My Fall Essentials + Coffee Talk

My Fall Essentials + Coffee Talk

On one of my many days in Tulsa, Oklahoma I took some time out to explore and let a good friend of mine, Monica Burgess, take some pictures of me around the city. She's an amazing photographer with an extremely gifted eye (Check out her work here). It's great having talented friends. We found some awesome places to shoot and she also took me to one of the cutest coffee shops in Tulsa. All in all, it was an amazing day and here are the photos to prove it. 

Top Ann Taylor/ Belt: Thrifted/ Jeans: Urban Outfitters/ Watch: Anne Klein

Top Ann Taylor/ Belt: Thrifted/ Jeans: Urban Outfitters/ Watch: Anne Klein

You could basically call this look my fall basics. If I am running low on time in the morning, its probably safe to say I have on a variation of this outfit because you look effortlessly put together with just a couple of key pieces. High waisted jeans are my best friend because they hug every curve perfectly. I will probably never buy a pair of low waisted jeans again and I'm okay with that decision. Who needs them? Also, I am obviously still obsessed with this H&M hat and I have to remember to only where it twice a week at most, because I feel like it could go with just about everything in my closet. I kind've feel like my unofficial nickname should be "hat girl" this season because I can't think of many days when I go out of the house without one on.

Photography by Monica Burgess

Photography by Monica Burgess

Shoes: Steve Madden/ Bag: Urban Outfitters

Shoes: Steve Madden/ Bag: Urban Outfitters

In other news,

I feel like I am in one of the most demanding seasons of my life. I am constantly working and it can sometimes seem like I can't catch a break, but it wasn't alway like that.  I have learned that there are some seasons in life when we feel like our gifts and talents are not being appreciated or called upon as we would like and then there are other seasons when we feel like they are being used too extensively and we are not given enough time to recharge. I want to encourage you and let you know that whatever scenario you find yourself in, God knows how much you can handle and He will never put more on you than you can bear. I remember a time when I felt like no one was calling on me or my gifts and it seemed as if I was being overlooked, but in all actuality I wasn't ready for the responsibility that came with the territory. Allow God time to develop your gifts. His timing is perfect.

 Orange Blossom Hot Chocolate a.k.a. The Best Thing EVER!

 Orange Blossom Hot Chocolate a.k.a. The Best Thing EVER!

With Love,

Photography by Monica Burgess

#OOTD + Nike FlyKnit 4.0

#OOTD + Nike FlyKnit 4.0

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