Clothed with Grace: Content

Monday, June 29, 2015

Content

I wore this outfit over vacation and it's such an easy combo, I've worn it, or some variation of, a few times since then.  I don't have a ton of maternity clothes, but I have enough. I really tried to purchase essential, mixable pieces, and so far it's really paying off.

Now, I did buy a bunch of things in May the second my own pants and skirts got snug, but haven't been shopping since. It's kind of funny how being pregnant has taken away my shopping bug. I know I know I have enough, so why go buy more? Wouldn't it be great if I could apply this same concept after I've had this sweet baby?

I love this verse in Phillippians 4:11-13 "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

Paul definitely went though some very crazy things, being a follower of Christ, yet he learned to be content. I believe we are called to be content too. It can be so easy in our social media age to want, want, want, but all the stuff in the world will never give us the happiness and contentment that we can have though Christ.

I really want to work to feel content with what I have and not keeping buying, just to buy. What about you? Are you content or are you a work in progress?


I can't get enough of this Sandra Pendant Necklace by Kendra Scott I got in my Rocksbox. I've so enjoyed this service and have been able to get a number of pieces free due to their referral program, which everyone who has Rocksbox can take advantage of. It's the perfect pendant, and I've been wearing it like crazy!


If you're not familiar with Rocksbox it's a fun monthly jewelry service.  It normally cost $19 a month, but you get a $10 credit towards any purchases. You can also send the box back and forth as many times as you want each month. I'm really loving getting to try it out, and you can try it free for a month too. Just go to Rocksbox and use code "newfavoriteoutfitxoxo" when signing up.


Cardigan: Merona same
Top: Old Navy samenon-maternity option
Shorts: Old Navy samenon-maternity option
Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o Rocksbox same
Wedges: Aerosoles c/o Chippmunk same

13 comments:

  1. Love the pop of turquoise, you look adorable!

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  2. I love those wedges, Ginny, and if I didn't have "Felicia" (my boot) this summer, I might would have to order those! I guess Felicia is helping me stay content this summer. Maybe she's good for something after all!

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  3. our family just got back from an awesome Christian Family Camp in Buchanan, MI... one of the sermons we heard was about giving... the leader talked about thinking of every dollar as a potential missionary... "the dollar missionary"..... this completely convicted me of all the mindless trips I make to shop... thanks for sharing this post :-)

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  4. I have the same cardigan in blue and I love how soft and snug it is. Love the addition of turquoise to your outfit


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  5. That little teal necklace is such a great touch!

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  6. Cute outfit! And I love those wedges!

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  7. I feel the same way being pregnant! I've found a few essentials and some tops, but I don't want to go overboard with too many maternity pieces. I have bought some more flowy tops that will work after the baby is born, but now I find that my shopping bug is geared more towards baby outfits:) I do love the idea of being content with what I have, though. It's a nice reminder on this Monday:) Hope you're having a great day, Ginny, and you look great!

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  8. This is probably my favorite outfit on you! Love that sweater! I am requesting that necklace in my next box too. Susan

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  9. I love that KS necklace- I'm hoping to get another one in my next box!

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  10. This is such a great look on you! You look so comfy and put together!

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  11. I love the outfit! I love neutrals with a pop of color. I may need to pick up a pair of those shorts!

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  12. I remember feeling the same way about maternity clothes. I didn't want to buy a lot because I knew I wasn't going to be wearing them for a long time. You certainly got some great essentials! I love all the neutrals with that bright necklace!

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  13. love that necklace! and i'm working on being more content too, instead of always wanting more or wondering what is next.

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