wear something you really love this spring

My goal for you after reading this post is that you would be able to wear something you really love this spring!

kissy face wear what you love this spring 2019

What I really love this spring!

Are you a fan of sequins?! Great! This sequin and snakeskin tee is my fav and only $11 + use SH4131 until march 31st for 15% off!!!! Use the link above or look it up with code 635419 from Shein’s main site, here.

Let’s be honest though, you may not love snakeskin and sequins as much as I do and that’s 100% ok! As someone who now feels comfortable in my own style, I’ve embraced the fact that my style is often classic, but sometimes a little wild. What do you like?

Diversity of style and low cost is just one of the many reasons I love to shop at Shein online. When I go to their site, I always know I can find some classy or fun pieces– not just for my closet, but to wear everyday while I do life! Because of that, the low prices make me feel more comfortable painting and doing projects in my clothes, but the great styles help me feel myself and put together while dealing with the messy side of life– art and motherhood!

artist fashion wear what you love

Spring is close!!!

Honestly, the idea that it’s almost spring (13 days away!!!) is crazy to me right now. Apparently it was the snowiest February on record and it looks like a winter wonderland out our windows. But all that snow doesn’t stop me from dreaming of warmer weather, few layers, and bright pops of color!!!

What about you, what do you really love?

What types of spring clothes do you enjoy wearing? I personally love to wear loose button downs, jean shorts, espadrilles, and coordinating sunnies! I feel like this year everyone will be wearing kerchiefs in their ponytails, wouldn’t that be lovely? Better stock up on your silk scarves now!

sequins wear what you really love this spring
wear what you really love

You do you and wear something you really love this spring! It doesn’t have to be a big expensive overhaul either, just find a few tops that make you feel amazing!



Special thanks to Shein for partnering with me on this post so I can show you some of my favorite things for spring!!!

snakeskin blazer & pushing forward in stress

About this Blazer:

Can you tell I’m a fan of snakeskin?! Yes, it’s trending right now, but I have to say I love it no matter what! I never met an animal print I didn’t like as long as it’s done in a classic way! and what is more classic than this $22 blazer?! (ps. if you can’t find the blazer with my link, use search ID 628289).

Use code SH4131 for %15 off, no limitation, valid until march 31st, 2019!

Shein has one of the best selections of animal print that I’ve ever seen and this blazer is just one of the many items I own and love of theirs! Yes, I agree that if you’re looking for classic pieces on their site, sometimes you have to wade through a slew of neon, barely-there “party dresses,” but I’ll tell you it’s worth it!

My favorite way to search is from their homepage and go to the dropdown titled “CLOTHING” and “Blouses.” Then select from the “elegant” or “preppy” categories, though the casual section hosts many great options as well.

I also like to browse their “casual,” “maxi,” and “elegant” dresses because they have great options for everything from hot summer days to fancy weddings.

Speaking of animal prints, my Leopard Print *actual art print* is just $20 over on my shop!

Life lately:

Have you missed me? Yes, I’ve been a bit MIA, but it’s because I’m constantly working on a secret project. So far, I will say that it’s honestly the biggest, most difficult, most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my entire life — other than motherhood. In my mind, I keep comparing the work I’m putting into it on the time and effort I spent on my Master’s degree, which scares me a little because that stress reminds me of grief.

If you knew me back when I lived in Sweden or afterward, you would know how important Sven was to me. He was an orange rag doll who behaved more like a dog than a cat, and I cared for him like a child. So when he suddenly passed away one Friday morning — in the midst of all of the work, writing, teaching, and research — I grieved very hard.

So now when I have times of intense stress, sometimes my mind reacts by feeling like it should go into grief or survival mode. Instead of focusing on the next steps I need to take, sometimes I start worrying about the what ifs and the future. I’m no psychologist, but I know that’s unhealthy and unbiblical. God’s Word tells us to not worry about anything… to not worry about things because God loves us even more than we imagine and He’s like a Father who wants us to run to Him so He can protect and teach us.

It’s a conscious decision for me to focus on my tasks at hand instead of worry, but I know it’s the right decision.

What makes you worry? How do you actively work to combat those negative thoughts and press on toward your goal?



“Why did it have to be…”


What’s that from? 🙂

Can you tell I had a little fun taking these!? A little artsy, maybe?

Anywhoo, this snakeskin print bag from SheIn is so nice for just $17! I said it before and I’ll say it again… I am so impressed! To shop: http://bit.ly/2DodZKT or use search ID 655539 on the Shein Website!

It’s just $17 and you get 15% off of your purchase with code SH4131 now through March 31, 2019!!!!

Can you tell I had a little fun with this shoot?! But I also need to show you the smart compartments inside the bag too, which I think are great quality! See?

I really love that the purse’s flap closes really easily with the magnet!

Jeggings: AE high rise (on sale now!) | Blouse: similar here | Leopard Cami: VERY similar here from Nasty Gal