Tips for Styling Stripes


Happy Friday loves! Oh my goodness how in the world is it Friday. I feel like I say that every week, but gee golly it's been a blur! Not that I don't remember what happened, but time feels like a zoom. How are you? I'm sending you my most pristine internet hugs right to you! 

You'll never go wrong with stripes! Ah, I love them so much. Pair a striped shirt with a skinny jean or a black pant and you can basically go nuts with accessorizing it! Today I loved the idea of the trench coat and these adorable brown ankle booties. I feel like I've been wearing a lot of black lately, so I thought to brighten up my feels by adding color. 

Black and White Striped Shirt: similar (HERE
Dark Wash Skinny Jeans: similar  (HERE)  
Top Shop Camel Ankle Booties: (HERE
Trench Coat: similar (HERE

**Remember you don't NEED to have what I do to look beautiful. You probably can do this look with things already from your wardrobe, these are just guidelines to help you find your OWN style that works for you and your budget.



It's incredible what happens when I give time to my first love. I have been on a rollercoaster ride this past year of seeing actual miracles take place. I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the real deal. I could not ever deny him ever again. However, I'm still a very human being and my faith does go through ups and downs.

It has been so frustrating for me to KNOW that I'm not where I should be in my relationship with God recently. The way I started seeing it this time was in my insatiable feelings of "I haven't done enough for people this year." and "I have to do more good deeds."  I have known for a long time that it is not by works that I'm loved  by God (Eph 2:9). But there is still something in me that has a hard time believing His love for just that, love, without needing anything from me.  My pastor at church last Sunday said that there is NOTHING I could do to make God love me more. I've always heard less and thought, well I guess that makes sense, He came to die for my sins, so it would make sense that there is nothing I can do, that would cause Him to love me any less. I just had never heard of MORE. That ministered to my heart so much because I tend to be teacher's pet in certain situations, if you can follow me there for a minute. I have the notion in my heart and mind that if I "perform" well, THEN I'll be loved. I've sort of shaken that belief system off my earthly
relationships, however, I am still on this road to believing that I don't "help" God. I don't have to DO anything for His love and quite frankly, if I'm not cautious, I'll start doing things in His name that aren't even for him. I loved the simplicity of my husband's advise last night as I was sharing my heart. He said, "Libier, all God wants from you is that you have a relationship with Him, pray to Him and read His word. Because when you're doing that, your calling and your daily assignments will flow from that." What a wise man he is. I immediately burst into tears because I realized I had been lacking in my relationship with my first love, Jesus, my Savior. 

I love you friend. I hope you have an amazing weekend filled with laughter, hope and joy! I look forward to talking to you next week! Thank you for hearing my heart!