Friday, June 28, 2013

What I wore

 
Here are some recent outfits! 
 
 
Top: Gap (similar); Skirt: J Crew (similar)
 
 
Top: Target;  Pants: Forever 21 (similar)

Top: Loft (similar); Pants: Forever 21(similar)

Top: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's (similar); Capris: Elle via Kohl's (similar)

             Top: Target; Belt: Loft             Skirt: Forever 21 (similar)         Top: Ann Taylor Outlet
                                                                          Shoes: Marshalls
 
 
Skirt Remix 9 Outfits- Old Navy Pencil Skirt
 

Top: Old Navy
Top: Joe Fresh
Top: Loft

Top: Old Navy
Top: Boutique in Romania
Top: Banana Republic
Top: Target
Top: J Crew
Top: Bloom

 


How would you style a striped skirt?












Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shoes...I love them

Shoes!!!! I wear mostly flats and sandals but love imagining myself in heels and wedges. For my lifestyle, comfort is key and I wouldn't be caught dead in uncomfortable but "pretty" shoes. It's just not my thing. I love comfy, cute shoes and will pay a bit more for comfort and style.
 







 
Gap, JCrew, Sperry, Toms and Banana Republic are my favorite!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Working on me...

My online summer Bible Study has a challenge this week.

Don't ask God for anything material or selfish this week. Instead, ask Him to saturate your life, heart, mind...everything!

Lord,

I praise you for being the creator of the universe, the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. Your blessings are immense, greater than my understanding and more vast than comprehension. You are the one that tells the sea where to stop and the stars where to shine.

You know my heart, always. There is nothing I can hide from you.

I'm exposed and you still love me. I'm sinful and you still love me. I'm raw and you still love me.

I certainly don't deserve this love of yours, but how thankful I am for it. I want to live your way, leaving the old way behind.

Thank you for all the material "things" I have, but I pray for something more. I pray for a radically changed life. I pray to be uncomfortable and challenged.

Saturate my soul and let me pour out your love and peace on others. Help me to be a blessing to my family, friends, and even strangers.

Change my life so I rely more on you instead of my own accomplishments and rewards. I know this is risky. To give you everything, I feel, is gambling it all. Will I still have my house, my clothes, my car, my husband, my child? I'm not sure. I want to say I'm ready to give you all of me but I still hold back. Take my fears and hold my hand through this unsteadiness I feel.

I struggle with letting go of the sense of control I feel and yet I want to so badly. Help me Father.

In Jesus' name,

AMEN!!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Outfit Remix Challenge

 
I'm linking up with Audrey from Putting Me Together. The challenge is to make and wear 7 outfits with the same 7 pieces.















 
 
Ha! I made 8 outfits, not 7. Yeah, I try to go above and beyond sometimes.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Travel

Have you ever been to Greece? I haven't but would love to go. Athens is at the top of my list, then Santorini and Oia.
I love all the color.

The view here must be amazing.

Beautiful

I love this!
 
I found a few awesome pictures to intice you. Which Greek city would you go to?


Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest? I know, I know...you're thinking,  "Duh! Isn't everyone?" The answer is no. I know one young mom who just lurks on the home page and actually copies and pastes the pins onto files on her desktop. I know another mom who has an account but doesn't know what to do next.

When I started on Pinterest I thought, "This is cool but what's the point?" Ah ha! What is the point? For me, the point is I get to organize my likes and things I want into categories. I created a board for crafts I will do, one for recipes to make and one for fashion- to keep track of things I'd like to wear.

It's also a great place for finding great blogs to read. I have found ALL my favorite blogs through Pinterest.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Reveal - All of Me



I just started a new online Bible Study from Good Morning Girls. We started reading the book Anything by Jeannie Allen. We are only on day one but I have not cried this much in a long time. God is revealing some areas in my life that need work. I was listening to some worship music last night and this song summed up what the study has done so far for me.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Devotional: Humble Attitude

1 Peter 3:8- "Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble."

Sometimes we come across people who are outwardly unpleasant or who unknowingly strike a nerve within us. Family and friends are no exceptions, and since they are so close, the annoyances can be magnified. No matter what their underlying reason for acting the way they act, you have a choice about how you will respond to their negativity. You can either let their negative attitude affect yours, or you can decide to believe that God is working on them from the inside. We must join God in admiring the beauty of His creation, no matter how angry that creation can get. You can do this by reacting with a tenderhearted attitude. It's your choice.

What are three ways you can change your attitude when you encounter negativity?

Deals for under $50

 
Forever 21 always has great prices but I tend not to shop there as much anymore for two reasons. One, I'm a mom now and need to wear a little bit better quality clothes to stand up against continual washing. Two, their return policy is non-existent. You can only exchange merchandise which doesn't make it appealing to me since I usually buy a ton of stuff and only keep a few items.
 
JC Penny has really impressed me since Ellen got on board. Their clothes seem fun and fresh now. They have also acquired Joe Fresh, a Canadian brand, which I love.
 
Old Navy always has a lot of stuff I like. I mostly shop sales and promotions (which they always have). I also have an Old Navy card which I earn points toward credit to the store with each purchase.
 
Here are a few deals I found recently.  
 

                                                                      Forever 21

     Graduated Sequins Top- $22.80

                                                          Sleeveless Sheer Shirt- $15.80

                                                         Tie Front Animal Print Top- $17.80


                                                                       JC Penny


                                                                Pink Outfit- $26 total

                                                           Lace Trim Top Outfit- $30 total


                                                                     Old Navy

                                                 Women's Crochet-Lace Trim Tee- $12.99

                    
                    Women's The Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans- Orange- $12.97/ Olive- $10.97 



                                   Boatneck Tops- Red- $4.99/ Purple (My Favorite)- $9.99


How do you find great deals on clothes?

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