Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Back

lace tee, floral skirt, denim jacket, booties
Vintage Tee (similar), Belt and Skirt (similar); Levi's Jacket; Payless Booties (similar)

Oh hi internet! I'm glad to be back after a crazy weekend. We had a freak storm roll through our little town on Friday night. It took town dozens of trees, power lines, and basically shut things done for a few days. We were without power until Monday afternoon and without internet until Tuesday. The devastation was crazy and things are just now starting to get back to normal.

This skirt is one of those pieces that I can't seem to get rid of. I adore the print, but I hardly ever wear it for the same reason. What do you pair with a bold floral print on a beige background? Denim and lace usually works.

BTW, we're super close to being able to apply for our adoption if you'd still like to donate!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Last of Summer

indigo shirt dress, anchor scarf, brown flats
Gap Shirtdress (similar); Scarf via Daily Charms (giveaway win); Thrifted Flats (similar)

Summer just keeps hanging on. The weekend is promising fall-like weather, but for now, it's warm. I can still drink tea and pumpkin spice lattes though, right?

Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Husband Jeans

black tee, boyfriend jeans, leopard flats
Thrifted Everything (jeans here, similar flats)

How was your long weekend? I wore this easy outfit for a Saturday of Labor Day sale shopping with my sister. I scored a couple pairs of awesome jeans from Gap, something I've been wanting to do for months. I'm so glad I waited until they went on sale. 

What are your thoughts on boyfriend jeans? I love these, but they completely lose their shape by the end of the day, as you can see here. I used to avoid them because they can be kind of shapeless, but their comfort can't be beat.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

{Book Review} Messy Beautiful Love


You all know I love a good book.

When I got the opportunity to get an advance copy of Darlene Schacht's new book, Messy Beautiful Love, I jumped at the chance. I love books about marriage and how to make it better, so I was SO excited to read this one.

It did not disappoint.

MBL is full of not only solidly biblical marriage advice, but personal stories and practical application. Schacht is funny and approachable in this book, but she also lays it all on the line. Her personal experience adds so much to this topic; you definitely know that she's been there and lived it.

This book covers everything from choosing kindness to biblical submission. I particularly loved her chapter on stepping back and allowing your husband to lead, an area I often struggle with. She writes:

"You see, I knew in my head I was called to submit to my husband, but I hadn't taken it to heart because doing so would have meant that I had to lay down my life as I knew it for the good of my marriage. It was easy to be submissive in some areas of my life - and I did so joyfully - but I wasn't ready to let go completely. When I finally realized that my marriage was crumbling under the weight of my sin, I understood that it was not only worth fighting for; it was worth dying for. If I was going to make this marriage work, I'd have to give up my silly notions that I know what's best for my life and trust God with my future. Free-falling into the arms of my Savior, I chose His will over mine." -pages 79-80

I could share so many more snippets like that one, but for now I'll just encourage you to read it. Messy Beautiful Love comes out September 16, but it's available for pre-order now. When you pre-order, you also get a pack of awesome freebies, including other great books! Head over to this link for all the details. And be sure to look through her awesome blog, Time Warp Wife!

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for promoting it. As always, all opinions are my own.

Friday, August 29, 2014

August in Review

August buys
Striped and Grey Tees from Old Navy; Rest is Thrifted
August buys
All Thrifted

Total: $23

Yeah, I hit it big at the thrift store this month. I'm not entirely sure I'm going to keep the green plaid tunic in the top photo. Upon getting it home and wearing it I find it's a little too big, and I feel like I'll ruin the shape by taking it in. Otherwise, I'm super happy with everything I found. I also got some great stuff on the clearance rack at Old Navy. Even my husband found a few things on that trip.

I have a few more things coming too. I found a great deal on eBay for a lot of 3 Hue leggings for $25 (a brand I've been wanting to try forever!), and a tee I bought on vinted ($8). I also placed an order today for 2 tees from Everlane ($33)...another brand I've been wanting to try for a while. We've finally reached that point in the year where we have money again so I can do a little shopping. :-)

I also did a lot of closet cleanout this month. Most of it's for sale or swap on vinted. I feel like I could still do more..I have so many tops and I just ordered a few more! And yet I feel like I still find myself reaching for the same dozen or so all the time. Must. Stop. Buying. Tees.

How was your August?

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