Where Summer Meets Fall

Where Summer Meets Fall

Black Plaid and white denim

Blouse: Express(last year, this year’s version here) Similar here and here | White Denim: Nordstrom (Similar here and here) | Hat: Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here) | Suede Clutch: Nordstrom (similar here and here) | Necklace: Love, Always (similar here) | Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here and here) | Beaded Bracelets: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Watch: Michael Kors | Flower Ring: Article & Thread | Crossover Ring: Baublebar | Earrings: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Wrap Bracelet: Beaucoup Designs c/o

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black plaid and white denim

Suede Clutch

Black plaid and white denim

grey suede clutch

Fall Transition Plaid

(photography via Natalie Miller)

Blouse: Express(last year, this year’s version here) Similar here and here | White Denim: Nordstrom (Similar here and here) | Hat: Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here) | Suede Clutch: Nordstrom (similar here and here) | Necklace: Love, Always (similar here) | Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here and here) | Beaded Bracelets: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Watch: Michael Kors | Flower Ring: Article & Thread | Crossover Ring: Baublebar | Earrings: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Wrap Bracelet: Beaucoup Designs c/o

Hi friends, we are in the middle of some very challenging days here in Baton Rouge. Due to the record flooding happening, I have not left our home in five days now. Our neighborhood was too flooded to drive cars through the streets for the first couple of days and now that we are finally high and dry again, too many areas around us are too flooded to really go anywhere. It’s just such a devastating situation for so many. We were one of the fortunate ones who didn’t lose everything, but many of our friends have been sending in photos of their home completely submerged in water all the way to the roof tops! It’s honestly just so hard to wrap your head around.

This was not even part of a hurricane like you would expect….just a mass accumulation of rain that couldn’t be sustained over the past several days causing waterways to overfill. Absolutely crazy to see. BUT, what pleases me to see is how everyone steps up to help in any way that they can. From boat rescues to food and shelter, everyone is doing their part here and it’s a beautiful thing. And I must say that for all the negativity that runs rampant on Facebook, it’s so nice to see people reaching out there to help and assist complete strangers during this difficult time. Happy to see that social outlet being used for something good for a change.

 “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” — Fred Rogers

Please keep Louisiana in your prayers, friends. There is so much to be done in the many months ahead to restore homes and businesses. For so many of us watching this unfold, the memories of Hurricane Katrina keep rushing back in. It took time, but we got through that and we will get through this as well, with God’s help.

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11 Comments

  1. August 15, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Praying for you all and the state of Louisiana. It is unbelievable to be dealing with this again 11 years later. But, thank God it is not as bad as Hurricane Katrina was. But, it is still bad and people have lost homes and everything. On another note love the entire ensemble. #prayingforyouall

  2. Nataly
    August 16, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I love this look. We are praying for Louisiana!

    • admin
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 2:28 am

      Thanks so much, Nataly!!

  3. August 16, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Sending you all the love and prayers for you and your friends and family. My mother grew up in Baton Rouge and shares stories of hurricanes when she was a child- I cannot imagine what your community is going through! I also know that Louisiana is a STRONG community- and it’s wonderful to hear how they are coming together. Xoxo

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      August 17, 2016 / 2:28 am

      Thank you so much, Erin! It’s a tough time but you are right, Louisiana is a strong community and we’ll get through this just as we do with the hurricanes. The situation is terrible but it’s so nice to see how people really come together in hard times like these!
      xo,
      January

  4. August 16, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    You’re so beautiful babe! Love this look. Keeping Louisiana in my prayers xo

  5. August 16, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear what is going on in your hometown!! This is the last thing your state needs. Sending positive vibes and I hope everything goes back to normal soon! In regards to your look – i absolutely love it! Great way to transition into Fall! XX, Donna
    http://www.onthedllifestyle.com

    • admin
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      August 17, 2016 / 2:25 am

      Thanks so much, Kim! Prayers are definitely needed and appreciated!
      xo,
      January

  6. Mary
    August 16, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    How cute are you??

    • admin
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      August 17, 2016 / 2:25 am

      Awe, thanks, Mary! 😉

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