I was speaking with someone the other day about the job market. We were talking about a certain position and I asked my friend if it was a position they were passionate about and she replied “no but I’m not following my passion anymore.” That really made me think “when did we get so cynical?” Before I judged her statement I realized I’ve fallen into the same mindset. I had come to terms with the fact that my dream, in terms of my career, probably isn’t realistic. The way our society is right now can make you think the “American dream” is just that…a dream.
I had to stop and ask myself “when was the last time you reached for your dreams?” Which lead me to another question “when was the last time you got uncomfortable?” I realized I gave up on my dream simply because it made me uncomfortable. That woke me up! Well I’m so glad I serve a God who wants to give me the secret petitions of my heart. Secret meaning even the desires and petitions that I’ve hidden from myself. Well I’ve made up in my mind that it’s time to get uncomfortable. I’m making some changes and pushes myself out of my comfort zone. I challenge you to do the same. Whatever your forgotten dream is, I challenge you to strive for it again.
This Spring Lookbook was so fun to create! I created four looks based off of some requests I received. If there’s ever a look you want to see, even if I’m not creating a lookbook, you can always contact me on any of my social media platforms that are at the bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy!
- Floral Dress: I received a lot of requests on how to wear a floral dress. Even though I can hear Miranda Priestly saying “Florals, for spring? How groundbreaking.” To me, this print is NEVER played out and will always be in style year-round. I paired this Victoria Beckham dress with a pair of loafers just to mix up my look. This dress can easily be paired with a pair of heels or open-toed sandals. I like that this isn’t an overall floral printed dress. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to prints without being overwhelmed by them.
Shoes: Old Navy
2. Mixed Prints: Speaking of prints…this next look is all about prints! Every time I wear an outfit with mixed prints, I wonder why I don’t do it more often. It’s fun and a great way to personalize your looks. There are many ways to mix prints. If you’re feeling daring but unsure of how to mix prints, try wearing two different prints at opposite ends. For example, wear printed shoes and a printed top or a printed hat with printed pants. The distance between the prints makes them less overwhelming.
3. Maxi Skirt: Don’t get me wrong, I love a maxi skirt but I wanted to switch up how to style one for spring. So this is actually a maxi skirt! It’s great for when we all have that “I have nothing to wear” moment. Just wear your maxi skirt as a dress and pair it with a belt to define your waist and all of a sudden, you have a new outfit for spring.
Maxi Skirt: Target
Shoes: Nine West
4. Date Night: I love the idea of wearing a romper for date night. It’s a great way to welcome warmer weather. I kept my accessories pretty light for this look. When I’m showing a lot of skin, I like my look to be balanced. This was probably my favorite look. It was very windy out but it was worth it!
Romper: Old Navy
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You know what they say: April Showers Bring May Flowers. In gloomy weather, I love to wear a pop of color. I like to think of it as a reminder to stay positive. Whether it’s a bright color or a fierce print, it’s a great reminder that no matter what the gloomy circumstances are I need to stay focused on positive things.
I think the same attitude can be taken toward life. Even when life isn’t going the way you planned, you still need to stay positive. When circumstances are less than what you expected, it’s so important to have a positive reminder. For me I always think about what God has already done for me. I think about the times He healed me. I think about the times He granted me with the grace to get through certain situations. Thinking of the good things motivates me to move forward with a positive attitude regardless of my circumstances.