Sunday, June 1, 2014

outfit schmoutfit ((perspective and a scalloped dress)

outfit details:
(use code ohsweetjoy for 10% off your purchase)
necklace - anthropologie (old, similar here and here)

Going through the valleys and dark times of life has a way of putting things in perspective. Sometimes it can make everything foggy, but eventually that fog lifts and things become a little more clearer than they were before, somehow.  I can honestly say that even though the last two weeks have been the hardest emotionally, physically, and spiritually I've possibly ever gone through - God has been so gracious to allow me to see so much beauty and feel so much hope and joy. 

I felt like getting back to my normal rhythm might help move things along, as well. 

I didn't feel like I had it in me to post an outfit post, much less take photos for one. This weekend was the first time in a couple of weeks that I actually got dressed and put on make up and put effort into my hair. As vain as it sounds, it helped me feel like myself again. When I got ready for church, I had this inner battle of "just put on some skinnies and one of Chase's white v-necks. put your hair in a top knot and put on decent shoes. throw on a scarf if you want to cover up the fact you're wearing a men's tee." I fought it and decided while Knox was enthralled with Bob the Builder ((benefits of rarely allowing kiddos to watch tv? they're still for over half an hour when you do allow it. win.)), I would actually put normal effort into my appearance. Not for anyone else, but for myself. I needed it.

This may sound dramatic, but this was the first time I felt pretty in weeks. It was the first time I felt like myself in about the same amount of time. It's amazing how a pretty dress and some cute shoes does that for a gal, isn't it?  A dress, y'all. A dress made me feel ready to conquer the day. It sounds stupid, but whatever. A bold coral lip didn't hurt the situation either ;) 



  1. I really love the shoes!!! Where did you get them from?

  2. Super cute dress, hope you had a lovely weekend!

  3. Cute outfit. Thinking of you through the trials.


  4. I have read your blog off and on for the past couple of years. I don't know that I've ever commented but read your post from 11 days ago and as a fellow Christian wanted to let you know I am praying for you and your family this morning.

    Love the dress and totally get what you mean about dressing up making you feel able to conquer the day!

  5. So pretty! Glad you're starting to feel better!

  6. You look beautiful! I'm sorry you have had a rough couple of weeks, God can put us through some trying times, but He always seems to come through.Know that you are being prayed for here in Cali.

    Allison over at Allison's Eye

  7. What you said completely makes sense :) It's so funny how a little thing can make sure a big difference… sometimes when I'm in the biggest slump even something like doing a few dishes makes me feel like I can conquer the world again ;) Praying for you, Kim. <3

  8. So excited for a new outfit post :) I hope you do start to post on hereeee regularly again :)

  9. Tell me more about this bold coral! I haven't been able to find a coral that works on me but I think you and I have similar skin tones.
    Also? Praying lots of peace over you lately, each time feeling a reminder in my heart that His peace is different than the worlds. Love you MUCH!

    1. i mix my maybelline electric orange and a cheap bright pink lip stain/balm!

      thanks for your prayers :)

  10. Cute sandals:)


  11. So pretty, as a woman i understand you ... actually i am in that row in this time of my life, let's enjoy every day w/ a thankful hearts to Jesus.

  12. So glad to hear you're finding beauty and strength. I've been thinking of you.

  13. love that dress on you!! one of our favs!

  14. Kim,

    I am new to your blog and shop, but I absolutely love both! I thought you might find encouragement in this reading:

    "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

    "Jesus assured us that we would have trouble in this world (John 16:33). How negligent would our Father be if He knew this and did not prepare us for the tough times? We are not designed to cruise through this life with ease. We are built for endurance by the God who has planned an eternity for us. He knows trouble will come. He simply must pre are us to handle it in grace and His strength."



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