Hello I am back!
I have missed you all! I am so sorry for the delay in my posts. Between final exams and traveling around Europe this summer (with limited wifi), I completely lost track of time and my posting schedule. I cannot wait to share with ya’ll where I am traveling and what I am experiencing here in Europe (keep checking back for updates!) but for now in honor of the Fourth of July, here is one of my favorite red, white, and blue looks. It is my go-to business causal outfit because there is absolutely nothing I love more than seersucker and a dress with pockets. I hope you all have a great 4th of July with your family and friends!
Necklace | J. Crew
Dress | Similar
Purse | Similar
I wrote this post just as much for myself as I did for you all. I struggle with self-confidence more than anything else. I quickly revert back to my shy ways if I’m not pushed out of my comfort zone. Most people are attracted to confidence- employers, spouses, friends – confidence is something that can help you in every area of your life. It makes you more sure of your self and who you are. I struggle with wishing I was more outgoing or someone else but that’s me telling God that I do not like who he made me to be. Everyone should be confident in who God made them to be.
Zephaniah 3:17: The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
I love this verse. God delights in us. He is with us and on our side. Carry that with you so you can be confident in yourself and who you are to Him.
Here are some tips to improve your confidence: Continue reading
Who doesn’t love apps that make your life easier? Here are my favorite apps on my phone right now.
1. Snapseed –
I have experimented with many photo editing apps. They all share similar tools and filters but Snapseed is by far my favorite. It is unique because you can select which parts of the photo you want to select for edits. I like being able to make white backgrounds pop without over exposing the photo.
2. Poshmark –
This app is the easiest one I’ve used for buying and selling clothes. You print the pre-paid shipping label, stick it on a box, and boom you’re done. The best part is that it is safer than other options because if it’s not as described you don’t have to accept it. You can also make counter offers and posting clothes to sell is free. There are some great brands for sale in excellent conditions.
3. Venmo –
This is one of my essentials. It is a way to conveniently transfer money to your friends. I don’t always carry cash with me so being able to split a tab or gas quickly has been a life saver!
4. Spotify –
I love this music app. It creates unique playlists based on my mood or activities. You can also listen to what is trending in other countries which is always fun for long road trips.
5. GroupMe –
This app helps simplify group messages. Instead of scrolling through your phone and trying to keep up with different groups, GroupMe organizes my group chats. You can talk privately with people in the group and even mute notifications so you phone is not constantly vibrating. I like being able to check a group message when I want to with out the chaos of texts.
“What did God teach you this summer?”
My friend asked me this and it caught me off guard. I needed to think about it. It took me awhile but I was finally able to put what God has taught me into words and I wanted to share it.
This summer God has taught me more about myself than I thought possible. When I was planning for it, I was swarming with excitement as I collected studying abroad pamphlets, missions trip forms, and searched for internships, but none of these seemed to be where God was calling me. He wanted me at home. I wasn’t sure why. At first I tried to fight it by planning trips and looking for ways to leave, but I just grew frustrated because God closed every door that I tried to open on my own. Once I gave up fighting it, I was forced to focus. Continue reading
Check out these adorable outfits from E’s Closet. This boutique has become my new obsession for summer outfits and has some great options for sorority recruitment coming up! Now you can also get 5% off your purchases with the code: lhmccurley. Happy shopping!
I’ve found my own summer love. It’s called Polo season.
The last few Sundays I have gone to polo matches at a breath-taking vineyard in Virginia. Last week my best friend and I went. We dusted off our sun hats and put on our seersucker. Despite the 94-degree weather it was gorgeous and we had an awesome time having a picnic and watching the match. We got lost on the way there and our food was mostly humus and cokes but it was a great afternoon before she moved to North Carolina.
Check out some of my beach bag essentials for a day in the sun!
1. Sunglasses– Love these rainbow toned glasses and they are great for taking pictures in
2. Sunscreen– I’m obsessed with Coopertone clearly sheer sunscreen. It goes on silky and light so you barely even know it’s on.
3. Waterproof Mascara– Bareminerals Flawless Definition mascara is my favorite and now it is water proof! Perfect for splashing in the waves or sitting in the sun with.
4. Hair Ties– Elastic hair ties are perfect for the beach because they don’t get tangled in your messy beach hair
5. Bikini Bag– This bag is a lifesaver. Throw a wet bikini or towel in it and you don’t have to worry about it leaking on anything else
6. Hydrating Spray-This Evian Hydrating spray is amazing. The sun and salt is harsh on your skin but this hydrating spray makes your face and body hydrated and cool
7. Tumblr– Stay hydrated in the sun with a cute tumblr like this Lilly Pulitzer one.
8. Turkish Towel– I am obsessed with these towels. They are so light and compact which is perfect for tanning