The Power of Fashion

February 8, 2016

You know those outfits that make you excited to go somewhere just because you want to leave the house in them? This is one of those for me. The power of fashion is that it can help motivate, put a smile on your face, and give you confidence when you need it. I love that about it. I’ve been resisting the urge to wear this blouse (only $19!) with pretty much everything I own: flare jeans, under jumpers, with other skirts. You name it. The bell sleeves just get me. Also, I should mention that OK weather has been nuts lately. We had a couple days with highs in the mid to upper 60s, so you better believe I broke out my slit front skirt while I had the chance. I mean, how could I not?

Today starts Russ and my IVF journey (see my infertility post here). I go in for uterine mapping, whatever that is. If I am blissfully unaware at least I can’t freak out about it in advance, right? I digress…I need a power outfit for sure. Maybe two. A sweet friend gave me a necklace engraved with the word “hope”, and it brought me to tears. It was so representative of this journey and the way we have been loved through every step. On the good days, I have so much hope in the One who holds our future. You better believe I have my necklace on today.

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Bell Sleeve Blouse c/o Choies // Skirt c/o Chicwish // Chloe Dupe Bag (only $35!) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Tassel Earrings c/o Purple Peridot (use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for 10% off) // Wedges Boots: Lucky (old, similar)

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  • Reply Rachel Garay February 8, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Beautiful outfit! Prayers for you and Russ today. Hugs and Hope!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Amber Shannon February 8, 2016 at 7:17 am


    I know exactly what you mean about putting on an outfit and it makes you feel unstoppable. This one looks fantastic on you, I adore the top!!!

    What a sweet story about that necklace… I’m wishing you all the best with IVF!! Sending positive vibes your way!!

    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Black Lace…

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz February 8, 2016 at 7:03 am

    This has to be one of my favorite looks on you! Sending so many thoughts and prayers your way as you guys begin this journey!!

  • Reply Rach February 8, 2016 at 6:53 am

    This outfit is perfect! Love it on you! And omg, it brought tears me tears (I’m slightly emotional ha) about your necklace!! Good luck with everything! Praying for you guys!

  • Reply Jill February 8, 2016 at 6:37 am

    This is such a fabulous look! Your blouse is so pretty and I’m obsessed with those wedge booties! Good luck today! Will be thinking of you!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Mica February 8, 2016 at 6:13 am

    First, love the colours in this outfit.

    Second, good luck with the journey! It’s wonderful you have lots of help and support. Hope is a precious thing to have to hold on to as well. Will be praying that everything works out for you! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Whitney February 8, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Good luck today! Confidence is half the battle in facing great challenges. No matter what the future holds, you got This! Love and prayers from us!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Tara | The Mix February 8, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Best of luck in your journey. You look gorgeous!

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf February 8, 2016 at 5:09 am

    I can see why you love the blouse…the print is beautiful. And yes, never underestimate the power of a good outfit! I wish you luck with your appointment today.

  • Reply racheldinh February 8, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Today is the start of a new chapter Amy, I will be praying for you and Russ, hoping that this bring you both closer together. I love that clothes can empower and help bring confidence, you always look great.

  • Reply Violette February 8, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I love how you styled it! You wear it so well! Hope you’re having a great start of the week x

  • Reply Karen February 8, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Amy, I love this outfit! The skirt is amazing and I can see why the top works with everything right now 🙂 Good luck with your IVF journey, I’m so happy for you xx
    Have an excellent and productive Monday beautiful 🙂
    Much Love Karen

  • Reply theblackblush blog February 8, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Love this combo! So pretty and classy! I really believe in the power of a outfit to give confidence and power!
    Wishing you all the best in this journey Amy! Keep believing!

  • Reply Rachelle February 8, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I am in love with that skirt, you look so mod and chic.


  • Reply Lady B February 8, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Amy! I love this post because you’ve mixed fashion, style and also what’s going on in your life at the moment…and the latter takes a lot of guts to share…I wish more women would… I’m in my late 30s with no boyf and/or kids and looking into things like freezing eggs and whatnot and I’m very interested in women who discuss fertility topics…and now back to Fashion! I’m so into front slits on skirts at the mo., its a nice break from them being at the sides or back…the colours bursting from this look for me are 70s Retro fab, you’ve worn the look well and wishing you lots of luck on your IVF journey. Keep The Faith. Keep Your Hope Alive….( :

  • Reply Marta C February 8, 2016 at 4:18 am

    I love this skirt & blouse combo, you look so pretty! I totally agree that fashion can give you confidence and be a motivator!

  • Reply Zarrah Jane February 8, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I know everything thatyou are going through will soon be rewarded.
    I didn’t know this issue about you not until I read this.

    God has a lot of great plans on us and let just have faith on him.

    Btw, i’m lovin bell sleeves top rn.
    You look great in this 60’s look.

  • Reply Natali February 8, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Gorgeousness!! I can’t get enough of your style!! Beautiful, feminine and 70’s inspired combo! Your blouse is on point!

  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun February 8, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Such a beautiful outfit! Love this floral top!
    xo, Jane

  • Reply The Heba Blog February 8, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Loving your outfit. Very modern-vintage vibes!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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