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 Mary Kate February 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Good luck!! I love your outfit!

    Mary Kate

  • Reply Not My Circus February 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I know exactly what you mean!! I was dying to go to brunch on Saturday, and I realized it was mainly because there was something I really wanted to wear. You look amazing! XX

  • Reply Angela Keeley-White February 8, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Good luck today!! I hope everything goes well.

    I really love this skirt on you, so pretty!


  • Reply Alyssa Renee February 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Cute top! Love your earrings! =)

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  • Reply Jenessa Sheffield February 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    you are looking more fabulous then ever!!! super cute outfit! Thanks for sharing babe, wishing you a great day, loves!



  • Reply Oby Grace February 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    This is such an elegant look! Love your skirt!

    Oby Grace

  • Reply Larissa February 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I wish you aaaaaallll the best and I really hope your dream will come true! I am crossing my fingers for you and your husband!
    I am totally in love with this outfit and I think its just perfect once again!

    Thanks a lot for your last comment btw, it made me really happy to read that you are intersted in what I am eating and in recipes and I will totally try to include more of that in my blog : )



  • Reply Publicist in Pearls February 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Such a sophisticated and elegant outfit… I just love it! You styled it so perfectly! Best of luck; hope today went well!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Reply Laura February 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Thinking of you today! I hope everything goes well! Love that beautiful outfit! Wearing a killer outfit like this always makes me feel a little better when I am nervous/anxious/etc.!

  • Reply Laura February 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Totally obsessed with those bell sleeves!! You’re such a beauty!

  • Reply She Said He Said - Fashion February 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I wish you all the best and luck with your IVF treatment Amy! You are so strong and inspirational! A killer outfit to match, I love the skirt and top paired together. Keep us posted on how your treatment goes. Always here for you!! <3

    XO Chelsea

  • Reply Jaime Costilow February 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    You look wonderful in this outfit! Hopefully this look gives you the confidence to power through your day unafraid. Best of luck with your IVF treatment and I can only hope you get positive news soon. 🙂

    XO, Jaime |

  • Reply m.yang February 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Great look! Love the colors

  • Reply Kirsten Wick February 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Oh Amy you look absolutely lovely! Wishing you so much luck with your IVF treatment. Are you following Eleni of Convey the Moment? She is going through the same and is sharing her story, also on Youtube. I absolutely adore her. Much love your way, Kirsten xx

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold February 8, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      I haven’t read her blog. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Sahra February 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    love the wrap skirt-and that bag is so dreammmmmy!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  • Reply Hailey February 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    You look simply wonderful! So incredibly chic – love it all babe!


  • Reply kelsey bang February 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I love those booties! you look super chic!

  • Reply Zelle Brown February 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    You look gorgeous! Wishing you all the luck today and so many prayers for you all as you journey into this new chapter!

    Southern Style

  • Reply Merritt Beck February 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Love the outfit as always! Wishing you the best!

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Adri Cisneros February 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Wishing you all the best in your IVF! That’s such a thoughtful gift! And that top is so cute too!
    xo Adri |

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