Where do your feet go?

This past week I’ve been taking pictures of where my feet go and posting them on my Instagram.  The guest speaker at our church was talking about where your feet go, God goes with you and had mentioned asking people at the church he used to preach at to take photos of where there feet went that week. So off I went to take photos of where my feet went. Unspoken challenge accepted.

The feet photos that day were really great. Taken with my real camera. Out in nature while doing this photo shoot for the blog. After that, they were crappy cell phone photos mostly at or around work and at the grocery store. I really thought my feet were going to go somewhere really cool or do something really fun.

Reality is, God is going with me to work and to the grocery store. Wah. Wah. Wah. I’m sure even He’s bored with that. But in the mundane, everyday places life takes us, it’s good to know God goes with us. Sometimes work is hard. Sometimes the grocery store is boring. Sometimes we go to the grocery store after work and want to run all the slow pokes in front of us down with our grocery cart. God is still with us. I think that was the point of this exercise. Not necessarily to go out and find great adventures for our feet to go on, but to know God is there in the here and now. In what we’re really doing every day. There’s comfort in knowing that.

 

On to the outfit. I found this crushed velvet tunic top at Village Merchants consignment shop down in Portland when I went a few weeks ago with my sister and nieces and son. The shoes are super cute denim bow sandals I got a TJ Maxx a few years ago. The white stretchy pants I just got at Kohl’s recently. If they’d stop getting dirty when I traipse about in the woods in them, I’d wear them more often. They are that comfortable. Flowers from the Gresham Saturday Farmers Market.

Yes. I walked out on a fallen log across a small creek at some point while taking photos. In wedge sandals.

Where will your feet take you this week? Just remeber, where you’re going, God goes with you. Even in the mundane boring-ness of everyday life.

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~ All photos except feet photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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How to wear white after Labor Day

You know that old fashioned rule that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day? Yeah, nobody follows it any more. But, to be fair, there is a reason why it was a fashion rule in the first place.

 

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris, black wedge heels, tortoise shell sunglasses + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

 

 

White was a color you wore in the summer months to keep cool – in times of leisure; at the beach, on vacation – for those of the wealthier parts of society. After Labor Day, many of them returned to the cities, which were in turn much dirtier than their vacation spots, thus their clothes would get dirtier and require more cleaning expenses. Also, by putting away their whites and bringing out their darker colors there was more of a mindset change that it was time to stop playing and get back to work.

 

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris +Betsey Johnson bow bag

 

Nowadays, nobody cares. So just wear white whenever you want to. On the other hand, if you go out to a farm and insist on sliding down the slide and playing on all the playground pieces that are put out for kids to enjoy, like I did, just know you will probably leave with a dirty backside, just like I did. I feel like that could have happened whether it was before Labor Day of after, so perhaps just being mindful of where you are going and what you are doing while dressed in white is the only rule to follow. I, on the other hand, was just flying by the seat of my pants as far as plans for the day went, so didn’t plan on ending up on a farm sliding down slides, swinging on their tractor shaped swings and sitting on their play tractor.

 

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris, black wedge heels +tortoise shell sunglasses

 

The only difference being that it’s starting to rain a bit more, which is going to start causing it to get muddier, which in turn will make your white clothes end up getting even dirtier. Thus the reason darker colors come into season a bit more. Wear your white on the drier fall, spring and winter days and you’ll be just fine!

 

 

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris, black wedge heels, tortoise shell sunglasses + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris, black wedge heels, tortoise shell sunglasses + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris, black wedge heels, tortoise shell sunglasses + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris, black wedge heels, tortoise shell sunglasses + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

Pink and black ruffled 3/4 sleeve top, white capris, black wedge heels, tortoise shell sunglasses + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

 

*This post contains affiliate links. If you click through on them, I may receive a small drop of money, at no extra cost to you. Enough to keep a light bulb burning in my home. Thank you in advance for helping keep a light on in my home!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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