Blush trench and white denim for Valentine’s Day + Nordstrom Giveaway

Blush trench and white denim for Valentine’s Day + Nordstrom Giveaway

(Photography by Vivid Dream Photography)

Blush trench: Forever21 (sold out) similar options (HERE  and HERE) | White Denim: Express(HERE)| Snakeskin crossbody: Express (HERE) | Booties: Nordstrom (HERE) | Necklace: Purple Peridot (HERE)

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Good Morning, y’all!! Hope that everyone is having a lovely week so far. I have an amazing giveaway just in time for your spring shopping. Make sure to enter at the bottom of today’s post. With spring creeping up on us, I can’t help but already miss the chunky sweaters and OTK boots. I know, I know, those of you who live up north think that I’m crazy. I would love to have one more month of cold weather. Although, I’m not hating the fact that I can already wear my peep toe booties without my toes catching a chill.

If you are not into dressing up for date night or for Valentine’s Day, a trench coat and a basic tee paired with white denim could be the perfect outfit for you. I’m one to choose my outfit based on my mood for that day. So, casual chic is typically my go to look for date night. By the way, blush is still top on the list for spring 2017. Well, it’s new name is Pale Dogwood.

While on the subject of spring, I can’t help but to feel excitement. I personally go through seasons of happiness and energy and seasons of  heaviness and exhaustion. These moments and feelings are part of life that I do know. I mean, hello, the same God who created the garden also created the wilderness. There is lessons to learn in both places. He has a secret strategy at all times.

“Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass.”

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We recently had to give a pep talk to one of our boys who is only 7 years old. All of my boys love to eat, and they each have a different body type. Well, our 7 year old has the stockier body type. We don’t mention it, but for some reason, others around him point it out. He usually doesn’t let it bother him, but every once in a while, he will have a major breakdown.

This particular breakdown that took place was his wilderness moment. It is heartbreaking to watch your child face feelings of self hate and comparison. But, at some point, they will have to learn how to face the twists and the turns. In this wilderness moment, he had two options: sit down and sulk in his sadness (which he has done over and over) or make changes to be healthier. Y’all, he has inspired me so much. He has cut out soft drinks (pop) and will ask what snack should he eat. He has faith that he will see the change because he is seeing himself making strides to overcome negative body image. Faith is his compass. He sees the end result so it’s worth the temporary sacrifice.

“Be patient with yourself nothing in nature blooms all year. Allow the space between where you are and where you want to be inspire you not terrify you.”

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Thanks for stopping by my blog. And, hope that my son’s little lesson will encourage you as it did me.

Blush trench: Forever21 (sold out) similar options (HERE  and HERE) | White Denim: Express(HERE) | Snakeskin crossbody: Express (HERE) | Booties: Nordstrom (HERE) | Necklace: Purple Peridot (HERE)

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30 Comments

  1. February 8, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Loving that trench, need it in my life now! You look stunning girl!

  2. February 8, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    This whole look is beautiful, I adore the pink trench matched with white denim and gray booties. Such a great look.

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

  3. February 8, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I really like the blush, it’s such a nice twist for a trench coat.

  4. February 8, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    OMG Love your outfit!!

  5. February 8, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    This look is so feminine and chic! I’m so obsessed with blush this season!

  6. February 8, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I can’t get enough of that coats!! This look is super cute. I’m loving all of the soft pink. It has me super excited for Spring!

  7. February 8, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Girl…you are goals! Love keeping up with you…such a glam, lovely look. Obsessed with those soft tones, that bag is the perfect addition. Fabulous words of wisdom to live by! Killin it, friend!

  8. February 8, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Great ootd! Aww sorry to hear that your little one was being picked on but being only 7 and he’s taking his health so seriously that’s amazing. Im having some weight issues and it’s not a good feeling. Hope I can get back to track and start eating healthy soon 🙂
    https://makeupwithmona.blogspot.com/?m=1

  9. February 8, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    This whole outfit is STUNNING. Love that jacket so much!

  10. Cori
    February 9, 2017 / 1:13 am

    I am crazy about all of these accessories, its beautiful!

  11. February 9, 2017 / 1:50 am

    beautiful photos babe, you’re stunning!

  12. February 9, 2017 / 4:32 am

    The color of that trench is perfect. I love the white jeans and boots you paired it with.

  13. February 9, 2017 / 4:46 am

    Angelle, your blog is SUCH a breath of fresh air!! I love all these images and the analogy with your son. You are such a great mama and HUGE example to us women in this world. LOVE YOU!!!

  14. February 9, 2017 / 5:12 am

    Gorgeous outfit girl! Your photos are always so beautiful!

  15. February 9, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I love that trench and you can’t ever go wrong with white denim!

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  16. jen
    February 9, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Love the blush trench! Looks great with those boots!
    xo
    jen
    effortlesseverydaystyle.com

  17. February 9, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I love blush colored everything! This jacket is so adorable and looks great with the white. 🙂

  18. February 10, 2017 / 1:40 am

    Such a pretty look!

    ~Hillary

  19. February 10, 2017 / 4:27 am

    Well first off, this is SO my kind of Valentine’s Day (or any day) outfit! I absolutely adore that blush trench. So beautiful! Secondly, can we just get a round of applause going for your kid?! Seriously inspirational. His faith in his progress is fantastic. Definitely a little dude I could learn a thing or two from!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  20. February 10, 2017 / 7:38 am

    I love white jeans, they just brighten up the outfit!

  21. May 15, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    hele leuke nail-art!ik ga ze sowieso namaken, alleen heb ik helaas niet zulke lange nagels, waardoor het minder gaat staan denk ik..tip ; ik vind een hello kitty nail-art leuk, of patnrrpeint, en dan echt met nagellak, niet met stickers .je kan echt goed nagels lakken! :)xx

  22. May 15, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Deadlift is a full body exercise. You should be feeling it on your abs, chest, shoulders, upper and lower back as well. Try bending your knees more in the beginning but not past your hips, then push with your heel and thrust your hips forward as you go up. Yo9u0#3&;ll get better results.

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