Sometimes You Just Fix It

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There was a viral video that came out a couple of years ago in which a woman is complaining to her husband about a problem and was upset because he just kept trying to fix the problem instead of listening to her. It would cut to her husband intermittently, and he would exhaustively plead with her to simply fix the problem and that the solution was so obvious. In the middle of the video, we see that she has a nail stuck in her head, and her husband was trying to get her to stop complaining about the pain and simply remove the nail. They go on to argue about the situation and he finally gives in and “listens” to her talk about the problem some more.

Here, you can just watch it for yourself.

This is a bit sexist, pretty funny, and sadly, painfully true.

My husband is a pretty patient man. He has been there for me through now two pregnancies, two c-sections, and 4 ongoing attempts at child-rearing. It has not and is not pretty.

On Saturday, I had a meltdown that I wish I could blame on hormones, but it pretty much only stems from my own impatience and pettiness for my body to get “back to normal.” (2 weeks postpartum/post-op… seems reasonable, right?) Give me a break, feeling comfortable and somewhat attractive in clothes is a big deal! Anyway,  I was complaining that I didn’t have a lot to wear and that I was tired of looking this way and bah blah blah. I cried, you guys. Bryan sat patiently and waited for me to finish blubbering and then calmly responded:

“Ok, lets go get you a couple of things then.”

Like oh ok.

Why do I make things so difficult?

We drove the three minutes it takes to get to Old Navy where they happen to have been running a Mothers’ Day sale with BOGO free t-shirts and 20% off shorts (Which is what I needed the most). I was a happy camper. I feel 100% better knowing that I have a couple of things that actually fit me right now. Just whatever if they will be too big soon. You can take that logic and hit the road, sir. Alls I know is that I have crap to wear now.

Sometimes, the answer really is black and white. Sometimes, we need to shut up, stop talking about the problem, and just freaking fix it.

(Yes, Mom, I know you’ve been telling me this for years.)

Love, Alex

This Child Has So Many Clothes.

Seriously y’all. We have been so incredibly blessed by people who see things that we would like, just have a lot of extra stuff, or just love us a lot.

You think I’m kidding? Check this out.

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And you guys? this isn’t even all of them. I’m trying to organize them by size into tubs so I can pull them out when he is ready to wear them. I started to catalog them all, but quickly gave up when I started hating my life and stuff.

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By far, this child has the most bear things ever owned by one person aaaaaaaand we love it. Grady, you’d better be into bears, man. Otherwise your father might cry actual tears.

So many thanks to my parents and sister, Bryan’s parents and sister, Heidi and Charlie Loften, Scott and Jennifer Mills, and Jeff and Joy Meekins for giving us all the great clothes for our little guy. He is set up for a long, long time!

 

Love, Alex

What We’re Wearing Wednesday (Volume 6)

What We're Wearing Wednesday

Well, as I stated earlier today, things are a little busy around the Fittin Household today. However, I have had these photos on hand for a few days now and wanted to share what this preggo has been wearing lately. I usually wouldn’t be so excited, except that it’s finally getting cooler which means I can wear my new gear! I think I actually look better in long sleeved maternity clothes, but maybe I’m just not tired of them yet.

Hmmm.

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The jeans are Express. Again. Listen, he likes Express clothes and jeans especially and uses award gift cards from work to buy them. So THAT’S why.

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I really like these shoes when he wears them. They go with a lot and especially Razorback stuff. Duh.

 

Alex


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The jeans are Old Navy (as always) and the top is Motherhood. I have a thing with stripes. Love ’em. Can’t get enough of them. Being that I am normally pretty hippy, I know horizontal stripes aren’t my friends, but I just can’t help myself!

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Brown flats from Target. I have had these for like 2 years and STILL haven’t broken them in. They’re so cute but for real, my feet cry a little when my brain sees them and says “Ooooh! I’ve wear these today!”

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This was one of those mall kiosk finds by my mom. She knows I love me some Burberry and have no qualms with a good knock-off and bought it for me for Christmas. THANKS MOM!

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These earrings are cute and go with soooo much but man, they hurt after 8 hours. One of these days I will learn not to buy heavy earrings.

 

Love, Alex

What We’re Wearing Wednesday (Volume 4)

What We're Wearing Wednesday

Are you ready for the most boring WWWW? Ugh.

