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June 10, 2015

New Boots




SHOP MY LOOK
Tank: Topshop (Runs large) // Jeans: J. Brand (Also, seen here)
Necklace: The Limited (Similar here) // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Michael Kors
Boots: DUO c/o // Lipstick: NARS (Manhunt)

Boots are one of my favorite things - I look forward to fall and winter - just so I can wear boots.  I recently was introduced to DUO, an on trend British women’s footwear brand with great design and craftsmanship.  What is great about DUO is that they offer 21 different calf widths for their boots - so you can custom fit them to your needs, plus they offer 3 different widths.  DUO offers a great selection of ankle boots that can be worn all year round - including this summer, plus sandals, and boots for the fall and winter, or like me - the short riding boot that I think can be worn year round.  And, I just might step out of my comfort zone and try these boots with shorts or a summer dress.


THOUGHT OF THE DAY
"DON’T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF. I can bring good even out of your mistakes. Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of time and energy, leading only to frustration. Instead of floundering in the past, release your mistakes to Me. Look to Me in trust, anticipating that My infinite creativity can weave both good choices and bad into a lovely design."
- Jesus Calling

Lastly, the thought of the day -- which as I look at my pictures, blog, I am so critical - I compare, and try to think why can't I be as good as "x".  I am learning, growing, and each trial is a process of something new learned. And, I am not like anyone else - I am unique and on my own path. This past year - I have grown, and learned more than I could ever have had I not gone through what I did.  It is a hard lesson to learn - but we grow through difficulties, and as cliche as it sounds - I need to embrace the stumbles, and keep growing...

24 comments:

  1. I am right there with you - I am also really hard on myself. That's one of the reasons I haven't been posting as much. I love your point that we are all unique. I need to remember that more. I have and never will be a skinny minnie (that's my insecurity). And by the way - you are one of my favorite bloggers. You aren't like the others and that's why I like you. I just wanted to let you know that. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! They are the boost I needed today and mean so much. I encourage you to keep posting.

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  2. I love this post, thanks for sharing these encouraging words!! As fun as blogging can be it can definitely bring out insecurities and I've struggled with this myself lately. You are so right we all have our own path and are unique so keep on growing! As an aside you look amazing, I've been loving all of your outfit posts and they always give me inspiration!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  3. Lovely boots, perfect year round color!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  4. There are not many boots that can be worn all year but these are perfect! Love them!! You look gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. I am going to have to give them a try with shorts/dress...

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  5. Great boots, girlfriend! LOVE Duo- they're the best!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. These boots are gorgeous. What a beautiful cognac color. That is one of the best things about fall, boots and pumpkin spice lattes lol! I think you are doing an amazing job as a blogger. Keep up the good work.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. Great colour combo! And I hear you on the being critical on what we do. Although, I think everything you do looks so professional!!

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    1. Thanks, friend! It's the perfectionist in me - gets me all the time.

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  8. Great casual look!
    xx
    theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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  9. You look beautiful. I love your hair up. The boots are beautiful. I've heard great things about them. Thanks for the thoughts. I love how you blog. You do a great way of sharing your faith and fashion.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. Good points you make, sometimes we just have to do the best we can do! Love the boots and the necklace adds nice flair!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. First of all, I love your positive thoughts on not comparing and just accepting our own path. It's pretty much the only way to stay sane and happy in life! Second, I absolutely love this outfit. Classic black and white and the boots are gorgeous!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  12. Thank you for the quote from Jesus Calling. I think I need to be reminded of that quite often. I just need to be the BEST ME that I can be. Those MK boots are delicious and so is the setting for your shoot. Reminds me of my Tennessee home.

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  13. Boots are great and are perfect for those cold weather months!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  14. I am always comparing myself too girl! I feel ya. I'm trying to just be happy being me and accepting that I may not be like someone else I admire. But, being you is pretty awesome too! :) The boots are beautiful, I love the color!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  15. You look gorgeous with your hair up in a messy bun. Never seen you like this before! I love how you make a simple outfit look so chic!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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