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 February 9, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Best of luck in your IVF journey, It’s an up and down process, but having a positive attitude makes a huge difference! You’re so right about wearing something awesome and feeling great for those appointments, and you do look awesome in this! I’ll be thinking about you and sending good thoughts your way!

    Love, Mary

  • Reply Zarrah Jane February 9, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Just passing by dear
    Have a great day.

  • Reply Ivana Natasha February 9, 2016 at 2:44 am

    so chic!! love your style!
    x, Ivana |

  • Reply Threads for Thomas February 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I’m loving this look and have actually had my eye on this skirt! I love the way you styled it with the floral blouse and booties. Good luck with your IVF. I wishing you an easy and short journey with it.

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath February 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    You look fab! Love your skirt!


    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply T&G|FASHION BLOG February 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Love the colors! Nice outfit. Enjoy your week!


  • Reply Marie February 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Lovely top, you are very classy!

    The Flower Duet

  • Reply Amber Rathvon February 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    This blouse and skirt look *amazing* together, and omg that bag is such a great deal! Loving every piece of this look. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  • Reply Akaleistar February 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    That skirt is fantastic! Also, your hope necklace sounds lovely 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen Harper February 8, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I LOVE this weekend look! So chic and full of personality – your colorful turtleneck is everything.

  • Reply Monic February 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    love the frill at the bottom of the sleeves ! you look amazing !


  • Reply Jackie February 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Loving this outfit and I can totally relate to the good feelings you get when you’re wearing an outfit you feel amazing in.

    Best of luck with the whole process! I will be thinking of you two and sending positive vibes the whole way along. <3


    Something About That

  • Reply Heidi D. February 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I’m obsessed with the 70’s vibe that you’ve got going on lately! Love this look and your Chloe dupe so much!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Mary-Katherine Minnis February 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    You rock those warm tones so well!!! Absolutely love the cross front of that skirt!

    Praying for you today – hope it all goes well!

    xo Mary-Katherine |

  • Reply Kathryn February 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    This may be one of my favorite outfits you’ve worn, that skirt is beautiful! I see why it’s a power look 🙂 Hope everything goes well today, you are in my prayers Amy.

  • Reply Jacqueline Rendine February 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    This top is perfect! I can see why you would want to wear it with everything! Love those earrings!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Reply Meghan Conard February 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful outfit & beautiful post! Loving those earrings! Sending positive vibes your way lady!

  • Reply Nicole Layne February 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    That is so sweet of your friend to give you that necklace. I totally know what you mean about a power outfit. Good luck today!

    Nicole to the Nines

  • Reply Erin February 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Good luck with everything babe! This must be a scary, overwhelming process but you seem to be doing it with such grace which I admire! Everything works out the way it is meant to be :). ABOUT THIS OUTFIT….it is EVERYTHING! It is perfectly styled and I want to wear the entire look! So perfect. xo, Erin |

  • Reply Izabela Nair February 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This is such a chic outfit, Amy. I adore your skirt.

    P.S. All the best with your treatment.

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