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Yellow Cold Shoulder Top and White Jeans

Yellow Cold Shoulder Top/ currently wearing

Hi everyone, how are you doing?

As I am freezing my b**t off in this cold weather, I decided to reminiscent a bit about summer. This yellow cold shoulder top was one of my favorite tops. If you are following me on Instagram, you have noticed that I will soon travel with Club Med to one of their exclusive resorts. I still don’t know where I am going but I know for sure that it will be fun. I will miss not having Alex and Chloe-Sofia with me… And on the other hand, I look forward to spending time by myself.

I have been playing with the idea of doing another silent retreat in India for several months now. As much as I would love to spend ten days meditating and in quiet, it is a bit complicated to do that when you have a toddler. So this trip came at the right time.

It is funny, and I have talked about that several times already, how guilty I feel when I do something for myself. I know that it is nonsense and that I need to pay attention to my mental and physical health as well. But still, once you become a parent, you are programmed to think about your child more than about yourself.

I always find it funny when people tell me that I look like I am managing it all: work, blogging, interviews and being a mom and a wife (and a friend and lover). I would not put it this way. I noticed that I just do what is right in front of me. I learned that if it is not urgent, it can wait. I admire women who have more than one child. I don’t know how they do it. Seriously.

So in order to celebrate mothers, here is something to make you laugh. I heard it once on a radio and managed to found it online:

POSITION: Mother, Mom, Mama

JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment.

Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24-hour shifts on call.

Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.


The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets, and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have the ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.

Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required, unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent.

When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.

Forward this on to all the moms you know, in appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis, and let them know they are appreciated.

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Top: Topshop (sold out), similar, DIY white jeans: alternative, Hat: My Maracuja (similar style) , Slip-ons: Topshop, Straw Handbag: from the Philippines, similar.


PHOTOS BY: Surekha

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  • Kim

    I love your outfit! It’s so bright. And this post was really funny to read. I need to go and thank my mom for dealing with me and being the best mom.


  • Siffat Haider

    This ad is hilarious! Also, so exciting about Club Med! Hope you have fun!!

  • Jennifer

    Hahah that ad is hilarious!! I love the colour of your top! And I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Miri

      Thank you, sweetie. XO

  • Nina Nguyen

    You look so cute, love that handbag!!
    xx- Nina

  • zoe phinazee

    Aw man, I hate to say it but it was funny but after reading this, I’m glad I’m not a mom, sounds so exhuasting! Love the pom poms on the purse by the way!

    • Miri

      Hehe, you made me smile, Zoe. Thank you for your honest words! XO

  • Merel

    Love love love this look and the pompoms are so cute!! <3

    X Merel

  • Camille

    Perfect look, so stylish! Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Camille xo

    • Miri

      Thank you, Camille. XO

  • Anika May

    Amazing outfit, I love the shoes with this look!

    Anika |

  • Tiffany

    Hi Miri! I absolutely love this cute summer look. …bright colors always make me happy:) The pants are very cute and inspiring.

    I agree self care is so important. …giving to yourself can feel selfish but it’s a selfless act to get better inside so you can be a better person to those you love outside. Therefore have a wonderful time of peace on your vacation. I really adore this post! Thank you for sharing it! Have a blessed rest of the week.


    • Miri

      Thank you so much, my dear Tiff! Have a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs

  • Ada

    No wonder this is one of your favorite Summer looks. The pants – I cannot believe you DIY-ed them yourself – the top, the shoes and bag, it all works together for a seamless, easy, breezy, pastel look. Love the shoes so much.

    I also have a little toddler girl and doing things for me always makes me feel guilty. That Mom position application writing was genius. Where did you find it?! Thank you for posting it and making me laugh. Do you mind if I copy-paste it into my blog sometimes?!

    Thanks for the linkup. Welcome by Thursdays and link up with me, as well. Thanks.

    • Miri

      Hi Ada,
      I don’t mind at all. I linked the original page to the Mom Job position in the article. If you click on it, you will get there. I am glad you found it funny- I love it. It is so true!! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  • hi! your trip sounds wonderful! it is nice to get away and have some relaxation. love your soft yellow top and yes, those white jeans with the eyelet trim are so pretty1
    jess xx

    • Miri

      Thank you, Jessica. XO

  • Cheryl Tucker

    Your outfit is so beautiful! I love it! And once again am inspired to do a DIY! I have thought about doing this for a while and now am making a plan. When I was young we would do this when our pants would shrink and be too short. Fabrics were different way back then as well as washers and dryers. The world sure has changed.

    • Miri

      Thank you, Cheryl. Have a wonderful week, sweetie. XO

  • jodie filogomo

    Miri—that’s the funnest thing I’ve read in awhile!! But everyone needs some time to themselves, and you are no exception!!
    And can I say that I love the eyelet on the bottom of those jeans—–so cool! And you did it yourself? Amazing!!

    • Miri

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Jodie. I did a DIY blog post about these jeans in summer. It is super simple and fast. Big hugs,

  • Nistha Saraf

    I so love the smile and simplicity you carry in each look Miri…Much Love!

    • Miri

      Thank you so much, Nistha. XO

  • This is so cute and spot on! Enjoy your trip and the silence. I need something like this too. This top is so pretty. The color is fabulous on you and thanks for the link up!

    • Miri

      Thank you, Kathrine, for joining the link up! Big hugs

  • I love that job ad! It is spot on. And your outfit is adorable. The lace trim on your jeans is perfection and those shoes are just too cute!


    • Miri

      I am glad you agree, Shelbee! It is hilarious, isn’t it? :-))

  • Simplement Lui

    A great summer feeling with this lovely outfit 😉

  • jacqui

    Lol that’s such a honest job description, lol.Love the white jeans, very envious as our weather has now changed for the worse! Jacqui

    • Miri

      LOL, it so funny, right? :-))) Thank you for stopping by, Jacqui! Have a wonderful week. XO

  • Laurie

    I have loved all your outfits this summer ! So glad to have found your blog! It’s turning cold here in London too with lots of windy rainy days. xx

    • Miri

      Thank you, Laurie. I love Vanity and Me as well! XO

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