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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stepping Out

It's been a long, strange month and a half to say the least.
Through it all, I managed to get dressed.
Nearly every day.
In some pretty fabulous pairings and some adorable new boots.
Sadly, the camera and I didn't always connect.
That just means I have plenty of time to put those outfits back together and try again!
Way back in mid December it was actually a little chilly around here and then Southern California got this weird Spring weather spell. Some people are loving it.
Me?
It's WINTER friends. W.I.N.T.E.R.
You remember from Kindergarten- in the winter it's cold. We make snow men. There are snowflakes on the bulletin boards.
We do not wear tank tops.
We do not go swimming.
Wrong season.
While waiting for the real winter to return, I have had some fun pulling forgotten pieces out from the depths of the closet.
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Charcoal cowl neck-American Eagle (I think? maybe Gap? it's pretty old), long black jersey skirt-NY&Co, black slouchy boots I haven't worn in...eh hem- let's just say they were pretty dusty-JCPenney- who knew?

New Year's Day- my church outfit
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pink ruffle cardi-Old Navy, black eyelet full skirt- Stacy Lynn, white tee/black tights-old
silver flower belt-NY&Co, Gray Rosies-AlloraHandmade
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Do you LOVE my new booties as much as I do? I'm stepping waaayyy out of my comfort zone. Short boots/booties with skirts are new to me but I'm loving the look.
These gorgeous gray suede babies are courtesy of Charming Charlie
Did I mention we have one at our mall? feel free to send gift cards. Kidding...but if you really want...

This past Sunday the girls wanted their hair curled like Mommy.
They looked so sassy, we couldn't resist a few photos together- even though Madison tried to knock me over.
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They are beautiful reminders of how richly God has already blessed our family.
All their sass and self expression makes some days challenging, but over the last week it's made me fall more in love with being a mom!
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They are my heart and my reason for staying strong this week.
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Madison-fuschia sweater dress and white tee-Crazy 8, tall Fancy Nancy socks-Target, fuschia bloom clip- Lillybug Lane
Kennedy-Yellow dress gift from my best friend, Kimberly- likely Dizzy Dragonfly, white tee/green leggings-Carter's, gold sparkle shoes-also from Aunt Kimberly
Me-dress and shrug-Target, boots- my faves from Kimberly

Today.
I knew it might not be an easy day. I wanted to feel confident. I wanted to feel strong.
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(side note: make sure manual focus is not clicked on when you hand your camera to a friend who is afraid of your camera)  Photobucket
Black and white stripes with yellow multi-colored stripe skirt, plum belt and rarely worn black boots-it worked for me today. It was out of my comfort zone, but it felt good.
skirt-Stacy Lynn, tee-Old Navy, belt-NY&Co, same black boots

Thank you for staying with me through this journey.
Thank you for praying with me, for encouraging me.
Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for lifting me up.
It's a new year, full of new adventures.
Let's continue to pray LIFE, live LIFE together this year.
Welcome 2012.
Let's DO this!

18 comments:

Monick S. said...

Love how positive you are!!! & I need to get me one of those Stacy Lynn skirts!!! Too cute!

southernscraps said...

Fabulous outfits!!

Elyssa said...

Fabulous outfits! You are adorable! You totally rocked the booties/skirt look. I love that rosette belt too! New follower here!

The Cantelmo Family said...

I love your striped shirt and your little girls owl dress!!

Cassi said...

I love the pink and black church outfit

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...
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sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Your New Year's Day outfit is ad.or.able!! LOVE it!

Tate said...

When you come back to Georgia, will you please come to my closet and help me put outfits together? You're so good!

Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

Love it. Every.single.thing. You & those are girls, so cute! You, me, shopping? Soon? Please! I need clothes & you know how to buy 'em. ;) Love ya!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Cute outfits! So well put together. Love the picture of you and your girls! Oh my, they are just adorable!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Cute outfits! So well put together. Love the picture of you and your girls! Oh my, they are just adorable!

Erin said...

You make me smile! You and your girls are the cutest! :) Love all your outfits!

JK said...

Love your smile! Following you from the Pleated Poppy!

momstheword said...

You look adorable and I love the way your daughter is holding her baby doll by the hair, lol!

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

So pretty!! Your girls are adorable!!

April said...

Cute outfits-the girls too!

Kayla said...

Visiting from What I Wore Wednesday and I love our yellow skirt! You look amazing. I would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/

Ania said...

Very cute outfits, love the pink and black church outfit. And your girls are too cute. I love the owl dress.