Saturday, April 23, 2016

Houndstooth 'n' Pink // Things I've Learned


   Happy weekend all! I hope you are enjoying some fun and relaxation time. I'm slowly getting things done today before leaving the house later on. For now, I would like to share with you yesterday's rainy day look!



   Yesterday morning I decided to pull out this fun skirt that features a tiny hound-tooth print. It was a rainy day so muted tones ended up being a good idea. I paired the skirt with my deep pink graphic tee and kept warm with a gray cardigan. A braided belt helped the tucked-in top to look chic, while black boots gave me protection from rain puddles!

Outfit Details: T-Shirt ~ Consignment; Skirt ~ Hand-me-down; Cardigan ~ Thrift or Consignment; 
Belt ~ Thrift or Consignment; Boots ~ Sears


    Growing up is tricky business, as I'm sure you can all relate. At twenty-one there are still many things I have to learn, but I still know quite a bit more than I did just a couple of years ago. Here are just two things that I've learned lately:

    Find the people who love God and love you, and stick with them. Everyone is going to let us down at some point, and neither we nor they will always be the best friends (spouses, children, or parents) we could be. Sometimes we get on each others' nerves. But at the end of the day, do we have people in our lives with which we can be ourselves with and who will still love us in spite of our silly selves? Do we have brothers and sisters who will lift us up to God in prayer and reach out a hand when we're down? Can we have a good, clean laugh with them? Hold on to those people and be that kind of person.

 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 
II Timothy 2:2

   Getting a job can be a good idea. I address this to the young woman who finds herself with a deal of free time on her hands, a desire for more independence, and a purchase or two in mind. Not all of us have the opportunity to work in a family business, or the desire to make childcare or housekeeping our long-term income. So far, I have found that working part-time outside of the home has worked well for me. This isn't to say that I don't want to be a stay-at-home wife someday, or want to dispense with learning home-keeping skills. For now, however, I am using my single years as a time to cultivate my adulthood and use the incredible opportunity God has given me to be a light in the world.

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,  knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. 
Colossians 3:23-24 


What are some things you have been learning in your current life season?


 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
II Peter 3:18 

6 comments:

  1. I really like this outfit! <3 Your words are encouraging as well. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. :)

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  2. Perfect outfit, goes well together. I agree spend time with people that love you for who you are flaws and all. They are true and dear to your heart. Working at a job gives you experience, confidence and independence with a satisfied good feeling of accomplishment. Bible verses were a good choice. Stephanie

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! :) Mm, so true. :)

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  3. Nice outfit, Paige! Throughout my teens I rarely wore t-shirts, but since I've started doing some running, they are are definitely coming back into my wardrobe. At present I only have about three good ones--one from SPGI (chess camp), and one Ron Paul and one Rand Paul t-shirt! Yesterday I was wearing "I Stand with Rand" out running. With the election so far progressed and everyone thinking about Trump, I wonder if people remember who Rand is!

    Great advice! I am so thankful for my wonderful family, and the Christian friends I've had for a long time. Glad your job is going well!

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    1. Thank you very much! :) Haha, that's funny! Yes, t-shirts can be useful. They are comfy and don't wrinkle. ;)
      Thanks! It is so wonderful to have loving friends and family. :)

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