sunday style series

It's officially fall here guys.  Which means we can break out the sweaters and scarves and boots and all the fun fall things we girls love.  Hate to rub it in southern friends, but it was a brisk 55 degrees this weekend.  But don't you worry....y'all can rub it in when it's snowing here in March and you're wearing shorts. Booooo.

Here is this weeks outfit! I'm happy to report that the fashion posts are back in action.  In case you missed yesterdays post, my computer was broken so I haven't be able to blog :(.  

Ok these pieces may be worn on a multiple-times-a-week basis.  It's super comfortable and I feel wonderfully autumnal in it.  The dress and sweater are both from Old Navy.  My boots are the Billie boots from Madewell.  My necklace is from The Jones Market (I wrote about how great and mom friendly it is a few posts back!)  And tights are from Walgreens, since I know you'll probably be dying to get yourself a pair of those babies. 

^^^ Can you tell Pier was super excited to take pictures with his mama? I feel significantly less awkward holding a baby when Brad takes a photo of me for one of these posts, so I bribe my child with Annie's cheddar bunnies to get him to stay still for like 2 seconds to take pictures with me.  You know, normal mom/son stuff. Plus I just couldn't let the opportunity pass up of showing y'all his cute little fall cardigan.  Babies in fall clothes are the cutest am I right?! 

But my favorite part about today's outfit is my sweater.  THIS SWEATER Y'ALL....I mean, after marrying Brad and giving birth to Pier, buying this sweater was probably the best decision I've ever made. It's cute, comfortable, and super warm which is a plus because I get cold in 70 degree weather.  I will 100% be wearing it all fall -- over my PJs, around the house, under my winter coat, probably when I shower even -- not that I'm obsessed with it or anything.   

I'm wearing a medium because I liked it a little longer//slouchier and I haven't washed it yet so I'm not sure if it will shrink. But if you're looking for a new cardigan to add to your cool weather wardrobe, definitely get this one.  

Wooohoo we finally got a photo sort of looking at the camera!  

Alright, and because what I wear on my body is not as important as the state of my soul, here is an excerpt from today's readings:

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice
but rather of power and love and self-control. 
So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord,
nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;
but bear your share of hardship for the gospel
with the strength that comes from God.
- 2 TM 1: 6-8

Have a beautiful, peaceful day of rest my friends. 

what I wore Sunday

Today's post is a little out of my comfort zone.  A few sweet friends have asked me to write about my favorite clothes and where I shop, so I thought I would oblige and post an outfit every now and then.  Honestly, this kinda makes me nervous because 1.) I am not a fashion blogger, nor do I claim to know anything about anything in the fashion world and 2.) I feel like there are WAY cooler people who could do a much better job than me at something like this.  But I also understand where they are coming from -- I too love to see what people are wearing.  It's fun! And it's nice to affirm how other women wear their clothes and see how they celebrate their own personal style.

For me, I simply buy what I think fits my style best and what is mom-friendly.  Then I try (key word try) not to compare myself to other people, which is something I will forever be working on.  In three words, I think my style is simple, practical, and comfortable.  I like neutrals, but I'm a sucker for anything in a shade of blue or a vintage floral print.  My celebrity style crushes are Emma Watson, Zooey Dechanel, Taylor Swift circa 2012, and Emma Stone.  I shop mostly at Madewell (usually via places like Thred Up, eBay, or end-of-season sales), but also like pieces from Target, Loft, and Old Navy, while supporting ethical shops when I can.  And I really love buying vintage dresses from Etsy. 

Anyway, I'm titling this series as "what I wore Sunday" because Sundays are usually the for sure day of the week that I have a well thought-out outfit (mass day!).  I also love seeing how other bloggers incorporate their Sunday best into their blogs, so without further ado....Here's my first look:

My shirt is an old one from Old Navy (from MIDDLE SCHOOL believe it or not...).  The sweater is also old (cough cough high school) from Banana Republic.  My skirt is from this UK store, which I bought last year on major sale when I was super pregnant with Pier.  Here is a similar shirt, sweater, and skirt

And because what I wear on my body is not as important as the state of my soul, I want to end on this verse from today's readings:

Endure your trials as β€œdiscipline”; God treats you as sons. 
For what β€œson” is there whom his father does not discipline?
At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain,
yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness
to those who are trained by it.  So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. 
Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be disjointed but healed.
HEB 12:11-13

Happy Sunday friends!