Thursday, November 3, 2016

Plaid & the Bloglife

Outfit Talk:

Thank you Altar'd State for 50% off clearance sales! That's where I snagged this turquoise, coral, and lavender plaid. And considering Georgia's temps are back into the 80's, I find this fitting indeed. This plaid gave new life to my #bloglife tank and I couldn't resist adding rose gold accessories, along with my latest skinnies and booties.  

As a sales rep for Premier Designs, I earn most of my jewelry, which helps me stay current without blowing our budget. Leaving a little more cash to invest in better quality shoes is a bonus. I love my black Target booties I purchased on clearance a few years ago, but they hurt my feet! These stone colored booties from Clark can be worn all day, with little to no "damage".

Outfit Breakdown:
Plaid: Altar'd State $9.00 (Similar)
Skinny Jeans: Judy Blue So comfy!
Tank: Old Navy ($2 clearance), heat skills - little sister ;)
*Tassel Necklace: Sway by Premier Designs*
*Round Rose Gold Necklace: Part of Blush set by Premier Designs*

By the way, today's outfit was inspired by this pic I came across on IG.

Now for some Heart Talk: Why I like #bloglife

A friend of mine took these photos and I love how she captured so much of my personality. I can go from playful and silly to somber and pensive so quickly. Of course the older I get, the more I find myself being serious rather than playful. Anyone with me? I'm trying to remedy this. More often than not, it's the little things that bring us down. Small agitations. Things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things. 

For example, the insurance company not paying a bill they should pay; which means you have to call yet again. Annoying and stressful, but we're all healthy, together, and secure in our home. Give thanks and do what needs to be done. 
Technology blowing up in your face? Computer running super slow? So what. Anyone hungry in my house? Did I have hot shower this morning? Shoot. Do we have clean water to drink?? Give thanks and deal with it. 

Do you ever find it necessary to give yourself this reality check chat? I find in cases like these, it's all about perspective. As a follower of Christ, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are all available to me, but I have to tap into the right power source and choose wisely. No time devoted to prayer and reading? Then distraction is going to chew me up and spit me out. Nightfall comes, leaving me baffled and empty by the meaningless endeavors my precious time preoccupied. It gets hard to "feel" peace and joy.

Thank God  that they are days when I'm a champion over distraction in Jesus' name.  I give of myself for the right reasons. I invest in others and leave my prideful insecurities discarded like dirty gym socks. (Dang it, if some days I don't pick those smelly offenders back up and WEAR them.)

Every day is new day, my friends, and His mercies are NEW everyday. We're in a battle that begins in the mind. Isn't it great when we can encourage, uplift, and embolden one other in the faith? Go ahead friends. Help me get my head on straight. NO allowing small grievances to cause separation or dislike; distraction and wasted time.  

And this is one of the many reasons why I like the bloglife. Encouragement. I admit that having photos taken of myself and then posting them for all to see feels weird at times. What is this blogging phenomenon? I honestly don't understand it myself, but I do know that I love sharing my heart and hearing yours. I love gaining inspiration from others, while hopefully inspiring them. And yeah, I like playing with colors, textures and prints and using them as a way to express the person God made me to be. He is so creative. He is so artistic. He is never boring and He loves variety, which evident in each human, animal, plant etc that walks or lives on the earth.

Once more, I love gaining outfit inspirations from all of you incredibly creative people out there. I learn much. Thank you! And thank you to my wonderful family that puts up with all my pictures, Instagram post, Snapchat craziness and Instagram STORIES!

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Thank God His mercies ARE new every morning and there is plenty of grace to get through today until tomorrow comes! I had a not so great day on Monday and all I could think was "come on Tuesday. I need a new day with new mercy!" I made it through. AND you can too, if you'll trust Christ and lean on Him!

    1. Thank you for commenting and thank you so much for the encouragement/reminder. :)

  2. I have to give myself reality checks all the time. Often in the form of me talking to myself and my son thinking I am nuts, LOL! Love this look. The colors of your plaid top are beautiful!!

    xx, Elise

  3. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.


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