Hi! I'm Care. I am a lover of all things fashion, style, and beauty. My true passion is thrifting and affordable clothing with a hint of modern flare. Join me as I share my love for fashion with you here on Fashion with Care.
Would you believe we are well into Fall? I feel like I missed out on a lot of the Summer this year because I was so busy planning for life in the Fall, and not actually living in the moment. This is not necessarily a bad thing for me, its honest though. Tying to find the time to fit everything into everything else can be difficult, but through it all you have to stay positive and keep a smile. This season of my life has made me appreciate the little things more and more.
Lately, I have been in a very good place and I plan to keep it that way. I have been blessed beyond measure in my personal, professional, and blogging life! Although I have some abundant highs, I have had some challenging lows, but I have learned how to stay positive and enjoy life through it all. We should do our best to keep life simple if we can. Live off of the “live, love, laugh” rule (which is easier said than done). I have begun to smile and be grateful for the morning sunshine, the ability of my limbs, and my employment. This seems minor but I recognize that I am living a life without lack. Can I have more money, sure, can I lose a few pounds, if I tried, of course we can all talk about the things we hope for, but how often do we really appreciate and recognize the things we already have? The outfit in this post is my take on enjoying the simple things. So, when I first began this post, I was not trying to be overly deep, but it evolved as I began to write. I stumbled across this top a little while ago while shopping at Target (in the clearance of course). This shirt is the definition of purity and clean. It reminds me that each new day is a day to start fresh, to cleanse myself of yesterdays hurts, disappointments, and mistakes. Seriously, I really began to think about that when I saw myself in this shirt. The sleeves being bell shaped and having a small net type fabric reminds me of the opportunities we have to “breathe” and free ourselves in moments of despair. The shirt is loose fitting yet clings to the shoulders which reminds me that every situation won’t fit you same way/ There will be times where its the perfect fit, you’re equipped with the tools to handle what is thrown your way, and there will be times where the fit is a little less perfect and you’ll have to work at the resolution. Of course, I had to pair this top with one of my favorite jeans, “distressed” because they remind me that it is okay to be imperfect. You may have rips and scars that make you seem unworthy, but when paired with the right *insert noun* you become complete. These jeans are full of tiny threads and to the common eye they go unnoticed individually, but when you rip and tear at the fabric you can expose the individual threads that make up these jeans. This is the same thing that happens when life rips and tears at you, it reveals the individual and unique parts of you, but that’s just it, they help to make you!
I ended this look with a wick made purse decorated in a floral design with shoes to compliment it. Flowers are recognized and appreciated for their beauty no matter where they are. This too reminds me of the many reasons and ways to recognize the beauty I posses.
I hope you enjoyed this post and didn’t get too bored or overwhelmed with my “oversharong.”
How are you enjoying your day? I know this is a fashion blog, but it is also my place to truly share some of my life and feelings. I promise to share fashion, but I will not ignore things that impact me and my community as well. Although I am not apart of the Houston community, I have family and friends there, and what is happening has effected so many individuals. With so much happening right now in Houston, I have been a bit on the down side. I wish I was in a position to truly help some of the individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. My sister in love (law) and her family lost their home and I just can’t shake that feeling. Although this is not the happiest time I am still in a place of rejoicing for God the Father keeping people alive. This tragedy is truly a reminder that your life can change at any point. Never forget that.
Gear shift – There is no way to truly share some of the emotions I have been feeling overall with my wedding being less than 30 days away either. My fiance has been sick, my weight has been up and down, work is crazy and I really feel like all the little things are starting to fall a part a bit. I have not ben too stressed about the wedding up to this point, outside of my invitations, but this week has been a world of emotions. My photographer backed out on us, my centerpieces are yet to be completed and I have ordered zero decor for the ceremony. Nonetheless, it’ll all work out, I can feel it.
Although I can go on and on about how I feel about some of the things happening in life right now, I choose to be happy, and wear things that make me just that. On to the fashion! You know how I enjoy a good Burlington find, I also love a good Goodwill find as well. Well this look gives me both! Can you guess which one came from where? Well if you guess the top from Burlington and the skirt from Goodwill you are absolutely right! I have been holding on to this skirt for years and it never fails me when pairing it with something new. I came across this ruffle top at Burlington when I was out a few weeks ago and I just had to add it to the collection. It’s so Summer, yet feels so Fall (perfect transition).
As the focus of this look is the ruffles in this top and the fringe in these shoes, I am absolutely in love with the ability to pair them together. I did not realize when I purchased this shirt how much it would compliment these shoes and add to this look overall, but I am so glad I purchased both! I wanted to keep this look simple and I believe I did just that letting the fringe in the shoes highlight the look. Tell me what you thought of this look!
I am so excited about today’s fit that I’m just going to get right to it! I found this entire look for $40! Oh yes, shoes and all! I could not be happier!As many of you know Burlington is my second fashion home (Goodwill is my first) and I just can’t get enough! My favorite piece to this entire look is my skirt and it was a Burlington win! $12 and a lifetime of class, color, and style! I could not wait to pair this skirt up to wear out! I have found my place in stores like Charlotte Russe, where this top came from, finally! My fiancé actually picked it out for me as part of my New Years outfit this year! This shirt has since been a hit! It has bell sleeves, and open back, and lace! I couldn’t ask for more! I added in my cute and simple orange sandals, and I’m ready for whatever is to come!
So I have been trying to do better with exploring my city a bit and having more fun before fun is truly “optional.” It’s hard to believe I have been here 3 years and I still have to use my GPS to go literally everywhere. I am not good with knowing what side of town I am on without the major landmarks, and knowing the major cross streets just embarrass me. One of the ways I am finding creative ways to see more of my city is by finding different locations to shoot my blog pictures. It has not only been beneficial, but its fun and amazing to see all the real beauty my city has to offer.
I stumbled across this hidden gem, (well kind of hidden, it actually covers about 2 blocks of an industrial street in the downtown area). I was literally driving to another location to shoot a look and saw this wall full of art and some beautiful train tracks surrounded by rocks to match! I was excited and had to pose for a pic here. This spot encompasses someones creative artistry as well as captures the idea of the hard working individuals who work inside this building. Not to mention the train tracks having the ability to take you from one side of the area to another. I’m learning to appreciate beauty in the little things. Have you found ways to enjoy your city? Have you stumbled across places you have never seen before?
Now I know I’ve give you an earful NOT about fashion, so on to this fab find I found at the infamous Target! Of course this dress was found on the clearance rack and was a sure hit with everyone who has seen me in it. The dress provides comfort, a beautiful color and the detail of the crossed ruffle top encompassing a cold shoulder is what makes me smile the most. Of course, the only way to complete this look was with some super cute nude sandals that also came from Target. Is there anything you like about this look? Let me know in the comments!