Pops of Neon & Sunshine

"Just living is not enough...
one must have sunshine, freedom,
and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen






| Bag: c/o The Shopping Bag (use code: HEARTSOFGOLD for 25% off any order on the site) | Tee: c/o Ily Couture | Mug: c/o The Shopping Bag | Earrings: c/o Ily Couture | Jeans: Joe's Jeans (almost exact) | Heels: BCBG Generation | Sunglasses: B.P. Nordstrom (sold out-similar here) |

You know those months when you know you will already be short on time and money, and then even more things pile on?  Yep!  That's exactly where I'm at right now.  In the past month (since we spent most of our savings on our trip to Europe), we've had both cars need repairs, our computer screen shatter and my iPhone software malfunction.  UGH!  So you might have to forgive the lack of posting right now and over the next couple of weeks while we get things in order.  I thought I would write a quick post today though so you know I'm still alive ;)

BEAUTY ON THE OUTSIDE
Pops of neon
Neon is basically the epitome of summer.  Bright colors stand out and instantly make your whole ensemble seem more fun and summery!  On a daily basis though, I'm just not usually in the mood to dress in neon from head to toe.  Don't get me wrong, I love candy pink dresses as much as the next girl, but sometimes when I'm just heading to the grocery store, I want to be a bit more casual.  One way I add neon to my outfits during these days, is with just a pop of neon from my accessories or t-shirt graphic colors (like this pineapple shirt from Ily Couture).  The Shopping Bag has tons of great neon accessories this year (this yellow/green purse being one of my favs), they even have cute fruit shaped clutches!  

BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE
Sunshine in my soul
One thing that keeps me going (especially during those "UGH" moments), is actually just thinking about what makes me happy and what I'm grateful for.  So I thought I'd share with you some lyrics from one of my favorite songs that instantly makes my mood feel brighter:

"There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.
O there's sunshine, blessed sunshine,
While the peaceful happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows his smiling face
There is sunshine in my soul."
(Text: Eliza E. Hewitt; Music: John R. Sweney)

Hope you have a great week and happy Monday!


Lace on Lace

"Grown ups never understand 
anything for themselves,
and it is tiresome for children 
to be always and forever
explaining things to them"

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Le Petit Prince