On Easter Sunday my church passed out pieces of paper and asked everyone to write down their response to the following question: "If you could ask God anything, what would it be?" This Sunday they shared the takeaway from the thousands of responses they received.
1. Participation was much higher than they expected.
2. Most of the people wanted to know "when?"
When will we finally be able to have a baby of our own? When will I find a wife? When will I receive that promotion? When will I find success? When will that person forgive me?
We HATE to wait. Our society can't seem to wait on even on the little things. We hate lines, we hate customer service reps who place us on hold. When you're in a season of waiting, the control is out of your hands. It's up to someone else. It's up to God. While you're waiting, God is working. Always. It's hard to be patient but that's part of living a life full of faith. You must have faith in His plan. The great things he has in store for you are always much better than that silly plan of your own. Have faith while you wait.
I used to be a dress girl. The dress collector phase of my life started in college when I had gained a little weight and none of my pants fit anymore. Dresses are usually more forgiving, so I stocked up and would wear those to class.
I still love dresses, but I wear slacks to work most days. A jumpsuit is the best of both worlds. Fancy, feminine, and a little more practical than a dress. I love this white Gal Meets Glam jumpsuit. It has sleeves (most jumpsuits do not) and the placement of the two ties in front give the illusion of a smaller waist than what you're really rocking. If you're in between sizes, I would get the smaller size for this. I'm wearing a size 4.
I wore a white pair of converse sneakers for five years. Not an exaggeration. They were a Christmas present and I rocked those babies ALL THE TIME. When it was time to retire the Converse, I upgraded to Frye. If you watch very closely, you can find Frye shoes on sale, for over 60% off. Right now the grey pair and two black pairs are both on sale. I linked the exact pair I’m wearing as well a new addition to their line in cream. You can click on the pictures below to shop. They run true to size.
Never have I ever shopped at QVC. Never have I ever even entertained the idea...until now. Until Rachel Hollis announced that her clothing line would be sold exclusively at QVC. This Friday, May 3rd, the collection launches. Mark your calendar because these items will go quick. Her following is insane (in a good way). Her fan base is next level.
I have yet to hear any information regarding time. You know me, I like to know every single detail. I wouldn't think it would go live at midnight, but who knows. (UPDATE: Rachel just announced that the collection goes live at midnight. I just set my alarm so I can wake up, order the things I want and go back to bed. Whole heartedly supporting someone, rooting for them, cheering them on like crazy isn’t always convenient. When you’re there for someone else it is NOT about you.) I'm hoping it will be available when I wake up next Friday and I can grab the things I want before they're gone. If I do hear anything as to the exact time this collection launches, I will let you know. Either on Insta stories or my Facebook group.
Here's what I know about the collection. The most expensive item is a little over $100. That item is a dress that can also be worn as a kimono. It's hands down the most fancy piece of the collection. The rest of the items are completely casual, laid back, and versatile. She has a lot of items that are "blouse-y." Every piece she has shared from the collection has been forgiving in fit, nothing tight. Every top that has a longer cut was cut in a way that allows you to wear it with leggings, without showing all the goods (your backside). There is a button down, a great piece for all of you killing it in an office each day. There is an oversized light weight sweater that would look adorable with denim shorts and sneakers. She also was adamant that the collection included a cami that has a built in sports bra. Do you remember those things? I have some back in middle school? I haven't seen anything like it since then.
The item on my list that I'm going to get, no matter what, is a graphic t-shirt. I kid you not. This is the Rachel Hollis take on a graphic t-shirt so of course it's going to light a fire under your bottom with just one little line. "Made for More." I was made for more and so were you. What a nice reminder.
You don't have to shop the collection on TV. It will all be available online, on the QVC website. Let me know what you end up getting!
Good morning gorgeous friends of mine and happy Friday! You made it to the weekend, which is always worth a little victory dance. The song dedicated to this week's victory dance is Body by Loud Luxury. I'm actually listening to it this very moment. Try and listen to it without twirling around and around. It's an instant mood changer.
I wanted to give you an update on all things SometimeSaturday. So here we go, from this point forward we now have a newsletter! This of course is an option, like anything else on this website. You can participate or not, completely up to you. I must say, and would be silly to go without saying, that these newsletters are 100% worth your time and attention. It takes two seconds to sign up. Two seconds y'all. That's all that's required in order to receive a weekly email from me filled with fashion, faith, motivation, reading lists, home decor, and beauty.
