Fall 2014 Shoe Trends

It’s time to start looking at the Fall 2014 Shoe Trends. Boots are always popular for fall and winter but this year the boots range from short, the bootie, to tall, the over the knee boot, and everything in between.

Fall Shoe Trends
You might think black is going to be the only shoe color this fall by looking at my pictures but I promise you can wear different colors. I must have been in a black mood!

1. The wedge heel and bootie is still on trend and if you like the gladiator look, you’re in luck, it’s still popular. Denim & Supply Starr Wedge Sandal

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends
2. Over the knee boots are back with a bang. I definitely want to add these to my fall shoes. Nine West Noriko Over-the-Knee Boots

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends
3. Booties, booties, and more booties. Tahari Maribel Booties

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends
3. Buckles are popular so look to add them to your fall shoe collection.  Life Stride Yanni Booties 

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends
3. Flats are “in” too and these even have a cute buckle. Michael Kors Dion Ballet Flats

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends
4. Heels with ankle straps are on trend. GUESS Ambelu Pumps

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends
5. Cut out shoes are also popular. I love this look! BCBGeneration Sloan Platform Booties 

Fall 2014 Shoe Trends
There’s a style this fall for all of us. Pick one or more that you like and you’ll be sporting some great fall looks!

Which shoes are your favorite? Which ones would you not wear?

Beauty For the Heart~~We all have doubts and bad days. We get our feelings hurt. We sometimes get mad at our husbands, our children aren’t perfect, friends can disappoint us. But God is always with us. When we’re having a bad day, the best thing we can do is give it to the Lord. Tell Him. He loves us unconditionally, and he listens to us.

God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. Psalm 46:5 (NASB)

Have a blessed day!

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Take An Outfit From Summer To Fall

I know it’s still summer but usually about this time of the year, I start transitioning some of my outfits to a more fall look. There’s nothing fancy about this outfit but it’s something I wear when I’m running errands. Here’s how I take an outfit from summer to fall.

Take An Outfit From Summer To Fall I’ve had this navy blue top from Old Navy for several years and you probably have something like it in your closet. As fall nears, instead of wearing it with white pants, I like to wear these green pants I recently purchased from The Limited.

Take An Outfit From Summer To Fall I obviously have no problem carrying a big handbag! I usually have my ipad in my purse so it’s nice to have something this size.

Take An Outfit From Summer To Fall

Navy top-Old Navy//Skinny pants-The Limited//Leopard print flats-Zappo’s//Handbag-Target

When do you start transitioning your outfits to fall? 

Beauty For the Heart~~My heart is so heavy this morning for the family that lost their journalist son to a beheading by ISIS. Can you even imagine if that were your child?? Today would you join me in praying for this family and all those that are suffering in Iraq.

Hear my prayer, Lord, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors were. Psalm 39:12

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty. Thank you!

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Fashion For Women Over 40+Menopause

Well, I was overwhelmed with your emails from my post yesterday. OVERWHELMED!! I wish I could hug each of you! I cannot believe how many of us our suffering from menopause, and to be honest, we’re suffering silently. I pray we can help each other through this season of our life.

If I haven’t answered your email yet, I will!! 

For those of you not interested in Essential Oils, don’t worry, this is still a fashion & beauty blog. I’m not changing that!! But I do want to share about healthy lifestyles from time to time so I hope you’ll bear with me.

We’ve had some crazy summer weather here in Kentucky. We had a mild day so I pulled out this light crew neck layered sweater. (For some reason my camera blurred me instead of the background, I guess it thought the background was prettier!!)

Fashion For Women Over 40+Menopause

It’s perfect for a mild day. I’m wearing a white tank tucked in under the sweater. The sweater and the off white piece are attached. Does that make sense? I added my favorite Stella & Dot necklace.

Fashion For Women Over 40+Menopause

Crew neck sweater-Stitch Fix//Boyfriend jeans-Kut From the Kloth//Wedge heels-6 p.m.//Jewelry-Stella & Dot

 Now to Young Living Essential Oils! 

I could write forever about these oils but most of you asked how I use them? Where do I put them?

