Bow Cardigan

March 6, 2017

How cute is this bow cardigan?! I mean, come on. It’s the one I shared during the Shopbop sale last week and ordered myself. We took these pictures on Friday (fighting the wind the whole time), and I planned to wear this exact outfit on Saturday. After seeing the photos, I ended up wearing different jeans. I just decided I wanted a more boyfriend style to balance out the bows on top a little more. I really have learned a lot from seeing myself in clothes. I recommend taking even just a quick mirror selfie to help yourself decide on clothing.

I turned 31 on Saturday, and I couldn’t help but reflect on the past year. This time last year Russ and I wereย celebrating my 30th at a fancy dinner with friends while facing IVF after struggling with infertility for over two years. On Saturday we had Little Caesar’s pizza on our back deck at 5:30 while I held my 3 month old daughter. I could have wept with gratitude over the story the Lord has written. There were days that I asked him if he even saw me or cared about the desires of my heart. I had to surrender to him over and over again. It was both the ugliest and most beautiful thing, and I am the better for it. Ivy Jean, you are what makes this year special. Last year we didn’t know if we’d get to have children, and this year I am your mama.

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  • ADA

    I love how beautiful you wrote this post, reflecting on turning 31. Once again (I wished you on Insta, too) happy belated birthday. Ivy Jean is lucky to have you as her mamma. On a style note I love and want your cardigan and boots. =)

  • This is so freaking adorable. Love!
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