When words run out.

This is not the post I wanted to have to write today.

Today I hurt. I have no words to console to help understand to explain.

Today I take hold of scripture. I do not care if you agree or disagree with me, because today my spirit cannot settle, my stomach is torn apart, my heart yearns to hold the broken, the poor, the powerless.

We all are refugees of earth as we seek to reach our home in Christ. How can I justify turning a blind eye and saying we cannot do this, we are protecting ourselves, when God let his son come and die for us. Christianity is not an easy path, it is not the way of the world, and fear does not have a place. What does it say of us if we look at a massive undertaking and say it is too big? We are called to have faith of a mustard seed and mountains will move. There is nothing too big for our God.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

God did not say that he so loved the Americans, the Jews, the women, the children, the men, the short, the tall. He called to THE WORLD, all of it.

So today I hurt. I hurt for the world that is being told they are not worthy of safety, of grace.

I have no answers, all I know is we cannot be casual about taking care of the world. It is the responsibility of us all.

I leave you with this:

a splash of green

I love to wear black, white, and grey with a color pop, so today I chose this green vest! It feels simple but classy. Too many details and accessories is overwhelming, especially small stripes like this long sleep shirt from Gap. So pairing a solid vest helps calm it down without need for any more details.

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This outfit super simple to put together with just a little bit of thought. It is nice without being over dressed and simple without being overlooked and sloppy.

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The copper bracelet ties into the buttons on the vest while adding some pretty and subtle detail.

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Pairing black booties and jeans elongates the legs and gives a clean look.

img_8069img_8096Best thing is that this vest was from the children’s department in Target and is not even the largest size they carried! I am never afraid to check out the children’s sections, because a lot of times the sizes go pretty large for things like sweaters, vests, and jackets.

Utilize some pattern and solids to create a nice simple outfit without falling to the casualty of casual!

HABITS

I’M AN ADULT, therefore I owe it to myself and no one else to create healthy habits. It just makes life feel better. We already deal with so much junk in the world why let something like dirty dishes and trash get in the way of your joy and spiritual growth. You can be so much and do so much if you set yourself up. 

Bad Habits are like ankle weights they drag your feet and create these troughs. You get comfortable where your feet have eroded the dirt over and over. You feel it you know it. One day you look up from your feet and your eyes are at the level of the ground. 

Good habits are like a pulley they give you support the more you use it. They don’t let you get comfortable with the ground you trod, because you don’t notice it anymore. You are more concerned with the sky above and around you to notice you are walking on untouched soil. 

So I challenge you to join me in this journey to develop good habits. I started by making a check list in my Passion Planner for all the things I’m trying to turn into steady habits.

Now, in no way am I perfect. I have already failed at some, but I do not just take it off the list and say well my goals are too big. NO. I leave it there to remind myself I can keep working to get better. Once those others are habits, I still have more work to do.

So to those of you who choose to join me, prayers and blessings as we pursue a foundation for growth in our life!

yellow: frenemie

Yellow has never been my friend, especially the sunshine daisy yellow. That is until I found mustard yellow! It doesn’t even wash me or my hair color out. Then paired with the grey sweater (that I got at a garage sale), it is a real compliment against the dark jeans.

For the most part I wear light BB cream and neutral eye make-up and I did not have to alter any of more normal routine for this yellow.

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The cut neck adds some funk but maintains it’s tailored appeal. Then the choker adds some finish without being too edgy. I love how elegant and delicate this choker is from Nordstrom. It can be worn loose like I did, or tightened to sit higher on the neck on days I like to be bold.

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The jewelry does may not seem to go together at first glance but the silver on the right and sapphire tie neatly into the sweater and jeans, while the gold, teal, and purple metallic of the earrings of the necklace tie in with the mustard shirt while adding some pop.

img_7966The best thing about this outfit is that it is absolutely comfortable. The flowiness of the shirt and sweater makes sitting and working extra comfortable!

cut it off

Thank goodness I got a haircut today. My hair was in desperate need of tlc, and my guy has magic scissors I swear. Haircuts can either be your best friend or worst nightmare. Hair is a statement, so if you just casually get your hair cut, you miss out on getting a say in who you are.

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Finding a good hairdresser is once in a blue moon and I have been beyond blessed to have stumbled into the chair of my guy. I let him chop my hair not once but twice. I trust him wholeheartedly.

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I’m going back soon to have some fun with color and I can’t wait!

Blustery Day

So I woke up yesterday to blustery weather and dastardly cold temperatures. To beat the cold I took this fleece thermal and dressed it up denim skirt and tights.

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Great thing about thermals is they are easy to layer without adding a lot of bulk, and the denim skirt is heavy enough to add warmth as well. Also black always flatters!

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Of course then the rain started pouring and there was no getting out of the house without faceplanting.

 

 

Classy Sweats

Like I shared on insta, these sweats are THE BOMB. You can wear them with wedges and a classy shirt or like today don slippers and a fabulous sweatshirt.

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I know, I can’t even wear a ratty sweatshirt, but hey, what is my motto: casualty of casual. I may have been relaxed and comfy, but I would have felt completely ok wearing this outfit in public – sans slippers.

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Of course what’s a cozy outfit without a cute cup of tea in an anthro mug. This pattern is my weakness. So much I have it in several colors!

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Don’t forget socks. Wool. Cozy. All the makings of a wonderfully cozy day.