Project: {Style} III

Project: {Style} – Because, as we grow & change, our style is always evolving.  I love fashion & beauty.  I think it is FUN.  I’m figuring out what I’m comfortable in, & I’m figuring out what makes me happy.  {*NOTE: I know that beauty & fashion, are not THE source of happiness.  Jesus is my sole source of Joy.  But, He made us to appreciate beauty.  To see Him in the beauty.  This is just a fun project in finding an outward expression of the joy I feel on the inside.}

Also: Yes, style is {FUN}.  But, let’s be honest, some days/weeks, it just feels like {work}.

That was me this week.  I haven’t been “feelin’ it”.  I wore a lot of work clothes, because, well, the last couple months I’ve been helping working for my Dad at his Pioneer Seed (corn, soybean, milo, etc.) warehouse.  And IT.IS.GLAMOROUS. 😉

Ha.  Well, it may not be {glamorous}, but it is {FUN}.  {FUN} because I get to work with my Dad (& sometimes, my Grandpa).  {FUN} because Zane & Alice get to spend time with their Great-Grandparents.  & {FUN} because it’s not all year. 😉

SO, in the realm of {keeping’ it real}, this is what I looked like, more days than not, this week…

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{T-Shirt: Pioneer Seed | Work Pants: Carhart | Shoes: Old}

Style is {FUN}, but don’t feel like you need to “have it all together” all of the time.

Style is the most {FUN} when it’s {REAL}.


And then today some {very special} shirts came in the mail.  They were part of a fundraiser for a fellow Noonday Ambassador & her family to raise funds to bring their little girl home from the Congo.  The shirts say “Your grace abounds in deepest waters.”

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{Shirt: Fundraiser | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Toms | Accessories: Noonday Collection}

Because when the waters are deep, it takes a lot of {faith}.  Because when the waters are deep, it’s {hard}.  Because when the waters are deep, {He shines the brightest}.

Such a {good} reminder.
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I leave you with this…this girl is {always} dancing.  {ALWAYS}.

Don’t forget to enjoy the moment.

Because sometimes I need to remember that, too.
{Don't forget to dance.}

{Don’t forget to dance.}

Will you join me in Project: {Style}?  Fashion should be {FUN}.  No matter what size or shape you are.

What do you feel comfortable in?

What do you find beautiful?

{YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!}

Until next time…

{Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday & Happiness at Mid Life for TBT Fashion.}

Project: {Style} II

Project: {Style} – Because, as we grow & change, our style is always evolving.  I love fashion & beauty.  I think it is FUN.  I’m figuring out what I’m comfortable in, & I’m figuring out what makes me happy.  {*NOTE: I know that beauty & fashion, are not THE source of happiness.  Jesus is my sole source of Joy.  But, He made us to appreciate beauty.  To see Him in the beauty.  This is just a fun project in finding an outward expression of the joy I feel on the inside.}

I dropped the ball this week.  My Mom, Zane (4yrs), Alice (3yrs), & myself, ventured to Texas to pick up Brave, the pony.  So, needless to say, I snapped a lot of photos of the great “Brave” adventure, but not a lot of out outfits…& I was mostly in leggings (best travel companion, ever.) & long, comfy tops.

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{Brave is the little pony in the middle…}

Here is one I took though…

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{Shirt: Old Navy | Pants: Gap | Sandals: Birkenstocks | Accessories: Noonday Collection}

 This is a super easy outfit.  I finally found a Chambray shirt that I connect with.  Old Navy for the win!  Whenever I have the chance, I order the Tall size, because it’s often longer, & I like that.

ALSO!  The Silk Road Clutch {made with love in Afghanistan} that I’m holding is 30% off this week!!  Along with the (yellow) Bengal Necklace {made with love in India} & Jaipur Earrings {made with love in India} that I’m wearing as well!  Everything at Noonday Collection is {handmade with love} by our amazing Artisan Partners.

Isn’t the hand embroidery on this clutch stunning?

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{You can shop this sale at stephaniemontes.noondaycollection.com}

Will you join me in Project: {Style}?  Fashion should be {FUN}.  No matter what size or shape you are.

What do you feel comfortable in?

What do you find beautiful?

{YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!}

Until next time…

{Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday}

Project: {Style}

We went through our closets last week.  It. felt. so. good. to go through everything & PURGE.  I wanted to try to do a “capsule wardrobe”…I’m not quite there yet, but I felt like we made great progress.

So, I decided to start “Project: {Style}”.  Because, as we grow & change, our style is always evolving.  I love fashion & beauty.  I think it is FUN.  I’m figuring out what I’m comfortable in, & I’m figuring out what makes me happy.  {*NOTE: I know that beauty & fashion, are not THE source of happiness.  Jesus is my sole source of Joy.  But, He made us to appreciate beauty.  To see Him in the beauty.  This is just a fun project in finding an outward expression of the joy I feel on the inside.}

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Kimino: LuLaRoe | Dolman: Jane.com | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: TOMS | Accessories: Noonday Collection

I love being comfortable.  So, I tend to lean towards longer tops.  I’m 5’10” so most of my “tops” could actually be dresses for shorter people. 🙂

Have you heard of LuLaRoe?  I was just introduced to them this Spring, & the clothes are SO COMFY.

ALSO:  All of my accessories are from Noonday Collection.  I am an Ambassador with Noonday.  Every piece is {handmade with love} by Artisans from around the world.  Each piece has a {story}, which is my favorite part.  By purchasing these {beautiful, unique, handmade} accessories, you help create sustainable income for these {amazing} Artisans, who live in vulnerable communities.  To read more about our Artisan Partners & to shop visit: stephaniemontes.noondaycollection.com.

Noonday Collection is a Fair Trade company.  When you shop Noonday’s line of fashion-forward jewelry and accessories, you join a movement to create a flourishing world where children are cherished, people have jobs, women are empowered, and we are connected.

::: I’m working on a {fabulously, fun} giveaway…stay tuned!! ::: 

Alice wanted to get in on the fun, too. :) Alice's Shirt: LuLaRoe | Necklace: Noonday Collection | Skirt & Leggings: GAP

Alice wanted to get in on the fun, too. 🙂 Alice’s Shirt: LuLaRoe | Necklace: Noonday Collection | Skirt & Leggings: GAP

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Dress: Old Navy | Pants: GAP | Shoes: TOMS | Accessories: Noonday Collection

This {gorgeous} tote is made {with love} in India out of goat leather by a group of artisans that are considered “untouchable”. They are lower than the caste system – only this group can touch the dead animals which are considered “holy”. By selling their goods to companies that are committed to ethical sourcing and Fair trade standards like Noonday, these artisans are now earning regular wages they can rely on, and dignity for the work they do!

Dress: LuLaRoe Amelia | Jeggings: Old Navy | Sandals: Birkenstocks | Accessories: Noonday Collection

Dress: LuLaRoe Amelia | Jeggings: Old Navy | Sandals: Birkenstocks | Accessories: Noonday Collection

This clutch is made {with love} by {beautiful} Artisans in Afghanistan.  It is hand embroidered & the detail is stunning.

Top: Anthropolgie | Cardigan: H&M | Jeggings: Old Navy | Sandals: Birkenstocks

Top: Anthropolgie | Cardigan: H&M | Jeggings: Old Navy | Sandals: Birkenstocks

Will you join me?  Fashion should be {FUN}.  No matter what size or shape you are.

What do you feel comfortable in?

What do you find beautiful?

{YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!}

Until next time…

Noonday accessories featured in this post...

Noonday accessories featured in this post… stephaniemontes.noondaycollection.com   

{Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday}