Valentine’s Day Outfit + 5 Things I’m Obsessed With

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dress: Nordstrom | Shoes: J. Crew | Necklace: Made By Mary With Love

First of all, I’m obsessed with this color. I blame Meghan Markle (actually I blame her for a lot of my fashion choices lately). I’m a sucker for a statement piece with some flexibility. This dress is a casual enough fabric that you can dress it up, dress it down, wear it for a date night or just to chill. Oh, did I mention that it’s under $50? It’s actually under $25 right now.

What else am I obsessed with?

Magenta Lipstick –  I’ve been wearing this liquid lipstick for years. I know most people are past this trend, but if you’re getting ready for a date night or girl’s night out and you don’t want to reapply, this is the product for you. It’s worth every penny. One caveat: it doesn’t go super duper well with greasy food, so you may want to skip cheese fries. Feel free to drink wine with no worries about leaving a lipstick print on your glass though.

What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst – Ok, so if you’re trying to change your spiritual life in 2019, you need this book. I started in December and I’ve gone slowly through this to re-read, because everything seems to be applying to my heart right now. Lysa challenges women to dig deeper into the Word, look for ways to say yes to God and find where you’re saying no. If you want to be convicted, this will do it.

Early Mornings – My mom will tell you that I’m not a morning person. She’s not wrong, but she’s not completely right. I’ve been doing my best to become a morning person. I’m great at “wake up at 4:45AM to eat breakfast before work” but it’s impossible for me to wake up between 7AM – 8AM. 2019 is the year that I get my butt out of bed. Part of it is to be a healthier person, physically. The other part is spiritual health. I think this means I’m a real adult now.

Speaking My Mind – I don’t mean just saying whatever I want, I already do that. It’s more along the lines of complimenting people whenever I think a nice thought. If someone I see has amazing hair, I’m going to tell her and I’ll probably ask her about haircare. It makes others feel like they matter and it feels so good to get a compliment.

Building A Community – This is something that I’ve truly struggled with for the past three years. Some of it has been my fault, other times it’s been due to circumstance. Lately, I feel like I’ve been building a sweet community of talented, creative, and caring women. It’s been so amazing to see how it grows and what connections can be made. I’m excited to deepen these relationships, old and new.

Make sure to check out my girl Claire’s post here.

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