Sometimes keeping it simple and tonal is all you need! I love this color pink and find it to be very feminine! If you’re getting married this is a great color for your bridesmaids! This feminine pink plays so well with other colors…it’s a great neutral while having a softness of color to it. I have had this maxi for many years and love how this pink plays well with black, denim, and white! I think this looks would look super cute this fall with an army green jacket over it!
I also switched out my necklaces b/c I like showing you how accessories can dress up or down a look. If you have a maxi like this one I would try and match the color with a tank or fitted t-shirt and see what you think. I have this skirt in black as well and I plan to wear it with a black tank top to create a maxi dress look and then add a chunky colored necklace…maybe this turquoise necklace I wore here!
Onto some important FALL business…b/c yes it’s coming, I know we aren’t ready yet but it’s always good to be thinking about what pieces you are looking to add to your wardrobe, or edit from your closet. In an effort to give you what you want, is there anything you want me to cover or feature? Are their stores you want to shop at but don’t feel you know how to? I am a closet of knowledge and want to be able to encourage or help you in anyway I can. So start thinking, email me some topics, questions, you name it! It doesn’t have to be about fashion either…I have some thoughts and input on Mothering, Marriage, Loss, God, Friendship, etc…
Photography by Jennifer Ketchum
How often do you judge someone by how they behave 1 time? We judge the checkout girl, the women in traffic, the lady in the aisle at the store, the women in church! Have we ever stopped to think that women may be fighting a battle we know nothing about! After my daughter passed away I had to bring my oldest daughter to an activity and I was dreading it…to say the least. I didn’t want to see anyone, and I wanted to be able to get in and out without having to cry or talk about what had happened. There was someone who saw me and thought I was rude for not saying hello and wondered why I had ignored them. Now, to that person I am sorry you felt ignored…but I was walking through my own storm and honestly couldn’t do it.
Keep in mind how we judge people. We see another women and think she has it all…maybe what we don’t know is that her husband isn’t as great as we think…or maybe she’s fighting a battle raising her kids and holding on by a thread the day we see her in the store. Maybe we just give someone a little grace for not having a great day….do you ever have bad days for no reasons? Do you wish those around you would cut you some slack? Be that person to someone, even if it’s someone you don’t know!
Words of encouragement go so far…a smile in passing can be the greatest blessing a women can get that day. Think twice when you’re tempted to be rude to the check-out lady who seems to be moving so slow and you wonder how she even has a job…take into account we don’t work for her boss, and we don’t know what she’s dealing with.
LOVE! Can you imagine if every time we thought to toss judgement out we refrained and instead threw out LOVE in some way!!!