I really wanted to title this post "Soccer Mom Approved" but I realized two things: A) I am not a mom and B) It probably wouldn't make much sense to you all any way! Because my style can seem a bit matronly at times, it's hard to not think that this is outfit hasn't been worn by a mom who ventures out to Saturday morning soccer games in the mid-Atlantic somewhere. Yet still, I feel very comfortable in my soccer mom outfit! :)
I just remembered that I wore this outfit traveling from Burbank, CA to San Diego last October! The southern California weather was absolutely perfect and this outfit was amazingly comfortable to travel in. I picked up these MIA 'Java' wedges from Nordstrom Rack while hanging out in downtown Boston a few weeks earlier. These wedges are the absolute most comfortable wedges I own! I could seriously wear them ALL. DAY. LONG.
The wedge isn't crazy tall and the material the sole is made from (maybe cork?) is super comfy. Plus, the elastic band towards the ankle makes for quick and easy slipping on and off! Plus, they're fairly lightweight. I own other wedges and it feels like I'm walking with cement blocks strapped to the bottom of my feet. Luckily these don't feel like that!
Affordable Wedge Options
I grabbed this cotton tank from the clearance section at Target last Fall for less than $10 and it's served me well! It's got a little bit of detailing on the front and has that easy tunic shape I find flattering.
Affordable Tank Options
Throw this on for Sunday brunch with the girls or a sunny day full of traveling and you'll be set to go! *But let's be honesty, I'd be the cutest dressed soccer mom out there! :)
Have a great day!
Yes, the photo above is of a Chipotle burrito. This my dear friends is the first Chipotle burrito I've had in months. And to be honest, it's all because of the good Man upstairs. As most of you know, I've been in a dry season for some time now, but this week was by far the best week I've had in a very long time!
I started the week with an awesome church service. You can watch it here. Monday morning I got an email in regards to a new job opportunity and Tuesday afternoon all my accounts balanced out, allowing me to grab my chicken burrito with exact change! Come Wednesday,I finalized some major details for a few new projects I'm working on, Thursday afternoon I had an awesome job interview, and today a new blog I created with a good friend of mine went live!
All in all, this week really showed me that The Lord works everything together for good. (Romans 8:28). I've listened to a few podcasts this week that really resonated with me and struggling. Sometime God will bring you pain, hardships, and struggle just to bring you closer to Him. He doesn't hurt us because He's mean. He doesn't hurt us because He gets a kick out of it. Like the quote says, "You never know God is all you need, until God is all you have".
Struggle is real, there's no doubt about that. How we choose to handle the struggle is how we get through it! Instead of sulking about and magnifying the problem, why not give it to God? Take all your troubles and trials, lay them at the feet of The Lord, and watch Him handle it.
So, with all of that said, I hope and pray you all will have an amazing week like I recently had very soon! Remember, to always #celebratethesmallwins!
Sometimes you just need to live life. Bask in the sunshine, dance around to the music, let the wind blow your hair. And don't forget to add a pop of color! I rarely ever wear crop tops, but this one was too cute to pass up. I originally had planned to wear it with a pink skirt for Easter Sunday, but opted for something a little simpler.
When I shot this look, it was absolutely GORGEOUS outside! Sun shining bright, slight breeze, and not a single cloud in the sky.
The best thing about this top is that it's so versatile. You can easily pair it with jeans, skirts, or shorts. From white like I'm wearing, to a neon pink skirt, you'll look fun and fresh! Not to mention, your shoe options are pretty much endless with this top! You can't go wrong with a nude chunky heeled sandal or a black flat. Either way, you're good to go!
I hope you all have an amazing day! Don't forget to #celebratethesmallwins !
Thank You cards. I love receiving them and I love sending them! I received a thank you card from my campus children's church coordinator the other day for serving and it really put a smile on my face! Thank you cards aren't just for graduation or wedding shower gifts-- they can be sent just because. My best friend lives five hours away from me and sometimes I just like to send a Thank You card along with a little gift to show her how much I appreciate our friendship!
Just like any card or stationery, Thank You cards come in all types of colors, sizes, paper cuts, and hit at various price points! Both the green-striped and yellow cards above were in a pack of 6 for under $4! How cute are they?! [I picked up the green-striped cards at my local TJ Maxx (they are by Meri Meri) and the yellow ones I purchased at a local dollar store.]
Take a little time this season to send a few Thank You cards to those who have helped you out, good friends, former teachers, and for those awesome gifts you got for your birthday!
*I've linked some cute options from Etsy below.
It doesn't get much more simple than black and white, does it? I wear black and white a least twice a week. It's a true staple in my closet.
I remember grabbing this shirt while in college during my first thrift store trip. Some of my sorority sisters and I stopped in the local America's Thrift Store before heading to dinner one night. I'd never thrifted before but decided to go along and give it a try. I mean, they always found the cutest high waist denim pants that they later cut and destroyed to make high waist shorts for the spring. I thought to myself, "I can do that too!". Wrong. So, so wrong. I am not a thrifter. Can I spend hours upon hours in TJ Maxx (which so many people can't stand) and continue to find tons of items I don't need? Yes. Can I scour through the hundreds of pages on Forever21.com to hunt down the cheapest pair of jeans? Yes. Will I wait months until the shoes I like finally go on sale? You know it! But thrifting? That my dear friends, I can not do.
custom bracelet | watch
(watch is under $150 but currently sold out -- get email alert for restock)
So with little to no luck that night, I found this Liz Claiborne blouse. I couldn't have been anymore than $5, so I scooped it up. It's a classic style that I knew would go with anything.
And because this thrifted blouse can pair with practically any and everything, I opted for black denim, a pair of mules I rarely get to wear, and everyday accessories. Lots of similar outfit options are linked below.
So if you're anything like me, give yourself a little more credit the next time you thrift. I promise you'll find something that catches your eye!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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