5-22-13

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Shoeless on Sunset Blvd

As I walked up to church in Hollywood on Sunday, I saw some fellow church attenders leaving the previous service without their shoes. I saw valiant acts of service where friends were carrying friends without shoes on their backs down Sunset Blvd. I knew they were a little creative at Mosaic church in their approach to serving God. However, I was wearing my favorite gold boating shoes and I quickly stopped in the middle of the cross walk and exclaimed “I will not give away my shoes” and considered going home before stepping foot in the building! God had different plans for me Sunday night- As we study the book Uprising in our service our pastor usually challenges us with 3 specific applications. Our topic this week was generosity and our application was to  leave your shoes to be given to a charity and go home barefoot. My suspicions were confirmed and in that moment I realized once more with particular clarity how materialism is such a stronghold in my life. Tearfully, I went to the front of the auditorium and laid down my shoes.

Inspiration

http://mosaic.org/

Outfit Description

Dress (revisited)- Forever 21, Purse- Kate Spade, Gold Boat Shoes- belong to another now

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2-22-13

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Ann Taylor Girl

Today was a work and school day. I opened up shop at Ann Taylor this morning and ran to class afterward to review my project with my professor. I have a tendency to wear only Ann Taylor or LOFT clothing to work since my wardrobe is 50% AT product. This is so evident that some of my friends have begun to call me Ann Taylor. If there ever was an Ann Taylor, I’d like to think we’d be good friends. In class today I am designing a men’s collection but my professor seems unimpressed with my work. Designing and sketching are not my favorite parts of the program but I realize if I am to be offered the design job at Unlimited Designs I will quickly need to learn to love hand and computer sketching. I had a friend snap a photo of me inside the campus with a student project display and then on the 4th floor patio at school in the beautiful sunshine overlooking South Hope Park.

Inspiration- Ann Taylor   

Just call me Ann Taylor!

Inspiration AT AT Pant

{photo credit: http://anntaylor.com}

My Outfit Description

Capri Pant- Ann Taylor Loft, Top- Ann Taylor, Jacket- Ann Taylor, Scarf- Ann Taylor, Earrings- Ann Taylor, Boating Shoes- Steve Madden

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