Yes, this is my favorite chunky oversized sweater, thank you very much.
Actually it’s my only sweater (that isn’t a cardigan) and I can’t thank my mom enough for gifting it to me. In fact today is my mom’s Birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I LOVE YOU!). For weeks it was divine Spring weather and now it is freezing again, perfect sweater weather for me.
A sweater like this is so versatile and can be worn with shorts, skirts, leggings, under overalls, oh the possibilities and ways it could go. Now to come away from sounding Dr. Seuss-ish I wanted to let this post be dedicated to my mom in honor of my mom’s Birthday. She asked for a certain gift, which I cannot reveal just yet but below are some ways in which my mom should be honored today.
My mom has a heart of gold and has adopted 13 children, 1 from my hometown, 3 from Vietnam and 9 from China.
My mom is very giving. She will meet people that are less fortunate just to make sure they have clothes/toys/shoes/furniture, etc.
My mom loves her grandchildren and step grandchildren.
My mom is a bargain hunter and LOVES to shop consignments, thrift stores or yard sales (where she happened to find this sweater for me).
My mom loves fashion designers and good bargains on designer items (this is where I got my love and appreciation for fashion. OH and this sweater is a Ralph Lauren that she probably picked up for pennies).
My mom advocates for others, especially orphans and Christian morals.
My mom loves her children, (my dad) and her 3 doggies and grand dogs.
and the list goes on and on…but if there was one thing I am VERY grateful for it would be that before I was born she and my dad prayed for my salvation in Christ, well-being, health and the man I would marry. I couldn’t thank them enough for their prayers and thoughts of me while still in the womb.
Again Happy Birthday Mom!
Come back by Friday as I show you my routine for getting ready as a fashion blogger (a sort of behind the scenes before this photo shoot).
Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up
Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
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Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:
This blog post was one I had read awhile back so I was pleased when Sheree linked it up. Of course I had to feature it because the truth about blogging is not all peaches and cream. The reality is… well read for yourself.
I couldn’t stop laughing at this post. Yes this truly happens to all fashion bloggers. Thanks for sharing Ashley.
I love seeing the denim dress trend lately for Spring, but adding red touches like Kim did is such a cute idea.
This may be a very helpful read for many of you scrambling to get your taxes done before Friday, April 15 (a few days for now). This is a guest post from an Enrolled Agent to help serve individuals and businesses before the IRS. You may find some good tips in here.
I love reading Sheela’s profound messaged (slash) style posts but this one really hit home. So my question is are you in that rat race? See what I mean here.
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