Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Polkadots And Pants with Flare

Outfit Breakdown: Pants: LOFT, Top: LOFT, Ballet flats: 9West.

Where's all the accessories you say? Well, I forgot them at home...

I know. You feel my frustration, right? I went home for lunch and removed my bracelets and rings to wash the dishes. The opportunity for a picture is here! What do I do?? Wait until I wear this outfit again, or go with it anyway?? GO with it! Who has time for that?!

Besides, I loved how this combination turned out for some reason. Maybe it's the polka dots or maybe it's the black contrasting with the bleached denim.  Whatever the reason, this ensemble will be one I would wear again.

And why the drama in the pics? Because I was on the train to crazy town! This was the week of a big women's gathering we've planned at our church. As the date looms closer and closer on the calendar, the tension builds in my shoulders and my mind starts going. I find myself awake at 3 or 4 in the morning thinking through what we would say, where people should stand, how long each aspect of the night may last, etc. Then comes the last-minute doubts, followed by sweet surprises of encouragement that turn up out of nowhere.

Here's what travel to crazy town looks like for me...


Eat some chocolate. Cry a little. Stare out kitchen window and find serenity while watching cherry blossoms fall slowly from the tree like snowflakes.  Eat some chocolate. Read just the right Scripture verse. Read timely encouraging text from friend. Throw head back in joyous laughter at how good God is. Cry a little. Wonder if you will ever sleep again.  Eat some chocolate.  Wonder what was I thinking!? The day is almost here!  Clap my hands in excitement as I see the pieces coming together. There's no going back. Pray and hold on. It's a wild and glorious ride.

There may be a better way then a ride to crazy town, but I know that when you move forward to accomplish His purposes you will come against opposition.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us," Ephesians 3:20.

I need to ask for the right things! I need to ask Him to align my heart to His desires and plans and then expectantly wait on Him to MOVE. (Why do I stress? Especially over things that are completely out of my control?) What are we hoping for at these gatherings? To encourage women. To see life change through Jesus Christ and for them to know Him in a real and personal way (this isn't about religion!).  To share HOPE. This is what we pray...

Anyone else go through this when a big project, event, etc is on the horizon? Or do I go to crazy town all by myself?

P.S. Linking up with the Pleated Poppy today. :)

P.S.S. A friend pointed out that one of my 6 year olds has the same expression in the picture below, as I do in the pic above...

This picture is entitled, "Carrot Soup is Awesome".



  1. Love your polka dot top! This is one of my favorite patterns, ever!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    1. Thank you. I just purchased a maxi skirt that is red with white polka dots...can't wait to wear that one. :)


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