Favorite Fashion PINS Friday

Happy Friday friends! It’s been a while since I did a Favorite Fashion PINS Friday so I thought I’d share some PINS with you. Pinterest is my favorite way to get outfit ideas.

If I have an outfit I want to style, I type it in the search bar on Pinterest and voila! I usually find lots of ideas.

Anyway here’s some of my favorite PINS.

You know I’m loving fair isle sweaters and I love this one.

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This vest is everywhere!

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Plaid scarf, enough said.

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I’m huge fan of basic wardrobe pieces. If you have them, you always have something to wear.

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I don’t want to forget to add color during these dreary winter months. I love this pop of color!

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I looked everywhere this fall for a vest like this and never found one. I have a military jacket, but I like the vest too.

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I’m keeping it pretty short and sweet today. We have lots of things to get done this weekend. It’s hard to believe how quickly the month is flying by!

Do you have a busy weekend planned? Or do you get to stay home and watch some Christmas movies?

I’d love for you to connect with me on your favorite social media platform. I’m on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest!

Beauty For the Heart~~“Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement. He is a rebel who must lay down his arms.” ~C.S. Lewis

We need Jesus. Every day is a battle and we need to surrender to Him. It’s a daily process.

Have a blessed day!

 
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My Swing Bob Haircut

 I’m FINALLY getting around to talking about my swing bob haircut. Of all the emails I get, my hair is the one I get the most questions about.

Let me first say I’m flattered that you ask about my hair but I’m like most of us, I wish I could wear it a different way. I’d love to let it grow out but when I do, it starts to look thin.

So I stick pretty close to this cut. I just got a cut and color and so it’s a little shorter than what I like but my hair grows fast. I do back tease the back of my hair with this brush. Yes, I sometimes get carried away and it’s too big. :-)

Here are answers to your questions.

I was given the Color Wow to try and it has made a huge difference on softening my hair. It’s for color treated hair. I use a tiny drop and put it on my wet hair and then blow dry.

I also use a flat iron to straighten and get rid of the frizz.

Here are some pictures I took on two different occasions.

My Swing Bob Haircut

My Swing Bob Haircut
My Swing Bob Haircut

My Swing Bob Haircut

My Swing Bob Haircut

My Swing Bob Haircut

My Swing Bob Haircut

 Does the help? What other questions do you have?

Beauty for the Heart~~I couldn’t help but think of Matthew 10:30, And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

God loves and cares for us!

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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What To Wear On Christmas Day

Welcome to our 12 Days of Holiday Outfits! Today it’s What To Wear On Christmas Day.

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Aww Christmas Day. I had to laugh a little because if I didn’t have my family over for Christmas dinner, I would stay in my pajamas all day!

I don’t know about you all but by the time Christmas gets here, I’m tired.

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Actually, I’m thankful I have my family over for Christmas dinner. Mom and Dad always had Christmas dinner at their house but since Mom passed away, I’ve had it at my house.

I never realized how much my Mom did at Christmas until she was gone. It’s funny how that happens. I treasure every Chritmas I had with her!

Now, What to Wear On Christmas Day!

I knew what I wanted to wear, I’ve seen these fair isle sweaters quite a bit and I thought it would be perfect for Christmas day.

What To Wear On Christmas Day

It’s a comfortable sweater which is always good but it’s also kind of festive looking.

What To Wear On Christmas Day

Sweater-Macy’s (Tommy Hilifiger)//Whited collared blouse-LOFT//Skinny jeans-Macy’s (Tommy Hilifiger)

These booties (similar here) are comfortable too so I can wear them all day.

What To Wear On Christmas Day

I’ll keep my jewelry to a minimum since I’m going to be in the kitchen. I don’t do all the cooking, I have lots of help! :-)

What To Wear On Christmas Day
Here are some more fair isle sweaters. LOFT has 50% off site wide with free shipping.

Fair Isle Sweaters

1. Embellished Fair Isle Sweater-LOFT 2. Slouchy Fair Isle Sweater-LOFT 3. Reverse fair isle mock neck sweater-Gap 4. Fair Isle Yoke Sweater-Old Navy

Which of the fair isle sweaters are your favorite?

