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Transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring can be tooouuugh! The suns warm, the breeze is cold – so how do you dress for that nonsense?! Don’t be afraid to continue wearing your sweaters, just mix them with a lighter, springier piece on bottom like light wash denim, a pencil skirt or a shoe that exposes your ankle/top of your foot. Add in spring colored layers on top with your jeans & don’t second guess wearing your heavier blazers still! There’s no wrong way as long as your warm when it’s chilly and cool when it’s hot! And keep in mind that color is the most significant element transitioning through seasons! Happy spring!!
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When His plans seem to change every aspect of our lives it’s so (freaking) nice to find the safety & reassurance in His word that we can trust Him because His plan is to position us for more. The crazy thing is that when we think we’ve figured out His plan & we’ve finally arrived at that ‘THIS IS IT!!!’ moment, suddenly plans change. If we knew every plot twist in life we would have no reason to keep trusting God! I love that when we truly think we’ve arrived at that big, glorious moment of dreams coming true, He changes the plan in order to expand our vision – not discourage us. He wants us to dream bigger & He’s allowed our capacity for more to increase. I’m a dreamer to my core, but like most other people, I get comfortable and start going through the motions – that’s right when He always seems to show up & shake things up. Hang on through this wild life ride, let your dreams expand and position yourself to say yes when God is asking you to trust Him with the next big step!
I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11.

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Photo taken at: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Yeah, I get stuck in (effing, cuz these kinds of ruts deserve a swear word) clothing ruts too. Sometimes I try something new, look at myself in the mirror & OLIVIA!! All the bad thoughts come flooding in like a freight train. Walking out of the house feeling uninspired & self conscious sets a real positive tone for the day, doesn’t it? No thanks! But this is what I’ve come to understand about clothes, they’re just like every other relationship we have. We search for security, comfort, safety, inspiration & identity in them. They help to shape us into who we want to become & what we believe about ourselves. I want my clothing to offer security in areas I might not always feel good about. And all relationships need to be kept in check right?! I mean if home girl is stirring up some trouble you walk away! You (ideally, I know that’s not always easy) set boundaries to protect your heart. Typically we are drawn to people who make us feel inspired, understood, free & alive – people we feel proud to be seen with! Insert your wardrobe here… if you start your every day off feeling depleted, uninspired & self conscious then your relationship needs to change for your own well being. People and clothing should not becoming a hinderance to your potential or your overall health & beliefs about yourself. I am not a stylist just for the glamor (but let’s be real I def drool over the fancy things), I am a stylist because I believe in your potential and that your clothing is a major way of unlocking it! Set a boundary with your clothing like you would with someone who’s stealing your joy, get rid of them. They’re not worth keeping close if all they do is hurt you. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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I love mail day!!! Client’s goodies rolling’ in makes my heart skip a beat! 😍
I love working one on one with clients to build a strategic wardrobe, one that accommodates every facet of their lives! Your wardrobe should reflect your values & lifestyle, it should motivate you, offer you confidence and security and most of all it should feel exciting for you to get dressed every single day whether it’s a casual day, a work day, a girls night out, a special event or a trip to the gym!
As a stylist it’s not my goal to fill your closet with designer pieces or to break the bank – not even close! I work with a close budget if that’s what gives you peace through the process! I am a firm believer if something steals your peace, the price is too high – whether that’s financial or circumstantial.

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My little family. Today I choose to be aware, aware of myself, my surroundings, my people & my heart. Aware of the dancing steam from my fresh coffee, the warm air pouring into our home & my little humans belly laughing together. Today I feel a whole heap of grateful. Grateful for a husband who cherishes & believes in me, for kids who tell me they love me & that my 4 year old boy says he’ll marry me some day. I’m grateful for the memories both near & far that I’ve been a part of creating & the ones ahead of me I have yet to take part in. I love that this life is full of adventure & that unknowns don’t have to be scary with Jesus on our side. It’s easy to get busy and distracted from the things that offer us connection to ourselves & the world around us, this life isn’t only about attaining our own greatness or conquering our fears. It’s about being a friend to the lonely, a supporter of the broken, it’s about standing in the gap for our hurting sisters & offering acceptance in a broken world. If people knew to love well, to be considerate, to stand up for the truth, to be slow to anger & quick to forgive, to walk graciously & not be judgmental then the world around them would slowly become a safe haven to so many who need it. Today I’m choosing to be aware of my words & how they impact the people I interact with, I’m choosing to be invested in each moment & spend them with intention. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Pink on pink? Sign me up! Now off I go to rummage through my kids Valentine’s Day candy from school behind closed doors! Hoping for at least one Reece’s. 🤞🏼💋

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I (freaking) love boiler suits, but it’s hard to find the perfect one for your body & personality! I LOVED the color of this one but it was all up in my business – if ya catch my drift. Siiiiggggh. So close.
Do you like these jump suits?! If so, do you have one or do they make you a little nervous?? Remember that feeling a little nervous to wear something you LOVE is exactly what you’re looking for! Happy 76538397th snow day, back into hibernation I go.

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What keeps you feeling grounded? Rephrase, what is it in your heart that offers you a sense of security & peace? My family is currently in a vulnerable season of transition where all kinds of unknowns are lingering in the space around us. I’ve chosen not to accommodate unrest or worry in my heart, although I used to which resulted in anxiety attacks & a very dark version of myself. Through that season I grew in self awareness and understood that I can not entertain the what ifs before their time. Maybe others can, but for me that’s a big one – a hard, conscious choice I have to make to protect myself. There’s too much of a chance they’ll never be more than just a ‘what if’ so investing my energy and emotions into them prematurely causes massive unrest that trickles down into my parenting, marriage & relationships. That means choosing peace and finding ways to obtain it. So today, despite the uncertainties, I’m not entertaining the what ifs. I’m edifying my heart & mind with worship music, coffee, sitting in the window where the sun is pouring in, spontaneous dance parties with my daughter, fueling my faith with the word, getting my work done while listening to a podcast and choosing to be present with my babies – not only I deserve the best version of me, they do too. 📷 @kaleighdsimmonsphoto

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Custom suiting meeting today! So. Much. Fun! I loved learning more about this avenue of fashion & how I can partner with other local small businesses to offer my clients a wider range of services & insight! That’s the thing about this whole gig – the rules are made to be broken, style isn’t just about wearing what’s cool at the moment! It’s about expressing your individuality & wearing clothes that make you FEEL. Also, getting out of my freezing house and catching a little break from my (love em but they makin’ me crazy) kids was so deeply needed today after no power & horrible weather. Still waiting on that power to kick back in, however… until then we crash & get cozy wherever we can!

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It’s beautiful, yes. But we are 7 snow/ice days off of school and we can’t stand it much longer! Lord send the sun, I mean it Jesus… please send a bit of warmth, brightness and loads of melting to Michigan!

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