I titled this post "A Perfect Mix" because that is what this style was for me personally. It encompassed all of my favorite prints, textures and colors into one; sequins, stripes, polka dots, metallic, a full midi skirt and of course basic black. Friday night we attended a gala benefiting Lone Star Paralysis. I was so honored and intrigued to learn more about this foundation, but got a little stressed about putting together another outfit for an evening event. I decided to shop my closet and styled a look that was dressy, but not over the top. We haven't attended this event before and was unsure what the attire was going to be. I went with my gut and decided that being overdressed was better than being under dressed. Next year I will tone it down a smidgen and go a little more conservative. You just never know until you go.
Express Sequin Crop Top (coupon code) // Express Full Midi Skirt // Flower Belt (option here) // Payless Stripe Heels (coupon code) (love these and these too) // Metallic Clutch (option here and here)
My heart burst a dozen times over the course of the program. Hearing the stories, meeting the people that have been impacted by paralysis and learning more about the extensive research that is being conducted blew my mind. I felt convicted, motivated and inspired to get involved in being part of this foundation and making a difference in the lives of others. Their strength, optimism and perseverance through life altering obstacles brought tears to my eyes. It really put so many things into perspective and reminded me to not take simple things for granted; dressing myself, putting a fork into my mouth, taking a shower, driving to the grocery store and the list goes on for miles.
There are numerous ways to help with Lone Star Paralysis. And if you don't live in Texas, I encourage you to seek out a similar foundation in your own city/state and help make a difference in others' lives.
Take a moment today and pray, mediate, soul search; whatever gives you solitude to give thanks and remind yourself of all the simple everyday blessings that others wish they could get back.
Here are a few other ways I have worn the Express full black midi skirt. This has become a definte staple in my closet. Get one before it's gone.
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