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 SABRINA GYPSY TAN February 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    loving the whole outfit as usual! Looking good!

    Sabrina |

  • Reply LookLikeGet February 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Love the blouse! What a great find!

  • Reply Krisztina Williams February 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I love the print on that shirt and oh my word, that bag. I’ve been drooling over the Chloe bag all season and am very happy to see an affordable similar bag.:)


  • Reply Gold Coast Girl February 8, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Such a cute outfit and loving that pattern of that top! Happy Monday!

  • Reply Lily Rose February 8, 2016 at 11:45 am

    woah, so pretty! I love that top paired with the skirt! And your earrings go so well with the details of the blouse! Super cute! <3

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Reply Bella B @ xoxoBella February 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Amy you look awesome, I just love that top bell selves are becoming my by far favourite thing. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Jackie February 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I really love that top on you, those sleeves are just so cool! I think you could style it with just about everything, such a fun versatile top.
    What a beautiful sweet gift your friend gave you…its a perfect reminder to never lose hope. When I start to feel a bit discourage I say this quote to myself “I experience and welcome my deepest connection to the miracle of creation”. I will be thinking about you guys today, I hope things go smoothly. You guys will be in my prayers ❤️

    xo, Jackie

  • Reply for seven seasons February 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

    This skirt is unreal! I LOVE the split front! Thinking about you during this journey!

  • Reply Whitney 'Nic' James February 8, 2016 at 11:07 am

    You look lovely, as usual. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through your journey. XO!


  • Reply Winfred February 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

    stunning as always

  • Reply Liliana Ayala February 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

    You are rocking that outfit Amy!
    I had no idea you were struggling with infertility, I am new to your blog. I have gone through 2 rounds of IVF, need any advice, I can definitely help you out. I hope your appointment goes well today! I also happen to have an infertility blog that I always link in my beauty blog. Keeping you in my thoughts. Big hugs!
    xo, Lily

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold February 8, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Oh wow, thank you so much! I am so sorry to hear you have had to deal with it too, but I appreciate you being willing to share with me. It’s all very new to me. Is your infertility blog separate? I haven’t seen it on your blog.

      • Reply Liliana Ayala February 9, 2016 at 7:38 pm

        Of course, no problem at all. It’s a very overwhelming time, so I know what you must be feeling. Yes, my infertility blog is separate, it’s still pretty new, but I try to post at least once a week. I posted today and plan on getting an IVF Survival Kit post next week. It’s linked at the top of my blog. But it’s

        Hope your appointment went well! xo

  • Reply Jalisa February 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

    First, you look beautiful as always, Amy Ann! You rock the ’70s style like no other and this outfit is no exception to the rest! I love the blouse, which looks fantastic paired with that skirt, great styling! You and Russ will have a beautiful baby and everything will go smoothly, I will keep you both in my prayers for everything to go the way it should and for the nervousness and fear to not even stir up in either of you. You both WILL BE wonderful parents! I hope you have an amazing day and week ahead, beautiful, sending a huge hug your way!



  • Reply Audrey Williams February 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I love this – the power of fashion and the power of hope! I’m hoping for all the great things during your appointment today!


  • Reply Kelsey & Kenecha February 8, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Love this look so much. The blouse is so adorable, I can see why you love it so much.

  • Reply Alice February 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Great outfit!

  • Reply Darcy February 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I totally agree with this! Sometimes you find an occasion just to wear an outfit haha!

  • Reply Ianne Cabangon February 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I’ve felt the same when i have new clothes that i really like. And i kindavknow whete i’m gonna wear them. Love this style and those boots are just so gorgeous!
    Xo, Christianne

  • Reply Alina Aronow February 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Love this look. That skirt looks so chic on you! Good luck with your IVF! I hope it goes well (fingers crossed)!

  • Reply Kylie Mavrakis February 8, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Loving this 70’s inspired look! Good luck today!

    xo Kylie

  • Reply Eleanor Hughes February 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I totally get what you mean when it comes to being excited about an outfit, also good luck with the IVF I hope things go well for you

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