Tuesday, December 04, 2012

what i wore this week {let your light shine edition}

You know raffles and random giveaways? I almost never win them. Okay, I pretty much never win them. ;) I don't mind- I just never expect to win anything, because it hasn't happened since I was 9 years old at church camp. Yep, I won an entire six pack of canned grape soda back in 1991. And I was really excited!! :) {Seriously, I was. Soda is a big deal when you're 9!}

That's why I couldn't believe it when someone told me I won the Instagram giveaway at Allume. I think I almost passed out right there. Jen can testify to this. I asked Jessica like three times what I'd won! ha!

I was over the moon that I was blessed to win this gorgeous little beauty from The Vintage Pearl:

I didn't choose the necklace I was given, but I love how it went with the purpose of Allume. Even more than that, I love the fact that I would've chosen it out of all of their necklaces, because I so desire this to be true of my life, and I love the daily reminder.

I've worn it a ton of times already, and I still LOVE it. I've been so impressed by the chain too- even though it's been wet several times, it hasn't turned colors. I love sterling silver because I like to wear my necklaces night and day. :D I think I would seriously consider paying regular price {$58} for it. It's such a lovely piece.

I was so thrilled to win it. Can you tell? ;) And can you believe they gave me a $50 gift card too?! What?? Whoop, whoop! Thank you, sweet Vintage Pearl!!

I love jewelry that has meaning- especially when it reminds me of what I'm here to do.

And hey, it's an accessory you can wear all year long. :D

Unlike leather jackets. :) Though I wouldn't mind wearing them all year long too. They are my favorite! :)

{By the way, it's been 78 degrees this month here in East Texas! Oh my goodness, what's going on with the weather? Is my memory failing me or is it hotter than normal? Wow.}

Q: Do you love personal jewelry too? What's your favorite way to make jewelry meaningful to you?

leather jacket: Banana Republic, eBay
striped tee: AE, last year
jeans: American Eagle Artist, $27
leather shoes: clearance Giani Bini, $28 

linking up at the pleated poppy


tracy kelley said...

I live in east Texas also and I cant believe my kids are,wearing shorts! Love ur posts and ur outfits! Love the necklace, need to find me one like that! Thanks for ur blog and ur heart for our lord!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Congrats on the win! I never won anything until I started blogging. I still freak out when I hear that I won a giveaway and usually run around the room jumping up and down for a few minutes...haha. Jewelry is the best when it has a meaning behind it!

Sarah Ward said...

Congrats on winning the contest! There was a time when I was entering a ton of contests and found myself winning quite a few. Your hair is absolutely amazing. I love the texture and fullness of it. Mine is short and asymmetrical and seeing hair like yours makes me long for long, luscious hair again! -Sarah


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Leelee said...

That is a wonderful necklace. What a great reminder.

Stephanie said...

Great outfit! Striped tee and jeans is my outfit of choice on days off from work. Your hair is beautiful!

Hanna said...

YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!! Oh my gosh that hair is to die for!!!!! Love your outfit too and your blog. I am your newest official follower:) Nice meeting you! xoxoxoox Hanna www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

Tori said...

You look adorable! I found you from the pleated poppy and I am your newest GFC follower :)


preethi said...

What a pretty little necklace! And that jacket is seriously amazing. :) Am a new follower!


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Priscila Smith said...

I love the leather jacket and the necklace!!! Super cute outfit!

Alisa Madden said...

I live in TX and yes it is soo hot! I love that necklace and your shoes. I'm hosting a new link-up today, you should stop by and link-up this post :)

Naturally Carly said...

Love it! Great necklace.

chioma anosike said...

you look so cute! i love how simple yet chic this is :)


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Clare said...

I love this look. and congrats on the giveaway! Definitely an upgrade from grape soda!

Stopping by from the link up! Happy Wednesday!

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tiffanymartha said...

been missing your WIWW.... thanks for the post!!

Elena said...

Congrats on the win, the necklace is adorable! You probably heard it 100 times-your hair is gorgeous!!!!

Rachel G said...

I hardly ever win anything too--but that always does make it especially exciting when you do win something! :) And I love a good leather jacket...

Amy Bennett said...

Oh I love that!

Missy Cix said...

I have a Lisa Leonaord necklace my husband gave me that says loved! It is my fave.

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