Words to live by: 1 Peter 3: 3-4 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirt, which is of great worth in God’s sight. I love this verse. I like to do my hair and wear pretty clothes, but am reminded here that the more valuable thing is “the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit”.
Happy Easter my friends!! I hope your day was filled with the resurrected spirit and love of Jesus! After church, we had almost all of our family over for lunch. It was so nice!
Well, I have officially lifted my shopping ban! I intended to go 3 months without shopping for clothes or shoes and I did! The last day I shopped was December 26th. Since I really wanted to have a new dress for Easter, I decided that March 26th would be when I could shop again. Well, to be completely honest, I bought the dress a couple days before that. Hey, I want to be completely transparent here!
On Saturday, I bought a shirt at Macy’s that I have been eyeing for a few weeks and then yesterday, I ordered a couple of things from Target and Loft (40% off and FREE shipping!!)
It’s funny. I don’t feel the need to go ‘hog wild’ with shopping. Just filling a few holes I have noticed in my closet. I truly don’t want to go back to buying things just because everyone else has them. I have learned that mindful shopping is the way to go. Forcing yourself to wait for something really presses out the need versus the want.
I have decided that I won’t be doing anymore style challenges. The reasons is that after (and sometimes during) the challenge, I felt like I had just succumbed to a bunch of peer pressure. Yes, I was fun, but I really didn’t feel good about myself or my purchases after.
Life is a journey and we learn things along the way. I’m just sharing with you some of my lessons.
Anywho, here is what I wore for Easter. I bought it at the Land’s End shop at Sears. I love the colors and the fact I can wear so many different cardigans with it. It has a great fit and sturdy fabric.
Have a lovely day my friends!