June 29, 2011

food for thought

Well that's something to feed your brains with, lovelies.
Thank God for the storm in your life today.
And rest in the promise that a 
rainbow is coming

June 26, 2011

I got a little "Carried" away...

It must have been something in that New York City water... Because lately I have felt the overwhelming sense to embrace my inner Carrie Bradshaw.  ONLY in the fashion area of her life, of course.  Thankfully, I have not wanted to embrace any of her other actions too:)  She is one who does fashion and she does it well!  And, I am besides myself at the fact that the outfits that would result in stares in my case, only seem to make her, well, more FABULOUS.  Not to mention, she is pretty much the bomb.com at her/MY dream job as a writer for Vogue.  She is a fearless fashion icon, she has a closet that makes me hyperventilate at its sight, and she lives in the most wonderful place on Earth!  Need I say more!  OK ok, so I know that Carrie Bradshaw is merely a fictional character in one of my favorite tv shows, but a girl can dream that life one day could only be that fabulous, right?  This might be crazy talk, but for now we will blame it on New York and E!'s marathon last Saturday of "Sex and the City"...

Now, I feel it only necessary to commemorate my inspiration.  Have you met your inner Carrie yet...

Manolo Blahnik. Enough said.
I took a picture in front of this exact sign!  Of course, my rendition is slightly less fabulous. 

Who wouldn't give up food for shoes!  Kidding, kidding.  But seriously, Carrie would.
OH, just going to work.  No Big Deal.
I could play dress up in here all day LONG!
And apparently so could she!
Now, this is one of the outfits that would result in my mockery if I wore this in Starkville, MS.  Or better yet, anywhere!

Girl Power?  I am SURE she is yelling at Mr. Big! You go girl!
Girl's Night Out...Every night of the week :)
I just love them!

And there you have it!  Now GO embrace that inner Carrie!
Have a Happy Monday


June 23, 2011

Window Shopping

Window Shopping.
It's something that I have never been very good at... Why would I put myself through such torture. But, seeing as my current income is labeled as "unpaid", and I am being paid in experience rather than money, the window is as close as this broke girl is allowed to get at the moment.  So, as my list of "must buys when not broke" continue to add up, I am left to dream of that glorious day when those fabulous clothes will be welcomed into my closet!  But until that day, I guess I will just have to use my eyes and not my credit card.  Let the swooning, and not purchasing, begin...

My two favorite things: lace + toms
Pleats! Pleats! Pleats!
I think I may need to go to Morocco for
one of these...with airfare included, this
might be quite an expensive little bag!
And if I can't make it to Morocco for a bag, I guess I will
just have to settle for a longchamp le pliage :)
I guess Kate had to settle too!
What is ONE more piece of lace added to my
The perfect sequined crepe top
Adorable scalloped shorts

Pair it with a navy blazer and you have this
perfect ensemble!

Now if only the stores could just help a broke girl out...

This needs to become my new window shopping!

Have a blessed Thursday :)  

June 16, 2011

Life lately

Hold the phones...I am BACK! And with so much to report... It has been a whirlwind of emotions and events from the moment that I stepped off of my plane from New York City.  And, it was reality that was waiting to greet me at the gate, welcoming me home.
Two weeks.  That is all it took for the Lord to completely flip my world around and shake up my comfortable little life.  It is weird to think that we can work for years to build a life that the Lord can take away in only a few seconds...and that is where this life (this temporary home that we are residing in here on earth) is brought into perspective, and believe me that concept will change your life.  It has already started to change mine!

I have tried for over a week to write this post, and I have yet to successfully put into words the great work that the Lord is doing in my heart right now.  While I may not be able to find the exact words to say, there is a song that does a pretty good job at doing that for me.  For all of you who do not listen to K-LOVE, you are truly missing out!  This station fills my car with encouragement every day on my commute to work.  One of the songs that they love to play, and once you hear it you will know why, is a song called "Blessings" by Laura Story.  Listen for yourself!  But be ready for this song to pull on your heartstrings.  And, if you are a sappy goob like myself, I would have a tissue close by!

Every word in this song is filled with truth.  Why is it that we are always asking the Lord to bless us in our situations, and, then we get angry with Him when we feel like all we get is a whole lot of suffering, with little to no blessings in sight?  I KNOW that I do this.  I did this all last week.  I was hurting and to my miniscule, little brain I could not comprehend why I must be put through the ringer, when my life was perfectly fine just the way it was.  But, THAT'S where I was wrong.  Without trials, I didn't have a reason to fully rely on the Lord, and it was evident in the way that I lived my everyday life.  How can you know if something is a blessing if you haven't seen what pain is first?  I think it is all summed up in the last verse of this song:

And what if trials in this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights,
Are your mercies in disguise?

Whatever storm you are facing right now, know that you are not alone.  Suffering is everywhere and no one is exempt from its wrath.  But, with the Hope that we have in the Lord, how can you not see the blessings in the midst of the rain?  Because, those are His true mercies, just in disguise :)