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.

Happy & Skippy

{yet again, these shorts WERE ironed at the beginning of the day, fyi}

Screen-star style! Give me a touring car and let’s hit the roads of Monaco!

Since I’m fresh off my “It’s raining” kick, I won’t go on a new, “It’s hot” kick. But, just for the record: it’s really, really hot outside. 
Aaaaaaand moving on. 
This outfit makes me happy and skippy. As in, wanting to skip instead of walk. 
I love this outfit because it’s simple but punchy, and modern but retro. All of the pieces are new (ie. not vintage), and the colors are modern, but the whole look has a definite retro vibe.
Almost the weekend!
xo!

Stripes and Silk

{I’m so totally smitten with these tights!}
This outfit feels so Kate Spade to me! Stripes and pops of bright color…and sunshine! A girl’s gotta love it. 
You know about my love for wearing this skirt in winter…(here and here)
I wore this outfit for a very special assignment that you’ll find out about tomorrow! I can’t wait to share with you!
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Dollar store
Ring: H&M
Blouse: Thrifted
Sweater: J.Crew, thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: Gift from my momma
Boots: Consignment 
Coat: Thrifted

Sunlight in November

The sunlight in autumn just gets me. It is so incredibly gorgeous—but we must take delight in its temporality, for it is dark before dinner time, and for many months. We cannot get mad–sometimes, we, too, say goodbyes before we should. Sometimes we tuck into bed a little too early. Sometimes we wish the days away. No, we cannot be angry with the sun for hiding away from us for a bit. 
For some reason, the warmth of the sun on my hair makes me think of bittersweet things, like sunlight in late autumn. 
But no matter. I’m rather fond of this outfit. Can you ever imagine why? The color, of course! I just love it! The sheerness of the silk blouse and the sunlight–gah! Lovely. 
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Local store
Necklace: Vintage
Blouse: Thrifted
Bangles: Walmart and ??
Belt: Thrifted
Jeans: American Eagle
Heels: Aldo



Wednesday Work to Weekend

It’s Work-to-Weekend time, since it’s mid-week and we’re all pining for the weekend!

Gosh I love this outfit. Sequin tank is from one of my best friends, who traded it in for another color, and let me borrow this peachy-pink one. We often send each other boxes of clothes to trade/borrow, and this was in my latest installment. I’ve got one allllmost-ready for her by the door!
The beautiful Rome-scene silk skirt it a great new find. I think it will work in spring, summer, and fall (not so sure about winter?)
Weekend Wear:
Jeans, a more casual scarf, and a slightly different take on the color combo, and I’m good to go! Sequins can take a girl anywhere!
Style Secrets
Work
Hairclip: Goody, gift from mom
Necklace: Self-made
Tank: Talbots, borrowed/hand-me-over
Scarf: Hand-me-over
Bangles: Local store
Sweater: Tag sale
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Talbots Collection, consignment shop
Boots: Thrifted
Weekend
Jeans: Earnest Sewn, TJ Maxx
Sunnies: Local store
Earrings: Lia Sophia, gift
Belt: from another shirt
Striped Scarf: Gap, thrifted

Favorite Ever

This is my favorite outfit I’ve EVER blogged, in the past 3 or so years of documenting my outfits. It feels SO me, so completely me. And I die over these colors, and the textures. Doesn’t it just scream “luxe”?! Best part: the most expensive thing in this outfit was my vintage purse, which rang in at $12 (and could use a good shining up, sheesh, Natalie)

Style Secrets
Sunnies: Thrifted
Earrings: Thrifted
Blouse: MaxAzria, TJ Maxx 
Necklace: Store in FL
Handbag: Vintage; auction
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: BCBG, thrifted
Heels: Charlotte Russe