Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WHITE LACE KIMONO











Hey y'all!

Happy Tuesday friends -- I am hoping this week is off to a good start for you! I am currently in the middle of the first round of exams so I have spent a ton of time studying lately. My last one for a little while is tomorrow and I am so excited to be done..haha.

The look in today's post is featuring this adorable lace kimono -- it is under $25 and if you're a future bride like me, I'm always on the lookout for new white pieces to incorporate into my wardrobe! When I saw it, I thought it would be cute over a swimsuit in the summer (honeymoon?) or just layered over tanks and dresses. Of course I am totally planning on wearing it on a regular basis, too like in the outfit pictured here!

I am also wearing a layered, flowy tank, as well as these new high waisted jeans that are sooo affordable and pretty comfy too! Lastly, I finished off the look with some suede mules and simple jewelry that I am always reaching for.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great rest of your day!

"But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace." Romans 11:6

Monday, September 25, 2017

WHAT TO WEAR: FALL WEDDING











Hey y'all!

Happy Monday! With fall right around the corner, I have been prepping content to pertain to just about every fall situation and need you may have when it comes to looking fashionable and on trend! I am so excited to share some of the how-to posts I have started working on, as well as some of the biggest fall trends with y'all.

For today's post, I wanted to share this adorable dress I picked up recently -- its under $30 and probably one of the cutest things I've ever seen if we're being honest! The color is sooo cute...the embroidered detailing is a major trend -- and its perfect for formal occasions this fall! If you're headed to a wedding or special event, this dress would be perfect and wouldn't break the bank!

I paired this dress with open toe booties and a fun clutch -- to me animal print is a neutral. I love pairing it with just about any outfit and I think its the perfect touch of fun for this outfit. Of course, you could go for a more neutral bag and shoe if you were looking for a more subdued look!



I hope you all enjoyed this post! The other day on Insta stories I shared a little devotional I read about being stressed/anxious/worried, and I wanted to share it again on my blog. Basically, the devotional explained how God gives peace that nothing can possibly beat. Literally nothing can overcome the power of God's peace if you allow it to work in your heart. With that being said, we often cling to other things -- stress, our to-do list, relationships, etc. We let these things, our stressors/anxiety causing things rule our lives. Its toxic, and its not what God wants for us!


A little example is that the peace God can give us is like a gold coin -- its precious and worth more than anything else. But our grip is held on a small copper coin when we don't take God's peace. We are holding onto something we think is valuable, but its not at all the best thing for us. God loves nothing more than taking our stress, worry, anxiety and making sure its as far away from us as possible. What an amazing truth!


Another little story that the devotional gave was to pretend you had a grenade in your hand and you accidentally pull the tab to set it off. You wouldn't drop it by your feet, or throw it to where other people were. You would throw it as far away from you and others as you possibly could. That is what God wants to do when we cast our burdens on Him (1 Peter 5:7). I never really thought about what it means to cast my cares on Him, other than I knew I should trust in Him when I was worried. My throwing my cares to God and letting Him handle them, he will make sure that He takes them as far away from me as possible.


While it is hard, I just need a daily reminder when I am stressed to let go of what is bothering me and allow God's peace to take over! I hope this reminder was helpful for y'all too. :)


Thanks so much for reading and talk to you in tomorrow's post!


Friday, September 22, 2017

6 FALL LOOKS TO RECREATE

Happy Friday, friends!

In case you didn't know...today is the first official day of fall! To celebrate, you can find me drinking pumpkin spice coffee and making pumpkin spice pancakes -- and I thought I would share some of my favorite fall looks from my past posts!


Blanket scarf + how to.
This post is one of my favorite posts that I have shared on the blog! I love blanket scarves, and although they have been around for quite some time, they are still in for this season too. I love how warm and cozy they are and its really easy to make a complete outfit with a blanket scarf! I linked a few cute options for this season to shop, as well as some simple dresses to pair them with like I did in this post!


This look is sooo old and the photos are embarrassing looking back now...but it is still something I would wear throughout the fall season! I love floppy hats always...and pairing them with cowl neck sweaters and tunics is a simple way to get a trendy fall look!


For those of y'all still experiencing temperatures like we are in Kansas, this fall look is one you can actually recreate now and not sweat to death! I love the look of this simple striped t-shirt dress paired with a utility vest. It is an easy way to look put together without having to try to hard, and the fun sneakers make it more casual if you're just headed to run errands or to grab coffee. 


This is another look that is really easy to recreate for fall and one I will be wearing once it cools off a bit. Flare jeans are still a trend this fall, and pairing them with a simple sweater and a floppy hat makes for a laid back, chic look!




Another favorite of mine from last season is this cozy cardigan + graphic tee combo! I love graphic tees, and they pair perfectly with your favorite oversized cardigan. I especially love the color of this one! This look is perfect for laid back fall days but is still cute and comfortable.



I hope you all enjoyed this little round up post and have a great weekend! Drink a PSL and savor that fall is officially here!



"Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgement." Proverbs 4:7

Thursday, September 21, 2017

FALL TREND ALERT: CROPPED FLARE JEANS












Hey y'all!

Today I wanted to share a big trend + give y'all an idea on how I style it! Cropped flare pants have been all the rage lately and are a great item to transition into fall. I love the cropped cut, and this black pair is oh so flattering! This pair is under $35 and they fit so great! I love the frayed hem so much. I got them in a petite size so they fit my shorter self even better.

For a bit of a bohemian touch, I love the jeans paired with a printed, swingy blouse and my favorite cutout booties. However, I think they would be cute with a lace top, a simple sweater, and therefore could be incorporated into any gal's fall wardrobe! This trend is a must-have. I truthfully didn't think it would be very flattering on me since I am shorter, but I actually really love it. If you're worried about the cut making you look shorter, just try wearing heels or taller booties to give you some added height. :)

I hope you all enjoyed this little how-to for this fall trend! Let me know if you would like to see more posts explaining how to wear certain styles for fall and I would be happy to share more content like this!


"Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations"
Deuteronomy 7:9

GINGHAM CULOTTE ROMPER










Hey y'all!

Today I am sharing the second outfit I shot while I was in Nashville. We arrived at our Airbnb and got ready quickly and headed out for dinner and exploring, so I only was able to snap a few photos but I had to share this gingham jumpsuit with y'all!

I looove the culottes trend -- I wasn't sure ab it at first. I definitely didn't know if I could pull it off since I am shorter but I love this jumpsuit so much. It is currently on sale for $16 which is a total steal! The gingham print is so cute & trendy, and I love the off the shoulder/cold shoulder detailing. The fit is TTS -- although I think it would look better on someone taller than me so that the culotte leg would hit higher up.

I also had to mention a few of the affordable accessories I am wearing in this post! I carried this backpack around town, which is under $30 and was great for traveling because I could fit more stuff in it than my normal crossbody bags. I also love the sunglasses I am wearing -- they are under $10 and such a fun 90s trend! Lastly, this adorable bandana neck scarf is under $4. All of the pieces I am wearing are linked in the widget above if you want direct links to shop them!

I hope you all enjoyed this post. My full Nashville post + a little video montage of our trip will be coming to the blog on Monday!

"Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts." Colossians 3:16