There are 3 ways to use essential oils:

1. Inhalation (Diffuse or inhale directly from the bottle)

2. Topical Application (Place 2-3 drops of oil in the palm of your hand or on the desired application area. Massage the oil in a circular motion onto the skin. Repeat as necessary.

3. Internal Consumption (Some of the oils can be taken internally. We can talk more about this later.)

This 6 minute video explains it PERFECTLY. I think if you’ll take just a few minutes to watch it, you’ll understand it much better!

Now really quick let me introduce the Vita Flex Foot Chart. This may sound crazy to you if you’ve never heard of it but you’re feet are a great place to massage your oils.

This chart not only shows where your organs are on the bottom of your feet but also where to rub certain oils.

vita flex foot chart

If you notice on the chart women’s reproductive organs are on the side of the feet. That’s where I rub Ylang Ylang and Clary Sage.

I know it sounds crazy but it works for me and many other women. Also, there’s a great Pinterest board with lots of information on essential oils. These ladies know what they’re talking about and I trust their information. Go here to follow this board.

Okay, ask away! I’ll be sharing some other oils that would be good for menopause this week. If you want to join me and sign up with Young Living go here.

Beauty For the Heart~~“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” -Mother Teresa

Have a blessed day!

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty. Thank you!

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3 Reasons I Use Essential Oils For Menopause

Let’s talk menopause! Do you feel tired all the time, do you have hot flashes that make you want to strip in public (or am I the only one that feels this way)? Do you dream at night you’re swimming in a pool but when you wake up, you realize you’re soaked in sweat? What about sleep problems?

Have you struggled with mood swings? There were months when my husband avoided me like the plague. The least little thing could set me off. This was not the woman he married.

After months of suffering, I talked to my OBGYN and she shared with me about HRT (hormonal replacement therapy). We discussed the good and the bad and because I felt I had no other choice, I started taking a low dose of hormones.

I did start to feel better but I was never comfortable with taking them. Cancer is prevalent in my family and I was afraid the hormones would increase my risk.

Thankfully, I started researching essential oils. I read of women who were using them and they were helping them with their menopause symptoms.

3 Reasons I Use Essential Oils For Menopause

I decided to take the plunge and I’m so glad I did! Here are the 3 Reasons I Use Essential Oils For Menopause:

1. I was scared of Hormone Replacement Therapy. Period. There were too many side effects with HRT and I just didn’t want to take the risk. I tried it for 6 months and worried about it so much that I decided to stop.

My symptoms came back with a vengeance. I wanted to wave a white flag and surrender but I decided to look into alternative medicine.

2. I wanted to take something that had few or no side effects. I couldn’t believe that not only did the essential oils work but they had no side effects.

3. Essential Oils work for me! I can’t say it loud enough, they work for me! You have to find the oil or oils that work for you but when you do, you’re hooked.

Most people who use essential oils will tell you there’s usually one oil that worked so well for them that it convinced them that they really do work.

Which one is that for me? It’s Ylang Ylang.

3 Reasons I Use Essential Oils For Menopause

Why? Well that’s a good question but one that’s kind of personal because it has to do with intimacy. So I’ve thought about it, and I’ve decided if you want to know you can email me at cyndispivey(at)gmail(dot)com.

The reason I use it is NOT listed above on the picture but I believe there are many of you that might be experiencing this same problem and I want to give you a safe alternative to treat it. So email me if you want to know.

I also use Clary Sage for hot flashes and night sweats and I’m super excited because I’ve ordered Progessence Plus. This one is supposed to be amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

I’ll share more about how I use my oils tomorrow. 

3 Reasons I Use Essential Oils For Menopause

Let me be clear that we each have to do what we’re comfortable with. If you’re using HRT or bioidentical hormone therapy and they’re working for you and you’re comfortable with them, then keep using them.

If you’re interested in trying Young Living Essential Oils, I’m offering a special for the month of August. (Those who signed up before August will be getting The Primary Usage Guide.)

If you order a Premium Starter Kit~~(I explain why to order the premium starter kit here.)

