When Victoria Beckham makes a line for Target you add it to your calendar and make your purchases at 7am before church...or is that just me? Either way, Beckham's new line creates affordable fashion for those of us who long to wear one of her pieces but are not willing to spend $3,000 on a dress. Thank you Target. Thank you Posh Spice.
I can’t think of anything that I want. Shoes, a new swimsuit, some new pants for work. Nothing sounds good today. Maybe I’m just in one of those moods. I haven’t posted anything personal in a while so I thought now was a good time to do so. Today’s topic: peace.
My grandma is one of those people who worries about everything. If there is a thunderstorm in Kansas, she will call me to make sure I’m fine. It’s a compliment I guess, that someone would worry about my wellbeing and safety. It seems a little silly or overboard, the things my grandma sometimes worries about, but I’m sure in her mind these are things worth keeping track of.
Just like my grandma, I am also one of those people who worries about everything. What to wear, what to eat. I worry about the safety of the ones I love. I worry about the unknown. I worry about the future. I like to be in control. I like plans, and knowing where I’m going and when. There are many things in life that are simply out of my control. I can try my best to force certain things and make certain decisions, but at the end of the day the Lord is always in control. I am not in the driver’s seat. This should make me happy, right? The Lord has it. He’s got this. He is the one calling the shots, he is the one making plans, and he knows every detail of every day. To top it all off, he loves me and only wants what is best for me. If all that is true, why in the world should I ever waste my time worrying? I know I shouldn’t. If I fully trusted in the Lord, I wouldn’t worry about the things that I do. Does that make me a sinner? For me, it’s a constant struggle.
How I manage it: Prayer. When something bothers me, or I start to feel afraid of what’s next I pray. I let him know how I feel and ask him to give me peace. I usually feel better after I pray. I can feel the nerves settle down and I can go back to being calm. Peace is something I chase. It’s what I want. I long for peace in my heart and in my mind. This last Sunday, a prayer of mine was answered. Something that I have been praying about for years. There were many moments where I thought “is this real?” There was relief. There was joy. There was excitement. There was peace. There were so many emotions. I didn’t want the day to end.
I hope that the next time I find myself worrying about something I can look back on last Sunday and remember that feeling of answered prayers. The feeling that the Lord is right here with me every step of the way. The feeling of love, overcome with emotion. I hope that you too can feel that type of peace. The feeling of answered prayers.
A few years ago all of my favorite people in the world traveled to Houston to see me for my birthday. We would all meet up to have lunch at Escalantes. I wanted to find something festive to wear, that was appropriate for day time. I had a few floor length dresses from Anthropologie, but at the time I did not own any of their full length skirts. This skirt is the most spring themed piece in my closet. The colors are to die for. There are so many colors to choose from when styling this skirt. I'm not sure there is a color you cant wear with it. I wore a royal blue lace top for my birthday lunch, and went with a cap sleeve black top from Zara for this post. I will always favor dresses over skirts, but pieces like these are worth wearing from time to time. Anthropologie has been my go to store for both dresses and skirts for years. The pieces below are all items that I would love to wear. Shop them using the links below :) I hope you like flowersss
I used to watch the Rachel Zoe reality show. I remember watching it and thinking that it was amazing to see someone else get so excited over shoes and all things shiny. Not just the kind of excitement that comes with a new pair of shoes for yourself, but that same kind of joy when someone else looks amazing and feels even better because of an outfit. As soon as I saw this dress was on sale annnd still available in my size, I felt like jumping for joy : ) I didn't get to wear this to Coachella last weekend, but I did get to wear it back home and that's good enough for me.
One day I think that black is best and wonder why in the world anyone would ever wear any color. The next day I see a marigold long sleeve top online and wonder why I don't have anything in my closet this color.
I decided to pair this lace top with jeans and tan sandals for this shoot. I wanted to go for a classic look since the shirt is unique enough on its own. I wore it for the first time the weekend of my birthday when we went bowling. That night I wore boyfriend cut jeans and my rainbow sandals. This English Factory top is light weight, which is perfect for the weather right now. Long sleeve tops that still look summery are nice to have for the office, where it gets a bit chilly.
When you try on anything by DVF, you can tell that it was designed by a woman. Her wrap dresses and tops are always flattering. I like the paint splattered print on this top. I own a lot of black and white pieces, but nothing like this. I decided to style the top with my flare leg Denim&Supply jeans and my Janessa Leone hat. Nothing too out of the box. The top is a bit unusual, so I wanted it to take center stage. I also plan on pairing with denim cutoffs this summer. Maybe add some fun colored sunnies to the mix.
A few years ago I ordered a red DVF wrap sweater around Chirstmas time but it didn't fit. By the time I got it in the mail, the size I needed was sold out. I have a terrible memory, but for some reason cannot forget those pieces that got away. The red DVF sweater will always be on that list. Don't let this one make your list. Use the links below to shop my look. As usual, each piece is on sale.