Monday, January 11, 2016

Gratitude, Lack, Long Sleeve Sweater Dresses and All That Good Stuff + Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Blogger Link Up


I have been feeling really good about 2016. One of my main affirmations from 2015 was “My flexibility, freedom, and ease of time and schedule increase as my income increases” And that is what has been happening more and more in just this short time 2016 has been around. I have been having major wins in the area of financial abundance, while also having increases in the flexibility of my work schedule. But then, the other day I had a conversation with one of my friends from college and we started catching up and talking about how well other people are doing. How super successful some of their businesses have become and what beautiful and amazing houses others had. And I found my feelings of good thoughts and gratitude started to turn into feelings of lack. Feelings of not feeling accomplished enough; feeling like I should be farther in my life and career. And those feelings slowly starting to leak into other areas of my life and I found myself having just a general feeling of blahhh. But as I acknowledge these feelings I know this often happens. We start comparing our lives to other people’s lives and the grass always look greener on the other side. And the reality is all in all my life is pretty darn good. All of the things I had to feel grateful for before that conversation are still there. It all a matter of perspective. And if I spend my time comparing my life to the cliff notes version of somebody else’s life I am bound to constantly be disappointed. We all have things in our life to feel grateful for and if we allow ourselves to focus on that not only will we feel better but we will continue to attract more of those positive things into our lives. Whew, I know I feel better. What about you? LOL  



Okay so now to the outfit. I found this beautiful dress at one of my favorite store. yup, Ross Dress for Less. This amazing dress was only $13.99. What a bargain. In addition to the amazing price, one of the things I love about this dress is the pattern is in the perfect place to camouflage the lower belly bulge. The shoes I have for a long time. I am pretty sure I also got them at Ross and they were less than $20 bucks. So I would definitely say this quality about a beautiful budget friendly outfit.



Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Link-Up


I love hosting this link up. It is meant to be a way for bloggers to share their person style, connect with other bloggers, and gain new followers. Bloggers can submit a link to one of their fashion posts using the Inlinkz widget below. I will share a couple of my favorites on social media and in a blog post. Link up will open on Monday and remain open throughout the week.

Featured Fashionistas from the last link up:

Fashion in Flight


Pretty Petals


I want to thank everyone who linked up last week and can't wait to see your outfits for this week!! Share your favorite outfit(s) post of the week.

Rules:
1. Follow your host on InstagramFacebook, and/or Bloglovin.

2. Use the widget below to link to a specific outfit post, not your homepage

3. Visit and leave a comment on at least 2 other links, preferably one from before and one after your own (This is the most important rule. The point of this link up is to network, become better, and help grow our blogs. The only way this will work is if we start by connecting with and supporting each other