A few days ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with a few local fashion bloggers to get coffee and talk blogs. Be sure to check out their blogs! Tilden (To Be Bright), Julia (Trends and Tomfoolery), and Kelvin (Notoriously Dapper). And then I had to run off to do something else. It was a hectic day but I've learned that I truly love being busy. I love going from place to place and being on a mission. I think I'm meant for it. I can only hope I get to do some of the same things post-graduation. 

Is it sad that I hadn't realized all of the angles in this outfit until I was editing these photos? I love this jacket, though it's been particularly hard to style. The angles are very unique and it takes the right kind of pairing to truly make it work. I paired it with an asymmetrical neckline and some of my favorite pajama/trousers. This was the perfect outfit for running around for 14 hours the other day. These oxfords have been very kind to me as well. 

shirt : Anthropologie (old) | jacket : BB Dakota (also seen here) | pants : Madewell (also seen here) | oxfords : Sebago (also seen here)

Enjoy your Saturday! I know I will. Today I am taking a trip to Charlotte with some wonderful friends!  What are you doing?


Up In The Air.

I'm sure everyone at some point in his or her life has experienced the feeling of being up in the air, literally or figuratively. For me, it's figuratively and very strong. As I approach my graduation date (45 days and counting), the decisions I am going to have to make seem to be screaming in my face. Where will I live? What will I do? Will I be happy? It's terrifying and exhausting and there isn't much I can do about it other than network like crazy and wait. 

I read a verse yesterday morning that was the exact reassurance I have been craving. Why I ever take breaks from reading Jesus Calling, I will never know. 

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; 
I will help you."
Hebrews 41:13

HE WILL HELP US. How beautiful is that? Can we just all mull over this perfect love today and every day? 

He is with us. Holding our hands. Walking us through the fire. He is up in the air with us. We may feel like there is nothing holding us down or nothing supporting us in these times of change, but there He is, walking with us every single step of the way. 

Have a good one. A blessed one. 


Blue Jeans.

It's amazing how my sense of style has changed over the years. If my high school senior self could take a look at me now, she would probably be appalled. I've become so casual. I've truly been learning the goodness of a beautiful basic. Versatility has become one of my favorite words. I am amazed at how long it has been since I splurged on an item of clothing. Comfort has been inching to the same level of importance as style (thankfully the return of the Birkenstock sandal has made that transition easy). 

What I'm trying to say is…my style has drastically changed, but for the better. As humans, we grow and change throughout our entire lives, it's only normal that this reflect in the items we wear. 

I bought these jeans last fall from Urban Outfitters and have yet to show them to you here due to my not-so-over hiatus. They're the most fantastic high-waisted jeans I've ever worn and I didn't even have to hem them. Uncuffed, they fit just right. But who wears jeans uncuffed anymore? It was a beautiful day last Friday. Perfect for a walk by the river and scoping out photoshoot locations with my friends Julia (check out her blog, Trends & Tomfoolery) and Kristmar (check out her awesome graphic design website here). 

photos by Kristmar 

embroidered button-down : Madewell (also seen here)| blue jeans : BDG | sandals : Birkenstock | necklace : H&M | sunglasses : Target

Have a wonderful day!