Thursday, July 12, 2012

WIWW: chevrons & {scriptures}

So, I simply cannot NOT share my favorite new piece of Summer attire with y'all. 
I have to confess I've worn this skirt three times now since I got it 10 days ago. 
I love this chevron print, the fabric is totally breezy and comfortable for these 100*+ days we've been having in California this last week. 
{blue tank - from last season - & grey chevron maxi skirt both Old Navy}
I really love chevron print anything right now in a serious, serious way. 

It matches with everything, and it is just flat out slimming. 
{yeah, yeah, I didn't get a booty shot, but let me just say that it will make your bum look good, which is nice cause there's that ol' rule about stripes making you wider.  Not so, just not the case with this skirt I tell ya!}
I even did Old Navy a solid and wrote them the first review on it {here}.

Really, at under $25 and then with a few coupon codes, I think this new fave was under $20 and free shipping too.  I love it!
{playing in new wine barrel planter, teal feather earrings from Charlotte Russe}
Outside of that, my long standing favorite trend for the last few years, is feather bling. 
I just think they're cool & funky, total dress up or dress down. 

{spotted feather necklace from Charlotte Russe}

pleated poppy

Outside of jabbering about my new duds & feathers, I am still working on finding that balance between being in the moment and present in the day and finding a way to keep writing, taking pictures, and blogging.  Capturing words and images to share with the world has been a passion of mine for years now, but blogging for the last 4 years was really just for me as a therapy.

This blog now is a new chapter in my crazy life, My {beautiful} Mess. 

Since I've been branching out, linking up, and sharing my thoughts and daily inspirations, I've made some great new friends:
(Melissa @ Life of A Not So Ordinary Wife) & (Sharon @ MamasteNYC),
and come to find out all this writing has inspired
my IRL (In Real Life) friends to start or get back to writing again too. 

Lynn (who just gets me)
Mellissa (my "Sisterwife")
Stefanie (who knows my dramas and always makes me smile)
Gail  (busy mama/good friend who was going to give up on writing until I started sharing)

I had been thinking about staring a new blog for a few months now, but a series of personal dramas, disappointments, and well, just life's daily challenges really prompted me to get back into it {and praying!!} sooner rather than later.

In perusing all the great blogs that I've found lately, I started seeing side bar links to

I wanted to get in on the next Daily Devo and well, just today they've started a new one,
{I Will Hear You}
This is exactly what I've been doing on my own and needing lately, so it's so much greater to have a group of other's to do this with and help keep me on track.

So now on top of doing the #julyphotoaday challenge I'm going to do my best to keep up with all the ladies @SheReadsTruth

Looking forward to keep on keeping up with everyone. 

Stay cool, stay classy, stay connected.

~ Lauren


  1. Nice to meet you, Lauren! Love your skirt and feather necklace.

  2. I love that skirt!! That's so me! I found you via the GFC blog hop and am happy to be your newest follower! I'd love a visit back at! :)

    1. Hi Cassie, nice to meet you! I'll come check you out now. :

  3. I would wear that skirt multiple times too if I owned it! so cute and SO comfortable!!

    1. I am going to start a maxi revolution! Well...I guess it's started, I'm just gonna help keep it going. :)

  4. Such a cute skirt! You look lovely in it! Maxi skirts are SO comfy and look so put-together - I'm a huge fan too!