Make sure to visit Jo-Lynne and Kristin to see what they’re styling for What To Wear On Christmas Day.

I’d love for you to connect with me on your favorite social media platform. I’m on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest!

Beauty For the Heart~~“You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don’t be foolish or naive. But don’t despair either. With God’s help you will get through this.

You, who are torn between families? You, who are still grieving the loss of a precious friend, your loved family member? You, who are wondering if in this season of miracles yours may have been lost?

Is it possible that God is using the trials of this season to strengthen you? I think so.” -Max Lucado

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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Stitch Fix Review-I Kept It All!

It’s been a little while since I did a Stitch Fix Review on my blog so I thought I’d share my last fix with you.

Stitch Fix Review-I Kept It All!

Rarely do I ever keep the entire box but this last one was fabulous. I usually keep 2 to 3 items but Margaret (my stylist) knocked it out of the park on this one.

Earlier in the year I went to San Francisco and visited the Stitch Fix headquarters. It was so much fun!! They told us that on average, women keep two items from their Stitch Fix box. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off the total price.

Here is what I received in this box.

  •  Olive & Oak, Delbert Textured Geo Knit Sweater

Stitch Fix Review-I Kept It All!

I wore this vest on Thanksgiving Day and I absolutely love it. I had planned on wearing the fur vest I got at Target but when I got this one I decided to wear it. My daughter wore the one from Target.

  • Skies are Blue, Emira Faux Fur Collar Knit Vest

Stitch Fix Review-I Kept It All!
Oh I’m such a fan of infinity scarves and this brown one is perfect for cold winter weather.

  • Look by M, Torrey Twist Cable Knit Infinity Scarf

  • Andrew Marc, Emmet Classic Peacoat

It has leather detailing which gives a modern look to a classic coat.

Stitch Fix Review-I Kept It All!

Okay I wasn’t sure about this one but I absolutely love the feminine look of this dress. I thought it looked very Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The dress not me. :-) I’m not sure where I’ll wear this dress but if I need something dressy, I have it!!

  • M Coconinno, Ara Sleeveless Tie Waist Floral Print Dress

Stitch Fix Review-I Kept It All!

What do you think about these items in my latest fix?

FYI: The olive rain coat, maroon skinny jeans and the navy and gold scarf are all from previous Stitch Fix boxes.

Do you know someone who would love to try Stitch Fix? They now have gift cards! Of maybe you just want to try it yourself, then go here.

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Just wanted to let you know that Catherine Hodge won the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes!! Thank you all so much for entering and I’m glad the Rafflecopter picked the winner. If you want to order some there’s still time before Christmas, you can go here!

Beauty For the Heart~~Somehow, not only for Christmas, but all the long year through, The joy that you give to others, Is the joy that comes back to you.  ~John Greenleaf Whittier

**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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Holiday Style With Rack Room Shoes

The holiday season is upon us! Most of us have a lot of festive activities planned over the next few weeks. Today I’m sharing some Holiday Style with Rack Room Shoes.

I love dressing up this time of the year! So I was excited to dress up and wear these black booties from Rack Room Shoes.

Holiday Style With Rack Room Shoes

It was so easy to put together an outfit with these shoes. They’re stylish and so comfortable. I wore them all day!

Holiday Style With Rack Room Shoes

I’ve been on a little bit of a fringe kick and I couldn’t pass up this scarf from Target.

Holiday Style With Rack Room Shoes

Rack Room Shoes offers on-trend footwear for the family through a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children.

Holiday Style With Rack Room Shoes

These may be my favorite pair of shoes from Rack Room and I can’t wait to style them with another outfit.

Holiday Style With Rack Room Shoes

Leopard print top-Old Navy//Scarf-Target//Skirt-Marshall’s//Black booties-Rack Room Shoes

Have you tried wearing black booties with a skirt or dress this season?

Beauty For The Heart~~I was reading in Colossians this weekend and came across this verse, Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6

This is such a good reminder as we go through the holiday season and we’re busy and sometimes stressed. Let our words be full of grace!

