Photo Oct 20, 7 14 01 PM


my best friend and i at the jill scott concert

Hey there lovelies!!  I know I said I was taking a blog break Monday and would return next week, but after getting this week’s graduate work (and one assignment due next week) done earlier than expected on Thursday, I figred why not do a SMILE post :-).  My week has been intense, emotional, rough, spiritual, and busy, but I am so grateful for all of those things because everyday God is making me a better woman and giving me things to smile about.  Every week I share pictures (via Instagram, or my regular iPhone camera) of things that made me smile.

These are some things that made me smile this week:

  • Red kitten heels for catching a concert on the lawn (I really need to get more flats lol).
  • Jill Scott live in concert!!  This was one of the things on my bucket list :-).
  • Vintage print and gray denim with a pop of pink.
  • A Fall mani, even though it’s been 90 degrees all week.
  • Casting my vote on the first day of early voting.  Be sure to vote darlings!!
  • Working on a post dealing with my hair journey, and finding this old picture on Facebook :-).
  • Finding a box of Girl Scout cookies in the freezer!
  • This super cute motorcycle jacket at Target, with mint trim (I didn’t buy it, but I may have to go back for it soon).
  • Recording a video in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, and not crying in it.  That was so hard!
  • A MAJOR wrist soiree on the Style Etoile Instagram feed.  I need to pile my wrist up this weekend :-).

I love reading your smiles, so feel free to share some things that made you smile this week in the comments!!


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  • You should be very proud of yourself for recording that video. I had a tough time watching it without crying, I don’t know how you managed to record it without tears.
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  • Dee

    That jacket is at Target? No way! Must have. I love your pumps. I need you to help me pick out some arm jewelry. Harwin trip soon 🙂

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  • Bekka

    Hello *waves* from a long time lurker.
    Thank you so much for sharing your story in your video. I work for a domestic violence organization, and one of the things we work at constantly is improving and training the police and justice systems on the issue of domestic violence.

    I’m so sorry that this happened to you, but thank you so much for having the courage to share your story and to share so many helpful resources.

  • I always love your smile post. You make me smile.
    Have a lovely rest and even better weekend, my der Rocquelle
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