weekend visiting with our families, and this past weekend with Mother’s Day was no exception either.

We had dinner with my dad and his wife on Friday night. I spent much of Saturday with my mom, getting manicures and pedicures and having lunch. Then we went to my in-laws on Sunday afternoon for dinner and then ice cream afterwards.

casual pink stripe top + utility jacket

casual pink striped tee + utility jacket

casual weekend look

casual weekend look for spring

casual weekend look

Outfit Details: pink striped tee – J.Crew | dark wash denim – Banana Republic | utility jacket – J.Crew, similar | striped flats – Old Navy | tassel tote – Old Navy | ear jackets – similar | baseball cap – similar

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I saw a meme this morning that listed the days of the week like this:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, BLINK, Monday, Tuesday…

I had to smile because it’s so true! How is it that Saturdays and Sundays feel like the shortest days of the week?

Lately we’ve been so busy during the week, and we still end up with a mile-long to-do list on the weekend. Adding in family time, spring yard maintenance, meal planning, grocery shopping, blogging, and for heaven’s sake a few minutes of peace and rest- it’s hard to keep up!

I’m on a never-ending search for balance.

How do you find balance in life? What are some things you really hate to let go of, but once in a while you let slip because life happens? What did you do to celebrate Mother’s Day over the weekend? What does a normal weekend look like for you? Does your weekend uniform involve a striped tee?



PS – here are some blog posts I wrote and should probably re-read 😉 to stay organized and on track: mastering your to-do list, how to organize your week like a pro, and the secret to keeping an organized house.


  • It is so hard to do everything well! I totally understand. I feel like I often have to make choices. Like you I really enjoy the blog so it usually stays pretty high up there, but since having Ivy other things have definitely taken a hit. It’s hard to feel marginal in other areas, but I am working on letting some things go a little. Glad you were able to take a little break. We all need it sometimes. Love that striped tee!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Sometimes I don’t know how you do it with a little one! Glad to know I’m not the only one still trying to find the balance. Thanks for your comment, Amy Ann!

  • I think we all get behind! There have been times where I’m so busy that I know I won’t be able to blog! Glad you’re back!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Thanks for your sweet comment, Jennifer! I hope you have a great week!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    I love the entire outfit!! So comfortable and stylish!
    Mónica Sors

  • Cute outfit! Loving the stripes!

  • Love the way you make combo, all perfectly match. Thank you for sharing, you look stunning!!!