I worked on Halloween so I celebrated over the weekend by going to a pumpkin patch. I had so much fun! At the pumpkin patch they not only had pumpkins but there was a corn maze, farm animals and apple cider. I’ll be honest, at first it felt awkward being that there were a lot of families there. I went with my sister and husband….and no kids. As I waited for a funnel cake surrounded by kids in costume, I realized that it’s okay to d o something childlike every now and then. I think we all can agree that “adulting” can be hard and tiresome at times. When was the last time you did something childlike? Maybe it was playing a board game, building a fort in the living room or visiting a farm?
I encourage you to try to find joy in the little things. Here are a few pictures from this past weekend:
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I hope your week is off to an awesome start. Over the weekend I went to a friend’s Engamenet Party. I rarely wear black. When I was younger, I thought I had to overcompensate with my personality and what I wore just to stand out. I’ll be honest, I thought there was nothing special about my personality. So I was loud when I should’ve been quiet. I showed aggressiveness when I should’ve shown self-control. I tried to dress a certain way to signify that I was special. Rather than just letting my personality do the work for me. As I’ve gotten older I know without a shadow of a doubt that there’s tons of special things about me. Yes, I’m an introvert by nature but I’m not weak, timid or quiet. Now I know that there’s great strength in having self-control. I know when I need to speak up and when I need to let God vindicate me.
I don’t feel the need to overcompensate with my personality anymore. I know that wearing black doesn’t make me blend in at all. I don’t need to dress a certain way just to show people I’m special. So when I was drawn to this LBD, I realized how much I have changed. So whoever you are, know that you don’t have to act a certain way. You don’t have to dress or look a certain way; just be yourself.
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I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far! Is it just me or is the month of October just flying by? October tends to be a busy month for me. Between work and my wedding anniversary, we have a number number of birthdays and family celebrations. So whenever I get a chance to relax with my husband, I try to take advantage of it. After church we had a “day date”. Here’s what I wore:
Hat: Old Navy
Loafers: Old Navy
I hope you all have been doing well! In my last post I shared with you all that I was heading up to Nashville, TN to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We truly had a blast! I snapped some pictures along our vacation and wanted to share them with you.
This photo was taken when we first got to Nashville. The shirt is from makemechic.com.
We try to stay open to different types of music. We explored the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and learned a lot!
This wall was right behind our hotel. I thought it was so cute and quirky.
This was one of my favorite outfits for sure. The shirt is from makemechic.com. While I snagged this skirt at Target from The Who What Wear line. The boots are from Aldo. The hat is from Old Navy.
A local artist created this image and I thought it was too pretty not to take a photo.
Happy Friday! I’m so elated that today is Friday. We’re going to Nashville, TN to celebrate our wedding anniversary this weekend and I think a little bit of pre-celebration calls for a mini skirt. A sassy faux suede mini skirt like this one. Follow the celebration on Snapchat: DeneaGM
Faux Suede Skirt: H&M
I hope this post finds you well. I’m so excited for fall. The cool breeze is finally here and I can’t wait to indulge in pumpkin patches, cider and scarves. This season isn’t just a symbol for these things though. To me, when the seasons change it also is a symbol for new beginnings. The new season signifies something new on the horizon. Yes, I know that fall comes every year but it’s a new year. Fall 2016 has never been here before. Which means you have a fresh start. I don’t like to wait for New Years Eve to make new goals. I like to revisit the goals I set for myself often and this is the perfect time to do that.
So whoever you are and whatever you’re going through, let this season be a fresh start for you. Maybe it’s a new job, relationship or a skill you’re going to diligently learn. I wish you good luck and I know that you’re going to “knock it out of the park.”
Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless
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