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In a world of Kardashians, BE YOU | Coffee & Chat

Do you ever feel like you have to be “somebody” to be successful or to be seen as a person who is going somewhere in life? We have labeled the term of successΒ by comparing uncomparable people and lives.





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Constantly being bombarded by the statusΒ quo and what society deems as current is daunting, to say the least. Getting caught up in comparing my place in life to what society says I need to be doing at this point. Truth be told, I am nowhere near what society says I need to be but I am nowhere near where I think I should be either. Life throws curve balls and we have to be able to adjust to them. It hit me, though, why are we so critical of ourselves and each other?

In our world, why are we all trying to be the same person living the same style of life? In my job comparison comes at you like the wind. I’m constantly commenting on how successful one blogger is vs. me, how many more views or “likes” she is getting vs. me, how an outfit looks so much better on her vs. me. This is tearing myself down. Do you have the habit of comparison?

I will get caught up in this and won’t wake up to the fact of my destructive mindset until my husband Jason will bring me back down to solid ground. He reminds me that we all have different purposes and growth. Look for the positives and not the negatives. Bottom line, be true to YOU and only YOU. Especially in my line of work, people want to see the genuine you, the real you. There are too many people that are similar on the outside but never show their heart and what truly makes them stand apart.

This has resonated with me over the past couple weeks. I opened up about it on my IG stories, asking if I should stick to one style for a better flow or keep sharing all my styles that truly make up me. Let’s be honest, I have a multiple personality disorder when it comes to fashion. I love it all in one way or another!

The responses I received from you gals encouraged me to keep sharing it all. The thankfulness that came from you seeing my example and knowing that having multiple styles was ok. To stay true to me was so much better than trying to fit in or be like everyone else. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you. Your messages brought tears to my eyes in a time of uncertainty and brought clarity.

I love polka dots but I also love camo. Stripes give me joy but so do florals. I am obsessed with pink but love green and blue. Red is my jam in the Winter and brightens up the Holidays. I love working out but I also love twirling in frilly dresses. Hiking makes me smile and I even don’t mind a little dirt. I love wearing bold makeup but am also perfectly happy with a simple lip gloss and mascara day.

All of this to say, is that when you struggle thinking you need to be a certain person or have a certain job to be deemed as successful, stop. Be true to who you are and not like anyone else. Success isn’t measured on the things we can see or count. We measure success in our heart and soul. Where is our heart when we are measuring our success?

One of the biggest ways I have started to challenge myself when I struggle with feeling unsuccessful or focusing on where I “should” be in my life, I seek the Lord to calm my spirit and lift me up knowing that I am doing His work and that is where my success lies. If you are doing His work and you’re not living up to societies standards, you are doing an amazing job! What we are using to measure our success will prove to expose the truth which is often the opposite of what we think. Are you measuring with the world as your ruler or the Lord?

In a world full of “successful” people like the Kardashians, be YOU.

The world needs more of YOU and less of them.

Spring Style

Spring Shoes Must Haves | Part One | GIVEAWAY

Spring is my favorite season, not too hot but just warm enough to wear cute shoes without freezing. I am going to be sharing some of my new favorites in a mini-series!Β 





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I have been seeing the designerΒ version of these all over the place and was drooling. I can’t afford them but I found a dupe for them for under $60! If you find coupons like I did, you can find them for even less.

Shoes can make it or break it for a look. My outfit can be on point, or on fleek as the kids these days say πŸ˜‰ but if my shoes are not flowing with the look it looks off. I LOVE to match my shoes to a jacket or handbag. This is a trick I have been doing since high school. I am not matching my polka dot handbag with my polka dot flats anymore, but you get the picture.

These wedges are INSANELY comfortable! I walk for hours in them without my feet hurting. The straps are soft and comfortable, they don’t feel constricting whatsoever. The toe of the shoe is wider than most so it doesn’t pinch your toes. I have a rather large pinky toe which can pinch in heels sometimes. Please tell me I am not the only one with this issue! They run a little large so I ordered an 8.5 which I am normally in between an 8.5 and 9. I am so happy with the size I chose.

I like to invest in shoes that are classic pieces, these are more of a trend which is why I hunted for the best deal on them I could. Also, Jason doesn’t particularly love wedges so I try to keep that part of my shoe collection at a minimum! I still wear them trying to get him to come around to the good side on this one, though. Hasn’t worked yet…

What’s a shoe trend you want to try?

 

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The Perfect Pout with Lip Smart | Part One

Winter reeks havoc on my lips every year. I always forget this fact until it starts happening. The cracking and peeling painful cycle. I found something that has actually been helping me!Β 

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LIP SMART c/o all opinions expressed are my own.

As Spring approaches, the Winter leaves it’s damages behind. For example, my dry, cracking, and peeling lips. I am constantly putting chapstick, coconut oil, or gel of some sort to fix them. Finally, I have something that actually FIXED this issue.Β 

Lip Smart is designed to be insanely hydrating, it penetrates below the surface of your lips to be able to hydrate your lips entirely vs. just the surface as other products do. This is why your lips can appear worse after you put a product on to heal them, it’s not actually hydrating your lip as a whole.Β 

Another plus, while hydrating deeply into your lips, you get a natural plump. It smooths out the lines in your lips as well. I put Lip Smart on before I start my makeup, almost like a primer for my lips. At the end of my makeup routine, my lips are fully hydrated and smooth creating the perfect canvas for my lipstick.

As you are getting your Spring wardrobe ready, I couldn’t recommend this gingham top enough.

Try getting your lips Spring ready as well with Lip Smart.Β