So I haven’t posted a WWWW in liiiike 2 weeks? Yeah, 2 weeks. Y’all. Coming home from work is so much more overwhelming than I thought it would be. So much free time and like a zillion more things on the to-do list. I think I’ll be writing about it soon. Yep.

Anyway. Today I was in sweats and doing stuff on the computer for our photography company (We have new specials on fall family photos! Hit us up if you’re local!) until well past noon. I had to run some errands after that, which is the only reason I am wearing real clothes in these photos. Errands aren’t good enough to get jewelry out of me though. Sorry, errands.

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So since Bryan has to have separate work attire like a real adult, I decided to get both of his outfits, which is why this is being posted so late. WARDROBE CHANGE!

Pants: Express| Pullover: VZW Swag!

Pants: Express| Pullover: VZW Swag!

Shoes: Madden (I promise he has other dress shoes, these are juts his favorite because they're "the most comfortable.")

Shoes: Madden (I promise he has other dress shoes, these are juts his favorite because they’re “the most comfortable.”)

Look at that baby face in his badge. They haven't made him change it since  like 2006. Orange hair, smooth face, lady killer.

Look at that baby face in his badge. They haven’t made him change it since like 2006. Orange hair, smooth face, lady-killer.

T-Shirt: Concert tee from his favorite bluegrass fella, Del McCoury | Jeans: Express

T-Shirt: Concert tee from his favorite bluegrass fella, Del McCoury | Jeans: Express

Shoes: Tretorn from The Mustache Wears and Goods

Shoes: Tretorn from The Mustache Goods and Wears

Mustache Goods and Wears

Tretorn Shoes

Watch: WeWood from The Mustache Goods and Wears

Watch: WeWood from The Mustache Goods and Wears

The Mustache Goods and Wears

WeWood Watches

Alex


I’m not even kidding, you guys, I’m so over being pregnant. I am being extremely vulnerable by posting these photos. Any shred of thinking I was pretty in photos is slipping away. Ok, I’m done being lame now.

Jeans: Old Navy Maternity | Tank: Target Maternity

Jeans: Old Navy Maternity | Tank: Target Maternity

Shoes: Nine West ballet flats. Also, if any of you have ideas on how to clean these, I'm all ears. I have even tried a magic eraser I kid you not. BUT THEY'RE STILL CUTE SO WHATEVER MAN.

Shoes: Nine West ballet flats. Also, if any of you have ideas on how to clean these, I’m all ears. I have even tried a magic eraser I kid you not. BUT THEY’RE STILL CUTE SO WHATEVER MAN.

I just had to show this off because of how ridiculous it is. I am at that phase of pregnancy where, lest I have my ring cut off in the near future, I just need to take it off until post-Grady. I got this at Walmart for ( bucks and called it a day. STILL MARRIED, MAN.

I just had to show this off because of how ridiculous it is. I am at that phase of pregnancy where, lest I have my ring cut off in the near future, I just need to take it off until post-Grady. I got this at Walmart for 9 bucks and called it a day. STILL MARRIED, MAN.

And that’s all she wrote for Wednesday!

Love, Alex

What We’re Wearing Wednesday (Volume 3)

What We're Wearing Wednesday

WWWW is upon us again! 

As many of you know, I am now unemployed from the regular nine to five. Although my baby isn’t scheduled to arrive for another few months, we decided that i should come home early to get the house and our lives prepped for newness.

Now some people may have thought that unemployment might mean that today’s photos would consist of yoga pants, and if this was What We’re Wearing Tuesday, you would have been correct. However, today Bryan and I went to a studio space to do some filming for 6th and Burnside and some voice-over work for me, so real clothes were somewhat required.

Check it out!

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Shirt: Verizon...Do you really want to know where you can get it? Didn't think so.|Pants and Belt: Express|ID Badge Pull: just kidding

Shirt: Verizon…Do you really want to know where you can get it? Didn’t think so.|Pants and Belt: Express|ID Badge Pull: just kidding

Shoes: Madden

Shoes: Madden

Alex


Top: Target Maternity|Shorts: Motherhood Maternity

Top: Target Maternity|Shorts: Motherhood Maternity <– Judge me all you want, but these are the kind that pull up over your belly and I LOVE THEM.

