Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Daze / God Became Man

   

  Hello and how do you do, everyone? This week I've spent my days fighting off a mild virus, my evenings attending parties, and my nights listening to wind and rain. December days are enough to put anyone in a December daze!



   This outfit was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest – see, I really do use the ideas on there! The picture I saw showed a sheath dress layered with a button-up blouse. How easy and classy is that? Of course, I had to try it. The perfect occasion to try it out was last Sunday, a day on which I would be attending church (and singing in the choir) in the morning and going to a Christmas party in the evening. 
  
  For my version of this layered look, I wore a black sheath dress over a striped lavender button-up. The rest of the outfit was quite simple with black tights, black heels, and a string of pearls to accessorize. I'm a fan of how classic and dressy this outfit is, and will definitely be trying it again.

Outfit Details: Dress ~ Kohl's; Top ~ Consignment; Pearls ~ Gift; Tights ~ Winco?; Heels ~ Target?

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   For obvious reasons, Christmas has been on my mind lately. Recently I was thinking about how Jesus was probably not born in December and how Christmas traditions are tied to a pagan holiday. My family has never been convicted to stop celebrating because of these reasons, though some have. However, there has to be a point in the midst of all this chaos to make it worth a Christian's time. 
  
   As it turns out, there is something important for a Christian to do during this season. Even if you don't do it on December 25th, it's something you should be doing anyway. This week it really just hit me. You and I need to celebrate Jesus coming to earth as a human. That seems obvious, right? In reality though, how often do we realize that we need to consciously take time out to praise Jesus for becoming a man, even at Christmastime? 
   
   John 1:14 says, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." If that's not a good reason to praise the Lord, I don't know what is! The Son of God, the Lord of Creation, left His Father and His beautiful home to be born as a human infant in a stable. He "...made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross." (Philippians 2:7-8) Wow! This deserves some praise not only on Christmas but every single day. I pray that you (yes, I'm talking to you!) may know the joy of not only this season, but also the joy of knowing every day that you are a child of God. 

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
Matthew 1:23

19 comments:

  1. Nice outfit Paige. I think it would be suitable for office wear as well. On another note, your post reminds me that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and less about the Christmas tree and santa.

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    1. Thank you Carlyn!
      I'm glad to a reminder. :)

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  2. Very beautiful and classy outfit, Paige.

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  3. i agree with bethany classy...also older people can wear this outfit..so decent...i love it...blessings

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)

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  4. I love the style of this outfit!! Very classic. And your hair is so pretty :)

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  5. Really cute outfit, the mary janes go well with it!! I think a pair of tights in lavender or light purple would look good also. You can get them here

    Amy

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    1. Thank you Amy! And thanks for the recommendation.

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  6. Sorry here is the website
    http://www.welovecolors.com/shop/NylonOpaqueTights.htm

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  7. I love love love your outfit. So classy! Thanks for your wise words. :)

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I'm glad you were encouraged. :)

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  8. I LOVE this outfit, so classy! And it's incredibly flattering, you look beautiful.

    Have you ever watched Nativity? It's a great movie that makes you think about Mary and Joseph as real people with feelings and emotions (sometimes it's hard for me, I sort of detach myself). Like how insane it actually would've been to tell her parents "yeah, I'm pregnant...no! I didn't do anything!"
    Natasha
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you Natasha! :D
      Do you mean the one with Keisha Castle-Hughes? Yes, that was really interesting to have the perspective of what life was like for them.

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