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 clara mcmillan February 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Fabulous 70’s Look!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Reply SheelaGoh February 9, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    In spite of continuous efforts by critics to paint bloggers as being self-absorbed, vain and superficial, we are real people with real stories and struggles. In fact, I thank the Lord every day for each and every single woman I’ve become friends with in the name of blogging. Women I would never have met had I not started on this journey of “frivolity” 🙂 women I now call friends. And I do so wish you all the very best, Amy. Miracles do happen, just at different times for different people xoxo

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold February 10, 2016 at 7:36 am

      You are so right! The best part about blogging for me has been all the other awesome women I have met. Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging comment! What is the link to your blog?

      • Reply SheelaGoh February 10, 2016 at 11:04 am

        That spirit of camaraderie is so priceless 🙂 I write at xoxo

  • Reply Leah Behr February 9, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Oh girl, sending prayers your way as you start this journey! Let me know if you need anything at all!

    xx Leah /

  • Reply Theboxqueen February 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I definitely can relate to the feeling of wanting to do smt special or wanting to go out to wear a a new cute outfit 🙂 As always you look incredible in this outfit, and I love that you styled the skirt with booties. <3 Wish you best of luck with your IVF journey. XOXO, Elif

  • Reply jess z February 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Good luck! The earrings look great.

  • Reply rach. February 9, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    LOVE this outfit! and good luck!!

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

  • Reply Michelle Orsi February 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Good luck with everything! I hope all goes well! This is a fab outfit so I’m glad to hear it makes you feel fab!

  • Reply nancy @ adore to adorn February 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Love the look. And yes, I love outfits that make you feel so good you just want to get out the door. =)
    And my most sincere best wishes to you as you start this journey together. I have some friends who have taken that journey. It’s a tough one. It’s emotional. Tiring. And even exciting at times. It’s amazing you have each other to rely on. If you have questions on anything…anything at all…I sincerely mean it when I say you can ask even me…even a stranger like me. hehe

  • Reply Rosemary Bostic February 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    You look fabulous! I always feel frumpy with midi skirts, I think I “need” funkier shoes to go with them! Thanks for the inspiration!


  • Reply Maria Garcia February 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Skirt and blouse combine is perfect. But I have to enhance your ear rings. I love them very much.
    Maybe it is a detail but they are so great.


  • Reply Ally February 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Your skirt is seriously divine! Great look!

    Xo Ally

  • Reply Chichi February 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

    This blouse is seriously fab! It will add fun to anything! Amy it’s all going to be great, I’ll keep you in my thoughts!

  • Reply Thais gomes February 9, 2016 at 11:18 am

    That’s a lovely outfit Amy, really love the skirt!



  • Reply Madame Ostrich February 9, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Hi! This is my first time visiting your blog but I wanted to wish you the best of luck with your upcoming appointment! I know it can be scary, but you have so much to look forward to. For what it’s worth, I’ll be rooting for you!

    On another note, everything about this outfit is spot on… and I can’t believe the price of that blouse!

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds February 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

    A stylish look for a confident young woman… Wishing you all the best in this process.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Sandra - MoreStyleThanFashion February 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Love the look from head to toe!

    Especially the the bell sleeved top!

    x Sandra

  • Reply Ashley White February 9, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I am with you- a new outfit/killer piece totally gets me pumped.

    GOOD LUCK at uterine mapping + with IVF, lady. I am thinking about you and sending alllll the good vibes!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Perkymegs February 9, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Love the look. The earrings are too cute 🙂

  • Reply merel February 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    This look is gorgeous!!
    Your blog is one of my favorite blogs! Absolutely love your style.

    X Merel

  • Reply Traci Hart February 9, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I love the boots!!! This outfit looks great on you. I can’t really pull of that color of brown but you sure can!
    I hope your appointment goes well. Try to be patient, worry doesn’t help anyone!

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