Think of it like this: we meet for coffee on Saturday and we talk (like good friends do) about our week, any exciting news, what we're reading, that dress we finally found for that shower next week. By the time we leave the coffee shop our hearts will be full. We'll both feel confident and capable. We'll walk out of that coffee shop with a little swag in our stride knowing we can do anything because ANYTHING is possible. Yes, anything. You're amazing and I'm here to remind you.
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Alright, I must get ready for work now. I hope you have an amazing day. I hope you dominate and I hope you feel loved and appreciated. Always.
Ok, to be exact, the promotion code will only get you 42.9% off site wide. Does 42.9 equal 50? No. Is this deal worth looking into? Yes, times twenty two! Many of you loved the Traveler Bra but did not love the $80 price tag. I understand completely. I didn’t purchase my own traveler bra until I received a $50 gift card.
If you were curious about the comfort of this bra, this is your chance! Get it for a steep discount. I have a size Small. I‘m going to take advantage of the sale and get the bra in black. I already have it in nude.
I did see that they’re coming out with new color options for summer but I don’t think those new colors will be available until May. At this time these are the color options: Nude, Black, and Olive.
The Traveler Bra is kind of like a sports bra with thinner straps and a longer cut. It goes down further on your torso than a typical sports bra would. It’s supportive and feels like butter.
Before I forget (the whole point of this blog post), let me share the code you’ll need to get the discount:
It's no secret that Anthropologie is one of my favorite retailers of ALL TIME. What you might not know is that I worked there part time to save up for furniture back when I lived in Houston. Yes, you heard that right. I was working as a CPA full time and working part time as a sales associate. Hard work pays off, and I've never been afraid to work my little a$$ off to get what I want in life.
Anthro is having a few deals this week: extra 25% off sale prices and free shipping for orders over $100. Today is the last day for the free shipping. I'm going to share some of the items I bought as well as the items I have an eye on (and am waiting for those to go on sale).
First up is this embroidered short sleeve top that I've shared on the blog before. Originally $78, it's finally on sale for $29. I have the size Medium.
I usually prefer tops with sleeves of some sort but I love the neckline and the cut-out detail on this tank. Available in both blue and orange, this washable wrinkle resistant top just might be worth adding to your summer selection. It's currently half off!
These relaxed leopard print pants are a fun alternative to your khakis. You could pair them with a solid black colored top or a white summer blouse. Both things I'm sure you already have in your closet at home! Originally $110, they're on sale for $44.
It's finally starting to warm up in Dallas, but the mornings are still cool. It's still in the 60s when I leave for work each morning. This trench would be perfect for this time of year. It's available in lilac and olive. Originally $180, it's on sale for $74.
Alright, now let’s look at a few of the items I have an eye on. I’m just waiting for these to go on sale. True story: I woke up this morning and saw that all full priced clothing is 20% off today at Anthro. No joke!! They must have known that this blog post would go live today. I love the colorful print on this dress.
How cute is this off the shoulder top?
And these metallic slides that could be worn almost every single day. Sign me up!
I stumbled upon this pore cleansing pad while I was searching for exfoliators. Do you ever search for something online or at the store and then get distracted when you find something much more intriguing than what you were looking for in the first place? This tiny but mighty $6 tool might be the least expensive item that I've ever shared on SometimeSaturday but please don't let the price tag fool you. This one is worth more than $6 (though I'm hoping they keep the price where it's at because I will 100% buy more in the future for both myself and some of my best friends).
I normally wash my face using my hands over the sink or in the shower. Back in high school I used to use a wash cloth when washing my face, but somewhere down the line I decided that was both gross and too harsh on my skin. This cleansing pad is a nice compromise somewhere between a washcloth and your hands/fingers. I apply one pump of my face wash directly on the cleansing pad and then gently massage every inch of my face. It. Feels. So. Good. It's like a tiny massage I never knew I needed. This is much less expensive than an item like a Clarisonic and you don't have to worry about cleaning it or replacing it near as often.
For those of you who end up giving it a try, let me know what you think!
I always get the most compliments on the pants that are most interesting. These stripe pants would be perfect for the beach or even the pool instead of a cover up. Im wearing a size Medium. They have a high rise and a drawstring waist.
I love the pattern of this jumpsuit (the same brand as the pants) and am currently looking for an excuse and place to wear this wrap dress.