Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fashion Fails & "Adulting"

Necklace by "the giving keys"

Leather wrap by Curry and Curry InnovationsBangle by Alex & Ani. and the rings are by Premier Designs

The amount of outfit possibilities that exists in one's closet amazes me. My wardrobe is small in size and yet I still find unworn combinations. Today I'm wearing only items from seasons past, making this outfit the perfect example. It came together quickly and the skirt is so fun, I just knew everything was going to be GREAT. I felt like skipping.  However, the day veered from hopscotch skipping to the drudgery of real life. More on that later. First let's talk about where I went wrong on this get up.

  1. I usually wear this skirt with leggings, so I felt somewhat exposed and paranoid that the wind would blow and things would show.  Know what I mean?
  2. I thought my bra straps were under control, safely tucked away and pushed out of sight...

Where was someone to tell me my bra straps were showing??

Not cute. Not Stylish.

So. Will I wear this outfit again?  Yes, but it would be better for a date night (as apposed to grocery shopping where one is stooping, bending over, loading and unloading - duh!) and next time I'll find a different bra!

Outfit Breakdown:
Scoopback Tee: the Gap
Lace Skirt: old
Belt: Came with the skirt
Thong Sandals: Clarks
Purse: Coach (hand me down)

Now let's talk about that drudgery. Anyone like filling out and processing paperwork? Give me a room full of slobbery, nose-picking, preschoolers to entertain (with plenty of distance in between us), but don't give me paperwork!  Paperwork and the organization thereof. Papers that say "hereby" and "wherein" be far from me!  Alas, it comes along with adulthood, doesn't it?

Goodbye skip. Hello trudge.

The plan to be out of the house by 10:30 to run errands, came to a screeching halt when a certain email rudely landed in my inbox.  Pertinent paperwork was not received, making us precariously close to missing an important deadline (if we hadn't already).  Instantly my stomach clenched and it would remain this way into the afternoon. Now my morning of simple maintenance turned into frantic searching, unpleasant phone calls and trying not to get overly emotional.

You see, I've submitted this form 3 times, but for whatever reason,  I wasn't getting it right. And now the one form they required was mysteriously missing. My organization skills, though improving, are quite sad at times, which adds more stress during paperwork processing. There was only to wait on our accountant to get back in town and send us his copy.

This error is potentially costly. And it is out of my control.

So now what? Do I stress about it for the rest of the day? Be irritable and snappy with everyone around me?

Well, my mom gave me chocolate strawberries, which I quickly consumed.  That was a good start.

Chocolate doesn't fix things, but it sure helps me feel better. ;)

But I have to go deeper than that.  I need to remember WHO is in control. Money, though needed to live, is just a means to get certain aspects of life done. It's not a source of happiness, contentment or security. You can lose it all without a moments notice. Nothing in life is permanent.  So, I will pray and ask God to help me be more attentive when and where needed. Then I need to trust Him with the rest.  Freedom is available here. Sweet peace and wonderful freedom. I know this is not as easy as it sounds and some days it takes longer than others to get there, but when I do...

"The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in HIM; though he may stumble he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand." Psalm 37:23 feels so good!

While I may not feel like skipping today that doesn't mean I won't tomorrow. Besides, I'm not sure skipping is appropriate in this skirt.

So what about you? Do you battle with your bra straps? Do you love paperwork?? AND, if you have a knack for organization, what tends to stress you out? Just curious.


Linking up with the Pleated Poppy and Sydney Fashion Hunter today.



  1. Cute combo! Paperwork really is my downfall too, so I can sympathize completely.

  2. Chrissy if it was a black bra it would have been ok. Paperwork doesn't bother me, talking on a phone does.

    1. Good point. I'll try a black bra next time. As for the paperwork, I'll be sending mine your way and you can send your calls my way. ;) Thank you for commenting!

  3. I can just picture you trying to be all cute while stooping in aisles! Um, I would rather do paperwork all day than tend to slobbery preschoolers. I love them, but if I had a choice...

    1. This made me laugh out loud! Thank you. Yes, I may just have you help me with that paperwork. ;)

  4. Love this!!!❤️❤️❤️


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