STYLE | LIGHTWEIGHT SWEATER + LETTING GO
Top: Madewell | Jeans: Express | Sunnies: Prada | Earrings: c/o Victoria Emerson
It's a lesson you would think I'd have learned by now, but I never seem to get there -I'm talking about letting go. It goes so against my personality. I'm a planner, and I'm GOOD at it. I can execute without batting an eyelash, because it's second nature to me. Then I bump up against a problem that's too big for me to make a dent in, and I'm reminded how bad I am at letting go and trusting God to do what I can't.
Most of you don't know this, because we've been quiet about it, but G's current position with his company is ending in March, and we're not sure what the next step is yet. We spend hours and hours wrestling with "what if we tried..." and "how about if ..." but never really stopped to let go and give it to God. We'd said we did, then move right back into the "Oh, I think I have an idea..." moments. It's exhausting, and honestly has been a big part of why I've not been as active as I'd like to be with S&C these past several months.
I'll talk more about this tomorrow, but it boiled down to us needing to choose to believe that God has something seriously good for us, and praying to give it to him. After several minutes and lots of tears, we let go. And I'm sure we'll need to let go again and again and again. Because that's just how it works. Letting go doesn't happen once. It happens every in moment.
Now, let's chat about this outfit! I've been all about the upscale comfort these days (see yesterday's hair tutorial, and my 9 Month Motherhood Update for deets!), and nothing says upscale comfy like this lightweight pullover from Madewell. It comes in 4 colors and has the sweetest tie-front detailing. As per usual, I sized down (Madewell tends to run big for me) and I'm wearing an xxs.
I paired it with my fav distressed denim from Express (I have the light and dark wash in this jean. It's mid-rise and so stretchy. I wear a size 0, which is my normal size in their denim) and some comfortable booties. To finish off the look, I went with my staple oversized Prada sunnies and the edgiest little pearl cuff earrings from Victoria Emerson. I love how simple they are, yet they're edgy enough to add some interest (and small enough that Evie doesn't grab/pull them! Score!)
Here's to comfy outfits, chasing now-mobile 9 month olds, and learning to let go.