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!

***I was given compensation and the black booties from Rack Room Shoes but all opinions are my own.

****Linking To The Pleated Poppy

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Sunday Encouragement-Christmas Memories

Merry Christmas! I think we all love traditions this time of the year. We have traditions with our families and with our friends.

As we unpack our Christmas decorations many of them bring back memories of Christmas’ past. I’m sure you have a special ornament or decoration that reminds you of someone special.

One of the sweetest Christmas memories I have is of our Nativity scene. Growing up, Mom always made setting  it out special.

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Mom wrote an article about it in 1991 when she was the food editor at our local newspaper. I want to share that article with you.

“Christmas is a family all bundled up in love.”
We usually trim the Christmas tree the second week in December. The night’s a special one for our whole family because the beginning of the yuletide season finally becomes a reality.

The excitement of the night has everyone scurrying about in each direction. As my husband Doug, brings in the tree, the excitement mounts. Next, he gets the laborious job of digging the decorations out of the attic. The children start the Christmas music, and I make the hot chocolate and arrange the sugar cookies and buckeyes on a pretty plate.

As Doug brings the boxes down from the attic, they’re quickly opened and the carpet disappears as the decorations soon cover the floor. We all enjoy reminiscing over the handmade ornaments, the candy cane/lifesaver garland, the twinkle lights, the red bows, and the wonderful smell of the Christmas tree.

Before we trim the tree, though, we set up our “treasured” crèche (a manger scene). Doug and I bought the manger scene twenty-six years ago in downtown Lexington. It was our first Christmas together. We found the beautiful hand-painted crèche on a sale table in the back of Ben Snyder’s Department Store.

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 It had a price tag of $10.98. We bought the crèche and placed it on top of our television set in our new home – a trailer. Little did we realize how much that nativity scene would mean to us in the years that lay ahead.

For several years, however, it was treated like the other decorations at Christmastime. We just got it out and set it in its old familiar place – on the TV. It didn’t seem to take on the special meaning until our children were old enough to help arrange the figurines in their places.

During their growing –up years, the children carefully unwrapped the figurines and Doug and I retold the Christmas story and discussed the real meaning of Christmas as they placed each figure in its proper place. I’m not sure the little lamb was in its proper place, though. Blake insisted on placing the little lamb up in the loft. (How a lamb could climb up there in real life is beyond me!)

Traci loved hanging the angel on the nail where it belonged – at the top of the stable. Across the front of the angel’s robe is a banner that says, “Gloria!”. I laughed so hard the year Traci said, “Let me put Gloria up!” (She thought the angel’s name was Gloria!)

Cyndi gently placed the baby Jesus in the manger between Mary and Joseph. Then one by one we all unwrapped the other figurines and placed them in the nativity. When we finished, Doug slipped a new, white bulb in the back of the stable. The reflection from the light causes the glitter to sparkle brightly in the shape of a star, behind where the Christ Child lay.

Immediately, Doug turned all the lights out in the room, except the one in the nativity scene. As “Silent Night, Holy Night” or some other hymn plays in the background, we all stand back in awe and gratitude and reflect on God’s greatest gift to mankind – His son, Jesus!

Approximately five years ago, I came across another manger scene (identical to ours) at Hillenmeyer Nurseries. Inflation had sky-rocketed the price to over $300.00. Would I sell ours for $300.00? No way…I wouldn’t take a million dollars for the loving memories our family has already experienced and will experience in the years to come – not only family memories, but also memories of our Savior’s birth!

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Such sweet memories! I’ll never forget those Christmas’.

Christmas seems to be less and less about Jesus these days. Have you noticed how few nativity scenes you see in the stores. It’s not politically correct to have them anymore.

Let me encourage you today to NOT miss it. Don’t miss His birth, don’t miss the precious gift that God gave us. 

A tradition on my blog, is to play this song. Some of you have heard it, but there are many of you who are knew around here and you might not have heard it.

Either way, it’s a beautiful song that reminds that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

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