Category: Fashion

Embracing Personal Style (often with the help of the thrift store!)

  • The Bad Hair Year and Your Opinion, Please

    We interrupt this productive flurry of life changing and issues-driven posts for a frank and slightly more frivolous discussion on the topic of hair. I’m a verbal processor, and my in real life friends ought not the bear the weight of my issues on their own. No, I’m gonna bring the whole internet in on…

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  • BeeYoutiful Mineral Makeup Review and Giveaway

    If you haven’t tried mineral makeup yet, I’m excited to share one final review with you–because this one includes a giveaway! This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for helping keep the lights on here. In my journey to more natural makeup choices, I made the surprising discovery that there are plenty of awesome, natural alternatives…

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  • Cowgirl Dirt: A Mineral Makeup Review

    {This post contains affiliate links, which helps keep the lights on around here. Thanks for your support!} Ya’ll, I’ve been having so much fun trying out a few natural makeup companies this summer, and I’m excited to share with you my latest find: Cowgirl Dirt Mineral Makeup. I think the trickiest part about switching to…

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  • My Journey to More Natural Makeup

    OK, so natural makeup has been a step on my real-foodie, crunchy-mamma journey that I’ve been longing to take for years. Especially after I realized that the expensive ‘natural’ makeup I’d chosen to invest was not actually a very natural product at all. Marketing is such a tricky thing to discern truth through. Then there…

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  • Changing Season, Changing Wardrobe {Thrift Shopping Tips!}

    I hear we’re getting a 25 degree temperature drop tonight in Upstate NY. This pregnant momma could not be happier at this news! With the changing temperature we’re gonna need to haul out the fall clothes, though, right? And I will not be surprised if my kids, who were 2, 4, and 6 at the…

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  • A Busy Mom’s Favorite Hairstyle {And another Embracing Beauty Link Up!}

    This is me the day after my birthday this year: I was all excited about my new hair cut, so I went hog-wild with some smartphone selfies. I love the layers my hair dresser had given me, and all the body she’d worked into my hair when she styled it. Problem. What she did to…

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  • The Difference a Style Board Makes

    Welcome to this week’s Embracing Beauty Link Up! Our first one was so much fun, we’re totally doing this again! I loved seeing all your creative and intentional ways to embrace beauty and style with you (and your kids’!) wardrobes! This week’s link up will again stay open for two weeks, so share away! Here’s…

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  • Embracing Beauty Success Stories

    I’m doing the weekly round up of Embracing Beauty Inspiration today because I’ll be busy hosting my InRL party on Saturday! Enjoy all the deliciousness! Ya’ll, aren’t these ladies adorable? These gals are both friends of mine from Church (they’re some of the gals I’ve been meeting with to read “Desperate” together). They each have…

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  • Embracing Beauty Book Tour, Weekend Round Up, 3rd Edition

    Woot! The book and I had fun this week! On Monday, my friend Natasha reviewed it, sharing a moving glimpse into her own journey to love her body through the challenges of infertility.   Then, on Tuesday, Natasha interviewed me and we discussed styles for that challenging season when you look pregnant but aren’t (can…

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  • Embracing Beauty Link-Up {1st Edition!}

    Today’s the day! In an effort to build community around our mutual goal of  embracing beauty, this week I’m hosting the very first ever Embracing Beauty Link Up. {Don’t know what a link up is? It’s where I provide a little space for you all to share links to your blog posts on a certain…

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  • Embracing Beauty Book Tour, Weekend Roundup

    We had another wonderful week hearing how the book was impacting women of all ages and seasons of life, bringing renewed vision and inspiration for embracing beauty! It’s truly been a privileged to be a part of whispering God’s message to women: “You are beautiful because I made you, and I want you to experience…

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  • 3 Tips to Flatter Every Figure

    These are my favorite tips to flatter every figure, no matter what season of life or time of month it is! I’ve been short on words this week because I finally checked out Polyvore. This is my new favorite place to spend my writing time. Ahem. Look at this graphic I made for you! It…

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  • Embracing Beauty Book Tour!

    My book and I are visiting friends all over the web in the next month. I want to make sure you know you’re invited to each one of these little parties, so I’ll be doing a regular post gathering each week’s host blogs in one place for ya’ll. These kind friends have reviewed my book…

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  • Thrifted Thursdays

    So, a whole section of my new book digs into the art and skill of thrift shopping, and because it’s one of my favorite topics, it seems a shame to confine it to the book, so I thought we’d continue the conversation here on the occasional Thursday (since that’s the day after my haul from…

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  • Here It Is! {The Embracing Beauty Book}

    Ya’ll. This moment calls for some drawl. It’s here, ya’ll. That thing I’ve been quietly working on for months, the project that Jeremy and I have both put dozens of hours into in the past few weeks, the book that was God’s idea–not mine, the call that has brought a deeper measure of beauty to…

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  • Embracing Beauty Backstory, Part Second

    It’s still a surprise to me that I wrote a book on fashion. It was totally not my idea. (Here’s the first part of this little behind-the-scenes tale of self publishing my 3rd book) Last fall, after hanging out at my favorite blogging conference, I was very much in the mood to write another book.…

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