Thanksgiving Weekend Outfits + Thankful for the Trials

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a wonderful thanksgiving so far. This weekend my family and I are going to visit some family out of town- I'm really looking forward to it! I decided to share with you the outfits I picked out for our little trip. Both of them are fairly casual, but I decided to go with wearing a dress one day and jeans the other. 






Scarf -- Gift
Mustard cardi -- Target
Sweater dress -- Rue 21 via thrift store
Tights -- Target
Shoes -- second hand store



Oversized cardi -- borrowed from my big bro
Shirt -- hand-me-down
Undershirt -- Target
Necklace -- hand-me-down
Jeans -- Express via Plato's Closet
Shoes -- Walmart

This year I've been thankful for sooo much. The Lord has blessed me unimaginably- It would take me much too long to say everything I'm thankful for, but I want to say something about my siblings.


I love them more than words can express. They have taught me so much through their Godly influence.


But sometimes we argue. I get annoyed with them or I don't agree with something they are doing. But I'm thankful for that too. Because even then, God is teaching me through them. 

He is teaching me to love and be loving even when it's not easy; to have patience; to have a servant's heart. He's teaching me that everyone has their own opinions and that that's okay, and that I don't always need to be right- I can just let things go sometimes. This year I've learned to be thankful for the trials (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Well, I'm still learning. It's hard, and everyday I fail, and am discontented. But everything that happens, good or bad, is making me who I am today. I just have to control how I respond to things. I can learn from my mistakes and just trust that the Lord has a plan for me and that He is in control (Jeremiah 29:11). 

James 1:2-4(ESV):

Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Have a blessed day! 

-Ashley xx

15 comments :

  1. I really like the colors of your first outfit. Also, your words are wise. Thanks for the encouragement. :)
    I nominated for the Grateful Blogger Tag: http://styleforreallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/grateful-blogger-tag.html?showComment=1417146268248#c7190952384621186437. If you want to do it and have any questions, let me know. :)

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    1. Thank you, Paige! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the award, I'm flattered. :)

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    2. For sure! :)

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  2. Thanks for the follow, Ashley! I followed you back. :) You seem to have a super cool blog going here.... keep it up!

    Both outfits are super cute. You've definitely got the hipster vibe going on. Love it :)

    http://irelandrhea.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Ireland, I really appreciate it!

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  3. Hey Ashley! Cute blog... I like it!
    Awesome outfits too! I like them!

    <3 Olivia
    http://thoughtsandinspirationsbyolivia.blogspot.com/

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  4. CUTEEE outfits! I especially love the dress outfit. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Abbey!

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  5. OHMYWORD. These outfits are so cute. I want to steal your closet.

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  6. Your outfit is adorable! Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comment was so encouraging. I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Ashleigh! You are so sweet.

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  7. I love the first outfit!! It looks really comfortable. :-)
    Naomi

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