I always feel a little weird writing about fashion right after a tragedy has occurred. I’m talking specifically about the death of Robin Williams, but really, pick something – the Ebola crisis, Iraq, Israel/Gaza…it seems like everywhere we turn, something horrible is happening, and I’m over here writing about clothes.

I honestly don’t know what to do with all of these sad things.  They’re bigger than me.  But, I’m grateful that God’s mercies are new every morning, and that even after something terrible occurs, there is still reason to get out of bed each day, put on pretty clothes, and rejoice.  Because He is still God, He still loves us, and I am here another day to honor Him for that.

Last week, my job had a grand reopening of our physical store (which, if you’re ever in Gainesville, Georgia, you should totally come by and see.  And if you’re not, you should totally shop online).  It was kind of a big deal – the Chamber of Commerce came and cut the ribbon with ceremonial scissors.  The whole 9 yards.

So, I took advantage of the special day to bring out some special shoes.

DSC_0635These 9 West pretties don’t get nearly as much wear as I would like.  Because, honestly, how often do you have need for bronze strappy heels?   (Actually, I wore them a lot at my old job – I defined the term “professional” very loosely.)
1 - Pink leather dress, teal necklaceAnd of course, nothing says non-profit store opening like a hot pink leather dress, right? I should have taken a picture of the back – only because it has an exposed zipper and I think those are cool.  But, alas, I did not, so you’ll just have to appreciate the hot pink leather without seeing the zipper.  It’s a rough life.

My necklace is from Rahab’s Rope, btw.  You can buy one yourself, if you’d like! (I didn’t think I’d plugged my job enough yet in this post.)  And I also didn’t mean to go all artsy on the bracelet shot.  It just happened somehow.