Yesterday was a very, very, disappointing day. My natural reaction is to want to get angry at how certain things ended up yesterday and I'm so sorely tempted to want to shake my fist and ask, "WHY?! I followed every prompting. I felt that this was the right thing to do, and it still didn't work. WHY." I have to keep reminding myself, though, that I don't have the perfect vision of God and I can't see far enough ahead to realize why things happen the way they do and I just need to trust that they happened for a good reason. It's hard, but I need to do it. Who knew trust was such a hard thing? ;) Anyway, over the weekend I watched the General Women's Meeting for the LDS church with my mom and sister. (If you want to know more about it click here) For the past few years it's sort of been a tradition for the girls in my family to go out to dinner before we sit down and watch the broadcast and this year was no exception. We ordered our food, brought it home, stuffed our little bellies, and then snuggled up on the couch to hear the inspired messages that were shared. Below I'm sharing just one of the messages shared during the broadcast and I just have to say that it is a truly touching video and I hope that some of you sincerely watch it.
If any of you are interested in watching the rest of the broadcast please click here.
P.S. If you didn't notice, I gave my little ol blog another makeover. There's still some fine tuning I want to do, but I really hope you all enjoy the new look! I'd love to hear your feedback!
For today's post I put together a little shopping look book featuring trends for Fall that I'm loving from She Inside! I'm loooving maxi dresses for Fall this year, I just think they look so effortlessly chic and don't really require too much thought because they speak so much on their own! Below I linked a few options that I'm LOOOVING so just click the little arrows on the sides to look through my picks, which, p.s. they're all at or under $20! :)
I'm also really adoring shift dresses for this Fall season. They're also super simple but can look instantly chic when paired with some over the knee boots, or with flats and knee high socks! Also, leather shift dress? KILL. ER.
Also, it's sweater season, guys!! Aaaand I'm really feeling the pastels this Fall, which is so opposite of the colors that are usually associated with Fall but this year pastels in the Fall are on point!
Finally, as the weather cools down we need to start thinking about bringing out those light jackets/coats and She Inside has got some BOMB coats right now, from plaids, to pastels, to mustard yellows they have it all for super affordable prices! I hope you all loved my picks as much I did, and hopefully it gave you some Fall outfit inspiration!
boyfriend shorts: h&m
necklace: Fith & Mae
photos: Shailynn photography
I know, I know, I totally over shared in the photo department again but I mean, Shailynn just knocked it out of flippin' park. Also, sweaters and shorts, dudes. Best part of transitioning into Fall. Also, there's nothing like a nice neutral color scheme. Oh and these shorts? I love 'em to pieces but I think I'm going to be officially retiring them furrr good. They just be way too short. Beats me how I hadn't noticed before but I'm definitely going to have to buy myself some new longer ones! Anyway, that's all I have. Eat some ice cream. Listen to country music. Marry a cowboy.
photos: Shailynn Photography
I don't know about you guys, but I follow MadeWell's blog on Bloglovin' (it's really quite good and you should all follow it) and one of the trend's they predicted for this Fall season was the "Tote as a Clutch" trend. I decided to try it out and I'm totally digging it. I feel like it just has a way of making an outfit look instantly more chic and it's easy as pie all you have to do is take any old tote bag, I used my "baby-poop-smell" one, and fold it in half letting the shoulder straps hang loose. Bam. Insta glam. Insta updated trend. Also, plaid and booties. If they don't scream fall then I don't know what does. Also, happy first day of Fall!!! Yay!! It is O-ffically my favorite season of the year now! Which also means that four days ago I turned 22 and a HALF! Carazzy? Mmm, yes. Anyway, I'll link some totes I'm lovin' down below so you can all get yerselves one to try out the "tote-clutch" trend!
slip on's: Target
photos: Shailynn Photography
So, my hair looks like a total grease monkey in these photos which is so weird for me because my hair literally NEVER gets greasy because of how thick it is, but I had just come from a massage in these photos and my masseuse likes to do a scalp massage with essential oils at the end of every session. Thus, I literally had oily hair. Anyway, I know I'm totally overloading on the photos today but it's only because they rock so hard. The AMAZING Shailynn shot these for me and she is like CARAZZY good. Seriously, she is so super sweet, down for anything, and has the BEST ideas! If you need family photos captured, senior portraits, baby photos, or whatever else hit her up because she rocks! Also, my fellow blogger babes, get in touch with her! Anyway, onto some words on the outfit. First, these slide on sandals. I found them for like 5 bucks at Target and I was initially buying them to wear to my Yoga classes because they'd be easy to slide on and off, but I've pretty much been wearing them everyday with my regular clothes. I mean, what's better than a pair of slide on's? No thing but a chickaaan wing! Anyway, I love the grunge feel of a burgundy chunka chunk knit sweater with funky layered necklaces for the Fall. I mean grunge just rocks. Always. Annnnd, yeah, I'm done.
watch: Bohme Boutique
photos: Ro Photo
I totally forgot I still had these unposted photos that my best girl, Romina, had taken for me a while back! I'm actually kind of glad I had never posted them until now because now I had them for today! Honestly, if not for these awesome pawsome shots, I wouldn't have had ANYTHING to post. I didn't shoot any looks this week and if you hadn't noticed, I didn't blog for two days in a row. Surry! Anyway, I'm callin' these ma selfie photos because they make ma hurrs look bomb! Oh, and want to hear something funny? Actually, never mind. I'm savin' that story for Monday. Suffice it to say, though, that it will involve talking about butt sweat money. Mmhmm, you read that right. Butt sweat money. Anyway, any of you guys watch the season premiere of The Mindy Project? I sure did, and I was CRACKIN' up! Also, on Tuesday I got to have lunch at Orange Peel with Lauren, and boy did I have a blast! Of course with my weirdo chit chatting abilities we meandered into the subject of how to more successfully pop out some chillens. We have determined that Yoga is the way to make sure them behbees slide out like buttah on a hot roll. Does that even make sense? No? Yeah, we'll just forget I said that. Anyway, Lauren is just one of the sweetest humans I have ever met! That's something that I just love about the blogging community here, it just has such a great way of bringing people together and making genuine/sweet friends! Also, I'm preeeeetty excited to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with Lo and her hubs! Well, yep, that's all I gots to say today. See yalls next week and hopefully I'll have more to post! ;)
jeans: American Eagle
boots: Hunter's via Stylish Treasures
bubble umbrella: Target
necklaces: Fifth & Mae
photos: Caroline Burke
Sooo, it had been raining pretty hard core for a couple of weeks here in Utah so I decided I'd put together a rainy day look for you all but of course now that I'm finally posting it the sky's are clearer than an infant's pimple free face. Aww well, it'll rain again eventually. Anyway, let's talk about these cute necklaces. If you couldn't tell, one of them is in the shape of Utah, which, since I wasn't actually born in any state (Made in Guatemala, baby!) I consider Utah my home state. Aaaand, funny story. I actually won these cute necklaces at Lauren's, of lovelo.com, bridal shower! I never win anything. Seriously. So I was prettsty excited when I won these! And, yeah, I mean prettsty. That wasn't a typo. Also, Lauren's bridal shower was just like the dreamiest get together EVER. Bridal shower to end all bridal showers. If you want to check it out head on over to Gentri's blog because she was the mastermind that put it together! Anyway, what would a rainy day be without purple rain boots and a bubble umbrella? Oh, and my, oh my, do I LOVE this bubble umbrella. It rocks my world. ;)