FASHION DU JOUR LOVES: TENNIES

FASHION DU JOUR LOVES TENNIES

Vans waffle trainer
$97 – superette.co.nz

Vans tiger shoes
matchesfashion.com

Converse white canvas shoes
$71 – johnlewis.com
 I could lie and say it’s because I work out so much that my feet just crave a soft cushioned shoe but…then I’d be lying.   So, let’s just blame it on pregnancy.  But for whatever reason, I’ve become OB.SESSED with low top tennis shoes lately.   I want them all!
What’s a fairly random fashion obsession you’ve been preoccupied with lately?
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What was…

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shoes: Steve Madden | bracelet: c/o MimiBoutique | sweater: Anne Taylor – similar - {worn backwards}skirt: old – similar - {top worn as skirt}

I’ve come to realize that the problems we have with others {our spouse, parents, siblings, etc. } don’t really have much to do with them at all.  Because many of the problems we think we have with them we subconsciously created in our own mind.  Maybe they did something in the past that touched on one of our fears or insecurities.  Or maybe they didn’t do something that we expected them to do.  In either case, problems like these are not about the other person, they’re about us.

And that’s okay.  It simply means these little predicaments will be easier to solve.   We are, after all, in charge of our own decisions.  We get to decide whether we want to keep our head cluttered with events from the past, or instead open our minds to the positive realities unfolding in front of us.

All we need is the willingness to look at things a little differently – letting go of ‘what was’ and ‘what should have been,’ and instead focusing our energy on ‘what is’ and ‘what could be possible.’

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SEPTEMBER : w i s h l i s t

SEPTEMBER w i s h l i s t

Giuseppe Zanotti black boots
giuseppezanottidesign.com

Guess boots
guess.com

Aldo shoes
aldoshoes.com

If you have a shoe addiction, I apologize.  If you don’t have a shoe addiction…you do now!  I apologize.
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It’s okay.

Nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, someone they need, or something they thought was meant to be.  But it is these losses that make us stronger and eventually move us toward future opportunities for growth and happiness.

It’s okay to fall apart for a little while.  You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well.  You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears.  The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.  And a smile doesn’t always mean a person is happy.  Sometimes it simply means they are strong enough to face their problems.

No matter how chaotic the past has been, the future is a clean, fresh, wide open slate. You are not your past habits. You are not your past failures. You are not how others have at one time treated you. You are only WHO YOU THINK you are right now in this moment. You are only WHAT YOU DO right now in this moment.

Who are you, today?  What are you doing in this moment?

top: thrifted | purse: Mimiboutique.com | shoes: Steve Madden 

5 Years in the Making

Necklace: Gift | jacket: GAP | tee: unknown | skirt: DIY vintage dress | watch: Michael Kors | shoes: Soda

On May 27th, my husband and I will be celebrating 5 years of marriage.  It’s incredible to think about all that’s happened over the last 5 years, yet it still feels like we’re still newlyweds.  I turn into a big baby when I think about how far we’ve come, the ups and downs and how I blessed we are.  For my own sake, I’ll keep this post short and just tell you a couple reasons why I think we’ve made it this far:

1.  He’s funny – It may sound crazy but I love it when my husband makes fun of me.  When he imitates me,  I just think it’s the funnies thing because he’s so spot on.

2.  He keeps his word – There’s not a single time I can recall that my husband has said or promised something that he has not been able to remain faithful to.  Not a thing.  That may not mean much to the next girl, but to me it’s major.

3.  He’s a protector –   This man will stop at nothing to protect his family.  He constantly prays over us and is always looking out for our well being in every sense of the word.

4.  He’s a great cook – Need I say more?

5.  He loves God – As my pastor puts it, any man that doesn’t love God wont love you long.

By the way, do you recognize this skirt?  It used to be a dress. Remember this…

I DIY’ed this dress into a skirt.  Nothing major, I just took a pair of scissors and cut it in half, literally.  Not to shabby, if I do say so myself.

By the other way, don’t forget to enter to win a $50 Mimi Boutique giveaway.  Click on the banner below for details.

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sunnies: Rayban Wayfarers| top: (T) | shorts: Citizens of Humanity (DIY) | shoes: CSN Shoes | bag: LV Speedy 30 | belt: hubby's

Going shopping this week.  I’ll make my rounds during lunch so we’ll see how I do.

On another note, I’ve been getting more and more interested in make up…well, let’s be honest, I’ve always been interested, I’ve just never been any good at it so I don’t wear it.  You might have noticed that I wore a red lip in a recent post.  You can’t even imagine how much courage that took.  And then to take pictures of it….  Anyways, that was the first of my attempts to step my makeup game up.  Now, I just need to get my church wardrobe figured out.  I just feel like I can’t really get dressed up because I’m chasing my kids all day.  Anyways, that’s another story for another time.

Speaking of make-up, pop-in and see what’s going on over at BeautyBloc.com and get $5 off your order.  Just mention the code: FASHION  by May 31st to get $5 off whatever you order.  In some cases that equates to free shipping or a tax free purchase.  They’re even giving away an iPad 2 this month.  I’ m all over getting stuff at at discount.

P.S. Just so you guys know, I don’t get any kind of kickback (that I’m aware of) to tell you guys about and consequently the thoughts and opinions I share are 100% my own.

By the way,  be sure to see how the ROCK IT & ROLL IT Style Challenge is going and enter the shopping spree giveaway compliments of MimiBoutique.com