Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Time for Everything

Hey, guys. I know it has been a really long time since I have posted. I am sorry for that. The truth is, I feel that, at least for now, my season of blogging is over. Somehow, someway, blogging became a chore and not the fun, fruitful space it had been before. And I didn't and don't like that. I started this blog to grow my style, help others with their style, and to inspire others. Sadly, I don't believe that that is what this blog is anymore.

So, all of that to say, at least for right now, I am going to step away from blogging. I don't know if I will come back or not. I may, but I am not sure. 

I want to thank all of my blogging friends who helped me along this journey and who supported me. I would also like to thank all of my amazing readers. You guys are the best! 

The other day, I was praying about whether or not to stop blogging and the Lord brought me to Ecclesiastes 3, so I thought I would share it with you guys:

"There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." -Ecclesiastes 3:1-8





Monday, January 23, 2017

BUSY & Grace + Lace Link Up

Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Mine went by so quickly! Life has been so busy lately. After all of the holiday's ended, life started back, and it became SO BUSY. So busy, that I don't have any content for you guys, just a link up. I hope you guys that are bloggers will link your recent posts below!



1. Kim from Champagneista linked up a post super full of amazing and adorable Valentine's Day outfits!! I love all of them! So pretty!

thredUp Kate Spade Dress

2. Brooke who blogs over at The Vine Press linked up a great post full of 4 ideas when your quiet times get boring. I found it to be super insightful and inspiring!




-Link back to Spreading His GraceBows & Clothes, or both

-Subscribe to both blogs and follow each of us on at least one social media.

Mackenzie: Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Sarah: Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Bloglovin'

-This link up has no theme, so we encourage you to link any of your recent posts. Also note that we have to right to delete your link if it is inappropriate. However, we are super excited to read about your passions, and are so glad that you've decided to join us!




Monday, January 16, 2017

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up

Happy Monday, guys! How was your weekend? Mine went by so quickly! Today, I am sharing with you an outfit and a new link up is live at the end of this post! Don't forget to link up!

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties

Plaid + Sparkle & Grace + Lace Link Up black skinny jeans outfit style fashion inspiration life curly hair black ankle booties
Outfit details:
TOP: Kohl's (similar, similar)
PANTS: Old Navy (similar, similar)
BOOTS: (similar, similar)
NECKLACE: Charming Charlie (similar, similar)

This outfit is one of my favorites mainly because it is so simple, yet it's not at all boring. The colors in this top are absolutely my favorite because they can be worn for Christmas, but it doesn't scream Christmas, so it can be worn at any time. This shirt pretty much stands alone.

I added my black skinnies and black ankle boots and then topped the outfit off with a super sparkly statement necklace.

Shop this post below:




Do you have any pieces of clothing in your wardrobe that are so interesting that they stand alone well? What are they?

See where I link up here.

Now, let's get to the link up!



1. Nicole from Courage Hope Love linked up a super great and helpful post on how to calm an anxious heart. Personally, I struggle with anxiety, so I found this post extremely helpful and inspiring.

How to Calm an Anxious Heart

2. Becky from byBMG shared a post on her first Stitch Fix. I have loved Stitch Fix for a while and I love reading other's reviews. All of the pieces that she got are so cute!



-Link back to Spreading His GraceBows & Clothes, or both

-Subscribe to both blogs and follow each of us on at least one social media.

Mackenzie: Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Sarah: Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Bloglovin'

-This link up has no theme, so we encourage you to link any of your recent posts. Also note that we have to right to delete your link if it is inappropriate. However, we are super excited to read about your passions, and are so glad that you've decided to join us!




Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up

Happy Thursday! Today, I am sharing my New Year's Eve outfit with you guys, and I am co-hosting Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood's link up called Thursday Moda. Be sure to link up at the bottom of the post!

