Comfy Clothes I’ve Been Wearing Lately

I’m not going to lie–I can’t seem to get off the struggle bus this week. TGIF, though! Since October and the Daylight Savings change, I’ve been in hibernation mode and just way too lazy to do anything super productive–hence why this post is coming out later than usual, haha! Although I really do love this weather and this side of Daylight Savings, I know I’m already (possibly) in trouble with my motivation level for the next several months. But then again, down time is always good and I think I’ve read three entire books this week! I’ve also been living in basically the same rotation of clothes lately and I’m going to share those with you today. Some I purchased fairly recently, so if you’re needing any of these clothes for the next few months–I’ll link where you can purchase them. Some of the photos I post on my Instagram (@lovefromamyblog) are definitely a little more put together than these– but this post gives you a little dose of reality behind the scenes.

Mossimo Sherpa Vest

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I mean, doesn’t this just look super warm? This vest is from Target and you can still purchase it here and in stores. I even wore this for Halloween to make a last-minute Beanie Baby costume!

RD Style Tunic Sweater

This sweater is so soft and comfortable and goes with so many things. I’ve been wearing this with skinny jeans and moto leggings. A similar one can be found here.

Joe Fresh Open Long Cardigan

This is another item that goes with basically anything–jeans, leggings, dresses, etc. It’s super soft and has velvety/felt texture. Plus, you can’t have enough black (as you’ll probably see from the majority of the remaining items in this post). A similar one can be found here.

Calvin Klein Joggers

These sweatpants have been so warm because they have a fleece lining inside. I bought these last year at Sam’s Club when there was a Calvin Klein shipment (and they weren’t so expensive). A similar pair can be found here.

Green Tea Clothing Sweatshirt

I have had this sweatshirt for a while but still wear it regularly. Any sweatshirt when it’s cold is great, though. I will probably be living in this for a while.

Gilligan O’Malley Pajama Pants

These are my favorite pair of pajama pants at the moment, and you can purchase them here. I bought these at Target several months ago and they’re still in stock. These are lightweight, flowy, and just great for wearing around the house.

Mossimo Boyfriend Cardigan

I love cardigans because you can wear them with just about everything. This one from Target is stretchy and super comfortable. This cardigan was in store a few years ago but they always have very similar ones in stock.

Philosophy Sweater

I have  had this sweater for a while but it’s just one of my favorite things to throw on. I bought it in an XXL because it’s so comfy! I can’t seem to find a similar one to link but you can’t go wrong with any over-sized, black and white print, or soft-textured sweater.

Stay warm and cozy this weekend!

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Ways to Style: Fall Outfits

Fall is here again! I’ve broken out the flannel, sweaters, jackets, boots, etc and I couldn’t be happier. Today I’m sharing with you some different fall outfits and how to style different pieces of clothing, in case you’re needing some outfit inspiration. If I can find the exact item again, I’ll link it below. If I can’t find the original, I’ll try to link a similar item.

Flannel Shirts

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FLANNEL SHIRT: Madewell (similar one hereVEST: (similar one here) JEANS: KUT from the Kloth RIDING BOOTS: Old Navy (Similar ones here)

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 FLANNEL SHIRT: (similar one hereJEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Target

 Cardigans

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CARDIGAN: (similar one here) TEE: Gap Factory  JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Stitch Fix (similar ones here)

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CARDIGAN: Target (in petite sizes in-store) TSHIRT: A.N.A. JEANS: Gap Factory BOOTS: Target PURSE: Stitch Fix (similar one here)

Sweaters

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SWEATER: Skies Are Blue (similar one here) JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Stitch Fix (similar ones here)

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SWEATER: LOFT (similar one hereJEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Target TOTE: (similar one here)

Button Downs

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SHIRT: Amazon  JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Stitch Fix (similar ones here)

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SHIRT: LOFT JEANS: KUT from the Kloth FLATS: Lucky Brand

Jackets

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TSHIRT: Gap Factory (similar one here) JACKET: Old Navy JEANS: KUT from the Kloth  BOOTS: Target

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JACKET: Amazon SHIRT: Amazon JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Target

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Declare Conference Haul

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Declare Conference in Dallas, TX. Declare is a conference for Christian communicators and I learned so much! The conference was both challenging for my blogging life and for my spiritual life and I came away very encouraged. I also came away with a ton of loot, haha! Some of the things I brought home were given to me and some were things I purchased with my own money. I also have a couple of giveaways at the end of this post, so keep reading to find out how you can be eligible to enter!

