black +white look of the day

black +white look of the day

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You can’t go wrong with black and white. It’s the perfect basics no matter what your style preference may be. This past year, I feel that I’ve been drawn to the basics and neutral tones. And, I’m not mad about it. This darlin’ lace up from Chicwish is the perfect addition to my basic collection.

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When it comes to my personality, I tend to be so far from seeing the world in black and white (I see things more in gray). I’m surrounded by so many (even my hubby) who view things through the black and white lense. Is it wrong?? No, I don’t think so.

In my opinion, every person, every child, every situation, every accomplishment, every failure is totally different so there is no one way of doing things or solving it. Right??!! Even black and white pictures come in varying shades of gray. That is why we can’t leave out the God factor. He has the right, unbiased answer to life and to our relationships.

My niece posted a conversation that she had with her client, and it had me cracking up: “Marriage is like Louisiana weather. By now, you would think that I would have learned to stop complaining about it. We should know what we are dealing with.. it’s schizophrenic. It’s 26 degrees one day, and the next day, it’s 70. It’s never predictable! One day, I’m happily married, and within less than 24 hours, I may want to be single. Then the next day, I’m happily married.”.

Y’all, what makes us have these highs and lows in our marriage, family, and friendships?? What triggers this?? What makes our way right or wrong??

I believe that we can all get stuck in our own way of doing things ( our stinking thinking/our pride leaves no room for gray matter): “this is the way that he should have treated me!!”,”this is what she should have said!!”, “this is the only way to do it!!”, “this is the right choice!!”. EEk, I may be wrong because I surely don’t know it all.  Our life manual cannot be based on our opinions… it has to be based on His opinion!! God’s into the character building business not into who can be right all of the time.

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Okay, I’m done sharing on all things black and white. You can share your thoughts in the comments below. Appreciate your support ALWAYS.

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44 Comments

  1. January 16, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    So beautiful love! This top is so cute <3

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com

  2. Victoria Schneider
    January 16, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Obsessing over those glasses and boots! You are stunning, love! Thank you for sharing.
    xx
    Victoria Schneider | http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

  3. January 16, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    You always have the best advice! I love that quote! You look beautiful in this sweater too babe xo

  4. January 16, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    I’m such a big black and white person too! I love this entire outfit on you, especially that sweater! It’s gorgeous!

  5. January 16, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Beautiful sweater and a great post! I think that with age I have become more tolerant and understanding of other people or of situations that don’t go my way. Can’t say the same about everyone else but I know that I make choices for myself and am in control of my own behavior.

  6. January 16, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    LOVE you in that sweater. So fab.

  7. January 16, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I love this blog post! I think it’s so important to really think about things from all sides. Everyone is different and not one person has the same story or situation…ps. I also love this sweater on you! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

  8. January 16, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Such a cute sweater & I’m loving the black and white paired together. I’m just like you–I feel like I see everything more ‘grey’ than those around me. It’s definitely a blessing in some cases and a curse in others!

    xox,
    Kristin
    http://www.amidwesternmix.com

  9. January 16, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I love this outfit! That sweater is so cute and I love your sunnies!

  10. January 16, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Love this outfit. I’ve been living in my black pants since fall. I need to throw on a cute white sweater.

  11. January 16, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I absolutely love your sweater! It’s so unique and cute!

  12. Alice
    January 16, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Such a cute look! And loved hearing a bit of insight on your thoughts on black & white. All too true!!

    xo,
    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

  13. Nina
    January 16, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I really could wear shades of black and white every day! I love that lace up sweater, it’s such a unique detail.

    xx Nina
    http://www.thehssfeed.com

  14. doran poma
    January 16, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    The lace-up sweater is adorable and I love the sunglasses! Super cute look!! Xx-Doran Haute Beauty Guide

  15. January 16, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    You look so stunning, i am loving those Over the knee boots. So causal and chic.

  16. January 16, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    I am loving this lace up sweater! Black and white are definitely my go to colors for every day wear!

    Meghan | beyondbasicblog.com

  17. Cori
    January 17, 2017 / 12:37 am

    I am really loving this outfit! Almost all of my clothes are black and white – and that is how I like it.

  18. January 17, 2017 / 1:21 am

    Love black and white !!!! Loving your whole look love !!!!

  19. January 17, 2017 / 2:43 am

    I think those sunnies are my favorite part of this outfit! They are so chic and cute!

  20. January 17, 2017 / 2:56 am

    This is such a great post! Certainly lots to think about, and I totally agree with you on seeing things not in black and white but in shades of grey!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  21. January 17, 2017 / 4:06 am

    LOVE this post, black and white…so good! We need to see everything through His eyes. You look fabulous in that white lace up, one of my faves, rockin those sunnies too! Hot mamma!!

  22. January 17, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Seeing this sweater everywhere love it – and the world is prettier with shades of gray *somtimes

  23. January 17, 2017 / 8:50 am

    I looove that sweater and your hair is amazing girl xx

  24. Anna English
    January 17, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    That sweater looks so cozy! Love the tie detail

  25. Mytha
    January 17, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I love your outfit girl! You look fab. I need those boots!

  26. January 17, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    My wardrobe pretty much consists of black, white, and gray, with the addition of a ton of Seahawks shirts and sweaters LOL

  27. Anna Cobbs
    January 18, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Such a gorgeous lace front sweater!!!

  28. Molly
    January 18, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Loving this sweater on you! Such a perfect way to style it, definitely something I’d wear, too!

    Molly
    Miss Molly Moon

  29. January 21, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I’m obsessed with that lace up sweater! Such a fun trend!

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