10.29.2012

Guest Post: Lissa from The Looking Glass

I want to take this opportunity to bring allllll of your attention to my good friend Lissa!  She is such a joy, has wonderful style (seriously, follow her on instagram), and is pretty darn funny as well.  

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SCARF//DIY  TEE//f21  DENIM//love culture (similar)  BAUBLES//michael kors via ebay, stella&dot  FLATS//target

hello, fellow urban anthro fans!
i'm lissa & i write @ the looking glass.
how much do you love natalie's style?
uhm. SO MUCH. that was one of the first
things i noticed about her blog... and then i started
to read more and more and discovered how much
we have in common: love for God, love for music, & love
for our husbands. we are also both being tormented (ha) through
school in the non-traditional way. so, anyway, i love that her style is
affordable and applicable to my lifestyle, but, mostly, i love her heart.
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so... why am i here?
well, i basically wanted to pop in
and say: "hey, girlll, heyyyy......."
*ahem*

and also give you my top four tips on
staying inspired when you have a busy
schedule (who doesn't?) and a budget (once
again... who doesn't?). so, without further adieu:

TOP FOUR WAYS TO STAY INSPIRED//

ONE// MAKE A LIST OF SITES THAT GIVE YOU A SPARK CONSISTENTLY.
let's be honest: there are a tooooon of amazing blogs, websites, & literature out there
with great content. if you're exposed to too much, though, you will get overwhelmed
and your spark will be dimmed. i check 2-3 blogs and instagram regularly. i also 
browse pinterest when i have a spare second. the rest, i read as i can. 

TWO// DON'T BE AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS.
sometimes, i see an outfit or a style that i love, but then i think that it would "never
look good on me". it might be a girl thing, i don't know. (you know, you've thought it!)
growing in your personal style is all about taking risks. you'll never know if you don't try
it. men's shirts, red lipstick, belts as accessories, skinny jeans, and leather leggings are all 
examples of items i once considered "risks". now they're my favorite items in my closet!

THREE// GET CREATIVE.
this sounds silly to be on an "inspired" list, but what i mean by "get creative" is: use what
you have, shop your closet, and be resourceful. some looks are easily imitated, you just have
to look a little closer in your closet or find a DIY on pinterest or a crafty blog. think outside the box.
(ps my infinity scarf in the picture above is a recycled DIY. you can find the tutorial HERE.)

FOUR// STAY CENTERED.
the creative world can be discouraging. it can make you feel like you'll never be "enough"
or like you need a whole new wardrobe. don't let the creative side of you drown out what
really matters: God, family, and rest. learn how to be content with what you have.
(also refer back to tip three//get creative.)

hope these four tips encouraged you!
if they did, please stop by and say hi, i
love new friends. thanks for reading and
thanks for having me, natalie!!
xo.
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3 comments:

  1. love this list- it is so encouraging when going through seasons of business.

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  2. super cute outfit, love stripes!

    Marci
    wakinguptothis.blogspot.com

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  3. I love your jeans! May favorite color for the fall!

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