Messy

You know those times in life that just feel…messy? Right now is that kind of time for me. I’m just at a loss for direction in my current season of life. When you are in school, there is such a driving purpose and energy. Real life is just a bit different I’m learning.

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My natural bent is to be anxious, to force purpose, and look to earthly sources for meaning. Thankfully in my current study of Matthew I’m learning:

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

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So my focus and my prayer right now is just to BE with God. To know Him more. To listen. My worth and hope is found in the fact that I’m forever His.

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Outfit Details: everything thrifted except t-shirt & sunnies (from Target)

No Shape No Problem

Generally I belt anything without a shape…but this shirt, in all of it’s square glory, was an exception.

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Check out my guest post on Jordan’s blog, Opal & Violet, yesterday! <3 <3

Outfit Details: top, thrifted $3.99; denim, Rock & Republic (via Kohls) $17; purse, thrifted $4.50; sandals, Mudd (via Kohls) $15; earrings, made by me!

How to Stay ‘Cool’ in Denim This Summer

Although shorts can keep you nice and cool in the summer, sometimes jeans are a more appropriate choice for certain summer events or even the work place. Don’t sweat! There are plenty of ways to wear denim this summer and stay ‘cool’ in the heat.

1. Choose a lighter weight denim.
These colored skinnies are made from a thinner fabric and breathe nicely.

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2. Try an easy updo!

Getting your hair up away from your face and ears allows the summer breeze to keep you nice and cool! It’s also a way to allow that unwashed hair to go an extra day. :) Braids are a fun, easy, and free way to give your hair a new look, and it’s just a great summer vibe! Try adding a braid and maybe even a fun accessory (like this bow!) for added interest.

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3. Wear a loose-fitting top.

This shirt is so lightweight and doesn’t cling to the body, a great choice for warmer days.

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4. Wear an open-toe sandal or wedge.

If your feet stay cool it will help the rest of your body maintain a cooler temperature.

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And, VOILA! Wearing denim in the summer is possible! This is a great way to extend your wardrobe into warmer months and get creative with the pieces you already own!

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Outfit Details: hair bow, made by me!; white flowy top, TJMaxx $12; green skinnies, The Limited $15; wedge sandals, thrifted $4; earrings, gift from the husb!; glasses, Bonlook

Denim on Denim

This is my husband, Daniel. He rocks an awesome beard as well as denim on denim. I think he’s pretty cool. :)

Shirt: Thrifted $3, Jeans: Target $25, Shoes: Ebay $20

Floral & Denim

One aspect of my job that I love is that some days call for pencil skirts and heels, other days I can just wear jeans and a comfy top. Today is an ‘in-office’ day with no trips to the court house. Woot woot!
My sister was in town over the weekend and mom took us on a small shopping trip to TJ Maxx and Forever 21. I got this top at TJ for $12 and the shoes for $13. They were also selling Essie nail polish 1/2 price, seen on my nails in the 2nd picture. Bless my momma’s heart, she purchased the lot for me. What a doll!