Jacket: old (similar), Scarf: c/o Fancy Details Boutique, Jeans: similar, Pumps: Daily Look
To be honest, I’m not the most outgoing person you could meet in real life. I think I seem like a walking contradiction because, well, my affinity for brightly colored pants and ridiculous shoes doesn’t really line up with my wallflower ways. I guess people think that if you’re screaming for that much attention with your bright red pants, you must really love the spotlight. I’ve found that for many girls, quite the opposite is true. It really is just that we love experimenting with our style and look. Sometimes I hate that someone would assume I’m outgoing because of my lavender pants and giant hat, but will that stop me from wearing them? You’re crazy. And since I’m not all that great with the small talk, sometimes the giant hats are a good conversation starter. So, there’s that.
Skirt: Thrifted (similar here), Top: old (similar), Pumps: Daily Look, Necklace: c/o Fancy Details Boutique
Okay. It was around 45 degrees out when we took these outfit photos today, and I need to say this: Those of you blogging in places like Canada, who come across looking beautiful and graceful and elegant, while it’s negative 12 degrees out…. Congratulations. And good job. The clouds and the wind chill today gave me such a new found appreciation for all of you. I’ve recently developed complete intolerance for the cold, and I’m reminded I can never leave the Southern US.
Coat: Similar (on Sale!), Dress: T.J. Maxx (also love this one), Pumps: Daily Look
So much has been going on around here since my last outfit post. I’m so excited to see God’s hand working in the life of those around me. At the risk of sounding weird and vague, I’ll just say it’s amazing what God can use for good, and how things can turn out if you just trust Him and live your day to day life remembering that we’re here for a greater purpose. The little intentional actions toward a more ultimate goal eventually add up and they really do mean something in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes it’s hard to step back and look at the bigger picture, but if you’re struggling with something right now, I encourage you to do just that. A little perspective can go a long way.
P.S. Thanks to my sister, Lauren, for letting me borrow her coat for this outfit… And always taking such great pictures.
Sweater: Target (similar), Skirt: Express (old), Pumps: old (similar), Clutch: c/o Fancy Details Boutique, Sunglasses: House of Harlow, Scarf: c/o Fancy Details Boutique
Today, I experimented with my eye makeup a little. Which means there’s blue in places on my face that shouldn’t be blue, there are smudges, I’ve got a very….. unique look that I’m rocking here. But, I like it. Experimenting with crazy fashion choices and makeup looks is kind of my favorite. I watched an interview with one of my fashion idols, and she was asked what her most embarrassing fashion choice was. Her response was something like, “I don’t regret my fashion choices.” I totally love that. Styles change, and sure there may be outfits that you look back on and think, “I’m absolutely insane for wearing that.” But isn’t that kind of the point of having your own unique personal style?
Top: similar here, Skirt: very similar, Pumps: Chinese Laundry, Clutch: c/o Fancy Details Boutique
In our bible study, we’re starting a book called “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life”. For some reason, I’ve always liked discipline. I like being regimented, I thrive off structure…. especially in the areas of food prep and dental hygiene, but another story for another day. But, even for someone who loves disciplining herself and enjoys flexing her willpower, discipline is a hard thing. We naturally just kind of want to float around aimlessly and fall into random fun things along the way. If I weren’t disciplined to blog, I’d never put together outfit after outfit and have my sister photograph them while we’re outside looking crazy, then come home, edit pictures, post pictures on the blog, and write these gripping stories for you to read. It’d be easier for me to watch 4 episodes of Gilmore Girls in an evening, than to make dinner, clean up our kitchen, have intentional conversation with my husband, and read my bible. It takes discipline to do the important things in life. But, you never regret a decision to be disciplined.