A Lifestylye Blog

Monday, July 21, 2014

OOTD: An Everyday Look

Top: Forever21
Skirt: 2B bebe 
Clutch: Kohls
Heels: Merona (target brand)
Lipsitck: MAC RubyWoo

It was good to get out there and shoot today again after a couple months break. To give an honest check-in- as I have always intended to keep things real on here- life has been hurting as of late. And while my soul wants to mope and sleep and not go anywhere, I've made it my goal to do the opposite. Yes, I have my moments where I allow myself to just feel and process-- but when it's time--I wipe my face, and I get up, and I tackle the day.

 A good friend of mine gave some very good wisdom a few months ago: 
"The Kingdom of God works in an opposite way than we think: The more we stop focusing on ourselves, and the more we focus on others and serving them, the more our own soul and heart is blessed in return."

So while life hurts right now, I've made it a point to get out and serve- not because I'm looking for my own gain, but because my spirit is called and wired to do so. And I had an amazing time yesterday as I helped a new friend move into her home yesterday. Hearing her heart and her stories about her debilitating illness touched my heart. 

And yes, this whole concept of blogging and taking photos of myself may come across as very "me-focused" ...but what I really hope it does is encourage whoever is reading to get out there and be bold. Embrace your beauty. Take care of it. And know that it is something to be expressed.

Hope you enjoy
xoxo Mary 

Photo/Video Credit: My sis. She was such a big help carrying out a lot of these shots I've been wanting to catch!

***Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for the promotion of the products mentioned in this post. 


  1. Lovely outfit post Mary. It's great you're tackling the day when you're not feeling your best x

  2. Thanks so much, Lesley :) Love your blog btw xx


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