Simply Bliss Boutique

I love this t-shirt! Simply Bliss Boutique had some of the cutest clothes and they are based in Texas. If you are in need of some items for fall, go check out their site!

Save the Storks

Save the Storks is one of the most amazing ministries I have ever heard of. The ministry was founded on love and continues to minister to any women. Save the Storks has several buses, nationwide, that reach out to women who are facing unplanned pregnancies, providing them with an ultrasound of their baby, and loving them through their next steps and decisions.

Embrace Grace

Embrace Grace is also another amazing ministry available to women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies. “The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.” –Embrace Grace Website. I love this t-shirt for the simple design and the reminder that women can still be made whole in Christ–even in the midst of a very difficult situation.

Books

Deeper Waters: Immersed in the Life-Changing Truth of God’s Word by Denise Hughes. This book can be found here.

Submerged by Dani Pettrey. This book is part one of a novel series and it looks like it might be a fun read. I didn’t realize the titles of both of these books next to each other until after I took the photo–but the placement made me chuckle.

Make Your Mark: A 40-Day Devotional by Gateway Women. I love devotionals for specific challenges and I think this book will be a good one for me to read.

Thirty One Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer by Jenn Sprinkle and Kelly Rucker. I really like to read books about prayer because that is something that I’m always eager to improve. I like that this devotional is a challenge for a month and I’m excited to read this one too.

Cards by Andrea Howey and Co.

How adorable are these greeting cards!? Having cute cards on hand to send to someone for a special occasion or just because is something that I really like to do–and it makes me want to write more of them! If you would like to purchase some of these cards, visit Andrea’s website or check out her Instagram handle @andrearhowey.

Desert Creek Honey

The theme this year at Declare was “Sweet as Honey” and I thought it was really cute that we were also given honey bears. I can’t wait to use this honey during the colder/tea months. I also like that this honey is a local product of Texas–if you would like some, visit Desert Creek Honey’s website.

***Giveaway Items***

Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World by Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl. This book can be found here. I think we can all learn something about balancing life–can’t wait to read this!

Walk it Out: The Radical Result of Living God’s Word One Step at a Time by Tricia Goyer. Tricia is going to be one of the key speakers at Declare next year and she has written over 70 books–wow!! This book can also be found here.

Now the fun part…

I have an extra copy of these two books (Oola and Walk it Out) and I would love to give one to you! I am only shipping to the United States at this time, so if you would like one of these– leave a comment in the Contact section of my blog and include your name, email address, mailing address, and which book you would like to receive. Your comment will be made private so your information will not be public online. I will let you know if you were the first to comment on each book and if you won the giveaway!

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My Experience with ThredUp

If you’re like me, you have probably seen commercials, adverts, etc., about ThredUp on social media. I am all about trading in clothes for some cash or credit, when it’s time to purge my closet, and I wanted to give ThredUp a try, this time around. Today I’m going to share with you all about my experience using ThredUp and show you some of the things I purchased with my credit.

The first thing you should do is clean out your closet and make a pile of things you want to sell or donate. Next, go to the ThredUp website to order a “Clean Out Kit.” ThredUp will then send you a clean out bag, with postage, and instructions of how to send in your clothes.

Once you fill up the clean out bag, drop the bag off at your nearest FedEx or USPS location and it’ll be on it’s way.


The items that ThredUp may not be able to sell, they will then donate the remaining items on their end. I love that because I don’t have to go to several drop off sites to donate my clothes.

Of the clothing items that you send in, ThredUp will notify you each time something of yours sells on their site. You will receive an amount of credit from the things you sell and you can use it toward a consignment purchase on their website. You will also be charged a small free once your clean out bag is processed, so just keep that in mind. I think it took about 6 weeks for my clean out bag to be processed, because of the high demand. Overall, the process of sending in clothing, shoes, and some jewelry, was very easy and I didn’t mind the wait. ThredUp will also send you an email with the status of your bag so that you can keep checking to see when it will be processed.

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Once a few of my items sold and I had some credit on my account, it was time to look for some things I need this fall! I think I received my order within just a few days of ordering, so that was great! You have the option of trying on the clothes and then returning them if they don’t work out, but, again, you will be charged a small fee.

A black and grey sweater? My favorite! (Not even joking) I found this sweater from Loft and really liked the damask print.

I have been wanting a pair of leather pants for a couple of years now but could never find any that I liked. I found this brand new pair, with tags still attached, from Free People for about eighty percent off. What a bargain!

You wanna know what’s crazier than me wearing leather pants, it’s me wearing something pink! This sweater is also from Loft and I think it’ll be a great addition to my fall wardrobe. I love the sleeves on this sweater and the fact that it’s loose and tunic-style.

Including the small amount of credit I made, I purchased these three items for less than $30! I’m really happy with my ThredUp experience and I know that I’ll buy clothes through them again. I would love to hear from you if you have ever traded in/bought clothed through ThredUp and what your experience was like!

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Summer Lookbook ft. Stitch Fix | AD

I shared a little sneak peek, on Instagram, the other day of some fun photos that I took, and today I’m so excited to share them with you! I’m even more excited to tell you that I am teaming up with Stitch Fix to show you some cool, fun looks for the summer. I think that lookbooks are helpful to see if you’re having trouble deciding what to wear or how to pair your pieces of clothing together. In this post I’ll tell you about each look below and where you can find each item. Stitch Fix has also been a great way for me to find specific pieces of clothing that I am looking for, without having to go out and hunt all over town or spend hours shopping. Stitch Fix is an online subscription style service that delivers a personalized, online shopping experience right to your door. Once you create an account, you fill out their Style Profile and you will be matched with a personal stylist who hand picks the items to fit your style, budget, and needs. Each order contains 5 items that could include clothing, shoes, or accessories, and you can try them on, keep them, or send them back for free if they do not suit you. Plus, if you keep all 5 items in your order, you get 25% off your entire order. You can receive orders as often as you like, on occasion, or when you have a special event and need something to wear. I have used Stitch Fix several times over the last couple of years and the pieces that I have received have been of good quality, exactly what I have been looking for, and affordable for my price range.


Now you can have your own personal stylist!

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I really like this white top because of the detail on the shoulders! Isn’t it adorable?? I also like the texture of this shirt and that it is sweet but simple. I matched the top with these ripped skinny jeans, which I have also been able to wear year-round. These jeans fit me so well, they don’t stretch out, and you can wear them with just about anything. For this outfit, throw on some detailed sandals to match the detail of the shirt, and go about your summery weekend!

  • Jeans– Stitch Fix KUT from the Kloth Toothpick Skinny in Laugh
  • Top– Stitch Fix Skies Are Blue Beaded Top
  • Sandals– Pierre Dumas Rosetta in Gold

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A LBD (little black dress) is always a good thing to have on hand if you don’t know what to wear. What I love even more than that though is a LNBD (little navy blue dress….and I think I made that up). I wore this dress to my cousin’s wedding last year and I was so happy that Stitch Fix came through for me on this order, because I specifically requested an item that I could wear to a formal occasion. A LNBD, nude heels, and a textured clutch are all you need for a fancy night out! These shoes are also some of the most comfortable heels that I’ve ever owned.

  • Dress– Stitch Fix Skies Are Blue
  • Clutch– Stitch Fix Street Level Woven Purse
  • Espadrilles– Target DV Tan Ella Espadrille Sandals–similar ones here

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I used to be sooo against the whole cold-shoulder trend, but then I saw this shirt. I love the pattern and how the shirt fits me. Does it remind anyone of 101 Dalmatians? Anyway… I paired this shirt with another pair of jeans and my trusty, nude espadrille wedges. Because of the bold pattern, you don’t need a lot of accessories and so I added a simple long necklace.

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Break out the shorts! Break out the Birks (or faux Birks in this case)! These next couple of outfits are SO me and I tend to wear these items the most in the summer. A simple striped t-shirt is so classic and can go with so many things. I paired this shirt with some distressed denim shorts and leather sandals.

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I don’t typically wear pink-hued colors but when I saw this shirt I decided to break out of the box and try something new. I like the tribal print of this top and how soft it is. Shirts like this are great for just throwing on and still helping to add some flair to an outfit. I wore this shirt with another pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and leather sandals. These jeans also fit me very well and do not stretch out.

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This is my favorite outfit of all because a black top, jeans, and sandals are probably one of my favorite outfits to wear. I found this top a few weeks ago and just loved the embroidery on the front and the thin straps on top. I paired this top with the same boyfriend jeans, leather sandals, and a long necklace. Stitch Fix has also sent me some simple, high quality jewelry that is perfect for my style.

What are some of your summer clothing staples? If you are interested to know more about Stitch Fix, you can click on the link above or on the banner below. I hope you have enjoyed this post and that you can draw up some inspiration for your summer wardrobe. If you want to see more fashion posts like this, let me know in the comment section! Also, a huge “thank you” to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this post!


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