Hi, Hello! I apologize for the delay in the relaunching of Blonde and Something but the wait is finally OVER. Not only is the overall look a little different but the content being shared is as well... About a year ago, God put it in my heart to share this little space with Him, a space where love runs deep and honesty and vulnerability is welcomed. It makes my heart so happy to share how God is at work in my heart and hear of how He is working in the hearts of others. My hope is that you will find yourself encouraged/inspired during your time here.
I would like to begin by sharing my story, the story about my acceptance and commitment to following Jesus.
It's best if I start with how I was raised... I grew up in a Christian home, went to church, attended small group and went on mission trips and because I did all of these motions I assumed that I was automatically a Christian, automatically saved. But in reality I lived my life how I thought a Christian would up until my senior year of high school. During my senior year, I encountered experiences that did not have the outcome I had planned for. I made a decision to believe in nothing, that there was not a God because I believed that my plan was the best plan for me nothing better. The summer after my graduation was nothing but a spiral downward and for the next three years: I was living the life I wanted to live and no one could tell me otherwise. I went to church twice a year (on Christmas and Easter to sort of please my parents), had an ongoing relationship with a non-believer and was “enjoying” the life I had mapped out for myself.
On Easter of 2013, my path took an unexpected turn... I attended church that morning with my family but instead of zoning out, I was fully engaged and brought to tears realizing the way I had been living was wrong. After this realization, I decided I wanted to become a Christian but had no idea what that truly meant or looked like. A few weeks later, I broke it off with my boyfriend because I knew what was happening within the relationship was not right. But because I did not know where to go from there, I continued to live a life sowing to my own flesh while in search of what a life sown to Christ looked like.
A year later... I decided to go back to school to study fashion merchandising and chose to attend Olivet Nazarene University because they not only had the major I wished to study but the Christian community that so greatly desired to surround myself with. Within my first year at ONU, I met several new friends who were doing life with Christ. It was evident to me that God was at work in their hearts and found myself with an even bigger desire and hunger to know Him more. Through conversations, reading His word and many prayers, I came to a point of acceptance and surrendered my life to Christ. I believe that I am a sinner and I need a Savior. I believe that God sent His only Son to die on the cross in order to save us from our sins and make our relationship right with Him. My desires were forever changed from that day on and I aspire to do things for His glory, not my own.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm beyond excited to be sharing this new adventure with you. Feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, as I would love to learn more about you too.
**Note: For those of you who may be wondering... I will continue to share my style and travels throughout this new adventure.
Photography by my lovely mom
As many of you know, I am currently studying fashion merchandising at Olivet Nazarene University. While I love school and working towards a degree, it leaves me with very little time and/or motivation to do anything else. Let's be real, my everyday wear lately has consisted of my favorite t-shirts and crewnecks paired with joggers and sneakers (literally on repeat). While this look may not consist of joggers, it is a VERY good example of what I am constantly grabbing from my closet.
Neutrals have quickly become my best friend because they create a look that is classic.
I got these Steve Madden slip-ons last year and never really wore them because they needed to be broken in. However once I broke them in, they quickly became one of my go to pairs.
Traded in my tote bag for a backpack... Just kidding but seriously!
Thank you to those of you who still continue to follow along and welcome to those of you who are just now joining in! I am so excited to be back and blogging, especially with the warm weather ahead.
Currently working on collaborations for the spring and CANNOT wait to share! Stay tune.
Photography by: Caitlin and Luke Photography
(Photos by Shelby Hodge)
'Tis the season for layering it up! There may not be snow on the ground just yet but it sure is getting pretty darn chilly around here. With that being said, I thought I would share a round up of some of my favorite coats and the ones I currently have my eye on.
The cocoon coat from J.Crew is one of my all time favorites, not only is it warm but it is ever so chic and classic (worth the splurge in my opinion)... Currently eyeing their chateau parka in grey. *Side note: a similar version of both the cocoon and chateau are also sold at the J.Crew factory outlet that are currently ON SALE, if you're looking to save some money.
Plaid is all the rage these days... I got my buffalo check coat a few years ago but love this one from Aritzia. I also have my eye on these two black and white coats from Madewell and Old Navy. I might just be crushing on this faux fur from Madewell and this one from Aritzia, talk about cozy!
Thanks for stopping in... xoxo