Weekend

Weekend Recap 11.13.17

Weekend Recap:

This weekend was filled with so much joy. I want to start there because I honestly went into the weekend with a broken heart filled with hurt and pain. Finding that joy can be so hard, but I filled my time with family, friends, and fun activities. I separated myself from the things that are causing the emotional pain and sometimes that’s what we have to do, a loving separation, so that we don’t let that person, or situation steal our happiness.

On Saturday we celebrated the life of my Grandpa, for someone who didn’t think people really cared about him had countless family, friends, co-works, and past acquaintances show up to honor the life and legacy he left behind. Though there were tears they were of joy because we know that one day we will see him again in heaven. It’s ok to cry out of sadness or joy. It doesn’t make you weak. It’s healthy for you to have that emotional release. Something I shared on my Instagram this weekend and I’ll share here: Take each moment of your life and just be thankful, and live each day being humble.

Sunday morning, Jacob and I started with coffee in the park where we also shot the looks for this week! The rest of the day was just letting loose with friends at the pool. We enjoyed games, football, and food! Smiling is good for the soul and there was lots of that! I hope that, even though it’s Monday, you can find a small time today to just smile!

Here are some things I’m loving:

This week our friend group is getting together for a Friends-giving so I’ve been gathering some ideas for recipes and decor, and I just love this table set up! You can find more fall, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving food on my Pinterest board here.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, aren’t we all starting to ask ourselves what we may be wearing? We all typically go for something a little looser on this Holiday because we know we are about to indulge in some delicious food-which is totally acceptable! I found this top that would be so perfect and under $60!

 

 

 

Weekend Recap 11.6.17

Weekend Recap: 

Today’s post is going to be a little more raw, but that’s what I wanted to bring with these “Weekend Recap” posts.  I’ve shared on my social sites, but my Grandpa had a massive heart attack that put him into a coma for several days. When all of the tests had come back with results that were not positive, we made the decision to “pull the plug”-it’s what he wanted too. Except, for two days after that his body kept fighting. It was the hardest thing to say goodbye, and then that goodbye process be prolonged. On Sunday he passed. Last week/weekend was an emotional rollercoaster between supporting my family, working, spending hours in the hospital, saying goodbye, and a very exciting and special wedding. My weekend was filled with sorrow, and joy.

My Grandpa meant a lot to me. He’s the only Grandpa that I ever called Grandpa, and really the only close Grandpa I had growing up. Between special trips to our families lake house, fishing, gigging frogs, swimming in the pond, oysters on New Years Eve, getting me my first job, begging me to go to college when I didn’t want too, donuts on Saturday, and tech visits almost on a daily basis. I can honestly say that I have been left with enjoyable and fond memories that I will cherish forever. It’s never easy saying goodbye, in any situation, but I know I will see him again. While my heart has been broke, I trust in my heavenly Father to bring comfort, peace, and healing.

Here are some things I’m loving:

It’s hard in the moment to see the “joy”, but I know one day our family will be able to regain our strength and our joy will come. If you are going through a tough situation, your joy will come. You may not see in in the forrest, but keep walking, trusting, and leaning on Christ and you will begin to see the light at the end.

Hearth and Hand created by Chip and Joanna Gaines is now available. One of the pieces I’m loving is this Under $35 berry wreath, and this house log holder! I can’t wait to add these items to my house decor. They are perfect for the Holiday season or year round!

My Weekend Style

Outfit Details: H&M top, H&M pants (similar here), ASOS wedges, Brixton hat

This past weekend I went out for coffee with a new friend. My favorite place to go is the Oxford Exchange – with the option to have tea, coffee, brunch, shop for a new book, or a unique piece for the home, I find myself being able to spend hours there. With a Saturday to spend on my own terms I decided to do a little Nordstrom Sale shopping after my coffee date! My Saturday didn’t stop with shopping though, once I got home Jacob picked me up for a little Topgolf fun!

I wore this look pretty much the entire day on Saturday, and I realized that it’s a very versatile outfit! I’ve been on an H&M kick lately, I’m loving several items in there “new arrivals” section! I paired this casual button down top, with my new favorite pair of pants! The pants sold out so fast, but I did find a very similar pair here. I do want this $12 cotton top in every color though!

Quick Read: Weekend Wear

After a long week at work, being comfy is the name of my game on the weekends! I mentioned it very quickly in my “athleisure” post, but fashion is starting to have more comfortable vibes and I’m not complaining. While I love my dresses and heels, I also enjoy toning it down for the weekends and having that “lived in” look. So, today I wanted to share some comfy weekend wear: sweatshirts, comfy jeans, and sneaks for when you need a look to run errands but also want to remain comfortable! You can shop the slideshow below!

 

Pleated Skirt

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Outfit Details: NOOIR (get 15% off by using the code  DAYDREAM) c/o, Banana Republic skirt, F21 jacket

Today is a very short and simple post to get you ready for the weekend! This look has pieces that I’ve had in my closet for some time now and have become staples to my wardrobe! My top is actually more of a flowy crop top and would look so cute with a pair of high waisted pants as well! Similar skirt here and under $15 here, similar jacket here.

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