FASHION

PEACE & WISDOM

LOVE THESE SNAKESKIN BOOTIES!! 

LOVE THESE SNAKESKIN BOOTIES!! 

This necklace completes this outfit perfectly! I know I always talk about how talented my friend  Burgwin Studios  is but ya'll she just knocks it out of the park every time!! Her style and attention to detail is just so good!

This necklace completes this outfit perfectly! I know I always talk about how talented my friend Burgwin Studios is but ya'll she just knocks it out of the park every time!! Her style and attention to detail is just so good!

OUTFIT DETAILS: // TOP- ANTHROPOLOGIE (OLD) SIMILAR HERE , HERE , AND HERE // SKIRT-ANTHROPOLOGIE (OLD) BUT LOVE THIS , THIS, AND THIS //BOOTIES: SHOEMINT (OLD) SIMILAR (ALL ON SALE FOR $25) HERE , HERE , AND HERE // EARRINGS, NECKLACE & BRACELET- BURGWIN STUDIOS

Today's outfit is from Anthropologie (not shoes and jewelry) and it is one of my favorite outfits that I own!! I have had it for 2 years and wore it to a thanksgiving dinner in 2014. I am planning on wearing it again this year! It's just perfect since it is both elegant and festive! Sort of like I imagine the first thanksgiving dinner between the Pilgrims and the Indians was. Sidenote, I have been OBSESSED with learning about the Pilgrims and Indians since I first learned about them in kindergarten! (Really, I'm not kidding!) There's just something inspiring about it all - thinking back years ago to when the Pilgrims traveled to an unknown place and encountered the Indians who already inhabited the land and who were complete opposites in every way than the newcomers. Yet they helped each other learn new things and worked together to put on a special feast to celebrate and give thanks for the new friends and prosperity that was found when both groups worked alongside one another, for the common good. It seems that peace was easier to find back then considering how divided our country is today. My prayer for this thanksgiving is for our country to be united under God, that He would give us all peace for trusting in the plan He has for us, and the wisdom to do as He has commanded, that we "love one another." I truly believe that if we all did that, most of the issues and problems we have could be resolved and there might be a little more peace and understanding from all. (Because I really do want World Peace, ya know?) Anybody else just flashback to Miss Congeniality?! Me too! But, I really am so thankful for each and every one of you who take the time to comment on my posts and instagrams. I love getting to know all of you! Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!! Love you all!

-Erin

PHOTOGRAPHY: KOLI NICHOLS PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMER TO FALL DRESSES FOR UNDER $50.00!

So now that it is officially fall, it is time for us to make the transition with our wardrobes! Wearing fall clothing (leggings and oversized shirts or sweaters, booties, dresses) etc.) is my favorite part! There is so much you can do with a good fall wardrobe! I like to think of it as the season to be stylish AND comfy! As we girls know, that combo doesn't come around often. So when it's here I definitely welcome it with open arms and take full advantage! Today, I have selected a few of my favorite dresses from Nordstrom to help you transition from summer to fall! Best part is that they're ALL under $50.00!!! At those prices they won't be available long so be sure to check them out and claim the styles you want before they're gone!! 

CHIC LOOK WITH A CASUAL TEE

Outfit details - "He Sings Over Me" Shirt: 139Made // Jeans: Anine Bing (sold out) similar here // Earrings: Stella and Dot //  Necklace: Stella and Dot // Shoes: Gianni Bini (old) but similar here // Lipstick: Marc Jacobs

Hey Lovelies!! I am so excited to share this post with you all today. Who am I kidding I'm excited to share every post with you guys but today is a special one because of the heart of the woman behind this special christian apparel brand. My dear friend Inka is the founder and  graphic designer of the Christian clothing line called 139Made, based in Houston, Texas. "I launched 139Made in the beginning of March last year because I wanted to create well-designed relevant graphic shirts for fellow believers, and also to help raise awareness on human-trafficking issue. Houston is one of the major hubs for human (sex) trafficking in our country. I was really shocked when I first heard it, since I thought it only happens in third-world countries. For the past 2 years, God slowly put a burden in my heart to do something about it, however small, using my abilities. So I decided to start 139Made clothing line. It is inspired by Psalm 139, as it was impressed on my heart when I prayed about the trafficking victims and survivors. They are His beloved, fearfully and wonderfully made. And because of that, no one should be enslaved in any form or manner. Psalm 139 is God's declaration of His love and a charge for us to fight for their freedom." -Inka 

What a beautiful heart and calling the Lord has given to Inka. And how faithful is she to carry it out! You all know how passionate I am about raising awareness about and fighting against human trafficking so when the Lord led me and Inka to connect I was incredibly joyful! 

This "He Sings Over Me" Tee is a super soft and flowy tee manufactured by a sweatshop-free, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production Certified company. (AND it was printed right here in the USA!!) The inspiration for this design is Zephaniah 3:17. "The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing." - How AMAZING is that, that the Savior of the world loves to sing songs over you and me?! Can you picture that? Sometimes when I feel unimportant or discouraged it is so comforting to dive into scripture and read about how just how much the Lord delights in me! In my sinfulness I don't even deserve to enter into his all-knowing and all-seeing mind but because He has ransomed me and has called me as His own I not only enter his mind for a brief moment but am always on His mind and His heart and the Lord delights in singing songs over me - His beloved! I obviously love this shirt for many reasons, the story and heart behind the company's founder and graphic designer - Inka, the awareness on human-trafficking that her company spreads, the reminder through scripture of just how much my Lord and Savior loves me, and the incredible design and softness of this shirt! I can wear it as an everyday tee or dress it up a bit with some jewelry and some pumps - Literally making a fashion "statement." A statement of just how great our God is! 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and I hope you will all visit 139Made and find a tee that speaks to you! Until February 12, 10% of 139Made's sales will benefit Compassion First - a Christian relief organization providing life-giving solutions to survivors of child sex-trafficking.