New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up sparkles glitter black tan style fashion

New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up sparkles glitter black tan style fashion

New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up sparkles glitter black tan style fashion

New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up sparkles glitter black tan style fashion

New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up sparkles glitter black tan style fashion
Outfit details:
DRESS: Kohl's (similar, similar)
JACKET (similar, similar)
TOP: Forever 21 (similar, similar)
SHOES: Target (similar, similar)
NECKLACE: Charming Charlie (similar, similar)

I actually didn't wear this outfit for New Year's Eve; we had planned on having a somewhat large party but some things fell through and we ended it up having just a small get-together. However, I would so wear this outfit. :)

I had thought of wearing this sequin crop top over this maxi dress, but I wasn't quite sure if it would work. To my delight and surprise, it actually worked out and looked super good. 

Shop this post below:




See where I link up here.

Let's get to the link up!


New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up sparkles glitter black tan style fashion

New Year's Eve Outfit + Thursday Moda Link Up sparkles glitter black tan style fashion




Monday, January 9, 2017

Olive + Leopard & Grace + Lace Link Up

Happy Monday, you guys! As much as I like the break and holiday's, I am kind of glad to be getting back into the swing of things. I am the type of person who really likes routine, so I don't really mind getting back into it.

Today, I have for y'all an outfit that I shot when it was snowing on Saturday, and a new link up is live! {We are finally getting back into it.}

Also, sorry for the pixelated pictures. For some reason when I resize my iPhone photos, they get really pixelated.

olive tee leopard scarf black skinny jeans tan cardigan black ankle boots outfit inspiration style fashion snow Grace + Lace link up

olive tee leopard scarf black skinny jeans tan cardigan black ankle boots outfit inspiration style fashion snow Grace + Lace link up

olive tee leopard scarf black skinny jeans tan cardigan black ankle boots outfit inspiration style fashion snow Grace + Lace link up

olive tee leopard scarf black skinny jeans tan cardigan black ankle boots outfit inspiration style fashion snow Grace + Lace link up

olive tee leopard scarf black skinny jeans tan cardigan black ankle boots outfit inspiration style fashion snow Grace + Lace link up

olive tee leopard scarf black skinny jeans tan cardigan black ankle boots outfit inspiration style fashion snow Grace + Lace link up

olive tee leopard scarf black skinny jeans tan cardigan black ankle boots outfit inspiration style fashion snow Grace + Lace link up
Outfit details:
TOP: Kohl's (similar, similar)
JEANS: Old Navy (exact, similar)
CARDIGAN: JC Penney (exact, similar)
SCARF: Target (similar, similar)
BOOTS: Target (similar, similar)

Originally, I wore this outfit with my lace up booties {here} but when I shot this outfit, it was snowing outside and snow and suede don't mix. 😉 So, I just wore my black ankle boots instead.

I love the way the olive shirt looks with the tan cardigan. And then I added my leopard scarf which kind of brought the whole outfit together. 

Shop this look below:




See where I link up here.

Now onto the link up!



Since we haven't had a link up for past few Monday's, we have no one to feature. But next week, we definitely will!


-Link back to Spreading His GraceBows & Clothes, or both

-Subscribe to both blogs and follow each of us on at least one social media.

Mackenzie: Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Sarah: Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Bloglovin'

-This link up has no theme, so we encourage you to link any of your recent posts. Also note that we have to right to delete your link if it is inappropriate. However, we are super excited to read about your passions, and are so glad that you've decided to join us!




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My One Word for 2017

Hello, y'all! I hope you guys had an amazing New Year's Eve and that the year has started out well for y'all. This year, instead of writing resolutions, I decided to buy Lara Casey's PowerSheets, so for the new year, I am doing PowerSheets {an intentional goal planner} and I {well, actually God} chose one word as a theme for the year. Today, I wanted to talk to you guys about my one word for 2017.

My One Word for 2017 new year resolutions goals inspiration faith faithful God prayer


All throughout 2016 {especially the last 3-4 months} God has continued to show me more and more of His grace. I, like many others out there, struggle with perfection. {You can read more about that here}. I wrote this in my journal at the beginning of December:

"I am really good at putting on the mask of perfection, mainly because I want to be. I not only want others to think that I am perfect, but I want to be perfect as well. But perfection is unattainable and not practical."

God has been teaching me about His unfailing and immeasurable grace. That I don't have to be perfect because His great grace is mine as His child. It has been a journey, and I'm not even done yet. I don't know that I ever will be done exploring God's grace because it is that amazing. 

