Hello dear gals, and welcome to Dressed for My Day! I ended up not having to report for jury duty yesterday because the case didn’t go to court. I have to admit, I was a little relieved. Ok. I was a lot relieved! I certainly didn’t mind serving. But I welcomed the opportunity to work instead. Today I’m sharing an easy shorts outfit and offering a few tips for mixing patterns with black and white.
I’ve worn these gingham shorts so much this summer. And while I usually pair them with a solid top, I thought it would be fun to mix things up a little with a contrasting pattern. And I do love stripes!
The safest way to mix patterns is to do it like I did here. Just stick with one color scheme, but pair polka dots and stripes or gingham and polka dots or stripes and paisley. Ha! You get the picture!
In this workwear post I paired this striped tee with my solid white pants and this same sheer black cardigan. They’re running low on inventory at this point, but this simple tee is a wonderful workhorse in your wardrobe. Unfortunately, the cardigan is sold out in black, but is available in other shades.
Clearly defined patterns, especially small prints and stripes, can be treated as solids. So have fun mixing them up!
Another great tip for mixing prints is to use solid pieces elsewhere to anchor them. Finally, add accessories that pick up the colors in both prints to marry them harmoniously.
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Confrontation is never fun. At least, it shouldn’t be. Most of us will walk out of our way to avoid a confrontation over a distasteful situation. But the truth is, confrontation is often necessary, especially if we want to restore what has been lost or broken through misspoken words, unspoken tension, thoughtless actions or hurtful behavior.
Fortunately, the Bible gives us instructions for confronting those who are causing problems. We’re to confront in loving and gracious manner. God’s Word instructs us to listen more than and before we talk, to weigh our words carefully, to seek restoration and peace, not a personal victory for ourselves or shame for the other person or persons. We’re also wise to pray before we go and even, if necessary, meet in a group instead of individually.
Do you need to confront someone today over something that has been stewing for a long time? Ask the Lord to guide you and go with you. Most importantly, seek to honor Him in all you do and say.
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.” ~ Matthew 18:15-16