Textures

This outfit is jam-packed with texture. A metal necklace, a silk shirt, a cotton scarf, a tweed jacket, corduroys, and suede wedges.

I’ve been thinking today how God sometimes takes things from us for a season. 
Our God who gives and takes.
Do you know what I mean?

Sometimes God says, “Here, you know what? We’re going to take this thing and put it on the shelf for a bit. Let’s focus on something else for a little while.” 
This feels so scary. It feels very unsettling. 
But the cool thing is, our God is a detail-oriented God. 
And oftentimes, He takes things we thought got shelved, and He works them back into our lives in the coolest ways.
You know, He works them together like mixing different textures. It may sound silly, but its true…He puts together our lives with the finesse of a God who cares about the details. A God who cares about the beautiful big picture.
Oh I just love that.

Orange & Blue

I got these orange jeans and was’t quite sure how to style them until I saw this picture. I just had to recreate this outfit as soon as possible! I’m so glad I did because this is one of my favorite outfits. It just felt really, really great to wear, and perfect for spring. You know those kinds of outfits? They really make the whole day seem better, don’t you think? Now I hardly want to take these orange jeans off. I’ve worn them twice so far, and just threw ’em in the wash, so I can’t wait to wear them again. I never would have thought in a million years that orange jeans would become my new favorite!
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Target
Tee: Gap
Linen Motorcycle Jacket: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: American Eagle
Jeans: Thrifted
Bracelets: J.Crew
Heels: Thrifted


Have a great day!

Mint Green Jeans


That’s right. I have mint green jeans. WHICH I LOVE!!!!!!! 
I think this color looks so *fresh* in winter, especially with winter white. It’s so minty-wonderful. 

Mint green jeans. Who knew? I mean, I’m just blown away that these exist, and that I found them in the window of a consignment store for $22 in my size. Normally, I’d say that was just way too much to spend, 
but. hello. mint. green. jeans.
It would have been a betrayal to my second favorite color to leave them behind.
I also tried on some lovely lemon-yellow jeans (can you even imagine?!) but those, alas, were too small.
Not that I’m complaining. 
Because I’m pretty sure mint green jeans count as a ‘score’.

In honor of my new jeans, I had to paint my nails the same color. 

And then I happily noticed the towel I keep in my leopard print ice skating tote bag was the same color. 
So I wore a similar outfit to ice skate last weekend. Complete with leopard print hat. 
Mint green jeans make my life so much more fun. 
Style Secrets
Coat: J.Crew splurge
Fingerless Gloves: Local boutique
Sweater: NY&Co.
Sparkly belt: Ann Taylor
Jeans: Consignment store
Black boots: Tag sale
Leopard Hat: Target
Pink Scarf: Gift from India
Brown Vest: Target
Snowflake Gloves: Gift from my grandma
Brown Boots: Walmart

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Bright Mustard and Blues

I’ve been searching for a mustard pencil skirt for a LONG time (a year and a half!). I was truly lusting over the J.Crew Wool Serge skirts, but they were steadily outside my budget-reach, even after so long! What’s up with that? I was checking eBay regularly, but even eBay prices on the wool skirts were sky-high. Then I stumbled across this J.Crew, new with tags, relative-bargain of a mustard tiny-whale corduroy skirt. It was love at first bid. I can’t wait to think of more ways to style this new skirt. For now, my beautiful Land’s End blouse, favorite new tights, and some other basic accessories will make a decent go ’round. 
Until next time, pretty new mustard pencil cord skirt!

Style Secrets
Earrings: Lia Sophia, gift
Blouse: Land’s End, thrifted
Scarf: Hand-me-over
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: J.Crew via eBay
Tights: Gift
Boots: Thrifted

Shop Your Closet

I was cruising around the J. Crew factory store online shop this weekend (they have some steals right now, girls!) and came across this cute little tank, which I loved:

And then I realized that I liked it so much because, in fact, I already owned a nearly identical version:

I wore it in one of my favorite recent outfits (you can see it here):

While the J. Crew version is very cute, and tempting, it rings up at $14.50 on clearance from $26.50. My version? Charlotte Russe clearance, for $2.98. I think today, I’ll shop my closet, and come up with more cute ways to appreciate my years-old J.Crew-look-alike 🙂 And maybe treat myself to a coffee since, obviously, I just saved $11.52 (plus shipping), hehe.