Over the Knees & Bell Sleeves

     I have this running joke with my friends and family that my outfits are often very “blogger” of me when they’re a little more “out there” or bold.  Today’s look, including over the knee boots with white jeans in October, is definitely one of those blogger outfits.  I’m also obsessed with the sweater in today’s look and I’m so beyond excited to be breaking it out for another season now that it’s finally getting cold!  This ensemble is a fun break from the normal fall and winter outfits and I think I’ll be repeat-wearing it quite a bit in the next few months.  Enjoy!

     This purple bell sleeve sweater is a piece I splurged on from Nordstrom last fall after seeing it on Dani Austin’s Instagram story.  I love this pretty purple hue for the cooler months and I’m a sucker for anything with bell sleeves!  Unfortunately, this sweater is no longer available online but I linked a few similar ones below!  I paired the sweater with white jeans (this far after Labor Day, I know!) to contrast my black over the knee boots.  I got these Sam Edelman over the knee boots in January and I’ve absolutely loved them – they’re so fun to style and I think they’re so flattering on your legs.  I accessorized with my matching Kendra Scott white pearl Elisa pendant necklace and Danielle earrings then added my key necklace for a little variety.

sweater (similar here, here, and here) // white jeans // over the knee boots (similar) // earrings // pendant necklace // key necklace (similar) // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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Blue & White

     Ask me how happy I am that I can finally wear a sweater in South Carolina without sweating my brains out (hint: I’m really happy)!  Sweaters are great because they’re so comfortable yet still look nice and can be styled so many different ways.  Today I’m sharing a fun way to dress up your favorite basic sweater this fall season.  Enjoy!

     One article of clothing I can always count on to bring an outfit from basic to put together is a denim skirt.  This one from Forever 21 was under $20 (but I’ve had it for over a year and it’s still working for me!) but they’re super easy to find these days.  As for shoes, I wore a simple pair of taupe suede booties.  I dressed up the look with some eye-catching jewelry, including this statement-making Twine & Twig necklace and my fun blue tassel fan hoop earrings from Cute Loops Jewelry!  I love these earrings’ different take on the tassel earring trend and the pastel blue color is so pretty.  Be sure to check out Cute Loops Jewelry and use my code FAITH15 for 15% off your order of $25 or more!

 

 

sweater (similar) // skirt (similar) // booties // earrings // necklace // cross bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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I received the earrings from Cute Loops Jewelry in exchange for features in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

October Playlist 2018

     I’ve had a hectic month or so (that’s why this playlist is so late!), and I think this month’s playlist reflects that.  It’s a little all over the place, from the upbeat electronic beats of “Body” by Loud Luxury to the nostalgic belting of Troye Sivan in “Suburbia.” Needless to say, I love them all and as always I’m super excited for you to listen to this playlist!  My absolute favorites are Taylor Swift’s 2011 cover of “Bette Davis Eyes,” “Cold Showers” by Chelsea Cutler, and “If You See Her” by LANY.  Enjoy!

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Tap on the name of a song below to listen to it on YouTube!

Bette Davis Eyes (Live) // Suburbia // Cold Showers // Happier (Kasbo Remix) // Kids // Talk Me Down // Malibu Nights // If You See Her // SAN MARCOS // Wake Up // Strangers // It Was Love // Dear Sense // Promises // Body

Thanks for reading!  What’s your favorite song right now?

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Florals & Flare Jeans

     I recently got my first pair of flare jeans since skinny jeans became a thing.  It’s so funny to think how regularly I wore these in elementary school and how big of a fashion statement I feel like they are now!  I’ve loved experimenting with these pants and I’m so excited to share my first outfit post with them today.  Enjoy!