Naturally, after all of this with grace, I was tempted to make grace my word for 2017. But, at the same time, I still wanted God to reveal a word to me. Because no matter how good I think a word may be, God's words are always best. Last year, my God-chosen word was uncomfortable {you can read more on that subject here.} And it was great, and quite uncomfortable.

So, I went into each devotional and goal setting time with God kind of dwelling on grace, yet at the same time seeking God's direction. On December 28th, as I was reading my One Word devotions on YouVersion Bible app, I was going through the questions and God spoke deep into my heart. He said:

"I want you to know My power, to know My love. I am always faithful and I am always gracious."

And in that moment I wrote this in my journal:

"Faith to dare to believe that I am His, that He's got me, that I can overcome through Him"

And I don't even know how I came up with it, because I didn't. It was all the Spirit. And I wondered if faithful should be my word. I spent over half an hour looking up faithful in the dictionary, thesaurus, and in the back of my Bible. 

My One Word for 2017 new year resolutions goals inspiration faith faithful God prayer


Honestly, it felt risky, and it still does. But that's okay because with God, risky is good. Risky requires faith.

Some of the meanings and synonyms of faithful that stick out to me are:

  • True to one's word, promises, vows, etc
  • steady in allegiance or affection, loyal, constant
  • reliable, trusted, or believed
  • full of faith
  • affectionate, devoted, enduring, genuine, honest, honorable, loving, obedient, resolute, sincere, steady, tried, true, trustworthy, truthful, unchanging, unswerving, unwavering.
This year, I not only want to experience God as faithful and believe that's who He is, but I also want to be faithful. I want to be sincere, full of faith, trustworthy, and devoted not only to God, but also the people He places in my life.

What is your one word for 2017? If you didn't choose one, what are your goals?

See where I link up here.








Friday, December 30, 2016

Random Rambles | 3: It's Almost Over + Wishlist

Hey, y'all! Sorry for the absence. The holiday's are busy! I know that you guys feel the same way that I do: tired, but loving all the family and friend time. Today's post is just a rambley {is that a word? Who cares, you get what I'm saying 😉} compilation of some random stuff that I have been thinking about lately.

Random Rambles | 3: It's Almost Over + Wishlist football playoffs hunter rain boots Kendra Scott glitter iPhone case Patagonia pullover vest Dressember


In other news, Dressember is almost over! Tomorrow is the last day! Honestly, I am going to miss only wearing dresses and advocating for those stuck in trafficking, but I am so ready to start wearing pants again! There is just something about a pair of jeans, am I right?

So, if you haven't had a chance to donate, I encourage you to prayerfully consider donating to Dressember to help free and rescue victims of human trafficking. You can do so here.

Also, I will be recapping Dressember along with Ada, co-hosting her Thursday Moda Link Up on January 12th, and we will be sharing our NYE outfits. Below is a sneak peek of mine!

Random Rambles | 3: It's Almost Over + Wishlist football playoffs hunter rain boots Kendra Scott glitter iPhone case Patagonia pullover vest Dressember


So, I have been thinking about writing a wishlist post, but I don't have quite enough items for a full post, so I will just talk about them here. 😉

For years, I have wanted a pair of Hunter rain boots, but this year, my craving has gotten so much stronger. I want them in Bright Cerise, which is a bright, medium pink.

As a fashion blogger, Kendra Scott is "it". Pretty much, you are not a fashion blogger until you own something Kendra Scott. The thing that I want is the Elisa necklace. I'm not sure what color/stone I want, though.

I have also been eyeing to buy either this Patagonia vest, this Patagonia pullover, or this Patagonia pullover. They are so expensive though!

Who else is mesmerized by these phone cases? They are the coolest! When I get a new phone case, it's going to be one of these.

And the last item on my wishlist is a pair of black Nike Free RN tennis shoes. I run occasionally, so these would be great for that, but also just for casual wear.

I am a huge football watcher, so I am super excited for the playoffs! Who is with me?!

Random Rambles | 3: It's Almost Over + Wishlist football playoffs hunter rain boots Kendra Scott glitter iPhone case Patagonia pullover vest Dressember


What is on your wishlist?

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