We made it! My thoughts on America

November 9, 2016

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Thank God the elections are close to an end (or ended) depending on when this is read. Yesterday (Tuesday, election day) was filled with nothing good. I just felt sick to my stomach most of the day and then when I went to vote I kept thinking “Really, am I really doing this?” I have never felt so dissatisfied in my voting practice. Apparently from my post yesterday I wasn’t alone, thank you for agreeing with me.

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I wore this outfit yesterday to the polls. My husband took these photos and told me I looked rather “goth.” That statement made me laugh, but I think I looked rather “rebellious.” You see yesterday felt like dooms day to us both so black and red were only appropriate right? I wasn’t feeling the red, white and blue for once. The fact that this whole outfit looks rather frumpy and out of place brings satisfaction to me as I struck a rebellious cord and if you don’t care for this outfit then look elsewhere.

Am I proud of America? Sometimes, but lately not so much. There is a whole slew of reasons why I am not proud at the moment but then again it’s human nature to fall and give in to worldly standards. All I can do is pray for my children and their children as this nation and world get’s more and more corrupt.

Now to strike a different cord I will list a few things that I am grateful for in America. Now that I am easing your thoughts or notions of  hating me I want to conjure the good qualities. One being I am grateful we can still pray in America to the true living God without being hunted for it. Secondly, I am glad that we are passionate about other people in need and have so many amazing organizations, churches or clubs out there helping out to build up others that are less fortunate. Lastly, I am glad for the freedoms we do have. We can worship in a church. Our children have the privilege of getting an education. We have better paying jobs than some countries, and more.

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While it’s tough for me to do this I hope that each day I can learn to just be thankful for the country I am in even if it disappoints sometimes.



Now it’s your turn:

How are you feeling today? How do you feel about America?

Outfit details: Dress: Target, similar//Buffalo Plaid: c/o New Chic, similar//Boots: c/o Marmi, similar//Necklace: DIY from this post, similar for $15//Bangle bracelets: similar//Lipcolor: Lipsense

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  • Nancy November 9, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I just woke up (Netherlands) and I was shocked! What, Trumps is ahead? Really? Well, Let s Just wait…..

  • Rachel November 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

    This is such a good, heartfelt post. I’m with you, all we can do is pray! On a different note, I love your black and red button down! Such a great piece for fall.

    xoxo
    Rachel
    http://thetrendytomboy.com/wishlist-wednesday-nordstrom-sale/

  • Luci's Morsels November 9, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I am glad, like you, that it’s over! And very grateful for living in the best country in the world! Stay positive! By the way, I love your red plaid shirt! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Becky - bybmg November 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    All we can do is pray for sure. I love your look. Anything buffalo plaid is a winner in my book!

  • Leah November 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Such a hard election time for sure! You look beautiful! Love that flannel top!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  • Mary November 10, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I live in my red and black checkered flannel. I’ve worn this exact outfit and loved it! Well, I don’t have those super cute booties! The fringe on the back is adorable.

  • Shauna November 10, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    So much I could say, but I’ll just leave it at I hope for peace for all of us! Love the plaid, great look -xo

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Sheree November 11, 2016 at 2:44 am

    There are lot of good articles written in light of this election from both sides, I think people just need to put differences aside and strive for a better future for our kids however way we can. I can’t say I’m not shocked or disappointed, but I don’t want to let this affect how I will function day to day.

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  • Stephanie November 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Great post and well thought out. Loving that red plaid on you!!!

  • Brooke November 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

    This was a tough election and I agree with you! Now, I’m hoping we can all just come together and get stronger as a country!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Jacqueline November 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Love this buffalo check!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis