“Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it.”
This is one of my all time favorite fashion quotes because I couldn’t agree with it more! Fashion is what we see on the runway, in magazines and on the hanger. But style. Style is EVERYTHING. It’s how you make a piece YOURS!
A cold front is coming to us in Houston! Did I say that in my last post?! 🙂 Well, if I did it’s because a cold front was coming. Since then it has been pretty warm and muggy again but now….A COLD FRONT IS COMING lol!
Another day to wear a cozy sweater and beanie! At least for half of the day 🙂
So thankful for all of the Black Friday sales that have continued through the weekend and for Cyber Monday deals starting early! Otherwise, I may just have been late to the office the morning “running errands” AKA online shopping! 🙂
Even though I did some shopping yesterday I still hope to finish up the rest of my shopping today! Rounding up some great deals from some of my favorite stores below for you and I to take advantage of today!
Happy Turkey week! Who else is as excited as they are stressed out this week?! LOL
I mean don’t get me wrong I absolutely LOVE hosting Thanksgiving in our home, but I always just want everything to be so perfect that I am a little stressed until the moment I can say “food is ready!”
I’m keeping todays post short and sweet so that you all can get back to your Thanksgiving week to do list, but I wanted to share a perfect for feasting outfit plus a checklist I use to keep myself on task every year!
Fortunately, my company has partnered up with United Way and one of the fundraising programs we have in place is that we donate $5 each Thursday we want to wear jeans. Umm, yes please! So I love how this perfectly structured sweater dresses up my casual Thursday for the office!
Is everyone done holiday shopping?! Yeah, me neither ;( But I am so close! 🙂 My nephews are super easy to shop for and my nieces are super fun to shop for so I am not complaining at all! I love it!
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
NUMBER TWO: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way”
I’m just little ole me and though I wish I had millions of dollars and magic powers to change the world for how I believe God intended I don’t have either of those things so I just truly try to live my everyday showing everyone I cross paths with positivity, love and true sincerity. If I could leave a complete stranger thinking “wow, there are still good people out there” then my job for the day is done.
NUMBER THREE: “True forgiveness is when you can say, thank you for that experience”
OMG, I couldn’t agree with this one more. I know the saying “forgive and forget” but let’s be honest when some major falling out happens in your life it is not easily forgotten. Especially by the ones who were hurt along the away. The day you come to a realization of something and can say what you learned from it and thank someone for showing you that experience is definitely true forgiveness. So I say thank you ex boyfriend LOL.
Have you ever encountered an individual that has their mind so set on pursuing the perfect “happiness” that they are too stressed out to realize the simplicity of creating it? This may sound silly to some, but creating the little pieces of happiness each day is what creates the most greatest feeling of all. Being happy everyday is true happiness. Trust me I’m not happy all day everyday, but finding happiness in each day will really change your life.
NUMBER FIVE: “The man who has done his best has done everything”- Charles M. Schwab
All we can do is our best. But ensure that what you are giving, is in fact your best.
NUMBER SIX: “You get what you give” -?
Is that an official quote from someone? LOL. I just googled it and all sorts of different things came up. Anyway, I had an instructor tell me and a class full of bright eyed students that once and it really stuck. Especially now as a blogger whose dream is to be able to do this full time. I am doing my best to give my all to this which means putting full time hours into blogging as well as putting full time hours into my corporate job. Sometimes that means kissing my husband good night at 11pm and working a couple more hours before I call it a night.
NUMBER SEVEN: “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” -John Rockefeller
Basically, don’t settle. Good is good, but great is GREAT! We may get comfortable in a state that we are at which is totally fine, but if you want more don’t be afraid to go for it. What’s the worst thing that can happen? You go back to good?
NUMBER EIGHT: “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Truth. Make a list of steps you need to take to accomplish whatever you are wishing for. I promise you’ll get there much faster 😉
NUMBER NINE: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe
Now that’s deep. Sometimes when I think about all of the things I want to accomplish in the future it’s easy to think “ugh, if only I had this or if only I can do this I could make it happen so much quicker.” I have to remember, baby steps. I need to start with where I am today and once I remember that I realize what I can do is a lot and what I have is much more than I even knew.
NUMBER TEN: “Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” – Jesus
Ummm, enough said. Pray. It really works.
Okay, enough of my Life Coach in training post LOL. I actually have many more that I like to remind myself of on the daily, but I figured most people may stop reading at 10! I just really wanted to share these with you because we all have a choice of how we choose to react to every situation. Life isn’t perfect and when we want great things we must go through obstacles to get there. I’m not just talking about career wise, but life in general. Unfortunately, it isn’t all rainbows and sunshine, but if we keep a positive outlook it is all achievable I promise you. You may see that I often hashtag #liveauthentically and #goodvibesonly in my social media because truly that’s what I want to surround our lives with. Surrounding yourselves with people who define these 2 things will really make EVERYTHING in life seem so much easier. 🙂
P.S. I bought both of these tees in store at Marshalls. Unfortunately, I cannot find the exact ones online, but I have linked up similar graphic styles below.
The Houston Fashion Bloggers holiday party was held at Lily Rain’s newest location on Voss. Have you been to a Lily Rain location? If not, you MUST! And if you have you can understand my love for this boutique. They have the cutest items and I literally could have done almost all of my Christmas shopping there! 🙂 Sponsors for this event were Kissue, Burdlife, Macy’s and Dave & Busters.
Okay, so on November 17th, I received a group email from Shasie, the Founder of the Houston Fashion Bloggers. The email was to inform everyone of who was selected as Award Nominees. Already super excited to read this email because I knew whoever was on this list I would most likely meet at the upcoming holiday party. Never in this entire universe did I think my name would end up on this list and TWICE at that! The Style_Lynn Kind was nominated for Best Newcomer Blog and Best Blog Design. O…M…G!! Seriously I was just so honored and ecstatic to be nominated amongst all of these amazing and talented bloggers who already have a much larger following than little ole’ me! When they were announcing the nominees for the Best Newcomer Blog category at the party I was so filled with joy and love hearing all of the other bloggers names because “whoa! is this even right? Did my name get in by accident?” then they announced the winner…The Style_Lynn Kind!!! I was just standing there and my friend/photographer extraordinaire says “I think you’re supposed to go up there!” LOL. So then I did… and now here I am with still the biggest smile on my face!!! The Best Blog Design was awarded to East of Zay who totally deserves it! Thank you to everyone who voted! My blog may have gotten nominated, but you guys totally got us the award! Without the votes I couldn’t have done it! Thank you to the HFB babes for the nomination and THANK YOU to the wonderful blogging community that has been totally good to me. I love seeing everyone grow and succeed. I can’t wait for what else is to come! Congratulations to all of the nominees and other winners! You are all winners in my book!
Thank you so much for stopping by this evening and for the endless love! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and wishing you an amazing week! God is good!
I love the denim on denim look, but since it’s holiday season of course I had to dress up this casual look with some sparkle! This sweater is J Crew and a gift from my sweet friend at Plot Line Clothing. She is currently sold out, but I have linked up some other favorites below.
Who else is excited that it’s Friday? Clearly, I am! We have a busy day and weekend to look forward to and I couldn’t be more excited! Tonight is the Houston Fashion Blogger party and they will be announcing some amazing awards! I am super DUPER honored that I have been nominated for 2 categories; Best Newcomer Blog and Best Blog Design. Little ole’ me?! I can’t believe it! I am just honored to be nominated amongst many talented Houston Fashion Bloggers and I can’t wait to mingle, meet and catch up with some of these amazing babes tonight!