Friday, February 13, 2015

Just Be

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Comfortable Valentine's Day Outfit
Nordic Off Shoulder Chunky Knit Sweater || Free People
not ethically sourced* 
Such a shame, when I learned this I stopped buying from Free People... and come on now... they are called "free people." SMH.
Custom Red Sweetheart Valentine's Day Dress || c/o eShaki
"wages paid by eShakti typically 50% to 100% over the Indian government's minimum stipulation"
meeting minimum standard for ethics, could do better
Wool Knee Socks || Marshalls
not ethically sourced*
School Girl Heels || Clarks
not ethically sourced*
This is one of my favorite jewelry companies (tied for first). All of their jewelry is created in India and sourced locally in India. Their pieces are all made by survivors of human trafficking as a way to not only help break the cycle of sex trafficking of women in India, but to break gender stereotypes by training women as goldsmiths! 


Open your heart, SOAP (scripture reading, observe, application, pray), seek the Holy Spirit, ask the Holy Spirit to pour in, discern... (a lot easier said than done.) I suppose that goes with nearly all things in this world. Today I delved into Romans 8 (below) as I was revisiting a verse from a recent church retreat. The portion below is very interesting. Instead of constantly asking for things from God, we are really called to just be. In contrary to my waffle loving, home sweet home singing, ants-on-a-log eating Americaness, where I feel like I am pressured to be always doing something to stay ahead and excel, God asks us to simply be in the Holy Spirit so He can take care of the rest. Something to SOAP on. 

"26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. 
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself
 intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who 
searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit
intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. 
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good
of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose."

That's what's currently up with me. In honor of relevancy, I decided to do today's look with my journal and my travel Bible (I only use this when I go on short trips because it is way lighter). For today's look (day 3 of the Valentine's Day outfit series) I went for a slouchy school girl look. Why? Because I wanted to wear a dress and socks but I wanted to look a bit more casual. For this look throw on a bold dress, some knee highs with kicks or heels, then a slouchy knit sweater. As for HMU, I did basic makeup and a hair bow (now that my hair is finally long enough). Accessories? Rings and delicate bangles. Vuwa la! Feel free to check out Day 1 and Day 2 too. :)

"Don't compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20. Your beginnings may be small, but they aren't meaningless. Keep your head up, knowing that God has something in store just for you."

SOAP on,

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P.S. I apologize for my writing style today. I feel like it's kind of all over the place. :p


  1. Such beautiful pictures, you look simply stunning!


  2. Me encanta este outfit para San Valentín. La falda es bellísima y super femenina!
    Muchísimas gracias por visitar mi blog, linda! Eres bienvenida cuando quieras :)

  3. Christine, I love your scripture references... so spiritual and red skirt looks great with the socks... it is a look you can pull off... I hope you enjoyed your Valentines day... I went to the dance and had fun xox

  4. So fabulous! Your sweater is perfectly on point. I love this look!

  5. Very lovely combination for a delicious look...
    keep in touch Doll!

  6. Adorable photos!!

  7. Lovely outfit! I love how the red pops against the white snow. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Myra | Winterthorne

  8. Stunning outfit dear, I love your sweater! :)

    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

  9. love your dress and sweater :) adorable!


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