     This probably makes me sound like such a teenager but I feel as though this jean style has a bit of a ’70s look to it (maybe that’s just because this is the closest thing to bell bottoms I’ve ever owned?  Or maybe just because I’ve been watching too much That ’70s Show?).  Anywho, I love pairing the jeans with fun florals like this flowy tank.  Since it’s not summer anymore, I kept warm with a long beige cardigan.  For this look, I opted for an old pair of TOMS booties, but I’d really love to get a pair of mules to wear with these jeans!  I accessorized with a simple crocheted freshwater pearl necklace from Cute Loops Jewelry.  I’m obsessed with this necklace and I’ve been wearing it nonstop!  Get 15% off your Cute Loops Jewelry purchase of $25 or more with my code FAITH15!  I matched the necklace with a pair of faux pearl earrings.

top (similar) // cardigan // flare jeans // booties (similar) // necklace // earrings // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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I received the necklace from Cute Loops Jewelry in exchange for features in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

Scripture Sunday Vol. 40

     I’m back.  I feel like I haven’t posted in decades (yes I know it’s just been ten days), but life lately has been crazy in all the best, and worst, ways.  I have a lot of exciting events and decisions taking place within the next few months and I can’t wait to be in a place that I can share that with you.  I’m planning on posting another “Fill In on Faith” soon so you can get a better idea of what’s been happening in my life lately!  Today I’m sharing a new “Scripture Sunday” which features a verse that has been really special to me lately.  Enjoy!

Today’s Verse:

1 Corinthians 13:12; For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

     I’m sure you’ve heard something along the lines of “it’s hard to see the big picture when you’re in the frame” at some point in your life.  Maybe this was while you were dwelling over a rough breakup or receiving a college rejection letter (irrelevant side note: isn’t it funny to think we’re never reminded of this when we’re experiencing a high point?).  It’s often hard to see how something difficult that isn’t part of my own plan is going to weave its way into my life story in such a way that could be anything near good. In my last “Scripture Sunday” I talked about Proverbs 3:5 and how we need to trust in God in times of doubt, but this week I want to remind you that we might just see a little bit of His plan right now.

     Something significant in my life happened the summer before my seventh-grade year.  This event led to my sister and I’s relocation to South Carolina with my father, and at the time it was really difficult.  In those first weeks in the city I now call home, I questioned the way God cared for me and my family.  I wondered what kind of loving God would allow terrible things to happen to a (divided) family full of people that loved Him.  Now, I look back at that move and see the way my life would be completely different without it, and not necessarily in the positive way my seventh-grade self would have thought.  Without that move, I wouldn’t have the best friends I love so dearly now.  I wouldn’t be so close to my father, step-mother, and half brother.  I wouldn’t have had access to YoungLife (my previous town was insanely small and I hadn’t even heard of YoungLife before moving here), and therefore wouldn’t have met my leaders that are some of the best friends and role models I could have asked for.  I would’ve never had the opportunity to serve on Work Crew, a month that taught me what it looks like to be a servant, gave me countless incredible memories, and introduced me to some of the most amazing friends I’ll ever know.  I wouldn’t know God the way I do now, I might not even believe in Him at all.

     I don’t know if everyone can pinpoint life changes like that, but I’m really grateful I can.  Seeing just this part of the way He’s worked in my life, 1 Corinthians 13:12 has become really important for me lately.  The verse says “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”  What I know in part now is just a dim image in a mirror, but when I meet God, who knows me fully, in heaven and look back on my life, I’ll understand everything He’s done in my life.  I completely believe that the “big pictures” each of us see from above one day are going to be masterpieces, so carefully crafted with immense thought in every brushstroke.

     Believe me, I know there are moments when it won’t make sense, but just hold on.  He’s doing crazy big things in your life that you can’t even begin to understand right now — but I hope someday soon you’ll get a glimpse in that dim mirror.  This week, remember that God is sovereign in our lives and that we should trust that the artist who paints each sunset and sunrise knows how to make our lives just as beautiful.

Thanks for reading!  Have a blessed week!

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Autumn White

     One thing I have a few too many of in my closet is white tops, especially embroidered ones.  They’re so simple and easy to style, I just can’t get enough!  Today I’m sharing yet another look featuring this wardrobe essential – one that I think is perfect for early fall!  Enjoy!

     If I’m wearing a white top in the fall, the bottom clearly needs to be a more autumnal tone, like this maroon skirt!  The maroon denim matches the shirt’s embroidery perfectly and it’s definitely one of my favorite fall pieces.  The only reason I really love this weird “fall but still 80 degrees” time of year is that I can pair sandals, like Jack Rogers, with my fall looks, which I think really works here.  This look’s jewelry was pretty simple with the friendship bracelets I’ve been wearing every day and my favorite Kendra Scott earrings.

top (similar) // skirt (similar) // sandals // earrings // MantraBand // cross bracelet // personalized beaded bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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