Necklace: Jane.com

Necklace: Jane.com

Bracelet: I honestly can't remember. It was probably a gift.

Bracelet: I honestly can’t remember. It was probably a gift.

Earings: You guys, these came with the necklace and just whatever about fashion rules. I was in a hurry and I knew they matched. Allow it?

Earings: You guys, these came with the necklace and just whatever about fashion rules. I was in a hurry and I knew they matched. Allow it?

Shoes: Big Buddha. These are by far my favorite shoes EVER. I love them so much and I will probably cry actual tears when they are no longer wearable.

Shoes: Big Buddha. These are by far my favorite shoes EVER. I love them so much and I will probably cry actual tears when they are no longer wearable.

What We’re Wearing Wednesday (Volume 2)

What We're Wearing Wednesday

Well, another week is upon us. This is actually my last week at work. That’s right, I’m retiring at the ripe old age of 24. Well, until around December 15th that is, I assume I will have my hands full after that.

Take a look at the fly threads we’re rocking today. I’m using this lingo because we tried to look sultry in our poses this week. It did not bode well for us.

 

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Button-up: Express|Pants: Express|Belt: Express. Y’all.

 

Shoes: Madden

Shoes: Madden

 

Alex


Teal Tank: Target Maternity|Gray tank underneath: Old Navy (NOT MATERNITY!)|Maternity Jeans: Old Navy|Watch: Iron Man training watch that was a birthday gift from my training partner dad! A lot of use it's getting these days...

Teal Tank: Target Maternity|Gray tank underneath: Old Navy (NOT MATERNITY!)|Maternity Jeans: Old Navy|Watch: Iron Man training watch that was a birthday gift from my training partner dad! A lot of use it’s getting these days…

Necklace: Target. When I bought this, I thought it was just a good basic gold pendant necklace. I have been asked multiple times since what I won a gold medal for. I usually respond with "Cross Country Skiing."

Necklace: Target. When I bought this, I thought it was just a good basic gold pendant necklace. I have been asked multiple times since what I won a gold medal for. I usually respond with “Cross Country Skiing.”

Earrings: Gift from my friend Mia. I think she got them in Bolivia.

Earrings: Gift from my friend Mia. I think she got them in Bolivia.

Shoes: Toms that I got for free from a friend of a friend because I was the only person she knew who wore a size 7.5 (what!?) and they didn't fit her. Woo hoo!

Shoes: Toms that I got for free from a friend of a friend because I was the only person she knew who wore a size 7.5 (what!?) and they didn’t fit her. Woo hoo!

 

That does it for today. Join me next week for round 3!

Love, Alex

What We’re Wearing Wednesday (Volume 1)

What We're Wearing Wednesday

New Segment alert! 

I’m a big fan of Pinterest. I have it. I love it. I use it. (Follow me! There’s a handy button up there! To the right. Yeah there!)

We all know that Pinterest can turn into a dreamworld if we let it though, amiright? Everyone looks wonderful and is always edited to perfection. If I were a crafter, which we all know I’m not, I would feel all kinds of depressed after looking at beautiful Pinterest creations.

So, in efforts to show what a real family looks like on regular days of the week, I am starting this segment. Sometimes you will catch us wearing cute clothes. Sometimes you will catch us in our PJs. Always you will catch us in relatively cheap clothes, because homegirl doesn’t pay full-price for stuff. It’s the Alex way.

Bryan


Shirt: Express|Jeans: Express

Shirt: Express|Jeans: Express|Phoebe: photobomb

Shoes: Vans-probably from Journey or something

Shoes: Vans-probably from Journey or something

Alex


Black Ruffle Dress: Jane.com|Leggings: uhhhh Rue 21?

Black Ruffle Dress: Jane.com|Leggings: uhhhh Rue 21?

Necklace: Gift from my Mimi I think

Necklace: Gift from my Mimi I think

Earings: Smaller ones are always the cheap card packs from Claire's!|Bottom ones were a Christmas gift from my sister.

Earings: Smaller ones are always the cheap card packs from Claire’s!|Bottom ones were a Christmas gift from my sister.

Shoes: Toms from my friend Dia! Such a good gift!

Shoes: Toms from my friend Dia! Such a good gift!


That’s it guys! Join me next week for volume 2.

What are you wearing this week?

Love, Alex