Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Tablet of My Heart

This sweater is one of my favorite thrifted pieces. I found it in the vintage section with the little kids' clothes. It's size makes it perfect as a little sweater over dresses and high waisted shorts. Plus it is so warm and cozy, and who doesn't love baby duckies? I wore it with my rust colored tights, burgundy dress, and mustard beret. I've found that mixing and matching colors is one of my favorite parts about putting an outfit together. I am so much more adventurous than I used to be and while I've had plenty of 'misses' from experimentation, it has also led to many wonderful combinations which I would not have otherwise paired together.

I am loving these glasses more and more each day I wear them. I was planning on switching back to my contacts soon, but I just find that glasses are so much easier to deal with and you can take them off to rest your eyes any time you want, unlike with contacts. I guess this means I'm getting old. I used to never understand why people would wear their glasses over wearing their contacts-as kids we think glasses are super dorky or something.  Now I love glasses! I have way more pairs than I'll ever need and I love how they can become another accessory to play around with. So much fun.

So, my hair decided to be wavy today! It has a mind of its own and it rarely tells me what's going on with it. I slept with my hair in a half bun last night after washing it. This morning I switched to a full twisted bun and when I took it out it was wavy and poofy! I love it when my hair acquires a bit of texture. Give me frizzy, big hair over straightened, limp locks any day.

I thought I'd throw another color into the mix with a red coat to finish off the look. I loved how the burgundy, rust, and red were all similar shades, but different enough that it added a bit of dimension and character. Plus this coat is the coziest thing on the planet. Since it belonged to my over 6 foot tall grandfather the arms are super long on me and it gives it a bit of an oversized look. Perfect for running errands (and staying warm!).
After running errands today, Sean and realized that we don't really want to leave the house again until Christmas is over.  We live right near a  mall and the traffic is ca-razy right now with it so near to Christmas. This is why I try to do all my shopping during the week so I don't have to contend with people! Anyone else out there a self-proclaimed introverted hermit? This girl!

Proverbs is such a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. I loved this verse  which talks about writing on the tablet of your heart. I think that is such a great way to describe how we should treat our thoughts and feelings-as if they are etchings which will stay with us forever. That is why we should think on good things like faithfulness and love toward one another. What we write on our hearts is permanent and will continue to affect us and the way we think/act in our lives. 
Proverbs 3:3-4
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

Hope you beat the craziness and get a  bit of time to relax in the next few days.
Happy Sunday!
God Bless,

Sweater, Necklace- Vintage, thrifted
Dress- Hand me down
Bag- Dooney and Bourke, thrifted
Tights, Shoes, Hat- Target
Coat- Vintage, grandfather's


Kristian said...

So much that I love about this post. First, one of my favorite verses!

Also, you have so many cute coats and now you add a yellow beret too? Cuteness. The sweater is also cute and its funny that the animal sweaters are so popular and people are paying so much for them and you thrift the children's section and find one :D

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

This color combination is definitely not a "miss", I love it! I can see why you love this sweater too, the baby ducks are darling. I , much like you, have the hardest time getting even a wave in my hair. I curl it everyday to get some sort of texture!



Southern (California) Belle

P.S. I love glasses on you! Maybe we are getting old, cuz I think glasses are super cute <3

Megan Butcher said...

This outfit is the BEST! Love the colors, but that ducky sweater is ADORABLE and fits you perfectly! Love the hat and pinecone necklace too :)

<3 Megan

Well... said...

Ah yes, Proverbs has always been one of my favorite books to read. Its so instructional and has such wonderful bits of wisdom. I agree, our thoughts are powerful things!
And haha, I'm wearing my glasses right now - there is no way I'm going on our 14+ hour trip with contacts! I've come to love mine too, despite what kids my age think. As a result, most people like me with glasses more now lol
Anyway, looooove this colorful outfit you put together! The red hues work together perfectly :)
Have a Merry Christmas Katie!

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Midwest Muse said...

Your jacket is amazing and that's the most perfect sweater!

Laura said...

Such a cute outfit! What a great find with that sweater; paired with your beret, is just perfect!

Hope that you are having a wonderful holiday season. :)


Milex said...

really fantastic

Bethie The Boo said...

I adore your sweater! It is just too cute!

I'm definitely in hermit mode too, we're pretty much staying in until we have to go see our family tomorrow!

Sarah Mae said...

I will trade you my frizzy, crazy hair for your beautiful hair any day! :D

Merry Christmas, Katie (and Sean)! :)

Amanda said...

Love this outfit so much! It has such a great retro feel to it, and that sweater is kind of amazing! I seriously love it!