Looking Back

Hey there lovelies!! How was your weekend?  I had very lovely but exhausting weekend, that started off with a Friday night sleepover of 4-8 year olds for 5th birthday of my best friend’s daughter, and I never quite recovered from the exhaustion, though I moved forward with a weekend of work and time with family and friends.  I’ve always been big on valuing my family and friends, but there is something about having something unexpectedly horrible happen to me that has made me appreciate those moments with loved ones even more.

When I got up on Sunday morning to dress for church, I had a different idea in mind.  I actually wanted to wear this dress, but when I put it on, it just wasn’t speaking to me as I’d hoped, and I am actually thinking of giving it away or turning it into a shirt (what do you think?).  I decided to wear this skirt instead, and I’m glad I did, because something about it makes me SO happy!!  Maybe its the bold print and colors, or fullness without the need of a tutu (what I use to make my other skirts full).  Whatever it is, I’m still so glad my friend said it made her of think of me when she sent it to me last year :-).

In case you’re thinking you’ve seen this skirt before, you have.  I’ve worn it two or three other times, but twice on the blog, here last Septemebr and here in April.

Blouse:  Ellen Tracy- vintage from Imperfect Concepts (similar); Skirt: Unknown- vintage gift; Shoes:  Jessica Simpson- Dillard’s; Belt: Forever 21 (similar); Necklace:  Nakate Project; Clutch: Unknown- thrifted from Goodwill; Green Clutch Cover: Clutched & Covered

I’m just smitten with my latest shoe purchase!  They are feminine, dainty, spicy, and fun.  I’ve kinda grown tired of buying shoes with platforms, especially pumps, have you?

I must admit that coming up with a post title is sometimes the hardest part about sharing these outfits each week, because I often find myself coming up with the same title, lol.  When I first thought of a title for this outfit, I thought of titling it “Mixed”, because of the pairing of leopard and floral print, but when I went to download the pictures to my computer, I typed “Looking Back” as the name of the photo folder instead.  I started to change it, but I remembered the sermon from Sunday’s church service in which the minister discussed looking forward to what lies ahead in the future and not letting the past hinder future blessings.  As my body, heart, and mind continues to heal from what happened to me almost 3 months ago (and maybe yours is healing from something too), I am working on looking forward as opposed to looking back because the future is big, bright, and full of glitter :-).


  • Keeping you in my prayers. Love the shoes. So sexy yet classy.
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  • You captured my heart with this post. Looking back..hmmm.speak Lord. I’m working on moving forward. It’s been extremely difficulty but I’m know the sun will shine again and just as vibrant and bright as this beautiful skirt you are wearing my life will be full of laughter again. If you friend has another skirt similar to this one, I’ll take it. I seem to find the best floral print (yep I think I’m addicted) skirts at thrift stores. I’m going to try one paired with a denim shirt. Hope you don’t mind me copying 🙂
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  • It’s a very pretty skirt and well worth seeing again. 🙂
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  • I love that skirt every time you post it! It’s so pretty & colorful. The shoes!! Hunny please! Very sexy!

    I haven’t grown tired of shoes with platforms just yet, but I do enjoy wearing a more traditional heel at times.

    I’m happy that you are cherishing your time with family & friends. That’s the way to be! =D
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  • love this skirt, super Vintage.
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  • You look rather lovely my dear friend! The teal in your hair goes with your skirt! I actually think its one of my favorite pieces on you. In time all things heal and become right! You are very blessed and excited to see where everything goes in the future
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  • Thanks for sharing, I struggle with “looking on” but God is with me and I know He doesn’t want me to be stuck in the past so I must press on! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Now on to this look! You look fabulous and how did this I miss this fabulous color in your hair? I’m loving this look and with those shoes darling!
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