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Today I’m sharing a combination that has sometimes scared me off in the past. But I tackled it head-on and I think I came out a winner. See what you think. I’m sharing a black and blue casual winter style.
I bought this silky floral camp shirt back in November to wear with the pants I showed in this blog post. And it looks beautiful with them. But I was stumped on how else to style it. So I decided to pull out the black (at least I think it’s black!!!) print in the shirt and create a nice mix of blue and black throughout an outfit.
Unfortunately the sizes are pretty picked over in this camp shirt. I’m wearing a small and it’s quite roomy. But I’m linking to several other camp shirt choices in the shopping widget below, too. I love the way these easy-breezy tops fit. And they look great layered under most any kind of cardigan.
I think the key to this outfit is giving both black and blue their fair share of playtime. Pairing the blue top with blue jeans creates a column of color under the black cardigan. Then having a splash of black at the top and bottom of the outfit makes it look pulled together and intentional.
This simple black cardigan is the only one I own to create this look, but I think this longer one or this chunkier one would look amazing paired over a flowy camp shirt. My cardigan is the same one I buttoned up and wore as a top in this post.
And of course, you’ve seen these boots in other posts as well, most recently this one with leggings. I have the wide calf fit, but I’ve linked to the regular fit as well. Unfortunately both are running low in sizes. But I’ve added other similar boots in the widget below. They’re also available in additional shades.
Do you ever pair black and blue? It’s actually a beautiful combination. So I’m glad I gave it a go. Let me know what you think!
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How do you pray when you are worried about something? Or, honestly, do you pray? I’ve had to ask myself sometimes if I’ve spent more words thinking about and talking about my dilemma or more words praying about it. Which do you think deserves more words, especially if we crave the peace that only God can give.
Today I encourage you to pray a little differently about those things that are weighing on you. Instead of asking God over and over to do what you want, why not tell Him over and over that you trust that He’s got this? I found that prayers of affirmation and trust ease my mind and bring peace to my heart.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7