Spice Up B&W Outfits

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Hi guys! How are you? My goodness well, I feel like I've been away from you for far too long! This is the longest I haven't blogged I think. I got really sick earlier this week, then we celebrated Thanksgiving here in America and I hosted at my house so I cooked for two days whilst begin sick, so needless to say, I didn't have the chance to blog. Know you were in my heart and now I'm ready to be back in action! I am so glad you're here! This is the outfit I wore on Thursday and you can't tell the snot that was running down my face. I guess pictures can hide the whole story right!? 

STYLE TIP:
Spice up your otherwise black and white outfit with a leopard print shoe and a brown hat. It gives it a softer look! 

SHOP THIS LOOK
White Button Up Shirt Dress: similar (HERE
Cropped Tan Leather Jacket:  similar (HERE
Faux Leather Leggings: similar  (HERE)  
Leopard Print Heels: similar (HERE
Brown Hat: 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. 

FROM MY HEART:
This week has been tough for me because I've been so sick I haven't been in the best mood. It's in those times of discomfort that I learn what I'm really made of, you know? I am so proud of how much I've grown and all the lessons I've learned but to be quite honest with you I can also see how much I have yet to learn. If you've come to my site and have read about my heart before, you might have some idea of what I'm like. I don't know what you might think about me based on my pictures but I just want to tell you, I am a human just like the rest of them, sometimes, a wretched
human. The other day I was thinking, what if instead of all the polished pictures I put up,  a video of all the times I lost my self control with my husband played on my Snapchat or a picture of my scary face when I'm truly mad at my children appeared on my Instagram feed. What would you think of me then? It's so easy to think someone is like their best self online or even when we meet someone and they are nice to us, we might think that's how they ALWAYS are. Or the other way around. Maybe when we meet someone on a really bad day and they were Meany VonVincent, we think that's who they are always, a mean old grouch. We are all human and some days are going to be good, some days are going to be bad, sometimes we'll make good choices and other times, bad choices. I'll tell you something that WILL NEVER CHANGE, that's the love of God toward us. This is such a difficult thing for me to grasp since I equate how lovable I am by my performance.  I always think that when I'm doing a great job, God loves me. And when I'm not that his love might go away. My prayer lately has been for me to experience and BELIEVE the love of God for myself in the midst of NOT PERFORMING WELL. The other night I got such a beautiful message from God through his word. I read the same scripture about three times a couple days ago through different books and devotionals, so I felt that God was really trying to speak truth to me with it. It really helped me and humbled me to know God loves me when my snot is uncontrollably sliding down my face and no one would want to "like" my picture on ANY social media. LOL

I leave you with the passage I heard over and over as I prayed for God to help me believe his love. I hope you can believe him for he loves you to the moon and back. But don't take my word for it, read his. 

@ Ephesians 3: 16-21
16"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."

 

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