“Backwards styling”

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller

Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (3)

Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (1) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (2) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (4) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (5) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (6) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (7) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (8) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (9) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (10) Topshop checkered skirt + cropped blazer (11)Outfit details: Topshop skirt // Blazer (old) // Zigi heels // MK Selma bag
Hello darlings!

I love the colors 0fΒ this skirt and actually can’t wait to style it again during the fall months. Since it is fairly warm now, I paired it with a cropped blazer which I decided to put on backwards and ended up loving the results. Sometimes, a simple turn around can switch things up like you would have never imagined.

I would say that the same applies to your attitude. Many times we face situations that can easily make us come out of character and react in the most ungodly way. Or perhaps, we may face hardships that cause us to crumble under the weight of discouragement but let me be the one to encourage you today. Those hardships aren’t pointless and each of of your experiences is molding you into the person God has intended for you to become. As you grow, your attitude towards certain situations will change and only then will you realize how your previous mistakes, trials, tribulations and failures have all contributed to this new you who’s stronger than you even knew.

Yes! I am speaking from experience and this may resonate differently with each one of you but bottom line is don’t give up. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel so don’t make the mistake of turning around when you’re getting closer and closer to your destination.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed week ahead!

With love,

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6 Comments

  1. cheri406
    06/25/2014 / 5:05 AM

    Hey Edwina,

    Reading your words Always places a Huge πŸ™‚ in my heart and on this mug as well! Amen Sis keep Preaching! πŸ™‚

    Yep we all Struggle to find our way, fail, backslide, do it wrong … then God lifts us up with His Love! But do you know what would really be Depressing? If you/we lived in a country that suppressed our Freedoms … especially of Faith, Speech and Individuality … Unacceptable! At times our Nation isn’t half bad … at times.

    The combination of Kindness, Personality, Talent, Determination, Energy, Communication Skills, Common Sense/Education/Wisdom/Intelligence (there are differences), Inter + Physical Beauty and most importantly the Faith that God placed in your Soul … that’s Amazing! Equally Amazing I could suck up that much. LOL πŸ™‚

    A Lovely Sermon and just look … top on backwards, fall/winter skirt (the middle of summer) and those eyes hiding … umm hmm … cu πŸ˜‰

    Cool look! Very Creative! Seriously Job Well Done Edwina! πŸ™‚ What would we do without ya? Rhetorical.

    Thanks, Have a Beautiful Day! =D

    • 06/26/2014 / 12:05 PM

      We definitely take our freedom for granted at times. You’re so right!

      Your compliments are out of this world. You, my dear are a virtual blessing and for that I say THANK YOU!!!

      Stay blessed πŸ™‚

  2. 06/24/2014 / 10:46 AM

    Love how you related fashion to our attitudes. This outfit is so chic, I am also loving the results of the backward blazer, I love doing that too. Your skirt is lovely and I look forward to seeing how you style it for the fall.

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    • 07/31/2014 / 11:52 AM

      Thanks so much Sarah! It’s all about perspective. Definitely can relate many things to fashion!

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