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Stand Tall Through It All

Alicia Jay2 Comments
Check Camden Skinny Jean - Long Tall Sally/Tall White Tee - Taller Than Your Average/Cardigan - Collage Clothing Lounge/Hat - Key West Hat Company/Boots - Nine West (size 12)/Chain - Forever 21/Clutch - Thrifted *Love the skinnies. They give just the right amount of plaid which is a hot pattern for fall and winter. The tall tee from TTYA is just the right length and has a very sexy neckline that brings it from casual to chic. I layered a cardigan on for fun and warmth and the boots are some of my favorites. Unfortunately they are from two seasons ago but Nine West has a great boot selection that comes in sizes up to 12 that is worth a looksie.  Photo Credit: Lindsay Carlisle

Check Camden Skinny Jean - Long Tall Sally/Tall White Tee - Taller Than Your Average/Cardigan - Collage Clothing Lounge/Hat - Key West Hat Company/Boots - Nine West (size 12)/Chain - Forever 21/Clutch - Thrifted

*Love the skinnies. They give just the right amount of plaid which is a hot pattern for fall and winter. The tall tee from TTYA is just the right length and has a very sexy neckline that brings it from casual to chic. I layered a cardigan on for fun and warmth and the boots are some of my favorites. Unfortunately they are from two seasons ago but Nine West has a great boot selection that comes in sizes up to 12 that is worth a looksie. 

Photo Credit: Lindsay Carlisle

I am going to keep it all the way real with you...

This is the second time I am writing this post because I accidentally erased the first fabulous one. I mean, the blog about these 36" inseam Check Camden Skinny Jeans from Long Tall Sally was stellar and I could recreate it but I always want to share real thoughts and feelings with you, so here goes...

I am freaking frustrated. Right now, because an hour of work on the tail end of a long work day is down the drain but lately, it's been a bevy of things. From career paths, to failing to fall into faith to the mystery of unlocking love, I have had the continuous twinge of frustration upon me for weeks now.

There. I am not perfect. I admit it and completely cop to it. I have come a long ways. I am continually growing. I will constantly evolve. I, like everyone else on this earth am human with emotions that overtake and feelings that bend.

But I will not break. I won't. I refuse. I emphatically say no.

You see, you will go through things. It is inevitable and is something that EVERYONE experiences. Whether behind closed doors or for the world to critique, our experiences have similar threads. No two stories are the same but all have unequivocal tendencies. None of us can say that we haven't navigated a storm.

Regardless of the state that we are in, I know one thing, you must stand tall though it all. Yes, you may be frustrated but you must know that this state shall pass. It's not permanent but what is etched in stone is that you are a strong, beautiful, God loved individual that already has their life planned out in a blessed way. What you feel now, is a building block for what's to come. Grow from it, absolutely. Wallow in it, never.

So that's it my friends. I am a confident, blessed woman who gets frustrated beyond belief. I am raising my hand for myself and those who cannot yet raise them. This outfit is outstanding but this is truly how I am standing right now and I hope you see beauty in the stance.

More importantly I hope you see the beauty in your stance...and continue to stand tall...despite the state that attempts to take you down.

You can't control the waves but you can build a tall, strong ship.