2013

Here’s to the beautiful, my dears!

The beautiful unknown.
Who knows what this year will bring. Heartaches, to be sure, will find their way in amidst the cracks. But I’ve been finding that the best way to deal with heartache is to embrace it. Find it, quiet it, bring it before God, and heal. And once you’ve healed, get back to the beautiful just as soon as you can. I’m working on that myself!
Because who knows what marvelous things lie right around the corner from our heartache, within reach!

It is not a sign of weakness to share heartache. No, no, it is our privilege to share heartache. I think you’d be mighty surprised who says, “I am going through something similar!” or “Your sharing really helped me.”

Multiply joys, divide griefs. That’s what doing life together is all about, right?
 I know it’s not always easy. In fact, it can be downright tough.

But God loves when His family gathers and shares life.
What beauty lies there.

What privilege.

Happy 2013, my dears!
xo!
Ps. Yes this skirt does fit my fingertip rule!

Happy Endings OR Breakups, Bangs, and Bacon

I’m feeling great! I might get bangs!
~ABC’s Happy Endings


Welp. Here are a few ways to have “Happy endings” even after…not-so-happy ones. Like breakups. But I’m sure you’ve figured that out, you little detectives you. And my not-so-subtle hints {oops}.
Anywhoo, all is well and tonight, I have a happy ending. Happy, like:

(aka “My Husband Will Crazy-Love Me Someday for Making Chocolate-Covered-Bacon Sundaes” imho}
And dancing to this song:
Because this song allows for some amazing dancing. {despite the kinda weirdo video, sorry about that}
And besides, I might be feelin’ a little hot to trot with my new haircut…
yep, it’s truly me. promise.
So I’d say that makes for a few happy endings tonight. 
Sweet dreams!
xo

Cashmere Taste


Cashmere taste on a thrift store budget! 

Sometimes a girl with cashmere taste on a thrift store budget makes out like a bandit. This 100% cashmere pencil skirt with adorable pleating was $10, ya’ll. It’s kinda the softest, most wearable skirt ever, and one of my favorite thrift finds so far. I envision I’ll be wearing it all winter, so I’m sorry if you get sick of seeing it! 
Also, I almost didn’t buy these shoes.
But then I did. And they got me lots of compliments (and blisters).
And  one more also: Happy New Year!
May God continue to refine us in the coming year.
Style Secrets
Headband: F21, I think?
Necklace: F21
Tee with Chiffon Sleeves: H&M
Skirt: Thrifted
Hairbow (clipped on skirt): F21
Bangles: J.Crew
Sweater Tights: TJ Maxx
Heels: Thrifted
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