A Neutral Cardigan and Fall Favorites

A Neutral Cardigan and Fall Favorites

image   image imageimageI can never have too many cardigans especially with our mild winters in Louisiana. I saw this neutral  cardigan from Pineapple Lace and had to have it. It complimented this darlin’ lace trimmed tank perfectly. I found a few more cardigans that are easy on the bank account and easy to layer on those cooler days.

So, I took a week off from blogging. You may or may not want to know why I did. But, I’m going to tell you why, regardless. LOL.

One reason is simple: poor planning. Second reason (which I didn’t realize that I needed): REST.

In all honesty,  I struggle with knowing how to juggle being a wife, mom, daughter, friend, church leader, blogger, jewelry designer (Esty shop), neighbor, room mom (school)….. And, at the same time, being a woman that possesses a heart at rest. I love that restful life, the #nopressurezone, but I also enjoy (most days) being a doer and a giver. How does one go about balancing both?? Well, this is one of my favorite verses that instructs me how to do it:

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Be still means to LET GO.. quit striving, quit over committing, quit performing, quit comparing, quit making excuses, quit policing people, quit parenting the world, quit pointing the finger… just BE STILL (let go). Let go of all those draining, exhausting thoughts that can consume our mind and our time. If our thoughts can be infected and full of anxiety, our behavior will begin to reflect those thoughts.

Anxiety and REST are always at odds.

As I am writing these words, I can hear myself repeatedly telling my kids these same exact things: “Quit doing this and quit doing that.”. Gosh, I need to learn to quit too!! It’s a continuous life lesson that we need to embrace: to be still, to be at rest.

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I do hope that you were encouraged and challenged to live a life more at rest.

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35 Comments

  1. September 21, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Great layers for fall!

  2. September 21, 2016 / 10:21 am

    Quit COMPARING. Totally needed this today. Thanks girl. As always, your blog lifts me up so much.

  3. September 21, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Love this cardigan…it’s perfect for layering for Fall. Also, I’ve found that taking a week or so off from blogging to rest and refresh the creative thinking process is really helpful.

  4. September 21, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I love this cardigan and that necklace is amazing!

  5. September 21, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Great advice, it can be difficult! You’re doing an amazing job! And I love this look, and that is such a cute necklace 🙂

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

  6. Nina
    September 21, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Love the neutrals and that necklace is really cool!

    xx Nina

  7. Ruthie
    September 21, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    I’m so proud of you for taking a week off!!! I need to do the same real soon!! Lolol! It’s so good! Also this look is amazing!! I need those shoes!!!!

  8. Rebecca
    September 21, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Great necklace! Where did you get it?

  9. September 21, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Great outfit. Love these shoes. They are a lot better deal than the Jeffrey Campbell style. Thanks!

  10. September 21, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Love this outfit! So pretty.

  11. Kristina
    September 21, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Love that cardi paired with the necklace- so cute!! And don’t worry, we all need to take a breather every now and then. It’s good for the soul!

  12. September 21, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Smart smart girl!!! Glad you were smart enough to take the time before it (the blog, life, stress) became something you resented!! I adore this look and especially love the crocket layer on the bottom of the top!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

  13. September 21, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Absolutely loving this beautiful cardigan, that will match every single outfit. It looks amazing, you’re a total babe! xx Adaleta Avdic

  14. September 22, 2016 / 12:23 am

    So needed to hear this reminder today. You look beautiful! Lovely outfit and necklace! 🙂

  15. September 22, 2016 / 12:29 am

    I really love that necklace!

  16. September 22, 2016 / 12:40 am

    I love the outfit as well as the message in this post! I need more neutral staples in my wardrobe.

  17. September 22, 2016 / 1:01 am

    Love that cardigan and those shoes! Great look!

  18. Ashley
    September 22, 2016 / 3:55 am

    SO pretty! I absolutely love that cozy cardigan!

    xo Ashley

  19. September 22, 2016 / 11:03 am

    I love that cardigan! And I neeeed those shoes! Such a great look!!

  20. September 22, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    What a beautiful outfit! Your blog and smile are gorgeous too :))

  21. September 22, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Gorgeous! And love those quotes! <3

    xo,
    L
    livingincolorblog.com

  22. September 23, 2016 / 4:43 am

    Anxiety is my biggest shortcoming. I’m always stressing over one thing or another and it can really gets in the way of the things I want to do. I love how you were able to take time for yourself when you knew you needed it. This outfit is also super cute and perfect for the fall 🙂

  23. September 23, 2016 / 11:59 am

    I have never met a neutral look I didn’t LOVE. You look gorgeous! And I’m loving that necklace.

  24. September 24, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Angelle! You look gorgeous! I love that light colored cardigan on you… so perfect for this transitional season when it is still so warm. I am also dying over your shoes #swoon! I also love what you had to say about handing things over to God and living a more restful life. I also took a week off from blogging recently (and have backed off in general) – mainly because I needed the rest and partly because I do not like it when I find myself thinking in squares, filters, and – the worst – becoming frustrated at lack of growth according to my timing. Taking a step back, resting, and focusing on our blessings and letting God handle the rest (easier said than done) is something we all need to do every now and then!
    Beautiful post as always!
    X,
    Heather
    http://www.alittlecasual.com

  25. September 26, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Such a pretty outfit! I need more cozy fall cardigans.

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