A new season (Outfit + my thoughts)

A new season (Outfit + my thoughts)

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[Outfit Details: Coat: H&M; Blouse: Gap Outlet; Skirt: F21; Flats: Calvin Klein; Rings: Etsy, Catbird]

Gravitating towards looks with lots of texture, and layers/loving that I go sans tights!

You may have noticed a break in my posts recently which I could account to many things. I try to keep a separation from my blog and personal life, but every once in a while the two become intertwined. In this past year I’ve started a demanding new job, which is a definite step forward in my career, and I am thankful for that. I’ve also had to say goodbye to my Dad after a long battle with cancer.

All this to say, I haven’t felt the same draw, or desire to share and discuss style. My energy has been taken up by emotion and moving forward through each work week. On Steeped in Style I’ve noticed a theme that I often talk about; seasonal dressing. What works for one season may not work for the next. Whether it’s a color, texture, or silhouette, our reaction to the environment is always in motion.

Without getting too reflective and deep, I feel that this season that I’m walking through is still going to be a good one, even thought I’m still processing the experience. I believe that sometimes you have to walk straight through the valley of sorrow, self-doubt, and pain to come through the other side. I also hold onto the truth that with our greater capacity to experience grief, we also can experience more joy, hope and love. I have faith in God’s direction and hand on my journey. There is a time for all things–

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

I’m still looking to use this space as a place to explore style, and express the things that make my day brighter. I hope you’ll all continue on this ride with me–where we can focus on the good in our days. 

Sincerely,

Grace

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