Hi gals! I hope your week is moving along well. I learned yesterday that my daughter Abby is sick with either a very bad cold or potentially the flu. Y’all. She lives 2,000 miles away, and it just breaks my heart not to be able to help her out. So I’m texting her the meds she needs, encouraging her as much as I can and praying. I guess that’s all I can do. #longdistancemomblues
Well, let’s try to get my mind elsewhere! Today I’m sharing a modern classic outfit in shades of blue. I bet you’ll like it. I sure do!
I’ll have to confess, over the past year as I’ve begun to realize that I’m just a classic dresser through and through, I became a little discouraged. Classic doesn’t seem very hip! (LOL! There’s probably a more modern word to use than “hip” these days!)
But two things have encouraged me to embrace my style recently. One, I’ve learned that so many of my readers also identify with the classic style aesthetic. Not only that, but it occurred to me that millions of women probably would say they enjoy classic apparel, too. So I’m in good company.
The second thing that emboldened me to own my classic style and go with it is that I decided I can dress classically but still look modern. That is I can if I put in the effort. So I’ve decided to take on the challenge of consistently using classic pieces to create timeless but contemporary outfits.
If you’re a classic gal, too, you’ll find plenty of classic pieces in my outfits. But I’m trying, as I embark on my second year of style blogging, to work toward coordinating classic looks that are also modern and fresh. That way, even if you have a different style essence, maybe you’ll see something here that resonates with you.
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If you’re wondering what I’m talking about when I mention style essence, you might want to take my quick little automated quiz that helps you determine your own style essence. It’s free! And you can even share your results on Facebook so that your friends can take the quiz, too.
So in keeping with my efforts to present to you modern, classic styles, I bring you today’s look in soft shades of blue. I’m wearing my classic blue chambray shirt with these modern double frayed girlfriend chinos in teal sky. Of course, it helps that I’m walking the streets of Bisbee, Arizona, a uniquely quirky, artsy town near the border of Mexico.
While my sandals, belt and handbag are also decidedly classic choices, my seaside inspired necklace adds another contemporary touch. None of these four items are available any longer. (I shopped my closet just as you gals like to do.) But I’m linking to similar products in the widget below.
I love the ease and casualness of this blue and light teal combination. The gentle colors give this outfit a very earthy and soft feel. Don’t you think?
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I sure enjoyed writing it. It helped me to type out my personal style challenge for the year. What’s your personal style challenge this year?
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Blessed for My Day
All we have to do is turn on the evening news for a few minutes to know how many people have secrets they’d rather no one ever discover. It turns out that the nature of secrets is that they consistently if slowly work their way to the surface, exposing the one who has been hiding them with lies of deception. Eventually the truth will come out.
Do you have a secret? I only ask because I’ve had them in the past. And it didn’t work well for me. I’ve discovered that it’s to my benefit to find a trustworthy and wise woman to confide in, one who will gently help me bring my secrets out into the light so that I can live in freedom, victory and authenticity. God is gracious. If you will bring Him your secrets, confess and repent, He will help you live in the light instead.
My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins. ~ James 5:19