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Winter is in full force...at least in some parts of the country! Here in Nashville, we've had some colder temperatures, but nothing crazy like snow yet!
I wanted to put together some favorites that are essential for winter no matter where you are!
I absolutely love a good inspirational background on my phone. Since we are always on our phones, it is so nice to have a little inspirational remind each time you reach for it. I made these just for you!
Save them to your phone or share them on Pinterest for other people to use!
KEEP GOING IT'S ALWAYS WORTH IT
THE TIME IS NOW
DO EVERYTHING WITH LOVE
LIFE IS PRETTY GREAT
Let me know if you love these as much as I do and I will create new ones each month!
Fortunately and unfortunately is it still winter.
Fortunately - sweaters are seriously my favorite thing to wear.
Unfortunately - it getting dark at 4pm is seriously killing my vibes.
Since winter is still just hanging out, I wanted to show you some of my favorite sweaters we have on the site right now!
LADIES. 2018 is your year. 100%. Hands down. I am serious.
Here are some tips that I have found useful to have the best year yet...and stick with it!
We have some more lovely ladies that are supporting Everest & Co. and we wanted to make sure that you had a chance to check out their amazing blogs!
First up, meet Heather from Heart of Heather! Heather is such a gorgeous person inside and out and her blog shows all the creative sides she has! From fashion, to gift guides, choreography and more - we are loving Heather's site!
Heather is rocking out Kira Jacket and we think she looks amazing!
Next up is Jamie! She has a gorgeous Instagram and blog as well! A portion of her blog is called "Sharing My Heart" and we love that she does that! All of her posts are so personal and you feel like you really get to know her through her words.
Below, Jamie is wearing our September Dress and we think she looks stunning! We love how she made the look more cozy with leggings and boots. Go check out her blog!
We'd love if you go check out these awesome ladies and give them some love!
We absolutely love that women are taking to the internet and blogs as a creative space to share fashion, advice and inspirational stories. We wanted to start spotlighting some women who support Everest & Co. so that you all can add them to your "blogs to keep up with" lists!
Joanna is the beauty behind The Cup Of Jojo, a blog about fashion, local spots to check out and even short stories. We love the mix of content on Joanna's blog and each week you'll definitely want to catch up on what she has curated lately!
Her passion for local and small businesses is much appreciated! We have loved getting to know Joanna and can't wait to keep up with all her adventures. Not to mention, she looks AMAZING in our Marissa Dress pictured above!
Check out her blog www.thecupofjojo.com and her Instagram @jlizette - go show her some love ladies!
I don’t know about y’all, but this past week was insane! From midterms to fall break and then more midterms – they never end – I felt like I was constantly running on low. Whether it be running out of time, money, sleep, or coffee, I just felt like I was grasping at thin air. Through the craziness, I was scrambling around trying to come up with that in the world to talk about on Sunday for a YoungLife club talk. I was racking my brain on what passage to cover, what stories I could incorporate from my own life, and finally settled on the well-known passage of Jesus feeding the five thousand. While it may sound elementary – I hadn’t spent much time on it since Sunday school – as I was delving into it I realized that it couldn’t be more relevant to us every day. It reads:
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 14: 15-21.
While we thankfully probably aren’t worried about feeding 5,000 people on a day to day basis, I think we can all relate to how frantic Jesus and His disciples must have been feeling. Imagine after a long day being starving and realizing there is no way that everyone is going to be fed – there might not even be enough for you! Isn’t that just it though? The feeling of crap, I just can’t do it. Whether it’s worrying about bread and fish or not, aren’t we always worried that we won’t have enough? That we will come up short?
I’ve found that in college, I sometimes just feel like I’m starving for more – more time, more community, more opportunities, more of everything – because aren’t we always living in a little, or a lot, of fear that we just simply do not have enough to be satisfied? Or maybe it goes deeper into the fear that we ourselves just aren’t enough. I know I feel this way, and I know I’m not the only one. I can find myself running so low on energy, time, confidence sometimes that I feel like I don’t have anything left to give. I think this is how the disciples felt in that moment – low on energy, time, and not confident in providing for the people around them. Heck, they didn’t have nearly enough. But what they did do is present the little bit they had to Jesus and allowed Him to make it enough. Often times when I’m feeling so on low, the thought of presenting it to Jesus seems almost too much, I think Jesus I have so little, is there even any use giving it to you? I mean what could you possibly do with the tiny bit I have left? BUT Y’ALL. If He can feed 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and some fish, He can most certainly sustain and satisfy us! If we just choose to trust and give it to Him, he will stretch our resources and satisfy that hunger inside us. The key is finding the courage to surrender the little bit we have to Him rather than holding it on to dear life. He showed his power to bridge the gap and turn the smallest amount I have into plentiful riches to me time and time again, and He can for you too. You just have to present it to Him and let Him do the work.
I’m baaaaaaack!! Did ya miss me? Well, while I was brainstorming ideas for this post, I couldn’t get my mind off the new fall dresses and I've become literally obsessed with both! They are the perfect dresses for fall weather and my goal was to showcase them so you’d fall as in love with them as me. So I grabbed my pretty friend and headed off to Nashville to try to do these dresses justice!
The September Dress is what I would call, a fall essential. While dresses may seem fancy and can make you look put together, honestly they take no thinking at all. You just throw it on and bam, you have an entire outfit. Pop on a pair of booties or your favorite wedges and people will be in awe of your appearance. Olive is one of my favorite fall colors so this dress is perfect. While some can argue that floral patterns are for summer, the warm tones of the floral print make this dress cozy and perfect for a brisk fall day.
Okay, can we please talk about the Maddie Dress?!? I didn’t think it was possible to fall so in love with a single dress. Honestly, everything from the style to the color is perfect. I love that this is a muted blue floral print maxi dress. Blues can be cold and “wintery” or vibrant and bright for summer. Before this dress, I would have NEVER thought of blue as a fall color, however, this perfect muted color gives the blue a warm undertone that keeps it cozy for fall. Not to mention, long dresses like this with the leg slit and the tie waist are so in right now. My girl Sydney rocks this casual maxi dress like no other. All I can say is, if you don’t snag this dress this season, WYD?!?!?
Let me see how you rock these dresses this fall!!!! Tag us on Instagram or facebook so we can see these dresses put to action. I can’t wait to see what ya’ll do with these. I hope I have made you fall as deeply in love as I am!