Coral pink + leggings for the new year

Happy New Year, everyone!

So far, we’re off to a good start. For those who make fitness resolutions, this outfit is for you! Ribbed side zip leggings + a coral pink top are an easy outfit to walk, run and exercise in. Possibly not the sweater if you’re at the gym, but you can easily add a tank top underneath and just take off the sweater for indoor exercising.

Coral pink sweater, Marshall’s; ribbed side zip leggings, gifted to me; puffer jacket, old; rose gold sunglasses, Marshall’s; bling sneakers, Ross.

I don’t personally make resolutions. I usually choose a word for the year. I can’t for the life of me remember what I chose last year. I didn’t write it down anywear.

This year, I choose hope.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”  ~ Emily Dickinson

On one hand, hope seems like a small, humble word. I had a lot of hope that stronger words like faith and miracles would save my mom from cancer. I tried to have faith that would move mountains as we got nearer to the end of her life. All the faith and miracle prayers did nothing. So I’m taking a step back. To hope.

Hope is the flame that springs eternal. Giving way to bigger words like ‘Faith’ and ‘Miracle’. But first, you have to have hope.

I think somewhere along the way, losing my mom, and then the year of Covid began – a lot of us lost hope.

This year, let’s go back to the basics and have hope.

Hope that we will rise from the ashes. Not just to rise up, but to soar through this new year. I believe I picked the phrase ‘Rise up’ for 2021. And it seemed like mostly I barely got up, flying low like a chicken frantically flapping my wings and attempting to gain air. Unable to soar with the eagles.

Isaiah 61:3 …to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair.

Let this be the year that we have hope God will give us a crown of beauty in place of the ashes that have accumulated since 2020. Let us have hope that this year we will not only rise up, but that we will soar!

 

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Coral & brown two ways

As you can probably tell, I’ve been pretty unmotivated as far as the blog goes. I’ve been trying to get through a rough patch & keep my head down to get past Mother’s Day. All of these first holidays are hard to deal with after someone you love passes away, Mother’s Day being especially hard because I no longer have a mother here on planet earth.

I’ve been stressed out and overwhelmed at work. Breaking down left and right. Can’t ever seem to catch up anymore due to the extra things we are doing behind the scenes to keep things going after Covid19. I’m pretty much done with it all.

I’m sure some of you are at that point as well. Whether your staying at home, or out in the working world right now. Just done with it.

I don’t really have any new and exciting outfits to post, however a friend gave me a bag of clothes that I thought I’d pick something out of to feature. This post is all about the color theme: coral & dark chocolate brown.

First look:

Coral sweater & coral t-shirt, given to me, chocolate brown capris, old, The Loft; high heel sandals, old; Betsey Johnson Cat ear sunglasses, old; Shell necklace, old, from Papua New Guinea.

Second look featuring the same color pattern:

Coral sweater, given to me; dark brown pants, old, leopard print ballet flats, Ross; Betsey Johnson cat ear sunglasses, old; shell and seed necklace, Papua New Guinea, brown metallic DKNY watch, old.

And if I’m doing photos near my home, the cats want to be involved. Or maybe not. Perhaps I decide they are too cute to not include in the post somehow. Look at those fluffy furbabies! The one in the first look is Sheba, and the one in the second look is Isis. Best accessories ever, amirite? (Minus the claws when they want to get away.)

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