Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Linen Joggers & the Color Coral





When I purchased these pants on clearance a couple seasons ago, I figured they'd be worn once and then quickly become "the beach pants". Well, while they are definitely on my beach packing list, I've gotten my money's worth wearing them inland. They go nicely with any solid pop of color, so it's like I have new pants each time I switch out top and accessories. And coral mixes fabulously with so many colors...blue, grey, black, white, green, beige, and the list goes on. 

Outfit Breakdown:
Top: Gifted
Joggers: LOFT (white joggers for $6.50?? )
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (fun optionsorbet color)
Bangles & Sabrina Earrings:( Premier Catalog)

(I'll be linking up with Sydney Fashion HunterBeauty 101 by LisaHigh Latitude Style and the Pleated Poppy today)
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A little random thought for ya...I looked through my blog posts the other day and couldn't help but notice the routine of my life weaved through outfits.  

Casual, casual, casual and then slightly dressy. Repeat. 

Slightly dressy is worn to church related fun and Sunday mornings at church. 

Errands, errands, errands and then church stuff. Repeat.

Now, I stand by the saying "come as your are".  Jeans, shorts, piercings or tattoos don't offend me in the least. (Sometimes I wonder if walking shoes wouldn't be better for navigating around our campus!)  However, the way I'm dressed often effects how I feel or present myself.  For example, I'd walk into just about anywhere with this outfit on. However, if I go in my yoga pants, I'll be tempted to do wall sits and lunges to and from worship. No sin there. Though it may be a little distracting.  And if I'm not wearing a bra, I'm not doing anything but housework or laying around. 

Personally, I like to take it up on notch on Sunday mornings, starting with a shower and my bra (I hope you hear my humor here) and be ready for whatever may come.  On the other hand, sometimes my preparation to get ready outwardly, leaves no time to ready my heart and mind to hear from God. And that's where I can go wrong from time to time if, I'm not careful. I want to experience REAL peace, REAL joy and Real love from God and for others. In order to accomplish this on a crazy Sunday morning, I may need to invest time on Saturday night or get up earlier.  And remember this too...

 "When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:6-7

So how about you? Would you wear joggers? Do you attend church anywhere? No judgement here. Just genuine curiosity. I can't say enough about how much I've enjoyed getting to know others through this venture!

Chrissy

14 comments:

  1. Love this outfit. Very clean and crisp!

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  2. such a cute look! love how you paired the bright top with those comfy joggers!

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  3. We all fall in to our routines. I try and do casual, casual dressy, and dressy, casual, casual....but it doesn't always happen especially if I don't have a dressy event to attend that week. You look great in the casual dressy outfit. I'm always intimidated by joggers, but I love the way you styled them here. Maybe I will give them a try afterall
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

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    1. Ok. And you just gave me another thought...to me, dressy casual is dressy, but it may be fun to take it up another notch and try actual dressy. I'll watch for some of your dressier outfits for inspiration. :)

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  5. Love the coral on you and glad you're getting lots of wear from the pants! :)

    At the moment I just serve at and attend an online church so I can go in my pyjamas, haha! I usually try dress up a little to attend church in person, but like you said it's our hearts that matter, not our clothes.


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  6. Thank you! Wow. Technology is amazing, isn't it? What are some ways one serves online at church? I'm behind the times!

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