Clothed with Grace: Polka Dots and Stripes

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Polka Dots and Stripes

Blog Everyday in May Challenge, Day 8: A piece of advise I have for others:

If you are unhappy with who you are now, you can change.  The person I am today is very different than the person I was in college, even more so the person I was in high school.  For a very long time I was super concerned about what other's thought of me, as well as having their acceptance.  I ended having a pretty wild lifestyle and am seriously lucky to be alive today.  It's totally by the grace of God that  I am here.  During this whole time of chaos I was pretty unhappy and kept searching for happiness in activities, possessions, and other people.  It wasn't until I realized that God thought I was "good enough" that I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders, and truly was able to get comfortable in my own skin. I'm still far from perfect, but now I know that's ok. : )

Now to my outfit:For whatever reason, I haven't worn my chambray in quite some time but when I pulled out this skirt I really wanted to wear it, and a little subtle pattern mixing came to mind.  Both of these pieces I probably would have passed up a year ago, but I love the outfit possibilities I can create with both. :)






Chambray: Old Navy $20
Skirt: Target $16
Necklace: Very Jane $15
Bracelets: Target ? and Express $14
Shoes: Fergalicious $30
Bag: Coach

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32 comments:

  1. great skirt! the colors compliment u so well :)

    XO Meghan

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  2. Your piece of advice is perfect. I thank God every day I can change!
    (cute cute skirt too!)

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  3. I love that skirt!!! The colors are so upbeat!

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  4. absolutely loving that striped skirt! so adorable :)

    excited to be your newest follower :)
    love,
    elisabeth
    www.bellatheblog.com

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  5. You can never go wrong with Chambray especially one that is dotted. You look absolutely adorable:)

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  6. And I'm a new follower! Yay!

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  7. I love this post! I struggled with happiness for many years due to a medical condition, and when I finally sought help, my life turned around. Everyone CAN change things about themselves- you just have to put the work in!

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  8. I'm loving this post every day–today's theme is great, and I agree...it's never to late to improve on yourself. Great skirt, by the way! :)

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  9. Love the bright colors in the skirt! That is wonderful advice that it's never too late to change!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart $50 PayPal Giveaway!

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  10. Love the chambray paired with the bright stripe skirt. Love what you wrote and glad to hear you are at a better place. We all go through caring too much of what other's think but at the end of the day, we need to love ourselves!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  11. One of my most favorite outfits you have worn recently. Great Skirt.

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  12. Such a pretty necklace, at an even better price! Stopping by from the Casual Wednesday linkup. :)

    -Nathy
    Earnestyle

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  13. I can't thank you enough for your post today Ginny. It made me cry. I"m in such a bad place right now. I don't feel like I belong anywhere and like you I am searching for acceptance in other things. I was never accepted by my mother and that has haunted me my entire life and really hit home when I had my son. This is something that i don't share on my blog as I don't know how, but today with your comment and how awful I feel this morning, I wanted to share it with you. Thank you for this. God believes that I'm perfect the way I am so I need to realize it and stop searching for acceptance in things. It's been a rough couple of years. Anyways i don't want to bog down your blog with my crap. I just wanted to thank you for your kind post today.

    Love your outfit today.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  14. This striped skirt is far too cute! Might need to get it with May's budget! Also, I LOVE this advice and it is so true. I think I still have the same core being, but I have matured a lot and changed a lot in my viewpoints of the world. And thank goodness, I don't think I would like meeting the 21 or 22 year old me!

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  15. Haha we are twins today! Woot for target skirts with a polka dot chambray =) And I love your advice, this is a very important thing that people should know, especially during hard times.

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  16. You look so cute, Ginny! I remember eying that skirt at Target at one point - I wish I had pulled the trigger!

    Thanks for sharing a little bit of your story with us. It is so encouraging to hear the amazing things that God has done in your life!

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  17. It is so wonderful that the Lord can change us! Thanks for sharing a bit of your past to encourage us!

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  18. Amazing look! So great:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  19. This look is SO great, I love it!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  20. This skirt is cute! Wish I would have gotten it before it was gone.

    Tiff Ima
    Style Honestly
    $30 Shabby Apple Giveaway!

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  21. Just found your blog. What an adorable blog you have, I'm glad I found it! Love the skirt, too!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  22. Haha I have some wild days myself back in the day. I love your look the whole thing is very J Crew, I can't believe that skirt is from Target.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  23. Hi Ginny! Thanks for sharing your story. I wonder sometimes how I made it through college. It wasn't until I was healed by the unconditional love of Jesus that I accepted myself for who I am. My life changed dramatically for the better too, no going back now.

    I love the colors in this skirt and it's perfect with polka dots. Thanks for linking up and for being an inspiration!

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  24. the blouse goes great with the stripe skirt! such cute colors together! and ya it does feel light when you stop caring about other's concerns and start caring more about what make you happy!

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  25. This skirt is so fun, I love it anytime I spot it! You look great, and I love your advice!

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  26. LOVE that skirt!!! You always look fabulous and so put together. I'm so glad you feel comfortable in your own skin because you are beyond beautiful inside and out!!!

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  27. Love the stripe skirt. It becomes a good combination with the small polka dot shirt.

    Iffa
    lesssugartea.blogspot.com

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  28. i think im mostly happy...at least i will be when i have a job! lovely outfit...how do you look so good in everything, im very jealous :)

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  29. Very successful pattern mixing, looks great. I adore your skirt it is so bright and fun and beautiful

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  30. Would love for you to share your style sense at the link party I do where we pin all who join http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/09/all-things-pretty-number-7/

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  31. Lovely, Ginny! I'm so with you on the whole change thing. If you're not happy with aspects of your life, then you have the power to change things!

    Your outfit is lovely, too. I looooove that skirt - the colors are FANTASTIC!!!

    theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi! What you wrote is so true. Without God I don't think I could survive..... Thanks for sharing:) Love your look. Btw. Wish we had Target here in S.Africa.

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