Happy Monday! I’ve got a treat for you today. I’m sharing a really simple but fun outfit two different ways. Well, really all I’m switching up is the shoes and handbag. And both outfits have their own special touch of whimsy. But I love this colorful sweater with my navy cords…two ways!
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I think one of the best ways to add a little life and a signature mark to your outfits is with your footwear. Whether that signature is classic and elegant or includes a touch of whimsy, switching out your shoes can completely change the look of an outfit.
First up I’m wearing these classic navy cords and striped pullover sweater (57% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 15% Polyester) with my gold loafers (similar). I love wearing metallic shoes. I think they add light and joy to an outfit.
When I wore my metallic loafers, I carried my “mud grey” vegan leather crossbody by Angela Roi. This is a new brand to me, and Angela Roi sent me this bag to share with you. I really appreciate the neutral color of this bag. And the vegan leather is supple and soft. You can use code Kay10 to get 10% off your purchase at Angela Roi.
I kept my jewelry simple but impactful. I wore my Kendra Scott adjustable Olive necklace and my Kendra Scott Addie drop earrings. I find that when I wear my metallic shoes I want to keep my jewelry pretty simple and pared back. There’s no need to have something “flashy” up top and down below, too. A little glitz goes a long way! Oh, and I did wear my Nordgreen Infinity Watch. I pretty much always wear a watch. You can use code KAYHRMS for 15% off your purchase at Nordgreen.
Now let’s see how I added even more fun to this otherwise classic outfit. Hold onto your seats! This may not be for everyone. But I actually wore these fun white boots to church yesterday and got lots of compliments on them. That’s right. I switched out my metallic loafers for my Paul Green white patent leather Jake boots .
Paul Green gifted me these amazing ivory Jake boots (use code DRESSED15 for 15% off your order JUST THROUGH October 31, 2021), and they are pricey. But like all Paul Green shoes, they are also amazingly comfortable and stylish.
However, I’ve filled the shopping widget below with other stylish white boots, in case your interested in trying out this trend at a lower price point. They are so fun! I styled them with my black jeans and ivory sweater in this post. And you’ll be seeing more of them for sure.
For this sporty look I swapped my quilted jacket for a quilted vest. I’ve had this vest for a few years at least, but Talbots has one again this year. I also swapped out my neutral shoulder bag for a fun olive green crescent shaped crossbody I found at Target.
By the way, you may have noticed I cuffed my cords just a bit when I swapped in my ivory boots. These days that’s considered not only acceptable, but quite stylish. In fact, if you are going to cuff your pants, roll them up just once…even if that creates a somewhat wide cuff. Very on trend!
Remember, fashion should be fun. Yes, there are times when the rules of proportion and fit should take precedence. If I’m dressing for a job interview or a wedding or funeral or other more solemn occasion, I’d do my best to look classic and elegant. But not every day! So don’t be afraid to have a little fun with your outfits. You can achieve a respectable balance by toning down some elements (such as your jewelry), if necessary. But have some fun with your fashion choices. Life’s too short to take every piece of clothing and every style choice so seriously. I for one like to smile when I look in the mirror!
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Someone needs to hear today that nothing is too difficult for God. Sometimes we expect too little of God. And many times we put Him into a box, assuming He can only do what we can imagine…or even less. But indeed, nothing is too difficult for God.
If you are in need of a miracle today, don’t hesitate to ask God for it…in faith, believing that He can do beyond what you can even think or imagine. And trust that He loves you more than enough to do what you have asked or, better yet, something much, much bigger. Let’s memorize this simple verse and recite it as necessary. We want to be women who have a big faith in an even bigger God.
‘Oh, Lord God! Behold, You Yourself have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You…” ~ Jeremiah 32:17