What a wild start of the week to y'all. My heart is heavy today from all the horrible devastation caused by Irma, which comes right before the anniversary of 9/11, so it makes everything hit a little bit harder. Honestly, it's just crazy to see what water and wind can do given all the right conditions. I know God is sovereign, but it still breaks my heart to watch what's happening. Knowing Alabama is, and will be, getting some of this storm, along with Georgia, my prayers go out to all of you. My family is still there, and it is awful not being able to be there.
I wish there here was some easy way to transition into a fashion post, but there really isn't. This is a very difficult moment for America. But as a life & style blogger, it actually becomes extremely sobering. I spend a good part of the day preparing content, keeping up with trends, following other bloggers, and working social media. But when you see the devastation caused by natural disasters like Irma, reality really sets in. From a personal perspective, it becomes so easy to lose focus on the things that are really important. And since I love wifey business, motherhood, and style and fashion, and I can easily get wrapped up in one of the many aspects of blogging. But when watch or walk through something as difficult as Irma, you realize that none of it really matters. Honestly, does any of it matter outside of your family being safe? You can't replace pictures, and you can't replace heirlooms, but in the grand scheme of eternity, nothing but Jesus and your family really seems to matter.
Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
From the time I had begun this blog, those verses have been heavy on my heart. I don't want my heart to be in my closet, I don't want my heart in my wallet. I can't take it with me, it can be taken from me in literally one moment in time. I don't want to have so much stuff that will eventually break, wear out, or disappear. Instead, I want to invest in my walk with Christ. He promised me that I will have a place in Heaven with Him, and Heaven will last for all eternity. Why not invest in what will last forever? I invest in my family because they are eternal beings. The salvation of my husband and son needs to matter more than what I wear to church on Sunday. Their hearts and souls matter, and they should matter the most. I often think what it would be like to lose all I own, and honestly, moving to California, I willingly gave up most everything that I had collected my first year and a half of marriage, along with giving up quite a bit of amazing things that were given to Sami and I during my pregnancy. But it was worth it when following Jesus' call. And He truly is faithful to fill the void.
This doesn't mean that you can't have fun in life with the awesome things God provides, like clothes! Believe me, I have so much fun with them. But Jesus has really been working on my heart, encouraging me to focus on the eternal stuff, not the moth-food stuff. And maybe God is encouraging you to do that same. You have a supporter in me, I will be there cheering you on, and I hope you do the same for me.
This is a travel look I wore on my way to Alabama, and it was so comfy. It was just the basics. I bought that cute Nine West back pack from Ross for less than $30 so I could carry Sami and my stuff together. I am seriously the woman who takes the path of least resistance in most cases, so carrying a purse for styles sake was unnecessary for me. I loved the bold colors in contrast to the B/W top and distressed denim.
I bought the headband for a few bucks and tweaked it to fit the style I wanted. I sewed the center of it for a ruched look. It ended up really cute, but not very functional for the trip. Unfortunately I found out too late and had to fight it through two hour long car rides, and two different planes. Oh well. Maybe it works better for your head than it did for mine. It was cute, at least. LOL
Here I am talking about the difficulty of bringing a purse along with me, yet I wore heels... I know some of you may think it's crazy! But seriously y'all, these heels were $20 and one of my favorite everyday pairs of shoes. So comfy, they go with everything and they possess a timeless look! I love it! So don't knock it 'til ya try it.
I hope each and every one of you has an incredibly successful Monday, and an equally impressive week! See y'all back on Wednesday!
Golden State Livin'. Southern Charm. Jesus Lover. Wifey. Mommy. Style Enthusiast. Thrifter.
New York Native. Bama Life. Style/Beauty Consultant. Entrepreneur.