3 Reasons I Use Essential Oils For Menopause
You’ll get a Thieves hand sanitizer, Cap Labels, and The Primary Usage Guide. All you have to do is go here to sign up.
3 Reasons I Use Essential Oils For Menopause

If you have any questions, let me know!! 

Beauty For the Heart~~I was looking up verses in the Bible about oils. Oils are mentioned many times but I thought Ezekiel 47:12 was interesting, “Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”

Have a blessed day!

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty. Thank you!

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Sunday Encouragement-Letting Go

This past week has been all about “letting go” for my daughter, Courtney. Colt is going to start preschool on Monday. We visited his class this past Friday and met his teachers. (Typical little boy, he has a scuffed knee.)

Sunday Encouragement-Letting Go
We’re so thankful he’s going to a christian preschool where they can pray and read from the Bible. But it’s still hard on Courtney to see him grow up and start school, even if it is preschool.

This past year, Courtney and Colt have dealt with a lot of changes. Change is never easy. But thankfully, they’re are doing great and that makes this Mama very happy.

One of the things Courtney has put off, was taking Colt’s paci’s away. He only uses them to sleep with at night but he loves his paci’s.

Courtney had planned to make it special. We were going to go to Build -a-Bear and let Colt pick out a stuffed animal. Then he’d put the paci’s in the animal and he could sleep with it and his paci’s.

So yesterday was the BIG DAY. We took Colt school shopping, we got a hair cut and we went to Build-a-Bear. Colt picked out a monkey and we stuffed all 5 of his paci’s in the monkey.

Last night around 9:30, I texted Courtney to see how bed time went. Here’s the text:
Sunday Encouragement-Letting Go

Poor Colt, he’s learning at a young age, that letting go isn’t easy. Oh how I wish we could protect him from all the disappointments in life.

Letting go is never easy, but sometimes it’s necessary. 

never easy  We’ve all had to let go of things, haven’t we? Past sins, difficult relationships, and loved ones who’ve passed away.

But in letting go, we grow and we learn and if we will let Him, Christ will mold us to be more like him.

Jeremy and Maribeth Johnson are friends of ours who understand the difficulty of letting go. They had to let go of their daughter, Abbie Ann, just a few hours after she was born. Abbie Ann had Trisomy 13. Jeremy and Maribeth have shared their story and given God all the glory. Maribeth sings this song about Abbie Ann and letting go of her.


Have a blessed Sunday!

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Friday Fashion For Women Over 40

Well, I was overwhelmed by your comments yesterday. Truthfully, I’m thankful there are women in the same boat that I’m in with menopause, peri-menopause and hormones. We’re in this together ladies!

I’m also excited that I can share some things that have worked for me. I would love to interview my husband and let him share with you all the difference that my essential oils have made in my overall physical health. He can tell a difference!

Let’s be clear, I’m not a doctor but I think most OBGYN’s agree that there are risks with hormone supplements. That’s why it’s important you do the research and do what’s best for YOU. Essential oils have worked for me and the great thing is, there are NO bad side effects. Yay!

More about my crazy hormones and what I’m doing to control them next week! Now let’s get on with Friday Fashion for Women over 40. 

This green blouse from Stitch Fix is probably my favorite top that I’ve worn all summer. It’s comfortable and I love the color.

Friday Fashion For Women Over 40
I recently purchased these leopard print flats from Zappo’s and they’re my favorite pair ever!!!! I love them!! The brand is Roper and they run about 1/2 size big. I usually wear a 7 1/2 but I ordered a 7 and they fit perfectly.

Friday Fashion For Women Over 40
Friday Fashion For Women Over 40
Green sleeveless blouse-Stitch Fix//Skinny jeans-Banana Republic//Leopard print flats-Zappo’s//Necklace-Stitch Fix

 Do you have an outfit or top that has been your favorite item this summer?

Beauty For the Heart~~I was thinking about how important it is for us to encourage each other. Whether it’s encouraging each other in our faith, our health, parenting etc. We all need encouragement!

Proverbs 12:25 (NLT) says, Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. 

Encourage someone today!!

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty. Thank you!

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