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The Week Of Family, Cooking, and Shopping

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This is week is definitely the week of family, cooking, and shopping. It is such a special time of year, but it can also be crazy busy. We are praying over all of us that we cling to calmness and not let the crazy-busy make us crazy! It is easy to get caught up in all of the pressure of hosting perfectly, cooking perfectly, decorating perfectly, shopping perfectly and everything else. However, rejoice, because we can say goodbye to all of the false perfect goals because they just aren’t true. What is true is that this week is full of fun opportunities to be with loved ones, cook and eat delicious meals together, and do some gift shopping. Above all else though, we are called to give thanks abundantly this week. So, instead of getting caught up in the crazy, let’s exist in the crazy (and even enjoy it) while standing firm in thankfulness with a gracious heart and a spirit of calmness, love, and joy. With that being said, we are of course going to list out a few sales that we are looking forward to (the ones that we know of so far!) + recipes that are on our want-to-cook list this week and weekend. Scroll down for more, xo.

SALES ON OUR RADAR (c/o Glamour.com

Alo Yoga up to 60% off sale + 25% off full-priced items, starting Friday

Shopbop20% off $200 orders, 25% off $500 orders, 30% off $800 orders, starts today

Janessa Leone30% off hats from Friday-Monday

Hobo– 20% off full-priced styles on Friday

Krewe60% off frames from the 22nd-27th

Loft– 50% off everything on Friday

Anine Bing– selects boots & bags are 50% from the 24th-27th

Reformation30% off from Friday-Monday

Bella Dahl25% off site-wide on Friday

Fossil30% off everything from the 22nd-26th

Schutzup to 40% off select shoes on Friday

 

RECIPES ON OUR LIST

this sweet potato chili from cookie + kate

chicken & turmeric soup from camille styles

roasted carrot hummus from goop

pumpkin porridge from in my bowl

flourless pumpkin cookies from chelsea’s messy apron

crescent wrapped brie app from food network

white chicken chili from gimme some oven

pumpkin soup from bread & wine

garlic butter mushroom risotto from pinch of yum

Sweater Weather

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Hello, sweater weather. We have expressed our love for Abercrombie many times here on the blog as well as on Instagram, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that we are D-Y-I-N-G over their sweater collection this season. From chunky knits to cool boyfriend-style cardigans, Abercrombie has nailed it once again. Sweaters are seriously the best; they obviously help keep us warm, but they are also stylish, classic, and can be dressed up for a cold-night-out or cozied down for a cold-night-in with sweats and socks. Below are our nine favorite sweaters from A&F right now, enjoy xo.

Current Color Scheme That We Love

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There is a current color scheme that we love…red, ivory, and camel. There is something so cozy and warm about this combo that makes us think fall and holiday season, while still keeping things light and bright. Below are a few pieces from a few favorite retailers that fit into this color scheme including a red mock-neck top from Free People, a camel cardigan from Abercrombie, and ivory (AKA, the most perfect shade of winter white…) pants from Anthropologie.

RED

 

IVORY

 

CAMEL 

image via Pinterest 

Letting Go

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I think sometimes we only think of letting go when it comes to BIG specific things, like a dream that didn’t come to life or an opportunity that didn’t turn out as we had wished. However, what if we were to “let go” more than just when we have to? Scroll down to read more!

If we make letting go a daily way of life, it will become habitual and natural to release the tight grip that we have on our own dreams, plans, and thoughts. Doing so will ease our burden and allow us to surrender control of our lives over to the One who is actually in control. “Letting go” can be a constant lifestyle and a forever frame of mind, versus just an act when you are in a situation or circumstance that forces you to let go. A yoga teacher once said during class, “Let go and let God”, and that has forever made an impact on my life. If we choose to live in a “let go” state, we open ourselves up to all that He is capable of doing! A few thoughts on how to actually do this…

Praise Him each morning by praying, giving thanks, reading His Word, and turning on worship music as you get ready for the day;these things put the focus on Him versus ourselves and set our minds in a place that is open to His direction.

-When you start to feel stress over figuring something out, or obsession over an outcome, or worry over what could happen “if”…stop, breathe, and say out loud “Jesus, I give this to you. I lay it down.” Or something like that! It is amazing how the act of saying those words actually changes our mindset and causes peace to settle in.

Keep Moving. This is a funny one because at the same time that we are to “move forward” we are also called to “be still” in waiting for His guidance and direction. Even though they sound opposite, they actually can be and should be lived out simultaneously. Read this previous post for more!

-If you feel like your mind can’t let go of something, journal about it or call a friend or family member to talk it out. I had a great conversation with a friend recently and she made a comment about letting things work themselves out, which is another aspect of letting go. Give things time to happen, but in the meantime, write down your thoughts and seek wise counsel.

We would love to hear your thoughts on letting go in the comments section! Here is a passage of scripture that we find so comforting and encouraging when it comes to letting go, surrendering, and trusting Him:

My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. 

I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. 

When you walk, you won’t be held back; 

when you run, you won’t stumble. 

Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. 

Guard them, for they are the key to life.  

Proverbs 4:10-14 (NLT) 

SHOP THE LOOK + SIMILAR TOPS THAT WE LOVE:

jeans (c/o) | boots | sunnies (similar, similar) | top (c/o…print sold out, sadly!)

Favorite Fall Ankle Booties

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We are so excited to share a shoe brand that we are officially in love with: Kelsi Dagger shoes. Have you heard of this brand before? We discovered the brand while browsing on Anthropologie’s site and immediately noticed a few pairs of Kelsi Dagger shoes– simple yet cool in design, neutral colors, chic, leather, with looks like they would wear-in well and be comfortable. We are happy to report that all of the above is true and we can confidently say that Kelsi Dagger is officially in our top 3 of favorite shoe brands, if not #1! Below are our favorite fall ankle booties from the brand. The coolest thing about these booties is that they can be dressed up or dressed down. We love the look of pairing ankle booties with minis and maxis for fall, but also love the classic ankle bootie + denim look. We are so thankful that KD sent us a few styles to love and style this season and beyond. Their booties are definitely the kind that will last for years to come, breaking in naturally over time, while effortlessly maintaining that cool factor. xo

Denim Diaries

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Sharing our denim diaries today, as we are definitely denim obsessed here at LSK. Denim is the definition of casual, cool, and chic. Having a collection of favorite denim items that you wear again and again is the foundation of curating a wardrobe that you truly love. Not only is denim versatile and seasonless, but all-things-jean get better with more wear and as we all know, not much washing is needed. How great is that? A few of our favorite denim brands/shops include Levi’s, Everlane, Free People, Reformation, Madewell, and Abercrombie. Get links at the bottom of the post and happy friday…! xo.

one: retro vibes with this black denim mini from free people

two: we love levi’s and these cropped jeans can be dressed up or way down

three: effortlessly cool overalls, thanks to reformation

four: we love abercrombie for denim + this jacket would be worn on repeat

five: madewell is known for forever jeans and these look extra good

TOP DENIM:

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