CHECKMATE


So there I was, Saturday night, standing in front of the mirror with clothes strewn everywhere trying to decide what to wear to church the next day. Then I remembered this lovely skirt I had thrifted a few weeks ago and I reached for it. The task of finding a matching top presented itself but then I saw my check shirt lying in a pile of clothes. I was unsure of this pairing at first since I had stopped wearing this shirt due to the fit but after trying on the check shirt, I thought to myself  "Checkmate" hence the title of this post.

Let me challenge you now as I ask you one simple question, "what do you think about when your alone". The message today really caused me to further question the type of shows, movies, books and music I expose myself too. The truth is what we choose to mediate on matters because it shapes our attitude and that's eventually what we become. I am also talking to myself when I say this, we need to really censor what we allow our eyes to see. Its a constant struggle but God's grace is sufficient for us.

"And now dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise"

(Philippians 4:8 NLT )









Shirt: Street Market (old) // Skirt: Thrifted // Shoes: Forever 21 // Necklace: H&M

Happy Sunday!

40 comments:

  1. lovely outfit
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  2. I love this look. Beautiful skirt xx

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  3. u look lovely
    i really love your hair

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  4. Found you on Anna's blog! I totally love this look. I'm obsessed with plaid and red, though I don't have much of either. It's very ironic. The hemline of this skirt is so lady like too.

    That is so awesome that you put up that verse. That has been the verse circulating in my head all week. I wrote it down on a piece of paper a few days ago (though I've known this verse for a while) and how much impact it gives to reality and to me. There's so much proof too that what you think becomes your reality. We take this verse for granted without looking into the power our thoughts, words, and activities bring us. Our thoughts and what we consume in our everyday lives can manifest themselves in either a blessing or a curse. One of the hardest things for me and my husband to give up is listening to music that may not give us a positive effect on our souls. It's hard because most of the amazing music out there is influenced by Satan, and actually good and blessed music can be quite unpalatable. It's definitely hard to find a balance.

    Anyway, would love to hear from you about this!

    Love,
    Rachel
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    1. I feel you Rachel, what we think is definitely what we become. I myself struggle in selecting music to listen to but thank God for his grace.

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  5. Saw you in Blogger Spotlight on Anna's blog and loved your style! You look very happy on these pictures, red colour suits you :) I will definetly follow your next posts.
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  6. Love the new Hairstyle!

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  7. I saw you on Anna's blog - your style is amazing :)

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  8. Man I love your outfit!!! Girl it's sooo cute!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Hi Sarah! I love the way you wore this outfit, you have a lot of style!
    The mix of the plaid shirt and the skirt is such amazing!
    Wonderful! :) Have a nice week dear!

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  10. Lovely look! And your thoughts - so true, we are shaped by the things we think about most!

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  11. I really love your outfit and its great for church...you've got great style.
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  12. So graceful!I really really like the new hair sara!! loove it actually! Gorgeous smile bebe!

    XX
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  13. Nice skirt!!

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    xoxo

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  14. Love this look, and the plaid makes this outfit pop even more. As always, your hair look amazing!

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    1. Thank you, its really nice to get compliments on my hard work.

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  15. Gorgeous heels and I love that top!

    Heidi D.
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  16. I love how classy and dressed up you made plaid look

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  17. me gustan mucho las faldas midi la tuya es preciosa.Un besazo

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  18. you look so amazing! lovely combination, I like this skirt.
    good job over here, you have a nice blog dear..

    wanna follow each other?
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    1. Thank you, I appreciate the feedback

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  19. you look amazing girl... love that skirt on you!!
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  20. I only think about how to make people happy lol i love the look dear
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  21. love your look and shoes are amazing !! i want ones like these!! jejeje
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  22. Love this look from head to toe! It's so lady-like yet still interesting.
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  23. Checkmate indeed! Love this look Sarah!

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  24. Love the mix of plaid...lovely!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  25. This is so perfect <3 Great colors!

    - Anna

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  26. I'm loving the color combination in this outfit, you nailed it! xx

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  27. You look gorg girl.
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