blouse: H&M (Modern Classics Collection) | skirt: Olive Drew | heels: Nine West (old)
How exciting that my wardrobe is slowly but surely making a way into the fall transition. My obsession with this look is a little much but there is quite a story to it. Before that I just want to mention that this gorgeous skirt called the Chelsea skirt is from Olive Drew Clothing. I purchased it at SoCal ladies conference from the owner herself and she is the kindest most sweetest person ever! Did I mention she's so beautiful! Anyway I just had to gush on her awesome personality for a bit. She started her modest online shop to support family ministry which is amazing and even though Nicole and I have are own shop we are honestly all about supporting other fellow modest shops as well. It has never been or will ever be about money or about competition as the secular world views business. Although it might go against the rules of a business venture (you can say) our desires for our shop and our vision is solely fueled by servitude and good will. In that who cares on who makes the sale as long as His kingdom advances and that's my small statement on how we see all these other amazing brands rising and growing. We are all on the same side so when any of them grow we also win.
Cheryl, I wish your business nothing but success, growth and greatness!
On another note, here's my short story that I wanted to share. If your still reading.
Here is goes
Back in February of this year I saw this top at H&M and wanted to buy it. It was the same morning as Nicoles birthday. I was trying to find a cute outfit for her party and had obviously been over spending on well everything. Long story short I loved the blouse but didn't buy it since I ended up buying well a bunch of other stuff and couldn't justify the $50 price tag for it. At least not on that day.
A few weeks later I tried everything to find and buy the blouse but it was gone. I looked online, called various H&M's and searched the interest for this so called blouse but it was forever gone. Sold out and that was the end of my blouse story.
Or so I thought...
Now it's September, many months later and I'm getting ready for a youth rally where I'll be leading worship. All along my outfit was the least of my worries. I know we talk a lot of about fashion here but God was my priority and the pour out of His presence for this event.
I went the day before the rally to H&M to get my husband some new dress pants and as he's trying them on in the fitting room I can see on the go back rack a white blouse with what looks like pearls. I gasped and thought, can it be?
I walked over while, picked it up and sure enough it was the long lost oh so desired blouse that has supposedly been sold out everywhere. I put my hand inside the neckline to look at the size thinking it was too good to be true and low and behold it was an XS, my exact size!
The silver lining
I know this will sound funny to so many of you but I really felt in my heart at that moment that God out his wonder and love simply wanted to gift me something He new I had truly wanted in a moment where what I was going to wear didn't matter to me. To say that I even got it 20% off! lol Maybe it's just me but I've had moments where I know God did something just to make me smile. Or to remind me that he loves me even in the small things. That he takes note of all that we desire and doesn't simply discard it or forget.
This was one of those moments for me and I couldn't help but share it with you. Maybe there is something you want so bad right now but the Lord simply has a special time to give it you.
It'll probably be when your not looking for it anymore and come when you least expect it. Then just when you have no idea what you're going to wear (or do) God steps in and says, "I've got you covered" literally in my case lol.
Be patient, let's learn to put all things in His hands. Grow along side each other and support each other in all things. No competition, no ill will, no envy. Just honest love and gratitude.
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